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104th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 2d Session                                                     104-591
_______________________________________________________________________


 
            MILITARY CONSTRUCTION APPROPRIATIONS BILL, 1997

                                _______


  May 23, 1996.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
              State of the Union and ordered to be printed

_______________________________________________________________________


 Mrs. Vucanovich, from the Committee on Appropriations, submitted the 
                               following

                              R E P O R T

                        [To accompany H.R. 3517]

    The Committee on Appropriations submits the following 
report in explanation of the accompanying bill making 
appropriations for military construction, family housing, and 
base realignments and closures for the Department of Defense 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1997.

                                CONTENTS

                                                                   Page
Summary of Committee Recommendation..............................     2
Conformance with Authorization Bill..............................     3
Permanent Party Unaccompanied Personnel Housing..................     3
Child Development Centers........................................     6
Hospital and Medical Facilities..................................     7
Environmental Compliance Projects................................     8
Demolition of Excess Facilities..................................     8
Crumbling Infrastructure.........................................     9
European Construction............................................    10
Real Property Maintenance........................................    10
Program, Project and Activity....................................    10
Military Construction:
    Army.........................................................    11
    Navy.........................................................    12
    Air Force....................................................    13
    Defense-wide.................................................    14
    Department of Defense Military Unaccompanied
      Housing Improvement Fund...................................    20
    Reserve Components...........................................    21
NATO Security Investment Program.................................    24
Family Housing Overview..........................................    24
Family Housing:
    Army.........................................................    29
    Navy.........................................................    30
    Air Force....................................................    31
    Defense-wide.................................................    33
Department of Defense Family Housing Improvement Fund............    33
Homeowners Assistance Fund, Defense..............................    34
Base Realignment and Closure:
    Overview.....................................................    34
    Part I.......................................................    43
    Part II......................................................    43
    Part III.....................................................    44
    Part IV......................................................    44
General Provisions...............................................    44
Changes in Application of Existing Law...........................    45
Compliance with Rule XIII--Clause 3..............................    47
Appropriations Not Authorized by Law.............................    47
Transfer of Funds................................................    48
Rescission of Funds..............................................    48
Inflationary Impact Statement....................................    48
Comparisons with Budget Resolution...............................    48
Advance Spending Authority.......................................    48
Five-Year Projection of Outlays..................................    48
Financial Assistance.............................................    49
State List.......................................................    49

                  Summary of Committee Recommendation

    The Administration's fiscal year 1997 budget request of 
$9,132,309,000 represents a decrease of $2,044,700,000, or 18 
percent, from the fiscal year 1996 appropriation of 
$11,177,009,000. While there are aspects of the budget request 
that help to solve the long-term infrastructure problems faced 
by the Department of Defense, the Committee has some concerns 
about the budget request overall. For example, the 
Administration has committed itself to a serious barracks 
revitalization program. Yet, the request for barracks 
construction is $64,492,000 below last year's appropriation. 
And, family housing construction and operation and maintenance 
accounts are reduced by $405,339,000. The budget request would 
provide $714,246,000 for family housing construction, a 
reduction of $228,878,000 from current levels. Of this amount, 
$369,587,000 is requested for construction of new family 
housing units, a reduction of $97,337,000, or 21 percent, from 
current spending. And, the request for improvements to existing 
family housing units is reduced by $131,177,000, or 30 percent 
from the current program. In addition, the budget request would 
reduce maintenance of family housing units a total of 
$112,331,000.
    The lack of funding commitment by the Administration's 
proposal is especially of concern due to the findings of the 
Quality of Life Task Force, chaired by former Secretary of the 
Army Jack Marsh. In its report, the task force noted that 62 
percent of troop housing spaces and 64 percent of family 
housing units are currently unsuitable. The Department of 
Defense estimates the cost of correcting these deficiencies to 
be approximately $40,000,000,000.
    The Committee believes it is imperative to address the 
severe backlog in readiness, revitalization and quality of life 
projects. The Committee has recommended an additional 
$900,000,000 above the Administration's fiscal year 1997 budget 
request to fund the planning and construction of several 
barracks, family housing and operational facilities. Included 
in this additional funding is:

  --$214,116,000 for 21 additional unaccompanied housing 
        projects;
  --$303,152,000 for new construction and improvements to 
        family housing units, benefitting approximately 3,700 
        military families;
  --$100,000,000 to bring family housing maintenance of real 
        property in line with current spending;
  --$28,260,000 for nine child development centers;
  --$25,000,000 to support the privatization of family housing 
        and unaccompanied personnel housing;
  --$155,990,000 for operational and training facilities for 
        the active components; and,
  --$84,066,000 for operational, training, environmental 
        compliance and safety related activities for the 
        reserve components.

    The total recommended appropriation for fiscal year 1997 is 
$10,032,309,000, a reduction of $1,144,700,000, or ten percent, 
from fiscal year 1996 funding and an increase of $900,000,000 
above the fiscal year 1997 budget request.

                  Conformance with Authorization Bill

    The House passed H.R. 3230, the National Defense 
Authorization Act for fiscal year 1997, on May 15, 1996, which 
contains the authorization for the military construction, 
family housing and base realignment and closure accounts 
included in this bill. Because action on the authorization had 
not been completed at the time this bill was prepared, the 
Committee is considering only projects recommended for 
authorization in H.R. 3230. All projects included in this bill 
are approved subject to authorization.

            Permanent Party Unaccompanied Personnel Housing

    The Department of Defense estimates that 44 percent of the 
enlisted force and 27 percent of the officers are single or 
unaccompanied personnel. Although 18 percent live in private 
off-base housing, the Department has over 612,000 men and women 
living in permanent party unaccompanied personnel housing. 
Approximately one-half of the barracks were built 30 or more 
years ago, with an average age of over 40 years. And, 116,000 
spaces are still serviced by gang latrines. Of the total 
inventory over 62% are considered substandard and continuous 
maintenance is necessary to deal with such problems as 
asbestos, corroded pipes, inadequate ventilation, faulty 
heating and cooling systems, and peeling lead-based paint.
    The following chart, compiled by the Department of Defense, 
provides a breakout by Service of the deficit of new 
construction, replacement and renovation:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                    New                                         
                                                               construction  Replacement   Renovation    Total  
                                                                  deficit      deficit      deficit             
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Army.........................................................           800       50,000       78,000    128,800
Navy.........................................................        30,000        7,000       35,600     72,600
Air Force....................................................        29,000        3,000          700     32,700
Marine Corps.................................................        11,005       14,270       33,016     58,291
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Total..................................................        70,805       74,270      147,316    292,391
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The Department estimates with approximately 238,000 
unaccompanied permanent party personnel housed in barracks with 
open bay, gang latrine, or three-per-room configurations, and 
with the cost to construct a ``1 plus 1'' living space under 
the new standard estimated at $52,000, approximately 
$12,400,000,000 is necessary to buy out this deficit. It will 
take over twenty years to implement the ``1 plus 1'' standard 
and achieve desired end states.
    The Committee understands that improving troop housing does 
not lie solely in new construction and renovations. Retiring 
the backlog of maintenance and repair, which is under the 
jurisdiction of the National Security Subcommittee, and an 
adequate funding commitment to prevent future backlogs plays an 
important role in this process. It is necessary to use many 
different approaches to help meet the unaccompanied housing 
need. The challenge is for a sustained overall commitment, at 
funding levels that will reduce the backlog of substandard 
spaces, reduce the housing deficits, and increase the quality 
of living conditions in a reasonable period of time.
    In addition to construction funding, the Committee has also 
recommended $10,000,000 for start-up costs to the Military 
Unaccompanied Housing Improvement Fund which is discussed in 
detail later in this report. It is the Committee's intention 
that the Department aggressively apply these new authorities to 
obtain and use private capital to improve bachelor living 
conditions in a more reasonable time frame.

          defense science board task force on quality of life

    The Defense Science Board Task Force on Quality of Life, 
chaired by the Honorable John O. Marsh, Jr. cited five major 
issues affecting the standard of living for single and 
unaccompanied service members. These issues include broad 
policies for bachelor housing; policy governing required and 
allowed residents in barracks; suitability criteria for 
bachelor housing; funding for bachelor housing; and management 
and operation of barracks. The Committee agrees that these 
issues are inter-related and must be addressed as a package. 
Many options presented by the Task Force can be accomplished 
within the Department and do not require legislative action. 
The Department is to submit to the Committee a thorough 
implementation plan for these recommendations by January 15, 
1997.

                     ``1 plus 1'' barracks standard

    In November 1995, the Secretary of Defense approved the new 
barracks construction standard, referred to as ``1 plus 1''. 
This standard would provide a module consisting of two 118 net 
square feet (NSF) rooms, a bath and a kitchenette. Two E1's 
through E4's would be assigned to the module (each having a 
private 118 NSF room) and share a bath and a kitchenette. One 
E5 through E9 would be assigned to a module which would provide 
a private bath, kitchenette and a living room. The estimated 
cost for this standard is $52,000 per space.
    The Committee notes that while the Services strongly 
endorse the ``1 plus 1'' concept, concrete funding goals need 
to be established and maintained to meet the standard in a 
timely manner. The Navy and Air Force have adequately 
programmed for fiscal year 1997, yet the Army has only 
programmed 85% of its requirement. While there are many 
competing factors, such as failing infrastructure, there is a 
necessity to reduce the troop housing deficits and the 
Committee expects the Services to program properly to eliminate 
this deficit, even if it means granting a waiver to the ``1 
plus 1'' concept.
    The Committee strongly believes that the development of 
barracks standard implementation master plans, installation-by-
installation, is necessary. The Air Force has already embarked 
on such an effort and, therefore, the Committee directs the 
Army, Navy and Marine Corps to initiate such master plans. The 
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Installations is to 
monitor this action and report to the Committee by December 16, 
1996 of the individual Service's progress.
    In addition, the Committee encourages the individual 
Services to seek to establish site adaptable design for the new 
barrack standard whenever possible. This should result in 
significant savings in planning and design for barracks 
projects. The Department is to report to the Committee by 
February 1, 1997 on its efforts to standardize design.

                   fiscal year 1997 barracks request

    The Department of Defense has requested $561,638,000 to 
construct or modernize 41 barracks in fiscal year 1997. This is 
a reduction of $64,492,000 from the enacted fiscal year 1996 
appropriation. The Committee strongly supports a steady flow of 
funding to rectify the housing situation and directs the 
Department to maintain current funding levels in its fiscal 
year 1998 budget request.
    The Committee has approved the request of $561,638,000 in 
full. In order to maintain current funding levels and to help 
alleviate the deficit, an additional $214,116,000 is 
recommended. The locations were determined by service 
priorities and all projects are capable of construction during 
fiscal year 1997. The total appropriation for unaccompanied 
housing recommended in this bill is $775,754,000.
    The following troop housing construction projects are 
recommended for fiscal year 1997:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
             Location                    Request          Recommended   
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Army:                                                                   
    Fort Huachuca, Arizona........                  0        $21,000,000
    Fort Carson, Colorado.........        $13,000,000         13,000,000
    Fort Benning, Georgia.........         44,000,000         44,000,000
    Fort McPherson, Georgia.......                  0          9,100,000
    Fort Riley, Kansas............         26,000,000         26,000,000
    Fort Campbell, Kentucky.......         35,000,000         35,000,000
    Fort Knox, Kentucky...........                  0         20,500,000
    Fort Hood, Texas..............         35,000,000         35,000,000
    Fort Lewis, Washington........         49,000,000         49,000,000
    Taylor Barracks, Mannheim,                                          
     Germany......................                  0          9,300,000
    Spinelli Barracks, Mannheim,                                        
     Germany......................                  0          8,100,000
    Camp Casey, Korea.............         16,000,000         16,000,000
    Camp Red Cloud, Korea.........         14,000,000         14,000,000
                                   -------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Army..............        232,000,000        300,000,000
                                   =====================================
Navy/Naval Reserve:                                                     
    Yuma MCAS, Arizona............                  0         14,600,000
    Camp Pendleton, California....         10,100,000         10,100,000
    Camp Pendleton, California....         11,800,000         11,800,000
    Camp Pendleton, California....         12,500,000         12,500,000
    Port Hueneme, California......                  0          7,700,000
    San Clemente, California......         17,000,000         17,000,000
    New London, Connecticut.......         10,600,000         10,600,000
    Washington Naval District,                                          
     District of Columbia.........         19,300,000         19,300,000
    Kaneohe Bay MCAS, Hawaii......                  0         20,080,000
    Pearl Harbor, Hawaii..........         19,600,000         19,600,000
    Pearl Harbor, Hawaii..........         30,500,000         30,500,000
    Pearl Harbor, Hawaii..........          5,390,000          5,390,000
    Great Lakes, Illinois.........         22,900,000         22,900,000
    Great Lakes NH, Illinois......                  0         15,200,000
    Crane NSWC, Indiana...........                  0          5,000,000
    New Orleans NSA, Louisiana....                  0          8,956,000
    Fallon NAS, Nevada............                  0         14,800,000
    Camp Lejeune, North Carolina..          5,190,000          5,190,000
    Ingleside, Texas..............          9,600,000          9,600,000
    Dahlgren NSWC, Virginia.......                  0          8,030,000
    Dam Neck FCTC, Virginia.......                  0          7,000,000
    Everett, Washington...........         10,940,000         10,940,000
    Souda Bay (Crete), Greece.....          7,050,000          7,050,000
    Souda Bay (Crete), Greece.....                  0          4,000,000
    Sigonella, Italy..............         15,700,000         15,700,000
                                   -------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Navy..............        208,170,000        313,536,000
                                   =====================================
Air Force:                                                              
    Luke AFB, Arizona.............                  0          6,700,000
    Travis AFB, California........          7,980,000          7,980,000
    Travis AFB, California........                  0          8,250,000
    Peterson AFB, Colorado........          8,350,000          8,350,000
    Eglin AFB Aux 9, Florida......          6,825,000          6,825,000
    Robins AFB, Georgia...........                  0          4,000,000
    Mountain Home AFB, Idaho......                  0          9,300,000
    McConnell AFB, Kansas.........          8,480,000          8,480,000
    McConnell AFB, Kansas.........                  0          7,100,000
    Andrews AFB, Maryland.........          5,990,000          5,990,000
    Keesler AFB, Mississippi......         14,465,000         14,465,000
    McGuire AFB, New Jersey.......          8,080,000          8,080,000
    Seymour Johnson AFB, North                                          
     Carolina.....................          1,925,000          1,925,000
    Charleston AFB, South Carolina          8,180,000          8,180,000
    Brooks AFB, Texas.............                  0          5,400,000
    Dyess AFB, Texas..............          5,895,000          5,895,000
    Lackland AFB, Texas...........          4,613,000          4,613,000
    McChord AFB, Washington.......          5,390,000          5,390,000
    Ramstein AB, Germany..........          5,370,000          5,370,000
    Osan AB, Korea................          9,780,000          9,780,000
    Incirlik AB, Turkey...........          1,740,000          1,740,000
    RAF Lakenheath, UK............          7,950,000          7,950,000
    RAF Lakenheath, UK............          4,260,000          4,260,000
    RAF Mildenhall, UK............          6,195,000          6,195,000
                                   -------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Air Force.........        121,468,000        162,218,000
                                   =====================================
      Total.......................        561,638,000        775,754,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                       Child Development Centers

