< Back to H.R. 12933 (95th Congress, 1977–1978)

Text of the Department of Transportation and Related Agencies Appropriation Act

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on August 4, 1978. The text of the bill below is as of Aug 4, 1978 (Passed Congress/Enrolled Bill).

PUBLIC LAW 95-335—AUG. 4, 1978                                   92 STAT. 4 3 5

Public Law 95-335
95th Congress
                                   An Act
Making appropriations for the Department of Transportation and related              Aug. 4, 1978
 agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1979, and for other purposes.    [H.R. 12933]

   Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives     of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, T h a t the following Department of
sums are appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise Transportation
appropriated, for the Department of Transportation and related agen- and Related
cies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1979, and for other pur- Agencies
poses, n a m e l y :                                                   Appropriation
                                                                       Act, 1979.
                                TITLE I

             D E P A R T M E N T OF T R A N S P O R T A T I O N
                  OFFICE OF THE             SECRETARY
                          SALARIES AND EXPENSES

   F o r necessary expenses of the Office of the Secretary of Transporta-
tion, including not to exceed $27,000 for allocation within the Depart-
ment for official reception and representation expenses as the Secretary
may determine, $33,050,000.

      TRANSPORTATION P L A N N I N G , RESEARCH, AND DEVELOPMENT

  F o r necessary expenses for conducting transportation planning,
research, and development activities, including the collection of
national transportation statistics, to remain available until expended,
$11,450,000.
                LIMITATION ON W O R K I N G CAPITAL F U N D

  Necessary expenses for operating costs and capital outlays of the
Department of Transportation W o r k i n g Capital F u n d not to exceed
$54,069,000 shall be paid, in accordance with law, from appropriations
made available by this Act and prior appropriation Acts to the
Department of Transportation together with advances and reimburse-
ments received by the Department of Transportation.

                              COAST GUARD
                           OPERATING EXPENSES

   F o r necessary expenses for the operation and maintenance of the
Coast Guard, not otherwise provided for; purchase of not to exceed
ten passenger motor vehicles, for replacement only; and recreation
and welfare; $965,318,000, of which $214,904 shall be applied to Cape-
h a r t Housing debt reduction: Provided, T h a t the number of aircraft 14 u s e 92 note.
on h a n d at any one time shall not exceed one hundred and seventy-
seven exclusive of planes and p a r t s stored to meet future attrition.

92 STAT. 436 PUBLIC LAW 95-335—AUG. 4, 1978 ACQUISITION, CONSTRUCTION AND IMPROVEMENTS (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) F o r necessary expenses of acquisition, construction, rebuilding, and improvement of aids to navigation, shore facilities, vessels, and aircraft, including equipment related thereto; to remain available until September 30, 1981, $286,617,000, of which $3,500,000 shall be derived by transfer from the appropriation "Pollution F u n d " . ALTERATION OF BRIDGES F o r necessary expenses for alteration or removal of obstructive bridges; $14,900,000, to remain available until expended. RETIRED P A Y F o r retired pay, including the payment of obligations therefor otherwise chargeable to lapsed appropriations for this purpose, and payments under the Retired Serviceman's F a m i l y Protection and Survivor Benefit P l a n s ; $173,500,000. RESERVE T R A I N I N G F o r all necessary expenses for t h e Coast G u a r d Reserve, as authorized by l a w ; maintenance and operation of facilities; and sup- plies, equipment, and services; $39,000,000. RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, T E S T , AND EVALUATION F o r necessary expenses, not otherwise provided for, for basic and applied scientific research, development, test, and evaluation; main- tenance, rehabilitation, lease, and operation of facilities and equipment, as authorized by l a w ; $20,000,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, T h a t there may be credited to this appro- priation, funds received from State and local governments, other public authorities, private sources and foreign countries for expenses incurred for research, development, testing and evaluation. STATE BOATING SAFETY ASSISTANCE F o r financial assistance for State boating safety programs in accord- ance with the provisions of the Federal Boat Safety Act of 1971, as amended (46 U.S.C. 1451 et seq.), $5,000,000, to remain available until expended. FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION OPERATIONS F o r necessary expenses of the Federal Aviation Administration, not otherwise provided for, including administrative expenses for research and development and for establishment of air navigation facilities, and carrying out the provisions of the A i r p o r t and A i r w a y Develop- 49 u s e 1701 ment A c t ; purchase of three passenger motor vehicles for replacement note. only and purchase and repair of skis and snowshoes: $1,981,400,000,
