H.R. 2677: To direct the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration to issue regulations to reduce helicopter noise pollution in residential areas of Los Angeles County, California, and for other purposes

August 2, 2011 at 10:27 am | Posted in Aviation Law | Leave a comment

by P.J. Blount with the blog faculty

H.R. 2677: To direct the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration to issue regulations to reduce helicopter noise pollution in residential areas of Los Angeles County, California, and for other purposes was introduced on July 28, 2011 by Rep. Howard Berman (D-CA28):

112th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2677

To direct the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration to issue regulations to reduce helicopter noise pollution in residential areas of Los Angeles County, California, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 28, 2011

Mr. BERMAN introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

A BILL

To direct the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration to issue regulations to reduce helicopter noise pollution in residential areas of Los Angeles County, California, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the `Los Angeles Residential Helicopter Noise Relief Act of 2011′.

SEC. 2. RESIDENTIAL HELICOPTER NOISE RELIEF.

(a) Regulations Required- Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act, the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration shall issue regulations for helicopter operations in Los Angeles County, California, that include requirements relating to the flight paths and altitudes associated with such operations to reduce helicopter noise pollution in residential areas.

(b) Exemptions Permitted- In issuing regulations under subsection (a), the Administrator may exempt helicopter operations related to emergency, law enforcement, or military activities from requirements described in such subsection.

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