Home > 106th Congressional Public Laws > Pub.L. 106-159 To amend <> title 49, United States Code, to establish the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, and for other purposes. ...

Pub.L. 106-159 To amend <> title 49, United States Code, to establish the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, and for other purposes. ...


Google
 
Web GovRecords.org

<DOC>



[[Page 113 STAT. 1745]]

Public Law 106-158
106th Congress

                                 An Act


 
   To reauthorize <<NOTE: Dec. 9, 1999 -  [H.R. 3381]>>  the Overseas 
Private Investment Corporation and the Trade and Development Agency, and 
                           for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress <<NOTE: Export Enhancement Act of 
1999.>>  assembled,

SECTION 1. <<NOTE: 22 USC 2151 note.>>  SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Export Enhancement Act of 1999''.

SEC. 2. OPIC ISSUING AUTHORITY.

    Section 235(a)(2) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 
2195a)(3)) is amended by striking ``1999'' and inserting ``2003''.

SEC. 3. IMPACT OF OPIC PROGRAMS.

    (a) Additional Requirements.--Section 231A of the Foreign Assistance 
Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2191a) is amended--
            (1) by redesignating subsection (b) as subsection (c);
            (2) by inserting after subsection (a) the following new 
        subsection:

    ``(b) Environmental Impact.--The Board of Directors of the 
Corporation shall not vote in favor of any action proposed to be taken 
by the Corporation that is likely to have significant adverse 
environmental impacts that are sensitive, diverse, or unprecedented, 
unless for at least 60 days before the date of the vote--
            ``(1) an environmental impact assessment or initial 
        environmental audit, analyzing the environmental impacts of the 
        proposed action and of alternatives to the proposed action has 
        been completed by the project applicant and made available to 
        the Board of Directors; and
            ``(2) such assessment or audit has been made available to 
        the public of the United States, locally affected groups in the 
        host country, and host country nongovernmental organizations.''; 
        and
            (3) in subsection (c), as so redesignated--
                    (A) by inserting ``(1)'' before ``The Board''; and
                    (B) by adding at the end the following:

    ``(2) <<NOTE: Public hearing.>>  In conjunction with each meeting of 
its Board of Directors, the Corporation shall hold a public hearing in 
order to afford an opportunity for any person to present views regarding 
the activities of the Corporation. Such views shall be made part of the 
record.''.

[[Page 113 STAT. 1746]]

    (b) Effective Date.--The <<NOTE: 22 USC 2191a note.>>  amendments 
made by subsection (a) shall take effect 90 days after the date of the 
enactment of this Act.

SEC. 4. BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF OPIC.

    Section 233(b) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 
2193(b)) is amended--
            (1) by striking the second and third sentences;
            (2) in the fourth sentence by striking ``(other than the 
        President of the Corporation, appointed pursuant to subsection 
        (c) who shall serve as a Director, ex officio)'';
            (3) in the second undesignated paragraph--
                    (A) by inserting ``the President of the Corporation, 
                the Administrator of the Agency for International 
                Development, the United States Trade Representative, 
                and'' after ``including''; and
                    (B) by adding at the end the following: ``The United 
                States Trade Representative may designate a Deputy 
                United States Trade Representative to serve on the Board 
                in place of the United States Trade Representative.''; 
                and
            (4) by inserting after the second undesignated paragraph the 
        following:

    ``There shall be a Chairman and a Vice Chairman of the Board, both 
of whom shall be designated by the President of the United States from 
among the Directors of the Board other than those appointed under the 
second sentence of the first paragraph of this subsection.''.

SEC. 5. TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY.

    (a) Purpose.--Section 661(a) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 
(22 U.S.C. 2421(a)) is amended by inserting before the period at the end 
of the second sentence the following: ``, with special emphasis on 
economic sectors with significant United States export potential, such 
as energy, transportation, telecommunications, and environment''.
    (b) Contributions of Costs.--Section 661(b) of the Foreign 
Assistance Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2421(b)) is amended by adding at the 
end the following:
            ``(5) Contributions to costs.--The Trade and Development 
        Agency shall, to the maximum extent practicable, require 
        corporations and other entities to--
                    ``(A) share the costs of feasibility studies and 
                other project planning services funded under this 
                section; and
                    ``(B) reimburse the Trade and Development Agency 
                those funds provided under this section, if the 
                corporation or entity concerned succeeds in project 
                implementation.''.

