Edina Joins the MSP NOC At-Large Community Membership


During its meeting on March 20, 2013, the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) Noise Oversight Committee (NOC) approved a change to the committee bylaws in order to include the City of Edina in the At-Large Community membership.

The City of Edina sought membership on the NOC in November 2012 when Edina residents became concerned about whether their input about the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) proposed implementation of Area Navigation (RNAV) departure and arrival procedures at MSP was being considered. 

The Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) established the MSP NOC in August 2002 to engage community and aviation industry representatives collaboratively in efforts to address MSP aircraft noise issues and to bring policy recommendations to the MAC. The cities of Bloomington, Eagan, Mendota Heights, Minneapolis and Richfield each has one representative on the committee because those cities are within or touched by MSP's 65 dB DNL noise contour area. One At-Large representative is appointed collectively by the cities of Apple Valley, Burnsville, Inver Grove Heights, St. Louis Park, St. Paul, Sunfish Lake, and now Edina. 

Aviation industry representatives on the NOC include one scheduled air carrier, one cargo air carrier, one charter/scheduled operator, one chief pilot of an airline serving MSP, the Minnesota Business Aviation Association (MBAA) and one At-Large member. These industry representatives, with the exception of the MBAA representative, are appointed by the MSP Airline and Airport Affairs Committee.

Each NOC meeting is open to the public and agenda materials are published on the MAC Noise Program Office website at: www.macnoise.com/our-neighbors/noc-meetings. The next NOC meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. at the Metropolitan Airports Commission's General Offices located at 6040 28th Avenue South in Minneapolis.