Summary: S.1338 — 103rd Congress (1993-1994)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed Senate amended (09/14/1993)

Title XXI (sic): Army

Title XXII: Navy

Title XXIII: Air Force

Title XXIV: Defense Agencies

Title XXV: North Atlantic Treaty Organization

Infrastructure

Title XXVI: Guard and Reserve Forces Facilities

Title XXVII: Expiration of Authorizations

Title XXVIII: General Provisions

Subtitle A: Military Construction Program and

Military Family Housing Changes

Subtitle B: Defense Base Closure and Realignment

Subtitle C: Land Transactions

Subtitle D: Other Matters

Title XXIX: Base Closure Assistance

Military Construction Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1994 - Title XXI (sic): Army - Authorizes the Secretary of the Army 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 military family housing units, to carry out architectural planning and design activities, and to improve existing military family housing units in specified amounts. Authorizes appropriations to the Army for fiscal years after 1993 for military construction, land acquisition, and military family housing functions of the Army. Limits the total cost of construction projects authorized in this title. Terminates the authority to carry out certain prior year Army construction projects.

Title XXII: Navy - Provides, with respect to the Navy, authorizations and terminations paralleling those provided for the Army under title XXI.

Title XXIII: Air Force - Provides, with respect to the Air Force, authorizations and terminations paralleling those provided for the Army under title XXI. Provides for the relocation of certain Air Force construction projects.

Title XXIV: Defense Agencies - Authorizes the Secretary of Defense to acquire real property and carry out military construction projects in specified amounts at specified installations and locations.

Authorizes the Secretary to carry out certain energy conservation projects. Authorizes appropriations to DOD for fiscal years after 1993 for military construction, land acquisition, and military family housing functions of DOD. Limits the total cost of construction projects authorized in this title. Terminates the authority to carry out certain FY 1992 military construction projects.

Title XXV: North Atlantic Treaty Organization Infrastructure - Authorizes the Secretary of Defense to make contributions to the NATO Infrastructure Program and authorizes appropriations for fiscal years after 1993 for such contributions.

Title XXVI: Guard and Reserve Forces Facilities - Authorizes appropriations for fiscal years after 1993 for the Guard and Reserve forces for acquisition, architectural planning and design activities, and construction of facilities. Reduces the amount authorized to be appropriated for certain prior year Reserve military construction projects.

Title XXVII: Expiration of Authorizations - Terminates all authorizations contained in titles XXI through XXVI of this Act on October 1, 1996, or the date of enactment of an Act authorizing funds for military construction for FY 1997, whichever is later. Extends certain prior year military construction projects.

Title XXVIII: General Provisions - Subtitle A: Military Construction Program and Military Family Housing Changes - Revises certain lease requirements with respect to the military family housing rental program.

(Sec. 2802) Authorizes the use of proceeds from the sale of electricity from generation facilities for certain military construction projects. Defines certain energy conservation measures to be adopted under a DOD energy performance plan. Provides the authority to acquire certain existing facilities in lieu of carrying out military construction projects authorized by law. Extends through FY 1995 the authority to lease real property for special operations activities.

Subtitle B: Defense Base Closure and Realignment - Requires certain additional information in a report on the activities of the Defense Base Closure Account 1990 as required under the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990. Requires base closure selection criteria to include the direct costs of such closures and realignments to other Federal departments and agencies. Provides a limitation on the expenditure of funds from the above Account for military construction in support of the transfer of functions.

(Sec. 2814) Directs the Secretary of the Navy to evaluate, and report to the defense committees on, proposals for the purchase or lease of certain buildings located in Arlington, Virginia. Requires information concerning the residual value of overseas installations being closed to be included in certain annual reports required under the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1993.

(Sec. 2816) Requires the Secretary to include certain justifications to accompany recommendations for the closure or realignment of a military installation not recommended for closure or realignment by a base closure and realignment commission.

(Sec. 2817) Authorizes the Secretary to employ civilian DOD employees whose positions would be terminated by a military base closure or realignment to carry out environmental restoration activities at such installations. Requires the Secretary to report to the defense committees concerning closure or realignment costs for each such installation.

(Sec. 2819) Amends the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990 to require certain consultation with local governments and reuse authorities with respect to military installations to be closed or realigned.

