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PUBLIC LAW 105-303 —OCT. 28, 1998 112 STAT. 2851 "§ 70120. Regulations "(a) IN GENERAL.— The Secretary of Transportation, within 9 Deadline, months after the date of the enactment of this section, shall issue regulations to carry out this chapter that include— "(1) guidelines for industry and State governments to obtain sufficient insurance coverage for potential damages to third parties; "(2) procedures for requesting and obtaining licenses to launch a commercial launch vehicle; "(3) procedures for requesting and obtaining operator licenses for launch; "(4) procedures for requesting and obtaining launch site operator licenses; and "(5) procedures for the application of government indemnification. "(b) REENTRY.— The Secretary of Transportation, within 6 months after the date of the enactment of this section, shall issue a notice of proposed rulemaking to carry out this chapter that includes— "(1) procedures for requesting and obtaining licenses to reenter a reentry vehicle; "(2) procedures for requesting and obtaining operator licenses for reentry; and "(3) procedures for requesting and obtaining reentry site operator licenses. "§ 70121. Report to Congress "The Secretary of Transportation shall submit to Congress an annual report to accompany the President's budget request that— "(1) describes all activities undertaken under this chapter, including a description of the process for the application for and approval of licenses under this chapter and recommendations for legislation that may further commercial launches and reentries; and "(2) reviews the performance of the regulatory activities and the effectiveness of the Office of Commercial Space Transportation.". (b) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.— Section 70119 of title 49, United States Code, is amended to read as follows:

  • '§ 70119. Authorization of appropriations

"There are authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary of Transportation for the activities of the Office of the Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation— "(1) $6,275,000 for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1999; and "(2) $6,600,000 for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2000.". (c) EFFECTIVE DATE.— The amendments made by subsection (a)(6)(B) shall take effect upon the effective date of final regulations issued pursuant to section 70105(b)(2)(D) of title 49, United States Code, as added by subsection (a)(6)(H). SEC. 103. LAUNCH VOUCHER DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM. Section 504 of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 1993 (15 U.S.C. 5803) is amended— 49 USC 70105 note.