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House Report 113-299 - TRANSPORTATION REPORTS ELIMINATION ACT OF 2013

[House Report 113-299]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office]


113th Congress  }                                            {   Report
  1st Session   }        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES            {  113-299

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             TRANSPORTATION REPORTS ELIMINATION ACT OF 2013 

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 December 19, 2013.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on 
            the State of the Union and ordered to be printed

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 Mr. Shuster, from the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, 
                        submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

                        [To accompany H.R. 3628]

      [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

    The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, to whom 
was referred the bill (H.R. 3628) to eliminate certain 
unnecessary reporting requirements and consolidate or modify 
others, and for other purposes, having considered the same, 
report favorably thereon without amendment and recommend that 
the bill do pass.

                                CONTENTS

                                                                   Page
Purpose of Legislation...........................................     2
Background and Need for Legislation..............................     2
Hearings.........................................................     2
Legislative History and Consideration............................     2
Committee Votes..................................................     2
Committee Oversight Findings.....................................     2
New Budget Authority and Tax Expenditures........................     3
Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate........................     3
Performance Goals and Objectives.................................     4
Advisory of Earmarks.............................................     4
Duplication of Federal Programs..................................     4
Disclosure of Directed Rule Makings..............................     4
Federal Mandate Statement........................................     4
Preemption Clarification.........................................     4
Advisory Committee Statement.....................................     4
Applicability of Legislative Branch..............................     5
Section-by-Section Analysis of Legislation.......................     5
Changes in Existing Law made by the Bill, as Reported............     8

                         Purpose of Legislation

    H.R. 3628 eliminates, consolidates, and modifies 27 
congressionally mandated reporting requirements of Executive 
Branch agencies that fall within the jurisdiction of the 
Committee.

                  Background and Need for Legislation

    The GPRA Modernization Act of 2010 (Public Law 111-352) 
requires federal agencies to identify for elimination, 
modification, or consolidation plans and reports that are 
outdated or duplicative. The Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) published a list of those identified reports on its 
website earlier this year. The Committee on Transportation and 
Infrastructure reviewed this list, identifying reports in its 
jurisdiction that could be eliminated, modified, or 
consolidated. This legislation eliminates several reporting 
requirements that are outdated, duplicative, or no longer 
relevant, thereby freeing up valuable staff resources for the 
affected agency to perform more relevant and vital oversight 
and respond to Congress on other inquiries in a more efficient 
manner. This legislation also consolidates and modifies certain 
existing reporting requirements, bringing consistency across 
statutes and regulations, eliminating duplicative and wasteful 
efforts, making technical corrections, and improving the 
ability of Congress to conduct effective oversight. This 
legislation digitalizes several reporting requirements, 
resulting in reduced production and delivery cost, expedited 
delivery, and a more useful and interactive format. 
Additionally, the reports are publically available, enhancing 
transparency.

                                Hearings

    No hearings were held on H.R. 3628.

                 Legislative History and Consideration

    H.R. 3628 was introduced on December 2, 2013, by Chairman 
Bill Shuster (R-PA) and Ranking Member Nick J. Rahall, II (D-
WV). On December 4, 2013, the Committee on Transportation and 
Infrastructure met in open session and ordered the bill 
reported favorably to the House by voice vote with a quorum 
present.

                            Committee Votes

    Clause 3(b) of rule XIII of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives requires each committee report to include the 
total number of votes cast for and against on each record vote 
on a motion to report and on any amendment offered to the 
measure or matter, and the names of those members voting for 
and against. There were no record votes taken in connection 
with consideration of H.R. 3628.

                      Committee Oversight Findings

    With respect to the requirements of clause 3(c)(1) of rule 
XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, the 
Committee's oversight findings and recommendations are 
reflected in this report.

               New Budget Authority and Tax Expenditures

    Clause 3(c)(2) of rule XIII of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives does not apply where a cost estimate and 
comparison prepared by the Director of the Congressional Budget 
Office under section 402 of the Congressional Budget Act of 
1974 has been timely submitted prior to the filing of the 
report and is included in the report. Such a cost estimate is 
included in this report.

               Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate

    With respect to the requirement of clause 3(c)(3) of rule 
XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives and section 
402 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, the Committee has 
received the enclosed cost estimate for H.R. 3628 from the 
Director of the Congressional Budget Office:

                                     U.S. Congress,
                               Congressional Budget Office,
                                 Washington, DC, December 10, 2013.
Hon. Bill Shuster,
Chairman, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure,
House of Representatives, Washington, DC.
    Dear Mr. Chairman: The Congressional Budget Office has 
prepared the enclosed cost estimate for H.R. 3628, the 
Transportation Reports Elimination Act of 2013.
    If you wish further details on this estimate, we will be 
pleased to provide them. The CBO staff contact is Sarah Puro.
            Sincerely,
                                                 Douglas Elmendorf.
    Enclosure.

H.R. 3628--Transportation Reports Elimination Act of 2013

    H.R. 3628 would eliminate and modify certain reporting 
requirements for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and 
several agencies within the Department of Transportation (DOT). 
Based on information from the affected agencies, CBO estimates 
that implementing the bill would have no significant impact on 
the federal budget. Enacting H.R. 3628 would not affect direct 
spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do 
not apply.
    H.R. 3628 would eliminate, consolidate, modify, or no 
longer require printing of 27 reports that EPA and DOT would 
otherwise have to submit to the Congress. Reducing the number 
of reports issued by EPA and DOT and eliminating the printing 
of others could reduce the administrative costs of those 
agencies. However, based on information from the agencies 
involved, CBO expects that any such savings over the next five 
years would total less than $1 million.
    The bill contains no intergovernmental or private-sector 
mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act and 
would not affect the budgets of state, local or tribal 
governments.
    The CBO staff contacts for this estimate are Sarah Puro and 
Megan Carroll (for DOT) and Susanne Mehlman (for EPA). The 
estimate was approved by Theresa Gullo, Deputy Assistant 
Director for Budget Analysis.

