42 communities and 19 school districts dedicated to reducing aircraft noise in the communities around O’Hare International Airport since 1996.

Planes at O'Hare airport

ONCC Statement Regarding the O'Hare Modernization Program

While its individual members are free to express their views and those of the communities they represent, the O'Hare Noise Compatibility Commission itself does not endorse or oppose the O'Hare Modernization Program (OMP). However, to the extent that this proposal could increase jet noise the Commission is concerned about the potential impact on the quality of life for residents living around the airport.
(August 2001)


O'Hare Modernization Program - FAA Record of Decision 

On September 30, 2005, the FAA issued a Record of Decision (ROD) approving the O'Hare Modernization Program (OMP). The OMP ROD addresses aircraft noise mitigation on several levels. It gives the O'Hare Noise Compatibility Commission specific responsibilities on several key aspects of aircraft noise mitigation at O'Hare. (See ROD Aircraft Noise Fact Sheet)

This role for the ONCC related to the OMP follows years of monitoring and commenting on the OMP as it progressed through the FAA's Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process. The ONCC offered testimony and written comments on several occasions. In the final EIS released in July 2005, the FAA responded to the final set of comments submitted by the ONCC in April 2005.

The entire set of ONCC comments and FAA responses can be viewed or downloaded by clicking here.

For more information on the O'Hare Modernization Program, click here.


O'Hare Commissions Runway 9R/27L December 2, 2021

O'Hare Commissions Runway 9C/27C November 5, 2020

O'Hare Commissions Runway 10R/28L - October 15, 2015

O'Hare Commissions Runway 10C/28C October 17, 2013

O'Hare Commissions Runway 9L/27R November 20, 2009

Elgin-O'Hare Western Access - Ilinois Toll Highway Authority
Information on the Local Advisory Committee (comprised of numerous ONCC communities), general information on the Project, fact sheets, video overviews, detailed drawings, meeting minutes, and the documentation on the Environmental Impacts Statements.

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