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Interim Fly Quiet Re-Evaluation

The FAA is currently conducting a Written Re-Evaluation of the O'Hare Modernization Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Interim Fly Quiet Runway Rotation Plan.

Since September 2015, the Fly Quiet Committee of the O'Hare Noise Compatibility Commission (ONCC) has worked with the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA), airlines, and the FAA to evaluate ways to improve the existing Fly Quiet Program to reduce noise concerns.

The ONCC oversaw three Fly Quiet Runway Rotation Plan tests to collect data on proposed runway configurations that could provide near-term relief to the highest impacted communities surrounding O'Hare. The results of all three tests can be found on the CDA's Fly Quiet page. In December 2017, the ONCC recommended that the Test 3 be submitted to the FAA for a Proposed Interim Fly Quiet Runway Rotation Plan. The CDA submitted the request to the FAA in February 2018.

In the Re-Evaluation, FAA will examine the potential effects of Proposed Interim Fly Quiet on key environmental aspects, including noise, air quality, and environmental justice. It is important to note that, if approved, the Proposed Interim Fly Quiet would be implemented soon after FAA approval through January 2021, when Runway 9R/27L is closed for extension construction. Runway construction, maintenance, and/or pavement rehabilitation would impact the Proposed Interim Fly Quiet during the 2019 and 2020 construction seasons. It is not anticipated that the Proposed Interim Fly Quiet would occur during construction periods.

Draft Re-Evaluation

The Draft Re-Evaluation of the O'Hare Modernization Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Interim Fly Quiet is available online to the public through the following links. For ease of accessing the document, FAA has divided the document into the chapters and appendices listed below. It is recommended that readers download the document to their computers rather than attempt opening the files on the FAA website. Information on Public Workshops and commenting on the Draft Re-Evaluation is also provided at the bottom of this page.



Public Comments

Public comments are an integral part of the evaluation process. Comments should be as specific as possible and address the analysis of potential environmental impacts and the adequacy of the proposed action or merits of alternatives. FAA will consider comments in preparation of the final Written Re-Evaluation. Online comments and email must be received by midnight on February 27, 2019.

Comment Period:
Monday, January 14, 2019, to Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Comment Process:

  1. Submit your comments online on the Draft Interim Fly Quiet Re-Evaluation. You can also upload documents as part of your comment.

  2. Submit written comments, faxes, and emails to Amy Hanson of the FAA.

    Amy Hanson
    Environmental Protection Specialist
    Federal Aviation Administration
    Chicago Airports District Office
    2300 East Devon Avenue
    Des Plaines, IL 60018
    FAX: 847-294-7046
    email address:

  3. At the Public Workshops (see below), court reporters will be available to record verbal comment, computers will be available to provide comments online, and copies of comment forms will also be available.

Public Workshops

FAA will hold public workshops in the communities surrounding O’Hare to give residents the opportunity to learn more about the impacts of the Proposed Interim Fly Quiet analyzed and disclosed in the Draft Re-Evaluation. FAA will seek comments from Federal, State, and local entities, and the public on the Draft Re-Evaluation. FAA will conduct four public workshops on:

  • Monday, February 4, 2019, from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Belvedere Events and Banquets, 1170 West Devon Avenue, Elk Grove Village, Illinois 60007
  • Tuesday, February 5, 2019, from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. at White Eagle Banquets, 6839 North Milwaukee Avenue, Niles, Illinois 60714
  • Wednesday, February 6, 2019, from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Hanging Gardens Banquet Rooms, 8301 West Belmont Avenue, River Grove, Illinois 60171
  • Thursday, February 7, 2019, from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. at The Diplomat West, 681 West North Avenue, Elmhurst, Illinois 60126

The meetings will be workshop style with a room for the public to ask questions to the FAA and its consultants directly, with presentation boards depicting information contained in the Draft Re-Evaluation. Representatives from the ONCC and CDA will also be available at the workshops.

Note on Translation Services: Spanish language translators will be available at the Public Workshops. If you need the assistance of a translator, other than Spanish, please call Ms. Amy Hanson at (847) 294-7354 by January 18, 2019.

There will also be a separate room with multiple court reporter stations for the public to provide verbal comments, on the record, after participating in the workshop. Computers will be available at the workshops for the public to provide written comments to the FAA, and printed comment forms will also be available.

