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PUBLIC LAW 102-143—OCT. 28, 1991 105 STAT. 951 SEC. 353. Notwithstanding section 127 of title 23, United States Code, the State of Wyoming may permit the use of the National System of Interstate and Defense Highways located in Wyoming by vehicles in excess of 80,000 pounds gross weight, but meeting eixle and bridge formula specifications in section 127 of title 23, United States Code, until June 30, 1992. SEC. 354. (a) In light of recent positive changes in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, Congress finds that the Secretary of Defense and the Commandant of the Coast Guard should reexamine policies of the United States regarding the restricted use of certain ports of entry by ships, and crew members thereof, of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, including commercial cargo, passenger, fishing and fisheries support vessels. The Secretary of Defense and Reports, the Commandant of the Coast Guard shall jointly report back to Congress within 30 days following the date of the enactment of this Act regarding their examination of such policies, together with their recommendations. (b) For purposes of this section, the term "ships" means ships owned by, under the flag of, or operated by crew members of, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. SEC. 355. For purposes of the Act of June 30, 1982 (96 Stat. 150), giving the consent of Congress to a compact relating to the establishment of a commission to study the feasibility of rapid rail transit service between certain States; the Congress authorizes the parties to such compact to change the name of such compact, including the name or names of any commission or other entity thereunder. TITLE IV SEC. 401. SHORT TITLE. -AGING AIRCRAFT SAFETY Aging Ai rcraft Safety Act of 1991. This title may be cited as the "Aging Aircraft Safety Act of 1991". 1421 note. SEC. 402. AGING AIRCRAFT RULEMAKING PROCEEDING. (a) IN GENERAL.— Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this title, the Administrator shall initiate a rulemaking proceeding for the purpose of issuing a rule to assure the continuing airworthiness of aging aircraft. 03) INSPECTIONS AND RECORD REVIEWS.— (1) GENERAL REQUIREMENT. — The rule issued pursuant to this section shall, at a minimum, require the Administrator to make such inspections, and conduct such reviews of maintenance and other records, of each aircraft used by an air carrier to provide air transportation as may be necessary to enable the Administrator to determine that such aircraft is in safe condition and is properly maintained for operation in air transportation. (2) PART OF HEAVY MAINTENANCE CHECKS.— The inspections and reviews required under paragraph (1) shall be carried out as part of each heavy maintenance check of the aircraft conducted on or after the first day of the 15th year in which the aircraft is in service. (3) APPLICABILITY OF FEDERAL AVIATION ACT. —The inspections required under paragraph (1) shall be conducted as provided in section 601(a)(3)(C) of the Federal Aviation Act of 1958. (c) DEMONSTRATION OF STRUCTURAL AND PARTS MAINTENANCE.— The rule issued pursuant to this section shall, at a minimum, require the air carrier to demonstrate to the Administrator, as part of the inspection required by the rule, that maintenance of the