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A list of the most frequently asked questions we get.


Once you get past some of your basic questions, you should definitely read these. One of the biggest mistakes people have in trying to work for relief is not understanding the history of the airport. Every time there has been an expansion of the airport it has caused tremendous upheaval for the communities. But instead of seeing this as one continuous fight and learning from previous encounters, we tend to see each expansion as a discrete event and thus keep making the same mistakes over and over with each new generation.

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From Wikipedia: On August 10, 2018, a Horizon Air Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 was stolen from Seattle–Tacoma International Airport (Sea–Tac) in SeaTac, Washington. The perpetrator, [...]
Summary of Court Of Appeals decision and opinion on Class Action by homeowners regarding increased noise after 3rd Runway. [...]
A State Initiative to charge a carbon tax on fossil fuels. Although it exempts both commercial marine and commercial jet fuels (bad) we nevertheless support [...]
The Port of Seattle completed reconstruction of the center runway (designated as 16C/34C) at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in 2015. The runway was originally built in 1969 [...]
Port Of Seattle public relations. Note all the Des Moines City Council: Dave Kaplan, Matt Pina, Robert Back, Jeremy Nutting. [...]
Campaign inquiry was a 'distraction,' Wasson says By JEFFREY M. BARKER AND CANDACE HECKMAN, SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER REPORTERS DES MOINES -- Mayor Don Wasson, under siege [...]
PDC bars Wasson from seeking office over plot to pack council By STEVEN FRIEDERICH, SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER REPORTER OLYMPIA -- Former Des Moines Mayor Don Wasson [...]
Included in here under Title 9: Subtitle B: Aviation Safety and Capacity Expansion - Aviation Safety and Capacity Expansion Act of 1990 - Amends the [...]
A great general resource for information on all the airport communities. Unfortunately, much of the press coverage of previous airport expansions has not been digitized. [...]
Start here. [...]
Walt Crowley's labour of love. The best single source for people wanting to learn about the ongoing battles between communities and the airport. [...]
Port of Seattle Commission adopts Sea-Tac International Airport's Master Plan Update, including a third runway and enhanced noise criteria, on August 1, 1996. [...]
A podcast series about what went wrong at BER, Berlin’s unfinished airport. Subscribe on Itunes here. Every Berliner knows the new airport is late. Few [...]
  Supreme Court of Washington,En Banc. IN RE: the RECALL Charges Against City of Des Moines Mayor Donald WASSON, Councilmember Richard Benjamin, Councilmember Gary Peterson [...]
A list of court cases you can examine re. the 3rd Runway [...]
Supreme Court of Washington,En Banc. PORT OF SEATTLE, a port district of the State of Washington, Petitioner, v. The POLLUTION CONTROL HEARINGS BOARD, an agency [...]
Article on scandal involving former mayor Don Wasson's attempt to pack the city council and move forward with the 3rd Runway [...]
For years, the Port of Seattle has promised that construction of a massive third runway at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport wouldn’t hurt surrounding streams and would [...]
The Washington State Judicial Opinions Website provides free public access to the precedential, published appellate decisions from the Washington State Supreme Court and Court of [...]
Companion Senate Bill 5225 Sponsored by Des Moines Representative Tina Orwall and Federal Way Representative Mikie Pelliccioti. Directing the completion of a study of certain [...]
Companion House Bill 1171 Sponsored by Des Moines Senator Karen Keiser. Directing the completion of a study of certain environmental impacts, including ultrafine particulate emissions, [...]
Donnelly, Devlin July 15, 2019 Did you know that the Sea-Tac Airport terminal is shaped somewhat like a boomerang? Want to know why? It isn’t [...]
The Wikipedia entry for Sea-Tac Airport. A lot of basic information and links to learn even more. [...]

Web Sites

Here are some web sites to learn more:

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This group is focused on improving the air quality inside airplanes. [...]
A magazine for air cargo shippers. Provides technical and general information. Air cargo is an ever-growing piece of Sea-Tac's operations. [...]
Information on all aspects of commercial aviation [...]
Aviation news and information [...]
A web site which makes it super easy to file noise complaints about Sea-Tac Airport. Sign-up is free, but there are also paid plans which [...]
The Airport Improvement Program (AIP) provides grants to public agencies — and, in some cases, to private owners and entities — for the planning and [...]
Stack Exchange started as a mega-platform for software developers to ask questions and get answers from 'the crowd'. It has since been expanded to include [...]
Carbon footprint estimator [...]
Offers a snapshot of how Des Moines (or any city) compares with others for Food, Housing, Crime, etc. [...]
Introduction The purpose of this web site is to track and report airport noise and emissions restrictions and government regulations for airline customers. This information [...]
Listen to the KSEA (Sea-Tac) control tower. [...]
An on-line crime reporting system using Google Maps. The default location in this link is for Des Moines, but you can enter any city or [...]
The ICAO Aircraft Engine Emissions Databank contains information on exhaust emissions of production aircraft engines [...]
The Continuous Lower Energy, Emissions and Noise (CLEEN) Program is the FAA's principal environmental effort to accelerate the development of new aircraft and engine technologies [...]
A great video describing the route of the light rail path from Angle Lake Station in SeaTac out to Federal Way at 320th [...]
If you have a Port Package, you have these air filters in at least two spots in your house and should learn how they work. [...]
This company makes software that is used by Sea-Tac (and many other major airports) for flight tracking and noise monitoring. [...]
A great general resource for information on all the airport communities. Unfortunately, much of the press coverage of previous airport expansions has not been digitized. [...]
KKR are a law firm that specializes in airport law. They have a mailing list which publishes digests of relevant cases. [...]
Environmental consultants. They prepared all recent Part 150 Studies and the 1996 EIS. They are also contracted to perform these same documents for the upcoming [...]
The SAMP consultants hired by SeaTac, Des Moines, Burien and Federal Way. See SeaTac Resolution #4971 06/26/2018 for more information. [...]
The menus show the various noise management tools and environmental studies. Since LAX is a model for many of the tools and studies done at [...]
An informational site created by ATAC Metroplex initiatives are under way or planned in 21 metropolitan areas across the country including Atlanta, Cleveland-Detroit, Charlotte, Dallas-Ft. [...]
The Municipal Research and Services Center (MRSC) is a nonprofit organization that helps local governments across Washington State better serve their citizens by providing legal [...]
These regulations govern airports noise exposure maps and noise compatibility programs from the Airport Noise and Capacity Act of 1990 (ANCA). [...]
Regulations governing Airport Noise and Capacity Act of 1990 (ANCA) [...]
A list of basic statistics on SeaTac Airport and links to information useful for travellers. [...]
Operated by the Port of Seattle, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA, KSEA) is ranked as the 8th busiest U.S. airport, serving 49.8 million passengers and more [...]
Total air cargo 425,856 metric tons (2017) Ranked 19th in air cargo volumes in North America (ACI rankings-2017) Search Traffic and Operations Reports [...]
A list of documents that are part of the StART. This implies that in the future it will contain other types of documents. [...]
Fill out this form to make noise complaints. You can also call the Port Of Seattle Noise Program Office. Their telephone number is (206) 787-5393. [...]
This is actually a Landrum & Brown site which stores all the documents they created and manage as part of their consulting with the Port [...]
The Port Of Seattle's main site for information on all environmental review. The public can post comments here. [...]
This is the place to get basic information and make public comments. [...]
A forum consisting of the Port Of Seattle, FAA, City leaders and members of the public from the airport communities. Sign up for e-mail updates [...]
PSCleanAir was created as part of the Washington Clean Air Act to monitor and enforce environmental regulations under the authority of the national Environmental Protection [...]
The most important government entity almost no one has heard of. A group of leaders representing the city's, counties and Port Of Seattle. It is [...]
