U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

ORDER
JO 7400.2J
Effective Date:
February 9, 2012
 
     

Subject:  Procedures for Handling Airspace Matters
Includes:  Change 3 effective 8/22/13, Change 2 effective 3/7/13, Change 1 effective 7/26/12 and  Errata effective 2/9/12.

 

Section 2. Notices

5-2-1. REQUIREMENTS

a. Requirements for notifying the FAA of proposed construction or alteration are contained in Sections 77.13 (see FIG 5-2-1, FIG 5-2-2, FIG 5-2-3, and FIG 5-2-4) and 77.15. Advisory Circular 70/7460-2, Proposed Construction or Alteration of Objects that May Affect the Navigable Airspace, provides the public guidance on the application of these notice requirements.

b. No notice is required, as specified in Section 77.15(c), for certain equipment installations “of a type approved by the Administrator" when the equipment is installed in accordance with the established FAA siting criteria. Equipment installed in compliance with the siting criteria without waivers and which do not affect other runways do not have to be considered under part 77 criteria.

c. Examples of equipment not requiring notice are:

1. Wind equipment (except supplemental wind cones).

2. Transmissometers (Runway Visibility Value (RVV) and Runway Visual Range (RVR) equipment).

3. Instrument Landing Systems (ILS).

4. Visual Glide Slope Indicators (VGSI).

5-2-2. PROCESSING

a. Air traffic personnel must administer obstruction evaluation studies with the coordinated assistance of Airports, Technical Operations Services, Frequency Management, Flight Standards, Flight Procedures Team, and military representatives.

b. The OEG must process notices received under the provisions of Sections 44718 and part 77 as OE cases. The exception to this is notices received under those provisions that pertain to structures located on a public-use airport which must be processed by the Airports Division as a nonrulemaking airport (NRA) case (defined in part 3, Airport Airspace Analysis, of this order).

c. However, if the notice pertains to a temporary structure or a structure that radiates a frequency, the Airports Division may request that air traffic process the notice as an OE case.

d. If notice is required by any other FAA regulation, the appropriate division must process the notice under that regulation.

5-2-3. FAA FORMS

Standard FAA forms are established for use in conducting obstruction evaluation studies. The standard FAA forms are:

a. FAA FORM 7460-1, Notice of Proposed Construction or Alteration (OE notice).

b. FAA FORM 7460-2, Notice of Actual Construction or Alteration (Supplemental Notice).

FIG 5-2-1
NOTICE OF CONSTRUCTION OR ALTERATION



§77.13(a)(1) - A notice is required for any proposed construction
or alteration that would be more then 200 feet in height above
the ground level at its site.

§77.13(a)(1) - Notice Requirement Anywhere

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FIG 5-2-2
NOTICE REQUIREMENT RELATED TO AIRPORTS

 

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NOTE:

Each airport must be available for public use and listed in the Air- port/Facility Directory or in either the Alaska or Pacific Chart Supplement; under construction and the subject of a notice or proposal on file with FAA, and except for Military airports, it is clearly indicated that airport will be available for public use, or op erated by an armed force of the United States. (Heliports and sea plane bases without specified boundaries are excludes.)

§77.13(a)(2) - A notice is required for any proposed construction or alteration that would be of greater height than an imaginary surface extending outward and upward at one of the following slopes-
(i) 100 to 1 for a horizontal distance of 20,000 feet from the nearest runway of each airport with at least one runway more than 3,200 feet in actual length.
(ii) 50 to 1 for a horizontal distance of 10,000 feet from the nearest point of the nearest runway of each airport with its longest runway no more than 3,200 feet in actual length.

(Note: §77.13(a)(5) requires notice of any proposed construction or alteration on each airport, including heliports)

FIG 5-2-3
NOTICE REQUIREMENT RELATED TO HELIPORTS

 

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Subpart B - Notice of Construction or Alteration

§77.13(a)(2) - A notice is required for any proposed construction or alternation that would be of greater height than an imaginary surface extending outward and upward at the following slope:

(iii) 25 to 1 for a horizontal distance of 5,000 feet from the nearest landing and takeoff area of each heliport, available for public use listed in the Airport/Facility Directory or in either the Alaska or Pacific Chart Supplement; is under construction and is the subject of a notice of proposal on file with the FAA and except for military heliports, it is clearly indicated that heliport will be available for public use, or operated by a Federal Military agency.

FIG 5-2-4
NOTICE REQUIREMENT RELATED TO TRAVERSE WAYS

 

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Subpart B - Notice of Construction or Alteration

§77.13(a)(3) - Notice is required for any proposed construction or alternation of any highway, railroad, or other traverse way for mobile objects if of greater height than the standards of §77.13(a)(1) or (2) after their height has been adjusted upward by one of the following:
17 Feet for an Interstate highway that is part of National System of
Military and Interstate Highways,
15 feet for any other public roadway,
10 feet or the height mobile object that would normally traverse the
road, whichever is greater, for a private road.
23 feet for a railroad.
For a waterway or any other traverse way, an amount equal to the height of the highest mobile object that would normally use it.

 

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