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Decrease Noise Levels Act

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116 HR 5874 IH: Decrease Noise Levels Act
U.S. House of Representatives
2020-02-12
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I116th CONGRESS2d SessionH. R. 5874IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESFebruary 12, 2020Ms. Meng (for herself, Mr. Smith of Washington, Mr. Espaillat, Ms. Brownley of California, Mr. Beyer, Mr. Raskin, Ms. Jayapal, Mr. Suozzi, Mr. Malinowski, Ms. Waters, Mr. Grijalva, Ms. Judy Chu of California, Mr. Sherman, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez, Mr. Fitzpatrick, Ms. Velázquez, Mr. Schiff, Mr. Lynch, and Mr. Meeks) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and InfrastructureA BILLTo require the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration to amend regulations concerning the day-night average sound level, and for other purposes.
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Short title
This Act may be cited as the Decrease Noise Levels Act.
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Findings
Congress finds the following:(1)The day-night average sound level represents the total accumulation of all sound energy averaged over a 24-hour period.(2)The current Federal Aviation Administration guidelines for the day-night average sound level are 65.(3)Excessive airplane noise has been shown to negatively effect hypertension, heart disease, learning deficits in children, sleep patterns, sleep quality, and overall mood.(4)Approximately 10,000,000 Americans who are afflicted with some hearing loss can at least partially attribute this damage to exposure from noise.(5)Aircraft and airport noise is one of the most common quality of life nuisance issues in neighborhoods throughout the United States.
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Day-night average sound level reduction
The Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration shall amend part 150 of title 14, Code of Federal Regulations, to decrease the threshold for the day-night average sound level to constitute significant noise from 65 to 60, and adjust relative ranges of day-night average sound level accordingly.
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Community outreach regarding day-night average sound levels
The Secretary shall ensure that in carrying out community outreach related to aviation day-night average sound levels, such outreach contains the results of the evaluation of alternative metrics to the current average day-night level standard under section 188 of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 and the evaluation of alternative metrics carried out under section 173 of such Act.
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Strategy and reporting
Not later than 365 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration shall create a publicly available report that outlines a strategy to reduce the maximum day-night average sound level in all residential areas to 55 over the 10 years following the date of enactment of this Act.

Picture Name From Date Type
Grace Meng D-NY 02/12/2020 Sponsor
Maxine Waters D-CA 02/12/2020 Cosponsor
Nydia Velazquez D-NY 02/12/2020 Cosponsor
Norma Torres D-CA 02/21/2020 Cosponsor
Thomas Suozzi D-NY 02/12/2020 Cosponsor
Adam Smith D-WA 02/12/2020 Cosponsor
Brad Sherman D-CA 02/12/2020 Cosponsor
Adam Schiff D-CA 02/12/2020 Cosponsor
Harley Rouda D-CA 02/25/2020 Cosponsor
Jamie Raskin D-MD 02/12/2020 Cosponsor
Ayanna Pressley D-MA 02/21/2020 Cosponsor
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez D-NY 02/12/2020 Cosponsor
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Date Branch Action
02/13/2020 President Referred to the Subcommittee on Aviation.Action By: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
02/12/2020 President Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.Action By: House of Representatives
02/12/2020 President Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR E175)Action By: House of Representatives
02/12/2020 President Introduced in HouseAction By: House of Representatives
Summary
There is one summary for H.R.5874. View summaries Shown Here:Introduced in House (02/12/2020) Decrease Noise Levels Act This bill directs the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to revise its regulations to decrease the threshold for the day-night average sound level that constitutes significant noise from 65 decibels to 60 decibels, and adjust relative ranges of day-night average sound level accordingly. Additionally, the FAA must ensure that its community outreach related to aviation day-night average sound levels contains the results of its evaluation of alternative metrics to the current average day-night level standard, and create a publicly available report that outlines a strategy to reduce the maximum day-night average sound level in all residential areas to 55 decibels within 10 years.
Shown Here:Introduced in House (02/12/2020) Decrease Noise Levels Act This bill directs the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to revise its regulations to decrease the threshold for the day-night average sound level that constitutes significant noise from 65 decibels to 60 decibels, and adjust relative ranges of day-night average sound level accordingly. Additionally, the FAA must ensure that its community outreach related to aviation day-night average sound levels contains the results of its evaluation of alternative metrics to the current average day-night level standard, and create a publicly available report that outlines a strategy to reduce the maximum day-night average sound level in all residential areas to 55 decibels within 10 years.
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Aircraft
(5)Aircraft and airport noise is one of the most common quality of life nuisance issues in neighborhoods throughout the United States

Americans
(4)Approximately 10,000,000 Americans who are afflicted with some hearing loss can at least partially attribute this damage to exposure from noise

Aviation
Meeks) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and InfrastructureA BILLTo require the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration to amend regulations concerning the day-night average sound level, and for other purposes

California
Brownley of California, Mr


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