Community Input on Noise Mitigation
Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021
The Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation (OLDCC)
The Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation (OLDCC) has published in the Federal Register a notice on August 19 for Community Input on Noise Mitigation as part of the 2021 Consolidated Appropriations Act. The link to the notice and supplementary information can be found here:
OLDCC is carrying out an effort requested under the report accompanying the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, to, in part, work with communities to find measures that would mitigate noise caused by defense fixed wing aviation activities. Approximately 205 active and reserve installations have been identified with “covered facilities” (hospitals, daycare facilities, schools, facilities serving senior citizens, and private residences) that appear to be located within one mile or a day-night average sound level of 65 decibel or greater of a military installation at which military fixed wing aircraft are stationed. OLDCC is requesting these affected communities adjacent to the installation to provide feedback through a web portal on measures to mitigate defense aviation noise for OLDCC to consider in its efforts to develop a community noise mitigation program in collaboration with the Service Secretaries.
Truax Air National Guard Base in Madison is one of the identified locations (along with Gen. Mitchell IAP, Volk ANG and Fort McCoy in Wisconsin). If you are in an area subject to 65dB or greater please fill out the survey! (or fill it out anyway) Here’s a noise map if you’re not sure.