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H.R. 4058 (eh) To amend title 49, United States Code, to extend the aviation insurance program, and for other purposes. ...
Union Calendar No. 359 105th CONGRESS 2d Session H. R. 4057 [Report No. 105-639] _______________________________________________________________________ A BILL To amend title 49, United States Code, to reauthorize programs of the Federal Aviation Administration, and for other purposes. _______________________________________________________________________ July 20, 1998 Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed Union Calendar No. 359 105th CONGRESS 2d Session H. R. 4057 [Report No. 105-639] To amend title 49, United States Code, to reauthorize programs of the Federal Aviation Administration, and for other purposes. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES June 16, 1998 Mr. Shuster (for himself and Mr. Duncan) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure July 20, 1998 Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed [Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italic] [For text of introduced bill, see copy of bill as introduced on June 16, 1998] _______________________________________________________________________ A BILL To amend title 49, United States Code, to reauthorize programs of the Federal Aviation Administration, 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; TABLE OF CONTENTS. (a) Short Title.--This Act may be cited as the ``Airport Improvement Program Reauthorization Act of 1998''. (b) Table of Contents.-- Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents. Sec. 2. Amendments to title 49, United States Code. Sec. 3. Applicability. Sec. 4. Administrator defined. TITLE I--AIRPORT AND AIRWAY IMPROVEMENTS Sec. 101. Airport improvement program. Sec. 102. Airway facilities improvement program. Sec. 103. FAA operations. Sec. 104. AIP formula changes. Sec. 105. Grants from small airport fund. Sec. 106. Innovative use of airport grant funds. Sec. 107. Airport security program. Sec. 108. Matching share for State block grant program. Sec. 109. Treatment of certain facilities as airport-related projects. Sec. 110. Terminal development costs. Sec. 111. Conveyances of surplus property for public airports. Sec. 112. Construction of runways. Sec. 113. Potomac Metroplex terminal radar approach control facility. Sec. 114. General facilities authority. Sec. 115. Transportation assistance for Olympic cities. Sec. 116. Denial of airport access to certain air carriers. Sec. 117. Period of applicability of amendments. Sec. 118. Technical amendments. TITLE II--CONTRACT TOWER PROGRAM Sec. 201. Contract towers. TITLE III--FAMILY ASSISTANCE Sec. 301. Responsibilities of National Transportation Safety Board. Sec. 302. Air carrier plans. Sec. 303. Foreign air carrier plans. Sec. 304. Applicability of Death on the High Seas Act. TITLE IV--WAR RISK INSURANCE PROGRAM Sec. 401. Aviation insurance program amendments. TITLE V--SAFETY Sec. 501. Cargo collision avoidance systems deadline. Sec. 502. Records of employment of pilot applicants. Sec. 503. Whistleblower protection for FAA employees. Sec. 504. Safety risk mitigation programs. Sec. 505. Flight operations quality assurance rules. Sec. 506. Small airport certification. Sec. 507. Marking of life limited aircraft parts. TITLE VI--WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTION Sec. 601. Protection of employees providing air safety information. Sec. 602. Civil penalty. TITLE VII--CENTENNIAL OF FLIGHT COMMISSION Sec. 701. Short title. Sec. 702. Findings. Sec. 703. Establishment. Sec. 704. Membership. Sec. 705. Duties. Sec. 706. Powers. Sec. 707. Staff and support services. Sec. 708. Contributions. Sec. 709. Exclusive right to name, logos, emblems, seals, and marks. Sec. 710. Reports. Sec. 711. Audit of financial transactions. Sec. 712. Advisory Board. Sec. 713. Definitions. Sec. 714. Termination. Sec. 715. Authorization of appropriations. TITLE VIII--MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS Sec. 801. Clarification of regulatory approval process. Sec. 802. Duties and powers of Administrator. Sec. 803. Prohibition on release of offeror proposals. Sec. 804. Multiyear procurement contracts. Sec. 805. Federal Aviation Administration personnel management system. Sec. 806. General facilities and personnel authority. Sec. 807. Implementation of article 83 bis of the Chicago Convention. Sec. 808. Public availability of airmen records. Sec. 809. Government and industry consortia. Sec. 810. Passenger manifest. Sec. 811. Cost recovery for foreign aviation services. Sec. 812. Technical corrections to civil penalty provisions. Sec. 813. Enhanced vision technologies. Sec. 814. Foreign carriers eligible for waiver under Airport Noise and Capacity Act. Sec. 815. Typographical errors. Sec. 816. Acquisition management system. Sec. 817. Independent validation of FAA costs and allocations. Sec. 818. Elimination of backlog of equal employment opportunity complaints. Sec. 819. Newport News, Virginia. Sec. 820. Grant of easement, Los Angeles, California. Sec. 821. Regulation of Alaska air guides. SEC. 2. AMENDMENTS TO TITLE 49, UNITED STATES CODE. Except as otherwise specifically provided, whenever in this Act an amendment or repeal is expressed in terms of an amendment to, or repeal of, a section or other provision of law, the reference shall be considered to be made to a section or other provision of title 49, United States Code. SEC. 3. APPLICABILITY. (a) In General.