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                                                       Calendar No. 291
115th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 4667


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                           December 21, 2017

                                Received

                            January 3, 2018

                          Read the first time

                            January 4, 2018

            Read the second time and placed on the calendar

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                                 AN ACT


 
 Making further supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending 
  September 30, 2018, for disaster assistance for Hurricanes Harvey, 
   Irma, and Maria, and calendar year 2017 wildfires, and for other 
                               purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

                    DIVISION A--DISASTER ASSISTANCE

     The following sums are appropriated, out of any money in the 
Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 2018, and for other purposes, namely:

                                TITLE I

                       DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

                        Office of the Secretary

    For an additional amount for the ``Office of the Secretary'', 
$2,600,000,000, which shall remain available until September 30, 2019, 
for necessary expenses related to crops, trees, bushes, vines, and 
livestock losses resulting from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria, and 
other hurricanes and wildfires occurring in calendar year 2017 under 
such terms and conditions as determined by the Secretary: Provided, 
That the Secretary may provide assistance for such losses in the form 
of block grants to eligible states and territories: Provided further, 
That the total amount of payments received under this heading and 
applicable policies of crop insurance under the Federal Crop Insurance 
Act (7 U.S.C. 1501 et seq.) or the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance 
Program (NAP) under section 196 of the Federal Agriculture Improvement 
and Reform Act of 1996 (7 U.S.C. 7333) shall not exceed 85 percent of 
the loss as determined by the Secretary: Provided further, That the 
total amount of payments received under this heading for producers who 
did not obtain a policy or plan of insurance for an insurable commodity 
for the 2017 crop year, or 2018 crop year in the case of citrus, under 
the Federal Crop Insurance Act (7 U.S.C. 1501 et seq.) for the crop 
incurring the losses or did not file the required paperwork and pay the 
service fee by the applicable State filing deadline for a noninsurable 
commodity for the 2017 crop year under NAP for the crop incurring the 
losses shall not exceed 65 percent of the loss as determined by the 
Secretary: Provided further, That producers receiving payments under 
this heading, as determined by the Secretary, shall be required to 
purchase crop insurance where crop insurance is available for the next 
two available crop years, and producers receiving payments under this 
heading shall be required to purchase coverage under NAP where crop 
insurance is not available in the next two available crop years, as 
determined by the Secretary: Provided further, That, not later than 90 
days after the end of fiscal year 2018, the Secretary shall submit a 
report to the Congress specifying the type, amount, and method of such 
assistance by state and territory and the status of the amounts 
obligated and plans for further expenditure and include improvements 
that can be made to Federal Crop Insurance policies, either 
administratively or legislatively, to increase participation, 
particularly among underserved producers, in higher levels of coverage 
in future years for crops qualifying for assistance under this heading: 
Provided further, That such amount is designated by the Congress as 
being for an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) 
of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                      Office of Inspector General

    For an additional amount for ``Office of Inspector General'', 
$2,500,000, to remain available until expended, for oversight and audit 
of programs, grants, and activities funded by this division and 
administered by the Department of Agriculture: Provided, That such 
amount is designated by the Congress as being for an emergency 
requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget 
and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                     Agricultural Research Service

                        buildings and facilities

    For an additional amount for ``Buildings and Facilities'', 
$22,000,000, to remain available until expended, for necessary expenses 
related to the consequences of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria: 
Provided, That such amount is designated by the Congress as being for 
an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the 
Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                          Farm Service Agency

                     emergency conservation program

    For an additional amount for the ``Emergency Conservation Program'' 
for necessary expenses related to the consequences of Hurricanes 
Harvey, Irma, and Maria and of wildfires occurring in calendar year 
2017, and other natural disasters, $400,000,000, to remain available 
until expended: Provided, That not less than $300,000,000 of the amount 
made available in the previous proviso shall be for necessary expenses 
resulting from a major disaster declared pursuant to the Robert T. 
Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5121 
et seq.): Provided further, That such amount is designated by the 
Congress as being for an emergency requirement pursuant to section 
251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control 
Act of 1985.

                 Natural Resources Conservation Service

               watershed and flood prevention operations

    For an additional amount, for ``Watershed and Flood Prevention 
Operations'', for necessary expenses for the Emergency Watershed 
Protection Program related to the consequences of Hurricanes Harvey, 
Irma, and Maria and of wildfires occurring in calendar year 2017, and 
other natural disasters, $541,000,000, to remain available until 
expended: Provided, That not less than $400,000,000 of the amount made 
available in the previous proviso shall be for necessary expenses 
resulting from a major disaster declared pursuant to the Robert T. 
Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5121 
et seq.): Provided further, That such amount is designated by the 
Congress as being for an emergency requirement pursuant to section 
251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control 
Act of 1985.

                       RURAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

                         Rural Housing Service

              rural housing insurance fund program account

    For an additional amount for costs of direct loans, including costs 
relating to modification of such loans, as those terms are defined in 
section 502 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 (2 U.S.C. 661a), 
$18,672,000 shall be for direct loans for the rehabilitation of section 
515 rental housing (42 U.S.C. 1485) in locations where owners were not 
required to carry national flood insurance, to remain available until 
September 30, 2019: Provided, That such funds shall be for areas 
impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria: Provided further, That 
such amount is designated by the Congress as being for an emergency 
requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget 
and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                        Rural Utilities Service

             rural water and waste disposal program account

    For an additional amount for the ``Rural Water and Waste Disposal 
Program Account'', $165,475,000, to remain available until expended, 
for grants to repair drinking water systems and sewer and solid waste 
disposal systems impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria: 
Provided, That not to exceed $2,000,000 of the amount appropriated 
under this heading shall be for technical assistance grants for rural 
water and waste systems pursuant to section 306(a)(14) of the 
Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act: Provided further, That 
such amount is designated by the Congress as being for an emergency 
requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget 
and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                       Food and Nutrition Service

                      commodity assistance program

    For an additional amount for ``Commodity Assistance Program'' for 
the emergency food assistance program as authorized by section 27(a) of 
the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2036(a)) and section 
204(a)(1) of the Emergency Food Assistance Act of 1983 (7 U.S.C. 
7508(a)(1)), $24,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2019: 
Provided, That notwithstanding any other provisions of the Emergency 
Food Assistance Act of 1983, the Secretary of Agriculture may allocate 
additional foods and funds for administrative expenses from resources 
specifically appropriated, transferred, or reprogrammed to provide 
resources to Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, and States 
affected by wildfires occurring in calendar year 2017 or Hurricanes 
Harvey, Irma, and Maria, as determined by the Secretary, without regard 
to sections 204 and 214 of such Act (7 U.S.C. 7508, 7515): Provided 
further, That such funds will be designated for States impacted by 
Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, or wildfire and subject to a 
federal major disaster or emergency declaration: Provided further, That 
such amount is designated by the Congress as being for an emergency 
requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget 
and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

                      Food and Drug Administration

                        buildings and facilities

                     (including transfer of funds)

    For an additional amount for ``Buildings and Facilities'', 
$7,600,000, to remain available until expended, for necessary expenses 
related to the consequences of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria: 
Provided, That such amount may be transferred to ``Department of Health 
and Human Services--Food and Drug Administration Salaries and 
Expenses'' for costs related to repair of facilities, for replacement 
of equipment, and for other increases in facility-related costs: 
Provided further, That obligations incurred for the purposes provided 
herein prior to the date of enactment of this Act may be charged to 
funds appropriated by this paragraph: Provided further, That such 
amount is designated by the Congress as being for an emergency 
requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget 
and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                     GENERAL PROVISION--THIS TITLE

    Sec. 101. (a) Section 1501(d)(1) of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (7 
U.S.C. 9081(d)(1)) is amended by striking ``not more than $20,000,000'' 
and inserting ``not more than $40,000,000''.
    (b) The amount provided by subsection (a) for fiscal year 2018 is 
designated by the Congress as being for an emergency requirement 
pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and 
Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                                TITLE II

                         DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

                  Economic Development Administration

                economic development assistance programs

                     (including transfers of funds)

    Pursuant to section 703 of the Public Works and Economic 
Development Act (42 U.S.C. 3233), for an additional amount for 
``Economic Development Assistance Programs'' for necessary expenses 
related to flood mitigation, disaster relief, long-term recovery, and 
restoration of infrastructure in areas that received a major disaster 
designation as a result of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, and the 
calendar year 2017 wildfires, under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster 
Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq.), 
$600,000,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That the 
amount provided under this heading is designated by the Congress as 
being for an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) 
of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985: 
Provided further, That within the amount appropriated, up to 2 percent 
of funds may be transferred to the ``Salaries and Expenses'' account 
for administration and oversight activities: Provided further, That 
within the amount appropriated, $1,000,000 shall be transferred to the 
``Office of Inspector General'' account for carrying out investigations 
and audits related to the funding provided under this heading.

            National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration

                  operations, research, and facilities

    For an additional amount for ``Operations, Research, and 
Facilities'' for necessary expenses related to the consequences of 
Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, $120,904,000, to remain available 
until September 30, 2019, as follows: (1) $12,904,000 for repair and 
replacement of observing assets, Federal real property, and equipment; 
(2) $18,000,000 for marine debris assessment and removal; (3) 
$40,000,000 for mapping, charting, and geodesy services; and (4) 
$50,000,000 to improve weather forecasting, hurricane intensity 
forecasting and flood forecasting and mitigation capabilities, 
including data assimilation from ocean observing platforms and 
satellites: Provided, That the amount provided under this heading is 
designated by the Congress as being for an emergency requirement 
pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and 
Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

               procurement, acquisition and construction

    For an additional amount for ``Procurement, Acquisition and 
Construction'' for necessary expenses related to the consequences of 
Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, $79,232,000, to remain available 
until September 30, 2020, as follows: (1) $29,232,000 for repair and 
replacement of Federal real property and observing assets; and (2) 
$50,000,000 for improvements to operational and research weather 
supercomputing infrastructure and for improvement of satellite ground 
services used in hurricane intensity and track prediction: Provided, 
That the amount provided under this heading is designated by the 
Congress as being for an emergency requirement pursuant to section 
251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control 
Act of 1985.

                         DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

                     United States Marshals Service

                         salaries and expenses

    For an additional amount for ``Salaries and Expenses'' for 
necessary expenses related to the consequences of Hurricanes Harvey, 
Irma, and Maria, $2,500,000: Provided, That the amount provided under 
this heading is designated by the Congress as being for an emergency 
requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget 
and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                    Federal Bureau of Investigation

                         salaries and expenses

    For an additional amount for ``Salaries and Expenses'' for 
necessary expenses related to the consequences of Hurricanes Harvey, 
Irma, and Maria, $21,200,000: Provided, That the amount provided under 
this heading is designated by the Congress as being for an emergency 
requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget 
and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                    Drug Enforcement Administration

                         salaries and expenses

    For an additional amount for ``Salaries and Expenses'' for 
necessary expenses related to the consequences of Hurricanes Harvey, 
Irma, and Maria, $11,500,000: Provided, That the amount provided under 
this heading is designated by the Congress as being for an emergency 
requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget 
and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                         Federal Prison System

                         salaries and expenses

    For an additional amount for ``Salaries and Expenses'' for 
necessary expenses related to the consequences of Hurricanes Harvey, 
Irma, and Maria, $16,000,000: Provided, That the amount provided under 
this heading is designated by the Congress as being for an emergency 
requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget 
and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                        buildings and facilities

    For an additional amount for ``Buildings and Facilities'' for 
necessary expenses related to the consequences of Hurricanes Harvey, 
Irma, and Maria, $34,000,000, to remain available until expended: 
Provided, That the amount provided under this heading is designated by 
the Congress as being for an emergency requirement pursuant to section 
251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control 
Act of 1985.

                                SCIENCE

             National Aeronautics and Space Administration

       construction and environmental compliance and restoration

    For an additional amount for ``Construction and Environmental 
Compliance and Restoration'' for repairs at National Aeronautics and 
Space Administration facilities damaged by hurricanes during 2017, 
$81,300,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That the 
amount provided under this heading is designated by the Congress as 
being for an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) 
of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                      National Science Foundation

                    research and related activities

    For an additional amount for ``Research and Related Activities'' 
for necessary expenses to repair National Science Foundation radio 
observatory facilities damaged by hurricanes that occurred during 2017, 
$16,300,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That the 
amount provided under this heading is designated by the Congress as 
being for an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) 
of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985: 
Provided further, That the National Science Foundation shall submit a 
spending plan to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
Representatives and the Senate within 45 days after the date of 
enactment of this Act.

                            RELATED AGENCIES

                       Legal Services Corporation

               payment to the legal services corporation

     For an additional amount for ``Payment to the Legal Services 
Corporation'' to carry out the purposes of the Legal Services 
Corporation Act by providing for necessary expenses related to the 
consequences of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, $1,000,000: 
Provided, That the amount made available under this heading shall be 
used only to provide the mobile resources, technology, and disaster 
coordinators necessary to provide storm-related services to the Legal 
Services Corporation client population and only in the areas 
significantly affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria: Provided 
further, That such amount is designated by the Congress as being for an 
emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the 
Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985: Provided 
further, That none of the funds appropriated in this division to the 
Legal Services Corporation shall be expended for any purpose prohibited 
or limited by, or contrary to any of the provisions of, sections 501, 
502, 503, 504, 505, and 506 of Public Law 105-119, and all funds 
appropriated in this division to the Legal Services Corporation shall 
be subject to the same terms and conditions set forth in such sections, 
except that all references in sections 502 and 503 to 1997 and 1998 
shall be deemed to refer instead to 2017 and 2018, respectively, and 
except that sections 501 and 503 of Public Law 104-134 (referenced by 
Public Law 105-119) shall not apply to the amount made available under 
this heading: Provided further, That, for the purposes of this 
division, the Legal Services Corporation shall be considered an agency 
of the United States Government.

                               TITLE III

                         DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

                    DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE--MILITARY

                       OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE

                    operation and maintenance, army

     For an additional amount for ``Operation and Maintenance, Army'', 
$20,110,000, to remain available until September 30, 2018, for 
necessary expenses related to the consequences of Hurricanes Harvey, 
Irma or Maria: Provided, That such amount is designated by the Congress 
as being for an emergency requirement pursuant to section 
251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control 
Act of 1985.

                    operation and maintenance, navy

     For an additional amount for ``Operation and Maintenance, Navy'', 
$267,796,000, to remain available until September 30, 2018, for 
necessary expenses related to the consequences of Hurricanes Harvey, 
Irma or Maria: Provided, That such amount is designated by the Congress 
as being for an emergency requirement pursuant to section 
251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control 
Act of 1985.

                operation and maintenance, marine corps

     For an additional amount for ``Operation and Maintenance, Marine 
Corps'', $17,920,000, to remain available until September 30, 2018, for 
necessary expenses related to the consequences of Hurricanes Harvey, 
Irma or Maria: Provided, That such amount is designated by the Congress 
as being for an emergency requirement pursuant to section 
251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control 
Act of 1985.

                  operation and maintenance, air force

     For an additional amount for ``Operation and Maintenance, Air 
Force'', $20,916,000, to remain available until September 30, 2018, for 
necessary expenses related to the consequences of Hurricanes Harvey, 
Irma or Maria: Provided, That such amount is designated by the Congress 
as being for an emergency requirement pursuant to section 
251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control 
Act of 1985.

                operation and maintenance, defense-wide

     For an additional amount for ``Operation and Maintenance, Defense-
Wide'', $2,650,000, to remain available until September 30, 2018, for 
necessary expenses related to the consequences of Hurricanes Harvey, 
Irma or Maria: Provided, That such amount is designated by the Congress 
as being for an emergency requirement pursuant to section 
251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control 
Act of 1985.

                operation and maintenance, army reserve

     For an additional amount for ``Operation and Maintenance, Army 
Reserve'', $12,500,000, to remain available until September 30, 2018, 
for necessary expenses related to the consequences of Hurricanes 
Harvey, Irma or Maria: Provided, That such amount is designated by the 
Congress as being for an emergency requirement pursuant to section 
251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control 
Act of 1985.

                operation and maintenance, navy reserve

     For an additional amount for ``Operation and Maintenance, Navy 
Reserve'', $2,922,000, to remain available until September 30, 2018, 
for necessary expenses related to the consequences of Hurricanes 
Harvey, Irma or Maria: Provided, That such amount is designated by the 
Congress as being for an emergency requirement pursuant to section 
251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control 
Act of 1985.

              operation and maintenance, air force reserve

     For an additional amount for ``Operation and Maintenance, Air 
Force Reserve'', $5,770,000, to remain available until September 30, 
2018, for necessary expenses related to the consequences of Hurricanes 
Harvey, Irma or Maria: Provided, That such amount is designated by the 
Congress as being for an emergency requirement pursuant to section 
251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control 
Act of 1985.

             operation and maintenance, army national guard

     For an additional amount for ``Operation and Maintenance, Army 
National Guard'', $55,471,000, to remain available until September 30, 
2018, for necessary expenses related to the consequences of Hurricanes 
Harvey, Irma or Maria: Provided, That such amount is designated by the 
Congress as being for an emergency requirement pursuant to section 
251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control 
Act of 1985.

                              PROCUREMENT

                        other procurement, navy

     For an additional amount for ``Other Procurement, Navy'' 
$18,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2020, for 
necessary expenses related to the consequences of Hurricanes Harvey, 
Irma or Maria: Provided, That such amount is designated by the Congress 
as being for an emergency requirement pursuant to section 
251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control 
Act of 1985.

                     Revolving and Management Funds

                     defense working capital funds

     For an additional amount for ``Defense Working Capital Funds'' for 
the Navy Working Capital Fund, $9,486,000, to remain available until 
September 30, 2018, for necessary expenses related to the consequences 
of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma or Maria: Provided, That such amount is 
designated by the Congress as being for an emergency requirement 
pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and 
Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                  Other Department of Defense Programs

                         defense health program

    For an additional amount for operation and maintenance for 
``Defense Health Program'', $704,000, to remain available until 
September 30, 2018, for necessary expenses related to the consequences 
of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma or Maria: Provided, That such amount is 
designated by the Congress as being for an emergency requirement 
pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and 
Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                                TITLE IV

                       CORPS OF ENGINEERS--CIVIL

                         DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY

                       Corps of Engineers--Civil

                             investigations

    For an additional amount for ``Investigations'' for necessary 
expenses related to the consequences of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and 
Maria, $75,000,000, to remain available until expended to expedite and 
complete at full Federal expense studies, including Preconstruction 
Engineering and Design, for flood and storm damage reduction, including 
shore protection, in areas that were affected by Hurricanes Harvey, 
Irma, or Maria: Provided, That the Secretary may use funding provided 
under this heading to complete ongoing studies, to initiate and 
complete up to two authorized studies for assessing regional flood and 
storm risks, and to initiate and complete up to six authorized 
feasibility studies: Provided further, That the Secretary shall 
consider giving priority to studies in areas that suffered the most 
damage from these hurricanes and to studies in areas that have had 
multiple major disaster declarations in recent years: Provided further, 
That a report identifying all ongoing studies, authorized studies for 
assessing regional flood and storm risks in the impacted areas, and 
authorized feasibility studies eligible for funding under this heading, 
including identification of whether each study is in a category to be 
considered for priority, shall be submitted to the Committees on 
Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate not later 
than 30 days after the date of enactment of this Act: Provided further, 
That no allocation shall be made to initiate any new study until the 
Secretary submits to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
Representatives and the Senate a list of all new studies selected to be 
initiated using funds provided under this heading: Provided further, 
That such amount is designated by the Congress as an emergency 
requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget 
and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985: Provided further, That 
beginning not later than 60 days after the date of enactment of this 
Act, the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works shall provide 
monthly reports to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
Representatives and the Senate detailing the allocation and obligation 
of these funds.

