FAA Requesting Noise Policy Comments

Jul 31, 2023

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is updating its Civil Aviation Noise Policy.  The FAA is inviting public comment from interested individuals, entities, and other parties to review four key considerations of its Civil Aviation Noise Policy, in the context of noise metrics and noise thresholds.  

The civil aviation noise policy sets forth how the FAA analyzes, explains, and publicly presents changes in noise exposure from aviation activity: recreational and commercial fixed wing airplanes, helicopters, commercial space transportation vehicles, unmanned aircraft systems, as well as emerging technology vehicles (newer types of vehicles that will operate in U.S. airspace). The FAA will consider how changes to the civil aviation noise policy may better inform agency decision making, the types of impacts it considers in making decisions ( e.g., community annoyance, certain types of adverse health impacts highly correlated with aviation noise exposure), and potential improvements to how the FAA analyzes, explains, and presents changes in exposure to civil aviation noise.

Send comments on or before July 31, 2023.  For more info and to comment about airport noise visit ➤ FAA Request for Civil Aviation Noise Comments

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