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SA 4635. Mr. KYL 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:

On page 131, between lines 12 and 13, insert the following:
SEC. 520. STUDY OF EFFECT OF PROPOSED STRUCTURES NEAR AIRPORTS ON ONE ENGINE INOPERATIVE PROCEDURES.
(a) In General.--The Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration shall conduct a study on the effect of buildings and other structures that are proposed to be built near airports on emergency procedures relating to aircraft that have one engine inoperative to determine if such buildings and structures are likely to--
(1) obstruct the flight of aircraft operating under one engine inoperative procedures; or
(2) result in delays in the movement of passengers through airports.
(b) Report.--
(1) IN GENERAL.--If the Administrator determines that buildings and other structures proposed to be built near airports are likely to cause an obstruction described in subsection (a)(1) or result in delays described in subsection (a)(2), the Administrator shall, not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, submit to Congress a report on the results of the study required under subsection (a).
(2) CONTENTS.--The report submitted under paragraph (1) shall include--
(A) an assessment of the extent of any obstructions described in subsection (a)(1) and any delays described in subsection (a)(2);
(B) recommendations for addressing such obstructions and delays; and
(C) recommendations regarding whether the obstacle evaluation process for proposed development near airports should be revised to take into account the effect of development on emergency procedures relating to aircraft that have one engine inoperative.


(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on May 1, 2008.)