Section 2. Processing

  1. SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS
  1. Submit MOA proposals to the Service Center OSG at least 8 months prior to the desired effective date (see paragraph 21-3-3 for proposal content). The following schedule is an estimate of the minimum time needed to process proposals that are non-controversial, without significant aeronautical impact, and only require routine coordination.

NOTE-

Proposals that are complex, controversial, or require extensive environmental analysis could need additional processing time beyond that shown in TBL 25-2-1.

  1. Permanent MOA effective dates must coincide with the 56-day charting dates published in FAA Order 8260.26.
  2. After circularization and review of all pertinent information, Service Center OSGs must submit SUA proposals recommended for approval, including graphic notice information and the proposal package, to the Rules and Regulations, AJV-P2, for final determination and processing in accordance with paragraph 21-5-7.

TBL 25-2-1

Calendar
Days

Action

D

Proposal received by ATO Service Center OSG.

D+30

Proposal reviewed by Service Center OSG; processing requirements initiated in accordance with paragraph 21-5-2; nonrule circular published; circular information copy sent to the Rules and Regulations Group, AJV-P2.

D+75

Public comment period ends. Service Center OSG initiates review of all pertinent information received.

D+105

All pertinent information reviewed by the Service Center OSG; proposal determination made in accordance with paragraph 21-5-5. Submit approval recommendation to the Rules and Regulations, AJV-P2, in accordance with paragraph 21-5-7.

D+165

Service Center OSG recommendation and all pertinent information reviewed by the Rules and Regulations Group, AJV-P2. FAA final determination made. If approved, NFDD input drafted, coordinated and submitted to AJV-A for publication (at least 58 days prior to effective date).

  1. TEMPORARY MOA PROPOSALS
  1. Submit temporary MOA proposals to the Service Center OSG at least 6 months prior to exercise start date (See TBL 25-2-2). Proposals should include environmental documentation in accordance with Chapter 32 of this Order. When there is a known requirement for multiple activations of the same temporary MOA within a calendar year, proponents are encouraged to combine the requests into a single proposal covering the entire period. This will provide notice to the public that is more effective and reduce administrative processing workload.
  2. Temporary MOA effective dates must coincide with the exercise start date.
  3. After circularization of pertinent information, Service Center OSGs must submit a recommendation memo, including graphic notice information and the proposal package to the Rules and Regulations Group, AJV-P2, for final determination and processing in accordance with paragraph paragraph 21-1-5.
  4. For recurring temporary MOAs, an abbreviated proposal package may be submitted at the discretion of the Service Center OSG. See paragraph 21-3-4 of this order for details.

TBL 25-2-2

Calendar Days

Action

D

Proposal received by ATO Service Center OSG.

D+30

Proposal reviewed by Service Center OSG; processing requirements initiated in accordance with paragraph 21-5-2; nonrule circular published; circular information copy sent to Rules and Regulations Group, AJV-P2.

D+75

Public comment period ends. Service Center OSG initiates review of all pertinent information received.

D+105

All pertinent information reviewed by the Service Center OSG; proposal determination made in accordance with paragraph 21-5-5. Submit approval recommendation to the Rules and Regulations Group, AJV-P2, in accordance with paragraph 21-5-7.

D+135

Service Center OSG recommendation and all pertinent information reviewed by the Rules and Regulations Group, AJV-P2. FAA final determination made. If approved, graphic notice reviewed, coordinated and submitted to the Federal NOTAM System (FNS) External Links on the Air Traffic Plans and Publications website early enough to provide public 28 days notification.