Section 1. General

  1. The certified source (NOTAM originator) that enters the NOTAM data is responsible for classifying, formatting, cancelling, and informing the controlling facility and other facilities/offices affected by the aid, service, or hazard contained in the new NOTAM. Flight Service Stations are exempt from the requirement to inform the controlling facility when an alternate means of coordination is approved by the Flight Service Safety and Operations Group, AJR-B1.
  2. Any certified source that receives information is responsible for the accuracy, currency, and validity of the NOTAM. When a certified source receives information that is outside their area of responsibility, they will inform the accountable organization.
  3. FSSs must accept all aeronautical information. Information obtained from other than authorized personnel must be confirmed before issuance. NOTAM data received from state inspectors or state contracted inspectors must be confirmed by airport managers or appropriate authority before issuance of NOTAMs except in case of data that presents an immediate hazard to aircraft operations. If a NOTAM is issued without confirmation, advise the airport manager as soon as possible. In case of conflict between airport management and the named state airport inspector, contact FAA regional airports personnel for resolution. Conditions requiring a NOTAM should be coordinated with the appropriate air traffic facilities.


FAA Order 7930.2, Para 5-1-2, Handling Reported Aerodrome Conditions.

  1. Tie-in Stations. The Flight Service Directorate must designate an FSS as tie-in point for NOTAM purposes for all facilities in the NAS. The facilities assigned should normally be within the confines of the FSS's flight plan area. Letters of agreement between facilities or other agencies and the FSS should be executed to assure proper handling of NOTAMs.:
  2. Inform the controlling facility of all Obstruction Light Outage NOTAMs that meet one of the following criteria:
  1. The obstruction is located 6 NM or less from an airport.
  2. The obstruction is more than 400 feet AGL.
  3. Identified by the terminal facility as one not meeting the criteria stated in d1 or d2 above; however, has been deemed necessary for the safety of operations (for example, depicted on the radar video map).
  1. A Domestic NOTAM will auto-reject if it is over 20 lines. Ensure the NOTAM meets AFTN capability prior to originating NOTAM.
  2. When a NOTAM is rejected, it is not distributed. It will not be stored in the NOTAM master file, and it will not be available by request-reply. Error messages are not stored in the master file.
  3. ARTCCs are responsible for forwarding FDC and special activity airspace (SAA) NOTAM information to the affected terminal facilities.

See Appendix D for further information.

  1. The NS must send NOTAMs referencing Title 14 CFR, Part 91, Section 139, Emergency Air Traffic Rules; Section 141, Flight Restrictions in the Proximity of the Presidential and Other Parties; Part 99, Section 7, Special Security Instructions; and any revisions, modifications, or cancellations, directly to all flight service stations via NADIN (NMR) using the flight service group address of “KXXXAFSS.”
  1. See Appendix D for further information regarding military NOTAMs/functions/facilities.
  2. See Appendix E for further information with regard to retrieving military NOTAMs and service messages.
  1. When a NOTAM is originated for a permanent change to published aeronautical information, “PERM” must be inserted in lieu of a ten-figure date-time group end of validity time. Prior to issuance of a PERM NOTAM, the accountable organization must demonstrate that the publication process has been initiated. The originator is required to enter a temporary NOTAM until they are able to confirm the initiation of the publication process.
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