--Except as otherwise specifically provided, this Act and the amendments made by this Act apply only to fiscal years beginning after September 30, 1998. (b) Limitation on Statutory Construction.--Nothing in this Act or any amendment made by this Act shall be construed as affecting funds made available for a fiscal year ending before October 1, 1998. SEC. 4. ADMINISTRATOR DEFINED. In this Act, the term ``Administrator'' means the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration. TITLE I--AIRPORT AND AIRWAY IMPROVEMENTS SEC. 101. AIRPORT IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM. (a) Authorization of Appropriations.--Section 48103 is amended-- (1) by striking ``September 30, 1996'' and inserting ``September 30, 1998''; and (2) by striking ``$2,280,000,000'' and all that follows through the period at the end and inserting the s following: ``$2,347,000,000 for fiscal years ending before October 1, 1999.''. (b) Obligational Authority.--Section 47104(c) is amended by striking ``1998'' and inserting ``1999''. SEC. 102. AIRWAY FACILITIES IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM. (a) General Authorization and Appropriations.--Section 48101(a) is amended by adding at the end the following: ``(3) $2,131,000,000 for fiscal year 1999.''. (b) Universal Access Systems.--Section 48101 is amended by adding at the end the following: ``(d) Universal Access Systems.--Of the amounts appropriated under subsection (a) for fiscal year 1999, $8,000,000 may be used for the voluntary purchase and installation of universal access systems.''. SEC. 103. FAA OPERATIONS. (a) Authorization of Appropriations From General Fund.--Section 106(k) is amended-- (1) by inserting ``(1) In general.--'' before ``There''; (2) in paragraph (1) (as so designated) by striking ``$5,158,000,000'' and all that follows through the period at the end and inserting the following: ``$5,632,000,000 for fiscal year 1999.''; (3) by adding at the end the following: ``(2) Authorized expenditures.--Of the amounts appropriated under paragraph (1) for fiscal year 1999-- ``(A) $450,000 may be used for wildlife hazard mitigation measures and management of the wildlife strike database of the Federal Aviation Administration; ``(B) such sums as may be necessary may be used to fund an office within the Federal Aviation Administration dedicated to supporting infrastructure systems development for both general aviation and the vertical flight industry; and ``(C) such sums as may be necessary may be used to revise existing terminal and en route procedures and instrument flight rules to facilitate the takeoff, flight, and landing of tiltrotor aircraft and to improve the national airspace system by separating such aircraft from congested flight paths of fixed-wing aircraft.''; and (4) by indenting paragraph (1) (as designated by paragraph (1) of this subsection) and aligning such paragraph (1) with paragraph (2) (as added by paragraph (2) of this subsection). (b) Authorization of Appropriations From Trust Fund.--Section 48104 is amended-- (1) by striking subsection (b) and redesignating subsection (c) as subsection (b); (2) in subsection (b), as so redesignated-- (A) in the subsection heading by striking ``Fiscal Years 1994-1998'' and inserting ``Fiscal Year 1999''; and (B) in the matter preceding paragraph (1) by striking ``each of fiscal years 1994 through 1998'' and inserting ``fiscal year 1999''. (c) Limitation on Obligating or Expending Amounts.--Section 48108(c) is amended by striking ``1998'' and inserting ``1999''. SEC. 104. AIP FORMULA CHANGES. (a) Discretionary Fund.--Section 47115 is amended-- (1) by striking subsection (g); (2) by redesignating subsection (h) as subsection (g); and (3) by inserting before the period at the end of subsection (g) (as so redesignated) the following: ``with funds made available under this section and, if such funds are not sufficient, with funds made available under sections 47114(c)(1)(A), 47114(c)(2), 47114(d), and 47117(e) on a pro rata basis''. (b) Amounts Apportioned to Sponsors.--Section 47114(c)(1) is amended-- (1) in subparagraph (A)(v) by inserting ``subject to subparagraph (C),'' before ``$.50''; and (2) by adding at the end the following: ``(C) The amount to be apportioned for a fiscal year for a passenger described in subparagraph (A)(v) shall be reduced to $.40 if the total amount made available under section 48103 for such fiscal year is less than $1,350,000,000.''. (c) Entitlement for General Aviation Airports.--Section 47114(d)(2) is amended-- (1) in the matter preceding subparagraph (A) by striking ``18.5 percent'' and inserting ``20 percent''; (2) in subparagraph (A) by striking ``0.66'' and inserting ``0.62; and (3) in each of subparagraphs (B) and (C) by striking ``49.67'' and inserting ``49.69''. (d) Use of Apportionments for Alaska, Puerto Rico, and Hawaii.-- Section 47114(d)(3) is amended to read as follows: ``(3) Special rule.--An amount apportioned under paragraph (2) of this subsection for airports in Alaska, Puerto Rico, or Hawaii may be made available by the Secretary for any public airport in those respective jurisdictions.''. (e) Use of State-Apportioned Funds for System Planning.--Section 47114(d) is further amended by adding at the end the following: ``(4) Integrated airport system planning.--Notwithstanding
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