    (c) Funding.--Section 661(f ) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 
(22 U.S.C. 2421(f )) is amended--
            (1) in paragraph (1)(A) by striking ``$77,000,000'' and all 
        that follows through ``1996'' and inserting ``$48,000,000 for 
        fiscal year 2000 and such sums as may be necessary for each 
        fiscal year thereafter''; and
            (2) in paragraph (2)(A), by striking ``in fiscal years'' and 
        all that follows through ``provides'' and inserting ``in 
        carrying out its program, provide, as appropriate, funds''.

SEC. 6. <<NOTE: 15 USC 4727a.>>  IMPLEMENTATION OF PRIMARY OBJECTIVES OF 
            TPCC.

    The Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee shall--

[[Page 113 STAT. 1747]]

            (1) <<NOTE: Reports.>>  report on the actions taken or 
        efforts currently underway to eliminate the areas of overlap and 
        duplication identified among Federal export promotion 
        activities;
            (2) coordinate efforts to sponsor or promote any trade show 
        or trade fair;
            (3) work with all relevant State and national organizations, 
        inclding the National Governors' Association, that have 
        established trade promotion offices;
            (4) <<NOTE: Reports.>>  report on actions taken or efforts 
        currently underway to promote better coordination between State, 
        Federal, and private sector export promotion activities, 
        including co-location, cost sharing between Federal, State, and 
        private sector export promotion programs, and sharing of market 
        research data; and
            (5) <<NOTE: Deadline. Reports.>>  by not later than March 
        30, 2000, and annually thereafter, include the matters addressed 
        in paragraphs (1), (2), (3), and (4) in the annual report 
        required to be submitted under section 2312(f ) of the Export 
        Enhancement Act of 1988 (15 U.S.C. 4727(f )).

SEC. 7. TIMING OF TPCC REPORTS.

    Section 2312(f ) of the Export Enhancement Act of 1988 (15 U.S.C. 
4727(f )) is amended by striking ``September 30, 1995, and annually 
thereafter,'' and inserting ``March 30 of each year,''.

    Approved December 9, 1999.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 3381:
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 145 (1999):
            Nov. 17, considered and passed House.
            Nov. 19, considered and passed Senate.

                                  <all>

Pages: 1

Other Popular 106th Congressional Public Laws Documents:

