Section 3. RESPONSIBILITIES
1-3-1. AIR TRAFFIC
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 ATC
facility most concerned. Other situations should be reported on a first
priority basis to the flight service station.
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
Forwarding the NOTAM data to the tie-in FSS does not relieve the forwarding
facility from the responsibility of coordinating the information with other
affected ATC facilities.
c. The party
that submits the NOTAM to the USNS is responsible for the classification,
accuracy, format, dissemination, and cancellation of NOTAM information. FSS
personnel receiving NOTAM information that requires action by another FSS
must forward the information to that FSS for appropriate action.
specialists/service area office specialists are responsible for issuing a
NOTAM that is not covered in any example or NOTAM criteria in FAAO JO
7930.2. Advise the USNOF when this type of NOTAM is being issued.
Prior to issuance of this type of NOTAM, a discussion with a NOTAM
specialist (USNOF) shall take place to coordinate formats and adherence with
standard NOTAM procedures as best as possible.
Support Services, Aeronautical Information Management, has the
responsibility to ensure that data submitted complies with the policies,
criteria, and formats contained in this order. This Aeronautical Information
Management responsi- bility is delegated to the Aeronautical Information
Management National Flight Data Center (NFDC). The operational compliance
function is executed by the USNOF, System Operations Programs, NOTAM
Programs. 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 FSS. USNOF will forward unresolved issues to Safety and
Operations Support, Operational Procedures, for clarification and further
FAAO JO 7930.2, para
4-1-2, National NOTAM Office Relationships.
f. The U.S.
NOTAM Office, along with the National Flight Data Center is responsible for:
1. Issuing FDC
NOTAMs and NOTAM Ds pertaining to changes to DPs and STARs.
the NOTAM system.
3. Managing the
agency's aeronautical information data base.
validating, and disseminating data for use by the charting and publication
entities of FAA, government, and industry.
NOTAM office phone numbers: toll free 1-888-876-6826; toll 1-703-904-4557.
FAX number is 1-703-904-4437.
Operations Services, System Management Office (SMO) manager, or
representative, is responsible for:
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.
with appropriate air traffic facilities prior to shutdown or changes that
affect safety of flight.
1. 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.
shutdowns of air traffic system components should be planned to occur during
the hours of least traffic activity regardless of the time of day.
1-3-3. OFFICE OF
AIRPORT SAFETY AND STANDARDS
The Office of Airport
Safety and Standards is responsible for enforcing the airport management
responsibilities as outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).
FAAO 5010.4, Airport Safety Data Program, and 14 CFR Parts 139 and 157.
OPERATIONS AVIATION SYSTEM STANDARDS
Services Aeronautical Products Group personnel identify those
safetyofflight conditions relating to instrument flight procedures that
require the issuance of NOTAMs. FDC NOTAMs are issued for revisions to
standard instrument approach procedures (SIAPs), air traffic service (ATS)
routes, textual and graphic departure procedures (both ODPs and SIDs), STARs,
and special instrument flight procedures. NOTAMs regarding NAVAID
restrictions are initiated by the Technical Operations Aviation System
Standards, Flight Inspection Operations, under Order 8200.1, United States
Standard Flight Inspection Manual.
FAAO 8260.19, Flight Procedures and Airspace.
The Flight Procedure
Standards Branch, AFS420, is responsible for development of policy guidance
and procedures for the issuance, 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.)
SECURITY ADMINISTRATION (TSA)
The TSA Aviation
Command Center initiates requests for the establishment of temporary flight
restrictions required by hijack situations. These requests are normally made
to the service area office; however, these requests may be made directly to
air traffic facilities.
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