The FAA Community Involvement Manual has been released and a link to the manual can be found below.
As set forth in the FY2015 Omnibus Bill, which was passed in December of 2015, included language that called for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to provide their updated Community Involvement Manual to Congress. N.O.I.S.E. applauds this Congressional action to help communities affected by aviation noise and is please that that the report has been publicly released.
The FAA, upon the release of the Updated Community Involvement Manual, had this to say:
"The views of communities-including local residents, the general public, and stakeholders-are important to the FAA as we take the next steps to advance the national aviation system. The FAA Community Involvement Manual reaffirms FAA's commitment to give the public an opportunity to be informed, become involved, and have their concerns and views considered and provides guidance for FAA employees who are involved in planning, conducting, or approving aviation actions that may raise concerns within a community. We received significant advice and input through more than 40 interviews with local community groups, airports, aviation associations, and consultants. We also had the benefit of recommendations and specific suggestions from the NextGen Advisory Committee (NAC). The contribution of these organizations and individuals was critical in ensuring that a balance of perspectives and experiences were considered and are reflected in this manual. Please feel free to share this with whomever would be interested"
To view the Community Involvement Manual, Click Here.