U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

ORDER
JO 7400.2H
Effective Date:
March 10, 2011
 
     

Subject:  Procedures for Handling Airspace Matters

Includes: Change 1, effective August 25, 2011

 

 

Table of Contents

[References are to page numbers]

Part 1. General Procedures for Airspace Management

Chapter 1. General

Section 1. Introduction

1-1-1. PURPOSE OF THIS ORDER

1-1-2. AUDIENCE

1-1-3. WHERE TO FIND THIS ORDER

1-1-4. WHAT THIS ORDER CANCELS

1-1-5. CHANGE AUTHORITY

1-1-6. EXPLANATION OF CHANGES

1-1-7. SUBMISSION CUTOFF AND EFFECTIVE DATES

1-1-8. DELIVERY DATES

1-1-9. ORDER CHANGES

1-1-10. DISTRIBUTION

Section 2. Authority and Order Use

1-2-1. POLICY

1-2-2. AUTHORITY AND APPLICABILITY

1-2-3. FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

1-2-4. TITLE 14 CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS (CFR) REFERENCES

1-2-5. WORD USAGE

1-2-6. ABBREVIATIONS

Chapter 2. Rulemaking/Nonrulemaking Airspace Cases

Section 1. Ex Parte Communications

2-1-1. DEFINITION

2-1-2. SCOPE

2-1-3. POLICY

2-1-4. DISCLOSURE

2-1-5. PERMITTED CONTACT

2-1-6. RECORDING CONTACTS

2-1-7. ADVICE FROM COUNSEL

2-1-8. RELEASE OF RULEMAKING AND/OR NONRULEMAKING TEXTS

Section 2. Executive Order 10854

2-2-1. SCOPE

2-2-2. POLICY

Section 3. Airspace Planning and Analysis

2-3-1. BACKGROUND

2-3-2. POLICY

Section 4. Processing Rulemaking Airspace Actions

2-4-1. PURPOSE

2-4-2. RESPONSIBILITY

2-4-3. DOCKETS  

2-4-4. FLIGHT PROCEDURAL DATA

2-4-5. SUBMISSION OF AIRSPACE CASES TO HEADQUARTERS

2-4-6. EFFECTIVE DATE OF FINAL RULES

2-4-7. PUBLICATION IN FEDERAL REGISTER

2-4-8. DISTRIBUTION

Section 5. Processing Nonrulemaking Airspace Actions

2-5-1. PURPOSE

2-5-2. IDENTIFICATION

2-5-3. CIRCULARIZATION

2-5-4. CIRCULARIZATION DOCUMENTATION

2-5-5. EFFECTIVE DATE OF NONRULEMAKING ACTIONS

2-5-6. PUBLICATION OF NONRULEMAKING ACTIONS

Section 6. Informal Airspace Meeting

2-6-1. PURPOSE

2-6-2. POLICY

2-6-3. CLASS B AND C AIRSPACE AREAS NOTIFICATION PROCEDURES

2-6-4. OTHER AIRSPACE ACTIONS

2-6-5. LOCATION

2-6-6. AGENDA ITEMS

2-6-7. RECORD OF MEETINGS

Chapter 3. Aeronautical Information

Section 1. General

3-1-1. POLICY  

3-1-2. RESPONSIBILITY

3-1-3. TRUE/MAGNETIC DIRECTIONS  

3-1-4. NAVIGATIONAL AID COORDINATES

3-1-5. DIRECTIONS

Section 2. Charted Reporting Points

3-2-1. POLICY

3-2-2. CHART SERIES SELECTION

3-2-3. FAA FORM 8260-2, RADIO FIX AND HOLDING DATA RECORD  

3-2-4. PREPARATION OF FORM 8260-2

Section 3. Naming of NAVAIDs, Aeronautical Facilities, and Fixes

3-3-1. GENERAL

3-3-2. RESPONSIBILITY

3-3-3. NAMING OF NAVAIDs  

3-3-4. NAMING OF WAYPOINTS, INTERSECTIONS, AND DME FIXES

Chapter 4. NAVAIDs

Section 1. General

4-1-1. PURPOSE

4-1-2. POLICY

4-1-3. RESPONSIBILITY FOR FREQUENCY SELECTION