                              construction

    For an additional amount for ``Construction'' for necessary 
expenses related to the consequences of natural disasters, including 
Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, $10,480,000,000, to remain 
available until expended to rehabilitate, repair, and construct United 
States Army Corps of Engineers projects: Provided, That $55,000,000 of 
the funds provided under this heading shall be used to address 
emergency situations at Corps of Engineers projects, and to 
rehabilitate and repair damages to Corps of Engineers projects, caused 
by natural disasters: Provided further, That $10,425,000,000 of the 
funds provided under this heading shall be used to expedite 
construction of projects for flood and storm damage reduction, 
including shore protection, in areas that were affected by Hurricanes 
Harvey, Irma, or Maria: Provided further, That the Secretary shall 
consider giving priority to projects located in areas that suffered the 
most damage from these hurricanes and to projects located in areas that 
have had multiple major disaster declarations in recent years: Provided 
further, That funding utilized for authorized shore protection projects 
shall restore such projects from the design level of protection to the 
full project profile at full Federal expense: Provided further, That 
the completion of ongoing construction projects receiving funds 
provided under this heading shall be at full Federal expense with 
respect to such funds: Provided further, That upon approval of the 
Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the 
Senate funds provided under this heading may be used to construct any 
project studied using funds provided under the heading 
``Investigations'' or any project with a completed Chief's Report that 
has not yet been authorized if the Secretary determines that the 
project is technically feasible, economically justified, and 
environmentally acceptable: Provided further, That, using these funds, 
the non-Federal cash contribution for authorized but unconstructed 
projects, projects with completed Chief's Reports that have not yet 
been authorized, or projects that are funded as ongoing studies under 
the heading ``Investigations'' shall be financed in accordance with the 
provisions of section 103(k) of Public Law 99-662 over a period of 30 
years from the date of completion of the project or separable element: 
Provided further, That a report identifying all ongoing construction 
projects, authorized but unconstructed projects, and projects with 
completed Chief's Reports that have not yet been authorized, including 
project cost estimates and identification of whether each project is in 
a category to be considered for priority, shall be submitted to the 
Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the 
Senate not later than 45 days after the date of enactment of this Act: 
Provided further, That not more than $500,000,000 of the funds provided 
to expedite construction shall be available until such report is 
submitted: Provided further, That for projects funded under this 
heading, the provisions of section 902 of the Water Resources 
Development Act of 1986 shall not apply to these funds: Provided 
further, That up to $50,000,000 of the funds provided to expedite 
construction shall be used to expedite continuing authorities projects 
to reduce the risk of flooding and storm damage in areas impacted by 
Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, or Maria: Provided further, That any projects 
using funds appropriated under this heading shall be initiated only 
after non-Federal interests have entered into binding agreements with 
the Secretary requiring the non-Federal interests to pay 100 percent of 
the operation, maintenance, repair, replacement, and rehabilitation 
costs of the project and to hold and save the United States free from 
damages due to the construction or operation and maintenance of the 
project, except for damages due to the fault or negligence of the 
United States or its contractors: Provided further, That such amount is 
designated by the Congress as an emergency requirement pursuant to 
section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
Control Act of 1985: Provided further, That beginning not later than 60 
days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Assistant Secretary 
of the Army for Civil Works shall provide monthly reports to the 
Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the 
Senate detailing the allocation and obligation of these funds.

                   mississippi river and tributaries

    For an additional amount for ``Mississippi River and Tributaries'', 
$370,000,000, to remain available until expended, for necessary 
expenses to dredge navigation projects in response to, and repair 
damages to Corps of Engineers projects caused by, natural disasters: 
Provided, That such amount is designated by the Congress as an 
emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the 
Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985: Provided 
further, That beginning not later than 60 days after the date of 
enactment of this Act, the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil 
Works shall provide monthly reports to the Committees on Appropriations 
of the House of Representatives and the Senate detailing the allocation 
and obligation of these funds.

                       operation and maintenance

    For an additional amount for ``Operation and Maintenance'' for 
necessary expenses to dredge navigation projects in response to, and 
repair damages to Corps of Engineers projects caused by, natural 
disasters, $608,000,000, to remain available until expended, of which 
such sums as are necessary to cover the Federal share of eligible 
operation and maintenance costs for coastal harbors and channels, and 
for inland harbors shall be derived from the Harbor Maintenance Trust 
Fund: Provided, That such amount is designated by the Congress as an 
emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the 
Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985: Provided 
further, That beginning not later than 60 days after the date of 
enactment of this Act, the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil 
Works shall provide monthly reports to the Committees on Appropriations 
of the House of Representatives and the Senate detailing the allocation 
and obligation of these funds.

                 flood control and coastal emergencies

    For an additional amount for ``Flood Control and Coastal 
Emergencies'', as authorized by section 5 of the Act of August 18, 1941 
(33 U.S.C. 701n), for necessary expenses to prepare for flood, 
hurricane and other natural disasters and support emergency operations, 
repairs, and other activities in response to such disasters, as 
authorized by law, $537,000,000, to remain available until expended: 
Provided, That such amount is designated by the Congress as an 
emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the 
Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985: Provided 
further, That beginning not later than 60 days after the date of 
enactment of this Act, the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil 
Works shall provide monthly reports to the Committees on Appropriations 
of the House of Representatives and the Senate detailing the allocation 
and obligation of these funds.

                                expenses

    For an additional amount for ``Expenses'' for necessary expenses 
related to the consequences of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, 
$20,000,000, to remain available until expended to oversee emergency 
response and recovery activities: Provided, That such amount is 
designated by the Congress as being for an emergency requirement 
pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and 
Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985: Provided further, That beginning 
not later than 60 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the 
Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works shall provide monthly 
reports to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
Representatives and the Senate detailing the allocation and obligation 
of these funds.

                          DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

                            ENERGY PROGRAMS

              Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability

    For an additional amount for ``Electricity Delivery and Energy 
Reliability'', $13,000,000, to remain available until expended, for 
necessary expenses related to natural disasters, including technical 
assistance related to electric grids: Provided, That such amount is 
designated by the Congress as an emergency requirement pursuant to 
section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
Control Act of 1985.

                      Strategic Petroleum Reserve

    For an additional amount for ``Strategic Petroleum Reserve'', 
$8,716,000, to remain available until expended, for necessary expenses 
related to damages caused by natural disasters: Provided, That such 
amount is designated by the Congress as an emergency requirement 
pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and 
Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                     GENERAL PROVISION--THIS TITLE

    Sec. 401.  In fiscal year 2018 and each fiscal year thereafter, the 
Chief of Engineers of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers shall transmit 
to the Congress, after reasonable opportunity for comment, but without 
change, by the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, a 
monthly report, the first of which shall be transmitted to Congress not 
later than 2 days after the date of enactment of this Act and monthly 
thereafter, which includes detailed estimates of damages to each Corps 
of Engineers project, caused by natural disasters or otherwise.

                                TITLE V

                    General Services Administration

                         federal buildings fund

    For an additional amount to be deposited in the ``Federal Buildings 
Fund'', $126,951,000, to remain available until expended, for necessary 
expenses related to the consequences of Hurricanes Harvey, Maria, and 
Irma, for repair and alteration of buildings under the custody and 
control of the Administrator of General Services, and real property 
management and related activities not otherwise provided for: Provided, 
That funds may be used to reimburse the ``Federal Buildings Fund'' for 
obligations incurred for this purpose prior to enactment of this Act: 
Provided further, That not more than $15,000,000 shall be available for 
tenant improvements in damaged U.S. courthouses: Provided further, That 
such amount is designated by the Congress as being for an emergency 
requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget 
and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                     Small Business Administration

                     disaster loans program account

                     (including transfer of funds)

    For an additional amount for the ``Small Business Administration--
Disaster Loans Program Account'' for the cost of direct loans 
authorized by section 7(b) of the Small Business Act, $1,652,000,000, 
to remain available until expended:  Provided, That up to $618,000,000 
may be transferred to and merged with ``Salaries and Expenses'' for 
administrative expenses to carry out the disaster loan program 
authorized by section 7(b) of the Small Business Act: Provided further, 
That none of the funds provided under this heading may be used for 
indirect administrative expenses: Provided further, That the amount 
provided under this heading is designated by the Congress as being for 
an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the 
Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                      Office of Inspector General

    For an additional amount for the ``Small Business Administration--
Office of Inspector General'', $7,000,000, to remain available until 
expended:  Provided, That such amount is designated by the Congress as 
being for an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) 
of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                                TITLE VI

                    DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

                      Office of Inspector General

                         operations and support

    For an additional amount for ``Operations and Support'' for 
necessary expenses related to the consequences of Hurricanes Harvey, 
Irma, and Maria, $25,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 
2020, for audits and investigations of activities funded by this title: 
 Provided, That such amount is designated by the Congress as being for 
an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the 
Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                   U.S. Customs and Border Protection

                         operations and support

    For an additional amount for ``Operations and Support'' for 
necessary expenses related to the consequences of Hurricanes Harvey, 
Irma, and Maria, $104,494,000, to remain available until September 30, 
2019:  Provided, That such amount is designated by the Congress as 
being for an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) 
of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985: 
Provided further, That not more than $39,400,000 may be used to carry 
out U.S. Customs and Border Protection activities in fiscal year 2018 
in Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands, in addition to any 
other amounts available for such purposes.

              procurement, construction, and improvements

    For an additional amount for ``Procurement, Construction, and 
Improvements'' for necessary expenses related to the consequences of 
Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, $3,000,000, to remain available 
until September 30, 2022:  Provided, That such amount is designated by 
the Congress as being for an emergency requirement pursuant to section 
251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control 
Act of 1985: Provided further, That funds are provided to carry out 
U.S. Customs and Border Protection activities in Puerto Rico and the 
United States Virgin Islands, in addition to any other amounts 
available for such purposes.

                U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

                         operations and support

     For an additional amount for ``Operations and Support'' for 
necessary expenses related to the consequences of Hurricanes Harvey, 
Irma, and Maria, $30,905,000, to remain available until September 30, 
2019:  Provided, That such amount is designated by the Congress as 
being for an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) 
of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

              procurement, construction, and improvements

    For an additional amount for ``Procurement, Construction, and 
Improvements'' for necessary expenses related to the consequences of 
Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, $33,052,000, to remain available 
until September 30, 2022:  Provided, That such amount is designated by 
the Congress as being for an emergency requirement pursuant to section 
251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control 
Act of 1985.

                 Transportation Security Administration

                         operations and support

    For an additional amount for ``Operations and Support'' for 
necessary expenses related to the consequences of Hurricanes Harvey, 
Irma, and Maria, $10,322,000, to remain available until September 30, 
2019:  Provided, That such amount is designated by the Congress as 
being for an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) 
of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                              Coast Guard

                           operating expenses

    For an additional amount for ``Operating Expenses'' for necessary 
expenses related to the consequences of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and 
Maria, $112,136,000, to remain available until September 30, 2019:  
Provided, That such amount is designated by the Congress as being for 
an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the 
Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                environmental compliance and restoration

    For an additional amount for ``Environmental Compliance and 
Restoration'' for necessary expenses related to the consequences of 
Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, $4,038,000, to remain available 
until September 30, 2022:  Provided, That such amount is designated by 
the Congress as being for an emergency requirement pursuant to section 
251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control 
Act of 1985.

              acquisition, construction, and improvements

    For an additional amount for ``Acquisition, Construction, and 
Improvements'' for necessary expenses related to the consequences of 
Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria, and Matthew, $718,919,000, to remain 
available until September 30, 2022:  Provided, That such amount is 
designated by the Congress as being for an emergency requirement 
pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and 
Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                  Federal Emergency Management Agency

                         operations and support

    For an additional amount for ``Operations and Support'' for 
necessary expenses, $58,800,000, to remain available until September 
30, 2019:  Provided, That such amount is designated by the Congress as 
being for an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) 
of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

              procurement, construction, and improvements

    For an additional amount for ``Procurement, Construction, and 
Improvements'' for necessary expenses, $1,200,000, to remain available 
until September 30, 2020:  Provided, That such amount is designated by 
the Congress as being for an emergency requirement pursuant to section 
251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control 
Act of 1985.

                          disaster relief fund

                     (including transfer of funds)

    For an additional amount for ``Disaster Relief Fund'' for major 
disasters declared pursuant to the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief 
and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq.), $27,500,000,000, 
to remain available until expended:  Provided, That the Administrator 
of the Federal Emergency Management Agency shall publish on the 
Agency's website not later than 5 days after an award of a public 
assistance grant under section 406 or 428 of the Robert T. Stafford 
Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5172 or 5189f) 
that is in excess of $1,000,000, the specifics of each such grant 
award: Provided further, That for any mission assignment or mission 
assignment task order to another Federal department or agency regarding 
a major disaster in excess of $1,000,000, not later than 5 days after 
the issuance of such mission assignment or mission assignment task 
order, the Administrator shall publish on the Agency's website the 
following: the name of the impacted State, the disaster declaration for 
such State, the assigned agency, the assistance requested, a 
description of the disaster, the total cost estimate, and the amount 
obligated: Provided further, That not later than 10 days after the last 
day of each month until a mission assignment or mission assignment task 
order described in the preceding proviso is completed and closed out, 
the Administrator shall update any changes to the total cost estimate 
and the amount obligated: Provided further, That for a disaster 
declaration related to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, or Maria, the 
Administrator shall submit to the Committees on Appropriations of the 
House of Representatives and the Senate, not later than 5 days after 
the first day of each month beginning after the date of enactment of 
this Act, and shall publish on the Agency's website, not later than 10 
days after the first day of each such month, an estimate or actual 
amount, if available, for the current fiscal year of the cost of the 
following categories of spending: public assistance, individual 
assistance, operations, mitigation, administrative, and any other 
relevant category (including emergency measures and disaster 
resources): Provided further, That not later than 10 days after the 
first day of each month, the Administrator shall publish on the 
Agency's website the report (referred to as the Disaster Relief Monthly 
Report) as required by Public Law 114-4.
    Of the amounts provided under this heading for the Disaster Relief 
Fund, up to $4,000,000,000 may be transferred to the Disaster 
Assistance Direct Loan Program Account for the cost of direct loans as 
authorized under section 417 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief 
and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5184) to be used to assist 
local governments in providing essential services as a result of 
Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, or Maria: Provided further, That such amounts 
may subsidize gross obligations for the principal amount of direct 
loans not to exceed $4,000,000,000 under section 417 of the Robert T. 
Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5184): 
Provided further, That notwithstanding section 417 of the Robert T. 
Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5184), 
a territory or possession, and instrumentalities and local governments 
thereof, of the United States shall be deemed to be a local government 
for purposes of this paragraph: Provided further, That notwithstanding 
section 417(b) of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency 
Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5184(b)), the amount of any such loan issued 
to a territory or possession, and instrumentalities and local 
governments thereof, may be based on the projected loss of tax and 
other revenues and on projected cash outlays not previously budgeted 
for a period not to exceed 180 days from the date of the major 
disaster, and may exceed $5,000,000: Provided further, That 
notwithstanding any other provision of law or the constitution of a 
territory or possession that limits the issuance of debt, a territory 
or possession, and instrumentalities and local governments thereof, may 
each receive more than one loan with repayment provisions and other 
terms specific to the type of lost tax and other revenues and on 
projected unbudgeted cash outlays for which the loan is provided: 
Provided further, That notwithstanding section 417(c)(1) of the Robert 
T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 
5184(c)(1)), loans to a territory or possession, and instrumentalities 
and local governments thereof, may be cancelled in whole or in part 
only at the discretion of the Secretary of Homeland Security in 
consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury: Provided further, That 
notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary of Homeland 
Security, in consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury, shall 
determine the terms, conditions, eligible uses, and timing and amount 
of Federal disbursements of loans issued to a territory or possession, 
and instrumentalities and local governments thereof: Provided further, 
That such costs, including the cost of modifying such loans, shall be 
as defined in section 502 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 (2 
U.S.C. 661a): Provided further, That the Federal Emergency Management 
Agency may transfer up to 1.5 percent of the amount under this 
paragraph to the Disaster Assistance Direct Loan Program Account for 
administrative expenses to carry out under this paragraph the direct 
loan program, as authorized by section 417 of the Robert T. Stafford 
Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5184): Provided 
further, That of the amount provided under this paragraph for transfer, 
up to $150,000,000 may be transferred to the Disaster Assistance Direct 
Loan Program Account for the cost to lend a territory or possession of 
the United States that portion of assistance for which the territory or 
possession is responsible under the cost-sharing provisions of the 
major disaster declaration for Hurricanes Irma or Maria, as authorized 
under section 319 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and 
Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5162): Provided further, That of 
the amount provided under this paragraph for transfer, up to $1,000,000 
may be transferred to the Disaster Assistance Direct Loan Program 
Account for administrative expenses to carry out the Advance of Non-
Federal Share program, as authorized by section 319 of the Robert T. 
Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5162): 
 Provided further, That the amount provided under this heading is 
designated by the Congress as being for an emergency requirement 
pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and 
Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers

                         operations and support

    For an additional amount for ``Operations and Support'' for 
necessary expenses related to the consequences of Hurricanes Harvey, 
Irma, and Maria, $5,374,000, to remain available until September 30, 
2019: Provided, That such amount is designated by the Congress as being 
for an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the 
Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

              procurement, construction, and improvements

    For an additional amount for ``Procurement, Construction, and 
Improvements'' for necessary expenses related to the consequences of 
Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, $5,000,000, to remain available 
until September 30, 2022: Provided, That such amount is designated by 
the Congress as being for an emergency requirement pursuant to section 
251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control 
Act of 1985.

                     GENERAL PROVISIONS--THIS TITLE

    Sec. 601.  The Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management 
Agency may provide assistance, pursuant to section 428 of the Robert T. 
Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5121 
et seq.), for critical services as defined in section 406 of the Robert 
T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act for the 
duration of the recovery for incidents DR-4336-PR, DR-4339-PR, DR-4340-
USVI, and DR-4335-USVI to--
            (1) replace or restore the function of a facility or system 
        to industry standards without regard to the pre-disaster 
        condition of the facility or system; and
            (2) replace or restore components of the facility or system 
        not damaged by the disaster where necessary to fully effectuate 
        the replacement or restoration of disaster-damaged components 
        to restore the function of the facility or system to industry 
        standards.
    Sec. 602. (a) The Federal share of assistance, including direct 
Federal assistance, provided under section 407 of the Robert T. 
Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5173), 
with respect to a major disaster declared pursuant to such Act for 
damages resulting from a wildfire in calendar year 2017, shall be 90 
percent of the eligible costs under such section.
    (b) The Federal share provided by subsection (a) shall apply to 
assistance provided before, on, or after the date of enactment of this 
Act.

                               TITLE VII

                       DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

                       Fish and Wildlife Service

                              construction

    For an additional amount for ``Construction'' for necessary 
expenses related to the consequences of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and 
Maria, $210,629,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That 
such amount is designated by the Congress as being for an emergency 
requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget 
and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                         National Park Service

                       historic preservation fund

    For an additional amount for the ``Historic Preservation Fund'' for 
necessary expenses related to the consequences of Hurricanes Harvey, 
Irma, and Maria, $17,500,000, to remain available until September 30, 
2019, including costs to States necessary to complete compliance 
activities required by section 306108 of title 54, United States Code 
(formerly section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act), and 
costs needed to administer the program: Provided, That grants shall 
only be available for areas that have received a major disaster 
declaration pursuant to the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and 
Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq.): Provided further, 
That individual grants shall not be subject to a non-Federal matching 
requirement: Provided further, That such amount is designated by the 
Congress as being for an emergency requirement pursuant to section 
251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control 
Act of 1985.

                              construction

    For an additional amount for ``Construction'' for necessary 
expenses related to the consequences of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and 
Maria, $207,600,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That 
such amount is designated by the Congress as being for an emergency 
requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget 
and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                    United States Geological Survey

                 surveys, investigations, and research

    For an additional amount for ``Surveys, Investigations, and 
Research'' for necessary expenses related to the consequences of 
Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, and in those areas impacted by a 
major disaster declared pursuant to the Robert T. Stafford Disaster 
Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq.) with 
respect to wildfires in 2017, $42,246,000, to remain available until 
expended: Provided, That such amount is designated by the Congress as 
being for an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) 
of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                          Departmental Offices

                            Insular Affairs

                       assistance to territories

    For an additional amount for ``Technical Assistance'' for financial 
management expenses related to the consequences of Hurricanes Irma and 
Maria, $3,000,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That 
such amount is designated by the Congress as being for an emergency 
requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget 
and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                      Office of Inspector General

                         salaries and expenses

    For an additional amount for ``Salaries and Expenses'' for 
necessary expenses related to the consequences of Hurricanes Harvey, 
Irma, and Maria, $2,500,000, to remain available until expended: 
Provided, That such amount is designated by the Congress as being for 
an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the 
Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                    ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

                     Hazardous Substance Superfund

    For an additional amount for ``Hazardous Substance Superfund'' for 
necessary expenses related to the consequences of Hurricanes Harvey, 
Irma, and Maria, $6,200,000, to remain available until expended: 
Provided, That such amount is designated by the Congress as being for 
an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the 
Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                 Leaking Underground Storage Tank Fund

    For an additional amount for ``Leaking Underground Storage Tank 
Fund'' for necessary expenses related to the consequences of Hurricanes 
Harvey, Irma, and Maria, $7,000,000, to remain available until 
expended: Provided, That such amount is designated by the Congress as 
being for an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) 
of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                       DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

                             FOREST SERVICE

                       state and private forestry

    For an additional amount for ``State and Private Forestry'' for 
necessary expenses related to the consequences of Hurricanes Harvey, 
Irma, and Maria, $7,500,000, to remain available until expended: 
Provided, That such amount is designated by the Congress as being for 
an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the 
Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                         national forest system

    For an additional amount for ``National Forest System'' for 
necessary expenses related to the consequences of Hurricanes Harvey, 
Irma, and Maria, $20,652,000, to remain available until expended: 
Provided, That such amount is designated by the Congress as being for 
an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the 
Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                  capital improvement and maintenance

    For an additional amount for ``Capital Improvement and 
Maintenance'' for necessary expenses related to the consequences of 
Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, and the 2017 fire season, 
$91,600,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That such 
amount is designated by the Congress as being for an emergency 
requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget 
and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                     GENERAL PROVISION--THIS TITLE

    Sec. 701.  Agencies receiving funds appropriated by this title 
shall each provide a monthly report to the Committees on Appropriations 
of the House of Representatives and the Senate detailing the allocation 
and obligation of these funds by account, beginning not later than 90 
days after enactment of this Act.

