UPDATE - 3/10/21: The FAA is extending the comment period for the Noise Research FRN by 30 days. The new comment due date is April 14, 2021.

FAA Seeks Public Comment on Aviation Noise Effects and Mitigation Research Portfolio

March 5, 2021 ONCC General Meeting Agenda now available - click here.

The next O’Hare Noise Compatibility Commission (ONCC) meeting will be held on Friday, March 5, 2021 @ 8 a.m. This meeting will be held via Zoom Teleconference (details below).

A presentation will be given by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regarding the results of the Neighborhood Environmental Survey. The FAA released a summary to the public of the research programs it sponsors on civil aircraft noise that could potentially inform future aircraft noise policy. The FAA invites public comment on the scope and applicability of these research initiatives to address aircraft noise. ONCC Members are encouraged to submit their individual responses by the March 15, 2021 (link provided below). ONCC’s response to the National Register is attached for your reference.

 Federal Register: Overview of FAA Aircraft Noise Policy and Research Efforts: Request for Input on Research Activities To Inform Aircraft Noise Policy

The FAA will not make any determinations based on the findings of these research programs for the FAA's noise policies, including any potential revised use of the Day-Night Average Sound Level (DNL) noise metric, until it has carefully considered public and other stakeholder input along with any additional research needed to improve the understanding of the effects of aircraft noise exposure on communities.

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