(1)“air traffic controller” or “controller” means a civilian employee of the Department of Transportation or the Department of Defense who, in an air traffic control facility or flight service station facility—
(A)is actively engaged—
(i)in the separation and control of air traffic; or
(ii)in providing preflight, inflight, or airport advisory service to aircraft operators; or
(B)is the immediate supervisor of any employee described in subparagraph (A); and
(2)“Secretary”, when used in connection with “air traffic controller” or “controller”, means the Secretary of Transportation with respect to controllers in the Department of Transportation, and the Secretary of Defense with respect to controllers in the Department of Defense.
1986—Par. (1). Pub. L. 99–335amended par. (1) generally including within term “air traffic controller” or “controller” references to a flight service station facility and to employment providing preflight, inflight, or airport advisory service to aircraft operators and striking out provision that regulations prescribed by the Secretary be used in determining who is an air traffic controller.
1980—Pub. L. 96–347substituted “controller; Secretary” for “controller” in section catchline, and in text included employees of the Department of Defense within the meaning of air traffic controller or controller and defined “Secretary” to mean Secretary of Transportation with respect to controllers in the Department of Transportation and Secretary of Defense with respect to controllers in the Department of Defense.
Section 3 ofPub. L. 96–347provided that: “This Act [amending this section and sections
8335 of this title and enacting provisions set out as a note under section
8335 of this title] shall take effect on the later of—
“(1) October 1, 1980, or
“(2) the ninetieth day after the date of the enactment of this Act [Sept. 12, 1980].”
Section effective on 90th day after May 16, 1972, see, section 10 ofPub. L. 92–297, set out as a note under section
3381 of this title.
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