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. Processing

28-2-1. NSA PROPOSALS

NSA proposals must contain all applicable items listed in Chapter 21, Section 3, of this order. References to environmental analysis, ATCAAs, controlling agency, using agency, and times of use are not required.

28-2-2. SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS

a. An NSA proposal may be initiated by any agency of the Federal government. Send any NSA proposal to the service area office at least 6 months prior to the desired effective date. Such requests must include sufficient justification for the requested action.

b. Requests should be sent to the service area office responsible for the affected area.

28-2-3. REGIONAL/SERVICE AREA OFFICE PROCESSING

The service area office must evaluate the effect of proposals on aircraft operations in the NAS as specified in Chapter 21. The service area office must then forward their recommendation and justification to Airspace Regulations and ATC Procedures Group for processing.

28-2-4. Airspace Regulations and ATC Procedures Group PROCESSING

Upon receipt of an NSA proposal, Airspace Regulations and ATC Procedures Group must:

a. Review the proposal for justification and impact on aircraft operations in the NAS.

b. Coordinate the request as appropriate.

c. Approve or disapprove the request.

d. Forward the approved request to Aeronautical Information Management for charting.

e. Take action to suspend or revoke the NSA when it is no longer justified.

f. Take appropriate action to inform users of the designation, suspension, or revocation of the NSA.

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