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Pleasanton council responds to concerns about Livermore Municipal Airport

Original post made on Jun 13, 2023

The Pleasanton City Council has called on Livermore to address noise concerns coming from the Livermore Municipal Airport, transition away from lead-based fuel and find ways to better enforce its voluntary night flying curfew.

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Posted by Franco
a resident of Vineyard Hills
on Jun 13, 2023 at 6:04 pm

Franco is a registered user.

I would like to correct Valerie Arkin's claim that a curfew can be imposed at Livermore Airport. She makes this claim without citing any source for her "recent information we found". Well, here is the real story, and anyone can research it.
The Airport Noise and Capacity Act (ANCA) of 1990 makes any airport use restriction subject to FAA approval. Some airports in California, like San Diego Lindberg Field with its curfew, have restrictions that existed prior to ANCA and these are grandfathered in. ANCA is very specific and onerous with regard to what any restriction must meet in order to be approved. This law has the effect of ruling out restrictions such as curfews and fines. This is why Livermore’s night flying policy is voluntary and cannot easily become a curfew.
My advice to all is first research the topic. At least cite a source for your "recent information.

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