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Text of the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act of 1979

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on February 18, 1980. The text of the bill below is as of Feb 18, 1980 (Passed Congress/Enrolled Bill).

94 STAT. 50                       PUBLIC LAW 96-193—FEB. 18, 1980

                  Public Law 96-193
                  96th Congress
                                                      An Act
  Feb. 18, 1980   To provide assistance to airport operators to prepare and carry out noise compatibil-
   [H.R. 2440]      ity programs, to provide assistance to assure continued safety in aviation, and for
                    other purposes.

                    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
Aviation Safety   United States ofAmerica in Congress assembled. That this Act may be
and Noise         cited as the "Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act of 1979".
Abatement Act
of 1979.
49 u s e 2101                                          TITLE I
note.
Definitions.         SEC. 101. For purposes of this t i t l e -
49 u s e 2101.             CD the term "airport" means any air carrier airport whose
                        projects for airport development are eligible for terminal devel-
                       opment costs under section 20(b) of the Airport and Airway
                       Development Act of 1970 (49 U.S.C. 1720(b));
                           (2) the term "airport operator" means any person holding a
                       valid certificaite issued pursuant to section 612 of the Federal
                       Aviation Act of 1958 (49 U.S.C. 1432) to operate an airport; and
                           (3) the term "Secretary" means the Secretary of Transporta-
                       tion.
Regulations.         SEC. 102. Not later than the last day of the twelfth month which
49 u s e 2102.
                  begins after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary, after
                  consultation with the Administrator of the Environmental Protec-
                  tion Agency and such other Federal, State, and interstate agencies as
                  he deems appropriate, shall by regulation—
                           (1) establish a single system of measuring noise, for which
                       there is a highly reliable relationship between projected noise
                       exposure and surveyed reactions of people to noise, to be uni-
                       formly applied in measuring the noise at airports and the areas
                       surroimding such airports;
                           (2) establish a single system for determining the exposure of
                       individuals to noise which results from the operations of an
                       airport and which includes, but is not limited to, noise intensity,
                       duration, frequency, and time of occurrence; and
                           (3) identify land uses which are normally compatible with
                       various exposures of individuals to noise.
Noise exposure       SEC. 103. (a)(1) After the effective date of the regulations promul-
map.              gated in accord£ince with section 102 of this title, any airport operator
49 u s e 2103.
                  of an airport may submit to the Secretary a noise exposure map,
                  prepared in consultation with any public agencies and planning
                  agencies in the area surrounding such airport, which sets forth, in
                  accordance with the regulations promulgated pursuant to section
                  102, the noncompatible uses in each area of the map, as of the date of
                  submission of such map, a description of the projected aircraft
                  operations at such airport during 1985, and the ways, ^any, in which
                  such operations will affect such map.
