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LIMITATIONS ON AIRPORT EXPANSION
U.S. Congress. House.
Committee on Instate and Foreign Commerce. HEARING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
A BILL TO PROVIDE THAT THE ADMINISTRATOR OF THE
MARCH 4, 1969
Serial No. 91-93
Printed for the use of the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce
U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE
WASHINGTON : 1971
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
W. E. WILLIAMSON, Clerk
WILLIAM J. DIXON
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
Saunders, Arven H., Director, Bureau of National Capital Airports,
Additional material submitted for the record by-
Air Line Pilots Association, Charles H. Ruby, president, letter dated
March 3, 1969, to Chairman Friedel..
Friedel, Hon. Samuel N., a Representative in Congress from the State
“The FAA Schemes Again”.
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:)