Noise and Land Use Compatibility Study

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Naples Airport Authority is initiating a Part 150 Noise Study, a voluntary study to assess its noise compatibility planning. The Noise and Land Use Compatibility Update provides a structured approach for airport operators, pilots, neighboring communities, and the FAA to evaluate opportunities to address community concerns regarding noise exposure while preserving safety and operational capabilities of the airport. The last FAA-approved Part 150 Noise Study was completed more than 20 years ago (1997). An update was prepared in 2010, but it was not submitted to the FAA for approval since it would not have resulted in meaningful reductions in noise exposure.

This includes creating Noise Exposure Maps (NEMs) and a Noise Compatibility Program (NCP). The NEMs show community exposure to certain levels of existing and future noise and identify uses that are noncompatible with those levels. The NCP recommends ways to address or reduce those noncompatible uses while preserving aviation safety and airport operational abilities.

Attend an Upcoming Public Open House

The NAA invites you to attend one of three open houses that will provide information regarding the study process, project schedule, an introduction to noise, and information about modeling aircraft noise exposure. Representatives will be available to receive your comments and answer questions. Details concerning each open house are listed below:

5-7 p.m., Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Baker Park Sugden-Gomez Center
100 Riverside Circle, Naples, FL 34102

9:30-11:30 a.m., Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Moorings Presbyterian Church
791 Harbour Drive, Naples, FL 34103

6-8 p.m., Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Lorenzo Walker Technical College
3702 Estey Avenue, Naples, FL 34104

Technical Advisory Committee

As part of the NAA’s objective to include extensive public involvement, the NAA has formed a technical advisory committee for the two-and-a-half-year study that includes community volunteers representing the city and county. The role of the TAC is to provide technical input and feedback to the NAA relative to the Part 150 Noise Study.

TAC Members

Peter GreenFederal Aviation Administration

Name Representing Area/Organization
Jamie Robinson Northeast Quadrant
Daniel O’Brien Northwest Quadrant
David Norgard Southeast Quadrant
Craig Westbay Southwest Quadrant
Andy Reed County at Large
Jerry Brown City at Large
Phil Boyer Active Pilot
Steve Kingston Active Pilot
Robin Singer City of Naples
Jamie French Collier County Growth Management
Peter Green Federal Aviation Administration
Bruce Barone Fifth Avenue South Business Improvement District
Michael Dalby Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce
Stacey Nichols Naples Air Traffic Control Tower/Robinson Aviation Inc.
Donna M. Messer Naples Airport Authority Liaison
Danielle Hudson Naples Area Board of Realtors
Gary Price Noise Compatibility Committee Liaison
Joe Molsen TRACON/RSW

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What is a Part 150 Study?

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 150, Airport Noise Compatibility Planning, in January 1985. 14 CFR Part 150 provides airport operators with a formal process for addressing airport noise and noncompatible land uses. A “noncompatible land use” is a land use exposed to aircraft noise in excess of the thresholds established in 14 CFR Part 150. Part 150 studies are voluntary; typically prepared by airports interested in improving compatibility with local communities. Part 150 studies have two elements:

  1. Noise Exposure Map (NEM) Report – Shows existing and future aircraft sound exposure levels.
  2. Noise Compatibility Program (NCP) – Recommends measures to address aircraft noise. FAA-approved measures can be eligible for federal funding.
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Airport Noise Compatibility Planning (14 CFP Part 150)