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See the CCAJN Agenda for a Quieter and Safer Community.   Click here.
CCAJN files legal response in Federal Court, Oct. 99  Click here.
Oceana noise complaints increase, May 25 1999, Virginian Pilot. Click here<.
Noise Abatement Amendment Passes U. S. Congress!  Click here.
Read this if you have kids in school in a noise zone!
Jet Noise May cause LIFELONG Problems for Kids, both physical and psychological. Click on the: Cornell University study published in March of 1998.
Frequent Flyer? Alarming noise damage to passengers.< (USA Today)
Visit our Points of Contact page to e-mail responsible officials and tell them you are mad.
Entire Town relocating because of Jet Noise!  Cost: $285 million.......... See New York Times Article, Click Here.    
Visit our Jet Operations Page and find out what the Navy could do to reduce jet noise impacts on the community if it wanted to.  (Great conversation points.)


Optimize use of Outlying Fields (in addition to NALF Fentress)
Implement flight procedure changes that substantively reduce jet noise impact without materially impairing readiness
Prohibit flight demonstration practice not associated directly with NAS Oceana air shows
Require full, meaningful disclosure (including potential health and welfare impacts) of noise and accident potential zones in all real estate transactions
Assiduously restrict new residential development in noise-impacted areas deemed incompatible for such purposes
Adopt and enforce residential construction standards that adequately protect residents and businesses residing within high noise zones
Seek federal legislation that treats residents of high noise zones adjacent to military airfields fairly and commensurate with citizens living in high noise zones surrounding commercial airfields
Raise public awareness of child development, academic performance, and health issues associated with chronic exposure to high levels of jet noise
Support the Quiet Communities Act
Provide constructive input to the Navy’s F/A-18 E/F (SUPER HORNET) Environmental Impact Statement
Oppose the siting of F/A-18 E/F SUPER HORNETS at NAS Oceana if the Navy fails to credibly consider the use of outlying fields
Encourage city officials of Virginia Beach and Chesapeake to similarly engage the Navy as responsible advocates of their constituents
Encourage the Navy to aggressively seek approval and funding for a second Aircraft Acoustical Enclosure (i.e. Hush House)
Seek congressional support to procure noise abatement program funds (equivalent to FAA Part 150 program)
Secure membership on joint US Navy/community committee with environmental focus (i.e. NAS Oceana Restoration Advisory Board)
Seek tax relief from local property taxes through a tax exemption or credit
Eliminate all temporary (trailer style) classrooms within the high noise zones.
Implement sound reduction measures to achieve acceptable noise environments within schools and libraries.

Obtain city, community, and Navy support for each of the above initiatives.

News Update:  Visit our sister site, NPC Noise News,  for a general Noise Overview Update or try NoiseWatch's: In the News.

Noise Ordinances:  How do other cities control noise? Visit NPC: Ordinances.<

Press Releases

These are the press releases we've issued over the last year. You may want to search for topics by keyword.

April 99 -- Board of Directors
March 99 -- CCAJN Survey
January 99 -- Digging Out the Truth
October 98 -- Newsletter

August 98 -- Newsletter


21 May 1999
Jack Saporito
Chicago, IL
(847) 506-0670

Federal legislation funds $30 million for aircraft noise reduction technology research

Today US-Citizens Aviation Watch Association (US-CAWA), an international coalition of municipalities and community groups formed to oppose aviation noise and pollution, announced that the amendment to House Resolution 1654, The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Authorization Act of 1999, passed 223-203, in the United States Congress.

This amendment accomplishes two important objectives. First, it allocates $30 million over a period of three years to help abate aviation noise. Second, it shows the public that US Representatives are taking a stand against noise issues.

Jack Saporito, US-CAW President, stated "Most of all, we would like to thank Congressman Anthony Weiner of New York for working hard to introduce the amendment and getting it passed."

Jack Saporito stressed that it is important to contact the 225 Congressmen who voted for the amendment, saying "It may have been difficult for the lawmakers to vote against the aviation industry, since the industry gives legislators millions of dollars worth of support."

US-CAW is disappointed in the 203 Congressmen who voted against the amendment. The group is also interested in learning why 5 legislators abstained from voting on the amendment.

US-CAW member organizations are encouraged to contact their legislators to remind them that noise, environment, public health and other quality of life issues are directly related to aviation operations. Individuals are encouraged to contact their legislators directly. A comprehensive list of the voting records for this amendment is maintained by US CAW and is available on request. Their guiding principle advocates a sustainable, equitable and accountable aviation industry.