4-1-4. GOVERNING CRITERIA

4-1-5. LONG-RANGE PLANNING

4-1-6. PROPOSED CHANGES

Section 2. FAA NAVAIDs

4-2-1. POLICY

4-2-2. COORDINATION

4-2-3. INFORMAL AIRSPACE MEETINGS

4-2-4. APPROVAL AUTHORITY  

4-2-5. DISTRIBUTION  

4-2-6. COMMISSIONING DATE

4-2-7. PROCESSING REGULATORY ACTIONS

Section 3. Military NAVAIDs

4-3-1. POLICY  

4-3-2. COORDINATION WITH MILITARY

4-3-3. EVALUATION BY TECHNICAL OPERATIONS SERVICES OFFICE

4-3-4. CIRCULARIZATION

4-3-5. DETERMINATION RESPONSIBILITY

4-3-6. NOTIFICATION AND DISTRIBUTION

Section 4. Non-Federal NAVAIDs

4-4-1. POLICY

4-4-2. REQUEST FOR ESTABLISHMENT

4-4-3. RESPONSIBILITY

4-4-4. EXTERNAL COORDINATION

4-4-5. INFORMAL AIRSPACE MEETING

4-4-6. APPROVAL AND NOTIFICATION PROCESS

4-4-7. DISTRIBUTION

Section 5. Discontinuance of FAA NAVAIDs

4-5-1. POLICY

4-5-2. RESPONSIBILITIES  

4-5-3. COORDINATION OF PROPOSALS

4-5-4. OBTAINING APPROVAL

4-5-5. DISCONTINUANCE ACTION

4-5-6. CANCELLATION OF CONTROLLED AIRSPACE AND INSTRUMENT PROCEDURES

4-5-7. DECOMMISSIONING DATE

4-5-8. DISCONTINUANCE OF NAVAIDs INCLUDED IN ICAO PLANS

4-5-9. INTERNATIONAL STAFF NOTIFICATION

Section 6. Discontinuance of Military and Non-Federal NAVAIDs

4-6-1. POLICY

4-6-2. RESPONSIBILITY  

4-6-3. ACTION PRIOR TO DISCONTINUANCE

4-6-4. DISCONTINUANCE OF NAVAIDs INCLUDED IN ICAO PLANS

Part 2. Objects Affecting Navigable Airspace

Chapter 5. Basic

Section 1. General

5-1-1. PURPOSE

5-1-2. AUTHORITY

5-1-3. POLICY  

5-1-4. SCOPE

5-1-5. RESPONSIBILITY  

5-1-6. SENSITIVE CASES REFERRED TO WASHINGTON

5-1-7. AUTOMATION

5-1-8. OE/AAA AUTOMATED SYSTEM AIRPORT/RUNWAY DATABASE

5-1-9. TRAINING

5-1-10. RELEASE OF INFORMATION

Section 2. Notices  

5-2-1. REQUIREMENTS

5-2-2. PROCESSING

5-2-3. FAA FORMS  

Chapter 6. Aeronautical Studies

Section 1. General

6-1-1. POLICY  

6-1-2. AERONAUTICAL STUDY NUMBERS  

6-1-3. STUDY OF EXISTING STRUCTURES

6-1-4. PROPOSALS UNDER CONSTRUCTION

6-1-5. STRUCTURES EXCEEDING 2,000 FEET

6-1-6. FEASIBILITY STUDIES  

6-1-7. TOWER OWNERSHIP

6-1-8. INFORMAL AIRSPACE MEETINGS  

Section 2. Initial Processing/Verification

6-2-1. VERIFICATION/E-FILING

6-2-2. VERIFICATION/PAPER-FILING

6-2-3. DIVISION COORDINATION

6-2-4. ADDITIONAL COORDINATION

Section 3. Identifying/Evaluating Aeronautical Effect  

6-3-1. POLICY

6-3-2. SCOPE

6-3-3. DETERMINING ADVERSE EFFECT

6-3-4. DETERMINING SIGNIFICANT VOLUME OF ACTIVITY

6-3-5. SUBSTANTIAL ADVERSE EFFECT

6-3-6. RESPONSIBILITY

6-3-7. AIRPORT SURFACES AND CLEARANCE AREAS 6-3-13

6-3-8. EVALUATING EFFECT ON VFR OPERATIONS

6-3-9. EVALUATING EFFECT ON IFR OPERATIONS

6-3-10. EVALUATING EFFECT ON AIR NAVIGATION AND COMMUNICATION FACILITIES

6-3-11. EVALUATING PLANNED OR FUTURE AIRPORT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS  

