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                                                       Calendar No. 411

105th CONGRESS

  2d Session

                               H. R. 3978

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 AN ACT

To restore provisions agreed to by the conferees to H.R. 2400, entitled 
    the ``Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century'', but not 
included in the conference report to H.R. 2400, and for other purposes.

_______________________________________________________________________

                             June 12, 1998

            Read the second time and placed on the calendar
                                                       Calendar No. 411
105th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 3978


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                 June 4 (legislative day, June 2), 1998

                                Received

                             June 11, 1998

                          Read the first time

                             June 12, 1998

            Read the second time and placed on the Calendar

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 AN ACT


 
To restore provisions agreed to by the conferees to H.R. 2400, entitled 
    the ``Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century'', but not 
included in the conference report to H.R. 2400, 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 ``TEA 21 Restoration Act''.

SEC. 2. AUTHORIZATION AND PROGRAM SUBTITLE.

    (a) Authorization of Appropriations.--Section 1101(a) of the 
Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century is amended--
            (1) in paragraph (13)--
                    (A) by striking ``$1,025,695,000'' and inserting 
                ``$1,029,473,500'';
                    (B) by striking ``$1,398,675,000'' and inserting 
                ``$1,403,827,500'';
                    (C) by striking ``$1,678,410,000'' the first place 
                it appears and inserting ``$1,684,593,000'';
                    (D) by striking ``$1,678,410,000'' the second place 
                it appears and inserting ``$1,684,593,000'';
                    (E) by striking ``$1,771,655,000'' the first place 
                it appears and inserting ``$1,778,181,500''; and
                    (F) by striking ``$1,771,655,000'' the second place 
                it appears and inserting ``$1,778,181,500''; and
            (2) in paragraph (14)--
                    (A) by striking ``1998'' and inserting ``1999''; 
                and
                    (B) by inserting before ``$5,000,000'' the 
                following: ``$10,000,000 for fiscal year 1998''.
    (b) Obligation Limitations.--
            (1) General limitation.--Section 1102(a) of such Act is 
        amended--
                    (A) in paragraph (2) by striking 
                ``$25,431,000,000'' and inserting ``$25,511,000,000'';
                    (B) in paragraph (3) by striking 
                ``$26,155,000,000'' and inserting ``$26,245,000,000'';
                    (C) in paragraph (4) by striking 
                ``$26,651,000,000'' and inserting ``$26,761,000,000'';
                    (D) in paragraph (5) by striking 
                ``$27,235,000,000'' and inserting ``$27,355,000,000''; 
                and
                    (E) in paragraph (6) by striking 
                ``$27,681,000,000'' and inserting ``$27,811,000,000''.
            (2) Transportation research programs.--Section 1102(e) of 
        such Act is amended--
                    (A) by striking ``3'' and inserting ``5'';
                    (B) by striking ``VI'' and inserting ``V''; and
                    (C) by inserting before the period at the end the 
                following: ``; except that obligation authority made 
                available for such programs under such limitations 
                shall remain available for a period of 3 fiscal 
                years''.
            (3) Redistribution of certain authorized funds.--Section 
        1102(f) of such Act is amended by striking ``(other than the 
        program under section 160 of title 23, United States Code)''.
    (c) Apportionments.--Section 1103 of such Act is amended--
            (1) in subsection (l) by adding at the end the following:
            ``(5) Section 150 of such title, and the item relating to 
        such section in the analysis for chapter 1 of such title, are 
        repealed.'';
            (2) in subsection (n) by inserting ``of title 23, United 
        States Code'' after ``206''; and
            (3) by adding at the end the following:
    ``(o) Technical Adjustments.--Section 104 of title 23, United 
States Code, is amended--
            ``(1) in subsection (a)(1) (as amended by subsection (a) of 
        this section) by striking `under section 103';
            ``(2) in subsection (b) (as amended by subsection (b) of 
        this section)--
                    ``(A) in paragraph (1)(A) by striking `1999 through 
                2003' and inserting `1998 through 2002'; and
                    ``(B) in paragraph (4)(B)(i) by striking `on lanes 
                on Interstate System' and all that follows through `in 
                each State' and inserting `on Interstate System routes 
                open to traffic in each State'; and
            ``(3) in subsection (e)(2) (as added by subsection (d)(6) 
        of this section) by striking `104, 144, or 157' and inserting 
        `104, 105, or 144'.''.
    (d) Minimum Guarantee.--Section 1104 of such Act is amended by 
adding at the end the following:
    ``(c) Technical Adjustments.--Section 105 of title 23, United 
States Code (as amended by subsection (a) of this section), is 
amended--
            ``(1) in subsection (a) by adding at the end the following: 
        `The minimum amount allocated to a State under this section for 
        a fiscal year shall be $1,000,000.';
            ``(2) in subsection (c)(1) by striking `50 percent of';
            ``(3) in subsection (c)(1)(A) by inserting `(other than 
        metropolitan planning, minimum guarantee, high priority 
