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PUBLIC LAW 90-411-JULY 21, 1968
Public Law 90-411 AN ACT To amend the Federal Aviation Act of 1958 to require aircraft noise abatement regulation, and for other purposes.
July 21, 1968 [H. R. 3400]
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of A?neHca in Congress assembled, That title VI of the Aircraft noise Federal Aviation Act of 1&68 (49 U.S.C. 1421-1430) is amended by ^TIUBU 775. adding at the end thereof the following new section: "CONTROL AND ABATEMENT OF AIRCRAFT NOISE AND SONIC BOOM
"SEC. 611. (a) I n order to afford present and future relief and protection to the public from unnecessary aircraft noise and sonic boom, the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, after consultation with the Secretary of Transportation, shall prescribe and amend standards for the measurement of aircraft noise and sonic boom and shall prescribe and amend such rules and regulations as he may find necessary to provide for the control and abatement of aircraft noise and sonic boom, including the application of such standards, rules, and regulations in the issuance, amendment, modification, suspension, or revocation of any certificate authorized by this title. " (b) I n prescribing and amending standards, rules, and regulations pr^viJonV^^*^^^ under this section, the Administrator shall— "(1) consider relevant available data relating to aircraft noise and sonic boom, including the results of research, development, testing, and evaluation activities conducted pursuant to this Act and the Department of Transportation Act; so Stat. 931. "(2) consult with such Federal, State, and interstate agencies note."^^ ^^^ as he deems appropriate; "(3) consider whether any proposed standard, rule, or regulation is consistent with the highest degree of safety in air commerce or air transportation in the public interast, "(4) consider whether any proposed standard, rule, or regulation is economically reasonable, technologically practicable, and appropriate for the particular type of aircraft, aircraft engine, appliance, or certificate to which it will apply; and "(5) consider the extent to which such standard, rule, or regulation will contribute to carrying out the purposes of this section. "(c) I n any action to amend, modify, suspend, or revoke a certificate in which violation of aircraft noise or sonic boom standards, rules, or regulations is at issue, the certificate holder shall have the same notice and appeal rights as are contained in section 609, and in any J^ ^^^ J^^^ appeal to the National Transportation Safety Board, the Board may amend, modify, or reverse the order of the Administrator if it finds that control or abatement of aircraft noise or sonic boom and the public interest do not require the affirmation of such order, or that such order is not consistent with safety in air commerce or air transportation." SEC. 2. That portion of the table of contents contained in the first section of the Federal Aviation Act of 1958 which appears under the center heading " TITLE VI — S A F E T Y R E G U L A T I O N OF C IV I L A E R O N A U T I C S " is amended by adding a t the end thereof the following: "Sec. 611. Control and abatement of aircraft noise and sonic boom."
Approved July 21, 1968.