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House receded and concurred with amendment (12/16/1982)

(House receded and concurred in certain Senate amendments with an amendment)

Department of Transportation and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1983 - Title I: Department of Transportation - Makes appropriations for FY 1983 for the necessary expenses of: (1) the Office of the Secretary of Transportation for salaries and expenses, transportation planning, research and development, and the Working Capital Fund; and (2) the Coast Guard for headquarters administration, operating expenses, acquisition, construction, and improvements, alteration of bridges, retired pay, reserve training, research, development, test and evaluation, the Offshore Oil Pollution Compensation Fund, the Deepwater Port Liability Fund, and the National Recreational Boating Safety and Facilities Improvement Fund.

Appropriates funds for the necessary expenses of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for: (1) operations, facilities, engineering, and development; (2) grants-in-aid for airports; (3) operation, maintenance, and construction at the Metropolitan Washington airports; and (4) headquarters administration. Authorizes expenditures and investments for aviation insurance activities, and maximum new commitments to guarantee loans for the purchase of certain passenger and cargo aircraft. Prohibits the FAA undertaking any reorganization of its regional office structure without prior approval from both House and Senate Appropriations Committees. Allocates funds for a study by the National Academy of Sciences of windshear on commercial and general aviation aircraft. Requires the Administrator of FAA to report to Congress on contractual arrangements made with the Academy for such study. Requires the Academy to complete the study within six months after funding arrangements are made. Allocates funds for doubling the number of windshear sensors at Moisant Airport in Kenner, Louisiana.

Appropriates funds to the Federal Highway Administration for: (1) general operating expenses; (2) motor carrier safety; (3) highway safety research and development; (4) highway-related safety grants; (5) highway beautification; (6) territorial highways; and (7) federal-aid highways.

Appropriates funds to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for operations and research, and for State and community highway safety.

Appropriates funds to the Federal Railroad Administration for: (1) the Office of the Administrator; (2) railroad safety; (3) railroad research and development; (4) rail service assistance; (5) Conrail labor protection; (6) the Northeast Corridor improvement program; (7) grants to the National Railroad Passenger Corporation; and (8) commuter rail service. Authorizes the issuance of notes to the Secretary of the Treasury for payment of loan guarantees from railroad rehabilitation and improvement financing funds. Limits the total amount of new direct loans for emergency rail facilities restoration. Authorizes expenditures for the redeemable preference shares program.

Appropriates funds to the Urban Mass Transportation Administration for: (1) administrative expenses; (2) research, development, and demonstrations and university research and training; (3) urban discretionary grants; (4) non-urban formula grants; (5) urban formula grants; (6) liquidation of contract authorization; and (7) the Washington Metro.

Appropriates funds to: (1) the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation for administrative expenses; (2) the Research and Special Programs Administration for research and development and grants-in-aid to carry out a pipeline safety program; and (3) the Office of the Inspector General.

Title II: Related Agencies - Makes appropriations for the necessary expenses of: (1) the Architectural and Transportation Carriers Compliance Board; (2) the National Transportation Safety Board; (3) the Civil Aeronautics Board for salaries and expenses and payments to air carriers; (4) the Interstate Commerce Commission for salaries and expenses and payments for directed rail service; (5) the Panama Canal Commission for operating expenses and capital outlay; (6) the United States Railway Association; (7) the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority for interest payments; and (8) the Office of the Secretary of the Treasury for the acquisition of fund anticipation notes.

Title III: General Provisions - Limits the use of appropriated funds for: (1) grants-in-aid for airport planning, noise compatibility planning and programs, and development; (2) highway-related safety grants; (3) State and community highway safety; (4) Federal-aid highways and highway safety construction programs, except obligations for emergency relief; (5) the Offshore Oil Pollution Compensation Fund; and (6) the Deepwater Port Liability Fund.

Permits the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to provide for the expenses of primary and secondary schooling for dependents of FAA personnel stationed outside the United States when the Secretary of Transportation determines that adequate schooling is unavailable in the locality and that adequate schools are not accessible by public transportation.

Prohibits the use of appropriated funds under this Act for formula grants for urban mass transit unless the applicants for such grants assure the Secretary that rates charged the elderly and handicapped persons during nonpeak hours do not exceed one-half the rates applicable to other persons at peak hours.

Prohibits appropriated funds from being available beyond the current fiscal year unless expressly so provided.

Prohibits the use of appropriated funds for the planning or construction of rail-highway crossings at the School Street crossing in Groton, Connecticut, and the Broadway Extension crossing in Stonington, Connecticut.

Prohibits the use of appropriated funds: (1) to plan or execute any program to compensate non-Federal parties intervening in regulatory or adjudicatory proceedings under this Act; or (2) to assist any State in imposing mandatory State inspection fees or sticker requirements on vehicles lawfully registered in another State, including certain vehicles engaged in interstate commercial transportation.

Limits the use of appropriated funds for consulting services to those contracts that are a matter of public record and available for public inspection and those contracts included in a publicly available list. Requires the Inspector General, or a comparable official, of the department to submit to Congress along with the budget justification an evaluation of the agency's progress in instituting effective management controls and the accuracy and completeness of data provided to the Federal Procurement Data System regarding consultant service contractual arrangements.

Relieves the St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation from repayment of certain outstanding capital construction costs.

Prohibits the apportionment of funds under the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956 to a State with a vehicle width limitation other than 102 inches on certain highways.

Provides a method for settlement of disputes over claims from compensation under specified provisions of the Federal Aviation Act of 1958.

Prohibits the use of funds under this Act to substitute smaller aircraft than the kind prescribed for essential air transportation to Alaska without the concurrence of the applicable Alaskan agency.

Prohibits the expenditure of funds under this Act for travel by the Administrator and staff of the Federal Aviation Administration aboard Department of Transportation aircraft to destinations served by regularly scheduled air carriers, except under specified circumstances.

Prohibits the approval of any project or action which would interfere with the reasonable needs of navigation on the Columbia Slough, Oregon.

Directs the Secretary to approve, upon the request of Indiana, specified amounts for water line facilities in Hammond, Indiana, and for the construction of an interchange near Michigan City, Indiana.

Authorizes the Secretary to transfer funds between the operating expenses and the headquarters administration appropriations of the Coast Guard, and between the operations and the headquarters administration appropriations of the Federal Aviation Administration.