FSMC, TITLE 20.  AERONAUTICS
 
 
Chapter 2:  General Powers of the Secretary;
National Preemption

201.     General powers and duties of the Secretary.
202.     National preemption.

      201.  General powers and duties of the Secretary.

     (1)     General powers.  The Secretary is empowered to perform such acts, to conduct such investigations, to issue and amend such orders, and to make and amend such general or special rules, regulations, and procedures, necessary to carry out the provisions of this title.

     (2)     Cooperation with other government agencies and departments.  The Secretary is empowered to confer with or to hold joint hearings with any other national or state government agencies or departments, in connection with any matter arising under this title within its jurisdiction, and to avail itself of the cooperation, services, records, and facilities of such agencies or departments as fully as may be practicable in the administration and enforcement of this title.

     (3)     Exchange of information.  The Secretary, is empowered to exchange with other governments, through appropriate agencies of the Federated States of Micronesia, information pertaining to aeronautics.

     (4)     Foreign aid.

     (a)     Under such terms and conditions as are prescribed by the laws of the Federated States of Micronesia, the Secretary, after consultation and in cooperation with the Department of External Affairs, may accept, receive, disburse, and expend moneys from foreign governments or other international organizations, and other moneys, public or private, made available by grant or loan to accomplish, in whole or in part, any of the purposes of this title.

     (b)     No moneys from any foreign government or international organization shall be accepted under and pursuant to this title unless:

     (i)     the funds are made available upon such terms and conditions as are prescribed by, or are consistent with or allowed under, the laws of the Federated States of Micronesia; and

     (ii)     the Secretary has consulted with the Department of External Affairs and obtained clearance from the Attorney General to enter into any contracts which may be required in connection therewith.

     (c)     Foreign aid received by the Secretary under the provisions of this section shall be paid to a special airport trust account to be expended only for the purpose specified by the grantor and in compliance with the provisions of subsection (b) of this section, or if the grantor has not restricted such purpose, to be used at the discretion of the Secretary for:

     (i)     matching funds for airport development projects in the states, including, but not limited to, maintenance of runways and navigational aids; improvements, expansion, and maintenance of the terminal buildings; and other matters related to airport operations; and

     (ii)     other purposes which directly foster and advance the development of civil aeronautics and air commerce in the Federated States of Micronesia.

Source:  PL 9-138 6.

      202.  National preemption.

     (1)     No state or political subdivision thereof shall enact or enforce any law, rule, regulation, standard, or other provision having the force and effect of law relating to rates charged by, routes established or served by, or services provided by any air carrier having authority to provide air transportation in the Federated States of Micronesia.

     (2)     The provisions of subsection (1) of this section shall not apply to fees or rates charged by airport operators to air carriers having the authority to provide air transportation in the Federated States of Micronesia; however, such fees, rates and other charges levied by airport operators upon air carriers shall remain subject to the Secretary's ultimate review and approval under the provisions of sections 305(3), 703(4), 1002, and any other applicable provisions of this title.

Source:  PL 9-138 7.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
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