[Laws in effect as of January 16, 1996]
[Document not affected by Public Laws enacted between
  January 16, 1996 and August 28, 1996]
[CITE: 49USC47529]

                        TITLE 49--TRANSPORTATION



                           CHAPTER 475--NOISE


Sec. 47529. Nonaddition rule

    (a) General Limitations.--Except as provided in subsection (b) of 

this section and section 47530 of this title, a person may operate a 

civil subsonic turbojet aircraft with a maximum weight of more than 

75,000 pounds that is imported into the United States after November 4, 

1990, only if the aircraft--

        (1) complies with the stage 3 noise levels; or

        (2) was purchased by the person importing the aircraft into the 

    United States under a legally binding contract made before November 

    5, 1990.

    (b) Exemptions.--The Secretary of Transportation may provide an 

exemption from subsection (a) of this section to permit a person to 

obtain modifications to an aircraft to meet the stage 3 noise levels.

    (c) Aircraft Deemed Not Imported.--In this section, an aircraft is 

deemed not to have been imported into the United States if the 


        (1) was owned on November 5, 1990, by--

            (A) a corporation, trust, or partnership organized under the 

        laws of the United States or a State (including the District of 


            (B) an individual who is a citizen of the United States; or

            (C) an entity that is owned or controlled by a corporation, 

        trust, partnership, or individual described in subclause (A) or 

        (B) of this clause; and

        (2) enters the United States not later than 6 months after the 

    expiration of a lease agreement (including any extension) between an 

    owner described in clause (1) of this subsection and a foreign 


(Pub. L. 103-272, Sec. 1(e), July 5, 1994, 108 Stat. 1292.)

                                          Historical and Revision Notes                                         


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


47529.................................  49 App.:2158.                    Nov. 5, 1990, Pub. L. 101-508, Sec.    

                                                                          9309, 104 Stat. 1388-384; Oct. 31,    

                                                                          1992, Pub. L. 102-581, Sec.  136(b),  

                                                                          106 Stat. 4889.                       


                  Section Referred to in Other Sections

    This section is referred to in sections 47530, 47531, 47532 of this 


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