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May 22, 2023

Share Feedback with Boulder County and FAA on Airport Noise


Two Opportunities to Share Comments on Airport Noise


Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (RMMA) Noise Sensitive Areas Survey

The Community Noise Roundtable for Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport is working to identify potential voluntary flight paths in an effort to reduce airport noise. As part of this work, Boulder County Commissioner Ashley Stolzmann and other roundtable participants are identifying areas that are noise sensitive and would benefit from less exposure to aircraft noise. County residents are invited to complete the ‘noise sensitive areas’ online survey by 12 noon on Monday, June 26, 2023.

The information collected during the survey period will assist Commissioner Stolzmann and county staff in understanding the community’s perspective on which areas of the county are noise sensitive. Voluntary noise abatement areas at other airports typically include areas close to the airport because the flights are lowest in these areas.

It is not the county’s intention to share individual responses, however, any data shared through the online survey is considered an item of public record and may be made available by request under the Colorado Open Records Act (CORA).

Sign up to receive email updates relating to airport noise mitigation. Any questions, please contact the Commissioners’ Office by email commissioners@bouldercounty.org or phone 303-441-3500.

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Seeking Feedback on Civil Aviation Noise Policy by July 31

Please note the following information is from FAA.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is seeking public input on the civil aviation noise policy. This policy review provides an opportunity to learn more about aviation noise, hear from the FAA, and provide input for the agency’s consideration.

Noise Policy Review Webinars: Participate on Zoom, YouTube Live Stream, or by phone:

Tuesday May 23, 2023, 7PM-9PM (MST)

Thursday May 25, 2023, 2PM-4PM (MST)

Recordings of previous webinars are also available through the website.

The FAA is asking the public for input regarding how the FAA analyzes, explains, and publicly presents changes in aircraft noise exposure to affected communities. The public is invited share their input by submitting a written comment to Docket FAA-2023-0855 at https://www.regulations.gov/ The comment window will close on Monday, July 31, 2023.

If not submitting comments online, submit comments identified by docket number FAA-2023-0855 by mail to Docket Operations, M–30; U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Room W12–140, West Building Ground Floor, Washington, DC 20590–0001 or fax to Docket Operations at 202-493-2251.

For questions, contact Mr. Donald S. Scata, Jr. or Ms. Krystyna Bednarczyk, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20591; telephone (202) 267–6999; email NoisePolicyReview@faa.gov.

Additional Information from FAA

Privacy: In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments from the public to better inform its rulemaking process. DOT posts these comments, without edit, including any personal information the commenter provides, to www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL–14 FDMS), which you can review at https://www.dot.gov/privacy.

Docket: Background documents or comments received may be read at https://www.regulations.gov at any time. Follow the online instructions for accessing the docket or go to the Docket Operations in Room W12–140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.


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