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Residents can share feedback on airport noise in Boulder County

FAA, Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport taking comments this summer on airport noise
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Boulder County residents are encouraged to share feedback on airport noise.

The Community Noise Roundtable for Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport is working to identify potential voluntary flight paths in an effort to reduce airport noise. Boulder County Commissioner Ashley Stolzmann and other roundtable participants are identifying areas that are noise sensitive and would benefit from less exposure to airport noise.

Residents are encouraged to complete the “noise sensitive areas” online survey by noon on June 26. The information collected will assist Stolzmann and staff in understanding the community’s perspective on which areas of the county are noise sensitive.

The Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport sits in Broomfield and is owned and operated by Jefferson County. Voluntary noise abatement areas at other airports typically include places close to the airport because the flights are lowest there.

The Federal Aviation Administration is also seeking feedback on civil aviation noise policy. It provides an opportunity to learn more about aviation noise, hear from the FAA and provide input for the agency’s consideration.

The FAA is asking for input regarding how they analyze, explain and present changes in aircraft noise exposure to affected communities. The public is invited to share input through July 31 by submitting a written comment to Docket FAA-2023-0855 at


Amy Golden

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Amy Golden is a reporter for the Longmont Leader covering city and county issues, along with anything else that comes her way.
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