The Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) established the MSP Noise Oversight Committee (NOC) to bring industry and community representatives together to address aicraft noise issues at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP). The group meets bi-monthly on the third Wednesday of odd-numbered months. Members of the public are welcome to attend. Members who wish to speak during the Public Comment Period of a Committee meeting must make arrangements through their Committee representative prior to the meeting. Click HERE for a list of NOC representatives. Use the NOC Public Input Form to contact your representative.
Administrative Services Coordinator, Environment
Pilots who operate at Lake Elmo Airport (21D) are invited to the next Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Meeting for Chapter 54 to discuss aircraft noise abatement information presented by the Metropolitan Airports Commission.
The meeting will be held on at the EAA Chapter 54 Building, near the 21D beacon on Monday, November 13 at 7:30 p.m. The location address is 12199 33rd St N, Stillwater, MN 55082. A map link is provided below.
Jim Pearsall, President
EAA Chapter 54 (21D)
The MAC will provide an update on airport operations and noise on Wednesday, November 8, at 7:00 PM at the Bloomington Council Chambers, 1800 W. Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington. Residents will have the opportunity to meet their MAC District C Commissioner, Katie Clark-Sieben, and share feedback and concerns about aircraft noise and hear more about MAC plans and initiatives. The program begins at 7:00 PM with opening remarks, followed by a presentation at 7:15 PM, then audience questions at 8:00 PM.
Amie Kolesar 612.794.9140
Bloomington Council Chambers
1800 W. Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN 55431
The Anoka County-Blaine Airport Advisory Commission (ANE AAC) is comprised of appointed airport users and community representatives from Anoka County and the cities that surround Anoka County-Blaine Airportf (ANE).
The Commission's purpose is to bring together Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) staff, ANE stakeholders and neighbors to discuss issues related to airport development and aircraft operations.
Joe Harris, ANE Airport Manager
Blaine City Hall
10801 Town Square Drive
Blaine MN 55449
LAKE ELMO AIRPORT ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT FOR PROPOSED AIRFIELD IMPROVEMENTS
The Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) is working on a Federal Environmental Assessment (EA) / State Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) to study the environmental effects of proposed airfield improvements at Lake Elmo Airport (21D). These improvements are identified in a recently-completed 21D Long-Term Comprehensive Plan. In accordance with its responsibilities under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires the MAC to complete an EA in order to obtain federal funding for the improvements. The MAC is also responsible under State law for completing an EAW, which will be completed concurrently.
During the EA/EAW process, numerous environmental categories will be reviewed. In addition to direct environmental effects, the process will consider the related social and economic effects. The 21D EA process involves extensive public outreach and opportunities for public involvement, including three public information meetings as the Draft EA is developed, followed by a public hearing after public release of the Draft EA/EAW document.
The MAC will host a public information meeting on Monday, November 6, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM (Presentation beginning at 6:30 PM) at Oak-Land Middle School Auditorium, 820 Manning Avenue North, Lake Elmo, MN 55042
This meeting offers an opportunity for one-to-one interaction with MAC staff in an open house setting. During the meeting, community members can learn more about the purpose and need of the 21D airfield improvements and the concepts being considered.
More information is available on the project website (https://www.metroairports.org/General-Aviation/Lake-Elmo-Environmental-Assessment/Overview.aspx), including how to receive periodic updates via our e-news subscription program, public event details, public project documents, answers to frequently asked questions, and information on how to provide public comment throughout the process.
Neil Ralston, MAC Airport Planner
Calling All FCM Pilots
The next FCM pilot meeting will be held at Air Trek North, 10000 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55347 on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 9 a.m.
Pilots are encouraged to attend the meeting to hear information about aircraft operations, noise abatement, and air traffic safety.
Jennifer Lewis, MAC Noise Program Office, 612-725-6327
Randy Schoephoerster, Air Trek North, 952-594-1184
Kurt Schendel, Modern Avionics, 952-941-2783
Address: 10000 Flying Cloud Dr, Eden Prairie, MN 55347
The MAC Noise Program Office holds quarterly MSP Listening Sessions for residents to receive updates on the MSP Noise Oversight Committee (NOC) and its activities, to be briefed on MSP operational levels and procedures, and to have an opportunity to provide comments and voice concerns about aircraft noise issues. During these Listening Sessions, attendees are welcome to make comments or ask questions. In order to facilitate the meeting process, we encourage anyone planning to attend a Listening Session to use the Listening Session Comment Form to submit their comments or questions in advance. Comments or questions raised during the meeting, and those received prior to the meeting, will be answered at the meeting.
Amie Kolesar, 612-794-9140
MAC General Offices
6040 28th Avenue South
Minneapolis MN 55450
The City of St. Louis Park has invited staff from the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) to provide an update on airport operations and noise at a city-hosted meeting Tuesday, October 24, at 7:00 PM at The Rec Center Banquet Room, 3700 Monterey Drive, St. Louis Park. Residents will have the opportunity to share feedback and concerns about aircraft noise and hear more about MAC plans and initiatives. The program begins at 7:00 PM with opening remarks, followed by a presentation at 7:15 PM, then audience questions at 8:00 PM.
Amie Kolesar, 612-794-9140
The Rec Center
3700 Monterey Drive
St. Louis Park, MN 55416