2nd Notice! The DoD would like to know your suggestions to reduce the impact of aircraft noise at homes, schools, hospitals, and senior facilities


The Department of Defense (DoD) is looking for community input on noise mitigation related to military fixed wing aircraft. (By definition, mitigation is the action of reducing the severity, seriousness, or painfulness of something.)

Typical strategies to reduce the impact of military jet fixed wing aircraft noise could include flight paths that prevent aircraft from flying over communities, earplugs, sound-deadening insulation, sound masking (white noise), double-pane windows, sound absorbing walls, trees and vegetation, and/or change in hours of flight operations.

Do you live or work or go to school within 1 mile of the MCAS Miramar boundary and/or the 65 Decibel (dB) Community Noise Equivalent Level (CNEL) line? (For reference, please take a look at the noise footprint image from the MCAS Miramar AICUZ.) Please complete the DoD feedback form (link below) and share this DoD request with others who live or work or go to school within 1 mile of the MCAS Miramar 65 dB line.

A Notice by the DoD – Community Input on Noise Mitigation – deadline October 4: The Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation (OLDCC) is carrying out an effort requested under the report accompanying the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, to, in part, work with communities to find measures that would mitigate noise caused by defense fixed wing aviation activities.

Approximately 205 active and reserve installations have been identified with “covered facilities” (hospitals, daycare facilities, schools, facilities serving senior citizens, and private residences) that appear to be located within one mile or a day-night average sound level of 65 decibel or greater of a military installation or another location at which military fixed wing aircraft are stationed.

OLDCC is requesting affected communities adjacent to those 205 active and reserve installations to provide feedback through a web portal on measures to mitigate defense aviation noise for OLDCC to consider in its efforts to develop a community noise mitigation program in collaboration with the Service Secretaries.

DATES: Affected jurisdictions should provide feedback by October 4, 2021.

PROVIDE INPUT at:  https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/08/19/2021-17775/community-input-on-noise-mitigation

The attached noise footprint image is from the Air Installations Compatible Use Zones (AICUZ) 2020 study available at https://www.miramar.marines.mil/Resources/Encroachment/AICUZ/

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