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31 APPENDIX A Survey Instrument Survey for Airport Noise Officers on Noise Issues Outside DNL 65 The Transportation Research Board's Airport Cooperative Research Program has commissioned a study on airport noise programs in areas outside DayNight Average Sound Level (DNL) 65 (S02-03). The goal of this synthesis project is to compile in one location current Federal law and policy and how it is applied regionally, and to provide the state of the practice of noise programs targeted outside DNL 65 at airports. As someone with experience in this area, we would like to have your input on this subject. Please be assured that your responses will be kept in strictest confidence, to be aggregated with all other responses. 1) State in which you are located: Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey

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32 New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Other (please specify): If you selected other, please specify: ____________________________________ 2) Please indicate your number of years of experience in the aviation industry: 05 yrs 510 yrs 1015 yrs 1520 yrs 2030 yrs 30+ yrs 3) How many operations does your airport have annually? Less than 50,000 50,000100,000 100,000250,000 More than 250,000 4) Please indicate the current nature of your employment: Local Government State Government Federal Government Airport Commission/Authority Airport Management Consultant Other (please specify): If you selected other, please specify: ______________________________________________________________________ 5) How important are noise concerns outside DNL 65 to your airport? Not at all important Somewhat important Important

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33 Very important Critical Additional comments: ______________________________________________________________________ 6) What method(s) does your airport use to minimize noise outside DNL 65 (check all that apply)? Noise abatement flight tracks Noise abatement departure or arrival procedures (e.g., NADPs or CDA) Preferential runway use program Ground noise control Operator education and outreach None of the above Other (please specify): If you selected other, please specify: ______________________________________________________________________ 7) What method(s) does your airport use to reduce/minimize land use incompatibilities outside DNL 65 (check all that apply)? Collaboration with local land use officials and/or real estate developers Zoning Easements Disclosure Sound insulation Building code enforcement None of the above Buyouts Other (please specify): If you selected other, please specify: ______________________________________________________________________ 8) What was your motivation for addressing noise outside DNL 65 (check all that apply)? Political action Litigation Mitigation for airport expansion Preventive planning Community concerns Other (please specify): If you selected other, please specify: ______________________________________________________________________ 9) What percentage of your noise complaints come from people who live outside DNL 65? None Less than 25% 25%50% 50%75% More than 75% Don't know 10) What kind out outreach tools do you use to communicate with people exposed to noise outside DNL 65 (check all that apply)?

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34 Online flight tracking Community meetings/forums Newsletters Website None of the above Other (please specify): If you selected other, please specify: ______________________________________________________________________ 11) Has FAA denied your airport's plans to mitigate or abate noise outside DNL 65? Yes, because "Noise below DNL 65 is not significant" Yes, because "FAA does not fund actions outside DNL 65" (or it is such a low priority that it will never be funded) Yes, because "The sponsor has not shown that there is a problem outside DNL 65" Yes, because "The local community has not enacted the local land use policies (including provision to protect areas outside DNL 65)" Yes, because "At locations outside DNL 65, community noise is equal or greater to the aircraft noise" Yes, because "FAA has a national policy of not addressing noise from aircraft weighting less than 12,500 Online flight tracking" Yes, because "The lack of evidence/precedent indicating sound insulation of `floating' homes would be effective" No Other (please specify): If you selected other, please specify: ______________________________________________________________________ Additional comments: ______________________________________________________________________ 12) Do you use noise abatement flight tracks for noise abatement? Yes No (Survey will skip to question 24) 13) Type of noise abatement track (check all that apply). Jet aircraft departure Jet aircraft arrival Propeller aircraft departure Propeller aircraft arrival Helicopter departure Helicopter arrival None 14) Were your noise abatement tracks developed primarily to address noise outside DNL 65, primarily to address noise within DNL 65, or both? Primarily to address noise outside DNL 65 Primarily to address noise within DNL 65 Both 15) What noise metric(s) did you use to evaluate noise abatement flight tracks (enter levels for all that apply)? DayNight Average Sound Level, DNL Level: ________________________________

