This section may be cited as the "Metropolitan Area Aircraft Noise Attenuation Act."
For purposes of this section, "metropolitan area" has the meaning given it in section 473.121, subdivision 2. "Transportation policy plan" means the plan adopted by the Metropolitan Council pursuant to section 473.145. "Municipality" has the meaning provided by section 462.352, subdivision 2.
A municipality in the metropolitan area that, in part or in whole, is within the aircraft noise zones designated in the transportation policy plan may adopt and enforce ordinances and controls to regulate building construction methods and materials for the purpose of attenuating aircraft noise in habitable buildings in and around the noise zone. The ordinance or control shall not apply to remodeling or rehabilitating an existing residential building nor to the construction of an appurtenance to an existing residential building. An ordinance adopted by a municipality must be adequate to implement the Metropolitan Council's guidelines for land use compatibility with aircraft noise. Section 326B.121 does not apply to ordinances adopted under this section.
Nothing in this section shall be construed to diminish the responsibility of the Metropolitan Airports Commission to conduct noise abatement programs under other state or federal law.
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