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The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority's Part 161 Study is contained in its entirety in the section below. The Authority submitted the Study and Application to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) February 2, 2009, and the FAA sent its initial response March 6, 2009, in which it sought supplemental information within 30 days before proceeding with its evaluation.

Final documentation was submitted to the FAA on May 5, 2009, entitled "Revised Documentation in Support of a NEPA Categorical Exclusion Determination for a Proposed Curfew at Bob Hope Airport."

On May 29, 2009, the FAA notified the Airport Authority that the Study and Application were deemed complete, and that FAA will either approve or disapprove the proposed curfew no later than November 1, 2009.

On June 22, 2009, a Notice of Proposed Access Restriction and Opportunity for Public Comment was published in the Federal Register by the FAA. The comment closed July 22, 2009.

Click here for the Federal Register publication.

See links below for the Part 161 Study documentation. Because of the large file size, the report is listed by individual section. There are nonetheless several Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Files (PDF) that require extra time to load.

Far Part 161 Application For A Proposed Curfew

Released January 28, 2009

Executive Summary

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Setting and Constraints for Noise Abatement

Chapter 3: Proposed Restriction and Alternatives

Chapter 4: Benefit-Cost Analysis

Chapter 5: Condition 1 -- Proposed Restriction Is Reasonable, Nonarbitrary, Nondiscriminatory

Chapter 6: Condition 2 -- Does Not Create Undue Burden on Interstate and Foreign Commerce

Chapter 7: Condition 3 -- Safe and Efficient Use of Navigable Airspace

Chapter 8: Condition 4 -- Proposed Restriction Does Not Conflict with Federal Law

Chapter 9: Condition 5 -- Adequate Opportunity for Public Comment

Chapter 10: Condition 6 -- Does Not Create Burden on National Aviation System

Appendix A: Current Noise Rules at Bob Hope Airport

Appendix B: Aircraft Noise Analysis, pp. 1-40

Appendix B: pp. 41-44

Appendix B: pp. 45-74

Appendix C: Analysis of Aircraft Noise-Induced Awakenings

Appendix D: Methodology for Estimating the Effects of Noise on Residential Property Values

Appendix E: Documentation and Analysis of Contingent Valuation Surveys in the Bob Hope and Van Nuys Airport Areas

Appendix F: Documentation of Public Comment Opportunities

Appendix G: Preferred, Less Restrictive and Non-restrictive Alternatives Recommended for Detailed Evaluation During Phase 2

Appendix H: FAA Letters

Appendix I: Summary of Interviews with Aircraft Operators at Bob Hope Airport Regarding Potential Impact of Curfew on BUR Operations

Supplemental Technical Report 1 -- Aviation Demand Forecasts

Supplemental Technical Report 2 -- The Impact of Aircraft Noise on Residential Property Values in the Bob Hope Airport Environs

Documentation in Support of a NEPA Categorical Exclusion Determination for a Proposed Curfew at Bob Hope Airport

Revised Documentation in Support of a NEPA Categorical Exclusion Determination for a Proposed Curfew at Bob Hope Airport, April 2009

Stakeholder Comments

The public comment period for the Part 161 Study closed June 13, 2008. Comments received from focused stakeholders are listed below, accompanied by a preliminary tally of comments received by the general public.

Preliminary Tally of Comments from the General Public 161_Comments_GenPublic

Comments from Government and Elected Officials

Letter from the Federal Aviation Administration, 4-30-08

Comments from the Federal Aviation Administration

Comments from Members of Congress Adam Schiff and Howard Berman

Resolution from the City of Burbank

Comments from the City of Burbank

Resolution from the City of Glendale

Resolution from the City of Pasadena

Comments from Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa

Comments from Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich

Comments from Alan Rothenberg, Los Angeles World Airports

Comments from Gina Marie Lindsey, Los Angeles World Airports

Comments from the City of El Segundo

Comments from Bob Hope Airport Tenants

Million Air Burbank


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Comments from Trade Groups

Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association

Airports Council International - North America

Air Transport Association

National Business Aviation Association

Cargo Airline Association

Regional Air Cargo Carriers Association

California Pilots Association

Comments from Chambers and Civic Organizations

Valley Industry and Commerce Association

Burbank Chamber of Commerce

Valley VOTE

Van Nuys Airport Citizens Advisory Council

Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council

Neighborhood Council of Valley Village

Los Angeles International Airport Area Advisory Committee

Los Angeles International Airport Community Noise Roundtable

Comments from Homeowner Associations

Sherman Oaks Homeowners Association

Homeowners of Encino

Encino Property Owners Association

FAQs on the Part 161 Study, updated 5-7-08