PUBLIC LAW 95-335—AUG. 4, 1978 92 STAT. 437 of which $300,000,000 shall be derived from the Airport and Airway Trust Fund, for the purposes of subsection (e) of section 14 of the Airport and Airway Development Act of 1970, as amended, and sub- 49 USC 1714. ject to the conditions of that subsection: 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 maintenance and operation of air navigation facilities: Provided further^ That none of these funds shall be avail- able for new applicants for the second career training program. FACILITIES, ENGINEERING AND DEVELOPMENT (INCLUDING T R A N S E E R OF FUNDS) For necessary expenses of the Federal Aviation Administration, not otherwise provided for, for acquisition and modernization of facilities and equipment and service testing in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Aviation Act (49 U.S.C. 1301-1542), including con- struction of experimental facilities and acquisition of necessary sites by lease or grant and purchase of three aircraft for replacement only, $18,370,000, to remain available until expended; and, in addition, not to exceed $145,000 from unobligated balances in the appropriations for "Civil supersonic aircraft development" and "Civil supersonic air- craft development termination" may be transferred to this account: 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 engineering and development. FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT (AIRPORT AND AIRWAY TRUST FUND) (INCLUDING T R A N S F E R OF FUNDS) For necessary expenses, not otherwise provided for; for acquisition, establishment, and improvement by contract or purchase, and hire of air navigation and experimental facilities, 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; 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; to be derived from the Airport and Airway Trust Fund, $336,660,000, of which $54,363,000 shall be derived by transfer from the appropriation "Facilities and Equipment (Air- port and Airway Trust Fund), 1976", to remain available until September 30, 1981: 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: Provided further, That no part of the foregoing appropriation shall be available for the construction of a new wind tunnel, or to purchase any land for or in connection with the National Aviation Facilities Experimental Center, or to decommission in excess of five flight service stations.
92 STAT. 4 3 8 PUBLIC LAW 95-335—AUG. 4, 1978 RESEARCH, E N G I N E E R I N G AND DEVELOPMENT (AIRPORT AND A I R W A Y TRUST F U N D ) F o r necessary expenses, not otherwise provided for, for research, engineering and development in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Aviation Act (49 U.S.C. 1301-1542), inclnding construction of exy)erimental facilities and acquisition of necessary sites by lease or g r a n t ; $75,100,000, to be derived from the A i r p o r t and A i r w a y Trust F u n d , to remain available vmtil expended: Provided^ T h a t there may be credited to this appropriation, fimds received from States, counties, municipalities, other public authorities, and private sources, for expenses incurred for research, engineering and development. G R A N T S - I N - A I D FOR AIRPORTS (LIQUIDATION OF CONTRACT AUTHORIZA- TION) (AIRPORT AND A I R W A Y T R U S T F U N D ) F o r liquidation of obligations incurred for airport development 49 u s e 1714. under authority contained in section 14 of Public L a w 91-258, as amended, to be derived from the A i r p o r t and Airway Trust F u n d and to remain available until expended, $550,000,000; and for airport planning grants $15,000,000, to be derived from the A i r p o r t and A i r w a y Trust F u n d and to remain available until expended. OPERATION AND M A I N T E N A N C E , METROPOLITAN W A S H I N G T O N AIRPORTS F o r expenses incident to the care, operation, maintenance, improve- ment, and protection of the federally owned civil airports in the vicin- ity of the District of Columbia, including purchase of ten passenger motor vehicles for police or ambulance type use, for replacement only; and purchase of two motor bikes for replacement only; purchase, cleaning, and repair of uniforms; and arms and ammunition; $23,858,000. CONSTRUCTION, METROPOLITAN W A S H I N G T O N AIRPORTS F o r necessary expenses for construction at the federally owned civil airports in the vicinity of the District of C^olumbia, $5,000,000, to remain available until September 30,1981. AVIATION W A R R I S K INSURANCE REVOLVING F U N D T h e Secretary of Transportation is hereby authorized to make such expenditures and investments, within the limits of funds available pur- suant to section 1306 of the Act of August 23, 1958, as amended (49 U.S.C. 1536), and in accordance with section 104 of the Government Corporation Control Act, as amended (31 U.S.C. 849), as may be nec- essary in carrying out the programs set forth in the budget for the current fiscal year for aviation war risk insurance activities under said Act. FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION L I M I T A T I O N ON GENERAL OPERATING E X P E N S E S Necessary expenses for administration, operation, and research of the Federal H i g h w a y Administration not to exceed $169,650,000 shall be paid, in accordance with law, from appropriations made available by this Act to the Federal H i g h w a y Administration together with
