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SA 4588. Mr. REID submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill H.R. 2881, to amend title 49, United States Code, to authorize appropriations for the Federal Aviation Administration for fiscal years 2008 through 2011, to improve aviation safety and capacity, to provide stable funding for the national aviation system, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

Beginning on page 24, strike line 22 and all that follows through page 25, line 10, and insert the following:
(2) in subsection (c)(2)(A)(i), by striking ``purpose'' and inserting the following: ``purpose, which includes serving as noise buffer land that may be--
``(I) undeveloped; or
``(II) developed in a way that is compatible with using such land for noise buffering purposes;''.
(3) in subsection (c)(2)(B)(iii), by striking ``paid to the Secretary for deposit in the Fund if another eligible project does not exist.'' and inserting ``reinvested in another project at the airport or transferred to another airport as the Secretary prescribes; and''; and
(4) in subsection (c)--
(A) by redesignating paragraph (3) as paragraph (5);
(B) by inserting after paragraph (2) the following:
``(3)(A) A lease by an airport owner or operator of land acquired for a noise compatibility purpose with a grant provided under this subchapter shall not be considered a disposal for purposes of paragraph (2).
``(B) The airport owner or operator may use revenues from such lease for ongoing airport operational and capital purposes.
``(C) The Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration shall coordinate with each airport owner or operator to ensure that such leases are consistent with noise buffering purposes.
``(D) The provisions of this paragraph apply to all land acquired before, on, or after the date of the enactment of this paragraph.
``(4) In approving the reinvestment or transfer of


(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on Apr 30, 2008.)