    The Committee has recommended an additional $28,260,000 
above the budget estimate of $6,165,000 for a total 
appropriation of $34,425,000 for new construction, or 
improvements, for child development centers. The Committee 
recognizes the increased importance of these centers due to the 
rising number of single military parents, dual military couples 
and military personnel with a civilian employed spouse.
    The following child development center projects are 
provided for fiscal year 1997:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
             Location                    Request          Recommended   
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Army:                                                                   
    Fort Carson, Colorado.........                  0         $4,550,000
    Fort Eustis, Virginia.........                  0          3,550,000
    Darmstadt (Lincoln Village),                                        
     Germany......................                  0          7,300,000
                                   -------------------------------------
      Subtotal....................                  0         15,400,000
                                   =====================================
Navy/Naval Reserve:                                                     
    Twentynine Palms MarCorp Air-                                       
     Grnd Comb Ctr, California....         $4,020,000          4,020,000
    Albany MCLB, Georgia..........                  0          1,630,000
    Kings Bay NSB, Georgia........                  0          1,550,000
    New Orleans NSA, Louisiana....                  0          1,330,000
    Fallon NAS, Nevada............                  0          1,400,000
    New River MCAS, North Carolina                  0          3,250,000
                                   -------------------------------------
      Subtotal....................          4,020,000         13,180,000
                                   =====================================
--Air Force:                                                            
    F.E. Warren AFB, Wyoming......                  0          3,700,000
    Robins AFB, Georgia...........          2,145,000          2,145,000
                                   -------------------------------------
      Subtotal....................          2,145,000          5,845,000
                                   =====================================
      Total.......................          6,165,000         34,425,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                    Hospital and Medical Facilities

    The budget request includes $332,642,000 for 14 projects 
and for unspecified minor construction to provide hospital and 
medical facilities, including both treatment facilities and 
medical research and development facilities. The Committee 
recommends a total of $312,642,000 for the requested items. The 
reduction of $20,000,000 from the budget request is the result 
of limiting funds for the Walter Reed Army Institute of 
Research to the amount of construction that can be executed 
during fiscal year 1997. The following hospital and medical 
projects are provided for fiscal year 1997:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
            Location                  Project title         Recommended 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Alabama-Maxwell AFB............  Ambulatory Health Care      $25,000,000
                                  Center, Phase II.                     
California-Camp Pendleton MCB..  Branch Medical Clinic         3,300,000
                                  (Edson Range)-.                       
California-NAS Lemoore.........  Hospital Replacement----     38,000,000
                                  .                                     
Florida-Key West NAS...........  Medical/Dental Clinic        13,600,000
                                  Replacement--.                        
Maryland-Andrews AFB...........  Life Safety/Emergency        15,500,000
                                  Room Upgrade--.                       
Maryland-Forest Glen (Walter                                            
 Reed Army Institute of                                                 
  Research)....................  Army Institute of            72,000,000
                                  Research, Phase IV.                   
North Carolina-Fort Bragg......  Cons Troop Med Clinic        11,400,000
                                  (Smoke Bomb Hill)----.                
                                 Hospital Replacement,        89,000,000
                                  Phase IV-----.                        
South Carolina-Charleston AFB..  WRM/BEE Facility---....       1,300,000
Texas-Fort Bliss...............  Life Safety Upgrade-----      6,600,000
                                  .                                     
Texas-Fort Hood................  Social Work Services          1,950,000
                                  Clinic----.                           
Virginia-Norfolk NAS...........  Environmental                 1,250,000
                                  Preventive Med Unit                   
                                  Addition-.                            
Virginia-Portsmouth Naval        Hospital Replacement,        24,000,000
 Hospital.                        Phase VIII-.                          
Bahrain Island-ASU Bahrain.....  Medical/Dental Clinic---      4,600,000
                                  -.                                    
Worldwide-Various Locations....  Unspecified Minor             5,142,000
                                  Construction--.                       
                                                         ---------------
      Total....................  .......................     312,642,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                   Environmental Compliance Projects

    The total budget request and appropriation for 31 projects 
needed to meet environmental compliance is $88,298,000. The 
Federal Facilities Compliance Act requires all federal 
facilities to meet both federal and State standards. These 
projects are considered Class I violations and are out of 
compliance; have received an enforcement action from the 
Environmental Protection Agency, the State, or local authority; 
and/or a compliance agreement has been signed or consent order 
received. Environmental projects that are Class I violations 
are required to be funded, and therefore are placed at the top 
of the priority list.
    Following is a listing of all environmental compliance 
projects funded in this bill:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Installation                Project title         Recommended 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Army:                                                                   
    Fort Lewis, WA.............  Tank Trail Erosion           $2,000,000
                                  Mitigation.                           
Navy:                                                                   
    NSB New London, CT.........  Hazardous Materials           3,230,000
                                  Warehouse.                            
    MCB Camp Lejeune, NC.......  Wastewater Treatment          3,230,000
                                  Plant (Phase III).                    
    NS Norfolk, VA.............  Oily Waste Collection        10,200,000
                                  System.                               
    NAWC Patuxent River, MD....  Wastewater Treatment          1,270,000
                                  Plant Upgrade.                        
    NS San Diego, CA...........  Oily Waste Collection         7,050,000
                                  Facility.                             
    MCCOMBDEV Quantico,VA......  Sanitary Landfill......       8,930,000
Air Force:                                                              
    Arnold AFB, TN.............  Upgrade Engine Test           3,790,000
                                  Facility Refrig System.               
    Barksdale AFB, LA..........  Upgrade Sanitary Sewer        2,390,000
                                  System.                               
    Beale AFB, CA..............  Landfill Closure.......       6,735,000
    Edwards AFB, CA............  Convert Boilers........       3,120,000
    Elmendorf AFB, AK..........  Upgrade Storm Drainage        2,095,000
                                  System.                               
    Langley AFB, VA............  Upgrade Sanitary Sewer        2,845,000
                                  System.                               
    Little Rock AFB, AR........  Upgrade Sanitary Sewer        2,535,000
                                  System.                               
    Minot AFB, ND..............  Underground Fuel              3,940,000
                                  Storage Tanks, Missile                
                                  Facility.                             
    Pope AFB, NC...............  Upgrade Sanitary Sewer        2,065,000
                                  System.                               
    Shaw AFB, SC...............  Upgrade Sanitary Sewer        2,365,000
                                  System.                               
Army National Guard:                                                    
    Camp Atterbury, IN.........  Central Vehicle Wash          4,747,000
                                  Facility.                             
Air National Guard:                                                     
    Jacksonville IAP, FL.......  Upgrade Heating Plants          680,000
                                  and Chillers.                         
    Fort Wayne IAP, IN.........  Upgrade Drainage System         480,000
    Barnes Municipal Apt, MA...  Upgrade Heating                 500,000
                                  Distribution System.                  
    Selfridge ANGB, MI.........  Upgrade Heating Systems       3,000,000
    Francis S. Gabreski Apt, NY- Aircraft Washing and            659,000
     .                            Deicing Facility---.                  
    Fort Worth JRB, TX.........  Fuel Cell and Corrosion       3,450,000
                                  Control Facility---.                  
    Volk Field ANGB, WI........  Upgrade Sanitary Sewer          850,000
                                  System.                               
    Puerto Rico IAP, PR........  Refueling Vehicle Shop          450,000
                                  and Paint Bay- --.                    
Air Force Reserve:                                                      
    Homestead ARB, FL..........  Fire Training Facility.       1,300,000
    Niagara Falls ARS, NY......  Fire Training Facility.       1,600,000
                                 Deicing Facility.......         342,000
    Youngstown ARS, OH.........  Fire Training Facility.       1,500,000
    Billy Mitchell Field, WI...  Improve Storm Drainage          950,000
                                  System.                               
                                                         ---------------
      Total....................  .......................      88,298,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                    Demolition of Excess Facilities

    The Committee has recommended a total of $30,000,000 for 
the purpose of demolishing excess facilities. The authority for 
such demolition is contained in H.R. 3230, as passed the House 
on May 15, 1996. Such funds may only be used when the Service 
Secretary has determined that the facility is excess to the 
needs of the military department or agency concerned and not 
suitable for reuse.
    Any demolition project exceeding $500,000 may not be 
carried out under this appropriation unless approved in advance 
by the Service Secretary and a 21-day notification is submitted 
to the Appropriations Committees.
    The Committee notes that demolition projects involving 
military family housing, those as a result of a base closure 
and realignment action and as a result of environmental 
contamination may not be executed with funds appropriated under 
this category. In addition, this appropriation is in no way 
meant to preclude the inclusion of demolition of facilities as 
an integral part of a specific military construction project 
when the demolition is required for accomplishment of the 
intent of that construction project.
    These funds are to be used solely for demolition purposes 
and it is the Committee's intention they will not be used as a 
source for reprogrammings. However, savings from specific 
projects may be reprogrammed for this purpose, not to exceed 
125% of the original appropriation as contained in the enabling 
legislation.
    The individual Service Secretaries are to report to the 
Committee on Appropriations the overall strategy for use of 
these funds within thirty days of enactment of this Act.
    The Committee recommends a total of $30,000,000 for 
demolition distributed as follows:

        Component                                         Recommendation
Army....................................................     $10,000,000
Navy....................................................      10,000,000
Air Force...............................................      10,000,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
    Total...............................................      30,000,000

                        Crumbling Infrastructure

    At their core, military installations are very similar to 
cities. They rely upon transportation networks such as 
railroads, vehicular roads, air operations, and seaport 
facilities. They cannot function without communications 
systems--telephone lines (both open and secure), satellite 
uplinks and downlinks. They require more mundane but essential 
day-to-day support--water and sewer systems, electrical 
generation and distribution systems, and climate control.
    The Committee is concerned over indications that military 
construction projects to provide such infrastructure support do 
not receive sufficient priority. It appears that there is great 
interest in improving the physical plant of the Department of 
Defense, with too little attention paid to the supporting 
infrastructure.
    Reports are beginning to surface regarding aging 
installations with crumbling supporting facilities. This 
deteriorating base infrastructure has serious implications for 
the ability of the military to meet mission requirements.
    The Department has recognized this need in the case of the 
Pentagon building itself, and has embarked on a multi-year 
effort to renovate the facility and its infrastructure. The 
Committee supports this initiative, but notes that most 
military installations pre-date the Pentagon building, and 
suffer similar deficiencies or worse.
    The Committee encourages the Department and the Services to 
assess the need for installation-wide infrastructure projects 
and to program and budget for this work.

