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Audit of the Management of Land Acquired Under Airport Noise Compatibility Programs

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On September 30, we issued our final report on FAA's management of airport noise land. We found that each of the 11 airports in our review have Airport Improvement Program (AIP)-funded noise land that either is no longer required for such purposes or does not have a documented need for airport development. We also found that FAA program oversight and guidance need to be strengthened. We recommended that FAA have all airports with AIP-funded noise land: (1) implement written, FAA-approved plans for disposing of noise land that is no longer needed for such purposes or for airport development; (2) either return the proceeds from any dispositions to the Trust Fund or reinvest them in other FAA-approved noise mitigation projects at the airports; and (3) make disposal of unneeded noise land a high priority and maintain sustained surveillance of such land.