CLEVELAND, June 15, 2012 – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued its approval of Cleveland Hopkins International Airport's (CLE) Noise Exposure Maps (NEM) for Existing (2011) conditions and Future (2017) conditions. The NEM is a description of current and projected future noise levels around an airport. Factors such as the airport layout, the number of aircraft operations, types of aircraft, and the routes aircraft take during arrival and departure are all taken into account when describing the airport’s noise environment.
The FAA has also announced it is reviewing the proposed Noise Compatibility Program (NCP) that was submitted by CLE. The FAA’s formal review period is limited to 180 days with approval or disapproval expected no later than December 2, 2012. The public is invited to comment on the proposed program and all relevant comments will be considered by the FAA to the extent practicable.
Click on the links to access electronic copies of the NEM 2011, NEM 2017, and the FAA Determination Letter for review. Hard copies of the NEM 2011, NEM 2017, the FAA’s evaluation of the maps, and the proposed noise compatibility program are available for examination at the following locations:
Cleveland Hopkins International Airport
19501 Five Points Road, Building #206
Cleveland, Ohio 44135
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Federal Aviation Administration
Detroit Airports District Office
11677 South Wayne Road, Suite 107
Romulus, MI 48174
8:00 am – 4:30 pm
The public comment period for the Noise Compatibility Program ends August 4, 2012. A copy of the NCP final report can be found in the following 5 sections: NCP Part 1, NCP Part 2 , NCP Part 3, NCP Part 4, and NCP Part 5. Official notice of the FAA NEM determination in the Federal Register was published on June 18, 2012.