                    Performance Goals and Objectives

    With respect to the requirement of clause 3(c)(4) of rule 
XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, the 
performance goals and objectives of this legislation are to 
free up valuable staff resources for affected agencies to 
perform more relevant and vital oversight and respond to 
Congress on other inquiries in a more efficient manner; bring 
consistency to law and regulation; eliminate duplicative and 
wasteful efforts; make technical corrections; improve the 
ability of Congress to conduct effective oversight; and enhance 
transparency.

                          Advisory of Earmarks

    Pursuant to clause 9 of rule XXI of the Rules of the House 
of Representatives, the Committee is required to include a list 
of congressional earmarks, limited tax benefits, or limited 
tariff benefits as defined in clause 9(e), 9(f), and 9(g) of 
rule XXI of the Rules of the House of Representatives. No 
provision in the bill includes an earmark, limited tax benefit, 
or limited tariff benefit under clause 9(e), 9(f), or 9(g) of 
rule XXI.

                    Duplication of Federal Programs

    Pursuant to section 3(j) of H. Res. 5, 113th Cong. (2013), 
the Committee finds that no provision of H.R. 3628 establishes 
or reauthorizes a program of the federal government known to be 
duplicative of another federal program, a program that was 
included in any report from the Government Accountability 
Office to Congress pursuant to section 21 of Public Law 111-
139, or a program related to a program identified in the most 
recent Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance.

                  Disclosure of Directed Rule Makings

    Pursuant to section 3(k) of H. Res. 5, 113th Cong. (2013), 
the Committee estimates that enacting H.R. 3628 does not 
specifically direct the completion of any specific rule makings 
within the meaning of section 551 of title 5, United States 
Code.

                       Federal Mandate Statement

    The Committee adopts as its own the estimate of federal 
mandates prepared by the Director of the Congressional Budget 
Office pursuant to section 423 of the Unfunded Mandates Reform 
Act (Public Law 104-4).

                        Preemption Clarification

    Section 423 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 
requires the report of any committee on a bill or joint 
resolution to include a statement on the extent to which the 
bill or joint resolution is intended to preempt state, local, 
or tribal law. The Committee states that H.R. 3628 does not 
preempt any state, local, or tribal law.

                      Advisory Committee Statement

    No advisory committees within the meaning of section 5(b) 
of the Federal Advisory Committee Act are created by this 
legislation.

                  Applicability of Legislative Branch

    The Committee finds that the legislation does not relate to 
the terms and conditions of employment or access to public 
services or accommodations within the meaning of section 
102(b)(3) of the Congressional Accountability Act (Public Law 
104-1).

               Section-by-Section Analysis of Legislation


Section 1. Short title

    This section designates the short title of the bill as the 
Transportation Reports Elimination Act of 2013.

Section 2. Elimination of certain reporting requirements

    This section eliminates certain reporting requirements 
under the jurisdiction of the Committee.
    Subsection (a) eliminates certain reports of the Department 
of Transportation.
    Paragraph (1) eliminates reports of the Air Traffic 
Services Committee required by section 106(p)(7)(H) of title 
49, United States Code. The Air Traffic Services Committee was 
originally created in AIR-21 (Public Law 106-181) in 2000 and 
reauthorized in Vision 100 (Public Law 108-176) in 2003. While 
the Air Traffic Services Committee continues to exist in law, 
there has not been a committee meeting for more than two years. 
As such, the Air Traffic Services Committee annual report has 
not been submitted to Congress in that time period. 
Additionally, since its reauthorization in 2003, many other 
committees and boards have been created that address the same 
issues, and the report is no longer needed.
    Paragraph (2) eliminates the Annual Summaries of Financial 
Reports required by section 47107(k) of title 49, United States 
Code. This report required the Secretary of Transportation to 
submit annual summaries of airport financial reports provided 
to the Secretary. This is a redundant requirement and is no 
longer needed.
    Paragraph (3) eliminates the Pipeline Safety Information 
Grants to Communities Annual Report required by section 60130 
of title 49, United States Code. This report was recommended 
for elimination by OMB. Information is available online in a 
more timely manner.
    Paragraph (4) eliminates the Pilot Program for Innovative 
Financing of Air Traffic Control Equipment Annual Report 
required by section 182(e) of Vision 100 (Public Law 108-176). 
The report was required to supplement innovative air traffic 
control systems being tested nine years ago. The tests have 
long since been completed and no further report is required.
    Paragraph (5) eliminates the Justification for Air Defense 
Identification Zone report required by section 602 of Vision 
100 (Public Law 108-176). In 2002 and 2003, when Vision 100 was 
being considered and ultimately enacted, the Federal Aviation 
Administration (FAA) established the Washington, D.C. 
Metropolitan Area Air Defense Identification Zone (DC ADIZ) as 
a ``temporary'' flight restriction area in the run-up to the 
invasion of Iraq. In 2008, the FAA made the DC ADIZ permanent. 
In the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (Public Law 
112-95), Congress requires the FAA to develop a plan that 
outlines specific changes to the D.C. Special Flight Rules Area 
to decrease operational impacts and improve general aviation 
access to airports in the region. The report required by Vision 
100 every 60 days is no longer necessary.
    Paragraph (6) eliminates the Standings for Aircraft and 
Aircraft Engines to Reduce Noise Levels Annual Report required 
by section 726(c) of AIR-21 (Public Law 106-181). In 2000, 
Congress required an annual report on the implementation of new 
technologies to decrease aircraft noise levels. Since then, the 
FAA has updated noise requirements to meet Stage IV standards. 
Additionally, in the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 
(Public Law 112-95), Congress included a number of provisions 
to address aircraft and airport noise issues. Therefore this 
report is no longer needed.
    Subsection (b) eliminates certain reports of the 
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
    Paragraph (1) eliminates the Great Lakes Management 
Comprehensive Report required by section 118(c) of the Clean 
Water Act (33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq.). This report was recommended 
for elimination by OMB. Eliminating this report requirement 
will eliminate multiple reporting requirements for the Great 
Lakes. EPA already has other equivalent Great Lakes water 
quality reporting requirements in place, including annual 
reporting under the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, which 
makes this report redundant.
    Paragraph (2) eliminates the General Assistance Report to 
Congress required by section 4368(b) of title 42, United States 
Code. This report was recommended for elimination by OMB. 
Eliminating the Indian Environmental General Assistance Program 
Act's requirement for EPA report annually on the status of 
EPA's Tribal General Assistance Program (GAP) will eliminate a 
formal reporting requirement that EPA already fulfills through 
its annual performance report and through its dedicated GAP 
portal on its website.
    Paragraph (3) eliminates the Research Program Respecting 
Ocean Dumping and Other Methods of Waste Disposal Report 
required by section 204 of the Marine Protection, Research, and 
Sanctuaries Act of 1972 (Public Law 92-532). This report was 
recommended for elimination by OMB. This action will eliminate 
an outdated and unnecessary reporting requirement because the 
targeted ocean dumping activities have been prohibited or 
severely restricted under more recent amendments to federal 
law. Removing this requirement would reflect these changes to 
Federal law.

