Airport Noise Compatibility Study Group
|BACK to Meetings Index||The Airport Noise Compatibility Study Group is constituted under Part 150, Federal Aviation Regulations, by the Regional Airport Authority of Louisville and Jefferson County. Its purpose is to conduct a study of noise conditions resulting from airport operations, and prepare inputs to revise and update the airport authority's Noise Compatibility Program. The "150 Study Group" is an appropriate short name for reference to this body.
The 150 Study Group incorporates representation from all components of the airport community: airlines, other aircraft operators, businesses, travelers, residents, management, and government. Its membership is open to all interested parties.
Meetings shall be held at the call of the chair, which shall rotate among those members willing to serve in that capacity. The order of rotation shall be determined at random from an open sign-up list. The chair shall work with the RAA staff and consulting team to prepare the agenda; preside over the meeting; and review and endorse meeting notes for approval at the next meeting. The chair shall also oversee the publication and forwarding of any formal decision or recommendation adopted at the meeting.
The group's work program shall be conducted by focused committees, whose chairs or designated representatives shall report findings and recommendations in their subject areas for discussion and endorsement by the group. Committee chairs shall be selected by, and serve at the pleasure of, their members. The following committees are constituted for the purposes indicated:
Committees may be added, consolidated, or discontinued with the approval of the Group.
Administrative support for the Group's work program shall be provided by the staff of the Regional Airport Authority, or by the noise consultant team contracted to support the study, and coordinated by the chair for the conduct and content of each meeting. Support includes publication and distribution of meeting notices and agendas, taking meeting notes, reproduction of discussion materials, documentation of decisions and recommendations, public affairs liaison, and such related tasks as the chair may identify. Meeting notes shall capture comments, questions, and decisions made by the group. Notes shall also be taken of the meetings of constituent committees, for distribution, after committee review and approval, to the general membership.
Technical support shall be provided by the noise consultant team to each committee in its respective functional area. The team shall report data, evaluations and findings to the appropriate committee(s) as they emerge on individual issues, respond to inquiries, and assist as needed in making committee presentations to the 150 Study Group. The team shall document recommendations adopted by the Group, and assist in moving them forward for consideration in compiling the revised Noise Compatibility Program.
The 150 Study Group shall take its decisions by consensus of attending members. Issues on which consensus is not achieved in the Group shall be referred back to committee for further study. In cases where the chair determines that efforts to attain consensus are exhausted, findings shall be compiled and forwarded with full representation of dissenting views.
Business of the Group shall otherwise be conducted informally, with procedural questions resolved by reference to the Modern Rules of Order. Recurrent or systemic issues shall be referred to the Rules Committee for study and recommendations.
In order to permit effective monitoring of implementation of the Noise Compatibility Program resulting from this study, the 150 Study Group anticipates its subsequent reconstitution as a Community Noise Forum, to extend the broad representation and close communication the study process represents.
Addendum to the Charter
To meet these objectives, the Study Group has adopted the following procedure:
On receiving an inquiry from a Study Group member, the recipient shall
invite the inquirer to consult the appropriate committee, furnishing the chairs name and number;
comment on any previous treatment of the same question of which he/she may be aware; and,
if the inquirer insists on a direct response,
make an informal response, and/or refer the inquirer to an authoritative source, and
inform the appropriate committee chair of the inquiry and response.
The committee chair receiving a referred inquiry shall
record the inquiry, and any response given, for future reference; and either
respond based on information already available, or
refer the matter to the Study Group chair.
The Study Group chair shall either
refer the matter to another committee with pertinent information based on a common interest;
respond based on information already available to the Group;
ask consultants to develop a response of common interest to the Group; or
invite the originating committee chair to seek a consultant response of specific interest to the committee.
In either of the last two cases, the chair shall coordinate with the RAA project manager to make sure the necessary work is within the scope of the project, or is otherwise supportable.