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 4. Notices to Airmen

29-4-1. ISSUANCE OF NOTICES TO AIRMEN (NOTAM)

a. To enhance safety of flight, the appropriate service area office must prepare the NOTAM and notify the United States NOTAM Office Facility via telephone (540) 422-4262/4263, or fax (540) 422-4298 within seven days of a proposed laser activity to alert pilots of such activities.

b. The NOTAM will emphasize the potential hazardous effects and other related phenomena that may be encountered by laser light emissions. Include facility to notify, and any other information deemed appropriate.

c. The service area office may further delegate notification responsibility to the respective Flight Service Station, and/or Air Traffic Facility.

d. When deemed appropriate, the service area office may direct the proponent to activate or cancel the FDC NOTAM, specific to the laser activity. The service area office must explain the responsibility of the proponent concerning appropriate NOTAM actions.

e. The service area office is responsible for canceling the NOTAM except as noted above in paragraph 29-4-1.c. and d.

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