PUBLIC LAW 106-159—DEC. 9, 1999 113 STAT. 1773 Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999, including the amendments made by such section, shall be construed to affect any case brought under this section that is pending before the Board as of the date of the enactment of this paragraph."; and (3) by aligning the left margin of paragraph (1) (as designated by paragraph (1) of this subsection) with paragraph (2) (as added by paragraph (2) of this subsection). SEC. 228. DOT AUTHORITY. 5 USC app. (a) IN GENERAL. —The statutory authority of the Inspector General of the Department of Transportation includes authority to conduct, pursuant to Federal criminal statutes, investigations of allegations that a person or entity has engaged in fraudulent or other criminal activity relating to the programs and operations of the Department or its operating administrations. (b) REGULATED ENTITIES.—The authority to conduct investigations referred to in subsection (a) extends to any person or entity subject to the laws and regulations of the Department or its operating administrations, whether or not they are recipients of funds from the Department or its operating administrations. Approved December 9, 1999. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—H.R. 3419: CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 145 (1999): Nov. 18, considered and passed House. Nov. 19, considered and passed Senate.