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S. 2506: Air Traffic Noise and Pollution Expert Consensus Act of 2019


The text of the bill below is as of Sep 18, 2019 (Introduced).


II

116th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 2506

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

September 18, 2019

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

A BILL

To direct the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration to enter into appropriate arrangements with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to provide for a report on the health impacts of air traffic noise and pollution, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Air Traffic Noise and Pollution Expert Consensus Act of 2019.

2.

Health impacts of air traffic noise and pollution

(a)

Study

The Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration shall enter into appropriate arrangements with the Health and Medicine Division of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine under which the Division will—

(1)

not later than 30 days after the date of enactment of this Act, convene a committee of experts in health and environmental science to examine the various health impacts of air traffic noise and pollution; and

(2)

issue a corresponding expert consensus report that sets forth current scientific knowledge relating to the various health impacts of air traffic noise and pollution.

(b)

Report

Upon completion of the consensus report, the Division shall transmit the report to—

(1)

the Administrator;

(2)

the Secretary of Health and Human Services;

(3)

the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency;

(4)

the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and the Committee on Oversight and Reform of the House of Representatives; and

(5)

the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation and the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate.