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thereof separately stated as to projections under subparagraphs (B) and (C) of this paragraph;

(E) the sources from which the State expects to draw the funds to finance such programs; and

(F) the amount of State funds and of Federal financial assistance needed during each such fiscal year, by category; (7) contain a detailed analysis of (A) the number of safety inspectors needed (by industry and Government respectively) to maintain an adequate and reasonable railroad safety program and record; (B) the minimum training and other qualifications needed for each such inspector; (C) the present and projected availability of such personnel in comparison to the need therefor; (D) the salary levels of such personnel in relation to salary levels for comparable positions in industry, State governments, and the Federal Government;

(8) evaluate alternative methods of allotting Federal funds among the States applying for Federal financial assistance, including recommendations, if needed, for a formula for such apportionment;

(9) contain a discussion of other problems affecting cooperation among the States that relate to effective participation of State agencies in the nationwide railroad safety program;

(10) contain a description of the regulations and handling criteria established by the Secretary under the Hazardous Materials Transportation Act specifically applicable to the transportation of radioactive materials by railroad (as of June 30, 1975), together with annual projections of the amounts of radioactive materials reasonably expected to be transported by railroad during each fiscal year from 1976 through 1980 and an evaluation of the need for additional regulations and handling criteria applicable to the transportation of radioactive materials by railroad during each such fiscal year; and

(11) contain recommendations for any additional Federal and State legislation needed to further realization of the objec

tives of this Act. Such report shall be prepared by the Secretary, directly or indirectly, after research, examination, study, and consultation with the national associations representing railroad employee unions, railroad management, cooperating State agencies, the national organization of State commissions, universities, and other persons having special expertise or experience with respect to railroad safety. Such report shall include, in an appendix, a statement of the views of the national associations representing railroad employee unions, of the carriers, and of the national organization of State commissions with respect to the content of such report in its final form. SEC. 212. AUTHORIZATION FOR APPROPRIATIONS.

(a) There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out the provisions of this Act not to exceed $35,000,000 for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1977, and not to exceed $35,000,000 for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1978.

(b) Except as provided in subsection (c) of this section, amounts appropriated under subsection (a) of this section for any fiscal year shall be available for expenditure in such fiscal year as follows:

fiscal year.

(1) For the Office of Safety, including salaries and expenses for not more than (A) 500 safety inspectors, (B) 45 signal and train control inspectors, and (C) 110 clerical personnel, not to exceed $18,000,000 in any fiscal year.

(2) To carry out the provisions of section 206(d) of this Act, relating to State safety programs, not to exceed $3,500,000 in any

(3) For the Federal Railroad Administration, for salaries and expenses not otherwise provided for, not to exceed $3,500,000 in any fiscal

year. (4) For conducting research and development activities under this Act, not to exceed $10,000,000 in any fiscal year. (c)(1) The aggregate of the amounts obligated and expended for research and development activities under this Act in any fiscal year shall not exceed the aggregate of the amounts expended for rail inspection and for the investigation and enforcement of railroad safety rules, regulations, orders, and standards under this Act in the same fiscal year. For purposes of this paragraph and paragraph (4) of subsection (b) of this section, amounts made available under paragraph (2) of this subsection for expenditure for research and development activities under this Act in any fiscal year following the fiscal year in which such amounts were originally appropriated shall be considered to have been obligated and expended for such activities during the fiscal year in which such amounts were originally appropriated.

(2) Of amounts appropriated under subsection (a) of this section and available for expenditure for conducting research and development activities under subsection (b)(4) of this section, not to exceed $5,000,000 of amounts so appropriated and made available for fiscal year 1977, and not to exceed $7,000,000 of amounts so appropriated and made available for fiscal year 1978, are authorized to remain available until expended for conducting research and development activities under this Act.

RAILWAY LABOR ACT

RAILWAY LABOR ACT

(as amended through 1976)

AN ACT to provide for the prompt disposition of disputes between carriers and

their employees and for other purposes

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

TITLE I

DEFINITIONS

SECTION 1. When used in this Act and for the purposes of this Act

First. The term "carrier” includes any express company, sleepingcar company, carrier by railroad, subject to the Interstate Commerce Act, and any company which is directly or indirectly owned or controlled by or under common control with any carrier by railroad and which operates any equipment or facilities or performs any service (other than trucking service) in connection with the transportation, receipt, delivery, elevation, transfer in transit, refrigeration or icing, storage, and handling of property transported by railroad, and any receiver, trustee, or other individual or body, judicial or otherwise, when in the possession of the business of any such "carrier": Provided, however, That the term "carrier" shall not include any street, interurban, or suburban electric railway unless such railway is operating as a part of a general steam-railroad system of transportation, but shall not exclude any part of the general steam-railroad system of transportation now or hereafter operated by any other motive power. The Interstate Commerce Commission is hereby authorized and directed upon request of the Mediation Board or upon complaint of any party interested to determine after hearing whether any line operated by electric power falls within the terms of this proviso. The term "carrier” shall not include any company by reason of its being engaged in the mining of coal, the supplying of coal to carrier where delivery is not beyond the tipple, and the operation of equipment or facilities therefor, or any of such activities.

Second. The term “Adjustment Board” means the National Railroad Adjustment Board created by this Act.

Third. The term "Mediation Board” means the National Mediation Board created by this Act.

Fourth. The term "commerce” means commerce among the several States or between any State, Territory, or the District of Columbia and any foreign nation, or between any Territory or the District of Columbia and any State, or between any Territory and any other Territory, or between any Territory and the District of Columbia, or within any Territory or the District of Columbia, or between points

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