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

ORDER
JO 7210.3X
Effective Date:
February 9, 2012
 
     
Subject:  Facility Operation and Administration
       Includes:  Errata effective 2/9/12, Change 1 effective 7/26/12, Change 2 effective 3/7/13, and Change 3 effective 8/22/13
 

Explanation of Changes
Change
2

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

a. 2-5-10. CONTROLLER-IN-CHARGE (CIC) TRAINING
2-6-3. CONTROLLER-IN-CHARGE (CIC) DESIGNATION
2-6-4. CONTROLLER-IN-CHARGE (CIC) SELECTION PROCESS
2-6-7. BASIC WATCH SCHEDULE
2-6-12. CONSOLIDATING TOWER/ TRACON FUNCTIONS
2-6-13. SINGLE PERSON TRACON/ TOWER OPERATIONS

In an effort to reduce the vulnerability of the ATO that is inherent with single璼taffed midnight shift operations, the FAA Administrator has directed the implementation of back璾p procedures to ensure single璼taffed TRACON, single staffed ATCT, and single璼taffed Up/Down facilities have established a process to confirm these facilities are able and prepared to handle the arriving or departing traffic. This change cancels and incorporates N JO 7210.822, Midnight Operations, effective August 15, 2012.

b. 2-7-7. COOPERATION WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES

This change adds a requirement that human trafficking be reported on the Domestic Event Network. This change cancels and incorporates N JO 7210.813, Human Trafficking Reporting, effective June 18, 2012.

c. 3-4-4. HANDLING RECORDER TAPES, DATs, OR DALR STORAGE
11-3-2. DATA RETENTION
17-5-14. TARMAC DELAY OPERATIONS

The change clarifies air traffic reporting and investigative responsibilities concerning tarmac delays. This change cancels and incorporates N JO 7210.816, Enhancing Airline Passenger Protections (Three/Four璈our Tarmac Rule), effective July 9, 2012.

d. 10-3-13. APPROACHES TO PARALLEL RUNWAYS

This change requires facilities to include in their facility directives procedures to address aircraft speed when conducting approaches to parallel runways. This change cancels and incorporates N JO 7210.818, Approaches to Parallel Runways, effective September 28, 2012.

e. 10-3-14. GO-AROUND/MISSED APPROACH

This change requires tower facilities to address go璦round and/or missed approach procedures in facility directives. This change cancels and incorporates N JO 7210.819, Go Around/Missed Approach, effective September 28, 2012.

f. 10-4-6. SIMLUTANEOUS APPROACHES (DEPENDENT/INDEPENDENT)

This change deletes the requirement to establish a Contingency Plan for Simultaneous Dependent Approaches in accordance with FAA Order JO 7110.65, paragraph 5񬅢 and streamlines the requirements to establish a Contingency Plan for all Independent Approaches in accordance with FAA Order JO 7110.65, paragraphs 5񬅣 and 5񬅤. This change cancels and incorporates N JO 7210.821, Simultaneous Independent Approaches, effective September 10, 2012.

g. 10-6-4. APPROACH LIGHT SYSTEMS

This change will require air traffic managers, with the airport operator, to annually review and compare the preset lighting configurations, on those panels that do not provide direct indication of airport lighting intensities.

h. 17-6-14. TMIs OF 25 MIT OR GREATER

Putting the name of the FEA in the remarks section of the NTML Restrictions tab identifies the FEA with the MIT and will help streamline the process as well as add clarity to the communication. This change cancels and incorporates N JO 7210.814, Traffic Management Initiatives (TMI) of 25 Miles璱n璗rail (MIT) or Greater, effective June 22, 2012.

i. 19-1-2. AUTHORITY
19-1-3. REASONS FOR ISSUING A TFR
19-1-4. TYPES OF TFRs
19-1-5. TFR INFORMATION
19-1-6. ENTITIES REQUESTING TFRs
19-1-7. ISSUING TFRs
19-1-8. TFRs OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES AND ITS TERRITORIES
19-1-9. FACTORS FOR CONSIDERING TFR RESTRICTIONS
19-1-10. TFR QUESTIONS
19-2-2. RATIONAL
19-2-3. EXCEPTIONS
19-2-5. SITUATIONS FOR RESTRICTIONS
19-2-6. CAVEATS TO RESTRICTIONS
19-2-7. RESPONSIBILITIES
19-2-8. MESSAGE CONTENT
19-2-9. REVISIONS AND CANCELLATIONS
19-4-2. REQUESTING AUTHORITIES
19-4-3. ISSUING TFRs
19-5-2. REQUESTING AUTHORITIES
19-5-3. ISSUING TFRs
19-5-5. PROCEDURES

This change clarifies the application of 14 CFR 91.137 (a)1, (a)2, and (a)3, specifically when a TFR may be utilized for law enforcement activities when a disaster or hazard exists. Additionally, this notice amplifies the requirement for a hazard to exist when applying 14 CFR 91.137 (a)3 TFR to prevent unsafe congestion due to sightseeing and other aircraft above an incident or event that may generate a high degree of public interest. This change cancels and incorporates N JO 7210.820, Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFR), effective September 4, 2012.

j. 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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