| Home > 105th Congressional Public Laws > Pub.L. 105-109 To permit the city of Cleveland, Ohio, to convey certain lands that the United States conveyed to the city. <> ...
Pub.L. 105-109 To permit the city of Cleveland, Ohio, to convey certain lands that the United States conveyed to the city. <> ...
UNITED STATES FIRE ADMINISTRATION AUTHORIZATION ACT FOR FISCAL YEARS
1998 AND 1999
[[Page 111 STAT. 2264]]
Public Law 105-108
To authorize appropriations for fiscal years 1998 and 1999 for the
United States Fire Administration, and for other purposes. <<NOTE: Nov.
20, 1997 - [S. 1231]>>
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: United States
Fire Administration Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 1998 and 1999. 15
USC 2201 note.>>
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``United States Fire Administration
Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 1998 and 1999''.
SEC. 2. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.
Section 17(g)(1) of the Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of
1974 (15 U.S.C. 2216(g)(1)) is amended--
(1) by striking ``and'' at the end of subparagraph (E);
(2) by striking the period at the end of subparagraph (F)
and inserting a semicolon; and
(3) by adding at the end the following:
``(G) $29,664,000 for the fiscal year ending September 30,
``(H) $30,554,000 for the fiscal year ending September 30,
SEC. 3. SUCCESSOR FIRE SAFETY STANDARDS.
The Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974 (15 U.S.C. 2201
et seq.) is amended--
(1) <<NOTE: 15 USC 2225.>> in section 29(a)(1), by inserting
``or any successor standard to that standard'' after
``Association Standard 74'';
(2) in section 29(a)(2), by inserting ``, or any successor
standard to that standard'' before ``, whichever is
(3) in section 29(b)(2), by inserting ``, or any successor
standard to that standard'' after ``Association Standard 13 or
(4) <<NOTE: 15 USC 2227.>> in section 31(c)(2)(B)(i), by
inserting ``or any successor standard to that standard'' after
``Life Safety Code)''; and
(5) in section 31(c)(2)(B)(ii), by inserting ``or any
successor standard to that standard'' after ``Association
SEC. 4. TERMINATION OR PRIVATIZATION OF FUNCTIONS. <<NOTE: 15 USC 2204
(a) In General.--Not later than 60 days before the termination or
transfer to a private sector person or entity of any significant
function of the United States Fire Administration, as described in
subsection (b), the Administrator of the United States Fire
Administration shall transmit to Congress a report providing notice of
that termination or transfer.
(b) Covered Terminations and Transfers.--For purposes of subsection
(a), a termination or transfer to a person or entity
[[Page 111 STAT. 2265]]
described in that subsection shall be considered to be a termination or
transfer of a significant function of the United States Fire
Administration if the termination or transfer--
(1) relates to a function of the Administration that
requires the expenditure of more than 5 percent of the total
amount of funds made available by appropriations to the
(2) involves the termination of more than 5 percent of the
employees of the Administration.
SEC. 5. NOTICE. <<NOTE: 15 USC 2204 note.>>
(a) Major Reorganization Defined.--With respect to the United States
Fire Administration, the term ``major reorganization'' means any
reorganization of the Administration that involves the reassignment of
more than 25 percent of the employees of the Administration.
(b) Notice of Reprogramming.--If any funds appropriated pursuant to
the amendments made by this Act are subject to a reprogramming action
that requires notice to be provided to the Committees on Appropriations
of the Senate and the House of Representatives, notice of that action
shall concurrently be provided to the Committee on Commerce, Science,
and Transportation of the Senate and the Committee on Science of the
House of Representatives.
(c) Notice of Reorganization.--Not later than 15 days before any
major reorganization of any program, project, or activity of the United
States Fire Administration, the Administrator of the United States Fire
Administration shall provide notice to the Committees on Science and
Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Committees on
Commerce, Science, and Transportation and Appropriations of the Senate.
SEC. 6. SENSE OF CONGRESS ON THE YEAR 2000 PROBLEM.
With the year 2000 rapidly approaching, it is the sense of Congress
that the Administrator of the United States Fire Administration should--
(1) give high priority to correcting all 2-digit date-
related problems in the computer systems of the United States
Fire Administration to ensure that those systems continue to
operate effectively in the year 2000 and in subsequent years;
(2) as soon as practicable after the date of enactment of
this Act, assess the extent of the risk to the operations of the
United States Fire Administration posed by the problems referred
to in paragraph (1), and plan and budget for achieving
compliance for all of the mission-critical systems of the system
by the year 2000; and
(3) develop contingency plans for those systems that the
United States Fire Administration is unable to correct by the
SEC. 7. <<NOTE: 15 USC 2218 note.>> ENHANCEMENT OF SCIENCE AND
(a) Definitions.--In this section:
(1) Administrator.--The term ``Administrator'' means the
Administrator of the United States Fire Administration.
(2) Educationally useful federal equipment.--The term
``educationally useful Federal equipment'' means computers and
related peripheral tools and research equipment that is
appropriate for use in schools.
[[Page 111 STAT. 2266]]
(3) School.--The term ``school'' means a public or private
educational institution that serves any of the grades of
kindergarten through grade 12.
(b) Sense of Congress.--
(1) In general.--It is the sense of Congress that the
Administrator should, to the greatest extent practicable and in
a manner consistent with applicable Federal law (including
Executive Order No. 12999), donate educationally useful Federal
equipment to schools in order to enhance the science and
mathematics programs of those schools.
(A) In general.--Not later than 1 year after the
date of enactment of this Act, and annually thereafter,
the Administrator shall prepare and submit to the
President a report that meets the requirements of this
paragraph. The President shall submit that report to
Congress at the same time as the President submits a
budget request to Congress under section 1105(a) of
title 31, United States Code.
