Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 114 Part 3.djvu/408

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114 STAT. 1654A-366 PUBLIC LAW 106-398—APPENDIX (B) Testing such employees for infection with the disease. (C) Treating the employees for the disease. (2) QUALIFYING LOCAL GOVERNMENTS. — For purposes of this section, the term "qualifying local government" means a unit of local government whose population of designated emergency response employees has a prevalence of hepatitis C that is not less than 200 percent of the national average for the prevalence of such disease in such populations. (3) CONFIDENTIALITY. —^A grant may be made under paragraph (1) only if the qualifying local government involved agrees to ensure that information regarding the testing or treatment of designated emergency response employees pursuant to the grant is maintained confidentially in a manner not inconsistent with applicable law. (4) EVALUATIONS.—The Secretary shall provide for an evaluation of each demonstration project under paragraph (1) in order to determine the extent to which the project has been effective in carry out the activities described in such paragraph. (5) REPORT TO CONGRESS.—Not later than 180 days after the date on which all grants under paragraph (1) have been expended, the Secretary shall submit to Congress a report providing— (A) a summary of evaluations under paragraph (4); and (B) the recommendations of the Secretary for administrative or legislative initiatives regarding the activities described in paragraph (1). (c) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS. —For the purpose of carrying out this section, there is authorized to be appropriated to the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Labor $10,000,000 for fiscal year 2001. SEC. 1705. REPORT ON PROGRESS ON SPECTRUM SHARING. (a) STUDY REQUIRED.— The Secretary of Defense, in consultation with the Attorney General and the Secretary of Commerce, shall provide for the conduct of an engineering study to identify— (1) any portion of the 138-144 megahertz band that the Department of Defense can share in various geographic regions with public safety radio services; (2) any measures required to prevent harmful interference between Department of Defense systems and the public safety systems proposed for operation on those frequencies; and (3) a reasonable schedule for implementation of such sharing of frequencies. (b) SUBMISSION OF INTERIM REPORT. —Within one year after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the Committee on Armed Services of the Senate and the Committee on Armed Services of the House of Representatives an interim report on the progress of the study conducted pursuant to subsection (a). (c) REPORT.— Not later than January 1, 2002, the Secretary of Commerce and the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission shall jointly submit a report to Congress on alternative frequencies available for use by public safety systems.