Your chance to sound off on MSP airport noise

People concerned about the noise from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport will have a chance on Tuesday to speak directly on the issue to an airport commission panel.

The Noise Oversight Committee is “a good cross section of the different stakeholders that are involved in successful noise mitigation efforts at the airport,” said Chad Leqve, who manages noise programs for the Metropolitan Airports Commission.

The regularly scheduled meeting is not being held in response to a federal proposal to adjust flight patterns at the airport, he added.

Last fall, the commission voted to approve a partial implementation of the new patterns at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. The Federal Aviation Administration is reviewing the plan to see if can be done safely, Leqve said.

The FAA evaluation may be completed within a month, he added. If adopted, it could start being implemented next spring.

If you go: The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m., Tuesday at the Richfield Municipal Center, 6700 Portland Avenue South, Richfield