                               TITLE VIII

                          DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

                 Employment and Training Administration

                    training and employment services

                     (including transfers of funds)

    For an additional amount for ``Training and Employment Services'', 
$30,000,000, for the dislocated workers assistance national reserve for 
necessary expenses directly related to the consequences of Hurricanes 
Harvey, Maria, and Irma or the calendar year 2017 wildfires with major 
disaster or emergency declarations under titles IV or V of the Robert 
T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act in calendar 
year 2017, which shall remain available until September 30, 2019: 
Provided, That these sums may be used to replace grant funds previously 
obligated to the impacted areas: Provided further, That such amount is 
designated by the Congress as being for an emergency requirement 
pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and 
Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                               job corps

    For an additional amount for ``Job Corps'' for construction, 
rehabilitation and acquisition for Job Corps Centers in Puerto Rico, 
$30,900,000, which shall be available through June 30, 2021: Provided, 
That such amount is designated by the Congress as being for an 
emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the 
Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

               Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

                cdc-wide activities and program support

                     (including transfer of funds)

    For an additional amount for ``CDC-Wide Activities and Program 
Support'', $200,000,000, to remain available until expended, for 
response, recovery, preparation, mitigation, and other expenses 
directly related to the consequences of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, or 
Maria: Provided, That obligations incurred for the purposes provided 
herein prior to the date of enactment of this Act may be charged to 
funds appropriated by this paragraph: Provided further, That of the 
amount provided, not less than $6,000,000 shall be transferred to the 
``Buildings and Facilities'' account for the purposes provided herein: 
Provided further, That such amount is designated by the Congress as 
being for an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) 
of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                        Office of the Secretary

            public health and social services emergency fund

                     (including transfers of funds)

    For an additional amount for the ``Public Health and Social 
Services Emergency Fund'', $177,000,000, to remain available until 
expended, for response, recovery, preparation, mitigation and other 
expenses directly related to the consequences of Hurricanes Harvey, 
Irma, or Maria, including activities authorized under section 319(a) of 
the Public Health Service Act (referred to in this title as the ``PHS 
Act''):  Provided, That $60,000,000 shall be transferred to ``Health 
Resources and Services Administration--Primary Health Care'', for 
expenses related to the consequences of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, or 
Maria for disaster response and recovery, for the Health Centers 
Program under section 330 of the PHS Act: Provided further, That not 
less than $50,000,000, of amounts transferred under the preceding 
proviso, shall be available for alteration, renovation, construction, 
equipment, and other capital improvement costs as necessary to meet the 
needs of areas affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, or Maria: Provided 
further, That the time limitation in section 330(e)(3) of the PHS Act 
shall not apply to funds made available under the preceding proviso: 
Provided further, That not less than $20,000,000 shall be transferred 
to ``Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration--Health 
Surveillance and Program Support'' for grants, contracts, and 
cooperative agreements for behavioral health treatment, crisis 
counseling, and other related helplines, and for other similar programs 
to provide support to individuals impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, 
or Maria: Provided further, That up to $2,000,000 shall be transferred 
to ``Office of the Secretary--Office of Inspector General'' for 
oversight of activities responding to such hurricanes: Provided 
further, That obligations incurred for the purposes provided herein 
prior to the date of enactment of this Act may be charged to funds 
appropriated under this heading: Provided further, That of the funds 
appropriated in this paragraph, $15,000,000 shall be transferred to the 
``National Institutes of Health--Office of the Director'' for the 
purposes provided in this paragraph: Provided further, That funds 
transferred to the National Institutes of Health for the purpose of 
supporting the repair or rebuilding of non-Federal biomedical or 
behavioral research facilities damaged as a result of Hurricanes 
Harvey, Irma, or Maria shall be used to award grants or contracts for 
such purpose under section 404I of the Public Health Service Act: 
Provided further, That section 404I(c)(2) of such Act does not apply to 
the use of funds described in the preceding proviso: Provided further, 
That funds appropriated in this paragraph shall not be available for 
costs that are reimbursed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, 
under a contract for insurance, or by self-insurance: Provided further, 
That such additional amount is designated by the Congress as being for 
an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the 
Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                Administration for Children and Families

                children and families services programs

    For an additional amount for ``Children and Families Services 
Programs'', $650,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2021, 
for Head Start programs, for necessary expenses directly related to the 
consequences of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, or Maria, including making 
payments under the Head Start Act:  Provided, That none of the funds 
appropriated in this paragraph shall be included in the calculation of 
the ``base grant'' in subsequent fiscal years, as such term is defined 
in sections 640(a)(7)(A), 641A(h)(1)(B), or 645(d)(3) of the Head Start 
Act: Provided further, That funds appropriated in this paragraph are 
not subject to the allocation requirements of section 640(a) of the 
Head Start Act: Provided further, That funds appropriated in this 
paragraph shall not be available for costs that are reimbursed by the 
Federal Emergency Management Agency, under a contract for insurance, or 
by self-insurance: Provided further, That up to $10,000,000 shall be 
available for Federal administrative expenses: Provided further, That 
obligations incurred for the purposes provided herein prior to the date 
of enactment of this Act may be charged to funds appropriated under 
this heading: Provided further, That such additional amount is 
designated by the Congress as being for an emergency requirement 
pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and 
Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                        DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

                      Hurricane Education Recovery

                     (including transfer of funds)

    For an additional amount for ``Hurricane Education Recovery'' for 
assisting in meeting the educational needs of individuals affected by 
Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, or Maria, or calendar year 2017 wildfires for 
which the President declared a major disaster or emergency under 
section 401 or 501 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and 
Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5170; 42 U.S.C. 5191) (referred to 
herein as a ``covered disaster or emergency''), $2,900,000,000, to 
remain available through September 30, 2021:  Provided, That such 
additional amount is designated by the Congress as being for an 
emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the 
Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985: Provided 
further, That--
            (1) such funds shall be used--
                    (A) to make awards, which shall be available until 
                expended, to eligible entities for immediate aid to 
                restart school operations, in accordance with paragraph 
                (2);
                    (B) for temporary emergency impact aid for 
                displaced students, in accordance with paragraph (2);
                    (C) for emergency assistance to institutions of 
                higher education and students attending institutions of 
                higher education in an area directly affected by a 
                covered disaster or emergency in accordance with 
                paragraph (3);
                    (D) for payments to institutions of higher 
                education to help defray the unexpected expenses 
                associated with enrolling displaced students from 
                institutions of higher education directly affected by a 
                covered disaster or emergency, in accordance with 
                paragraph (4); and
                    (E) to provide assistance to local educational 
                agencies serving homeless children and youth in 
                accordance with paragraph (5);
            (2) immediate aid to restart school operations and 
        temporary emergency impact aid for displaced students described 
        in subparagraphs (A) and (B) of paragraph (1) shall be provided 
        under the statutory terms and conditions that applied to 
        assistance under sections 102 and 107 of title IV of division B 
        of Public Law 109-148, respectively, including the 
        nondiscrimination provisions under section 107(m), except that 
        such sections shall be applied so that--
                    (A) each reference to a major disaster declared in 
                accordance with section 401 of the Robert T. Stafford 
                Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 
                5170) shall be to a major disaster or emergency 
                declared by the President in accordance with section 
                401 or 501, respectively, of such Act;
                    (B) each reference to Hurricane Katrina or 
                Hurricane Rita shall be a reference to a covered 
                disaster or emergency;
                    (C) each reference to August 22, 2005, when used in 
                relation to a covered disaster or emergency, shall be 
                to the date that is one week prior to the date on which 
                the major disaster or emergency was declared for the 
                area;
                    (D) each reference to the States of Louisiana, 
                Mississippi, Alabama, and Texas shall be to the States 
                or territories affected by a covered disaster or 
                emergency, and each reference to the State educational 
                agencies of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, or Texas 
                shall be a reference to the State educational agencies 
                that serve the states or territories affected by a 
                covered disaster or emergency;
                    (E) each reference to the 2005-2006 school year 
                shall be to the 2017-2018 school year;
                    (F) the references in section 102(h)(1) of title IV 
                of division B of Public Law 109-148 to the number of 
                non-public elementary schools and secondary schools in 
                the State shall be to the number of students in non-
                public elementary schools and secondary schools in the 
                State, and the reference in such section to the 2003-
                2004 school year shall be to the most recent data set 
                for the 2016-2017 school year;
                    (G) in determining the amount of immediate aid 
                provided to restart school operations as described in 
                section 102(b) of title IV of division B of Public Law 
                109-148, the Secretary shall consider the number of 
                students enrolled, during the 2016-2017 school year, in 
                elementary schools and secondary schools that were 
                closed as a result of a covered disaster or emergency;
                    (H) in determining the amount of emergency impact 
                aid that a State educational agency is eligible to 
                receive under paragraph (1)(B), the Secretary shall, 
                subject to section 107(d)(1)(B) of such title, 
                provide--
                            (i) $9,000 for each displaced student who 
                        is an English learner, as that term is defined 
                        in section 8101 of the Elementary and Secondary 
                        Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 7801);
                            (ii) $10,000 for each displaced student who 
                        is a child with disability (regardless of 
                        whether the child is an English learner); and
                            (iii) $8,500 for each displaced student who 
                        is not a child with a disability or an English 
                        learner; and
                    (I) with respect to the emergency impact aid 
                provided under paragraph (1)(B), the Secretary may 
                modify the State educational agency and local 
                educational agency application timelines in section 
                107(c) of such title;
            (3) up to $200,000,000 of the funds made available under 
        this heading shall be for programs authorized under subpart 3 
        of part A and part C of title IV and part B of title VII of the 
        Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1087-51 et seq., 1138 
        et seq.) for institutions located in an area affected by a 
        covered disaster or emergency, and students enrolled in such 
        institutions, except that--
                    (A) any requirements relating to matching, Federal 
                share, reservation of funds, or maintenance of effort 
                under such parts that would otherwise be applicable to 
                that assistance shall not apply;
                    (B) such assistance may be used for student 
                financial assistance;
                    (C) such assistance may also be used for faculty 
                and staff salaries, equipment, student supplies and 
                instruments, or any purpose authorized under the Higher 
                Education Act of 1965, by institutions of higher 
                education that are located in areas affected by a 
                covered disaster or emergency; and
                    (D) the Secretary shall prioritize, to the extent 
                possible, students who are homeless or at risk of 
                becoming homeless as a result of displacement, and 
                institutions that have sustained extensive damage, by a 
                covered disaster or emergency;
            (4) up to $120,000,000 of the funds made available under 
        this heading shall be for payments to institutions of higher 
        education to help defray the unexpected expenses associated 
        with enrolling displaced students from institutions of higher 
        education at which operations have been disrupted by a covered 
        disaster or emergency, in accordance with criteria established 
        by the Secretary and made publicly available;
            (5) $25,000,000 of the funds made available under this 
        heading shall be available to provide assistance to local 
        educational agencies serving homeless children and youths 
        displaced by a covered disaster or emergency, consistent with 
        section 723 of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 
        U.S.C. 11431-11435) and with section 106 of title IV of 
        division B of Public Law 109-148, except that funds shall be 
        disbursed based on demonstrated need and the number of homeless 
        children and youth enrolled as a result of displacement by a 
        covered disaster or emergency;
            (6) section 437 of the General Education Provisions Act (20 
        U.S.C. 1232) and section 553 of title 5, United States Code, 
        shall not apply to activities under this heading;
            (7) $4,000,000 of the funds made available under this 
        heading, to remain available through September 30, 2021, shall 
        be transferred to the Office of the Inspector General of the 
        Department of Education for oversight of activities supported 
        with funds appropriated under this heading, and up to 
        $3,000,000 of the funds made available under this heading, to 
        remain available through September 30, 2019, shall be for 
        program administration;
            (8) up to $35,000,000 of the funds made available under 
        this heading shall be to carry out activities authorized under 
        section 4631(b) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act 
        of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 7281(b)); and
            (9) the Secretary may waive, modify, or provide extensions 
        for certain requirements of the Higher Education Act of 1965 
        (20 U.S.C. 1001 et seq.) for affected individuals, affected 
        students, and affected institutions in covered disaster or 
        emergency areas in the same manner as the Secretary was 
        authorized to waive, modify, or provide extensions for certain 
        requirements of such Act under provisions of subtitle B of 
        title IV of division B of Public Law 109-148 for affected 
        individuals, affected students, and affected institutions in 
        areas affected by Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita, except 
        that the cost associated with any action taken by the Secretary 
        under this paragraph is designated by the Congress as being for 
        an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of 
        the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                     GENERAL PROVISIONS--THIS TITLE

                     (including transfers of funds)

    Sec. 801. (a) Notwithstanding section 133(b)(4) of the Workforce 
Innovation and Opportunity Act, in States, as defined by section 3(56) 
of such Act, affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, a local 
board, as defined by section 3(33) of such Act, in a local area, as 
defined by section 3(32) of such Act, affected by such Hurricanes may 
transfer, if such transfer is approved by the Governor, up to 100 
percent of the funds allocated to the local area for Program Years 2016 
and 2017 for Youth Workforce Investment activities under paragraphs (2) 
or (3) of section 128(b) of such Act, for Adult employment and training 
activities under paragraphs (2)(A) or (3) of section 133(b) of such 
Act, or for Dislocated Worker employment and training activities under 
paragraph (2)(B) of section 133(b) of such Act among--
            (1) adult employment and training activities;
            (2) dislocated worker employment and training activities; 
        and
            (3) youth workforce investment activities.
    (b) Except for the funds reserved to carry out required statewide 
activities under sections 127(b) and 134(a)(2) of the Workforce 
Innovation and Opportunity Act, the Governor of the United States 
Virgin Islands may authorize the transfer of up to 100 percent of the 
remaining funds provided to the United States Virgin Islands for 
Program Years 2016 and 2017 for Youth Workforce Investment activities 
under section 127(b)(1)(B) of such Act, for Adult employment and 
training activities under section 132(b)(1)(A) of such Act, or for 
Dislocated Worker employment and training activities under section 
133(b)(2)(A)) of such Act among--
    (1) adult employment and training activities;
    (2) dislocated worker employment and training activities; and
    (3) youth workforce investment activities.
    Sec. 802.  Funds appropriated by this title may be transferred to, 
and merged with, other appropriation accounts under the headings 
``Centers for Disease Control and Prevention'' and ``Public Health and 
Social Services Emergency Fund'' for the purposes specified in this 
title following consultation with the Office of Management and Budget: 
Provided, That the Committees on Appropriations in the House of 
Representatives and the Senate shall be notified 10 days in advance of 
any such transfer: Provided further, That, upon a determination that 
all or part of the funds transferred from an appropriation are not 
necessary, such amounts may be transferred back to that appropriation: 
Provided further, That none of the funds made available by this title 
may be transferred pursuant to the authority in section 205 of division 
H of Public Law 115-31 or section 241(a) of the PHS Act.
    Sec. 803. (a) As the Secretary of Health and Human Services 
determines necessary to respond to a critical hiring need for emergency 
response positions, after providing public notice and without regard to 
the provisions of sections 3309 through 3319 of title 5, United States 
Code, the Secretary may appoint candidates directly to the following 
positions to perform critical work directly relating to the 
consequences of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, or Maria:
            (1) Intermittent disaster-response personnel in the 
        National Disaster Medical System, under section 2812 of the PHS 
        Act (42 U.S.C. 300hh-11).
            (2) Term or temporary appointments at the Centers for 
        Disease Control and Prevention and the Office of the Assistant 
        Secretary for Preparedness and Response.
    (b) The authority under subsection (a) shall expire 270 days after 
the date of enactment of this section.
    Sec. 804.  Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the interest 
payment of the United States Virgin Islands that was due under section 
1202(b)(1) of the Social Security Act on September 29, 2017, shall not 
be due until September 28, 2018, and no interest shall accrue on such 
amount through September 28, 2018.
    Sec. 805.  Agencies receiving funds appropriated by this title 
shall each provide a monthly report to the Committees on Appropriations 
of the House of Representatives and the Senate detailing the allocation 
and obligation of these funds by account, beginning not later than 90 
days after enactment of this Act.

                                TITLE IX

                    Government Accountability Office

                         salaries and expenses

    For an additional amount for the Government Accountability Office 
for ``Salaries and Expenses'', $14,000,000, to remain available until 
expended, for audits and investigations relating to Hurricanes Harvey, 
Irma, and Maria and the calendar year 2017 wildfires: Provided, That 
not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, GAO 
shall submit to Congress a report describing the United States Virgin 
Island's economic and disaster recovery plan that defines the 
priorities, goals, and expected outcomes of the recovery effort based 
on damage assessments prepared pursuant to Federal law: Provided 
further, That GAO shall report on the internal control plans that are 
in place to provide oversight of Federal disaster funds to be used in 
recovery activities in the United States Virgin Islands, identify any 
deficiencies in such plans, and provide recommendations to address 
noted deficiencies: Provided further, That such amount is designated by 
the Congress as being for an emergency requirement pursuant to section 
251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control 
Act of 1985.

                                TITLE X

                         DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

                         MILITARY CONSTRUCTION

              Military Construction, Navy and Marine Corps

    For an additional amount for ``Military Construction, Navy and 
Marine Corps'', $201,636,000, to remain available until September 30, 
2022, for necessary expenses related to the consequences of Hurricanes 
Harvey, Irma, and Maria: Provided, That none of the funds made 
available to the Navy and Marine Corps for recovery efforts related to 
Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria in this division shall be available 
for obligation until the Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
Representatives and the Senate receive form 1391 for each specific 
request: Provided further, That, not later than 60 days after enactment 
of this Act, the Secretary of the Navy, or his designee, shall submit 
to the Committees on Appropriations of House of Representatives and the 
Senate a detailed expenditure plan for funds provided under this 
heading: Provided further, That such funds may be obligated or expended 
for planning and design and military construction projects not 
otherwise authorized by law: Provided further, That such amount is 
designated by the Congress as being for an emergency requirement 
pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and 
Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

               Military Construction, Army National Guard

    For an additional amount for ``Military Construction, Army National 
Guard'', $519,345,000, to remain available until September 30, 2022, 
for necessary expenses related to the consequences of Hurricanes 
Harvey, Irma, and Maria: Provided, That none of the funds made 
available to the Army National Guard for recovery efforts related to 
Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria in this division shall be available 
for obligation until the Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
Representatives and the Senate receive form 1391 for each specific 
request: Provided further, That, not later than 60 days after enactment 
of this Act, the Director of the Army National Guard, or his designee, 
shall submit to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
Representatives and the Senate a detailed expenditure plan for funds 
provided under this heading: Provided further, That such funds may be 
obligated or expended for planning and design and military construction 
projects not otherwise authorized by law: Provided further, That such 
amount is designated by the Congress as being for an emergency 
requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget 
and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                     DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

                     VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION

                            Medical Services

    For an additional amount for ``Medical Services'', $11,075,000, to 
remain available until September 30, 2019, for necessary expenses 
related to the consequences of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria: 
Provided, That such amount is designated by the Congress as being for 
an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the 
Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                     Medical Support and Compliance

     For an additional amount for ``Medical Support and Compliance'', 
$3,209,000, to remain available until September 30, 2019, for necessary 
expenses related to the consequences of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and 
Maria: Provided, That such amount is designated by the Congress as 
being for an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) 
of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                           Medical Facilities

     For an additional amount for ``Medical Facilities'', $75,108,000, 
to remain available until September 30, 2022, for necessary expenses 
related to the consequences of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria: 
Provided, That none of these funds shall be available for obligation 
until the Secretary of Veterans Affairs submits to the Committees on 
Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate a 
detailed expenditure plan for funds provided under this heading: 
Provided further, That such amount is designated by the Congress as 
being for an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) 
of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                      Departmental Administration

                      Construction, Minor Projects

    For an additional amount for ``Construction, Minor Projects'', 
$4,088,000, to remain available until September 30, 2022, for necessary 
expenses related to the consequences of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and 
Maria: Provided, That such amount is designated by the Congress as 
being for an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) 
of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                     GENERAL PROVISION--THIS TITLE

    Sec. 1001.  Notwithstanding section 18236(b) of title 10, United 
States Code, the Secretary of Defense shall contribute to Puerto Rico 
100 percent of the total cost of construction (including the cost of 
architectural, engineering and design services) for the acquisition, 
construction, expansion, rehabilitation, or conversion of the Arroyo 
readiness center under paragraph (5) of section 18233(a) of title 10, 
United States Code.

                                TITLE XI

                      DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

                    Federal Aviation Administration

                               operations

                    (airport and airway trust fund)

    For an additional amount for ``Operations'', $35,000,000, to be 
derived from the Airport and Airway Trust Fund and to remain available 
until expended, for necessary expenses related to the consequences of 
hurricanes occurring in calendar year 2017: Provided, That such amount 
is designated by the Congress as being for an emergency requirement 
pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and 
Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                        facilities and equipment

                    (airport and airway trust fund)

    For an additional amount for ``Facilities and Equipment'', 
$79,589,000, to be derived from the Airport and Airway Trust Fund and 
to remain available until expended, for necessary expenses related to 
the consequences of hurricanes occurring in calendar year 2017: 
Provided, That such amount is designated by the Congress as being for 
an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the 
Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                     Federal Highway Administration

                          federal-aid highways

                        emergency relief program

    For an additional amount for the Emergency Relief Program as 
authorized under section 125 of title 23, United States Code, 
$1,374,000,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That 
notwithstanding section 125(d)(4) of title 23, United States Code, no 
limitation on the total obligations for projects under section 125 of 
such title shall apply to the United States Virgin Islands, Guam, 
American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands 
for fiscal year 2018 and fiscal year 2019: Provided further, That 
notwithstanding section 120(i)(1) of title 23, United States Code, for 
fiscal year 2018 and each fiscal year thereafter, Puerto Rico may use 
toll credits toward the non-Federal share requirement for emergency 
relief funds made available under section 125 of such title to respond 
to damage caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria: Provided further, That 
such amounts are designated by the Congress as being for an emergency 
requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget 
and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                     Federal Transit Administration

             public transportation emergency relief program

    For the ``Public Transportation Emergency Relief Program'' as 
authorized under section 5324 of title 49, United States Code, 
$269,000,000 to remain available until expended, for transit systems 
affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria with major disaster 
declarations in 2017: Provided, That not more than three-quarters of 
one percent of the funds for public transportation emergency relief 
shall be available for administrative expenses and ongoing program 
management oversight as authorized under sections 5334 and 5338(f)(2) 
of such title and shall be in addition to any other appropriations for 
such purpose: Provided further, That such amounts are designated by the 
Congress as being for an emergency requirement pursuant to section 
251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control 
Act of 1985.

