Measuring Noise - Studies

RASKIN, SCHIFF, SHERMAN ASK GAO TO INVESTIGATE NOISE IMPACT OF FAA’S NEW FLIGHT ROUTES


June 18, 2019  Press release


"We request that the Government Accountability Office (GAO) study how the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has considered community noise impacts while implementing the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) in major metropolitan areas. Specifically, we would like the GAO to review how the FAA measures aircraft noise, how it evaluates and mitigates noise impacts, and the extent to which the FAA conducts public outreach and responds to public comments regarding noise impacts."


Congressman Smith presses FAA to include Sea-Tac in Aircraft Impact Studies


Nov 4, 2019 Sea-Tac International Airport has been left out of a proposed  Government Accountability Office (GAO) study on the FAA’s measurement,  evaluation, and mitigation of aircraft noise, and U.S. Representative  Adam Smith is seeking to remedy the omission.



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The Basics of Noise Metrics 


Community input: 


Arlington, Virginia 


Consensus Community Involvement Suggestions:


"FAA should provide comprehensive and timely public notice regarding proposed air traffic/airspace changes; use plain language - include AEDT maps and any changes to current and future plans"


AEDT:


Aviation Environmental Design Tool 


Policy:


Policy FAA Order 1050.1F - Policies and Procedures for Considering Environmental impacts