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Part 150 Noise Study
The Akron-Canton Airport Authority is committed to conducting the Part 150 Update study in a highly "transparent" fashion. As discussed in this section, the study includes a broad range of public outreach elements to provide opportunities for all interested parties to both follow the study and be directly involved. Please use the Contact section to sign up to receive emailed notices of those opportunities and to be added to the newsletter distribution list.
The Part 150 regulation (see the link in the Documents section of this website) sets forth the following minimum “consultation” requirements:
150.21 (b) [for Noise Exposure Maps]: Each map, and related documentation submitted under this section must be developed and prepared … in consultation with states, and public agencies and planning agencies whose area, or any portion of whose area, of jurisdiction is within the Ldn 65 dB contour depicted on the map, FAA regional officials, and other Federal officials having local responsibility for land uses depicted on the map. This consultation must include regular aeronautical users of the airport. The airport operator shall certify that it has afforded interested persons adequate opportunity to submit their views, data, and comments concerning the correctness and adequacy of the draft noise exposure map and descriptions of forecast aircraft operations. Each map and revised map must be accompanied by documentation describing the consultation accomplished under this paragraph and the opportunities afforded the public to review and comment during the development of the map. One copy of all written comments received during consultation shall also be filed with the Regional Airports Division Manager.
150.23 (c) [for Noise Compatibility Programs]: Each noise compatibility program must be developed and prepared … in consultation with FAA regional officials, the officials of the state and of any public agencies and planning agencies whose area, or any portion or whose area, of jurisdiction within the Ldn 65 dB noise contours is depicted on the noise exposure map, and other Federal officials having local responsibility of land uses depicted on the map. Consultation with FAA regional officials shall include, to the extent practicable, informal agreement from FAA on proposed new or modified flight procedures. For air carrier airports, consultation must include any air carriers and, to the extent practicable, other aircraft operators using the airport.
The CAK Part 150 Update will include the following primary public consultation elements that significantly exceed those minimum Part 150 requirements:
- Advisory Committee meetings and Authority briefings.
- Material posted on the CAK website
- Three workshops open to the general public - Informational newsletters distributed prior to each workshop
- A final public hearing (held as part of the third workshop)
CAK is establishing a Part 150 Advisory Committee to provide input and oversight. This committee will be the central focus of the public outreach effort. The committee membership will include representatives from all relevant “stakeholder” groups, including:
- Local land use control jurisdiction officials, from surrounding counties and municipalitiesrn
- Citizen representativesrn§Airline, general aviation, Ohio Air National Guard (OANG), and other major aircraft operatorsrn
- Local business interests, including airport tenants and local chambers of commercern
- FAA representatives, including planning staff from the Detroit Airports District Office (ADO), air traffic control staff from the CAK Tower, and other FAA offices as appropriatern§CAK staff representatives
- Consulting team representatives
The Advisory Committee members are responsible for representing their constituents throughout the study process, including commenting on the adequacy and accuracy of collected data, simplifying assumptions, and technical analyses.
The Advisory Committee also will serve as a forum for the varied interest groups to discuss complex issues and share their differing perspectives on aircraft noise issues.
As they are scheduled, Advisory Committee meetings will be announced in this section of the website, which also will present summaries of prior meetings and copies of presentation materials.
Attachment #1: March 6, 2013 Advisory Committee Meeting Notes, Sign-in Sheet, and PowerPoint Presentation
Attachment #2: June 4, 2013 Advisory Committee Meeting Notes, Sign-in Sheet, and PowerPoint Presentation
Attachment #3: September, 2013 Project Newsletter #1
Attachment #4: October 30, 2013 Advisory Committee Meeting Notes, Sign-In Sheet, and PowerPoint Presentation
Attachment #5: October 30, 2013 First Public Workshop Meeting Notes, Sign-In Sheet, PowerPoint Presentation, and Notices
Attachment #6: March 5, 2014 Advisory Committee Meeting Notes, Sign-in Sheet, and PowerPoint Presentation
Attachment #7: May, 2014 Project Newsletter #2
Attachment #8: May 29, 2014 Advisory Committee Meeting Notes, Sign-in Sheet, and PowerPoint Presentation
Attachment #9: May 29, 2014 Second Public Workshop Meeting Notes, Sign-In Sheets, PowerPoint Presentation, Newsletter, and Newspaper Notice