Andre, Rae. Take Back the Sky: The Community Quest for Environmentally Sustainable Aviation. iUniverse.com (2003).
Banner, Stuart. Who Owns the Sky? The Struggle to Control Airspace from the Wright Brothers on. Harvard Univ. Press (2008). (A must read! The book traces the uneasy compromise in the law on the practical need for "free" airspace versus the rights of landowners to peaceful enjoyment of property. Of value for both the layman and lawyer.)
Glass, D.C.; and J.E. Singer. Urban Stress. New York: Academic Press (1972).
Hildebrand, James L., ed. Noise Pollution and the Law. (1970).
"Inter-noise," annual conference of the International Congress on Noise Control Engineering, is the forum for a variety of expert papers on airport noise problems. Papers cover noise science, health effects, psychological testing, abatement programs, etc. See Symposia for on-line archives of past conferences and information on ordering papers.
Kavaler, Lucy. Noise: The New Menace. John Day (1976).
Kryter, K.D. Handbook of Noise and Hearing. San Diego, Cal.: Academic Press (1994).
Piper, Robert R. "Aviation's Hidden Subsidy." Traffic Qtly., July 1975.
Schiavo, Mary. Flying Blind, Flying Safe. Avon, New York (1997). (This is a "must read"! Written by a former inspector general for the U.S. Department of Transportation, the book focuses on the FAA's failure to independently evaluate safety issues, but in so doing it reveals the intransigent, arrogant, and clubby character of the FAA. See excerpts.)
Smith, Michael. Aircraft Noise. Cambridge Univ. (1989, 2004). (Traces the origins of the problem to the introduction of the jet engine into the airline fleet in the late 1950s and describes the legal restrictions placed on the industry. Explains the derivation of the special noise units and assessment scales used around the world; noise exposure modeling and forecasting; the major sources of aircraft noise and their control; and noise measurement and prediction, including contours.)
Stratford, Alan. Airports and the Environment. St. Martin's Press, New York (1974).
Upham, Paul; Janet Maughan; David Raper; and Callum Thomas. Towards Sustainable Aviation. Earthscan (www.earthscan.co.uk) (2003).
Tip Hearings and reports of House and Senate committees in recent years can be identified at Thomas (Library of Congress). Transcripts of hearings before House committees are published on the web at House Committee Hearings. Information on committee hearings and reports is also available at the websites of the Senate and House of Representatives. Reports and testimony by the U.S. Government Accountability Office, the investigative arm of the House of Representatives, can be obtained at GAO Reports.
Anderson, G.S.; and R.D. Horonjeff. Aircraft Overflight Study: Effect of Aircraft Altitude upon Sound Levels at the Ground, 80 pages. National Park Service, Denver, CO (NTIS No. PB93-144194INZ) (1992).
Butler, S.E.; and L.J. Kiernan. Estimating the Regional Economic Significance of Airports. Federal Aviation Administration (APP-400), 63 pgs. (Report No. DOT/FAA/PP/92-6) (Sept. 1992).
Newman, J. S., and K. R. Beattie. Aviation Noise Effects. Federal Aviation Administration (Report No. EE-85-2; NTIS Doc. ADA-154319). (1985). [Review of literature. On-line file is at Noise Pollution Clearinghouse website.]
Noise Control Act of 1971 and Amendments, hearings before the Subcomm. on the Environment, Senate Comm. on Commerce, 92nd Cong., 1st session, on S. 1016 and S. 1566 (June 28 and 30, and July 26, 1971).
Reauthorization of the FAA and Airport Improvement Program in Light of the Recommendations of the National Civil Aviation Review Commission, hearing before the Subcomm. on Aviation of the House Comm. on Transportation and Infrastructure, 105th Cong. (1998).
Reauthorization of the Noise Control Act of 1971, hearing before the Subcomm. on Commerce, Transportation, and Tourism, House Comm. on Energy and Commerce, 97th Cong., 1st session (1981).
Technology for Aircraft Noise Reduction, hearing before Subcomm. on Transportation, Aviation, and Materials, House Comm. on Science, Space, and Technology, 101st Cong., 2nd session (Sept. 27, 1990).
_____. "Noise Control Archives, 1969-1992." [Index to reports and working papers maintained by the EPA History Office. The debate surrounding aircraft and airport noise in the 1970s is well documented in this collection.]
_____. Noise Control Program: Progress to Date. (1980).
_____. Noise Effects Handbook: A Desk Reference to Health and Welfare Effects of Noise. (EPA 500-9-82-106) Fort Walton Beach, Florida: National Association of Noise Control Officials (Rev. July 1981)
_____. Noise in America -- Extent of the Noise Problem. Office of Noise Abatement and Control, Washington, D.C. (Report 550/9-81-101) (1981).
