The Maryland Environmental Noise Act of 1974 provides for the protection of citizens from the impact of transportation related noise. The aviation portion of the Act requires the MDOT MAA to create an Airport Noise Zone (ANZ) to control incompatible land development around Martin State Airport and a Noise Abatement Plan (NAP) to minimize the impact of aircraft noise on people living near the Airport.
The initial ANZ for Martin State Airport was established in 1977, and was updated and certified on December 24, 2012, incorporated by reference at COMAR 11.03.01.01-B(6).
In 2019, MDOT MAA initiated an update to the MTN Marshall ANZ. The ANZ is determined by a composite of three noise contours: existing conditions (2019) and two forecast years (2025 and 2030). The largest of the three contours in any area around the Airport determines the Noise Zone, thereby offering protection within the largest of the existing or future noise exposure contours. The noise environment around an airport is described by contours of equal noise exposure, representing the noise that occurs during an average 24-hour day, in terms of the Day-Night Average Sound Level (DNL, Ldn).
- 2020 Martin State Airport – Airport Noise Zone Update (Full document and Appendices)
- 2020 Martin State Airport – Executive Summary
- 2020 Martin State Airport – Airport Noise Zone Update (Main body)
- 2020 Martin State Airport – Airport Noise Zone Update (Appendices)
- 2020 Martin State Airport ANZ Tax Map Grid and ANZ with Tax Maps
If you were unable to attend the Public Hearing and wish to provide comments on the study, written statements may be submitted to Mr. Bruce Rineer at BRineer@bwiairport.com until February 16, 2021. If you have any additional questions or comments regarding the ANZ Update, please contact Mr. Bruce Rineer at BRineer@bwiairport.com.