Statement Regarding the O'Hare Modernization Program
While its individual
members are free to express their views and those of the communities
they represent, the O'Hare Noise Compatibility Commission itself
does not endorse or oppose the O'Hare Modernization Program (OMP).
However, to the extent that this proposal could increase jet noise
the Commission is concerned about the potential impact on the
quality of life for residents living around the airport.
FAA Record of Decision
On September 30, 2005, the FAA issued a Record
of Decision (ROD) approving the O'Hare Modernization Program
(OMP). The OMP ROD addresses aircraft noise
mitigation on several levels. It gives the O'Hare Noise
Compatibility Commission specific responsibilities on several key
aspects of aircraft noise mitigation at O'Hare. (See
ROD Aircraft Noise Fact Sheet)
This role for the ONCC related to the OMP follows years of
monitoring and commenting on the OMP as it progressed through the FAA's Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process. The ONCC offered testimony and written comments
on several occasions. In the final EIS
released in July 2005, the FAA responded to the final set of
comments submitted by the ONCC in April 2005.
The entire set of ONCC comments
and FAA responses can be viewed or downloaded by clicking here.
(Please note that this is a very
large PDF that might take several minutes to download using a
For more information
on the O'Hare Modernization Program, please use the following links:
North Runway 9L/27R Facts/Links
Runway 10C/28C Frequently Asked Questions
CDA 10C/28C Brochure
O'Hare Future Runways and Noise