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Text of the Aviation Investment Act of 1994

This bill was introduced on April 13, 1994, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Apr 13, 1994 (Introduced).

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HR 4203 IH

103d CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4203

To provide for the continued improvement and expansion of the Nation’s airports and airways, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 13, 1994

Mr. MINETA (by request) (for himself and Mr. OBERSTAR) introduced the following bill; which was referred jointly to the Committees on Public Works and Transportation and Ways and Means


A BILL

To provide for the continued improvement and expansion of the Nation’s airports and airways, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

TITLE I--AVIATION INVESTMENT ACT OF 1994

SEC. 101. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as ‘The Aviation Investment Act of 1994’.

SEC. 102. INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY.

    Section 502(a) of the Airport and Airway Improvement Act of 1982, as amended (49 U.S.C. App. 2201(a)), is amended by striking the word ‘and’ following paragraph (13), by substituting ‘; and’ for the period at the end of paragraph (14), and by adding a new paragraph (15) to read as follows:

      ‘(15) It is in the national interest to encourage projects that employ innovative technology, concepts, and approaches that will promote safety, capacity, and efficiency improvements in the air transportation system, and it is therefore an objective of this Act that the Secretary encourage and solicit innovative technology proposals and activities in the expenditure of funding pursuant to this Act.’

SEC. 103. DEFINITIONS.

    Section 503(a) of the Airport and Airway Improvement Act of 1982, as amended (49 U.S.C. App. 2202(a)), is amended--

      (1) by inserting in clause (2)(B)(ii) the phrase ‘(including explosives detection devices and universal access systems)’ after the phrase ‘or security equipment’; and

      (2) by deleting the phrase ‘and if funded by a grant under this title,’ in subparagraph (F).

SEC. 104. AIRPORT IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM.

    (a) Section 505(a) of the Airport and Airway Improvement Act of 1982, as amended (49 U.S.C. App. 2204(a)), is amended by striking the word ‘and’ which appears immediately before ‘$15,966,700,000’ and inserting the following immediately after the phrase ‘October 1, 1993’: ‘, $17,656,700,000 for fiscal years ending before October 1, 1994, $19,346,700,000 for fiscal years ending before October 1, 1995, $21,136,700,000 for fiscal years ending before October 1, 1996, and $23,026,700,000 for fiscal years ending before October 1, 1997’.

    (b) Section 505(b)(1) of the Airport and Airway Improvement Act of 1982, as amended (49 U.S.C. App. 2204(b)(1)), is amended by striking ‘1993’ and by inserting in lieu thereof ‘1997’.

SEC. 105. AIRWAY IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM.

    Section 506(a) of the Airport and Airway Improvement Act of 1982, as amended (49 U.S.C. App. 2205(a)), is amended by striking the word ‘and’ immediately before ‘$14,000,000,000’ in paragraph (1), and inserting immediately after ‘October 1, 1995’ the following: ‘, $16,500,000,000 for fiscal years ending before October 1, 1996, and $19,000,000,000 for fiscal years ending before October 1, 1997’.

SEC. 106. RESEARCH, ENGINEERING AND DEVELOPMENT, AND DEMONSTRATIONS.

    Section 506(b) of the Airport and Airway Improvement Act of 1982, as amended (49 U.S.C. 2205(b)), is amended--

      (1) by striking everything following the phrase ‘Trust Fund’ through and including the letter ‘(B)’ and by inserting the following immediately after ‘$297,000,000’: ‘, for fiscal year 1995 $267,000,000; for fiscal year 1996 $296,000,000; and for fiscal year 1997 $316,000,000’; and

      (2) by striking paragraphs (3) and (4) and renumbering paragraph (5) as paragraph (3).

SEC. 107. OTHER EXPENSES.

