notice of public hearing october 21, 2014
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING/HEARING ON TITLE 14 CODE OF FEDERAL
REGULATIONS PART 150 AIRPORT NOISE EXPOSURE MAP UPDATE FOR
SAN ANTONIO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
To ensure full opportunity for public comment, the San Antonio Airport System (SAAS) will hold a Public Meeting on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 to present the results of the Noise Exposure Map (NEM) update for the San Antonio International Airport (Click HERE for PDF of the report). The NEM study examines the existing and the five-year forecast of the airport’s operations as well as the current status of the Noise Compatibility Program in order to update the NEM to current and future anticipated conditions. The NEM is used, among other things, to determine the areas around the Airport that are potentially eligible for noise mitigation, such as the Residential Acoustic Treatment Program (RATP) currently administered by SAAS. In addition, SAAS is amending two noise mitigation measures within their Noise Compatibility Program (NCP).
To present the NEM update and receive comments, SAAS will conduct a public meeting in the Prairie Mesa Room of the Holiday Inn Airport, 77 NE Loop 410, 78216. The meeting will begin with an open house at 6:00 p.m. and a presentation at 6:30 p.m. A stenographer will be available to hear and record oral comments immediately following the presentation of the NEM update. In addition there will be a table with copies of the documentation for review along with comment cards for written comments. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.
The San Antonio International Airport NEM update documentation, which includes the proposed amendments to two NCP measures, is available for review, from September 24 through October 23, 2014, at the following locations:
For more information visit the project website at: http://sanantonio.gov/Aviation/EnvironmentalStewardship/Noise.aspx or contact Steven Southers, Environmental Stewardship Manager, 210-207-3402 or Steven.Southers@sanantonio.gov.
- Central Library located at 600 Soledad, San Antonio, TX 78205
- Thousand Oaks Branch Library located at 4618 Thousand Oaks, San Antonio, TX 78233
- Tobin Branch Library at Oakwell located at 4134 Harry Wurzbach, San Antonio, TX 78209
- Brookhollow Branch Library located at 530 Heimer, San Antonio, TX 78232
- Westfall Branch Library located at 6111 Rosedale Ct,, San Antonio, TX 78201
- SAAS Environmental Stewardship Office located at 457 Sandau Road, San Antonio, TX 78216
- On the project website at http://sanantonio.gov/Aviation/EnvironmentalStewardship/Noise.aspx
Thank you for your interest in the Noise Management Program for San Antonio Airport System. In addition to providing you a positive customer experience, we are pledged to provide timely and efficient noise information as well as answer your noise questions.
For your information and ease of use, we have broken key aspects of our Noise Program –
Our staff hopes that the information you find on the following pages is informative and helpful to you in understanding the Noise Program.
Should you have additional questions please contact us.
Residential Acoustical Treatment Program: Michael Rodriguez at 210.207.3851
General Noise Inquires and/or Complaints: Bill Telford at 210.207.3471.
Additionally, the City of San Antonio Aviation Department maintains a noise complaint line 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Concerned citizens may call 210.207.3471 to file a noise complaint about any specific aircraft operation.
Handling of Complaints
People who are concerned about aircraft noise may complain because they would like to see changes occur. Many people often ask whether or not filing noise complaints will change how the airport operates. Filing a complaint will not bring about an individual's desired change, rather it provides a means for SAT to report and disseminate information to the public, local representatives, and airport noise community groups. On a daily basis, operational considerations, such as wind and weather patterns, the number of operations, time of day, construction, and other conditions, all play a part in how the airport operates at any given time. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) makes decisions based solely on their standard air traffic control procedures. However every complaint is logged, analyzed and reported monthly.
The Reference Link Sites below that can provide you with additional data relative to aviation noise.
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
The FAA has a huge online research database including links to Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs) and Advisory Circulars (ACs).
U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)
The DOT has links to all its transportation departments and offers insight to the national transportation system and its future.
Informative aviation research site, with the inclusion of a searchable aircraft information database and a large amount of aviation related links.
Boeing's Airport Noise Page
Boeing has summarized all the noise information for various airports in the U.S. and the rest of the world.
Information on Integration Noise Model (INM)
General overview of INM by the FAA
Provides information on:
Prepared San Antonio International Airport’s 2009 Part 150 Noise Plan.