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[H.R. 2169 Enrolled Bill (ENR)]

        H.R.2169

                       One Hundred Fifth Congress

                                 of the

                        United States of America


                          AT THE FIRST SESSION

          Begun and held at the City of Washington on Tuesday,
 the seventh day of January, one thousand nine hundred and ninety-seven


                                 An Act


 
 Making appropriations for the Department of Transportation and related 
 agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1998, 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, 1998, and for other purposes, 
namely:

                                TITLE I

                      DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

                        OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

                         Salaries and Expenses

    For necessary expenses of the Office of the Secretary, $61,000,000, 
of which not to exceed $40,000 shall be available as the Secretary may 
determine for allocation within the Department for official reception 
and representation expenses: Provided, That notwithstanding any other 
provision of law, there may be credited to this appropriation up to 
$1,000,000 in funds received in user fees: Provided further, That none 
of the funds appropriated in this Act or otherwise made available may 
be used to maintain custody of airline tariffs that are already 
available for public and departmental access at no cost; to secure them 
against detection, alteration, or tampering; and open to inspection by 
the Department.

                         Office of Civil Rights

    For necessary expenses of the Office of Civil Rights, $5,574,000.

           Transportation Planning, Research, and Development

    For necessary expenses for conducting transportation planning, 
research, systems development, and development activities, to remain 
available until expended, $4,400,000.

              Transportation Administrative Service Center

    Necessary expenses for operating costs and capital outlays of the 
Transportation Administrative Service Center, not to exceed 
$121,800,000, 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.

                        Payments to Air Carriers


                  (rescission of contract authorization)

                     (airport and airway trust fund)

    Of the budgetary resources provided for ``Small Community Air 
Service'' by Public Law 101-508, for fiscal year 1998, $38,600,000 are 
rescinded.

               Minority Business Resource Center Program

    For the cost of direct 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 gross obligations for the principal amount of direct loans 
not to exceed $15,000,000. In addition, for administrative expenses to 
carry out the direct loan program, $400,000.

                       Minority Business Outreach

    For necessary expenses of Minority Business Resource Center 
outreach activities, $2,900,000, of which $2,635,000 shall remain 
available until September 30, 1999: 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


                      (including transfer of funds)

    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; $2,715,400,000, of which $300,000,000 shall be 
available for defense-related activities and $25,000,000 shall be 
derived from the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund: Provided, That the 
number of aircraft on hand at any one time shall not exceed 212, 
exclusive of aircraft and parts stored to meet future attrition: 
Provided further, That none of the funds appropriated in this or any 
other Act shall be available for pay or 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 the Commandant shall 
reduce both military and civilian employment levels for the purpose of 
complying with Executive Order No. 12839: Provided further, That 
$34,300,000 of the funds provided under this heading for increased drug 
interdiction activities are not available for obligation until the 
Director, Office of National Drug Control Policy: (1) reviews the 
specific activities and associated costs and benefits proposed by the 
Coast Guard; (2) compares those activities to other drug interdiction 
efforts Government-wide; and (3) certifies, in writing, to the House 
and Senate Committees on Appropriations that such expenditures 
represent the best investment relative to other options: Provided 
further, That should the Director, Office of National Drug Control 
Policy decline to make such certification, after notification in 
writing to the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations, the 
Director may transfer, at his discretion, up to $34,300,000 of funds 
provided herein for Coast Guard drug interdiction activities to any 
other entity of the Federal Government for drug interdiction 
activities: Provided further, That up to $615,000 in user fees 
collected pursuant to section 1111 of Public Law 104-324 shall be 
credited to this appropriation as offsetting collections in fiscal year 
1998.

              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, $397,850,000, of which 
$20,000,000 shall be derived from the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund; 
of which $212,100,000 shall be available to acquire, repair, renovate 
or improve vessels, small boats and related equipment, to remain 
available until September 30, 2002; $25,800,000 shall be available to 
acquire new aircraft and increase aviation capability, to remain 
available until September 30, 2000; $44,650,000 shall be available for 
other equipment, to remain available until September 30, 2000; 
$68,300,000 shall be available for shore facilities and aids to 
navigation facilities, to remain available until September 30, 2000; 
and $47,000,000 shall be available for personnel compensation and 
benefits and related costs, to remain available until September 30, 
1999: Provided, That funds received from the sale of HU-25 aircraft 
shall be credited to this appropriation for the purpose of acquiring 
new aircraft and increasing aviation capacity: Provided further, That 
the Commandant may dispose of surplus real property by sale or lease 
and the proceeds shall be credited to this appropriation, of which not 
more than $9,000,000 shall be credited as offsetting collections to 
this account, to be available for the purposes of this account: 
Provided further, That the amount herein appropriated from the General 
Fund shall be reduced by such amount: Provided further, That any 
proceeds from the sale or lease of Coast Guard surplus real property in 
excess of $9,000,000 shall be retained and remain available until 
expended, but shall not be available for obligation until October 1, 
1998: Provided further, That the Secretary, acting through the 
Commandant, may enter into a long-term Use Agreement with the City of 
Unalaska for dedicated pier space on the municipal dock necessary to 
support Coast Guard enforcement vessels when such vessels call on the 
Port of Dutch Harbor, Alaska.

                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, $21,000,000, to remain available until expended.

                         Alteration of Bridges

    For necessary expenses for alteration or removal of obstructive 
bridges, $17,000,000, 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, and for payments for medical care of retired personnel 
and their dependents under the Dependents Medical Care Act (10 U.S.C. 
ch. 55); $653,196,000.

                            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; $67,000,000: Provided, That no more 
than $20,000,000 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.

              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, $19,000,000, 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 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.

                              Boat Safety


                      (aquatic resources trust fund)

    For payment of necessary expenses incurred for recreational boating 
safety assistance under Public Law 92-75, as amended, $35,000,000, to 
be derived from the Boat Safety Account and to remain available until 
expended.

                    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 
and the operation (including leasing) and maintenance of aircraft, and 
carrying out the provisions of subchapter I of chapter 471 of title 49, 
United States Code, or other provisions of law authorizing the 
obligation of funds for similar programs of airport and airway 
development or improvement, lease or purchase of passenger motor 
vehicles for replacement only, in addition to amounts made available by 
Public Law 104-264, $5,301,934,000, of which $1,901,628,000 shall be 
derived from the Airport and Airway Trust Fund: Provided, That none of 
the funds in this Act shall be available for the Federal Aviation 
Administration to plan, finalize, or implement any regulation that 
would promulgate new aviation user fees not specifically authorized by 
law after the date of enactment of this Act: Provided further, 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 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 derived from 
the Airport and Airway Trust Fund may be used to support the operations 
and activities of the Associate Administrator for Commercial Space 
Transportation: Provided further, That up to $5,000 of funds 
appropriated under this heading may be used for activities under the 
Aircraft Purchase Loan Guarantee Program.

                        Facilities and Equipment


                     (airport and airway trust fund)

    For necessary expenses, not otherwise provided for, for 
acquisition, establishment, and improvement by contract or purchase, 
and hire of air navigation and experimental facilities and equipment as 
authorized under part A of subtitle VII of title 49, United States 
Code, including initial acquisition of necessary sites by lease or 
grant; engineering and service testing, including construction of test 
facilities and acquisition of necessary sites by lease or grant; and 
construction and furnishing of quarters and related accommodations for 
officers and employees of the Federal Aviation Administration stationed 
at remote localities where such accommodations are not available; and 
the purchase, lease, or transfer of aircraft from funds available under 
this head; to be derived from the Airport and Airway Trust Fund, 
$1,875,477,000, of which $1,656,367,000 shall remain available until 
September 30, 2000, and of which $219,110,000 shall remain available 
until September 30, 1998: Provided, That there may be credited to this 
appropriation funds received from States, counties, municipalities, 
other public authorities, and private sources, for expenses incurred in 
the establishment and modernization of air navigation facilities.