                         European Construction

    The Committee has recommended the requested $127,071,000 
and an additional $48,800,000, for a total of $175,871,000 for 
construction in Europe. This includes 25 quality of life and 10 
operational projects.
    Since fiscal year 1990, U.S. troops stationed in Europe 
have drawn-down from 314,200 personnel to 109,000 and the 
number of installations has been significantly reduced from 
1,387 to 582. The reshaping of U.S. force structure and 
installations is complete. While overall infrastructure have 
been reduced, the European Command is faced with increased 
demands on quality of life facilities and the need for 
changing, modernizing, or increasing operational facility 
requirements. Obsolete WWII-era utilities do not match modern 
loads and require frequent and costly repair and maintenance. 
Outdated electrical, heating, sanitary and water distribution 
systems are endemic throughout the European Command. And, 
safety and environmental concerns exist at older facilities 
that are in need of revitalization and modernization.
    Deplorable family housing conditions exist and require 
immediate attention. The majority of these units have never 
been renovated since they were built in the 1950s. Of the 
35,885 family housing units in the inventory, 29,764 or 83% of 
the total inventory is in need of renovation at an estimated 
cost of over $3,000,000,000. The Command's unaccompanied 
personnel housing inventory is 37,624 spaces with 15,540, or 
41%, classified as substandard and still serviced by gang 
latrines, and 21,390, or 58%, in need of renovation.
    Now that a stable European force structure is in place, and 
facing frequent deployments, it is imperative to reinvest in 
quality of life and operational facilities, both essential 
components of readiness, in Europe. While the Committee 
realizes the benefits of the Payment-in-Kind and residual value 
programs, it strongly believes these must be supplemented with 
traditional military construction and family housing funds. 
Funding for improvements in Europe must be made in order not to 
deprive our service members and their families of decent living 
and working conditions.

                       Real Property Maintenance

    In future budget submissions, the Department is directed to 
provide the real property maintenance backlog at all 
installations for which there is a requested construction 
project. This information is to be provided on Form 1390. In 
addition, for all troop housing requests, the Form 1391 is to 
show all real property maintenance conducted in the past two 
years and all future requirements for unaccompanied housing at 
that installation.

                     Program, Project and Activity

    For the purposes of the Balanced Budget and Emergency 
Deficit Control Act of 1985 (Public Law 99-177) as amended by 
the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Reaffirmation 
Act of 1987, (Public Law 100-119), the term ``Program, Project 
and Activity'' will continue to be defined as the appropriation 
account.

                      Military Construction, Army

Fiscal year 1996:-
    Appropriation.......................................   $633,814,000-
    Rescission..........................................    -6,385,000--
        Net.............................................     627,429,000
Fiscal year 1997 estimate...............................     434,723,000
Committee recommendation in the bill....................     603,584,000
Comparison with:-
    Fiscal year 1996 net appropriation..................    -23,845,000-
    Fiscal year 1997 estimate...........................    +168,861,000

    The Committee recommends a total of $603,584,000 for 
Military Construction, Army for fiscal year 1997. This is an 
increase of $168,861,000 above the budget request for fiscal 
year 1997, and a decrease of $23,845,000 below the net 
appropriation for 1996.

                 California--Barstow-Daggett: Heliport

    The Committee recommends $7,000,000 to complete funding of 
a heliport for the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, 
California, to be located at Barstow-Daggett, California. 
Additional funds for this project are available from prior year 
unobligated appropriations. The Committee notes that section 
2105 of the Defense Authorization Act of 1997 (H.R. 3230, as 
passed the House on May 15, 1996) corrects the authorized uses 
of funds appropriated for fiscal years 1995 and 1996 for 
construction of an air field at Barstow-Daggett, in order to 
permit the use of such amounts for the construction of a 
heliport facility at the same location for maintenance and 
repair of equipment assigned to the National Training Center 
and Fort Irwin. The Committee concurs with this correction, and 
directs that fiscal year 1994 planning and design funds in the 
amount of $2,400,000, as well as fiscal year 1995 funds in the 
amount of $10,000,000 and fiscal year 1996 funds in the amount 
of $10,000,000 shall be available for construction of this 
heliport in lieu of the air field. No reprogramming request is 
required to accomplish the execution of this project.

                  Military Traffic Management Command

                              Relocations

    The 1995 Base Closure and Realignment Commission (BRAC IV) 
recommended closing the Bayonne, New Jersey Military Ocean 
Terminal and relocating the Military Traffic Management Command 
Eastern Area Command Headquarters and the traffic management 
portion of the 1301st Major Port Command ``to a location to be 
determined''. The Commission's report also recommended closing 
the Oakland, California Army Base and relocating the Military 
Traffic Management Command Western Area Command Headquarters 
and the 1302nd Major Port Command ``to locations to be 
determined''. No notification has been submitted to Congress 
regarding the plans for these relocations. Therefore the Army 
is directed to report to the Committee on the current status of 
these relocations, options considered for receiving locations, 
the approximate number of civilian and military personnel to be 
transferred, the military construction requirement (if any), 
and the timetable for relocation and closure. This report is to 
be submitted not later than January 1, 1997.

                         european construction

    The Secretary of the Army is directed to report to the 
Committee on Appropriations by January 1, 1997 on the overall 
condition of Army facilities and family housing in Europe. This 
report is to contain a thorough review of the needs, along with 
what construction is necessary to rectify the deplorable 
existing conditions. The Committee has recommended $44,800,000 
for two barracks projects, three family housing improvement 
projects and one child development center. It is imperative 
that the Army begin to program and budget for the necessary 
projects in fiscal year 1998 to begin to address this 
deficiency.

                            Southern Command

    The Panama Canal Treaty of 1977 requires the withdrawal of 
United States military forces from Panama by December 31, 1999, 
including the relocation of the Southern Command (SOUTHCOM). 
The Army plans to relocate SOUTHCOM headquarters to the Miami, 
Florida area with personnel movements occurring from March to 
October 1997, and the main body of the headquarters personnel 
moving in September of 1997. This entire SOUTHCOM headquarters 
relocation will be accomplished by lease, with no military 
construction appropriations requirement.
    The Committee directs the Army to report by January 1, 
1997, on the book value of all facilities returned to the 
Government of Panama through September 30, 1996.
    In addition, the Committee directs the Army to report on 
the status of negotiations toward a base rights agreement and a 
Status of Forces Agreement that will take effect on January 1, 
2000. This report is to be submitted by January 1, 1997, and 
semi-annually thereafter.

                                 Korea

    The Army's ``Headquarters, Real Property Planning and 
Analysis'' system shows a total facilities deficit of 
$5,600,000,000 in Korea, of which $721,700,000 is for barracks. 
The Committee directs the Army to report on this finding in 
some detail, together with the plan for correcting this 
deficiency through a combination of military construction 
funding, host nation funding via the Combined Defense 
Improvement Program (CDIP) and the Republic of Korea Funded 
Construction (ROKFC) program, and other approaches. This report 
is to be submitted by January 1, 1997.

                      Military Construction, Navy

                        (including rescissions)

Fiscal year 1996:
    Appropriation.......................................    $554,636,000
    Rescission..........................................      -6,385,000
        Net.............................................     548,251,000
Fiscal year 1997 estimate...............................     525,346,000
Committee recommendation in the bill:
    Appropriation.......................................     724,476,000
    Rescissions.........................................     -12,000,000
        Net.............................................     712,476,000
Comparison with:
    Fiscal year 1996 net appropriation..................    +164,225,000
    Fiscal year 1997 estimate...........................    +187,130,000

    The Committee recommends a net total of $712,476,000 for 
Military Construction, Navy for fiscal year 1997. This is an 
increase of $187,130,000 above the budget request for fiscal 
year 1997, and an increase of $164,225,000 above the net 
appropriation for fiscal year 1996.

                              rescissions

    The budget request included a general reduction to the 
fiscal year 1997 Navy Military Construction account of 
$12,000,000. The Committee has denied this general reduction 
and has recommended rescissions totaling $12,000,000 resulting 
from contract savings or previously approved projects which are 
no longer required. The following projects are the sources for 
the rescissions:

Fiscal Year 1992:
    Iceland-NAS Keflavik: Fuel Facilities (Phase VII)...      $6,900,000
Fiscal Year 1993:
    Virginia-Naval Supply Center, Norfolk: Cold Storage 
      Warehouse.........................................       2,800,000
Fiscal Year 1994:
    Pennsylvania-Naval Shipyard Philadelphia: Asbestos 
      Removal Facility..................................       2,300,000

                      Pollution Abatement Projects

    The Navy is directed to provide individual 1391 budget 
justification documents for each future pollution abatement 
project.

    New Jersey--NWS Earle: Explosive Truck Holding Yard and Pier 4 
                               Extension

    The Committee approves the reprogramming request dated 
March 28, 1996 in the amount of $2,300,000 for the Explosive 
Truck Holding Yard at Earle NWS, New Jersey. This project 
provides a safe, well-lit, consolidated controlled access 
facility for 60 ordnance loaded trucks, the minimum essential 
for loading a U.S. AOE or AE during normal peace time 
operations. Funding of $1,290,000 was originally included in 
the fiscal year 1994 appropriations bill.
    The Committee understands that an extension to pier 4 is 
necessary at the Naval Weapons Station, Earle, New Jersey. The 
Navy is to report to the Committee on the need for this 
extension and its plans, including possible NATO funding, for 
construction by September 16, 1996.

                    Military Construction, Air Force

Fiscal year 1996:
    Appropriation.......................................    $587,234,000
    Rescissions.........................................     -15,150,000
        Net.............................................     572,084,000
Fiscal year 1997 estimate...............................     603,059,000
Committee recommendation in the bill....................     678,914,000
Comparison with:
    Fiscal year 1996 net appropriation..................    +106,830,000
    Fiscal year 1997 estimate...........................     +75,855,000


    The Committee recommends a total of $678,914,000 for 
Military Construction, Air Force for fiscal year 1997. This is 
an increase of $75,855,000 above the budget request for fiscal 
year 1997, and an increase of $106,830,000 above the net 
appropriation for fiscal year 1996.

           california--mcclellan afb: flood control measures

    The budget request includes $8,795,000 for flood control 
measures at McClellan AFB, California. The Committee notes that 
both the House National Security Committee and the Senate Armed 
Services Committee have denied authorization for this project. 
Therefore, appropriations for this purpose are not recommended 
in this bill.

                     oklahoma--vance air force base

    The Committee is aware of several needs at Vance Air Force 
Base, Oklahoma, including a Base Engineering Complex, 
alterations to the Physical Fitness Center and alterations to 
the Consolidated Logistics Complex. The Air Force is to report 
to the Committee on the need for these projects and its plans 
for construction by September 16, 1996.

                  Military Construction, Defense-wide

Fiscal year 1996:
    Appropriation.......................................    $640,357,000
    Rescissions.........................................     -41,866,000
        Net.............................................     598,491,000
Fiscal year 1997 estimate...............................     812,945,000
Committee recommendation in the bill....................     772,345,000
Comparison with:
    Fiscal year 1996 net appropriation..................    +173,854,000
    Fiscal year 1997 estimate...........................     -40,600,000


    The Committee recommends a total of $772,345,000 for 
Military Construction, Defense-wide for fiscal year 1997. This 
is a decrease of $40,600,000 below the budget request for 
fiscal year 1997 and an increase of $173,854,000 above the net 
appropriation for fiscal year 1996.

                          Phase-Funded Project

  Maryland--Forest Glen (WRAIR): Army Institute of Research, Phase IV

    The budget request includes $92,000,000 as the full and 
final phase of funding for the Walter Reed Army Institute of 
Research (WRAIR) at Forest Glen, Maryland. However, the amount 
of construction that can be executed during fiscal year 1997 
totals $72,000,000. It is the Committee's long standing policy 
to limit annual appropriations for military construction 
projects to the amount of construction that can be executed 
during a single fiscal year. Therefore, the Committee 
recommends $72,000,000 for this on-going work for fiscal year 
1997, which is a reduction of $20,000,000 from the budget 
request. This reduction will have no effect on the pace of 
construction and will not delay the completion date for this 
project. The Department of Defense is directed to include the 
appropriate amount for this project in the fiscal year 1998 
budget request.

          Maryland--Fort Meade: Friendship Annex III Purchase

    The Friendship Annex III building (FANX III) was built to 
suit the National Security Agency's special purpose needs. The 
building contains approximately 420,000 square feet and has 
been under lease since 1970. The current terms of the lease, 
which was renegotiated in 1991, contain the option to purchase 
the building at a fixed price of $25,200,000 during the period 
of September 1, 1997 through March 1, 1998, and this amount is 
included in the budget request.
    The Committee is concerned that the National Security 
Agency expended $32,971,000 to renovate FANX III in advance of 
the purchase of the building. This renovation was included in 
the cost of the lease, which is funded as an operation and 
maintenance expense, rather than as a military construction 
expense. Had the Agency undertaken the renovation and 
acquisition of FANX III as a lease-purchase arrangement, or as 
a straightforward purchase of an existing building, regular 
procedure would have required prior notice to (and approval of) 
Congress. As structured by the Agency, the transaction avoided 
all Congressional approval and virtually all Congressional 
notification requirements. An acquisition report covering the 
lease renegotiation was submitted to Congress on August 30, 
1991, but it did not identify the cost of renovation, nor did 
it reflect that the improvements were to be paid for as they 
were made, as opposed to being amortized over the expected 25-
year life of the lease.
    No specific statutory authority existed for the renovation 
of FANX III. The lease renegotiation was executed in 1991, 
during a period of historically significant Department of 
Defense downsizing, with two rounds of base closures yet to be 
conducted in 1993 and 1995. Excess facilities were being 
disposed of throughout the country, and this process continues.
    The Committee is in the process of conducting a thorough 
investigation of the National Security Agency's facilities 
requirements. Pending the results of this investigation, the 
Committee recommends denying funds in the amount of $25,200,000 
for the purchase of FANX III.

