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                                                       Calendar No. 218

106th CONGRESS

  1st Session

                               H. R. 1833

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 AN ACT

  To authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2000 and 2001 for the 
     United States Customs Service for drug interdiction and other 
 operations, for the Office of the United States Trade Representative, 
  for the United States International Trade Commission, and for other 
                               purposes.

_______________________________________________________________________

                             July 20, 1999

        Reported with an amendment and an amendment to the title





                                                       Calendar No. 218
106th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 1833


_______________________________________________________________________


                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                              May 27, 1999

     Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance

                             July 20, 1999

 Reported by Mr. Roth, with an amendment and an amendment to the title
 [Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed 
                               in italic]

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 AN ACT


 
  To authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2000 and 2001 for the 
     United States Customs Service for drug interdiction and other 
 operations, for the Office of the United States Trade Representative, 
  for the United States International Trade Commission, and for other 
                               purposes.

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

<DELETED>SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.</DELETED>

<DELETED>    This Act may be cited as the ``Trade Agency 
Authorizations, Drug Free Borders, and Prevention of On-Line Child 
Pornography Act of 1999''.</DELETED>

<DELETED>SEC. 2. TABLE OF CONTENTS.</DELETED>

<DELETED>    The table of contents for this Act is as 
follows:</DELETED>

<DELETED>Sec. 1. Short title.
<DELETED>Sec. 2. Table of contents.
            <DELETED>TITLE I--UNITED STATES CUSTOMS SERVICE

   <DELETED>Subtitle A--Drug Enforcement and Other Noncommercial and 
                         Commercial Operations

<DELETED>Sec. 101. Authorization of appropriations for noncommercial 
                            operations, commercial operations, and air 
                            and marine interdiction.
<DELETED>Sec. 102. Illicit narcotics detection equipment for the United 
                            States-Mexico border, United States-Canada 
                            border, and Florida and the Gulf Coast 
                            seaports.
<DELETED>Sec. 103. Peak hours and investigative resource enhancement 
                            for the United States-Mexico and United 
                            States-Canada borders.
<DELETED>Sec. 104. Compliance with performance plan requirements.
   <DELETED>Subtitle B--Child Cyber-Smuggling Center of the Customs 
                                Service

<DELETED>Sec. 111. Authorization of appropriations for program to 
                            prevent child pornography/child sexual 
                            exploitation.
               <DELETED>Subtitle C--Personnel Provisions

<DELETED>Chapter 1--Overtime And Premium Pay of Officers of the Customs 
                                Service

<DELETED>Sec. 121. Correction relating to fiscal year cap.
<DELETED>Sec. 122. Correction relating to overtime pay.
<DELETED>Sec. 123. Correction relating to premium pay.
<DELETED>Sec. 124. Use of savings from payment of overtime and premium 
                            pay for additional overtime enforcement 
                            activities of the Customs Service.
<DELETED>Sec. 125. Effective date.
              <DELETED>Chapter 2--Miscellaneous Provisions

<DELETED>Sec. 131. Study and report relating to personnel practices of 
                            the Customs Service.
  <DELETED>TITLE II--OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE

<DELETED>Sec. 201. Authorization of appropriations.
    <DELETED>TITLE III--UNITED STATES INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

<DELETED>Sec. 301. Authorization of appropriations.

       <DELETED>TITLE I--UNITED STATES CUSTOMS SERVICE</DELETED>

   <DELETED>Subtitle A--Drug Enforcement and Other Noncommercial and 
                    Commercial Operations</DELETED>

<DELETED>SEC. 101. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS FOR NONCOMMERCIAL 
              OPERATIONS, COMMERCIAL OPERATIONS, AND AIR AND MARINE 
              INTERDICTION.</DELETED>

<DELETED>    (a) Noncommercial Operations.--Section 301(b)(1) of the 
Customs Procedural Reform and Simplification Act of 1978 (19 U.S.C. 
2075(b)(1)) is amended--</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (1) in subparagraph (A) to read as 
        follows:</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    ``(A) $999,563,000 for fiscal year 
                2000.''; and</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (2) in subparagraph (B) to read as 
        follows:</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    ``(B) $996,464,000 for fiscal year 
                2001.''.</DELETED>
<DELETED>    (b) Commercial Operations.--</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (1) In general.--Section 301(b)(2)(A) of the 
        Customs Procedural Reform and Simplification Act of 1978 (19 
        U.S.C. 2075(b)(2)(A)) is amended--</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (A) in clause (i) to read as 
                follows:</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    ``(i) $1,154,359,000 for fiscal year 
                2000.''; and</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (B) in clause (ii) to read as 
                follows:</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    ``(ii) $1,194,534,000 for fiscal year 
                2001.''.</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (2) Reports.--Not later than 90 days after the 
        date of the enactment of this Act, and not later than each 
        subsequent 90-day period, the Commissioner of Customs shall 
        prepare and submit to the Committee on Ways and Means of the 
        House of Representatives and the Committee on Finance of the 
        Senate a report demonstrating that the development and 
        establishment of the automated commercial environment computer 
        system is being carried out in a cost-effective manner and 
        meets the modernization requirements of title VI of the North 
        American Free Trade Agreements Implementation Act.</DELETED>
<DELETED>    (c) Air and Marine Interdiction.--Section 301(b)(3) of the 
Customs Procedural Reform and Simplification Act of 1978 (19 U.S.C. 
2075(b)(3)) is amended--</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (1) in subparagraph (A) to read as 
        follows:</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    ``(A) $109,413,000 for fiscal year 
                2000.''; and</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (2) in subparagraph (B) to read as 
        follows:</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    ``(B) $113,789,000 for fiscal year 
                2001.''.</DELETED>
<DELETED>    (d) Submission of Out-Year Budget Projections.--Section 
301(a) of the Customs Procedural Reform and Simplification Act of 1978 
(19 U.S.C. 2075(a)) is amended by adding at the end the 
following:</DELETED>
<DELETED>    ``(3) By no later than the date on which the President 
submits to the Congress the budget of the United States Government for 
a fiscal year, the Commissioner of Customs shall submit to the 
Committee on Ways and Means of the House of Representatives and the 
Committee on Finance of the Senate the projected amount of funds for 
the succeeding fiscal year that will be necessary for the operations of 
the Customs Service as provided for in subsection (b).''.</DELETED>

