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Pub.L. 105-103 To waive time limitations specified by law in order to allow the Medal of Honor to be awarded to Robert R. Ingram of Jacksonville, Florida, for acts of valor while a Navy Hospital Corpsman in the Republic of Vietnam during the Vietnam confl...
<DOC> [[Page 2203]] CODIFICATION OF TRANSPORTATION LAWS [[Page 111 STAT. 2204]] Public Law 105-102 105th Congress An Act To codify without substantive change laws related to transportation and to improve the United States Code. <<NOTE: Nov. 20, 1997 - [H.R. 1086]>> Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. TITLE 26, INTERNAL REVENUE CODE OF 1986. Section 9503(e)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 U.S.C. 9503(e)(3)) is amended by striking ``such Acts are in effect'' and all that follows through the end of the paragraph and substituting ``section 5338(a)(1) or (b)(1) and the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 were in effect on December 18, 1991''. SEC. 2. TITLE 49, UNITED STATES CODE. Title 49, United States Code, is amended as follows: (1) In the item related to subchapter I in the analysis for chapter 5, strike-- ``duties and''. (2) In the heading for subchapter I of chapter 5, strike-- ``AND''. (3) In section 5108(f ), strike ``section 522(f )'' and substitute ``section 552(b)''. (4) Section 5303(c) is amended as follows: (A) In paragraph (1), insert ``and sections 5304- 5306 of this title'' after ``this section''. (B) In paragraph (4)(A), strike ``paragraph (3)'' and substitute ``paragraph (5)''. (C) In paragraph (5)(A), insert ``and sections 5304- 5306 of this title'' after ``this section''. (5) In item 155 in the subtitle analysis for subtitle IV, strike ``AND TARIFFS''. (6) In section 11904(a)(2), strike ``a person'' and substitute ``person''. (7) In section 11906, strike ``of this title'' and substitute ``of this part''. (8) In section 13506(a)(5), strike ``1141j(a))'' and substitute ``1141j(a)))''. (9) In section 13703(a)(2), strike ``subsection (a)'' and substitute ``paragraph (1)''. (10) In section 13905(e)(1), strike ``31144,'' and substitute ``31144''. [[Page 111 STAT. 2205]] (11) In section 14123(c)(2)(B), insert ``in'' before ``no event''. (12) In section 14903(a), insert ``a'' before ``civil penalty of not more than''. (13) In section 15101(a), strike ``oversee of '' and substitute ``oversee''. (14) In the item related to section 15904 in the analysis for chapter 159, strike ``certain'' and substitute ``pipeline''. (15) In section 15904(c)(1), strike ``section 11501(b)'' and substitute ``15901(b)''. (16) In section 16101, redesignate subsection (d) as (c). (17) In item 305 in the subtitle analysis for subtitle VI, strike ``national automobile title information system'' and substitute ``national motor vehicle title information system''. (18) In section 30305(b)-- (A) in paragraph (8), as redesignated by section 207(b) of the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 1996 (Public Law 104-324; 110 Stat. 3908), strike ``paragraph (2)'' and substitute ``subsection (a) of this section''; and (B) redesignate paragraph (8), as redesignated by section 502(b)(1) of the Federal Aviation Reauthorization Act of 1996 (Public Law 104-264; 110 Stat. 3262), as paragraph (9). (19) In section 32706(c), strike ``subchapter II of chapter 105'' and substitute ``subchapter I of chapter 135''. (20) In the analysis of subtitle VII, strike the item related to part D and substitute ``PART D--PUBLIC AIRPORTS ``491. METROPOLITAN WASHINGTON AIRPORTS........................49101''. (21) In the item related to section 41502 in the analysis for chapter 415, strike ``common''. (22) The catchline for section 41502 is amended by striking ``common''. (23) In section 41713(b)(4)(B)(ii), strike ``10102'' and substitute ``13102''. (24) In section 41714(d)(1), strike ``sections 6005(c)(5) and 6009(e) of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Act of 1986'' and substitute ``sections 49104(a)(5) and 49111(e) of this title''. (25) In section 44936(f )(1)(C), strike ``section 30305(b)(7)'' and substitute ``section 30305(b)(8) of this title''. (26) Insert after part C of subtitle VII the following: ``PART D--PUBLIC AIRPORTS ``CHAPTER 491--METROPOLITAN WASHINGTON AIRPORTS ``Sec. ``49101. Findings. ``49102. Purpose. ``49103. Definitions. ``49104. Lease of Metropolitan Washington Airports. ``49105. Capital improvements, construction, and rehabilitation. ``49106. Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. ``49107. Federal employees at Metropolitan Washington Airports. ``49108. Limitations. ``49109. Nonstop flights. ``49110. Use of Dulles Airport Access Highway. [[Page 111 STAT. 2206]] ``49111. Relationship to and effect of other laws. ``49112. Separability and effect of judicial order. ``Sec. 49101. Findings ``Congress finds that-- ``(1) the 2 federally owned airports in the metropolitan area of the District of Columbia constitute an important and growing part of the commerce, transportation, and economic patterns of Virginia, the District of Columbia, and the surrounding region; ``(2) Baltimore/Washington International Airport, owned and operated by Maryland, is an air transportation facility that provides service to the greater Metropolitan Washington region together with the 2 federally owned airports, and timely Federal-aid grants to Baltimore/Washington International Airport will provide additional capacity to meet the growing air traffic needs and to compete with other airports on a fair basis; ``(3) the United States Government has a continuing but limited interest in the operation of the 2 federally owned airports, which serve the travel and cargo needs of the entire Metropolitan Washington region as well as the District of Columbia as the national seat of government; ``(4) operation of the Metropolitan Washington Airports by an independent local authority will facilitate timely improvements at both airports to meet the growing demand of interstate air transportation occasioned by the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978 (Public Law 95-504; 92 Stat. 1705); ``(5) all other major air carrier airports in the United States are operated by public entities at the State, regional, or local level; ``(6) any change in status of the 2 airports must take into account the interest of nearby communities, the traveling public, air carriers, general aviation, airport employees, and other interested groups, as well as the interests of the United States Government and State