Although the LNAA is ultimately responsible for the final contents and recommendations of the study, two advisory committees have been formed to help guide the LVIA Part 150 Study Update. These committees will provide input on the study throughout its duration.
Technical Advisory Committee
The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) includes Lehigh Valley International Airport staff, representatives from the Federal Aviation Administration such as Air Traffic Control staff, the Borough of Catasauqua, Whitehall Township, Hanover-Northampton and airport tenants. The role of the TAC is to:
- Assist Wyle with technical expertise,
- Provide oversight and technical review of Wyle work, and
- Act as a ‘sounding board’ for the development and analysis of various noise abatement and land use management alternatives.
The TAC would meet regularly throughout the study process, and would be charged with assisting in the distribution of project information to the larger public.
Community Advisory Committee
The Community Advisory Committee (CAC) is comprised of residents who primarily live near the airport. CAC representatives provide community perspectives on aircraft noise issues around the airport, share experiences and information about the airport, and provide feedback and suggestions based on individual and collective concerns of surrounding communities. The CAC would meet regularly throughout the study process, and would be charged with assisting in the distribution of project information to the larger public. Responsibilities include:
- Act as a vehicle for communications about the study to stakeholder constituents,
- Provide oversight and feedback of Wyle work,
- Act as a ‘sounding board’ for the development and analysis of various noise abatement and land use management alternatives..
Both the TAC and the CAC will meet throughout course of the study to receive information and share their input with Wyle and LVIA.
The public is encouraged to get involved in the study. LVIA is providing several ways for the public to get involved and offer comments.