Welcome to the National Organization to Insure A Sound Controlled Environment
The National Organization to Insure a Sound Controlled Environment (N.O.I.S.E) is America's leading community voice on aviation noise issues. N.O.I.S.E is a coalition of locally elected officials and industry stakeholders working cooperatively with local and federal government to find workable solutions to the issue of excessive airport noise.
Your Aviation Noise Community Advocate
An affiliate of the National League of Cities, the National Organization to Insure a Sound Controlled Environment has served for over 40 years as America’s only nation-wide, community based association composed of locally elected officials who represent thousands of constituents throughout the United States and are committed to reducing the impact of aviation noise on local communities.
N.O.I.S.E serves to allow communities to join together and, with a single voice, inject the concerns of their constituents into the national debate on airport expansion policy, a debate which all too often is dominated by airports, airlines, and aircraft whose priorities may differ from a community’s. N.O.I.S.E seeks to resolve noise concerns by bringing affected communities, local airport officials, and federal policymakers together to work on airport expansion proposals responsibly and collaboratively.
N.O.I.S.E also advocates for federal policies to reduce unreasonable levels of aviation noise through a combination of quieter aircraft, increased noise abatement resources, and the opportunity for local communities to contribute to airport expansion decisions.
N.O.I.S.E. National Coordinator Emily Tranter Speaks at RTCA Panel on PBN
On Wednesday June 3, N.O.I.S.E. National Coordinator Emily Tranter participated in an esteemed panel at the annual RTCA Global Aviation Symposium. The panel focused on key elements of Performance-Based Navigation (PBN), an important part of the implementation of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)’s NextGen air traffic control system. Ms. Tranter spoke on best practices for community engagement when implementing PBN. Through her work representing issues facing airport-adjacent communities to Congress and the FAA, Ms. Tranter has become nationally known as a leading expert on the impacts of aviation noise on communities in the vicinity of airports.
ALERT -- FAA Aviation Noise Research Announcement
On May 7, 2015, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that it will soon start a multi-year process to study the impacts of aviation noise exposure on communities near airports. According to the statement, within the next two to three months, communities surrounding 20 specific, unnamed airports will be surveyed via mail and telephone. FAA Administrator Michael Huerta has said that they understand the importance in expediting this research and will work to finish the survey as quickly as possible. According to the FAA, the Airports Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) developed the research framework and the survey will be used to determine whether the current Day-Night Average Sound Level (DNL) level of 65 decibels remains adequate. The FAA has indicated that it will propose revised policy guidance if it finds that changes are warranted.
The National Organization to Insure a Sound-Controlled Environment (N.O.I.S.E) is encouraged by this effort to better understand the health and environmental impacts of aviation noise on airport-adjacent communities. This research is a step towards the goal of a better understanding of those impacts and working to mitigate those effects. N.O.I.S.E. looks forward to seeing the results of this study and working with communities to insure that their concerns and health are taken into account in the FAA's NextGen implementation and other aviation policy changes.
N.O.I.S.E. meets with the President of the French Airport Pollution Control Authority
Emily Tranter, National Coordinator for the National Organization to Insure a Sound-Controlled Environment (N.O.I.S.E), met with Victor Haïm, the President of ACNUSA, the French Airport Pollution Control Authority at the French Embassy in Washington, DC.
The purpose of the meeting was to brief Mr. Haïm and his colleagues on the community impacts of aviation noise pollution and the possible solutions that N.O.I.S.E. and its members are trying to implement both locally and federally. During the discussion, Ms. Tranter informed Mr. Haïm of the developments in the FAA’s implementation of NextGen and its impacts on airport-adjacent communities.
N.O.I.S.E pledges to work with both its members and foreign partners of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to combat aviation-related noise pollution and its effects on communities throughout the country.
Photos from the N.O.I.S.E. 2015 Legislative Summit
The Washington, DC-based N.O.I.S.E staff coordinates its lobbying strategy with other powerful organizations such as National League of Cities, U.S. Conference of Mayors, and National Association of Counties, and N.O.I.S.E helps arrange meetings for members with Congressional offices and federal agencies.
The aviation industry continues to expand rapidly. There is a consensus in Washington, DC that airport capacity will have to increase dramatically - and soon - to keep pace with the skyrocketing ridership. As air-traffic increases, aviation noise issues will be a paramount concern to communities located near airports. N.O.I.S.E will continue to work with member communities to help reduce the impact of aviation noise.
If aviation noise issues are important to your community, please contact N.O.I.S.E. National Coordinator, Emily Tranter - by phone at (202) 544-9896 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.