    Section 506 of the Airport and Airway Improvement Act of 1982, as amended (49 U.S.C. App. 2205), is amended by striking subsection (c) and inserting in lieu thereof a new subsection (c) to read as follows:

    ‘(c) OTHER EXPENSES- The balance of the moneys available in the Trust Fund may be appropriated for costs incurred by the Federal Aviation Administration in operating and maintaining the aviation system in a safe and efficient manner. The total of amounts made available and appropriated from the Trust Fund for purposes specified in sections 505 and 506 of this Act in each fiscal year shall equal 75 percent of the total amount made available and appropriated to the Federal Aviation Administration for all purposes in that fiscal year, without regard to the repayment of indebtedness to the Secretary of the Treasury incurred in connection with aircraft loan guarantees.’.

SEC. 108. OPERATIONS ACCOUNT.

    Section 106(k) of title 49, United States Code, is amended by striking the remainder of the sentence after the word ‘Administration’ and inserting ‘such sums as may be necessary.’ in lieu thereof.

SEC. 109. PRESERVATION OF FUNDS AND PRIORITY FOR AIRPORT AND AIRWAY PROGRAMS.

    Section 506(e)(5) of the Airport and Airway Improvement Act of 1982, as amended (49 U.S.C. App. 2205(e)(5)), is amended by striking ‘September 30, 1995,’ and inserting in lieu thereof ‘September 30, 1997,’.

SEC. 110. APPORTIONMENT OF FUNDS.

    Section 507(b)(3)(A) of the Airport and Airway Improvement Act of 1982, as amended (49 U.S.C. App. 2206(b)(3)(A)), is amended--

      (1) by striking the phrase ‘or reducing the amount authorized or’ and inserting in lieu thereof the phrase ‘the amount’; and

      (2) by inserting the phrase ‘to less than $1,900,000,000’ after the phrase ‘to be obligated’, and by deleting the phrase ‘limited or reduced’.

SEC. 111. USE OF APPORTIONED AND DISCRETIONARY FUNDS.

    Section 508(d) of the Airport and Airway Improvement Act of 1982, as amended (49 U.S.C. App. 2207(d)), is amended--

      (1) by striking the number ‘10’ in paragraph (1) and inserting in lieu thereof the number ‘5’;

      (2) by inserting the phrase ‘and for the purposes of section 535 of this title’ in paragraph (2) after the phrase ‘104(c) of such Act’;

      (3) by striking the number ‘2.5’ in paragraph (3) wherever it appears and inserting in lieu thereof the number ‘1.5’; and

      (4) by striking the words ‘each of’ immediately before the phrase ‘fiscal years 1994’ in paragraph (5) and by striking the year ‘1995’ in paragraph (5) and inserting in lieu thereof the word ‘thereafter’.

SEC. 112. MILITARY AIRPORT PROGRAM.

    Section 508(f) of the Airport and Airway Improvement Act of 1982, as amended (49 U.S.C. App. 2207(f)), is amended--

      (1) by striking the caption ‘DESIGNATION OF CURRENT OR FORMER MILITARY AIRPORTS’ and inserting in lieu thereof ‘MILITARY AIRPORT PROGRAM’;

      (2) by striking paragraph (1) and inserting the following in lieu thereof:

      ‘(1) DESIGNATION- The Secretary may designate one or more military airports to receive funds distributed under subsection (d)(5) of this section. Airports designated under this subsection prior to the enactment of the Aviation Investment Act of 1994, shall remain eligible to receive grants under section 508(d)(5), as amended by the Aviation Investment Act of 1994, subject to 508(f)(3) as in effect prior to the enactment of the Aviation Investment Act of 1994.’;

      (3) by deleting paragraph (2);

      (4) by deleting in paragraph (3) the phrase ‘and in conducting the survey under paragraph (2)’ and by deleting everything after the phrase ‘consider only those’ and inserting the following in lieu thereof: ‘military airports listed in the reports issued by the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission whose conversion, in whole or in part, would enhance civil airport and air traffic control system capacity.’;

      (5) by striking the second sentence in paragraph (4);

      (6) by striking ‘for fiscal years 1993, 1994, and 1995’ in paragraph (6); and

      (7) by renumbering paragraphs (3) through (6) as paragraphs (2) through (5), respectively, and by adding a new paragraph (6) to read as follows:

      ‘(6) SHORT-TERM FUNDING FOR OPERATIONS AND MANAGEMENT- The Secretary may designate military airport program participants to obtain grants to operate, maintain, and repair airport facilities during the transition to civil operations, subject to such assurances as the Secretary may consider necessary. No participant may receive more than $250,000 under this paragraph.’

