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Air Commerce and Safety Act

Legislation requiring the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to establish standards promoting aircraft safety. Regulations established under this Act (49 USC 44718 et seq.) require FAA notification prior to the construction of any structure that (1) is located within 20,000 ft (6,100 m) or less of an existing public or military airport or (2) extends more than 200 ft above ground level or exceeds specified parameters. These notification requirements may be applicable to certain energy development activities. The FAA regulations promulgated under this Act are available at 14 CFR 77.

Regulations Applicable to Energy Development

The FAA regulations issued under this Act related to objects affecting navigable airspace may be applicable to energy development activities.

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This statute may apply to the following energy resources:
Biomass, Carbon Sequestration, Coal, Geothermal, Hydrokinetic, Low-Head Hydropower, Oil & Gas, Solar, Transmission, Wind
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