                 Research, Engineering, and Development


                     (airport and airway trust fund)

    For necessary expenses, not otherwise provided for, for research, 
engineering, and development, as authorized under part A of subtitle 
VII of title 49, United States Code, including construction of 
experimental facilities and acquisition of necessary sites by lease or 
grant, $199,183,000, to be derived from the Airport and Airway Trust 
Fund and to remain available until September 30, 2000: Provided, That 
there may be credited to this appropriation funds received from States, 
counties, municipalities, other public authorities, and private 
sources, for expenses incurred for research, engineering, and 
development: Provided further, That none of the funds in this Act may 
be obligated or expended for the ``Flight 2000'' Program.

                       Grants-in-Aid for Airports


                 (liquidation of contract authorization)

                     (airport and airway trust fund)

    For liquidation of obligations incurred for grants-in-aid for 
airport planning and development, and for noise compatibility planning 
and programs as authorized under subchapter I of chapter 471 and 
subchapter I of chapter 475 of title 49, United States Code, and under 
other law authorizing such obligations, $1,600,000,000, to be derived 
from the Airport and Airway Trust Fund and to remain available until 
expended: Provided, That none of the funds in this Act shall be 
available for the planning or execution of programs the obligations for 
which are in excess of $1,700,000,000 in fiscal year 1998 for grants-
in-aid for airport planning and development, and noise compatibility 
planning and programs, notwithstanding section 47117(h) of title 49, 
United States Code: Provided further, That discretionary funds 
available for noise planning and mitigation shall not exceed 
$200,000,000 and discretionary funds available for the military airport 
program shall not exceed $26,000,000.

                       Grants-in-Aid For Airports


                     (airport and airway trust fund)

                  (rescission of contract authorization)

    Of the unobligated balances authorized under 49 U.S.C. 48103 as 
amended, $412,000,000 are rescinded.

                   Aviation Insurance Revolving Fund

    The Secretary of Transportation is hereby authorized to make such 
expenditures and investments, within the limits of funds available 
pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 44307, and in accordance with section 104 of the 
Government Corporation Control Act, as amended (31 U.S.C. 9104), as may 
be necessary in carrying out the program for aviation insurance 
activities under chapter 443 of title 49, United States Code.

                Aircraft Purchase Loan Guarantee Program

    Except as specifically provided elsewhere in this Act, none of the 
funds in this Act shall be available for activities under this heading 
during fiscal year 1998.

                     FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION

                Limitation on General Operating Expenses

    Necessary expenses for administration, operation, including motor 
carrier safety program operations, and research of the Federal Highway 
Administration not to exceed $552,266,000 shall be paid in accordance 
with law from appropriations made available by this Act to the Federal 
Highway Administration together with advances and reimbursements 
received by the Federal Highway Administration: Provided, That 
$241,708,000 of the amount provided herein shall remain available until 
September 30, 2000.

                 Appalachian Development Highway System

    For carrying out the provisions of section 1069(y) of Public Law 
102-240, relating to construction of, and improvements to, corridors of 
the Appalachian Development Highway System, $300,000,000 to remain 
available until expended: Provided, That none of the funds provided 
under this heading shall be available for engineering, design, right-
of-way acquisition, or major construction of the Appalachian 
Development Highway System between I-81 in Virginia and the community 
of Wardensville, West Virginia.

                          Federal-Aid Highways


                       (limitation on obligations)

                           (highway trust fund)

    None of the funds in this Act shall be available for the 
implementation or execution of programs the obligations for which are 
in excess of $21,500,000,000 for Federal-aid highways and highway 
safety construction programs for fiscal year 1998.

                          Federal-Aid Highways


                 (liquidation of contract authorization)

                           (highway trust fund)

    For carrying out the provisions of title 23, United States Code, 
that are attributable to Federal-aid highways, including the National 
Scenic and Recreational Highway as authorized by 23 U.S.C. 148, not 
otherwise provided, including reimbursements for sums expended pursuant 
to the provisions of 23 U.S.C. 308, $20,800,000,000 or so much thereof 
as may be available in and derived from the Highway Trust Fund, to 
remain available until expended.

                      Right-of-Way Revolving Fund


                       (limitation on direct loans)

                           (highway trust fund)

    None of the funds under this heading are available for obligations 
for right-of-way acquisition during fiscal year 1998.

                      Motor Carrier Safety Grants


                 (liquidation of contract authorization)

                           (highway trust fund)

    For payment of obligations incurred in carrying out 49 U.S.C. 
31102, $85,000,000, to be derived from the Highway Trust Fund and to 
remain available until expended: Provided, That none of the funds in 
this Act shall be available for the implementation or execution of 
programs the obligations for which are in excess of $84,825,000 for 
``Motor Carrier Safety Grants''.

             NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION

                        Operations and Research

    For expenses necessary to discharge the functions of the Secretary 
with respect to traffic and highway safety under part C of subtitle VI 
of title 49, United States Code, and chapter 301 of title 49, United 
States Code, $74,901,000, of which $40,674,000 shall remain available 
until September 30, 2000: Provided, That none of the funds appropriated 
by this Act may be obligated or expended to plan, finalize, or 
implement any rulemaking to add to section 575.104 of title 49 of the 
Code of Federal Regulations any requirement pertaining to a grading 
standard that is different from the three grading standards (treadwear, 
traction, and temperature resistance) already in effect.

                        Operations and Research


                           (highway trust fund)

    For expenses necessary to discharge the functions of the Secretary 
with respect to traffic and highway safety under 23 U.S.C. 403 and 
section 2006 of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 
1991 (Public Law 102-240), to be derived from the Highway Trust Fund, 
$72,061,000, of which $49,520,000 shall remain available until 
September 30, 2000.

                     Highway Traffic Safety Grants


                 (liquidation of contract authorization)

                       (limitation on obligations)

                           (highway trust fund)

    For payment of obligations incurred carrying out the provisions of 
23 U.S.C. 153, 402, 408, and 410, and chapter 303 of title 49, United 
States Code, to remain available until expended, $186,000,000, to be 
derived from the Highway Trust Fund: Provided, That, notwithstanding 
subsection 2009(b) of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency 
Act of 1991, none of the funds in this Act shall be available for the 
planning or execution of programs the total obligations for which, in 
fiscal year 1998, are in excess of $186,500,000 for programs authorized 
under 23 U.S.C. 402, 410, and chapter 303 of title 49, United States 
Code, of which $149,700,000 shall be for ``State and community highway 
safety grants'', $2,300,000 shall be for the ``National Driver 
Register'', and $34,500,000 shall be for section 410 ``Alcohol-impaired 
driving counter-measures programs'': Provided further, That none of 
these funds shall be used for construction, rehabilitation or 
remodeling costs, or for office furnishings and fixtures for State, 
local, or private buildings or structures: Provided further, That not 
to exceed $5,268,000 of the funds made available for section 402 may be 
available for administering ``State and community highway safety 
grants'': Provided further, That not to exceed $150,000 of the funds 
made available for section 402 may be available for administering the 
highway safety grants authorized by section 1003(a)(7) of Public Law 
102-240: Provided further, That not to exceed $500,000 of the funds 
made available for section 410 ``Alcohol-impaired driving counter-
measures programs'' shall be available for technical assistance to the 
States.

