U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

ORDER
JO 7930.2P
Effective Date:
April 3, 2014
 
     
Subject:  Notices to Airmen
 

Chapter 3. General Operating Procedures

Section 1. General

3-1-1. TIE-IN STATIONS

a. Flight Service Program Office must designate an FSS as tie-in point for NOTAM purposes for all facilities in the NAS. The facilities assigned should normally be within the confines of the FSS's flight plan area.

b. Letters of agreement between facilities or other agencies and the FSS should be executed to assure proper handling of NOTAMs.

c. The tie-in FSS is responsible for forwarding the NOTAM data to the NFDC for publication in accordance with the procedures in this order.

3-1-2. NOTAM RESPONSIBILITIES

a. The party that enters the NOTAM data is responsible for classifying, formatting, and informing the controlling facility and other facilities/offices affected by the aid, service, or hazard contained in the new NOTAM.

b. Any office which receives information is responsible for the accuracy, currency, and validity of the NOTAM. When an office receives information that is outside their area of responsibility, they will inform the accountable organization.

c. FSSs must accept all aeronautical information. Information obtained from other than authorized personnel must be confirmed before issuance. NOTAM data received from state inspectors or state contracted inspectors must be confirmed by airport managers or appropriate authority before issuance of NOTAMs except in case of data that presents an immediate hazard to aircraft operations. If a NOTAM is issued without confirmation, advise the airport manager as soon as possible. In case of conflict between airport management and the named state airport inspector, contact FAA regional airports personnel for resolution. Conditions requiring a NOTAM should be coordinated with the appropriate air traffic facilities.

REFERENCE-
FAA Order JO 7930.2, Para 5-1-2 , Handling Reported Movement Area Conditions

d. ARTCCs are responsible for forwarding FDC and special activity airspace (SAA) NOTAM information to the affected terminal facilities.

REFERENCE-
FAA Order JO 7930.2, Para 6-1-2 , Special Activity Airspace (SAA)

3-1-3. NOTAM LOG

FSS air traffic managers must ensure that NOTAMs originated by their facility and FDC NOTAMs received must be accounted for as follows:

a. Log all NOTAMs on a locally approved form containing at least the same data for each accountability (NOTAM file) location. Information to include on the form: Month, Facility, NOTAM Number, Condition Description, Transmitted by/DTG, and Canceled by/DTG.

b. Incoming FDC NOTAMs and cancellations must be logged on a locally approved form, containing at least the same data. Information to include on the form: FDC NOTAM Receipt Log, NOTAM Number, Sending Facility, Affected Facility, Number Canceled by, and Remarks. The Remarks section should contain enough information to identify the location and NAS component affected.

c. Electronic NOTAM logs are acceptable and can replace any paper log.

d. When you receive an FDC NOTAM and the previous number(s) have not been received, obtain the NOTAM on request­reply.

REFERENCE-
FAA Order JO 7930.2, Para 7-2-4 , Retrieving FDC NOTAMs

3-1-4. FDC PRESIDENTIAL, SPECIAL SECURITY INSTRUCTIONS, OR EMERGENCY AIR TRAFFIC RULES TFRs

a. The USNOF must send Title 14 CFR, Part 91, Section 139, Emergency Air Traffic Rules; Section 141, Flight Restrictions in the Proximity of the Presidential and Other Parties; Part 99, Section 7, Special Security Instructions NOTAMs; and any revisions, modifications, or cancellations, directly to all flight service stations via NADIN using the flight service group address of “KXXXAFSS.”

b. Upon receipt of these messages, the watch supervisor at each flight service station hub or parent facility must ensure that the NOTAM is received at each of their subordinate facilities. The hub or parent facility must notify the USNOF within 15 minutes by receipt message to “KDZZNAXX.” The receipt message must include:

1. R.

2. The FDC number, including the letters FDC.

3. The initials of the watch supervisor.

NOTE-
Only the hub or parent facility need to acknowledge the NOTAM. For automation processing, the receipt message must adhere to the following format: R FDC 4/1234 XX

c. The USNOF must make a record of all receipt messages received.

d. If no receipt message is received by the USNOF within 90 minutes of issuance of the FDC Presidential, Special Security Instructions, or Emergency Air Traffic Rules NOTAM, the USNOF will follow-up with a phone call to the facility watch supervisor.

e. The watch supervisor of the flight service station must be responsible for:

1. Logging the Presidential, Special Security Instructions, or Emergency Air Traffic Rules FDC NOTAM in the facility log.

2. Notifying the specialists on duty that a Presidential, Special Security Instructions, or Emergency Air Traffic Rules FDC NOTAM has been issued.

3. Putting the Presidential, Special Security Instructions, or Emergency Air Traffic Rules FDC NOTAM in the facility status information area.

4. As part of the FSS supervisor's watch checklist, the watch supervisor must check the FDC list that is issued twice a day by the USNOF to ensure that every Presidential, Special Security Instructions, or Emergency Air Traffic Rules FDC NOTAM has been received in the facility.

5. If no supervisory personnel are on duty and a controller-in-charge (CIC) is assigned to these duties, emergency situations and/or inflight services as defined in FAA Order JO 7110.10, Flight Services, must take precedence over compliance with the supervisory duties contained in this paragraph.

NOTE-
The purpose of this procedure is to ensure that:
1. All flight service specialists know about the Presidential, Special Security Instructions, or Emergency Air Traffic Rules TFRs so that pilots are briefed appropriately.
2. All affected air traffic facilities receive immediate notification when these TFRs are issued.

 

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