U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION
Air Traffic Organization Policy

ORDER
JO 7210.3
Y
Effective Date:
April 3, 2014
 
     
Subject:  Facility Operation and Administration
 Includes:  Change 1 and its Errata effective 7/24/14

Explanation of Changes
Change 1
Effective:  July 24, 2014

Direct questions through appropriate facility/service center office staff
to the office of primary responsibility (OPR)
 

a. 2-1-20. OBSTACLE IDENTIFICATION SURFACES, OBSTACLE FREE ZONES, RUNWAY SAFETY AREAS, AND CLEARWAYS

This change will establish uniform procedures and phraseology for approach hold areas.

b. 2-2-3. POSITION RESPONSIBIILITIES

This change defines procedures that must be followed when an air traffic control specialist leaves an operational area, for any reason, to take a short relief break. These breaks should only be taken when no other ATCS is available to provide a short relief break and during periods when the controller is not responsible for any aircraft.

c. 2-6-12. CONSOLIDATING TOWER/TRACON FUNCTIONS

The procedures identified in this paragraph only addressed notification procedures while working during the midnight shift. These procedures are being deleted from this paragraph and added to Paragraph 2񩻫, Position Responsibilities, and will now apply during all scheduled shifts.

d. 2-6-13. SINGLE PERSON TRACON/ TOWER MIDNIGHT OPERATIONS

The Fatigue Safety Steering Committee (FSSC) established a workgroup to review operational and procedural options, then identified and formulated criteria to use for long璽erm planning. The workgroup effort collaborated across numerous Lines of Business and included the National Air Traffic Controllers Association.

e. 3-6-5. RADAR TARGET SIZING

This change provides guidance for the target size for Precision Approach Monitor (PAM) and Tower Radar Displays.

f. 4-5-2. LETTERS TO AIRMEN

New language outlines the method that the facility Air Traffic Managers must utilize to disseminate Letters to Airmen.

g. 6-3-1. HANDLING OF SIGMETs, CWAs, AND PIREPs.

This change will add a reference linking this Section 3. Operations Paragraph 6񪏕, Handling of SIGMETs, CWAs, and PIREPs to Section 26. Weather Management which provides detailed requirements for the weather coordinator.

h. 10-4-7. SIMULTANEOUS INDEPENDENT CLOSE PARALLEL APPROACHES HIGH UPDATE RADAR NOT REQUIRED

This proposal incorporates the data from the AFS simulation/analysis and will now permit closely spaced parallel approaches at airports with runway centerlines separated by a minimum of 3,600' and the field elevation less than 2,000' MSL.

i. 10-6-10. RUNWAY STATUS LIGHTS (RWSL)

This DCP adds the requirements associated with N JO 7210.842, Guidance for the Use of Runway Status Lights (RWSL) Light System, into FAA Order JO 7210.3. The new paragraph provides guidance for the operation and periodic check of the RWSL system. This change cancels and incorporates N JO 7210.842, Guidance for the Use of Runway Status Lights (RWSL) Light System, effective March 29, 2013.

j. 17-2-4. FIELD FACILITIES

This change specifies responsibilities and procedures for the facility manager in reference to the weather coordinator position and a reference to the detailed information.

k. 174-4. OPERATIONS MANAGER (OM) SUPPORT

This change deletes the reference to FAAO 7210.38 Center Weather Unit (CWSU).

l. Section 11. Collaborative Trajectory Options Program (CTOP)
17-11-1. GENERAL
17-11-2. POLICY
17-11-3. DEFINITIONS
17-11-4. ATCSCC PROCEDURES
17-11-5. ARTCC PROCEDURES
17-11-6. TERMINAL PROCEDURES
17-11-7. AMENDING EDCTs
17-11-8. CANCELLATION PROCEDURES
17-11-9. DOCUMENTATION

This change establishes a new section containing procedures and requirements for the Collaborative Trajectory Options Program (CTOP).

m. Section 26. Weather Management
17-26-1. GENERAL
17-26-2. BACKGROUND
17-26-3. POLICY
17-26-4. RESPONSIBILITIES

This change specifies air traffic control responsibilities and procedures for the weather coordinator position to collect and disseminate weather information in a new section.

n. Entire Publication

Additional editorial/format changes were made where necessary. Revision bars were not used because of the insignificant nature of these changes.

 

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