School. It represents the U.S. Code as published on CD-ROM
and distributed by the Government Printing Office. The effective date
of this version is January 16, 1996, and the statutory provisions below may
have been modified subsequently.
Among the statutory authorities delegated to the BTS Office of Airline
Information are the following:
49 U.S.C. 329(b)(1) - relating to collection and dissemination
of information on civil aeronautics
49 U.S.C. 40113 - relating to taking such actions and
issuing such regulations as may be necessary to carry out
49 U.S.C. 41701 - relating to establishing just and
reasonable classifications of carriers and rules to be followed by
49 U.S.C. 41702 - relating to the duty of carriers
to provide safe and adequate service
49 U.S.C. 41708 - relating to the requirement to
49 U.S.C. 41709 - relating to prescribing the form
in which records are to be kept.
2 U.S.C. 451 - relating to the reporting of the extension
of unsecured credit to political candidates
49 U.S.C. § 329. Transportation information
49 U.S.C. § 40113. Administrative
(a) General Authority. - The Secretary of Transportation (or the Administrator
of the Federal Aviation Administration with respect to aviation safety duties
and powers designated to be carried out by the Administrator) may take action
the Secretary or Administrator, as appropriate, considers necessary to carry
out this part, including conducting investigations, prescribing regulations,
standards, and procedures, and issuing orders.
(b) Hazardous Material. - In carrying out this part, the Secretary has the
same authority to regulate the transportation of hazardous material by air
that the Secretary has under section 5103 of this title. However, this subsection
does not prohibit or regulate the transportation of a firearm (as defined
in section 232 of title 18) or ammunition for a firearm, when transported
by an individual for personal use.
(c) Governmental Assistance. - The Secretary (or the Administrator of the
Federal Aviation Administration with respect to aviation safety duties and
powers designated to be carried out by the Administrator) may use the assistance
of the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
and any research or technical department, agency, or instrumentality of the
United States Government on matters related to aircraft fuel and oil, and
to the design, material, workmanship, construction, performance, maintenance,
and operation of aircraft, aircraft engines, propellers, appliances, and
air navigation facilities. Each department, agency, and instrumentality may
conduct scientific and technical research, investigations, and tests necessary
to assist the Secretary or Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration
in carrying out this part. This part does not authorize duplicating laboratory
research activities of a department, agency, or instrumentality.
(d) Indemnification. - The Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration
may indemnify an officer or employee of the Administration against a claim
or judgment arising out of an act that the Administrator decides was committed
within the scope of the official duties of the officer or employee.
(e) Assistance to Foreign Aviation Authorities. -
(1) Safety-related training and operational services. - The Administrator
may provide safety-related training and operational services to foreign aviation
authorities with or without reimbursement, if the Administrator determines
that providing such services promotes aviation safety. To the extent practicable,
air travel reimbursed under this subsection shall be conducted on United
States air carriers.
(2) Reimbursement sought. - The Administrator shall actively seek reimbursement
for services provided under this subsection from foreign aviation authorities
capable of providing such reimbursement.
(3) Crediting appropriations. - Funds received by the Administrator pursuant
to this section shall be credited to the appropriation from which the expenses
were incurred in providing such services.
(4) Reporting. - Not later than December 31, 1995, and annually thereafter,
the Administrator shall transmit to Congress a list of the foreign aviation
authorities to which the Administrator provided services under this subsection
in the preceding fiscal year. Such list shall specify the dollar value of
such services and any reimbursement received for such services.
49 U.S.C. § 41701. Classification of air
The Secretary of Transportation may establish -
(1) reasonable classifications for air carriers when required because of
the nature of the transportation provided by them; and
(2) reasonable requirements for each class when the Secretary decides those
requirements are necessary in the public interest.
49 U.S.C. § 41702. Interstate air transportation
An air carrier shall provide safe and adequate interstate air transportation.
49 U.S.C. § 41708. Reports
(a) Application. - To the extent the Secretary of Transportation finds necessary
to carry out this subpart, this section and section 41709 of this title apply
to a person controlling an air carrier or affiliated (within the meaning
of section 11343(c) of this title) with a carrier.
(b) Requirements. - The Secretary may require an air carrier or foreign air
(1)(A) to file annual, monthly, periodical, and special reports with the
Secretary in the form and way prescribed by the Secretary; and
(B) to file the reports under oath;
(2) to provide specific answers to questions on which the Secretary considers
information to be necessary; and
(3) to file with the Secretary a copy of each agreement, arrangement, contract,
or understanding between the carrier and another carrier or person related
to transportation affected by this subpart.
49 U.S.C. § 41709. Records of air carriers
(a) Requirements. - The Secretary of Transportation shall prescribe the form
of records to be kept by an air carrier, including records on the movement
of traffic, receipts and expenditures of money, and the time period during
which the records shall be kept. A carrier may keep only records prescribed
or approved by the Secretary. However, a carrier may keep additional records
if the additional records do not impair the integrity of the records prescribed
or approved by the Secretary and are not an unreasonable financial burden
on the carrier.
(b) Inspection. - (1) The Secretary at any time may -
(A) inspect the land, buildings, and equipment of an air carrier or foreign
air carrier when necessary to decide under subchapter II of this chapter
or section 41102, 41103, or 41302 of this title whether a carrier is fit,
willing, and able; and
(B) inspect records kept or required to be kept by an air carrier, foreign
air carrier, or ticket agent. (2) The Secretary may employ special agents
or auditors to carry out this subsection.
2 U.S.C. § 451. Extension of credit by regulated
The Secretary of Transportation, the Federal Communications Commission, and
the Surface Transportation Board shall each maintain, (FOOTNOTE 1) its own
regulations with respect to the extension of credit, without security, by
any person regulated by such Secretary under subpart II of part A of subtitle
VII of title 49, or such Commission or Board, to any candidate for Federal
office, or to any person on behalf of such a candidate, for goods furnished
or services rendered in connection with the campaign of such candidate for
nomination for election, or election, to such office.
(FOOTNOTE 1) So in original. The comma probably should not appear.