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In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) monitoring and enforcement of aircraft noise rules at Washington National Airport.
Recommendations for Executive Action
|Department of Transportation||1. The Secretary of Transportation should direct the Administrator, FAA, to: (1) monitor all--or a systematic, generalizable sample of--operations at high-density airports, including National Airport, for compliance with the high-density rule; and (2) maintain a system of records of the violations identified and its disposition of them in a form that will enable FAA to evaluate its overall monitoring and enforcement effort.|