Summary: H.R.4576 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Information (Except Text)

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Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2001 - Title I: Military Personnel - Appropriates funds for FY 2001 for active-duty and reserve personnel in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force and for National Guard personnel in the Army and Air Force.

Title II: Operation and Maintenance - Appropriates funds for FY 2001 for operation and maintenance (O&M) of the Army, Navy, and Air Force (including a transfer of funds in each case), the Marine Corps, the defense agencies (including a transfer of funds), the reserve components, and the Army and Air National Guards. Appropriates funds for: (1) the Overseas Contingency Operations Transfer Fund (including a transfer of funds); (2) the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces; (3) environmental restoration for the Army, Navy, and Air Force and defense-wide (including a transfer of funds in each case); (4) environmental restoration at formerly used defense sites (including a transfer of funds); (5) overseas humanitarian, disaster, and civic aid; (6) former Soviet Union threat reduction; and (7) quality of life enhancements, defense.

Title III: Procurement - Appropriates funds for FY 2001 for procurement by the armed forces and reserve components of aircraft, missiles, weapons, tracked combat vehicles, ammunition, and shipbuilding and conversion and for other procurement. Appropriates funds for: (1) defense-wide procurement; (2) certain procurements under the Defense Production Act of 1950; and (3) National Guard and reserve equipment.

Title IV: Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation - Appropriates funds for FY 2001 for research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E) by the armed forces and defense agencies. Appropriates funds for the Director of Operational Test and Evaluation.

Title V: Revolving and Management Funds - Appropriates funds for the Defense Working Capital funds and programs under the National Defense Sealift and Airlift Funds (including a transfer of funds for the latter).

Title VI: Other Department of Defense Programs - Appropriates funds for: (1) Department of Defense (DOD) medical and health care programs; (2) the destruction of lethal chemical agents and munitions; (3) drug interdiction and counter-drug activities, defense (including a transfer of funds); and (4) the Office of the Inspector General.

Title VII: Related Agencies - Appropriates funds for: (1) the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System Fund; (2) the Intelligence Community Management Account (including a transfer of funds); (3) payment to the Kaho'olawe Island Conveyance, Remediation, and Environmental Restoration Fund; and (4) national security scholarships, fellowships, and grants (using funds derived from the National Security Education Trust Fund).

Title VIII: General Provisions - Specifies authorized, restricted, and prohibited uses of appropriated funds.

(Sec. 8008) Authorizes procurement funds to be used for multiyear procurement contracts for the M2A3 Bradley fighting vehicle, the DDG-51 destroyer, and UH-60/CH-60 aircraft.

(Sec. 8010) Prohibits during FY 2001 the management by end strengths of DOD civilian personnel.

(Sec. 8019) Authorizes the Secretary of Defense (Secretary) to establish, with host governments of NATO-member countries, an account for the deposit of residual amounts negotiated in the return of U.S. military installations to such countries.

(Sec. 8030) Authorizes DOD to incur obligations of up to $350 million for DOD military personnel compensation, military construction projects, and supplies and services in anticipation of receipts of contributions from the Government of Kuwait.

(Sec. 8031) Earmarks funds from this Act to the Civil Air Patrol Corporation.

(Sec. 8032) Prohibits the use of funds from this Act to establish a new DOD federally funded research and development center (FFRDC). Limits the Federal compensation to be paid to FFRDC members or consultants. Prohibits the use of FY 2001 FFRDC funds for new building construction, cost-sharing payments for projects funded by Government grants, absorption of cost overruns, or certain charitable contributions. Limits the staff years of technical effort that may be funded for FFRDCs from FY 2001 funds.

(Sec. 8033) Provides Buy American requirements with respect to the DOD procurement of carbon, alloy, or armor steel plating.

(Sec. 8036) Requires the Secretary to report to Congress on the amount of DOD purchases from foreign entities in FY 2001.

(Sec. 8039) Directs the President to include within each fiscal year budget the amounts requested for administrative activities of DOD, the military departments, and the defense agencies.

(Sec. 8047) Earmarks funds appropriated under this Act for the mitigation of adverse environmental impacts on Indian lands resulting from DOD activities.

(Sec. 8050) Prohibits the use of funds: (1) by a DOD entity without compliance with the Buy American Act; (2) to establish additional field operating agencies of DOD elements or to hire additional personnel for such agencies, except for those funded within the National Foreign Intelligence Program; (3) for assistance to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea unless specifically appropriated for such purpose; (4) to reduce the civilian medical and medical support personnel assigned to military treatment facilities below the September 30, 2000, level; and (5) to transport chemical munitions to the Johnston Atoll for storage or demilitarization (with an exception and an authorized wartime waiver by the President).

(Sec. 8054) Authorizes DOD to lease real and personal property at the Adak Naval Air Facility, Alaska.

(Sec. 8055) Rescinds specified funds from various accounts under prior defense appropriations Acts.

(Sec. 8062) Prohibits the transfer to any other department or agency, except as specifically provided in an appropriations law, of funds available to DOD or the Central Intelligence Agency for drug interdiction and counter-drug activities.

