H. RES. 29
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
January 15, 2013
Ms. Schakowsky submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
Urging the Federal Aviation Administration to continue its cooperation with airports across the United States seeking to implement noise mitigation plans, and for other purposes.
Whereas the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has a long history of collaborating with Federal, State, and local officials in efforts to implement noise mitigation plans;
Whereas significant noise pollution can have adverse impacts on education, commerce, quality of life, sleep patterns, and home values;
Whereas the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) is successfully reducing noise pollution at airports across the United States;
Whereas with the help of the FAA, airports across the United States have established programs to successfully reduce noise pollution, including programs providing for the soundproofing of homes and schools;
Whereas the use of preferential flight tracks, the use of certain arrival and departure procedures, and the use of quieter planes may also mitigate noise pollution;
Whereas airport noise reduction programs must be designed to meet the specific needs and concerns of airports and their surrounding communities; and
Whereas subchapter II of chapter 475 of title 49, United States Code, popularly known as the Airport Noise and Capacity Act of 1990 , provides a process by which airports may mandate restrictions on airport noise and access with FAA approval: Now, therefore, be it
That the House of Representatives—
urges the Federal Aviation Administration to continue its cooperation with airports across the United States that are seeking to implement noise mitigation plans; and
encourages the Federal Aviation Administration to continue its implementation of the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) and other efforts to enhance the safety of air travel and help decrease noise levels.