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35 Equivalent Level, Leq Level: ___________________________________ Sound Exposure Level, SEL Level: ___________________________________ Maximum A-weighted Level, Lmax Level: ___________________________________ Time Above, TA Level: ___________________________________ Number of events above (NA): ___________________________________ Other: ___________________________________ 16) What review/approval was needed to implement noise abatement flight tracks (check all that apply)? None FAA approval NEPA approval 17) How are your noise abatement flight tracks implemented by ATC (check all that apply)? Vectoring DME with published turn and altitude instructions RNAV GPS Other (please specify): If you selected other, please specify: ______________________________________________________________________ 18) Please explain the implementation process with FAA, focusing on implementation obstacles/challenges: ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ 19) How are your noise abatement flight tracks communicated to pilots (check all that apply)? Posters and/or handouts Jeppesen inserts FAA standards Pilot briefings Other (please specify): If you selected other, please specify: ______________________________________________________________________ 20) How effective are your noise abatement flight tracks at reducing noise over sensitive communities outside DNL 65? Not at all effective Somewhat effective Moderately effective Very effective Additional comments: ______________________________________________________________________ 21) How effective are your noise abatement flight tracks at reducing complaints from noise-sensitive communities outside DNL 65? Not at all effective Somewhat effective Moderately effective

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36 Very effective Additional comments: ______________________________________________________________________ 22) What is the estimated cost to implement this measure? Cost to Airport: ___________________________________ Cost to Operators: ___________________________________ Cost to FAA: ___________________________________ Other costs (explain): ___________________________________ 23) Are there any drawbacks or challenges to implementing your flight tracks (check all that apply)? Increased fuel cost to airlines Increased flight time Communication with air traffic control Communication with pilots Communication with community Other (please specify): If you selected other, please specify: ______________________________________________________________________ 24) Do you use Departure or Arrival Flight Procedures for noise abatement? Yes No (Survey will skip to question 35) 25) Type of noise abatement procedure (check all that apply). Jet aircraft departure (e.g., ICAO NADP and/or NBAA procedure) Jet aircraft arrival (e.g., CDA) Propeller aircraft departure (e.g., pattern altitude) Propeller aircraft arrival Helicopter departure (e.g., minimum crossing height) Helicopter arrival None of the above 26) Were your noise abatement procedures developed primarily to address noise outside DNL 65, primarily to address noise within DNL 65, or both? Primarily to address noise outside DNL 65 Primarily to address noise within DNL 65 Both 27) What noise metric(s) did you use to evaluate noise abatement procedures (enter levels for all that apply)? DayNight Average Sound Level, DNL Level: ______________________________ Equivalent Level, Leq Level: ___________________________________ Sound Exposure Level, SEL Level: ___________________________________ Maximum A-weighted Level, Lmax Level: ___________________________________ Time Above, TA Level: ___________________________________ Other: ___________________________________ 28) How are your noise abatement flight procedures implemented (check all that apply)? Informal

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37 Formal Both 29) Please explain: ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ 30) How are your noise abatement procedures communicated to pilots (check all that apply)? Posters and/or handouts Jeppesen inserts FAA standards Pilot briefings Other (please specify): If you selected other, please specify: ______________________________________________________________________ 31) How effective are your noise abatement procedures at reducing noise over sensitive communities outside DNL 65? Not at all effective Somewhat effective Moderately effective Very effective Additional comments: ______________________________________________________________________ 32) How effective are your noise abatement procedures at reducing complaints from noise- sensitive communities outside DNL 65? Not at all effective Somewhat effective Moderately effective Very effective Additional comments: ______________________________________________________________________ 33) What is the estimated cost to implement this measure? Cost to Airport: ___________________________________ Cost to Operators: ___________________________________ Cost to FAA: ___________________________________ Other costs (explain): ___________________________________ 34) Are there any drawbacks or challenges to implementing your procedures (check all that apply)? Increased fuel cost to airlines Increased flight time Communication with air traffic control Communication with pilots Communication with community Other (please specify): If you selected other, please specify: ______________________________________________________________________

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38 35) Does your airport have procedures to minimize ground noise (i.e., from takeoff roll, reverse thrust, taxi, or engine runups)? Yes No (Survey will skip to question 45) 36) Type of ground noise procedure (check all that apply). Ground runup enclosure Blast fence Noise barrier or berm Pre-takeoff runup policy Reverse thrust policy Ramp operation procedures Move to a location away from noise-sensitive sites 37) Were your ground noise procedures developed primarily to address noise outside DNL 65, primarily to address noise within DNL 65, or both? Primarily to address noise outside DNL 65 Primarily to address noise within DNL 65 Both 38) What noise metric(s) did you use to evaluate ground noise procedures (enter levels for all that apply)? DayNight Average Sound Level, DNL Level: _______________________________ Equivalent Level, Leq Level: ___________________________________ Sound Exposure Level, SEL Level: ___________________________________ Maximum A-weighted Level, Lmax Level: ___________________________________ Time Above, TA Level: ___________________________________ Other: ___________________________________ 39) How are your ground noise procedures implemented (check all that apply)? Informal Formal Both 40) Please explain: ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ 41) How are your ground noise procedures communicated to pilots (check all that apply)? Posters and/or handouts Pilot briefings Other (please specify): If you selected other, please specify: ______________________________________________________________________ 42) How effective are your ground noise procedures at reducing complaints from noise-sensitive communities outside DNL 65? Not at all effective Somewhat effective