The Washington State Department Of Commerce is initiating this Request for Proposal (RFP) to solicit proposals from firms interested in participating in a project to [...]
A site explaining the negative impacts of the FAA's NextGen program. It is run by Vashon Island activist David Goebel which explain [...]
RMI engages businesses, communities, institutions, and entrepreneurs to accelerate the adoption of market-based solutions that cost-effectively shift from fossil fuels to efficiency and renewables. We [...]
The full text of the 1990 ANCA bill S.3094. To get a clear understanding of what the law is really about, one should look at [...]
The San Francisco International Airport’s (SFO) Replacement and Second Chance Noise Insulation Initiative is intended to provide acoustical improvements to qualifying residential properties that meet [...]
A forum of King County cities and the Port Of Seattle which meets to plan transportation issues. Typically meets monthly on the second Tuesday at [...]
The section of the State of Washington's legal code concerning SEPA [...]
The Port Of Seattle's main web portal for all things SAMP.          The Port of Seattle and FAA is conducting an environmental [...]
This is the place to enter your comments. [...]
A series of videos by local activist Steve Edmiston. In each video he appears before the Port Of Seattle to give public comment and educate [...]
If you have a Port Package, these are replacement filters for Fresh 80 vents. [...]
These regulations govern airports, the FAA and include Part 150 and Part 161--which concern noise. [...]
A pro-growth organization of businesses that support SeaTac. They're not on our team, but they provide useful information about the marketing message of the airport. [...]
The University Of Washington Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS)has developed an interactive mapping tool which displays a variety of environmental health risks [...]
The Mobile ObserVations of Ultrafine Particles (MOV-UP) Study is a two-year project, funded by the State of Washington, which aims to study air quality impacts [...]
*2020 Update* WSDOT Aviation, with the assistance of consulting firm Kimley-Horn, has completed a new statewide Aviation Economic Impact Study for the Washington Aviation System.  [...]
This link provides information on how the Port Of Seattle is structured and, in 53.54, the Noise Abatement section which controls the Avigation Easements. Title [...]
Welcome to WTN, a Washington State Department of Health program focused on making public health data more accessible. WTN staff keep data in all tools [...] The significance for airport watchers is that this will provide the airport with a direct connection to I-5 and SR167. That is key to [...]


Individual articles from various web sites and news outlets.

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Eleven Northeast states and the District of Columbia created the emissions-reducing Transportation and Climate Initiative more than a decade ago. Today, no one will sign [...]2021-11-23
Port of Seattle Commission Position No. 1 incumbent Ryan Calkins, left, Position No. 4. winner Toshiko Grace Hasegawa, center, Position No. 3 winner Hamdi Mohamed. [...]2021-11-06
Seattle Times aerospace reporter   As aviation struggles to emerge from the historic, pandemic-driven downturn, another longer-term challenge already looms. Concern about air travel’s contribution [...]2021-10-24
SEATAC, Wash. — The Port of Seattle is planning to conduct an inventory of 55 acres of forest in North SeaTac Park for the first [...]2021-10-05
Some biofuels may contribute to greenhouse gas emissions in ways that can significantly reduce, and sometimes offset, their advantages over fossil fuels, studies have shown. [...]2021-09-13
By  Paul Roberts  Seattle Times business reporter Walk around parts of downtown Seattle these days and things look almost like they did before COVID-19 kicked [...]2021-08-22
By  Jon Talton  Columnist We’re way beyond denial now, as the new Assessment Report by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change makes clear. “Warming of [...]2021-08-13
< By Nicholas Johnson Any day this summer, the Port of Seattle is expected to release a draft environmental review of its Sustainable Airport Master [...]2021-07-30
Whether workers wind up at home, in offices or in hybrid work systems, mental health experts hope bosses’ decisions will prioritize individual well-being as much [...]2021-07-12
The A concourse at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in front of Mt. Rainier in December 2017. BY  John Ryan Sea-Tac Airport is currently reporting more takeoffs [...]2021-06-24
Not long ago, halting an airport expansion over climate issues and environmental justice concerns might have seemed far-fetched. But times are changing. by Katie Wilson [...]2021-06-09
Three major oil and gas firms — ExxonMobil, Royal Dutch Shell and Chevron — suffered hits in court and among their own investors Wednesday, amid [...]2021-05-27
Can new emission-free electric planes replace our polluting airliners and revolutionize personal transportation in our cities? NOVA takes you for a ride in some impressive [...]2021-05-26
Legislation would impose $1,000 landing fee; officials note other ‘far-reaching’ challenges. By Lucas Thors Aircraft would be charged a $1,000 landing fee under newly proposed [...]2021-05-12
A plane takes off on Monday, December 11, 2017, at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Credit: KUOW Photo/Megan Farmer By John Ryan The King County Council unanimously [...]2021-05-07
One plane arrives as others take off at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Airline emissions are part of greenhouse gas… (Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times, 2018)  [...]2021-05-01
Piston-engine aircraft remain the single largest source of highly toxic airborne lead. Miguel Alarcon stands in Hillview Park, a block from the house where he [...]2021-04-22
 1 of 2 | A Boeing Dreamlifter, bringing 787 parts from Nagoya, Japan, lands at Paine Field in Everett on July 24, 2020. (Mike Siegel / The Seattle [...]2021-04-20
After the U.S. Department of Transportation asked the Texas DOT to halt a highway expansion, freeway fighters nationwide are calling on Secretary Pete Buttigieg for [...]2021-04-06
Now, with COVID-19 vaccinations opening the possibility of travel to millions more Americans each week, air prices are once again set to change…. (David Zalubowski [...]2021-03-31
Donald G. McNeil Jr. What may be the most effective way to stop huge surges in infections during a pandemic? Ground the planes. Just do [...]2021-03-25
An EA-18G Growler takes off from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island in 2016. The nonprofit Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve is threatening to sue if… (Ken [...]2021-03-21
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a significant reduction in passenger traffic, negatively impacting demand for new aircraft and utilization rates of the existing fleet. [...]2021-03-11
Meeting: Residents Remain Wary as State Considers New Sites to Alleviate Pressure on Sea-Tac By Claudia Yaw / The runway of the Ed Carlson [...]2021-02-04
By  DAVID KOENIG The Associated Press DALLAS (AP) — Just how bad was 2020 for the airline industry? The six biggest U.S. airlines lost $34 [...]2021-01-28
January 27, 2021 | Deirdre Lockwood Does ultrafine air pollution infiltrate schools near Sea-Tac Airport? DEOHS researchers partner with cities in South King County to [...]2021-01-27
Qatar Airways is a member of the Oneworld global airline alliance, which SeaTac-based Alaska Airlines is joining in the spring. By Andrew McIntosh  – Staff Writer, [...]2020-12-31
A Southwest Airlines flight takes off as United Airlines planes sit parked on a runway at Denver International Airport in April. Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images The [...]2020-12-28
A visual story of pollution in New Delhi. A great explainer on PM25. [...]2020-12-17
An EA-18G Growler takes off from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island during an exercise in March 2016. Jet noise penetrates… (Ken Lambert / The Seattle [...]2020-12-05
How loud is too loud? Continued exposure to noise above 85 dBA (adjusted decibels) over time will cause hearing loss. The volume (dBA) and the [...]2020-11-17
Poor classroom acoustics: The invisible reason Johnny can’t read. Poor classroom acoustics create a negative learning environment for many students, especially those with hearing or [...]2020-11-17
