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Part 150 Noise Compatibility Study

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Public Information WORKSHOP #1: December 15th, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The Greater Rockford Airport Authority (GRAA) is initiating a study to document the noise effects from aircraft operations at Chicago Rockford International Airport (RFD).  The study is commonly referred to as a Part 150 Noise Compatibility Study (Part 150 Study).  The purpose for conducting a Part 150 Study is to develop a balanced and cost-effective plan to reduce current noise impacts, where practical, and to limit the potential for future noise impacts. 

An important element of a successful Part 150 Study at RFD is for the airport staff and consulting team to hear from residents of the communities in the vicinity of the airport that are most affected by aircraft noise levels.  Residents and, business owners, are encouraged to attend the workshop to provide input, ask questions, and gain an understanding of the scope and purpose of the study.

Public Information Workshop Agenda: 

  • Introduction
  • Role of the Advisory Committee
  • Part 150 Study Overview, Process & Elements
  • Public Involvement
  • History of Noise Abatement Planning
  • Noise Modeling Input Data Collection
  • Baseline Noise Exposure Contours
  • Next Steps
  • Q&A

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this workshop will be conducted as an online virtual workshop. A link to register for the online workshop will be posted on the Home Page.

Public Workshop

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PUBLIC INFORMATION WORKSHOP #2: DECEMBER 5TH, 6:00 P.M. TO 8:00 P.M.

The Greater Rockford Airport Authority (GRAA) is requesting your participation in an Public Information Workshop for the Part 150 Noise Compatibility Study the GRAA is conducting. This will be the second of three workshops, the materials presented during the workshop will focus on the Noise Compatibility Program (NCP) at RFD.  The recommended measures included in the NCP are designed to minimize the impacts of aviation noise to the surrounding community and enhance the administration of the overall noise compatibility program for RFD. 

An important element of a successful Part 150 Study at RFD is for the airport staff and consulting team to hear from residents of the communities in the vicinity of the airport that are most affected by aircraft noise levels.  Residents and, business owners, are encouraged to attend the workshop to provide input, ask questions, and gain an understanding of the scope and purpose of the study.

Public Information Workshop Agenda: 

  • Introduction
  • Review Future 2027 Noise Contour
  • NCP Background Information
  • Existing RFD Noise Abatement Measures and Recommendations
  • Noise Abatement Screening and Recommendations
  • Land Use Mitigation Screening and Recommendations
    • Residential Sound Insulation Program
    • Avigation Easements
    • Improved Building Codes
    • Voluntary Fair Disclosure
  • Land Use Mitigation Estimated Cost
  • Program Management Screening and Recommendations
  • Program Management Estimated Costs
  • Next Steps

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this workshop will be conducted as an online virtual workshop. A link to register for the online workshop will be posted on the Home Page.

RFD Part 150

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