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104 STAT. 1388-378 PUBLIC LAW 101-508 —NOV. 5, 1990 transportation excellence, universities, corporations, associations, consumers, and other Government agencies are represented.". (c) RESEARCH AUTHORITY OF ADMINISTRATOR. —Section 312(c) of the Federal Aviation Act of 1958 (49 App. U.S.C. 1353(c)) is amended by inserting after the third sentence the following: "The Administrator shall undertake or supervise research programs concerning airspace and airport planning and design, airport capacity enhancement techniques, human performance in the air transportation environment, aviation safety and security, the supply of trained air transportation personnel including pilots and mechanics, and other aviation issues pertinent to developing and maintaining a safe and efficient air transportation system.". (d) CONFORMING AMENDMENT. —That portion of the table of contents contained in the first section of thei Federal Aviation Act of 1958 relating to section 312 of that Act is amended by adding at the end the following: "(i) Aviation research and centers of excellence.". ^dcJpadty Subtitle D—Aviation Noise Policy Act of 1990. 49 USC app. SEC. 9301. SHORT TITLE. This subtitle may be cited as the "Airport Noise and Capacity Act of 1990". 49 USC app. SEC. 9302. FINDINGS. The Congress finds that— (1) aviation noise management is crucial to the continued increase in airport capacity; (2) community noise concerns have led to uncoordinated and inconsistent restrictions on aviation which could impede the national air transportation system; (3) a noise policy must be implemented at the national level; (4) local interest in aviation noise management shall be considered in determining the national interest; (5) community concerns can be alleviated through the use of new technology aircraft, combined with the use of revenues, including those available from passenger facility charges, for noise management; (6) federally controlled revenues can help resolve noise problems and carry with them a responsibility to the national airport system; (7) revenues derived from a passenger facility charge may be applied to noise management and increased airport capacity; and (8) a precondition to the establishment and collection of passenger facility charges is the issuance by the Secretary of Transportation of a final rule establishing procedures for reviewing airport noise and access restrictions on operations of Stage 2 and Stage 3 aircraft. 49 USC app. SEC. 9303. NATIONAL AVIATION NOISE POLICY. 01 CO (a) DEVELOPMENT. — Not later than July 1, 1991, the Secretary of Transportation (hereinafter in this subtitle referred to as the "Secretary") shall issue regulations establishing a national aviation noise policy which takes into account the findings, determinations.