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PUBLIC LAW 104-208—SEPT. 30, 1996 110 STAT. 3009-514 Alameda Corridor Project, including replacement of at-grade rail lines with a below-grade corridor and widening of the adjacent major highway: Provided, That loans not to exceed the following amounts shall be made on or after the first day of the fiscal year indicated: Fiscal year 1997 $140,000,000 Fiscal year 1998 $140,000,000 Fiscal year 1999 $120,000,000 Provided further, That any loan authorized under this section shall be structured with a maximum 30-year repayment after completion of construction at an annual interest rate of not to exceed the 30-year United States Treasury rate and on such terms and conditions as deemed appropriate by the Secretary of Transportation: Provided further, That specific provisions of section 505(a), (b) and (d) through (h) shall not apply: Provided further, That the Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority shall be deemed to be a financially responsible person for purposes of section 505 of the Act. GRANTS TO THE NATIONAL RAILROAD PASSENGER CORPORATION For additional expenses necessary for "Grants to the National Railroad Passenger Corporation", $22,500,000 for operating losses, to remain available until September 30, 1997: Provided, That amounts made available shall only be used to continue service on routes the National Railroad Passenger Corporation currently plans to terminate. RESEARCH AND SPECIAL PROGRAMS ADMINISTRATION RESEARCH AND SPECIAL PROGRAMS For additional expenses necessary for "Research and Special Programs" to conduct vulnerability and threat assessments of the nation's transportation system, $3,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 1999: Provided, That the entire amount is designated by Congress as an emergency requirement pursuant to section 25 l(b)(2)(D)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, as amended. NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD SALARIES AND EXPENSES For an additional amount for "Salaries and Expenses", $6,000,000, to reimburse other federal agencies for previously incurred costs of recovering wreckage from TWA flight 800, and for other costs related to the TWA 800 accident investigation: Provided, That the entire amount is designated by Congress as an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(D)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, as amended. EMERGENCY FUND For necessary expenses of the National Transportation Safety Board for accident investigations, including hire of passenger motor vehicles and aircraft; services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109,