PUBLIC LAW 95-335—AUG. 4, 1978 92 STAT. 439 advances and reimbursements received by the Federal H i g h w a y A d m i n i s t r a t i o n : Provided, T h a t not t o exceed $35,400,000 of the amount provided herein shall remain available until expended. MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY F o r necessary expenses to carry out motor carrier safety functions of the Secretary, as authorized by the Department of Transportation Act (80 Stat. 9 3 9 ^ 0 ) , $12,351,000, of which $4,000,000 of the amount appropriated herein shall remain available until expended and not to exceed $1,090,000 shall be available for "Limitation on general oper- ating expenses". H I G H W A Y SAFETY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT F o r necessary expenses in carrying out provisions of title 23, United States Code, to be derived from the H i g h w a y Trust F u n d and to remain available until expended, $9,000,000. H I G H W A Y BEAUTIFICATION F o r necessary expenses to carry out the provisions of title 23, United States Code, sections 131 and 136, and the Federal-xVid Highway Act of 1976, section 105(a) (11), $13,135,000, to remain available until 90 Stat. 427. expended, together with $18,000,000, for payment of obligations incurred in carrying out the provisions of title 23, United States Code, sections 131, 136, and 319 ( b ) , to remain available until expended. HIGHWAY-RELATED SAFETY GRANTS (LIQUIDATION OF CONTRACT AUTHORIZATION) ( T R U S T F U N D ) F o r payment of obligations incurred in carrying out the provisions of title 23, United States Code, section 402, administered by the Federal H i g h w a y Administration, to remain available until expended, $23,000,000 to be derived from the Highway Ti-ust F u n d : Provided, T h a t not to exceed $633,000 of the amount appropriated herein shall be available for "Limitation on general operating expenses". RAILROAD-HIGHWAY CROSSINGS DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS F o r necessary expenses of railroad-highway crossings demonstration projects, as authorized by section 163 of the Federal-Aid H i g h w a y Act of 1973, as amended, and title I I I of the National Mass Transportation 23 u s e 130 note. Assistance Act of 1974, to remain available until expended, $40,000,000 49 u s e 1605 of which $26,666,667 shall be derived from t h e H i g h w a y T r u s t F u n d . note. O F F - S Y S T E M R A I L W A Y - H I G H W A Y CROSSINGS F o r necessary expenses for the elimination of hazards of railway- highway crossings on roads other t h a n those on any Federal-aid system in accordance with the provisions of section 203 of the H i g h w a y Safety Act of 1973, as amended, to remain available until September 30,1982; 23 USC130 note. $15,000,000. TERRITORIAL H I G H W A Y S F o r necessary expenses in carrying out the provisions of title 23, United States Code, sections 152, 153, 215, and 402, $6,600,000, to remain available until expended, together with $5,500,000 for payment
92 STAT. 440 PUBLIC LAW 95-335—AUG. 4, 1978 of obligations, incurred in carrying out the provisions of title 23, United States Code, sections 215,402, and 405, to remain available until expended. O F F - S Y S T E M ROADS (LIQUIDATION OF CONTRACT AUTHORIZATION) F o r payment of obligations incurred in carrying out the provisions 23 u s e 219. of section 122 of Public L a w 93-643; $44,000,000, to remain available until expended. SAFER O F F - S Y S T E M ROADS F o r necessary expenses to carry out the provisions of 23 U.S.C. 219; $15,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 1982. NATIONAL S C E N I C AND RECREATIONAL H I G H W A Y (LIQUIDATION OF CONTRACT AUTHORIZATION) F o r payment of obligations incurred in carrying out the provisions of 23 U.S.C. 148, to remain available until expended, $19,000,000, of which $13,000,000 shall be derived from the H i g h w a y T r u s t F u n d . ACCESS H I G H W A Y S TO P U B L I C RECREATION AREAS ON CERTAIN L A K E S F o r necessary expenses not otherwise provided, to carry out the pro- visions of 23 U.S.C. 155, $7,900,000, to remain available until Septem- ber 30,198L FEDERAL-AID H I G H W A Y S (LIQUIDATION OF CONTRACT AUTHORIZATION) ( T R U S T F U N D ) F o r carrying out the provisions of title 23, United States Code, which are attributable to Federal-aid highways, not otherwise pro- vided, including reimbursements for sums expended pursuant to the provisions of 23 U.S.C. 308, $6,960,000,000 or so much thereof as may be available in and derived from the H i g h w a y T r u s t F u n d , to remain available until expended. H I G H W A Y S CROSSING FEDERAL PROJECTS F o r necessary expenses in carrying out the provisions of 23 U.S.C. 156, $16,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 1981. OVERSEAS H I G H W A Y F o r necessary expenses for construction of the Overseas H i g h w a y 88 Stat. 2288. in accordance with the provisions of section 118, Federal-Aid H i g h - way Amendments of 1974, as amended, to remain available until expended, $87,100,000 to be derived from the H i g h w a y T r u s t F u n d . PROJECT ACCELERATION DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM F o r necessary expenses to enable the Secretary to conduct a demon- stration project authorized by section 141 of the Federal-Aid H i g h - 23 u s e 124 note, way Act of 1976, $10,000,000, to be derived from the H i g h w a y T r u s t F u n d and to remain available until expended.
