Noise Compatibility Program (NCP) Update

Recently, both the City of Burlington and other local municipalities have expressed an interest in ending the voluntary acquisition program and transition to other mitigation options. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has advised the City of Burlington that an NCP update is required to pursue additional noise mitigation options. The purpose of this NCP update process is to explore additional mitigation options available, beyond voluntary acquisition, that meet at least the following requirements:

  • Are considered eligible for federal funding under FAA guidelines
  • Provide a benefit to the local residents, especially to those within FAA’s Approved Sound Maps

Every home is unique; not all noise mitigation measures are suitable in every circumstance.  Each type of mitigation option has advantages, and a preferred mitigation measure in one situation may not be usable in another situation. This NCP project will evaluate various land use options, taking into account specific attributes of the BTV area.

The revised NCP will be prepared in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration regulations and associated guidelines.  The process will include multiple opportunities for community input.  The available options for noise mitigation will be evaluated in terms of potential federal funding eligibility using FOUR FACTORS:

  • Technical Feasibility
  • Impact to Residents
  • Cost
  • Schedule