6-3-12. EVALUATING TEMPORARY CONSTRUCTION  

6-3-13. CONSIDERING SHIELDING

6-3-14. CONSIDERING SHADOW PLANE

6-3-15. RECOMMENDING MARKING AND LIGHTING OF STRUCTURES

6-3-16. NEGOTIATIONS

6-3-17. CIRCULARIZATION

Chapter 7. Determinations

Section 1. Issuing Determinations

7-1-1. POLICY

7-1-2. RESPONSIBILITY

7-1-3. DETERMINATIONS

7-1-4. DETERMINATION CONTENT AND OPTIONS

7-1-5. DETERMINATION DATES

7-1-6. EXISTING STRUCTURES

7-1-7. DISTRIBUTION OF DETERMINATIONS

Section 2. Extension of Determinations

7-2-1. AUTHORITY

7-2-2. CONDITIONS  

7-2-3. COORDINATION  

7-2-4. EXTENSION PERIOD

7-2-5. REVIEW PROVISIONS FOR PETITION

7-2-6. DISTRIBUTION

Section 3. Revision, Correction, and Termination of Determination

7-3-1. REVISIONS AND TERMINATIONS BASED ON NEW FACTS  

7-3-2. CORRECTION

7-3-3. STANDARD FORMAT

7-3-4. DISTRIBUTION

Chapter 8. Post Determination Action

Section 1. Action

8-1-1. FOLLOW-UP ACTION  

8-1-2. RECEIPT OF COMPLETED PSR

8-1-3. RECEIPT OF COMPLETED FORM 7460-2  

8-1-4. PROCESSING PROJECT ABANDONED NOTIFICATION

8-1-5. PROCESSING DISMANTLEMENT NOTIFICATION  

Chapter 9. Discretionary Review Process

Section 1. General

9-1-1. AUTHORITY

9-1-2. OEG RESPONSIBILITY  

9-1-3. JURISDICTION

Section 2. Petition Processing

9-2-1. ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESSING  

9-2-2. RECOMMENDATIONS

9-2-3. DISTRIBUTION OF NOTICES TO GRANT DISCRETIONARY REVIEW

9-2-4. OEG PARTICIPATION

9-2-5. FINAL DECISION

9-2-6. DISTRIBUTION OF DECISION

Part 3. Airport Airspace Analysis  

Chapter 10. Basic

Section 1. Policy

10-1-1. PURPOSE

10-1-2. AUTHORITY

10-1-3. AIRPORT PROGRAMS

10-1-4. FUNDING RESPONSIBILITY

10-1-5. RESPONSIBILITY

Section 2. Airport Study

10-2-1. PURPOSE

10-2-2. STUDY NUMBER ASSIGNMENT

10-2-3. PROPOSALS SUBJECT TO AERONAUTICAL STUDY

Section 3. Airport Standards

10-3-1. DESIGN STANDARDS  

10-3-2. AIRPORT SPACING GUIDELINES AND TRAFFIC PATTERN AIRSPACE AREAS

10-3-3. DESIGNATION OF INSTRUMENT RUNWAYS, CHANGES OF AIRPORT STATUS VFR TO IFR AND LOWERING MINIMUMS

10-3-4. AIRSPACE FEASIBILITY STUDY

10-3-5. ONSITE EVALUATION

10-3-6. FORMULATION OF FAA DETERMINATION  

Section 4. Airport Charting and Publication of Airport Data

10-4-1. POLICY

10-4-2. RESPONSIBILITY

10-4-3. AIRPORT CHARTING

Chapter 11. Evaluating Aeronautical Effect

Section 1. General

11-1-1. EXISTING AND PROPOSED OBJECTS

11-1-2. AIRPORT TRAFFIC PATTERNS

11-1-3. INSTRUMENT FLIGHT PROCEDURES

11-1-4. AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL PROCEDURES

11-1-5. SAFETY OF PERSONS AND PROPERTY ON THE GROUND

11-1-6. NOISE CONSIDERATION

11-1-7. AERONAUTICAL ACTIVITY

11-1-8. WIND ROSE DATA  

11-1-9. HELICOPTER INGRESS-EGRESS ROUTES

11-1-10. DISPLACED THRESHOLDS AND CHANGING THE RUNWAY END  

11-1-11. EXISTING AIRPORTS

Section 2. Processing of Airport Proposals By Regional Airports Offices  

11-2-1. PROPOSALS  

11-2-2. AIRPORT LAYOUT PLANS (ALP)

11-2-3. NON-PART 157 PROPOSED CONSTRUCTION OR ALTERATION ON NON-OBLIGATED PUBLIC-USE AIRPORTS

11-2-4. FAA COORDINATION

11-2-5. NEGOTIATION WITH SPONSOR

11-2-6. CIRCULARIZATION

11-2-7. EVALUATE COMMENTS AND AERONAUTICAL EFFECT  

11-2-8. INFORMAL AIRSPACE MEETINGS

11-2-9. ISSUE DETERMINATION

Section 3. Processing of Airport Proposals By Regional Flight Standards Offices  

11-3-1. EFFECT ON SAFETY OF FLIGHT  

11-3-2. EFFECT ON SAFETY OF PERSONS AND PROPERTY ON THE GROUND

11-3-3. ONSITE EVALUATIONS  

Section 4. Processing of Airport Proposals By Operations Support Group Flight Procedures Teams

11-4-1. EFFECT ON INSTRUMENT PROCEDURES

11-4-2. CHANGE OF AIRPORT STATUS FROM VFR TO IFR

11-4-3. EVALUATION OF INSTRUMENT RUNWAY DESIGNATIONS

Section 5. Processing of Airport Proposals By Technical Operations Services Area Offices

11-5-1. ELECTROMAGNETIC OR LINE-OF-SIGHT INTERFERENCE

11-5-2. EVALUATION OF INSTRUMENT RUNWAY DESIGNATION

11-5-3. CHANGE IN AIRPORT STATUS FROM VFR TO IFR

11-5-4. AIRPORT PROPOSALS

Section 6. Processing of Airport Proposals By Service Area Offices

11-6-1. EFFECT ON AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL OPERATIONS  