PUBLIC LAW 95-335—AUG. 4, 1978 92 STAT. 441 SANDHILL CRANE WILDLIFE REFUGE F o r necessary expenses of land acquisition in Jackson County, Jackson County, Mississippi, with respect to Interstate Route 10, $4,000,000, to remain Miss., land available until expended: Provided^ T h a t the Secretary of Transporta- acquisition. tion is authorized to transfer said land to the Secretary of the Interior, who shall administer it as a wildlife refuge. ALASKA H I G H W A Y F o r necessary expenses to carry-out the provisions of section 218 of title 23, United States Code, $15,000,000, to remain available until expended. NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION TRAFFIC AND H I G H W A Y SAFETY F o r expenses necessary to discharge the functions of the Secretary with respect to traffic and highway safety and functions under the Motor Vehicle Information and Cost Savings Act (Public L a w 92-513, 15 use 1901 as amended), $81,620,000, of which $25,875,000 shall be derived from note. the H i g h w a y Trust F u n d : Provided^ T h a t not to exceed $36,715,000 shall remain available until expended, of which $8,252,000 shall be derived from t h e H i g h w a y T r u s t F u n d . STATE AND C O M M U N I T Y H I G H W A Y SAFETY (LIQUIDATION OF CONTRACT AUTHORIZATION) F o r payment of obligations incurred in carrying out the provisions of 23 U.S.C. 402 and 406, to remain available until expended, $166,000,000 to be derived from the H i g h w a y T r u s t F u n d , and for necessary expenses in carrying out the provisions of 23 U.S.C. 402 and 406, $1,715,000, to remain available until expended. FEDERAL RAILROAD ADMINISTRATION O F F I C E OF THE ADMINISTRATOR F o r necessary expenses of the Federal Railroad Administration, not otherwise provided for, $8,245,000. RAILROAD SAFETY F o r necessary expenses in connection with railroad safety, not other- wise provided for, $23,655,000, of which $7,040,000 shall remain avail- able until expended. RAILROAD RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT F o r necessary expenses for railroad research and development, $51,980,000, to remain available until expended: Provided^ T h a t 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 engineering, testing and development.
92 STAT. 442 PUBLIC LAW 95-335—AUG. 4, 1978 RAIL SERVICE ASSISTANCE F o r necessary expenses for rail service assistance authorized by 49 u s e 1654. section 5 of the Department of Transportation Act, as amended, and for necessary administrative expenses in connection with Federal rail assistance programs not otherwise provided for, $75,040,000, together with $9,330,000 for the Minority Business Resource Center, as author- 49 u s e 1657a. ized by section 906 of Public Law 94—210, to remain available until expended. NORTHEAST CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM F o r necessary expenses related to Northeast Corridor improvements 45 u s e 851. authorized by title V I I of Public Law 94-210, as amended, $455,000,000, 45use851 note, to remain available until expended: Provided^ That, notAvithstanding 50 u s e 1431. any other provisions of law, the provisions of Public Law 85-804 shall apply to the Northeast Corridor Improvement P r o g r a m . GRANTS TO T H E NATIONAL RAILROAD PASSENGER CORPORATION To enable the Secretary of Transportation to make grants to the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, $660,000,000, to remain available until expended, of which not more than $510,000,000 shall be available for operating losses incurred by the Corporation, including payment of additional operating expenses of the Corporation, result- ing from the operation, maintenance, and ownership or control of the Northeast Corridor pursuant to title V I I of the Railroad Revitaliza- 45 u s e 851. tion and Regulatory Reform Act of 1976, not more than $101,000,000 shall be available for capital improvements, not more than $24,000,000 shall be available only for the fiscal year 1979 purchase payments for the Northeast Corridor, and not more t h a n $25,000,000 shall be avail- able for the retirement of loan guarantees made pursuant to 45 U.S.C. 602: Promded^ T h a t none of the funds herein appropriated shall be used for the 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 National Railroad Passenger Corporation, excluding the lease of passenger motor vehicles for those officers or employees while in official travel status. T H E ALASKA RAILROAD ALASKA R A I L R O A D REVOLVING FUND T h e Alaska Railroad Revolving F u n d shall continue available until expended for the work authorized by law, including operation and maintenance of oceangoing or coastwise vessels by ownership, charter, or arrangement with other branches of the Government service, for the purpose of providing additional facilities for transportation of freight, passengers, or mail, when deemed necessary for the benefit and development of industries or travel in the area served; and pay- ment of compensation and expenses as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 8146, to be reimbursed as therein provided: Provided^ T h a t no employee shall be paid an annual salary out of said fund in excess of the salaries 63 Stat. 954. prescribed by the Classification Act of 1949, as amended, for grade 5 u s e 5332 note. GS-15, except the general manager of said railroad, one assistant gen- eral manager at not to exceed the salaries prescribed by said Act for GS-17, and five officers at not to exceed the salaries prescribed by said Act for grade GS-16.
