N.O.I.S.E. Releases 2016 Federal and Legislative Priorities

Please see the Board-approved N.O.I.S.E. federal and legislative priorities for 2016 by clicking here. Please let us know if you have any questions or need additional information.

We would also like to bring to your attention specific language that Congresswoman Meng (D-NY-06)  is urging the House Appropriations Committee to include in funding for the Department of Transportation (DOT) which is directly referenced in our legislative priorities. If included, Congresswoman Meng's language would:

  1. Appropriate $1.5 million for Airport Technology Research Noise Programs to accurately measure annoyance and sleep disturbance in communities surrounding airports.
  2. Provide approximately $16 million for Research, Engineering, and Development - Environment and Energy Program which would be used to study the social impacts on aviation noise pollution.
  3. Prohibit federal dollars from funding the implementation of flight paths that were approved through a Categorical Exclusion (CatEx).
  4. Mandate that the FAA reexamine the ways in which aviation noise pollution is measured and propose revised methods and tools for changing how aviation noise pollution is gauged.

Follow this link to see Congresswoman Meng's press release.

N.O.I.S.E. staff will continue to monitor the appropriations process and will update N.O.I.S.E. members on any pertinent information. If you have any questions or comments, please contact us directly at ejtranter@locklaw.com.