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PUBLIC LAW 106-181—APR. 5, 2000 114 STAT. 95 (4) gate arrangements at airports; (5) exclusive dealing arrangements; and (6) any other marketing practice that may have the same effect. (b) REGULATIONS.— I f the Secretary finds, after conducting the review, that marketing practices inhibit the availability of affordable air transportation services to small- and medium-sized communities, then, after public notice and an opportunity for comment, the Secretary may issue regulations that address the problem or take other appropriate action. (c) STATUTORY CONSTRUCTION.— Nothing in this section expands the authority or jurisdiction of the Secretary to issue regulations under chapter 417 of title 49, United States Code, or under any other law. SEC. 208. DEFINITION OF ELIGIBLE PLACE. Section 41731(a)(1) is amended— (1) by inserting "(i)" after "(A)"; (2) by striking "(B)" and inserting "(ii)"; (3) by striking "(C)" and inserting "(iii)"; (4) by striking "subchapter." and inserting "subchapter; or"; and (5) by adding at the end the following: "(B) determined, on or after October 1, 1988, and before the date of the enactment of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century, under this subchapter by the Secretary to be eligible to receive subsidized small community air service under section 41736(a).". SEC. 209. MAINTAINING THE INTEGRITY OF THE ESSENTIAL AIR SERVICE PROGRAM. (a) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATION.— Section 41742(a) is amended— (1) by striking "Out of" and inserting the following: "(1) AUTHORIZATION.—Out of"; (2) by adding at the end the following: "(2) ADDITIONAL FUNDS.— In addition to amounts authorized under paragraph (1), there is authorized to be appropriated $15,00(3,000 for each fiscal year to carry out the essential air service program under this subchapter."; and (3) by aligning paragraph (1) (as designated by paragraph (1) of this subsection) with paragraph (2) (as added by paragraph (2) of this subsection). (b) LIMITATION ON ADJUSTMENTS TO LEVELS OF SERVICE. — Section 41733(e) is amended by striking the period at the end and inserting ", to the extent such adjustments are to a level not less than the basic essential air service level established under subsection (a) for the airport that serves the community.". (c) EFFECT ON CERTAIN ORDERS.— Al l orders issued by the 49 USC 41733 Secretary after September 30, 1999, and before the date of the note. enactment of this Act establishing, modifying, or revoking essential air service levels shall be null and void beginning on the 90th day following such date of enactment. During the 90-day period, the Secretary shall reconsider such orders and shall issue new orders consistent with the amendments made by this section.