NOISE assists and advises communities in working with Congress to address the issue of excessive aviation noise. Many of these issues may be addressed through changes in federal law. Over the years, NOISE has maintained an active set of Legislative Priorities and has represented local communities through participation in FAA and other advisory and policy panels.


  • N.O.I.S.E. supports expanding community engagement/review and eliminating Categorical Exclusions (CATEX) when implementing Performance Based Navigation (PBN).


  • N.O.I.S.E. supports investigation and review of DNL and expanding noise metrics to take into account the increased concentration of overflights due to the narrowing of flight paths and the decrease in separation between aircraft enabled by PBN procedures to insure that noise impacts are appropriately measured.


  • N.O.I.S.E. supports increased funding for studies on the health impacts of aviation noise.


  • N.O.I.S.E. supports implementing Sound Insulations Programs that Result from Part 150 Program studies to the standards used prior to the September, 2012 Public Guidance Letter (PGL-12-09)


  • N.O.I.S.E. supports the lowering of the FAA DNL standard from 65 decibels


PDF version of 2015 Priorities available here.