LAX Overflights; Eriksson and City Staff Travel to Washington, D.C. for Litigation Oral Argument and Meetings with Officials

On October 17, 2018, Council Member Göran Eriksson and City staff traveled to Washington, D.C. to meet with staff from the offices of Senators Feinstein and Harris; the House and Senate Aviation Subcommittees; the National League of Cities; and the City’s federal legislative consultant at Van Scoyoc Associates. Culver City’s delegation advanced the City’s position on requesting the timely implementation of the noise provisions in the FAA Reauthorization Bill, noise issues from overflights related to the implementation of the NextGen program, and coalition building.

On October 18, 2018, the City’s aviation legal counsel presented the City’s Oral Argument before the United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit as part of the City’s lawsuit against the Federal Aviation Administration. The audio transcript of the proceedings is available online. Please visit:$file/16-1377.mp3. The Court’s outcome of the City’s lawsuit will be available online, once it is issued.

If you are needing to report aircraft noise issues, you have resources-

The following resources may provide additional assistance:

  1. New LAX Noise Complaint System – As of August 1, 2016, LAWA Noise Management implemented a new noise comment system, provided by PlaneNoise, Inc., to enhance options for the public to submit noise concerns and provide new tools for LAWA staff to better analyze and understand reported issues.
  2. LAX Noise Management Website – This site includes noise alerts and links to other resources.
  3. LAX Noise Complaint Line: (424) 64-NOISE – LAX staff makes an effort to answer the line when possible. If no one is available, please leave a detailed message.
  4. LAX WebTrak Website – The online complaint form may be accessed through the WebTrak Application by clicking on the “complaints” tab located on the top left corner, then the “Complaint Form” button.
  5. LAX Community Noise Roundtable Website – The LAX Community Noise Roundtable was created in September 2000 and is intended to reduce and mitigate the adverse noise impacts that users of Los Angeles International Airport create on the surrounding communities. Membership in the Roundtable consists of located officials and staff, representatives of congressional offices, members of community groups, the FAA, the airlines and LAWA management.
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