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5 CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION This report presents the results of ACRP Project S02-03, Com- Chapter three--Survey of Airports Regarding Noise Out- pilation of Noise Programs in Areas Outside DNL 65. This side DNL 65--A summary of the survey conducted for this introductory chapter describes the purpose of the report, pre- synthesis, including survey methodology, and an overview of sents the methodology used to develop the report, and outlines results. the organization of the report. Chapter four--Operational Procedures--Information on the development and implementation of noise abatement PURPOSE OF REPORT procedures designed specifically to address noise issues out- There has been widespread industry discussion on programs side of DNL 65. to address land use compatibility outside the annual average 65 DayNight Average Sound Level (DNL) contour. This Chapter five--Land Use and Sound Insulation Policies-- ACRP synthesis project grew out of such industry discussion, A summary of information on land use policies that prevent and the need to understand the issue of noise outside DNL 65. or remediate incompatibilities outside of DNL 65. The focus of this synthesis is a compilation of noise programs in areas outside DNL 65. Its goal is to compile in one location Chapter six--Communication and Outreach--A sum- current federal law and policy and how it is applied regionally, mary of information on the communication and outreach and to provide the state of the practice of noise program mea- techniques airports use to address noise outside DNL 65. sures targeted outside DNL 65 at airports. The discussion of noise program measures outside DNL 65 is not limited to mit- Chapter seven--Case Studies--Two case studies of air- igation measures such as sound insulation, but includes the ports that have addressed noise outside DNL 65. entire range of strategies to address aircraft noise issues, includ- ing noise abatement procedures, ground noise policies, land use Chapter eight--Conclusions--A summary of the infor- compatibility planning, and community and operator outreach. mation collected for this synthesis and a discussion of future research needs. REPORT STRUCTURE The four appendixes include a copy of the synthesis sur- The rest of this document presents the following: vey (Appendix A), the survey results (Appendix B), and two case studies (Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport, Appendix Chapter two--Regulations, Policies, and Court Cases Gov- C, and Naples Municipal Airport, Appendix D). References, erning Issues of Noise Outside DNL 65--A compilation of including reports, websites, and data sources used in prepar- existing policies and regulations, plus relevant court decisions ing the synthesis report, and a glossary of terms, abbrevia- (published and as-available). tions, and acronyms are also included.