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Wednesday, March 18, 1998 (Washington, D.C) FICAN (Federal Interagency Committee on Aviation Noise: Fifth Public Forum on Aviation Noise Research

The main objectives of FICAN are: (1) to provide information to the public on aviation noise research projects conducted by Federal agencies, (2) to solicit input from the general public and technical community regarding the direction of federal researchers to share research goals and results. FICAN is concerned primarily with research, and does not set aviation noise policy.

The format of the public forum will include brief presentations by agency researchers on the status of aviation noise research, followed by public comment. Commentators will be requested to notify the Committee by March 6, in order to allow organizers sufficient time to schedule all presentations.

The forum will be held at the Federal Aviation Administration Headquarters, 800 Independence Ave (Auditorium FOB-10A), from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We intend to structure the presentations in two sessions: the first session will run from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and cover technical issues, including noise reduction technologies, and noise modeling issues; the second session will run from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and will cover aviation noise effects, aircraft overflights of national park lands, and public information programs. More detailed information on the research projects is available in the FICAN report, Aviation Noise Research Conducted by FICAN Member Agencies, copies of which are available through FICAN's contractor, Harris Miller Miller & Hanson Inc.

Further information on the public forum will be published in the Federal Register in February 1998; additional information on FICAN is also available online.

Please contact Mary Ellen Eagan at (781) 229-0707 if you have any questions about the public forum, or would like to submit comments at the meeting. Due to security measures at the FAA, we suggest that you notify us of your attendance in advance, and plan to arrive a few minutes early; however, advance notification is not necessary.


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