U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

ORDER
JO 7400.2K
Effective Date:
April 3, 2014
 
     

Subject:  Procedures for Handling Airspace Matters
This Basic includes Change 1 effective 7/24/14.

 

Section 2. Processing

25-2-1. SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS

Submit MOA proposals, other than temporary MOAs, to the service area office at least 8 months prior to the desired effective date (see paragraph 25-2-2 for temporary MOA proposals). The following schedule is an estimate of the minimum time needed to process proposals that are non-controversial, without significant aeronautical impact, and require only routine coordination.

NOTE-
Proposals that are complex, controversial, or require extensive environmental analysis could need up to 24 months or more additional processing time beyond that shown in TBL 25-2-1.

TBL 25-2-1
 

Calendar
Days

Action

D

Proposal received by FAA regional/service area office.

D+30

Proposal reviewed by region/service area office. Nonrule circular published. Aeronautical study initiated, as required.

D+75

Public comment period ends. Aeronautical study due.

D+105

Comments reviewed by region and recommendation sent to Airspace Regulations and ATC Procedures Group.

D+165

Proposal, comments, and recommendation reviewed by Airspace Regulations and ATC Procedures Group. AeroNav coordination and final determination.

D+175

AeroNav cutoff date. MOA published in NFDD on or before this date.

D+231

MOA effective date and/or 56-day airspace effective date.

25-2-2. TEMPORARY MOA PROCESSING

a. Submit temporary MOA proposals to the service area office at least 4 months prior to desired effective date (See TBL 25-2-2). When there is a known requirement for multiple activations of the same temporary MOA over a specific time period, proponents are encouraged to combine the requests into a single proposal covering the entire period. This will provide notice to the public that is more effective and reduce administrative processing workload.

b. Temporary MOA effective dates are determined by the exercise requirements rather than the 56-day en route chart cycle used for permanent SUA. Consequently, a shorter overall processing time is required.

c. See paragraph 21-1-15 of this order for graphic notice and narrative description information to be submitted with the proposal package.

d. For recurring temporary MOAs, an abbreviated proposal package may be submitted at the discretion of the service area office. See paragraph 21-3-4 of this order for details.

TBL 25-2-2
 

Calendar Days

Action

D

Proposal received by FAA regional/service area office.

D+30

Proposal reviewed by region/service area office; Nonrule circular published; aeronautical study initiated.

D+75

Public comment period ends. Aeronautical study due.

D+105

Comments reviewed by region/service area office. Recommendation sent to Airspace Regulations and ATC Procedures Group.

D+135

Proposal, comments, and recommendation reviewed by Airspace Regulations and ATC Procedures Group. AeroNav coordination and final determination. Graphic Notice sent to NOTAM Publication.

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