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SA 38. Mr. BROWN of Ohio (for himself and Mr. Portman) 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:

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(b) Test Site Criteria.--In determining where the test sites to be established under the pilot project required by subsection (a)(1) are to be located, the Administrator shall--
(1) take into consideration geographical and climate diversity; and
(2) consult with the Secretary of the Air Force and the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to determine the test sites with available research radars to most efficiently meet national defense and civilian aerospace needs.
(c) Systems and Detection Techniques.--Within 6 months after date of enactment of this Act, the Administrator shall submit to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives a report describing and assessing the progress being made in establishing special use airspace to fill the immediate need of the Air Force to develop detection techniques for small unmanned aerial vehicles
and validate sensor integration and operation of unmanned aerial systems.


(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on Feb 3, 2011.)