Federal Reports Elimination and Sunset Act of 1995/Title I/Subtitle B

SUBTITLE B — DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCEEdit

Sec. 1021. Reports Eliminated.Edit

(a) REPORT ON LONG RANGE PLAN FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING.—
Section 393A(b) of the Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 393a(b)) is repealed.
(b) REPORT ON STATUS, ACTIVITIES, AND EFFECTIVENESS OF UNITED STATES COMMERCIAL CENTERS IN ASIA, LATIN AMERICA, AND AFRICA AND PROGRAM RECOMMENDATIONS.—
Section 401(j) of the Jobs Through Exports Act of 1992 (15 U.S.C. 4723a(j)) is repealed.
(c) REPORT ON KUWAIT RECONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS.—
Section 606(f) of the Persian Gulf Conflict Supplemental Authorization and Personnel Benefits Act of 1991 is repealed.
(d) REPORT ON UNITED STATES-CANADA FREE-TRADE AGREEMENT.—
Section 409(a)(3) of the United States-Canada Free-Trade Agreement Implementation Act of 1988 (19 U.S.C. 2112 note) is amended to read as follows:


``(3) The United States members of the working group established under article 1907 of the Agreement shall consult regularly with the Committee on Finance of the Senate, the Committee on Ways and Means of the House of Representatives, and advisory committees established under section 135 of the Trade Act of 1974 regarding—
``(A) the issues being considered by the working group; and
``(B) as appropriate, the objectives and strategy of the United States in the negotiations.´´.


(e) REPORT ON ESTABLISHMENT OF AMERICAN BUSINESS CENTERS AND ON ACTIVITIES OF THE INDEPENDENT STATES BUSINESS AND AGRICULTURE ADVISORY COUNCIL.—
Section 305 of the Freedom for Russia and Emerging Eurasian Democracies and Open Markets Support Act of 1992 (22 U.S.C. 5825) is repealed.
(f) REPORT ON FISHERMAN'S CONTINGENCY FUND REPORT.—
Section 406 of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act Amendments of 1978 (43 U.S.C. 1846) is repealed.
(g) REPORT ON USER FEES ON SHIPPERS.—
Section 208 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 (33 U.S.C. 2236) is amended by—
(1) striking subsection (b); and
(2) redesignating subsections (c), (d), (e), and (f) as subsections (b), (c), (d), and (e), respectively.


Sec. 1022. Reports Modified.Edit

(a) REPORT ON FEDERAL TRADE PROMOTION STRATEGIC PLAN.—
Section 2312(f) of the Export Enhancement Act of 1988 (15 U.S.C. 4727(f) is amended to read as follows:


``(f) REPORT TO THE CONGRESS.— The chairperson of the TPCC shall prepare and submit to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs of the Senate, and the Committee on International Relations of the House of Representatives, not later than September 30, 1995, and annually thereafter, a report describing—
``(1) the strategic plan developed by the TPCC pursuant to subsection (c), the implementation of such plan, and any revisions thereto; and
``(2) the implementation of sections 303 and 304 of the Freedom for Russia and Emerging Democracies and Open Markets Support Act of 1992 (22 U.S.C. 5823 and 5824) concerning funding for export promotion activities and the interagency working groups on energy of the TPCC.´´.


(b) REPORT ON EXPORT POLICY.—
Section 2314(b)(1) of the Export Enhancement Act of 1988 (15 U.S.C. 4729(b)(1)) is amended—
(1) in subparagraph (E) by striking out ``and´´ after the semicolon;
(2) in subparagraph (F) by striking out the period and inserting in lieu thereof a semicolon; and
(3) by adding at the end thereof the following new subparagraphs:


``(G) the status, activities, and effectiveness of the United States commercial centers established under section 401 of the Jobs Through Exports Act of 1992 (15 U.S.C. 4723a);
``(H) the implementation of sections 301 and 302 of the Freedom for Russia and Emerging Democracies and Open Markets Support Act of 1992 (22 U.S.C. 5821 and 5822) concerning American Business Centers and the Independent States Business and Agriculture Advisory Council;
``(I) the programs of other industrialized nations to assist their companies with their efforts to transact business in the independent states of the former Soviet Union; and
``(J) the trading practices of other Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development nations, as well as the pricing practices of transitional economies in the independent states, that may disadvantage United States companies.´´.