Wednesday, September 18, 2013

FAA rule change will make things more noisy

From CBS New York:

Local officials warn noise from airplanes over Queens could get worse if the federal government goes forward with a rule change.

As WCBS 880′s Alex Silverman reported, complaints about airplane noise are nothing new in Queens.

“You can’t hear yourself think because every time it stops, it starts again,” one resident said.

The Federal Aviation Administration is planning to change its rules so it can change flight plans without any environmental review.

The rule change will lead to more noise pollution for Queens and Nassau County, Rep. Steve Israel said.

“This is a bad rule for our quality of life, it’s a bad rule for our environment, it’s a bad rule for people who live in the vicinity of New York’s airports,” Israel said.

The congressman also relabeled the FAA “The Federal Arrogant Administration.”

The lawmakers have written a letter to the FAA asking the John F. Kennedy International and LaGuardia airports are excluded from the new rules.

The public has two weeks left to comment on the impending rule change.

Queens residents can send comments through Sept. 30 by logging onto They can also fax comments to the FAA at 202-493-2251 or mail them to: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue S.E., Washington, D.C. 20590-0001.


Anonymous said...

What about Central Queens?

Anonymous said...

Noise is as much of a hazard as a radium dump. It is harming our children, and may be a contributing factor to incredible increases in autism and ADHD. Kids learn to tune out noise; damage starts before they are even born: exposure to sustained high noise levels affects the very architecture of the brain. See, for example,
Crappy, sorry to go all academic nerd but dammit the powers that bee need to understand that noise is about more than Mr. Softee and nightclubs!

Anonymous said...

Do I spot phony Tony Avella mugging for the cameras again...along with the other usual suspects?

What a collection of impotent louts compared to the great power of Federal Aviation Authority!

Residents please be advised, you'd better stock up on a good supply of ear plugs.