Revision.            (2) If, after the submission to the Secretary of a noise exposure map
                  under paragraph (1), any change in the operation of an airport would
                  create any substantial new noncompatible use in any area surround-

PUBLIC LAW 96-193—FEB. 18, 1980 94 STAT. 51 ing such airport, the operator of such airport shall submit a revised noise exposure map showing such new noncompatible use. (b)(1) Section 11 of the Airport and Airway Development Act of 1970 (49 U.S.C. 1711) is amended by renumbering paragraphs (6) through (21), and all references thereto, as paragraphs (7) through (22), respectively, and by adding immediately after paragraph (5) the following new paragraph: "(6) 'Airport noise compatibility planning' means the development "Airport noise for planning purposes of information necessary to prepare and compatibility planning." submit (A) the noise exposure map and related information pursuant to section 103 of the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act of 1979, including any cost associated with obtaining such information, or (B) a noise compatibility program for submission pursuant to section 104 of such Act.". Infra. (2)(A) Section 13(a) of the Airport and Airway Development Act of Planning grants. 1970 (49 U.S.C. 1713) is amended by— (i) inserting "(1)" immediately before the first sentence thereof; and (ii) adding at the end thereof the following new paragraph: "(2) In order to promote the development of an effective noise compatibility program, for fiscal years beginning after September 30, 1979, the Secretary may make grants of funds for airport noise compatibility planning to sponsors of those air carrier airports whose projects for airport development are eligible for terminal develop- ment costs under section 20(b) of this title. . 49 u s e 1720. (B) Section 130t)) of such Act is amended to read as follows: 49 u s e 1713. "(b) AMOUNT AND LIMITATION OF GRANTS.—(1) The award of grants under subsection (a)(1) of this section is subject to the following limitations: "(A) The total funds obligated for grants under subsection (a)(1) of this section may not exceed $150,000,000, and the amount obligated in any one fiscal year may not exceed $15,000,000. "(B) The United States share of any airport master planning grant under this section shall be that per centum for which a project for airport development at that airport would be eligible under section 17 of this Act. In the case of any airport system 49 u s e 1717. planning grant under this section, the United States share shall be 75 percent. "(C) No more than 10 percent of the funds made available under subsection (aXl) of this section in any fiscal year may be allocated for projects within a single State, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, or Guam. Grants for projects encompassing an area located in two or more States shall be charged to each State in the proportion which the number of square miles the project encompasses in each State bears to the square miles encompassed by the entire project. "(2)(A) The total funds obligated for grants under subsection (a)(2) of this section may not exceed $15,000,000. "(B) The United States share of any airport noise compatibility planning grant under this section shall be that percent for which a project for airport development at that airport would be eligible under section 17 of this Act.". SEC. 104. (a) Any airport operator who has submitted a noise Noise exposure map and the related information pursuant to section compatibility program, 103(a)(1) may, after consultation with the officials of any public submission by agencies and planning agencies in the area surrounding such airport, airport the Federal officials having local responsibility for such airport, and operators. 49 u s e 2104.
94 STAT. 52 PUBLIC LAW 96-193—FEB. 18, 1980 any air carriers using such airport, submit a noise compatibility program to the Secretary. Such program shall set forth the measures which such operator has taken or proposes for the reduction of existing noncompatible uses and the prevention of the introduction of additional noncompatible uses within the area covered by the noise exposure map submitted by such operator. Such measures may include, but are not limited to— (1) the implementation of any preferential runway system; (2) the implementation of any restriction on the use of such airport by any type or class of aircraft based on the noise characteristics of such aircraft; (3) the construction of barriers and acoustical shielding, includ- ing the soundproofing of public buildings; (4) the use of flight procedures to control the operation of aircraft to reduce exposure of individuals to noise in the area surrounding the airport; and (5) acquisition of land and interests therein, including, but not limited to, air rights, easements, and development rights, so as to assure the use of property for purposes which are compatible with airport operations. Criteria for (b) The Secretary shall approve or disapprove any program submit- approval or ted to him pursuant to subsection (a) (other than as such program disapproval of program. relates to flight procedures referred to in subsection (a)(4) of this section) within one hundred and eighty days after it is received by him. The Secretary shall approve such program (other than as such program relates to flight procedures referred to in subsection (a)(4) of this section) (A) if the measures to be undertaken in carrying out such program (i) do not create an undue burden on interstate or foreign commerce, and (ii) are reasonably consistent with obtaining the goal of reducing existing noncompatible uses and preventing the introduc- tion of additional noncompatible uses, and (B) if the program provides for its revision made necessary by any revised noise exposure map submitted under section 103(a)(2) of this title. Failure of the Secretary to approve or disapprove such program (other than as such program relates to flight procedures referred to in subsection (a)(4) of this section) within such time period shall be deemed to be an approval of Flight such program. With respect to any part of such program which procedures, relates to such flight procedures, the Secretary shall provide such submission to part of such program to the Administrator of the Federal Aviation FAA. Administration who shall either approve or disapprove such part of such program. Incurring of (c)(1) The Secretary is authorized to incur obligations to make obligations for grants under this Act from funds made available under subsection (e) grants. of this section for any project to carry out a noise compatibility program or parts thereof not disapproved under subsection Ot)) of this Grants, section. Grants under this Act may be made to operators of airports availability. submitting noise compatibility programs and to units of local govern- ment in the area surrounding such airports if the Secretary deter- mines such units have the capability to carry out projects for which grant applications are made in accordance with such noise compati- bility programs. Such airport operator may in turn agree to make the grant available to public agencies in the area surrounding such airports if the Secretary determines such agencies have the capabil- ity to carry out projects for which grant applications are made in Federal share. accordance with such noise compatibility programs. The Federal share of any project for which a grant is made under this subsection shall be 80 percent of the cost of the project. All of the provisions of 49 u s e 1701 the Airport and Airway Development Act of 1970 applicable to grants note.
