H.R. 915: To amend title 49, United States Code, to authorize appropriations for the Federal Aviation Administration for fiscal years 2009 through 2012, to improve aviation safety and capacity, to provide stable funding for the national aviation system, and for other purposes.

February 10, 2009 at 10:20 am | Posted in Aviation Law, Space Law | Leave a comment

United States Congressby P.J. Blount with the blog faculty

H.R. 915: To amend title 49, United States Code, to authorize appropriations for the Federal Aviation Administration for fiscal years 2009 through 2012, to improve aviation safety and capacity, to provide stable funding for the national aviation system, and for other purposes was introduced on February 9, 2009 by Rep. James Oberstar (D-MN). Here is the tbale of contents from the bill:

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.

Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents.

SEC. 2. AMENDMENTS TO TITLE 49, UNITED STATES CODE.

SEC. 3. EFFECTIVE DATE.

TITLE I–AUTHORIZATIONS
Subtitle A–Funding of FAA Programs

SEC. 101. AIRPORT PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT AND NOISE COMPATIBILITY PLANNING AND PROGRAMS.

SEC. 102. AIR NAVIGATION FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT.

SEC. 103. FAA OPERATIONS.

SEC. 104. RESEARCH, ENGINEERING, AND DEVELOPMENT.

SEC. 105. FUNDING FOR AVIATION PROGRAMS.

Subtitle B–Passenger Facility Charges

SEC. 111. PFC AUTHORITY.

SEC. 112. PFC ELIGIBILITY FOR BICYCLE STORAGE.

SEC. 113. INTERMODAL GROUND ACCESS PROJECT PILOT PROGRAM.

SEC. 114. IMPACTS ON AIRPORTS OF ACCOMMODATING CONNECTING PASSENGERS.

Subtitle C–Fees for FAA Services

SEC. 121. UPDATE ON OVERFLIGHTS.

SEC. 122. REGISTRATION FEES.

`Sec. 45305. Registration, certification, and related fees

Subtitle D–AIP Modifications

SEC. 131. AMENDMENTS TO AIP DEFINITIONS.

SEC. 132. AMENDMENTS TO GRANT ASSURANCES.

SEC. 133. GOVERNMENT SHARE OF PROJECT COSTS.

SEC. 134. AMENDMENTS TO ALLOWABLE COSTS.

SEC. 135. UNIFORM CERTIFICATION TRAINING FOR AIRPORT CONCESSIONS UNDER DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE PROGRAM.

SEC. 136. PREFERENCE FOR SMALL BUSINESS CONCERNS OWNED AND CONTROLLED BY DISABLED VETERANS.

SEC. 137. CALCULATION OF STATE APPORTIONMENT FUND.

SEC. 138. REDUCING APPORTIONMENTS.

SEC. 139. MINIMUM AMOUNT FOR DISCRETIONARY FUND.

SEC. 140. MARSHALL ISLANDS, MICRONESIA, AND PALAU.

SEC. 141. USE OF APPORTIONED AMOUNTS.

SEC. 142. SALE OF PRIVATE AIRPORT TO PUBLIC SPONSOR.

SEC. 143. AIRPORT PRIVATIZATION PILOT PROGRAM.

SEC. 144. AIRPORT SECURITY PROGRAM.

SEC. 145. SUNSET OF PILOT PROGRAM FOR PURCHASE OF AIRPORT DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS.

SEC. 146. EXTENSION OF GRANT AUTHORITY FOR COMPATIBLE LAND USE PLANNING AND PROJECTS BY STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS.

SEC. 147. REPEAL OF LIMITATIONS ON METROPOLITAN WASHINGTON AIRPORTS AUTHORITY.

SEC. 148. MIDWAY ISLAND AIRPORT.

SEC. 149. PUERTO RICO MINIMUM GUARANTEE.

SEC. 150. MISCELLANEOUS AMENDMENTS.

TITLE II–NEXT GENERATION AIR TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM AND AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL MODERNIZATION

SEC. 201. MISSION STATEMENT; SENSE OF CONGRESS.

SEC. 202. NEXT GENERATION AIR TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM JOINT PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT OFFICE.

SEC. 203. NEXT GENERATION AIR TRANSPORTATION SENIOR POLICY COMMITTEE.

SEC. 204. AUTOMATIC DEPENDENT SURVEILLANCE-BROADCAST SERVICES.