                        Maritime Administration

                        operations and training

    For an additional amount for ``Operations and Training'', 
$10,000,000, to remain available until expended, for necessary 
expenses, including for dredging, related to damage to Maritime 
Administration facilities resulting from Hurricane Harvey: Provided, 
That such amount is designated by the Congress as being for an 
emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the 
Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

              DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

                   Community Planning and Development

                       community development fund

                     (including transfers of funds)

    For an additional amount for ``Community Development Fund'', 
$26,060,000,000, to remain available until expended, for necessary 
expenses for activities authorized under title I of the Housing and 
Community Development Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 5301 et seq.) related to 
disaster relief, long-term recovery, restoration of infrastructure and 
housing, economic revitalization, and mitigation in the most impacted 
and distressed areas resulting from a major disaster declared in 2017 
(except as otherwise provided under this heading) pursuant to the 
Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 
U.S.C. 5121 et seq.): Provided, That funds shall be awarded directly to 
the State, unit of general local government, or Indian tribe (as such 
term is defined in section 102 of the Housing and Community Development 
Act of 1974) at the discretion of the Secretary: Provided further, That 
of the amounts made available under this heading, up to $13,560,000,000 
shall be allocated to meet unmet needs for grantees that have received 
or will receive allocations for major disasters declared in 2017, and 
that such allocations shall include the States and units of local 
government affected by Hurricane Maria: Provided further, That of the 
amounts made available under this heading, no less than $12,500,000,000 
shall be allocated for mitigation activities to all grantees of funding 
provided under this heading, the same heading in chapter 9 of title X 
of division A of Public Law 113-2, section 420 of division L of Public 
Law 114-113, section 145 of division C of Public Law 114-223, section 
192 of division C of Public Law 114-223 (as added by section 101(3) of 
division A of Public Law 114-254), section 421 of division K of Public 
Law 115-31, and the same heading in division B of Public Law 115-56, 
and that such mitigation activities shall be subject to the same terms 
and conditions of this heading, as determined by the Secretary: 
Provided further, That all such grantees shall receive an allocation of 
funds under the preceding proviso in the same proportion that the 
amount of funds each grantee received or will receive under the second 
proviso of this heading or the headings and sections specified in the 
previous proviso bears to the amount of all funds provided to all 
grantees specified in the previous proviso: Provided further, That of 
the amounts made available under the second and third provisos of this 
heading, the Secretary shall allocate to all such grantees an aggregate 
amount of not less than 33 percent of each such amount of funds 
provided under this heading within 60 days after the date of enactment 
of this Act based on the best available data: Provided further, That 
the Secretary shall not prohibit the use of funds made available under 
this heading and the same heading in division B of Public Law 115-56 
for non-federal share as authorized by section 105(a)(9) of the Housing 
and Community Development Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 5305(a)(9)): Provided 
further, That of the amounts made available under this heading, 
grantees may establish grant programs to assist small businesses to 
recover from economic losses: Provided further, That as a condition of 
making any grant, the Secretary shall certify in advance that such 
grantee has in place proficient financial controls and procurement 
processes and has established adequate procedures to prevent any 
duplication of benefits as defined by section 312 of the Robert T. 
Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5155), 
to ensure timely expenditure of funds, to maintain comprehensive 
websites regarding all disaster recovery activities assisted with these 
funds, and to detect and prevent waste, fraud, and abuse of funds: 
Provided further, That the Secretary shall require grantees to maintain 
on a public website information containing common reporting criteria 
established by the Department that permits individuals and entities 
awaiting assistance and the general public to see how all grant funds 
are used, including copies of all relevant procurement documents, 
grantee administrative contracts and details of ongoing procurement 
processes, as determined by the Secretary: Provided further, That prior 
to the obligation of funds a grantee shall submit a plan to the 
Secretary for approval detailing the proposed use of all funds, 
including criteria for eligibility and how the use of these funds will 
address long-term recovery, restoration of infrastructure and housing, 
economic revitalization, and mitigation in the most impacted and 
distressed areas: Provided further, That such funds may not be used for 
activities reimbursable by, or for which funds are made available by, 
the Federal Emergency Management Agency or the Army Corps of Engineers: 
Provided further, That funds allocated under this heading shall not be 
considered relevant to the non-disaster formula allocations made 
pursuant to section 106 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 
1974 (42 U.S.C. 5306): Provided further, That a State, unit of general 
local government, or Indian tribe may use up to 5 percent of its 
allocation for administrative costs: Provided further, That the sixth 
proviso under this heading in the Supplemental Appropriations for 
Disaster Relief Requirements, 2017 (division B of Public Law 115-56) is 
amended by striking ``State or subdivision thereof'' and inserting 
``State, unit of general local government, or Indian tribe (as such 
term is defined in section 102 of the Housing and Community Development 
Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 5302))'': Provided further, That in 
administering the funds under this heading, the Secretary of Housing 
and Urban Development may waive, or specify alternative requirements 
for, any provision of any statute or regulation that the Secretary 
administers in connection with the obligation by the Secretary or the 
use by the recipient of these funds (except for requirements related to 
fair housing, nondiscrimination, labor standards, and the environment), 
if the Secretary finds that good cause exists for the waiver or 
alternative requirement and such waiver or alternative requirement 
would not be inconsistent with the overall purpose of title I of the 
Housing and Community Development Act of 1974: Provided further, That, 
notwithstanding the preceding proviso, recipients of funds provided 
under this heading that use such funds to supplement Federal assistance 
provided under section 402, 403, 404, 406, 407, 408(c)(4), or 502 of 
the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 
U.S.C. 5121 et seq.) may adopt, without review or public comment, any 
environmental review, approval, or permit performed by a Federal 
agency, and such adoption shall satisfy the responsibilities of the 
recipient with respect to such environmental review, approval or 
permit: Provided further, That, notwithstanding section 104(g)(2) of 
the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 
5304(g)(2)), the Secretary may, upon receipt of a request for release 
of funds and certification, immediately approve the release of funds 
for an activity or project assisted under this heading if the recipient 
has adopted an environmental review, approval or permit under the 
preceding proviso or the activity or project is categorically excluded 
from review under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 
U.S.C. 4321 et seq.): Provided further, That the Secretary shall 
publish via notice in the Federal Register any waiver, or alternative 
requirement, to any statute or regulation that the Secretary 
administers pursuant to title I of the Housing and Community 
Development Act of 1974 no later than 5 days before the effective date 
of such waiver or alternative requirement: Provided further, That the 
eighth proviso under this heading in the Supplemental Appropriations 
for Disaster Relief Requirements, 2017 (division B of Public Law 115-
56) is amended by inserting ``408(c)(4),'' after ``407,'': Provided 
further, That of the amounts made available under this heading, up to 
$10,000,000 shall be made available for capacity building and technical 
assistance, including assistance on contracting and procurement 
processes, to support States, units of general local government, or 
Indian tribes (and their subrecipients) that receive allocations 
pursuant to this heading, received disaster recovery allocations under 
the same heading in Public Law 115-56, or may receive similar 
allocations for disaster recovery in future appropriations Acts: 
Provided further, That of the amounts made available under this 
heading, up to $10,000,000 shall be transferred, in aggregate, to 
``Department of Housing and Urban Development--Program Office Salaries 
and Expenses--Community Planning and Development'' for necessary costs, 
including information technology costs, of administering and overseeing 
the obligation and expenditure of amounts under this heading: Provided 
further, That the amount specified in the preceding proviso shall be 
combined with funds appropriated under the same heading and for the 
same purpose in Public Law 115-56 and the aggregate of such amounts 
shall be available for any of the purposes specified under this heading 
or the same heading in Public Law 115-56 without limitation: Provided 
further, That of the funds made available under this heading, 
$10,000,000 shall be transferred to the Office of the Inspector General 
for necessary costs of overseeing and auditing funds made available 
under this heading:  Provided further, That any funds made available 
under this heading that remain available, after the other funds under 
such heading have been allocated for necessary expenses for activities 
authorized under such heading, shall be used for additional activities, 
including mitigation, in the most impacted and distressed areas 
resulting from major disasters declared in 2011 and subsequent years: 
Provided further, That such remaining funds shall be awarded to 
grantees of funding provided for disaster relief under this heading, 
the same heading in chapter 9 of title X of division A of Public Law 
113-2, section 420 of division L of Public Law 114-113, section 145 of 
division C of Public Law 114-223, section 192 of division C of Public 
Law 114-223 (as added by section 101(3) of division A of Public Law 
114-254), section 421 of division K of Public Law 115-31, and the same 
heading in division B of Public Law 115-56, subject to the same terms 
and conditions under this heading and such headings and sections 
respectively: Provided further, That each such grantee shall receive an 
allocation from such remaining funds in the same proportion that the 
amount of funds such grantee received under the second proviso under 
this heading and under the Acts specified in the previous proviso bears 
to the amount of all funds provided to all grantees specified in the 
previous proviso: Provided further, That such amount is designated by 
the Congress as being for an emergency requirement pursuant to section 
251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control 
Act of 1985.

                               TITLE XII

                   GENERAL PROVISIONS--THIS DIVISION

    Sec. 1201.  Each amount appropriated or made available by this 
division is in addition to amounts otherwise appropriated for the 
fiscal year involved.
    Sec. 1202.  No part of any appropriation contained in this division 
shall remain available for obligation beyond the current fiscal year 
unless expressly so provided herein.
    Sec. 1203.  Unless otherwise provided for by this division, the 
additional amounts appropriated by this division to appropriations 
accounts shall be available under the authorities and conditions 
applicable to such appropriations accounts for fiscal year 2018.
    Sec. 1204.  The terms and conditions applicable to the funds 
provided in this division, including those provided by this title, 
shall also apply to the funds made available in division B of Public 
Law 115-56 and in division A of Public Law 115-72.
    Sec. 1205.  Each amount designated in this division by the Congress 
as being for an emergency requirement pursuant to section 
251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control 
Act of 1985 shall be available only if the President subsequently so 
designates all such amounts and transmits such designations to the 
Congress.
    Sec. 1206. (a) Section 305 of division A of the Additional 
Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Requirements Act, 2017 
(Public Law 115-72) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a)--
                    (A) by striking ``(1) Not later than December 31, 
                2017,'' and inserting ``Not later than March 31, 
                2018,''; and
                    (B) by striking paragraph (2); and
            (2) in subsection (b), by striking ``receiving funds under 
        this division'' and inserting ``expending more than $10,000,000 
        of funds provided by this division and division B of Public Law 
        115-56 in any one fiscal year''.
    (b) Section 305 of division A of the Additional Supplemental 
Appropriations for Disaster Relief Requirements Act, 2017 (Public Law 
115-72), as amended by this section, shall apply to funds appropriated 
by this division as if they had been appropriated by that division.
    (c) In order to proactively prepare for oversight of future 
disaster relief funding, not later than one year after the date of 
enactment of this Act, the Director of the Office of Management and 
Budget shall issue standard guidance for Federal agencies to use in 
designing internal control plans for disaster relief funding. This 
guidance shall leverage existing internal control review processes and 
shall include, at a minimum, the following elements:
    (1) Robust criteria for identifying and documenting incremental 
risks and mitigating controls related to the funding.
    (2) Guidance for documenting the linkage between the incremental 
risks related to disaster funding and efforts to address known internal 
control risks.
    Sec. 1207.  Any agency or department provided funding in excess of 
$3,000,000,000 by this division, including the Federal Emergency 
Management Agency, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and 
the Corps of Engineers, is directed to provide a report to the 
Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives regarding 
its efforts to provide adequate resources and technical assistance for 
small, low-income communities affected by natural disasters.
    Sec. 1208. (a) Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment 
of this Act and in coordination with the Administrator of the Federal 
Emergency Management Agency, with support and contributions from the 
Secretary of the Treasury, the Secretary of Energy, and other Federal 
agencies having responsibilities defined under the National Disaster 
Recovery Framework, the Governor of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico 
shall submit to Congress a report describing the Commonwealth's 12- and 
24-month economic and disaster recovery plan that--
            (1) defines the priorities, goals, and expected outcomes of 
        the recovery effort for the Commonwealth, based on damage 
        assessments prepared pursuant to Federal law, if applicable, 
        including--
                    (A) housing;
                    (B) economic issues, including workforce 
                development and industry expansion and cultivation;
                    (C) health and social services;
                    (D) natural and cultural resources;
                    (E) governance and civic institutions;
                    (F) electric power systems and grid restoration;
                    (G) environmental issues, including solid waste 
                facilities; and
                    (H) other infrastructure systems, including repair, 
                restoration, replacement, and improvement of public 
                infrastructure such water and wastewater treatment 
                facilities, communications networks, and transportation 
                infrastructure;
            (2) is consistent with--
                    (A) the Commonwealth's fiscal capacity to provide 
                long-term operation and maintenance of rebuilt or 
                replaced assets;
                    (B) alternative procedures and associated 
                programmatic guidance adopted by the Administrator of 
                the Federal Emergency Management Administration 
                pursuant to section 428 of the Robert T. Stafford 
                Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 
                5189f); and
                    (C) actions as may be necessary to mitigate 
                vulnerabilities to future extreme weather events and 
                natural disasters and increase community resilience, 
                including encouraging the adoption and enforcement of 
                the latest published editions of relevant consensus-
                based codes, specifications, and standards that 
                incorporate the latest hazard-resistant designs and 
                establish minimum acceptable criteria for the design, 
                construction, and maintenance of residential structures 
                and facilities for the purpose of protecting the 
                health, safety, and general welfare of the buildings' 
                users against disasters;
            (3) promotes transparency and accountability through 
        appropriate public notification, outreach, and hearings;
            (4) identifies performance metrics for assessing and 
        reporting on the progress toward achieving the Commonwealth's 
        recovery goals, as identified under paragraph (1);
            (5) is developed in coordination with the Oversight Board 
        established under PROMESA; and
            (6) is certified by that Oversight Board to be consistent 
        with the purpose set forth in section 101(a) of PROMESA (48 
        U.S.C. 2121(a)).
    (b) At the end of every 30-day period before the submission of the 
report described in subsection (a), the Governor of the Commonwealth of 
Puerto Rico, in coordination with the Administrator of the Federal 
Emergency Management Agency, shall provide to Congress interim status 
updates on progress developing such report.
    (c) At the end of every 180-day period after the submission of the 
report described in subsection (a), the Governor of the Commonwealth of 
Puerto Rico, in coordination with the Administrator of the Federal 
Emergency Management Agency, shall make public a report on progress 
achieving the goals set forth in such report.
    (d) During the development, and after the submission, of the report 
require by in subsection (a), the Oversight Board may provide to 
Congress reports on the status of coordination with the Governor of 
Puerto Rico.
    (e) Amounts made available by this division to a covered territory 
for response to or recovery from Hurricane Irma or Hurricane Maria in 
an aggregate amount greater than $10,000,000 may be reviewed by the 
Oversight Board under the Oversight Board's authority under 204(b)(2) 
of PROMESA (48 U.S.C. 2144(b)(2)).
    (f) When developing a Fiscal Plan while the recovery plan required 
under subsection (a) is in development and in effect, the Oversight 
Board shall use and incorporate, to the greatest extent feasible, 
damage assessments prepared pursuant to Federal law.
    (g) For purposes of this section, the terms ``covered territory'' 
and ``Oversight Board'' have the meaning given those term in section 5 
of PROMESA (48 U.S.C. 2104).
     This division may be cited as the ``Further Additional 
Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Requirements, 2017''.

                DIVISION B--DISASTER RECOVERY REFORM ACT

    
Sec. 2001. Applicability.
Sec. 2002. State defined.
Sec. 2003. Wildfire prevention.
Sec. 2004. Additional activities.
Sec. 2005. Eligibility for code implementation and enforcement.
Sec. 2006. Program improvements.
Sec. 2007. Prioritization of facilities.
Sec. 2008. Guidance on evacuation routes.
Sec. 2009. Duplication of benefits.
Sec. 2010. State administration of assistance for direct temporary 
                            housing and permanent housing construction.
Sec. 2011. Assistance to individuals and households.
Sec. 2012. Multifamily lease and repair assistance.
Sec. 2013. Federal disaster assistance nonprofit fairness.
Sec. 2014. Management costs.
Sec. 2015. Flexibility.
Sec. 2016. Additional disaster assistance.
Sec. 2017. National veterinary emergency teams.
Sec. 2018. Dispute resolution pilot program.
Sec. 2019. Emergency relief.
Sec. 2020. Unified Federal environmental and historic preservation 
                            review.
Sec. 2021. Closeout incentives.
Sec. 2022. Performance of services.
Sec. 2023. Study to streamline and consolidate information collection.
Sec. 2024. Agency accountability.
Sec. 2025. Audit of contracts.
Sec. 2026. Inspector general audit of FEMA contracts for tarps and 
                            plastic sheeting.
Sec. 2027. Relief organizations.
Sec. 2028. Guidance on inundated and submerged roads.
Sec. 2029. Authorities.
Sec. 2030. Recoupment of certain assistance prohibited.
Sec. 2031. Statute of limitations.
Sec. 2032. Technical assistance and recommendations.
Sec. 2033. Guidance on hazard mitigation assistance.
Sec. 2034. Local impact.
Sec. 2035. Additional hazard mitigation activities.
Sec. 2036. National public infrastructure predisaster hazard 
                            mitigation.
Sec. 2037. Additional mitigation activities.
Sec. 2038. Federal cost-share adjustments for repair, restoration, and 
                            replacement of damaged facilities.

SEC. 2001. APPLICABILITY.

    Except as otherwise expressly provided, the amendments in this 
division to the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency 
Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq.) apply to each major disaster 
and emergency declared by the President on or after August 1, 2017, 
under such Act.

SEC. 2002. STATE DEFINED.

    In this division, the term ``State'' has the meaning given that 
term in section 102(4) of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and 
Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5122(4)).

SEC. 2003. WILDFIRE PREVENTION.

    (a) Mitigation Assistance.--Section 420 of the Robert T. Stafford 
Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5187) is 
amended--
            (1) by redesignating subsection (d) as subsection (e); and
            (2) by inserting after subsection (c) the following:
    ``(d) Hazard Mitigation Assistance.--Whether or not a major 
disaster is declared, the President may provide hazard mitigation 
assistance in accordance with section 404 in any area affected by a 
fire for which assistance was provided under this section.''.
    (b) Conforming Amendments.--The Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief 
and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq.) is amended--
            (1) in section 404(a) (42 U.S.C. 5170c(a)) (as amended by 
        section 37(a) of this Act)--
                    (A) by inserting before the first period ``, or any 
                area affected by a fire for which assistance was 
                provided under section 420''; and
                    (B) in the third sentence by inserting ``or event 
                under section 420'' after ``major disaster'' each place 
                it appears; and
            (2) in section 322(e)(1) (42 U.S.C. 5165(e)(1)), by 
        inserting ``or event under section 420'' after ``major 
        disaster'' each place it appears.
    (c) Reporting Requirement.--Not later than 1 year after the date of 
enactment of this Act and annually thereafter, the Administrator of the 
Federal Emergency Management Agency shall submit to the Committee on 
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate, the Committee 
on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives, 
and the Appropriations Committees of the Senate and the House of 
Representatives a report containing a summary of any projects carried 
out, and any funding provided to those projects, under subsection (d) 
of section 420 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency 
Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5187) (as amended by this section).

SEC. 2004. ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES.

    Section 404 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency 
Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5170c) is amended by adding at the end the 
following:
    ``(f) Use of Assistance.--Recipients of hazard mitigation 
assistance provided under this section and section 203 may use the 
assistance to conduct activities to help reduce the risk of future 
damage, hardship, loss, or suffering in any area affected by a wildfire 
or windstorm, including--
            ``(1) reseeding ground cover with quick-growing or native 
        species;
            ``(2) mulching with straw or chipped wood;
            ``(3) constructing straw, rock, or log dams in small 
        tributaries to prevent flooding;
            ``(4) placing logs and other erosion barriers to catch 
        sediment on hill slopes;
            ``(5) installing debris traps to modify road and trail 
        drainage mechanisms;
            ``(6) modifying or removing culverts to allow drainage to 
        flow freely;
            ``(7) adding drainage dips and constructing emergency 
        spillways to keep roads and bridges from washing out during 
        floods;
            ``(8) planting grass to prevent the spread of noxious 
        weeds;
            ``(9) installing warning signs;
            ``(10) establishing defensible space measures;
            ``(11) reducing hazardous fuels; and
            ``(12) windstorm damage, including replacing or installing 
        electrical transmission or distribution utility pole structures 
        with poles that are resilient to extreme wind and combined ice 
        and wind loadings for the basic wind speeds and ice conditions 
        associated with the relevant location.''.

SEC. 2005. ELIGIBILITY FOR CODE IMPLEMENTATION AND ENFORCEMENT.

    Section 406(a)(2) of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and 
Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5172(a)(2)) is amended--
            (1) by striking ``and'' at the end of subparagraph (B);
            (2) by striking the period at the end of subparagraph (C) 
        and inserting ``; and''; and
            (3) by adding at the end the following:
                    ``(D) base and overtime wages for extra hires to 
                facilitate the implementation and enforcement of 
                adopted building codes for a period of not more than 
                180 days after the major disaster is declared.''.

