I have a question about the New York Center NOTAM A0017/13 pertaining to new procedures for obtaining an oceanic clearance for eastbound flights entering the New York OCA.
It starts off by stating the procedure for getting the oceanic clearance changed on Feb. 5 so that now an ATC clearance on the ground satisfies the route portion of the clearance, whereas the cruise altitude and mach number may be issued later, so long as you're entering oceanic airspace from an FAA facility.
The confusing part comes from ICAO Document 007 paragraph 5.6 (MNPS Manual), where it mentions that in Sept 2012, New York made this the procedure for all traffic entering New York oceanic airspace from NAM (North American), CAR (Central American), or SAM (South American) regions.
So, what changed on Feb. 5th that didn't already exist in Sept 2012?
The issue is with the small amount of New York oceanic airspace that touches Moncton or Gander domestic airspace (not FAA airspace). What is the proper way to obtain an oceanic clearance for New York if departing a U.S. domestic airport, entering Moncton/Gander airspace, and then entering the ocean at the New York OCA? I'm not aware of any "clearance delivery" frequency for New York, nor would I think it'd be appropriate to request an oceanic clearance from Gandar if you're not entering Gander's OCA (North of 45N, and as depicted on the chart).
I was flying a trip in the a few weeks ago--got told by Gander Center domestic ATC we needed to pick up an oceanic clearance from Gander Clearance (we weren't operating in Gander's oceanic airspace), and then Gander instructed us to contact Gander Radio rather than New York (meanwhile New York was looking for us).
Thank you for your time; any clarification is much appreciated.