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SA 4634. Mr. SALAZAR submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill H.R. 2881, to amend title 49, United States Code, to authorize appropriations for the Federal Aviation Administration for fiscal years 2008 through 2011, to improve aviation safety and capacity, to provide stable funding for the national aviation system, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

At the appropriate place, insert the following:
SEC. __. REVIEW OF DE-ICING AND ANTI-ICING PROGRAMS.
(a) In General.--The Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration shall conduct a review of the de-icing and anti-icing programs of each air carrier (as that term is defined in section 40102(a)(2) of title 49, United States Code) to ensure that those programs comply with the policies of the Federal Aviation Administration.
(b) De-Icing and Anti-Icing Programs Defined.--For purposes of this section, the term ``de-icing and anti-icing program'' includes--
(1) the procedures of an air carrier or a contractor of an air carrier for removing ice from aircraft and preventing the formation of ice on aircraft; and
(2) the training of--
(A) employees of the air carrier with respect to the procedures described in paragraph (1); and
(B) contractors of the air carrier or any other persons providing de-icing or anti-icing services for aircraft of the air carrier with respect to such procedures.
(c) Consequences of Noncompliance.--If the Administrator determines that the de-icing and anti-icing programs of an air carrier do not comply with the policies of the Federal Aviation Administration, the Administrator shall require the air carrier to submit a plan, as soon as practicable--
(1) to ensure that the de-icing and anti-icing programs of the air carrier comply with the policies of the Administration--
(A) in the case of a program being carried out in the United States, by not later than 90 days after the Administrator determines that the program is not in compliance; and
(B) in the case of a program being carried out outside of the United States, by not later than October 1, 2008; and
(2) to ensure the safe de-icing and anti-icing of the aircraft of the air carrier in the period before the de-icing and anti-icing programs of the air carrier can be brought into compliance.
(d) Report.--Not later than October 1, 2008, the Administrator shall submit to Congress a report setting forth the results of the review required under subsection (a).
(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on Apr 30, 2008.)