FindingsCongress finds that—
aviation noise management is crucial to the continued increase in airport capacity;
community noise concerns have led to uncoordinated and inconsistent restrictions on aviation that could impede the national air transportation system;
a noise policy must be carried out at the national level;
local interest in aviation noise management shall be considered in determining the national interest;
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;
revenues controlled by the United States Government can help resolve noise problems and carry with them a responsibility to the national airport system;
revenues derived from a passenger facility charge may be applied to noise management and increased airport capacity; and
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
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