Airport Noise Regulations (PAS 437)

By Vincent Papsidero, FAICP

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Airports are an important part of a region's economic base. Yet those who live near them must deal with the noise generated by airport operations.

This report looks at how to use noise overlay districts to encourage land-use compatibility within an airport area. It reviews the federal guidelines for establishing noise overlay zones, defines terms used in discussions of airport-related no...

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May 1, 1992
APA Planning Advisory Service

About the Authors

Vincent Papsidero
Vince Papsidero, FAICP, is the Planning Director of Dublin, Ohio, a city of about 44,000 in Central Ohio. The director manages the administration of the Dublin Community Plan; serves as the technical advisor to the Planning and Zoning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals and Architectural Review Board; and coordinates planning and zoning functions between private developers and City departments during the plan review process. Previously he was the Deputy Director of the city of Columbus Development Department, where he oversaw policy, planning and administration. In 2005, he was appointed the city’s Planning Administrator where he played a leading role in several of the city’s award-winning redevelopment, planning and urban design projects. In 2014, Vince was inducted as a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners. Vince is a former Board President of the Ohio Chapter of APA and is the past chair of APA's Gays and Lesbians in Planning Division. He is active with the Urban Land Institute Columbus District. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a Masters in City and Regional Planning and the University of Georgia with a Bachelor’s in Journalism. In 2005, he was recognized as a Distinguished Alumnus by the OSU College of Engineering.

Table of Contents

1.The federal mandate

2.Noise contours

3.Land-use compatibility guidelines

4.Model regulations
Airport environs zoning district ordinance • Subdivision regulations • Building code • Aviation easement