SEC. 2006. PROGRAM IMPROVEMENTS.

    (a) Hazard Mitigation.--Section 406(c) of the Robert T. Stafford 
Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5172(c)) is 
amended--
            (1) in paragraph (1)(A), by striking ``90 percent of''; and
            (2) in paragraph (2)(A), by striking ``75 percent of''.
    (b) Participation.--Section 428(d) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 5189f) is 
amended--
            (1) by inserting ``(1) In general.--'' before 
        ``Participation in''; and
            (2) by adding at the end the following:
            ``(2) No conditions.--The President may not condition the 
        provision of Federal assistance under this Act on the election 
        by a State, Tribal, or local government, or owner or operator 
        of a private nonprofit facility to participate in the 
        alternative procedures adopted under this section.''.
    (c) Certification.--Section 428(e)(1) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 
5189f(e)(1)) is amended--
            (1) in subparagraph (E), by striking ``and'' at the end;
            (2) in subparagraph (F), by striking the period and 
        inserting ``; and''; and
            (3) by adding at the end the following:
                    ``(G) once certified by a professionally licensed 
                engineer and accepted by the Administrator, the 
                estimates on which grants made pursuant to this section 
                are based shall be presumed to be reasonable and 
                eligible costs, as long as there is no evidence of 
                fraud.''.

SEC. 2007. PRIORITIZATION OF FACILITIES.

    Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, 
the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency shall 
provide guidance and training on an annual basis to State, Tribal, and 
local governments, first responders, and utility companies on--
            (1) the need to prioritize assistance to hospitals, nursing 
        homes, and other long-term care facilities to ensure that such 
        health care facilities remain functioning or return to 
        functioning as soon as practicable during power outages caused 
        by natural hazards, including severe weather events; and
            (2) how hospitals, nursing homes and other long-term care 
        facilities should adequately prepare for power outages during a 
        major disaster or emergency.

SEC. 2008. GUIDANCE ON EVACUATION ROUTES.

    (a) In General.--
            (1) Identification.--The Administrator of the Federal 
        Emergency Management Agency, in coordination with the 
        Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration, shall 
        develop and issue guidance for State, local, and Tribal 
        governments regarding the identification of evacuation routes.
            (2) Guidance.--The Administrator of the Federal Highway 
        Administration, in coordination with the Administrator of the 
        Federal Emergency Management Agency, shall revise existing 
        guidance or issue new guidance as appropriate for State, local, 
        and Tribal governments regarding the design, construction, 
        maintenance, and repair of evacuation routes.
    (b) Considerations.--
            (1) Identification.--In developing the guidance under 
        subsection (a)(1), the Administrator of the Federal Emergency 
        Management Agency shall consider--
                    (A) whether evacuation routes have resisted impacts 
                and recovered quickly from disasters, regardless of 
                cause;
                    (B) the need to evacuate special needs populations, 
                including--
                            (i) individuals with a physical or mental 
                        disability;
                            (ii) individuals in schools, daycare 
                        centers, mobile home parks, prisons, nursing 
                        homes and other long-term care facilities, and 
                        detention centers;
                            (iii) individuals with limited-English 
                        proficiency;
                            (iv) the elderly; and
                            (v) individuals who are tourists, seasonal 
                        workers, or homeless;
                    (C) the sharing of information and other public 
                communications with evacuees during evacuations;
                    (D) the sheltering of evacuees, including the care, 
                protection, and sheltering of animals;
                    (E) the return of evacuees to their homes; and
                    (F) such other items the Administrator considers 
                appropriate.
            (2) Design, construction, maintenance, and repair.--In 
        revising or issuing guidance under (a)(2), the Administrator of 
        the Federal Highway Administration shall consider--
                    (A) methods that assist evacuation routes to--
                            (i) withstand likely risks to viability, 
                        including flammability and hydrostatic forces;
                            (ii) improve durability, strength 
                        (including the ability to withstand tensile 
                        stresses and compressive stresses), and 
                        sustainability; and
                            (iii) provide for long-term cost savings;
                    (B) the ability of evacuation routes to effectively 
                manage contraflow operations;
                    (C) for evacuation routes on public lands, the 
                viewpoints of the applicable Federal land management 
                agency regarding emergency operations, sustainability, 
                and resource protection; and
                    (D) such other items the Administrator considers 
                appropriate.

SEC. 2009. DUPLICATION OF BENEFITS.

    (a) In General.--Section 312(b) of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster 
Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5155(b)) is amended by 
adding at the end the following:
            ``(4) Waiver of general prohibition.--
                    ``(A) In general.--The President may waive the 
                general prohibition provided in subsection (a) upon 
                request of a Governor on behalf of the State or on 
                behalf of a person, business concern, or any other 
                entity suffering losses as a result of a major disaster 
                or emergency, if the President finds such waiver is in 
                the public interest and will not result in waste, 
                fraud, or abuse. In making this decision, the President 
                may consider the following:
                            ``(i) The recommendations of the 
                        Administrator of the Federal Emergency 
                        Management Agency made in consultation with the 
                        Federal agency or agencies administering the 
                        duplicative program.
                            ``(ii) If a waiver is granted, the 
                        assistance to be funded is cost effective.
                            ``(iii) Equity and good conscience.
                            ``(iv) Other matters of public policy 
                        considered appropriate by the President.
                    ``(B) Grant or denial of waiver.--A request under 
                subparagraph (A) shall be granted or denied not later 
                than 45 days after submission of such request.
                    ``(C) Prohibition on determination that loan is a 
                duplication.--Notwithstanding subsection (c), in 
                carrying out subparagraph (A), the President may not 
                determine that a loan is a duplication of assistance, 
                provided that all Federal assistance is used toward a 
                loss suffered as a result of the major disaster or 
                emergency.''.
    (b) Funding of a Federally Authorized Water Resources Development 
Project.--
            (1) Eligible activities.--Notwithstanding section 312 of 
        the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance 
        Act (42 U.S.C. 5155) and its implementing regulations, 
        assistance provided pursuant to section 404 of such Act may be 
        used to fund activities authorized for construction within the 
        scope of a federally authorized water resources development 
        project of the Army Corps of Engineers if such activities are 
        also eligible activities under such section.
            (2) Federal funding.--All Federal funding provided under 
        section 404 pursuant to this section shall be applied toward 
        the Federal share of such project.
            (3) Non-federal match.--All non-Federal matching funds 
        required under section 404 pursuant to this section shall be 
        applied toward the non-Federal share of such project.
            (4) Total federal share.--Funding provided under section 
        404 pursuant to this section may not exceed the total Federal 
        share for such project.
            (5) No effect.--Nothing in this section shall--
                    (A) affect the cost-share requirement of a hazard 
                mitigation measure under section 404;
                    (B) affect the eligibility criteria for a hazard 
                mitigation measure under section 404;
                    (C) affect the cost share requirements of a 
                federally authorized water resources development 
                project; and
                    (D) affect the responsibilities of a non-Federal 
                interest with respect to the project, including those 
                related to the provision of lands, easements, rights-
                of-way, dredge material disposal areas, and necessary 
                relocations.
    (c) Applicability.--This section shall apply to each disaster and 
emergency declared pursuant to the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief 
and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq.) after January 1, 
2016.

SEC. 2010. STATE ADMINISTRATION OF ASSISTANCE FOR DIRECT TEMPORARY 
              HOUSING AND PERMANENT HOUSING CONSTRUCTION.

    Section 408(f) of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and 
Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5174(f)) is amended--
            (1) in paragraph (1), by striking the paragraph heading and 
        inserting ``State- or tribal-administered assistance and other 
        needs assistance.--'';
            (2) in paragraph (1)(A)--
                    (A) by striking ``financial''; and
                    (B) by striking ``subsection (e)'' and inserting 
                ``subsections (c)(1)(B), (c)(4), and (e) if the 
                President and the State or Tribal government comply, as 
                determined by the Administrator, with paragraph (3)'';
            (3) in paragraph (1)(B)--
                    (A) by striking ``financial''; and
                    (B) by striking ``subsection (e)'' and inserting 
                ``subsections (c)(1)(B), (c)(4), and (e)''; and
            (4) by adding at the end the following:
            ``(3) In general.--
                    ``(A) Application.--A State or Tribal government 
                desiring to provide assistance under subsection 
                (c)(1)(B), (c)(4), or (e) shall submit to the President 
                an application for a grant to provide financial 
                assistance under the program.
                    ``(B) Criteria.--The President, in consultation and 
                coordination with State, Tribal, and local governments, 
                shall establish criteria for the approval of 
                applications submitted under subparagraph (A). The 
                criteria shall include, at a minimum--
                            ``(i) the demonstrated ability of the State 
                        or Tribal government to manage the program 
                        under this section;
                            ``(ii) there being in effect a plan 
                        approved by the President as to how the State 
                        or Tribal government will comply with 
                        applicable Federal laws and regulations and how 
                        the State or Tribal government will provide 
                        assistance under its plan;
                            ``(iii) a requirement that the State, 
                        Tribal, or local government comply with rules 
                        and regulations established pursuant to 
                        subsection (j); and
                            ``(iv) a requirement that the President, or 
                        the designee of the President, comply with 
                        subsection (i).
                    ``(C) Quality assurance.--Before approving an 
                application submitted under this section, the 
                President, or the designee of the President, shall 
                institute adequate policies, procedures, and internal 
                controls to prevent waste, fraud, abuse, and program 
                mismanagement for this program and for programs under 
                subsections (c)(1)(B), (c)(4), and (e). The President 
                shall monitor and conduct quality assurance activities 
                on a State or Tribal government's implementation of 
                programs under subsections (c)(1)(B), (c)(4), and (e). 
                If, after approving an application of a State or Tribal 
                government submitted under this section, the President 
                determines that the State or Tribal government is not 
                administering the program established by this section 
                in a manner satisfactory to the President, the 
                President shall withdraw the approval.
                    ``(D) Audits.--The Office of the inspector general 
                shall provide for periodic audits of the programs 
                administered by States and Tribal governments under 
                this subsection.
                    ``(E) Applicable laws.--All Federal laws applicable 
                to the management, administration, or contracting of 
                the programs by the Federal Emergency Management Agency 
                under this section shall be applicable to the 
                management, administration, or contracting by a non-
                Federal entity under this section.
                    ``(F) Report.--Not later than 18 months after the 
                date of enactment of this paragraph, the inspector 
                general of the Department of Homeland Security shall 
                submit a report to the Committee on Homeland Security 
                and Governmental Affairs of the Senate and the 
                Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the 
                House of Representatives on the State or Tribal 
                government's role to provide assistance under this 
                section. The report shall contain an assessment of the 
                effectiveness of the State or Tribal government's role 
                to provide assistance under this section, including--
                            ``(i) whether the State or Tribal 
                        government's role helped to improve the general 
                        speed of disaster recovery;
                            ``(ii) whether the State or Tribal 
                        government providing assistance under this 
                        section had the capacity to administer this 
                        section; and
                            ``(iii) recommendations for changes to 
                        improve the program if the State or Tribal 
                        government's role to administer the programs 
                        should be continued.
                    ``(G) Prohibition.--The President may not condition 
                the provision of Federal assistance under this Act by a 
                State or Tribal government requesting a grant under 
                this section.
                    ``(H) Miscellaneous.--
                            ``(i) Notice and comment.--The 
                        Administrator may waive notice and comment 
                        rulemaking, if the Administrator determines 
                        doing so is necessary to expeditiously 
                        implement this section, and may carry out this 
                        section as a pilot program until such 
                        regulations are promulgated.
                            ``(ii) Final rule.--Not later than 2 years 
                        after the date of enactment of this paragraph, 
                        the Administrator shall issue final regulations 
                        to implement this subsection as amended by the 
                        Disaster Recovery Reform Act.
                            ``(iii) Waiver and expiration.--The 
                        authority under clause (i) and any pilot 
                        program implemented pursuant to such clause 
                        shall expire 2 years after the date of 
                        enactment of this paragraph or upon issuance of 
                        final regulations pursuant to clause (ii), 
                        whichever occurs sooner.''.

SEC. 2011. ASSISTANCE TO INDIVIDUALS AND HOUSEHOLDS.

    Section 408(h) of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and 
Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5174(h)) is amended--
            (1) in paragraph (1), by inserting ``, excluding financial 
        assistance to rent alternate housing accommodations under 
        subsection (c)(1)(A)(i) and financial assistance to address 
        other needs under subsection (e)'' after ``disaster'';
            (2) by redesignating paragraph (2) as paragraph (3);
            (3) by inserting after paragraph (1) the following:
            ``(2) Other needs assistance.--The maximum financial 
        assistance any individual or household may receive under 
        subsection (e) shall be equivalent to the amount set forth in 
        paragraph (1) with respect to a single major disaster.'';
            (4) in paragraph (3) (as so redesignated), by striking 
        ``paragraph (1)'' and inserting ``paragraphs (1) and (2)''; and
            (5) by inserting after paragraph (3) (as so redesignated) 
        the following:
            ``(4) Exclusion of necessary expenses for individuals with 
        disabilities.--
                    ``(A) The maximum amount of assistance established 
                under paragraph (1) shall exclude expenses to repair or 
                replace damaged accessibility-related improvements 
                under paragraphs (2), (3), and (4) of subsection (c) 
                for individuals with disabilities.
                    ``(B) The maximum amount of assistance established 
                under paragraph (2) shall exclude expenses to repair or 
                replace accessibility-related personal property under 
                subsection (e)(2) for individuals with disabilities.''.

SEC. 2012. MULTIFAMILY LEASE AND REPAIR ASSISTANCE.

    (a) Lease and Repair of Rental Units for Temporary Housing.--
Section 408(c)(1)(B)(ii)(II) of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief 
and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5174(c)(1)(B)(ii)(II)) is 
amended to read as follows:
                                    ``(II) Improvements or repairs.--
                                Under the terms of any lease agreement 
                                for property entered into under this 
                                subsection, the value of the 
                                improvements or repairs shall be 
                                deducted from the value of the lease 
                                agreement.''.
    (b) Rental Properties Impacted.--Section 408(c)(1)(B)(ii)(I)(aa) of 
the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 
U.S.C. 5174(c)(1)(B)(ii)(I)(aa)) is amended to read as follows:
                                            ``(aa) enter into lease 
                                        agreements with owners of 
                                        multifamily rental property 
                                        impacted by a major disaster or 
                                        located in areas covered by a 
                                        major disaster declaration to 
                                        house individuals and 
                                        households eligible for 
                                        assistance under this section; 
                                        and''.
    (c) Inspector General Report.--Not later than 2 years after the 
date of the enactment of this Act, the inspector general of the 
Department of Homeland Security shall assess the use of the authority 
provided under section 408(c)(1)(B) of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster 
Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5174(c)(1)(B)), 
including the adequacy of any benefit-cost analysis done to justify the 
use of this alternative, and submit a report on the results of that 
review to the appropriate committees of Congress.

SEC. 2013. FEDERAL DISASTER ASSISTANCE NONPROFIT FAIRNESS.

    (a) Definition of Private Nonprofit Facility.--Section 102(11)(B) 
of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act 
(42 U.S.C. 5122(11)(B)) is amended to read as follows:
                    ``(B) Additional facilities.--In addition to the 
                facilities described in subparagraph (A), the term 
                `private nonprofit facility' includes any private 
                nonprofit facility that provides essential services of 
                a governmental nature to the general public (including 
                museums, zoos, performing arts facilities, community 
                arts centers, community centers, houses of worship 
                exempt from taxation under section 501(c) of the 
                Internal Revenue Code of 1986, libraries, homeless 
                shelters, senior citizen centers, rehabilitation 
                facilities, shelter workshops, food banks, broadcasting 
                facilities, and facilities that provide health and 
                safety services of a governmental nature), as defined 
                by the President.''.
    (b) Repair, Restoration, and Replacement of Damaged Facilities.--
Section 406(a)(3) of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and 
Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5172(a)(3)) is amended by adding at 
the end the following:
                    ``(C) Houses of worship.--
                            ``(i) In general.--A church, synagogue, 
                        mosque, temple, or other house of worship, and 
                        a private nonprofit facility operated by a 
                        religious organization, shall be eligible for 
                        contributions under paragraph (1)(B) (subject 
                        to paragraph (3)(A)), without regard to the 
                        religious character of the facility or the 
                        primary religious use of the facility.
                            ``(ii) Limitations.--Notwithstanding clause 
                        (i), in spaces dedicated to or primarily used 
                        for religious purposes, contributions under 
                        paragraph (1)(B) shall only be used to cover 
                        costs of purchasing or replacing, without 
                        limitation, the building structure, building 
                        enclosure components, building envelope, 
                        vertical and horizontal circulation, physical 
                        plant support spaces, electrical, plumbing, and 
                        mechanical systems (including heating, 
                        ventilation, air-conditioning, and fire and 
                        life safety systems), and related site 
                        improvements.''.
    (c) Applicability.--This section and the amendments made by this 
section shall apply to the provision of assistance in response to a 
major disaster or emergency declared on or after October 28, 2012.

SEC. 2014. MANAGEMENT COSTS.

    Section 324 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency 
Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5165b) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a) by striking ``any administrative 
        expense, and any other expense not directly chargeable to'' and 
        inserting ``direct administrative cost, and any other 
        administrative expense associated with''; and
            (2) in subsection (b)--
                    (A) by striking ``Notwithstanding'' and inserting 
                the following:
            ``(1) In general.--Notwithstanding'';
                    (B) by striking ``establish'' and inserting the 
                following: ``implement''; and
                    (C) by adding at the end the following:
            ``(2) Specific management costs.--The Administrator shall 
        provide the following percentage rates, in addition to the 
        eligible project costs, to cover direct and indirect costs of 
        administering the following programs:
                    ``(A) Hazard mitigation.--A grantee under section 
                404 may be reimbursed not more than 15 percent of the 
                total amount of the grant award under such section of 
                which not more than 10 percent may be used by the 
                grantee and 5 percent by the subgrantee for such costs.
                    ``(B) Public assistance.--A grantee under sections 
                403, 406, 407, and 502 may be reimbursed not more than 
                12 percent of the total award amount under such 
                sections, of which not more than 7 percent may be used 
                by the grantee and 5 percent by the subgrantee for such 
                costs.''.

SEC. 2015. FLEXIBILITY.

    (a) Definition.--In this section, the term ``covered assistance'' 
means assistance provided--
            (1) under section 408 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster 
        Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5174); and
            (2) in relation to a major disaster or emergency declared 
        by the President under section 401 or 501 of the Robert T. 
        Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 
        U.S.C. 5170; 42 U.S.C. 5191) on or after October 28, 2012.
    (b) Waiver Authority.--Notwithstanding section 3716(e) of title 31, 
United States Code, the Administrator of the Federal Emergency 
Management Agency--
            (1) subject to paragraph (2), may waive a debt owed to the 
        United States related to covered assistance provided to an 
        individual or household if--
                    (A) the covered assistance was distributed based on 
                an error by the Federal Emergency Management Agency;
                    (B) there was no fault on behalf of the debtor; and
                    (C) the collection of the debt would be against 
                equity and good conscience; and
            (2) may not waive a debt under paragraph (1) if the debt 
        involves fraud, the presentation of a false claim, or 
        misrepresentation by the debtor or any party having an interest 
        in the claim.
    (c) Monitoring of Covered Assistance Distributed Based on Error.--
            (1) In general.--The inspector general of the Department of 
        Homeland Security shall monitor the distribution of covered 
        assistance to individuals and households to determine the 
        percentage of such assistance distributed based on an error.
            (2) Removal of waiver authority based on excessive error 
        rate.--If the inspector general determines, with respect to any 
        12-month period, that the amount of covered assistance 
        distributed based on an error by the Federal Emergency 
        Management Agency exceeds 4 percent of the total amount of 
        covered assistance distributed--
                    (A) the inspector general shall notify the 
                Administrator and publish the determination in the 
                Federal Register; and
                    (B) with respect to any major disaster or emergency 
                declared by the President under section 401 or section 
                501, respectively, of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster 
                Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5170; 42 
                U.S.C. 5191) after the date on which the determination 
                is published under subparagraph (A), the authority of 
                the Administrator to waive debt under subsection (b) 
                shall no longer be effective.

SEC. 2016. ADDITIONAL DISASTER ASSISTANCE.

    (a) Disaster Mitigation.--Section 209 of the Public Works and 
Economic Development Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. 3149) is amended by adding 
at the end the following:
    ``(e) Disaster Mitigation.--In providing assistance pursuant to 
subsection (c)(2), if appropriate and as applicable, the Secretary may 
encourage hazard mitigation in assistance provided pursuant to such 
subsection.''.
    (b) Emergency Management Assistance Compact Grants.--Section 661(d) 
of the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act of 2006 (6 U.S.C. 
761(d)) is amended by striking ``for fiscal year 2008'' and inserting 
``for each of fiscal years 2018 through 2022''.
    (c) Emergency Management Performance Grants Program.--Section 
662(f) of the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act of 2006 (6 
U.S.C. 762(f)) is amended by striking ``the program'' and all that 
follows through ``2012'' and inserting ``the program, for each of 
fiscal years 2018 through 2022''.
    (d) Technical Amendment.--Section 403(a)(3) of the Robert T. 
Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 
5170b(a)(3)) is amended by striking the second subparagraph (J).

SEC. 2017. NATIONAL VETERINARY EMERGENCY TEAMS.

