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H.R. 4574 (114th): Helicopter Fuel System Safety Act

The text of the bill below is as of Feb 12, 2016 (Introduced).


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114th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4574

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 12, 2016

(for himself and Mr. Polis) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

A BILL

To require the Federal Aviation Administration to adopt safety standards regarding fuel systems in newly manufactured helicopters.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Helicopter Fuel System Safety Act.

2.

Helicopter crash-resistant fuel systems

Not later than December 31, 2016, in accordance with the safety recommendations of the National Transportation Safety Board (A–15–12), the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration shall issue regulations to ensure that the requirements of section 952 of part 27 and section 952 of part 29 of title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations are met by requiring that all newly manufactured helicopters, regardless of the design’s original certification date, have fuel systems that meet the crash-worthiness requirements of such sections.