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Noise monitoring planned for Navy Growlers

The U.S. Navy will conduct real-time noise monitoring of aircraft-in-flight at Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island, WA and at NAS Lemoore, CA in 2020, as required by the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2020. Reports will be submitted to the congressional defense committees by December 1. Monitoring will continue through the summer of 2021.

As required, monitoring will use American National Standards Institute (ANSI)/Acoustical Society of America guidance. The Navy reports it will place at least 10 Sound Level Meters (SLM) at pre-determined locations “along and in the vici...


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