1 Pub.L. 106-012 To designate the Federal building located at 700 East San Antonio Street in El Paso, Texas, as the ``Richard C. White Federal Building''. <> ...
2 Pub.L. 106-352 To establish the Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park in the State of California, and for other purposes. <> ...
3 Pub.L. 106-489 To amend title 46, United States Code, to provide equitable treatment with respect to State and local income taxes for certain individuals who perform duties on vessels. <> ...
4 Pub.L. 106-195 Recognizing the 50th anniversary of the Korean War and the service by members of the Armed Forces during such war, and for other purposes. <> ...
5 Pub.L. 106-137 Concerning the participation of Taiwan in the World Health Organization (WHO). <> ...
6 Pub.L. 106-187 To direct the Secretary of Agriculture to convey certain National Forest lands to Elko County, Nevada, for continued use as a cemetery. <> ...
7 Pub.L. 106-007 To protect producers of agricultural commodities who applied for a Crop Revenue Coverage PLUS supplemental endorsement for the 1999 crop year. <> ...
8 Pub.L. 106-233 To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service at 200 East Pinckney Street in Madison, Florida, as the ``Captain Colin P. Kelly, Jr. Post Office''. <> ...
9 Pub.L. 106-308 To designate the Federal courthouse at 145 East Simpson Avenue in Jackson, Wyoming, as the ``Clifford P. Hansen Federal Courthouse''. <> ...
10 Pub.L. 106-399 To designate the Steens Mountain <> Wilderness Area and the Steens Mountain Cooperative Management and Protection Area in Harney County, Oregon, and for other purposes. ...
11 Pub.L. 106-524 To revise the boundary of Fort Matanzas National Monument, and for other purposes. <> ...
12 Pub.L. 106-241 To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 3118 Washington Boulevard in Arlington, Virginia, as the ``Joseph L. Fisher Post Office Building''. <> ...
13 Pub.L. 106-572 To establish a grant program to assist <> State and local law enforcement in deterring, investigating, and prosecuting computer crimes. ...
14 Pub.L. 106-431 To establish the Saint Helena Island National Scenic Area. <> ...
15 Pub.L. 106-234 To designate the building of the United States Postal Service located at 5 Cedar Street in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, as the ``Thomas J. Brown Post Office Building''. <> ...
16 Pub.L. 106-573 To repeal the modification of the installment method. <> ...
17 P.R. 010 () For the relief of Sepandan Farnia and Farbod Farnia. <> [Document Status (Version] ...
18 Pub.L. 106-255 To foster cross-border cooperation and environmental cleanup in Northern Europe. <> ...
19 P.R. 019 () For the relief of Mrs. Elizabeth Eka Bassey, Emmanuel O. Paul Bassey, and Mary Idongesit Paul Bassey. <> [Document Status (Version] ...
20 Pub.L. 106-190 To clarify the legal effect on the United States of the acquisition of a parcel of land in the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve in the State of Utah. <> ...
21 Pub.L. 106-156 To <> designate certain Federal lands in the Talladega National Forest in the State of Alabama as the Dugger Mountain Wilderness. ...
22 Pub.L. 106-441 To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 110 Postal Way in Carrollton, Georgia, as the ``Samuel P. Roberts Post Office Building''. <> ...
23 Pub.L. 106-574 To authorize the addition of land to <> Sequoia National Park, and for other purposes. ...
24 Pub.L. 106-288 Granting the consent of the Congress to the Red River Boundary Compact. <> ...
25 Pub.L. 106-553 Making appropriations for the government of the District of Columbia and other activities <> chargeable in whole or in part against the revenues of said District for the fiscal year ending September 30, 20...
26 Pub.L. 106-235 To designate the United States Post Office located at 3675 Warrensville Center Road in Shaker Heights, Ohio, as the ``Louise Stokes Post Office''. <> ...
27 Pub.L. 106-371 To increase the amount authorized to be <> appropriated for the north side pumping division of the Minidoka reclamation project, Idaho. ...
28 Pub.L. 106-381 Making further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 2001, and for other purposes. <> ...
29 Pub.L. 106-271 To establish the Corinth Unit of Shiloh National Military Park, in the vicinity of the city of Corinth, Mississippi, and in the State of Tennessee, and for other purposes. <> ...
30 Pub.L. 106-040 To <> amend the Clean Air Act to remove flammable fuels from the list of substances with respect to which reporting and other activities are required under the risk management plan program, and for other purpo...


Other Documents:

106th 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.
House Rules:

104th House Rules
105th House Rules
106th House Rules

Congressional Bills:

104th Congressional Bills
105th Congressional Bills
106th Congressional Bills
107th Congressional Bills
108th Congressional Bills

Supreme Court Decisions

Supreme Court Decisions

Additional

1995 Privacy Act Documents
1997 Privacy Act Documents
1994 Unified Agenda
2004 Unified Agenda

Congressional Documents:

104th Congressional Documents
105th Congressional Documents
106th Congressional Documents
107th Congressional Documents
108th Congressional Documents

Congressional Directory:

105th Congressional Directory
106th Congressional Directory
107th Congressional Directory
108th Congressional Directory

Public Laws:

104th Congressional Public Laws
105th Congressional Public Laws
106th Congressional Public Laws
107th Congressional Public Laws
108th Congressional Public Laws

Presidential Records

1994 Presidential Documents
1995 Presidential Documents
1996 Presidential Documents
1997 Presidential Documents
1998 Presidential Documents
1999 Presidential Documents
2000 Presidential Documents
2001 Presidential Documents
2002 Presidential Documents
2003 Presidential Documents
2004 Presidential Documents

Home Executive Judicial Legislative Additional Reference About Privacy