JO 7930.2P
Effective Date:
April 3, 2014
Subject:  Notices to Airmen
Includes:  Change 1 effective 7/24/14

Section 3. Accountable Organizations


a. All air traffic employees, regardless of position, must immediately report any situation or condition considered hazardous to flight to an air traffic facility for appropriate action.

Situations that present an immediate hazard should be reported to the air traffic control (ATC) facility most concerned. Other situations should be reported on a first priority basis to the flight service station or appropriate accountable organization.

b. Air traffic personnel must accept all airmen information regardless of source or subject matter, provided the occurrence is no more than 3 days in the future. Obtain the name, title (if appropriate), address, and telephone number of the person furnishing the information and forward all data to the appropriate tie璱n FSS.

Forwarding the NOTAM data to the tie璱n FSS does not relieve the forwarding facility from the responsibility of coordinating the information with other affected ATC facilities.

c. The party that originates the NOTAM on behalf of the accountable organization is responsible for the accuracy, origination, and cancellation of the NOTAM. FSS personnel receiving NOTAM information that requires action by another FSS must forward the information to that FSS for appropriate action.

d. The certified source is responsible for the correct classification and format of the NOTAM and for ensuring that facilities affected by the NOTAM are aware of the new NOTAM.

e. FSS specialists/Flight Services Program Operations specialists are responsible for issuing a NOTAM that is not covered in any example or NOTAM criteria in FAA Order JO 7930.2. Advise the USNOF when this type of NOTAM is being issued.

Before issuing this type of NOTAM, a discussion with a USNOF NOTAM specialist must take place to coordinate formats and adhere to standard NOTAM procedures as best as possible.

f. System Operations Services, Flight Services, has the responsibility to ensure that data submitted complies with the policies, criteria, and formats contained in this order. This responsibility is delegated to the Safety and Operations Policy Group.

g. Mission Support Services, Aeronautical Navigation Products (AeroNav Products) is responsible for originating Flight Data Center (FDC) NOTAMs for revisions to standard instrument approach procedures (SIAP), air traffic service (ATS) routes, textual and graphic departure procedures (both ODPs and SIDs), and special instrument flight procedures. AeroNav Products may originate NOTAMs regarding navigational aid (NAVAID) restrictions in accordance with FAA Order 8200.1, United States Standard Flight Inspection Manual.

h. Mission Support Services, Airspace Services, is responsible for the development of policy guidance regarding standard terminal arrival routes (STAR). STAR NOTAMs are originated by the Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC) (See paragraph 7񩨀f).

i. USNOF executes the operational compliance function. When operational personnel of the USNOF determine that NOTAM information submitted is not in compliance with the criteria or procedures as prescribed, they must call this to the attention of the transmitting party. USNOF will forward unresolved issues to the Flight Services Program Operations for clarification and further action. The USNOF is responsible for operating the NOTAM system. USNOF originates NOTAMs, as needed.

FAA Order JO 7930.2, Para 4-1-2 , National NOTAM Office Relationships

NOTAM office phone numbers: (888) 8766826; (540) 4224262. FAX number is (540) 4224298.


The Technical Operations Services, Operations Center manager, or representative, is responsible for:

a. Originating NOTAM information for shutdown, restoration, or any condition that affects the operations of NAVAIDs, frequencies, or other electronic aids that affect safety of flight. This includes forwarding data of programmed changes in the NAS, such as frequency changes, commissioning/decommissioning, etc.

b. Coordinating with appropriate air traffic facilities prior to shutdown or changes that affect safety of flight.

Technical Operations personnel are expected to submit approval requests for routine maintenance shutdowns sufficiently in advance to assure that approval will be received with ample time for issuance of a NOTAM 5 hours before a shutdown will occur.


NOTAMs regarding NAVAID restriction are initiated by Flight Inspection Services under FAA Order 8200.1, United States Standard Flight Inspection Manual. Facility classification based on flight inspection results is the responsibility of the flight inspector.


The Office of Airport Safety and Standards is responsible for enforcing the airport management responsibilities as outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).

FAA Order 5010.4, Airport Safety Data Program, and 14 CFR Parts 139 and 157.


The Flight Technologies and Procedures Division, AFS400, is responsible for development of policy guidance and procedures for the origination, tracking, and cancellation of NOTAMs relating to instrument flight procedures. This policy is contained in FAA Order 8260.19, Flight Procedures and Airspace, and applies to the following: SIAPs, ATS routes, textual and graphic ODPs, SIDs, and special instrument flight procedures. (See paragraph 1-3-1 for procedures addressing STAR NOTAMs.)


Specific airport management responsibilities are outlined in 14 CFR Parts 139 and 157. Airport managers are required to abide by applicable provisions of these and pertinent regulations regardless of application of any procedure in this order.


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