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                                                 Union Calendar No. 303
106th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 4052

                          [Report No. 106-555]

 To preserve certain reporting requirements under the jurisdiction of 
  the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of 
                Representatives, and for other purposes.


_______________________________________________________________________


                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             March 22, 2000

  Mr. Shuster (for himself and Mr. Oberstar) introduced the following 
    bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and 
                             Infrastructure

                             April 3, 2000

Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union 
                       and ordered to be printed

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 A BILL


 
 To preserve certain reporting requirements under the jurisdiction of 
  the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of 
                Representatives, 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 ``Transportation and Infrastructure 
Reports Restoration Act of 2000''.

SEC. 2. PRESERVATION OF CERTAIN REPORTING REQUIREMENTS REGARDING WATER 
              RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT.

    Section 3003(a)(1) of the Federal Reports Elimination and Sunset 
Act of 1995 (31 U.S.C. 1113 note) does not apply to any report required 
to be submitted under any of the following provisions of law:
            (1) Exemptions from water pollution control requirements 
        for executive agencies.--Section 313(a) of the Federal Water 
        Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1323(a)).
            (2) Health hazards of environmental pollution.--Section 
        501(d) of Public Law 91-515 (42 U.S.C. 4394(d)).
            (3) Review of remedial actions at certain facilities to 
        ensure protection of human health and environment.--Section 
        121(c) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, 
        Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (42 U.S.C. 9621(c)).
            (4) Desirability of adjusting oil pollution liability 
        limits.--Section 1004(d)(3) of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 
        (33 U.S.C. 2704(d)(3)).
            (5) Work of river basin commissions.--Section 204 of the 
        Water Resources Planning Act (42 U.S.C. 1962b-3(2)).
            (6) Agency compliance with coastal barrier resources act.--
        Section 7 of the Coastal Barrier Resources Act (16 U.S.C. 
        3506).
            (7) Coastal Zone Management.--Section 316(a) of the Coastal 
        Zone Management Act of 1972 (16 U.S.C. 1462(a)).
            (8) Great lakes resources on which research is needed.--
        Section 118(d)(2) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act 
        (33 U.S.C. 1268(d)(2)).
            (9) Environmental restoration costs for facilities subject 
        to base closure laws.--Section 2827(b) of the National Defense 
        Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 1992 and 1993 (105 Stat. 
        1551).
            (10) Compliance with annex v of international convention 
        for prevention of pollution from ships.--Section 2201 of the 
        Marine Plastic Pollution Research and Control Act of 1987 (33 
        U.S.C. 1913).
            (11) Coastal zone management fund.--Section 308(b)(3) of 
        the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 (16 U.S.C. 
        1456a(b)(3)).
            (12) Results of environmental monitoring activities.--
        Section 104B(j)(4)(B) of the Marine Protection, Research, and 
        Sanctuaries Act of 1972 (33 U.S.C. 1414b(j)(4)(B)).
            (13) ATSDR results on health assessments.--Section 
        104(i)(10) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, 
        Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (42 U.S.C. 
        9604(i)(10)).
            (14) National estuary program activities.--Section 
        320(j)(2) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 
        1330(j)(2)).
            (15) Monitoring for coastal waters.--Section 112(m)(5) of 
        the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7412(m)(5)).
            (16) Comprehensive conservation and management plan for 
        long island sound.--Section 119(c)(7) of the Federal Water 
        Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1269(c)(7)).
            (17) Implementation of great lakes water quality agreement 
        of 1978.--Section 118(c)(10) of the Federal Water Pollution 
        Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1268(c)(10)).
            (18) Effects of pollution on nation's estuaries.--Section 
        104(n)(3) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 
        1254(n)(3)).
            (19) National requirements and costs of water pollution 
        control.--Section 516 of the Federal Water Pollution Control 
        Act (33 U.S.C. 1375).
            (20) Regulation of ocean dumping.--Section 112 of the 
        Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act of 1972 (33 
        U.S.C. 1421).
            (21) Estuarine monitoring program of organotin.--Section 
        7(a) of the Organotin Antifouling Paint Control Act of 1988 (33 
        U.S.C. 2406(a)).
            (22) Progress of implementing cercla.--Section 301(h) of 
        the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and 
        Liability Act of 1980 (42 U.S.C. 9651(h)).
            (23) Status of water quality in united states lakes.--
        Section 314(a)(3) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act 
        (33 U.S.C. 1324(a)(3)).
            (24) State reports on water quality of all navigable 
        waters.--Section 305(b) of the Federal Water Pollution Control 
        Act (33 U.S.C. 1315(b)).
            (25) Lake water quality demonstration program.--Section 
        314(d)(3) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 
        1324(d)(3)).
            (26) Financial statements and annual reports (tva).--
        Section 9(a) of the Tennessee Valley Authority Act of 1933 (16 
        U.S.C. 831h(a)).
            (27) Level b plan on all river basins.--Section 209(b) of 
        the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1289(b)).
            (28) Reports on contracts entered into relating to 
        procurement from violators of water quality standards.--Section 
        508(e) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 
        1368(e)).

