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CITY OF <br /> 1 <br /> . � NEWPORT BEACH <br /> -- City Council Staff Report <br /> September 8, 2015 <br /> Agenda Item No. 15 <br /> TO: HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL <br /> FROM: Dave Kiff, City Manager— (949) 644-3002, dkiff @newportbeachca.gov <br /> PREPARED BY: Dave Kiff, City Manager <br /> PHONE: 949-644-3002 <br /> TITLE: JWA Settlement Agreement Amendment: Noise Monitoring Station <br /> ABSTRACT: <br /> John Wayne Airport (JWA) has a detailed noise monitoring system whose data is used in part to assure <br /> that planes comply with the Orange County commercial and general aviation noise ordinances. Noise <br /> limits — typically shown in Single Event Noise Equivalent Levels (or SENEL) — are also set forth in the <br /> airport's Phase 2 Access Plan and the current Settlement Agreement between the City, the County, Stop <br /> Polluting our Newport (SPON) and the Airport Working Group (AWG). As technology improves, the <br /> sensitivity of the monitors improves, too. The County has recently replaced the 20-year old monitors with <br /> new monitors. The new monitors have read the same noise slightly differently — higher - than the old <br /> monitors. As a result, the noise standards in the Settlement Agreement and Phase 2 Access Plan must be <br /> changed in order to allow the Settlement Agreement to continue to comply with the federal Airport Noise <br /> and Capacity Act (ANCA). <br /> RECOMMENDATION: <br /> a) Find that the execution of the Tenth Supplemental Stipulation to the JWA Settlement Agreement is not <br /> subject to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to Sections 15060(c)(2) and 15060(c) <br /> (3) of the CEQA Guidelines; <br /> b) Find that that the Tenth Supplemental Stipulation to the JWA Settlement Agreement complies with City <br /> Council Policy A-17; and <br /> c) Authorize the City Attorney to execute the Tenth Supplemental Stipulation to the JWA Settlement <br /> Agreement on behalf of the City. <br /> FUNDING REQUIREMENTS: <br /> No Fiscal Impact. <br /> 15-1 <br />