11-6-2. COORDINATION

11-6-3. AIRPORT TRAFFIC PATTERNS

11-6-4. PART 77 REVIEW

11-6-5. DESIGNATION OF INSTRUMENT RUNWAY/CHANGE IN AIRPORT STATUS VFR TO IFR

11-6-6. ONSITE EVALUATION

Chapter 12. Airport Determinations

Section 1. General

12-1-1. RESPONSIBILITY

12-1-2. TERMINOLOGY

12-1-3. CONDITIONAL DETERMINATIONS

12-1-4. EXPIRATION DATES  

12-1-5. STATEMENT IN DETERMINATIONS  

12-1-6. AIRPORT MASTER RECORD  

12-1-7. ADVISE FEDERAL AGREEMENT AIRPORT SPONSORS

12-1-8. DISSEMINATION OF STUDY RESULTS  

12-1-9. REVIEW OF SENSITIVE OR CONTROVERSIAL CASES AND PART 157 DETERMINATIONS  

12-1-10. DISPOSAL OF FEDERAL SURPLUS REAL PROPERTY FOR PUBLIC AIRPORT PURPOSES

Chapter 13. Military, NASA, and Other Agency Airport Proposals

Section 1. General  

13-1-1. PRIOR NOTICE TO FAA

13-1-2. FORM OF NOTICE  

13-1-3. FAA HEADQUARTERS REVIEWS  

13-1-4. REGIONAL/SERVICE AREA OFFICE REVIEW  

13-1-5. MILITARY PROPOSALS OTHER THAN MCP  

Part 4. Terminal and En Route Airspace  

Chapter 14. Designation of Airspace Classes

Section 1. General  

14-1-1. PURPOSE

14-1-2. DEFINITIONS  

14-1-3. GOVERNING CRITERIA  

14-1-4. FRACTIONAL MILES  

14-1-5. AIRSPACE LEGAL DESCRIPTION

Section 2. Ad Hoc Committee Procedures for Class B and Class C Airspace Actions  

14-2-1. BACKGROUND

14-2-2. POLICY AND PURPOSE  

14-2-3. COMMITTEE FORMATION  

14-2-4. FAA PARTICIPATION  

14-2-5. COMMITTEE PROCESS  

14-2-6. FAA ACTION ON COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS  

Chapter 15. Class B Airspace

Section 1. General  

15-1-1. PURPOSE  

15-1-2. REGIONAL/SERVICE AREA OFFICE EVALUATION

Section 2. Class B Airspace Standards  

15-2-1. CRITERIA  

15-2-2. DESIGNATION  

15-2-3. CONFIGURATION  

Section 3. Class B Airspace Processing  

15-3-1. RESPONSIBILITIES  

15-3-2. STAFF STUDY  

15-3-3. AIRSPACE USERS COORDINATION  

Chapter 16. Class C Airspace

Section 1. General  

16-1-1. PURPOSE  

16-1-2. NONRULEMAKING ALTERNATIVES  

16-1-3. REGIONAL/SERVICE AREA OFFICE EVALUATION  

16-1-4. CLASS C AIRSPACE  

