As one attempts to survey the landscape concerning the various negative impacts that the Sea-Tac Airport has foisted upon the surrounding communities, one quickly becomes aware of a black hole which I call ‘The Dark Time’–probably because I watched too many comic book movies with my kids. The Dark Time is the roughly decade-long period
Thanks for contacting us. Why Bother Reading This? Getting a Port Package is a process. A long process that will likely take several years. Really. Even if they say ‘yes’, right away. It’s complicated and frustrating and confusing and I know you don’t want to hear that because you’re already upset by the noise. So
Over the past thirty years roughly 9,400 homes have received noise mitigation retro-fits from the Port Of Seattle in the form of windows and insulation. These are generally known as ‘Port Packages’ and were granted in exchange for the homeowner signing an Avigation Easement. Background The eligibility for a Port Package was determined by a
The 1996 Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) by Landrum & Brown. This will give you an idea of what to expect from the upcoming EIS (if it is determined to be necessary.) Sea-Tac Airport Final EIS, Feb. 1996, Vol. 1 of 7 Sea-Tac Airport Final EIS, Feb. 1996, Vol. 2 of 7 Sea-Tac Airport Final EIS,
If you live in the area, you may hear about ‘Noise Boundary Maps’. These are maps with a boundary drawn showing the furthest extent of the DNL65. Your residence must be within this boundary in order to be eligible for ‘The Port Package’, ie. insulation and triple-pane windows. (However, there are other criteria discussed in
Appendix I from the 2013 Part 150 Study by Landrum & Brown. A Letter Of Agreement (LOA) where the Port Of Seattle agrees to using the Third Runway primarily for overflows and bad weather. Note the very official looking signature of the Port CEO, Tay Yoshitani. Also note that it is described as an ‘informal
Sea-Tac Part 2013 150 Noise Compatibility Study: Chapter 1 (Inventory) Prepared by Landrum & Brown This chapter covers all the elements considered in the study.
Sea-Tac International Airport Impact Mitigation Study – Feb 1997 This is the study done by the plaintiffs in the 3rd Runway Lawsuit. Everyone interested in this issue should start here by reading the executive summary.