Jack Block grew up fishing off Seattle’s docks, and the love of fishing stayed with him through his life. Here, he holds his catch… (Courtesy [...]2020-11-17
For nearly two years, the families of the 346 victims who died in two tragic Boeing 737 MAX crashes championed necessary reforms to the Federal [...]2020-11-17
Whenever President Donald Trump is questioned about why the United States has nearly three times more coronavirus cases than the entire European Union, or why [...]2020-11-15
By Gus Simonds Special to The Times Enough sweatpants and Zoom meetings already. Employees who have worked from home since March because of COVID-19 want to [...]2020-11-12
Before the pandemic, aviation was on course to be the UK’s most polluting sector and produce as much as 22% of global emissions by 2050. The industry is suffering [...]2020-11-03
By Investopedia Airlines receive only about 60% of their revenue from passengers directly (the other 40% comes from selling frequent-flier miles to credit card companies [...]2020-10-07
Press Release Washington, D.C. – A bill introduced by Congressman Sam Graves (MO-06) to ensure that Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funds can be used by airports to [...]2020-10-01
United Airlines flight attendant Jennie Ballesteros adjusts her wings lapel pin on Wednesday in Las Vegas. Ballesteros, based in San Francisco, started her career in [...]2020-09-26
Airlines and airports embrace the baseline standard and expand their efforts to protect travelers and employees. Gov. Jay Inslee announced today that Washington is setting [...]2020-09-24
1 of 3 | Passengers walk near the south end of the terminal at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Thursday. (Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle [...]2020-09-24
By Melissa Hellmann Seattle Times staff reporter SEATAC — As massive clouds of smoke from wildfires throughout the region obscured the sky last week, SeaTac [...]2020-09-22
U.S. airlines are sending out warnings about huge financial losses and urgently requesting help. Tens of thousands of flights for the fall have been canceled, [...]2020-09-03
By Jon Hemmerdinger 24 August 2020 A ban on aircraft that do not meet new noise standards would do little to reduce overall aircraft noise [...]2020-08-24
By Dominic Gates  Seattle Times aerospace reporter Hit hard by the collapse of the airplane market, Boeing will decide as early as next month whether to [...]2020-08-22
How to make indoor air safer (but not necessarily safe) during the pandemic. By Brian     Part of The Vox guide to navigating [...]2020-08-19
The likelihood of having a low birth weight (LBW) baby is increased if the mother lives close to the airport, in the direction of the [...]2020-08-17
Nicole Hall from San Diego County Regional Airport Authority presents how COVID-19 has not put a stop to the airport development plan. San Diego International [...]2020-08-04
Installing an air conditioner or whole-home air-purifying system can improve the quality of your home’s indoor air. (Courtesy of MBAKS) By Gabby Roppo Special to [...]2020-08-03
Commercial Aviation Coordinating Commission Zoom meeting [...]2020-07-22
The afternoon sky glows red from bushfires exacerbated by climate change near Nowra in the Australian state of New South Wales on December 31, 2019.Saeed [...]2020-07-07
By The (Centralia) Chronicle June 29, 2020 05:45 AM , Updated June 29, 2020 01:43 PM A south Thurston County location is one of many [...]2020-06-29
by John Aguilar Adams County got just what it asked for in its lengthy fight with Denver International Airport — a judge’s order that DIA [...]2020-06-23
TOPICS:16hr2020 Report to Congress (“Report”)April 14average day-night level standardBarbara LichmanCDNLCNELconcentrated noise impact pointsLAeqLdenLmaxNAnoise metricsPart 150SELTA Posted By: Cynthia Schultz June 16, 2020 Share this article: [...]2020-06-16
Posted in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) In the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, Pub. L. 115254, § 188, Congress required the Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) [...]2020-06-10
The distinctive design of the Pan-Am Worldport at JFK International Airport, built in 1960, wasn’t enough to save it from the wrecking ball. Dmitri Kessel/The [...]2020-05-18
By Katherine Khashimova Long  Seattle Times business reporter The Port of Seattle announced another round of rent relief for airport tenants this week, but many [...]2020-05-14
Cargo capacity has been expanding at some airports, disturbing the peace and routines of people who live nearby. Official channels offer scant recourse. [...]2020-04-15
Officials give update on coronavirus response at Sea-Tac Airport Officials at Sea-Tac Airport say the drop in daily passengers is in the thousands as the [...]2020-03-17
In partnership with LVNL, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has developed a joint programme of measures to reduce noise emissions caused by air traffic. Credit: Amsterdam Airport [...]2020-03-13
n what is being called a “once-in-a-generation investment,” the Port of Seattle will spend $9.5B to make capital improvements at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and [...]2020-03-11
Federal lobbyists for the Port Of Seattle. As of 2020 their chief lobbyist is Jeff Markey Jeff Markey is a 29-year veteran of Washington, DC [...]2020-02-28
Boeing employees and family members cheer the 777X at Boeing Field in Seattle after completing its first flight on Jan. 25. On Tuesday, Boeing broke [...]2020-02-27
An Alaska Airlines jet taxis beneath an enormous pedestrian bridge, still under construction at Sea-Tac Airport. It will link the south satellite with the new [...]2020-02-27
 1 of 4 | Emerging technologies such as drones, pilotless air taxis and a new generation of supersonic planes pose challenges to… (Jenna Schoenefeld / The New York [...]2020-02-23
A Boeing 777X airplane takes off at Paine Field in Everett in January. Boeing recently entered into a partnership to recycle excess composite… (AP Photo [...]2020-02-20
The Port of Seattle completed reconstruction of the center runway (designated as 16C/34C) at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in 2015. The runway was originally built in 1969 [...]2020-02-19
Steinbrueck, Peter The Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) recently published preliminary findings of an air capacity study that shows what Port leadership and the traveling [...]2020-02-13
1 of 2 | Portland and Seattle are located in close enough proximity that just about every Seattleite will visit the Rose City at some [...]2020-02-10
Michael T Osborne, Azar Radfar, Malek Z O Hassan, Shady Abohashem, Blake Oberfeld, Tomas Patrich, Brian Tung, Ying Wang, Amorina Ishai, James A Scott … [...]2020-02-07
Despite what airlines promise, carbon offsets and sustainable fuels won’t negate the heavy environmental cost of air travel. by Jake Bittle This article originally appeared [...]2020-02-07
This was the first year of declining freight volumes since 2012, and the weakest performance since the global financial crisis three years earlier. International Air [...]2020-02-05
An offer to plant trees to offset carbon emissions isn’t a solution – it’s a licence to continue with business as usual @wakmax ‘Those dressing [...]2020-02-04
Citing the latest scientific research, Gov. Jay Inslee is urging legislators to adopt a more aggressive course for curbing emissions. by Shauna Sowersby / January [...]2020-01-17
A jet departing from LAX dumped fuel over four area schools, sicking dozens of kids and adults. The mayor of Burien is concerned something similar [...]2020-01-15
A Delta jet headed to LAX for emergency landing dumped fuel on a school playground, causing skin irritation to 20 children and nine adults. By Colleen [...]2020-01-14
$1,000 can raise a class’s test scores by as much as cutting class size by a third. By Matthew   An emergency situation that [...]2020-01-08
Knowing the ATC system structure provides insight into its effective use. Rose Marie Kern The boundaries of the 22 ARTCC system are the result of [...]2020-01-03
Photo by Elston Hill Washington’s next commercial airport is one step closer to taking flight, with the second Commercial Aviation Coordinating Commission meeting scheduled for [...]2019-12-24
Amid the hectic holiday travel season, the airport’s art collection offers a visual breather. by Margo Vansynghel Photos by Matt M. McKnight On a recent [...]2019-12-20