SEC. 113. SUBMISSION AND APPROVAL OF PROJECT GRANT APPLICATIONS.

    Section 509(a)(3) of the Airport and Airway Improvement Act of 1982, as amended (49 U.S.C. App. 2208(a)(3)), is amended by striking the number ‘2’ wherever it appears and inserting ‘1’ in lieu thereof, and by striking the word ‘similar’.

SEC. 114. REIMBURSEMENT FOR CERTAIN PAST EXPENDITURES.

    Section 513(a)(2) of the Airport and Airway Improvement Act of 1982, as amended (49 U.S.C. App. 2212(a)(2)), is amended--

      (1) by striking the word ‘or’ at the end of subparagraph (A) and by adding the word ‘or’ immediately after the semicolon in subparagraph (B); and

      (2) by adding a new subparagraph (C) to read as follows:

      ‘(C)(i) it was incurred--

        ‘(aa) not more than 2 years before the grant agreement for such project was executed;

        ‘(bb) after September 30, 1993;

        ‘(cc) in accordance with an airport layout plan approved by the Secretary and in accordance with all applicable statutory and administrative requirements that would have been applicable to such work if the project had been carried out after the grant agreement had been executed; and

        ‘(dd) in the case of projects initiated on or after 90 days following the enactment of this provision, after receiving the Secretary’s approval of the project.

      ‘(ii) allowable costs under subparagraph (C)(i) may include--

        ‘(aa) interest payable on, and the retirement of, the principal of bonds or other evidence of indebtedness incurred to initiate the project involved and before the grant agreement for such project was executed; and

        ‘(bb) interest payable on, and the retirement of, the principal of bonds or other evidences of indebtedness the proceeds of which were used to finance the development work for which reimbursement is provided under this subparagraph.

      ‘(iii) only the sums apportioned under subsections 507(a)(1) and 507(a)(2) of this title may be obligated for project costs allowable under paragraph (C)(i).’

SEC. 115. TERMINAL DEVELOPMENT.

    Section 513(b) of the Airport and Airway Improvement Act of 1982, as amended (49 U.S.C. App. 2212(b)), is amended--

      (1) by inserting after the phrase ‘may be used’ in paragraph (2) the phrase ‘subject to the approval of the Secretary’;

      (2) by adding a new sentence at the end of paragraph (2) to read as follows: ‘All or any portion of the sums to be distributed at the discretion of the Secretary under sections 507(c) and 507(d) for any fiscal year may be distributed for use by commercial service airports each of which annually has .05 percent or less of the total enplanements in the United States for project costs allowable under paragraph (1) of this subsection.’; and

      (3) by striking paragraph (5) and renumbering paragraph (6) as paragraph (5).

SEC. 116. LETTERS OF INTENT.

    Section 513(d)(1) of the Airport and Airway Improvement Act of 1982, as amended (49 U.S.C. App. 2212(d)(1)), is amended by adding a new subparagraph (H) to read as follows:

        ‘(H) LIMITATION OF STATUTORY CONSTRUCTION- Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit the obligation of amounts pursuant to a letter of intent under this paragraph in the same fiscal year as the letter of intent is issued.’

SEC. 117. STATE BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM.

    (a) Section 534(a) of the Airport and Airway improvement Act of 1982, as amended (49 U.S.C. App. 2227(a)), is amended by striking ‘September 30, 1996’ and inserting in lieu thereof ‘September 30, 1997’.

    (b) Section 534(b) of the Airport and Airway Improvement Act of 1982, as amended, (49 U.S.C. App. 2227(b)) is amended by striking the remaining portion of the first sentence after the phrase ‘under this title,’ and inserting in lieu thereof the following: ‘for such airports, other than primary airports, that the Secretary may approve annually. Such funding may include funding for integrated airport system planning. For purposes of this section, an integrated airport system plan must include at least one primary airport enplaning 0.25 percent or more of the total number of passengers enplaned annually at all commercial service airports.’.

