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Incident Reporting Schemes:
Problems of Data Collection
The FAA determined that the ASRP effectiveness would be greatly enhanced if the
receipt, processing, and analysis of raw data were accomplished by NASA rather than by
the FAA. This would ensure the anonymity of the reporter and of all parties involved in a
reported occurrence or incident and, consequently, increase the flow of information
necessary for the effective evaluation of the safety and efficiency of the system.
Accordingly, NASA designed and administers the Aviation Safety Reporting System
(ASRS) to perform these functions in accordance with a Memorandum of Agreement
(MOA) executed by the FAA and NASA on August 15, 1975, as modified September 30,
1983, and August 13, 1987. Current ASRS operations are conducted in accordance with an
MOA executed by FAA and NASA on January 14, 1994.
FAA Advisory Circular Advisory Circular 00-46D.