The O’Hare Noise Compatibility Commission (ONCC) met for the fourth time on Monday. State Representative McAuliffe (R-Chicago), as a founding member of the bipartisan and bicameral O’Hare Noise Impact Legislative Caucus, took a moment to address the commission. He talked about Senate Bill 636, a bill he spearheaded through the House and became law, which encourages Chicago and O’Hare to modernize their noise monitoring technology. He also spoke about legislation being proposed this spring and the strategies to reduce noise being utilized by Heathrow Airport outside of London.
Jurisdiction over O’Hare airport lies with the City of Chicago and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The ONCC is an inter-governmental agency formed in 1996 that is dedicated to reducing aircraft noise in the communities around O’Hare. At the meeting, the group discussed and recommended modifications for O’Hare’s nighttime noise abatement program to be presented to the FAA for review.