Section 3. Accountable Organizations
- All air traffic organization, Federal Contract Tower (FCT), and Federal Contract Flight Service Station (FCFSS) employees, regardless of position, must immediately report any situation or condition considered hazardous to flight to an air traffic facility for appropriate action.
Situations that present an immediate hazard should be reported to the air traffic control (ATC) facility most concerned. Other situations should be reported on a first priority basis to the flight service station or appropriate accountable organization.
- Air traffic organization, FCT, and FCFSS personnel must accept all aeronautical information regardless of source or subject matter, provided the occurrence is no more than seven days in the future. Obtain the name, title (if appropriate), address, and telephone number of the person furnishing the information and forward all data to the appropriate for issuance, if appropriate.
- The party that originates the on behalf of the accountable organization is responsible for the accuracy, origination, and cancellation of the . personnel receiving information that requires action by another must forward the information to that for appropriate action.
- The certified source is responsible for the correct classification and format of the and for ensuring that facilities affected by the are aware of the new .
- specialists are responsible for issuing s that are not covered in any example in FAA Order JO 7930.2. If, after consulting with your management, a format cannot be determined, have management contact USNOF for assistance.
- System Operations Services, Flight Services, has the responsibility to ensure that data submitted complies with the policies, criteria, and formats contained in this order. This responsibility is delegated to the U.S. Governance and Operations Group.
- Service Areas originate s for certain FDC criteria, including Laser activities and Temporary Flight Restrictions that are issued by the USNOF through NS.
- Mission Support Services, Aeronautical Information Services () is responsible for originating Flight Data Center (FDC) s for revisions to standard instrument approach procedures (), air traffic service (ATS) routes, textual and graphic departure procedures (both s and s), charting (CHART) corrections, and special instrument flight procedures. may originate s regarding navigational aid (NAVAID) restrictions in accordance with FAA Order 8200.1, United States Standard Flight Inspection Manual. is responsible for:
Formulating Instrument Flight Procedures (IFP) and ATS route s for procedures for which they have responsibility
- Formulating FDC PERM NOTAMs used to correct aeronautical chart printing and compilation errors related to all U.S. Government aeronautical charting products.
- Designating an office to develop specific internal guidance for preparation, quality control, transmittal, cancellation, and follow-up actions for FDC NOTAMs issued by . This guidance must be developed in concert with the Aeronautical Data Team and the USNOF. As a minimum, the guidance must include the following:
- Procedures to ensure that the airport manager at the affected location is notified whenever possible.
- Procedures to ensure all s are reviewed for accuracy, completeness, content, etc. prior to submission.
- Procedures to ensure the Aeronautical Data Team is provided information copy of all s and cancellations.
- Procedures to ensure non-FAA service providers are provided an information copy of all s and cancellations at those locations non-FAA service providers are allowed. This will ensure non-FAA service providers are aware of the condition requiring the .
- The Aeronautical Data Team is responsible for ensuring a hard/electronic copy of each PERM NOTAM is stored with the current amendment and maintained in the procedures archive file.
- Mission Support Services is responsible for the development of policy guidance regarding standard terminal arrival routes (). s are initiated by the Air Route Traffic Control Center () in the airspace where the originates.
- System Operations Services, System Operations Security (AJR-2) will provide a list of long-term, security related Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs) to be charted on VFR Sectional and Terminal Area Charts. These will include select Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 99.7 (Special Security Instructions), part 91.141 (Flight Restrictions in the Proximity of the Presidential and Other Parties), and Part 91.139 (Emergency Air Traffic Rules) security related TFRs of extended duration with fixed and unchanging boundaries. System Operations Security will provide Aeronautical Information Services with updates and revisions to these charted long-term, security related TFRs, as needed, to ensure the data published on the charts is current.
- The U.S. Governance Team is the FAA's authoritative source for US NOTAM Policy, responsible for the maintenance, update, and publication of this order, which establishes national policy for the National Airspace System () operations. Additionally, the team is comprised of Subject Matter Experts for domestic and international s. This ensures global harmonization with ICAO Annexes, Standards and Recommended Practices, and other documents. The team also provides policy guidance, oversight, and interpretations for consistent application of US NOTAM standards.
- USNOF executes the operational compliance function. When operational personnel of the USNOF determine that information submitted is not in compliance with the criteria or procedures as prescribed, they must call this to the attention of the transmitting party. The USNOF forwards policy questions to the U.S. Governance Team for decision-making in consultation with other interested program offices. The USNOF is responsible for operating the system. USNOF originates s, as needed. (See paragraph 4-1-1, National Office Relationships for more detail)
Operations Control Center (OCC) and Service Operations Center (SOC).
