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H.R. 4123 (109th): Air Cargo Fire and Rescue Enhancement Act


The text of the bill below is as of Oct 20, 2005 (Introduced).


I

109th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 4123

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

October 20, 2005

(for himself, Mr. Wilson of South Carolina, and Mr. Brown of South Carolina) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

A BILL

To amend section 44706 of title 49, United States Code, to require operating certificates for airports at which large cargo operations are conducted.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Air Cargo Fire and Rescue Enhancement Act.

2.

Airport operating certificates

(a)

In general

Section 44706(a)(1) of title 49, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

by inserting (A) before that serves;

(2)

by inserting or after the semicolon at the end; and

(3)

by adding at the end the following:

(B)

that serves an air carrier operating aircraft that provide all cargo air transportation and have a maximum certificated gross take-off weight of 100,000 pounds or greater;

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(b)

Regulations

The Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration shall issue a notice proposed rulemaking to implement the amendment made by subsection (a) not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act and shall issue a final rule to implement such amendment not later than 365 days after such date of enactment.

(c)

Implementations

(1)

In general

Subject to paragraph (2), the regulation issued under subsection (b) shall take effect on the 180th day following the date of its issuance.

(2)

Delayed implementation

An airport operator that is affected by the regulation issued under subsection (b) may request from the Administrator, and the Administrator may grant such operator, up to a 2-year period from the date the regulation is issued to begin implementation of the regulation and the amendment made by subsection (a).