Section 2. Extension of Determinations

  1. AUTHORITY

The FAA official issuing a determination has the delegated authority to grant an extension. Where a petition for an extension generates public interest or controversy, the OEG must inform the office of Mission Support, Policy.

  1. CONDITIONS

A one-time extension to the expiration date may be granted if the request is received in a timely manner (no earlier than 90 days and no later than 15 days before the determination expires) and an evaluation indicates no new adverse effect and/or adverse effect that does not require further study since the determination was issued. In the event a request for extension cannot be granted based on new facts, issue a Notice of Preliminary Findings that includes the new adverse effect. As appropriate, issue a Determination of No Hazard after negotiations or further study which will serve as a one-time extension. If the new findings cannot be resolved, a determination of hazard may be issued or the sponsor may choose to abandon the project.

  1. COORDINATION

Coordination with Rules and Regulations Group must be obtained before denying extensions that pertain to structures that are subject to FCC licensing authority.

  1. EXTENSION PERIOD

Normally, one extension for a period of 18 months may be granted, unless the sponsor requests a shorter period.

  1. REVIEW PROVISIONS FOR PETITION

If an extension is granted on a DNH, petition rights apply, and therefore, each such extension must contain a statement advising of the petition period, the effective date, and the new expiration date.

  1. DISTRIBUTION

Distribution must be accomplished in accordance with paragraph 7-1-7.