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


Section 2. PREPARING NOTAMs FOR DISSEMINATION

4-2-1. NOTAM COMPOSITION

a. NOTAMs shall contain these elements from left to right in the following order:

1. An exclamation point (!);

2. Accountability Location (the identifier of the accountability location);

3. Affected Location (the identifier of the affected facility or location);

4. KEYWORD (one of the following: RWY, TWY, RAMP, APRON, AD, COM, NAV, SVC, OBST, AIRSPACE, (U) and (O));

5. Surface Identification (optional – this shall be the runway identification for runway related NOTAMs, the taxiway identification for taxiway-related NOTAMs, or the ramp/apron identification for ramp/apron-related NOTAMs);

6. Condition (the condition being reported); and 

7. Time (identifies the effective time(s) of the NOTAM condition). Times shall be formatted in accordance with paragraph 4-2-1, NOTAM Composition.

b. NOTAMs issued when the condition of a number of facilities, NAVAIDs, services, or landing areas/runways are related to the same event (e.g., date/time, facility closing, part-timing, runway closures, etc.) shall be issued as separate NOTAMs.

c. Each NOTAM concerning a specific aid, service, or hazard shall be a complete report including all deviations unless reference is made to other restrictions already published.

d. If information is published elsewhere and is still valid, reference shall be made to that publication with the statement, “PLUS SEE (publication).” A NOTAM issued not stating “PLUS SEE (publication)” indicates the NOTAM replaces previously published similar data.

EXAMPLE-
!XYZ XYZ NAV VOR UNUSBL 010-030 BYD 10 BLW 4000 PLUS SEE AFD

e. NOTAMs shall state the abnormal status of a component of the NAS and not the normal status. The only exception is for data that has been published and is being replaced; e.g., RWY 9/27 OPEN.

f. All NOTAMs should have an expected time or date/time of return to service or return to normal status. Absence of a date/time group will mean that the condition is in effect and will continue until further notice (UFN). Do not transmit UFN in the NOTAM text. The absence of a return to service time may be grounds for automatic publication by NFDC.

g. The virgule “/” is used in the NOTAM text to indicate “and”; e.g., RWY 17/35 CLSD, or RWY 1/19 CLSD 12500/OVR.

NOTE-
The plus-sign (+) will not be used in NOTAM data.

h. Altitude and height shall be in feet MSL up to 17,999; e.g., 275, 1225 (feet and MSL shall not be written), and in flight levels (FL) for 18,000 and above; e.g., FL180, FL550. When MSL is not known, specify AGL; e.g., 1304 AGL, etc.

i. WEF: Indicates the date/time a condition will exist or begin.

EXAMPLES-
!ABC ABC NAV VOR OTS WEF 0710281600

Explanation:
The VOR is expected to go out of service at 1600 on October twenty-eight, 2007, and remain out until further notice.

!ABC ABC NAV VOR OTS WEF 0711281600-0711281800

Explanation:
The VOR is expected to go out of service at 1600 on November twenty-eight, 2007, and remain out until 1800 on November twenty-eight, 2007. At 1800, the NOTAM will be cancelled automatically by the USNS.

j. TIL: Indicates the date/time a condition will expire or terminate.

EXAMPLE-
!ABC ABC NAV VOR OTS TIL 0712281800

Explanation:
The VOR is expected to remain out of service until 1759. At that time, this NOTAM will be cancelled automatically by the USNS.

k. DLY: Indicates the event will occur at the same time during the stated time period.

EXAMPLE-
!ABC ABC AD CLSD 1100-1900 DLY WEF 0711011100-0711151900

Explanation: The airport is closed from 1100 to 1900 daily from November 1, 2007, at 1100 until November 15, 2007, at 1900. This NOTAM will be automatically cancelled by the USNS on November 15, 2007, at 1900.

l. A NOTAM can contain only one effective period and/or one event/condition. If there are more than one effective periods and/or event/conditions, issue separate NOTAMs.

4-2-2. NOTAM ACCOUNTABILITY

Maintain separate accountability (NOTAM file) for each location whose weather report is disseminated via WMSCR and for the location of the tie-in FSS.

a. Issue NOTAMs for a weather reporting location whose report is disseminated via WMSCR under the location identifier of the weather report.

b. Issue all other NOTAMs under the location identifier of the tie-in FSS. This includes NOTAMs for weather reporting locations whose report is not disseminated via WMSCR.

c. Make NOTAM accountability changes by mail, administrative message, or FAX when known sufficiently in advance. When the published accountability for a NOTAM is incorrect, change it by issuing a NOTAM under the published accountability. As soon as practicable after issuance, contact the USNOF by telephone or message and request they make the accountability change in the USNS tables. Issue all subsequent NOTAMs under the corrected accountability. If there are any current NOTAMs for the location, cancel and reissue those NOTAMs under the new accountability after the USNS tables have been changed. Notify Aeronautical Information Management of any NOTAM accountability changes.

4-2-3. NOTAMs FOR NAVAID IN DIFFERENT FSS FLIGHT PLAN AREA

a. When monitoring a NAVAID located in a different FSS flight plan area, issue NOTAMs under the accountability of that FSS or the weather reporting location in accordance with paragraph 4-2-2. NOTAM Accountability. Notify the other FSS of the issuance, subsequent action(s), and cancellation.

b. When notified of NOTAM action taken by another FSS monitoring a NAVAID located in your flight plan area, record the information on FAA Form 7230-4, Daily Record of Facility Operation.

 

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