(Sec. 8070) Prohibits current fiscal year DOD funds from being obligated or expended to transfer to another nation or international organization defense articles or services for use in any United Nations peacekeeping or peace enforcement operation, or for any other international peacekeeping, peace enforcement, or humanitarian assistance operation, unless specified congressional committees are given 15 days' advance notice.

(Sec. 8071) Authorizes the Secretary, to the extent authorized by law, to issue loan guarantees in support of U.S. defense exports not otherwise provided for, with a contingent liability limit of $15 billion. Requires quarterly reports to specified congressional committees on such loan guarantees.

(Sec. 8078) Directs the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) to submit to the defense committees a report identifying any activity for which the FY 2002 budget request was reduced because Congress appropriated funds above the President's budget request for that activity for FY 2001.

(Sec. 8080) Authorizes the Secretary, during the current fiscal year, to waive reimbursement of certain educational costs of the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies for military officers and civilian officials of foreign nations if determined to be in the national security interest.

(Sec. 8081) Authorizes the Chief of the National Guard Bureau to permit the use of equipment of the National Guard Distance Learning Project on a space-available, reimbursable basis.

(Sec. 8085) Reduces by $800 million the total amount appropriated in this Act, to reflect working capital fund cash balance and rate stabilization adjustments.

(Sec. 8086) Reduces by 0.7 percent the amounts provided in all appropriation accounts in titles II and III of this Act. Requires a report from the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) to the defense committees on the allocation of such reductions.

(Sec. 8087) Prohibits the use of appropriated funds for approving or licensing the sale of the F-22 advanced tactical aircraft to any foreign government.

(Sec. 8088) Authorizes the Secretary, on a case-by-case basis, to waive limitations on the procurement of defense items from a foreign country if: (1) the Secretary determines that such limitations would invalidate cooperative or reciprocal trade agreements for the procurement of defense items; and (2) such country does not discriminate against the same or similar defense items procured in the United States for that country. Provides exceptions.

(Sec. 8092) Prohibits the use of appropriated funds to support a unit of the security forces of a foreign country if credible information exists that such unit has committed a gross violation of human rights, unless all necessary corrective steps have been taken. Requires the monitoring of such information. Authorizes the Secretary to waive such prohibition under extraordinary circumstances (requiring a report to the defense committees on any such waiver).

(Sec. 8093) Authorizes the Secretary to distribute surplus DOD dental equipment to Indian health service facilities and federally-qualified health centers.

(Sec. 8094) Reduces the total amount appropriated in this Act by $56.9 million, to reflect savings from favorable foreign currency fluctuations.

(Sec. 8096) Earmarks funds from this Act to maintain an attrition reserve force of 18 B-52 aircraft.

(Sec. 8097) Requires the President's budget for FY 2002 and thereafter to include separate budget justifications for costs of U.S. military participation in contingency operations.

(Sec. 8101) Provides for the crediting during the current fiscal year of certain refunds attributable to the use of Government travel cards and the Government Purchase Card.

(Sec. 8102) Prohibits appropriated funds from being used for a mission critical or mission essential information technology system that is not registered with the DOD Chief Information Officer. Prohibits such a system from receiving a Milestone I, II, or III approval until such Officer provides written certification to the defense committees that the system is being developed in accordance with certain requirements under the Clinger-Cohen Act of 1966. Requires certain other information to be included in such certification.

(Sec. 8104) Prohibits appropriated funds from being used to transfer to any nongovernmental entity specified armor-piercing ammunition, except to an entity performing demilitarization services for DOD.

(Sec. 8105) Authorizes the Chief of the National Guard to waive payment for the lease of non-excess DOD personal property to certain youth, social, or fraternal non-profit organizations.

(Sec. 8109) Authorizes the Center of Excellence for Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance, during the current fiscal year, to pay expenses of providing or facilitating education and training for foreign military and civilian personnel in disaster management, peace operations, and humanitarian assistance.

(Sec. 8110) Authorizes DOD to enter into agreements with the Department of Veterans Affairs and federally-funded health agencies providing services to Native Hawaiians to establish a partnership to maximize Federal resources in the provision of health care services by federally funded health agencies, applying telemedicine technologies.

(Sec. 8115) Authorizes the Secretary of the Air Force to convey to Indian tribes in North and South Dakota, Montana, and Minnesota excess relocatable military housing units located at Grand Forks and Minot Air Force Bases.

(Sec. 8120) Requires a report from the Secretary to the defense committees on work-related illnesses in the DOD workforce resulting from exposure to beryllium or beryllium alloys.

(Sec. 8123) Requires a report from the Secretary of the Army to the defense committees with respect to the Interim Armored Vehicles program. Directs the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to report to such committees on the joint warfighting requirements to be met by the Army new medium brigades.

(Sec. 8124) Requires certain testing and certifications by the Secretary prior to the availability of funds to award a full funding contract for low-rate initial production for the F-22 aircraft program. Limits the total amount available for F-22 engineering and manufacturing development and production costs.

(Sec. 8126) Reduces by $14 million the total amount appropriated herein for the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO) to reflect a reduction in system engineering, program management, and other support costs.

