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105th CONGRESS

  1st Session

                               H. R. 2169

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                                 AN ACT

Making appropriations for the Department of Transportation and related 
 agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1998, and for other 
                               purposes.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
105th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 2169

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 AN ACT


 
Making appropriations for the Department of Transportation and related 
 agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1998, and for other 
                               purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums 
are appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise 
appropriated, for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1998, and for 
other purposes, namely:

                                TITLE I

                        OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

                         Salaries and Expenses

    For necessary expenses of the Office of the Secretary, $60,009,000, 
of which not to exceed $40,000 shall be available as the Secretary may 
determine for allocation within the Department for official reception 
and representation expenses: Provided, That notwithstanding any other 
provision of law, there may be credited to this appropriation up to 
$1,000,000 in funds received in user fees: Provided further, That no 
more than $606,000 shall be available for the Office of Acquisition and 
Grants Management, solely for department-wide grants management 
activities: Provided further, That none of the funds appropriated in 
this Act or otherwise made available may be used to maintain custody of 
airline tariffs that are already available for public and departmental 
access at no cost; to secure them against detection, alteration, or 
tampering; and open to inspection by the Department.

                         Office of Civil Rights

    For necessary expenses of the Office of Civil Rights, $5,574,000.

           Transportation Planning, Research, and Development

    For necessary expenses for conducting transportation planning, 
research, systems development, and development activities, to remain 
available until expended, $4,400,000.

              Transportation Administrative Service Center

    Necessary expenses for operating costs and capital outlays of the 
Transportation Administrative Service Center, not to exceed 
$121,800,000, shall be paid from appropriations made available to the 
Department of Transportation: Provided, That such services shall be 
provided on a competitive basis to entities within the Department of 
Transportation: Provided further, That the above limitation on 
operating expenses shall not apply to non-DOT entities: Provided 
further, That no funds appropriated in this Act to an agency of the 
Department shall be transferred to the Transportation Administrative 
Service Center without the approval of the agency modal administrator: 
Provided further, That no assessments may be levied against any 
program, budget activity, subactivity or project funded by this Act 
unless notice of such assessments and the basis therefor are presented 
to the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations and are approved 
by such Committees.

               Minority Business Resource Center Program

    For the cost of direct loans, $1,500,000, as authorized by 49 
U.S.C. 332: Provided, That such costs, including the cost of modifying 
such loans, shall be as defined in section 502 of the Congressional 
Budget Act of 1974: Provided further, That these funds are available to 
subsidize gross obligations for the principal amount of direct loans 
not to exceed $15,000,000. In addition, for administrative expenses to 
carry out the direct loan program, $400,000.

                       Minority Business Outreach

    For necessary expenses of Minority Business Resource Center 
outreach activities, $2,900,000, of which $2,635,000 shall remain 
available until September 30, 1999: Provided, That notwithstanding 49 
U.S.C. 332, these funds may be used for business opportunities related 
to any mode of transportation.

                              COAST GUARD

                           Operating Expenses

                     (including transfer of funds)

    For necessary expenses for the operation and maintenance of the 
Coast Guard, not otherwise provided for; purchase of not to exceed five 
passenger motor vehicles for replacement only; payments pursuant to 
section 156 of Public Law 97-377, as amended (42 U.S.C. 402 note), and 
section 229(b) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 429(b)); and 
recreation and welfare; $2,708,000,000, of which $300,000,000 shall be 
available for defense-related activities and $25,000,000 shall be 
derived from the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund: Provided, That the 
number of aircraft on hand at any one time shall not exceed two hundred 
and twelve, exclusive of aircraft and parts stored to meet future 
attrition: Provided further, That none of the funds appropriated in 
this or any other Act shall be available for pay or administrative 
expenses in connection with shipping commissioners in the United 
States: Provided further, That none of the funds provided in this Act 
shall be available for expenses incurred for yacht documentation under 
46 U.S.C. 12109, except to the extent fees are collected from yacht 
owners and credited to this appropriation: Provided further, That the 
Commandant shall reduce both military and civilian employment levels 
for the purpose of complying with Executive Order No. 12839: Provided 
further, That $34,300,000 of the funds provided under this heading for 
increased drug interdiction activities are not available for obligation 
until the Director, Office of National Drug Control Policy: (1) reviews 
the specific activities and associated costs and benefits proposed by 
the Coast Guard; (2) compares those activities to other drug 
interdiction efforts government-wide; and (3) certifies, in writing, to 
the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations that such 
expenditures represent the best investment relative to other options: 
Provided further, That should the Director, Office of National Drug 
Control Policy decline to make such certification, after notification 
in writing to the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations, the 
Director may transfer, at his discretion, up to $34,300,000 of funds 
provided herein for Coast Guard drug interdiction activities to any 
other entity of the Federal Government for drug interdiction 
activities: Provided further, That up to $615,000 in user fees 
collected pursuant to section 1111 of Public Law 104-324 shall be 
credited to this appropriation as offsetting collections in fiscal year 
1998.

