49 U.S.C. § 47521 - U.S. Code - Unannotated Title 49. Transportation § 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 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.

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