Ohio--Defense Construction Supply Center (Columbus): Construct Entrance 
                             Roadway (DBOF)

    The budget request includes $600,000 to construct an 
entrance roadway at the Defense Construction Supply Center in 
Columbus, Ohio. This project is required due to a substantial 
increase in the number and concentration of personnel at the 
Center. It is the Committee's view that this work should have 
been included in the cost of either the Columbus Operations 
Center project or the DFAS Operations Facility project, because 
these personnel create the requirement. The Committee 
reluctantly recommends providing for this work to be 
accomplished as a separate military construction project, as 
requested.

                        Contingency Construction

    The budget request includes $9,500,000 for the contingency 
construction account, which provides for urgent unforeseen 
military facilities requirements as authorized by 10 USC 2804. 
This account funded a single project in fiscal year 1992, no 
projects in fiscal years 1993 through 1995, and a single 
project to date in fiscal year 1996. Unobligated balances of 
prior years' appropriations totaling $9,741,000 remain 
available for contingency construction. Therefore, the 
Committee recommends $4,500,000 for this account for fiscal 
year 1997, which is a reduction of $5,000,000 from the budget 
request.

          Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools

    The budget request does not include funds for projects in 
support of the Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary 
Schools (formerly known as ``Section 6'' schools), despite 
requirements totaling $125,501,000. The Committee directs the 
Department of Defense to report by January 1, 1997 on this 
construction requirement, including a prioritized list of 
projects (by location) to correct deficiencies, and encourages 
inclusion of such projects in the budget request for fiscal 
year 1998.

           Overseas Elementary, Junior High, and High Schools

    The budget request does not include funds for projects in 
support of the 172 overseas schools operated by the Department 
of Defense Education Activity. The Committee directs the 
Department of Defense to report by January 1, 1997 on 
construction requirements in support of these schools, 
including a prioritized list of projects (by location) to 
correct deficiencies, and encourages inclusion of such projects 
in the budget request for fiscal year 1998.

                 Defense Finance and Accounting Service

    The Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) is in the 
process of consolidating its activities into five regional 
centers and 21 operating locations. This effort includes a 
major construction project to provide office and support space 
for the Columbus, Ohio Center and the Financial Systems 
Activity, Columbus, Ohio. This project is being phase funded in 
three increments, as follows:

        Fiscal Year                               In millions of dollars
1996.............................................................. $37.4
1997..............................................................  20.8
1998..............................................................  14.2
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                        ________________________________________________
    Total.........................................................  72.4

    In addition, DFAS has programmed the following military 
construction projects at operating locations:

        Fiscal year and location                  In millions of dollars
1997--Norton AFB/San Bernardino, CA............................... $13.8
1997--Orlando, FL.................................................   2.6
1997--Rock Island, IL.............................................  14.4
1997--Loring AFB/Limestone, ME....................................   6.9
1997--Offutt AFB/Omaha, NE........................................   7.0
1997--Griffiss AFB/Rome, NY.......................................  10.2
1997--Gentile AFB/Dayton, OH......................................  11.4
1997--Charleston, SC..............................................   6.2
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                        ________________________________________________
    Subtotal (including Columbus, OH).............................  93.3
                        =================================================================
                        ________________________________________________
1998--Honolulu, HI................................................  11.2
1998--Columbus, OH................................................  14.2
1998--Memphis, TN.................................................   5.8
1998--Norfolk, VA.................................................  13.1
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                        ________________________________________________
    Subtotal......................................................  44.3
                        =================================================================
                        ________________________________________________
1999--Fort Ord, CA................................................  20.0
1999--Chanute AFB, IL.............................................  10.6
1999--Lexington, KY...............................................   8.6
1999--Fort Sill, OK...............................................  12.8
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                        ________________________________________________
    Subtotal......................................................  52.0
                        =================================================================
                        ________________________________________________
        Total..................................................... 189.6

    The Committee notes that a number of these projects are 
located at closing military installations, and constitute 
renovations of old facilities for new purposes, reutilizing 
federally owned assets without impacting the spirit and letter 
of base closure requirements.
    The Committee also notes that upon completion of this 
three-year program, all military construction requirements of 
the Defense Finance and Accounting Service will have been met. 
The Committee recommends approval of the requested projects for 
fiscal year 1997.

                      Defense Fuels Supply Center

    The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has been assigned the 
responsibility for programming the military construction 
requirements related to serving as the designated bulk 
petroleum manager for the Department of Defense. In fiscal year 
1997, such projects consume 84 percent of DLA's project, and 
only two non-fuels projects are requested by DLA. The Committee 
is concerned that no budgetary resources were transferred from 
the other components of the Department to DLA at the time of 
the assignment of this responsibility, and that other 
components realized a windfall at DLA's expense. The Department 
is urged to review this situation in order to assure that 
depot/storage facilities and operational facilities of DLA are 
not neglected.

            Italy--Sigonella NAS: Extend Hydrant Fuel System
              Spain--Moron AB: Replace Hydrant Fuel System

    The budget request includes $6,100,000 for a fuels project 
at Sigonella Naval Air Station, Italy, and $12,958,000 for a 
fuels project at Moron Air Base, Spain. The Committee 
recommends approving these projects, contingent upon the 
submission of precautionary prefinancing statements to NATO for 
reimbursement of these expenses. The Committee strongly 
supports the development of a NATO capabilities package for 
Strategic Refueling in order to secure routine NATO financing 
of such projects.

             Energy Conservation Improvement Program (ECIP)

    The Energy Conservation Improvement Program (ECIP) provides 
financing for individual projects that are evaluated, 
prioritized on the basis of technical merit and return on 
investment, and presented individually to Congress for 
approval. The budget request includes $47,765,000 as the level 
of effort for this program for fiscal year 1997. The primary 
benefits of the program include improved facility conditions, 
reduced environmental pollution, and utility and maintenance 
cost reduction.
    The Department is governed by two directives, the Energy 
Policy Act of 1992 (Public Law 102-486) and Executive Order 
12902. These directives require the Department to identify and 
accomplish all energy conservation measures that pay back in 
ten years or less. The Department has surveyed its physical 
plant and has identified approximately $4 billion of needed 
investment to accomplish all identified conservation measures. 
There are several means available for performing this work. 
Some is done in conjunction with on-going repair and 
replacement programs, some through utility company investments, 
some through energy performance contracts, some through 
operations and maintenance projects and individual Service 
energy programs, and some through the Energy Conservation 
Improvement Program (ECIP). Generally, ECIP is reserved for 
larger projects which deserve closer Departmental scrutiny. 
Such items have high savings-to-investment ratios, and also 
include a small number of projects that support other goals of 
the Energy Policy Act such as renewable energy and water 
conservation.
    The Committee notes that the Department currently uses 12.4 
percent less energy per square foot of occupied buildings than 
it did in 1985, saving over $380 million in utility bills in 
1995. The Committee believes that this is a sound return on 
investment, and recommends full funding of the requested level 
of $47,765,000 for this program. The Committee will expect that 
each individual project will continue to be supported with an 
economic analysis to show the savings-to-investment ratio and 
the simple payback, and that life-cycle cost analyses will 
continue to be performed as projects are modified by additional 
information and design detail. Most importantly, the Committee 
will expect the Department to give great consideration to 
further reduction in the payback period, especially in such 
difficult to quantify areas as renewable energy, water 
conservation, emerging technologies, and contribution to 
environmental pollution prevention.
    The Committee is aware of the Department's efforts to 
develop a multi-media energy manager's training program in 
partnership with a larger private consortium. The Committee 
supports the use of appropriated funds to improve the level of 
technical and programmatic knowledge of Defense energy 
managers, as well as design engineers and architects, and the 
leveraging of Federal funds through participation in public/
private partnerships such as this. Therefore, the Committee 
will expect the Department to continue to contribute such sums 
as may be required for the on-going computer-based energy 
manager training software package in order to complete this 
work.

               Chemical Weapons Demilitarization Program

    The budget request includes a total of $131,621,000 for the 
following funding increments for the chemical weapons 
demilitarization program for fiscal year 1997:

Arkansas:
    Pine Bluff Arsenal
        Ammunition demilitarization facility, Phase II..     $46,000,000
Colorado:
    Pueblo Depot Activity
        Ammunition demilitarization facility, Phase I...      17,497,000
Oregon:
    Umatilla Depot Activity
        Ammunition demilitarization facility, Phase II..      64,000,000
Unspecified Worldwide Location:
    Planning and Design.................................   \1\ 4,124,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
        Total...........................................     131,621,000

\1\ In addition to this amount, prior year unobligated funds totaling 
$6,876,000 will be used to fund fiscal year 1997 planning and design 
requirements.

    The Committee takes note that this budget request is 
limited to the amount of construction that can be put in place 
during fiscal year 1997, and therefore recommends fully funding 
the request.
    The following chart displays the scope of the military 
construction investment in the overall chemical 
demilitarization program:

                          CHEMICAL DEMILITARIZATION PROGRAM MILITARY CONSTRUCTION COSTS                         
                                      [In millions of dollars, fiscal year]                                     
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                                           1995 &                                                               
                Location                   Prior     1996     1997     1998     1999     2000     2001    Total 
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Johnston Atoll..........................    $50.0  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......    $50.0
Chemical Demil Training Facility,                                                                               
 Aberdeen, MD...........................     16.1  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......     16.1
Tooele Facilities, UT...................    198.0  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......    198.0
Anniston Facilities, AL.................    164.3  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......    164.3
Umatilla Facility, OR...................     12.0  .......    $64.0    $92.0    $20.0  .......  .......    188.0
Umatilla Depot Support, OR..............     11.1  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......     11.1
Pine Bluff Facility, AR.................      3.0  .......     46.0     61.0      8.0  .......  .......    118.0
Pine Bluff Depot Support, AR............     15.0  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......     15.0
Pueblo Facility, CO.....................  .......  .......     17.5     60.0     97.5  .......  .......    175.0
Pueblo Depot Support, CO................      6.3  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......      6.3
Blue Grass Facility, KY.................  .......  .......  .......     48.7    100.0    $33.3  .......    182.0
Blue Grass Depot Support, KY............  .......  .......  .......      7.8  .......  .......  .......      7.8
Aberdeen Facility, MD...................  .......  .......  .......  .......     45.5     50.0    $23.5    119.0
Aberdeen Depot Support, MD..............  .......  .......  .......      9.0  .......  .......  .......      9.0
Newport Facility, IN....................  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......     30.1     43.5     73.6
Newport Depot Support, IN...............  .......  .......  .......  .......      2.1  .......  .......      2.1
Planning and Design.....................  .......    $13.0      4.1      9.7      4.7      2.0  .......     33.5
                                         -----------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total.............................    475.8     13.0    131.6    288.2    277.8    115.4     67.0  1,368.8
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    The following chart displays the timetable and the 
milestones for completion of the chemical demilitarization 
program:

                           CHEMICAL DEMILITARIZATION PROGRAM TIMETABLE AND MILESTONES                           
                                             [In fiscal years]-----                                             
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                                                        Start of        Start of                                
                      Location                        Construction    Systemization           Operations        
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Johnson Atoll......................................  ..............  ..............        3rd Qtr 90-1st Qtr 00
Tooele, UT.........................................      4th Qtr 89      4th Qtr 93        3rd Qtr 96-3rd Qtr 03
Anniston, AL.......................................      4th Qtr 96      3rd Qtr 99        2nd Qtr 01-1st Qtr 05
Umatilla, OR.......................................      4th Qtr 96      4th Qtr 99        3rd Qtr 01-4th Qtr 04
Pine Bluff, AR.....................................      4th Qtr 96      3rd Qtr 99        2nd Qtr 01-3rd Qtr 04
Pueblo, CO.........................................      3rd Qtr 97      2nd Qtr 00        1st Qtr 02-3rd Qtr 04
Blue Grass, KY.....................................      2nd Qtr 98      1st Qtr 01        4th Qtr 02-3rd Qtr 04
Aberdeen, MD.......................................      2nd Qtr 99      3rd Qtr 01        1st Qtr 03-3rd Qtr 03
Newport, IN........................................      2nd Qtr 00      3rd Qtr 02        1st Qtr 04-3rd Qtr 04
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     military construction, defense-wide: administrative provision

    Statutory language included under this account provides 
that the Secretary of Defense may transfer funds from this 
account to the military construction and family housing 
accounts. The Committee directs that any exercise of this 
authority must fall under the Committee's standing procedures 
for approval of reprogramming requests.

