[Laws in effect as of January 16, 1996]
[Document not affected by Public Laws enacted between
  January 16, 1996 and August 28, 1996]
[CITE: 49USC47521]

                        TITLE 49--TRANSPORTATION



                           CHAPTER 475--NOISE


Sec. 47521. Findings

    Congress finds that--

        (1) aviation noise management is crucial to the continued 

    increase in airport capacity;

        (2) community noise concerns have led to uncoordinated and 

    inconsistent restrictions on aviation that could impede the national 

    air transportation system;

        (3) a noise policy must be carried out at the national level;

        (4) local interest in aviation noise management shall be 

    considered in determining the national interest;

        (5) community concerns can be alleviated through the use of new 

    technology aircraft and the use of revenues, including those 

    available from passenger facility fees, for noise management;

        (6) revenues controlled by the United States Government can help 

    resolve noise problems and carry with them a responsibility to the 

    national airport system;

        (7) revenues derived from a passenger facility fee may be 

    applied to noise management and increased airport capacity; and

        (8) a precondition to the establishment and collection of a 

    passenger facility fee is the prescribing by the Secretary of 

    Transportation of a regulation establishing procedures for reviewing 

    airport noise and access restrictions on operations of stage 2 and 

    stage 3 aircraft.

(Pub. L. 103-272, Sec. 1(e), July 5, 1994, 108 Stat. 1287.)

                                          Historical and Revision Notes                                         


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


47521.................................  49 App.:2151.                    Nov. 5, 1990, Pub. L. 101-508, Sec.    

                                                                          9302, 104 Stat. 1388-378.             


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