Section 4. Coordination of Proposals
The regional military representatives are the service
area office points of contact for the coordination of
the respective military service's SUA proposals at the
FAA regional/service area office level. The service area
office will handle all coordination of nonmilitary SUA
21-4-2. PROPOSAL PRE-COORDINATION
a. Before submitting a SUA proposal to the FAA
service area office, military proponents will
coordinate, at a minimum, with locally affected ATC
facilities and military units, local FAA representatives
or liaison officers (where assigned), and the ARTCC
having jurisdiction over the affected airspace.
b. Inquiries received from nonmilitary sources
requesting the establishment or amendment of SUA will be
referred to the appropriate service area office for
21-4-3. ATC FACILITY COORDINATION
a. The proponent will coordinate with affected
ATC facilities as needed to discuss the proposal.
Proponents should provide the facility with specific
information about the mission requirement, desired
airspace parameters, and why existing SUA within a
reasonable distance are not suitable to accommodate the
requirement (see paragraph
b. The ATC facility will review the proposal to
evaluate its potential impact on aeronautical and
facility operations. Following its review, the facility
will inform the proponent whether the proposed airspace
is operationally feasible, would adversely impact
aeronautical or facility operations, or if the location
is not acceptable to the FAA for aeronautical reasons.
The facility may suggest alternative locations or
negotiate the design of the proposed SUA area to resolve
or lessen any adverse impacts.
c. Proponents are cautioned that ATC facility
concurrence with the proposal represents just
the facility's preliminary assessment of the
aeronautical and ATC operational feasibility of
the proposal. The proposal will still be subject to the
further processing requirements of this order (e.g.,
aeronautical study, public comment period, and
environmental analysis), and the development of a letter
of agreement. Therefore, the facility's concurrence must
not be interpreted as the FAA's endorsement or as a
final approval of the proposal.
21-4-4. SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS
a. Submit SUA proposals to the appropriate FAA
service area office for formal processing. Military SUA
proposals must be submitted to the service area office
through the appropriate military representative. Before
submitting the proposal to the service area office, the
military representative will review the package to
determine compliance with the requirements of this order
and applicable military service policies.
b. Proponents must promptly notify the service
area office if there is a change in requirements that
would alter the requested effective date, or cancel the
need for the proposed airspace.