PART 150 NOISE EXPOSURE MAP UPDATE
Notice is hereby given that a virtual public workshop will be held by the City of Fort Worth, Texas on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 7 PM. Due to the ongoing health and safety concerns related to COVID-19, the workshop will be conducted virtually through an internet-based meeting platform. There is no physical meeting location.
To log into the virtual public workshop, go to http://bit.ly/AFWPart150
This is a live event. After the workshop, materials and presentations can be viewed any time at the link above. Live and recorded video presentations will include both audio and visual components. Please note that the materials will not be available until April 29, 2021.
The purpose of the workshop is to introduce the Part 150 Noise Exposure Map (NEM) Update and provide an opportunity for the public to provide comments on the Part 150 NEM Update and the 2025 Future Conditions NEM. Following a brief presentation, the workshop will provide the opportunity for the community to submit questions and receive answers, in real time, from the project study team.
All interested parties are encouraged to submit formal comments in writing. To maximize the opportunity for feedback, the formal comment period will begin on April 29, 2021 and end on May 28, 2021. There are two options to submit comments:
(1) Email: AFWPart150@cpyi.com by 5 PM May 29, 2021
(2) Mail (must be postmarked by May 29, 2021) at:
ATTN: AFW Part 150 NEM
115 W 7th St #1500
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Please note that translation services will not be available.
Fort Worth Alliance Airport (Alliance) completed its first Part 150 Noise Study in 2005. This Federal Aviation Regulation provides both an initial assessment of the current conditions and a projection of what the future noise conditions are expected to be. To ensure compliance with federal regulations was maintained, Alliance created a Noise Exposure Map.
Based upon the sound contours and noncompatible land uses identified in the Noise Exposure Map, Alliance evaluates sound control actions and develops a strategy which prepares the airport to appropriately execute noise compatibility planning and abatement or mitigation implementation programs.
Measures are outlined and executed throughout a 5 year window and forecasted for 10 years. Updates to the Part 150 Noise Study began in January 2019, with the study expected to be complete in the first quarter of 2020.
Fort Worth Alliance Airport (Alliance) takes great care in preserving and caring for the environment surrounding the airport. When faced with wildlife that encroach the airport and create safety issues, a common sense approach is paramount with great care taken to ensure the well-being of all. Alliance collaborates with the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the FAA regularly to provide the safest environment possible for the flying public. The use of Federal Aviation Administration, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, along with US Fish and Wildlife Service methods, allows not only the safe operation of the airport, but also greater long-term health for the area fowl, rodent, deer and other wildlife.
In 2018, Fort Worth Alliance Airport (Alliance) completed a multi-decade runway extension project. Both runways at Alliance Airport were extended to 11,000 feet, expanding the airports ability to support larger cargo aircraft, and longer non-stop, transoceanic flights. Initial steps of the massive project involved the rerouting of Texas Farm to Market Road 156 further west, then constructing 12 miles of Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad track to ensure seamless service to and from the BNSF Intermodal facility west of Alliance. A major stepping stone in the progress of the Alliance’s success, the extension exemplifies the airport’s commitment to continuous advancement.