EXPLANATION OF CHANGES
Effective: August 22, 2013
a. Chapter 1
Clarifies and expands
the definitions of each keyword, as well as provides definitions to keywords not
previously defined in preparation for International Civil Aviation Organization
(ICAO) compliant NOTAMs. The keyword “SECURITY” and definition is also added.
Section 3 of Chapter 1 is renamed from “Responsibilities” to “Accountable
Organization” which is more descriptive of the type of information contained in
this section. Adds a new paragraph that defines and identifies who, other than
Flight Service, is considered a certified source. The term “NOTAM Originator” is
further defined as a result of the Safety Risk Management Document (SRMD),
Digital NOTAM Originators,
dated May 26, 2011, and SRMD Amended Version 1, dated October 11, 2012.
Clarifies coordination and NOTAM responsibilities associated with navigational
b. Chapter 2
Adds additional descriptive verbiage that
addresses time critical delays, corrections, and changes. The enhanced paragraph
becomes more descriptive of the happening or event.
c. Chapter 3
is renamed and reorganized to more accurately portray NOTAM responsibilities.
Paragraph 3-1-3 eliminates the option to use Standard Forms 79301 and 79302 because they are
outdated due to new technology; instead, the information needs to be included on
a locally-approved form. Paragraphs
3-3-3 and 3-3-6
are also added.
d. Chapter 4
Section 2 further defines the standardized
NOTAM sequence and the words within. Keywords are removed as they are identified
in Chapter 1. NOTAM elements are standardized to reflect the digital NOTAM
structure, specifically to provide guidance for NOTAMs with altitude limits. All
NOTAMs now must have an effective and expiration time, and the use of “EST” and
“PERM” are further defined.
e. Chapter 5
The term “Movement Area
NOTAMs” is changed to “Aerodrome Condition NOTAMs” to be more inclusive. Policy
is included to help the user in creating changes to Usable Runway Length and
Declared Distance NOTAMs. Updates to Field Condition Reporting are changed as a
result of the SRM Panel on Changes in Contaminant
Reporting dated April 2012. The contaminant table is
modified to more accurately reflect Airports policy. Pilot Reported FICON is
added to this section. Customs Services is added to paragraph
A new paragraph is added to provide the standardized NOTAM sequence for
Obstructions. Technical Operations personnel are identified as the originator of
the NOTAMs identified in sections 53 through 55. The responsibility is placed
again on the NOTAM Originator as the disseminator of the information contained
in the NOTAM.
f. Chapter 6
The term “Special Activity Airspace (SAA)” is
added and defined to be inclusive of Special Use Airspace (SUA), Warning Areas,
and other related airspaces.
g. Chapter 7
has been reorganized for clarity and reworded to enhance understanding of
information required and better define duties.
h. Chapter 8
The Military NOTAM System is changed to its
proper name, Defense Internet NOTAM Service (DINS).
i. Chapter 9
The procedure for the NOTAM Office issuing
GPSrelated international NOTAMs is amended, and the reference to oceanic
airspace is deleted.
The Appendices have been updated to reflect
current word uses and policy.
guidance for NOTAM responsibilities and accountabilities is defined to reflect
current practices within the Federal NOTAM System (FNS).
updates are made to transition towards ICAO compliance.
are made to capture FAA organizational changes and the results of those changes.
have been moved and reorganized to improve the flow and make the order more
Examples and references are updated throughout the order to
reflect current policy and updated publication information.
editorial/format changes are made where necessary.