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
 

Explanation of Changes
Change 2
Effective:  January 8, 2015

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

a. 2-2-4. DUTY FAMILIARIZATION AND THE TRANSFER OF POSITION RESPONSIBILITY
2-6-1. WATCH SUPERVISION

This change adds a requirement for facilities to annually review the sector or position checklist; and adds a requirement for facility managers to identify and include in their Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), administrative tasks that are not to be performed in the operational area. This change cancels and incorporates N JO 7210.874, 2014 Top 5 Corrective Action Plan, effective September 30, 2014.

b. 2-6-7. BASIC WATCH SCHEDULE

This change is designed to improve controller alertness and performance by reducing the hazards of fatigue while assigned operational duties. Further, these changes better support safety-related administrative requirements and do not add risk to the National Airspace System.

c. 2-9-6. VISIBILITY CHARTS

The requirement in 7210.3Y, paragraph 2-9-6, currently states the National Weather Service (NWS) personnel, in conjunction with the air traffic managers, must prepare and maintain visibility charts. This change removes the requirement for NWS personnel to assist the air traffic manager in preparing and maintaining visibility charts.

d. 3-7-3. DISPLAY MAP DATA
10-3-14. GO-AROUND/MISSED APPROACH

This change incorporates changes to Display Map Data by adding virtual intersections to the list of available maps; and incorporates changes to Go-Around/Missed Approach changes related to Nonintersecting Converging Runway Operations This change cancels and incorporates N JO 7210.860, Converging Runway Operations, effective January 15, 2014.

e. 3-8-2. MINIMUM VECTORING ALTITUDE CHARTS (MVAC) PREPARATION

This paragraph is being revised to reflect the Aero Nav Services reorganization. It removes all references to Adverse Assumption Obstacle (AAO) rounding and its documentation requirements, removes reference to 91.177 due to the changes to Terminal Instrument Procedures (TERPS), and removes the requirement to forward the minimum vectoring altitude (MVA) request to the OSG with an original signature. It also adds process information for rounding down to the nearest 100-foot increment, and when required, that the facility MVA Cover Letter contain a statement that any issued altimeter settings are within 65 NM of a rounded down sector, and/or provides the 5-year average cold temperature.

f. 6-9-1. General
6-9-5. NON-RVSM REQUIREMENTS

This change is updated to define four general requirements and exceptions to non-RVSM aircraft operating in RVSM airspace within the oceanic environment This change cancels and incorporates N JO 7210.861 effective February 14, 2014.

g.  10-4-9. SIMULTANEOUS CONVERGING INSTRUMENT APPROACHES

This change cancels FAA Order 7110.98A, Simultaneous Converging Instrument Approaches, and eliminates the current method of identifying converging Instrument Landing System (ILS) approach procedures on approach plates. This change incorporates the procedures from FAA Order 7110.98A into FAA Order JO 7210.3, creates a new paragraph, and realigns existing paragraphs accordingly.

h. 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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