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PUBLIC LAW 106-181—APR. 5, 2000 114 STAT. 171 United States corporate operators, and foreign corporate operators. (2) DRUG AND ALCOHOL TESTING INFORMATION.— Included in the information the Secretary requires under paragraph (1) shall be information on the existence and administration of employee drug and alcohol testing programs in place at the foreign repair facilities, if applicable. The Secretary, if necessary, shall work with the International Civil Aviation Organization to increase the number and improve the administration of employee drug and alcohol testing programs at the foreign repair facilities. (3) DESCRIPTION OF WORK DONE.— Included in the information the Secretary requires under paragraph (1) shall be information on the amount and type of work performed on aircraft registered in and outside of the United States. (e) DOT To FACILITATE COLLECTION OF INFORMATION ABOUT AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE. —The Secretary shall facilitate the collection of information from the National Transportation Safety Board, the Federal Aviation Administration, and other appropriate agencies regarding maintenance performed by aircraft repair facilities. (f) DOT To MAKE INFORMATION AVAILABLE TO PUBLIC. —The Secretary shall make any relevant information received under subsection (d) available to the public, consistent with the authority to withhold trade secrets or commercial, financial, and other proprietary information under section 552 of title 5, United States Code. (g) TERMINATION.—The panel established under subsection (a) shall terminate on the earlier of— (1) the date that is 2 years after the date of the enactment of this Act; or (2) December 31, 2001. (h) DEFINITIONS.—The definitions contained in section 40102 of title 49, United States Code, shall apply to this section. SEC. 735. OPERATIONS OF AIR TAXI INDUSTRY. (a) STUDY.— The Administrator, in consultation with the National Transportation Safety Board and other interested persons, shall conduct a study of air taxi operators regulated under part 135 of title 14, Code of Federal Regulations. (b) CONTENTS. —The study shall include an analysis of the size and type of the aircraft fleet, relevant aircraft equipment, hours flown, utilization rates, safety record by various categories of use and aircraft type, sales revenues, and airports served by the air taxi fleet. (c) REPORT. — Not later than 1 year after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Administrator shall transmit to Congress a report on the results of the study. SEC. 736. NATIONAL AIRSPACE REDESIGN. (a) FINDINGS. — Congress makes the following findings: (1) The national airspace, comprising more than 29 million square miles, handles more than 55,000 flights per day. (2) Almost 2,000,000 passengers per day traverse the United States through 20 major en route centers, including more than 700 different sectors. (3) Redesign and review of the national airspace may produce benefits for the travelling public by increasing the efficiency and capacity of the air traffic control system and reducing delays. Applicability. 49 USC 40101 note. Deadline. 49 USC 40103 note.