The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority was created on January 1, 2003, as an independent agency to manage the day-to-day operations of San Diego International Airport and address the region’s long-term air transportation needs. The legislation that created the Airport Authority mandates three main responsibilities: operate San Diego International Airport, plan for the future air transportation needs of the region, and serve as the region’s Airport Land Use Commission – and ensure the adoption of land use plans that protect public health and safety surrounding all 16 of the county’s airports.
The Quieter Home Program (Program) is the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority’s Residential Sound Insulation Program. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has determined that residences within the 65+ decibel level contour map around San Diego International Airport (SDIA) may be eligible for sound insulation treatments to mitigate aircraft noise. The FAA has set a goal of reducing interior noise levels for eligible residents by at least five decibels inside the home, providing a noticeable reduction in noise. The Airport Authority’s Quieter Home Program is the means to obtain that goal.