PUBLIC LAW 95-335—AUG. 4, 1978 92 STAT. 443 PAYMENTS TO T H E ALASKA RAILROAD REVOLVING F U N D F o r payment to the Alaska Railroad Revolving F u n d for capital replacements, improvements, and maintenance, $9,300,000, to remain available until expended. RAILROAD REHABILITATION AND IMPROVEMENT F I N A N C I N G FUNDS T h e Secretary of Transportation is hereby authorized to expend pi'oceeds from the sale of F u n d anticipation notes to the Secretary of the Treasury and any other monies deposited in the Railroad Reha- bilitation and Improvement F u n d pursuant to sections 502, 505-507 and 509 of the Railroad Revitalization and Regulatory Reform Act of 1976 (Public Law 94—210), as amended, for the uses authorized for 45 u s e 822, the F u n d , in amounts not to exceed $170,000,000. The Secretary of 825-827, 829. Transportation is also 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 L a w 94-210), as amended, in such amounts and at such time as may 45 u s e 832. be necessary to pay any amounts required pursuant to the guarantee not to exceed $600,000,000 principal amount of obligations under sec- tions 511 through 513 of such Act, such authority to exist as long as 45 use any such guaranteed obligation is outstanding: Provided, T h a t the 831-833. aggregate principal amount of guarantees and commitments to guar- antee obligations under section 511 of Public Law 94-210, as amended, shall not exceed $600,000,000. URBAN MASS TRANSPORTATION ADMINISTRATION ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES F o r necessary administrative expenses of the urban mass trans- portation program authorized by the U r b a n Mass Transportation Act of 1964 (49 U.S.C. 1601 et seq., as amended by Public Law 91-453 49 u s e 1601a and Public L a w 93-503); the Federal-Aid H i g h w a y Act of 1973 note. (Public Law 9 3 - 8 7 ) ; the Federal-Aid H i g h w a y Act of 1976 (Public 49 u s e 1601b note. Law 94-280) and the U r b a n Mass Transportation Act Amendments 23 u s e 101 note. of 1978 or similar legislation, in connection with the activities, includ- 23 u s e 101 note. ing hire of passenger motor vehicles and services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109; $18,100,000. RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, AND DEMONSTRATIONS AND UNIVERSITY RESEARCH AND T R A I N I N G F o r necessary expenses for research and training, as authorized by the LTrban Mass Transportation Act of 1964, as amended (49 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.), to remain available until expended; $63,500,000: Pro- vided, T h a t $61,000,000 shall be available for research, development, and demonstrations, $2,000,000 shall be available for university research and training and not to exceed $500,000 shall be available for managerial training as authorized under the authority of said Act. U R B A N DISCRETIONARY GRANTS F o r necessary expenses for urban discretionary grants as authorized by the U r b a n Mass Transportation Act of 1964, as amended (49 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.), $1,250,000,000, of which $25,000,000 shall be available for technical studies, to remain available until September 30,1982. 39-194 O—80—pt. 1 32 : QL3
92 STAT. 444 PUBLIC LAW 95-335—AUG. 4, 1978 RURAL AND S M A L L U R B A N GRANTS F o r necessary expenses for assistance in rural areas and in those urban places designated by the Bureau of t h e Census as having a population of five thousand or more which are not within an urbanized area as defined for the purposes of the U r b a n Mass Transportation Act of 1964, as amended (49 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.), to remain available until expended, $76,500,000, of which $1,500,000 shall be available for technical studies. URBAN FORMULA GRANTS F o r necessary expenses for urban formula grants as authorized by the U r b a n Mass Transportation Act of 1964, as amended (49 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.), $553,500,000, of which $28,500,000 shall be available for technical studies and $75,000,000 shall be available for rail service operating payments, to remain available until September 30, 1982. LIQUIDATION OF CONTRACT AUTHORIZATION F o r payment to the urban mass transportation fund, for liquidation of contractual obligations incurred under authority of the U r b a n Mass Transportation Act of 1964 (49 U . S . C 1601 et seq., as amended by 49 u s e 1601a Public Law 91-453 and Public Law 93-503) and 23 U.S.C. 142(c) and note. of obligations incurred for projects substituted for Interstate System 49 u s e 1601b segments withdrawn prior to enactment of the Federal-Aid H i g h w a y note. Act of 1976; $1,850,000,000, to remain available until expended: Pro- vided^ T h a t none of these funds shall be made available for the estab- lishment of depreciation reserves or reserves for replacement accounts: Funds, transfer. Provided further^ T h a t amounts for highway projects substituted for Interstate System segments shall be transferred to the Federal H i g h - way Administration. PROJECTS SUBSTITUTED FOR INI'ERSTATE SYSTEM PROJECTS F o r necessary expenses to carry out the provisions of 23 U.S.C. 103 (e) ( 4 ) , to remain available until expended, $400,000,000: Provided^ T h a t amounts for highway projects substituted for Interstate System segments shall be transferred to the Federal H i g h w a y Administration. 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 such 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 31 u s e 849. Corporation Control Act, as amended, as may be necessary in carrying out the programs set forth in the budget for the current fiscal year for the Corporation except as hereinafter provided. L I M I T A T I O N ON. ADMINISTRATIVE E X P E N S E S , S A I N T LAWRENCE SEAWAY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION Not to exceed $1,280,000 shall be available for administrative expenses which shall be computed on an accrual basis, including not to exceed $3,000 for official entertainment expenses to be expended upon the approval or authority of the Secretary of T r a n s p o r t a t i o n : Pro-
