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8/7/1984--Conference report filed in House. (Conference report filed in House, H. Rept. 98-962) Military Construction Authorization Act, 1985 -
Authorizes the Secretary of the Army to acquire real property and carry out military construction projects in specified amounts at specified installations and locations. Permits the Secretary to construct or acquire family housing units at specified installations in specified amounts. Sets forth specifications for the construction of family housing units at Fort Hood, Texas. Permits the Secretary to improve existing military family housing units, earmarking certain funds for energy conservation projects only. Directs the Secretary to contract for the design of replacement facilities for the Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas. Requires the Secretary to report the initial number of hospital beds to Congress. Limits the use of construction funds for a new hospital at Fort Lewis, Washington, to site preparation construction work.
Authorizes the Secretary of the Navy to acquire real property and carry out military construction projects in specified amounts at specified installations and locations. Authorizes the Secretary to construct or acquire family housing units at specified locations. Sets forth specifications and funding arrangements for housing units at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Authorizes expenditures to improve existing military family housing units. Exempts units at the Naval Air Station, Whidbey Island, Washington, from certain per unit cost limitations. Authorizes the Secretary to carry out a water supply and flood control project for the Santa Margarita River, Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, California. Permits the obligation of funds only if legislation is enacted authorizing the Secretary of the Interior to carry out such project in accordance with Federal reclamation laws and a specified plan.
Authorizes the Secretary of the Air Force to acquire real property and carry out military construction projects in specified amounts at specified installations and locations. Authorizes improvements to existing military family housing units, earmarking certain funds for energy conservation projects only.
Authorizes the Secretary of Defense to acquire real property and carry out military construction projects in specified amounts at specified installations and locations. Permits the Secretary to construct or acquire family housing units at specified installations. Permits expenditures to improve existing units. Amends the Military Construction Authorization Act, 1984, to increase the authorization level for defense agency construction in FY 1984.
North Atlantic Treaty Orgainzation Infrastructure
Authorizes the Secretary of Defense to make contributions for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Infrastructure program.
Authorization of Appropriations and Recurring Administrative Provisions
Authorizes appropriations for fiscal years after FY 1984 for military construction, land acquisition, and military family housing functions of the Departments of the Army, the Navy, and the Air Force and the defense agencies. Authorizes appropriations for the NATO Infrastructure program. Limits the total cost of all projects to the total amounts authorized to be appropriated for each military department concerned. States that such authorizations shall expire at the later of the end of FY 1986 or the enactment of authorizations for FY 1987, unless otherwise specified. Establishes maximum amounts on certain expenditures, including unspecified minor military construction projects and per unit improvement and rental costs for military family housing. Authorizes supplemental appropriations for FY 1984 for a military construction project at the Naval Station, Keflavik, Iceland.
Guard and Reserve Force Facilities
Authorizes appropriations for fiscal years after FY 1984 for the costs of acquisition, architectural and engineering services, and construction of facilities for the guard and reserve forces. Increases from $50,000 to $100,000 the ceiling on facility acquisitions which the Secretary of Defense may make using funds available for operations and maintenance. Expands the authority of the Secretary to contribute funds to a State for arms storage rooms to encompass any critical portion of State facilities related to a Federal military mission. Prohibits the use of lands comprising Camp Shelby, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, for purposes other than military training unless such lands were permitted to another use before the enactment of this Act.