SEC. 3. PRESERVATION OF CERTAIN REPORTING REQUIREMENTS REGARDING 
              SURFACE TRANSPORTATION.

    (a) In General.--Section 3003(a)(1) of the Federal Reports 
Elimination and Sunset Act of 1995 (31 U.S.C. 1113 note) does not apply 
to any report required to be submitted under any of the following 
provisions of law:
            (1) Transportation statistics annual report.--Section 
        111(j) of title 49, United States Code.
            (2) Current performance and condition of public mass 
        transportation systems.--Section 308(e) of title 49, United 
        States Code.
            (3) State enforcement of vehicle weight limitations.--
        Section 123(c) of the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1978 (23 
        U.S.C. 141 note; 92 Stat. 2701).
            (4) State progress in implementing highway hazard 
        elimination and highway-rail grade crossing programs.--Section 
        130(g) of title 23, United States Code.
    (b) State Progress in Implementing Highway Hazard Elimination and 
Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Programs.--
            (1) In general.--Section 130(g) of title 23, United States 
        Code, is amended to read as follows:
    ``(g) Annual Reports.--
            ``(1) State reports.--Each State shall report to the 
        Secretary not later than December 30 of each year on the 
        progress being made to implement the railway-highway crossings 
        program authorized by this section and to implement safety 
        improvement projects for hazard elimination authorized by 
        section 152 and the effectiveness of such improvements. Each 
        State report shall contain an assessment of the cost of, and 
        safety benefits derived from, the various means and methods 
        used to mitigate or eliminate hazards and to improve railway-
        highway crossings and the previous and subsequent accident 
        experience at improved locations.
            ``(2) Secretary's reports.--The Secretary shall submit a 
        report to the Committee on Environment and Public Works of the 
        Senate and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure 
        of the House of Representatives not later than April 1 of each 
        year, on the progress being made by the States in implementing 
        projects to improve railway-highway crossings and in 
        implementing the hazard elimination program (including any 
        projects for pavement marking). The report shall include, but 
        not be limited to, the number of projects undertaken, their 
        distribution by cost range, road system, nature of treatment, 
        means and methods used, and the previous and subsequent 
        accident experience at improved locations. In addition, the 
        Secretary's report shall analyze and evaluate each State 
        program, identify any State found not to be in compliance with 
        the schedule of improvements required by subsection (d) and 
        section 152(a), and include recommendations for future 
        implementation of the railroad highway crossings and hazard 
        elimination programs.''.
            (2) Conforming amendments.--Section 152 of title 23, United 
        States Code, is amended by striking subsection (g) and by 
        redesignating subsection (h) as subsection (g).
    (c) Current Performance and Condition of Public Mass Transportation 
Systems.--Section 308(e) of title 49, United States Code, is amended by 
striking ``in March 1998, and in March of each even numbered year 
thereafter,'' and inserting ``, together with each infrastructure 
investment needs report made under section 502(g) of title 23,''.

SEC. 4. PRESERVATION OF CERTAIN REPORTING REQUIREMENTS REGARDING 
              EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT.

    Section 3003(a)(1) of the Federal Reports Elimination and Sunset 
Act of 1995 (31 U.S.C. 1113 note) does not apply to any report required 
to be submitted under any of the following provisions of law:
            (1) Annual review of federal and state disaster 
        preparedness and relief programs.--Section 313 of the Robert T. 
        Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 
        U.S.C. 5156).
            (2) Amount of emergency assistance.--Section 503(b)(3) of 
        the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance 
        Act (42 U.S.C. 5193(b)(3)).