PUBLIC LAW 96-193—FEB. 18, 1980 94 STAT. 53 made under that Act (except section 17 of those provisions relating to 49 u s e 1717. apportionment) shall be applicable to any grant made under this Act, unless the Secretary determines that any provision of such Act of 1970 is inconsistent with, or unnecessary to carry out, the purposes of 49 u s e 1701 note. this Act. (2) The Secretary, further, is authorized under this section to make grants to operators of airports and to units of local government referred to in paragraph (1) for any project to carry out a noise compatibility program developed prior to the enactment of this Act or the promulgation of its implementing regulations if the Secretary determines that such prior program is substantially consistent with the purposes of reducing existing uses and preventing the introduc- tion of additional noncompatible uses and that the purposes of this Act would be furthered by prompt implementation of such program. (d) The United States shall not be liable for damages resulting from U.S. liability for aviation noise by reason of any action taken by the Secretary or the damages. Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration under this section. (e) The Secretary shall obligate from funds available for expendi- ture under section 14(aX3) of the Airport and Airway Development Act of 1970, not less than $25,000,000, for the fiscal year ending Post, p. 54. September 30, 1980, for making grants under subsection (c) of this section. SEC. 105. The Secretary, acting through the Administrator of the Noise exposure Federal Aviation Administration, after consultation with the officials map and program, of any public agencies or planning agencies in the area surrounding preparation and such airport, shall prepare and publish a noise exposure map and a publication. noise compatibility program for the airport established by the Act of 49 u s e 2105. June 29,1940 (54 Stat. 686), and the airport the construction of which was authorized by the Act of September 7, 1950 (64 Stat. 770). Such map and program shall be prepared and published in accordance with the requirements of this Act no later than 1 year after the effective date of the regulations promulgated in accordance with section 102 of this Act. SEC. 106. No part of any noise exposure map or related information Maps and land described in section 103(a) submitted to, or prepared by, the Secretary use lists, prohibition. and no part of the list of land uses identified by the Secretary as land 49 u s e 2106. uses which are normally compatible with various exposures of individuals to noise shall be admitted as evidence, or used for any other purpose, in any suit or action seeking damages or other relief for the noise that results from the operation of an airport. SEC. 107. (a) No person who acquires property or an interest therein Recovery of damage after the date of enactment of this Act in an area surrounding an provisions. airport with respect to which a noise exposure map has been 49 u s e 2107. submitted under section 103 of this title shall be entitled to recover damages with respect to the noise attributable to such airport if such person had actual or constructive knowledge of the existence of such noise exposure map unless, in addition to any other elements for recovery of damages, such person can show that— (1) a significant change in the type or frequency of aircraft operations at the airport; or (2) a significant change in the airport layout; or (3) a significant change in the flight patterns; or (4) a significant increase in nighttime operations; occurred after the date of the acquisition of such property or interest therein and that the dsunages for which recovery is sought have resulted from any such change or increase.
94 STAT. 54 PUBLIC LAW 96-193—FEB. 18, 1980 Constructive (b) For purposes of this section, constructive knowledge shall be knowledge. imputed, at a minimum, to any person who acquires property or an interest therein in an area surrounding an airport after the date of enactment of this Act if— (1) prior to the date of such acquisition, notice of the existence of a noise exposure map for such area was published at least three times in a newspaper of general circulation in the county in which such property is located; or (2) a copy of such noise exposure map is furnished to such person at the time of such acquisition. Study. SEC. 108. The Secretary shall study (1) airport noise compatibility 49 u s e 2108. planning carried out with grants made under section 13 of the Ante, p. 51. Airport and Airway Development Act of 1970, and (2) airport noise compatibility programs carried out with grants made under this title, to determine to what extent such planning and programs are achiev- ing the goals of reducing existing noncompatible uses of land around airports and preventing the introduction of new noncompatible uses Report to around airports. Not later than January 1,1981, the Secretary shall Congress. submit a report to Congress setting forth the determinations made pursuant to such studies together with legislative recommendations, if any, which the Secretary determines necessary. TITLE II SEC. 201. (a) Paragraph (3) of subsection (a) of section 14 of the Airport and Airway Development Act of 1970 (49 U.S.C. 1714) is amended by striking out "$525,000,000 for fiscal year 1980." and inserting in lieu thereof "$569,000,000 for fiscal year 1980.". Ob) Paragraph (4) of subsection (a) of section 14 of the Airport and Airway Development Act of 1970 is amended by striking out "$85,000,000 for fiscal year 1980." and inserting in lieu thereof "$98,000,000 for fiscal year 1980.". Repeal. (c) The last sentence of paragraph (2) of subsection (b) of section 14 of the Airport and Airway Development Act of 1970 is hereby repealed. Obligation or (d) Subsection (e) of section 14 of the Airport and Airway Develop- expenditure, reduction of ment Act of 1970 is amended by adding at the end thereof the available following new sentence: "If in fiscal year 1980, or in any subsequent amount. fiscal year, the total amount obligated under subsection (c) of this section in such fiscal year is less than the minimum amount made available for obligation under such subsection for such fiscal year, the amount available for obligation or expenditure as determined under the preceding sentence of this subsection shall be reduced by an amount equal to the difference between the amount made available under subsection (c) for such fiscal year and the total amount obligated under such subsection (c) for such fiscal year.". (e) Subsections (a), (c), and (d) of section 14 of the Airport and Airway Development Act of 1970 are amended by inserting the phrase "or more than" immediately after the words "not less than" each time those words appear therein. Apportionment SEC. 202. (a) Paragraph (4) of subsection (a) of section 15 of the of funds. Airport and Airway Development Act of 1970 (49 U.S.C. 1715(a)(4)) is amended by striking out "and minus $15,000,000 in the case of each of the fiscal years 1977 through 1980," and inserting in lieu thereof "and minus $15,000,000 in the case of fiscal years 1977 through 1979, and minus $20,000,000 in the case of fiscal year 1980,". (b) Paragraph (4) of subsection (a) of section 15 of the Airport and Airway Development Act of 1970 is further amended by striking out
PUBLIC LAW 96-193—FEB. 18, 1980 94 STAT. 55 "and $15,000,000 of the amount made available for each of the other fiscal years" and inserting in lieu thereof "$15,000,000 of the amount made available for each of the fiscal years 1977 through 1979, and $20,000,000 of the amount made available for fiscal year 1980". SEC. 203. Paragraph (2XA) of subsection (a) of section 17 of the Project costs. Airport and Airway Development Act of 1970 (49 U.S.C. 1717) is amended by striking out "1980," and inserting in lieu thereof "shall be 90 per centum of the allowable project costs in the case of grants from funds for fiscal year 1980,". SEC. 204. Subparagraph (A) of section 208(fKl) of the Airport and Trust fund Airway Revenue Act of 1970, as amended (49 U.S.C. 1742(fXlXA)) is amounts, availability. amended by striking out all ^ t e r "1976" and inserting in lieu thereof "or of the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act of 1979 (as such Acts were in effect on the date of enactment of the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act of 1979);". SEC. 205. Subsection (c) of section 16 of the Airport and Airway Airport Development Act of 1970 (49 U.S.C. 1716(c)) is amended by adding at development projects, the end thereof the following new paragraph: approval. "(5) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary may Environmental approve an application for an airport development project (other impact than an airport development project to which subsection (d)(1) ap- statement, plies) at an existing airport without requiring the preparation of an environmental impact statement with respect to noise for such project if: "(A) completion of the project would allow existing aircraft operations at the airport that involve aircraft that do not comply with the noise standards prescribed for 'stage 2' aircraft in 14 CFR 36.1 to be replaced by aircraft operations involving aircraft that do comply with such standards; "(B) the project complies with all other statutory and adminis- trative requirements imposed under this Act.". SEC. 206. Part II of the Airport and Airway Development Act of 1970 (49 U.S.C. 1711 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new section: "SEC. 31. Notwithstanding any other provision of this title, no Airport development airport development project involving the construction or extension project, of any runway may be approved by the Secretary at any general approval. aviation airport located astride a line separating two counties within 49 u s e 1731. a single State if, before the submission of such project to the Secretary, such project has not been approved by the governing body of any village incorporated under the laws of that State which is located entirely within five miles of the nearest boundary of such airport."c TITLE III DEFINITIONS SEC. 301. For purposes of this title— 49 u s e 2121. (1) the term "noncomplying aircraft" means any civil subsonic turbojet powered aircraft (A) which (i) has a maximum certifi- cated takeoff weight of 75,000 pounds or more, and (ii) in the case of an aircraft registered in the United States, has a standard airworthiness certificate issued pursuant to section 603(c) of the Federal Aviation Act of 1958 (49 U.S.C. 1423), and (B) which does not comply with the noise standards prescribed for new subsonic aircraft in regulations issued by the Secretary, acting through the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (14
94 STAT. 56 PUBLIC LAW 96-193—FEB. 18, 1980 CFR part 36), as such regulations were in effect on January 1, 1977; and (2) the term "Secretary" means the Secretary of Transporta- tion. COMPUANCE FOR INTERNATIONAL CARRIERS Rulemaking. SEC. 302. (a) If, by January 1,1980, the International Civil Aviation 49 u s e 2122. Organization (hereafter referred to as "ICAO") does not reach an agreement (1) which adopts the noise standards prescribed for new subsonic aircraft in regulations issued by the Secretary, acting through the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (14 CFR part 36), as such regulations were in effect on January 1, 1977, or (2) on noise standards and an international schedule for compliance with ICAO Noise Standards (annex 16) which are sub- stantially compatible with the standards set forth in such regulations issued by the Secretary (14 CFR parts 36 and 91), the Secretary, acting through the Administrator, shall commence a rulemaking to require all air carriers and foreign air carriers engaging in foreign air transportation to comply with the noise standards set forth in such regulations (14 CFR parts 36 and 91) or with ICAO Noise Standards (annex 16) which are substantially compatible with the standards set forth in such regulations issued by the Secretary (14 CFR parts 36 and 91) during the 5-year period thereafter, at a phased rate of compli- ance similar to that in effect for aircraft registered in the United States. The requirement applied to air carriers engaging in foreign Eiir transportation shall not be more stringent than those applied to Termination. foreign air carriers. Such rulemsiking shall be concluded within 120 days. Rulemaking. (b) If, prior to January 1, 1980, the International Civil Aviation Organization reaches an agreement on noise standards that complies with clause (aXl) or (aX2) of this section, the Secretary, acting through the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, shall immediately commence a rulemaking to require all air carriers and foreign air carriers engaging in foreign air transportation to comply with the noise standards set forth in such agreement at a phased rate of compliance similar to that in effect for aircraft registered in the United States. The requirement applied to air carriers engaging in foreign air transportation shall not be more stringent than those Termination. applied to foreign air carriers. Such rulemaking shall be concluded within 120 days. NEW TECHNOLOGY AIRCRAFT INCENTIVE Noncomplying SEC. 303. (a) The Secretary shall provide an exemption from three-engine applicable noise standards to permit the operation of any noncomply- aircrafts; noise standards, ing three-engine aircraft, but not beyond January 1, 1985, if (1) the exemption. operator of such aircraft has a plan for the replacement of such 49 u s e 2123. aircraft which has been approved by the Secretary, and (2) the operator of such aircraft has entered into a binding contract by January 1, 1983, for delivery prior to Jsinuary 1,1985, of a replace- ment aircraft which meets, at a minimum, the noise standards for new type certificated aircraft set forth in regulations issued by the Secretary, acting through the Administrator of the Federal Aviation 14 CFR Part 36. Administration, on March 2, 1978 (F.R. Vol. 43, p. 8722, et seq.). Noncomplying (b) The Secretary shall provide an exemption from applicable noise two-engine aircrafts; noise standards to permit the operation of any noncomplymg two-engine standards, aircraft, but not beyond January 1,1986, if (1) the operator of such exemption. aircraft has a plan for the replacement of such aircraft which has
PUBLIC LAW 96-193—FEB. 18, 1980 94 STAT. 57 been approved by the Secretary, and (2) the operator of such aircraft has entered into a binding contract by January 1, 1983, for delivery prior to January 1, 1986, of a replacement aircraft which meets, at a minimum, the noise standards for new type certificated aircraft set forth in regulations issued by the Secretary, acting through the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, on March 2, 1978 (F.R. Vol. 43, p. 8722, et seq.). 14 CFR 36. SMALL COMMUNITY SERVICE EXEMPTION SEC. 304. (a) The Secretary shall provide an exemption from 49 u s e 2124. applicable noise standards to any person operating a noncomplying two-engine aircraft to permit such person to operate such aircraft. (b) Any exemption issued pursuant to this section shall terminate Termination, on whichever of the following dates first occurs: (1) in the event such operator sells or otherwise disposes of such aircraft to another person on or after January 1, 1983, on the date such aircraft is delivered to such other person; (2) in the case of an aircraft with a seating configuration of 100 passenger seats or less, on January 1,1988; or (3) in the case of an aircraft with a seating configuration of more than 100 passenger seats, on January 1,1985. (c) For the purposes of subsection Ot)) of this section, the seating Seating configuration of an aircraft shall be the seating configuration that configuration. existed on such aircraft on December 1,1979, or such earlier date as the Secretary may establish in individual cases. TRADEOFF ALLOWANCE SEC. 305. Notwithstanding any other provision of law or any rule, 49 u s e 2125. regulation, or order issued pursuant thereto, the tradeoff provisions contained in appendix C of part 36 of title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations shall apply in determining whether any aircraft com- 14 eFR 36. plies with the provisions of subpart E of part 91 of title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations. 14 CFR 91. TITLE IV SEC. 401. Not later than 90 days after the date of enactment of this Report to Act, and each January 31 thereafter, until implementation of colli- Congress. 49 u s e 1348 sion avoidance systems in the national air traffic control system, the note. Secretary of Transportation shall submit to the Congress a report on the status of the development of such systems. Such reports shall set forth proposed timetables for the implementation of such systems. The Secretary of Transportation's report shall include proposals for any legislation needed to implement such systems. SEC. 402. Section 1112 of the Federal Aviation Act of 1958 is 49 u s e 1512. amended to read as follows: STATE OR SUBDIVISION INCOME TAX ON COMPENSATION PAID TO INTERSTATE AIR CARRIER EMPLOYEES "SEC. 1112. (a) No part of the compensation paid by an air carrier to an employee who performs his regularly assigned duties as such an employee on an aircraft in more than one State, shall be subject to the income tax laws of any State or subdivision thereof other than the State or subdivision thereof of such employee's residence and the State or subdivision thereof in which such employee earns more than 50 per centum of the compensation paid by the carrier to such employee.
