June 12, 2019, WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Rick Larsen, a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, was able to get several important military jet noise provisions into the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act. Provisions include jet noise research, “real-world” noise monitoring and reporting on the impacts of jet-noise in local communities.
Also included is a $5 million amendment for a noise mitigation pilot program for private residences. Jet noise monitoring became an issue on Whidbey Island in February, 2019 after the Navy announced new flight schedules which would increase Growler training flights 4 times the current rate.
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