[USC02] 51 USC 40704: Research program on perceived impact of sonic booms
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51 USC 40704: Research program on perceived impact of sonic booms Text contains those laws in effect on April 6, 2020
From Title 51-NATIONAL AND COMMERCIAL SPACE PROGRAMSSubtitle IV-Aeronautics and Space Research and EducationCHAPTER 407-ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY AIRCRAFT

§40704. Research program on perceived impact of sonic booms

(a) Establishment.-The Administrator shall establish a cooperative research program with industry, including the conduct of flight demonstrations in a relevant environment, to collect data on the perceived impact of sonic booms. The data could enable the promulgation of appropriate standards for overland commercial supersonic flight operations.

(b) Coordination.-The Administrator shall ensure that sonic boom research is coordinated as appropriate with the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, and as appropriate make use of the expertise of the Partnership for Air Transportation Noise and Emissions Reduction Center of Excellence sponsored by the Administration and the Federal Aviation Administration.

( Pub. L. 111–314, §3, Dec. 18, 2010, 124 Stat. 3391 .)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised

Section

Source (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
40704(a) 42 U.S.C. 17723(b). Pub. L. 110–422, title III, §304(b), (c), Oct. 15, 2008, 122 Stat. 4787 .
40704(b) 42 U.S.C. 17723(c).

Purpose

Pub. L. 110–422, title III, §304(a), Oct. 15, 2008, 122 Stat. 4787 , provided that: "The ability to fly commercial aircraft over land at supersonic speeds without adverse impacts on the environment or on local communities would open new markets and enable new transportation capabilities. In order to have the basis for establishing appropriate sonic boom standards for such flight operations, a research program is needed to assess the impact in a relevant environment of commercial supersonic flight operations."