                    FEDERAL RAILROAD ADMINISTRATION

                      Office of the Administrator

    For necessary expenses of the Federal Railroad Administration, not 
otherwise provided for, $20,290,000, of which $1,389,000 shall remain 
available until expended: Provided, That none of the funds in this Act 
shall be available for the planning or execution of a program making 
commitments to guarantee new loans under the Emergency Rail Services 
Act of 1970, as amended, and no new commitments to guarantee loans 
under section 211(a) or 211(h) of the Regional Rail Reorganization Act 
of 1973, as amended, shall be made: Provided further, That, as part of 
the Washington Union Station transaction in which the Secretary assumed 
the first deed of trust on the property and, where the Union Station 
Redevelopment Corporation or any successor is obligated to make 
payments on such deed of trust on the Secretary's behalf, including 
payments on and after September 30, 1988, the Secretary is authorized 
to receive such payments directly from the Union Station Redevelopment 
Corporation, credit them to the appropriation charged for the first 
deed of trust, and make payments on the first deed of trust with those 
funds: Provided further, That such additional sums as may be necessary 
for payment on the first deed of trust may be advanced by the 
Administrator from unobligated balances available to the Federal 
Railroad Administration, to be reimbursed from payments received from 
the Union Station Redevelopment Corporation.

                            Railroad Safety

    For necessary expenses in connection with railroad safety, not 
otherwise provided for, $57,067,000, of which $5,511,000 shall remain 
available until expended: Provided, That notwithstanding any other 
provision of law, funds appropriated under this heading are available 
for the reimbursement of out-of-state travel and per diem costs 
incurred by employees of State governments directly supporting the 
Federal railroad safety program, including regulatory development and 
compliance-related activities.

                   Railroad Research and Development

    For necessary expenses for railroad research and development, 
$20,758,000, to remain available until expended.

                 Northeast Corridor Improvement Program

    For necessary expenses related to Northeast Corridor improvements 
authorized by title VII of the Railroad Revitalization and Regulatory 
Reform Act of 1976, as amended (45 U.S.C. 851 et seq.) and 49 U.S.C. 
24909, $250,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2000, of 
which $12,000,000 shall be for the Pennsylvania Station Redevelopment 
Project.

            Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Program

    The Secretary of Transportation is authorized to issue to the 
Secretary of the Treasury notes or other obligations pursuant to 
section 512 of the Railroad Revitalization and Regulatory Reform Act of 
1976 (Public Law 94-210), as amended, in such amounts and at such times 
as may be necessary to pay any amounts required pursuant to the 
guarantee of the principal amount of obligations under sections 511 
through 513 of such Act, such authority to exist as long as any such 
guaranteed obligation is outstanding: Provided, That no new loan 
guarantee commitments shall be made during fiscal year 1998.

                    Next Generation High-Speed Rail

    For necessary expenses for Next Generation High-Speed Rail studies, 
corridor planning, development, demonstration, and implementation, 
$20,395,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That funds 
under this heading may be made available for grants to States for high-
speed rail corridor design, feasibility studies, environmental 
analyses, and track and signal improvements.

                     Alaska Railroad Rehabilitation

    To enable the Secretary of Transportation to make grants to the 
Alaska Railroad, $15,280,000 shall be for capital rehabilitation and 
improvements benefiting its passenger operations.

                     Rhode Island Rail Development

    For the costs associated with construction of a third track on the 
Northeast Corridor between Davisville and Central Falls, Rhode Island, 
with sufficient clearance to accommodate double stack freight cars, 
$10,000,000, to be matched by the State of Rhode Island or its designee 
on a dollar-for-dollar basis and to remain available until expended: 
Provided, That as a condition of accepting such funds, the Providence 
and Worcester (P&W) Railroad shall enter into an agreement with the 
Secretary to reimburse Amtrak and/or the Federal Railroad 
Administration, on a dollar-for-dollar basis, up to the first 
$23,000,000 in damages resulting from the legal action initiated by the 
P&W Railroad under its existing contracts with Amtrak relating to the 
provision of vertical clearances between Davisville and Central Falls 
in excess of those required for present freight operations.

         Grants to the National Railroad Passenger Corporation

    To enable the Secretary of Transportation to make grants to the 
National Railroad Passenger Corporation authorized by 49 U.S.C. 24104, 
$543,000,000, to remain available until expended, of which $344,000,000 
shall be available for operating losses, and $199,000,000 shall be for 
capital improvements: Provided, That if Amtrak reform legislation as 
required by section 977(f) of the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 is 
enacted into law prior to the distribution by the Secretary of any of 
the funds appropriated above for capital improvements, then the portion 
of this appropriation made available for capital improvements shall not 
be available for obligation and the Secretary shall not transfer any of 
the funds appropriated under this heading for capital improvements to 
Amtrak: Provided further, That in the event Amtrak reform legislation 
required by section 977(f) of the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 is 
enacted into law after the distribution of some or all of the funds 
appropriated under this account for capital improvements are 
transferred by the Secretary to Amtrak, then the Secretary of the 
Treasury shall reduce the amount refunded to Amtrak under section 977 
of the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 by an amount equal to the funds 
distributed to Amtrak under this heading for capital improvements and 
the portion of this appropriation made available for capital 
improvements shall not be available for obligation and no additional 
funds appropriated under this heading shall be transferred by the 
Secretary to Amtrak for capital improvements: Provided further, That 
none of the funds provided for capital improvements may be transferred 
to operating losses to pay for debt service interest unless 
specifically authorized by law after the date of enactment of this Act: 
Provided further, That the incurring of any obligation or commitment by 
the Corporation for the purchase of capital improvements with funds 
appropriated herein which is prohibited by this Act shall be deemed a 
violation of 31 U.S.C. 1341: Provided further, That funding under this 
heading for capital improvements shall not be made available before 
July 1, 1998: Provided further, That none of the funds herein 
appropriated shall be used for lease or purchase of passenger motor 
vehicles or for the hire of vehicle operators for any officer or 
employee, other than the president of the Corporation, excluding the 
lease of passenger motor vehicles for those officers or employees while 
in official travel status.

                     FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION

                        Administrative Expenses

    For necessary administrative expenses of the Federal Transit 
Administration's programs authorized by chapter 53 of title 49, United 
States Code, $45,738,000: Provided, That none of the funds in this Act 
shall be available for the execution of contracts under section 5327(c) 
of title 49, United States Code, in an aggregate amount that exceeds 
$15,000,000.

                             Formula Grants

    For necessary expenses to carry out 49 U.S.C. 5307, 5310(a)(2), 
5311, and 5336, to remain available until expended, $240,000,000: 
Provided, That no more than $2,500,000,000 of budget authority shall be 
available for these purposes: Provided further, That of the funds 
provided under this heading for formula grants, no more than 
$150,000,000 may be used for operating assistance under 49 U.S.C. 
5336(d): Provided further, That the limitation on operating assistance 
provided under this heading shall, for urbanized areas of less than 
200,000 in population, be no less than 75 percent of the amount of 
operating assistance such areas are eligible to receive under Public 
Law 103-331: Provided further, That in the distribution of the 
limitation provided under this heading to urbanized areas that had a 
population under the 1990 census of 1,000,000 or more, the Secretary 
shall direct each such area to give priority consideration to the 
impact of reductions in operating assistance on smaller transit 
authorities operating within the area and to consider the needs and 
resources of such transit authorities when the limitation is 
distributed among all transit authorities operating in the area.

                   University Transportation Centers

    For necessary expenses for university transportation centers as 
authorized by 49 U.S.C. 5317(b), to remain available until expended, 
$6,000,000.

