Welcome to Airport Noise Mitigation, an office within the Airport Planning and Noise Mitigation Department of the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority (SDCRAA). Airport Noise Mitigation consists of the Quieter Home Program (QHP) team and the Airport Noise Mitigation team. The mission of Airport Noise Mitigation is to reduce the aircraft noise impact on the community through ongoing mitigation programs while monitoring compliance with local, state, and federal regulations, thus maintaining an environmentally viable airport.
The Airport Noise Mitigation team consists of three full-time staff members, and has been functioning at the airport since the mid-1970s. The office was formed in response to the enaction of the California Airport Noise Standards, California Code of Regulations, Title 21, Section 5000 et seq., commonly referred to as “Title 21”.
Noise Mitigation staff is responsible for overseeing the noise mitigation programs, such as the Quieter Home Program, FAR Part 150 Program, the Airport Noise Advisory Committee (ANAC), “The Curfew”, and compliance with Title 21, which includes the Variance program. On the website you’ll find sections dedicated to the mitigation programs referenced above, as well as a section on Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), links to other important or relevant websites, and a section containing Noise Mitigation documents.
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The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority recognizes that neighborhoods surrounding San Diego International Airport are affected by noise from aircraft operations. An Airport Noise Advisory Committee (ANAC) (Committee), consisting of individuals from various organizations, residential areas, and professional associations, was formed in 1981 under the San Diego Unified Port District, previous operator of San Diego International Airport. The Airport Noise Advisory Committee is formally adopted as Airport Authority Policy 9.20.
The Committee, composed of 11 voting members, provides a forum for collaborative discussion of airport noise issues and other related matters. Committee members represent the following agencies, industries, or interested groups:
Airline Pilot, At-large Community Member, City of San Diego, County of San Diego, Greater Golden Hill Planning Board, Downtown Community Planning Council, Military (Marine Corp Recruit Depot), Midway/Pacific Highway Community Planning Group, Ocean Beach Planning Board, Peninsula Community Planning Board, & Uptown Planners
Additionally, a number of ex-officio (non-voting) members also sit on the Committee. Acoustician, Ex-officio members represent the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Mission Beach Precise Planning Board, the United States Congress, County of San Diego Board of Supervisors, and City of San Diego City Council.
The Airport Noise Mitigation staff provides primary staff support for the Committee, and there is a meeting facilitator to run the meetings.
Among many things, the Committee makes recommendations to the Airport Authority Board regarding:
ANAC holds its meeting on a quarterly basis, tentatively set for the 3rd Wednesday of the months of January, April, July and October. The meetings are held to discuss various relevant airport noise issues. An agenda for the upcoming meeting is published approximately five days before the scheduled meeting date. For directions to the meeting, or questions, please call (619) 400-2781.
Next meeting date:
October 21, 2015 at 4:00 PM
Commuter Terminal, First Floor
3225 North Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
“The Curfew” is a part of the Airport Use Regulations, formally adopted as SDCRAA Code 9.40, Airport Use Regulations. In the simplest of terms, “The Curfew” is the Time of Day Restrictions that limits nighttime aircraft departures.
The following text has been excerpted from the Airport Use Regulations. If you have any questions or concerns regarding these regulations, please contact Airport Noise Mitigation at (619) 400-2781, Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. During all other times, please call (619) 400-2799.
Additionally, a multiplier may be added to reflect the multiple number of violations during the previous compliance period. After the 3rd (or more) offense, the operating privileges of any operator may be terminated, or limited, on such terms and conditions, and for such period of time, as the Authority Board determines is appropriate.
The Airport Authority Board recognizes that neighborhoods surrounding San Diego International Airport are affected by noise from aircraft operations. San Diego County Regional Airport Authority Code 9.40, Airport Use Regulations at San Diego International Airport, contains certain time of day operational restrictions (curfew). The Code includes a mechanism for levying administrative penalties against operators who violate the Airport Use Regulations.
A Curfew Violation Review Panel (CVRP) evaluates and enforces compliance with the Airport Use Regulations, Time of Day Restrictions (curfew), and makes recommendations for the disposition of these incidents.
The Committee is composed of Airport Authority employees and consists of three members (or his/her designated representatives):
Curfew Violation Review Panel Meetings
The Curfew Violation Review Panel (CVRP) meetings are scheduled for the first Wednesday of the months of February, April, June, August, October and December. The violations evaluated are those which occurred since the last meeting. The agenda for the upcoming meetings will be published approximately five days before the scheduled meeting date. To review what has occurred at previous CVRP meetings, please click on the link below. For directions to the meeting, or if you have any questions, please call (619) 400-2781.
December 2, 2015 at 2:00 PM
2nd Floor Wright Room
3225 N. Harbor Drive
Commuter Terminal, Third Floor
San Diego, CA 92101
San Diego County Regional Airport Authority
Attn: Airport Noise Mitigation
P.O. Box 82776
San Diego, CA 92138-2776
2722 Truxtun Road
San Diego, CA 92106
(619) 400-2787 (fax)
(619) 400-2799 (English)
(619) 400-2797 (Spanish)