Los Angeles World Airports has completed its Part 161 Study for Los Angeles International Airport and has released the draft application for public review and comment.
The LAX Part 161 Study is an attempt to restrict the easterly departure of all aircraft at the airport with certain exemptions, between midnight and 6:30 a.m. when the airport is in “over-ocean” operations, or when it is in westerly operation, airport officials said. The effort is intended to reduce the nighttime noise burden for communities most affected by non-conforming easterly departures during this time. The proposed restriction would not be in effect when LAX is in easterly operations.
The public review of the study and comment period begins Thursday, Nov. 1 and ends Dec. 17. A public workshop will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Flight Path Learning Center, 6661 West Imperial Highway, Los Angeles.
The draft application includes documentation and support materials to justify approval of the proposed runway use restriction by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
The Part 161 Study is a technical and legal document that will be submitted to the FAA in January requesting a waiver of the federal pre-emption and authorization to implement the proposed restriction.
The Part 161 application analysis report is available for review online at www.laxpart161.com, at the LAWA Environmental Services Division at LAX, 7301 World Way West, Room 312, Westchester, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; or the
Westchester – LoyolaVillage Branch Library, 7114 W. Manchester Ave., Westchester.
Once the application is submitted to the FAA, the agency has 180 days to complete its review and approve or disapprove the application.

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