SEC. 118. COMPATIBLE LAND USE.

    The Airport and Airway Improvement Act of 1982, as amended, (49 U.S.C. App. 2201 et seq.) is amended by adding a new section 535 to read as follows:

‘SEC. 535. COMPATIBLE LAND USE.

    ‘(a) Subject to the conditions in subsection (c), the Secretary is authorized to make grants to States and units of local government for any land use compatibility planning or project as defined in this section for the purposes of making the use of land areas around airports compatible with aircraft operations.

    ‘(b) DEFINITIONS-

      ‘(1) ‘Compatible land use’ means land use that is normally compatible with--

        (A) the noise levels associated with an airport, as established under the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act of 1979;

        (B) airport design standards as issued by the Secretary; and

        (C) regulations promulgated under the authority of section 1101 of the Federal Aviation Act of 1958, as amended.

      ‘(2) ‘Land use compatibility plan’ means the product of a process to determine the extent, type, nature, location, and timing of measures to improve the compatibility of land use with the existing and forecast level of aviation activity at an airport.

      ‘(3) ‘Land use compatibility project’ means a project that is contained in a land use compatibility plan and determined by the Secretary to enhance land use compatibility.

    ‘(c) Conditions-

      ‘(1) The sponsor must be a public agency that is not the owner or operator of the airport with which the land use compatibility planning project is associated.

      ‘(2) The sponsor of the land use compatibility plan must have authority to plan and adopt land use control measures, including zoning, in the planning area.

      ‘(3) A land use compatibility plan may not duplicate or be inconsistent with an airport noise compatibility program prepared by an airport operator under the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act of 1979 or with other planning carried out by the airport. The public agency which is the sponsor of a land use compatibility plan shall consult with the owner or operator of the airport with which the plan is associated regarding any recommended land use compatibility measures identified in the plan and any aviation data on which such recommendations are made.

      ‘(4) The Secretary shall make project grants under this section contingent upon a verification by the associated airport owner or operator that the land use compatibility plan, including the use of any noise exposure contours on which land use planning or projects are based, has been coordinated with the airport and is consistent with airport operation and planning.

      ‘(5) The Secretary may establish guidelines to administer this section in accordance with the purposes and conditions described herein.

    ‘(d) SPONSORSHIP- As a condition precedent to approval of a proposal by a public agency to undertake preparation of a land use compatibility plan or implementation of a land use compatibility project under this section, the Secretary shall receive such assurances, in writing, from the sponsor of the plan or project as the Secretary may determine to be necessary to achieve the purposes of this section.’.

SEC. 119. AIRPORT SAFETY DATA COLLECTION.

    The Airport and Airway Improvement Act of 1982, as amended (49 U.S.C. App. 2201 et seq.), is amended by adding a new section 536 to read as follows:

‘SEC. 536. AIRPORT SAFETY DATA COLLECTION.

    ‘Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration may contract with the Center for Aviation Research and Education of the National Association of State Aviation Officials for the collection of airport safety data, to be funded from amounts made available under section 508(d)(4) for integrated airport system planning.’.

SEC. 120. INTERMODAL SYSTEM PLANNING.

    (a) Section 503(a) of the Airport and Airway Improvement Act of 1982, as amended (49 U.S.C. App. 2202(a)) is amended by inserting in the second sentence of paragraph (7) the phrase ‘the role which airports play in the transportation system in a specific area,’ after the phrase ‘identification of system needs,’.

