FAA Noise Division Manager Presentation on Status of Noise Research 
Rebecca Cointin, Manager of the Noise Division at the FAA Office of Environment and Energy addressed the ONCC at the November 2, 2018 General Meeting. She discussed how the FAA is addressing the noise challenge through 3 categories – understanding the impact of noise; outreach and mitigation. She discussed FAA Aircraft Noise Impact Research, and highlighted several areas of study including community annoyance, children’s learning, sleep disturbance and health impacts.

Fly Quiet Committee Update
The Fly Quiet Committee met on Oct. 18. The committee reviewed and discussed runway usage what possible options might be once new runways are commissioned. CDA consultants reviewed current departure procedures, vector headings. Committee Chair Annunzio requested that the committee begin to Establish FQ21 Criteria at the next meeting and suggested members submit their ideas for discussion at the next meeting on November 15, 2018 Read More
Technical Committee to Provide Educational Workshops
Technical Committee Vice-Chair Dennis Ryan has been working with CDA consultants to plan upcoming educational workshops for ONCC Members:

  • Noise 201 - November 13, 2018
  • Airport 201 - January 15, 2019
FAA Reauthorization Update
On October 5, 2018, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill was signed into law. The reauthorization bill authorizes funding for FAA programs and services from 2019 through 2023.

In addition to continue the funding for NextGen, new provisions for unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and hurricane relief funding, the bill funds the Airport Improvement Program at $3.35 billion annually until 2023 and requires the FAA to conduct a review of the impact of noise exposure on communities around airports.  

Prior to receiving congressional approval, FAA has been operating on a series of short-term funding extensions since the last FAA reauthorization bill expired in 2016. Since then significant bipartisan negotiations took place resulting in the new five-year reauthorization bill. View Summary
Residential Sound Insulation Program, Odorous Windows Updates
The Chicago Department of Aviation (“CDA”) has released two new reports completed by independent experts regarding odorous windows. The reports confirm that there is no evidence of a health risk caused by odors emitted from RSIP vinyl windows and provide recommendations for mitigating the odors from those windows.
Upcoming Meetings
Fly Quiet Committee:
November 15, 2018, Chicago Department of Aviation, Chicago, IL 9:30 a.m.

Technical Committee:
November 13, 2018, Mount Prospect Village Hall, 50 S. Emerson, Mount Prospect, IL
9:00 a.m.

Residential Sound Insulation Committee: November 14, 2018, Norridge Village Hall, 4000 N. Olcott Avenue, Chicago , IL 9:30 a.m.

O'Hare Noise Compatibility Commission Meeting: January 11, 2019, Cafe la Cave, 2777 S. Mannheim Road, Des Plaines, IL 8:00 a.m.