The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority's Part 161 Study is contained in its entirety in the section below. The Authority submitted the Study and Application to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) February 2, 2009, and the FAA sent its initial response March 6, 2009, in which it sought supplemental information within 30 days before proceeding with its evaluation.
Final documentation was submitted to the FAA on May 5, 2009, entitled "Revised Documentation in Support of a NEPA Categorical Exclusion Determination for a Proposed Curfew at Bob Hope Airport."
On May 29, 2009, the FAA notified the Airport Authority that the Study and Application were deemed complete, and that FAA will either approve or disapprove the proposed curfew no later than November 1, 2009.
On June 22, 2009, a Notice of Proposed Access Restriction and Opportunity for Public Comment was published in the Federal Register by the FAA. The comment closed July 22, 2009.
Click here for the Federal Register publication.
See links below for the Part 161 Study documentation. Because of the large file size, the report is listed by individual section. There are nonetheless several Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Files (PDF) that require extra time to load.
Far Part 161 Application For A Proposed Curfew
Released January 28, 2009
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Setting and Constraints for Noise Abatement
Chapter 3: Proposed Restriction and Alternatives
Chapter 4: Benefit-Cost Analysis
Chapter 5: Condition 1 -- Proposed Restriction Is Reasonable, Nonarbitrary, Nondiscriminatory
Chapter 6: Condition 2 -- Does Not Create Undue Burden on Interstate and Foreign Commerce
Chapter 7: Condition 3 -- Safe and Efficient Use of Navigable Airspace
Chapter 8: Condition 4 -- Proposed Restriction Does Not Conflict with Federal Law
Chapter 9: Condition 5 -- Adequate Opportunity for Public Comment
Chapter 10: Condition 6 -- Does Not Create Burden on National Aviation System
Appendix A: Current Noise Rules at Bob Hope Airport
Appendix B: Aircraft Noise Analysis, pp. 1-40
Appendix B: pp. 41-44
Appendix B: pp. 45-74
Appendix C: Analysis of Aircraft Noise-Induced Awakenings
Appendix F: Documentation of Public Comment Opportunities
Appendix H: FAA Letters
Supplemental Technical Report 1 -- Aviation Demand Forecasts
Supplemental Technical Report 2 -- The Impact of Aircraft Noise on Residential Property Values in the Bob Hope Airport Environs
Revised Documentation in Support of a NEPA Categorical Exclusion Determination for a Proposed Curfew at Bob Hope Airport, April 2009
The public comment period for the Part 161 Study closed June 13, 2008. Comments received from focused stakeholders are listed below, accompanied by a preliminary tally of comments received by the general public.
Preliminary Tally of Comments from the General Public 161_Comments_GenPublic
Comments from Government and Elected Officials
Comments from Bob Hope Airport Tenants
Comments from Trade Groups
Comments from Chambers and Civic Organizations
Comments from Homeowner Associations
FAQs on the Part 161 Study, updated 5-7-08