 Department of Defense Military Unaccompanied Housing Improvement Fund

Fiscal year 1996 appropriation..........................               0
Fiscal year 1997 estimate...............................               0
Committee recommendation in the bill....................     $10,000,000
Comparison with:
    Fiscal year 1996 appropriation......................     +10,000,000
    Fiscal year 1997 estimate...........................     +10,000,000

    The Committee recommends a total of $10,000,000 for the 
Department of Defense Military Unaccompanied Housing 
Improvement Fund for fiscal year 1997. This is an increase of 
$10,000,000 above the budget request for fiscal year 1997, and 
an increase of $10,000,000 above the appropriation for fiscal 
year 1996.
    The Committee has not approved the request for a new 
general provision allowing transfer of funds into this account, 
and in lieu thereof has provided an initial appropriation of 
$10,000,000 and transfer authority within the appropriation 
paragraph.

                                Overview

    The National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 
1996, P.L. 104-106, established new authorities to increase the 
use of the private sector and capital to improve unaccompanied 
housing. The new authorities include: direct loans and loan 
guarantees to private developers; leasing of new housing; 
investments in nongovernmental entities; rental guarantees; 
differential lease payments and conveyance or lease of existing 
property and facilities.
    The Military Unaccompanied Housing Improvement Fund will be 
used to build or renovate unaccompanied housing, mixing or 
matching the various authorities contained in the 
authorization, and utilize private capital and expertise to the 
maximum extent possible. This fund is to contain appropriated 
and transferred funds from military construction accounts, and 
the total value in budget authority of all contracts and 
investments undertaken may not exceed $150,000,000. Sources for 
transfers into the funds are solely to be derived from funds 
appropriated for the acquisition or construction of military 
unaccompanied housing. Transfers into the fund are authorized 
contingent upon a 30-day notification by the Secretary of 
Defense to the appropriate committees of Congress. Proceeds 
from investments, leases, and conveyances are to be deposited 
into this Fund, and any use of the Fund is subject to annual 
appropriations. The Military Unaccompanied Housing Improvement 
Fund is to be administered as a single account without fiscal 
year limitations and the authority to enter into contracts and 
partnerships and to make investments shall expire on September 
30, 2000.

                         Reporting Requirements

    The Committee reiterates the reporting requirements 
contained in the enabling legislation. The Service Secretary 
concerned may not enter into any contract until after the end 
of the 21-day period beginning on the date the Secretary 
concerned submits written notice of the nature and terms of the 
contract to the appropriate Committees of Congress.
    In the future, budget justification documents are to 
display project and administrative costs. No transfer of 
appropriated funds into the account may take place until after 
the end of the 30-day period beginning on the date the 
Secretary of Defense submits written notice and justification 
for the transfer to the appropriate Committees of Congress. The 
Appropriations Committee expects to receive prior notification 
of all such transfers of funds.
    In addition, the Department is to report to the Committee 
on Appropriations, within sixty days after enactment of this 
Act, it's framework for leveraging these resources.

               Military Construction, Reserve Components

Fiscal year 1996:
    Appropriation.......................................    $436,647,000
    Rescission..........................................      -6,700,000
        Net.............................................     429,947,000
Fiscal year 1997 estimate...............................     194,091,000
Committee recommendation in the bill....................     294,693,000
Comparison with:
    Fiscal year 1996 net appropriation..................    -135,254,000
    Fiscal year 1997 estimate...........................    +100,602,000

    The Committee recommends a total of $294,693,000 for 
Military Construction, Reserve Components for fiscal year 1997. 
This is an increase of $100,602,000 above the budget request 
for fiscal year 1997, and a decrease of $135,254,000 below the 
net appropriation for 1996.
    The Committee's recommended action on each Reserve 
Component is reflected in the State list at the end of this 
report.
    The Committee recommends approval of Military Construction, 
as follows:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
             Component                   Request          Recommended   
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Army National Guard...............       $7,600,000 -        $41,316,000
Air National Guard-...............       75,394,000 -        118,394,000
Army Reserve......................         48,459,000         50,159,000
Naval Reserve.....................         10,983,000         33,169,000
Air Force Reserve-................         51,655,000         51,655,000
                                   -------------------------------------
                                                                        
    Total.........................        194,091,000        294,693,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

        connecticut--groton: building codes and fire suppression

    Funds were authorized and appropriated in fiscal year 1995 
for additions and alterations to the aviation repair depot at 
Groton, Connecticut. The Committee understands that this 
project requires an additional $5,647,000 due to changes in 
building codes and fire suppression requirements. The Committee 
directs the Army National Guard to submit the appropriate scope 
and cost variation reports to the appropriate committees in 
order to carry out the necessary changes to this project.

        illinois--decatur: helicopter landing pads and taxilanes

    The Committee directs the Army National Guard to execute a 
project to provide helicopter landing pads and taxilanes at the 
Decatur, Illinois Army Aviation Support Facility using funds 
available for unspecified minor construction. The estimated 
cost of this project is $575,000.

  mississippi--various locations, south mississippi: beddown avenger 
                                 system

    The National Guard Bureau directed a reorganization of 
units in South Mississippi from Field Artillery to Air Defense 
Artillery (the Avenger air defense system). This reorganization 
created the need for additions, alterations, and new 
construction at several locations. The fiscal year 1994 
appropriations act included $5,204,000 for a project to 
accomplish this work. An unfavorable bidding climate and 
changes in scope requirements would necessitate overruns at the 
full scope of work. Contracts have been awarded at reduced 
scope, with additives totaling $5,464,000. The Committee 
directs the Secretary of the Army to submit the appropriate 
scope and cost variation reports to the appropriate committees 
in order to accomplish the full scope of work expeditiously.

          virginia--richlands: organizational maintenance shop

    The Committee is aware that additional funds will be 
required to complete the construction of the Organizational 
Maintenance Shop at Richlands, Virginia. The Army National 
Guard is encouraged to submit a reprogramming request to 
complete work on this project.

                           regional education

    The Committee directs the Army National Guard to review the 
facilities needs for the Combat Arms Training Brigade for 
Region C to carry out its assigned regional educational 
missions, and to report by January 1, 1997 on a cost-effective 
proposal for meeting these mission requirements.

                          unobligated balances

    The Committee is very concerned over the continuing poor 
execution rates for the military construction programs of the 
Reserve Components. According to the appendices to the budget 
requests for fiscal years 1996 and 1997, the following amounts 
will remain unobligated at the end of each fiscal year:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                              1994 actual- 1995 actual-     1996         1997   
                          Component                                                      estimate-     estimate 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Army National Guard-........................................        $366-        $277-        $232-         $100
Air National Guard-.........................................         238-         218-         221-          168
Army Reserve-...............................................         121-          85-          50-           28
Naval Reserve-..............................................          60-          28-          17-            7
Air Force Reserve-..........................................          43-          33-          28-           31
                                                             ---------------------------------------------------
      Total-................................................         828-         641-         548-          334
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The Committee understands that these amounts remain 
available for completion of prior year approved budget plans, 
that funds remain available for five years, and that the 
Reserve Components face a number of difficult challenges in 
program execution. However, the Committee will expect to see 
increased attention given to assure that contracts are awarded 
during the fiscal year in which funds are provided. The 
Committee intends to follow closely the Annual Report on Design 
and Construction Progress and the reinstated semi-annual 
submission of Audit Trail Documents in order to track 
improvement in program execution.--

                       Unawarded Armory Projects

    The Army National Guard has not yet awarded twenty-three 
armory projects (or armory projects combined with other 
facilities, such as organizational maintenance shops or reserve 
centers) for which funds were appropriated for fiscal years 
1992 through 1995. Due to this backlog of unawarded projects, 
the Committee recommended no new armory construction in fiscal 
year 1996, and again recommends no such projects for fiscal 
year 1997. The unawarded projects are at the following 
locations and in the following amounts, according to 
information available in Department of Defense accounting 
reports as of April, 1996 (the most recent information 
available):

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                              Current   
     Fiscal year, State and location          Amount          working   
                                           appropriated      estimate   
------------------------------------------------------------------------
1992, OH, Toledo........................      $3,183,000      $3,820,000
1993, PA, Indiana.......................       1,700,000       1,391,000
1993, OR, Le Grande.....................       3,049,000       3,049,000
1993, FL, Craig Field (Jacksonville)....       1,480,000       1,192,000
1993, AL, Union Springs.................         800,000         800,000
1993, AL, Tuscaloosa....................       2,273,000       2,273,000
1994, TN, Sevierville...................       1,352,000       1,103,000
1994, PA, Johnstown.....................       3,309,000       3,143,000
1994, IN, Evansville....................       6,050,000       6,050,000
1994, CA, Van Nuys......................       6,518,000       6,518,000
1995, WY, Torrington....................       5,300,000       5,300,000
1995, TN, Rogersville...................       1,820,000       1,820,000
1995, TN, Springfield...................       1,115,000       1,102,000
1995, TN, Chattanooga...................       1,604,000       1,602,000
1995, TN, Johnson City..................       6,019,000       6,019,000
1995, TN, Linden........................       1,097,000       1,097,000
1995, PA, Westmoreland County...........       3,594,000       3,548,000
1995, OH, Ravenna.......................       4,500,000       4,500,000
1995, PA, Armstrong County..............       1,982,000       1,982,000
1995, NV, Washoe County.................       5,520,000       5,520,000
1995, ME, Augusta.......................       3,900,000       3,900,000
1995, MA, Taunton.......................       2,900,000       2,900,000
1995, CO, Denver........................       5,000,000       4,772,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Total.............................      74,065,000      73,401,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

     North Atlantic Treaty Organization Security Investment Program

Fiscal year 1996:
    Appropriation.......................................    $161,000,000
    Supplemental Appropriation..........................     +37,500,000
        Net.............................................     198,500,000
Fiscal year 1997 estimate...............................     197,000,000
Committee recommendation in the bill....................     177,000,000
Comparison with:
    Fiscal year 1996 net appropriation..................     -21,500,000
    Fiscal year 1997 estimate...........................     -20,000,000

    The Committee recommends a total of $177,000,000 for the 
North Atlantic Treaty Organization Security Investment Program. 
This is a decrease of $20,000,000 below the budget request for 
fiscal year 1997 and a decrease of $21,500,000 below the net 
appropriation for fiscal year 1996.
    For 1997, the NATO nations have agreed on a funding level 
of approximately $890,700,000. Of this amount, the U.S. 
requirement is based on a cost share which averages about 26%. 
In addition to the recommended appropriation of $177,000,000, 
approximately $11,000,000 is expected to be available from 
recoupments from prior year U.S. funded work, and from 
deobligation of NATO funds for previously obligated projects 
that were reduced in scope or canceled.
    The Committee reiterates the directive contained in House 
Report 104-137. The Department of Defense is directed to report 
to the Committees on Appropriations, on a quarterly basis, the 
following information:
          (1) NATO nations share of construction costs based on 
        fund authorizations;
          (2) NATO nations shares of procurement costs based on 
        fund authorizations; and
          (3) A listing of all obligations incurred that 
        quarter broken out by infrastructure category and 
        procurement category. This listing should show the 
        total project costs, the U.S. cost share and all other 
        NATO nations cost shares.

                             Family Housing

                                Overview

    The need for military family housing has changed with the 
all-volunteer structure of the force. In the mid-1950s forty-
two percent of the force was married, compared to sixty-one 
percent today. The percentage of service members with families 
will continue to grow, and the nature of an all-volunteer force 
implies greater expectations for the availability, size and 
amenities of family housing. At the same time, the Department 
is faced with a changing military environment due to overseas 
reductions, domestic base closures, major force reductions, and 
increased deployments.
    Today, the family housing program is even more important 
because it provides a quality of life incentive which attracts 
and retains dedicated individuals to serve in the military. 
However, the housing deficiencies are a severe disincentive to 
reenlistment. Testimony before the Committee states that it 
costs over $26,000 to recruit and train an enlisted soldier for 
the first assignment. This investment is lost each time a 
soldier must be replaced. The Committee has no question that 
housing is directly linked to readiness, morale and retention.
    While this Committee has focused on the need for adequate 
family housing over the years, resources have been scarce. This 
problem has recently been brought to the forefront with several 
articles in the press and an increased focus by the Department 
of Defense. The family housing crisis exists today due to the 
majority of housing in the Department's inventory being 
substandard; high cost areas where housing deficits exist; and 
problems young families are facing who cannot afford to live in 
local communities.
    DOD policy is that married couples will live off-base when 
the economy can support them, and about two-thirds, or 614,928 
families, reside off-base. Where there is sufficient affordable 
housing in the community and commuting distances are not over 
one hour, most of these families are doing well. However, 12 
percent of military families living in civilian communities are 
in substandard housing. This is often the case when rents are 
excessive or a family can only afford to live in distant, 
isolated, and sometimes unsafe neighborhoods. This is occurring 
more often because housing allowances are covering only 75 
percent of the cost of civilian housing, on average. Many 
younger families only have one car and are faced with driving 
distances of over an hour to the installation. In some 
instances, families are choosing to remain separated simply 
because suitable, affordable housing is not available at a new 
assignment.
    The Department of Defense has a total of 350,799 on-base 
housing units in its inventory, with an average age of 33 
years. Two-thirds of the inventory is over 30 years old and 
requires a substantial annual investment to meet maintenance 
requirements. Over the years, the majority of these homes have 
gone without adequate maintenance and repair. And over fifty 
percent of the inventory, or 184,295 units, is in need of major 
improvements or replacement at a total cost of $16,591,388,000.
    Unsuitable units require a major investment in maintenance 
and repair to correct deteriorated infrastructure, provide 
basic living standards and meet contemporary code requirements 
for electrical and mechanical systems, and for energy 
efficiency. Examples provided to the Committee of a typical 
scenario military families face include: severe health and 
safety deficiencies such as electrical systems and water pipes 
needing replacement; non-working or inefficient heating and 
cooling systems; nails coming through the ceilings and floors; 
kitchen cabinets water-logged and sinking; ceiling and wall 
paint chipped and peeling; screens with holes in them; doors 
coming apart; malfunctioning smoke detectors; light fixtures 
broken, and stoves and ovens with elements not working. The 
current backlog of deferred maintenance and repair totals in 
excess of $4,565,000,000. When housing units are not adequately 
maintained, eventually they must be closed and abandoned or 
demolished. Families who could have been housed in these units 
must then live off-base. In turn, this creates an additional 
expense for payment of housing allowances.
    Aside from the problems confronting the current inventory, 
the Department estimates a new construction deficit of 48,428 
units at a cost of $6,126,032,000. The Secretary of Defense 
proposed, and Congress has approved, a plan for a private 
sector initiative which is discussed later in this report. The 
Committee is hopeful this initiative will be successful and 
help to resolve the new construction deficit in a timely 
manner.
    It will be necessary to use many different approaches to 
help meet the current family housing need. The challenge is for 
a sustained overall commitment, at funding levels that will 
reduce the backlog of inadequate houses, reduce the housing 
deficits, and increase the quality of living conditions in a 
reasonable period of time. The Department estimates it will 
take over $27,000,000,000 to correct the existing problem.
    The following chart provides a Service breakout of the 
current family housing deficit, both in units and in cost of 
new construction, replacement, improvements and deferred 
maintenance and repair:

                                         DEFICITS (CURRENT PROJECTIONS)                                         
                                            [In thousand of dollars]                                            
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                      Deferre                   
                                        New                                         maintenance                 
         ----------------          construction       Replace         Improve     and repair end    Grand total 
                                                                                       FY 96                    
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Army:                                                                                                           
    Number of Units.............           4,415          31,200          46,800  ..............          82,415
    Costs-......................      $596,602--     $4,212,000-    $3,042,000--       $621,000-      $8,471,602
Navy:                                                                                                           
    Number of Units-............         14,700-         6,400--         26,400-              --          47,500
    Costs.......................     $1,930,000-       $953,200-     $1,812,400-    $2,400,000--      $7,095,000
Air Force:                                                                                                      
    Number of Units-............         18,000-         20,600-         44,000-  ..............          82,600
    Costs--.....................     $2,160,000-     $2,472,000-    $3,520,000--      $944,000--     $9,096,000-
Marine Corps:                                                                                                   
    Number of Units-............         11,313-           697--         8,198--              --          20,208
    Costs--.....................     $1,439,430-       $164,821-      $414,967--      $600,000--      $2,619,218
Total:                                                                                                          
    Number of Units-............         48,428-         58,897-       125,398--              --         232,723
    Costs-......................     $6,126,032-     $7,802,021-     $8,789,367-     $4,565,000-     $27,282,420
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                         construction overview

    The Committee is concerned over the fiscal year 1997 budget 
request for family housing new construction, construction 
improvements and planning of $714,346,000. The Secretary of 
Defense has made housing one of his main priorities, yet the 
Department's budget represents a reduction of $228,878,000, or 
24%, from the fiscal year 1996 appropriation for new 
construction and construction improvements. The Committee 
strongly believes it is imperative that construction funding 
levels must be maintained, along with any privatization 
efforts, to help resolve the serious family housing deficits. 
Therefore, the Committee recommends total funding of 
$1,017,498,000 for family housing construction for fiscal year 
1997. This represents an increase of $74,274,000 over the 
fiscal year 1996 appropriation and an increase of $303,152,000 
over the budget request.

                        new housing construction

    The fiscal year 1997 request is $369,087,000 to build 2,297 
units of new family housing for all Services. This is 
$97,927,000 or 21 percent, under the fiscal year 1996 enacted 
level. The Committee has approved all requested projects for 
new housing construction. In addition, the Committee has 
recommended an additional $159,702,000 to build 1,426 units of 
new family housing. The total appropriation for new 
construction is $528,789,000 and will provide 3,723 new units. 
Details of the Committee's recommendations for new construction 
are provided in this report under the individual component 
accounts. The Committee expects that none of the approved 
projects will be reduced in scope.
    It is the understanding of the Committee, that upon a 30-
day notification from the Secretary of Defense, and approval of 
the Committee, funds appropriated for a new construction 
project may be transferred to the Defense Family Housing 
Improvement Fund for the purpose of a private sector pilot 
project at the same location.
    The Committee will consider reprogramming requests for any 
authorized new construction project for which funds have not 
been appropriated in prior years.

                       construction improvements

    A total of $309,654,000 has been requested for post-
acquisition construction for all services to improve 4,075 
housing units. This is a decrease of $131,177,000, or 30 
percent, from the fiscal year 1996 enacted level. Post-
acquisition construction is focused on modernizing existing 
units that are uneconomical to repair. The Committee recommends 
full funding of the request. In addition, the Committee has 
provided an additional $143,450,000 for construction 
improvement projects which are listed in this report under the 
individual component accounts, to improve an additional 2,251 
units. The total appropriation for post-acquisition 
construction is $453,104,000 and will improve 6,326 units of 
family housing.
    It is the understanding of the Committee, that upon a 30-
day notification from the Secretary of Defense, and approval of 
the Committee, funds appropriated for a construction 
improvement project may be transferred to the Defense Family 
Housing Improvement Fund for the purpose of a private sector 
pilot project at the same location.
    The Committee continues the restriction on the amount 
invested in improving foreign source housing units. The three-
year limitation on overseas units is $35,000. If the components 
intend to program improvements to specific units which exceed 
$35,000 over a period of three years, total funding should be 
requested in one year. The justification for each unit should 
identify all improvements and major maintenance work done in 
the past three years, and all improvements and major 
maintenance planned in the following three years.

                       operation and maintenance

    The fiscal year 1997 request for operation and maintenance 
expenses totals $3,087,144,000, a decrease of $176,461,000, 
from the fiscal year 1996 appropriation. These accounts provide 
for annual expenditures for maintenance and repair, 
furnishings, management, services, utilities, leasing, 
interest, mortgage insurance and miscellaneous expenses. Of the 
total request for operation and maintenance, $1,463,752,000 is 
for maintenance and repair of existing housing, a reduction of 
$112,331,000 from fiscal year 1996 levels.
    While the Committee agrees with the reduction of 
$64,130,000 to the majority of the accounts, it has serious 
reservations over the requested reduction of $112,331,000 to 
the maintenance of real property accounts. Testimony from 
representatives of the Department verifies that this request is 
driven by budget constraints, not by actual need. Therefore, 
the Committee has recommended an additional $100,000,000 for 
the maintenance real property accounts, distributed as follows: 
Army: $45,000,000; Navy $44,000,000; and Air Force $11,000,000.
    The total recommended appropriation for operation and 
maintenance is $3,187,144,000. This represents an increase of 
$100,000,000 above the budget request and a reduction of 
$76,461,000 from the fiscal year 1996 enacted level.
    Expenditures from this account for general and flag officer 
quarters are to be reported in accordance with the guidelines 
previously established and reiterated later in this report. The 
Committee also continues the direction that the details of all 
other expenditures from this account which exceed $15,000 per 
unit, per year for major maintenance and repair of non-general 
and flag officer quarters be included as part of the 
justification material. The general provision limiting 
obligations from this account to no more than 20 percent of the 
total in the last two months of the fiscal year is included in 
this year's bill.
    The Committee continues the restriction on the transfer of 
funds between the operation and maintenance accounts. The 
limitation is ten percent to all primary accounts and 
subaccounts. Such transfers are to be reported to the Committee 
within thirty days of such action.

                   general and flag officer quarters

    The existing reporting requirements for general and flag 
officer quarters continue in full force and effect, in order to 
control expenditures for high cost quarters. The purpose of 
these requirements is to ensure that the total amount of all 
obligations for maintenance and repair (excluding operations) 
on each general or flag officer quarters is limited to $25,000 
per year, unless specifically included in the annual budget 
justification material. This continues the policy initiated in 
1984 and developed and elaborated over several years, to ensure 
that separate controls are established for orderly planning and 
programming to accomplish this work.
    Recognizing the uncertainties involved in accurately 
forecasting ``change in occupancy'' work, the Committee 
continues the following previously established notification 
requirement. The Committee must be notified when maintenance 
and repair costs for a unit will exceed the amount submitted in 
the budget justification by 25 percent or $5,000, whichever is 
less. The Committee must also be notified when maintenance and 
repair costs will exceed $25,000 for a unit not requested in 
the budget justification.
    Notifications of each proposed expenditure must be 
submitted over the signature of the Service Secretary for case-
by-case review and approval. Each Service is directed to 
continue to limit out-of-cycle submissions to one per year, 
except for situations which are justified as emergencies or 
safety-related.

                     leasing reporting requirement

    The Committee continues the reporting requirement for both 
domestic and foreign leases. For domestic leases (not funded by 
the Defense Family Housing Improvement Fund), the Department is 
directed to report quarterly on the details of all new or 
renewal domestic leases entered into during the previous 
quarter which exceed $12,000 per unit per year, including 
certification that less expensive housing was not available for 
lease. For foreign leases, the Department is directed to: 
perform an economic analysis on all new leases or lease/
contract agreements where more than 25 units are involved; 
report the details of any new or renewal lease exceeding 
$20,000 per year (as adjusted for foreign currency fluctuation 
from October 1, 1987, but not adjusted for inflation), 21 days 
prior to entering into such an agreement; and base leasing 
decisions on the economic analysis.

exclusion of asbestos and lead-based paint removal from maintenance and 
                             repair limits

    The Committee continues the requirement of an after-the-
fact notification where asbestos and/or lead-based paint 
removal costs cause the maintenance and repair thresholds of 
$15,000 for a military family housing unit, or $25,000 for a 
General or Flag Officer Quarters, to be exceeded. The 
notification shall include work, scope, cost break-out and 
other details pertinent to asbestos and/or lease-based paint 
removal work and shall be reported on a semi-annual basis.

                         reprogramming criteria

    The reprogramming criteria that apply to military 
construction projects (25 percent of the funded amount or 
$2,000,000, whichever is less) also apply to new housing 
construction projects and to improvement projects over 
$2,000,000.

                          Family Housing, Army

Fiscal year 1996 appropriation..........................  $1,452,252,000
Fiscal year 1997 estimate...............................   1,287,479,000
Committee recommendation in the bill....................   1,434,069,000
Comparison with:
    Fiscal year 1996 appropriation......................     -18,183,000
    Fiscal year 1997 estimate...........................    +146,590,000

    The Committee recommends a total of $1,434,069,000 for 
Family Housing, Army for fiscal year 1997. This is an increase 
of $146,590,000 above the budget request for fiscal year 1997, 
and a decrease of $18,183,000 below the appropriation for 
fiscal year 1996.

                              construction

    The Committee recommends $59,190,000 for new construction, 
instead of $38,300,000, as requested, as shown below:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
        Location/Project---             Requested-        Recommended   
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Alabama: Redstone Arsenal (70                                           
 units)...........................                  0         $8,000,000
Hawaii: Schofield Barracks (54                                          
 units)...........................        $10,000,000         10,000,000
North Carolina: Fort Bragg (88                                          
 units)...........................          9,800,000          9,800,000
Pennsylvania: Tobyhanna AD (200                                         
 units)...........................                  0            890,000
Texas:                                                                  
    Fort Bliss, Phase I (70 units)                  0         12,000,000
    Fort Hood (140 units).........         18,500,000         18,500,000
                                   -------------------------------------
      Total.......................         38,300,000         59,190,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                       Construction Improvements

    The following projects are to be accomplished within the 
additional amount provided above the budget request for 
construction improvements:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                            Number of                   
             Location/Project                 units-      Recommended   
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Alabama--Fort Rucker......................       256-        $18,000,000
Kentucky--Fort Campbell...................        200         18,700,000
Louisiana--Fort Polk......................      250--          7,200,000
Oklahoma--Fort Sill.......................        328         14,400,000
Pennsylvania--Tobyhanna AD................       42--          2,300,000
Germany--Kefurt and Craig, Stuttgart......       120-          7,300,000
Germany--Baumholder Family Village........       64--          4,600,000
Germany--Ben Franklin Village, Mannheim...      136--          8,200,000
                                           -----------------------------
      Total...............................      1,396         80,700,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                      Maintenance of real property

    The budget request includes $525,893,000 for maintenance of 
real property, a reduction of $106,399,000 from the fiscal year 
1996 appropriation. The Committee recommends an increase of 
$45,000,000 providing a total of $579,893,000.