        projects, Appalachian development highway system, and 
        recreational trails programs)' after `subsection (a)';
            ``(4) in subsection (c)(1)(B) by striking `all States' and 
        inserting `each State';
            ``(5) in subsection (c)(2)--
                    ``(A) by striking `apportion' and inserting 
                `administer'; and
                    ``(B) by striking `apportioned' and inserting 
                `administered'; and
            ``(6) in subsection (f)--
                    ``(A) by inserting `percentage' before `return' 
                each place it appears;
                    ``(B) in paragraph (2) by striking `for the 
                preceding fiscal year was equal to or less than' and 
                inserting `in the table in subsection (b) was equal 
                to'; and
                    ``(C) in paragraph (3)--
                            ``(i) by inserting `proportionately' before 
                        `adjust';
                            ``(ii) by striking `set forth'; and
                            ``(iii) by striking `do not exceed' and 
                        inserting `is equal to'.''.
    (e) Revenue Aligned Budget Authority.--Section 1105 of such Act is 
amended by adding at the end the following:
    ``(c) Technical Corrections.--Section 110 of such title (as amended 
by subsection (a)) is amended--
            ``(1) by striking subsection (a) and inserting the 
        following:
    `(a) In General.--
            `(1) Allocation.--On October 15 of fiscal year 2000 and 
        each fiscal year thereafter, the Secretary shall allocate for 
        such fiscal year an amount of funds equal to the amount 
        determined pursuant to section 251(b)(1)(B)(ii)(I)(cc) of the 
        Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (2 
        U.S.C 901(b)(2)(B)(ii)(I)(cc)) if the amount determined 
        pursuant to such section for such fiscal year is greater than 
        zero.
            `(2) Reduction.--If the amount determined pursuant to 
        section 251(b)(1)(B)(ii)(I)(cc) of the Balanced Budget and 
        Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (2 U.S.C 
        901(b)(2)(B)(ii)(I)(cc)) for fiscal year 2000 or any fiscal 
        year thereafter is less than zero, the Secretary on October 1 
        of the succeeding fiscal year shall reduce proportionately the 
        amount of sums authorized to be appropriated from the Highway 
        Trust Fund (other than the Mass Transit Account) to carry out 
        each of the Federal-aid highway and highway safety construction 
        programs (other than emergency relief) by an aggregate amount 
        equal to the amount determined pursuant to such section.';
            ``(2) in subsections (b)(2) and (b)(4) by striking 
        `subsection (a)' and inserting `subsection (a)(1)'; and
            ``(3) in subsection (c) by striking `Maintenance program, 
        the' and inserting `and'.''.
    (f) Interstate Maintenance Program.--Section 1107 of such Act is 
amended by adding at the end the following:
    ``(d) Technical Amendments.--Section 119 of such title (as amended 
by subsection (a)) is amended--
            ``(1) in subsection (b)--
                    ``(A) by striking `104(b)(5)(B)' and inserting 
                `104(b)(4)'; and
                    ``(B) by striking `104(b)(5)(A)' each place it 
                appears and inserting `104(b)(5)(A) (as in effect on 
                the date before the date of enactment of the 
                Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century)'; and
            ``(2) in subsection (c) by striking `104(b)(5)(B)' each 
        place it appears and inserting `104(b)(4)'.''.
    (g) Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program.--
Section 1110(d)(2) of such Act is amended--
            (1) by striking ``149(c)'' and inserting ``149(e)''; and
            (2) by striking ``that reduce'' and inserting ``reduce''.
    (h) Highway Use Tax Evasion Projects.--Section 1114 of such Act is 
amended by adding at the end the following:
    ``(c) Technical Adjustments.--Section 143 of title 23, United 
States Code (as amended by subsection (a) of this section), is 
amended--
            ``(1) in subsection (c)(1) by striking `April 1' and 
        inserting `August 1';
            ``(2) in subsection (c)(3) by inserting `priority' after 
        `Funding'; and
            ``(3) in subsection (c)(3) by inserting `and prior to 
        funding any other activity under this section,' after 
        `2003,'.''.
    (i) Federal Lands Highways Program.--Section 1115 of the 
Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century is amended by adding at 
the end the following:
    ``(f) Conforming Amendments.--
            ``(1) Federal share.--Subsections (j) and (k) of section 
        120 of title 23, United States Code (as added by subsection (a) 
        of this section), are redesignated as subsections (k) and (l), 
        respectively.
            ``(2) Reservation of funds.--Section 202(d)(4)(B) of such 
        title (as added by subsection (b)(4) of this section) is 
        amended by striking `to, apply sodium acetate/formate de-icer 
        to,' and inserting `, sodium acetate/formate, or other 
        environmentally acceptable, minimally corrosive anti-icing and 
        de-icing compositions'.
            ``(3) Elimination of duplicative provision.--Section 144(g) 
        of such title is amended by striking paragraph (4).''.
    (j) Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge Correction.--Section 1116 of 
such Act is amended by adding at the end the following:
    ``(e) Technical Correction.--Sections 404(5) and 407(c)(2)(C)(iii) 
of such Act (as amended by subsections (a)(2) and (b)(2), respectively) 
are amended by striking `the record of decision' each place it appears 
and inserting `a record of decision'.''.
    (k) Technical Correction.--Section 1117 of such Act is amended in 
subsections (a) and (b) by striking ``section 102'' each place it 
appears and inserting ``section 1101(a)(6)''.

