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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

98 STAT. 1970

PUBLIC LAW 98-473—OCT. 12, 1984

(c) The second proviso of the paragraph of section 101 of the Legislative Branch Appropriation Act, 1974, which appears under the heading "Committee Employees" (2 U.S.C. 68-1) is amended by striking out "the committee Auditor and the committee Assistant Auditor" and inserting in lieu thereof "any employee or employees of such Committee". Aircraft and air SEC. 124. Notwithstanding any other provision of this joint resolucarriers. tion, the Secretary of the Department of Transportation shall grant an exemption from the January 1, 1985 deadline for compliance 49 USC app. 2101 with the provisions of Public Law 96-193, if an applicant for such ^^^exemption submits to the Secretary prior to January 1, 1985 an application for exemption which complies with the provisions of subsections (b) or (c) of this section. (b) the Secretary shall specify the form and manner in which any application shall be made. Any such application from a person operating aircraft for which equipment to assure compliance with the provisions of Public Law 96-193 ("hush kits") is currently under development shall include a copy of a contract entered into by the applicant and a known supplier of equipment which would bring the applicant into compliance with the provisions of Public Law 96-193. (c) applicants currently operating aircraft obtained prior to January 1, 1980 for which no such compliance equipment is currently under development shall accompany their application with a sworn commitment to enter into a contract not later than June 1, 1985 for aircraft which will comply with the provisions of Public Law 96-193. (d) Nothing in this section shall be construed to limit the power of the Secretary to deny any application or revoke any exemption granted under this section if, after examining any contract submitted under subsection (b) or (c) of this section, the Secretary determines that the applicant or holder of such exemption will not be able to comply with the requirements of Public Law 96-193 within the timeframe set forth in such exemption. No exemptions shall be issued to any applicant pursuant to this section unless the Secretary determines that the contract required under subsection (b) or (c) of this section is with a bona fide supplier of equipment to assure compliance in the case of subsection (b) of this section, or complying aircraft in the case of subsection (c) of this section; that such equipment or aircraft can reasonably be expected to achieve compliance; that such contract provides for non-refundable deposits sufficient to assure good faith compliance by such applicant; and that the contract provides for compliance at the earliest possible date. (e) Any exemption granted under this section shall expire not later than December 31, 1985 except that, if the Secretary determines that equipment to ensure compliance with the provisions of Public Law 96-193 which has been certified by the Department for that purpose will not be available to the holder of the exemption by that date, the Secretary may extend such exemption for such period as the Secretary determines is necessary to insure compliance with such provisions. (f) No person receiving an exemption under the provisions of this section may increase either the frequency of operations into the place for which the exemption was granted, or increase the number of non-compliant aircraft operated at the place for which the exemption was granted beyond that existing in the twelve months prior to the date of enactment of this section. (g) No exemption granted pursuant to this section shall (i) permit flights at any airport in the United States, as the term United