Kent Palosaari, his son Kai and daughter Mira in SeaTac. University of Washington researchers say emissions are polluting communities near the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, and [...]2019-12-20
Katherine Khashimova Long The Seattle Times (TNS) At least for now, controversial facial-recognition technology won’t be installed at boarding gates at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, making the [...]2019-12-11
The process for approving changes in airport operations and development projects may now be more complicated, time-consuming, expensive and uncertain, due to a new federal [...]2019-12-09
By Katherine Khashimova Long Seattle Times business reporter Plane noise, emissions, traffic: The growing pains of a bustling Seattle-Tacoma International Airport have long agitated communities [...]2019-12-09
SEATAC, Wash. – Planes landing at Sea-Tac Airport are polluting nearby communities and schools with a unique set of substances, a new University of Washington [...]2019-12-07
By: Andrew McIntosh, Staff Writer Seattle-Tacoma International Airport’s $2.3 billion plan to build a standalone North Terminal to manage passenger growth has “critical shortcomings,” Alaska [...]2019-11-21
Current pollution meters don’t count the very smallest pollutants – nanoparticles. Recent research suggests these tiny toxic substances could be a major cause of illness [...]2019-11-15
The public is invited to learn about a study of impacts of Sea-Tac Airport on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019 at Burien City Hall. This free, [...]2019-11-06
Public Health Heard on Fresh Air Dave Davies Download Transcript Harsh ambient sound from even small household appliances, such as food processors and hair dryers, [...]2019-11-05
Paine Field is certain to be studied by a state commission looking for a “relief valve” or replacement. by Jerry Cornfield Monday, November 4, 2019 [...]2019-11-04
Commercial Aviation Coordinating Commission October 30, 10:00 am Agenda: Welcome/agenda review (introductions, binder orientation, defining the problem), highlights from legislation, Committee business (discussion of proposed [...]2019-10-30
PUGET SOUND, Wash. — In the next week, voters have the chance to voice how to run one of the region’s largest job creators in [...]2019-10-29
Ryan Calkins was booked into the King County jail Thursday morning and released Friday. David Kroman Port of Seattle Commissioner Ryan Calkins was arrested early [...]2019-10-25
Good Friends & Citizens of Burien, On Wednesday, the City of Burien appeared before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in [...]2019-10-25
Aerospace The airport will fail to meet the Puget Sound region’s long-term demand for passenger air service, study concludes BY:Bill Conroy Sea-Tac Puget Sound Regional [...]2019-10-24
By Katherine Khashimova Long Seattle Times business reporter The four candidates vying for two open seats on Seattle’s Port Commission have a lot in common. [...]2019-10-21
At a conference, Brad Tilden speculated about expanded passenger service, but flights are capped — for now. by Janice Podsada Thursday, October 17, 2019 1:30am [...]2019-10-17
Connecting SR 167 and SR 509 to I-5 Puget Sound Gateway program will help move freight faster. (Photo – Port of Tacoma) State and regional [...]2019-10-07
…In King County, SR 509, which currently ends at South 188th Street, will be extended to I-5. The extension will have two lanes in each [...]2019-10-01
This Title of State law describes election procedures. For our purposes, we’re largely concerned with a path towards altering the structure and size of the [...]2019-09-26
The findings put pressure on airline regulators to take stronger action to fight climate change as they prepare for a summit next week.   Aircraft [...]2019-09-19
Bob Edwards was a Port Commissioner during the height of the 3rd Runway fight from 1999-2007. [...]2019-09-19
West Seattle Chamber of Commerce’s ‘State of the Port’ lunch: Workers wanted! By Tracy Record West Seattle Blog editor Our area has an Aviation High [...]2019-09-16
September 12, 2019Contact: Perry Cooper | Sea-Tac Airport(206) 787-4923 | Late Night Noise Reduction Programs Take Effect Runway Use Agreement and Late Night Noise [...]2019-09-12
Amazon’s Next-Day Delivery System Has Brought Chaos And Carnage To America’s Streets — But The World’s Biggest Retailer Has A System To Escape The Blame [...]2019-08-31
An overview highlighting the many functions of the Port of Seattle’s Airport Noise Programs [...]2019-08-23
The two airlines account for two-thirds of all passenger traffic at the airport BY: Bill Conroy The two leading airlines serving Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac), [...]2019-08-22
Corporate Governance Updated Statement Moves Away from Shareholder Primacy, Includes Commitment to All Stakeholders WASHINGTON – Business Roundtable today announced the release of a new [...]2019-08-19
By Angus Whitley and Sybilla Gross To add more seats, Cebu Air is moving the plane’s bathrooms Such tactics could become the norm in Asia’s [...]2019-07-25
Joel Moreno | KOMO News SEA-TAC INT’L AIRPORT, Wash. – A new study from the state Department of Commerce is trying to measure the impacts [...]2019-07-24
Even short-haul flights produce huge amounts of CO2, figures show Niko Kommenda Fri 19 Jul 2019 09.05 GMT Taking a long-haul flight generates more carbon emissions [...]2019-07-19
By  The Seattle Times editorial board Primary election 2019 | The Seattle Times editorial board is making endorsements in key primary races and ballot measures in Seattle, [...]2019-07-17
The Port of Seattle is a major driver of the Puget Sound’s economy, fueling trade jobs here, throughout the state and nation, and supporting the [...]2019-07-17
Donnelly, Devlin July 15, 2019 Did you know that the Sea-Tac Airport terminal is shaped somewhat like a boomerang? Want to know why? It isn’t [...]2019-07-15
FAA and BUR LIED | UproarLA has discovered the truth of how San Fernando Valley communities were sacrificed by the FAA and Burbank Airport [...]2019-07-14
Grant Degginger, Position 2 Degginger’s depth of high level civic experience with major capital projects as well as his professional experience in construction law would [...]2019-07-11
“This is not a … mitigation fund, this is not a third runway fund, this is a broadly recognized ‘We’re neighbors fund’ not to be [...]2019-07-10
French Transport Minister Elisabeth Borne says a new tax on airfares “is a response to the ecological urgency and sense of injustice expressed by the [...]2019-07-09
Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced a lawsuit against the Navy over proposed expansion of Growler jet training at Naval Air Station Whidbey. Washington [...]2019-07-09
Non-travelers can meet grandma at the gate and try out the concourse restaurants By Mary Schlangenstein Plane spotting, restaurants, art also lure non-travelers Programs limit [...]2019-07-03
DuPage County Finding a way to evenly distribute nighttime jet noise is proving difficult for the O’Hare Noise Compatibility Commission. Daily Herald File Photo Marni [...]2019-07-02
Aviation plays a critical role for people and businesses in the growing central Puget Sound region. Along with the region’s population and job growth, air [...]2019-06-29
Both the Department for Transport and Heathrow Airport state that aircraft do not cause emissions harmful to humans on the ground when the aircraft is [...]2019-06-25
U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), ranking member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, and Congressman Adam Smith (WA-09), chairman of the House [...]2019-06-25
Hi Everyone, I hope this email finds you well and enjoying summer. Here’s a quick update on the latest happenings: Meeting with Adam Smith and [...]2019-06-24
Ian Millhiser/June 21, 2019 The conservative justices signaled they want to limit agencies’ ability to regulate. That could have disastrous consequences for the planet. Nearly [...]2019-06-21
Updated: Jun 20, 2019 3:21 PM PDT ALBERTSON – The Federal Aviation Administration has postponed a change that was intended to alleviate aircraft noise. U.S. [...]2019-06-20
Campaign groups reckon that if plane fuel was taxed properly, it could help to reverse the cuts to legal aid, disability benefits, employ 5,000 more [...]2019-06-11
By Jack Mayne At Thursday night’s (June 5) Des Moines City Council study session, lawmakers heard from aviation consultants the city has hired to help [...]2019-06-09
Rick Steves, the Edmonds travel guru, plans to pay a million dollars a year to make up for the carbon emissions linked to his travel [...]2019-06-07