                     Transit Planning and Research

    For necessary expenses for transit planning and research as 
authorized by 49 U.S.C. 5303, 5311, 5313, 5314, and 5315, to remain 
available until expended, $92,000,000, of which $39,500,000 shall be 
for activities under Metropolitan Planning (49 U.S.C. 5303); $4,500,000 
for activities under Rural Transit Assistance (49 U.S.C. 5311(b)(2)); 
$8,250,000 for activities under State Planning and Research (49 U.S.C. 
5313(b)); $36,750,000 for activities including National Planning and 
Research (49 U.S.C. 5314 and 5313(a)); and $3,000,000 for National 
Transit Institute (49 U.S.C. 5315).

                      Trust Fund Share of Expenses


                 (liquidation of contract authorization)

                           (highway trust fund)

    For payment of obligations incurred in carrying out 49 U.S.C. 
5338(a), $2,210,000,000, to remain available until expended and to be 
derived from the Highway Trust Fund: Provided, That $2,210,000,000 
shall be paid from the Mass Transit Account of the Highway Trust Fund 
to the Federal Transit Administration's formula grants account.

                          Discretionary Grants


                       (limitation on obligations)

                           (highway trust fund)

    None of the funds in this Act shall be available for the 
implementation or execution of programs the obligations for which are 
in excess of $2,000,000,000 in fiscal year 1998 for grants under the 
contract authority in 49 U.S.C. 5338(b): Provided, That there shall be 
available for fixed guideway modernization, $800,000,000; there shall 
be available for the replacement, rehabilitation, and purchase of buses 
and related equipment and the construction of bus-related facilities, 
$400,000,000; and there shall be available for new fixed guideway 
systems $800,000,000, to be available as follows:
        $44,600,000 for the Atlanta-North Springs project;
        $1,000,000 for the Austin Capital metro project;
        $46,250,000 for the Boston Piers MOS-2 project;
        $1,000,000 for the Boston urban ring project;
        $5,000,000 for the Burlington-Essex, Vermont commuter rail 
    project;
        $2,000,000 for the Canton-Akron-Cleveland commuter rail 
    project;
        $1,500,000 for the Charleston monobeam rail project;
        $1,000,000 for the Charlotte South corridor transitway project;
        $500,000 for the Cincinnati Northeast/Northern Kentucky rail 
    line project;
        $5,000,000 for the Clark County, Nevada fixed guideway project;
        $800,000 for the Cleveland Blue Line extension to Highland 
    Hills project;
        $700,000 for the Cleveland Berea Red Line extension to Hopkins 
    International Airport;
        $1,000,000 for the Cleveland Waterfront Line extension project;
        $8,000,000 for the Dallas-Fort Worth RAILTRAN project;
        $11,000,000 for the DART North Central light rail extension 
    project;
        $1,000,000 for the DeKalb County, Georgia light rail project;
        $23,000,000 for the Denver Southwest Corridor project;
        $20,000,000 for the New York East Side access project;
        $8,000,000 for the Florida Tri-County commuter rail project;
        $2,000,000 for the Galveston, Texas rail trolley system 
    project;
        $1,000,000 for the Houston Advanced Regional Bus project;
        $51,100,000 for the Houston Regional Bus project;
        $1,250,000 for the Indianapolis Northeast corridor project;
        $3,000,000 for the Jackson, Mississippi intermodal corridor 
    project;
        $61,500,000 for the Los Angeles MOS-3 project;
        $31,000,000 for MARC commuter rail improvements;
        $1,000,000 for the Memphis, Tennessee regional rail project;
        $5,000,000 for the Metro-Dade Transit east-west corridor 
    project;
        $5,000,000 for the Miami-North 27th Avenue project;
        $1,000,000 for the Mission Valley East corridor project;
        $500,000 for the Nassau Hub rail link EIS project;
        $60,000,000 for the New Jersey Hudson-Bergen LRT project;
        $27,000,000 for the New Jersey Secaucus project;
        $6,000,000 for the New Orleans Canal Street corridor project;
        $2,000,000 for the New Orleans Desire Streetcar project;
        $12,000,000 for the North Carolina Research Triangle Park 
    project;
        $4,000,000 for the Northern Indiana South Shore commuter rail 
    project;
        $3,000,000 for the Oceanside-Escondido light rail project;
        $1,600,000 for the Oklahoma City MAPS corridor transit project;
        $2,000,000 for the Orange County transitway project;
        $31,800,000 for the Orlando Lynx light rail project;
        $500,000 for the Pennsylvania Strawberry Hill/Diamond Branch 
    rail project;
        $4,000,000 for the Phoenix metropolitan area transit project;
        $5,000,000 for the Pittsburgh airport busway project;
        $63,400,000 for the Portland-Westside/Hillsboro project;
        $2,000,000 for the Roaring Fork Valley rail project;
        $20,300,000 for the Sacramento LRT project;
        $63,400,000 for the Salt Lake City South LRT project;
        $4,000,000 for the Salt Lake City regional commuter system 
    project;
        $1,000,000 for the San Bernardino Metrolink project;
        $1,500,000 for the San Diego Mid-Coast corridor project;
        $29,900,000 for the San Francisco BART extension to the airport 
    project;
        $15,000,000 for the San Juan Tren Urbano;
        $21,400,000 for the San Jose Tasman LRT project;
        $18,000,000 for the Seattle-Tacoma light rail and commuter rail 
    projects;
        $30,000,000 for the St. Louis-St. Clair LRT extension project;
        $2,500,000 for the St. George Ferry terminal project;
        $500,000 for the Springfield-Branson, Missouri commuter rail 
    project;
        $1,000,000 for the Tampa Bay regional rail project;
        $2,000,000 for the Tidewater, Virginia rail project;
        $1,000,000 for the Toledo, Ohio rail project;
        $12,000,000 for the Twin Cities transitways projects;
        $2,000,000 for the Virginia Rail Express Fredericksburg to 
    Washington commuter rail project;
        $2,500,000 for the Whitehall ferry terminal project; and
        $3,000,000 for the Wisconsin central commuter rail project.

                       Mass Transit Capital Fund


                 (liquidation of contract authorization)

                           (highway trust fund)

    For payment of obligations incurred in carrying out 49 U.S.C. 
5338(b) administered by the Federal Transit Administration, 
$2,350,000,000, to be derived from the Highway Trust Fund and to remain 
available until expended.

             Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

    For necessary expenses to carry out the provisions of section 14 of 
Public Law 96-184 and Public Law 101-551, $200,000,000, to remain 
available until expended.

             SAINT LAWRENCE SEAWAY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

    The Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation is hereby 
authorized to make such expenditures, within the limits of funds and 
borrowing authority available to the Corporation, and in accord with 
law, and to make such contracts and commitments without regard to 
fiscal year limitations as provided by section 104 of the Government 
Corporation Control Act, as amended, as may be necessary in carrying 
out the programs set forth in the Corporation's budget for the current 
fiscal year.

                       Operations and Maintenance

                    (harbor maintenance trust fund)

    For necessary expenses for operation and maintenance of those 
portions of the Saint Lawrence Seaway operated and maintained by the 
Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, including the Great 
Lakes Pilotage functions delegated by the Secretary of Transportation, 
$11,200,000, to be derived from the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund, 
pursuant to Public Law 99-662.

              RESEARCH AND SPECIAL PROGRAMS ADMINISTRATION

                     Research and Special Programs

    For expenses necessary to discharge the functions of the Research 
and Special Programs Administration, $28,450,000, of which $574,000 
shall be derived from the Pipeline Safety Fund, and of which $4,950,000 
shall remain available until September 30, 2000: Provided, That up to 
$1,200,000 in fees collected under 49 U.S.C. 5108(g) shall be deposited 
in the general fund of the Treasury as offsetting receipts: Provided 
further, That there may be credited to this appropriation, to be 
available until expended, funds received from States, counties, 
municipalities, other public authorities, and private sources for 
expenses incurred for training, for reports publication and 
dissemination, and for travel expenses incurred in performance of 
hazardous materials exemptions and approvals functions.