    (a) In General.--The Administrator of the Federal Emergency 
Management Agency may establish one or more national veterinary 
emergency teams at accredited colleges of veterinary medicine.
    (b) Responsibilities.--A national veterinary emergency team shall--
            (1) deploy with a team of the National Urban Search and 
        Rescue Response System to assist with--
                    (A) veterinary care of canine search teams;
                    (B) locating and treating companion animals, 
                service animals, livestock, and other animals; and
                    (C) surveillance and treatment of zoonotic 
                diseases;
            (2) recruit, train, and certify veterinary professionals, 
        including veterinary students, in accordance with an 
        established set of plans and standard operating guidelines to 
        carry out the duties associated with planning for and 
        responding to emergencies as described in paragraph (1);
            (3) assist State, Tribal, and local governments and 
        nonprofit organizations in developing emergency management and 
        evacuation plans that account for the care and rescue of 
        animals and in improving local readiness for providing 
        veterinary medical response during a disaster; and
            (4) coordinate with the Department of Homeland Security, 
        the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of 
        Agriculture, State, Tribal, and local governments (including 
        departments of animal and human health), veterinary and health 
        care professionals, and volunteers.

SEC. 2018. DISPUTE RESOLUTION PILOT PROGRAM.

    Section 1105(c) of the Sandy Recovery Improvement Act of 2013 (42 
U.S.C. 5189a note) is amended by striking ``2015'' and inserting 
``2022''.

SEC. 2019. EMERGENCY RELIEF.

    Notwithstanding any other provision of law, for each of fiscal 
years 2018 and 2019, obligations for projects undertaken to respond to 
damages caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria shall be excluded from any 
calculation of total obligations for purposes of section 125(d)(4) of 
title 23, United States Code.

SEC. 2020. UNIFIED FEDERAL ENVIRONMENTAL AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION 
              REVIEW.

    (a) Review and Analysis.--Not later than 180 days after the date of 
enactment of this Act, the Administrator of the Federal Emergency 
Management Agency shall review the Unified Federal Environmental and 
Historic Preservation review process established pursuant to section 
429 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance 
Act (42 U.S.C. 5189g), and submit a report to the Committee on 
Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives and 
the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the 
Senate that includes the following:
            (1) An analysis of whether and how the unified process has 
        expedited the interagency review process to ensure compliance 
        with the environmental and historic requirements under Federal 
        law relating to disaster recovery projects.
            (2) A survey and analysis of categorical exclusions used by 
        other Federal agencies that may be applicable to any activity 
        related to a Presidentially declared major disaster or 
        emergency under such Act.
            (3) Recommendations on any further actions, including any 
        legislative proposals, needed to expedite and streamline the 
        review process.
    (b) Regulations.--After completing the review, survey, and analyses 
under subsection (a), but not later than 2 years after the date of 
enactment of this Act, and after providing notice and opportunity for 
public comment, the Administrator shall issue regulations to implement 
any regulatory recommendations, including any categorical exclusions 
identified under subsection (a), to the extent that the categorical 
exclusions meet the criteria for a categorical exclusion under section 
1508.4 of title 40, Code of Federal Regulations, and section II of DHS 
Instruction Manual 023-01-001-01.

SEC. 2021. CLOSEOUT INCENTIVES.

    (a) Facilitating Closeout.--Section 705 of the Robert T. Stafford 
Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5205) is 
amended by adding at the end the following:
    ``(d) Facilitating Closeout.--
            ``(1) Incentives.--The Administrator may develop incentives 
        and penalties that encourage State, Tribal, or local 
        governments to close out expenditures and activities on a 
        timely basis related to disaster or emergency assistance.
            ``(2) Agency requirements.--The Agency shall, consistent 
        with applicable regulations and required procedures, meet its 
        responsibilities to improve closeout practices and reduce the 
        time to close disaster program awards.''.
    (b) Regulations.--The Administrator shall issue regulations to 
implement this section.

SEC. 2022. PERFORMANCE OF SERVICES.

    Section 306 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency 
Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5149) is amended by adding at the end the 
following:
    ``(c) The Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency 
is authorized to appoint temporary personnel, after serving 
continuously for 3 years, to positions in the Agency in the same manner 
that competitive service employees with competitive status are 
considered for transfer, reassignment, or promotion to such positions. 
An individual appointed under this subsection shall become a career-
conditional employee, unless the employee has already completed the 
service requirements for career tenure.''.

SEC. 2023. STUDY TO STREAMLINE AND CONSOLIDATE INFORMATION COLLECTION.

    Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act, the 
Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency shall--
            (1) in coordination with the Small Business Administration, 
        the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and other 
        appropriate agencies, conduct a study and develop a plan, 
        consistent with law, under which the collection of information 
        from disaster assistance applicants and grantees will be 
        modified, streamlined, expedited, efficient, flexible, 
        consolidated, and simplified to be less burdensome, 
        duplicative, and time consuming for applicants and grantees;
            (2) in coordination with the Small Business Administration, 
        the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and other 
        appropriate agencies, develop a plan for the regular collection 
        and reporting of information on Federal disaster assistance 
        awarded, including the establishment and maintenance of a 
        website for presenting the information to the public; and
            (3) submit the plans to the Committee on Transportation and 
        Infrastructure of the House of Representatives and the 
        Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the 
        Senate.

SEC. 2024. AGENCY ACCOUNTABILITY.

    Title IV of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency 
Assistance Act is amended by adding at the end the following:

``SEC. 430. AGENCY ACCOUNTABILITY.

    ``(a) Public Assistance.--Not later than 5 days after an award of a 
public assistance grant is made under section 406 that is in excess of 
$1,000,000, the Administrator shall publish on the Agency's website the 
specifics of each such grant award, including--
            ``(1) identifying the Federal Emergency Management Agency 
        Region;
            ``(2) the disaster or emergency declaration number;
            ``(3) the State, county, and applicant name;
            ``(4) if the applicant is a private nonprofit organization;
            ``(5) the damage category code;
            ``(6) the amount of the Federal share obligated; and
            ``(7) the date of the award.
    ``(b) Mission Assignments.--
            ``(1) In general.--Not later than 5 days after the issuance 
        of a mission assignment or mission assignment task order, the 
        Administrator shall publish on the Agency's website any mission 
        assignment or mission assignment task order to another Federal 
        department or agency regarding a major disaster in excess of 
        $1,000,000, including--
                    ``(A) the name of the impacted State or Tribe;
                    ``(B) the disaster declaration for such State or 
                Tribe;
                    ``(C) the assigned agency;
                    ``(D) the assistance requested;
                    ``(E) a description of the disaster;
                    ``(F) the total cost estimate;
                    ``(G) the amount obligated;
                    ``(H) the State or Tribal cost share, if 
                applicable;
                    ``(I) the authority under which the mission 
                assignment or mission assignment task order was 
                directed; and
                    ``(J) if applicable, the date a State or Tribe 
                requested the mission assignment.
            ``(2) Recording changes.--Not later than 10 days after the 
        last day of each month until a mission assignment or mission 
        assignment task order described in paragraph (1) is completed 
        and closed out, the Administrator shall update any changes to 
        the total cost estimate and the amount obligated.
    ``(c) Disaster Relief Monthly Report.--Not later than 10 days after 
the first day of each month, the Administrator shall publish on the 
Agency's website reports, including a specific description of the 
methodology and the source data used in developing such reports, 
including--
            ``(1) an estimate of the amounts for the fiscal year 
        covered by the President's most recent budget pursuant to 
        section 1105(a) of title 31, United States Code, including--
                    ``(A) the unobligated balance of funds to be 
                carried over from the prior fiscal year to the budget 
                year;
                    ``(B) the unobligated balance of funds to be 
                carried over from the budget year to the budget year 
                plus 1;
                    ``(C) the amount of obligations for noncatastrophic 
                events for the budget year;
                    ``(D) the amount of obligations for the budget year 
                for catastrophic events delineated by event and by 
                State;
                    ``(E) the total amount that has been previously 
                obligated or will be required for catastrophic events 
                delineated by event and by State for all prior years, 
                the current fiscal year, the budget year, and each 
                fiscal year thereafter;
                    ``(F) the amount of previously obligated funds that 
                will be recovered for the budget year;
                    ``(G) the amount that will be required for 
                obligations for emergencies, as described in section 
                102(1), major disasters, as described in section 
                102(2), fire management assistance grants, as described 
                in section 420, surge activities, and disaster 
                readiness and support activities; and
                    ``(H) the amount required for activities not 
                covered under section 251(b)(2)(D)(iii) of the Balanced 
                Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (2 
                U.S.C. 901(b)(2)(D)(iii)); and
            ``(2) an estimate or actual amounts, if available, of the 
        following for the current fiscal year shall be submitted not 
        later than the fifth day of each month, published by the 
        Administrator on the Agency's website not later than the fifth 
        day of each month:
                    ``(A) A summary of the amount of appropriations 
                made available by source, the transfers executed, the 
                previously allocated funds recovered, and the 
                commitments, allocations, and obligations made.
                    ``(B) A table of disaster relief activity 
                delineated by month, including--
                            ``(i) the beginning and ending balances;
                            ``(ii) the total obligations to include 
                        amounts obligated for fire assistance, 
                        emergencies, surge, and disaster support 
                        activities;
                            ``(iii) the obligations for catastrophic 
                        events delineated by event and by State; and
                            ``(iv) the amount of previously obligated 
                        funds that are recovered.
                    ``(C) A summary of allocations, obligations, and 
                expenditures for catastrophic events delineated by 
                event.
                    ``(D) The cost of the following categories of 
                spending:
                            ``(i) Public assistance.
                            ``(ii) Individual assistance.
                            ``(iii) Mitigation.
                            ``(iv) Administrative.
                            ``(v) Operations.
                            ``(vi) Any other relevant category 
                        (including emergency measures and disaster 
                        resources) delineated by disaster.
                    ``(E) The date on which funds appropriated will be 
                exhausted.
    ``(d) Contracts.--
            ``(1) Information.--Not later than 10 days after the first 
        day of each month, the Administrator shall publish on the 
        Agency's website the specifics of each contract in excess of 
        $1,000,000 that the Agency enters into, including--
                    ``(A) the name of the party;
                    ``(B) the date the contract was awarded;
                    ``(C) the amount and scope of the contract;
                    ``(D) if the contract was awarded through 
                competitive bidding process;
                    ``(E) if no competitive bidding process was used, 
                the reason why competitive bidding was not used; and
                    ``(F) the authority used to bypass the competitive 
                bidding process.
        The information shall be delineated by disaster, if applicable, 
        and specify the damage category code, if applicable.
            ``(2) Report.--Not later than 10 days after the last day of 
        the fiscal year, the Administrator shall provide a report to 
        the appropriate committees of Congress summarizing the 
        following information for the preceding fiscal year:
                    ``(A) The number of contracts awarded without 
                competitive bidding.
                    ``(B) The reasons why a competitive bidding process 
                was not used.
                    ``(C) The total amount of contracts awarded with no 
                competitive bidding.
                    ``(D) The damage category codes, if applicable, for 
                contracts awarded without competitive bidding.''.

SEC. 2025. AUDIT OF CONTRACTS.

    Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Administrator of 
the Federal Emergency Management Agency shall not reimburse a State, 
Tribe, or local government or the owner or operator of a private 
nonprofit facility for any activities made pursuant to a contract 
entered into after August 1, 2017, that prohibits the Administrator or 
the Comptroller General of the United States from auditing or otherwise 
reviewing all aspects relating to the contract.

SEC. 2026. INSPECTOR GENERAL AUDIT OF FEMA CONTRACTS FOR TARPS AND 
              PLASTIC SHEETING.

    (a) In General.--Not later than 30 days after the date of enactment 
of this Act, the inspector general of the Department of Homeland 
Security shall initiate an audit of the contracts awarded by the 
Federal Emergency Management Agency (in this section referred to as 
``FEMA'') for tarps and plastic sheeting for the Commonwealth of Puerto 
Rico and the United States Virgin Islands in response to Hurricane Irma 
and Hurricane Maria.
    (b) Considerations.--In carrying out the audit under subsection 
(a), the inspector general shall review--
            (1) the contracting process used by FEMA to evaluate 
        offerors and award the relevant contracts to contractors;
            (2) FEMA's assessment of the past performance of the 
        contractors, including any historical information showing that 
        the contractors had supported large-scale delivery quantities 
        in the past;
            (3) FEMA's assessment of the capacity of the contractors to 
        carry out the relevant contracts, including with respect to 
        inventory, production, and financial capabilities;
            (4) how FEMA ensured that the contractors met the terms of 
        the relevant contracts; and
            (5) whether the failure of the contractors to meet the 
        terms of the relevant contracts and FEMA's subsequent 
        cancellation of the relevant contracts affected the provision 
        of tarps and plastic sheeting to the Commonwealth of Puerto 
        Rico and the United States Virgin Islands.
    (c) Report.--Not later than 270 days after the date of initiation 
of the audit under subsection (a), the inspector general shall submit 
to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of 
Representatives and the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental 
Affairs of the Senate a report on the results of the audit, including 
findings and recommendations.

SEC. 2027. RELIEF ORGANIZATIONS.

    Section 309 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency 
Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5152) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a), by striking ``and other relief or'' 
        and inserting ``long-term recovery groups, domestic hunger 
        relief, and other relief, or''; and
            (2) in subsection (b), by striking ``and other relief or'' 
        and inserting ``long-term recovery groups, domestic hunger 
        relief, and other relief, or''.

SEC. 2028. GUIDANCE ON INUNDATED AND SUBMERGED ROADS.

    The Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, in 
coordination with the Administrator of the Federal Highway 
Administration, shall develop and issue guidance for State, local, and 
Tribal governments regarding repair, restoration, and replacement of 
inundated and submerged roads damaged or destroyed by a major disaster, 
and for associated expenses incurred by the Government, with respect to 
roads eligible for assistance under section 406 of the Robert T. 
Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5172).

SEC. 2029. AUTHORITIES.

    Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the non-federally 
funded actions of private parties and State, local, or Tribal 
governments, on State, local, Tribal, and private land, and the effects 
of those actions, shall not be attributed to the Federal Emergency 
Management Agency's actions under the National Flood Insurance Act of 
1968 (42 U.S.C. 4001 et seq.), the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 
1973 (42 U.S.C. 4002 et seq.), the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance 
Reform Act of 2012 (subtitle A of title II of division F of Public Law 
112-141; 126 Stat. 916), and the Homeowner Flood Insurance 
Affordability Act of 2014 (Public Law 113-89; 128 Stat. 1020) for the 
purposes of section 7 (16 U.S.C. 1536) and section 9 (16 U.S.C. 1538) 
of the Endangered Species Act. Actions taken under the National Flood 
Insurance Act of 1968, the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973, the 
Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012, and the Homeowner 
Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014, that may influence private 
actions do not create a Federal nexus for the purpose of applying the 
requirements of section 7 of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 
U.S.C. 1536).

SEC. 2030. RECOUPMENT OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE PROHIBITED.

    (a) In General.--Notwithstanding section 3716(e) of title 31, 
United States Code, and unless there is evidence of civil or criminal 
fraud, the Federal Emergency Management Agency may not take any action 
to recoup covered assistance from the recipient of such assistance if 
the receipt of such assistance occurred on a date that is more than 3 
years before the date on which the Federal Emergency Management Agency 
first provides to the recipient written notification of an intent to 
recoup.
    (b) Covered Assistance Defined.--In this section, the term 
``covered assistance'' means assistance provided--
            (1) under section 408 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster 
        Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5174); and
            (2) in relation to a major disaster or emergency declared 
        by the President under section 401 or 501 of such Act (42 
        U.S.C. 5170; 42 U.S.C. 5191) on or after January 1, 2012.

SEC. 2031. STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS.

    (a) In General.--Section 705 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster 
Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5205) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a)(1)--
                    (A) by striking ``Except'' and inserting 
                ``Notwithstanding section 3716(e) of title 31, United 
                States Code, and except''; and
                    (B) by striking ``report for the disaster or 
                emergency'' and inserting ``report for project 
                completion as certified by the grantee''; and
            (2) in subsection (b)--
                    (A) in paragraph (1) by striking ``report for the 
                disaster or emergency'' and inserting ``report for 
                project completion as certified by the grantee''; and
                    (B) in paragraph (3) by inserting ``for project 
                completion as certified by the grantee'' after ``final 
                expenditure report''.
    (b) Applicability.--
            (1) In general.--With respect to disaster or emergency 
        assistance provided to a State or local government on or after 
        January 1, 2004--
                    (A) no administrative action may be taken to 
                recover a payment of such assistance after the date of 
                enactment of this Act if the action is prohibited under 
                section 705(a)(1) of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster 
                Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 
                5205(a)(1)), as amended by subsection (a); and
                    (B) any administrative action to recover a payment 
                of such assistance that is pending on such date of 
                enactment shall be terminated if the action is 
                prohibited under section 705(a)(1) of that Act, as 
                amended by subsection (a).
            (2) Limitation.--This section, including the amendments 
        made by this section, may not be construed to invalidate or 
        otherwise affect any administration action completed before the 
        date of enactment of this Act.

SEC. 2032. TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AND RECOMMENDATIONS.

    (a) Technical Assistance.--The Administrator of the Federal 
Emergency Management Agency shall provide technical assistance to a 
common interest community that provides essential services of a 
governmental nature on actions that a common interest community may 
take in order to be eligible to receive reimbursement from a grantee 
that receives funds from the Agency for certain activities performed 
after an event that results in a disaster declaration.
    (b) Recommendations.--Not later than 90 days after the date of 
enactment of this Act, the Administrator shall provide to the Committee 
on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives 
and the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the 
Senate a legislative proposal on how to provide eligibility for 
disaster assistance with respect to common areas of condominiums and 
housing cooperatives.

SEC. 2033. GUIDANCE ON HAZARD MITIGATION ASSISTANCE.

    (a) In General.--Not later than 180 days after the date of 
enactment of this Act, the Administrator of the Federal Emergency 
Management Agency shall issue guidance regarding the acquisition of 
property for open space as a mitigation measure under section 404 of 
the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 
U.S.C. 5170c) that includes--
            (1) a process by which the State hazard mitigation officer 
        appointed for such an acquisition shall, not later than 60 days 
        after the applicant for assistance enters into an agreement 
        with the Administrator regarding the acquisition, provide 
        written notification to each affected unit of local government 
        for such acquisition that includes--
                    (A) the location of the acquisition;
                    (B) the State-local assistance agreement for the 
                hazard mitigation grant program;
                    (C) a description of the acquisition; and
                    (D) a copy of the deed restriction; and
            (2) recommendations for entering into and implementing a 
        memorandum of understanding between units of local government 
        and covered entities that includes provisions to allow an 
        affected unit of local government notified under paragraph (1) 
        to--
                    (A) use and maintain the open space created by such 
                a project, consistent with section 404 (including 
                related regulations, standards, and guidance) and 
                consistent with all adjoining property, subject to the 
                notification of the adjoining property, so long as the 
                cost of the maintenance is borne by the local 
                government; and
                    (B) maintain the open space pursuant to standards 
                exceeding any local government standards defined in the 
                agreement with the Administrator described under 
                paragraph (1).
    (b) Definitions.--In this section the following definitions apply:
            (1) Affected unit of local government.--The term ``affected 
        unit of local government'' means any entity covered by the 
        definition of local government in section 102 of the Robert T. 
        Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 
        U.S.C. 5122), that has jurisdiction over the property subject 
        to the acquisition described in subsection (a).
            (2) Covered entity.--The term ``covered entity'' means--
                    (A) the grantee or subgrantee receiving assistance 
                for an open space project described in subsection (a);
                    (B) the State in which such project is located; and
                    (C) the applicable Regional Administrator of the 
                Federal Emergency Management Agency.

SEC. 2034. LOCAL IMPACT.

    In making recommendations to the President regarding a major 
disaster declaration, the Administrator of the Federal Emergency 
Management Agency shall give greater weight and consideration to severe 
local impact or recent multiple disasters. Further, the Administrator 
shall make corresponding adjustments to the Agency's policies and 
regulations regarding such consideration. Not later than 1 year after 
the date of enactment of this section, the Administrator shall report 
to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of 
Representatives and the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental 
Affairs of the Senate on the changes made to regulations and policies 
and the number of declarations that have been declared based on the new 
criteria.

SEC. 2035. ADDITIONAL HAZARD MITIGATION ACTIVITIES.

    Section 404 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency 
Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5170c) is further amended by adding at the 
end the following:
    ``(g) Use of Assistance.--Recipients of hazard mitigation 
assistance provided under this section and section 203 may use the 
assistance to conduct activities to help reduce the risk of future 
damage, hardship, loss, or suffering in any area affected by earthquake 
hazards, including--
            ``(1) improvements to regional seismic networks in support 
        of building a capability for earthquake early warning;
            ``(2) improvements to geodetic networks in support of 
        building a capability for earthquake early warning; and
            ``(3) improvements to seismometers, Global Positioning 
        System receivers, and associated infrastructure in support of 
        building a capability for earthquake early warning.''.

SEC. 2036. NATIONAL PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE PREDISASTER HAZARD 
              MITIGATION.

