Code of the District of Columbia

§ 9–1002. Purpose.

(a) It is therefore declared to be the purpose of the Congress in this chapter to authorize the transfer of operating responsibility under long-term lease of the 2 Metropolitan Washington Airport properties as a unit, including access highways and other related facilities, to a properly constituted independent airport authority created by the Commonwealth of Virginia and the District of Columbia, in order to achieve local control, management, operation, and development of these important transaction assets.

(b) Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to prohibit the Airports Authority and the State of Maryland from entering into an agreement whereby Baltimore/Washington International Airport may be made part of a regional airports authority, subject to terms and conditions agreed to by the Airports Authority, the Secretary, the Commonwealth of Virginia, the District of Columbia, and the State of Maryland.


(Oct. 30, 1986, 100 Stat. 3341-376, Pub. L. 99-591, § 6003.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 7-1502.

Short Title

Short title: See Historical and Statutory Notes following § 9-1001.