Air Traffic Organization Policy

JO 7210.3
Effective Date:
April 3, 2014
Subject:  Facility Operation and Administration

Section 23. Contingency Plan Support System (CPSS)

17-23-1. PURPOSE

This section prescribes policies and guidelines for managing ARTCC Operational Contingency Plan (OCP) data within the Contingency Plan Support System (CPSS). The CPSS is maintained via the RMT.


The CPSS, as defined in FAA Order JO 1900.47, Air Traffic Organization Operational Contingency Plan, is a software application used to collect, share, publish, and distribute OCPs for operational access and use by field facilities, the ATCSCC, and customers during ATC Zero events.


a. The ATCSCC must:

1. Manage the CPSS database following FAA Order JO 1900.47, Air Traffic Organization Operational Contingency Plan.

2. Designate a POC for the management of the CPSS database.

b. ARTCCs must:

1. Develop and maintain the accuracy of OCP data within CPSS following FAA Order JO 1900.47, Air Traffic Organization Operational Contingency Plan.

2. Designate a POC to coordinate with the ATCSCC on the management of the ARTCC's CPSS database information.

3. Coordinate with all affected facilities when changing CPSS data before including them in the CPSS database.

4. Ensure that CPSS data are available to operational positions.

Before publication in the CPSS, the facility must ensure that hardcopy, or other electronic means of making this information available, is provided to operational personnel and the ATCSCC.

5. Tell all affected offices when making any change to the National Airspace System that might affect internal or adjacent ARTCC contingency plans (for example, airway changes, frequency changes, airspace redesign, airway realignment, etc.)

6. Report unusable, inaccurate, or unsatisfactory CPSS information directly to the ATCSCC CPSS POC. Real-time implementation problems should be reported to the ATCSCC National System Strategy Team and to the ATCSCC CPSS POC. Reports must include the facility plan name, affected sectors, specific description of the impact, and if appropriate, suggestion for modification.

7. Coordinate with underlying terminal facilities for all matters pertaining to CPSS data information.

c. Service Center Operations Support Group must:

1. Review CPSS data for currency and consistency.

2. Serve as liaison between ARTCCs and ATCSCC on CPSS matters.

3. Serve as information and training resource for ARTCCs to help them maintain current and accurate information in CPSS.


a. OCP data for each ARTCC must be published within CPSS via the national RMT database. Updates to the RMT database will coincide with the 56-day chart update cycle.

b. OCP data must be processed in accordance with the following timelines:

1. All revisions to CPSS data must be provided to the ATCSCC CPSS POC at least 30 days before each chart date.

2. The ATCSCC POC must enter all revisions to the CPSS data at least 14 days before the chart update. The RMT database will then be locked.


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