NOISE MITIGATION PROPOSALS SENT TO THE FAA MARCH 2017!
After much deliberation, debate and research, the Oakland Airport-Community Noise Management Forum has sent a detailed and comprehensive NextGen aircraft noise mitigation proposal to the FAA. It’s titled Supplemental Proposals to Revising the Northern California Metroplex For Alameda County/Contra Costa County, and the additional time it took was worth it. The list of professionals, writers, editors and supporters include:
- Landrum & Brown aviation consultants for the Noise Forum who reviewed the proposals and made constructive suggestions to clarify the document
- A Letter of Support from Oakland City Officials: Mayor Libby Schaaf, City Council President Larry Reid, and Vice Mayor Annie Campbell-Washington
- A Letter of Support from Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley
- Significant input and support from airplane noise advocacy groups from Save Our Skies East Bay, Alameda (C.L.A.S.S), and Berkeley (Keep Jets Over the Bay) who were all instrumental in formulating mitigation solutions with the Noise Forum
SOSEB deeply appreciates and thanks all who were involved in supporting and in getting this proposal from the Oakland Noise Forum to the FAA. We especially thank:
- Congresswoman Barbara Lee for being instrumental in encouraging the FAA to work with our community.
- The Cities of Oakland, Berkeley, San Leandro and Alameda deserve thanks for adopting resolutions urging the FAA to fix the noise problems.
- Huge thanks to the Oakland Noise Forum and its NextGen Subcommittee for drafting the proposal.
- The Oakland Airport for their support and help.
Can I Read the Proposal?
And, since the proposal is technical and complicated reading, you might prefer to read the proposal summary that was presented at the January 2017 Noise Forum Meeting.
Click here to download the Powerpoint presentation of the proposal summary
Click here to read the whole technical proposal,
What Happens Now?
The dialogue continues with the FAA and we wait for their response. The FAA will review the proposals, and we expect a reply with their opinions and suggestions. The proposals also specifically request that, for any proposals the FAA does not consider preliminarily feasible, they should provide specific reasons for such a determination. The FAA may also suggest additional mitigation proposals or modifications for consideration. No timeline for review has been established as of now, but the proposals do request that the FAA work expeditiously and provide a time guideline.
Stay tuned and keep up the complaints and letters!