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H.R. 1551 (rh) To authorize the Federal Aviation Administration's civil aviation research and development programs for fiscal years 2000 and 2001, and for other purposes. [Reported in House] ...


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106th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 1551


_______________________________________________________________________


                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                           September 16, 1999

    Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, 
                      Science, and Transportation

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 AN ACT


 
   To authorize the Federal Aviation Administration's civil aviation 
 research and development programs for fiscal years 2000 and 2001, and 
                          for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Civil Aviation Research and 
Development Authorization Act of 1999''.

SEC. 2. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

    Section 48102(a) of title 49, United States Code, is amended--
            (1) by striking ``and'' at the end of paragraph (4)(J);
            (2) by striking the period at the end of paragraph (5) and 
        inserting in lieu thereof a semicolon; and
            (3) by adding at the end the following:
            ``(6) for fiscal year 2000, $208,416,100 including--
                    ``(A) $17,269,000 for system development and 
                infrastructure projects and activities;
                    ``(B) $33,042,500 for capacity and air traffic 
                management technology projects and activities;
                    ``(C) $11,265,400 for communications, navigation, 
                and surveillance projects and activities;
                    ``(D) $15,765,000 for weather projects and 
                activities;
                    ``(E) $6,358,200 for airport technology projects 
                and activities;
                    ``(F) $39,639,000 for aircraft safety technology 
                projects and activities;
                    ``(G) $53,218,000 for system security technology 
                projects and activities;
                    ``(H) $26,207,000 for human factors and aviation 
                medicine projects and activities;
                    ``(I) $3,481,000 for environment and energy 
                projects and activities; and
                    ``(J) $2,171,000 for innovative/cooperative 
                research projects and activities, of which $750,000 
                shall be for carrying out subsection (h) of this 
                section; and
            ``(7) for fiscal year 2001, $222,950,000.''.

SEC. 3. BUDGET DESIGNATION FOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES.

    Section 48102 of title 49, United States Code, is amended by 
inserting after subsection (f) the following new subsection:
    ``(g) Designation of Activities.--(1) The amounts appropriated 
under subsection (a) are for the support of all research and 
development activities carried out by the Federal Aviation 
Administration that fall within the categories of basic research, 
applied research, and development, including the design and development 
of prototypes, in accordance with the classifications of the Office of 
Management and Budget Circular A-11 (Budget Formulation/Submission 
Process).
    ``(2) The Department of Transportation's annual budget request for 
the Federal Aviation Administration shall identify all of the 
activities carried out by the Administration within the categories of 
basic research, applied research, and development, as classified by the 
Office of Management and Budget Circular A-11. Each activity in the 
categories of basic research, applied research, and development shall 
be identified regardless of the budget category in which it appears in 
the budget request.''.

SEC. 4. NATIONAL AVIATION RESEARCH PLAN.

    Section 44501(c) of title 49, United States Code, is amended--
            (1) in paragraph (2)(B)--
                    (A) by striking ``and'' at the end of clause (iii);
                    (B) by striking the period at the end of clause 
                (iv) and inserting in lieu thereof ``; and''; and
                    (C) by adding at the end the following new clause:
            ``(v) highlight the research and development technology 
        transfer activities that promote technology sharing among 
        government, industry, and academia through the Stevenson-Wydler 
        Technology Innovation Act of 1980.''; and
            (2) in paragraph (3), by inserting ``The report shall be 
        prepared in accordance with requirements of section 1116 of 
        title 31, United States Code.'' after ``effect for the prior 
        fiscal year.''.

SEC. 5. INTEGRATED SAFETY RESEARCH PLAN.

    (a) Requirement.--Not later than March 1, 2000, the Administrator 
of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the 
Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration shall jointly 
prepare and transmit to the Congress an integrated civil aviation 
safety research and development plan.
    (b) Contents.--The plan required by subsection (a) shall include--
            (1) an identification of the respective research and 
        development requirements, roles, and responsibilities of the 
        National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the Federal 
        Aviation Administration;
            (2) formal mechanisms for the timely sharing of information 
        between the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and 
        the Federal Aviation Administration, including a requirement 
        that the FAA-NASA Coordinating Committee established in 1980 
        meet at least twice a year; and
            (3) procedures for increased communication and coordination 
        between the Federal Aviation Administration research advisory 
        committee established under section 44508 of title 49, United 
        States Code, and the NASA Aeronautics and Space Transportation 
        Technology Advisory Committee, including a proposal for greater 
        cross-membership between those two advisory committees.

