Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 116 Part 3.djvu/593

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PUBLIC LAW 107-296—NOV. 25, 2002 116 STAT. 2185 (2) USE OF TRANSFERRED AMOUNTS. —Any amounts transferred by the Administrator of General Services to the Secretary out of rents and fees collected by the Administrator shall be used by the Secretary solely for the protection of buildings or grounds owned or occupied by the Federal Government. SEC. 423. FUNCTIONS OF TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRA- 6 USC 233. TION. (a) CONSULTATION WITH FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION. — The Secretary and other officials in the Department shall consult with the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration before taking any action that might affect aviation safety, air carrier operations, aircraft airworthiness, or the use of airspace. The Secretary shall establish a liaison office within the Department for the purpose of consulting with the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration. (b) REPORT TO CONGRESS.— Not later than 60 days after the Deadline. date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Transportation shall transmit to Congress a report containing a plan for complying with the requirements of section 44901(d) of title 49, United States Code, as amended by section 425 of this Act. (c) LIMITATIONS ON STATUTORY CONSTRUCTION.— (1) GRANT OF AUTHORITY.— Nothing in this Act may be construed to vest in the Secretary or any other official in the Department any authority over transportation security that is not vested in the Under Secretary of Transportation for Security, or in the Secretary of Transportation under chapter 449 of title 49, United States Code, on the day before the date of enactment of this Act. (2) OBLIGATION OF AIP FUNDS.— Nothing in this Act may be construed to authorize the Secretary or any other official in the Department to obligate amounts made available under section 48103 of title 49, United States Code. SEC. 424. PRESERVATION OF TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINIS- 6 USC 234 TRATION AS A DISTINCT ENTITY. (a) IN GENERAL. —Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, and subject to subsection (b), the Transportation Security Administration shall be maintained as a distinct entity within the Department under the Under Secretary for Border Transportation and Security. (b) SUNSET. — Subsection (a) shall cease to apply 2 years after the date of enactment of this Act. SEC. 425. EXPLOSIVE DETECTION SYSTEMS. Section 44901(d) of title 49, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following: "(2) DEADLINE.— "(A) IN GENERAL.— I f, in his discretion or at the request of an airport, the Under Secretary of Transportation for Security determines that the Transportation Security Administration is not able to deploy explosive detection systems required to be deployed under paragraph (1) at all airports where explosive detection systems are required by December 31, 2002, then with respect to each airport for which the Under Secretary makes that determination— "(i) the Under Secretary shall submit to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation