H.R. 6014, Airport Construction and Alteration Reform Act of 2016

H.R. 6014

Airport Construction and Alteration Reform Act of 2016

Sponsor
Rep. Richard M. Nolan

Date
September 20, 2016 (114th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

On­­­­ Tuesday, September 20, 2016, the House will consider H.R. 6014, the Airport Construction and Alteration Reform Act, under suspension of the rules. H.R. 6014 was introduced on September 13, 2016, by Rep. Richard Nolan (D-MN) and was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

Bill Summary

H.R. 6014 allows the Federal Aviation Administration to enter into a reimbursable agreement with a state of local government agency to carry out construction projects at airports if the agreement includes measures for cost-effectiveness and would not negatively impact aviation safety.

Background

Federal Regulation Title 14 Part 77 established standards and notification requirements for objects affecting navigable airspace. Notification of construction allows the Federal Aviation Administration to identify potential aeronautical hazards in advance to prevent or minimize the adverse impacts to the safe and efficient use of navigable airspace.[1] Under current Federal law, the Secretary of Transportation can decide to conduct an impact study on the effects a new or altered structure could have on the obstruction of navigable airspace or on any interference with air navigation facilities and equipment.[2]

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[1] See http://www.faa.gov/airports/engineering/airspace_analysis/
[2] See 49 USC 44718

Cost

A Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimate is currently unavailable.

Additional Information

For questions or further information please contact Jake Vreeburg with the House Republican Policy Committee by email or at 5-0190.