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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.

Site Description
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 [...]
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. [...]
  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 [...]
PORT OF SEATTLE v. Airport Communities Coalition;  Citizens Against Seatac Expansion;  and State of Washington, Department of Ecology, an agency of the State of Washington, [...]
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, [...]
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:

Site Description
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 in at least two spots in your house and should learn how they work and should [...]
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 provides air quality monitoring stations throughout the region. Oddly, they are currently not testing air quality around Sea-Tac. You can sign up for notifications [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Puget Sound SR509 Gateway connecting the airport, 509, I-5, 167 [...]


Individual articles from various web sites and news outlets.

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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
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
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
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
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
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
An interview with Dave Kaplan. The new Business Park is discussed along with the desire for good partnerships with the Port Of Seattle. [...]2018-09-19
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
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
…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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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Subtitled: Strategy for a sustainable Sea-Tac...2018-06-18
Official comments from the cities of Burien, Des Moines, SeaTac and Normandy Park...2018-09-28
The Commission Bylaws are the foundational document of The Port Of Seattle....2019-01-08
The 1996 Environmental Impact Statement prepared by Landrum & Brown....1996-02-01
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
Presentation. Note theNEM (noise boundary) is predicted to -shrink-....2016-10-11
Update to Master Plan passed before 3rd Runway....2018-06-21
Explains how to use and interpret the spreadsheet data here....2018-06-22
SEPA Policies for the SAMP. Includes materials on the process and how to file an appeal....2018-09-28
Part 150 Study 2013 Appendix G - 2021 predicted noise boundary....2018-07-31
Port Of Seattle Neighborhood Community Accords (POSANC) Created by Steve Edmiston. Read more here:
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
The 1996 Environmental Impact Statement prepared by Landrum & Brown....1996-02-01
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
A given by David Goebel for (
Des Moines letter to Erika Harris (SEPA responsible official for PSRC) on Sea-Tac Vision 2050 Scoping 3.19.18...2018-03-19
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
Bearse v. Port Of Seattle...2018-06-28
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
Part 150 Study 2013 (Landrum and Brown) Chapter 3 pg. 109. Depicts 2013 noise boundary....2018-07-31
The 1996 Environmental Impact Statement prepared by Landrum & Brown....1996-02-01
The 1996 Environmental Impact Statement prepared by Landrum & Brown....1996-02-01
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
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 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
Robert Stoker, Ph.D. Boeing Commercial Airplanes Senior Manager – Noise, Vibration and Emissions...2018-10-24
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
Agreement to hire SAMP consultants...2018-03-06
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
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
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
Part 150 Study 2018 predicted noise boundary...2013-10-23
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
A presentation explaining terms, techniques, and programs associated with traffic flow management in the National Airspace System....2009-10-01
Joint Transportation Committee 09/17 2017-2018 Washington Transportation Committee...2017-09-01
Aircraft Emissions study by GeoMode (Take Off, Landing, Taxiing)...1995-06-28
FAA NextGen and the 2012 to 2015 "optimization" of Metroplex Airspace...2016-01-30
Notes from his presentation....2018-06-18
The 1996 Environmental Impact Statement prepared by Landrum & Brown...1996-02-01
Notes from Burien SAMP meeting. The public Q&A are definitely not accurate!...2018-06-20
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
May 4 New Terminal briefing for local businesses...2018-06-02
Puget Sound Regional Council Regional Aviation Baseline Study...2019-06-27
Prepared by Landrum & Brown This chapter covers all the elements considered in the study....2018-07-31
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
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
From Tomorrow At Sea-Tac...2019-01-30
Source is City of Seatac What about noise?...2017-06-25
The 1996 Environmental Impact Statement prepared by Landrum & Brown....1996-02-01
Kaplan Kirsch Law semi-annual report on airport legal issues....2018-07-01
Presentation of 'Century Agenda' which is the broad outline of goals. These include tripling air cargo volume....2018-04-26
Aviation Division 2019 Business Plan and Budget Preview. Presented at Port Of Seattle Commission Meeting June 26, 2018...2009-10-01
From the Part 150 Study (2013) by Landrum & Brown...2018-07-31
General Chronology: Regional Commercial Airport Capacity Decisions in the Central Puget Sound Region...2018-06-22
Concerning sound insulation code. The portions of this concerning noise mitigation (sound code) were later repealed with Ordinance No. 1539....2007-08-09
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
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
FAA order 5190.6B Chapter 13 Airport Noise and Access Restrictions...2009-09-30
National Weather Service Office...1970-10-01
Puget Sound Clean Air, Highline Forum September 27, 2017, Kathy Strange, Manager, Technical Analysis...2017-09-27
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
This is the blank form. For a live example, go here:
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 the study done by the plaintiffs in the 3rd Runway Lawsuit. Everyone interested in this issue should start here by reading the executive...2018-02-06
Purpose: the evaluation of ground level impacts on the ambient air of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac)...1995-05-01
Sea-Tac Airport Economic Impacts 2018...2018-06-18
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
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
The 1996 Environmental Impact Statement prepared by Landrum & Brown....1996-02-01
Port Of Seattle - Resolution to implement noise mitigation before building 3rd Runway...2018-06-21
Airport Cooperative Research Program #37...2019-06-25
An outline of the cargo meeting held at Port Of Seattle...2016-11-06


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