AVIATION NOISE ABATEMENT AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

This article outlines the Airport and Aircraft Noise Reduction Act (HR 8729). This act is designed to encourage local officials to plan for orderly development of their airport while discouraging noncompatible uses from being constructed in areas affected by aircraft noise. It also assists airline owners of older, noisy aircraft in replacing those planes with newer, quieter, more energy-efficient aircraft; or to retrofit the older planes with sound absorbing material. Title I requires the Secretary of Transportation to establish a system of measuring noise and determining its impact on people. It establishes a $15 million planning grant program to aid air carrier airports in developing noise contour maps and programs to avoid non-compatible uses of land surrounding airports. And it establishes a grant program of $150 million in Fy 1979, and $250 million in Fy 1980 to assist airport operators in carrying out this voluntary noise compatibility program. Title II adds $570 million to what is available for Fy'79 and Fy'80. Title III provides assistance to aircraft operators for compliance with noise standards.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Lakewood Publications

    731 Hennepin
    Minneapolis, MN  United States  55403
  • Authors:
    • Mineta, N Y
  • Publication Date: 1978-7

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  • Accession Number: 00179876
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Airport Services Management
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 14 1978 12:00AM