Task:

M1.2.4 Perform a Streamlined No Action and Administrative Action Process (SNAAP) Action

8/13/21

Function:

1.0 Investigations

 

Duty:

1.2 Enforcement Investigation

 

Sponsor:

Safety Analysis and Promotion Division

 

Job Series:

1825-Aviation Safety Inspector

 

Rating and Ranking:

Difficulty:                   Moderate

Importance:                 Critical

Task Applicability:

SAS Tracking:            3732    5732    3733    5733

SAS Elements:            None

Regulatory and/or Statutory Requirement(s):

49 U.S.C. § 40101      Policy

49 U.S.C. § 40113      Administrative

49 U.S.C. § 44701      General Requirements

Relevant Guidance and Advisory Material (current editions):

Order 1350.14             Records Management

Order 2150.3               FAA Compliance and Enforcement Program

Order 8900.1               Flight Standards Information Management System (FSIMS)

Job Aid(s):

SNAAP Job Aid

Prerequisite Specialized Training:

None

NOTE: Ensure you have the most current information. The Flight Standards Information Management System (FSIMS) may be used to obtain current guidance.

Job Task Performance Steps and Knowledge:

1           Upon discovery of a possible noncompliance, follow the Compliance Action Decision Process (CAPD).

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 14, Chap. 1, Sec. 2

1.1.       Notify the involved individual/entity. Airmen must be provided written notification of investigation, i.e., Pilot's Bill of Rights notification.
K:         Order 2150.3, Chap. 4
Order 8900.1, Vol. 14, Chap. 1, Sec. 2
Order 8900.1, Vol. 14, Chap. 1, Sec. 3
Order 8900.1, Vol. 14, Chap. 2, Sec. 3
1.2.       Investigate, analyze and assess the problem: Identify who, what, when, where, to determine the root cause (why) of the problem.
K:         Order 2150.3, Chap. 4
Order 8900.1, Vol. 14, Chap. 1, Sec. 2
1.3.       Document the facts and circumstances of the possible noncompliance.
K:         Order 2150.3, Chap. 5
Order 8900.1, Vol. 14, Chap. 2, Sec. 3
1.4.       Determine if Compliance Action is appropriate. If not, apply enforcement action as appropriate.
K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 14, Chap. 1, Sec. 2
1.5.       Determine if a Letter of Investigation (LOI) will be issued, and issue if appropriate.

Note: If the alleged violator is an airman, an LOI provides the Pilot's Bill of Rights (PBR) notification, i.e.; written notice of the investigation, and must be issued.

K:         Order 2150.3, Chap. 4
Order 8900.1, Vol. 14, Chap. 1, Sec. 3

2           Review the facts and circumstances of the noncompliance to determine if it falls within general requirements of the SNAAP.

Note: The SNAAP is required for letters of no action and should replace the manual preparation of such letters.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 14, Chap. 2, Sec. 3

2.1.       Discuss the noncompliance with the alleged violator and explain why the act/omission resulted in a regulatory noncompliance.
K:         Order 2150.3, Chap. 4
Order 8900.1, Vol. 14, Chap. 2, Sec. 1
2.2.       If corrective action can be taken to prevent future noncompliance, determine if the alleged violator has completed the corrective action.

Note: The SNAAP is not used when further/future corrective action should be taken.

K:         Order 2150.3, Chap. 2
Order 8900.1, Vol. 14, Chap. 2, Sec. 3
2.3.       If the SNAAP action is not appropriate, determine the appropriate action e.g., a different form of administrative action, enforcement action, or no action.
K:         Order 2150.3, Chap. 4
Order 8900.1, Vol. 14, Chap. 2, Sec. 3
2.4.       If the SNAAP action is appropriate, complete the investigating office process.
K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 14, Chap. 2, Sec. 3
2.5.       Inform the alleged violator that an automated letter of correction or warning notice will be sent based on the results of the investigation, closing the matter.
K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 14, Chap. 2, Sec. 3
2.6.       Prepare the SNAAP job aid. Forward the SNAAP job aid for office management review.
K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 14, Chap. 2, Sec. 3
2.7.       Coordinate with office support staff to obtain and record an Enforcement Investigative Report (EIR) number on the SNAAP job aid, and for the entry of the SNAAP job aid information into the Enforcement Information System (EIS).
K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 14, Chap. 2, Sec. 3

3           If administrative action is withdrawn, notify the alleged violator in writing.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 14, Chap. 2, Sec. 3

3.1.       Issue a “No Action” letter using the SNAAP.

Note: SNAAP is required for letters of no action and should replace the manual preparation of such letters.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 14, Chap. 2, Sec. 3

4           Document the completion of the process.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 14, Chap. 2, Sec. 3

4.1.       File the completed SNAAP job aid.
K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 14, Chap. 2, Sec. 3
Order 1350.14
4.2.       Record task completion in the Safety Assurance System (SAS) Module 5 or Activity Recording (AR), as appropriate, and close the record.
K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 10, Appendix 10-1
Order 8900.1, Vol. 10, Chap. 6, Sec. 2
Order 8900.1, Vol. 14, Chap. 2, Sec. 3
4.3.       Plan future surveillance if needed to verify effectiveness of corrective actions.
K:         Order 2150.3, Chap. 4
Order 8900.1, Vol. 14, Chap. 1, Sec. 2
Order 8900.1, Vol. 14, Chap. 2, Sec. 3