SEC. 205. INCLUSION OF STAKEHOLDERS IN AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL MODERNIZATION PROJECTS.

SEC. 206. GAO REVIEW OF CHALLENGES ASSOCIATED WITH TRANSFORMING TO THE NEXT GENERATION AIR TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM.

SEC. 207. GAO REVIEW OF NEXT GENERATION AIR TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM ACQUISITION AND PROCEDURES DEVELOPMENT.

SEC. 208. DOT INSPECTOR GENERAL REVIEW OF OPERATIONAL AND APPROACH PROCEDURES BY A THIRD PARTY.

SEC. 209. EXPERT REVIEW OF ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE FOR NEXT GENERATION AIR TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM.

SEC. 210. NEXTGEN TECHNOLOGY TESTBED.

SEC. 211. CLARIFICATION OF AUTHORITY TO ENTER INTO REIMBURSABLE AGREEMENTS.

SEC. 212. DEFINITION OF AIR NAVIGATION FACILITY.

SEC. 213. IMPROVED MANAGEMENT OF PROPERTY INVENTORY.

SEC. 214. CLARIFICATION TO ACQUISITION REFORM AUTHORITY.

SEC. 215. ASSISTANCE TO FOREIGN AVIATION AUTHORITIES.

SEC. 216. FRONT LINE MANAGER STAFFING.

SEC. 217. FLIGHT SERVICE STATIONS.

SEC. 218. NEXTGEN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER OF EXCELLENCE.

SEC. 219. AIRSPACE REDESIGN.

TITLE III–SAFETY
Subtitle A–General Provisions

SEC. 301. JUDICIAL REVIEW OF DENIAL OF AIRMAN CERTIFICATES.

SEC. 302. RELEASE OF DATA RELATING TO ABANDONED TYPE CERTIFICATES AND SUPPLEMENTAL TYPE CERTIFICATES.

SEC. 303. INSPECTION OF FOREIGN REPAIR STATIONS.

`Sec. 44729. Inspection of foreign repair stations

SEC. 304. RUNWAY SAFETY.

SEC. 305. IMPROVED PILOT LICENSES.

SEC. 306. FLIGHT CREW FATIGUE.

SEC. 307. OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS FOR FLIGHT ATTENDANTS ON BOARD AIRCRAFT.

`Sec. 44730. Occupational safety and health standards for flight attendants on board aircraft

SEC. 308. AIRCRAFT SURVEILLANCE IN MOUNTAINOUS AREAS.

SEC. 309. OFF-AIRPORT, LOW-ALTITUDE AIRCRAFT WEATHER OBSERVATION TECHNOLOGY.

SEC. 310. NONCERTIFICATED MAINTENANCE PROVIDERS.

SEC. 311. AIRCRAFT RESCUE AND FIREFIGHTING STANDARDS.

Subtitle B–Unmanned Aircraft Systems

SEC. 321. COMMERCIAL UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS INTEGRATION PLAN.

SEC. 322. SPECIAL RULES FOR CERTAIN UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS.

SEC. 323. PUBLIC UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS.

SEC. 324. DEFINITIONS.

Subtitle C–Safety and Protections

SEC. 331. AVIATION SAFETY WHISTLEBLOWER INVESTIGATION OFFICE.

SEC. 332. MODIFICATION OF CUSTOMER SERVICE INITIATIVE.

SEC. 333. POST-EMPLOYMENT RESTRICTIONS FOR FLIGHT STANDARDS INSPECTORS.

SEC. 334. ASSIGNMENT OF PRINCIPAL SUPERVISORY INSPECTORS.

SEC. 335. HEADQUARTERS REVIEW OF AIR TRANSPORTATION OVERSIGHT SYSTEM DATABASE.

TITLE IV–AIR SERVICE IMPROVEMENTS

SEC. 401. MONTHLY AIR CARRIER REPORTS.

SEC. 402. FLIGHT OPERATIONS AT REAGAN NATIONAL AIRPORT.

SEC. 403. EAS CONTRACT GUIDELINES.

SEC. 404. ESSENTIAL AIR SERVICE REFORM.

SEC. 405. SMALL COMMUNITY AIR SERVICE.

SEC. 406. AIR PASSENGER SERVICE IMPROVEMENTS.