    (b) Section 508(d)(4) of the Airport and Airway Improvement Act of 1982, as amended (49 U.S.C. App. 2207(d)(4)) is amended--

      (1) by striking the phrase ‘ 1/2 of’ in paragraph (4);

      (2) by inserting in paragraph (4) the letter ‘(A)’ before the phrase ‘Not less than’ and inserting ‘; and’ in lieu of the period; and

      (3) by inserting in paragraph (4) a new subparagraph (B) to read as follows:

      ‘(B) Prior to the Secretary’s approval of a grant to a planning agency for integrated airport system planning, the planning agency shall, insofar as its powers permit, certify that the sponsor of any airport enplaning 0.25 percent or more of the total number of passengers enplaned annually at all commercial service airports is considered to be an operator of a major mode of transportation pursuant to the provisions of section 1024(a) of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1990 (23 U.S.C. App. 134(b)(2)), and that any such sponsor is a member, or will be appointed a member as soon as practicable, of such planning agency.’

SEC. 121. INNOVATIVE FINANCING.

    Section 505 of the Airport and Airway Improvement Act of 1982, as amended (49 U.S.C. 2204), is amended by adding a new subsection (e) to read as follows:

    ‘(e) Innovative Financing of Airport Development Projects-

      ‘(1) IN GENERAL- In order to fulfill the objectives of this section in a manner that advances the overall infrastructure needs of the aviation sector of the nation’s economy as effectively and flexibly as possible, the Secretary is authorized, on such terms and conditions as the Secretary deems appropriate, to enter into agreements or other arrangements for airport development that produce a greater amount of investment in airport development per dollar of Federal expenditure than generally prevails in the Federal program pursuant to subsection (a) of this section. Among the innovative financing mechanisms available to the Secretary pursuant to this subsection are agreements entered into with non-Federal entities, including airport sponsors, for the loan of Federal funds, the guarantee of loan repayment, or the purchase of insurance or other forms of enhancement for borrower debt. In selecting projects under this subsection, the Secretary shall give priority consideration to projects that demonstrate innovative use of Federal funds and leverage a significant amount of non-Federal funds and to projects with the greatest transportation benefits when compared to other available proposals for airport development. When approving projects under this subsection, the Secretary may agree in the early phases of a project to a Federal share, up to 100 percent, provided that the Federal share of the total cost of the project does not exceed that otherwise permitted. Any combination of these financing mechanisms may be combined with grant assistance under this title for any project eligible for grant assistance under this title.

      ‘(2) TRUST FUND COMMITMENTS- In order to participate in innovative financing of airport development pursuant to this subsection, there are authorized to be appropriated from the Trust Fund such sums as may be necessary during the fiscal years 1995 through 1997 for the cost of loans, loan guarantees and other participation, which sums shall be in addition to amounts made available under subsection (a) of this section. New Federal loans and guarantees may be incurred only to the extent that appropriation of budget authority to cover their costs, as defined in Section 502 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, is made in advance.’.

TITLE II--FEDERAL AVIATION ACT OF 1958 AMENDMENTS

SEC. 201. COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS FOR RESEARCH, ENGINEERING, AND DEVELOPMENT.

    Section 312 of the Federal Aviation Act of 1958, as amended (49 U.S.C. App. 1353), is amended--

      (1) by adding at the end a new subsection (j) to read as follows:

    ‘(j) COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS- The Administrator may enter into cooperative agreements on a cost-shared basis with Federal and non-Federal entities that the Administrator may select in order to conduct, encourage, and promote aviation research, engineering, and development, including the development of prototypes and demonstration models.’

      (2) CONFORMING AMENDMENT- The table of contents of the Federal Aviation Act of 1958 is amended by adding at the end of the item relating to section 312 the following:

      ‘(j) Cooperative agreements.’.

SEC. 202. ASSISTANCE TO FOREIGN AVIATION AUTHORITIES.

    Section 313 of the Federal Aviation Act of 1958, as amended (49 U.S.C. App. 1354), is amended--

      (1) by adding at the end a new subsection (g) to read as follows:

    ‘(g) ASSISTANCE TO FOREIGN AVIATION AUTHORITIES- (1) The Administrator may provide safety-related training and operational services for foreign aviation authorities with or without reimbursement, if the Administrator determines that providing such services promotes aviation safety or United States aviation interests. To the extent practicable, air travel reimbursed under this subsection shall be conducted on United States air carriers.

