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SA 69. Mr. WYDEN (for himself, Mr. MERKLEY, Mrs. MURRAY, Ms. CANTWELL, and Mr. BEGICH) 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. FLIGHT OPERATIONS AT RONALD REAGAN WASHINGTON NATIONAL AIRPORT.
(a) Number of Exemptions.--Section 41718 is amended--
(1) in subsection (a), by striking "24" and inserting "48";
(2) in subsection (b), by striking "20" and inserting "28";
(3) in subsection (c)(2), by striking "3" and inserting "6";
(4) in subsection (c)(3)(A), by striking "six" and inserting "eight";
(5) in subsection (c)(3)(B), by striking "ten" and inserting "twelve"; and
(6) in subsection (c)(3)(C), by striking "four" and inserting "six".
(b) Scheduling Priority.--Section 41718 is amended--
(1) by redesignating subsections (e) and (f) as subsections (f) and (g), respectively; and
(2) by inserting after subsection (d) the following:
"(e) Scheduling Priority.--In administering this section, the Secretary shall afford a scheduling priority to operations conducted by new entrant and limited incumbent air carriers over operations conducted by other air carriers granted exemptions pursuant to this section, with the highest scheduling priority afforded to beyond-perimeter operations conducted by new entrant and limited incumbent air carriers.".
(c) Allocation of Beyond-perimeter Exemptions.--Section 41718(c) is amended by adding at the end the following:
"(5) SLOTS.--The Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration shall reduce by 32 the total number of slots available for air carriers at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport during a 24-hour period by eliminating slots during the 1-hour periods beginning at 6:00 a.m., 10:00 p.m., and 11:00 p.m. that are available for allocation, in order to grant exemptions under subsections (a) and (b).".
(d) Within-perimeter Exemption Criteria.--Section 41718(b) is amended--
(1) by redesignating paragraphs (4) and (5) as paragraphs (5) and (6), respectively; and
(2) by inserting after paragraph (3) the following:
"(4) to State capitals;".
(e) Updating the DCA Access Standard Security Plan.--Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration, in consultation with the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration and other relevant agencies, shall--
(1) assess alternatives to simplify the DCA Access Standard Security Plan for general aviation users who want to fly into Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport that will also ensure a high level of security;
(2) update and modify the Plan to incorporate the best alternative assessed under paragraph (1); and
(3) submit a report on the assessment and modification to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives.


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