110 STAT. 3009 -55 PUBLIC LAW 104-208—SEPT. 30, 1996 and the Department of State may be obligated and expended notwithstanding section 701 of the United States Information and Educational Exchange Act of 1948 and section 313 of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1994 and 1995, section 53 of the Arms Control and Disarmament Act, and section 15 of the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956. SEC. 405. Any costs incurred by a Department or agency funded under this title resulting from personnel actions taken in response to funding reductions included in this title shall be absorbed within the total budgetary resources available to such Department or agency: Provided, That the authority to transfer funds between appropriations accounts as may be necessary to carry out this section is provided in addition to authorities included elsewhere in this Act: Provided further, That use of funds to carry out this section shall be treated as a reprogramming of funds under section 605 of this Act and shall not be available for obligation or expenditure except in compliance with the procedures set forth in that section. SEC. 406. Starting sixty days after enactment of this Act, none of the funds made available by this Act may be made available to support the activities of the Standing Consultative Commission (SCC) unless the President provides to the Congress a report containing a detailed analysis of whether the Memorandum of Understanding on Succession and the Agreed Statement regarding Demarcation agreed to by the Standing Consultative Commission on June 24, 1996, which was reaffirmed by Secretary of State Warren Christopher and Minister of Foreign Affairs Evgeny Primakov on September 23, 1996, represent substantive changes to the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty of 1972 and whether these agreements will require the advice and consent of the Senate of the United States. SEC. 407. Section 1 of the Act of June 4, 1920 (41 Stat. 750; 22 U.S.C. 214) is amended by- CD inserting before the period at the end of the first sentence the following: "; except that the Secretary of State may by regulation authorize State officials or the United States Postal Service to collect and retain the execution fee for each application for a passport accepted by such officials or by that Service"; and (2) striking the second sentence. This title may be cited as the "Department of State and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1997". TITLE V—RELATED AGENCIES DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION MARITIME ADMINISTRATION OPERATING-DIFFERENTIAL SUBSIDIES (LIQUIDATION OF CONTRACT AUTHORITY) For the payment of obligations incurred for operating-differential subsidies, as authorized by the Merchant Marine Act, 1936, as amended, $148,430,000, to remain available until expended.