Noise and Land Use Compatibility Study

This webpage is updated regularly as new information becomes available. Visit Part 150 Noise Study Documents for more information or to download the Draft Noise Compatibility Program Update. Visit Submit Comments to provide input on the study.

Draft NCP Update

The Draft Noise Compatibility Program (NCP) Update, which includes proposed measures for addressing aircraft noise and noncompatible land uses, is now available for review and comment.

Copies of the Draft NCP Update are also available for public review through March 17, 2023, at the three locations listed below.

  • General Aviation Terminal 160 Aviation Drive North, Naples, FL 34104.
    Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
  • City of Naples Clerk’s Office, City Hall – First Floor, 735 8th Street South, Naples, FL 34102
    Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
  • Collier County Library, Naples Regional Location, 650 Central Ave #6027, Naples, FL 34102
    Hours: Mon-Thurs, 9:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M. and Fri-Sat, 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

The comment period is open from February 6, 2023 to March 17, 2023 at 5:00 PM EST. Comments on the Draft NCP Update can be submitted by email to naplespart150@garthsolutions.com, or by mail to the following address:

Naples Airport Administration Office

C/O Part 150 Study
160 Aviation Dr. N.
Naples, FL 34104

Draft NCP Open Houses and Public Hearing

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Come out and speak with staff to learn more about the Naples Airport Part 150 Study and the proposed measures in the Draft Noise Compatibility Program (NCP) Update in an informal open house setting. The Open Houses will include display poster boards providing a brief overview of the 14 CFR Part 150 process and a summary of the noise, land use, and program management measures recommended in the Draft NCP Update. There will be no formal presentation. Study Team members will be available to answer your questions. The poster boards will be made available for viewing on the project website on March 2, 2023.

The Public Hearing will begin at 6:30 P.M and will provide participants with the opportunity to submit a verbal comment on the Draft NCP Update. To ensure that everyone who wishes to provide a verbal comment has a chance to do so, each commenter will have three minutes to voice their comment. The Public Hearing will end after all participants have had an opportunity to comment on the Draft NCP Update. All comments during the Public Hearing will be recorded and transcribed by a stenographer. Like written comments, verbal comments received during the Public Hearing will become part of the formal project record. All comments, regardless of whether they are submitted verbally or in writing, will be included in the final report and considered by FAA equally in their decision-making process.

Information for the Open Houses and Public Hearing is included below.

Date: March 9, 2023

Time: Open Houses: 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. and 4:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.

Public Hearing: Begins at 6:30 P.M. – The Public Hearing will end after all participants have had an opportunity to comment

Location: Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Drive, Naples, FL 34103

Naples Airport Authority is conducting a Part 150 Noise Study, a voluntary study to assess its noise compatibility planning. The Noise and Land Use Compatibility Update provides a structured approach for airport operators, pilots, neighboring communities, and the FAA to evaluate opportunities to address community concerns regarding noise exposure while preserving safety and operational capabilities of the airport. The last FAA-approved Part 150 Noise Study was completed more than 20 years ago (1997). An update was prepared in 2010, but it was not submitted to the FAA for approval since it would not have resulted in meaningful reductions in noise exposure.

Naples Airport Part 150 Noise Study Overview

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This includes creating Noise Exposure Maps (NEMs) and a Noise Compatibility Program (NCP). The NEMs show community exposure to certain levels of existing and future noise and identify uses that are noncompatible with those levels. The NCP recommends ways to address or reduce those noncompatible uses while preserving aviation safety and airport operational abilities.

Public participation and feedback are critical components of the Part 150 Noise Study and the community is strongly encouraged to remain engaged throughout the process. Public meetings, hearing and community presentations were held throughout the Noise Exposure Map phase of the study and will continue throughout the Noise Compatibility Program.  Anyone needing additional information about the study is encouraged to contact the Community Outreach Manager, Zachary Burch at 239-643-0733 or zburch@flynaples.com.

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What is a Part 150 Study?

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 150, Airport Noise Compatibility Planning, in January 1985. 14 CFR Part 150 provides airport operators with a formal process for addressing airport noise and noncompatible land uses. A “noncompatible land use” is a land use exposed to aircraft noise in excess of the thresholds established in 14 CFR Part 150. Part 150 studies are voluntary; typically prepared by airports interested in improving compatibility with local communities. Part 150 studies have two elements:

  1. Noise Exposure Map (NEM) Report – Shows existing and future aircraft sound exposure levels.
  2. Noise Compatibility Program (NCP) – Recommends measures to address aircraft noise. FAA-approved measures can be eligible for federal funding.
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