The Quiet Communities Act of 2015 Introduced by U.S. Representative Grace Meng
U.S. Representative Grace Meng from New York, has introduced legislation that would require the EPA to address excessive aircraft noise.
"...the Quiet Communities Act of 2015, would restore the EPA's Office of Noise Abatement and Control, which previously oversaw the nation's noise control activities until it was defunded by the Reagan Administration in 1981 due to budget cuts. The measure would also require the EPA Administrator to conduct a study of airport noise and examine the FAA's selection of noise measurement methodologies, health impact thresholds, and abatement program effectiveness."
As noted by Meng, "Noise is an environmental issue and the EPA has handled mitigation efforts in the past. It's time to take noise control away from the FAA, and give the EPA a try."
Representative Meng "...is a founder and Co-Chair of the Congressional Quiet Skies Caucus. Established last year, the Caucus works to mitigate excessive airplane noise that adversely affects communities."To access the 10/2/15 press release, click on the link: Meng Introduces Legislation Requiring EPA to Take Over Efforts to Combat Airplane Noise Over Queens.