H.R. 3455 (97th): Military Construction Authorization Act, 1982

Introduced:
May 06, 1981 (97th Congress, 1981–1982)
Status:
Signed by the President
Slip Law:
This bill became Pub.L. 97-99.
Sponsor
Jack Brinkley
Representative for Georgia's 3rd congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Dec 23, 1981
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Related Bills
S. 1408 (Related)
Military Construction Authorization Act, 1982

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Jun 18, 1981

H.R. 2920 (Related)
Military Construction Authorization Act, 1982

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 31, 1981

 
Status

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 23, 1981.

Progress
Introduced May 06, 1981
Referred to Committee May 06, 1981
Reported by Committee May 12, 1981
Passed House Jun 04, 1981
Passed Senate with Changes Nov 05, 1981
Conference Report Agreed to by Senate Dec 08, 1981
Signed by the President Dec 23, 1981
 
Full Title

A bill to authorize certain construction at military installations for fiscal year 1982, and for other purposes.

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12/7/1981--Conference report filed in House.
(Conference report filed in House, H. Rept. 97-362) Military Construction Authorization Act, 1982 -
Title I - Army
Authorizes the Secretary of the Army to establish or develop military installations and facilities at specified locations.
Authorizes appropriations in specified amounts for each of these locations.
Authorizes the Secretary to establish or develop other installations by proceeding with construction made necessary by unforeseen security considerations, new weapons development, new and unforeseen research and development requirements, improved production schedules, or revisions in the tasks or functions assigned to a military installation or for environmental considerations if the Secretary of Defense determines that deferral of such construction for inclusion in the next Military Construction Authorization Act would be inconsistent with the national security.
Authorizes appropriations for such emergency construction.
Authorizes the Secretary to accomplish minor construction projects in a specified amount.
Amends the Military Construction Authorization Acts of 1980 and 1981 to increase the authorization levels for specified projects.
Title II - Navy
Authorizes the Secretary of the Navy to establish or develop military installations and facilities at specified locations.
Authorizes appropriations in specified amounts for each such location.
Authorizes the Secretary to establish or develop other installations where necessary under the same conditions as those relating to the Secretary of the Army under title I of this Act. Authorizes the Secretary to accomplish minor construction projects in a specified amount.
Authorizes the Secretary to acquire interests in lands by exchange of Government-owned lands to ensure unhampered air operations at the Naval Air Station, Key West, Florida. Authorizes the Secretary of the Navy to construct needed facilities to tie into the waste heat recovery boilers of the Macalloy Corporation if contracting with such company to supply steam to the Naval Station, Charleston, South Carolina would be cost effective.
Requires prior congressional review before such a contract is entered into.
Title III - Air Force
Authorizes the Secretary of the Air Force to establish or develop military installations and facilities at specified locations.
Authorizes appropriations in specified amounts for each such location.
Authorizes the Secretary to establish or develop additional facilities where necessitated by those factors enumerated in title I of this Act. Authorizes the Secretary to accomplish minor construction projects in a specified amount.
Amends the Military Construction Authorization Act, 1977 to increase the authorization levels for specified projects.
Title IV - Defense Agencies
Authorizes the Secretary of Defense to establish or develop military installations at specified locations and authorizes appropriations in specified amounts for each such location. Authorizes the Secretary to establish or develop additional facilities which are determined to be vital to the security of the United States. Authorizes appropriations for such purpose. Authorizes the Secretary to accomplish minor construction projects in a specified amount.
Title V - North Atlantic Treaty Organization Infrastructure
Authorizes the Secretary of Defense to incur NATO facilities construction costs up to a specified amount. Requires the Secretary to report to the Senate and the House Armed Services and Appropriations Committees concerning such costs.
Title VI - Military Family Housing and Homeowners Assistance Program
Authorizes the Secretary of Defense to construct or acquire military family housing.
Requires the Secretary to consult with the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development as to the availability of private housing in a U.S. location before constructing any family housing at such location.
Directs the Secretary to give the appropriate congressional committees 30 days notice of any disagreement as to housing availability with the Secretary of HUD before contracting for construction.
Authorizes appropriations for such housing at specified locations in the United States and overseas.
Authorizes the Secretary to:
(1) improve existing quarters; and
(2) provide for advance planning and construction design, including architectural and engineering services.
Limits the amounts that may be expended for such purposes.
Increases the number of family housing units that may be leased in a foreign country.
Increases the number of units which the Secretary may exempt from cost limitations.
Authorizes appropriations for military family housing for fiscal year 1982, including construction, operating costs, mortgage costs under the National Housing Act, and for homeowners assistance under the Demonstration Cities and Metropolitan Development Act of 1966.
Title VII - Authorization of Appropriations and Administrative Provisions