_____. Public Health and Welfare Criteria for Noise. Office of Noise Abatement and Control, Washington, D.C. (Report EPA 550/9-73-002) (July 1973).
_____. Report on Aircraft-Airport Noise. Report to Senate Committee on Public Works. (NTIS PB-256388) (Aug. 1973). [Report required by Noise Control Act of 1972.]
_____. Report to the President and Congress on Noise. (NTIS PB-206716) (1971).
_____. Status of Noise Control in the United States: State and Local Governments. Office of Noise Abatement and Control, Washington, D.C. (prepared by Dr. Clifford R. Bragdon, Dept. of City Planning, Georgia Institute of Technology). (April 1978).
_____. Toward a National Strategy for Noise Control. Office of Noise Abatement and Control, Washington, D.C. (April 1977).
_____. Airport Noise Grants: FAA Needs to Better Ensure Project Eligibility and Improve Strategic Goal and Performance Measures. GAO-12-890 (Sept. 2012). (Report is available in a PDF file at www.gao.gov .)
_____. Aviation and the Environment: Airport Operations and Future Growth Present Environmental Challenges. GAO/RCED-00-153 (August 2000). (Report is available in a PDF file at www.gao.gov .)
_____. Aviation and the Environment: Results from a Survey of the Nation's 50 Busiest Commercial Service Airports. GAO/RCED-00-222 (August 2000). (Report is available in a PDF file at www.gao.gov .)
_____. Aviation and the Environment: Transition to Quieter Aircraft Occurred as Planned But Concerns About Noise Persist. GAO-01-1053 (Sept. 28, 2001). (Report is available in a PDF file at www.gao.gov .)
_____. Aviation Noise: Costs of Phasing Out Noisy Aircraft. GAO/RCED-91-128 (July 2, 1991). (Report is available in a PDF file at www.gao.gov .)
_____. Transportation Noise: Federal Control and Abatement Responsibilities May Need to Be Revised. GAO/RCED-90-11 (Oct. 1989). (Report is available in a PDF file at www.gao.gov .)
_____. National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems, 1993-1997. Report of the Secretary of Transportation to the Congress.
_____. National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems, 1998-2002. Report of the Secretary of Transportation to the Congress (March 1999). [Lists all commercial and reliever airports and many general aviation airports and their planned projects; summarizes selected policies and concerns regarding airport development. On-line file is in PDF format at the FAA website.]
Airport Noise Report, a biweekly update on litigation, regulations, and technological developments. Anne Kohut, publisher, 43978 Urbancrest Ct., Ashburn, VA 20147 (tel. 703.729.4867; fax 703.729.4528).
Bradley, J.S. Determining acceptable limits for aviation noise. In Inter Noise 96, Noise Control -- The Next 25 Years, F.A. Hill and R. Lawrence, eds., Book 5, pp. 2541-2546, St. Albans, UK: Institute of Acoustics (1996).
Cresswell, Lyn Loyd. Airport policy in the United States: The need for accountability, planning, and leadership. 19 Transp. L. J. 1 (1990).
Federal Interagency Committee on Urban Noise. Guidelines for Considering Noise in Land Use Planning and Control. Washington, D.C.: FICUN (1980).
Gottlob, D. Regulations for community noise. Noise News Int., pp. 223-236 (Dec. 1995).
Hede, A. Environmental noise regulation: A public policy perspective. In Noise as a Public Health Problem, N.L. Carter and R.F.S. Job, eds., vol. 2, pp. 687-696, Noise Effects '98 Conference, Sydney, Aus. (1998).
Hede, A. Towards a normative model of public policy for environmental noise. Acoustics Australia 26:95-100 (1998).
Jansen, G.; and D. Gottlob. Requirements for the protection against outdoor noise in various countries with respect to standardization and regulations. In Inter Noise 96, Noise Control -- The Next 25 Years, F.A. Hill and R. Lawrence, eds., Book 6, pp. 3343-3346, St. Albans, UK: Institute of Acoustics (1996).
Lang, W.W. Is noise policy a global issue, or is it a local issue? In Inter Noise 99, The 1999 International Congress on Noise Control Engineering, J. Cuschieri, S. Glegg, and Yan Yong, eds., pp. 1939-1943 (1999).
Large, J.B.; and M.E. House. The effect on aviation noise of the single European market. In Inter Noise 89, G.C. Maling, Jr., ed., vol. 1, pp. 695-700, Poughkeepsie, NY: Noise Control Foundation (1989).
Metropolitan Aircraft Noise Abatement Policy Study: O'Hare International Airport. Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission. (prepared for the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and U.S. Department of Transportation) (1971).
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Fighting Noise in the 1990s. OECD, Paris (1991).
Shapiro, Sidney A. Lessons from a public policy failure: EPA and Noise Abatement. 19 Ecology L.Q. 1 (1992).