Government Accountability Office Aircraft Noise: FAA Could Improve Outreach Through Enhanced Noise Metrics, Communication, and Support to Communities
September 28, 2021 Press release
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.
Letter to GAO Comptroller General:
"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"
Reference: The Basics of Noise Metrics
ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT TOOLS
FAA NEPA POLICY: