Sec. 44715. Controlling aircraft noise and sonic boom
(a) Standards and Regulations. -- (1)(A) To relieve and protect the public health and welfare from aircraft noise and sonic boom, the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, as he deems necessary, shall prescribe --
(B) The Administrator, as the Administrator deems appropriate, shall provide for the participation of a representative of the Environmental Protection Agency on such advisory committees or associated working groups that advise the Administrator on matters related to the environmental effects of aircraft and aircraft engines.
(3) An original type certificate may be issued under section 44704 (a) of this title for an aircraft for which substantial noise abatement can be achieved only after the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration prescribes standards and regulations under this section that apply to that aircraft.
(b) Considerations and Consultation. -- When prescribing a standard or regulation under this section, the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration shall --
(2) consult with appropriate departments, agencies, and instrumentalities of the United States Government and State and interstate authorities;
(3) consider whether the standard or regulation is consistent with the highest degree of safety in air transportation or air commerce in the public interest;
(4) consider whether the standard or regulation is economically reasonable, technologically practicable, and appropriate for the applicable aircraft, aircraft engine, appliance, or certificate; and
(5) consider the extent to which the standard or regulation will carry out the purposes of this section.
(B) that amend the proposed regulations; or
(B) a detailed analysis of, and response to, all information the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency submitted with the proposed regulations; and
(C) a detailed explanation of why no regulation is being prescribed.
(2) The Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration shall report to the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency within the time, if any, specified in the request. However, the time specified must be at least 90 days after the date of the request. The report shall --
(B) identify any statement related to an action under subsection (c) of this section filed under section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C));
(C) specify whether and where that statement is available for public inspection; and
(D) be published in the Federal Register unless the request proposes specific action by the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration and the report indicates that action will be taken.
(f) Exemptions. -- An exemption from a standard or regulation prescribed under this section may be granted only if, before granting the exemption, the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration consults with the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. However, if the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration finds that safety in air transportation or air commerce requires an exemption before the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency can be consulted, the exemption may be granted. The Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration shall consult with the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency as soon as practicable after the exemption is granted.
Aug. 23, 1958, Pub.L. 85-276, 72 Stat. 731, § 611(a), (b), (c), (d)
July 22, 1968, Pub.L. 90-411, § 1, 82 Stat. 395
Oct. 27, 1972, Pub.L. 92-574, § 7(b), 86 Stat. 1239
Nov. 8, 1978, Pub.L. 95-609, § 3, 92 Stat. 3080
July 5, 1994, Pub.L. 103-272, § 1(e), 108 Stat. 1196
Oct. 9, 1996, Pub.L. 104-264, § 406(a), 110 Stat. 3257. (See House Report No. 104-714 and House Conference Report No. 104-848; 1996 U.S. Code Cong. and Adm. News, p. 3658.)
Airmark Corp. v. FAA (Ct. App. D.C. Cir. 1985), 758 F.2d 685.
British Airways Bd. v. Port Authority of New York (Ct. App. 2d Cir. 1977), 558 F.2d 75.
Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority v. City of Los Angeles (Ct. App. 9th Cir. 1992), 979 F.2d 1338.
Capitol Technical Services, Inc. v. FAA (Ct. App. D.C. Cir. 1986), 791 F.2d 964.
City of Burbank v. Lockheed Air Terminal Inc. (U.S. Sup. Ct. 1973), 93 S.Ct. 1854, 411 U.S. 624.
City of Cleveland, Ohio v. City of Brook Park, Ohio (N.D. Ohio 1995), 893 F.Supp. 742.
Corace v. Butterfield (E.D. N.Y. 1975), 387 F.Supp. 446.
Global Intern. Airways Corp. v. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (Ct. App. 2d Cir. 1984), 727 F.2d 246.
People of the State of Ill. v. FAA (Ct. App. D.C. Cir. 1987), 832 F.2d 168.