PUBLIC LAW 95-335—AUG. 4, 1978 92 STAT. 4 4 5 vided, T h a t Corporation funds shall be available for the hire of pas- senger motor vehicles and aircraft, operation and maintenance of aircraft, uniforms or allowances therefor for operation and mainte- nance personnel, as authorized by law (5 U.S.C. 5901-5902), and $15,000 for services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109. RESEARCH AND SPECIAL PROGRAMS DIRECTORATE RESEARCH AND SPECIAL PROGRAMS F o r expenses necessary to discharge the functions of the Research Pipeline safety and Special P r o g r a m s Directorate, $24,760,000, of which not to exceed program grants. $11,455,000 shall remain available until expended for expenses for conducting research and development and not t o exceed $2,820,000 shall remain available until expended for grants-in-aid to carry out a pipeline safety program, as authorized by section 5 of the N a t u r a l Gas Pipeline Safety Act of 1968 (49 U.S.C. 1674). T I T L E II RELATED AGENCIES NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD SALARIES AND EXPENSES F o r necessary expenses of t h e National Transportation Safety Board, including hire of passenger motor vehicles and aircraft; serv- ices 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 G S - 1 8 ; uniforms, 5 u s e 5332 note. or allowances therefor, as authorized by law (5 U.S.C. 5901-5902), $15,600,000, of which not to exceed $300 shall be used for official recep- tion and representation expenses. CIVIL AERONAUTICS BOARD SALARIES AND E X P E N S E S F o r necessary expenses of the Civil Aeronautics Board, including hire of aircraft; hire of passenger motor vehicles; services as author- ized by 5 U.S.C. 3109; uniforms, or allowances therefor, as authorized by law (5 U.S.C. 5901-5902); and not to exceed $5,000 for official reception and representation expenses, $27,000,000. P A Y M E N T S TO A I R CARRIERS F o r payments to air carriers of so much of the compensation fixed and determined by the Civil Aeronautics Board under section 406 of the Federal Aviation Act of 1958 (49 U.S.C. 1376), as is payable by the Board, $68,900,000, to remain available until expended. INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION SALARIES AND E X P E N S E S F o r necessary expenses of t h e Interstate Commerce Commission, including services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, $70,400,000, of which $1,850,000 shall be available for necessary expenses of the Office
92 STAT. 446 PUBLIC LAW 95-335—AUG. 4, 1978 49 u s e 305a. of Rail Public Counsel: Provided^ T h a t J o i n t Board members and cooperating state commissioners may use Government transportation requests when traveling in connection with their official duties as such. T H E PANAMA CANAL CANAL ZONE GOVERNMENT OPERATING EXPENSES F o r operating expenses necessary for the Canal Zone Government, including operation of the Postal Service of the Canal Zone; hire of passenger motor vehicles; uniforms or allowances therefor, as author- ized by law (5 LT.S.C. 5901-5902); expenses incident t o conducting hearings on the Isthmus; expenses of special t r a i n i n g of employees of the Canal Zone Government as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 4101-4118, con- tingencies of t h e Governor, residence for the Governor; medical aid and support of the insane and of lepers and aid and support of indi- gent persons legally within the Canal Zone, including expenses of their deportation when practicable; and maintaining and altering facilities of other Government agencies in the Canal Zone for Canal Zone Government use, $74,000,000. CAPITAL OUTLAY F o r acquisition of land and land under water and acquisition, con- struction, and replacement of improvements, facilities, structures, and equipment, as authorized by law (2 C.Z. Code, sec. 2 ; 2 C.Z. Code, sec. 371), including the purchase of not to exceed twenty passenger motor vehicles of which eighteen are for replacement only; improving facili- ties of other Government agencies in t h e Canal Zone for Canal Zone Government use; and expenses incident to the retirement of such assets; $1,035,000, to remain available until expended. P A N A M A CANAL COMPANY CORPORATION The P a n a m a Canal Company is hereby authorized to make such expenditures within the limits of funds and borrowing authority avail- able to it and in accordance 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 (31 U.S.C. 849), as may be necessary in carrying out t h e p r o g r a m s set forth in the budget for the current fiscal year for such corporation, including maintaining and improving facilities of other Government agencies in t h e Canal Zone for P a n a m a Canal Company use. LIMITATION ON GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES Not to exceed $27,580,000 of the funds available to the P a n a m a Canal Company shall be available for obligation during the current fiscal year for general and administrative expenses of the Company, including operation of tourist vessels and guide services. F u n d s avail- able to the P a n a m a Canal Company for obligation shall be avail- able for the purchase of not to exceed twenty-eight passenger motor vehicles for replacement only, and for uniforms or allowances therefor as authorized by law (5 U.S.C. 5901-5902),
