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110 Aircraft Noise: A Toolkit for Managing Community Expectations provides two checklists that airport managers may use in 1) assessing the usefulness of establish- ing such a program if one does not exist, or 2) evaluating the status of an existing program. Evaluation Checklist for Airports without Noise Programs Those airport managers that have not previously had the need to engage with the public regard- ing aircraft or airport noise issues may not have a clear understanding of the issues. New noise management programs are often the result of pressure generated by the local political process at the urging of outspoken members of the public. Although their governance structures differ, both public and private airports must be sensitive to public pressure manifested through the political process. The tool included in this section provides an overview to the manager of an airport with- out a noise program in 1) is a program advisable; and 2) what information is needed to consider the approach to initiating a program? 6-9 Evaluation Checklist for Airports with Established Noise Programs Airports with well-established noise programs are usually aware of their level of success in see- ing its components implemented. Airports with permanent noise officers or staff address public inquiries on a daily basis, provide status reports on the success or failure of their programs, and act as a conduit between higher management and the surrounding community. However, the level of commitment to noise program management, its funding, and its responsibilities varies widely among those airports that have addressed aircraft noise issues. The checklist tool provided in this section allows the airport noise officer or airport manager to evaluate the status of the existing program and changes that may have occurred since the program was initiated to determine if modifications or updates are warranted. 6-10