H.R. 3671 (101st): To amend the Federal Aviation Act of 1958 to extend the civil penalty assessment demonstration program.

101st Congress, 1989–1990. Text as of Dec 15, 1989 (Passed Congress/Enrolled Bill).

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103 STAT. 2060                  PUBLIC LAW 101-236—DEC. 15, 1989
                  Public Law 101-236
                  101st Congress
                                                    An Act
  Dec. 15, 1989   To amend the Federal Aviation Act of 1958 to extend the civil penalty assessment
   [H.R. 3671]                                demonstration program.
                    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
                  United States of America in Congress assembled,
                  SECTION 1. AMENDMENTS TO FEDERAL AVIATION ACT.
                    EXTENSION OF PROGRAM.—Section 905(dX4) of the Federal Aviation
                  Act of 1958 (49 U.S.C. App. 1475(dX4)) is amended by striking
                  "2-year" and inserting "28 month".
Safety.           SEC. 2. INSTALLATION AND EVALUATION OF COLLISION AVOIDANCE
                             SYSTEMS.
                    Section 601(f) of the Federal Aviation Act of 1958 (49 U.S.C. App.
                  1421(f)) is amended—
                         (1) by redesignating paragraph (3) as paragraph (6); and
                         (2) by inserting immediately after paragraph (2) the following
                      new paragraphs:
                         "(3) OPERATIONAL EVALUATION.—The Administrator shall in-
                      stitute, for a 1-year period beginning not later than December
                      30, 1990, a program for the operational evaluation of the colli-
                      sion avoidance system known as TCAS-II, in order to collect
                      and assess safety and operational data from the civil aircraft
                      equipped with such system. In conducting the program, the
                      Administrator shall encourage the participation of foreign air
                      carriers which operate civil aircraft equipped with such system.
                         "(4) EXTENSION OF TIME.—If the Administrator determines
                      that extending the deadline contained in parsigraph (2) is nec-
                      essary—
                               "(A) to promote a safe and orderly transition to operation
                            of a fleet of civil aircraft described in paragraph (2) which is
                            equipped with the collision avoidance system known as
                            TCAS-II, or
                               "(B) to promote other safety objectives,
                      the Administrator may extend such deadline for a period not to
                      exceed 2 years.
                         "(5) COMPATABIUTY OF WINDSHEAR EQUIPMENT INSTALLATION
                      SCHEDULE.—The Administrator shall consider the feasibility and
                      desirability of amending the schedule for the installation of
                      airborne low-altitude windshear equipment in order to make
                      such schedule compatible with the schedule for the installation
                      of the collision avoidance system known as TCAS-II.".
Virginia.         SEC. 3. PENINSULA AIRPORT CONVEYANCE.
                    Subsection (b) of the first section of the Act entitled "An Act to
                  authorize the Secretary of Transportation to release restrictions on
                  the use of certain property conveyed to the Peninsula Airport

PUBLIC LAW 101-236—DEC. 15, 1989 103 STAT. 2061 Commission, Virginia, for airport purposes", approved November 6, 1986 (Public Law 99-618; 100 Stat. 3490), is amended— (1) in paragraph (3) by striking "7.5 acres" and inserting in lieu thereof "20.5 acres"; and (2) by striking paragraph (4). SEC. 4. EXCESS LAND DISPOSAL. Airports. Paragraph 14 of section 511(a) of the Airport and Airway Improve- ment Act of 1982 (49 U.S.C. App. 2210(a)) is amended to read as follows: "(14) if the airport operator or owner receives a grant before, on, or after December 31, 1987, for the purchase of land for airport development purposes (other than noise compatibility purposes)— "(A) the owner or operator will, when the land is no longer needed for airport purposes, dispose of such land at fair market value or make available to the Secretary an amount equal to the United States proportionate share of the fair market value of the land; "(B) such disposition will be subject to the retention or reservation of any interest or right therein necessary to ensure that such land will only be used for purposes which are compatible with noise levels associated with the oper- ation of the airport; "(C) that portion of the proceeds of such disposition which is proportionate to the United States share of the cost of acquisition of such land will— "(i) upon application to the Secretary, be reinvested in another eligible airport improvement project or projects approved by the Secretary at that airport or within the national airport system; or "(ii) be paid to the Secretary for deposit in the Trust Fund if no such eligible project exists; subject to the requirement that land shall be considered to be needed for airport purposes under this paragraph if (I) it may be needed for aeronautical purposes (including runway protection zone) or serves as noise buffer land and (II) the revenue from interim uses of such land contributes to the financial self-suffi- ciency of the airport, and subject to the further requirement that land purchased with a grant received by an airport opera- tor or owner before December 31, 1987, will be considered to be needed for airport purposes if the Secretary or the Federal agency making such grant before December 31, 1987, was noti- fied by the operator or owner of the use of such land, did not object to such use, and the land continues to be used for that purpose;". Approved December 15, 1989. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—H.R. 3671: HOUSE REPORTS: No. 101-371 (Comm. on Public Works and Transportation). CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 135 (1989): Nov. 17, considered and passed House. Nov. 21, considered and passed Senate, amended. House concurred in Senate amendment with an amendment. Senate concurred in House amendment.