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H.R. 2285: Washington, DC Area Helicopter Noise Information Exchange Act of 2021


The text of the bill below is as of Mar 29, 2021 (Introduced).


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117th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2285

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 29, 2021

(for herself, Mr. Connolly, Mr. Beyer, Mr. Raskin, Mr. Brown, and Mr. Trone) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

A BILL

To require the Federal Aviation Administration to implement a Government Accountability Office recommendation relating to helicopter noise in the Washington, DC area, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Washington, DC Area Helicopter Noise Information Exchange Act of 2021.

2.

Information sharing requirement

(a)

In general

Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Transportation, acting through the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, shall establish a mechanism to make helicopter noise complaint data accessible to the Federal Aviation Administration and helicopter operators operating in the Washington, DC area, based on the recommendation of the Government Accountability Office in the report published on January 7, 2021, titled Aircraft Noise: Better Information Sharing Could Improve Responses to Washington, D.C. Area Helicopter Noise Concerns.

(b)

Cooperation

Any helicopter operator operating in the Washington, DC area shall provide helicopter noise complaint data to the Federal Aviation Administration through the mechanism established under subsection (a).

(c)

Definitions

In this Act:

(1)

Helicopter noise complaint data

The term helicopter noise complaint data

(A)

means general data relating to a complaint made by an individual about helicopter noise in the Washington, DC area and may include—

(i)

the location and description of the event that is the subject of the complaint;

(ii)

the start and end time of such event;

(iii)

a description of the aircraft that is the subject of the complaint; and

(iv)

the airport name associated with such event; and

(B)

does not include the personally identifiable information of the individual who submitted the complaint.

(2)

Washington, DC area

The term Washington, DC area means the area inside of a 30-mile radius of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.