102 STAT. 2304
PUBLIC LAW 100-476—OCT. 6, 1988
Public Law 100-476 100th Congress Oct. 6, 1988 [H.R. 4419]
Safety. Deaf persons.
An Act To authorize appropriations for activities under the Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled. That section 17 of the Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974 (15 U.S.C. 2216) is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection: "(g)(1) Except as otherwise specifically provided with respect to the payment of claims under section 11 of this Act, there are authorized to be appropriated to carry out the purposes of this Act— "(A) $17,039,000 for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1989; "(B) $17,737,000 for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1990; and "(C) $18,464,000 for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1991. "(2) Of the amounts referred to in paragraph (1), not more than $4,150,000 is authorized to be appropriated for each fiscal year for National Emergency Training Center site administration.". SEC. 2. (a) The Administrator of the United States Fire Administration shall conduct a study concerning the quality, availability, and degree of use of fire prevention systems for the hearing impaired population. In particular such study shall— (1) evaluate the quality of equipment for the hearing impaired; (2) assess the extent, adequacy, and status of research on ways to improve the quality of such equipment; (3) evaluate the availability of such equipment and the extent to which it is being used in houses, apartments, hotels, and public buildings; and (4) determine the degree to which such equipment is required by States and model codes. (b) The Administrator shall, not later than January 1, 1989, complete such study and transmit to the Congress a report on the results of the study, together with recommendations on how fire alarm and detection systems for the hearing impaired can be improved and how the use of such systems can be encouraged, including the appropriate Federal role in doing so. Approved October 6, 1988.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—H.R. 4419: HOUSE REPORTS: No. 100-589 (Comm. on Science, Space, and Technology). SENATE REPORTS: No. 100-435 (Comm. on Commerce, Science, and Transportation). CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 134 (1988): May 24, considered and passed House. Aug. 10, considered and passed Senate, amended. Sept. 26, House concurred in Senate amendment.