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SA 72. Mr. SCHUMER 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:

At the end of title VII, add the following:
SEC. 733. NOTIFICATION REQUIREMENT WITH RESPECT TO WILDLIFE STRIKES ON AIRCRAFT.
(a) In General.--Chapter 447, as amended by sections 521, 558, and 562, is amended by adding at the end the following:"§44733. Notification of wildlife strikes

"The Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration shall be notified, by the most expeditious means available--

"(1) by the operator of a civil aircraft or a public aircraft (other than a public aircraft operated by the armed forces or by an intelligence agency of the United States), if the aircraft collides with 1 or more birds or other wildlife;
"(2) by airport personnel or personnel of the operator of an aircraft described in paragraph (1), if such personnel see such a collision; and
"(3) by aircraft maintenance personnel, if such personnel identify damage to an aircraft resulting from such a collision.".
(b) Conforming Amendment.--The table of sections for chapter 447, as amended, is amended by adding at the end the following:

"44733. Notification of wildlife strikes.".


(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on Feb 10, 2011.)