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§ 309. —  Cooperation with other American Republics.

[Laws in effect as of January 24, 2002]
[Document not affected by Public Laws enacted between
  January 24, 2002 and December 19, 2002]
[CITE: 23USC309]

                           TITLE 23--HIGHWAYS
                      CHAPTER 3--GENERAL PROVISIONS
Sec. 309. Cooperation with other American Republics

    The President is authorized to utilize the services of the Federal 
Highway Administration in fulfilling the obligations of the United 
States under the Convention on the Pan-American Highway Between the 
United States and Other American Republics (51 Stat. 152), cooperating 
with several governments, members of the Organization of American 
States, in connection with the survey and construction of the Inter-
American Highway, and for performing engineering service in the other 
American Republics for and upon the request of any agency or 
governmental corporation of the United States. To the extent authorized 
in appropriation acts, administrative funds available in accordance with 
subsection (a) of section 104 of this title shall be available annually 
for the purpose of this section.

(Pub. L. 85-767, Aug. 27, 1958, 72 Stat. 914; Pub. L. 93-87, title I, 
Sec. 152(5), Aug. 13, 1973, 87 Stat. 276.)


    1973--Pub. L. 93-87 substituted ``Federal Highway Administration'' 
for ``Bureau of Public Roads''.

                       Pan American Highway Study

    Pub. L. 104-59, title III, Sec. 359(a), Nov. 28, 1995, 109 Stat. 
626, provided that:
    ``(1) Study.--The Secretary shall conduct a study on the adequacy of 
and the need for improvements to the Pan American Highway.
    ``(2) Elements.--The study shall include, at a minimum, the 
following elements:
        ``(A) Findings on the benefits of constructing a highway at 
    Darien Gap, Panama and Colombia.
        ``(B) Recommendations for a self-financing arrangement for 
    completion and maintenance of the Pan American Highway.
        ``(C) Recommendations for establishing a Pan American highway 
    authority to monitor financing, construction, maintenance, and 
    operations of the Pan American Highway.
        ``(D) Findings on the benefits to trade and prosperity of a more 
    efficient Pan American Highway.
        ``(E) Findings on the benefits to United States industry 
    resulting from the use of United States technology and equipment in 
    construction of improvements to the Pan American Highway.
        ``(F) Findings on environmental considerations, including 
    environmental considerations relating to Darien Gap.
    ``(3) Report.--Not later than 2 years after the date of the 
enactment of this Act [Nov. 28, 1995], the Secretary shall transmit to 
Congress a report on the results of the study.''