Section 2. Class C Airspace Standards  

16-2-1. CRITERIA  

16-2-2. DESIGNATION  

16-2-3. CONFIGURATION  

16-2-4. TIME OF DESIGNATION  

Section 3. Class C Airspace Processing  

16-3-1. RESPONSIBILITIES  

16-3-2. STAFF STUDY  

16-3-3. AIRSPACE USERS COORDINATION  

Chapter 17. Class D Airspace

Section 1. General  

17-1-1. PURPOSE  

17-1-2. REGIONAL/SERVICE AREA OFFICE EVALUATION  

17-1-3. DESIGNATION  

17-1-4. TIME OF DESIGNATION  

17-1-5. PART TIME SURFACE AREAS  

Section 2. Class D Airspace Standards  

17-2-1. CONFIGURATION  

17-2-2. AIRPORT REFERENCE POINT/GEOGRAPHIC POSITION  

17-2-3. SATELLITE AIRPORTS  

17-2-4. ADJOINING CLASS D AIRSPACE AREAS  

17-2-5. DETERMINING CLASS D AREA SIZE  

17-2-6. DEPARTURES

17-2-7. ARRIVAL EXTENSION  

17-2-8. VERTICAL LIMITS 17-2-2

17-2-9. COMMUNICATIONS

17-2-10. WEATHER OBSERVATIONS AND REPORTING

17-2-11. LOSS OF COMMUNICATION OR WEATHER REPORTING CAPABILITY  

Chapter 18. Class E Airspace

Section 1. General  

18-1-1. INTRODUCTION

18-1-2. CLASS E SURFACE AREAS  

18-1-3. DESIGNATION

Section 2. Transitional Airspace  

18-2-1. PURPOSE

18-2-2. 700/1,200-FOOT CLASS E AIRSPACE  

18-2-3. 700-FOOT CLASS E AIRSPACE

18-2-4. 1,200-FOOT CLASS E AIRSPACE  

18-2-5. CLASS E AIRSPACE FLOORS ABOVE 1,200 FEET  

18-2-6. COORDINATION OF MISSED APPROACH ALTITUDES

Section 3. Transitional Airspace Area Criteria  

18-3-1. DEPARTURE AREA

18-3-2. LENGTHY DEPARTURE CLASS E AIRSPACE EXTENSIONS  

18-3-3. ARRIVAL AREA

18-3-4. ARRIVAL EXTENSION

18-3-5. PROCEDURE TURN PROTECTION

18-3-6. DETERMINING BASE ALTITUDES

Chapter 19. Other Airspace Areas

Section 1. General  

19-1-1. EN ROUTE DOMESTIC AIRSPACE AREAS

19-1-2. OFFSHORE/CONTROL AIRSPACE AREAS

19-1-3. DESIGNATION

19-1-4. PROCESSING

Chapter 20. Air Navigational Routes

Section 1. General

20-1-1. PURPOSE

20-1-2. CONTROLLED AIRSPACE  

20-1-3. WHEN TO DESIGNATE AIR NAVIGATION ROUTES  

20-1-4. RESPONSIBILITIES

20-1-5. ROUTE IDENTIFICATION  

20-1-6. CHANGEOVER POINTS

20-1-7. BASE ALTITUDES

20-1-8. MINIMUM EN ROUTE ALTITUDES (MEA)  