(Sec. 8127) Requires BMDO to notify the defense committees 15 days prior to issuing any information or solicitation under the National Missile Defense program.

(Sec. 8129) Appropriates funds to DOD for a grant to the National Center for the Preservation of Democracy.

(Sec. 8132) Appropriates funds to DOD for: (1) payments to military personnel as reimbursement for mandatory pet quarantines; (2) a grant to the National D-Day Museum; and (3) a grant to the Chicago Public Schools for conversion and expansion of a specified armory.

(Sec. 8136) Appropriates funds for Navy O&M for the disposal and scrapping of ships of the Navy Inactive Fleet and the National Defense Reserve Fleet.

(Sec. 8137) Requires during FY 2001 each DOD disbursement in excess of $3 million to be matched to a particular obligation before such disbursement is made.

(Sec. 8138) Prohibits funds from being used to release to any individual or entity outside of DOD for any non-national security or non-law enforcement purposes any individual's medical records without such individual's consent.

(Sec. 8139) Authorizes the use of specified appropriated funds for: (1) continuation of the Middle East Regional Security Issues program; (2) information security initiatives; (3) the Bosque Redondo Memorial; and (4) a special subsistence allowance for members eligible to receive food stamps.

(Sec. 8141) Appropriates funds to DOD for a grant to the American Red Cross for armed forces emergency services.

(Sec. 8144) Repeals a provision of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2000 which prohibits the use of DOD funds to procure a nuclear-capable shipyard crane from a foreign source.

(Sec. 8145) Earmarks specified: (1) Air Force RDT&E funds for the B-2 Link 16/Center Instrument Display/In-Flight Replanner program; and (2) funds provided in this Act for the Airborne Laser program.

(Sec. 8147) Considers as active duty, for purposes of eligibility for veterans' benefits and compensation, service performed as a member of the Alaska Territorial Guard during World War II, as long as the individual was honorably discharged.

(Sec. 8148) Authorizes appropriations to the United States-China Security Review Commission for FY 2001.

(Sec. 8149) Amends the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act to authorize Alaska Native regional corporations to transfer personal communications service licenses issued by the Federal Communications Commission.

(Sec. 8150) Mandates that certain budget limitations under the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 shall not apply with respect to FY 2001 for purposes of implementing provisions which require adjustments to allocations and other budgetary aggregates and levels whenever the discretionary spending limit under the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Act) is increased for FY 2001.

(Sec. 8151) Designates the consolidated operations center planned for the Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama, as the Wernher von Braun Complex.

(Sec. 8152) Makes specified defense-wide RDT&E funds available for a grant to the Circum-Pacific Council for the Crowding the Rim Summit Initiative.

(Sec. 8153) Amends the Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2000 to strike a provision earmarking $6 million for the New Markets Venture Capital program (thereby making such amount available for general business loans under the Small Business Act).

(Sec. 8154) Appropriates funds to: (1) DOD for a grant for medical research concerning the possible health effects of exposure to hazardous chemicals experienced by U.S. military personnel during the Persian Gulf War; (2) DOD for a grant to the Oakland Military Institute, Oakland, California; (3) Army O&M for a grant to the city of San Bernardino, California; (4) the Defense Health Program for a grant to the Fisher House Foundation, Inc.; and (5) DOD for transfer to the Department of Energy for a proposed conceptual design study with regard to power generation efficiency, enhanced oil recovery, and carbon sequestration.

(Sec. 8157) Authorizes the Secretary to transfer ownership of the alloying material stored at the Brownsville site in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, to the Bethlehem Development Corporation, for site redevelopment purposes.

(Sec. 8159) Authorizes the Office of Economic Adjustment to amend a specified grant awarded to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to provide for the acquisition of equipment used in undertaking community economic adjustment activities at the Philadelphia Shipyard.

(Sec. 8162) Amends the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2000 to extend until the end of FY 2002 the availability of appropriations for the procurement of Army weapons and tracked combat vehicles.

(Sec. 8163) Reduces by: (1) $71.367 million the total amount appropriated in this Act, to reduce cost growth in consulting and advisory services and other contract growth; (2) $92.7 million the total amount appropriated, to reduce excess funded carryover; (3) $159.76 million the total amount appropriated, to reduce growth in headquarters and administrative activities; and (4) $1.1 billion the amount appropriated in Title II for the Overseas Contingency Operations Transfer Fund.

Title IX: Additional Fiscal Year 2000 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for the Department of Defense - Makes emergency supplemental appropriations for the Department of Defense for FY 2000.

Appropriates funds for the Overseas Contingency Operations Transfer Fund (including a transfer of funds).

(Sec. 9001) Appropriates funds to DOD for: (1) military personnel accounts; (2) O&M accounts; and (3) the Defense Health Program. Designates all such appropriations as emergency expenditures under the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Act). Requires the President to make a budget request for such amounts and to designate such amounts as emergency expenditures.

(Sec. 9002) Deems funds appropriated or otherwise made available by this title for intelligence activities to be specifically authorized by Congress for funding such activities pursuant to the National Security Act of 1947.