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Text of the Federal Aviation Administration Research, Engineering, and Development Authorization Act of 1993

This bill was introduced on August 4, 1993, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Aug 31, 1993 (Reported by House Committee).

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Union Calendar No. 126

103d CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2820

[Report No. 103-225]

To authorize appropriations for the Federal Aviation Administration for fiscal years 1994, 1995, and 1996 for research, engineering, and development to increase the efficiency and safety of air transport.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

August 2, 1993

Mr. VALENTINE introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

August 31, 1993

Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed

[Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italic]

[For text of introduced bill, see copy of bill as introduced on August 2, 1993]


A BILL

To authorize appropriations for the Federal Aviation Administration for fiscal years 1994, 1995, and 1996 for research, engineering, and development to increase the efficiency and safety of air transport.

    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 ‘Federal Aviation Administration Research, Engineering, and Development Authorization Act of 1993’.

SEC. 2. AVIATION RESEARCH AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

    Section 506(b)(2) of the Airport and Airway Improvement Act of 1982 (49 U.S.C. App. 2205(b)(2)) is amended by striking subparagraph (A) and all that follows through the end of the paragraph and inserting the following:

        ‘(A) for fiscal year 1994--

          ‘(i) $13,498,000 solely for management and analysis projects and activities;

          ‘(ii) $76,939,000 solely for capacity and air traffic management technology projects and activities;

          ‘(iii) $35,675,000 solely for communications, navigation, and surveillance projects and activities;

          ‘(iv) $1,908,000 solely for weather projects and activities;

          ‘(v) $7,509,000 solely for airport technology projects and activities;

          ‘(vi) $40,175,000 solely for aircraft safety technology projects and activities;

          ‘(vii) $35,430,000 solely for system security technology projects and activities;

          ‘(viii) $27,756,000 solely for human factors and aviation medicine projects and activities;

          ‘(ix) $5,385,000 for environment and energy projects and activities; and

          ‘(x) $5,725,000 for innovative/cooperative research projects and activities, of which $1,000,000 shall be available for the establishment of a new Aviation Center of Excellence;

        ‘(B) for fiscal year 1995--

          ‘(i) $14,847,000 solely for management and analysis projects and activities;

          ‘(ii) $84,000,000 solely for capacity and air traffic management technology projects and activities;

          ‘(iii) $39,242,000 solely for communications, navigation, and surveillance projects and activities;

          ‘(iv) $2,098,000 solely for weather projects and activities;

          ‘(v) $8,260,000 solely for airport technology projects and activities;

          ‘(vi) $44,192,000 solely for aircraft safety technology projects and activities;

          ‘(vii) $39,523,000 solely for system security technology projects and activities;

          ‘(viii) $31,716,000 solely for human factors and aviation medicine projects and activities;

          ‘(ix) $5,923,000 for environment and energy projects and activities; and

          ‘(x) $5,199,000 for innovative/cooperative research projects and activities; and

        ‘(C) for fiscal year 1996--

          ‘(i) $16,332,000 solely for management and analysis projects and activities;

          ‘(ii) $92,402,000 solely for capacity and air traffic management technology projects and activities;

          ‘(iii) $43,167,000 solely for communications, navigation, and surveillance projects and activities;

          ‘(iv) $2,307,000 solely for weather projects and activities;

          ‘(v) $9,086,000 solely for airport technology projects and activities;

          ‘(vi) $48,611,000 solely for aircraft safety technology projects and activities;

          ‘(vii) $43,475,000 solely for system security technology projects and activities;

          ‘(viii) $34,887,000 solely for human factors and aviation medicine projects and activities;

          ‘(ix) $6,515,000 environment and energy projects and activities; and

          ‘(x) $5,718,000 for innovative/cooperative research projects and activities.

    Not less than 15 percent of the amount appropriated pursuant to this paragraph shall be for long-term research projects, and not less than 3 percent of the amount appropriated under this paragraph shall be available to the Administrator for making grants under section 312(g) of the Federal Aviation Act of 1958.’.

SEC. 3. JOINT AVIATION RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM.

    (a) ESTABLISHMENT- The Administrator and the heads of other appropriate Federal agencies shall jointly establish a program to conduct research on aviation technologies that enhance United States competitiveness. The program shall include--

      (1) next-generation satellite communications, including global positioning satellites;

      (2) advances airport and airplane security;

      (3) environmentally compatible technologies, including technologies that limit or reduce noise and air pollution;

      (4) advanced aviation safety programs; and

      (5) technologies and procedures to enhance and improve airport and airway capacity.

    (b) PROCEDURES FOR CONTRACTS AND GRANTS- The Administrator and the heads of the other appropriate Federal agencies shall administer contracts and grants entered into under the program established under subsection (a) in accordance with procedures developed jointly by the Administrator and the heads of the other appropriate Federal agencies. The procedures should include an integrated acquisition policy for contract and grant requirements and for technical data rights that are not an impediment to joint programs among the Federal Aviation Administration, the other Federal agencies involved, and industry.

    (c) PROGRAM ELEMENTS- The program established under subsection (a) shall include--

      (1) selected programs that jointly enhance public and private aviation technology development;

      (2) an opportunity for private contractors to be involved in such technology research and development; and

      (3) the transfer of Government-developed technologies to the private sector to promote economic strength and competitiveness.