SEC. 6. INTERNET AVAILABILITY OF INFORMATION.

    The Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration shall make 
available through the Internet home page of the Federal Aviation 
Administration the abstracts relating to all research grants and awards 
made with funds authorized by the amendments made by this Act. Nothing 
in this section shall be construed to require or permit the release of 
any information prohibited by law or regulation from being released to 
the public.

SEC. 7. RESEARCH ON NONSTRUCTURAL AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS.

    Section 44504(b)(1) of title 49, United States Code, is amended by 
inserting ``, including nonstructural aircraft systems,'' after ``life 
of aircraft''.

SEC. 8. ELIGIBILITY FOR AWARDS.

    (a) In general.--The Administrator of the Federal Aviation 
Administration shall exclude from consideration for grant agreements 
made by that Administration with funds appropriated pursuant to the 
amendments made by this Act any person who received funds, other than 
those described in subsection (b), appropriated for a fiscal year after 
fiscal year 1999, under a grant agreement from any Federal funding 
source for a project that was not subjected to a competitive, merit-
based award process, except as specifically authorized by this Act. Any 
exclusion from consideration pursuant to this subsection shall be 
effective for a period of 5 years after the person receives such 
Federal funds.
    (b) Exception.--Subsection (a) shall not apply to the receipt of 
Federal funds by a person due to the membership of that person in a 
class specified by law for which assistance is awarded to members of 
the class according to a formula provided by law.
    (c) Definition.--For purposes of this section, the term ``grant 
agreement'' means a legal instrument whose principal purpose is to 
transfer a thing of value to the recipient to carry out a public 
purpose of support or stimulation authorized by a law of the United 
States, and does not include the acquisition (by purchase, lease, or 
barter) of property or services for the direct benefit or use of the 
United States Government. Such term does not include a cooperative 
agreement (as such term is used in section 6305 of title 31, United 
States Code) or a cooperative research and development agreement (as 
such term is defined in section 12(d)(1) of the Stevenson-Wydler 
Technology Innovation Act of 1980 (15 U.S.C. 3710a(d)(1))).

SEC. 9. COMPLIANCE WITH BUY AMERICAN ACT.

    No funds authorized pursuant to this Act may be expended by an 
entity unless the entity agrees that in expending the assistance the 
entity will comply with sections 2 through 4 of the Act of March 3, 
1933 (41 U.S.C. 10a-10c, popularly known as the ``Buy American Act'').

SEC. 10. SENSE OF THE CONGRESS; REQUIREMENT REGARDING NOTICE.

    (a) Purchase of American-Made Equipment and Products.--In the case 
of any equipment or products that may be authorized to be purchased 
with financial assistance provided under this Act, it is the sense of 
the Congress that entities receiving such assistance should, in 
expending the assistance, purchase only American-made equipment and 
products.
    (b) Notice to Recipients of Assistance.--In providing financial 
assistance under this Act, the Administrator of the Federal Aviation 
Administration shall provide to each recipient of the assistance a 
notice describing the statement made in subsection (a) by the Congress.

SEC. 11. PROHIBITION OF CONTRACTS.

    If it has been finally determined by a court or Federal agency that 
any person intentionally affixed a label bearing a ``Made in America'' 
inscription, or any inscription with the same meaning, to any product 
sold in or shipped to the United States that is not made in the United 
States, such person shall be ineligible to receive any contract or 
subcontract made with funds provided pursuant to this Act, pursuant to 
the debarment, suspension, and ineligibility procedures described in 
section 9.400 through 9.409 of title 48, Code of Federal Regulations.

SEC. 12. LASER VISUAL GUIDANCE RESEARCH.

    The Federal Aviation Administration is encouraged to conduct 
research on the laser visual guidance landing system.

            Passed the House of Representatives September 15, 1999.

            Attest:

                                                 JEFF TRANDAHL,

                                                                 Clerk.

Pages: 1

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