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LIMITATIONS ON AIRPORT EXPANSION

U.S. Congress. House.

Committee on Instate and Foreign Commerce. HEARING

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BEFORE THE

SUBCOMMITTEE ON
TRANSPORTATION AND AERONAUTICS.

OF THE

COMMITTEE ON
INTERSTATE AND FOREIGN COMMERCE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

NINETY-FIRST CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

ON

H.R. 2668

A BILL TO PROVIDE THAT THE ADMINISTRATOR OF THE
FEDERAL AVIATION AGENCY SHALL NOT UNDERTAKE
CERTAIN PROJECTS TO IMPROVE OR EXPAND FEDERAL
AIRPORTS WITHOUT SPECIFIC AUTHORIZATION FOR

SUCH PROJECTS

MARCH 4, 1969

746/4740

Serial No. 91-93

Printed for the use of the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce

U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON : 1971

55-673

COMMITTEE ON INTERSTATE AND FOREIGN COMMERCE

HARLEY 0. STAGGERS, West Virginia, Chairman SAMUEL N. FRIEDEL, Maryland

WILLIAM L. SPRINGER, Illinois TORBERTH. MACDONALD, Massachusetts SAMUEL L. DEVINE, Ohio JOHN JARMAN, Oklahoma

ANCHER NELSEN, Minnesota JOHN E. MOSS, California

HASTINGS KEITH, Massachusetts JOHN D. DINGELL, Michigan.

GLENN CUNNINGHAM, Nebraska PAUL G. ROGERS, Florida

JAMES T. BROYHILL, North Carolina LIONEL VAN DEERLIN, California

JAMES HARVEY, Michigan J. I. PICKLE, Texas

ALBERT W. WATSON, South Carolina FRED B. ROONEY, Pennsylvania

TIM LEE CARTER, Kentucky JOHN M. MURPHY, New York

G. ROBERT WATKINS, Pennsylvania DAVID E. SATTERFIELD III, Virginia

DONALD G. BROTZMAN, Colorado DANIEL J. RONAN, Illinois

CLARENCE J. BROWN, Ohio BROCK ADAMS, Washington

DAN KUYKENDALL, Tennessee RICHARD L. OTTINGER, New York

JOE SKUBITZ, Kansas RAY BLANTON, Tennessee

FLETCHER THOMPSON, Georgia W. S. (BILL) STUCKEY, JR., Georgia

JAMES F. HASTINGS, New York
PETER N. KYROS, Maine
BOB ECKHARDT, Texas
ROBERT O. TIERNAN, Rhode Island
RICHARDSON PREYER, North Carolina

W. E. WILLIAMSON, Clerk
KENNETH J. PAINTER, Assistant Clerk

Professional Staff

ANDREW STEVENSON
JAMES M. MENGER, Jr.

WILLIAM J. DIXON
ROBERT F. GUTHRIE

SUBCOMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION AND AERONAUTICS

SAMUEL N. FRIEDEL, Maryland, Chairman JOHN D. DINGELL, Michigan

SAMUEL L. DEVINE, Ohio J.J. PICKLE, Texas

GLENN CUNNINGHAM, Nebraska DANIEL J. RONAN, Illinois

ALBERT W. WATSON, South Carolina BROCK ADAMS, Washington

DAN KUYKENDALL, Tennessee

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LIMITATIONS ON AIRPORT EXPANSION

TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 1969

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, SUBCOMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION AND AERONAUTICS, COMMITTEE ON INTERSTATE AND FOREIGN COMMERCE,

Washington, D.C. The subcommittee met at 10 a.m., pursuant to notice, in room 2123, Rayburn House Office Building, Hon. Samuel N. Friedel (chairman) presiding

Mr. FRIEDEL. The subcommittee will please be in order.

Today's hearing is on H.R. 2668, a bill which I introduced to provide that the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration shall not undertake any project to improve or expand Federal airports without specific authorization, if the cost of such project will exceed $50,000.

I introduced similar legislation in the beginning of the 90th Congress (H.R. 2798), January 18, 1967). Then last year under date of September 1, 1968, the Federal Aviation Administration released a "Master Plan Report-Washington National Airport.” This report cost some $300,000. I described the outlay of $300,000 taxpayer dollars for this purpose as outrageous on the floor of the House on September 26, 1968.

Without objection, I will include my floor statement of that date in this hearing record at the end of my opening remarks.

Over the years I have been actively engaged in the airport needs for not only the Baltimore area but for the Baltimore/Washington, D.C. area. In many and ever increasing instances these needs are overlapping. I take a great deal of good natured joshing just about every time I say "Friendship International.” I don't mind this-I rather enjoy it as long as all of us concerned with aviation are aware that Friendship and Dulles have unused capacity with minimal aircraft noise problems while Washington National is saturated with air service and its aircraft operations bring constant complaints about noise.

It would seem to me that the Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration would do well to think in terms of minimizing the surface transportation problems—and I don't believe that they are as large as some would have you think-to and from Dulles and Friendship rather than concentrating on revamping or rebuilding Washington National at a cost of several hundred million dollars.

(Mr. Friedel's statement on the floor of the House, January 26, 1968, referred to, follows:)

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