20-1-9. PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS

20-1-10. ACTION TO RAISE BASE OF TRANSITIONAL AREAS  

Section 2. Flight Inspection Requirements  

20-2-1. REQUEST FOR FLIGHT INSPECTION DATA

20-2-2. FLIGHT INSPECTION DATA DISTRIBUTION

20-2-3. FLIGHT INSPECTION REQUESTS  

20-2-4. FLIGHT INSPECTION REPORT  

Section 3. Low/Medium Frequency and VOR Airways

20-3-1. NAVAID SPACING  

20-3-2. VERTICAL AND LATERAL EXTENT  

20-3-3. WIDTH REDUCTIONS  

Section 4. Jet Routes  

20-4-1. DESIGNATION  

20-4-2. NAVAID SPACING  

20-4-3. JET ROUTE WIDTH  

Section 5. Area Navigation Routes  

20-5-1. DISCUSSION  

20-5-2. WAYPOINT CRITERIA  

20-5-3. LATERAL PROTECTED AIRSPACE CRITERIA FOR RNAV EN ROUTE SEGMENTS  

20-5-4. EN ROUTE TURN PROTECTION CRITERIA  

Part 5. Special Use Airspace  

Chapter 21. General

Section 1. Policy  

21-1-1. PURPOSE  

21-1-2. SCOPE

21-1-3. DEFINITION AND TYPES  

21-1-4. CATEGORIES  

21-1-5. SUA APPROVAL AUTHORITY

21-1-6. MINIMUM NUMBERS AND VOLUME

21-1-7. OPTIMUM USE OF AIRSPACE  

21-1-8. JOINT-USE POLICY  

21-1-9. ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS  

21-1-10. CONTROLLING AGENCY  

21-1-11. USING AGENCY  

21-1-12. WAIVERS  

21-1-13. PUBLIC NOTICE PROCEDURES 21-1-3

21-1-14. SUA NONRULEMAKING CIRCULARS

21-1-15. CHARTING AND PUBLICATION REQUIREMENTS  

21-1-16. CERTIFICATION OF SUA GEOGRAPHIC POSITIONAL DATA

21-1-17. LEAD REGION  

Section 2. SUA Legal Descriptions  

21-2-1. GENERAL  

21-2-2. LATERAL BOUNDARIES  

21-2-3. VERTICAL LIMITS  

21-2-4. TIMES OF USE  

21-2-5. CONTROLLING AGENCY

21-2-6. USING AGENCY  

21-2-7. SUA LEGAL DESCRIPTION AMENDMENTS

Section 3. SUA Proposals

21-3-1. GENERAL  

21-3-2. CLASSIFIED INFORMATION  

21-3-3. PROPOSAL CONTENT  

21-3-4. ABBREVIATED PROPOSALS  

Section 4. Coordination of Proposals  

21-4-1. POLICY

21-4-2. PROPOSAL PRE-COORDINATION  

21-4-3. ATC FACILITY COORDINATION  

21-4-4. SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS  

Section 5. Regional/Service Area Office Actions  

21-5-1. GENERAL  

21-5-2. REGIONAL/SERVICE AREA OFFICE PROCESSING REQUIREMENTS  

21-5-3. AERONAUTICAL IMPACT CONSIDERATION  

21-5-4. ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENT REVIEW

21-5-5. REGIONAL/SERVICE AREA OFFICE DETERMINATION  

21-5-6. DISAPPROVAL OF PROPOSALS  

21-5-7. SUBMISSION OF APPROVAL RECOMMENDATIONS TO FAA HEADQUARTERS  

21-5-8. HANDLING OF PROPOSALS TO REDUCE OR REVOKE SUA

21-5-9. FAA INITIATED SUA PROPOSALS

Section 6. Aeronautical Study

21-6-1. PURPOSE  

21-6-2. POLICY  

21-6-3. CONTENT OF STUDY  

Section 7. Restricted Area and MOA Annual Utilization Reports  

21-7-1. PURPOSE  

21-7-2. REPORTING REQUIREMENTS  

21-7-3. SUPPLEMENTARY REPORTS  

21-7-4. UTILIZATION REPORT TERMS  

21-7-5. REVIEW REQUIREMENT

21-7-6. REVIEW SUMMARY  

Section 8. SUA Review and Analysis  

21-8-1. GENERAL  

21-8-2. POLICY

21-8-3. SOURCES OF INFORMATION  

