Technical Operations Safety Action Program (T-SAP) and Air Traffic Safety Action Program (ATSAP)
The FAA is proposing that safety information provided to it under the T-SAP, established in Notice JO 7210.807 which will be incorporated in FAA Order JO 7200.20, Voluntary Safety Reporting Programs, and ATSAP, covered by FAA Order JO 7200.20, be designated by an FAA Order as protected from public disclosure in accordance with the provisions of 14 CFR part 193, Protection of Voluntarily Submitted Information. The designation is intended to encourage persons to voluntarily provide information to the FAA under the T-SAP and ATSAP, so the FAA can learn about and address aviation safety hazards of which it was unaware or more fully understand and implement corrective measures for events or safety issues known by it through other means. Under 49 U.S.C. 40123, Protection of Voluntarily Submitted Information, the FAA is required to protect information from disclosure to the public, including disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552) or other laws, following the issuance of such Order.