Section 3. Consolidation or modification of certain reports

    This section consolidates or modifies certain reporting 
requirements under the jurisdiction of the Committee.
    Subsection (a) consolidates certain reports under the 
jurisdiction of the Committee.
    Specifically, paragraph (1) consolidates the Marine Safety 
Reports to Congress. These reports were recommended for 
consolidation by OMB. The provision would consolidate two 
reports required by section 2116(d)(2)(B) of title 46, United 
States Code, and section 57 of title 14, United States Code, 
respectively. The reports focus on marine safety, and the Coast 
Guard is currently required to provide both reports to the 
Committee on an annual basis. Consolidation of these reports 
improves Congressional oversight of the Coast Guard's marine 
safety mission and produces administrative efficiencies.
    Paragraph (2) consolidates the Maritime Transportation 
Security Annual Reports. These reports were recommended for 
consolidation by OMB. This provision would consolidate two 
reports required by section 70103 and the note for section 
70101 of title 46, United States Code, respectively, on 
maritime security that the Coast Guard is required to provide 
to the Committee on an annual basis. Consolidation of these 
reports improves congressional oversight of the Coast Guard's 
ports, waterways, and coastal security mission and produces 
administrative.
    Subsection (b) modifies certain reports under the 
jurisdiction of the Committee.
    Paragraph (1) modifies the Infrastructure Investment Needs 
Report required by section 503(b)(8)(A) of title 23, United 
States Code. This paragraph makes a technical correction to 
this U.S. Code section by aligning this existing highways 
report and the existing transit report in paragraph (3) to the 
same due date.
    Paragraph (2) modifies the Reports to Congress required by 
section 609 of title 23, United States Code. This paragraph 
makes a technical correction to MAP-21 by correcting a report 
due date that had already passed as of the date of enactment.
    Paragraph (3) modifies the Public Mass Transportation 
Systems Report required by section 308(e)(1) of title 49, 
United States Code. This paragraph makes a technical correction 
to this U.S. Code section by aligning the existing highways 
report in paragraph (1) and this existing transit report to the 
same due date.
    Paragraph (4) modifies the Evaluation and Audit of National 
Transportation Safety Board report required by section 1138(a) 
of title 49, United States Code. The report requires the 
Comptroller General to audit the National Transportation Safety 
Board's (NTSB) programs, operations, and activities at least 
annually. In the ensuing years, the NTSB has addressed the 
overwhelming majority of the issues they were experiencing when 
the requirement was added to law. An annual report is therefore 
no longer needed. With the modification to this requirement, 
the Government Accountability Office (GAO) will be able to 
audit the NTSB whenever it or Congress believes it is warranted 
but will not be required to conduct such an audit on an annual 
basis.
    Paragraph (5) modifies the briefings required by section 
20017(b)(6) of MAP-21. This paragraph makes a technical 
correction to MAP-21. The law currently requires briefings to 
the Senate, but due to an error omitted the same requirement 
for briefings to the House of Representatives. This provision 
restores Congressional intent by adding the Committee on 
Transportation and Infrastructure as a committee that must also 
receive briefings under this MAP-21 section.

Section 4. Paperless reports

    This section changes certain reporting requirements from a 
paper to a digital format, making them publically available, 
which enhances transparency. However, the Committee directs 
each relevant agency to notify the Committee prior to the 
information being made available on the internet. The reports 
covered in this section are:
           Railway-Highway Crossings Annual Report 
        (required by title 23 U.S.C. 130(g));
           National Bridge and Tunnel Inventory Report 
        (required by title 23 U.S.C. 144(d)(1)(B));
           Surface Transportation Project Delivery 
        Program Report (required by title 23 U.S.C. 327);
           Highway Safety Programs Biennial Report 
        (required by title 23 U.S.C. 402(n));
           In-Vehicle Alcohol Detection Device Research 
        Reports (required by title 23 U.S.C. 403(h)(4));
           National ITS Program Plan Reporting 
        (required by title 23 U.S.C. 512(b));
           Advisory Committee Report (required by title 
        23 U.S.C. 515(h)(4));
           National Ferry Database Update Report 
        (section 1801(e)(3) of SAFETEA-LU (Public Law 109-59));
           High-Risk Roads Best Practices Report 
        (required by section 1112(b)(2)(A) of MAP-21 (P.L. 112-
        141));
           Completion Time Assessment Report (required 
        by section 1323(a)(2) of MAP-21 (P.L. 112-141)); and
           Additional Report (required by section 
        1323(b) of MAP-21 (P.L. 112-141)).

