110 STAT. 1321-331 PUBLIC LAW 104-134—APR. 26, 1996 109 Stat. 673. SEC. 2711. Of the funds available to the Department of Defense in title VI, Public Law 104-61, under the heading "Drug Interdiction and Counter-Drug Activities, Defense", $220,000 shall be made available only for the procurement of Kevlar vests for personal protection of counter-drug personnel: Provided, That notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Department is authorized to transfer these Kevlar vests to local counter-drug personnel in high crime areas. SEC. 2712. Before the period at the end of section 8105 of Public Law 104-61, insert the following: ": Provided, That the Department of Defense shall release to the Department of the Air Force all such funds not later than May 31, 1996, and the Air Force shall obligate all such funds in compliance with this section not later than June 30, 1996". CHAPTERS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY PAYMENTS TO AIR CARRIERS The first proviso under the head "Pajonents to Air Carriers" in Title I of the Department of Transportation and Related Agencies 109 Stat. 437. Appropriations Act, 1996 (Public Law 104-50), is amended to read as follows: "Provided, That none of the funds in this Act shall be available for the implementation or execution of programs in excess of $22,600,000 from the Airport and Airway Trust Fund for the Payments to Air Carriers program in fiscal year 1996:". FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION FEDERAL-AID HIGHWAYS (HIGHWAY TRUST FUND) For the Emergency Fund authorized by 23 U.S.C. 125 to cover expenses arising from the January 1996 flooding in the Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, and Northwest States and other disasters, $300,000,000, to be derived from the Highway Trust Fund and President. to remain available until expended: Provided, That the entire amount shall be available only to the extent that an official budget request for a specific dollar amount, that includes designation of the entire amount of the request as an emergency requirement as defined in the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, as amended, is transmitted by the President to Congress: Provided further. That such amount is designated by Congress as an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(D)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, as amended: Provided further. That the provisions of 23 U.S.C. 125(b)(1) shall not apply to projects relating to the January 1996 flooding in the Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, and Northwest States.