Summary: H.R.1481 — 96th Congress (1979-1980)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (01/24/1979)

Transportation Users Equity Act of 1979 - Directs the Secretary of the Army to promulgate regulations establishing a user charge for shallow-draft cargo vessels for the use by such vessel of any navigation project on any inland or intracoastal waterway of the United States. Stipulates that such charges shall be structured to recover 25 percent of the Federal costs of the operation and maintenance of all navigation projects maintained by the Secretary five years after the enactment of this Act and that in five years such charges shall be structured to recover 25 percent of the Federal costs of the construction and rehabilitation of such navigation projects.

Sets forth the methods by which such user charges may be collected. Establishes civil penalties for owners or operators of shallow-draft cargo vessels who fail to pay such charges.