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DOT - 675 - Air Traffic Procedures Advisory Committee - Agency Authority


Committee NameAir Traffic Procedures Advisory CommitteeAgency NameDepartment of Transportation
Fiscal Year2017Committee Number675
Original Establishment Date10/8/1975Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date10/29/2016Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*Unlimited
Current Charter Date10/29/2014Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Executive Director
Date Of Renewal Charter10/29/2016Designated Federal Officer PrefixMs.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Heather
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Hemdal
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Charter based on PL 92-463Designated Federal Officer Phone*(417) 365-1837
Effective Date Of Authority*10/8/1975Designated Federal Officer Fax*
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary Cmte Designated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*Scientific Technical Program Advisory Board


Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Committee made recommendations for standardizing, clarifying and upgrading terminology and procedures as a result of its review of present air traffic control (ATC) procedures and practices. The Committee held two meetings in FY2016, during which they reviewed the adequacy of information concerning the application of ATC procedures . The Committee identified Areas of Concern (AOC) which addressed the work to be completed. All AOCs for which the Committee was responsible have been closed.
How is membership balanced?*The ATPAC consisted of representatives from organizations selected by the FAA as most representative of the various viewpoints of aviation and airspace users representing civil and military operators, air traffic controllers, industry and safety organizations. The FAA ensured a membership that was fairly balanced in terms of points of view of those represented and the functions to be performed by the ATPAC. To ensure the recommendations of the ATPAC took into account the needs of diverse groups served by the department, membership included, to the extent practicable, individuals or organizations representing minorities, women, and persons with disabilities. Subject matter experts participated in the Committee as required to address the specific items on each agenda.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*Committee meetings were held as needed, approximately twice yearly. The level of expertise and balanced viewpoint of the committee enabled early identification of potential problem areas and accelerated early corrective action, thereby creating greater safety and public confidence in the Nation's air transportation system.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The members of the Air Traffic Procedures Advisory Committee represented the airspace users and air traffic service providers in the National Airspace System. The views represented and the action taken by the Committee ensured the safe, orderly, and expeditious movement of all aircraft in the National Airspace System.
Why close or partially close meetings?N/A
Recommendation RemarksNone


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesYes
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction Issued New RegulationsYes
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherYes
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentChanges to air traffic procedures have been implemented.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNAGrants Review CommentN/A
Number Of Recommendations*300Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentRecommendations ranged from en route and terminal air traffic procedures to changes in aviation charts and airport markings as well as separation standards and wake turbulence procedures.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*80.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentBecause representatives of the FAA participate as members of the Committee, the recommendations of the Committee are vetted for acceptability.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*5.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentSome of the recommendations spur additional ideas resulting in multiple part recommendations. In some cases, only one section of the recommendation is implemented.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback Comment*Via reports at each meeting. dissemination of meeting minutes and web site.Narrative Description*The committee supports the agency mission by reviewing current and proposed air traffic procedures and providing advice on changes and improvements to these procedures. There were no changes to the number of recommendations during FY2016.The charter lapsed in early FY 2017, and FAA does not intend to renew it.
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Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$0.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$0.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Date Cost Last Modified Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.00Est Cost Remarks
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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-002627Air Traffic Procedures Advisory Committee2016
 COM-003752Air Traffic Procedures Advisory Committee2015
 COM-004768Air Traffic Procedures Advisory Committee2014
 COM-005852Air Traffic Procedures Advisory Committee2013
 COM-006852Air Traffic Procedures Advisory Committee2012
 COM-007832Air Traffic Procedures Advisory Committee2011
 COM-009000Air Traffic Procedures Advisory Committee2010
 COM-010122Air Traffic Procedures Advisory Committee2009
 COM-010921Air Traffic Procedures Advisory Committee2008
 COM-011767Air Traffic Procedures Advisory Committee2007
 COM-012781Air Traffic Procedures Advisory Committee2006
 COM-013841Air Traffic Procedures Advisory Committee2005
 COM-014882Air Traffic Procedures Advisory Committee2004
 COM-015743Air Traffic Procedures Advisory Committee2003
 COM-016653Air Traffic Procedures Advisory Committee2002
 COM-017744Air Traffic Procedures Advisory Committee2001
 COM-018609Air Traffic Procedures Advisory Committee2000
 COM-019659Air Traffic Procedures Advisory Committee1999
 COM-020531Air Traffic Procedures Advisory Committee1998
 COM-021549Air Traffic Procedures Advisory Committee1997