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

Chapter 3. General Operating Procedures

Section 1. General

3-1-1. TIE-IN STATIONS

a. Service area offices shall designate an FSS as tie-in point for NOTAM purposes for all facilities in the NAS. The facilities assigned should normally be within the confines of the FSS's flight plan area.

b. Letters of agreement between facilities or other agencies and the FSS should be executed to assure proper handling of NOTAMs.

c. The tie-in FSS is responsible for forwarding the NOTAM data to the NFDC for publication in accordance with the procedures in this order.

3-1-2. CLASSIFYING NOTAMs

a. FSS specialists are responsible for classifying, formatting, disseminating, and monitoring the currency of NOTAMs. FSS specialists shall edit the content of all NOTAM data received from the originating source to conform to the NOTAM system requirements. The FSS shall forward the NOTAM material received concerning another facility's area of responsibility to that facility for appropriate dissemination.

b. FSSs shall accept all aeronautical information. Information obtained from other than authorized personnel shall be confirmed before issuance.

c. NOTAM data received from state inspectors or state contracted inspectors must be confirmed by airport managers or appropriate authority before issuance of NOTAMs except in case of data that presents an immediate hazard to aircraft operations. If a NOTAM is issued without confirmation, advise the airport manager as soon as possible. In case of conflict between airport management and the named state airport inspector, contact FAA regional airports personnel for resolution.

REFERENCE-
FAAO JO 7930.2, Para 5-1-2, Handling Reported Movement Area Conditions.

3-1-3. NOTAM LOGS

FSS air traffic managers shall ensure that NOTAMs originated by their facility and FDC NOTAMs received shall be accounted for as follows:

a. Log all NOTAMs on FAA Form 7930-1 or local form containing at least the same data for each accountability (NOTAM file) location.

b. Incoming FDC NOTAMs and cancellations shall be logged on FAA Form 7930-2, or other suitable method, containing at least the same data. The remark section should contain enough information to identify the location and NAS component affected.

NOTE-
1. Using this log, a pilot weather briefer should be able to advise a pilot if there is an FDC NOTAM current for a given location. If the pilot requests the NOTAM, it may be obtained on request-reply or other available means.

2. Appendix 2 and appendix 3 contain examples of NOTAM logs.

c. Electronic NOTAM logs are acceptable to be used in any FSS and can replace any paper log.

d. When you receive an FDC NOTAM and the previous number(s) have not been received, obtain the NOTAM on request-reply.

REFERENCE-
FAAO JO 7930.2, Para 7-2-5, Retrieving FDC NOTAMs.

3-1-4. FDC PRESIDENTIAL, SPECIAL SECURITY INSTRUCTIONS, OR EMERGENCY AIR TRAFFIC RULES TFRs

a. The United States NOTAM Office (USNOF) shall send Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR), Part 91, Section 139, Emergency Air Traffic Rules, and Section 141, Flight Restrictions in the Proximity of the Presidential and Other Parties; and Part 99, Section 7, Special Security Instructions NOTAMs; and any revisions, modifications, or cancellations, directly to all flight service stations via NADIN using the flight service group address of “KXXXAFSS.”

b. Upon receipt of these messages, the watch supervisor at each flight service station hub or parent facility must ensure that the NOTAM is received at each of their subordinate facilities. The hub or parent facility must notify the USNOF within 15 minutes by receipt message to “KDZZNAXX.” The receipt message must include:

1. R.

2. The FDC number, including the letters FDC.

3. The initials of the watch supervisor.

NOTE-
Only the hub or parent facility need to acknowledge the NOTAM. For automation processing, the receipt message must adhere to the following format:

EXAMPLE-
R FDC 4/1234 XX

c. The USNOF shall make a record of all receipt messages received.

d. If no receipt message is received by the USNOF within 90 minutes of issuance of the FDC Presidential, Special Security Instructions, or Emergency Air Traffic Rules NOTAM, the USNOF will follow-up with a phone call to the facility watch supervisor.

e. The watch supervisor of the flight service station shall be responsible for:

1. Logging the Presidential, Special Security Instructions, or Emergency Air Traffic Rules FDC NOTAM in the facility log.

2. Notifying the specialists on duty that a Presidential, Special Security Instructions, or Emergency Air Traffic Rules FDC NOTAM has been issued.

3. Putting the Presidential, Special Security Instructions, or Emergency Air Traffic Rules FDC NOTAM in the facility status information area.

4. As part of the FSS supervisor's watch checklist, the watch supervisor shall check the FDC list that is issued twice a day by the USNOF to assure that every Presidential, Special Security Instructions, or Emergency Air Traffic Rules FDC NOTAMs have been received in the facility.

5. If no supervisory personnel are on duty and a Controller-in-Charge (CIC) is assigned to these duties, emergency situations and/or in-flight services as defined in FAA JO Order 7110.10, Flight Services shall take precedence over compliance with the supervisory duties contained in this paragraph.

NOTE-
The purpose of this procedure is to ensure that:
1. All flight service specialists know about the Presidential, Special Security Instructions, or Emergency Air Traffic Rules TFRs so that pilots are briefed appropriately.
2. All affected air traffic facilities receive immediate notification when these TFRs are issued.

 

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