    ‘(2) Funds received by the Administrator pursuant to this section shall be credited to the appropriation from which the expenses were incurred in providing such services.’.

      (2) CONFORMING AMENDMENT- The table of contents of the Federal Aviation Act of 1958 is amended by adding at the end of the item relating to section 313 the following:

      ‘(g) Assistance to foreign aviation authorities.’

SEC. 203. FOREIGN FEE COLLECTION.

    Section 313(f) of the Federal Aviation Act of 1958, as amended (49 U.S.C. App. 1354(f)), is amended--

      (1) by redesignating paragraphs (3) and (4) as paragraphs (4) and (5), respectively; and

      (2) by inserting immediately after paragraph (2) a new paragraph (3) to read as follows:

      ‘(3) RECOVERY OF COST OF FOREIGN AVIATION SERVICES-

        ‘(A) ESTABLISHMENT OF FEES- Notwithstanding the limitation of paragraph (4), the Administrator may establish and collect fees for providing or carrying out the following aviation services outside the United States: any test, authorization, certificate, permit, rating, evaluation, approval, inspection, or review. Such fees shall be established as necessary to recover the additional cost of providing or carrying out such services outside the United States, as compared to the cost of providing or carrying out such services within the United States, except that in the case of foreign repair stations, and for such other aviation services as the Administrator may determine appropriate, recovery shall be for the full cost of providing such services.

        ‘(B) CREDITING OF PREESTABLISHED FEES- Fees described in subparagraph (A) that were not established before the date of enactment of this Act may be credited in accordance with paragraph (5).’.

SEC. 204. PASSENGER FACILITY CHARGES.

    Section 1113(e)(2) of the Federal Aviation Act of 1958, as amended, (49 U.S.C. App. 1513(e)(2)) is amended--

      (1) by striking the period at the end of subparagraph (B)(iii) and inserting ‘; and’; and

      (2) by adding a new subparagraph (C) to read as follows:

        ‘(C) that the application includes adequate justification for each of the specific projects.’.

TITLE III--AVIATION SAFETY AND NOISE ABATEMENT ACT OF 1979 AMENDMENTS

SEC. 301. UNIFORM GOVERNMENT SHARE.

    Section 104(c)(1) of the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act of 1979, as amended (49 U.S.C. App. 2104(c)(1)), is amended--

      (1) by deleting the fourth sentence and inserting in lieu thereof the following: ‘The United States share of the allowable cost of a project for which a grant is made to an airport or to a public agency under this subsection shall be the United States share of the allowable cost of an eligible project as set forth in section 510 of the Airport and Airway Improvement Act of 1982, as amended.’; and

      (2) by striking the phrase ‘(except section 510 of that Act relating to United States share of project costs)’ in the fifth sentence.

SEC. 302. SOUNDPROOFING RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS.

    (a) Section 104(c)(2) of the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act of 1979, as amended (49 U.S.C. App. 2104(c)(2)), is amended--

      (1) by inserting ‘(A)’ before ‘to operators of airports’; and

      (2) by striking the period at the end and inserting ‘; and (B) for projects to soundproof residential buildings--

        ‘(i) if the operator of the airport involved received approval for a grant for a project to soundproof residential buildings pursuant to section 301(d)(4)(B) of the Airport and Airway Safety and Capacity Expansion Act of 1987;

        ‘(ii) if the operator of the airport involved submits updated noise exposure contours, as required by the Secretary; and

        ‘(iii) if the Secretary determines that the proposed projects are compatible with the purposes of the Act.’.

    (b) Section 104(c) of the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act of 1979, as amended (49 U.S.C. App. 2104(c)), is amended--

      (1) by adding a new paragraph (4) to read as follows:

      ‘(4) SOUNDPROOFING AND ACQUISITION OF CERTAIN RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES- The Secretary is authorized under this section to make grants to operators of airports and to units of local government referred to in paragraph (1) for projects to soundproof residential buildings located on residential properties, and for projects to acquire residential properties, at which noise levels are not compatible with normal operations of an airport--

        ‘(A) if the operator of the airport involved amended an existing local aircraft noise regulation during calendar year 1993 to increase the maximum permitted noise levels for scheduled air carrier aircraft as a direct result of implementation of revised aircraft noise departure procedures mandated for aircraft safety purposes by the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration for standardized application at airports served by scheduled air carriers;

        ‘(B) if the operator of the airport involved submits updated noise exposure contours, as required by the Secretary; and

        ‘(C) if the Secretary determines that the proposed projects are compatible with the purposes of this Act.’

