Airport to Host Briefings for General Public on Part 161 Study Aviation Activity Forecast

Series of Four Meetings June 18-21 to Be Offered at Different Locations to Enhance Convenience; Comments Welcome

BURBANK, Calif., June 12, 2001 — The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority has scheduled a series of four public information briefings on the draft forecast of aviation activity to be used in the Authority’s Part 161 Study now underway in pursuit of nighttime noise reduction measures.

The briefings will take place on four successive evenings beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the following locations:

MONDAY, JUNE 18, 2001 — 7:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M.
Hilton Burbank Airport and Convention Center
2500 Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA  91505
(parking will be validated)

TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2001 — 7:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M.
Beverly Garland’s Holiday Inn
4222 Vineland Avenue
North Hollywood, CA 91602
(free parking)

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 2001 — 7:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M.
Roscoe Elementary School
10765 Strathern Street
Sun Valley, CA  91352
(This meeting is neither sponsored by nor is it in any way connected with the Los Angeles Unified School District.)

THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2001 — 7:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M.
Hilton Glendale
100 W. Glenoaks Blvd.
Glendale, CA  91202
(parking will be validated)

Consultants from Landrum and Brown and SH&E, in charge of conducting the technical analysis in the study, will present the forecast and seek comment on the assumptions and conclusions they reached.   Once the forecast is finalized, it will be used to generate acoustical and cost-benefit analysis of a proposed curfew under study guidelines administered by the Federal Aviation Administration.

Notice of the briefings has been mailed to nearly 500 persons who have asked to be notified of developments during the study.  The Authority is also running ads in five newspapers announcing the schedule.

Extensive information on all aspects of the Part 161 Study — including the entire text of the forecast — is available on the Internet at www.burbankpart161.org.  The draft forecast is also available at libraries in Burbank, North Hollywood, Sherman Oaks, Sun Valley, Van Nuys, and the central libraries in Glendale and Pasadena.