(B) Contents of report.--The report prepared by the
Administrator under this paragraph shall describe any
donations of educationally useful Federal equipment to
schools made during the period covered by the report.
SEC. 8. REPORT TO CONGRESS.
(a) In General.--Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment
of this Act, the Administrator of the United States Fire Administration
(referred to in this section as the ``Administrator'') shall prepare and
submit to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the
Senate and the Committee on Science of the House of Representatives a
report that meets the requirements of this section.
(b) Contents of Report.--The report under this section shall--
(1) examine the risks to firefighters in suppressing fires
caused by burning tires;
(2) address any risks that are uniquely attributable to
fires described in paragraph (1), including any risks relating
(A) exposure to toxic substances (as that term is
defined by the Administrator);
(B) personal protection;
(C) the duration of those fires; and
(D) site hazards associated with those fires;
[[Page 111 STAT. 2267]]
(3) identify any special training that may be necessary for
firefighters to suppress those fires; and
(4) assess how the training referred to in paragraph (3) may
be provided by the United States Fire Administration.
Approved November 20, 1997.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--S. 1231 (H.R. 1272):
HOUSE REPORTS: No. 105-62 accompanying H.R. 1272 (Comm. on Science).
SENATE REPORTS: No. 105-124 (Comm. on Commerce, Science, and
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 143 (1997):
Nov. 4, considered and passed Senate.
Nov. 9, considered and passed House.
Other Popular 105th Congressional Public Laws Documents:
||Pub.L. 105-231 To grant a Federal charter to the American GI Forum of the United States. <> ...
||Pub.L. 105-142 To make clarifications to the Pilot Records Improvement Act of 1996, and for other purposes. <> ...
||Pub.L. 105-310 To amend chapter 53 of title 31, United States Code, to require the ...
||Pub.L. 105-152 To authorize the reimbursement of members of the Army deployed to Europe in support of operations in Bosnia for certain out-of-pocket expenses incurred by the members during the period beginning on October 1, 1996, and ending on May 31, 199...
||Pub.L. 105-24 To amend Federal law to clarify the applicability of host State laws to any branch in such State of an out-of-State bank, and for other purposes. <> ...
||P.R. 8 () For the relief of Mercedes Del Carmen Quiroz Martinez Cruz. <> [Document Status (Version] ...
||Pub.L. 105-370 To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide for the testing of certain persons who are incarcerated or ordered detained before trial, for the presence of the human immunodeficiency virus, and for other purposes. <
||Pub.L. 105-326 To dispose of certain Federal properties located in Dutch John, Utah, to assist the local government in the interim delivery of basic services to the Dutch John community, and for other purposes. <> %%Filenam...
||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...
||Pub.L. 105-226 To amend the John F. Kennedy Center Act to authorize appropriations for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and to further define the criteria for capital repair and operation and maintenance. <
||Pub.L. 105-132 To provide certain benefits of the Pick-Sloan Missouri River Basin program to the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe, and for other purposes. <> ...
||Pub.L. 105-329 To expand the boundaries of Arches National Park, Utah, to include ...
||Pub.L. 105-147 To amend the provisions of titles 17 and 18, United States Code, to provide greater copyright protection by amending criminal copyright infringement provisions, and for other purposes. <> ...
||Pub.L. 105-368 To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve benefits and services ...
||Pub.L. 105-185 To ensure that federally funded agricultural research, extension, and ...
||Pub.L. 105-167 To consolidate certain mineral interests in the National Grasslands in ...
||Pub.L. 105-311 To provide for the Office of Personnel Management to conduct a study and ...
||Pub.L. 105-15 To amend title XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to permit a waiver of the prohibition of offering nurse aide training and competency evaluation programs in certain nursing facilities. <> ...
||Pub.L. 105-119 Making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1998, and for other purposes. <> ...
||Pub.L. 105-212 To extend the deadline under the Federal Power Act applicable to the construction of FERC Project Number 9248 in the State of Colorado, and for other purposes. <> ...
||Pub.L. 105-161 To designate the United States Post Office building located at 750 Highway 28 East in Taylorsville, Mississippi, as the ``Blaine H. Eaton Post Office Building''. <> ...
||Pub.L. 105-365 To amend the boundaries of Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site in the State of Montana. <> ...
||Pub.L. 105-295 To authorize the construction of temperature control devices at Folsom Dam in California. <> ...
||Pub.L. 105-313 To deem the activities of the Miccosukee Tribe on the Miccosukee Reserved Area to be consistent with the purposes of the Everglades National Park, and for other purposes. <> ...
||P.R. 1 () For the relief of Michel Christopher Meili, Giuseppina Meili, Mirjam Naomi Meili, and Davide Meili. <> [Document Status (Version] ...
||Pub.L. 105-221 To provide that certain volunteers at private non-profit food banks are not employees for purposes of the Fair Labor Standards <> Act of 1938. ...
||Pub.L. 105-173 To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to modify and extend the ...
||Pub.L. 105-196 To amend the Public Health Service Act to revise and extend the bone marrow donor program, and for other purposes. <> ...
||Pub.L. 105-131 To designate the United States Post Office building located at 1919 West Bennett Street in Springfield, Missouri, as the ``John N. Griesemer Post Office Building''. <> ...
||Pub.L. 105-162 To designate the post office located at 194 Ward Street in Paterson, New Jersey, as the ``Larry Doby Post Office''. <> ...
105th Congressional Public Laws Records and Documents
|GovRecords.org presents information on various agencies of the United States Government. Even though all information is believed to be credible and accurate, no guarantees are made on the complete accuracy of our government records archive. Care should be taken to verify the information presented by responsible parties. Please see our reference page for congressional, presidential, and judicial branch contact information. GovRecords.org values visitor privacy. Please see the privacy page for more information.