PUBLIC LAW 96-193—FEB. 18, 1980 made under that Act (except section 17 of those provisions relating to apportionment) shall be applicable to any grant made under this Act, unless the Secretary determines that any provision of such Act of 1970 is inconsistent with, or unnecessary to carry out, the purposes of this Act. (2) The Secretary, further, is authorized under this section to make grants to operators of airports and to units of local government referred to in paragraph (1) for any project to carry out a noise compatibility program developed prior to the enactment of this Act or the promulgation of its implementing regulations if the Secretary determines that such prior program is substantially consistent with the purposes of reducing existing uses and preventing the introduction of additional noncompatible uses and that the purposes of this Act would be furthered by prompt implementation of such program. (d) The United States shall not be liable for damages resulting from aviation noise by reason of any action taken by the Secretary or the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration under this section. (e) The Secretary shall obligate from funds available for expenditure under section 14(a)(3) of the Airport and Airway Development Act of 1970, not less than $25,000,000, for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1980, for making grants under subsection (c) of this section. SEC. 105. The Secretary, acting through the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, after consultation with the officials of any public agencies or planning agencies in the area surrounding such airport, shall prepare and publish a noise exposure map and a noise compatibility program for the airport established by the Act of June 29, 1940 (54 Stat. 686), and the airport the construction of which was authorized by the Act of September 7, 1950 (64 Stat. 770). Such map and program shall be prepared and published in accordance with the requirements of this Act no later than 1 year after the effective date of the regulations promulgated in accordance with section 102 of this Act. SEC. 106. No part of any noise exposure map or related information described in section 103(a) submitted to, or prepared by, the Secretary and no part of the list of land uses identified by the Secretary as land uses which are normally compatible with various exposures of individuals to noise shall be admitted as evidence, or used for any other purpose, in any suit or action seeking damages or other relief for the noise that results from the operation of an airport. SEC. 107. (a) No person who acquires property or an interest therein after the date of enactment of this Act in an area surrounding an airport with respect to which a noise exposure map has been submitted under section 103 of this title shall be entitled to recover damages with respect to the noise attributable to such airport if such person had actual or constructive knowledge of the existence of such noise exposure map unless, in addition to any other elements for recovery of damages, such person can show that— (1) a significant change in the type or frequency of aircraft operations at the airport; or (2) a significant change in the airport layout; or (3) a significant change in the flight patterns; or (4) a significant increase in nighttime operations; occurred after the date of the acquisition of such property or interest therein and that the dsunages for which recovery is sought have resulted from any such change or increase.
94 STAT. 53 49 USC 1717.
49 USC 1701 note.
U.S. liability for damages.
Post, p. 54.
Noise exposure map and program, preparation and publication. 49 USC 2105.
Maps and land use lists, prohibition. 49 USC 2106.
Recovery of damage provisions. 49 USC 2107.