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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1987

101 STAT. 1512 5 State and local governments.

PUBLIC LAW 100-223—DEC. 30, 1987 sion, or reduction of air transportation which reasonably appears to deprive such point of basic essential air service, until the Secretary has completed such determination. "(c) ENHANCED ESSENTIAL AlR SERVICE.— "(1) PROPOSAL.—

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"(A) SUBMISSION.—A State or local government may submit a proposal to the Secretary for enhanced essential air service to an eligible point with respect to which basic essential air service is being provided under subsection (b). "(B) CONTENTS.—A proposal submitted under this subsection shall specify the level and type of enhanced essential air service which the State or local government considers appropriate. Such proposal shall also include an agreement relating to compensation required for the proposed enhanced essential air service. Such agreement shall be subject to the requirements of subparagraph (C). "(C) COMPENSATION AGREEMENT.—The agreement relat-

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ing to compensation included in the proposal submitted by a State or local government under this subsection shall either— "(i) provide for the State or local government or any .. person to pay 50 percent of the compensation required si a; for the proposed enhanced essential air service and for the Federal share of such compensation to be 50 percent; or "(ii) provide for the Federal share for such compensation to be 100 percent and provide that, if the proposed service is not successful in terms of the criteria established under paragraph (3)(C) for not less than a 2-year i: ' period, the eligible point shall not be eligible for air service for which compensation is payable by the Secretary under this section. "(2) ESTABLISHMENT OF SERVICE.—Not later than 90 days after receiving a proposal under paragraph (1), the Secretary shall issue a decision on the proposal. The Secretary shall approve such proposal unless the Secretary determines that such proposal is not reasonable. If the Secretary determines that such proposal is not reasonable, the Secretary shall disapprove such proposal and notify the State or local government submitting such proposal of such disapproval and the reasons therefor. "(3) REVIEW.— "(A) PROPOSALS FOR 50 PERCENT FEDERAL SHARE.—If the

enhanced essential air service approved under this subsection is to be at a 50 percent Federal share, the Secretary shall periodically review the level and type of such service to an eligible point and may, based upon such review and consultations with the community and the government or person paying the non-Federal share, make appropriate adjustments to the level and type of enhanced essential air service to such point. "(B) PROPOSALS FOR lOO PERCENT FEDERAL SHARE.—If the

enhanced essential air service approved under this subsection is to be at a 100 percent Federal share, the Secretary shall periodically review air service provided to an eligible point under this subsection. If the Secretary finds, after consultation with the State or local government which submitted the proposal, that such service has not been