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H.R. 2169 (rds) Making appropriations for the Department of Transportation and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1998, and for other purposes. ...


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105th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 2169


_______________________________________________________________________


                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             July 30, 1997

    Ordered to be printed with the amendments of the Senate numbered

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 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,
(1)<DELETED>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:

                       <DELETED>TITLE I</DELETED>

               <DELETED>OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY</DELETED>

                <DELETED>Salaries and Expenses</DELETED>

<DELETED>    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.</DELETED>

               <DELETED>Office of Civil Rights</DELETED>

<DELETED>    For necessary expenses of the Office of Civil Rights, 
$5,574,000.</DELETED>

 <DELETED>Transportation Planning, Research, and Development</DELETED>

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

    <DELETED>Transportation Administrative Service Center</DELETED>

<DELETED>    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.</DELETED>

      <DELETED>Minority Business Resource Center Program</DELETED>

<DELETED>    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.</DELETED>

             <DELETED>Minority Business Outreach</DELETED>

<DELETED>    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.</DELETED>

                     <DELETED>COAST GUARD</DELETED>

                 <DELETED>Operating Expenses</DELETED>

            <DELETED>(including transfer of funds)</DELETED>

<DELETED>    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.</DELETED>

     <DELETED>Acquisition, Construction, and Improvements</DELETED>

<DELETED>    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.</DELETED>

      <DELETED>Environmental Compliance and Restoration</DELETED>

<DELETED>    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.</DELETED>

                <DELETED>Alteration of Bridges</DELETED>

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

                     <DELETED>Retired Pay</DELETED>

<DELETED>    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.</DELETED>

                  <DELETED>Reserve Training</DELETED>

            <DELETED>(including transfer of funds)</DELETED>

<DELETED>    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.</DELETED>

     <DELETED>Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation</DELETED>

<DELETED>    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.</DELETED>

                     <DELETED>Boat Safety</DELETED>

           <DELETED>(aquatic resources trust fund)</DELETED>

<DELETED>    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.</DELETED>

           <DELETED>FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION</DELETED>

                     <DELETED>Operations</DELETED>

<DELETED>    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.</DELETED>

              <DELETED>Facilities and Equipment</DELETED>

           <DELETED>(airport and airway trust fund)</DELETED>

<DELETED>    For necessary expenses, not otherwise provided for, for 
acquisition, establishment, and improvement by contract or purchase, 
and hire of air navigation and experimental facilities and equipment as 
authorized under part A of subtitle VII of title 49, United States 
Code, including initial acquisition of necessary sites by lease or 
grant; engineering and service testing, including construction of test 
facilities and acquisition of necessary sites by lease or grant; and 
construction and furnishing of quarters and related accommodations for 
officers and employees of the Federal Aviation Administration stationed 
at remote localities where such accommodations are not available; and 
the purchase, lease, or transfer of aircraft from funds available under 
this head; to be derived from the Airport and Airway Trust Fund, 
$1,875,000,000, of which $1,655,890,000 shall remain available until 
September 30, 2000, and of which $219,110,000 shall remain available 
until September 30, 1998: Provided, That there may be credited to this 
appropriation funds received from States, counties, municipalities, 
other public authorities, and private sources, for expenses incurred in 
the establishment and modernization of air navigation 
facilities.</DELETED>

       <DELETED>Research, Engineering, and Development</DELETED>

           <DELETED>(airport and airway trust fund)</DELETED>

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