    (d) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS- Of amounts authorized to be appropriated for fiscal years 1994, 1995, and 1996 under section 506(b)(2) of the Airport and Airway Improvement Act of 1982 (49 U.S.C. App. 2205(b)(2)), as amended by section 2 of this Act, there are authorized to be appropriated for fiscal years 1994, 1995, and 1996, respectively, such sums as may be necessary to carry out this section.

SEC. 4. AIRCRAFT CABIN AIR QUALITY RESEARCH PROGRAM.

    (a) ESTABLISHMENT- The Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (in this Act referred to as the ‘Administrator’) and the heads of other appropriate Federal agencies shall establish a research program to determine--

      (1) what, if any, aircraft cabin air conditions, including pressure altitude systems, on flights within the United States are harmful to the health of airline passengers and crew, as indicated by physical symptoms such as headaches, nausea, fatigue, and lightheadedness; and

      (2) the risk of airline passengers and crew contracting infectious diseases during flight.

    (b) CONTRACT WITH INDEPENDENT RESEARCH ORGANIZATION- In carrying out the research program established under subsection (a), the Administrator and the heads of the other appropriate Federal agencies shall contract with an independent research organization to carry out any studies necessary to meet the goals of the program set forth in subsection (c).

    (c) GOALS- The goals of the research program established under subsection (a) shall be--

      (1) to determine what, if any, cabin air conditions currently exist on domestic aircraft used for flights within the United States that could be harmful to the health of airline passengers and crew, as indicated by physical symptoms such as headaches, nausea, fatigue, and lightheadedness, and including the risk of infection by bacteria and viruses;

      (2) to determine to what extent, changes in, cabin air pressure, temperature, rate of cabin air circulation, the quantity of fresh air per occupant, and humidity on current domestic aircraft would reduce or eliminate the risk of illness or discomfort to airline passengers and crew; and

      (3) to establish a long-term research program to examine potential health problems to airline passengers and crew that may arise in an airplane cabin on a flight within the United States because of cabin air quality as a result of the conditions and changes described in paragraphs (1) and (2).

    (d) PARTICIPATION- In carrying out the research program established under subsection (a), the Administrator shall encourage participation in the program by representatives of aircraft manufacturers, air carriers, aviation employee organizations, airline passengers, and academia.

    (e) REPORT- (1) Within six months after the date of enactment of this Act, the Administrator shall submit to the Congress a plan for implementation of the research program established under subsection (a).

    (2) The Administrator shall annually submit to the Congress a report on the progress made during the year for which the report is submitted toward meeting the goals set forth in subsection (c).

    (f) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS- Of amounts authorized to be appropriated for fiscal years 1994, 1995, and 1996 under section 506(b)(2) of the Airport and Airway Improvement Act of 1982 (49 U.S.C. App. 2205(b)(2)), as amended by section 2 of this Act, there are authorized to be appropriated for fiscal years 1994, 1995, and 1996, respectively, such sums as may be necessary to carry out this section.

SEC. 5. LIMITATION ON APPROPRIATIONS.

    Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, no funds are authorized to be appropriated for any fiscal year after fiscal year 1996 for carrying out the programs for which funds are authorized by this Act, or by the amendments made by this Act.

SEC. 6. USE OF DOMESTIC PRODUCTS.

    (a) PROHIBITION AGAINST FRAUDULENT USE OF ‘MADE IN AMERICA’ LABELS- (1) A person shall not intentionally affix a label bearing the inscription of ‘Made in America’, or any inscription with that meaning, to any product sold in or shipped to the United States, if that product is not a domestic product.

    (2) A person who violates paragraph (1) shall not be eligible for any contract for a procurement carried out with amounts authorized under this Act, including any subcontract under such a contract pursuant to the debarment, suspension, and ineligibility procedures in subpart 9.4 of chapter 1 of title 48, Code of Federal Regulations, or any successor procedures thereto.

    (b) COMPLIANCE WITH BUY AMERICAN ACT- (1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), the head of each office within the Federal Aviation Administration that conducts procurements shall ensure that such procurements are conducted in compliance with sections 2 through 4 of the Act of March 3, 1933 (41 U.S.C. 10a through 10c, popularly known as the ‘Buy American Act’).

    (2) This subsection shall apply only to procurements made for which--

      (A) amounts are authorized by this Act to be made available; and

      (B) solicitations for bids are issued after the date of the enactment of this Act.

    (3) The Secretary, before January 1, 1995, shall report to the Congress on procurements covered under this subsection of products that are not domestic products.

    (c) DEFINITIONS- For the purposes of this section, the term ‘domestic product’ means a product--

      (1) that is manufactured or produced in the United States; and

      (2) at least 50 percent of the cost of the articles, materials, or supplies of which are mined, produced, or manufactured in the United States.

SEC. 7. PURCHASE OF AMERICAN MADE EQUIPMENT AND PRODUCTS.

    (a) SENSE OF CONGRESS- It is the sense of Congress that any recipient of a grant under this Act, or under any amendment made by this Act, should purchase, when available and cost-effective, American made equipment and products when expending grant monies.

    (b) NOTICE TO RECIPIENTS OF ASSISTANCE- In allocating grants under this Act, or under any amendment made by this Act, the Secretary shall provide to each recipient a notice describing the statement made in subsection (a) by the Congress.