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FEDERAL AVIATION ACT OF 1958 1

Public Law 85–726; 72 Stat. 737 SEC. 613. SAFETY REGULATION.

(a) NATIONAL DISASTER AREAS.—Before the 180th day following the date of the enactment of this section, the Administrator, for safety and humanitarian reasons, shall issue such regulations as may be necessary to prohibit or otherwise restrict aircraft overflights of any inhabited area which has been declared a national disaster area in the State of Hawaii.

(b) EXCEPTIONS.—Regulations issued pursuant to subsection (a) shall not be applicable in the case of aircraft overflights involving an emergency or a ligitimate scientific purpose.

1 The Federal Aviation Act of 1958 was repealed by Public Law 103–272 except for the following section.

AIRPORT AND AIRWAY IMPROVEMENT ACT OF 1982

Title V of Public Law 97-248; 96 Stat. 671

TITLE V-AIRPORT AND AIRWAY

IMPROVEMENT 1

SEC. 530. RELEASE OF CERTAIN CONDITIONS.

(a) CRYSTAL CITY, TEXAS.(1) Notwithstanding section 16 of the Federal Airport Act (as in effect on January 3, 1949), the Secretary of Transportation is authorized, subject to the provisions of section 4 of the Act of October 1, 1949 (50 App. U.S.C. 1622c), and the provisions of paragraph (2) of this subsection, to grant releases from any of the terms, conditions, reservations, and restrictions contained in the deed of conveyance dated January 3, 1949, or any other deed of conveyance dated after such date and before the date of enactment of this section, under which the United States conveyed certain property to Crystal City, Texas, for airport purposes.

(2) Any release granted by the Secretary of Transportation under paragraph (1) of this subsection shall be subject to the following conditions:

(A) Crystal City, Texas, shall agree that in conveying any interest in the property which the United States conveyed to the city by a deed described in paragraph (1) the city will receive an amount for such interest which is equal to the fair market value (as determined pursuant to regulations issued by such Secretary).

(B) Any such amount so received by the city shall be used by the city for the development, improvement, operation, or maintenance of a public airport.

(b) BROWNWOOD, TEXAS.(1) Notwithstanding section 16 of the Federal Airport Act (as in effect on June 26, 1950), the Secretary of Transportation is authorized, subject to the provisions of section 4 of the Act of October 1, 1949 (50 App. U.S.C. 1622c), and the provisions of paragraph (2) of this subsection, to grant releases from any of the terms, conditions, reservations, and restrictions contained in the deeds of conveyance dated June 26, 1950, and April 1, 1963, under which the United States conveyed certain property to the city of Brownwood, Texas, for airport purposes.

(2) Any release granted by the Secretary of Transportation under paragraph (1) of this subsection shall be subject to the following conditions:

1 The Airport and Airway Improvement Act of 1982 was repealed by Public Law 103–272 except for the following.

(A) The city of Brownwood, Texas, shall agree that in conveying any interest in the property which the United States conveyed to the city by the deeds dated June 26, 1950, and April 1, 1963, the city will receive an amount for such interest which is equal to the fair market value (as determined pursuant to regulations issued by such Secretary).

(B) Any such amount so received by the city shall be used by the city for the development, improvement, operation, or maintenance of a public airport.

(c) GRAND JUNCTION, COLORADO.(1) Notwithstanding section 16 of the Federal Airport Act (as in effect on September 14, 1951), the Secretary of Transportation is authorized, subject to the provisions of section 4 of the Act of October 1, 1949 (50 App. U.S.C. 1622c), and the provisions of paragraph (2) of this subsection, to grant releases from any of the terms, conditions, reservations, and restrictions contained in the deed of conveyance dated September 14, 1951, under which the United States conveyed certain property to the city of Grand Junction, Colorado, for airport purposes and the deed of conveyance dated March 24, 1975, under which the city of Grand Junction, Colorado, conveyed such property to the Walker Field Public Airport Authority.

(2) Any release granted by the Secretary of Transportation under paragraph (1) of this subsection shall be subject to the following conditions:

(A) The property for which releases are granted under this section shall not exceed a total of eighteen acres.

(B) The Walker Field Public Airport Authority shall agree that in leasing, or conveying any interest in, the property for which releases are granted under this section, such Authority will receive an amount which is equal to the fair lease value or the fair market value, as the case may be (as determined pursuant to regulations issued by such Secretary).

(C) Any such amount so received by the Walker Field Public Airport Authority, shall be used by such Authority for the development, improvement, operation, or maintenance of the Walker Field Public Airport.

(d) NEWPORT, ARKANSAS.(1) Notwithstanding section 16 of the Federal Airport Act (as in effect on December 17, 1947), the Secretary of Transportation is authorized, subject to the provisions of section 4 of the Act of October 1, 1949 (50 App. U.S.C. 1622c), and the provisions of paragraph (2) of this subsection, to grant releases from any of the terms, conditions, reservations, and restrictions contained in the deed of conveyance dated December 17, 1947, or any other deed of conveyance dated after such date and before the date of enactment of this section, under which the United States conveyed certain property to Newport, Arkansas, for airport purposes.

(2) Any release granted by the Secretary of Transportation under paragraph (1) of this subsection shall be subject to the following conditions:

(A) Newport, Arkansas, shall agree that in conveying any interest in the property which the United States conveyed to the city by a deed described in paragraph (1) the city will receive an amount for such interest which is equal to the fair market value (as determined pursuant to regulations issued by such Secretary).

(B) Any such amount so received by the city shall be used by the city for the development, improvement, operation, or maintenance of a public airport.

SECTION 16 OF THE FEDERAL AIRPORT ACT, AS IN

EFFECT ON DECEMBER 17, 1947

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USE OF GOVERNMENT-OWNED LANDS

Requests for Use SEC. 16. (a) Whenever the Administrator determines that use of any lands owned or controlled by the United States is reasonably necessary for carrying out a project under this Act, or for the operation of any public airport, he shall file with the head of the department or agency having control of such lands a request that such property interest therein as he may deem necessary be conveyed to the public agency sponsoring the project in question or owning or controlling the airport. Such property interest may consist of the title to or any other interest in land or any easement through or other interest in air space.

Making of Conveyances (b) Upon receipt of a request from the Administrator under this section, the head of the department or agency having control of the lands in question shall determine whether the requested conveyance is inconsistent with the needs of the department or agency, and shall notify the Administrator of his determination within a period of four months after receipt of the Administrator's request. İf such department or agency head determines that the requested conveyance is not inconsistent with the needs of that department or agency, such department or agency head is hereby authorized and directed, with the approval of the President and the Attorney General of the United States, and without any expense to the United States, to perform any acts and to execute any instruments necessary to make the conveyance requested; but each such conveyance shall be made on the condition that the property interest conveyed shall automatically revert to the United States in the event that the lands in question are not developed, or cease to be used, for airport purposes.

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