         Changes in Existing Law Made by the Bill, as Reported

  In compliance with clause 3(e) of rule XIII of the Rules of 
the House of Representatives, changes in existing law made by 
the bill, as reported, are shown as follows (existing law 
proposed to be omitted is enclosed in black brackets, new 
matter is printed in italic, existing law in which no change is 
proposed is shown in roman):

TITLE 49, UNITED STATES CODE

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SUBTITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

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CHAPTER 1--ORGANIZATION

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Sec. 106. Federal Aviation Administration

  (a) * * *

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  (p) Management Advisory Council and Air Traffic Services 
Board.--
          (1) * * *

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          (7) Air traffic services committee.--
                  (A) * * *

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                  [(H) Reports.--
                          [(i) Annual.--The Committee shall 
                        each year report with respect to the 
                        conduct of its responsibilities under 
                        this title to the Secretary, the 
                        Committee on Transportation and 
                        Infrastructure of the House of 
                        Representatives, and the Committee on 
                        Commerce, Science, and Transportation 
                        of the Senate.
                          [(ii) Additional report.--If a 
                        determination by the Committee under 
                        subparagraph (D)(i) that the 
                        organization and operation of the air 
                        traffic control system are not allowing 
                        the Administration to carry out its 
                        mission, the Committee shall report 
                        such determination to the Secretary, 
                        the Committee on Transportation and 
                        Infrastructure of the House of 
                        Representatives, and the Committee on 
                        Commerce, Science, and Transportation 
                        of the Senate.
                          [(iii) Action of Administrator on 
                        report.--Not later than 60 days after 
                        the date of a report of the Committee 
                        under this subparagraph, the 
                        Administrator shall take action with 
                        respect to such report. If the 
                        Administrator overturns a 
                        recommendation of the Committee, the 
                        Administrator shall report such action 
                        to the President, the Committee on 
                        Transportation and Infrastructure of 
                        the House of Representatives, and the 
                        Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
                        Transportation of the Senate.
                          [(iv) Comptroller general's report.--
                        Not later than April 30, 2003, the 
                        Comptroller General of the United 
                        States shall transmit to the Committee 
                        on Transportation and Infrastructure of 
                        the House of Representatives and the 
                        Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
                        Transportation of the Senate a report 
                        on the success of the Committee in 
                        improving the performance of the air 
                        traffic control system.]
                  [(I)] (H) Authorization.--There are 
                authorized to be appropriated to the Committee 
                such sums as may be necessary for the Committee 
                to carry out its activities.

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CHAPTER 3--GENERAL DUTIES AND POWERS

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SUBCHAPTER I--DUTIES OF THE SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION

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Sec. 308. Reports

  (a) * * *

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  (e)(1) The Secretary shall submit to Congress in [March 1998, 
and in March] July 2014, and in July of each even-numbered year 
thereafter, a report of estimates by the Secretary on the 
current performance and condition of public mass transportation 
systems with recommendations for necessary administrative or 
legislative changes.

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SUBTITLE II--OTHER GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

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CHAPTER 11--NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD

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SUBCHAPTER III--AUTHORITY

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Sec. 1138. Evaluation and audit of National Transportation Safety Board

  (a) In General.--To promote economy, efficiency, and 
effectiveness in the administration of the programs, 
operations, and activities of the National Transportation 
Safety Board, the Comptroller General of the United States 
shall evaluate and audit the programs and expenditures of the 
National Transportation Safety Board. Such evaluation and audit 
shall be conducted [at least annually, but may be conducted] as 
determined necessary by the Comptroller General or the 
appropriate congressional committees.

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SUBTITLE VII--AVIATION PROGRAMS

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PART B--AIRPORT DEVELOPMENT AND NOISE

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CHAPTER 471--AIRPORT DEVELOPMENT

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SUBCHAPTER I--AIRPORT IMPROVEMENT

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Sec. 47107. Project grant application approval conditioned on 
                    assurances about airport operations

  (a) * * *

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  [(k) Annual Summaries of Financial Reports.--The Secretary 
shall provide to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
Transportation of the Senate and the Committee on 
Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of 
Representatives an annual summary of the reports submitted to 
the Secretary under subsection (a)(19) of this section and 
under section 111(b) of the Federal Aviation Administration 
Authorization Act of 1994.]

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SUBTITLE VIII--PIPELINES

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CHAPTER 601--SAFETY

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Sec. 60130. Pipeline safety information grants to communities

  (a) * * *

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  [(c) Annual Report.--
          [(1) In general.--Not later than 90 days after the 
        last day of each fiscal year for which grants are made 
        by the Secretary under this section, the Secretary 
        shall report to the Committees on Commerce, Science, 
        and Transportation and Energy and Natural Resources of 
        the Senate and the Committees on Transportation and 
        Infrastructure and Energy and Commerce of the House of 
        Representatives on grants made under this section in 
        the preceding fiscal year.
          [(2) Contents.--The report shall include--
                  [(A) a listing of the identity and location 
                of each recipient of a grant under this section 
                in the preceding fiscal year and the amount 
                received by the recipient;
                  [(B) a description of the purpose for which 
                each grant was made; and
                  [(C) a description of how each grant was used 
                by the recipient.]
  [(d)] (c) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is 
authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary of 
Transportation for carrying out this section $1,500,000 for 
each of fiscal years 2012 through 2015. Such amounts shall not 
be derived from user fees collected under section 60301.

