Section 3. Aeronautical
a. All outdoor
laser operation determinations must be
issued in writing.
rendered must either be objectionable or
non-objectionable. A non-objectionable
letter of determination (LOD) issued by the
FAA is not permission nor an endorsement of
the outdoor laser operation.
may be telephoned to the proponent and to
the CDRH; however, each must be followed up
with a written response.
d. Send a copy of
LODs to the military liaison offices,
affected ATC facilities, (when convened, the
local laser group), and the CDRH in
e. Forward a copy
of objectionable LODs to Airspace
Regulations and ATC Procedures Group.
29-3-2. CONTENT OF DETERMINATIONS
a. As a minimum,
letters of non-objection determinations
1. Include a
listing of any provisions, conditions, or
2. Inform the
proponent not to incorporate change(s) into
the proposed activity once a non-objection
LOD has been issued unless the service area
office issues a non-objection to the change
3. Stipulate a
requirement that proponents must notify the
FAA designated representative of:
(a) Any changes to
show “start/stop" times or cancellation 24
hours in advance.
(b) The laser
light activity 30 minutes before start time.
4. Include a
statement advising the proponent that the
determination is based on FAA requirements
only and final approval must also be
obtained from the appropriate authority.
5. Specify that
the FAA determination does not relieve the
sponsor or operator of compliance
responsibilities related to laws, ordinances
or regulation of any federal, state, or
6. Include the
name and telephone number of the ATC
facility to be notified and other
information as deemed appropriate.
7. Indicate NOTAM
objectionable LOD must inform the proponent:
1. That a
determination of objection is being issued.
2. Why the
proposal does not satisfy FAA requirements.
supplementary information may be submitted
c. If negotiations
to resolve any objectionable effects are not
successful, the determination of objection
29-3-3. PUBLICATION OF
LASER OPERATIONS IN THE NAS
a. When a
determination by the service area office of
non-objection is issued, consider the time
of duration (in days) of the laser activity.
b. The service
area office must review laser operations for
continued publication bi-annually.
c. Service area
office must forward to Aeronautical
Information Management information for
publication as follows:
1. Class II
Publications. Temporary laser operations at
a specific location that will exceed 56 days
but less than 180 days.
Publication in the Class II publication is
dependent on established cutoff dates.
aeronautical charts. Laser operations at a
specific location that will exceed 180 days
or are considered permanent.
Facility Directory (AFD). Publish in the AFD
laser operations that will exceed 180 days
at a specific location.