49 USC 47135: Innovative financing techniques
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49 USC 47135: Innovative financing techniques Text contains those laws in effect on June 19, 2024
From Title 49-TRANSPORTATIONSUBTITLE VII-AVIATION PROGRAMSPART B-AIRPORT DEVELOPMENT AND NOISECHAPTER 471-AIRPORT DEVELOPMENTSUBCHAPTER I-AIRPORT IMPROVEMENT

§47135. Innovative financing techniques

(a) Authority.-

(1) In general.-The Secretary of Transportation may approve an application by an airport sponsor to use grants received under this subchapter for innovative financing techniques related to an airport development project that is located at an airport that is not a large hub airport.

(2) Approval.-The Secretary may approve not more than 30 applications described under paragraph (1) in a fiscal year.


(b) Purposes.-The purpose of grants made under this section shall be to-

(1) provide information on the benefits and difficulties of using innovative financing techniques for airport development projects;

(2) lower the total cost of an airport development project; or

(3) expedite the delivery or completion of an airport development project without reducing safety or causing environmental harm.


(c) Limitations.-

(1) No guarantees.-In no case shall the implementation of an innovative financing technique under this section be used in a manner giving rise to a direct or indirect guarantee of any airport debt instrument by the United States Government.

(2) Types of techniques.-In this section, innovative financing techniques are limited to-

(A) payment of interest;

(B) commercial bond insurance and other credit enhancement associated with airport bonds for eligible airport development;

(C) flexible non-Federal matching requirements;

(D) use of funds apportioned under section 47114 for the payment of principal and interest of terminal development for costs incurred before the date of the enactment of this section; and

(E) any other techniques that the Secretary determines are consistent with the purposes of this section.

(Added Pub. L. 106–181, title I, §132(a), Apr. 5, 2000, 114 Stat. 80 ; amended Pub. L. 108–176, title I, §156, Dec. 12, 2003, 117 Stat. 2508 ; Pub. L. 118–63, title VII, §721, May 16, 2024, 138 Stat. 1264 .)


Editorial Notes

References in Text

The date of the enactment of this section, referred to in subsec. (c)(2)(D), is the date of enactment of Pub. L. 106–181, which was approved Apr. 5, 2000.

Amendments

2024-Subsecs. (a), (b). Pub. L. 118–63, §721(1), added subsecs. (a) and (b) and struck out former subsecs. (a) and (b) which read as follows:

"(a) In General.-The Secretary of Transportation may approve, after the date of enactment of the Vision 100-Century of Aviation Reauthorization Act, applications for not more than 20 airport development projects for which grants received under this subchapter may be used for innovative financing techniques. Such projects shall be located at airports that each year have less than .25 percent of the total number of passenger boardings each year at all commercial service airports in the most recent calendar year for which data is available.

"(b) Purpose.-The purpose of grants made under this section shall be to provide information on the benefits and difficulties of using innovative financing techniques for airport development projects."

Subsec. (c)(2)(E). Pub. L. 118–63, §721(2), added subpar. (E).

2003-Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 108–176 inserted ", after the date of enactment of the Vision 100-Century of Aviation Reauthorization Act," after "approve" in first sentence.


Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries

Effective Date of 2003 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 108–176 applicable only to fiscal years beginning after Sept. 30, 2003, except as otherwise specifically provided, see section 3 of Pub. L. 108–176, set out as a note under section 106 of this title.

Effective Date

Section applicable only to fiscal years beginning after Sept. 30, 1999, see section 3 of Pub. L. 106–181, set out as an Effective Date of 2000 Amendments note under section 106 of this title.