    (a) Predisaster Hazard Mitigation.--Section 203 of the Robert T. 
Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5133) 
is amended--
            (1) in subsection (c) by inserting ``Public 
        Infrastructure'' after ``the National'';
            (2) in subsection (e)(1)(B)--
                    (A) by striking ``or'' at the end of clause (ii);
                    (B) by striking the period at the end of clause 
                (iii) and inserting ``; or''; and
                    (C) by adding at the end the following:
                            ``(iv) to establish and carry out 
                        enforcement activities to implement the latest 
                        published editions of relevant consensus-based 
                        codes, specifications, and standards that 
                        incorporate the latest hazard-resistant designs 
                        and establish minimum acceptable criteria for 
                        the design, construction, and maintenance of 
                        residential structures and facilities that may 
                        be eligible for assistance under this Act for 
                        the purpose of protecting the health, safety, 
                        and general welfare of the buildings' users 
                        against disasters.'';
            (3) in subsection (f)--
                    (A) in paragraph (1) by inserting ``for mitigation 
                activities that are cost effective'' after 
                ``competitive basis''; and
                    (B) by adding at the end the following:
            ``(3) Redistribution of unobligated amounts.--The President 
        may--
                    ``(A) withdraw amounts of financial assistance made 
                available to a State (including amounts made available 
                to local governments of a State) under this subsection 
                that remain unobligated by the end of the third fiscal 
                year after the fiscal year for which the amounts were 
                allocated; and
                    ``(B) in the fiscal year following a fiscal year in 
                which amounts were withdrawn under subparagraph (A), 
                add the amounts to any other amounts available to be 
                awarded on a competitive basis pursuant to paragraph 
                (1).'';
            (4) in subsection (g)--
                    (A) in paragraph (9) by striking ``and'' at the 
                end;
                    (B) by redesignating paragraph (10) as paragraph 
                (12); and
                    (C) by adding after paragraph (9) the following:
            ``(10) the extent to which the State or local government 
        has facilitated the adoption and enforcement of the latest 
        published editions of relevant consensus-based codes, 
        specifications, and standards that incorporate the latest 
        hazard-resistant designs and establish criteria for the design, 
        construction, and maintenance of residential structures and 
        facilities that may be eligible for assistance under this Act 
        for the purpose of protecting the health, safety, and general 
        welfare of the buildings' users against disasters;
            ``(11) the extent to which the assistance will fund 
        activities that increase the level of resiliency; and'';
            (5) by striking subsection (i) and inserting the following:
    ``(i) National Public Infrastructure Predisaster Mitigation 
Assistance.--
            ``(1) In general.--The President may set aside from the 
        Disaster Relief Fund, with respect to each major disaster, an 
        amount equal to 6 percent of the estimated aggregate amount of 
        the grants to be made pursuant to sections 403, 406, 407, 408, 
        410, and 416 for the major disaster in order to provide 
        technical and financial assistance under this section.
            ``(2) Estimated aggregate amount.--Not later than 180 days 
        after each major disaster declaration pursuant to this Act, the 
        estimated aggregate amount of grants for purposes of paragraph 
        (1) shall be determined by the President and such estimated 
        amount need not be reduced, increased, or changed due to 
        variations in estimates.
            ``(3) No reduction in amounts.--The amount set aside 
        pursuant to paragraph (1) shall not reduce the amounts 
        otherwise made available for sections 403, 404, 406, 407, 408, 
        410, and 416 under this Act.''; and
            (6) by striking subsections (j) and (m) and redesignating 
        subsections (k), (l), and (n) as subsections (j), (k), and (l), 
        respectively.
    (b) Applicability.--The amendments made to section 203 of the 
Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 
U.S.C. 5133) by paragraphs (3) and (5) of subsection (a) shall apply to 
funds appropriated after the date of enactment of this Act.

SEC. 2037. ADDITIONAL MITIGATION ACTIVITIES.

    (a) Hazard Mitigation Clarification.--Section 404(a) of the Robert 
T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 
5170c(a)) is amended by striking the first sentence and inserting the 
following: ``The President may contribute up to 75 percent of the cost 
of hazard mitigation measures which the President has determined are 
cost effective and which substantially reduce the risk of, or increase 
resilience to, future damage, hardship, loss, or suffering in any area 
affected by a major disaster.''.
    (b) Eligible Cost.--Section 406(e)(1)(A) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 
5172(e)(1)(A)) is amended--
            (1) in the matter preceding clause (i), by inserting after 
        ``section,'' the following: ``for disasters declared on or 
        after August 1, 2017, or a disaster in which a cost estimate 
        has not yet been finalized for a project,'';
            (2) in clause (i), by striking ``and'';
            (3) in clause (ii)--
                    (A) by striking ``codes, specifications, and 
                standards'' and inserting ``the latest published 
                editions of relevant consensus-based codes, 
                specifications, and standards that incorporate the 
                latest hazard-resistant designs and establish minimum 
                acceptable criteria for the design, construction, and 
                maintenance of residential structures and facilities 
                that may be eligible for assistance under this Act for 
                the purposes of protecting the health, safety, and 
                general welfare of a facility's users against 
                disasters'';
                    (B) by striking ``applicable at the time at which 
                the disaster occurred''; and
                    (C) by striking the period at the end and inserting 
                ``; and''; and
            (4) by adding at the end the following:
                            ``(iii) in a manner that allows the 
                        facility to meet the definition of resilient 
                        developed pursuant to this subsection.''.
    (c) Other Eligible Cost.--Section 406(e)(1) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 
5172(e)(1)) is further amended by inserting at the end the following:
                    ``(C) Contributions.--Contributions for the 
                eligible cost made under this section may be provided 
                on an actual cost basis or on cost-estimation 
                procedures.''.
    (d) New Rules.--Section 406(e) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 5172(e)) is 
further amended by adding at the end the following:
            ``(5) New rules.--
                    ``(A) In general.--Not later than 18 months after 
                the date of enactment of this paragraph, the President, 
                acting through the Administrator of the Federal 
                Emergency Management Agency, shall issue a final 
                rulemaking that defines the terms `resilient' and 
                `resiliency' for purposes of this subsection.
                    ``(B) Interim guidance.--Not later than 60 days 
                after the date of enactment of this paragraph, the 
                Administrator shall issue interim guidance to implement 
                this subsection. Such interim guidance shall expire 18 
                months after the date of enactment of this paragraph or 
                upon issuance of final regulations pursuant to 
                subparagraph (A), whichever occurs first.
                    ``(C) Guidance.--Not later than 90 days after the 
                date on which the Administrator issues the final 
                rulemaking under this paragraph, the Administrator 
                shall issue any necessary guidance related to the 
                rulemaking.
                    ``(D) Report.--Not later than 2 years after the 
                date of enactment of this paragraph, the Administrator 
                shall submit to Congress a report summarizing the 
                regulations and guidance issued pursuant to this 
                paragraph.''.
    (e) Conforming Amendment.--Section 205(d)(2) of the Disaster 
Mitigation Act of 2000 (Public Law 106-390) is amended by inserting 
``(B)'' after ``except that paragraph (1)''.

SEC. 2038. FEDERAL COST-SHARE ADJUSTMENTS FOR REPAIR, RESTORATION, AND 
              REPLACEMENT OF DAMAGED FACILITIES.

    Section 406(b) of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and 
Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5172(b)) is amended by inserting 
after paragraph (2) the following:
            ``(3) Increased federal share.--
                    ``(A) Incentive measures.--The President may 
                provide incentives to a State or Tribal government to 
                invest in measures that increase readiness for, and 
                resilience from, a major disaster by recognizing such 
                investments through a sliding scale that increases the 
                minimum Federal share to 85 percent. Such measures may 
                include--
                            ``(i) the adoption of a mitigation plan 
                        approved under section 322;
                            ``(ii) investments in disaster relief, 
                        insurance, and emergency management programs;
                            ``(iii) encouraging the adoption and 
                        enforcement of the latest published editions of 
                        relevant consensus-based codes, specifications, 
                        and standards that incorporate the latest 
                        hazard-resistant designs and establish minimum 
                        acceptable criteria for the design, 
                        construction, and maintenance of residential 
                        structures and facilities that may be eligible 
                        for assistance under this Act for the purpose 
                        of protecting the health, safety, and general 
                        welfare of the buildings' users against 
                        disasters;
                            ``(iv) facilitating participation in the 
                        community rating system; and
                            ``(v) funding mitigation projects or 
                        granting tax incentives for projects that 
                        reduce risk.
                    ``(B) Comprehensive guidance.--Not later than 1 
                year after the date of enactment of this paragraph, the 
                President, acting through the Administrator, shall 
                issue comprehensive guidance to State and Tribal 
                governments regarding the measures and investments, 
                weighted appropriately based on actuarial assessments 
                of eligible actions, that will be recognized for the 
                purpose of increasing the Federal share under this 
                section. Guidance shall ensure that the agency's review 
                of eligible measures and investments does not unduly 
                delay determining the appropriate Federal cost share.
                    ``(C) Report.--One year after the issuance of the 
                guidance required by subparagraph (B), the 
                Administrator shall submit to the Committee on 
                Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of 
                Representatives and the Committee on Homeland Security 
                and Governmental Affairs of the Senate a report 
                regarding the analysis of the Federal cost shares paid 
                under this section.
                    ``(D) Savings clause.--Nothing in this paragraph 
                prevents the President from increasing the Federal cost 
                share above 85 percent.''.

                       DIVISION C--OTHER MATTERS

SEC. 3001. TREATMENT OF SEED COTTON.

    (a) Definition.--Section 1111 of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (7 
U.S.C. 9011) is amended by adding at the end the following new 
paragraph:
            ``(25) Seed cotton.--The term `seed cotton' means unginned 
        upland cotton that includes both lint and seed.''.
    (b) Designation as Covered Commodity.--Section 1111(6) of the 
Agricultural Act of 2014 (7 U.S.C. 9011(6)) is amended by adding at the 
end the following new sentence: ``Effective beginning with the 2018 
crop year, the term includes seed cotton.''.
    (c) Reference Price.--Section 1111(18) of the Agricultural Act of 
2014 (7 U.S.C. 9011(18)) is amended by adding at the end the following 
new subparagraph:
                    ``(O) For seed cotton, $0.367 per pound.''.
    (d) Payment Yield.--Section 1113(d) of the Agricultural Act of 2014 
(7 U.S.C. 9013(d)) is amended by adding at the end the following new 
paragraph:
            ``(5) Payment yield for seed cotton.--
                    ``(A) Payment yield.--Subject to subparagraph (B), 
                the payment yield for seed cotton for a farm shall be 
                equal to 2.4 times the payment yield for upland cotton 
                for the farm established for purposes of subsection 
                (e)(3) of section 1104 of the Food, Conservation, and 
                Energy Act of 2008 (Public Law 110-246; 122 Stat. 
                1672), as in effect immediately before the repeal of 
                such section by section 1102(a) of the Agricultural Act 
                of 2014 (Public Law 113-79; 128 Stat. 658).
                    ``(B) Update.--At the sole discretion of the owner 
                of a farm with a yield described in subparagraph (A), 
                the owner of the farm shall have a 1-time opportunity 
                to update the payment yield for upland cotton for the 
                farm, as provided in subsection (d), for the purpose of 
                calculating the payment yield for seed cotton under 
                such subparagraph.''.
    (e) Payment Acres.--Section 1114(b) of the Agricultural Act of 2014 
(7 U.S.C. 9014(b)) is amended by adding at the end the following new 
paragraph:
            ``(4) Seed cotton rule.--
                    ``(A) In general.--Not later than 90 days after the 
                date of the enactment of this paragraph, the Secretary 
                shall require the owner of a farm to allocate all 
                generic base acres on the farm under subparagraph (B) 
                or (C), or both.
                    ``(B) No recent history of covered commodities.--In 
                the case of a farm where no covered commodities 
                (including seed cotton) were planted or were prevented 
                from being planted at any time during the 2009 through 
                2016 crop years, the owner of such farm shall allocate 
                generic base acres on the farm to unassigned crop base 
                for which no payments may be made under section 1116 or 
                1117.
                    ``(C) Recent history of covered commodities.--In 
                the case of a farm not described in subparagraph (B), 
                the owner of such farm shall allocate generic base 
                acres on the farm--
                            ``(i) subject to subparagraph (D), to seed 
                        cotton base acres in an amount equal to the 
                        greater of--
                                    ``(I) 80 percent of the generic 
                                base acres on the farm; or
                                    ``(II) the average seed cotton 
                                acres planted or prevented from being 
                                planted on the farm during the 2009 
                                through 2012 crop years (not to exceed 
                                the total generic base acres on the 
                                farm); or
                            ``(ii) to covered commodities (including 
                        seed cotton), by applying subparagraphs (B), 
                        (D), (E), and (F) of section 1112(a)(3).
                    ``(D) Treatment of residual generic base acres.--In 
                the case of a farm where generic base acres are 
                allocated under subparagraph (C)(i), the residual 
                generic base acres shall be allocated to unassigned 
                crop base for which no payments may be made under 
                section 1116 or 1117.
                    ``(E) Effect of failure to allocate.--If the owner 
                of a farm fails to allocate generic base acres on the 
                farm, the owner of the farm shall be deemed to have 
                allocated all generic base acres in accordance with 
                subparagraph (C)(i).''.
    (f) Recordkeeping Regarding Unassigned Crop Base.--Section 1114 of 
the Agricultural Act of 2014 (7 U.S.C. 9014) is amended by adding at 
the end the following new subsection:
    ``(f) Unassigned Crop Base.--The Secretary shall maintain 
information on generic base acres on a farm allocated as unassigned 
crop base pursuant to subsection (b)(4).''.
    (g) Special Election Period for Price Loss Coverage or Agriculture 
Risk Coverage.--Section 1115 of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (7 U.S.C. 
9014(b)) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a), by striking ``For'' and inserting 
        ``Except as provided in subsection (g), for''; and
            (2) by adding at the end the following new subsection:
    ``(g) Special Election.--
            ``(1) Election required.--In the case of acres allocated on 
        a farm to seed cotton, all of the producers on the farm shall 
        be given the opportunity to make a new 1-time election under 
        subsection (a) to reflect the designation of seed cotton as a 
        covered commodity for that crop year under section 1111(6).
            ``(2) Effect of failure to make unanimous election.--If all 
        of the producers on a farm fail to make a unanimous election 
        under paragraph (1), the producers on the farm shall be deemed 
        to have elected price loss coverage under section 1116 for all 
        acres allocated on the farm to seed cotton.''.
    (h) Effective Price.--Section 1116 of the Agricultural Act of 2014 
(7 U.S.C. 9016(b)) is amended by adding at the end the following new 
subsection:
    ``(h) Effective Price for Seed Cotton.--
            ``(1) In general.--The effective price for seed cotton 
        under subsection (b) shall be equal to the marketing year 
        average price for seed cotton, as calculated under paragraph 
        (2).
            ``(2) Calculation.--The marketing year average price for 
        seed cotton for a crop year shall be equal to the quotient of--
                    ``(A) a dividend that is equal to the sum of--
                            ``(i) the product obtained when the upland 
                        cotton lint marketing year average price is 
                        multiplied by total United States upland cotton 
                        lint production measured in pounds; and
                            ``(ii) the product obtained when the 
                        cottonseed marketing year average price is 
                        multiplied by total United States cottonseed 
                        production measured in pounds; and
                    ``(B) a divisor that is equal to the sum of--
                            ``(i) total United States upland cotton 
                        lint production measured in pounds; and
                            ``(ii) total United States cottonseed 
                        production measured in pounds.''.
    (i) Deemed Loan Rate for Seed Cotton.--Section 1202 of the 
Agricultural Act of 2014 (7 U.S.C. 9032) is amended by adding at the 
end the following new subsection:
    ``(c) Rule for Seed Cotton.--
            ``(1) In general.--For purposes of section 1116(b)(2) and 
        paragraphs (1)(B)(ii) and (2)(A)(ii)(II) of section 1117(b) 
        only, seed cotton shall be deemed to have a loan rate equal to 
        $0.25 per pound.
            ``(2) Rule of construction.--Nothing in this subsection 
        shall be construed to authorize nonrecourse marketing 
        assistance loans under this part for seed cotton.''.
    (j) Limitation on Stacked Income Protection Plan for Producers of 
Upland Cotton.--Section 508B of the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938 
(7 U.S.C. 1508b) is amended by adding the following new subsection:
    ``(f) Limitation.--Beginning with the 2018 crop year, in the case 
of a farm that is enrolled for a crop year in price loss coverage under 
section 1116 of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (7 U.S.C. 9016) or 
agriculture risk coverage under section 1117 of such Act (7 U.S.C. 
9017) and the coverage on the farm includes seed cotton, the farm shall 
not be eligible for a Stacked Income Protection Plan for upland cotton 
for that crop year.''.
    (k) Technical Correction.--Section 1114(b)(2) of the Agricultural 
Act of 2014 (7 U.S.C. 9014(b)(2)) is amended by striking ``paragraphs 
(1)(B) and (2)(B)'' and inserting ``paragraphs (1) and (2)''.
    (l) Administration.--The Secretary of Agriculture shall carry out 
the amendments made by this section in the manner provided under 
section 1601 of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (7 U.S.C. 9091).
    (m) Application.--The amendments made by this section shall apply 
beginning with the 2018 crop year.

SEC. 3002. LIMITATION ON CROP INSURANCE LIVESTOCK-RELATED EXPENDITURES.

    (a) In General.--Paragraph (10) of section 523(b) of the Federal 
Crop Insurance Act (7 U.S.C. 1523) is repealed.
    (b) Conforming Amendments.--Section 516 of the Federal Crop 
Insurance Act (7 U.S.C. 1516) is amended in subsections (a)(2)(C) and 
(b)(1)(D) by striking ``subsections (a)(3)(E)(ii) and (b)(10) of 
section 523'' and inserting ``subsection (a)(3)(E)(ii) of such 
section''.

SEC. 3003. NATIONAL ACCURACY CLEARINGHOUSE.

    The Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2011 et seq.) is 
amended at the end by adding the following:

``SEC. 30. NATIONAL ACCURACY CLEARINGHOUSE.

    ``(a) In General.--The Secretary shall establish an interstate 
database, or system of databases, of supplemental nutrition assistance 
program information to be known as the National Accuracy Clearinghouse.
    ``(b) Purpose.--Any database or system of databases established 
pursuant to subsection (a) shall be used by States when making 
eligibility determinations to prevent supplemental nutrition assistance 
program participants from receiving duplicative benefits in multiple 
States.
    ``(c) Implementation.--
            ``(1) Issuance of interim final regulations.--Not later 
        than 18 months after the effective date of this section, the 
        Secretary shall issue interim final regulations to carry out 
        this section that--
                    ``(A) incorporate best practices and lessons 
                learned from the regional pilot project referenced in 
                section 4032(c) of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (7 
                U.S.C. 2036c(c));
                    ``(B) safeguard the security of the data stored in 
                the National Accuracy Clearinghouse and protect the 
                privacy of supplemental nutrition assistance program 
                participants and applicants; and
                    ``(C) detail the process States will be required to 
                follow for--
                            ``(i) conducting initial and ongoing 
                        matches of participant and applicant data;
                            ``(ii) identifying and acting on all 
                        apparent instances of duplicative participation 
                        by participants or applicants in multiple 
                        States; and
                            ``(iii) complying with such other rules and 
                        standards the Secretary determines appropriate 
                        to carry out this section.
            ``(2) Timing.--The initial match and corresponding actions 
        required by paragraph (1)(C) shall occur within 3 years after 
        the effective date of this section.''.

SEC. 3004. PUERTO RICO LOW-INCOME COMMUNITIES TREATED AS QUALIFIED 
              OPPORTUNITY ZONE.

    (a) In General.--Section 1400Z-1(b) of the Internal Revenue Code of 
1986, as added by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, is amended by adding at 
the end the following new paragraph:
            ``(3) Special rule for puerto rico.--Each population census 
        tract in Puerto Rico that is a low-income community shall be 
        deemed to be certified and designated as a qualified 
        opportunity zone.''.
    (b) Conforming Amendment.--Section 1400Z-1(d)(1) of such Code is 
amended by inserting ``and subsection (b)(3)'' after ``paragraph (2)''.
    (c) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section shall take 
effect as if included in the enactment of section 13823 of the Tax Cuts 
and Jobs Act, and the deemed certification and designation under 
section 1400Z-1(b)(3) of such Code, as added by this section, shall 
treated as effective on the date of the enactment of such Act.

                     DIVISION D--BUDGETARY EFFECTS

SEC. 4001. BUDGETARY EFFECTS.

    (a) In General.--The budgetary effects of division B and each 
succeeding division (other than division E) shall not be entered on 
either PAYGO scorecard maintained pursuant to section 4(d) of the 
Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010.
    (b) Senate PAYGO Scorecards.--The budgetary effects of division B 
and each succeeding division (other than division E) shall not be 
entered on any PAYGO scorecard maintained for purposes of section 4106 
of H. Con. Res. 71 (115th Congress).
    (c) Classification of Budgetary Effects.--Notwithstanding Rule 3 of 
the Budget Scorekeeping Guidelines set forth in the joint explanatory 
statement of the committee of conference accompanying Conference Report 
105-217 and section 250(c)(8) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency 
Deficit Control Act of 1985, the budgetary effects of division B and 
each succeeding division (other than division E) shall not be 
estimated--
            (1) for purposes of section 251 of such Act; and
            (2) for purposes of paragraph (4)(C) of section 3 of the 
        Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010 as being included in an 
        appropriation Act.

          DIVISION E--TAX RELIEF RELATING TO CERTAIN DISASTERS

                       TITLE I--CALIFORNIA FIRES

SEC. 5001. DEFINITIONS.

    For purposes of this title--
            (1) California wildfire disaster zone.--The term 
        ``California wildfire disaster zone'' means that portion of the 
        California wildfire disaster area determined by the President 
        to warrant individual or individual and public assistance from 
        the Federal Government under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster 
        Relief and Emergency Assistance Act by reason of wildfires in 
        California.
            (2) California wildfire disaster area.--The term 
        ``California wildfire disaster area'' means an area with 
        respect to which during 2017 a major disaster has been declared 
        by the President under section 401 of such Act by reason of 
        wildfires in California.