Authorizes the Secretaries of the various military departments to develop installations under this Act without regard to provisions of law which prohibit the advancement of public moneys and which require the submission of detailed cost estimates to Congress. Establishes expenditure ceilings for each title of this Act. Authorizes limited increases in the amounts authorized pursuant to this Act if the Secretary of the military department or the Director of the defense agency concerned determines that such an increase is required for the sole purpose of meeting unusual and unanticipated variations in costs.
Requires the Secretary of Defense to report annually to the appropriate committees of Congress concerning projects exceeding the amount authorized by more than a specified percent.
Directs the Secretary of Defense to encourage the use of solar energy for projects authorized by this Act and authorizes the Secretary to increase the cost limitations for floor area limitations for a project in order to equip it with solar energy heating or cooling equipment.
Establishes measures and responsibility for supervising the construction work authorized under this Act. Requires the respective Secretaries to report to Congress annually on the costs of construction contracts.
Repeals prior Military Construction Authorization Acts. Specifies exceptions to such repealer.
Sets forth unit cost limitations based on square footage for projects authorized pursuant to this Act.
Title VIII - Guard and Reserve Forces Facilities
Authorizes the Secretary of Defense to establish or develop additional facilities for the Guard and Reserve Forces of various military departments, including arms storage rooms. Authorizes appropriations in specified amounts for each such entity.
Title IX - General Provisions
Creates a formula for determining the cost effectiveness of a solar energy system for use in new military construction.
Expands the authority to appropriate funds for the advance planning of public works not otherwise authorized by law to include construction management of specified projects funded by foreign governments for which U.S. forces are the primary user.
Authorizes the Secretary of Defense to undertake military construction necessary to support the required employment of the armed forces during a declaration of war or a national emergency.
Authorizes the Secretary of Defense to provide special impact assistance to States and local governments and authorities located near the M-X missile system or the east coast Trident base.
Sets forth the procedures for implementing such assistance, including reliance upon existing Federal programs where possible.
Directs the Secretary to report to the appropriate committees of Congress on the amounts expended under this program.
Directs the Secretary of the Army to maintain a district office of the Army Corps of Engineers within 25 miles of each major U.S. defense part.
Prohibits the expenditure of funds on a military construction project in a foreign country unless the materials to be used are produced, manufactured, or refined in the United States. Exempts:
(1) contracts for less than a specified amount;
(2) construction in countries with which the United States has a foreign agreement which would be violated by such restriction; and
(3) limited use of other materials where necessary for the timely construction of a project.
Increases the authorization ceilings for approval of minor construction projects.
Requires the appropriate committees of Congress to be notified within 15 rather than 30 days before funds are obligated for projects costing more than a specified amount.
Permits the Secretary of each military department to develop any geothermal energy resource within lands under the Secretary's jurisdiction if to do so would be in the public interest.
Amends the Military Construction Authorization Act, 1966 to repeal the requirement of prior congressional approval before the Air Force can contract with the Aerospace Corporation for the construction of any facility or the acquisition of real property.
Entitles the State in which a military installation is located to 25 percent of the revenue received from the sale of timber and timber products from such installation, after certain costs of production are deducted.
Permits the use of Public Health Service hospitals transferred to a public or nonprofit private entity by the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS) for at least three years after the transfer.
States that the conveyance of lands located in the vicinity of Purgatory River Canyon and Pinon Canyon, Colorado, conveyed to the United States for expansion of the Fort Carson military installation, shall be treated as an involuntary conversion for tax purposes.
Includes such lands within the definition of entitlement lands owned by the United States for the purpose of making payments to local governments.
Directs the Secretary of the Army to adhere to the environmental mitigation measures contained in the final environmental impact statement concerning such installation.
Authorizes the Administrator of General Services to dispose of the Federal property formerly constituting the Naval Training Center at Bainbridge, Cecil County, Maryland. Authorizes the Secretary of the Army to exchange with Long Beach, California, specified lands adjoining the Army Reserve Training Center, Long Beach, California for other specified lands.
Authorizes the Secretary of Defense to exchange with the city of South Charleston, West Virginia, specified lands previously comprising the Reserve Centers of Army, Navy, and Marine Corps for other specified lands.
Requires the city to construct facilities on such land suitable for use as a United States Armed Forces Reserve Center. Authorizes the Secretary of the Navy to convey to San Antonio, Texas, the land comprising the United States Naval and Marine Corps Reserve Center after a replacement facility has been made available.
Requires the city to pay the fair market value for such land and improvements and to pay all costs associated with the move.

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