`CHAPTER 423–AIR PASSENGER SERVICE IMPROVEMENTS

`Sec. 42301. Emergency contingency plans

`Sec. 42302. Consumer complaints

`Sec. 42303. Use of insecticides in passenger aircraft

SEC. 407. CONTENTS OF COMPETITION PLANS.

SEC. 408. EXTENSION OF COMPETITIVE ACCESS REPORTS.

SEC. 409. CONTRACT TOWER PROGRAM.

SEC. 410. AIRFARES FOR MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES.

SEC. 411. REPEAL OF ESSENTIAL AIR SERVICE LOCAL PARTICIPATION PROGRAM.

SEC. 412. ADJUSTMENT TO SUBSIDY CAP TO REFLECT INCREASED FUEL COSTS.

SEC. 413. NOTICE TO COMMUNITIES PRIOR TO TERMINATION OF ELIGIBILITY FOR SUBSIDIZED ESSENTIAL AIR SERVICE.

SEC. 415. OFFICE OF RURAL AVIATION.

`Sec. 41749. Office of Rural Aviation

SEC. 416. ADJUSTMENTS TO COMPENSATION FOR SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASED COSTS.

SEC. 417. REVIEW OF AIR CARRIER FLIGHT DELAYS, CANCELLATIONS, AND ASSOCIATED CAUSES.

SEC. 418. EUROPEAN UNION RULES FOR PASSENGER RIGHTS.

SEC. 419. ESTABLISHMENT OF ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR AVIATION CONSUMER PROTECTION.

SEC. 420. DENIED BOARDING COMPENSATION.

SEC. 421. SCHEDULE REDUCTION.

SEC. 422. EXPANSION OF DOT AIRLINE CONSUMER COMPLAINT INVESTIGATIONS.

SEC. 423. PROHIBITIONS AGAINST VOICE COMMUNICATIONS USING MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICES ON SCHEDULED FLIGHTS.

`Sec. 41724. Prohibitions against voice communications using mobile communications devices on scheduled flights

TITLE V–ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP AND STREAMLINING

SEC. 501. AMENDMENTS TO AIR TOUR MANAGEMENT PROGRAM.

SEC. 502. STATE BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM.

SEC. 503. AIRPORT FUNDING OF SPECIAL STUDIES OR REVIEWS.

SEC. 504. GRANT ELIGIBILITY FOR ASSESSMENT OF FLIGHT PROCEDURES.

SEC. 505. CLEEN RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, AND IMPLEMENTATION PARTNERSHIP.

`Sec. 47511. CLEEN research, development, and implementation partnership

SEC. 506. PROHIBITION ON OPERATING CERTAIN AIRCRAFT WEIGHING 75,000 POUNDS OR LESS NOT COMPLYING WITH STAGE 3 NOISE LEVELS.

`Sec. 47534. Prohibition on operating certain aircraft weighing 75,000 pounds or less not complying with stage 3 noise levels

SEC. 507. ENVIRONMENTAL MITIGATION PILOT PROGRAM.

SEC. 508. AIRCRAFT DEPARTURE QUEUE MANAGEMENT PILOT PROGRAM.

SEC. 509. HIGH PERFORMANCE AND SUSTAINABLE AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL FACILITIES.

SEC. 510. REGULATORY RESPONSIBILITY FOR AIRCRAFT ENGINE NOISE AND EMISSIONS STANDARDS.

SEC. 511. CONTINUATION OF AIR QUALITY SAMPLING.

SEC. 512. SENSE OF CONGRESS.

SEC. 513. AIRPORT NOISE COMPATIBILITY PLANNING STUDY, PORT AUTHORITY OF NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY.

TITLE VI–FAA EMPLOYEES AND ORGANIZATION

SEC. 601. FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM.

SEC. 602. MSPB REMEDIAL AUTHORITY FOR FAA EMPLOYEES.

SEC. 603. FAA TECHNICAL TRAINING AND STAFFING.

SEC. 604. DESIGNEE PROGRAM.

SEC. 605. STAFFING MODEL FOR AVIATION SAFETY INSPECTORS.

SEC. 606. SAFETY CRITICAL STAFFING.

SEC. 607. FAA AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER STAFFING.

SEC. 608. ASSESSMENT OF TRAINING PROGRAMS FOR AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS.

SEC. 609. COLLEGIATE TRAINING INITIATIVE STUDY.

SEC. 610. FAA TASK FORCE ON AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL FACILITY CONDITIONS.

