Skip to main content Skip to office menu Skip to footer
Minnesota Legislature

Office of the Revisor of Statutes

    Subdivision 1. Citation. This section may be cited as the "Metropolitan Area Aircraft Noise
Attenuation Act."
    Subd. 2. Definitions. For purposes of this section, "metropolitan area" has the meaning given
it in section 473.121, subdivision 2. "Transportation policy plan" means the plan adopted by the
Metropolitan Council pursuant to section 473.145. "Municipality" has the meaning provided
by section 462.352, subdivision 2.
    Subd. 3. Ordinance. A municipality in the metropolitan area that, in part or in whole, is
within the aircraft noise zones designated in the transportation policy plan may adopt and enforce
ordinances and controls to regulate building construction methods and materials for the purpose
of attenuating aircraft noise in habitable buildings in and around the noise zone. The ordinance
or control shall not apply to remodeling or rehabilitating an existing residential building nor to
the construction of an appurtenance to an existing residential building. An ordinance adopted
by a municipality must be adequate to implement the Metropolitan Council's guidelines for
land use compatibility with aircraft noise. Section 16B.62 does not apply to ordinances adopted
under this section.
    Subd. 4. MAC noise abatement. Nothing in this section shall be construed to diminish the
responsibility of the Metropolitan Airports Commission to conduct noise abatement programs
under other state or federal law.
History: 1987 c 155 s 1; 1995 c 186 s 84; 2005 c 123 s 4,5