                            Pipeline Safety


                          (pipeline safety fund)

                     (oilspill liability trust fund)

    For expenses necessary to conduct the functions of the pipeline 
safety program, for grants-in-aid to carry out a pipeline safety 
program, as authorized by 49 U.S.C. 60107, and to discharge the 
pipeline program responsibilities of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, 
$31,300,000, of which $3,300,000 shall be derived from the Oil Spill 
Liability Trust Fund and shall remain available until September 30, 
2000; and of which $28,000,000 shall be derived from the Pipeline 
Safety Fund, of which $14,839,000 shall remain available until 
September 30, 2000: Provided, That in addition to amounts made 
available for the Pipeline Safety Fund, $1,100,000 shall be available 
for grants to States for the development and establishment of one-call 
notification systems and shall be derived from amounts previously 
collected under 49 U.S.C. 60301, and that an additional $365,000 in 
amounts previously collected under 49 U.S.C. 60301 is available to 
conduct general functions of the pipeline safety program.

                     Emergency Preparedness Grants


                      (emergency preparedness fund)

    For necessary expenses to carry out 49 U.S.C. 5127(c), $200,000, to 
be derived from the Emergency Preparedness Fund, to remain available 
until September 30, 2000: Provided, That none of the funds made 
available by 49 U.S.C. 5116(i) and 5127(d) shall be made available for 
obligation by individuals other than the Secretary of Transportation, 
or his designee.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

                         Salaries and Expenses

    For necessary expenses of the Office of Inspector General to carry 
out the provisions of the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended, 
$42,000,000: Provided, That none of the funds under this heading shall 
be for the conduct of contract audits.

                      SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD

                         Salaries and Expenses

    For necessary expenses of the Surface Transportation Board, 
including services authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, $13,853,000: Provided, 
That $2,000,000 in fees collected in fiscal year 1998 by the Surface 
Transportation Board pursuant to 31 U.S.C. 9701 shall be made available 
to this appropriation in fiscal year 1998: Provided further, That any 
fees received in excess of $2,000,000 in fiscal year 1998 shall remain 
available until expended, but shall not be available for obligation 
until October 1, 1998.

                                TITLE II

                            RELATED AGENCIES

       ARCHITECTURAL AND TRANSPORTATION BARRIERS COMPLIANCE BOARD

                         Salaries and Expenses

    For expenses necessary for the Architectural and Transportation 
Barriers Compliance Board, as authorized by section 502 of the 
Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, $3,640,000: Provided, That, 
notwithstanding any other provision of law, there may be credited to 
this appropriation funds received for publications and training 
expenses.

                  NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD

                         Salaries and Expenses

    For necessary expenses of the National Transportation Safety Board, 
including hire of passenger motor vehicles and aircraft; services as 
authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, but at rates for individuals not to exceed 
the per diem rate equivalent to the rate for a GS-18; uniforms, or 
allowances therefor, as authorized by law (5 U.S.C. 5901-5902) 
$48,371,000, of which not to exceed $2,000 may be used for official 
reception and representation expenses.

                             Emergency Fund

    For necessary expenses of the National Transportation Safety Board 
for accident investigations, including hire of passenger motor vehicles 
and aircraft; services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, but at rates for 
individuals not to exceed the per diem rate equivalent to the rate for 
a GS-18; uniforms, or allowances therefor, as authorized by law (5 
U.S.C. 5901-5902), $1,000,000, to remain available until expended.

                               TITLE III

                           GENERAL PROVISIONS


                      (including transfers of funds)

