Section 4. Coordination of Proposals


The Service Center OSG military representatives are the points of contact for the coordination of the respective military service's SUA proposals for their designated geographic service area. The Service Center OSG will handle all coordination of nonmilitary SUA proposals.

  1. Before submitting a SUA proposal to the FAA Service Center OSG, military proponents will coordinate their proposal concept, at a minimum, with locally affected ATC facilities and military units, local FAA Air Traffic Representatives (ATREP) or liaison officers (where assigned), and the ARTCC having jurisdiction over the affected airspace.
  2. Inquiries from nonmilitary sources regarding the establishment or amendment of SUA will be referred to the appropriate Service Center OSG for assistance.
  1. The proponent will coordinate with affected ATC facilities as needed to discuss the proposal. Proponents should provide the facility with specific information about the mission requirement, desired airspace parameters, and why existing SUA within a reasonable distance are not suitable to accommodate the requirement (see paragraph 21-3-1).
  2. Affected ATC facilities will review the proposal concept to evaluate its potential impact on aeronautical and facility operations. Following the review, facilities will inform the proponent whether the proposed airspace concept is operationally feasible, adversely impacts aeronautical or facility operations, or the location is not acceptable to the FAA for aeronautical reasons. Facilities may suggest alternative locations or negotiate the design of the proposed SUA area to resolve or lessen any adverse impacts.
  3. Proponents are cautioned that ATC facility favorable consideration with the proposal concept represents just the facility's preliminary assessment of the aeronautical and ATC operational feasibility of the proposal. The proposal will still be subject to the further processing requirements of this order (e.g., aeronautical study, safety risk management, public comment period, and environmental analysis) and the development of a letter of agreement. Therefore, ATC facility favorable consideration must not be interpreted as the FAA's endorsement or as a final approval of the proposal.
  1. SUA proposals are submitted to the appropriate FAA Service Center OSG for formal processing. Military SUA proposals must be submitted to the appropriate Service Center OSG military representative. Before submitting the proposal to the Service Center OSG, the military representative will review the package to determine compliance with the requirements of this order and applicable military service policies.
  2. SUA proponents must promptly notify the Service Center OSG if there is a change in requirements that would alter the requested effective date or cancel the need for the proposed airspace. Military SUA proponents must make this notification through their appropriate Service Center OSG military representative.