                 Family Housing, Navy and Marine Corps

Fiscal year 1996 appropriation..........................  $1,573,387,000
Fiscal Year 1997 estimate...............................   1,417,967,000
Committee recommendation in the bill....................   1,590,697,000
Comparison with:
    Fiscal year 1996 appropriation......................     +17,310,000
    Fiscal year 1997 estimate...........................    +172,730,000

    The Committee recommends a total of $1,590,697,000 for 
Family Housing, Navy and Marine Corps for fiscal year 1997. 
This is an increase of $172,730,000 above the budget request 
for fiscal year 1997, and an increase of $17,310,000 above the 
amount appropriated for fiscal year 1996.

                              Construction

    The Committee recommends $300,730,000 for new construction, 
instead of $197,700,000, as requested, as shown below:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
         Location/Project               Requested-        Recommended   
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Arizona: MCAS Yuma (Community                                           
 Center)..........................          $709,000-           $709,000
California:                                                             
    Camp Pendleton (202 units)....         19,483,000         29,483,000
    Lemoore NAS (276 units).......         39,837,000         39,837,000
    San Diego PWC (466 units).....         48,719,000         63,429,000
    Twenty-Nine Palms (Community                                        
     Center)......................          1,982,000          1,982,000
    Twenty-Nine Palms (Housing                                          
     Office)......................            956,000            956,000
Florida: Mayport NS (100 units)...                  0         10,000,000
Hawaii:                                                                 
    Kaneohe Bay (54 units)........         11,676,000         11,676,000
    PWC Pearl Harbor (264 units)..         52,586,000         52,586,000
Maine; Brunswick NAS Phase I (72                                        
 units)...........................                  0         10,925,000
Maryland: Patuxent River                                                
 (Community Center)...............          1,233,000          1,233,000
North Carolina:                                                         
    Camp Lejeune (Community                                             
     Center)......................            845,000            845,000
    Camp Lejeune MCB (125 units)..                  0         13,360,000
South Carolina: Beaufort MCAS (200                                      
 units)...........................                  0         19,110,000
Texas:                                                                  
    Corpus Christi Naval Complex                                        
     (156 units)..................                  0         17,425,000
    Kingsville NAS Phase I (32                                          
     units).......................                  0          7,550,000
Virginia:                                                               
    Wallops Island (20 units).....          2,975,000          2,975,000
    Northwest (Community Center)..            741,000            741,000
Washington: Puget Sound (100                                            
 units)...........................         15,015,000         15,015,000
Washington: Bangor (Housing                                             
 Office)..........................            934,000            934,000
                                   -------------------------------------
      Total.......................        197,691,000        300,771,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                       Construction Improvements

    The following projects are to be accomplished within the 
additional amount provided above the budget request for 
construction improvements:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                            Number of                   
            Location/Project--                units-      Recommended   
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Hawaii--Pearl Harbor PWC..................         54         $6,650,000
Mississippi--Meridian NAS.................       160-          6,600,000
Texas--Fort Worth JRB.....................         55          2,400,000
Washington--Whidbey Island NAS............        150         10,000,000
                                           -----------------------------
      Total...............................        419         25,650,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                      Maintenance of real property

    The budget request includes $508,632,000 for maintenance of 
real property, a reduction of $25,391,000 from the fiscal year 
1996 appropriation. The Committee recommends an increase of 
$44,000,000, providing a total of $552,632,000.

                       Family Housing, Air Force

Fiscal year 1996 appropriation..........................  $1,146,951,000
Fiscal year 1997 estimate...............................   1,060,710,000
Committee recommendation in the bill....................   1,144,542,000
Comparison with:
    Fiscal year 1996 appropriation......................      -2,409,000
    Fiscal year 1997 estimate...........................     +83,832,000

    The Committee recommends a total of $1,144,542,000 for 
Family Housing, Air Force for fiscal year 1997. This is an 
increase of $83,832,000 above the budget request for fiscal 
year 1997, and a decrease of $2,409,000 below the appropriation 
for fiscal year 1996.

                              Construction

    The Committee recommends $168,828,000 for new construction, 
instead of $133,096,000, as requested, as shown below:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
        Location/Project---             Requested-        Recommended   
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Alaska:                                                                 
    Eielson AFB (Fire Station)....         $2,950,000         $2,950,000
    Eielson AFB (72 units)........         21,127,000         21,127,000
California:                                                             
    Beale AFB (56 units)..........         8,893,000-          8,893,000
    Los Angeles AFB (25 units)....                 0-          6,425,000
    Travis AFB (70 units).........         8,631,000-          8,631,000
    Vandenberg AFB (112 units)....         20,891,000         20,891,000
District of Columbia: Bolling AFB                                       
 (40 units).......................         5,000,000-          5,000,000
Florida:                                                                
    Eglin AFB (Hurlbert Field)....            249,000            249,000
    MacDill AFB (56 units)........          8,822,000          8,822,000
    Patrick AFB (Housing                                                
     Maintenance Facility)........           853,000-            853,000
    Patrick AFB (Housing                                                
     Warehouse)...................            756,000            756,000
    Patrick AFB (Replace Housing                                        
     Office)......................           821,000-            821,000
    Tyndall AFB (42 units)........                 0-          6,000,000
Georgia: Robins AFB (46 units)....                0 -          5,252,000
Louisiana: Barksdale AFB (80                                            
 Units)...........................         9,570,000-          9,570,000
Massachusetts: Hanscom AFB Phase                                        
 III (32 units)...................                 0-          5,100,000
Missouri: Whiteman AFB (68 units).         9,600,000-          9,600,000
Nevada: Nellis AFB Phase III (50                                        
 units)...........................                 0-          7,955,000
New Mexico: Kirtland AFB (50                                            
 units)...........................         5,450,000-          5,450,000
North Dakota:                                                           
    Grand Forks AFB (66 units)....         7,784,000-          7,784,000
    Minot AFB (46 units)..........         8,740,000-          8,740,000
Texas:                                                                  
    Lackland AFB (82 units).......         6,500,000-         11,500,000
    Lackland AFB (Replace Housing                                       
     Office)......................           450,000-            450,000
    Lackland AFB (Replace                                               
     Maintenance Facility)........           350,000-            350,000
Washington: McChord AFB (40 units)         5,659,000-          5,659,000
                                   -------------------------------------
      Total.......................        133,096,000        168,828,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                       Construction Improvements

    The following projects are to be accomplished within the 
additional amount provided above the request for construction 
improvements:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                            Number of                   
                 Location                     units       Recommended   
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Florida--Eglin AFB........................        112         $8,600,000
Ohio--Wright-Patterson AFB................        52-          6,000,000
Texas--Laughlin AFB.......................       180-         15,000,000
Utah--Hill AFB............................        92-          7,500,000
                                           -----------------------------
      Total...............................        436         37,100,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                      Maintenance of real property

    The budget request includes $428,087,000 for maintenance of 
real property, an increase of $19,116,000 from the fiscal year 
1996 appropriation. The Committee recommends an increase of 
$11,000,000, providing a total of $439,087,000.

                      Family Housing, Defense-wide

Fiscal year 1996 appropriation..........................     $34,239,000
Fiscal year 1997 estimate...............................      35,334,000
Committee recommendation in the bill....................      35,334,000
Comparison with:
    Fiscal year 1996 appropriation......................      +1,095,000
    Fiscal year 1997 estimate...........................               0

    The Committee recommends a total of $35,334,000 for Family 
Housing, Defense-wide for fiscal year 1997. This is equal to 
the budget request for fiscal year 1997, and an increase of 
$1,095,000 above the appropriation for fiscal year 1996.

         Department of Defense Family Housing Improvement Fund

Fiscal year 1996 appropriation..........................     $22,000,000
Fiscal year 1997 estimate...............................      20,000,000
Committee recommendation in the bill....................      35,000,000
Comparison with:
    Fiscal year 1996 appropriation......................     +13,000,000
    Fiscal year 1997 estimate...........................     +15,000,000

    The Committee recommends a total of $35,000,000 for the 
Department of Defense Family Housing Improvement Fund for 
fiscal year 1997. This is an increase of $15,000,000 above the 
budget request for fiscal year 1997, and an increase of 
$13,000,000 above the appropriation for fiscal year 1996.

                                Overview

    The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1996 
(P.L. 104-106) addresses the family housing crisis by 
authorizing a five year private sector pilot project to replace 
or renovate approximately 200,000 units of family housing 
within the United States, its territories and possessions, and 
in Puerto Rico, but not overseas. New authority is granted to: 
guarantee mortgage payments and rental contracts to developers 
as incentives to build family housing; authorize commercial-
style lease agreements for family housing; and engage in joint 
ventures with developers to construct family housing on 
government property.
    The Family Housing Improvement Fund will be used to build 
or renovate family housing, mixing or matching various 
authorities in the authorization, and utilizing private capital 
and expertise to the maximum extent possible. The Fund is to 
contain appropriated and transferred funds from family housing 
construction accounts, and the total value in budget authority 
of all contracts and investments undertaken may not exceed 
$850,000,000. Proceeds from investments, leases, and 
conveyances are to be deposited into this Fund, and any use of 
the Fund is subject to annual appropriations. The Family 
Housing Improvement Fund is to be administered as a single 
account without fiscal year limitations. This new authority to 
enter into contracts and partnerships and to make investments 
shall expire on September 30, 2000.

                         Reporting Requirements

    In the future, budget justification documents are to 
display project and administrative costs.
    The Committee reiterates the reporting requirements 
contained in the enabling legislation. The Service Secretary 
concerned may not enter into any contract until after the end 
of the 21-day period beginning on the date the Secretary 
concerned submits written notice of the nature and terms of the 
contract to the appropriate committees of Congress.
    In addition, no transfer of appropriated funds into the 
account may take place until after the end of the 30-day period 
beginning on the date the Secretary of Defense submits written 
notice and justification for the transfer to the appropriate 
committees of Congress. The Appropriations Committee expects to 
receive prior notification of all such transfers of funds.

                  Homeowners Assistance Fund, Defense

Fiscal year 1996 appropriation..........................     $75,586,000
Fiscal year 1997 estimate...............................      36,181,000
Committee recommendation in the bill....................      36,181,000
Comparison with:
    Fiscal year 1996 appropriation......................     -39,405,000
    Fiscal year 1997 estimate...........................               0

    The Committee recommends the budget request of $36,181,000 
for the Homeowners Assistance Fund, Defense, a decrease of 
$39,405,000 from the fiscal year 1996 appropriation.
    The Homeowners Assistance Fund is a non-expiring revolving 
fund which finances a program for providing assistance to 
homeowners by reducing their losses incident to the disposal of 
their homes when military installations at or near where they 
are serving or employed are ordered to be closed or the scope 
of operations is reduced. The Fund was established in 
recognition of the fact that base closure and reduction actions 
can have serious economic effects on local communities. The 
Fund receives funding from several sources: appropriations, 
borrowing authority, reimbursable authority, prior fiscal year 
unobligated balances, revenue from sale of acquired properties, 
and recovery of prior year obligations.
    Recent base closure and realignment actions have had a 
significant impact on this account. The total estimated 
requirements for fiscal year 1997 are $163,400,000. Funding for 
this requirement will come from the following sources: 
appropriations in the amount of $36,181,000; estimated revenue 
of $127,219,000; and prior year carryover of $21,060,000.

                      Base Realignment and Closure

                                Overview

    The Congress has appropriated, to date, $13,373,198,000 for 
the Base Realignment and Closure program since fiscal year 
1990. In the bill for fiscal year 1997, the Committee is 
recommending total funding of $2,507,474,000 under three 
accounts, as requested. These funds are necessary to ensure 
closure schedules can be met and anticipated savings will be 
realized. In addition, funding is essential for accelerated 
cleanup which is necessary for reuse of surplus properties and 
future job creation.
    The Committee, in appropriating such funds, has provided 
the Department with the flexibility to allocate funds by 
Service, by function and by base. The Committee, in recognizing 
the complexities of realigning and closing bases and providing 
for environmental restoration, has provided such flexibility to 
allow the Office of the Secretary of Defense to monitor the 
program execution of the Services and to redistribute 
unobligated balances as appropriate to avoid delays and to 
effect timely execution of realignment and closures along with 
environmental restoration.
    The following table displays the total amount appropriated 
for each round of base closure including amounts recommended 
for fiscal year 1997:

                                          BASE REALIGNMENT AND CLOSURE                                          
                           [Total funding, fiscal year 1990 through fiscal year 1997]                           
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                       Fiscal year 1990                                                         
                                        through fiscal    Fiscal year 1996   Fiscal year 1997        Total      
                                          year 1995            enacted         recommended                      
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Part I-.............................     $2,672,830,000                 NA                 NA     $2,672,830,000
Part II \1\.........................     3,875,310,000-      $964,843,000-       $352,800,000      5,192,953,000
Part III \2\........................      2,927,166,000      2,148,480,000        971,925,000      6,047,571,000
Part IV.............................                 NA       784,569,000-     1,182,749,000-      1,967,318,000
                                     ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total.........................      9,475,306,000      3,897,892,000      2,507,474,000     15,880,672,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\ Includes transfer of $133,000,000 from ``Homeowners Assistance Fund, Defense.''                             
\2\ Includes: Rescission of $507,692,000 (P.L. 103-211); rescission of $32,000,000 (P.L. 104-6).                

                       environmental restoration

    Since the start of the current process for Base Realignment 
and Closure, Military Construction Appropriations Acts have 
appropriated a total of $13,373,198,000 for the entire program 
for fiscal years 1990 through 1996. Within this total, the 
Department has allocated $3,307,800,000 for activities 
associated with environmental restoration.
    The Committee is concerned that the design and cost of 
environmental restoration efforts should be tailored to match 
the proposed re-use of an installation in order to assure that 
costs are reasonable and affordable. Therefore, the Committee 
continues to recommend statutory language to establish a 
ceiling on the level of funding for environmental restoration, 
unless the Secretary of Defense determines additional 
obligations are necessary and notifies the Committees on 
Appropriations of his determination and the necessary reasons 
for the increase.
    The following table displays the statutory ceiling 
established by the Committee and is equal to the Department's 
execution plan for fiscal year 1997.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                           Ceiling on   
             Account-                 Total program      environmental  
                                                       restoration costs
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BRAC II-..........................      $352,800,000-      $223,789,000-
BRAC III-.........................       971,925,000-        351,967,000
BRAC IV-..........................     1,182,749,000-        200,841,000
                                   -------------------------------------
      Total.......................      2,507,474,000        776,597,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The Committee directs the Department of Defense to devote 
the maximum amount of resources to actual cleanup and, to the 
greatest extent possible, to limit resources expended on 
administration, support, studies, and investigations.

