This is an example of the FAA being asleep at the wheel during this airspace grab which should never been allowed to happen. We have written a letter to the FAA Administrator (currently acting) with no response to date, as well as NOAA Headquarters.
Meanwhile, it did happen so protect yourself from this ill-advised ursurp of the FAA’s authority by insuring you understand the requirements. Please read our letter in repsonse below.
FAA Safety Team | Safer Skies Through Education
Marine Sanctuary Overflight
Notice Number: NOTC3961
Attached is a 1-page letter (PDF format) from the superintendent of the
Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary that highlights some current and
upcoming changes that the FAA is making to the Los Angeles and San
Francisco sectional and terminal area charts. The charts will display
new notices about flight operations in coastal areas that may be
relevant to your activities.
Please click on link below or copy and paste it into your browser to view the letter.
Federal Regulatory Coordinator
Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
National Oceanic& Atmospheric Administration
U.S. Department of Commerce
99 Pacific Street, Bldg 455A
Monterey, California 93940