Subtitle C: Land Transactions - Authorizes the Secretary of the Navy to convey to: (1) Washington Gas Company, Virginia, the natural gas distribution system at Fort Belvoir, Virginia; (2) American Water Company, Virginia, the water distribution system at Fort Lee, Virginia; (3) Blackstone, Virginia, the waste water treatment facility at Fort Pickett, Virginia; (4) New Windsor, New York, the water distribution system and reservoir at the Stewart Army Subpost, New York; and (5) Jersey Central Power and Light Company, New Jersey, the electricity distribution system at Fort Dix, New Jersey. Authorizes the Secretary of the Navy to: (1) lease to Tri-City Municipal Water District, California, certain real property at Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base, California; and (2) convey to Broward County, Florida, a portion of the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, Florida. Amends the Military Construction Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1993 to modify provisions concerning the termination of lease and sale of facilities at the Naval Reserve Center, Atlanta, Georgia. Authorizes the Secretary of the Air Force to: (1) convey to Conrad, Montana, the radar bomb scoring site in Conrad; and (2) provide financial assistance to Maricopa County, Arizona, for the improvement of the Dysart Channel at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona.

(Sec. 2841) Directs the Secretary of the Army to transfer the Harry Diamond Army Research Laboratory in Woodbridge, Virginia, to the Department of the Interior for incorporation into a national wildlife refuge.

(Sec. 2842) Authorizes the Secretary of the Navy to convey to the Division of Public Railways, South Carolina Department of Commerce, a portion of the North Charleston Naval Weapons Station, Charleston, South Carolina.

(Sec. 2843) Directs the Secretary of Defense to: (1) make available surplus military equipment to communities adversely affected by the closure of a military installation; (2) determine whether a parcel of land at Fort Missoula, Montana, is excess to the needs of the Army; and (3) review, and report on, a proposed transfer of lands involving Fort Sheridan, Illinois, and Arlington County, Virginia.

Subtitle D: Other Matters - Directs the Secretary of the Navy to submit to the defense committees an environmental impact statement with respect to construction and operation of the Mine Warfare Center of Excellence at Ingleside, Texas.

(Sec. 2852) Prohibits the use of this Act's funds for architectural planning and design activities in connection with the DOD vaccine production facility.

(Sec. 2853) Authorizes the Secretary of the Army to make a grant to the Fairfax County School Board, Virginia, for the construction of a public elementary school there.

(Sec. 2854) Amends the Federal Credit Union Act to provide for the allotment of space for credit unions in Federal buildings.

(Sec. 2855) Directs the Secretary of the Air Force to study and report on the effects of Air Force activities at the Duck Valley Reservation.

(Sec. 2856) Directs the Administrator of General Services to convey at fair market value to adjacent landowners certain real property located at missile sites when available for purchase.

Title XXIX: Base Closure Assistance - Base Closure Communities Act of 1993 - Amends the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990 to: (1) direct the Secretary to identify items of personal property on an installation to be closed that are to be included in a reutilization and redevelopment plan for such installation; and (2) authorize the Secretary to transfer real property and facilities at military installations to be closed or realigned to the redevelopment authority of a community located near the installation, or the State in which the installation is located. Provides authority for the lease of certain property at closed installations. Requires the Secretary to ensure the expedited determination of the transferability of excess property at installations to be closed. Makes available for assisting the homeless certain property and services at such installations. Requires the Secretary to designate a transition coordinator at each military installation to be closed. Provides for the coordination of DOD activities with activities of other Federal departments and agencies with respect to such closures. Directs the Secretary to establish a community response board in the area of each such closure, with specified responsibilities relating to the reutilization or redevelopment of the area of such installation.

(Sec. 2912) Authorizes the Secretary to make grants to area redevelopment authorities for the conversion and redevelopment of former military installation property. Directs the Secretary of Defense to identify uncontaminated property (no hazardous substances) at installations to be closed. Directs the Secretary to conduct seminars on the reuse or redevelopment of former defense property and the provision of employment assistance to members of the local community adversely affected by its closure. Requires the Secretary to ensure compliance with certain environmental requirements relating to such closures. Amends the Defense Authorization Amendments and Base Closure and Realignment Act to authorize the Secretary to contract with local governments for the provision of police, fire protection, and other community services by such governments at military installations to be closed. Provides identical authority under the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990.