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February 7, 2011, 7:00 pm ET - Amendment SA 54 proposed by Senator Reid.
February 13, 2011, 7:00 pm ET - Considered by Senate.
February 14, 2011, 7:00 pm ET - Considered by Senate.
February 15, 2011, 7:00 pm ET - Considered by Senate.
February 16, 2011, 7:00 pm ET - Considered by Senate.
February 16, 2011, 7:00 pm ET - Amendment SA 54 as modified agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.

Full Text of this Amendment

SA 54. Mr. REID of Nevada submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 223, to modernize the air traffic control system, improve the safety, reliability, and availability of transportation by air in the United States, provide modernization of the air traffic control system, reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:


On page 27, strike line 11 and all that follows through "or transfer" on line 23, and insert the following:
(2) in subsection (c)--
(A) in paragraph (2)--
(i) in subparagraph (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 the land for noise buffering purposes;"; and
(ii) in subparagraph (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.";
(B) by redesignating paragraph (3) as paragraph (5); and
(C) 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 using 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 a lease described in subparagraph (A) 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 leases described in subparagraph (A) 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


(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on Feb 7, 2011.)