    Sec. 301. During the current fiscal year applicable appropriations 
to the Department of Transportation shall be available for maintenance 
and operation of aircraft; hire of passenger motor vehicles and 
aircraft; purchase of liability insurance for motor vehicles operating 
in foreign countries on official department business; and uniforms, or 
allowances therefor, as authorized by law (5 U.S.C. 5901-5902).
    Sec. 302. Such sums as may be necessary for fiscal year 1998 pay 
raises for programs funded in this Act shall be absorbed within the 
levels appropriated in this Act or previous appropriations Acts.
    Sec. 303. Funds appropriated under this Act for expenditures by the 
Federal Aviation Administration shall be available: (1) except as 
otherwise authorized by title VIII of the Elementary and Secondary 
Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 7701 et seq.) for expenses of primary 
and secondary schooling for dependents of Federal Aviation 
Administration personnel stationed outside the continental United 
States at costs for any given area not in excess of those of the 
Department of Defense for the same area, when it is determined by the 
Secretary that the schools, if any, available in the locality are 
unable to provide adequately for the education of such dependents; and 
(2) for transportation of said dependents between schools serving the 
area that they attend and their places of residence when the Secretary, 
under such regulations as may be prescribed, determines that such 
schools are not accessible by public means of transportation on a 
regular basis.
    Sec. 304. Appropriations contained in this Act for the Department 
of Transportation shall be available for services as authorized by 5 
U.S.C. 3109, but at rates for individuals not to exceed the per diem 
rate equivalent to the rate for an Executive Level IV.
    Sec. 305. None of the funds in this Act shall be available for 
salaries and expenses of more than 107 political and Presidential 
appointees in the Department of Transportation: Provided, That none of 
the personnel covered by this provision may be assigned on temporary 
detail outside the Department of Transportation.
    Sec. 306. None of the funds in this Act shall be used for the 
planning or execution of any program to pay the expenses of, or 
otherwise compensate, non-Federal parties intervening in regulatory or 
adjudicatory proceedings funded in this Act.
    Sec. 307. None of the funds appropriated in this Act shall remain 
available for obligation beyond the current fiscal year, nor may any be 
transferred to other appropriations, unless expressly so provided 
herein.
    Sec. 308. The Secretary of Transportation may enter into grants, 
cooperative agreements, and other transactions with any person, agency, 
or instrumentality of the United States, any unit of State or local 
government, any educational institution, and any other entity in 
execution of the Technology Reinvestment Project authorized under the 
Defense Conversion, Reinvestment and Transition Assistance Act of 1992 
and related legislation: Provided, That the authority provided in this 
section may be exercised without regard to section 3324 of title 31, 
United States Code.
    Sec. 309. The expenditure of any appropriation under this Act for 
any consulting service through procurement contract pursuant to section 
3109 of title 5, United States Code, shall be limited to those 
contracts where such expenditures are a matter of public record and 
available for public inspection, except where otherwise provided under 
existing law, or under existing Executive order issued pursuant to 
existing law.
    Sec. 310. (a) For fiscal year 1998, the Secretary of Transportation 
shall distribute the obligation limitation for Federal-aid highways by 
allocation in the ratio which sums authorized to be appropriated for 
Federal-aid highways that are apportioned or allocated to each State 
for such fiscal year bear to the total of the sums authorized to be 
appropriated for Federal-aid highways that are apportioned or allocated 
to all the States for such fiscal year.
    (b) During the period October 1 through December 31, 1997, no State 
shall obligate more than 25 percent of the amount distributed to such 
State under subsection (a), and the total of all State obligations 
during such period shall not exceed 12 percent of the total amount 
distributed to all States under such subsection.
    (c) Notwithstanding subsections (a) and (b), the Secretary shall--
        (1) provide all States with authority sufficient to prevent 
    lapses of sums authorized to be appropriated for Federal-aid 
    highways that have been apportioned to a State;
        (2) after August 1, 1998, revise a distribution of the funds 
    made available under subsection (a) if a State will not obligate 
    the amount distributed during that fiscal year and redistribute 
    sufficient amounts to those States able to obligate amounts in 
    addition to those previously distributed during that fiscal year 
    giving priority to those States having large unobligated balances 
    of funds apportioned under sections 103(e)(4), 104, 144, and 160 of 
    title 23, United States Code, and under sections 1013(c) and 1015 
    of Public Law 102-240; and
        (3) not distribute amounts authorized for administrative 
    expenses and funded from the administrative takedown authorized by 
    section 104(a) of title 23, United States Code, the Federal lands 
    highway program, the intelligent transportation systems program, 
    the Truman-Hobbs bridges funded under the discretionary bridge 
    program, and amounts made available under sections 1040, 1047, 
    1064, 6001, 6005, 6006, 6023, and 6024 of Public Law 102-240, and 
    49 U.S.C. 5316, 5317, and 5338: Provided, That amounts made 
    available under section 6005 of Public Law 102-240 shall be subject 
    to the obligation limitation for Federal-aid highways and highway 
    safety construction programs under the heading ``Federal-Aid 
    Highways'' in this Act.
    (d) During the period October 1 through December 31, 1997, the 
aggregate amount of obligations under section 157 of title 23, United 
States Code, for projects covered under section 147 of the Surface 
Transportation Assistance Act of 1978, section 9 of the Federal-Aid 
Highway Act of 1981, sections 131(b), 131(j), and 404 of Public Law 97-
424, sections 1061, 1103-1108, 4008, 6023(b)(8), and 6023(b)(10) of 
Public Law 102-240, and for projects authorized by Public Law 99-500 
and Public Law 100-17, shall not exceed $277,431,840.
    (e) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, none of the funds 
in this Act shall be available for the distribution of bonus limitation 
under the Federal-aid highways program.
    Sec. 311. The limitations on obligations for the programs of the 
Federal Transit Administration shall not apply to any authority under 
49 U.S.C. 5338, previously made available for obligation, or to any 
other authority previously made available for obligation under the 
discretionary grants program.
    Sec. 312. None of the funds in this Act shall be used to implement 
section 404 of title 23, United States Code.
    Sec. 313. None of the funds in this Act shall be available to plan, 
finalize, or implement regulations that would establish a vessel 
traffic safety fairway less than five miles wide between the Santa 
Barbara Traffic Separation Scheme and the San Francisco Traffic 
Separation Scheme.
    Sec. 314. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, airports may 
transfer, without consideration, to the Federal Aviation Administration 
(FAA) instrument landing systems (along with associated approach 
lighting equipment and runway visual range equipment) which conform to 
FAA design and performance specifications, the purchase of which was 
assisted by a Federal airport-aid program, airport development aid 
program or airport improvement program grant. The FAA shall accept such 
equipment, which shall thereafter be operated and maintained by the FAA 
in accordance with agency criteria.
    Sec. 315. None of the funds in this Act shall be available to award 
a multiyear contract for production end items that: (1) includes 
economic order quantity or long lead time material procurement in 
excess of $10,000,000 in any one year of the contract; or (2) includes 
a cancellation charge greater than $10,000,000 which at the time of 
obligation has not been appropriated to the limits of the Government's 
liability; or (3) includes a requirement that permits performance under 
the contract during the second and subsequent years of the contract 
without conditioning such performance upon the appropriation of funds: 
Provided, That this limitation does not apply to a contract in which 
the Federal Government incurs no financial liability from not buying 
additional systems, subsystems, or components beyond the basic contract 
requirements.
    Sec. 316. For the purposes of funds made available under the 
heading ``Formula Grants'', the term ``Capital Project'' includes a 
project for--
        (A)(i) acquisition, construction, supervision, or inspection of 
    a facility or equipment, including inspection thereof, for use in 
    mass transportation; and
        (ii) expenses incidental to the acquisition or construction 
    (including designing, engineering, location survey, mapping, 
    acquiring rights-of-way, associated pre-revenue startup costs, and 
    environmental mitigation), payments for rail trackage rights, 
    intelligent transportation systems, relocation assistance, 
    acquiring replacement housing sites, and acquiring, constructing, 
    relocating, and rehabilitating replacement housing;
        (B) rehabilitating a bus;
        (C) remanufacturing a bus;
        (D) overhauling rail rolling stock;
        (E) preventive maintenance; and
        (F) financing the operating costs of equipment and facilities 
    used in mass transportation in urbanized areas with a population of 
    less than 200,000.
    Sec. 317. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, and except 
for fixed guideway modernization projects, funds made available by this 
Act under ``Federal Transit Administration, Discretionary grants'' for 
projects specified in this Act or identified in reports accompanying 
this Act not obligated by September 30, 2000, shall be made available 
for other projects under 49 U.S.C. 5309.
    Sec. 318. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any funds 
appropriated before October 1, 1993, under any section of chapter 53 of 
title 49, United States Code, that remain available for expenditure may 
be transferred to and administered under the most recent appropriation 
heading for any such section.
    Sec. 319. None of the funds in this Act may be used to compensate 
