Congressman Joe Neguse has shown strong support for addressing aviation impacts to our community. He has sponsored the “Aircraft Noise Reduction Act”, which would restore local control over aircraft noise regulations to the airport sponsor.
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the “Aircraft Noise Reduction Act”.
SEC. 2. AUTHORITY OF GENERAL AVIATION AIRPORTS TO RESTRICT FLIGHTS FOR PURPOSES OF IMPLEMENTING NOISE LIMITATIONS.
“§ 47535. Authority of general aviation airports to restrict flights for purposes of implementing noise limitations
“(a) In General.—Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, for purposes of implementing noise limitations, the owner or operator of a general aviation airport is authorized to restrict the number and type of aircraft operations for compensation or hire occurring at the airport, including flights originating or landing at the airport, and the dates and times of such operations.
“(b) Community Input.—In exercising authority under subsection (a), an owner or operator of a general aviation airport shall take into account input received from individuals or entities in communities surrounding the airport.
“(c) Federal Funding.—No Federal funds, including a grant under this chapter, may be withheld from, withdrawn from, or denied to a general aviation airport based solely on an exercise of authority by the owner or operator of the airport under subsection (a).
“(d) Emergencies.—The Secretary of Transportation may restrict the authority of an owner or operator of a general aviation airport under subsection (a) as necessary in the case of an emergency.
“(e) Definition Of General Aviation Airport.—In this section, the term ‘general aviation airport’ has the meaning given such term in section 47102 of title 49, United States Code.”.
You can track the bill’s progress here