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SA 4640. Mr. LAUTENBERG 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:

At the appropriate place, insert the following:
SEC. __X. STUDY BY ADMINISTRATOR OF AVIATION SECTOR GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS.
(a) In General.--The Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency shall enter into an agreement with the National Academy of Sciences under which the Academy shall conduct a study on greenhouse gas emissions associated with the aviation industry, including--
(1) a determination of appropriate data necessary to make determinations of emission inventories, considering fuel use, airport operations, ground equipment, and all other sources of emissions in the aviation industry;
(2) an estimate of projected industry emissions for the following 5-year, 20-year, and 50-year periods;
(3) based on existing literature, research and surveys to determine the existing best practices for emission reduction in the aviation sector;
(4) recommendations on areas of focus for additional research for technologies and operations with the highest potential to reduce emissions; and
(5) recommendations of actions that the Federal Government could take to encourage or require additional emissions reductions.
(b) Consultation.--In developing the parameters of the study under this section, the Administrator shall conduct the study under this section in consultation with--
(1) the Secretary of Transportation, acting through the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration; and
(2) other appropriate Federal agencies and departments.


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