A new German Aerospace Center study says the clouds formed in the wake of planes have an impact on the climate that’s not being properly [...]2019-06-07
By Doug Smith May 31, 2019 | 8:10 PM Inglewood spent millions of dollars in public funds to soundproof middle-class areas of the city while [...]2019-05-31
OLYMPIA, Wash.  –  The Washington Department of Commerce announced that Stantec Consulting Services Inc. has been selected to complete a study of the ongoing impacts [...]2019-05-30
H.R. 3001: To reestablish the Office of Noise Abatement and Control in the Environmental Protection Agency, and for other purposes. Sponsor and status Introduced: May [...]2019-05-23
For the podcast associated with this article, please visit Traditionally, we have used age, gender, body mass index, blood pressure, lipids, smoking, and diabetes [...]2019-05-21
Congressman Adam Smith submitted written testimony to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, highlighting the effects of aviation noise and emissions for residents in communities [...]2019-05-20
Greenhouse gas emissions from international aviation have more than doubled over the past two decades, while those from shipping have also increased. Check out our [...]2019-05-12
With aircraft operations expected to increase more than 25 percent over the next 20 years, the FAA is advancing major airspace modernization and infrastructure improvements [...]2019-05-01
Contact: Hank Price Phone: 202-267-3883 I. 2018[1] SUMMARY: ECONOMIC ACTIVITY AND AIR TRAVEL  In Calendar Year (CY) 2018, U.S. real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) increased [...]2019-04-30
April 29, 2019 | Lynn Schnaiberg Research led by UW DEOHS measures air traffic pollution around Sea-Tac Airport to understand potential health effects on nearby [...]2019-04-29
SEA-TAC, Wash. – When planes come and go from Sea-Tac Airport, what do they do to the air people breathe below? “The soot we see [...]2019-04-25
WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, Congressman Smith reintroduced the Protecting Airport Communities from Particle Emissions Act, legislation to establish a national study on the sources, characteristics, dispersion, [...]2019-04-22
Air quality on cruise ship deck ‘worse than world’s most polluted cities’, investigation finds. Levels of pollution on some cruise ships’ decks are worse than [...]2019-04-19
In 2018 there were 311 ground incidents on the ramps around an increasingly congested Sea-Tac Airport. What it is, and how the airport plans to [...]2019-04-19
By Jack Mayne City Manager Michael Matthias’s pay raise got unanimous Des Moines City Council approval Thursday night (April 11) as Mayor Matt Pina defended [...]2019-04-12
By Andrew McIntosh  – Staff Writer, Puget Sound Business Journal Former United Airlines Captain Clay Lacy, an American aviation legend, will help the Chicago-based carrier launch [...]2019-03-29
Milgard understands the importance of peace and quiet in your home and engineers windows to help reduce unwanted noise. Unwanted outside noise can occur in [...]2019-03-29
SEATAC, Wash. – SeaTac International Airport is pushing forward with plans for expansion to accommodate more passengers. Some projects are already underway. Related Headlines Sea-Tac [...]2019-03-19
A proposed commission to site a new or expanded commercial airport in the state should bypass PAE. Friday, March 15, 2019 1:30am Opinion In Our [...]2019-03-15
We regularly read reports from the airline industry that its CO2 emissions would only make up 2 percent of the national total. Having become suspicious [...]2019-03-13
Hundreds of millions of new passengers are coming, and there’s no solution in sight. By William Wilkes Environmental activists recoil for a reason when the [...]2019-03-10
Here’s what you need to know about Paine Field before heading out for your first flight. Author: Allison Sundell Published: 12:02 PM PST March 1, [...]2019-03-03
Citizen groups and activists from communities neighboring Sea-Tac Airport, including Quiet Skies Puget Sound, Burien’s Quiet Skies Coalition, the Federal Way Air Noise Alliance, and [...]2019-02-26
The coal plant in Colstrip, Montana, is partly owned by Puget Sound Energy. The plant sends power to Washington, but under bills pending in the [...]2019-02-24
Paine Field is cleared for passenger takeoff, FAA says After years of planning and litigation, airlines can begin service at Everett’s new terminal. by Janice [...]2019-02-20
The only professional pilot in the Washington State legislature, District 13 Rep. Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake. has proposed four aviation specific bills: HB1683 to evaluate [...]2019-02-13
OLYMPIA — Addressing the need for a new airport and encouraging the growth of the aviation profession was the topic of proposed legislation and public [...]2019-02-10
MILTON − U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.) has refiled a bill which would require a study of health effects of airplanes flying over residential areas. [...]2019-02-07
The Washington State Department Of Commerce is initiating this Request for Proposal (RFP) to solicit proposals from firms interested in participating in a project to [...]2019-02-01
One of Olin’s Senior Capstone Program in Engineering (SCOPE) team’s is working with a community group in East Boston, as well as Aerodyne to find [...]2019-01-26
The state sent more than 97 million metric tons of greenhouses gases into the atmosphere in 2015, compared to just 90 million in 1990. by [...]2019-01-15
Button offers instant gratification for those plagued by airplane noise [...]2018-12-30
A Trump-Loving Mayor Is Running SeaTac, a Majority-Minority Town Full of Immigrants by Rich Smith • Dec 28, 2018 at 3:09 pm Erin Sitterley, the [...]2018-12-28
The Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Program allows the collection of PFC fees up to $4.50 for every enplaned passenger at commercial airports controlled by public [...]2018-12-22
“The reality of Seattle’s charitable giving contradicts the illusion that we are one of the nation’s most generous places.” by Tony Mestres Special to The [...]2018-12-14
The FAA’s Airport Improvement Program (AIP) provides grants that fund airport planning and infrastructure projects such as constructing or rehabilitating runways, taxiways, ramps, and runway [...]2018-12-01
The Port of Seattle wants a tax increase to help fund a new cruise-ship terminal, but it’s not saying where it will be built. Taxpayers [...]2018-11-25
Alaska Airlines has started accepting bookings for passenger flights from Paine Field in Everett, bringing Snohomish County closer to realizing its goal of offering an [...]2018-11-15
A lawsuit known as Juliana v. United States was brought by the nonprofit group Our Children’s Trust, and the plaintiffs are 21 youths, now between [...]2018-11-12
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is testing a plan to allow nontravelers to once again access passenger-only areas that lie beyond the… (Ellen M. Banner / The [...]2018-11-08
A State Initiative to charge a carbon tax on fossil fuels. Although it exempts both commercial marine and commercial jet fuels (bad) we nevertheless support [...]2018-11-06
Exclusive: Simple act of breathing is killing 7 million people a year and harming billions more, but ‘a smog of complacency pervades the planet’, says [...]2018-10-27
The Airport Environmental Programs help airports implement the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and other Federal environmental laws and regulations. This includes airport noise compatibility [...]2018-10-25
Sea-Tac Airport traffic is growing rapidly and set to expand further as the region’s economy booms. But in cities from Shoreline to Des Moines, airplane [...]2018-10-25
Heathrow handles 475,000 planes every year, but the pressure is on to squeeze in even more landings. Getting that right – and doing so safely [...]2018-10-24
The Air Cargo World team was treated this week to a behind-the-scenes tour of the cargo operations at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA). There, the Port [...]2018-10-19
In less than three months, all International Civil Aviation Organization Council member states with aircraft operators undertaking international flights are expected to start compiling and [...]2018-10-18
Changes to FAA Re-authorization that affect Sea=Tac. One concerns Drones. The others concern us in terms of noise and pollution. [...]2018-10-05
The 1,200-page measure sets standards for the agency, airports and airlines. [...]2018-10-05
