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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : zfw.artcc|
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : handoff position|
controller : radar
|Qualification||controller : non radar|
controller : radar
|Experience||controller limited radar : 17|
controller non radar : 17
controller radar : 15
controller time certified in position1 : 3
controller time certified in position2 : 6
flight time total : 118
|Anomaly||non adherence : published procedure|
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
|ATC Facility||procedure or policy : zfw.artcc|
There is a serious problem with a failure to keep NOTAM and other information on the sector status boards; in the frisco area; at ZFW. During the day; dec/xa/06; that I idented a critical safety error. I was working the ardmore low sector. NOTAMS closing runway 12/30 and the north 1000 ft of runway 17/35 had been on the sector status board for about 3 months. I checked the AFD and determined these NOTAMS had been published (along with others) and asked the supervisor if we could delete them. While waiting for a response; I checked with mlc AFSS on these NOTAMS; and found that the 2 runways had been fully open for over a month. We have been incorrectly reporting a closed runway at pauls valley; and possibly making aircraft land in xwinds; just because our supervisors do not do their job and check and post NOTAMS. The same situation occurs with WX reports; sigmets; and may be the cause of failures to distribute sigmets; convective sigmets; and airmets. The 'a' side position; which used to distribute this data; is no longer used or staffed.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: ZFW CTLR EXPRESSED FRUSTRATION WITH REGARD TO MGMNT'S FAILURE TO KEEP NOTAM INFO CURRENT ON THE CTL POS.
Narrative: THERE IS A SERIOUS PROB WITH A FAILURE TO KEEP NOTAM AND OTHER INFO ON THE SECTOR STATUS BOARDS; IN THE FRISCO AREA; AT ZFW. DURING THE DAY; DEC/XA/06; THAT I IDENTED A CRITICAL SAFETY ERROR. I WAS WORKING THE ARDMORE LOW SECTOR. NOTAMS CLOSING RWY 12/30 AND THE N 1000 FT OF RWY 17/35 HAD BEEN ON THE SECTOR STATUS BOARD FOR ABOUT 3 MONTHS. I CHKED THE AFD AND DETERMINED THESE NOTAMS HAD BEEN PUBLISHED (ALONG WITH OTHERS) AND ASKED THE SUPVR IF WE COULD DELETE THEM. WHILE WAITING FOR A RESPONSE; I CHKED WITH MLC AFSS ON THESE NOTAMS; AND FOUND THAT THE 2 RWYS HAD BEEN FULLY OPEN FOR OVER A MONTH. WE HAVE BEEN INCORRECTLY RPTING A CLOSED RWY AT PAULS VALLEY; AND POSSIBLY MAKING ACFT LAND IN XWINDS; JUST BECAUSE OUR SUPVRS DO NOT DO THEIR JOB AND CHK AND POST NOTAMS. THE SAME SITUATION OCCURS WITH WX RPTS; SIGMETS; AND MAY BE THE CAUSE OF FAILURES TO DISTRIBUTE SIGMETS; CONVECTIVE SIGMETS; AND AIRMETS. THE 'A' SIDE POS; WHICH USED TO DISTRIBUTE THIS DATA; IS NO LONGER USED OR STAFFED.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of January 2009 and automatically converted to unabbreviated mixed upper/lowercase text. This report is for informational purposes with no guarantee of accuracy. See NASA's ASRS site for official report.