PUBLIC LAW 95-335—AUG. 4, 1978 92 STAT. 447 DEPARTMENT OF T H E TREASURY O F F I C E OF T H E SECRETARY INVESTMENT I N F U N D ANTICIPATION NOTES F o r t h e acquisition, in accordance w i t h section 509 of the Railroad Revitalization and Regulatory Reform Act of 1976, as amended, of 45 u s e 829. fund anticipation notes, $170,000,000. UNITED STATES RAILWAY ASSOCIATION ADMINISTRATIVE E X P E N S E S F o r necessary administrative expenses to enable the United States Railway Association to carry out its functions under the Regional Rail Reorganization Act of 1973, as amended, $23,000,000, of which 45 u s e 701 note. not to exceed $4,000 shall be available for official reception and repre- sentation expenses. P A Y M E N T S FOR PURCHASE OF CONRAIL SECURITIES F o r acquisition of series A preferred stock issued by the Consoli- dated Rail Corporation, to remain available until expended, $300,000,000, except t h a t no funds shall become available until author- izing legislation is passed. WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN AREA TRANSIT AUTHORITY INTEREST P A Y M E N T S To enable the Department of Transportation to pay the Washing- ton Metropolitan Area Transit Authority costs of debt service assist- ance and the interest subsidy authorized by Public Law 92-349, D.C. Code $38,142,000, to remain available until expended. 1-1441 note. TITLE III GENERAL PROVISIONS SEC. 301. D u r i n g the current fiscal year applicable appropriations to the Department of Transportation shall be available for mainte- nance and operation of aircraft; hire of passenger motor vehicles and aircraft; purchase of liability insurance for motor vehicles operating in foreign countries on official departmental business; and uniforms, or allowances therefor, as authorized by law (5 U.S.C. 5901-5902). SEC. 302. None of the funds provided in this Act shall be available Aviation for the implementation or execution of programs the obligations for discretionary which are in excess of $35,990,000 in fiscal year 1979 for general grants. aviation discretionary grants. SEC. 303. None of the funds provided in this Act shall be available for the implementation or execution of programs the obligations for which are in excess of $593,150,000 in fiscal year 1979 for "Grants-in- aid for airports" under 49 U.S.C. 1714 (a) and (b) other than general aviation discretionary grants.
92 STAT. 448 PUBLIC LAW 95-335—AUG. 4, 1978 Highway safety SEC. 304. None of the funds provided under this Act shall be funds. available for the planning or execution of programs, the obligations for which are in excess of $28,000,000 in fiscal year 1979 for "Highway- related safety grants". SEC. 305. None of the funds provided under this Act shall be available for the planning or execution of programs the total obliga- tions for which are in excess of $172,000,000 in fiscal year 1979 for "State and Community Highway Safety": Provided^ That within such total obligations not to exceed $40,000,000 shall be reserved for use at the discretion of the Secretary for high priority highway safety projects. SEC. 306. None of the funds provided in this Act shall be available for administrative expenses in connection with commitments for con- 49 u s e 1601 tract authority under the Urban Mass Transportation Act of 1964, note. as amended, aggregating more than $850,000,000 in fiscal year 1979. Everglades SEC. 307. None of the funds provided under this Act shall be avail- National Park, able for the planning or execution of programs for any further Fla. construction of the Miami jetport or of any other air facility in the Ecology study. State of Florida lying south of the Okeechobee Waterway and in the drainage basins contributing water to the Everglades National Park until it has been shown by an appropriate study made jointly by the Department of the Interior and the Department of Transportation that such an airport will not have an adverse environmental effect on the ecology of the Everglades and until any site selected on the basis of such study is approved by the Department of the Interior and the Department of Transportation: Provided^ That nothing in this section shall affect the availability of such funds to carry out this study. Canal Zone, SEC. 308. The Governor of the Canal Zone is authorized to employ consultants. services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, in an amount not exceeding $150,000. Canal Zone SEC. 309. Funds appropriated for operating expenses of the Canal Government, pay Zone Government may be apportioned notwithstanding section 3679 increases. of the Revised Statutes, as amended (31 U.S.C. 665), to the extent necessary to permit payment of such pay increases for officers or employees as may be authorized by administrative action pursuant to law which are not in excess of statutory increases granted for the same period in corresponding rates of compensation for other employees of the Government in comparable positions. FAA personnel, SEC. 310. Funds appropriated under this iVct for expenditure by the dependents' Federal Aviation Administration shall be available (1) except as school expenses. otherwise authorized by the Act of September 30, 1950 (20 U.S.C. 20 u s e 241 note. 236-244), 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, avail- able 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 which they attend and their places of residence when the Secretary, under such regulations as he may prescribe, determines that such schools are not accessible by public means of transportation on a regular basis. SEC. 311. Appropriations contained in this Act for the Department of Transportation shall be available for services as authorized by 5