If all goes as planned, three carriers will begin serving Everett with 24 daily flights. [...]2018-09-29
Article on scandal involving former mayor Don Wasson’s attempt to pack the city council and move forward with the 3rd Runway [...]2018-09-23
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 20, 2018 Contact: Rick Olson, 206.971.3050, Puget Sound Regional Council to lead Regional Aviation Baseline Study SEATTLE – The Puget [...]2018-09-20
A technical article describing the kinds of alloys found in jet engines. These alloys are sloughed off by the engines during flight and land on [...]2018-09-13
Any air carrier of commuter operator having the authority to conduct international operations shall be provided slots for those operations, excluding transborder service solely between [...]2018-09-13
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) uses runway slots to limit scheduled air traffic at certain capacity constrained airports. In the U.S., those airports are John [...]2018-09-13
The Worldwide Slot Guidelines (WSG) are the foundation upon which the global slot allocation process works for the benefit of airlines, airports and the passengers. [...]2018-09-13
This is a rather technical article. However it’s well worth reading as it provides an explanation as to why the toxic metals (Thorium, Beryllium, Ytterbium, [...]2018-09-13
We’ve already been at work this spring and summer updating taxiways, replacing concrete panels, and other projects to improve safety and create upgrades where necessary. [...]2018-09-13
Communications Manager Perry Cooper interviews Rob Allen, Executive VP of Landrum & Brown, the consultants hired to prepare the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). [...]2018-09-11
A review panel gave a new final estimated cost for the International Arrivals Facility of $968 million, up from the original $608 million. The project [...]2018-09-11
A booming economy has Sea-Tac Airport trying to keep up and some neighbors are worrying about the impact. [...]2018-09-01
A good article from 2005 on the rapidly changing feel of this area by Knute Berger. Not an airport article per se, but interesting and [...]2018-08-27
A Candid Survey of Local Government Officials and Agency Leaders. Shows why Sea-Tac activists -must- be more vocal in order to be heard. [...]2018-08-27
A great article describing ANCA in broad strokes. [...]2018-08-27
This is the Expert Arbitration Panel’s Final Order on Demand/System Management Issues, In our July 27, 1995 Order, we determined that congestion pricing, gate controls [...]2018-08-23
Excellent overview of this event, with lots of details on every aspect of the event. [...]2018-08-19
An op/ed by a worker at the airport. Their conditions are terrible. As employees of subcontractors to the airlines, they don't even make the $15/hour [...]2018-08-17
James Fallows is an avid private pilot and knows airports well. This article provides a very reasonable takeaway of the event and lots of good [...]2018-08-12
From Wikipedia: On August 10, 2018, a Horizon Air Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 was stolen from Seattle–Tacoma International Airport (Sea–Tac) in SeaTac, Washington. The perpetrator, [...]2018-08-10
Senate bill does not include noise mandates [...]2018-08-09
a Closer Look at the Sea-Tac Airport International Arrivals Facility [...]2018-07-31
A glimpse of the new freighters and a chat about the ramifications of Alaska’s new capacity with Jason Berry, Alaska Air’s managing director of cargo. [...]2018-07-11
Craig Watson (Port of Seattle)  The Port again declined to provide any information about the original complaint against its chief counsel or the investigation of [...]2018-06-28
Coverage of the June StART Meeting [...]2018-06-28
06/26/18 The Port determined that building up four more floors on top of the current C gate terminal would be the most cost-effective measure. [...]2018-06-26
Waterland Blog - Adam Smith's new bill on FAA noise mitigation 06/20/18 [...]2018-06-20
Woe betide the traveler who forgets her toiletries case, gets peckish, or has a headache at a US airport. At best, she might find tiny [...]2018-06-15
The Port Of Seattle has consistently done a far better job with environmental mitigation at the Port than at the airport. This article discusses mitigations. [...]2018-06-13
SAMP has roused concerns about pollution and noise increases [...]2018-06-01
Neighbors of Sea-Tac Airport feel powerless over airport's sweeping expansion plans [...]2018-06-01
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Adam Smith introduced the Aviation Impacted Communities Act. As airline travel has increased, communities near airports across the country have [...]2018-05-20
04/25/2017 [...]2018-04-25
Parts of North Highline, Burien, and most of SeaTac have been declared Opportunity Zones by Governor Jay Inslee. Opportunity Zones allow investments made through special [...]2018-04-24
FQUROH: A Flight Demonstration Project for Airframe Noise Reduction Technology – YouTube To make future aircraft quieter, JAXA has been developing airframe noise reduction technologies. [...]2018-03-28
…the fourth inspector general’s critique in as many years of a program known as NextGen, on which more than $7 billion in federal funds has [...]2018-03-05
A podcast series about what went wrong at BER, Berlin’s unfinished airport. Subscribe on Itunes here. Every Berliner knows the new airport is late. Few [...]2018-02-20
02/06/18 [...]2018-02-06
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and Mt. Rainier KUOW Photo/Megan Farmer Business at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport has been booming, and so has its carbon pollution. Airport officials say [...]2018-01-29
The Des Moines Creek Business Park – The Right Development at the Right Time January 24, 2018adminProjectsNo Comments After more than 2 decades of frustration [...]2018-01-24
The new Des Moines Creek Business Park (DMCBP) is the $125 million redevelopment of a site that spent decades as a modern ghost town.  For [...]2018-01-15
(As amended December 19, 2017. Goals are intended to reflect attainment in 2037, unless explicitly noted otherwise.) Strategy 1: Position the Puget Sound region as a [...]2017-12-19
Boxed in by loud vehicles, plane traffic, and their fumes, its residents just want to breathe easy. By Hayat Norimine 12/19/2017 at 8:00am Published in [...]2017-12-19
The attorney general of Maryland announced Tuesday that Kaplan Kirsch and Rockwell has been chosen to pursue action against the Federal Aviation Administration over its [...]2017-10-31
Daniel Howley Technology Editor Turns out that firing a gun into the air to shoot down your neighbor’s drone is illegal. In other news, water is [...]2016-04-29
An interview with Dave Kaplan. The new Business Park is discussed along with the desire for good partnerships with the Port Of Seattle. The lure [...]2015-11-03
By Steve Wilhelm – Staff Writer, Puget Sound Business Journal Nov 3, 2015, 5:54pm EST The lure of jobs outweighs worries about noise as leaders [...]2015-11-03
Airplanes go by Bill Brough’s Marine Hills home about every 90 seconds, he says. Home values down. [...]2015-08-31
Matt Ball on July 13, 2015 – in Design/Engineering, Projects, Transportation The Port of Seattle is in the conceptual design phase of an expanded International [...]2015-07-13
This article discusses sources of cost per enplaned passenger (CPE), calculation of CPE, uses of CPE in airport finance, and current and potential efforts to [...]2015-03-15
Summary of Court Of Appeals decision and opinion on Class Action by homeowners regarding increased noise after 3rd Runway. [...]2014-10-27
Port Of Seattle public relations. Note all the Des Moines City Council: Dave Kaplan, Matt Pina, Robert Back, Jeremy Nutting. [...]2014-08-14
LAX is one of the most studied airports in the world. [...]2014-05-29
University of Oregon law professor Mary Wood says environmental laws in the United States are simply not working. In an interview with Yale Environment 360, [...]2014-01-02
Describes the effects of NextGen and Greener Skies on the Beacon Hill neighborhood. Most of this applies to the Sea-Tac communities. [...]2013-03-13
The Port of Seattle’s chief executive, Tay Yoshitani, should not be allowed to keep that job while also serving as a board member of Expeditors [...]2012-09-20
Reporting from Chicago —  Continental Airlines flight 1403 made history when it landed at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago on Monday, becoming the first revenue passenger [...]2011-11-11