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                                 MAP-21




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   DIVISION A--FEDERAL-AID HIGHWAYS AND HIGHWAY SAFETY CONSTRUCTION 
                                PROGRAMS

                     TITLE I--FEDERAL-AID HIGHWAYS

Subtitle A--Authorizations and Programs

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SEC. 1112. HIGHWAY SAFETY IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM.

  (a) * * *
  (b) Study of High-risk Rural Roads Best Practices.--
          (1) * * *
          (2) Report.--
                  (A) In general.--Not later than 1 year after 
                the date of enactment of this Act, the 
                Secretary shall [submit to the Committee on 
                Environment and Public Works of the Senate and 
                the Committee on Transportation and 
                Infrastructure of the House of Representatives] 
                make available to the public on the Web site of 
                the Department a report on the results of the 
                study.

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Subtitle C--Acceleration of Project Delivery

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SEC. 1323. REVIEW OF FEDERAL PROJECT AND PROGRAM DELIVERY.

  (a) Completion Time Assessments and Reports.--
          (1) * * *
          (2) Report.--The Secretary shall [submit to the 
        Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the 
        House of Representatives and the Committee on 
        Environment and Public Works of the Senate] make 
        available to the public on the Web site of the 
        Department--
                  (A) * * *

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  (b) Additional Report.--Not later than 2 years after the date 
of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall [submit to the 
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of 
Representatives and the Committee on Environment and Public 
Works of the Senate] make available to the public on the Web 
site of the Department a report on the types and justification 
for the additional categorical exclusions granted under the 
authority provided under sections 1316 and 1317.

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DIVISION B--PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

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SEC. 20017. PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION EMERGENCY RELIEF PROGRAM.

  (a) * * *
  (b) Memorandum of Agreement.--
          (1) * * *

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          (6) Briefings.--
                  (A) Initial briefing.--Not later than 180 
                days after the date of enactment of this Act, 
                the Secretary of Transportation and the 
                Secretary of Homeland Security shall jointly 
                brief the Committee on Banking, Housing, and 
                Urban Affairs and the Committee on Homeland 
                Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate 
                and the Committee on Transportation and 
                Infrastructure of the House of Representatives 
                on the memorandum of agreement required under 
                paragraph (2).
                  (B) Quarterly briefings.--Each quarter of the 
                1-year period beginning on the date on which 
                the Secretary of Transportation and the 
                Secretary of Homeland Security enter into the 
                memorandum of agreement required under 
                paragraph (2), the Secretary of Transportation 
                and the Secretary of Homeland Security shall 
                jointly brief the Committee on Banking, 
                Housing, and Urban Affairs and the Committee on 
                Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of 
                the Senate and the Committee on Transportation 
                and Infrastructure of the House of 
                Representatives on the implementation of the 
                memorandum of agreement.

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          VISION 100--CENTURY OF AVIATION REAUTHORIZATION ACT


SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.

  (a) * * *
  (b) Table of Contents.--The table of contents for this Act is 
as follows:

Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents.
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                       TITLE VI--AVIATION SECURITY

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[Sec. 602. Justification for air defense identification zone.]

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                TITLE I--AIRPORT AND AIRWAY IMPROVEMENTS

Subtitle D--Miscellaneous

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SEC. 182. PILOT PROGRAM FOR INNOVATIVE FINANCING OF AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL 
                    EQUIPMENT.

  (a) * * *

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  [(e) Annual Reports.--At the end of each fiscal year during 
the term of the pilot program, the Administrator shall transmit 
to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of 
the Senate and the Committee on Transportation and 
Infrastructure of the House of Representatives a report on how 
the Administrator has implemented in such fiscal year the pilot 
program, the number and types of contracts or contract 
amendments that are entered into under the program, and the 
program's cost effectiveness.]
  [(f)] (e) Funding.--Out of amounts appropriated under section 
48101 for fiscal year 2004, such sums as may be necessary shall 
be available to carry out this section.

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TITLE VI--AVIATION SECURITY

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[SEC. 602. JUSTIFICATION FOR AIR DEFENSE IDENTIFICATION ZONE.

  [(a) In General.--If the Administrator of the Federal 
Aviation Administration establishes an Air Defense 
Identification Zone (in this section referred as an ``ADIZ''), 
the Administrator shall transmit to the Committee on 
Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of 
Representatives and the Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
Transportation of the Senate, not later than 60 days after the 
date of establishing the ADIZ, a report containing an 
explanation of the need for the ADIZ. The Administrator also 
shall transmit to the Committees updates of the report every 60 
days until the ADIZ is rescinded. The reports and updates shall 
be transmitted in classified form.
  [(b) Existing ADIZ.--If an ADIZ is in effect on the date of 
enactment of this Act, the Administrator shall transmit an 
initial report under subsection (a) not later than 30 days 
after such date of enactment.
  [(c) Description of Changes To Improve Operations.--A report 
transmitted by the Administrator under this section shall 
include a description of any changes in procedures or 
requirements that could improve operational efficiency or 
minimize operational impacts of the ADIZ on pilots and 
controllers. This portion of the report may be transmitted in 
classified or unclassified form.
  [(d) Definition.--In this section, the terms ``Air Defense 
Identification Zone'' and ``ADIZ'' each mean a zone established 
by the Administrator with respect to airspace under 18,000 feet 
in approximately a 15- to 38-mile radius around Washington, 
District of Columbia, for which security measures are extended 
beyond the existing 15-mile no-fly zone around Washington and 
in which general aviation aircraft are required to adhere to 
certain procedures issued by the Administrator.]

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WENDELL H. FORD AVIATION INVESTMENT AND REFORM ACT FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

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TITLE VII--MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

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SEC. 726. STANDARDS FOR AIRCRAFT AND AIRCRAFT ENGINES TO REDUCE NOISE 
                    LEVELS.

