FAA Part 150 Noise Compatibility Program (NCP)
In 2005, The Base Relocation and Closure (BRAC) Commission recommended that the F-15 mission based at Otis Air Force Base on Cape Cod be re-located to the 104th Fighter Wing here at Westfield. In December of 2007, the FAA concluded that the move to Westfield would have significant noise impact on the local community. It was at this time that The Westfield Airport Commission requested the voluntary Part 150 Noise Compatibility Study process to begin.
The F-15's arrived and FAA final approval of the Part 150 NCP was received on August 3, 2009. This enabled the City to implement a Noise Compatibility Program at Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport. Federal, State and local funds became available, through grants, for home acquisitions, relocations, demolition and noise modifications. The Airport Commission selected Wyle to be the Program Manager and the Noise Compatibility Program started in December, 2009.
As of January 1, 2016, ten homes have been acquired, demolished and homeowners relocated. Eighty-four homes have been treated with noise reduction modifications.
In August, 2012, FAA issued the Program Guidance Letter-12-09. These new guidelines require considerably more testing of homes prior to approval for Noise Mitigation. This testing has shown that many homes within the noise contours may not be eligible for noise mitigation due to existing levels of sound reduction within these
Acquisition of additional homes will continue in 2016.
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