Summary: H.R.2490 — 103rd Congress (1993-1994)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (06/22/1993)


Title I: Department of Transportation

Title II: Related Agencies

Title III: General Provisions

Department of Transportation and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1994 - Title I: Department of Transportation - Makes appropriations for FY 1994 for: (1) the Office of the Secretary of Transportation; (2) the Coast Guard; (3) the Federal Aviation Administration; (4) the Federal Highway Administration; (5) the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; (6) the Federal Railroad Administration; (7) the Federal Transit Administration; (8) the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation; (9) Research and Special Programs Administration; and (10) the Office of the Inspector General.

Title II: Related Agencies - Makes appropriations for FY 1994 for: (1) the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board; (2) the National Transportation Safety Board; (3) the Interstate Commerce Commission; (4) the Panama Canal Commission; (5) the Department of the Treasury; and (6) the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.

Title III: General Provisions - Sets forth specified prohibitions, limitations, permissions, and mandates with respect to the use of appropriations under this Act.

(Sec. 308) Prohibits the use of funds for the planning or implementation of any change in the current Federal status of the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (except for further development planning that does not alter such status) or the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center.

(Sec. 310) Requires the Secretary of Transportation (Secretary) to distribute, on a ratio-formulated basis, Federal-aid highway State obligation limitations for FY 1994 for Federal-aid highways.

Prohibits a State from obligating more than 25 percent of its allocation for such projects during the first three months of FY 1994. Sets forth additional specified obligation limits for States during FY 1994.

(Sec. 311) Limits funds available for salaries and expenses to no more than 110 political and presidential appointees in the Department of Transportation. Prohibits the assignment of such personnel on temporary detail outside of the Department.

(Sec. 314) Prohibits the use of funds for the construction of the Central Automated Transit System (Downtown People Mover) in Detroit, Michigan.

(Sec. 319) Prohibits the use of funds to establish a vessel traffic safety fairway less than five miles wide between the Santa Barbara Traffic Separation Scheme and the San Francisco Traffic Separation Scheme.

(Sec. 320) Authorizes airports to transfer to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) instrument landing systems which were purchased through a Federal airport aid or development program and which conform to FAA performance specifications.

(Sec. 321) Prohibits the use of funds by the FAA for a new National Weather Graphics System.

(Sec. 322) Prohibits the use of funds to award multiyear contracts for production end items that include: (1) economic order quantity or long lead time material procurement in excess of $10 million in any one year of the contract; or (2) a cancellation charge greater than $10 million which at the time of obligation has not been appropriated to the limits of the Government's liability; or (3) a requirement that permits performance under the contract during the second and subsequent years of such contract without conditioning such performance upon the appropriation of funds.

(Sec. 324) Prohibits the use of funds for any changes in the current Federal status of the FAA's flight service stations at Red Bluff Airport, Red Bluff, California, and Tri-City Airport, Bristol, Tennessee.

(Sec. 328) Terminates the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Regulatory Review Panel.

(Sec. 329) Requires the Secretary to permit the obligation of not more than $9 million for the Rail Impact project in the Interstate 40/85 corridor from Raleigh to Charlotte, North Carolina, during each year that such corridor is under reconstruction.

(Sec. 333) Limits to $79.5 million the maximum Federal obligation for Capital Development Program projects at Washington National Airport unless the cost to complete the program remains within the parameters of the Use/Lease Agreement between the user airlines and the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority.

(Sec. 338) Prohibits the use of funds for the construction of an additional air carrier runway at Tulsa International Airport.

(Sec. 341) Prohibits the use of funds to place speed limit or distance signs using the metric system on any State highway.