The Technical Operations Services, Operations Center manager, or representative, is responsible for:
- Originating and canceling information for shutdown, restoration, or any condition that affects the operations of NAVAIDs, frequencies, or other electronic aids that affect safety of flight. This includes forwarding data of programmed changes in the , such as frequency changes, commissioning/ decommissioning, etc.
- Coordinating with appropriate air traffic facilities prior to shutdown or changes that affect safety of flight.
- When possible, approval should be obtained sufficiently in advance of the proposed shutdown time to allow dissemination of a at least 5 hours before a shutdown will occur. A routine maintenance shutdown request must not be denied because of an inability to issue a 5 hours in advance of the shutdown.
Aircraft Operations Group, Flight Inspection Team
Flight Inspection Services under FAA Order 8200.1, United States Standard Flight Inspection Manual, initiate s regarding radio and lighting NAVAID restrictions. Facility classification based on flight inspection results is the responsibility of the flight inspector.
FAA Order 5010.4, Airport Safety Data Program, and 14 CFR Parts 139 and 157.
- Flight Technologies and Procedures Division, AFS-400, is responsible for development of policy guidance and procedures for the origination, tracking, and cancellation of s relating to instrument flight procedures. This policy applies to the following: s, ATS routes, textual and graphic s, s, and special instrument flight procedures (see paragraph for procedures addressing STAR NOTAMs). AFS-400 is responsible for oversight of non-FAA service providers authorized to maintain and/or special instrument flight procedures. Maintenance includes issuance of FDC NOTAMs.
- AFS-400 is responsible for coordinating non-FAA service provider authority and access to the FAA NOTAM system with ATO Mission Support Services, Aeronautical Information Services. The division is also responsible for ensuring that specific guidance for preparation, quality control, transmittal, cancellation, and follow-up actions are developed for s applicable to public and Special IFPs developed by non-FAA service provider and not under the purview of . As a minimum, the guidance must ensure the non-FAA service provider originators include the following:
- Procedures to ensure that all affected facilities are provided notification of s at the time of submission. The issuing authority must also attempt to notify the airport manager at the affected location whenever possible.
- Procedures to ensure all s are reviewed for accuracy, completeness, content, etc. prior to submission.
- Procedures to ensure the Aeronautical Data Team is provided an information copy of all s and cancellations.
- Procedures to ensure that is aware of those locations where non-FAA service provider procedure development is allowed.
- Procedures to ensure that is provided an information copy of all s and cancellations issued by other non-FAA service providers. This will ensure FAA procedure developers are aware of the condition requiring the .
- AFS-400 serves as the approval authority for requests that temporary s be allowed to extend beyond the 224-day time frame.
Though not an accountable organization, the Office of Airport Safety and Standards is responsible for enforcing the airport management responsibilities as outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).
Specific airport management responsibilities are outlined in 14 CFR Parts 139 and 157. Airport managers are required to abide by applicable provisions of these and pertinent regulations regardless of application of any procedure in this order.
- s on non-Federal facilities covered by FAA Order 6700.20, Non-Federal Navigation Aids, Air Traffic Control Facilities, and Automated Weather Systems are distributed through the FAA NOTAM system.
14 CFR Part 171 outlines owner/operation responsibilities.
- s on non-Federal facilities that are not part of the are not distributed in the FAA NOTAM system. s receiving data on these facilities must notify Aeronautical Information Services.
- The Responsibility Hierarchy illustrates the delegation of authority when submitting a into the system. The components of the Responsibility Hierarchy are as follows:
- Condition is the situation requiring a .
- Supervisory Authority is the party responsible for managing equipment/hazard.
- Accountable Organization is the party responsible for reporting the condition.
- Certified Source/ Originator is the party who submits the to System.
For complete definitions, see paragraph 1-4-6, Definitions.
- The following examples are not all inclusive.
Condition - out of service
Supervisory Authority - ATO
Accountable Organization - ATO Tech Ops
Certified Source/ Originator - Tech Ops
Condition - Minimums Change
Supervisory Authority - Flight Standards Service
Accountable Organization - Flight Standards Service
Certified Source/ Originator - Mission Support, Aeronautical Information Services
Condition - Displaced Runway Threshold
Supervisory Authority - Office of Airports
Accountable Organization - Airport Authority
Certified Source/ Originator - Airport Operations
Condition - Airspace Restriction
Supervisory Authority - En Route and Oceanic Svc
Accountable Organization -
Certified Source/ Originator - Flight Data Unit ()
Condition - PJE
Supervisory Authority - Flight Standards
Accountable Organization - PJE Company/organization
Certified Source/ Originator -