TITLE VII–AVIATION INSURANCE

SEC. 701. GENERAL AUTHORITY.

SEC. 702. EXTENSION OF AUTHORITY TO LIMIT THIRD PARTY LIABILITY OF AIR CARRIERS ARISING OUT OF ACTS OF TERRORISM.

SEC. 703. CLARIFICATION OF REINSURANCE AUTHORITY.

SEC. 704. USE OF INDEPENDENT CLAIMS ADJUSTERS.

SEC. 705. EXTENSION OF PROGRAM AUTHORITY.

TITLE VIII–MISCELLANEOUS

SEC. 801. AIR CARRIER CITIZENSHIP.

SEC. 802. DISCLOSURE OF DATA TO FEDERAL AGENCIES IN INTEREST OF NATIONAL SECURITY.

SEC. 803. FAA ACCESS TO CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORDS AND DATABASE SYSTEMS.

`Sec. 40130. FAA access to criminal history records or databases systems

SEC. 804. CLARIFICATION OF AIR CARRIER FEE DISPUTES.

SEC. 805. STUDY ON NATIONAL PLAN OF INTEGRATED AIRPORT SYSTEMS.

SEC. 806. EXPRESS CARRIER EMPLOYEE PROTECTION.

SEC. 807. CONSOLIDATION AND REALIGNMENT OF FAA FACILITIES.

SEC. 808. ACCIDENTAL DEATH AND DISMEMBERMENT INSURANCE FOR NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD EMPLOYEES.

SEC. 809. GAO STUDY ON COOPERATION OF AIRLINE INDUSTRY IN INTERNATIONAL CHILD ABDUCTION CASES.

SEC. 810. LOST NATION AIRPORT, OHIO.

SEC. 811. POLLOCK MUNICIPAL AIRPORT, LOUISIANA.

SEC. 812. HUMAN INTERVENTION AND MOTIVATION STUDY PROGRAM.

SEC. 813. WASHINGTON, DC, AIR DEFENSE IDENTIFICATION ZONE.

SEC. 814. MERRILL FIELD AIRPORT, ANCHORAGE, ALASKA.

SEC. 815. 1940 AIR TERMINAL MUSEUM AT WILLIAM P. HOBBY AIRPORT, HOUSTON, TEXAS.

SEC. 816. DUTY PERIODS AND FLIGHT TIME LIMITATIONS APPLICABLE TO FLIGHT CREWMEMBERS.

SEC. 817. PILOT PROGRAM FOR REDEVELOPMENT OF AIRPORT PROPERTIES.

SEC. 818. HELICOPTER OPERATIONS OVER LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK.

SEC. 819. CABIN TEMPERATURE STANDARDS STUDY.

SEC. 820. CIVIL PENALTIES TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS.

SEC. 821. STUDY AND REPORT ON ALLEVIATING CONGESTION.

SEC. 822. AIRLINE PERSONNEL TRAINING ENHANCEMENT.

SEC. 823. STUDY ON FEASIBILITY OF DEVELOPMENT OF A PUBLIC INTERNET WEB-BASED SEARCH ENGINE ON WIND TURBINE INSTALLATION OBSTRUCTION.

TITLE IX–FEDERAL AVIATION RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

SEC. 901. SHORT TITLE.

SEC. 902. DEFINITIONS.

SEC. 903. INTERAGENCY RESEARCH INITIATIVE ON THE IMPACT OF AVIATION ON THE CLIMATE.

SEC. 904. RESEARCH PROGRAM ON RUNWAYS.

SEC. 905. RESEARCH ON DESIGN FOR CERTIFICATION.

SEC. 906. CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE.

SEC. 907. AIRPORT COOPERATIVE RESEARCH PROGRAM.

SEC. 908. UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS.

SEC. 909. RESEARCH GRANTS PROGRAM INVOLVING UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS.

SEC. 910. AVIATION GAS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM.

SEC. 911. REVIEW OF FAA’S ENERGY- AND ENVIRONMENT-RELATED RESEARCH PROGRAMS.

SEC. 912. REVIEW OF FAA’S AVIATION SAFETY-RELATED RESEARCH PROGRAMS.

SEC. 913. RESEARCH PROGRAM ON ALTERNATIVE JET FUEL TECHNOLOGY FOR CIVIL AIRCRAFT.

SEC. 914. CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE IN AVIATION EMPLOYMENT.

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