The new technology steers air traffic on autopilot along a smoothly descending, satellite-guided path, avoiding the stair-step approach and constant interplay with air traffic controllers [...]2009-08-30
While Port of Seattle officials said the region needed a $1 billion third runway at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to reduce flight delays during bad weather, [...]2008-12-11
The Des Moines City Council is withdrawing its membership from the Puget Sound Regional Council as of July 1. Following a heated exchange, lawmakers voted [...]2008-01-27
For years, the Port of Seattle has promised that construction of a massive third runway at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport wouldn’t hurt surrounding streams and would [...]2006-01-12
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington – 280 F. Supp. 2d 1207 (W.D. Wash. 2003) August 18, 2003 280 F. Supp. 2d [...]2003-08-18
PDC bars Wasson from seeking office over plot to pack council By STEVEN FRIEDERICH, SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER REPORTER OLYMPIA — Former Des Moines Mayor Don Wasson [...]2003-03-25
DES MOINES — Embattled City Councilman Don Wasson resigned last night, acknowledging wrongdoing in a Public Disclosure Commission case involving charges that he and a [...]2003-03-13
Campaign inquiry was a ‘distraction,’ Wasson says By JEFFREY M. BARKER AND CANDACE HECKMAN, SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER REPORTERS DES MOINES — Mayor Don Wasson, under siege [...]2003-01-23
Children in schools bombarded by frequent aircraft noise don’t learn to read as well as children in quiet schools, Cornell University researchers have confirmed. And [...]1997-04-28
94 Wn.2d 479 (1980) 618 P.2d 67 TOM E. PETERSEN, ET AL, Appellants, v. THE PORT OF SEATTLE, Respondent. No. 45817. The Supreme Court of [...]1980-10-09
    AVIATION NOISE LAW Petersen v. Port of Seattle Cite as: 618 P.2d 67, 94 Wash.2d 479 SUPREME COURT OF WASHINGTON Tom E. PETERSEN [...]1980-10-09


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AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF DES MOINES, WASHINGTON relating to the City's Building and Construction Code, and repealing the City's Sound Code, DMMC 14.08.180...2012-05-02
Presentation of 'Century Agenda' which is the broad outline of goals. These include tripling air cargo volume....2018-04-26
[Congressional Bills 116th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Publishing Office] [H.R. 6038 Introduced in House (IH)] 116th CONGRESS 2d Session H. R. 6038 To require...2020-02-28
Sea-Tac Airport Economic Impacts 2018...2018-06-18
Stantec and Ricker-Cunningham Prepared for the Washington State Department of Commerce as authorized by ESSB 6032 The Washington State Legislature asked the Department of Commerce...2020-05-29
D.C. CIRCUIT REJECTS CHALLENGES TO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA METROPLEX On November 30, the D.C. Circuit issued an unpublished memorandum decision denying four Petitions for Review challenging...2018-11-30
Internal Audit (IA) completed an audit of the Noise Insulation Program (Program) for the period January 2013 through March 2019. The audit was performed to...2019-06-11
Source is City of Seatac What about noise?...2017-06-25
An update to near-term projects for the Sustainable Airport Master Plan (SAMP). Delivered at Port Of Seattle Special Meeting in Kirkland, WA. Key feature is...2019-07-23
Provides the (FAA) policies and procedures to ensure agency compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) (42 United States Code [U.S.C.] §§ 4321-4335), the...2018-07-16
This is a 'live' example of the handbook that every homeowner received describing the process involved in receiving a Port Package--replacement windows, insulation and other...1997-06-02
The Sea-Tac Stakeholder Advisory Round Table (StART) meeting took place on August 28, 2019 with a focus on recapping the Aviation Noise Working Group’s latest...2019-08-28
From the StART-Presentation June 26, 2019....2019-06-26
Partnership for AiR Transportation Noise And Emissions Reduction Project 15 Final ReportGayle Ratliff, Christopher Sequeira, and Ian Waitz Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts Melissa...2009-10-31
Puget Sound Clean Air, Highline Forum September 27, 2017, Kathy Strange, Manager, Technical Analysis...2017-09-27
To amend title 49, United States Code, to expand the priorities of the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration in developing plans and policy for...2019-11-14
FAA NextGen and the 2012 to 2015 "optimization" of Metroplex Airspace...2016-01-30
Agreement to hire SAMP consultants...2018-03-06
A presentation explaining terms, techniques, and programs associated with traffic flow management in the National Airspace System....2009-10-01
Notes from his presentation....2018-06-18
The Sea - Tac Stakeholder Advisory Round Table (StART) meeting took place on October 24 , 2018 with a focus on reviewing and discussing the...2018-10-24
Concerning sound insulation code. The portions of this concerning noise mitigation (sound code) were later repealed with Ordinance No. 1539....2007-08-09
May 4 New Terminal briefing for local businesses...2018-06-02
No. 29. According to their site: This is a summary of the important developments in airport law in 2018, including: a list of principal cases...2019-01-08
Port Of Seattle Neighborhood Community Accords (POSANC) Created by Steve Edmiston. Read more here:
In October 2019, the Commercial Aviation Coordinating Commission (CACC) convened to begin the process of developing recommendations for a new primary commercial aviation facility in...2020-07-24
Puget Sound Regional Council Regional Aviation Baseline Study...2019-06-27
In this study, we modeled concentrations of fine particulate matter(PM2.5) and ozone(O3) attributable to precursor emissions from individual airports in the United States, developing airport-specific...2017-01-01
The City of Des Moines appreciates the opportunity to provide additional comments on the Regional Aviation Baseline Study that PSRC has undertaken on behalf of...2020-10-09
Jet engine exhaust is a significant source of ultrafine particles and aviation-related emissions can adversely impact air quality over large areas surrounding airports. We investigated...2018-02-07
The Control Tower at Sea-Tac Airport is one of over fifty properties owned by the Port Of Seattle....2019-03-30
Part 150 Study 2013 (Landrum and Brown) Chapter 3 pg. 109. Depicts 2013 noise boundary....2018-07-31
The Mobile ObserVations of Ultrafine Particles (MOV-UP) study was a two-year project funded by the State of Washington to study air quality impacts of air...2019-12-13 The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency has prepared a Clean Fuel Standard draft rule that would apply to transportation fuels supplied or sold in...2019-10-09
The 1996 Environmental Impact Statement prepared by Landrum & Brown....1996-02-01
Part 150 Study 2013 Appendix G - 2021 predicted noise boundary....2018-07-31
Aviation Division 2019 Business Plan and Budget Preview. Presented at Port Of Seattle Commission Meeting June 26, 2018...2009-10-01
Des Moines letter to Erika Harris (SEPA responsible official for PSRC) on Sea-Tac Vision 2050 Scoping 3.19.18...2018-03-19
Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) Expert Arbitration Panel's Review of Noise and Demand/System Management issues at Sea-Tac International Airport FINAL DECISION ON NOISE ISSUES March...1996-03-27
Comprehensive Annual Financial Report 2009...2018-10-29
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State of Washington legislation in support of the original FAA laws on noise mitigation. This gives Port Districts authority to 1. Purchase lands/homes which are...1974-09-19
Notes from Burien SAMP meeting. The public Q&A are definitely not accurate!...2018-06-20
H. R. 6168 To assist aviation-impacted communities in mitigating the noise burden that they face and to increase Federal Aviation Administration engagement and responsiveness to...2018-06-20
Joint Transportation Committee 09/17 2017-2018 Washington Transportation Committee...2017-09-01
Thanks to Scott Hersey....2020-11-10
Kaplan Kirsch Law semi-annual report on airport legal issues....2018-07-01
Official comments from the cities of Burien, Des Moines, SeaTac and Normandy Park...2018-09-28
The Honorable Gene Dodaro Comptroller General of the United States 441 G Street NW Washington, DC 20548 October 31, 2019 Dear Mr. Dodaro: I write...2019-10-31
