noise Section

Council seeking potential changes to noise laws at night in downtown Burien

Council seeking potential changes to noise laws at night in downtown Burien

By Jack Mayne By a vote of 4 to 1, with Mayor Jimmy Matta and Councilmember Bob Edgar absent, the Burien City Council approved having the Burien city staff come back with potential changes in the city... [Read more]

Don’t want return of airplane noise over Burien? Tell the FAA by Wed. at midnight

Don’t want return of airplane noise over Burien? Tell the FAA by Wed. at midnight

By Jack Mayne If enough residents complain to the Federal Aviation Administration by Wednesday (June 21), there is a chance the return of the automatic cacophony of loud airplanes at all hours buzzing... [Read more]

LETTER: Resident claims Burien’s Noise Ordinance violates First Amendment

LETTER: Resident claims Burien’s Noise Ordinance violates First Amendment

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Honarable Mayor Lucy Krakowiak Councilman... [Read more]

Former NASA astronaut and test pilot on Burien’s new airport noise committee

Former NASA astronaut and test pilot on Burien’s new airport noise committee

By Jack Mayne The newly-appointed Burien city airport noise committee includes a former astronaut and test pilot and a retired Boeing field airport noise officer, along with business representatives and... [Read more]

Port of Seattle completes environmental analysis for Part 150 Study

Port of Seattle completes environmental analysis for Part 150 Study

The Port of Seattle has completed an environmental analysis and prepared a State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) Checklist for Sea-Tac Airport’s draft Part 150 Noise and Land-Use Compatibility Study,... [Read more]

Sea-Tac Airport ‘Part 150’ Noise Study session is Wednesday, May 15

Sea-Tac Airport ‘Part 150’ Noise Study session is Wednesday, May 15


The public is invited to ask questions and offer formal comments on the Draft Part 150 Noise Study for Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Wednesday, May 15 at Cedarhurst Elementary in Burien (611... [Read more]

‘Part 150’ Noise Study Recommendations To Be Presented June 28th & 29th

‘Part 150’ Noise Study Recommendations To Be Presented June 28th & 29th

The Port of Seattle will be presenting “recommended options” to its ‘Part 150’ Noise Study at two public events in late June – in Federal Way on Tuesday, June 28th and at Sea-Tac... [Read more]

Noisy Nighttime Road Work To Continue On Ambaum Through Next Week

Noisy Nighttime Road Work To Continue On Ambaum Through Next Week

The City of Burien wants to remind residents and businesses along Ambaum Blvd SW that they can expect to continue to be disrupted through next week as noisy grinding and repair work continues – with... [Read more]

Highline Forum To Discuss ‘Part 150’ Noise Study At Nov. 17th Meeting

Highline Forum To Discuss ‘Part 150’ Noise Study At Nov. 17th Meeting

On Wednesday, Nov. 17th, the members of the Highline Forum will discuss the Sea-Tac Airport Part 150 Noise Study at the Tukwila Community Center, located at 12424 42nd Avenue South in Tukwila. The meeting... [Read more]

Next “Part 150” Noise Study Public Workshop Is Oct. 27th In Des Moines

Next “Part 150” Noise Study Public Workshop Is Oct. 27th In Des Moines

The next “Part 150” noise study public workshop will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 27th, from 6:30pm – 8:30pm, at Mount Rainier High School in Des Moines. This will be the third in a series... [Read more]

UPDATE: Yes, Those Were Sonic Booms We Heard Around 1:45pm Tuesday

UPDATE: Yes, Those Were Sonic Booms We Heard Around 1:45pm Tuesday

UPDATE 4:30pm 8/17/10: According to the Pierce County Emergency Management (PCWARN), the two loud booms heard around 2pm today were confirmed by the FAA to be from two F-15s intercepting an aircraft... [Read more]

Port Of Seattle “Part 150” Noise Study Technical Session Set For July 29th

Port Of Seattle “Part 150” Noise Study Technical Session Set For July 29th

The Port of Seattle announced Monday (July 12) that, due to requests received at the last workshop, they’re holding a technical session on the “Part 150” airport noise study on Thursday,... [Read more]

Next Part 150 Noise Study Workshop Is June 9th At Cedarhurst School

Next Part 150 Noise Study Workshop Is June 9th At Cedarhurst School

The second in a series of public workshops for Sea-Tac Airport’s Part 150 Noise Study is scheduled for Wednesday, June 9th at Cedarhurst Elementary (611 S. 132nd Street) in Burien. According to... [Read more]

Port’s “Part 150” Noise Study On Highline Forum Agenda; Workshop June 9

Port’s “Part 150” Noise Study On Highline Forum Agenda; Workshop June 9

Two airport noise-related items to share – first, members of the Highline Forum will discuss the Part 150 Noise Study on Wednesday, May 26th; secondly, the Port’s second public workshop for... [Read more]

Sea-Tac Airport Director Addresses Noise Issues At C.A.S.E. Meeting

Sea-Tac Airport Director Addresses Noise Issues At C.A.S.E. Meeting

Story & Photos by Rachel M. Lusby Noise problems were the primary topic on the minds of at least 30 attendees at Wednesday’s C.A.S.E. meeting (Citizens Against SeaTac Expansion). Managing Director... [Read more]

LETTER: Regional Commission On Airport Affairs On “Part 150” Workshop

LETTER: Regional Commission On Airport Affairs On “Part 150” Workshop

From the Regional Commission on Airport Affairs, we received this letter (posted also on their blog) regarding Wednesday night’s (Feb. 24th) “Part 150” airport noise workshop put on by... [Read more]

“Part 150” Airport Noise Study Workshop Set for Feb. 24th

“Part 150” Airport Noise Study Workshop Set for Feb. 24th

The first in a series of public workshops for Sea-Tac Airport’s “Part 150 Noise Study” is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 24th at Mount Rainier High School (locatrd at 22450 19th Ave.... [Read more]

Airport’s Part 150 Noise Study Workshop Is Wednesday, Feb. 24th

Airport’s Part 150 Noise Study Workshop Is Wednesday, Feb. 24th

A public workshop for Sea-Tac Airport’s Part 150 Noise Study is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 24th, from 5pm – 7pm at Mount Rainier High School, which is located at 22450 19th Ave South in... [Read more]

Hundreds Of Angry Residents Confront Port Of Seattle And FAA Officials About Airport Noise At Community Meeting

Hundreds Of Angry Residents Confront Port Of Seattle And FAA Officials About Airport Noise At Community Meeting

by Ralph Nichols If it wasn’t already obvious before Tuesday (Sept. 29) night’s community meeting about additional noise generated by commercial jets using Sea-Tac International Airport’s... [Read more]