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H.R. 4475 (rh) Making appropriations for the Department of Transportation and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2001, and for other purposes. [Reported in House] ...


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106th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 4475


_______________________________________________________________________


                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                              May 22, 2000

  Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 AN ACT


 
Making appropriations for the Department of Transportation and related 
 agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2001, 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 Department of 
Transportation and related agencies for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 2001, and for other purposes, namely:

                                TITLE I

                      DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

                        OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

                         Salaries and Expenses

                   Immediate Office of the Secretary

    For necessary expenses of the Immediate Office of the Secretary, 
$1,756,000.

                Immediate Office of the Deputy Secretary

    For necessary expenses of the Immediate Office of the Deputy 
Secretary, $587,000.

                     Office of the General Counsel

    For necessary expenses of the Office of the General Counsel, 
$9,760,000.

              Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy

    For necessary expenses of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for 
Policy, $3,131,500.

   Office of the Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International 
                                Affairs

    For necessary expenses of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for 
Aviation and International Affairs, $7,182,000: Provided, That 
notwithstanding any other provision of law, there may be credited to 
this appropriation up to $1,250,000 in funds received in user fees.

       Office of the Assistant Secretary for Budget and Programs

    For necessary expenses of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for 
Budget and Programs, $7,241,000, including not to exceed $60,000 for 
allocation within the Department for official reception and 
representation expenses as the Secretary may determine.

       Office of the Assistant Secretary for Governmental Affairs

    For necessary expenses of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for 
Governmental Affairs, $2,000,000.

          Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration

    For necessary expenses of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for 
Administration, $18,359,000.

                        Office of Public Affairs

    For necessary expenses of the Office of Public Affairs, $1,454,000.

                         Executive Secretariat

    For necessary expenses of the Executive Secretariat, $1,181,000.

                       Board of Contract Appeals

    For necessary expenses of the Board of Contract Appeals, $496,000.

         Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization

    For necessary expenses of the Office of Small and Disadvantaged 
Business Utilization, $1,192,000.

                  Office of Intelligence and Security

    For necessary expenses of the Office of Intelligence and Security, 
$1,490,000.

                Office of the Chief Information Officer

    For necessary expenses of the Office of the Chief Information 
Officer, $6,279,000.

                         Office of Civil Rights

    For necessary expenses of the Office of Civil Rights, $8,140,000.

           Transportation Planning, Research, and Development

    For necessary expenses for conducting transportation planning, 
research, systems development, development activities, and making 
grants, to remain available until expended, $3,300,000.

              Transportation Administrative Service Center

    Necessary expenses for operating costs and capital outlays of the 
Transportation Administrative Service Center, not to exceed 
$119,387,000, 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 guaranteed 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 total loan principal, any part of which is to be guaranteed, 
not to exceed $13,775,000. In addition, for administrative expenses to 
carry out the guaranteed loan program, $400,000.

                       Minority Business Outreach

    For necessary expenses of Minority Business Resource Center 
outreach activities, $3,000,000, of which $2,635,000 shall remain 
available until September 30, 2002: 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

    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, $3,192,000,000, of which $341,000,000 shall be 
available for defense-related activities; and of which $25,000,000 
shall be derived from the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund: Provided, 
That none of the funds appropriated in this or any other Act shall be 
available for pay for 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 none of the funds in this Act 
shall be available for the Coast Guard to plan, finalize, or implement 
any regulation that would promulgate new maritime user fees not 
specifically authorized by law after the date of the enactment of this 
Act.

              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, $515,000,000, of which 
$20,000,000 shall be derived from the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund; 
of which $252,640,000 shall be available to acquire, repair, renovate 
or improve vessels, small boats and related equipment, to remain 
available until September 30, 2005, $42,300,000 shall be available for 
the Integrated Deepwater Systems program, to remain available until 
September 30, 2003, $43,650,000 shall be available to acquire new 
aircraft and increase aviation capability, to remain available until 
September 30, 2003, $60,113,000 shall be available for other equipment, 
to remain available until September 30, 2003, $61,606,000 shall be 
available for shore facilities and aids to navigation facilities, to 
remain available until September 30, 2003; and $54,691,000 shall be 
available for personnel compensation and benefits and related costs, to 
remain available until September 30, 2002: Provided, That the 
Commandant of the Coast Guard is authorized to dispose of surplus real 
property, by sale or lease, and the proceeds shall be credited to this 
appropriation as offsetting collections and made available only for the 
National Distress and Response System Modernization program, to remain 
available for obligation until September 30, 2003: Provided further, 
That upon initial submission to the Congress of the fiscal year 2002 
President's budget, the Secretary of Transportation shall transmit to 
the Congress a comprehensive capital investment plan for the United 
States Coast Guard which includes funding for each budget line item for 
fiscal years 2002 through 2006, with total funding for each year of the 
plan constrained to the funding targets for those years as estimated 
and approved by the Office of Management and Budget: Provided further, 
That the amount herein appropriated shall be reduced by $100,000 per 
day for each day after initial submission of the President's budget 
that the plan has not been submitted to the Congress.

                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, $16,700,000, to remain available until expended.

                         Alteration of Bridges

    For necessary expenses for alteration or removal of obstructive 
bridges, $14,740,000, 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, payments for 15-year career status bonuses under the 
National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2000, and for 
payments for medical care of retired personnel and their dependents 
under the Dependents Medical Care Act (10 U.S.C. ch. 55), $778,000,000.

                            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, $80,375,000: Provided, That no more 
than $21,500,000 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: Provided further, That none of the funds in this 
Act may be used by the Coast Guard to assess direct charges on the 
Coast Guard Reserves for items or activities which were not so charged 
during fiscal year 1997.

              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, $19,691,000, 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 and used for the purposes 
of 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.

                    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, 
the operation (including leasing) and maintenance of aircraft, 
subsidizing the cost of aeronautical charts and maps sold to the 
public, and lease or purchase of passenger motor vehicles for 
replacement only, in addition to amounts made available by Public Law 
104-264, $6,544,235,000, including $4,414,869,000 to be derived from 
the Airport and Airway Trust Fund: Provided, 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 of the funds 
appropriated under this heading, $5,000,000 shall be for the contract 
tower cost-sharing program and $750,000 shall be for the Centennial of 
Flight Commission: 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 in this Act may 

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