49 U.S. Code § 47521 - Findings

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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 charges, 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 charge may be applied to noise management and increased airport capacity; and
(8) a precondition to the establishment and collection of a passenger facility charge 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, § 1(e),July 5, 1994, 108 Stat. 1287; Pub. L. 112–95, title I, § 111(c)(2)(A)(vi), (B),Feb. 14, 2012, 126 Stat. 18.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised Section Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large)
49 App.:2151.
Nov. 5, 1990, Pub. L. 101–508, § 9302, 104 Stat. 1388–378.


2012—Par. (5). Pub. L. 112–95, § 111(c)(2)(B), substituted “charges” for “fees”.
Pars. (7), (8). Pub. L. 112–95, § 111(c)(2)(A)(vi), substituted “charge” for “fee”.

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49 USCDescription of ChangeSession YearPublic LawStatutes at Large
§ 475212012112-95 [Sec.] 111(c)(2)(A)(vi)126 Stat. 18
§ 475212012112-95 [Sec.] 111(c)(2)(B)126 Stat. 18


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