Sec. 150.1 - Scope and purpose.
This part prescribes the procedures,
standards, and methodology governing the development, submission, and
review of airport noise exposure maps and airport noise compatibility
programs, including the process for evaluating and approving or
disapproving those programs. It prescribes single systems for -- (a)
measuring noise at airports and surrounding areas that generally provides
a highly reliable relationship between projected noise exposure and
surveyed reaction of people to noise; and (b) determining exposure of
individuals to noise that results from the operations of an airport. This
part also identifies those land uses which are normally compatible with
various levels of exposure to noise by individuals. It provides technical
assistance to airport operators, in conjunction with other local, State,
and Federal authorities, to prepare and execute appropriate noise
compatibility planning and implementation programs.