1999 AIRPORT NOISE AND LAND USE COMPATABILITY SYMPOSIUM

"Expectations, Impacts, and Mitigations"

February 22-24, 1999, San Diego Paradise Point Resort


This 14th symposium in a series on airport noise and land-use compatibility was sponsored by the Technology Transfer Program of the Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California, Berkeley, and the Aviation Operations Research Center of Excellence, along with the Federal Aviation Administration, Caltrans Aeronautics Program, and San Diego Unified Port District. The symposium is intended for individuals with responsibility for the management, technical implementation, and/or legal analysis of airport noise programs, as well as public information officers, planners, and community affairs professionals. The fee for the 1999 symposium was $550.


Program

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1999

6:00-8:00 pm Preregistration get-together in the Bay View Room:
Beat the Monday morning rush by registering early and mingling with other Symposium attendees. Light refreshments and cash bar provided.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1999
7:30 - 3:00REGISTRATION
8:30 - 8:45Introduction
Director, ITS Technology Transfer Program
University of California, Berkeley

Welcome
Chairman, Board of Port Commissioners,
San Diego Unified Port District

SESSION I: GREAT EXPECTATIONS
What the dickens is going to happen after 2000? The perspectives of airports, communities, and the FAA.

With the transition to an all-Stage 3 fleet nearly at hand, and the focus of airport noise mitigation turning to issues of land use planning and flight paths, the FAA is being looked to for leadership. How will the FAA's updated noise policy address these issues and how will it affect local practice and procedures?
Moderator of Morning Session:
William Albee, Manager, Office of Environment and Energy, Federal Aviation Administration, Washington, D.C.
8:45 - 9:45KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Jane Garvey, Administrator
Federal Aviation Administration
9:45 - 10:00BREAK
10:00 - 11:30AN INTERACTIVE PANEL:
The perspectives of local elected officials, airports, citizens, and the FAA on the transition to an all-Stage 3 fleet.
Invited speakers include representatives from cities, airports, citizen groups, and the FAA.
12:00 - 1:30LUNCH

SESSION II: IMPACTS AND MITIGATIONS
Moderator of Afternoon Sessions:
Carla Kell-Smith, President, Kell-Smith & Associates

1:30 - 2:15KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Dr. Gary Evans, Professor of Design and Environmental Analysis, Cornell University, New York
A widely publicized study by Dr. Evans suggests that chronic exposure to aircraft noise affects the learning abilities of children. Evans will discuss the implications of his research and the status of other research on the impacts of aircraft noise on humans.
2:15 - 3:10NOISE METRICS AND CRITERIA
Speakers:
Nick Miller, Principal, Harris Miller Miller & Handson
Walter Rullman, Maryland Aviation Administration
3:10 - 3:30BREAK
3:30 - 5:00SOUND INSULATION PROGRAMS
Speakers:
Jeri Riddle, Palm Springs Regional Airport, Palm Springs
Steve Vecchi, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
5:30 - 7:30RECEPTION
Cosponsored by the Port of San Diego
The Bayview Room, Hors d'oeuvres and cash bar
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1999
SESSION III: THE STAGE 2/3 TRANSITION
Moderator of Morning Session:
Farshad Farhang, Principal, Acoustical Analysis Associates
8:30 - 10:00STATUS REPORT ON PHASEOUT OF STAGE 2 AIRCRAFT
Speakers:
William Albee, Federal Aviation Administration
Peter Stumpp, Vice President, Simat, Hellieson and Eichner
10:00 - 10:20BREAK
10:20 - 11:30EFFORTS TO RECERTIFY STAGE 2 AIRCRAFT
Speakers:
Tom Van de Ven, Federal Aviation Administration
Bill Galloway
12:00 - 1:00LUNCH
SESSION IV: AIRCRAFT NOISE: MEASURING AND REPORTING
Moderator of Afternoon Session:
Neal Phillips, Manager, Noise Abatement Office
Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority
1:00 - 1:30SOUND INFORMATION FOR NON-EXPERTS
Speaker:
David Dubbink, California Polytechnic University
1:30 - 2:20CAPABILITIES & LIMITATIONS OF THE INM MODEL
Speakers:
Nick Miller, Principal, Harris Miller Miller & Hanson
Jeff Olmstead, INM Manager, ATAC Corporation
2:20 - 3:00ACQUISITION OF NOISE MONITORING SYSTEMS
Speaker:
John Leyerle, Manager, Office of Noise and Access
Orange County John Wayne Airport
3:00 - 3:15BREAK
3:15 - 4:00CREATING NOISE REPORTS
Speaker:
Lynae Jacobson, Community Program Manager, Airport Noise Office, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1999
SESSION V: AIRSPACE REDESIGN BEYOND THE AIRPORT ENVIRONS
Moderator of Morning Sessions:
Harvey Holden, Airport Projects Administrator
El Segundo, California
8:30 - 9:30NEW FLIGHT PATHS OVER POPULATED AREAS
Speakers:
John Walker, Federal Aviation Administration
Tom Boscoe, New York/New Jersey Port Authority
9:30 - 10:00WIDE AREA NOISE MODELS
Speaker:
Bill Marx, Environmental Program Division/Air Traffic Branch, Federal Aviation Administration
10:00 - 10:15BREAK
10:15 - 10:45COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT IN DECISIONS TO REROUTE AIR TRAFFIC
Speaker:
Glen Bales, Geospec
10:45 - 11:30SPECIAL SESSION: PERSPECTIVES FROM VANCOUVER , CANADA
The Vancouver International Airport provides an interesting case study in privatizing airport authorities. Are there unique concerns or processes relevant to airport and aviation noise when an airport becomes a private company?
Speaker:
Edward Haboly, Vancouver International Airport
12:00 - 1:30LUNCH

SESSION VI: THE AIRPORT AND LAND USE COMPATIBILITY BEYOND 2000

As airport operations and facilities continue to expand, questions arise about land use compatibility. What are the strengths and weaknesses of land use zoning? How do we deal with changing noise contours? Are noise metrics properly defining impacts? How can airport owners andlocal zoning jurisdictions plan together for optimal compatibilty?
1:30 - 3:00A PANEL DISCUSSION ON LAND USE COMPATIBILITY
Speakers:
Clair Barrett, Claire Barrett & Associates, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Tom Bennett, Federal Aviation Administration
Mike West, Baltimore/Washington International Airport
Armando Tovar, Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority
3:00 - 3:30QUESTIONS, ANSWERS, AND CONCLUDING REMARKS