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Part 150 Study Update

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The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority (BGPAA or Authority) is updating the Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR or Airport) Noise Compatibility Study (Study or Part 150 Study) in accordance with the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) process codified under Title 14, Part 150 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR Part 150 or Part 150).  A Part 150 Study is a voluntary, federally funded and supervised formal process for airport operators to address aircraft noise in terms of land use compatibility.  A Part 150 Study includes the following two principal elements:

  • The Noise Exposure Map (NEM) element describes the airport layout and operation, aircraft-related noise exposure, land uses in the airport environs, and the resulting noise/land use compatibility. Part 150 requires that the documentation address aircraft operations during two time periods: the year of submission and a forecast year at least five years following the year of submission.
  • The Noise Compatibility Program (NCP) element describes the actions the airport proprietor recommends to address existing and future land use incompatibilities with aircraft operations. 

It is important to understand the objectives and limitations of this Study.

A Part 150 Study:

  • Determines the current and projected annualized aircraft noise exposure surrounding the Airport using the Community Noise Equivalent Level (CNEL) noise metric.
  • Identifies measures to improve land use compatibility around the Airport. 
  • Creates a method for implementing, evaluating, and updating the Airport’s NCP as necessary.

A Part 150 Study does not:

  • Evaluate aircraft operations from other nearby area airports.
  • Consider other types of effects from aircraft operations (air quality, accidents, etc.).
  • Use noise metrics other than CNEL to assess noise effects.

Stakeholder and Public Participation

As part of this process, a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) will be formed. The TAC provides a venue for users of the Airport, land use planning officials, and other interested persons to submit their views, data, and comments during NEM and NCP development. The TAC is advisory in nature, as the Authority Commission is responsible for the certification of the NEM, and the decision on proposed NCP measures.

 A Citizen’s Advisory Committee (CAC) will be formed to provide broad community perspectives on the Part 150 Study. The CAC will be comprised of representatives from the Cities of Burbank, Glendale, and Pasadena as approved by the Authority Commission. All CAC meetings are open to the public in accordance with the Brown Act. Meeting information and materials are available below.

A series of four public open houses and one public hearing are planned for the Study between 2024-2026. Once confirmed, dates and details of the open houses will be posted to this page and distributed via email to the project database. Be sure to sign up above to receive the latest updates!


A Part 150 Study is a multi-year endeavor that is purposefully deliberative in nature. It is anticipated that the first phase of the Part 150 Study will be completed in 2025 with the submission of the NEM, and the Part 150 Study will conclude in 2027 with the submission of the NCP.

Study Timeline

The table below is an initial schedule for open houses and key milestones for the Part 150 Study. Dates and timing are subject to change as the project progresses. Please view this page often to obtain the latest updates to the schedule.

Community Events

Open House #1

Join us for our Summer 2024 introductory open house! Stay tuned for more details or sign up at the top of this page to be among the first to learn about our meeting dates.

Citizen’s Advisory Committee Meetings

CAC Meetings details will be updated here as soon as it’s available. Check back here soon! 



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