Military Construction Program Revisions
Expands the liability of a member of the armed forces for damage to housing, equipment, and furnishings to include damage to an unaccompanied personnel housing unit as well as to a family unit. Permits the Secretary to establish limitations of liability or to compromise or waive claims. Permits deductions from such member's pay to cover the damage. Treats land acquisition projects involving condemned lands the same as all other land acquisition projects conducted by a military department. Increases from five to 12 the percentage of available real property funds a Secretary of a military department may use to acquire options. Authorizes a Secretary of a military department to use operation and maintenance or construction funds to restore land to a condition required by another military department or Federal agency which has permitted use of such land to the department. Prohibits the Secretary of Defense from storing non-Department owned toxic or hazardous materials in a Department installation. Excludes from such prohibition the storage of materials in the National Defense Stockpile, the temporary storage of explosives to protect the public or assist law enforcement or civil authorities, the temporary storage of nuclear or classified materials, and other specified emergency storage. Permits the Secretary to charge for such storage. Permits the Secretary of the Army to enter into one contract for no more than 600 family housing units at one location to accommodate a major restationing action. Requires the Secretary to report to Congress when contract cost variations are in excess of 25 percent when the total cost under the contract exceeds the maximum amount for a minor military construction project. Requires the setting aside for small business concerns of architectural, design, and engineering services contracts below a specified amount during FY 1985. Increases from 25 to 40 percent a State's entitlement to the proceeds from the sale of forest products from a military installation within such State. Establishes a reserve account in the Treasury to administer funds from forest product sales. Limits the balance of such reserve account. Authorizes the Secretary of a military department to sell to utility companies electrical energy generated from alternate energy or cogeneration type product facilities under such Secretary's jurisdiction. Permits the use of Department funds for the installation, repair, and maintenance of telephone wire in private residences leased or owned by the Government. Amends the Military Construction Authorization Act, 1984, to permit the construction of concrete housing for military family housing overseas if the materials, fixtures, and equipment used in the construction (except for the actual concrete components) are manufactured in the United States.
Authorizes the Secretary of the Air Force to enter into military construction project contracts using either turnkey competitive negotiation methods or construction management techniques at one installation of the Secretary's choice. Amends the Military Construction Authorization Act, 1983, to permit the use of funds for projects in the Federal Republic of Germany in support of the master restationing plan before there is a written cost-sharing agreement between such country and the United States. Directs the Comptroller General to study the optimal funding for Department of Defense dependent schools, including the possibility of transferring such schools to the local school districts.
Real Property Transactions
Authorizes the Secretary of the Air Force to convey specified lands to the Colorado Board of Land Commissioners in exchange for specified interests in lands adjacent to the Consolidated Space Operations Center, Falcon Air Force Station, Colorado. Authorizes the Secretary of the Navy to accept in exchange for Southern California Edison Company's use of warehouse space at the Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, California, replacement warehouse facilities and fair rental value for the used space. Authorizes the Secretary of the Navy to replace substandard housing units known as the Sterling Homes Project, Oceanside, California, serving as military family housing for Camp Pendleton personnel. Authorizes the Secretary of the Army to convey without consideration specified lands located in Lompac, California, to the city of Lompoc for a permanent site for a space science museum or for related education and recreation purposes. Authorizes the Secretary of the Air Force to convey lands on the March Air Force Base, California, to the Village West Foundation, San Bernardino, California, in exchange for lands of the same market value, the fair market value, or some combination of cash and land comprising the fair market value. Retains a right of reversion to the United States if such lands is not used for permanent facilities for the Foundation within ten years, or in portions of the land which cease to be used for Foundation purposes during a 40 year period. Prohibits the Foundation from disposing of such land for 50 years. Authorizes the Secretary of the Navy to convey lease rights comprising specified lands and improvements to the San Diego Unified Port District, California, in exchange for a replacement facility and the costs of relocation. Authorizes the Secretary of the Navy to exchange specified lands with the City of San Diego, California, or the San Diego Energy Recovery Project (SANDER) comprising or near the Naval Air Station, Miramar. Authorizes the Secretary of the Navy to convey specified lands or an easement in perpetuity to such lands on the Marine Corps Air Station (Helicopter), Tustin, California, to the Irving Company or the cities of Tustin and Irvine for the depvelopment of a public thoroughfare. Requires the Irvine Company to convey to the United States certain rights to lands known as the Browning Corridor. Requires such cities and the Irvine Company to reimburse the United States for costs of replacing the helicopter training facility displaced by the above conveyance to them. Authorizes the Secretary of the Navy to convey to the Naval Academy Athletic Association for fair market value specified lands comprising a portion of the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland. Provides for a reversion to the United States of such land if the Association does not develop such land for a use compatible with Naval Academy activities. Directs the Secretary of the Army to transfer without reimbursement to the Secretary of the Interior specified lands of Fort Lewis, Washington, suitable for a fish hatchery.
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