21-8-4. UTILIZATION STANDARDS  

21-8-5. SUA REVIEW GUIDE  

21-8-6. SUA REVIEW FOLLOW UP ACTION  

Section 9. SUA Review Teams  

21-9-1. PURPOSE  

21-9-2. TEAM COMPOSITION  

21-9-3. RESPONSIBILITIES

21-9-4. TEAM REPORT

21-9-5. FOLLOW UP ACTION  

Chapter 22. Prohibited Areas

Section 1. General  

22-1-1. DEFINITION

22-1-2. PURPOSE  

22-1-3. IDENTIFICATION  

22-1-4. DESCRIPTION  

22-1-5. WAIVERS/AUTHORIZATION  

Section 2. Processing

22-2-1. SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS

22-2-2. REGIONAL/SERVICE AREA OFFICE ACTIONS  

Chapter 23. Restricted Areas

Section 1. General

23-1-1. DEFINITION

23-1-2. PURPOSE  

23-1-3. IDENTIFICATION

23-1-4. RESTRICTED AREA FLOOR  

23-1-5. JOINT USE

23-1-6. TEMPORARY RESTRICTED AREAS

Section 2. Processing  

23-2-1. SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS

23-2-2. TEMPORARY RESTRICTED AREA PROPOSALS  

Chapter 24. Warning Areas

Section 1. General

24-1-1. DEFINITION

24-1-2. PURPOSE

24-1-3. IDENTIFICATION  

24-1-4. JOINT USE

Section 2. Processing

24-2-1. SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS  

24-2-2. EXECUTIVE ORDER 10854 COORDINATION  

Chapter 25. Military Operations Areas

Section 1. General

25-1-1. DEFINITION  

25-1-2. PURPOSE  

25-1-3. IDENTIFICATION

25-1-4. MOA FLOOR

25-1-5. LOCATION

25-1-6. JOINT USE  

25-1-7. TEMPORARY MOAs

25-1-8. MOAs IN CLASS G AIRSPACE

Section 2. Processing

25-2-1. SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS

25-2-2. TEMPORARY MOA PROCESSING

Chapter 26. Alert Areas

Section 1. General  

26-1-1. DEFINITION

26-1-2. PURPOSE  

26-1-3. LOCATION  

26-1-4. ACTIVITIES  

26-1-5. IDENTIFICATION

Section 2. Criteria  

26-2-1. GENERAL

26-2-2. TYPES OF OPERATIONS  

Section 3. Processing

26-3-1. ALERT AREA PROPOSALS

26-3-2. SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS

Chapter 27. Controlled Firing Areas

Section 1. General

27-1-1. DEFINITION  

27-1-2. PURPOSE

27-1-3. CRITERIA

27-1-4. CHARTING

27-1-5. DIMENSIONS  

27-1-6. ACTIVITIES

27-1-7. APPROVAL

27-1-8. SUSPENSION OR REVOCATION

Section 2. Processing

27-2-1. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS  

27-2-2. CFA PROPOSALS

27-2-3. REGIONAL/SERVICE AREA OFFICE ACTION

27-2-4. APPROVAL LETTER

Section 3. Safety Precautions

27-3-1. USER RESPONSIBILITIES

27-3-2. PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES

27-3-3. AREA SURVEILLANCE

Chapter 28. National Security Areas

Section 1. General

28-1-1. DEFINITION  

28-1-2. PURPOSE

28-1-3. CRITERIA

28-1-4. DIMENSIONS

28-1-5. CHARTING

28-1-6. EXPIRATION, SUSPENSION, OR REVOCATION

Section 2. Processing

28-2-1. NSA PROPOSALS  

28-2-2. SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS

28-2-3. REGIONAL/SERVICE AREA OFFICE PROCESSING

28-2-4. Airspace Regulations and ATC Procedures Group PROCESSING

Part 6. Miscellaneous Procedures  

Chapter 29. Outdoor Laser Operations

Section 1. General

29-1-1. PURPOSE