<DELETED>SEC. 102. ILLICIT NARCOTICS DETECTION EQUIPMENT FOR THE UNITED 
              STATES-MEXICO BORDER, UNITED STATES-CANADA BORDER, AND 
              FLORIDA AND THE GULF COAST SEAPORTS.</DELETED>

<DELETED>    (a) Fiscal Year 2000.--Of the amounts made available for 
fiscal year 2000 under section 301(b)(1)(A) of the Customs Procedural 
Reform and Simplification Act of 1978 (19 U.S.C. 2075(b)(1)(A)), as 
amended by section 101(a) of this Act, $90,244,000 shall be available 
until expended for acquisition and other expenses associated with 
implementation and deployment of illicit narcotics detection equipment 
along the United States-Mexico border, the United States-Canada border, 
and Florida and the Gulf Coast seaports, as follows:</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (1) United states-mexico border.--For the United 
        States-Mexico border, the following:</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (A) $6,000,000 for 8 Vehicle and Container 
                Inspection Systems (VACIS).</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (B) $11,200,000 for 5 mobile truck x-rays 
                with transmission and backscatter imaging.</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (C) $13,000,000 for the upgrade of 8 
                fixed-site truck x-rays from the present energy level 
                of 450,000 electron volts to 1,000,000 electron volts 
                (1-MeV).</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (D) $7,200,000 for 8 1-MeV pallet x-
                rays.</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (E) $1,000,000 for 200 portable contraband 
                detectors (busters) to be distributed among ports where 
                the current allocations are inadequate.</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (F) $600,000 for 50 contraband detection 
                kits to be distributed among all southwest border ports 
                based on traffic volume.</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (G) $500,000 for 25 ultrasonic container 
                inspection units to be distributed among all ports 
                receiving liquid-filled cargo and to ports with a 
                hazardous material inspection facility.</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (H) $2,450,000 for 7 automated targeting 
                systems.</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (I) $360,000 for 30 rapid tire deflator 
                systems to be distributed to those ports where port 
                runners are a threat.</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (J) $480,000 for 20 portable Treasury 
                Enforcement Communications Systems (TECS) terminals to 
                be moved among ports as needed.</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (K) $1,000,000 for 20 remote watch 
                surveillance camera systems at ports where there are 
                suspicious activities at loading docks, vehicle queues, 
                secondary inspection lanes, or areas where visual 
                surveillance or observation is obscured.</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (L) $1,254,000 for 57 weigh-in-motion 
                sensors to be distributed among the ports with the 
                greatest volume of outbound traffic.</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (M) $180,000 for 36 AM traffic information 
                radio stations, with 1 station to be located at each 
                border crossing.</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (N) $1,040,000 for 260 inbound vehicle 
                counters to be installed at every inbound vehicle 
                lane.</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (O) $950,000 for 38 spotter camera systems 
                to counter the surveillance of customs inspection 
                activities by persons outside the boundaries of ports 
                where such surveillance activities are 
                occurring.</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (P) $390,000 for 60 inbound commercial 
                truck transponders to be distributed to all ports of 
                entry.</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (Q) $1,600,000 for 40 narcotics vapor and 
                particle detectors to be distributed to each border 
                crossing.</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (R) $400,000 for license plate reader 
                automatic targeting software to be installed at each 
                port to target inbound vehicles.</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (2) United states-canada border.--For the United 
        States-Canada border, the following:</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (A) $3,000,000 for 4 Vehicle and Container 
                Inspection Systems (VACIS).</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (B) $8,800,000 for 4 mobile truck x-rays 
                with transmission and backscatter imaging.</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (C) $3,600,000 for 4 1-MeV pallet x-
                rays.</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (D) $250,000 for 50 portable contraband 
                detectors (busters) to be distributed among ports where 
                the current allocations are inadequate.</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (E) $300,000 for 25 contraband detection 
                kits to be distributed among ports based on traffic 
                volume.</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (F) $240,000 for 10 portable Treasury 
                Enforcement Communications Systems (TECS) terminals to 
                be moved among ports as needed.</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (G) $400,000 for 10 narcotics vapor and 
                particle detectors to be distributed to each border 
                crossing based on traffic volume.</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (3) Florida and gulf coast seaports.--For Florida 
        and the Gulf Coast seaports, the following:</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (A) $4,500,000 for 6 Vehicle and Container 
                Inspection Systems (VACIS).</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (B) $11,800,000 for 5 mobile truck x-rays 
                with transmission and backscatter imaging.</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (C) $7,200,000 for 8 1-MeV pallet x-
                rays.</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (D) $250,000 for 50 portable contraband 
                detectors (busters) to be distributed among ports where 
                the current allocations are inadequate.</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (E) $300,000 for 25 contraband detection 
                kits to be distributed among ports based on traffic 
                volume.</DELETED>
<DELETED>    (b) Fiscal Year 2001.--Of the amounts made available for 
fiscal year 2001 under section 301(b)(1)(B) of the Customs Procedural 
Reform and Simplification Act of 1978 (19 U.S.C. 2075(b)(1)(B)), as 
amended by section 101(a) of this Act, $8,924,500 shall be available 

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