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114 STAT. 172 PUBLIC LAW 106-181—APR. 5, 2000 Deadline. 49 USC 47106 note. Ohio. (4) Redesign of the national airspace should be a high priority for the Federal Aviation Administration and the air transportation industry. (b) REDESIGN.— The Administrator, with advice from the aviation industry and other interested parties, shall conduct a comprehensive redesign of the national airspace system. (c) REPORT. —Not later than December 31, 2000, the Administrator shall transmit to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives a report on the Administrator's comprehensive national airspace redesign. The report shall include projected milestones for completion of the redesign and shall also include a date for completion. (d) AUTHORIZATION.— There is authorized to be appropriated to the Administrator to carry out this section $12,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2000, 2001, and 2002. SEC. 737. COMPLIANCE WITH REQUIREMENTS. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, in order to avoid unnecessary duplication of expense and effort, the Secretary may authorize the use, in whole or in part, of a completed environmental assessment or environmental impact study for new construction projects on the air operations area of an airport, if the completed assessment or study was for a project at the airport that is substantially similar in nature to the new project, if^uiy such authorized use shall meet all requirements of Federal law for the completion of such an assessment or study. SEC. 738. FAA CONSIDERATION OF CERTAIN STATE PROPOSALS. The Administrator is encouraged to consider any proposal with a regional consensus submitted by a State aviation authority regarding the expansion of existing airport facilities or the introduction of new airport facilities. SEC. 739. CINCINNATI.MUNICIPAL BLUE ASH AIRPORT. (a) APPROVAL OF SALE.—To maintain the efficient utilization of airports in the high-growth Cincinnati local airport system, and to ensure that the Cincinnati-Municipal Blue Ash Airport continues to operate to relieve congestion at Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport and to provide greater access to the general aviation community beyond the expiration of the City of Cincinnati's grant obligations, the Secretary may approve the sale of Cincinnati- Municipal Blue Ash Airport from the City of Cincinnati to the City of Blue Ash upon a finding that the City of Blue Ash meets all applicable requirements for sponsorship and if the City of Blue Ash agrees to continue to maintain and operate Blue Ash Airport, as generally contemplated and described within the Blue Ash Master Plan Update dated November 30, 1998, for a period of 20 years from the date existing grant assurance obligations of the City of Cincinnati expire. (b) TREATMENT OF PROCEEDS FROM SALE.—The Secretary and the Administrator are authorized to grant the City of Cincinnati an exemption from the provisions of sections 47107 and 47133 of title 49, United States Code, grant obligations of the City of Cincinnati, and regulations and policies of the Federal Aviation Administration, to the extent necessary to allow the City of Cincinnati to use the proceeds from the sale approved under subsection (a) for any purpose authorized by the City of Cincinnati.