PUBLIC LAW 9 5 - 3 3 5 - A U G . 4, 1978 92 STAT. 449 U.S.C. 3109, but at rates for individuals not to exceed the per diem rate equivalent to the rate for a GS-18. 5 u s e 5332 note. SEC. 312. None of the funds in this Act Shall be available for the Review by implementation or execution of a program in the Department of congressional Transportation to collect fees, charges or prices for approvals, tests, committees. authorizations, certificates, permits, registrations, and ratings which are in excess of the levels in effect on J a n u a r y 1, 1973, or which did not exist as of J a n u a r y 1, 1973, until such program is reviewed and approved by the appropriate committees of the Congress. SEC. 313. None of the funds provided in this Act for liquidation of Mass transit fares contractual obligations under the U r b a n Mass Transportation Act of for elderly and 1964, as amended, shall be made available for liquidation of obligations handicapped. 49 u s e 1601 entered into under section 5 of t h a t Act to support mass transit facili- note. ties, equipment or operating expenses unless the applicant for such 49 u s e 1604. assistance has given satisfactory assurances in such manner and form as the Secretary may require, and in accordance with such terms and con- ditions as the Secretary may prescribe, t h a t the rates charged elderly and handicapped persons during nonpeak hours shall not exceed one- half of the rates generally applicable to other persons at pedk h o u r s : Provided, T h a t the Secretary, in prescribing the terms and conditions for the provision of such assistance shall (1) permit applicants to continue the use of preferential fare systems for elderly or handicapped persons where those systems were in effect on or prior to November 26, 1974, (2) allow applicants a reasonable time to expand the coverage of operating preferential fare systems as appropriate, and (3) allow applicants to define the eligibility of "handicapped persons" for the purposes of preferential fares in conformity with other Federal laws and regulations governing eligibility for benefits for disabled persons. SEC. 314. No p a r t of any appropriation contained in this Act shall Fiscal year remain available for obligation beyond the current fiscal year unless limitation. expressly so provided herein. SEC. 315. None of the funds provided under or included in this Act Federal-Aid shall be available for the planning or execution of programs, the Highways. obligations for which are in excess of $7,950,000,000 for "Federal- Aid H i g h w a y s " in fiscal year 1979: Provided, T h a t this limitation sfhall not apply to obligations for emergency relief authorized by 23 U.S.C. 125: Provided further, for replacement of the West Seattle West Seattle bridge in the State of Washington, $50,000,000 to be made available bridge, Wash. from obligations authorized by 23 U.S.C. 125 on the date of enact- ment of this proviso: Provided further. T h a t this limitation shall not become effective if subsequent legislation containing an obligation limitation on "Federal-Aid H i g h w a y s " for fiscal year 1979 is enacted into law by September 30, 1978. SEC. 316. Obligations for the Great River Road shall include pre- Great River liminary engineering and the planning or execution of proiects for Road. the acquisition of areas of archeological, scientific, or historical importance and of necessary easements for scenic purposes, the con- struction or reconstruction of roadside rest areas, bicycle trails, and scenic viewing areas, the reconstruction and rehabilitation of existing road segments, and the construction of new route segments. No such funds, however, shall be used for constructing new segments until 60 per centum of the Great River Road in each State is completed: Provided, T h a t such completion may be waived if the Administra- tor determines t h a t circumstances in such State prevent such completion.
92 STAT. 450 PUBLIC LAW 95-335—AUG. 4, 1978 Motor vehicle SEC. 317. None of the funds appropriated under this Act shall be occupant ^ged to implement or enforce any standard or regulation which restraint systems, requires any motor vehicle to be equipped with an occupant restraint system (other than a belt system). SEC. 318. Nothing in section 317 of this title shall be construed to prohibit the use of funds for any research and development activity relating to occupant restraint systems. Short title. This Act may be cited as the "Department of Transportation and Related Agencies Appropriation Act, 1979". Approved August 4, 1978. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: HOUSE REPORTS: No. 95-1252 (Comm. on Appropriations) and No. 95-1329 (Comm. of Conference). SENATE REPORT No. 95-938 (Comm. on Appropriations). CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 124 (1978): June 9, 12, considered and passed House. June 23, considered and passed Senate, amended. July 19, House agreed to conference report. July 20, Senate agreed to conference report.