US HB5874 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 24-1)
Status: Introduced on February 12 2020 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-02-13 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Aviation.
Pending: House Subcommittee on Aviation Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


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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Decrease Noise Levels Act



2020-02-13HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Aviation.
2020-02-12HouseReferred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
2020-02-12HouseSponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR E175)
2020-02-12HouseIntroduced in House


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