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the House and Senate Budget Committees, as appropriate, under the Congressional Budget Act of 1974.
SEC. 115. Activities authorized by section 1722A of title 38, United States Code may continue through the date specified in section 107(c) of this joint resolution.
SEC. 116. In addition to amounts made available in section 101 and subject to sections 107(c) and 108 of this joint resolution, such sums as may be necessary for contributions authorized by 10 U.S.C. 1111 for the Uniformed Services of the Department of Defense, the Coast Guard, the Public Health Service, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are made available to accounts for the pay of members of such participating uniformed services, to be paid from such accounts into the Fund established under 10 U.S.C. 1111, pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 1116(c).
SEC. 117. None of the funds made available under this Act, or any other Act, shall be used by an Executive agency to implement any activity in violation of section 501 of title 44, United States Code.
SEC. 118. Collection and use of maintenance fees as authorized by section 4(i) and 4(k) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (7 U.S.C. Sec. 136a-1(i) and (k)) may continue through the date specified in section 107(c) of this joint resolution. Prohibitions against collecting "other fees” as described in section 4(i)(6) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act 17 U.S.C. 136a-1(i)(6)) shall continue in effect through the date specified in section 107(c) of this joint resolution.
SEC. 119. Security service fees authorized under 49 U.S.C. 44940 shall be credited as offsetting collections and the maximum amount collected shall be used for providing security services authorized by_that section: Provided, That the sum available from the General Fund shall be reduced as such offsetting collections are received during fiscal year 2003.
Approved September 30, 2002.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY-H.J. Res. 111:
Sept. 26, considered and passed House and Senate.
Sept. 30, Presidential statement.
Public Law 107-230 107th Congress
To provide a temporary waiver from certain transportation conformity requirements
and metropolitan transportation planning requirements under the Clean Air Act Oct. 1, 2002 and under other laws for certain areas in New York where the planning offices
[H.R. 3880] and resources have been destroyed by acts of terrorism, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. CLEAN AIR TRANSPORTATION CONFORMITY; TEMPORARY
WAIVER FOR NEW YORK AREAS. (a) TEMPORARY WAIVER.—Notwithstanding any other provision of law, until September 30, 2005, the provisions of section 176(c) of the Clean Air Act, and the regulations promulgated thereunder, shall not apply to transportation projects, programs, and plans (as defined in 40 C.F.R. Part 93, Subpart A) for the counties of New York, Queens, Kings, Bronx, Richmond, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, or the towns of Blooming Grove, Chester, Highlands, Monroe, Tuxedo, Warwick, and Woodbury in Orange County, New York. The preceding sentence shall not apply to the regulations under section 176(c)(4)(B)(i) of such Act relating to Federal and State interagency consultation procedures.
(b) INTERIM PROGRESS REPORT.—Not later than January 1, Deadline. 2004, the Governor of New York shall submit to the Committees on Energy and Commerce and Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives, the Committee on Environment and Public Works of the Senate, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Secretary of Transportation a report regarding the status of the State's progress towards achieving compliance with the provisions of law and regulation subject to the temporary waiver provided by subsection (a). Such report shall explain in detail the steps that the State has taken towards achieving such compliance and identify the necessary steps that remain to be taken by September 30, 2005, in order for the transportation projects, programs, and plans for the counties referred to in subsection (a) to be in compliance with the provisions of section 176(c) of the Clean Air Act, and the regulations promulgated thereunder, by September 30, 2005. The report shall also include a regional emissions analysis generally consistent with the requirements of 40 CFR 93.122, together with the relevant air quality data. SEC. 2. METROPOLITAN PLANNING REQUIREMENTS; TEMPORARY
WAIVER FOR NEW YORK AREAS. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, until September 30, 2005, the provisions of sections 134(h)(1)(D), 134(1)(3), 134(1)(5),
11) of title 23 of the United States Code and sections 5304(a)(1), 5305(c), and 5305(e)(1) of title 49 of the United States Code and the regulations promulgated thereunder, shall not apply to the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council or to the Metropolitan Planning Organization designated under section 134(b) of title 23 of the United States Code. SEC. 3. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS.
(a) PROHIBITION ON CAPACITY EXPANSION.-During the period of the temporary transportation conformity waiver for transportation plans, programs, and projects under section 1, no regionally significant capacity expanding highway project shall be added to the Regional Transportation Plan for the counties referred to in section 1 and no such project may be advanced from the out years of the Plan into the TIP, except as provided in subsection (b).
