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SA 87. Mr. BEGICH (for himself and Ms. Murkowski) 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:

Beginning on page 307, strike line 1 and all that follows through page 310, line 10, and insert the following:
(a) Authorization.--Subject to subsection (b), in circumstances in which it is impracticable to transport compressed oxygen and other oxidizing gases within the State of Alaska through transportation modes other than by aircraft, the transport of such gases within Alaska shall not be subject to the requirements under--
(1) paragraphs (3), (4), and (5) of section 173.302(f) of title 49, Code of Federal Regulations;
(2) paragraphs (3), (4), and (5) of section 173.304(f) of such title; and
(3) appendices D and E of part 178 of such title.
(b) Limitation on Cylinder Size.--The regulatory exemptions set forth in subsection (a) shall not apply to the transport of individual cylinders of compressed oxygen or other oxidizing gases with a capacity greater than 281 cubic feet unless such transport takes place on cargo only aircraft.

(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on Feb 15, 2011.)