SEC. 303. REPEAL OF ANNUAL REPORT REQUIREMENT.

    Section 401 of the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act of 1979, as amended (Public Law 96-193; 94 Stat. 57), is repealed.

TITLE IV--GENERAL PROVISIONS

SEC. 401. RELOCATION OF AIRWAY FACILITIES.

    Compensation received by the United States for transfer of the San Jacinto Disposal Area by the United States to the city of Galveston, Texas, shall include compensation to be provided to the Federal Aviation Administration for all costs of establishing airway facilities to replace existing airway facilities on the San Jacinto Disposal Area. Such compensation shall include but is not limited to the replacement of the land, clear zones, buildings and equipment, and demolition and disposal of the existing facilities on the San Jacinto Disposal Area.

SEC. 402. WAIVER AUTHORITY FOR FOREIGN AIR CARRIERS.

    Section 9308(b)(1) of the Aviation Noise and Capacity Act of 1990 is amended by inserting the phrase ‘or a foreign air carrier’ immediately after the phrase ‘air carrier’ wherever it appears in section 9308(b)(1).

SEC. 403. REPEAL.

    Section 31 of the Airport and Airway Development Act of 1970, as amended (49 U.S.C. App. 1731) is hereby repealed.

TITLE V--AMENDMENTS TO THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE OF 1986

SEC. 501. EXTENSION OF AVIATION-RELATED TAXES AND TRUST FUND SPENDING AUTHORITY.

    (a) Sections 4091(b)(3)(A), 4261(g) and 4271(d) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and sections 9502(b) (1), (2), and (3) of the Trust Fund Code of 1981 (26 U.S.C. 4091(b)(3)(A), 4261(g), 4271(d), and 9502(b) (1), (2), and (3)) are amended by striking ‘January 1, 1996’ each place it appears and inserting in lieu thereof ‘January 1, 1998’.

    (b) Section 4041(c)(5) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 U.S.C. 4041(c)(5)) is amended by striking ‘December 31, 1995’ and inserting in lieu thereof ‘December 31, 1997’.

    (c) Section 9502(b) of the Trust Fund Code of 1981 (26 U.S.C. 9502(b)) is amended--

      (1) by inserting the phrase ‘and before’ after ‘August 31, 1982,’ in paragraph (2) and by inserting the word ‘and’ after the semicolon at the end of paragraph (2);

      (2) by striking ‘; and’ at the end of paragraph (3) and substituting a period in lieu thereof; and

      (3) by deleting paragraph (4).

    (d) Section 9502(d)(1) of the Trust Fund Code of 1981 (26 U.S.C. 9502(d)(1)) is amended by striking the phrase ‘October 1, 1995’ and inserting in lieu thereof ‘October 1, 1999’.

    (e) Section 9502(d)(1)(A) of the Trust Fund Code of 1981 (26 U.S.C. 9502(d)(1)(A)) is amended by striking the phrase ‘(as such Acts were in effect on the date of enactment of the Airport and Airway Safety Capacity, Noise Improvement, and Intermodal Transportation Act of 1992);’ and inserting in lieu thereof the phrase ‘or the Airport and Airway Safety Capacity, Noise Improvement, and Intermodal Transportation Act of 1992 or the Aviation Investment Act of 1994 (as such Acts were in effect on the date of the enactment of the Aviation Investment Act of 1994);’.

    (f) Section 9502(f)(3) of the Trust Fund Code of 1981 (26 U.S.C. 9502(f)(3)) is amended by striking ‘December 31, 1995’ and inserting in lieu thereof ‘December 31, 1999’.