SEC. 3. RESTORATIONS TO GENERAL PROVISIONS SUBTITLE.

    (a) In General.--Subtitle B of title I of the Transportation Equity 
Act for the 21st Century is amended by adding at the end the following:

``SEC. 1224. NATIONAL HISTORIC COVERED BRIDGE PRESERVATION.

    ``(a) Historic Covered Bridge Defined.--In this section, the term 
`historic covered bridge' means a covered bridge that is listed or 
eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.
    ``(b) Historic Covered Bridge Preservation.--Subject to the 
availability of appropriations under subsection (d), the Secretary 
shall--
            ``(1) collect and disseminate information concerning 
        historic covered bridges;
            ``(2) foster educational programs relating to the history 
        and construction techniques of historic covered bridges;
            ``(3) conduct research on the history of historic covered 
        bridges; and
            ``(4) conduct research, and study techniques, on protecting 
        historic covered bridges from rot, fire, natural disasters, or 
        weight-related damage.
    ``(c) Direct Federal Assistance.--
            ``(1) In general.--Subject to the availability of 
        appropriations, the Secretary shall make a grant to a State 
        that submits an application to the Secretary that demonstrates 
        a need for assistance in carrying out 1 or more historic 
        covered bridge projects described in paragraph (2).
            ``(2) Types of project.--A grant under paragraph (1) may be 
        made for a project--
                    ``(A) to rehabilitate or repair a historic covered 
                bridge; and
                    ``(B) to preserve a historic covered bridge, 
                including through--
                            ``(i) installation of a fire protection 
                        system, including a fireproofing or fire 
                        detection system and sprinklers;
                            ``(ii) installation of a system to prevent 
                        vandalism and arson; or
                            ``(iii) relocation of a bridge to a 
                        preservation site.
            ``(3) Authenticity.--A grant under paragraph (1) may be 
        made for a project only if--
                    ``(A) to the maximum extent practicable, the 
                project--
                            ``(i) is carried out in the most 
                        historically appropriate manner; and
                            ``(ii) preserves the existing structure of 
                        the historic covered bridge; and

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