U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION
Air Traffic Organization Policy

ORDER
JO 7210.3X
Effective Date:
February 9, 2012
 
     
Subject:  Facility Operation and Administration
       Includes:  Errata effective 2/9/12, Change 1 effective 7/26/12, Change 2 effective 3/7/13, and Change 3 effective 8/22/13
 

Explanation of Changes
Change 1

Direct questions through appropriate facility/service center office staff
to the office of primary responsibility (OPR)
 

a. 1-1-8. recommendations for PROCEDURAL CHANGES

This change specifies the Air Traffic Control Procedures Office (ATCPO) as the central collection point for any changes to this order. This change cancels and incorporates N JO 7210.798, Recommendations for Procedural Changes, effective January 6, 2012.

a. 3-3-2. TELEPHONE COMMUNICATIONS

This change adds an example for service providers when answering public access telephone lines.

b. 3-9-1. MINIMUM VECTORING ALTITUDE CHARTS (MVAC) FOR FACILITIES PROVIDING APPROACH CONTROL SERVICES

This change adds procedures for facilities that use FUSION in their development of MVA Charts, and revises references to the National Flight Procedures Group to the ATC Products Group, due to recent reorganizations. This change cancels and incorporates N JO 7210.794, Minimum Vectoring Altitude Charts (MVAC) for Facilities Providing Terminal Approach Control Services, effective November 21, 2011.

c. 4-6-4. FAA FORM 7230-4, DAILY RECORD OF FACILITY OPERATION
      4-6-5. PREPARATION OF FAA FORM 7230-4

This change clarifies the requirement for all Air Traffic Control facilities to use the electronic version of FAA Form 7230-4, Daily Record of Facility Operation, provided in CEDAR, excluding Federal contract towers (FCT) and FAA flight service stations. This change cancels and incorporates N JO 7210.789, Comprehensive Electronic Data Analysis and Reporting (CEDAR), effective October 19, 2011.

d. 5-1-2. MONITORING THE PRESIDENTIAL AIRCRAFT FLIGHT

To avoid confusion and ensure proper monitoring of appropriate aircraft, this paragraph is changed to clearly define which individuals and what aircraft are considered Presidential. These changes include clarifying that the provisions of this paragraph apply to the President, Vice President, or EXEC1F aircraft. Specific duties or actions of the air traffic controller have not changed. This change further defines those specific flights that require special handling under the provisions of this paragraph and eliminates the possibility of continued misinterpretation. This change cancels and incorporates N JO 7210.808, The President, Vice President, and EXEC1F Aircraft Monitoring, effective April 27, 2012.

e. 10-4-6. SIMULTANEOUS ILS/MLS APPROACHES
       Appendix 4. Glide Slope Outage Waiver Request

New procedures allow continued use of ILS approaches with a glide slope unusable. Periods of 29 days or less require an approved contingency plan and periods of 30 days or more require an AOV-approved waiver in addition to the approved contingency plan. The glide slope out contingency plan must be approved by Terminal Safety and Operations Support, ATO Safety, AOV, and AFS-400 prior to conducting ILS (glide slope unusable) operations and must include a detailed plan of how the facility will mitigate the loss of the glide slope to their respective runway pairing. This change cancels and incorporates N JO 7210.802, Simultaneous Dependent and Independent Approaches, effective January 18, 2012.

f. 10-4-8. PRECISION RUNWAY MONITOR-SIMULTANEOUS OFFSET INSTRUMENT APPROACHES

This change removes the requirement of pilots not qualified to accept PRM approaches to contact the FAA Command Center prior to departure. This change cancels and incorporates N JO 7210.792, Precision Runway Monitor-Simultaneous Offset Instrument Approaches, effective October 7, 2011.

g. 17-5-10. NTML PROCEDURES

The use of the word ôverbally" presents a possibility of misrepresentation. Therefore, the word ôverbally" is deleted. This change cancels and incorporates N JO 7210.790, National Traffic Management Log (NTML) Procedures, effective October 24, 2011.

h. 17-5-12. DELAY REPORTING

This change adds the requirement to log in NTML, or daily log if the facility does not have NTML, that the verbal notification was made. This change cancels and incorporates N JO 7210.806, Delay Reporting, effective March 19, 2012.

i. 17-8-3. EXPLANATION OF TERMS
     17-8-5. RESPONSIBILITIES

These changes add new entries for Explanation of Terms and add Field Facility responsibilities. This change cancels and incorporates N JO 7210.793, Traffic Flow Management (TFM) system, effective November 15, 2011.

j. Chapter 17. Traffic Management National, Center, and Terminal; Section 23. Route Test

This additional section incorporates route testing into the validation process. This change cancels and incorporates N JO 7210.799, Route Test, effective January 6, 2012.

k. Entire publication.

Additional editorial/ format changes were made where necessary. Revision bars were not used because of the insignificant nature of these changes.

 

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