Libraries with the Draft Re-Evaluation

The Draft Re-Evaluation was provided to the following libraries to be available for review through February 27, 2019:




Addison Public Library

4 Friendship Pl.


Arlington Heights Library

500 N. Dunton Ave.

Arlington Heights

Bartlett Pubic Library

800 S. Bartlett Rd.


Bellwood Public Library

600 Bohland Ave.


Bensenville Community Public Library

200 S. Church Rd.


Berkeley Public Library

1637 Taft Ave.


Bloomingdale Public Library

101 Fairfield Way


Carol Stream Public Library

616 Hiawatha Dr.

Carol Stream

Albany Park Library

3401 W. Foster Ave.


Austin-Irving Library

6100 E. Irving Park Rd.


Bezazian Library

1226 W. Ainslie St.


Bucktown/Wicker Park Library

1701 N. Milwaukee Ave.


Budlong Woods Library

5630 N. Lincoln Ave.


Conrad Sulzer Regional Library

4455 N. Lincoln Ave.


Dunning Library

7455 W. Cornelia Ave.


Edgebrook Library

5331 W. Devon Ave.


Edgewater Library

6000 N. Broadway


Galewood/Mont Clare Library

6871 W. Belden Ave.


Harold Washington Library

400 S. State St.


Humboldt Park Library

1605 N. Troy St.


Independence Library

3548 W. Irving Park Rd.


Jefferson Park Library

5363 W. Lawrence Ave.


Lincoln/Belmont Library

1659 W. Melrose St.


Lincoln Park Library

1150 W. Fullerton Ave.


Logan Square Library

3030 W. Fullerton Ave.


Mayfair Library

4400 W. Lawrence Ave.


Merlo Library

644 W. Belmont Ave.


North Austin Library

5724 W. North Ave.


North Pulaski Library

4300 W. North Ave.


Northtown Library

6435 N. California Ave.


Oriole Park Library

7454 W. Balmoral Ave.


Portage-Cragin Library

5108 W. Belmont Ave.


Roden Library

6083 N. Northwest Hwy.


Rogers Park Library

6907 N. Clark St.


Uptown Library

929 W. Buena Ave.


West Belmont Library

3104 N. Narragansett Ave.


Des Plaines Public Library

1501 Ellinwood Ave.

Des Plaines

Downers Grove Public Library

1050 Curtiss St.

Downers Grove

Elk Grove Village Public Library

1001 Wellington Ave.

Elk Grove Village

Elmhurst Public Library

211 Prospect Ave.


Elmwood Park Public Library

4 W. Conti Pkwy.

Elmwood Park

Evanston Public Library

1703 Orrington Ave.


Forest Park Public Library

7555 Jackson Blvd.

Forest Park

Franklin Park Public Library

10311 Grand Ave.

Franklin Park

College of DuPage Library

425 Fawell Blvd.

Glen Ellyn

Glen Ellyn Public Library

400 Duane St.

Glen Ellyn

Glencoe Public Library

320 Park Ave.


Glenside Library

25 E. Fullerton Ave.

Glendale Heights

Glenview Public Library

1930 Glenview Rd.


Hanover Park Branch Library

1266 Irving Park Rd.

Hanover Park

Eisenhower Public Library

4652 N. Olcott Ave.

Harwood Heights

Hillside Public Library

405 Hillside Ave.


Hoffman Estates Library

1550 Hassell Rd.

Hoffman Estates

Itasca Community Library

500 W. Irving Park Rd.


Lisle Library District

770 Front St.


Helen Plum Library

110 W. Maple St.


Maywood Public Library

121 S. 5th Ave.


Melrose Park Public Library

801 N. Broadway

Melrose Park

Morton Grove Public Library

6140 Lincoln Ave.

Morton Grove

Mount Prospect Public Library

10 S. Emerson St.

Mount Prospect

Niles Public Library

6960 W. Oakton St.


Northbrook Public Library

1201 Cedar Ln.


Northlake Public Library

231 N. Wolf Rd.


Oak Brook Public Library

600 Oak Brook Rd.

Oak Brook

Oak Park Public Library

834 Lake St.

Oak Park

Oakton Community College Library

1616 E. Golf Rd.

Des Plaines

Park Ridge Public Library

20 S. Prospect Ave.

Park Ridge

Prospect Heights Public Library

12 N. Elm St.

Prospect Heights

River Forest Public Library

735 Lathrop Ave.

River Forest

River Grove Public Library

8638 W. Grand Ave.

River Grove

Rolling Meadows Library

3110 Martin Ln.

Rolling Meadows

Roselle Public Library

40 S. Park St.


Schaumburg Township District Library

130 S. Roselle Rd.


Schiller Park Public Library

4200 Old River Rd.

Schiller Park

Skokie Public Library

5215 Oakton St.


St. Charles Public Library

1 S. 6th Ave.

St. Charles

Villa Park Public Library

305 S. Ardmore Ave.

Villa Park

West Chicago Public Library

118 W. Washington St.

West Chicago

Wheaton Pubic Library

225 N. Cross St.


Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Ave.


Winnetka-Northfield Library

768 Oak St.


Winnetka-Northfield Library, Northfield Branch

1785 Orchard Ln.


Wood Dale Public Library

520 N. Wood Dale Rd.

Wood Dale


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