  (a) * * *

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  [(c) Annual Report.--Not later than July 1, 2000, and 
annually thereafter, the Secretary shall transmit to Congress a 
report regarding the application of new standards or 
technologies to reduce aircraft noise levels.]

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                  FEDERAL WATER POLLUTION CONTROL ACT

TITLE I--RESEARCH AND RELATED PROGRAMS

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SEC. 118. GREAT LAKES.

  (a) * * *

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  (c) Great Lakes Management.--
          (1) * * *

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          [(10) Comprehensive report.--Within 90 days after the 
        end of each fiscal year, the Administrator shall submit 
        to Congress a comprehensive report which--
                  [(A) describes the achievements in the 
                preceding fiscal year in implementing the Great 
                Lakes Water Quality Agreement of 1978 and shows 
                by categories (including judicial enforcement, 
                research, State cooperative efforts, and 
                general administration) the amounts expended on 
                Great Lakes water quality initiatives in such 
                preceding fiscal year;
                  [(B) describes the progress made in such 
                preceding fiscal year in implementing the 
                system of surveillance of the water quality in 
                the Great Lakes System, including the 
                monitoring of groundwater and sediment, with 
                particular reference to toxic pollutants;
                  [(C) describes the long-term prospects for 
                improving the condition of the Great Lakes; and
                  [(D) provides a comprehensive assessment of 
                the planned efforts to be pursued in the 
                succeeding fiscal year for implementing the 
                Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement of 1978, 
                which assessment shall--
                          [(i) show by categories (including 
                        judicial enforcement, research, State 
                        cooperative efforts, and general 
                        administration) the amount anticipated 
                        to be expended on Great Lakes water 
                        quality initiatives in the fiscal year 
                        to which the assessment relates; and
                          [(ii) include a report of current 
                        programs administered by other Federal 
                        agencies which make available resources 
                        to the Great Lakes water quality 
                        management efforts.]
          [(11)] (10) Confined disposal facilities.--(A) * * *

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          [(12)] (11) Remediation of sediment contamination in 
        areas of concern.--
                  (A) * * *

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          [(13)] (12) Public information program.--
                  (A) * * *

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      INDIAN ENVIRONMENTAL GENERAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM ACT OF 1992

SEC. 502. GENERAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.

  (a) Short Title.--This section may be cited as the ``Indian 
Environmental General Assistance Program Act of 1992''.

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  [(i)  Report to Congress.--The Administrator shall transmit 
an annual report to the appropriate Committees of the Congress 
with jurisdiction over the applicable environmental laws and 
Indian tribes describing which Indian tribes or intertribal 
consortia have been granted approval by the Administrator 
pursuant to law to enforce certain environmental laws and the 
effectiveness of any such enforcement.]

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MARINE PROTECTION, RESEARCH, AND SANCTUARIES ACT OF 1972

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TITLE II--COMPREHENSIVE RESEARCH ON OCEAN DUMPING

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                             annual report

  Sec. 204. (a) * * *
  [(b) In March of each year, the Administrator shall report to 
the Congress on his activities during the previous fiscal year 
under section 203.]
  [(c)] (b) On October 31 of each year, the Under Secretary 
shall report to the Congress the specific programs that the 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the 
Environmental Protection Agency carried out pursuant to this 
title in the previous fiscal year, specifically listing the 
amount of funds allocated to those specific programs in the 
previous fiscal year.

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TITLE 46, UNITED STATES CODE

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SUBTITLE II--VESSELS AND SEAMEN

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CHAPTER 21--GENERAL

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                       Part A--General Provisions

Sec. 2116. Marine safety strategy, goals, and performance assessments

  (a) * * *

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  (d) Achievement of Goals.--
          (1) * * *
          (2) Report to congress.--The Secretary shall report 
        annually to the Committee on Transportation and 
        Infrastructure of the House of Representatives and the 
        Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of 
        the Senate--
                  (A) * * *
                  (B) on the program's mission performance in 
                achieving numerical measurable goals 
                established [under subsection (b); and] under 
                subsection (b), which shall include an 
                identification of--
                          (i) the number of civilian and 
                        military Coast Guard personnel assigned 
                        to marine safety positions; and
                          (ii) marine safety positions that are 
                        understaffed for purposes of 
                        facilitating the strategy and achieving 
                        the goals described in subsection (a); 
                        and

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Subtitle VII--Security and Drug Enforcement

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CHAPTER 701--PORT SECURITY

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SUBCHAPTER I--GENERAL

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Sec. 70103. Maritime transportation security plans

