Senator Hannon: Port Authority Anticipates Airplane Noise Studies to Begin this Fall

(Long Island, NY) “I’m pleased to report that the Port Authority intends to begin noise studies for LaGuardia (LGA)and JFK Airports this fall,” said Senator Kemp Hannon (R-Nassau). “In response to my 2013 legislation, Governor Cuomo mandated the Port Authority to seek RFPs for a consultant to conduct FAA Part 150 Noise Compatibility studies at LGA & JFK, and the Port Authority anticipates these studies will commence this fall.”

The studies will comply with FAA requirements on public involvement during all phases, and the selected consultant will prepare noise exposure maps, land use compatibility analysis, noise abatement procedures and noise mitigation measure as applicable for each study. In addition, the consultant will “design and conduct a robust public participation program to insure input from the communities surrounding each airport.”

“I’m pleased the PA will finally be undertaking these studies and seeking public input, since Long Island communities are being inundated by jet noise,” said Hannon. “It’s clear to anyone living under the flight paths of these airplanes that airplane noise has gotten progressively worse, and something must be done to mitigate the noise. These studies are a first step towards getting the FAA to stop overloading Nassau County with airplane overflights that drive residents crazy and won’t allow them to enjoy outdoor activities in their own homes.”

A copy of Senator Hannon’s recent letter to Patrick Foye, Executive Director of The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey can be found here.