S. 2019 (112th): Los Angeles Residential Helicopter Noise Relief Act of 2011

112th Congress, 2011–2013. Text as of Dec 16, 2011 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 2019

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

December 16, 2011

(for herself and Mrs. Boxer) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

A BILL

To require the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration to prescribe regulations to reduce helicopter noise pollution in certain residential areas, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Los Angeles Residential Helicopter Noise Relief Act of 2011.

2.

Regulations to reduce helicopter noise pollution in certain residential areas

(a)

Regulations required

Not later than 3 years after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration shall prescribe regulations for helicopter operations in Los Angeles County, California, that include requirements relating to the flight paths and altitudes associated with such operations to reduce helicopter noise pollution in residential areas, increase safety, and minimize commercial aircraft delays.

(b)

Exemptions

In prescribing regulations under subsection (a), the Administrator shall exempt helicopter operations related to emergency, law enforcement, or military activities from the requirements described in that subsection.

(c)

Consultations

In prescribing regulations under subsection (a), the Administrator shall make reasonable efforts to consult with local communities and local helicopter operators in order to develop regulations that meet the needs of local communities, helicopter operators, and the Federal Aviation Administration.