              Acquisition, Construction, and Improvements

    For necessary expenses of acquisition, construction, renovation, 
and improvement of aids to navigation, shore facilities, vessels, and 
aircraft, including equipment related thereto, $379,000,000, of which 
$20,000,000 shall be derived from the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund; 
of which $191,650,000 shall be available to acquire, repair, renovate 
or improve vessels, small boats and related equipment, to remain 
available until September 30, 2002; $33,900,000 shall be available to 
acquire new aircraft and increase aviation capability, to remain 
available until September 30, 2000; $47,050,000 shall be available for 
other equipment, to remain available until September 30, 2000; 
$59,400,000 shall be available for shore facilities and aids to 
navigation facilities, to remain available until September 30, 2000; 
and $47,000,000 shall be available for personnel compensation and 
benefits and related costs, to remain available until September 30, 
1999: Provided, That funds received from the sale of HU-25 aircraft 
shall be credited to this appropriation for the purpose of acquiring 
new aircraft and increasing aviation capacity: Provided further, That 
the Commandant may dispose of surplus real property by sale or lease 
and the proceeds shall be credited to this appropriation, of which not 
more than $9,000,000 shall be credited as offsetting collections to 
this account, to be available for the purposes of this account: 
Provided further, That the amount herein appropriated from the General 
Fund shall be reduced by such amount so as to result in a final fiscal 
year 1998 appropriation from the General Fund of $370,000,000: Provided 
further, That any proceeds from the sale or lease of Coast Guard 
surplus real property in excess of $9,000,000 shall be retained and 
remain available until expended, but shall not be available for 
obligation until October 1, 1998.

                Environmental Compliance and Restoration

    For necessary expenses to carry out the Coast Guard's environmental 
compliance and restoration functions under chapter 19 of title 14, 
United States Code, $21,000,000, to remain available until expended.

                         Alteration of Bridges

    For necessary expenses for alteration or removal of obstructive 
bridges, $16,000,000, to remain available until expended.

                              Retired Pay

    For retired pay, including the payment of obligations therefor 
otherwise chargeable to lapsed appropriations for this purpose, and 
payments under the Retired Serviceman's Family Protection and Survivor 
Benefits Plans, and for payments for medical care of retired personnel 
and their dependents under the Dependents Medical Care Act (10 U.S.C. 
ch. 55); $645,696,000.

                            Reserve Training

                     (including transfer of funds)

    For all necessary expenses of the Coast Guard Reserve, as 
authorized by law; maintenance and operation of facilities; and 
supplies, equipment, and services; $67,000,000: Provided, That no more 
than $20,000,000 of funds made available under this heading may be 
transferred to Coast Guard ``Operating expenses'' or otherwise made 
available to reimburse the Coast Guard for financial support of the 
Coast Guard Reserve.

              Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation

    For necessary expenses, not otherwise provided for, for applied 
scientific research, development, test, and evaluation; maintenance, 
rehabilitation, lease and operation of facilities and equipment, as 
authorized by law, $19,000,000, to remain available until expended, of 
which $3,500,000 shall be derived from the Oil Spill Liability Trust 
Fund: Provided, That there may be credited to this appropriation funds 
received from State and local governments, other public authorities, 
private sources, and foreign countries, for expenses incurred for 
research, development, testing, and evaluation.

                              Boat Safety

                     (aquatic resources trust fund)

    For payment of necessary expenses incurred for recreational boating 
safety assistance under Public Law 92-75, as amended, $35,000,000, to 
be derived from the Boat Safety Account and to remain available until 
expended.

                    FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

                               Operations

    For necessary expenses of the Federal Aviation Administration, not 
otherwise provided for, including operations and research activities 
related to commercial space transportation, administrative expenses for 
research and development, establishment of air navigation facilities 
and the operation (including leasing) and maintenance of aircraft, and 
carrying out the provisions of subchapter I of chapter 471 of title 49, 
United States Code, or other provisions of law authorizing the 
obligation of funds for similar programs of airport and airway 
development or improvement, lease or purchase of four passenger motor 
vehicles for replacement only, $5,300,000,000, of which $1,880,000,000 
shall be derived from the Airport and Airway Trust Fund: Provided, That 
none of the funds in this Act shall be available for the Federal 
Aviation Administration to plan, finalize, or implement any regulation 
that would promulgate new aviation user fees not specifically 
authorized by law after the date of enactment of this Act: Provided 
further, That there may be credited to this appropriation funds 
received from States, counties, municipalities, foreign authorities, 
other public authorities, and private sources, for expenses incurred in 
the provision of agency services, including receipts for the 
maintenance and operation of air navigation facilities, and for 
issuance, renewal or modification of certificates, including airman, 
aircraft, and repair station certificates, or for tests related 
thereto, or for processing major repair or alteration forms: Provided 
further, That funds may be used to enter into a grant agreement with a 
nonprofit standard-setting organization to assist in the development of 
aviation safety standards: Provided further, That none of the funds in 
this Act shall be available for new applicants for the second career 
training program: Provided further, That none of the funds in this Act 
shall be available for paying premium pay under 5 U.S.C. 5546(a) to any 
Federal Aviation Administration employee unless such employee actually 
performed work during the time corresponding to such premium pay: 
Provided further, That none of the funds in this Act may be obligated 
or expended to operate a manned auxiliary flight service station in the 
contiguous United States: Provided further, That none of the funds 
derived from the Airport and Airway Trust Fund may be used to support 
the operations and activities of the Associate Administrator for 
Commercial Space Transportation.

                        Facilities and Equipment

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