The 1996 Environmental Impact Statement prepared by Landrum & Brown...1996-02-01
This Reauthorization Program Guidance Letter (R‐PGL) 19‐04 explains and implements provisions in the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 (the 2018 Act) (P.L. 115‐254) that establish...2020-01-22
Explains how to use and interpret the spreadsheet data here....2018-06-22
As required by Sec. 225 of the FAA Re-Modernization Act Of 2012. Describes how the Greener Skies Over Seattle project became NextGen. This report covers...2013-03-13
FAA order 5190.6B Chapter 13 Airport Noise and Access Restrictions...2009-09-30
Airport Cooperative Research Program #37...2019-06-25
City of Burien payments made to ACC 2002-2008...2021-01-29
This report summarizes annual trends on issues regarding noise exposure from the City of Phoenix’s three airports, Phoenix Sky Harbor International (PHX), Phoenix Deer Valley...2019-01-01
The undersigned tender our resignations from the Des Moines Ad Hoc Aviation Advisory Committee (the “DMAAC”), effective immediately. We have greatly appreciated the opportunity afforded...2020-07-12
Atmospheric Sciences Group McCulley, Frick & Gilman, Inc. 3400 188th Street SW, Suite 400 Lynnwood, WA 98037 An air quality survey of airborne toxic o...1995-01-28
Purpose: the evaluation of ground level impacts on the ambient air of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac)...1995-05-01
Many people have recently come to me with questions related to the new Inter-Local Agreement (ILA) between the City and the Port. I'm providing my...2017-12-24
The 1996 Environmental Impact Statement prepared by Landrum & Brown....1996-02-01
[Congressional Bills 116th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Publishing Office] [H.R. 5874 Introduced in House (IH)] 116th CONGRESS 2d Session H. R. 5874 To require...2020-02-12
Aircraft Emissions study by GeoMode (Take Off, Landing, Taxiing)...1995-06-28
From the Part 150 Study (2013) by Landrum & Brown...2018-07-31
City of Burien payments to RCAA from 2002 to 2008...2021-01-29
A letter from SeaTac Mayor Erin Sitterley expressing concern over the quality and delays in the Commerce Sea-Tac Airport Study which is now delayed from...2019-11-27
Bearse v. Port Of Seattle...2018-06-28
The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency conducted this screening study to identify chemicals and emission sources that pose the greatest potential health risks to citizens...2003-10-01
General Chronology: Regional Commercial Airport Capacity Decisions in the Central Puget Sound Region Updated February 27, 2006 2006 WSDOT begins work on the Long-Term Air...2006-02-27
The 1996 Environmental Impact Statement prepared by Landrum & Brown....1996-02-01
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First and foremost, the report fails to evaluate well-respected and widely used alternatives, including: the Cumulative Noise Equivalency Level (“CNEL”) metric, which California uses to...2020-09-23
Part 150 Study 2018 predicted noise boundary...2013-10-23
Port Of Seattle - Resolution to implement noise mitigation before building 3rd Runway...2018-06-21
The 1996 Environmental Impact Statement prepared by Landrum & Brown....1996-02-01
I am writing to demand that the Port of Seattle and Federal Aviation Administration cease and desist the new and increased air traffic over my...2017-09-11
Robert Stoker, Ph.D. Boeing Commercial Airplanes Senior Manager – Noise, Vibration and Emissions...2018-10-24
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...1997-02-06
The Commission Bylaws are the foundational document of The Port Of Seattle....2019-01-08
The tentative agenda for participants in the Port Of Seattle's 'fly-in' to Washington D.C. This was scheduled to coincide with the National League Of Cities...2020-03-12
FAA has made progress in implementing its Metroplex program but has experienced difficulties meeting timelines and has yet to fully resolve key obstacles. While FAA...2019-08-27
Update to Master Plan passed to enable the Third Runway construction to commence. The Commission finds that the EIS for Proposed Master Plan Update Development...2018-06-21
Initial Assessment and Recommendations February 1997 Prepared Under a Grant from the State of Washington administered by Washington State's Department of Community, Trade and Economic...2020-09-01
Noise 101 Symposium Hosted by the City of SeaTac and the Port of Seattle Presented by: Steve Alverson, ESA A three hour seminar at Tyee...2019-01-12
An outline of the cargo meeting held at Port Of Seattle...2016-11-06
Response to the question, “Is it possible to monitor jet engine exhaust emissions or to model their path using data on prevailing winds and takeoff...2000-03-01
Explains the basics of NextGen and Greener Skies. Presented by David Suomi and Steve Karnes, Senior Technical Advisor, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center...2018-04-25
1. Range of Alternatives. 2. Alternatives Outside the Capability of Applicant or Jurisdiction of Agency. 3. No-Action Alternative. 4. Agency's Preferred Alternative. 5. Proposed Action...2020-07-29
This is the binding legal document that home owners within the mandated distance of the airport (DNL 65) had to sign in order to receive...2017-10-16
ABSTRACT: First- and second-grade schoolchildren chronically exposed to aircraft noise have significant deficits in reading as indexed by a standardized reading test administered under quiet...1997-05-01
From Tomorrow At Sea-Tac...2019-01-30
This is the hardware used for each of the 24 permanent noise monitors around Sea-Tac Airport. The significance for us 'civilans' is that it uses...2015-02-11
Section 1. The Washington State Legislature r epeal RCW 53.54.020 and add language requiring the Airport to initiate a new Part 150 Study immediately; furthermore,...2019-01-07
Subtitled: Strategy for a sustainable Sea-Tac...2018-06-18
Prepared by Landrum & Brown This chapter covers all the elements considered in the study....2018-07-31
This is the complete contract for the current system of 24 Permanent Noise Monitors and Flight Tracking software. The original vendor Exelis was purchased by...2015-09-08
Michael Gilrane, New York University. This paper identifies the achievement impact of installing air filters in classrooms for the first time....2020-01-13
We are pleased to provide you with the latest information on six of the programs that are reshaping operations in the National Airspace System (NAS):...2016-06-01
Presentation. Note theNEM (noise boundary) is predicted to -shrink-....2016-10-11
The 1996 Environmental Impact Statement prepared by Landrum & Brown....1996-02-01
Proposed Arrival Procedures to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Volume 1 – Main Document 31 October 2012 Prepared by: United States Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration...2012-10-31
The 1996 Environmental Impact Statement prepared by Landrum & Brown....1996-02-01
We really need to do a deep dive on this because this is one the most confusing aspects of how the Port Of Seattle is...2018-11-13
This document describes the Passenger Facility Charges which all major airports (including Sea-Tac) collect at a rate of $1-$4 per enplaned passenger. This money is...2000-05-30
The Mayor discusses the state of the City (good, because the City's finances are good--I live the psychology of that to you, Dear Reader) and...2018-11-30
Votes from members of the PSRC are weighted according to this formula. This matters to airport communities because it gives so much more power to...2018-05-31
SEPA Policies for the SAMP. Includes materials on the process and how to file an appeal....2018-09-28
Record of Decision (ROD) providing final Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval for the Master Plan Update development actions adopted by the Port of Seattle (POS)...2018-06-22
Comprehensive Annual Financial Report For the Year Ended December 31, 2007...2007-12-31
Concourse D Hardstand Holdroom, StART Meeting #1...2018-03-12
Community Health and Airport Operations Related Noise and Air Pollution: Report to the Legislature in Response to Washington State HOUSE BILL 1109 This report responds...2020-12-01
The CAFR...2016-01-01
This is a great thumbnail history of the airport's evolving relationship with the Port Of Seattle. Use it to help you learn about previous citizen...2017-05-12
10/15/18 Per the Director of Aviation Finance and Budget: I am attaching the budget for Phase 1 of SAMP, and the analysis of the potential...2018-05-07


A list of current Port Of Seattle properties in and around Sea-Tac Airport.