governments involved; ``(7) in recognition of a perceived limited need for a Federal role in the management of these airports and the growing local interest, the Secretary of Transportation has recommended a transfer of authority from the Federal to the local/State level that is consistent with the management of major airports elsewhere in the United States; ``(8) an operating authority with representation from local jurisdictions, similar to authorities at all major airports in the United States, will improve communications with local officials and concerned residents regarding noise at the Metropolitan Washington Airports; ``(9) a commission of congressional, State, and local officials and aviation representatives has recommended to the Secretary that transfer of the federally owned airports be as a unit to an independent authority to be created by Virginia and the District of Columbia; and ``(10) the Federal interest in these airports can be provided through a lease mechanism which provides for local control and operation. [[Page 111 STAT. 2207]] ``Sec. 49102. Purpose ``(a) General.--The purpose of this chapter is to authorize the transfer of operating responsibility under long-term lease of the 2 Metropolitan Washington Airport properties as a unit, including access highways and other related facilities, to a properly constituted independent airport authority created by Virginia and the District of Columbia, in order to achieve local control, management, operation, and development of these important transportation assets. ``(b) Inclusion of Baltimore/Washington International Airport Not Precluded.--This chapter does not prohibit the Airports Authority and Maryland from making an agreement to make Baltimore/Washington International Airport part of a regional airports authority, subject to terms agreed to by the Airports Authority, the Secretary of Transportation, Virginia, the District of Columbia, and Maryland. ``Sec. 49103. Definitions ``In this chapter-- ``(1) `Airports Authority' means the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, a public authority created by Virginia and the District of Columbia consistent with the requirements of section 49106 of this title. ``(2) `employee' means any permanent Federal Aviation Administration personnel employed by the Metropolitan Washington Airports on June 7, 1987. ``(3) `Metropolitan Washington Airports' means Washington National Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport. ``(4) ` Washington Dulles International Airport' means the airport constructed under the Act of September 7, 1950 (ch. 905, 64 Stat. 770), and includes the Dulles Airport Access Highway and Right-of-way, including the extension between Interstate Routes I-495 and I-66. ``(5) ` Washington National Airport' means the airport described in the Act of June 29, 1940 (ch. 444, 54 Stat. 686). ``Sec. 49104. Lease of Metropolitan Washington Airports ``(a) General.--The lease between the Secretary of Transportation and the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority under section 6005(a) of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Act of 1986 (Public Law 99-500; 100 Stat. 1783-375; Public Law 99-591; 100 Stat. 3341-378), for the Metropolitan Washington Airports must provide during its 50-year term at least the following: ``(1) The Airports Authority shall operate, maintain, protect, promote, and develop the Metropolitan Washington Airports as a unit and as primary airports serving the Metropolitan Washington area. ``(2)(A) In this paragraph, `airport purposes' means a use of property interests (except a sale) for-- ``(i) aviation business or activities; ``(ii) activities necessary or appropriate to serve passengers or cargo in air commerce; or ``(iii) nonprofit, public use facilities that are not inconsistent with the needs of aviation. ``(B) During the period of the lease, the real property constituting the Metropolitan Washington Airports shall be used only for airport purposes. [[Page 111 STAT. 2208]] ``(C) If the Secretary decides that any part of the real property leased to the Airports Authority under this chapter is used for other than airport purposes, the Secretary shall-- ``(i) direct that the Airports Authority take appropriate measures to have that part of the property be used for airport purposes; and ``(ii) retake possession of the property if the Airports Authority fails to have that part of the property be used for airport purposes within a reasonable period of time, as the Secretary decides. ``(3) The Airports Authority is subject to section 47107(a)- (c) and (e) of this title and to the assurances and conditions required of grant recipients under the Airport and Airway Improvement Act of 1982 (Public Law 97-248; 96 Stat. 671) as in effect on June 7, 1987. Notwithstanding section 47107(b) of this title, all revenues generated by the Metropolitan Washington Airports shall be expended for the capital and operating costs of the Metropolitan Washington Airports. ``(4) In acquiring by contract supplies or services for an amount estimated to be more than $200,000, or awarding concession contracts, the Airports Authority to the maximum extent practicable shall obtain complete and open competition through the use of published competitive procedures. By a vote of 7 members, the Airports Authority may grant exceptions to the requirements of this paragraph. ``(5)(A) Except as provided in subparagraph (B) of this paragraph, all regulations of the Metropolitan Washington Airports (14 CFR part 159) become regulations of the Airports Authority as of June 7, 1987, and remain in effect until modified or revoked by the Airports Authority under procedures of the Airports Authority. ``(B) Sections 159.59(a) and 159.191 of title 14, Code of Federal Regulations, do not become regulations of the Airports Authority. ``(C) The Airports Authority may not increase or decrease the number of instrument flight rule takeoffs and landings authorized by the High Density Rule (14 CFR 93.121 et seq.) at Washington National Airport on October 18, 1986, and may not impose a limitation on the number of passengers taking off or landing at Washington National Airport. ``(6)(A) Except as specified in subparagraph (B) of this paragraph, the Airports Authority shall assume all rights, liabilities, and obligations of the Metropolitan Washington Airports on June 7, 1987, including leases, permits, licenses, contracts, agreements, claims, tariffs, accounts receivable,
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