Pub. L. No. 104–88, 109 Stat. 803, codified in relevant part at 49 U.S.C. §10706
Section 102(a) of this Act, authorizing rail carrier rate agreements exempt from the antitrust laws, requires the Federal Trade Commission, in consultation with the Department of Justice, to file with the Surface Transportation Board within the Department of Transportation periodic reports that assess and make recommendations concerning possible anticompetitive features of rate agreements among common carriers.