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Aircraft noise control panel to meet in Stewart Manor

The Town-Village Aircraft Safety Noise Abatement Committee in Stewart Manor will host a meeting Monday to discuss concerns over low-flying planes and ways to control jet noise in communities near Kennedy and LaGuardia airports.

The meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. in the Stewart Manor Country Club, on 51 Salisbury Ave. Representatives from the Federal Aviation Administration, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey have been invited to attend.

The guest speaker will be Janet McEneaney, president of Queens Quiet Skies, who has been lobbying for legislation that calls for the Port Authority to enact a Federal Aviation Regulation, Part 150 study. The regulations are voluntary and airport operators, such as the Port Authority, may participate in the airport noise compatibility planning program to seek a balance between their operational needs and noise impacts on surrounding neighborhoods.

McEneaney will also be speaking about efforts to exempt flights from both airports from a new federal rule that would allow the FAA to make changes to flight procedures without conducting an environmental review to study the impact of the changes. The FAA is accepting public comments on broadening categorical exclusions through Sept. 30.

For more information, call TVASNAC at 516-489-5000 ext. 3562.

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