94 STAT. 58 PUBLIC LAW 96-193—FEB. 18, 1980 "(b) For the purposes of subsection (a), an employee shall be deemed to have earned 50 per centum of his compensation in any State or subdivision in which his scheduled flight time in such State or subdivision is more than 50 per centum of his total scheduled flight time in the calendar year while so employed. "State." "(c) For the purposes of this section the term 'State' also means the District of Columbia and any of the possessions of the United States; "Compensation. and the term 'compensation' shall mean all moneys received for services rendered by the employee in the performance of his duties and shall include wages and salary.". SEC. 403. That portion of the table of contents contained in the first 49 u s e 1301. section of the Federal Aviation Act of 1958 which appears under the heading "TITLE XI—MISCELLANEOUS" is amended by striking the item designated as "Sec. 1112" and inserting in lieu thereof: "Sec. 1112. State or subdivision income tax on compensation paid to interstate air carrier employees.". TITLE V Regulations. SEC. 501. (a) The Administrator of the Federal Aviation Adminis- 49 u s e 1359. tration (hereinafter referred to as the "Administrator") shall, within 90 days after the date of enactment of this Act, promulgate regula- tions for airports operated by the Administration to regulate the access to public areas by individuals or by religious and nonprofit organizations (as defined in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue 26 u s e 501. Code of 1954) for the purpose of soliciting funds or distributing materials. Fund (b) In promulgating regulations under this section the Administra- solicitation, tor shall consider requiring any individual or organization described permit application. in subsection (a) to submit an application for a permit to engage in the soliciting of funds or the distribution of materials. In considering such an application the Administrator may require that— (1) a responsible individual representative of the applicant shall be designated to represent the organization, (2) each individual participating in any solicitation or distribu- tion will display a proper identification approved by the Admin- istrator, (3) the number of individuals engaged in any solicitation or distribution at any one time shall not exceed a reasonable number, in keeping with the need for free movement in and operation of the airports as provided for by the permit, (4) the solicitation or distribution be confined to limited areas and times, and (5) no individual or organization which holds a permit under this section shall be permitted to— (A) use sound amplification or display signs (other than signs approved by the Administrator); (B) intentionally interfere with users of the airport; (C) engage in the use of indecent or obscene remarks or conduct; or (D) engage in the use of loud, threatening, or abusive language intended to coerce, intimidate or disturb the peace. Posting of (c)(1) The Administrator shall consider requiring that a copy of a permit. permit (if such is required) be conspicuously posted in the area in which any solicitation or distribution is permitted.
