The Aircraft Noise Competent Authority (ANCA) will commence an assessment of the noise situation at Dublin Airport following a planning application (Planning reference F20A/0668) recently made by the Dublin Airport Authority to Fingal County Council’s Planning Department.The application from the Dublin Airport Authority is to alter planning conditions associated with a previous planning permission relating to operating restrictions at Dublin Airport.ANCA is responsible for ensuring that noise generated by aircraft activity at Dublin Airport is assessed in accordance with EU and Irish legislation. In its assessment of the noise situation at Dublin Airport, ANCA will ensure that the ICAO Balanced Approach to Aircraft Noise Management is adopted.As part of its assessment, ANCA will hold a 14-week public consultation after publishing a draft regulatory decision. All feedback provided will be considered by ANCA prior to the making of a final regulatory decision. Further information on the public consultation will be announced following the initial stage of ANCA’s assessment process.The Aircraft Noise (Dublin Airport) Regulation Act 2019 designated Fingal County Council as the competent authority for aircraft noise regulation at Dublin Airport. The Aircraft Noise Competent Authority (ANCA) was established by Fingal County Council in 2019.