[United States Statutes at Large, Volume 125, 112th Congress, 1st Session]
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Public Law 112-27
112th Congress

An Act

 
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the funding and
expenditure authority of the Airport and Airway Trust Fund, to amend
title 49, United States Code, to extend the airport improvement program,
and for other purposes. <>

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress <> assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ``Airport and Airway Extension Act of
2011, Part IV''.
SEC. 2. EXTENSION OF TAXES FUNDING AIRPORT AND AIRWAY TRUST FUND.

(a) Fuel Taxes.--Subparagraph (B) of section 4081(d)(2) of the
Internal Revenue Code of 1986 <>  is amended by
striking ``July 22, 2011'' and inserting ``September 16, 2011''.

(b) Ticket Taxes.--
(1) Persons.--Clause (ii) of section 4261(j)(1)(A) of the
Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by striking ``July 22,
2011'' and inserting ``September 16, 2011''.
(2) Property.--Clause (ii) of section 4271(d)(1)(A) of such
Code is amended by striking ``July 22, 2011'' and inserting
``September 16, 2011''.

(c) <>  Effective Date.--The amendments
made by this section shall take effect on July 23, 2011.
SEC. 3. EXTENSION OF AIRPORT AND AIRWAY TRUST FUND EXPENDITURE
AUTHORITY.

(a) In General.--Paragraph (1) of section 9502(d) of the Internal
Revenue Code of 1986 is amended--
(1) by striking ``July 23, 2011'' and inserting ``September
17, 2011''; and
(2) by inserting ``or the Airport and Airway Extension Act
of 2011, Part IV'' before the semicolon at the end of
subparagraph (A).

(b) Conforming Amendment.--Paragraph (2) of section 9502(e) of such
Code is amended by striking ``July 23, 2011'' and inserting ``September
17, 2011''.
(c) <>  Effective Date.--The amendments
made by this section shall take effect on July 23, 2011.
SEC. 4. EXTENSION OF AIRPORT IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM.

(a) Authorization of Appropriations.--
(1) In general.--Section 48103 of title 49, United States
Code, is amended by striking paragraph (8) and inserting the
following:

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``(8) <>  $3,380,178,082 for the period
beginning on October 1, 2010, and ending on September 16,
2011.''.
(2) Obligation of amounts.--Subject to limitations specified
in advance in appropriation Acts, sums made available pursuant
to the amendment made by paragraph (1) may be obligated at any
time through September 30, 2011, and shall remain available
until expended.

(b) Project Grant Authority.--Section 47104(c) <>  of such title is amended by striking ``July 22, 2011,'' and
inserting ``September 16, 2011,''.
SEC. 5. EXTENSION OF EXPIRING AUTHORITIES.

(a) Section 40117(l)(7) of title 49, United States Code, is amended
by striking ``July 23, 2011.'' and inserting ``September 17, 2011.''.
(b) Section 44302(f)(1) of such title is amended--
(1) by striking ``July 22, 2011,'' and inserting ``September
16, 2011,''; and
(2) by striking ``October 31, 2011,'' and inserting
``December 31, 2011,''.

(c) Section 44303(b) of such title is amended by striking ``October
31, 2011,'' and inserting ``December 31, 2011,''.
(d) Section 47107(s)(3) of such title is amended by striking ``July
23, 2011.'' and inserting ``September 17, 2011.''.
(e) Section 47115(j) of such title is amended by striking ``July 23,
2011,'' and inserting ``September 17, 2011,''.
(f) Section 47141(f) of such title is amended by striking ``July 22,
2011.'' and inserting ``September 16, 2011.''.
(g) Section 49108 of such title is amended by striking ``July 22,
2011,'' and inserting ``September 16, 2011,''.
(h) Section 161 of the Vision 100--Century of Aviation
Reauthorization Act (49 U.S.C. 47109 note) is amended by striking ``July
23, 2011,'' and inserting ``September 17, 2011,''.
(i) Section 186(d) of such Act (117 Stat. 2518) is amended by
striking ``July 23, 2011,'' and inserting ``September 17, 2011,''.
(j) <>  The amendments made by this
section shall take effect on July 23, 2011.
SEC. 6. ESSENTIAL AIR SERVICE REFORM.

(a) In General.--Section 41731(a)(1) of title 49, United States
Code, is amended--
(1) in subparagraph (A) by redesignating clauses (i) through
(iii) as subclauses (I) through (III), respectively;
(2) by redesignating subparagraphs (A) and (B) as clauses
(i) and (ii), respectively;
(3) in clause (i)(I) (as so redesignated) by inserting
``(A)'' before ``(i)(I)'';
(4) in subparagraph (A)(ii) (as so redesignated)--
(A) by striking ``determined'' and inserting ``was
determined'';
(B) by striking ``Secretary'' and inserting
``Secretary of Transportation''; and
(C) by striking the period at the end and inserting
a semicolon; and
(5) by adding at the end the following:
``(B) is located not less than 90 miles from the
nearest medium or large hub airport; and

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``(C) had an average subsidy per passenger of less
than $1,000 during the most recent fiscal year, as
determined by the Secretary.''.

(b) Limitation on Authority To Decide a Place Not an Eligible
Place.--Section 41731(b) of such title is amended--
(1) by striking ``Secretary of Transportation'' and
inserting ``Secretary''; and
(2) by striking ``on the basis of a passenger subsidy at
that place or on another basis'' and inserting ``on any basis''.

(c) Exceptions and Waivers.--Section 41731 of such title is amended
by adding at the end the following:
``(c) Exceptions for Locations in Alaska.--Subsections (a)(1)(B) and
(a)(1)(C) shall not apply with respect to a location in the State of
Alaska.
``(d) Waivers.--The Secretary may waive subsection (a)(1)(B) with
respect to a location if the Secretary determines that the geographic
characteristics of the location result in undue difficulty in accessing
the nearest medium or large hub airport.''.

Approved August 5, 2011.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 2553:
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CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 157 (2011):
July 20, considered and passed House.
Aug. 5, considered and passed Senate.