Part 150 Study Background

The Broward County Aviation Department (BCAD) has begun a study to evaluate aircraft noise compatibility of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) with the local communities. This study is called a “Part 150 Study” because it will follow the process outlined in Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 150 (Airport Noise Compatibility Planning). This includes creating Noise Exposure Maps (NEMs) and a Noise Compatibility Program (NCP). The NEMs show community exposure to certain levels of existing and future airport noise and identify uses that are noncompatible with those levels. The NCP recommends ways to address or reduce those noncompatible uses while preserving aviation safety and airport operational abilities.

Part 150 is a voluntary process that airports can undertake to address aircraft noise concerns. BCAD completed the first Part 150 Study for FLL in 1987 and an update in 1994. The Update included twelve recommendations for improving compatibility. BCAD began another Part 150 Study Update in 2005, but suspended that Update due to the Runway 10R/28L Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process. This Part 150 Study will reflect the new aircraft operational conditions resulting from the opening of Runway 10R/28L.

BCAD believes that public outreach is critical to the success of this Part 150 Study. At key points during the project, public workshops will be held and newsletters will be prepared to provide updates on study progress and receive feedback. BCAD encourages all interested parties to monitor this website for the latest study information and announcements.