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Draft ACs
Number Title Current AC Deadline for Comments
150/5200-30D (PDF, 2.3 MB)
Draft AC 150/5200-30D, Airport Field Condition Assessments and Winter Operations Safety (posted 03/07/2016)

This AC provides guidance to assist airport operators in assessing and reporting field conditions through the utilization of the Runway Condition Assessment Matrix (RCAM), conducting and reporting runway friction surveys, and developing snow removal and control procedures. 

NA 4/05/2016
150/5000 (PDF, 985 KB)
Draft AC 150/5000-XX, State Block Grant Program (posted 12/01/2015)

This AC provides guidance for application to and implementation of the State Block Grant Program (SBGP). It will help states considering participating in the SBGP, those already in the program, and FAA regional and field personnel administer it uniformly across the country. 

Note: The comment deadline for Draft AC 150/5000-XX is extended to February 5, 2016, and the due date for SBGP state implementation plans to April 1, 2016 

NA 2/05/2016
150/5345-43H (PDF, 471 KB)
Draft AC 150/5345-43H, Specification for Obstruction Lighting Equipment (posted 12/18/2015)

This specification FAA requirements for obstruction lighting equipment used to increase conspicuity of structures to permit early obstruction recognition by pilots.

150/5345-43G 1/17/2015
150/5200-37A (PDF, 2.2 MB)
Draft AC 150/5200-37A, Safety Management Systems for Airports (posted 06/29/2012)

Provides detailed guidance about developing and implementing SMS on an airport. Explains how SMS will help airports develop an explicit, pro-active, and engaged process for identifying and quantifying potential hazards and risks and for managing them in a systematically coherent, logical, and reasonable way.

NA 8/31/2012

Procedure for Commenting on Draft ACs

Unless specifically noted, we generally accept comments only from recognized industry organizations. If you would like to comment on a Draft Advisory Circular, please submit your comments to one of the organizations listed below.

Note 1 - For ASCE, submit comments to:
Jonathan C. Esslinger, P.E.
Director, Transportation & Development Institute of ASCE.

Note 2 - For DOD Policy Board on Federal Aviation, submit comments to:
DOD Policy Board on Federal Aviation
SAF/AQKT Room 4E128
Washington, DC 20330-1060
(202) 697-6937