PUBLIC LAW 110–53—AUG. 3, 2007
121 STAT. 437
VerDate Aug 31 2005
6 USC 1165.
(a) LIFE-SAFETY NEEDS.—There are authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary of Transportation for making grants to Amtrak for the purpose of carrying out projects to make fire and life safety improvements to Amtrak tunnels on the Northeast Corridor the following amounts: (1) For the 6 New York and New Jersey tunnels to provide ventilation, electrical, and fire safety technology improvements, emergency communication and lighting systems, and emergency access and egress for passengers— (A) $25,000,000 for fiscal year 2008; (B) $30,000,000 for fiscal year 2009; (C) $45,000,000 for fiscal year 2010; and (D) $60,000,000 for fiscal year 2011. (2) For the Baltimore Potomac Tunnel and the Union Tunnel, together, to provide adequate drainage and ventilation, communication, lighting, standpipe, and passenger egress improvements— (A) $5,000,000 for fiscal year 2008; (B) $5,000,000 for fiscal year 2009; (C) $5,000,000 for fiscal year 2010; and (D) $5,000,000 for fiscal year 2011. (3) For the Union Station tunnels in the District of Columbia to improve ventilation, communication, lighting, and passenger egress improvements— (A) $5,000,000 for fiscal year 2008; (B) $5,000,000 for fiscal year 2009; (C) $5,000,000 for fiscal year 2010; and (D) $5,000,000 for fiscal year 2011. (b) INFRASTRUCTURE UPGRADES.—Out of funds appropriated pursuant to section 1503(b), there shall be made available to the Secretary of Transportation for fiscal year 2008, $3,000,000 for the preliminary design of options for a new tunnel on a different alignment to augment the capacity of the existing Baltimore tunnels. (c) AVAILABILITY OF AMOUNTS.—Amounts appropriated pursuant to this section shall remain available until expended. (d) PLANS REQUIRED.—The Secretary of Transportation may not make amounts available to Amtrak for obligation or expenditure under subsection (a)— (1) until Amtrak has submitted to the Secretary of Transportation, and the Secretary of Transportation has approved, an engineering and financial plan for such projects; and (2) unless, for each project funded pursuant to this section, the Secretary of Transportation has approved a project management plan prepared by Amtrak. (e) REVIEW OF PLANS.— (1) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary of Transportation shall complete the review of a plan required under subsection (d) and approve or disapprove the plan within 45 days after the date on which each such plan is submitted by Amtrak. (2) INCOMPLETE OR DEFICIENT PLAN.—If the Secretary of Transportation determines that a plan is incomplete or deficient, the Secretary of Transportation shall notify Amtrak of the incomplete items or deficiencies and Amtrak shall, within 30 days after receiving the Secretary of Transportation’s dkrause on GSDDPC44 with PUBLAW
SEC. 1515. FIRE AND LIFE SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS.
Appropriation authorization. Grants. State listing. District of Columbia.
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