[Laws in effect as of January 16, 1996]
[Document not affected by Public Laws enacted between
  January 16, 1996 and August 28, 1996]
[CITE: 49USC47503]

                        TITLE 49--TRANSPORTATION



                           CHAPTER 475--NOISE

                      SUBCHAPTER I--NOISE ABATEMENT

Sec. 47503. Noise exposure maps

    (a) Submission and Preparation.--An airport operator may submit to 

the Secretary of Transportation a noise exposure map showing the 

noncompatible uses in each area of the map on the date the map is 

submitted, a description of estimated aircraft operations during 1985, 

and how those operations will affect the map. The map shall--

        (1) be prepared in consultation with public agencies and 

    planning authorities in the area surrounding the airport; and

        (2) comply with regulations prescribed under section 47502 of 

    this title.

    (b) Revised Maps.--If a change in the operation of an airport will 

establish a substantial new noncompatible use in an area surrounding the 

airport, the airport operator shall submit a revised noise exposure map 

to the Secretary showing the new noncompatible use.

(Pub. L. 103-272, Sec. 1(e), July 5, 1994, 108 Stat. 1284.)

                                          Historical and Revision Notes                                         


            Revised Section                    Source (U.S. Code)               Source (Statutes at Large)      


47503(a)..............................  49 App.:2103(a)(1).              Feb. 18, 1980, Pub. L. 96-193, Sec.    

                                                                          103(a), 94 Stat. 50.                  

47503(b)..............................  49 App.:2103(a)(2).                                                     


    In subsection (a), before clause (1), the words ``After the 

effective date of the regulations promulgated in accordance with section 

2102 of this Appendix'' are omitted as executed. The words ``of an 

airport'' and ``at such airport'' are omitted as surplus. The word 

``how'' is substituted for ``the ways, if any, in which'' to eliminate 

unnecessary words. In clause (1), the words ``planning authorities'' are 

substituted for ``planning agencies'' for consistency.

    In subsection (b), the words ``to the Secretary'' are added for 

clarity. The words ``after the submission to the Secretary of a noise 

exposure map under paragraph (1)'' are omitted as surplus.

                  Section Referred to in Other Sections

    This section is referred to in sections 47504, 47505, 47506, 47507 

of this title.

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