in excess of 350 technical staff-years under the federally funded 
research and development center contract between the Federal Aviation 
Administration and the Center for Advanced Aviation Systems Development 
during fiscal year 1998.
    Sec. 320. Funds provided in this Act for the Transportation 
Administrative Service Center (TASC) shall be reduced by $3,000,000, 
which limits fiscal year 1998 TASC obligational authority for elements 
of the Department of Transportation funded in this Act to no more than 
$118,800,000: Provided, That such reductions from the budget request 
shall be allocated by the Department of Transportation to each 
appropriations account in proportion to the amount included in each 
account for the Transportation Administrative Service Center.
    Sec. 321. Funds received by the Federal Highway Administration, 
Federal Transit Administration, and Federal Railroad Administration 
from States, counties, municipalities, other public authorities, and 
private sources for expenses incurred for training may be credited 
respectively to the Federal Highway Administration's ``Limitation on 
General Operating Expenses'' account, the Federal Transit 
Administration's ``Transit Planning and Research'' account, and to the 
Federal Railroad Administration's ``Railroad Safety'' account, except 
for State rail safety inspectors participating in training pursuant to 
49 U.S.C. 20105.
    Sec. 322. None of the funds in this Act shall be available to 
prepare, propose, or promulgate any regulations pursuant to title V of 
the Motor Vehicle Information and Cost Savings Act (49 U.S.C. 32901 et 
seq.) prescribing corporate average fuel economy standards for 
automobiles, as defined in such title, in any model year that differs 
from standards promulgated for such automobiles prior to enactment of 
this section.
    Sec. 323. None of the funds in this Act may be used for planning, 
engineering, design, or construction of a sixth runway at the Denver 
International Airport, Denver, Colorado: Provided, That this provision 
shall not apply in any case where the Administrator of the Federal 
Aviation Administration determines, in writing, that safety conditions 
warrant obligation of such funds: Provided further, That funds may be 
used for activities related to planning or analysis of airport noise 
issues related to the sixth runway project.
    Sec. 324. Notwithstanding 31 U.S.C. 3302, funds received by the 
Bureau of Transportation Statistics from the sale of data products, for 
necessary expenses incurred pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 111 may be credited 
to the Federal-aid highways account for the purpose of reimbursing the 
Bureau for such expenses: Provided, That such funds shall not be 
subject to the obligation limitation for Federal-aid highways and 
highway safety construction.
    Sec. 325. None of the funds in this Act may be obligated or 
expended for employee training which: (1) does not meet identified 
needs for knowledge, skills and abilities bearing directly upon the 
performance of official duties; (2) contains elements likely to induce 
high levels of emotional response or psychological stress in some 
participants; (3) does not require prior employee notification of the 
content and methods to be used in the training and written end of 
course evaluations; (4) contains any methods or content associated with 
religious or quasi-religious belief systems or ``new age'' belief 
systems as defined in Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Notice N-
915.022, dated September 2, 1988; (5) is offensive to, or designed to 
change, participants' personal values or lifestyle outside the 
workplace; or (6) includes content related to human immunodeficiency 
virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) other than that 
necessary to make employees more aware of the medical ramifications of 
HIV/AIDS and the workplace rights of HIV-positive employees.
    Sec. 326. None of the funds in this Act shall, in the absence of 
express authorization by Congress, be used directly or indirectly to 
pay for any personal service, advertisement, telegram, telephone, 
letter, printed or written matter, or other device, intended or 
designed to influence in any manner a Member of Congress, to favor or 
oppose, by vote or otherwise, any legislation or appropriation by 
Congress, whether before or after the introduction of any bill or 
resolution proposing such legislation or appropriation: Provided, That 
this shall not prevent officers or employees of the Department of 
Transportation or related agencies funded in this Act from 
communicating to Members of Congress on the request of any Member or to 
Congress, through the proper official channels, requests for 
legislation or appropriations which they deem necessary for the 
efficient conduct of the public business.
    Sec. 327. None of the funds in this Act may be used to support 
Federal Transit Administration's field operations and oversight of the 
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority in any location other 
than from the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
    Sec. 328. Not to exceed $1,000,000 of the funds provided in this 
Act for the Department of Transportation shall be available for the 
necessary expenses of advisory committees.
    Sec. 329. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary 
may use funds appropriated under this Act, or any subsequent Act, to 
administer and implement the exemption provisions of 49 CFR 580.6 and 
to adopt or amend exemptions from the disclosure requirements of 49 CFR 
part 580 for any class or category of vehicles that the Secretary deems 
appropriate.
    Sec. 330. No funds other than those appropriated to the Surface 
Transportation Board or fees collected by the Board shall be used for 
conducting the activities of the Board.
    Sec. 331. (a) Compliance With Buy American Act.--None of the funds 
made available in this Act may be expended by an entity unless the 
entity agrees that in expending the funds the entity will comply with 
the Buy American Act (41 U.S.C. 10a-10c).
    (b) Sense of Congress; Requirement Regarding Notice.--
        (1) Purchase of American-made equipment and products.--In the 
    case of any equipment or product that may be authorized to be 
    purchased with financial assistance provided using funds made 
    available in this Act, it is the sense of the Congress that 
    entities receiving the assistance should, in expending the 
    assistance, purchase only American-made equipment and products to 
    the greatest extent practicable.
        (2) Notice to recipients of assistance.--In providing financial 
    assistance using funds made available in this Act, the head of each 
    Federal agency shall provide to each recipient of the assistance a 
    notice describing the statement made in paragraph (1) by the 
    Congress.
    (c) Prohibition of Contracts With Persons Falsely Labeling Products 
as Made in America.--If it has been finally determined by a court or 
Federal agency that any person intentionally affixed a label bearing a 
``Made in America'' inscription, or any inscription with the same 
meaning, to any product sold in or shipped to the United States that is 
not made in the United States, the person shall be ineligible to 
receive any contract or subcontract made with funds made available in 
this Act, pursuant to the debarment, suspension, and ineligibility 
procedures described in sections 9.400 through 9.409 of title 48, Code 
of Federal Regulations.
    Sec. 332. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, receipts, in 
amounts determined by the Secretary, collected from users of fitness 
centers operated by or for the Department of Transportation shall be 
available to support the operation and maintenance of those facilities.
    Sec. 333. None of the funds made available in this Act may be used 
for improvements to the Miller Highway in New York City, New York.
    Sec. 334. None of the funds in this Act shall be available to 
implement or enforce regulations that would result in the withdrawal of 
a slot from an air carrier at O'Hare International Airport under 
section 93.223 of title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations in excess 
of the total slots withdrawn from that air carrier as of October 31, 
1993 if such additional slot is to be allocated to an air carrier or 
foreign air carrier under section 93.217 of title 14 of the Code of 
Federal Regulations.
    Sec. 335. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, of amounts 
made available under Federal Aviation Administration ``Operations'', 
the FAA shall provide personnel at Dutch Harbor, Alaska to provide 
real-time weather and runway observation and other such functions to 
help ensure the safety of aviation operations.
    Sec. 336. Notwithstanding 49 U.S.C. 41742, no essential air service 
shall be provided to communities in the 48 contiguous States that are 
located fewer than 70 highway miles from the nearest large and medium 
hub airport, or that require a rate of subsidy per passenger in excess 
of $200 unless such point is greater than 210 miles from the nearest 
large or medium hub airport.
    Sec. 337. (a) In General.--For purposes of the exception set forth 
in section 29(a)(2) of the International Air Transportation Competition 
Act of 1979 (Public Law 96-192; 94 Stat. 48), the term ``passenger 
capacity of 56 passengers or less'' includes any aircraft, except 
aircraft exceeding gross aircraft weight of 300,000 pounds, 
reconfigured to accommodate 56 or fewer passengers if the total number 
of passenger seats installed on the aircraft does not exceed 56.
    (b) Inclusion of Certain States in Exemption.--The first sentence 
of section 29(c) of the International Air Transportation Competition 
Act of 1979 (Public Law 96-192; 94 Stat. 48 et seq.) is amended by 
inserting ``Kansas, Alabama, Mississippi,'' before ``and Texas''.
    (c) Safety Assurance.--The Administrator of the Federal Aviation 
Administration shall monitor the safety of flight operations in the 
Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area and take such actions as may be 
necessary to ensure safe aviation operations. If the Administrator must 
restrict aviation operations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area to ensure 
safety, the Administrator shall notify the House and Senate Committees 
on Appropriations as soon as possible that an unsafe airspace 
management situation existed requiring the restrictions.
    Sec. 338. Rebates, refunds, incentive payments, minor fees and 
other funds received by the Department from travel management centers, 
charge card programs, the subleasing of building space, and 
miscellaneous sources are to be credited to appropriations of the 
