The Federal Aviation Administration this month released its Final Written Re-Evaluation of the O'Hare Modernization Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Interim Fly Quiet Runway Rotation Plan. The FAA determined the environmental and other relevant concerns presented by interested agencies and citizens have been addressed in the Re-Evaluation. The FAA concluded that with respect to the O'Hare Modernization Program and the Proposed Interim Fly Quiet Runway Rotation Program, there are no outstanding environmental issues within the FAA's jurisdiction to be studied or National Environmental Policy Act requirements that have not been met.
The Village of Glenview in February 2019 approved a resolution opposing the draft interim Fly Quiet plan, which calls for Glenview to essentially receive nighttime aircraft noise impacts every other week.
Currently, noise complaints about O'Hare flights can be submitted in two official ways:
- A toll-free noise hotline at (800) 435-9569 for suburban communities
- An online form to the City of Chicago's 311 system
Once submitted, the complaints are forwarded to the Chicago Department of Aviation for tracking purposes only and will be included as data in the Airport Noise Management System reports.