(b) EXCEPTION.—Any regionally significant capacity expanding highway project south of Canal Street and West of Broadway in Manhattan may be added to the Plan referred to in subsection (a) if
(1) the project is part of a redevelopment plan for lower Manhattan subject to ÑEPA and the New York State Environmental Quality Act, as applicable; and
(2) any projected increases in transportation related emissions resulting from the project are offset by corresponding reductions within the affected county, with best efforts made to secure reductions from within the immediate area affected by the project's emissions.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY-H.R. 3880:
Sept. 10, considered and passed House.
Public Law 107-231
ance and emergency response and evacuation procedures in the wake of any Oct. 1, 2002 building failure that has resulted in substantial loss of life or that posed significant
[H.R. 4687] potential of substantial loss of life.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
Construction SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
Safety Team Act.
15 UŠC 7301 This Act may be cited as the "National Construction Safety note. Team Act”. SEC. 2. NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION SAFETY TEAMS.
15 USC 7301. (a) ESTABLISHMENT.—The Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (in this Act referred to as the "Director") is authorized to establish National Construction Safety Teams (in this Act referred to as a "Team”) for deployment after events causing the failure of a building or buildings that has resulted in substantial loss of life or that posed significant potential for substantial loss of life. To the maximum extent practicable, the Director shall establish and deploy a Team within 48 hours after such an event. The Director shall promptly publish in the Federal Register, Federal Register notice of the establishment of each Team.
publication. (b) PURPOSE OF INVESTIGATION; DUTIES. —
(1) PURPOSE.—The purpose of investigations by Teams is to improve the safety and structural integrity of buildings in the United States. (2) DUTIES.-A Team shall
(A) establish the likely technical cause or causes of the building failure;
(B) evaluate the technical aspects of evacuation and emergency response procedures;
(C) recommend, as necessary, specific improvements to building standards, codes, and practices based on the findings made pursuant to subparagraphs (A) and (B); and
(D) recommend any research and other appropriate actions needed to improve the structural safety of buildings, and improve evacuation and emergency response proce
dures, based on the findings of the investigation. (c) PROCEDURES.
(1) DEVELOPMENT.-Not later than 3 months after the date Deadline. of the enactment of this Act, the Director, in consultation with the United States Fire Administration and other appropriate Federal agencies, shall develop procedures for the establishment and deployment of Teams. The Director shall
update such procedures as appropriate. Such procedures shall include provisions
(A) regarding conflicts of interest related to service on the Team;
(B) defining the circumstances under which the Director will establish and deploy a Team;
(C) prescribing the appropriate size of Teams;
(D) guiding the disclosure of information under section 8;
(E) guiding the conduct of investigations under this Act, including procedures for providing written notice of inspection authority under section 4(a) and for ensuring compliance with any other applicable law;
(F) identifying and prescribing appropriate conditions for the provision by the Director of additional resources and services Teams may need;
(G) to ensure that investigations under this Act do not impede and are coordinated with any search and rescue efforts being undertaken at the site of the building failure;
(H) for regular briefings of the public on the status of the investigative proceedings and findings;
(I) guiding the Teams in moving and preserving evidence as described in section 4 (a4), (b)(2), and (d)(4);
(J) providing for coordination with Federal, State, and local entities that may sponsor research or investigations of building failures, including research conducted under the Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act of 1977; and
(K) regarding such other issues as the Director considers appropriate.
(2) PUBLICATION.—The Director shall publish promptly in the Federal Register final procedures, and subsequent updates
thereof, developed under paragraph (1). SEC. 3. COMPOSITION OF TEAMS.
Each Team shall be composed of individuals selected by the Director and led by an individual designated by the Director. Team members shall include at least 1 employee of the National Institute of Standards and Technology and shall include other experts who are not employees of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, who may include private sector experts, university experts, representatives of professional organizations with appropriate expertise, and appropriate Federal, State, or local officials. Team members who are not Federal employees shall be considered Federal Government contractors. SEC. 4. AUTHORITIES.
(a) ENTRY AND INSPECTION.—In investigating a building failure under this Act, members of a Team, and any other person authorized by the Director to support a Team, on display of appropriate credentials provided by the Director and written notice of inspection authority, may
(1) enter property where a building failure being investigated has occurred, or where building components, materials, and artifacts with respect to the building failure are located, and take action necessary, appropriate, and reasonable in light of the nature of the property to be inspected to carry out the duties of the Team under section 2(b)(2) (A) and (B);
Federal Register, publication.
15 USC 7302.
15 USC 7303