CBO - Congressional Budget Office

04/15/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 04/15/2019 15:42

H.R. 1775, Notice to Airmen Improvement Act of 2019

H.R. 1775 would direct the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to complete a variety of administrative tasks related to notices to airmen (NOTAMs), which convey essential information to personnel concerned with flight operations. (For example, NOTAMs alert aircraft pilots of potential hazards along a flight route or other conditions or situations affecting aeronautical facilities, services, or procedures that might affect the safety of flight operations.) H.R. 1775 would require the Administrator to establish a task force of aviation stakeholders to review existing policies related to NOTAMs, recommend improvements, and report its findings to the Congress within one year.

Using information from the FAA, CBO estimates that implementing H.R. 1775 would not significantly affect the federal budget. According to the agency, the bill's requirements are largely consistent with existing activities related to NOTAMs. As a result, CBO estimates that any change in federal spending to meet those requirements-which would be subject to appropriation-would not exceed $500,000.