Department and allocated to elements of the Department using fair and 
equitable criteria and such funds shall be available until December 31, 
1998.
    Sec. 339. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the 
Department of the Navy is directed to transfer the USNS EDENTON (ATS-
1), currently in Inactive Ship status, to the United States Coast 
Guard.
    Sec. 340. (a) Findings.--The Congress finds that--
        (1) Congress has the authority under article I, section 8 of 
    the Constitution to regulate the air commerce of the United States;
        (2) section 47107 of title 49, United States Code, prohibits 
    the diversion of certain revenue generated by a public airport as a 
    condition of receiving a project grant;
        (3) a grant recipient that uses airport revenues for purposes 
    that are not airport-related in a manner inconsistent with chapter 
    471 of title 49, United States Code, illegally diverts airport 
    revenues;
        (4) illegal diversion of airport revenues undermines the 
    interest of the United States in promoting a strong national air 
    transportation system;
        (5) the policy of the United States that airports should be as 
    self-sustaining as possible and that revenues generated at airports 
    should not be diverted from airport purposes was stated by Congress 
    in 1982 and reaffirmed and strengthened in 1987, 1994, and 1996;
        (6) certain airports are constructed on lands that may have 
    belonged, at one time, to Native Americans, Native Hawaiians, or 
    Alaska Natives;
        (7) contrary to the prohibition against diverting airport 
    revenues from airport purposes under section 47107 of title 49, 
    United States Code, certain payments from airport revenues may have 
    been made for the betterment of Native Americans, Native Hawaiians, 
    or Alaska Natives based upon the claims related to lands ceded to 
    the United States;
        (8) Federal law prohibits diversions of airport revenues 
    obtained from any source whatsoever to occur in the future whether 
    related to claims for periods of time prior to or after the date of 
    enactment of this Act; and
        (9) because of the special circumstances surrounding such past 
    diversions of airport revenues for the betterment of Native 
    Americans, Native Hawaiians, or Alaska Natives, it is in the 
    national interest that amounts from airport revenues previously 
    received by any entity for the betterment of Native Americans, 
    Native Hawaiians, or Alaska Natives, as specified in subsection (b) 
    of this section, should not be subject to repayment.
    (b) Termination of Repayment Responsibility.--Notwithstanding the 
provisions of 47107 of title 49, United States Code, or any other 
provision of law, monies paid for claims related to ceded lands and 
diverted from airport revenues and received prior to April 1, 1996, by 
any entity for the betterment of Native Americans, Native Hawaiians, or 
Alaska Natives, shall not be subject to repayment.
    (c) Prohibition on Further Diversion.--There shall be no further 
payment of airport revenues for claims related to ceded lands, whether 
characterized as operating expenses, rent, or otherwise, and whether 
related to claims for periods of time prior to or after the date of 
enactment of this Act.
    (d) Clarification.--Nothing in this Act shall be construed to 
affect any existing Federal statutes, enactments, or trust obligations 
created thereunder, or any statute of the several States that define 
the obligations of such States to Native Americans, Native Hawaiians, 
or Alaska Natives in connection with ceded lands, except to make clear 
that airport revenues may not be used to satisfy such obligations.
    Sec. 341. Limitation on Funds Used To Enforce Regulations Regarding 
Animal Fats and Vegetable Oils.--None of the funds made available in 
this Act may be used by the Coast Guard to issue, implement, or enforce 
a regulation or to establish an interpretation or guideline under the 
Edible Oil Regulatory Reform Act (Public Law 104-55), or the amendments 
made by that Act, that does not recognize and provide for, with respect 
to fats, oils, and greases (as described in that Act, or the amendments 
made by that Act) differences in--
        (1) physical, chemical, biological, and other relevant 
    properties; and
        (2) environmental effects.
    Sec. 342. Notwithstanding the provisions of any other law, rule or 
regulation, the Secretary of Transportation is authorized to allow the 
issuer of any preferred stock heretofore sold to the Department to 
redeem or repurchase such stock upon the payment to the Department of 
an amount determined by the Secretary.
    Sec. 343. Subsection (d)(4) of 49 U.S.C. 31112 is amended by 
striking ``September 30, 1997'' and inserting ``February 28, 1998''.
    Sec. 344. None of the funds in this Act shall be used to enforce 
against air carriers, conducting operations under part 135 of the 
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations (14 CFR 135.1 et 
seq.) that are not scheduled operations (as defined in 14 CFR 119.3), 
the requirement in section 44936(f)(1) of title 49, United States Code 
that records be checked before hiring an individual as a pilot, until 
the FAA determines, in writing, that it can furnish to such air 
carriers the requested records within 30 days, as required by section 
44936(f)(5) of title 49, United States Code. If the Administrator 
cannot make the determination, in writing, within 150 days after 
enactment of this Act, then the Administrator shall report to the 
Committees on Appropriations, the Senate Committee on Commerce, 
Science, and Transportation, and the House Committee on Transportation 
and Infrastructure, the reasons why the determination cannot be made.
    Sec. 345. Exemption Authority for Air Service To Slot-Controlled 
Airports.--Section 41714 of title 49, United States Code, is amended by 
adding at the end thereof the following:
    ``(i) Expeditious Consideration of Certain Exemption Requests.--
Within 120 days after receiving an application for an exemption under 
subsection (a)(2) to improve air service between a nonhub airport (as 
defined in section 41731(a)(4)) and a high density airport subject to 
the exemption authority under subsection (a), the Secretary shall grant 
or deny the exemption. The Secretary shall notify the Senate Committee 
on Commerce, Science, and Transportation and the House Committee on 
Transportation and Infrastructure of the grant or denial within 14 
calendar days after the determination and state the reasons for the 
determination.''.
    Sec. 346. (a) As soon as practicable after the date of enactment of 
this Act, the Secretary of Transportation, acting for the Department of 
Transportation, may take receipt of such equipment and sites of the 
Ground Wave Emergency Network (referred to in this section as ``GWEN'') 
as the Secretary of Transportation determines to be necessary for the 
establishment of a nationwide system to be known as the ``Nationwide 
Differential Global Positioning System'' (referred to in this section 
as ``NDGPS'').
    (b) As soon as practicable after the date of enactment of this Act, 
the Secretary of Transportation may establish the NDGPS. In 
establishing the NDGPS, the Secretary of Transportation may--
        (1) if feasible, reuse GWEN equipment and sites transferred to 
    the Department of Transportation under subsection (a);
        (2) to the maximum extent practicable, use contractor services 
    to install the NDGPS;
        (3) modify the positioning system operated by the Coast Guard 
    at the time of the establishment of the NDGPS to integrate the 
    reference stations made available pursuant to subsection (a);
        (4) in cooperation with the Secretary of Commerce, ensure that 
    the reference stations referred to in paragraph (3) are compatible 
    with, and integrated into, the Continuously Operating Reference 
    Station (commonly referred to as ``CORS'') system of the National 
    Geodetic Survey of the Department of Commerce; and
        (5) in cooperation with the Secretary of Commerce, investigate 
    the use of the NDGPS reference stations for the Global Positioning 
    System Integrated Precipitable Water Vapor System of the National 
    Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
    (c) The Secretary of Transportation may--
        (1) manage and operate the NDGPS;
        (2) ensure that the service of the NDGPS is provided without 
    the assessment of any user fee; and
        (3) in cooperation with the Secretary of Defense, ensure that 
    the use of the NDGPS is denied to any enemy of the United States.
    (d) In any case in which the Secretary of Transportation determines 
that contracting for the maintenance of 1 or more NDGPS reference 
stations is cost-effective, the Secretary of Transportation may enter 
into a contract to provide for that maintenance.
    (e) The Secretary of Transportation may--
        (1) in cooperation with appropriate representatives of private 
    industries and universities and officials of State governments--
            (A) investigate improvements (including potential 
        improvements) to the NDGPS;
            (B) develop standards for the NDGPS; and
            (C) sponsor the development of new applications for the 
        NDGPS; and
        (2) provide for the continual upgrading of the NDGPS to improve 
    performance and address the needs of--
            (A) the Federal Government;
            (B) State and local governments; and
            (C) the general public.
    Sec. 347. The Secretary of Transportation is authorized to transfer 
funds appropriated to the Coast Guard in Public Law 102-368 in order to 
pay rent assessments by the General Services Administration related to 
prior year space needs of the Department: Provided, That prior to any 
such transfer, notification shall be provided to the House and Senate 
Committees on Appropriations.
    Sec. 348. (a) Subsection (b) of section 642 of the Treasury and 
General Government Appropriations Act, 1998, is amended by inserting 
``other than a Member of Congress,'' after ``Code,''.
    (b) Paragraph (1) of section 642(c) of such Act is amended by 
striking ``(1)(A) subject to subparagraph (B),'' and inserting ``(1)'', 
and by striking ``December 31, 1998'' and all that follows through the 
end and inserting ``December 31, 1998;''.
    This Act may be cited as the ``Department of Transportation and 
Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1998''.

                               Speaker of the House of Representatives.

                            Vice President of the United States and    
                                               President of the Senate.