Section 7. Appearance and Security
maintain a neat, clean, businesslike appearance during working hours.
Personal grooming and clothing must be appropriate to the conduct of
The appearance of
each air traffic facility must reflect the high standards of the agency at
all times. Facility air traffic managers must ensure that adequate
janitorial services are provided.
bulletin boards should only display material authorized by the facility
air traffic manager or his/her designee.
2-7-4. FOOD AND
Food and beverages
may be permitted in the operating quarters at the discretion of the
facility air traffic manager.
2-7-5. FACILITY SECURITY
air traffic managers are responsible for the security of operating
quarters and must use appropriate agency directives for guidance in
maintaining this security. This is not applicable to pilot briefing areas
in flight service stations except when the FSS is collocated with an ARTCC.
b. When an
ARTCC and a FSS are collocated, a LOA must be implemented to define the
respective areas of security responsibility assigned to each facility.
FAAO JO 7210.3, Subpara 4-3-2e, Appropriate Subjects.
air traffic managers must determine that adequate locks or other suitable
devices are installed and operated so as to ensure security control over
access to operating quarters.
d. In no
case must ARTCC buildings be used as public fallout shelters.
FAA personnel must
report suspicious activities to the nearest law enforcement agency, FBI,
airport manager, aircraft operator, or any combination thereof as
appropriate. These activities include, but are not limited to,
unauthorized use of aircraft, tampering with aircraft or other property
around airports or FAA facilities, placing packages or other objects in
unusual locations, and performing in a manner that is suspect of malice.
Do not attempt to delay, detain, or question suspects, but do attempt to
keep the person or persons under surveillance until law enforcement
WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES
personnel must cooperate in every reasonable way with law enforcement
agencies. Theft of aircraft and use of aircraft for illegal purposes
have complicated the task of the Federal law enforcement agencies. The
FBI and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have requested the FAA to
assist them by furnishing information of suspicious activities regarding
use of aircraft.
inquires from airport managers, aircraft owners,
or others to initiate an alert message must
be directed to the El Paso Intelligence Center(EPIC). EPIC is interfaced
with the National Crime Information Center (NCIC), which gives them
access to any stolen aircraft report entered by law enforcement
agencies. FAA facilities must not volunteer to relay this information to
EPIC. Assistance must be limited to providing the
EPIC phone number,
(915) 564-2220, or advising the inquiring
party to go through normal law enforcement channels.
of suspected human trafficking must be reported on the Domestic Events
Network (DEN). If the ATC facility is not actively monitoring the DEN or
does not have a dedicated line to the DEN, they must immediately report
the above referenced activity on the DEN via (202) 493-4170.
“Blue Lightning" is a code word used by the DEN and law enforcement
agencies to refer to human trafficking activities.
interested in the services and facilities provided by air traffic should
be encouraged to visit facilities for familiarization. The facility air
traffic manager or a designated representative may authorize these visits
presence of visitors does not interfere with the operation of the
2. There is no breach of security directives.
are or will be available to conduct an escorted tour.
national visits must be handled in accordance with current directives.
2-7-9. SECURITY OF
JOINT-USE RADAR DATA
in a joint-use radar environment must be familiar with the provisions of
directives concerning the security of joint-use radar.