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39 Moderately effective Very effective Additional comments: ______________________________________________________________________ 43) What is the estimated cost to implement this measure? Cost to Airport: ___________________________________ Cost to Operators: ___________________________________ Cost to FAA: ___________________________________ Other costs (explain): ___________________________________ 44) Are there any drawbacks or challenges to implementing your ground noise procedures (check all that apply)? Increased fuel cost to airlines Communication with ground control Communication with pilots Communication with community Other (please specify): If you selected other, please specify: ______________________________________________________________________ 45) Do you have land use measures that apply outside DNL 65? Yes No (Survey will skip to question 56) 46) What type of zoning do you or the land use governments surrounding the airport use outside DNL 65? (Enter levels for all that apply.) Prohibit development of residential land uses--Identify Level: ________________________ Permit development of residential land uses with sound insulation--Identify Level: _______ ___________________________________ Other: ___________________________________ None ___________________________________ 47) Do you or the governing body(ies) with land use authority require avigation easements? Yes (please specify level in comments section) No Additional comments: ______________________________________________________________________ 48) Do you or the governing body(ies) with land use authority require real estate disclosure? Yes (please specify level in comments section) No Additional comments: ______________________________________________________________________ 49) Do you offer sound insulation to any homeowners living outside DNL 65? Yes, for homes in contiguous neighborhoods ("humanize") Yes, for homes within DNL 60 dB contour No Other (please specify): If you selected other, please specify:

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40 ______________________________________________________________________ 50) What is your funding source for sound insulation outside DNL 65? Airport Operators FAA Homeowner Other (please specify): If you selected other, please specify: ______________________________________________________________________ 51) What is the estimated cost to implement this measure? Cost to Airport: ___________________________________ Cost to Operators: ___________________________________ Cost to FAA: ___________________________________ Cost to Homeowner ___________________________________ Other costs (explain): ___________________________________ 52) How effective are your, or the land use governing body(ies), land use policies communicated to homeowners and realtors (check all that apply)? Newsletters and/or handouts Individual homeowner briefings Presentations to real estate boards Other (please specify): If you selected other, please specify: ______________________________________________________________________ 53) How effective are your, or the land use governing body(ies), land use policies at preventing non-compatible development in communities outside DNL 65? Not at all effective Somewhat effective Moderately effective Very effective Additional comments: ______________________________________________________________________ 54) What is the estimated cost to implement this land use measure? Cost to Airport: ___________________________________ Cost to Homeowners ___________________________________ Cost to Realtors: ___________________________________ Other costs (explain): ___________________________________ 55) Are there any drawbacks or challenges to implementing the land use policies around your airport (check all that apply)? Coordination with local land use officials Coordination with realtors Coordination with homeowners Additional comments: ______________________________________________________________________ Final Comments

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41 56) Please provide information for a point of contact to whom any follow-up questions can be addressed if necessary: As thanks for sharing your information, we would like to e-mail you a link to the completed report. Please include any other e-mail addresses where we should send the completed report. Name: ___________________________________ Telephone: ___________________________________ E-mail: ___________________________________ 57) Do you have a case study on noise issues outside of DNL 65 that you would be willing to contribute? If you answer yes, the consultant will contact you via e-mail and arrange for a telephone interview regarding the case study. Prior to the interview, you will receive an outline of the types of information needed in the interview. Yes No 58) Do you have any other information that you believe would be helpful to this study? If so, please indicate below: ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ Thank you for your assistance in completing this survey. Your responses will help provide insights into how to better analyze the economic impact of airports. If you have any questions regarding the survey, please contact Mary Ellen Eagan, meagan@hmmh.com, 781.229.0707. You can mail any documentation that you might feel will be helpful to this study to the following address: Mary Ellen Eagan Harris Miller Miller & Hanson Inc. 77 South Bedford St. Burlington, MA 01803