Summary: H.R.5874 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.5874. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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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.