Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 108 Part 4.djvu/607

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PUBLIC LAW 103-354—OCT. 13, 1994 108 STAT. 3241 of the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938 (7 U.S.C. 1363) because of racial, ethnic, or gender prejudice; and (B) if such underrepresentation exists, whether it inhibits or interferes with the participation of socially disadvantaged producers in programs of the Department of Agriculture. (2) SUBMISSION OF REPORT.— Not later than February 1, 1995, the Comptroller General shall submit the report required by this subsection to the Committee on Agriciilture of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry of the Senate. (d) DEFINITION. — For purposes of this section, the term "socially disadvantaged producer means a producer who is a member of a group whose members have been subjected to racial, ethnic, or gender prejudice because of their identity as members of a group without regard to their individual qualities. SEC. 306. AVIATION INSPECTIONS. 7 USC 2204 note. (a) STUDY OF AIRCRAFT INSPECTIONS.— (1) INTENT OF STUDY. —The intent of the study required by this subsection is to examine the cost efficiencies of conducting inspections of aircraft and pilots by one Federal agency without reducing aircraft, passenger, or pilot safety standards or lowering mission preparedness. (2) STUDY REQUIRED.—The Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of Transportation shall jointly conduct a study of the inspection specifications and procedures by which aircraft and pilots contracted by the Department are certified to determine the cost efficiencies of eliminating duphcative Department inspection requirements and transferring some or all inspection requirements to the Federal Aviation Administration, while ensuring that neither aircraft:, passenger, nor pilot safety is reduced and that mission preparedness is maintained. (3) SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS. — In conducting the study, the Secretaries shall evaluate current inspection specifications and procedures mandated by the Department and the Forest Service, taking into consideration the unique requirements and risks of particular Department and Forest Service missions that may require special inspection specifications and procedures to ensure the safety of Department and Forest Service personnel and their contractees. (4) MAINTENANCE OF STANDARDS AND PREPAREDNESS.— In making recommendations to transfer inspection authority or otherwise change Department inspection specifications and procedures, the Secretaries shall ensure that the implementation of any such recommendations does not lower aircraft or pilot standards or preparedness for Department or Forest Service missions. (5) SUBMISSION OF RESULTS.— Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretaries shall submit to Congress the resiilts of the study, including any recommendations to transfer inspection authority or otherwise change Department inspection specifications and pi*ocedures and a cost-benefit analysis of such recommendations. (b) REVIEW OF RECENTLY ADOPTED AIRCRAFT POLICY. —