SEC. 5. PRESERVATION OF CERTAIN REPORTING REQUIREMENTS RELATING TO THE 
              COAST GUARD AND MARITIME TRANSPORTATION.

    Section 3003(a)(1) of the Federal Reports Elimination and Sunset 
Act of 1995 (31 U.S.C. 1113 note) does not apply to any report required 
to be submitted under any of the following provisions of law:
            (1) Leasing of housing facilities near coast guard 
        installations.--Section 475(e) of title 14, United States Code.
            (2) Coast guard operations and expenditures.--Section 651 
        of title 14, United States Code.
            (3) Summary of marine casualties reported during prior 
        fiscal year.--Section 6307(c) of title 46, United States Code.
            (4) User fee activities and amounts.--Section 664 of title 
        14, United States Code.
            (5) Conditions of public ports of the united states.--
        Section 308(c) of title 49, United States Code.
            (6) Activities of federal maritime commission.--Section 208 
        of the Merchant Marine Act, 1936 (46 App. U.S.C. 1118).
            (7) Activities of interagency coordinating committee on oil 
        pollution research.--Section 7001(e) of the Oil Pollution Act 
        of 1990 (33 U.S.C. 2761(e)).

SEC. 6. PRESERVATION OF CERTAIN REPORTING REQUIREMENTS RELATING TO 
              ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

    Section 3003(a)(1) of the Federal Reports Elimination and Sunset 
Act of 1995 (31 U.S.C. 1113 note) does not apply to any report required 
to be submitted under any of the following provisions of law:
            (1) Activities under public works and economic development 
        act of 1965.--Section 603 of the Public Works and Economic 
        Development Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. 3213).
            (2) Activities under appalachian regional development act 
        of 1965.--Section 304 of the Appalachian Regional Development 
        Act of 1965 (40 U.S.C. App. 304).

SEC. 7. PRESERVATION OF CERTAIN REPORTING REQUIREMENTS RELATING TO 
              RAILROADS.

    Section 3003(a)(1) of the Federal Reports Elimination and Sunset 
Act of 1995 (31 U.S.C. 1113 note) does not apply to any report required 
to be submitted under any of the following provisions of law:
            (1) National transportation safety board activities.--
        Section 1117 of title 49, United States Code.
            (2) NTSB legislative recommendations and budget 
        estimates.--Section 1113(c) of title 49, United States Code.
            (3) NTSB recommendations and responses.--Section 1135(d) of 
        title 49, United States Code.
            (4) Surface transportation board annual report.--Section 
        704 of title 49, United States Code.
            (5) Surface transportation board budget and 
        appropriations.--Section 703(f) and (g) of title 49, United 
        States Code.
            (6) National mediation board annual report.--Section 4 of 
        the Railway Labor Act (45 U.S.C. 154).
            (7) Railroad retirement board annual report.--Section 
        7(b)(6) of the Railroad Retirement Act of 1974 (45 U.S.C. 
        231f(b)(6)).
            (8) Railroad retirement account.--Section 22(a)(1) of the 
        Railroad Retirement Act of 1974 (45 U.S.C. 231u(a)(1)).
            (9) Actuarial status of railroad retirement system.--
        Section 502 of the Railroad Retirement Solvency Act of 1983 (45 
        U.S.C. 321f-1).
            (10) Amtrak reports and audits.--Section 24315 of title 49, 
        United States Code.

SEC. 8. PRESERVATION OF CERTAIN REPORTING REQUIREMENTS RELATING TO 
              PUBLIC BUILDINGS.

    Section 3003(a)(1) of the Federal Reports Elimination and Sunset 
Act of 1995 (31 U.S.C. 1113 note) does not apply to any report required 
to be submitted under any of the following provisions of law:
            (1) Conservation in federal facilities.--Section 403(a)(2) 
        of the Powerplant and Industrial Fuel Use Act of 1978 (42 
        U.S.C. 8373(a)(2)).
            (2) Activities of architectural and transportation barriers 
        compliance board.--Section 7(b) of Public Law 90-480 (42 U.S.C. 
        4157(b)), commonly known as the ``Architectural Barriers Act of 
        1968''.

SEC. 9. PRESERVATION OF CERTAIN REPORTING REQUIREMENTS RELATING TO 
              AVIATION.

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