Authorizes and directs the department of transportation to prepare a report on noise abatement procedures at certain public use heliports and public use airports in the county of Suffolk.
BILL NUMBER: S7701
TITLE OF BILL : An act in relation to a report by the department of transportation on noise abatement procedures at certain heliports and airports
PURPOSE : This bill authorizes and directs the department of transportation To prepare a report on noise abatement procedures at certain heliports And airports in the county of Suffolk.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section 1- The New York State department of transportation directed To submit a report on accordance with the provisions of subdivision 14-a of section 14 of the transportation law. Section 2- Contains Effective Date.
JUSTIFICATION : Increase demand for helicopter services to the eastern end of Long Island has had an impact on noise levels in local East End communities, affecting the quality of life of residents living in these communities. Noise abatement procedures depend upon voluntary compliance by aircraft. The purpose of this legislation is to provide additional oversight to the monitoring of, and better compliance with, noise abatement procedures by aircraft flying over the eastern end of Long Island. This, in turn, will help to improve residents' quality of life.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY : New Bill.
FISCAL IMPACT ON THE STATE : None.
EFFECTIVE DATE : This act shall take immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 7701 IN SENATE May 4, 2010 ___________Introduced by Sen. FOLEY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation AN ACT in relation to a report by the department of transportation on noise abatement procedures at certain heliports and airports THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The New York state department of transportation, with the cooperation of the heliports and airports described in this section, is authorized and directed to submit a report on the status of aircraft compliance with noise abatement procedures at public use heliports in the county of Suffolk, and public use airports in the county of Suffolk having not more than two hundred twenty based aircraft according to the 2005 annual aviation inventory conducted by the department of transpor- tation in accordance with the provisions of subdivision 14-a of section 14 of the transportation law. Such report shall include, but not be limited to: 1. a description of noise abatement procedures at such heliports and airports; 2. a description of such heliports' and airports' operations and an assessment of aircraft compliance with noise abatement procedures at such heliports and airports, including, where such information is avail- able: (a) the number of aircraft landings and take-offs, by aircraft type and time of day, at each such heliport and airport on a monthly and annual basis; (b) the number of incidents, on a monthly and annual basis, of aircraft in non-compliance with such noise abatement procedures; and (c) the number of aircraft in compliance with such noise abatement procedures; 3. the means by which such heliports and airports: (a) notify and inform aircraft owners and operators of noise abatement procedures in place at such heliports and airports;EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD08142-03-0 S. 7701 2
(b) monitor and encourage aircraft compliance with such noise abate- ment procedures, including the results of such monitoring and compliance efforts; (c) provide outreach to the general public about heliport and airport noise abatement procedures; and (d) respond to complaints by the public of aircraft noise, including the number and type of complaints on a monthly and annual basis, and the way in which such complaints were addressed; and 4. any recommendations of the department of transportation to address noise abatement at such heliports and airports. The commissioner of transportation shall submit such report on or before December 1, 2012 to the governor, the temporary president of the senate, the speaker of the assembly, and the chairs of the senate and assembly transportation committees. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.