  (a) * * *

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  (e) Especially Hazardous Cargo.--
          (1) * * *
          [(2) Resource deficiency reporting.--
                  [(A) In general.--When the Secretary submits 
                the annual budget request for a fiscal year for 
                the department in which the Coast Guard is 
                operating to the Office of Management and 
                Budget, the Secretary shall provide to the 
                Committees on Homeland Security and 
                Transportation and Infrastructure of the House 
                of Representatives and the Committee on 
                Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the 
                Senate a report that includes--
                          [(i) for the last full fiscal year 
                        preceding the report, a statement of 
                        the number of security zones 
                        established for especially hazardous 
                        cargo shipments;
                          [(ii) for the last full fiscal year 
                        preceding the report, a statement of 
                        the number of especially hazardous 
                        cargo shipments provided a waterborne 
                        security escort, subdivided by Federal, 
                        State, local, or private security; and
                          [(iii) an assessment as to any 
                        additional vessels, personnel, 
                        infrastructure, and other resources 
                        necessary to provide waterborne escorts 
                        to those especially hazardous cargo 
                        shipments for which a security zone is 
                        established.
                  [(B) Especially hazardous cargo defined.--In 
                this subsection, the term ``especially 
                hazardous cargo'' means anhydrous ammonia, 
                ammonium nitrate, chlorine, liquefied natural 
                gas, liquiefied petroleum gas, and any other 
                substance, material, or group or class of 
                material, in a particular amount and form that 
                the Secretary determines by regulation poses a 
                significant risk of creating a transportation 
                security incident while being transported in 
                maritime commerce.]
          (2) Especially hazardous cargo defined.--In this 
        subsection and subsection (f), the term ``especially 
        hazardous cargo'' means anhydrous ammonia, ammonium 
        nitrate, chlorine, liquefied natural gas, liquefied 
        petroleum gas, and any other substance, material, or 
        group or class of material, in a particular amount and 
        form that the Secretary determines by regulation poses 
        a significant risk of creating a transportation 
        security incident while being transported in maritime 
        commerce.
  (f) Annual Report.--On the date on which the President 
submits to Congress a budget pursuant to section 1105 of title 
31, the Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard is 
operating shall submit to the Committee on Homeland Security 
and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the 
House of Representatives and the Committee on Commerce, 
Science, and Transportation of the Senate a report that 
includes--
          (1) with respect to the last full fiscal year 
        preceding the report--
                  (A) a summary of--
                          (i) security standards established 
                        pursuant to this section; and
                          (ii) the level of compliance and 
                        steps taken to ensure compliance by 
                        ports, terminals, vessel operators, and 
                        shippers with respect to security 
                        standards established pursuant to this 
                        section; and
                  (B) a statement of the number of--
                          (i) security zones established for 
                        vessels containing especially hazardous 
                        cargo; and
                          (ii) vessels containing especially 
                        hazardous cargo provided a waterborne 
                        security escort, subdivided by Federal, 
                        State, local, or private security 
                        provider; and
          (2) an assessment of any additional vessels, 
        personnel, infrastructure, or other resources that may 
        be necessary to provide waterborne escorts to vessels 
        containing especially hazardous cargo for which a 
        security zone is established.

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TITLE 14, UNITED STATES CODE

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PART I--REGULAR COAST GUARD

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CHAPTER 3--COMPOSITION AND ORGANIZATION

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Sec. 57. Prevention and response workforces

  (a) * * *

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  [(e) Assessment of Adequacy of Marine Safety Workforce.--
          [(1) Report.--The Secretary, acting through the 
        Commandant, shall report to the Committee on 
        Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of 
        Representatives and the Committee on Commerce, Science, 
        and Transportation of the Senate by December 1 of each 
        year on the adequacy of the current marine safety 
        workforce to meet that anticipated workload.
          [(2) Contents.--The report shall specify the number 
        of civilian and military Coast Guard personnel 
        currently assigned to marine safety positions and shall 
        identify positions that are understaffed to meet the 
        anticipated marine safety workload.]
  [(f)] (e) Sector Chief of Prevention.--There shall be in each 
Coast Guard sector a Chief of Prevention who shall be at least 
a Lieutenant Commander or civilian employee within the grade 
GS-13 of the General Schedule, and who shall be a--
          (1) * * *

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  [(g)] (f) Signatories of Letter of Qualification for Certain 
Prevention Personnel.--Each individual signing a letter of 
qualification for marine safety personnel must hold a letter of 
qualification for the type being certified.
  [(h)] (g) Sector Chief of Response.--There shall be in each 
Coast Guard sector a Chief of Response who shall be at least a 
Lieutenant Commander or civilian employee within the grade GS-
13 of the General Schedule in each Coast Guard sector.

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 SECTION 809 OF THE COAST GUARD AND MARITIME TRANSPORTATION ACT OF 2004

SEC. 809. VESSEL AND INTERMODAL SECURITY REPORTS.

  (a) In General.--Within 180 days after the date of the 
enactment of this Act, the Secretary of the department in which 
the Coast Guard is operating shall submit the reports and plan 
required under subsections (b), (c), (e), (f), [and (j)] and 
(i) to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation 
of the Senate and the Committee on Transportation and 
Infrastructure of the House of Representatives.

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  [(i) Compliance With Security Standards Established Pursuant 
to Maritime Transportation Security Plans.--Within 180 days 
after the date of the enactment of this Act and annually 
thereafter, the Secretary of the department in which the Coast 
Guard is operating shall prepare a report on compliance and 
steps taken to ensure compliance by ports, terminals, vessel 
operators, and shippers with security standards established 
pursuant to section 70103 of title 46, United States Code. The 
reports shall also include a summary of security standards 
established pursuant to such section during the previous year. 
The Secretary shall submit the reports to the Committee on 
Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate and the 
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of 
Representatives.]
  [(j)] (i) Empty Containers.--The Secretary of the department 
in which the Coast Guard is operating shall prepare a report on 
the practice and policies in place at United States ports to 
secure shipment of empty containers and trailers. The Secretary 
shall include in the report recommendations with respect to 
whether additional Federal actions are necessary to ensure the 
safe and secure delivery of cargo and to prevent potential acts 
of terrorism involving such containers and trailers.
  [(k)] (j) Report and Plan Formats.--The Secretary and the 
Inspector General of the department in which the Coast Guard is 
operating may submit any plan or report required by this 
section in both classified and redacted formats, if the 
Secretary determines that it is appropriate or necessary.
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                      TITLE 23, UNITED STATES CODE

CHAPTER 1--FEDERAL-AID HIGHWAYS

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Sec. 130. Railway-highway crossings

  (a) * * *

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  (g) Annual Report.--Each State shall report to the Secretary 
not later than December 30 of each year on the progress being 
made to implement the railway-highway crossings program 
authorized by this section and the effectiveness of such 
improvements. Each State report shall contain an assessment of 
the costs of the various treatments employed and subsequent 
accident experience at improved locations. [The Secretary shall 
submit a report to the Committee on Environment and Public 
Works and the Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
Transportation, of the Senate and the Committee on 
Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of 
Representatives, not later than April 1, 2006, and every 2 
years thereafter,, on the progress being made by the State in 
implementing projects to improve railway-highway crossings.] 
The Secretary shall make available to the public on the Web 
site of the Department of Transportation, not later than April 
1, 2014, and every 2 years thereafter, a report on the progress 
being made by the State in implementing projects to improve 
railway-highway crossings. The report shall include, but not be 
limited to, the number of projects undertaken, their 
distribution by cost range, road system, nature of treatment, 
and subsequent accident experience at improved locations. In 
addition, the Secretary's report shall analyze and evaluate 
each State program, identify any State found not to be in 
compliance with the schedule of improvements required by 
subsection (d) and include recommendations for future 
implementation of the railroad highway crossings program.

