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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1987

PUBLIC LAW 100-223—DEC. 30, 1987

101 STAT. 1507

nationals of a foreign country, shall be considered to be a service of such foreign country.". SEC. 116. STATE BLOCK GRANT PILOT PROGRAM.

The Airport and Airway Improvement Act of 1982 is further amended by adding at the end the following new section: "SEC. 534. STATE BLOCK GRANT PILOT PROGRAM. "(a)

49 USC app. 2227

PROMULGATION OF REGULATIONS; EFFECTIVE PERIOD.—Not

later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this section, the Secretary shall promulgate regulations to implement a State block grant pilot program to become effective on October 1, 1989. Such program shall not be effective after September 30, 1991. Termination "(b) ASSUMPTION OF CERTAIN RESPONSIBILITIES.—Such regulations date. shall provide that the Secretary may designate not more than 3 qualified States to assume administrative responsibility for all airport grant funding available under this title, other than funding which has been designated for use at primary airports. "(c) SELECTION OF STATE PARTICIPANTS.—The Secretary shall select States for participation in such program on the basis of applications submitted to the Secretary. The Secretary shall select a State only if —. Jr J the Secretary determines that the State— "(1) has an agency or organization capable of administering effectively any block grant made under this section; "(2) uses a satisfactory airport system planning process; "(3) uses a programming process acceptable to the Secretary; "(4) has agreed to comply with Federal procedural and other standard requirements for administering any such block grant; and "(5) has agreed to provide the Secretary with such program information as the Secretary may require. Before determining that any planning process is satisfactory or any programming process is acceptoble, the Secretary shall ensure that such process provides for meeting critical safety and security needs and that the programming process ensures that the needs of the national airport system will be addressed in deciding to which projects funds will be provided. '(d) REVIEW AND REPORT.—The Secretary shall conduct an ongoing review of the program established under this section, and shall, not later than 90 dsnrs before its scheduled termination, report to Congress the results of such review, together with recommendations for further action relating to the program.".

TITLE II—FEDERAL AVIATION ACT AMENDMENTS SEC. 201. AMENDMENT OF FEDERAL AVIATION ACT OF 1958.

Except as otherwise expressly provided, whenever in this title an amendment or repeal is expressed in terms of an amendment to, or repeal of, a section or other provision, the reference shall be considered to be made to a section or other provision of the Federal Aviation Act of 1958 (49 U.S.C. App. 1301-1551). SEC. 202. ESSENTIAL AIR SERVICE. (a) FISCAL YEAR 1987.—