SEC. 5002. SPECIAL DISASTER-RELATED RULES FOR USE OF RETIREMENT FUNDS.

    (a) Tax-Favored Withdrawals From Retirement Plans.--
            (1) In general.--Section 72(t) of the Internal Revenue Code 
        of 1986 shall not apply to any qualified wildfire distribution.
            (2) Aggregate dollar limitation.--
                    (A) In general.--For purposes of this subsection, 
                the aggregate amount of distributions received by an 
                individual which may be treated as qualified wildfire 
                distributions for any taxable year shall not exceed the 
                excess (if any) of--
                            (i) $100,000, over
                            (ii) the aggregate amounts treated as 
                        qualified wildfire distributions received by 
                        such individual for all prior taxable years.
                    (B) Treatment of plan distributions.--If a 
                distribution to an individual would (without regard to 
                subparagraph (A)) be a qualified wildfire distribution, 
                a plan shall not be treated as violating any 
                requirement of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 merely 
                because the plan treats such distribution as a 
                qualified wildfire distribution, unless the aggregate 
                amount of such distributions from all plans maintained 
                by the employer (and any member of any controlled group 
                which includes the employer) to such individual exceeds 
                $100,000.
                    (C) Controlled group.--For purposes of subparagraph 
                (B), the term ``controlled group'' means any group 
                treated as a single employer under subsection (b), (c), 
                (m), or (o) of section 414 of the Internal Revenue Code 
                of 1986.
            (3) Amount distributed may be repaid.--
                    (A) In general.--Any individual who receives a 
                qualified wildfire distribution may, at any time during 
                the 3-year period beginning on the day after the date 
                on which such distribution was received, make one or 
                more contributions in an aggregate amount not to exceed 
                the amount of such distribution to an eligible 
                retirement plan of which such individual is a 
                beneficiary and to which a rollover contribution of 
                such distribution could be made under section 402(c), 
                403(a)(4), 403(b)(8), 408(d)(3), or 457(e)(16), of the 
                Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as the case may be.
                    (B) Treatment of repayments of distributions from 
                eligible retirement plans other than iras.--For 
                purposes of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, if a 
                contribution is made pursuant to subparagraph (A) with 
                respect to a qualified wildfire distribution from an 
                eligible retirement plan other than an individual 
                retirement plan, then the taxpayer shall, to the extent 
                of the amount of the contribution, be treated as having 
                received the qualified wildfire distribution in an 
                eligible rollover distribution (as defined in section 
                402(c)(4) of such Code) and as having transferred the 
                amount to the eligible retirement plan in a direct 
                trustee to trustee transfer within 60 days of the 
                distribution.
                    (C) Treatment of repayments for distributions from 
                iras.--For purposes of the Internal Revenue Code of 
                1986, if a contribution is made pursuant to 
                subparagraph (A) with respect to a qualified wildfire 
                distribution from an individual retirement plan (as 
                defined by section 7701(a)(37) of such Code), then, to 
                the extent of the amount of the contribution, the 
                qualified wildfire distribution shall be treated as a 
                distribution described in section 408(d)(3) of such 
                Code and as having been transferred to the eligible 
                retirement plan in a direct trustee to trustee transfer 
                within 60 days of the distribution.
            (4) Definitions.--For purposes of this subsection--
                    (A) Qualified wildfire distribution.--Except as 
                provided in paragraph (2), the term ``qualified 
                wildfire distribution'' means any distribution from an 
                eligible retirement plan made on or after October 8, 
                2017, and before January 1, 2019, to an individual 
                whose principal place of abode on October 8, 2017, is 
                located in the California wildfire disaster area and 
                who has sustained an economic loss by reason of the 
                wildfires to which the declaration of such area 
                relates.
                    (B) Eligible retirement plan.--The term ``eligible 
                retirement plan'' shall have the meaning given such 
                term by section 402(c)(8)(B) of the Internal Revenue 
                Code of 1986.
            (5) Income inclusion spread over 3-year period.--
                    (A) In general.--In the case of any qualified 
                wildfire distribution, unless the taxpayer elects not 
                to have this paragraph apply for any taxable year, any 
                amount required to be included in gross income for such 
                taxable year shall be so included ratably over the 3-
                taxable-year period beginning with such taxable year.
                    (B) Special rule.--For purposes of subparagraph 
                (A), rules similar to the rules of subparagraph (E) of 
                section 408A(d)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 
                shall apply.
            (6) Special rules.--
                    (A) Exemption of distributions from trustee to 
                trustee transfer and withholding rules.--For purposes 
                of sections 401(a)(31), 402(f), and 3405 of the 
                Internal Revenue Code of 1986, qualified wildfire 
                distributions shall not be treated as eligible rollover 
                distributions.
                    (B) Qualified wildfire distributions treated as 
                meeting plan distribution requirements.--For purposes 
                the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, a qualified wildfire 
                distribution shall be treated as meeting the 
                requirements of sections 401(k)(2)(B)(i), 
                403(b)(7)(A)(ii), 403(b)(11), and 457(d)(1)(A) of such 
                Code.
    (b) Recontributions of Withdrawals for Home Purchases.--
            (1) Recontributions.--
                    (A) In general.--Any individual who received a 
                qualified distribution may, during the period beginning 
                on October 8, 2017, and ending on June 30, 2018, make 
                one or more contributions in an aggregate amount not to 
                exceed the amount of such qualified distribution to an 
                eligible retirement plan (as defined in section 
                402(c)(8)(B) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986) of 
                which such individual is a beneficiary and to which a 
                rollover contribution of such distribution could be 
                made under section 402(c), 403(a)(4), 403(b)(8), or 
                408(d)(3), of such Code, as the case may be.
                    (B) Treatment of repayments.--Rules similar to the 
                rules of subparagraphs (B) and (C) of subsection (a)(3) 
                shall apply for purposes of this subsection.
            (2) Qualified distribution.--For purposes of this 
        subsection, the term ``qualified distribution'' means any 
        distribution--
                    (A) described in section 401(k)(2)(B)(i)(IV), 
                403(b)(7)(A)(ii) (but only to the extent such 
                distribution relates to financial hardship), 
                403(b)(11)(B), or 72(t)(2)(F), of the Internal Revenue 
                Code of 1986,
                    (B) received after March 31, 2017, and before 
                January 15, 2018, and
                    (C) which was to be used to purchase or construct a 
                principal residence in the California wildfire disaster 
                area but which was not so purchased or constructed on 
                account of the wildfires to which the declaration of 
                such area relates.
    (c) Loans From Qualified Plans.--
            (1) Increase in limit on loans not treated as 
        distributions.--In the case of any loan from a qualified 
        employer plan (as defined under section 72(p)(4) of the 
        Internal Revenue Code of 1986) to a qualified individual made 
        during the period beginning on the date of the enactment of 
        this Act and ending on December 31, 2018--
                    (A) clause (i) of section 72(p)(2)(A) of such Code 
                shall be applied by substituting ``$100,000'' for 
                ``$50,000'', and
                    (B) clause (ii) of such section shall be applied by 
                substituting ``the present value of the nonforfeitable 
                accrued benefit of the employee under the plan'' for 
                ``one-half of the present value of the nonforfeitable 
                accrued benefit of the employee under the plan''.
            (2) Delay of repayment.--In the case of a qualified 
        individual with an outstanding loan on or after October 8, 
        2017, from a qualified employer plan (as defined in section 
        72(p)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986)--
                    (A) if the due date pursuant to subparagraph (B) or 
                (C) of section 72(p)(2) of such Code for any repayment 
                with respect to such loan occurs during the period 
                beginning on October 8, 2017, and ending on December 
                31, 2018, such due date shall be delayed for 1 year,
                    (B) any subsequent repayments with respect to any 
                such loan shall be appropriately adjusted to reflect 
                the delay in the due date under paragraph (1) and any 
                interest accruing during such delay, and
                    (C) in determining the 5-year period and the term 
                of a loan under subparagraph (B) or (C) of section 
                72(p)(2) of such Code, the period described in 
                subparagraph (A) shall be disregarded.
            (3) Qualified individual.--For purposes of this subsection, 
        the term ``qualified individual'' means any individual whose 
        principal place of abode on October 8, 2017, is located in the 
        California wildfire disaster area and who has sustained an 
        economic loss by reason of wildfires to which the declaration 
        of such area relates.
    (d) Provisions Relating to Plan Amendments.--
            (1) In general.--If this subsection applies to any 
        amendment to any plan or annuity contract, such plan or 
        contract shall be treated as being operated in accordance with 
        the terms of the plan during the period described in paragraph 
        (2)(B)(i).
            (2) Amendments to which subsection applies.--
                    (A) In general.--This subsection shall apply to any 
                amendment to any plan or annuity contract which is 
                made--
                            (i) pursuant to any provision of this 
                        section, or pursuant to any regulation issued 
                        by the Secretary or the Secretary of Labor 
                        under any provision of this section, and
                            (ii) on or before the last day of the first 
                        plan year beginning on or after January 1, 
                        2019, or such later date as the Secretary may 
                        prescribe.
                In the case of a governmental plan (as defined in 
                section 414(d) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986), 
                clause (ii) shall be applied by substituting the date 
                which is 2 years after the date otherwise applied under 
                clause (ii).
                    (B) Conditions.--This subsection shall not apply to 
                any amendment unless--
                            (i) during the period--
                                    (I) beginning on the date that this 
                                section or the regulation described in 
                                subparagraph (A)(i) takes effect (or in 
                                the case of a plan or contract 
                                amendment not required by this section 
                                or such regulation, the effective date 
                                specified by the plan), and
                                    (II) ending on the date described 
                                in subparagraph (A)(ii) (or, if 
                                earlier, the date the plan or contract 
                                amendment is adopted),
                the plan or contract is operated as if such plan or 
                contract amendment were in effect, and
                            (ii) such plan or contract amendment 
                        applies retroactively for such period.

SEC. 5003. EMPLOYEE RETENTION CREDIT FOR EMPLOYERS AFFECTED BY 
              CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES.

    (a) In General.--For purposes of section 38 of the Internal Revenue 
Code of 1986, in the case of an eligible employer, the California 
wildfire employee retention credit shall be treated as a credit listed 
in subsection (b) of such section. For purposes of this subsection, the 
California wildfire employee retention credit for any taxable year is 
an amount equal to 40 percent of the qualified wages with respect to 
each eligible employee of such employer for such taxable year. For 
purposes of the preceding sentence, the amount of qualified wages which 
may be taken into account with respect to any individual shall not 
exceed $6,000.
    (b) Definitions.--For purposes of this section--
            (1) Eligible employer.--The term ``eligible employer'' 
        means any employer--
                    (A) which conducted an active trade or business on 
                October 8, 2017, in the California wildfire disaster 
                zone, and
                    (B) with respect to whom the trade or business 
                described in subparagraph (A) is inoperable on any day 
                after October 8, 2017, and before January 1, 2018, as a 
                result of damage sustained by reason of the wildfires 
                to which such declaration of such area relates.
            (2) Eligible employee.--The term ``eligible employee'' 
        means with respect to an eligible employer an employee whose 
        principal place of employment on October 8, 2017, with such 
        eligible employer was in the California wildfire disaster zone.
            (3) Qualified wages.--The term ``qualified wages'' means 
        wages (as defined in section 51(c)(1) of the Internal Revenue 
        Code of 1986, but without regard to section 3306(b)(2)(B) of 
        such Code) paid or incurred by an eligible employer with 
        respect to an eligible employee on any day after October 8, 
        2017, and before January 1, 2018, which occurs during the 
        period--
                    (A) beginning on the date on which the trade or 
                business described in paragraph (1) first became 
                inoperable at the principal place of employment of the 
                employee immediately before the wildfires to which the 
                declaration of the California wildfire disaster area 
                relates, and
                    (B) ending on the date on which such trade or 
                business has resumed significant operations at such 
                principal place of employment.
        Such term shall include wages paid without regard to whether 
        the employee performs no services, performs services at a 
        different place of employment than such principal place of 
        employment, or performs services at such principal place of 
        employment before significant operations have resumed.
    (c) Certain Rules To Apply.--For purposes of this section, rules 
similar to the rules of sections 51(i)(1), 52, and 280C(a) of the 
Internal Revenue Code of 1986, shall apply.
    (d) Employee Not Taken Into Account More Than Once.--An employee 
shall not be treated as an eligible employee for purposes of this 
section for any period with respect to any employer if such employer is 
allowed a credit under section 51 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 
with respect to such employee for such period.

SEC. 5004. ADDITIONAL DISASTER-RELATED TAX RELIEF PROVISIONS.

    (a) Temporary Suspension of Limitations on Charitable 
Contributions.--
            (1) In general.--Except as otherwise provided in paragraph 
        (2), subsection (b) of section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code 
        of 1986 shall not apply to qualified contributions and such 
        contributions shall not be taken into account for purposes of 
        applying subsections (b) and (d) of such section to other 
        contributions.
            (2) Treatment of excess contributions.--For purposes of 
        section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986--
                    (A) Individuals.--In the case of an individual--
                            (i) Limitation.--Any qualified contribution 
                        shall be allowed only to the extent that the 
                        aggregate of such contributions does not exceed 
                        the excess of the taxpayer's contribution base 
                        (as defined in subparagraph (G) of section 
                        170(b)(1) of such Code) over the amount of all 
                        other charitable contributions allowed under 
                        section 170(b)(1) of such Code.
                            (ii) Carryover.--If the aggregate amount of 
                        qualified contributions made in the 
                        contribution year (within the meaning of 
                        section 170(d)(1) of such Code) exceeds the 
                        limitation of clause (i), such excess shall be 
                        added to the excess described in the portion of 
                        subparagraph (A) of such section which precedes 
                        clause (i) thereof for purposes of applying 
                        such section.
                    (B) Corporations.--In the case of a corporation--
                            (i) Limitation.--Any qualified contribution 
                        shall be allowed only to the extent that the 
                        aggregate of such contributions does not exceed 
                        the excess of the taxpayer's taxable income (as 
                        determined under paragraph (2) of section 
                        170(b) of such Code) over the amount of all 
                        other charitable contributions allowed under 
                        such paragraph.
                            (ii) Carryover.--Rules similar to the rules 
                        of subparagraph (A)(ii) shall apply for 
                        purposes of this subparagraph.
            (3) Exception to overall limitation on itemized 
        deductions.--So much of any deduction allowed under section 170 
        of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 as does not exceed the 
        qualified contributions paid during the taxable year shall not 
        be treated as an itemized deduction for purposes of section 68 
        of such Code.
            (4) Qualified contributions.--
                    (A) In general.--For purposes of this subsection, 
                the term ``qualified contribution'' means any 
                charitable contribution (as defined in section 170(c) 
                of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986) if--
                            (i) such contribution--
                                    (I) is paid during the period 
                                beginning on October 8, 2017, and 
                                ending on December 31, 2017, in cash to 
                                an organization described in section 
                                170(b)(1)(A) of such Code, and
                                    (II) is made for relief efforts in 
                                the California wildfire disaster area,
                            (ii) the taxpayer obtains from such 
                        organization contemporaneous written 
                        acknowledgment (within the meaning of section 
                        170(f)(8) of such Code) that such contribution 
                        was used (or is to be used) for relief efforts 
                        described in clause (i)(II), and
                            (iii) the taxpayer has elected the 
                        application of this subsection with respect to 
                        such contribution.
                    (B) Exception.--Such term shall not include a 
                contribution by a donor if the contribution is--
                            (i) to an organization described in section 
                        509(a)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, 
                        or
                            (ii) for the establishment of a new, or 
                        maintenance of an existing, donor advised fund 
                        (as defined in section 4966(d)(2) of such 
                        Code).
                    (C) Application of election to partnerships and s 
                corporations.--In the case of a partnership or S 
                corporation, the election under subparagraph (A)(iii) 
                shall be made separately by each partner or 
                shareholder.
    (b) Special Rules for Qualified Disaster-Related Personal Casualty 
Losses.--
            (1) In general.--If an individual has a net disaster loss 
        for any taxable year--
                    (A) the amount determined under section 
                165(h)(2)(A)(ii) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 
                shall be equal to the sum of--
                            (i) such net disaster loss, and
                            (ii) so much of the excess referred to in 
                        the matter preceding clause (i) of section 
                        165(h)(2)(A) of such Code (reduced by the 
                        amount in clause (i) of this subparagraph) as 
                        exceeds 10 percent of the adjusted gross income 
                        of the individual,
                    (B) section 165(h)(1) of such Code shall be applied 
                by substituting ``$500'' for ``$500 ($100 for taxable 
                years beginning after December 31, 2009)'',
                    (C) the standard deduction determined under section 
                63(c) of such Code shall be increased by the net 
                disaster loss, and
                    (D) section 56(b)(1)(E) of such Code shall not 
                apply to so much of the standard deduction as is 
                attributable to the increase under subparagraph (C) of 
                this paragraph.
            (2) Net disaster loss.--For purposes of this subsection, 
        the term ``net disaster loss'' means the excess of qualified 
        disaster-related personal casualty losses over personal 
        casualty gains (as defined in section 165(h)(3)(A) of the 
        Internal Revenue Code of 1986).
            (3) Qualified disaster-related personal casualty losses.--
        For purposes of this subsection, the term ``qualified disaster-
        related personal casualty losses'' means losses described in 
        section 165(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 which 
        arise in the California wildfire disaster area on or after 
        October 8, 2017, and which are attributable to the wildfires to 
        which the declaration of such area relates.
    (c) Special Rule for Determining Earned Income.--
            (1) In general.--In the case of a qualified individual, if 
        the earned income of the taxpayer for the taxable year which 
        includes the applicable date is less than the earned income of 
        the taxpayer for the preceding taxable year, the credits 
        allowed under sections 24(d) and 32 of the Internal Revenue 
        Code of 1986 may, at the election of the taxpayer, be 
        determined by substituting--
                    (A) such earned income for the preceding taxable 
                year, for
                    (B) such earned income for the taxable year which 
                includes October 8, 2017.
            (2) Qualified individual.--For purposes of this subsection, 
        the term ``qualified individual'' means any individual whose 
        principal place of abode on October 8, 2017, was located--
                    (A) in the California wildfire disaster zone, or
                    (B) in the California wildfire disaster area (but 
                outside the California wildfire disaster zone) and such 
                individual was displaced from such principal place of 
                abode by reason of the wildfires to which the 
                declaration of such area relates.
            (3) Earned income.--For purposes of this subsection, the 
        term ``earned income'' has the meaning given such term under 
        section 32(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.
            (4) Special rules.--
                    (A) Application to joint returns.--For purposes of 
                paragraph (1), in the case of a joint return for a 
                taxable year which includes October 8, 2017--
                            (i) such paragraph shall apply if either 
                        spouse is a qualified individual, and
                            (ii) the earned income of the taxpayer for 
                        the preceding taxable year shall be the sum of 
                        the earned income of each spouse for such 
                        preceding taxable year.
                    (B) Uniform application of election.--Any election 
                made under paragraph (1) shall apply with respect to 
                both sections 24(d) and 32, of the Internal Revenue 
                Code of 1986.
                    (C) Errors treated as mathematical error.--For 
                purposes of section 6213 of the Internal Revenue Code 
                of 1986, an incorrect use on a return of earned income 
                pursuant to paragraph (1) shall be treated as a 
                mathematical or clerical error.
                    (D) No effect on determination of gross income, 
                etc.--Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, 
                the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 shall be applied 
                without regard to any substitution under paragraph (1).

      TITLE II--TAX RELIEF FOR HURRICANES HARVEY, IRMA, AND MARIA

SEC. 5101. TAX RELIEF FOR HURRICANES HARVEY, IRMA, AND MARIA.

    (a) Modification of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Disaster Areas.--
Subsections (a)(2) and (b)(2) of section 501 of the Disaster Tax Relief 
and Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2017 (Public Law 115-63; 131 
Stat. 1173) are both amended by striking ``September 21, 2017'' and 
inserting ``October 17, 2017''.
    (b) Employee Retention Credit.--Subsections (a)(3), (b)(3), and 
(c)(3) of section 503 of the Disaster Tax Relief and Airport and Airway 
Extension Act of 2017 (Public Law 115-63; 131 Stat. 1181) are each 
amended by striking ``sections 51(i)(1) and 52'' and inserting 
``sections 51(i)(1), 52, and 280C(a)''.
    (c) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section shall take 
effect as if included in the provisions of title V of the Disaster Tax 
Relief and Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2017 to which such 
amendments relate.

                      TITLE III--BUDGETARY EFFECTS

SEC. 5201. EMERGENCY DESIGNATION.

    This division is designated as an emergency requirement pursuant to 
section 4(g) of the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010 (2 U.S.C. 
933(g)).

SEC. 5202. DESIGNATION IN SENATE.

    In the Senate, this division is designated as an emergency 
requirement pursuant to section 403(a) of S. Con. Res. 13 (111th 
Congress), the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 
2010.

            Passed the House of Representatives December 21, 2017.

            Attest:

                                                 KAREN L. HAAS,

                                                                 Clerk.
                                                       Calendar No. 291

115th CONGRESS

  2d Session

                               H. R. 4667

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                                 AN ACT

 Making further supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending 
  September 30, 2018, for disaster assistance for Hurricanes Harvey, 
   Irma, and Maria, and calendar year 2017 wildfires, and for other 
                               purposes.

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                            January 4, 2018

            Read the second time and placed on the calendar