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Sec. 144. National bridge and tunnel inventory and inspection standards

  (a) * * *

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  (d) Inventory Updates and Reports.--
          (1) In general.--The Secretary shall--
                  (A) * * *
                  (B) [submit to the Committee on 
                Transportation and Infrastructure of the House 
                of Representatives and the Committee on 
                Environment and Public Works of the Senate] 
                make available to the public on the Web site of 
                the Department of Transportation a report on 
                the inventories.

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CHAPTER 3--GENERAL PROVISIONS

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Sec. 327. Surface transportation project delivery program

  (a) * * *

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  [(i) Report to Congress.--The Secretary shall submit to 
Congress an annual report that describes the administration of 
the program.]
  (i) Report.--The Secretary shall make available to the public 
on the Web site of the Department of Transportation an annual 
report that describes the administration of the program.

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CHAPTER 4--HIGHWAY SAFETY

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Sec. 402. Highway safety programs

  (a) * * *

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  (n) Biennial Report [to Congress].--Not later than October 1, 
2015, and biennially thereafter, the Secretary shall [submit a 
report to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of 
the House of Representatives and the Committee on Commerce, 
Science, and Transportation of the Senate] make available to 
the public on the Web site of the Department of Transportation 
a report that contains--
          (1) * * *

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Sec. 403. Highway safety research and development

  (a) * * *

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  (h) In-vehicle Alcohol Detection Device Research.--
          (1) * * *

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          (4) Reports.--If the Administrator conducts the 
        research authorized under paragraph (1), the 
        Administrator shall [submit an annual report to the 
        Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of 
        the Senate, the Committee on Transportation and 
        Infrastructure of the House of Representatives, and 
        Committee on Science, Space, and Technology of the 
        House of Representatives] make available to the public 
        on the Web site of the Department of Transportation an 
        annual report that--
                  (A) * * *

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CHAPTER 5--RESEARCH, TECHNOLOGY, AND EDUCATION

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Sec. 503. Research and technology development and deployment

  (a) * * *
  (b) Highway Research and Development Program.--
          (1) * * *

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          (8) Infrastructure investment needs report.--
                  (A) In general.--Not later than [July 31, 
                2013, and July 31] July 31, 2014, and July 31 
                of every second year thereafter, the Secretary 
                shall submit to the Committee on Transportation 
                and Infrastructure of the House of 
                Representatives and the Committee on 
                Environment and Public Works of the Senate a 
                report that describes estimates of the future 
                highway and bridge needs of the United States 
                and the backlog of current highway and bridge 
                needs.

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Sec. 512. National ITS program plan

  (a) * * *
  (b) Reporting.--The National ITS program plan shall be 
[submitted and biennially updated as part of the transportation 
research and development strategic plan developed under section 
508.] made available to the public, and updated biennially, on 
the Web site of the Department of Transportation.

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Sec. 515. General authorities and requirements

  (a) * * *

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  (h) Advisory Committee.--
          (1) * * *

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          (4) Report.--Not later than February 1 [of each year 
        after the date of enactment of the Transportation 
        Research and Innovative Technology Act of 2012,], 2014, 
        and biennially thereafter, the Secretary shall [submit 
        to Congress] make available to the public on the Web 
        site of the Department of Transportation a report that 
        includes--
                  (A) all recommendations made by the Advisory 
                Committee during the preceding [calendar year] 
                2 calendar years;

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CHAPTER 6--INFRASTRUCTURE FINANCE

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Sec. 609. Reports to Congress

  (a) In General.--On [June 1, 2012,] June 1, 2014, and every 2 
years thereafter, the Secretary shall submit to Congress a 
report summarizing the financial performance of the projects 
that are receiving, or have received, assistance under this 
chapter (other than section 610), including a recommendation as 
to whether the objectives of this chapter (other than section 
610) are best served by--
          (1) * * *

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  (b) Application Process Report.--
          (1) In general.--Not later than [December 1, 2012,] 
        December 1, 2014, and annually thereafter, the 
        Secretary shall submit to the Committee on 
        Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of 
        Representatives and the Committee on Environment and 
        Public Works of the Senate a report that includes a 
        list of all of the letters of interest and applications 
        received from project sponsors for assistance under 
        this chapter (other than section 610) during the 
        preceding fiscal year.

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SAFETEA-LU

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TITLE I--FEDERAL-AID HIGHWAYS

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                        Subtitle H--Environment

SEC. 1801. CONSTRUCTION OF FERRY BOATS AND FERRY TERMINAL FACILITIES.

  (a) * * *

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  (e) National Ferry Database.--
          (1) * * *

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          (3) Update report.--Using information collected 
        through the database, the Secretary shall periodically 
        modify as appropriate the report submitted under 
        section 1207(c) of the Transportation Equity Act for 
        the 21st Century (23 U.S.C. 129 note; 112 Stat. 185-
        186) and shall make any such modified report available 
        to the public on the Web site of the Department.

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