Congressmen Sherman, Schiff and DeFazio call for Independent Investigation of the FAA Failure to Address Community Concerns
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) formally requested that the Government Accountability Office (GAO) investigate how the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has responded to community noise concerns in major metropolitan areas.
Congressman Sherman worked with Rep. Adam Schiff and Rep. Peter DeFazio, Chairman of the House Transportation Committee, in making the request. Over two dozen Members of Congress have joined the formal request for an independent study.
“I have long advocated for reducing aviation noise and other impacts on communities in the San Fernando Valley, including phasing out noisier aircraft and establishing mandatory flight curfews,” Sherman said. “Valley residents have repeatedly requested that the FAA address community concerns and the administration has failed to address the concerns of residents.”
The requested study will examine how the FAA has measured, disclosed, and mitigated noise impacts and how the FAA has communicated with the public in the process.
“San Fernando Valley residents have extensively documented and reported new and substantial impacts on our community from aviation flights,” Sherman said. “Valley residents and the public deserve answers and for their concerns to be fully addressed.”