29-1-2. AUTHORITY  

29-1-3. POLICY

29-1-4. RESPONSIBILITIES

29-1-5. DEFINITIONS

Section 2. Evaluating Aeronautical Effect

29-2-1. AERONAUTICAL REVIEW

29-2-2. LOCAL LASER WORKING GROUP (LLWG)

29-2-3. PROTECTION DISTANCE CALCULATIONS

29-2-4. CONTROL MEASURES

Section 3. Aeronautical Determinations

29-3-1. FINDINGS

29-3-2. CONTENT OF DETERMINATIONS

29-3-3. PUBLICATION OF LASER OPERATIONS IN THE NAS

Section 4. Notices to Airmen

29-4-1. ISSUANCE OF NOTICES TO AIRMEN (NOTAM)

Chapter 30. High Intensity Light Operations

Section 1. General

30-1-1. PURPOSE

30-1-2. POLICY

30-1-3. AUTHORITY

30-1-4. DEFINITIONS

Section 2. Aeronautical Review/Determinations

30-2-1. EVALUATION OF AFFECTED AIRSPACE AREAS

30-2-2. AERONAUTICAL STUDY

30-2-3. CONTENT OF DETERMINATION

Chapter 31. Rocket and Launch-Vehicle Operations

Section 1. General  

31-1-1. PURPOSE

31-1-2. AUTHORITY

31-1-3. POLICY

31-1-4. RESPONSIBILITY  

31-1-5. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ANALYSIS

31-1-6. DEFINITIONS  

Section 2. Processing of Proposals

31-2-1. SERVICE AREA OFFICE REVIEW

31-2-2. AERONAUTICAL REVIEW

31-2-3. HEADQUARTERS REVIEW OF WAIVER REQUESTS TO 14 CFR PART 101  

31-2-4. CONTROLLING AGENCY

31-2-5. AIRSPACE CONSIDERATION FOR LAUNCH OPERATIONS

Section 3. Certificates of Waiver or Authorization

31-3-1. ISSUING WAIVERS  

31-3-2. NOTAM

Chapter 32. Environmental Matters

Section 1. General Information  

32-1-1. PURPOSE

32-1-2. POLICY

32-1-3. BACKGROUND

32-1-4. DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY

32-1-5. RESPONSIBILITIES

Section 2. Environmental Processing

32-2-1. PROCEDURES

32-2-2. 14 CFR PART 150 STUDIES

32-2-3. SPECIAL USE AIRSPACE (SUA)

Section 3. Environmental Impact Categories and Other Topics  

32-3-1. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT) ACT SECTION 4(f) (RECODIFIED AS 49 USC SECTION 303(c))

32-3-2. ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE (TITLE VI/NEPA)  

32-3-3. COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

32-3-4. CUMULATIVE IMPACTS

32-3-5. OTHER CURRENT AIR TRAFFIC ISSUES

32-3-6. RECORDS RETENTION

32-3-7. APPENDICES

Appendices

Appendix 1. Environmental Study Process Flow Chart

Appendix 2. Procedures for Processing SUA Actions Environmental Process Flow Chart

Appendix 3. Procedures for Processing SUA Actions Aeronautical Process Flow Chart

Appendix 4. FAA Procedures for Processing SUA Actions Aeronautical and Environmental Summary Table

Appendix 5. Air Traffic Initial Environmental Review  

Appendix 6. Sample Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration Categorical Exclusion Declaration

Appendix 7. FAA/DOD Memorandum of Understanding

Appendix 8. FAA Special Use Airspace Environmental Processing Procedures

Appendix 9. Noise Policy for Management of Airspace Over Federally Managed Lands

Appendix 10. Community Involvement Policy

 

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