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Community Engagement Strategies and Techniques 55 North Carolina DOT. 2-D and 3-D photo simulations using Adobe PhotoShop. See http://www.ncdot.org/it/visualization/ CommentWorksSM (119) 4-133 ICF International, a global consulting and technology solutions firm piloted Comment- WorksSM, a web-based public participation system that allows the gathering and categoriza- tion of comments, preparation of summaries and responses, response tracking, and reporting. The public can submit comments and view comments or other materials on-line. It has been used by the U.S. Department of Energy, EPA, Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Department of Homeland Security, and others. Informa- tion may be found at http://www.icfi.com/services/enterprise-solutions/commentworks/ overview.asp Interactive Sound Information System (120) 4-134 The Interactive Sound Information System (ISIS) is a private enterprise software tool designed to provide public information related to aircraft noise levels over surface locations. It allows the user to compare single event levels for current and alternative conditions by playing acoustic events through as set of speakers at noise levels calibrated for distances that might be expected during real world conditions. Information may be found at http://www.noise management.org/index.html. Outreach Vehicle Tools Description. Community Outreach Vehicles (COV) generally are outfitted with technology to demonstrate aircraft noise issues and may travel to schools, libraries and community events offering an interactive aircraft noise demonstration system and video presentations. Example Best Practices. The following noise outreach vehicles were chosen as best practice examples: O'Hare Community Out Reach Vehicle (121) 4-135 The purpose of the O'Hare COV is to address public concerns and to promote the initiatives of the Chicago Airport System and the O'Hare Noise Compatibility Commission at commu- nity events, festivals, schools, and libraries. Video presentations and computer demonstrations of the Airport Noise Monitoring System are provided. The COV is powered by compressed nat- ural gas and is equipped with an ADA compliant automatic hydraulic wheelchair lift. The COV also is used as a learning tool. It travels to schools located within the City of Chicago and its sur- rounding suburbs to discuss noise retrieval procedures, data collection, and aviation career pos- sibilities. A portable noise monitor also is used so that students can visualize noise levels of various events. Miami-Dade Plane Facts About Aircraft Noise - Noise Abatement Van (60, p. 8) 4-136 The Miami-Dade Noise Abatement Van is equipped with portable noise monitors. These mon- itors are used at various locations throughout the County to record aircraft-related noise levels. The van is also used to patrol Miami International for illegal aircraft maintenance run-ups. Portland International Airport Noise Van (91) The Portland International Airport Noise Van is equipped for monitoring noise in and around the Portland metro area. Noise technicians use it to support field measurements for airport in-house projects and/or requests from citizens.