Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 108 Part 2.djvu/155

From Wikisource
Jump to: navigation, search
This page needs to be proofread.


PUBLIC LAW 103-272—JULY 5, 1994 108 STAT. 871 (3) Fees prescribed under this section shall be imposed in an amount sufficient to pay for the costs of activities under this chapter. However, the total fees received for a fiscal year may not be more than 105 percent of the total amount of the appropriations for the fiscal year for activities to be financed by the fees. (d) ANNUAL REPORT. —(1) Not later than 90 days after the end of each fiscal year in which fees are collected under this section, the Secretary shall report to Congress on— (A) the amount of fees collected during that fiscal year; (B) the impact of the fees on the financial health of the railroad industry and its competitive position relative to each competing mode of transportation; and (C) the total cost of Government safety activities for each other competing mode of transportation, including any part of that total cost defrayed by Government user fees. (2) Not later than 90 days after submitting a report for a fiscal year, the Secretary shall submit to Congress recommendations for corrective legislation if the report includes a finding that— (A) there has been an impact from the fees on the financial health of the railroad industry or its competitive position relative to each competing mode of transportation; or (B) there is a significant difference in the burden of Government user fees on the railroad industry and other competing modes of transportation. (e) EXPIRATION.— This section expires on September 30, 1995. §20116. Annual report The Secretary of Transportation shall submit to the President for submission to Congress not later than July 1 of each year a report on carrying out this chapter for the prior calendar year. The report shall include the following information about the prior year: (1) a thorough statistical compilation of railroad accidents, incidents, and casualties by cause. (2) a list of railroad safety regulations and orders prescribed, issued, or in effect under this chapter. (3) a summary of the reasons for each waiver granted under section 20103(d) of this title. (4) an evaluation of the degree of compliance with railroad safety regulations prescribed and orders issued under this chapter. (5) a summary of outstanding problems in carrying out railroad safety regulations prescribed and orders issued under this chapter, in order of priority. (6) an analysis and evaluation of research and related activities completed, including their policy implications, and technological progress achieved. (7) a list, with a brief statement of the issues, of completed or pending civil actions to enforce railroad safety regulations prescribed and orders issued under this chapter. (8) the extent to which technical information was distributed to the scientific community and consumer-oriented information was made available to the public. (9) a compilation of certifications filed under section 20105(a) of this title that were— (A) in effect; or