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FAR Part 150

14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 150, Airport Noise Compatibility Planning, was issued by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as a final rule in January 1985. 14 CFR Part 150 sets forth the methodology and procedures to be followed when preparing aircraft noise exposure maps and developing airport /airport environs land use compatibility programs.

14 CFR Part 150 studies typically consist of two primary components: (1) the Noise Exposure Map (NEM) report which contains detailed information regarding existing and 5-year future airport/aircraft noise exposure patterns, and (2) the Noise Compatibility Program (NCP) report which includes descriptions and an evaluation of noise abatement and noise mitigation options/programs applicable to an airport.

The Airport Authority is in the process of updating the Part 150 including new NEMs and an update to the NCP. As part of this effort, a Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) and Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) have been established to review information and provide input on the study update.

FAA Concurrence on SAN 2014 NEM Recertification
FAA's Cover Letter and Record of Approval
Noise Compatibility Program (NCP)
Noise Exposure Maps (NEM)
SAN Noise Study Website

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