Section 4. Non-Federal NAVAIDs
The FAA's role regarding
non-Federal NAVAIDs is to assist sponsors proposing to establish or relocate
such aids by providing technical planning, minimum equipment and operational
standards, and processing requirements for such proposals. The operation of
non-Federal navigation facilities involving the approval of Instrument Flight
Rules (IFR) and air traffic control procedures must be in accordance with
minimum requirements set forth in Part 171 and the FAA's 6700 series of Orders.
4-4-2. REQUEST FOR
The proponent requesting
the establishment or relocation of a non-Federal NAVAIDs, as defined in Part
171, should provide the following information:
a. The site of the
NAVAIDs using geographical coordinates to the nearest hundredth second.
b. Equipment type.
c. Power output.
e. Any other
Requests received for
establishment of a non-Federal NAVAID must be forwarded to the appropriate
Technical Operations service area office for initial processing.
Operations Services, Technical Operations service area offices are responsible
for the overall regional/service area office coordination with the sponsor.
Advice should be provided to sponsors on the minimum equipment and operational
performance standards, siting requirements, and the conditions prerequisite to
use of the navigational facility for any IFR procedure. Additionally:
1. Evaluate the
proposal to determine frequency availability, the potential interference effects
on existing/planned electronic and visual aids to navigation, and possible
electromagnetic interference to radio communications frequencies.
2. Forward the
proposal to the service area office, FPT and the Airports Divisions for
appropriate evaluation and nonrulemaking action.
3. Request the
sponsor to submit any additional information needed for the study.
4. Request the FPT
to complete the necessary processing of the proposed IFR procedure.
5. Coordinate with
Flight Inspection Operations office as necessary to complete appropriate flight
b. Air traffic. If
the sponsor has requested establishment and approval of an IFR procedure
predicated on the proposed facility, the service area office must:
1. Ensure that the
necessary ATC communications can be satisfied.
2. Request the
appropriate Airports, Technical Operations service area office, and Flight
Standards Divisions, and FPT to study the proposal.
3. Examine the
proposal regarding utilization of the airspace, aeronautical operations, and air
traffic control procedures.
Programs. The appropriate Airports Division will evaluate the proposal in
reference to existing airports and planned airport development on file with the
Standards. The appropriate Flight Standards Office is the focal point for
studying the effect of the proposed non-Federal NAVAID on existing or proposed
e. FPT. The
appropriate FPT is the focal point for studying the effect of the proposed
non-Federal NAVAID on existing or proposed IFR operations. In developing IFR
procedures, FPT personnel are responsible for:
whether their respective requirements outlined in part 171 and Order 8260.3,
United States Standard for Terminal Instrument Procedures (TERPS), have been
2. Advising the
appropriate air traffic office of the results of its study.
development of required IFR procedures.
4-4-4. EXTERNAL COORDINATION
The appropriate service
area office will circularize the proposal to all interested persons for comment
if the Technical Operations service area office, Airports Division, and FPTs
responses are favorable. Any internal FAA problem with the proposal must be
resolved prior to the circularization.
4-4-5. INFORMAL AIRSPACE
When public comments
indicate that further discussion is warranted, consideration should be given to
scheduling an informal airspace meeting to solicit additional input on the
4-4-6. APPROVAL AND
The appropriate service
area office must, based upon the results of the study, determine whether there
are any objections to the installation or relocation of the NAVAID and so advise
the originating Technical Operations service area office. The Technical
Operations service area office must then forward the determination approval or
disapproval to the sponsor. If the determination is favorable, the service area
office must initiate the airspace regulatory action necessary for the IFR
Copies of the
determination issued to the sponsor must be forwarded to ARN-1, Spectrum
Assignment and Engineering Services, and to the Support Services Branch of the