Part 150 Noise Study
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The Ohio State University Airport is nearing completion of the Part 150 Noise Compatibility Study, which began in September 2007. The purpose of the study was twofold: 1) to identify existing and future flight corridors and develop aircraft noise exposure maps consistent with those conditions; and 2) to evaluate and recommend air traffic control procedures to reduce noise exposure over residential areas, while taking into account land use options that could further mitigate noise.

Part 150 of the Federal Aviation Regulations provides guidance for conducting a Noise Compatibility Study. There are two components of the process: 1) Identifying the Noise Exposure Maps (NEMs); and 2) developing a Noise Compatibility Program (NCP).

The NEMs were accepted by the FAA in July 2009. Recommendations for the NCP will be submitted to the FAA after final review and approval by The Ohio State University, expected to occur Summer, 2010. See to review the OSU Airport Part 150 Noise and Land Use Compatibility Study Revised Report that has been submitted to the University for its review.

The NEMs were accepted by the FAA in July 2009. The preliminary recommendations from the Noise Compatibility Program Study have been drafted and will be submitted to the FAA for review. (See submitted document at The FAA may take upwards of 180 days to review the draft document from the time they formally acknowledge receipt of the document. This is expected to be completed in 2011. The FAA will seek public comment on the document through a notice they will place in the Federal Register, which can be accessed at Upon completion of the FAA’s review of the preliminary recommendations, the consultants will revise the document accordingly at which time the FAA's comments, along with the final report will be posted here.

While OSU Airport always welcomes public input, the Part 150 Noise and Land Use Compatibility Study public involvement process is complete. Thank you to those who contributed to this process. For answers to questions commonly asked during the study, please see Frequently Asked Questions.