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SA 24. Mr. COCHRAN (for himself, Mr. PRYOR, and Mr. WICKER) submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 223, to modernize the air traffic control system, improve the safety, reliability, and availability of transportation by air in the United States, provide modernization of the air traffic control system, reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

At the end of title VII, insert the following:
SEC. __X. AMENDMENT RELATING TO PEST CONTROL EXPLOSIVES.
(a) Specific Exemption.--Section 845(a) of title 18, United States Code, is amended--
(1) in paragraph (5), by striking "and" after the semicolon;
(2) in paragraph (6), by striking the period and inserting "; and"; and
(3) by adding at the end the following:
"(7) pest control pyrotechnics manufactured, imported, used, and stored in accordance with regulations issued by the Attorney General.".
(b) Exemption Authority.--Section 845 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by inserting at the end the following:
"(d) The Attorney General may exempt from all or a part of the provisions of this chapter explosive materials or explosive devices containing such materials when a determination is made, by regulation, that the explosive materials or explosive devices--
"(1) are of a type that does not pose a threat to public safety; and
"(2) are unlikely to be used as a weapon.".
(c) Effective Date.--The amendment made by this section shall take effect 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act.


(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on Feb 2, 2011.)