PUBLIC LAW 96-193—FEB. 18, 1980 94 STAT. 59 (2) The Administrator shall consider whether revocation of approval for any permit if required and approved under this section should occur for any violation of any rule or regulation promulgated hereunder. (d) Regulations intended to be promulgated under this section shall Regulations, submittal to be submitted to Congress within 30 days after the date of enactment Congress. of this Act. SEC. 502. (a) Paragraph (1) of section 902(1) of the Federal Aviation Carrying Act of 1958 (49 U.S.C. 14720X1)) is amended to read as follows: weapons or explosives "(1) With respect to any aircraft in, or intended for operation in air aboard aircraft. transportation or intrastate air transportation, whoever— "(A) while aboard, or while attempting to board such aircraft has on or about his person or his property a concealed deadly or dangerous weapon which is, or could be, accessible to such person in flight; "(B) has placed, attempted to place, or attempted to have placed a loaded firearm aboard such aircraft in baggage or other property which is not accessible to passengers in flight; or "(C) h£is on or about his person, or who placed, attempted to place, or attempted to have placed aboard such aircraft any bomb or similar explosive or incendiary device; shall be fined not more than $1,000 or imprisoned not more than one Penalty. year, or both.". (b) Paragraph (3) of section 902(1) of the Federal Aviation Act of Conditional provisions. 1958 is amended— (1) by striking out "This subsection" and by inserting in lieu thereof "Paragraph (1)(A) of this subsection"; (2) by inserting "officers or employees o f before "the Federal Government"; and (3) by inserting "(other than loaded firearms)" after "persons transporting weapons". (c) Section 902(1) of the Federal Aviation Act of 1958 is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new paragraph: "(4) For purposes of this subsection— "(A) the term 'firearm' means any starter gun and any weapon "Firearm." which is designed to or has been converted to expel any projectile by the action of an explosive; and "(B) the term 'loaded firearm' me£ins any firearm which has a "Loaded cartridge, a detonator, or powder in the chamber, magazine, firearm." cylinder, or clip of such firearm.". SEC. 503. (a) Except as provided in subsection (c), notwithstanding Certain flights any other provision of law, neither the Secretary of Transportation, into and from Love Field, the Civil Aeronautics Board, nor any other officer or employee of the Tex. United States shall issue, reissue, amend, revise, or otherwise modify (either by action or inaction) any certificate or other authority to permit or otherwise authorize any person to provide the transporta- tion of individuals, by air, as a common carrier for compensation or hire between Love Field, Texas, and one or more points outside the State of Texas, except (1) charter air transportation not to exceed ten flights per month, and (2) air transportation provided by commuter airlines operating aircraft with a passenger capacity of 56 passengers or less. (b) Except as provided in subsections (a) and (c), notwithstanding any other provision of law, or any certificate or other authority heretofore or hereafter issued thereunder, no person shall provide or offer to provide the transportation of individuals, by £dr, for compen- sation or hire as a common carrier between Love Field, Texas, and one or more points outside the State of Texas, except that a person
94 STAT. 60 PUBLIC LAW 96-193—FEB. 18, 1980 providing service to a point outside of Texas from Love Field on November 1, 1979, may continue to provide service to such a point. (c) Subsections (a) and (b) shall not apply with respect to, and it is found consistent with the public convenience and necessity to author- ize, transportation of individuals, by air, on a flight between Love Field, Texas, and one or more points within the States of Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Texas by an air carrier, if (1) such air carrier does not offer or provide any through service or ticketing with another air carrier or foreign air carrier, and (2) such air carrier does not offer for sale transportation to or from, and the flight or aircraft does not serve, any point which is outside any such State. Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to give authority not otherwise provided by law to the Secretary of Transportation, the Civil Aeronautics Board, any other officer or employee of the United States, or any other person. Effective date. (d) This section shall not take effect if enacted after the enactment Ante, p. 35. of the International Air Transportation Competition Act of 1979. Approved February 18, 1980. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: HOUSE REPORTS: No. 96-475 (Comm. on Public Works and Transportation); No. 96-203, pt. 1 (Ck)mm. on Public Works and Transportation) and No. 96-203, pt. 2 (Comm. on Interstate and Foreign Commerce), both accompanying H.R. 8942; and 96-715 (Comm. of Con- f61*61106). SENATE REPORT No. 96-52 accompanying S. 413 (Comm. on Commerce, Science, and Transportation). CONGRESSIONAL RECORD: Vol. 125 (1979): Apr. 10, May 1, S. 413 considered and passed Senate. Oct. 22, H.R. 2440 considered and passed House; passed Senate, amended, in lieu of S. 413. Vol. 126 (1980): Jan. 31, House agreed to conference report. Feb. 5, Senate agreed to conference report.