U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

ORDER
JO 7930.2M
Effective Date:
September 25, 2008
 
     
Subject:  Notices to Airmen

Includes Change 1 Effective February 11, 2010

 

Briefing Guide

1.   PARAGRAPH NUMBER AND TITLE:
1-4-1. WORD MEANINGS
7-1-7. AIR DEFENSE EMERGENCY

2. BACKGROUND: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued Order 1000.36, FAA Writing Standards, to ensure that plain language standards apply to all FAA-written documents. Plain language standards use “must" as a word of requirement (indicating that an action is mandatory) rather than the word “shall," which is more ambiguous, regularly misused, breeds litigation, and is not used in common speech. Throughout the Air Traffic Directives (such as FAA Order JO 7110.65 and FAA Order JO 7210.3), both “must" and “shall" are used, though “must" is not currently defined. This DCP adds the definition of “must" and clarifies word usage. Additional information on “must versus shall” and plain language benefits are available at http://www.plainlanguage.gov.

3.  CHANGE:

old

 

NEW

1-4-1. WORD MEANINGS

 

1-4-1. WORD MEANINGS

As used in this order, the following have the meaning shown:

 

As used in this order:

a. “Shall” means a procedure is mandatory.

 

a. “Shall” or “must” means a procedure is mandatory.

b through d

 

No Change

Add

 

e. “Shall not” or “must not” means a procedure is prohibited.

Renumber e through j

 

f through k


7-1-7.  AIR DEFENSE EMERGENCY.

2. BACKGROUND: The terms SCAT and SCATANA are now obsolete. Use of the new term, ESCAT (Emergency Security Control of Air Traffic), and its associated plans are required by 32 CFR Part 245, effective January 18, 2006. In addition, all information concerning FAA action for ESCAT is now published in FAA JO 7610.4, Special Operations, and is classified For Official Use Only.

3.   CHANGE:

OLD

 

NEW

7-1-7. AIR DEFENSE EMERGENCY

 

7-1-7. AIR DEFENSE EMERGENCY

When an air defense emergency is declared, an FDC NOTAM will be issued specifying the following:

 

When an air defense emergency is declared and
Emergency Security Control of Air Traffic (ESCAT) has been implemented, an FDC NOTAM will be issued in accordance with procedures in FAAO JO 7610.4, Special Operations, Chapter 6, Emergency Security Control of Air Traffic.

a. The emergency declared.

 

Delete

b. The geographical areas affected.

 

Delete

c. The SCAT rules in effect.

 

Delete

d. The applicable portion(s) of the "Wartime Air Traffic Priority List for Movement of Aircraft."

 

Delete

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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