Community Noise Mitigation is an initiative being undertaken as a result of recently enacted Appropriations language to understand noise mitigation needs of communities experiencing 65 decibel or louder noise, and to develop a program that may then support noise mitigation actions by these communities.
Approximately 205 active and reserve installations have been identified with "covered facilities" as defined by Section 8136 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (P.L. 116-260), which include hospitals, daycare facilities, schools, facilities serving senior citizens, and private residences. These facilities appear to be located within one mile of a military installation (or another location where military fixed-wing aircraft are stationed) or have a day-night average sound level of 65 decibels or greater. A list of these installations may be found in at the end of this narrative.
In order to work with communities and obtain insights into noise mitigation needs, OLDCC published a Request for Information in the Federal Register on August 19, 2021.
Communities may provide feedback via a specifically designed web portal for approximately 45 days from the Federal Register publication date.
The questions communities are being asked are listed below:
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The communities in the vicinity of the following 205 installations or military facilities are the jurisdictions we would like to hear from. OLDCC Community Noise Mitigation Locations