About the bill
The EPA dissolved one of its own offices dealing with noise pollution in 1981. Should it be brought back?
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) used to coordinate all noise control efforts at the federal level — for example, ensuring that homes weren’t built for people to live too close to airports.
However, the agency’s Office of Noise Abatement and Control was discontinued in 1982, under a Reagan-era initiative to transfer more federal government responsibilities to local or state governments. Much of the noise control responsibility related to airports was transferred to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
In practice, the FAA has been much less stringent than the EPA previously hadon noise abatement issues.
What the bill does
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for New York's 6th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: May 18, 2017
Length: 7 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced on May 18, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
What legislators are saying
Jul 29, 2015
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 3384 (114th).
May 18, 2017
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
May 23, 2019
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 3001.
H.R. 2539 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 2539. This is the one from the 115th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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