                         construction projects

    The Department of Defense has requested a total of 
$861,956,000 within the fiscal year 1997 budget request for 
base realignment and closure for construction projects funded 
under the Base Realignment and Closure Accounts, Parts II, III, 
and IV. The Committee recommends full funding for these 
important projects. The Committee finds it important that the 
Congress be advised of any programmatic changes and therefore 
continues the requirement that any change in a project shall be 
considered a change in a specifically authorized and 
appropriated project and all limitations and notification 
procedures shall apply to these construction projects in the 
same manner as within the ``Active and Reserve Component'' 
accounts. The Committee provides approval and appropriated 
funds for the following construction projects as contained in 
Executive Summary of Justification Data submitted to Congress 
March 1996:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                      BRAC      Amount  
        Component/State/project description          round   (thousands)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Army BRAC III construction, fiscal year 1997:                           
    Texas:                                                              
        Fort Bliss:                                                     
            Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Hangar (46592)      III       $4,700
                                                            ------------
                Subtotal Army Texas...............  .......        4,700
                                                            ============
                  Total for Army BRAC III                               
                   construction, fiscal year 1997:  .......        4,700
                                                            ============
Army BRAC IV construction, fiscal year 1997:                            
    Alabama:                                                            
        Anniston Army Depot:                                            
            EOD Operations Facility (34665).......       IV        1,700
                                                            ------------
                Subtotal Army Alabama.............  .......        1,700
                                                            ============
    Arizona:                                                            
        Fort Huachuca:                                                  
            Building 61801 Renovation (46212).....       IV          400
            Warehouse (46235).....................       IV          800
                                                            ------------
                Subtotal Army Arizona.............  .......        1,200
                                                            ============
    District of Columbia:                                               
        Walter Reed Army Medical Center:                                
            Nurse Training Facility (46342).......       IV        1,500
                                                            ------------
                Subtotal Army District of Columbia  .......        1,500
                                                            ============
    Maryland:                                                           
        Fort Detrick:                                                   
            Administrative Facility (46197).......       IV        6,800
            General Purpose Storage (46204).......       IV        1,150
                                                            ============
                Subtotal Army Maryland............  .......        7,950
    Missouri:                                                           
        Fort Leonard Wood:                                              
            Chemical Defense Training Facility                          
             (45893)..............................       IV       28,000
            General Instruction Facility (46090)..       IV       58,000
            Applied Instruction Facility (46091)..       IV       32,000
            Unaccompanied Enlisted Housing (46092)       IV       58,000
                                                            ------------
                Subtotal Army Missouri............  .......      176,000
                                                            ============
    New Jersey:                                                         
        Fort Monmouth:                                                  
            Administrative Facility (45981).......       IV        2,200
                                                            ------------
                Subtotal Army New Jersey..........  .......        2,200
                                                            ============
    New York:                                                           
        Fort Totten:                                                    
            Storage Facility (46258)..............       IV        1,900
                                                            ------------
                Subtotal Army New York............  .......        1,900
                                                            ============
    Oklahoma:                                                           
        McAlester Army Ammunition Plant:                                
            Universal Functional Test Range                             
             (45911)..............................       IV        1,950
            General and Applied Instruction                             
             Facility (45956).....................       IV        6,100
            Administrative Facility (45955).......       IV       14,200
                                                            ------------
                Subtotal Army Oklahoma............  .......       22,250
                                                            ============
    South Carolina:                                                     
        Fort Jackson:                                                   
            DOD Polygraph Institute (45839).......       IV        4,600
                                                            ------------
                Subtotal Army South Carolina......  .......        4,600
                                                            ============
    Virginia:                                                           
        Fort Belvoir:                                                   
            Administrative Facility (45858).......       IV        7,500
                                                            ------------
                Subtotal Army Virginia............  .......        7,500
                                                            ============
    Washington:                                                         
        Fort Lewis:                                                     
            Center for Health Promotion (46056)...       IV        3,050
                                                            ------------
                Subtotal Army Washington..........  .......        3,050
                                                            ============
    Various Locations:                                                  
        Planning and Design.......................       IV        9,790
                                                            ============
            Total for Army BRAC IV construction,                        
             fiscal year 1997.....................  .......      239,640
                                                            ============
Army BRAC IV family housing, fiscal year 1997:                          
    Missouri:                                                           
        Fort Leonard Wood:                                              
            General Officer Quarters (38174)......  .......          430
                                                            ------------
                Total for Army BRAC IV family                           
                 housing, fiscal year 1997........  .......          430
                                                            ============
Navy BRAC III construction, fiscal year 1997:                           
    California:                                                         
        Fleet ASW Training Center, San Diego:                           
            Gymnasium (387T)......................      III        3,400
        Marine Corps Air Station, Camp Pendleton:                       
            Warehouse and Special Storage                               
             Facilities (029T)....................      III        6,080
        Marine Corps Air Station, Miramar:                              
            Storage Facilities (007T).............      III        9,820
            Tactical Van Pad Facility (012T)......      III       15,500
            Bachelor Enlisted Quarters (013T).....      III       59,883
        Naval Air Station Lemoore:                                      
            Administrative Office (186T)..........      III        1,500
                                                            ------------
                Subtotal Navy California..........  .......       96,183
                                                            ============
    District of Columbia:                                               
        Commandant Naval District, Washington:                          
            Headquarters Building Renovation                            
             (001T)...............................      III        2,000
        Strategic Systems Programs Office,                              
         Washington:                                                    
            Building Renovation (001T)............      III       14,580
                                                            ------------
                Subtotal Navy District of Columbia  .......       16,580
                                                            ============
    Florida:                                                            
        Army Reserve Center, Orlando:                                   
            Facility Modifications (001T).........      III        2,683
        Naval Air Station, Jacksonville:                                
            Aviation Physiology Training (831T)...      III        2,270
                                                            ------------
                Subtotal Navy Florida.............  .......        4,953
                                                            ============
    Georgia:                                                            
        Naval Air Station, Atlanta:                                     
            Marine Reserve Training Facility                            
             (906T)...............................      III        9,100
                                                            ------------
                Subtotal Navy Georgia.............  .......        9,100
                                                            ============
    Hawaii:                                                             
        Marine Corps Air Station, Kaneohe Bay:                          
            Aircraft Parking Apron (268T).........      III       14,562
            Maintenance Hangar Alterations (270T).      III       31,400
            Building Renovations (271T)...........      III        2,500
            Building Additions and Renovations                          
             (272T)...............................      III        1,300
            Aviation Supply Facilities (274T).....      III        2,700
            Training Facility (276T)..............      III        8,600
            Bachelor Quarters (286T)..............      III       26,900
            Helicopter Landing Pad (287T).........      III          400
            Hazardous Storehouse and Waste                              
             Transfer Facility (288T).............      III        5,100
            Ordnance Facilities (297T)............      III        1,400
            Tactical Support Facility (297T)......      III       10,500
            Utilities Upgrade (504T)..............      III        5,100
            Ordnance Facilities (508T)............      III        2,100
                                                            ------------
                Subtotal Navy Hawaii..............  .......      112,562
    Nevada:                                                             
        Naval Air Station, Fallon:                                      
            Bachelor Enlisted Quarters (Phase II)                       
             (308T)...............................      III        9,830
                                                            ------------
                Subtotal Navy Nevada..............  .......        9,830
                                                            ============
    South Carolina:                                                     
        Marine Corps Air Station, Beaufort:                             
            Hangar Renovation (396T)..............      III        1,900
                                                            ------------
                Subtotal Navy South Carolina......  .......        1,900
                                                            ============
    Tennessee:                                                          
        Naval Air Station, Memphis:                                     
            Building Alterations (326T)...........      III       17,510
            Building Alterations (325T)...........      III        7,100
                                                            ------------
                Subtotal Navy Tennessee...........  .......       24,610
                                                            ============
    Texas:                                                              
        Naval Air Station, Fort Worth:                                  
            Child Development Center (121T).......      III        2,010
                                                            ------------
                Subtotal Navy Texas...............  .......        2,010
                                                            ============
    Virginia:                                                           
        Naval Station, Norfolk:                                         
            Administrative Facility (360T)........      III        1,000
        Naval Air Station, Oceana:                                      
            Engine Maintenance Shop Addition                            
             (457T)...............................      III          480
                                                            ------------
                Subtotal Navy Virginia............  .......        1,480
                                                            ============
    Washington:                                                         
        Naval Air Station, Whidbey Island:                              
            Ground Support Equipment Shop (600T)..      III        2,700
            Sonobuoy Storage Facility (615T)......      III          600
                                                            ------------
                Subtotal Navy Washington..........  .......        3,300
                                                            ============
    Midway Island:                                                      
        Naval Air Facility:                                             
            Demolition (402T).....................      III        3,000
                                                            ------------
                Subtotal Navy Midway Island.......  .......        3,000
                                                            ============
                Total for Navy BRAC III                                 
                 construction, fiscal year 1997...  .......      285,508
                                                            ============
Navy BRAC III family housing, fiscal year 1997:                         
    Florida:                                                            
        Naval Air Station, Pensacola:                                   
            Family Housing (406T).................      III        9,845
                                                            ------------
                Subtotal Navy Florida.............  .......        9,845
                                                            ============
    Washington:                                                         
        Naval Submarine Base, Bangor:                                   
            Family Housing (404T).................      III        4,672
            Family Housing (405T).................      III        6,454
                                                            ------------
                Subtotal Navy Washington..........  .......       11,126
                                                            ============
                Total for Navy BRAC III family                          
                 housing, fiscal year 1997........  .......       20,971
                                                            ============
Navy BRAC IV Construction, fiscal year 1997:                            
    California:                                                         
        Naval Air Station, North Island:                                
            Maintenance Training Facility (829U)..       IV        3,780
        Naval Aviation Depot, North Island:                             
            Engineering Support Office                                  
             Modifications (832U).................       IV          844
            Engineering Support Offices (830U)....       IV          721
        Naval Weapon Station, Concord:                                  
            Secure Warehouse (999U)...............       IV       15,400
                                                            ------------
                Subtotal Navy California..........  .......       20,745
                                                            ============
    District of Columbia:                                               
        Commandant, Naval District Washington:                          
            Parking Garage (104U).................       IV        8,900
            Logistics Support Facility (101U).....       IV        2,400
            Public Works Facility (102U)..........       IV        1,900
                                                            ------------
                Subtotal Navy District of Columbia  .......       13,200
                                                            ============
    Florida:                                                            
        Naval Explosive Diving Unit, Panama City:                       
            Manned Diving Physiology (366U).......       IV        1,870
                                                            ------------
                Subtotal Navy Florida.............  .......        1,870
                                                            ============
    Maryland:                                                           
        Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock:                        
            Materials Processing Facility (181U)..       IV        1,450
            Magnetic Fields Facility (182U).......       IV        6,400
                                                            ------------
                Subtotal Navy Maryland............  .......        7,850
                                                            ============
    Pennsylvania:                                                       
        Naval Surface Warfare Center,                                   
         Philadelphia:                                                  
            Advance Machine R&D; Facility (184U)...       IV        5,400
                                                            ------------
                Subtotal Navy Pennsylvania........  .......        5,400
                                                            ============
    South Carolina:                                                     
        Naval Weapon Station, Charleston:                               
            Medical/Dental Clinic Expansion (019U)       IV        3,464
                                                            ------------
                Subtotal Navy South Carolina......  .......        3,464
                                                            ============
    Tennessee:                                                          
        Naval Air Station, Memphis:                                     
            Building Modifications (328U).........       IV        4,744
                                                            ------------
                Subtotal Navy Tennessee...........  .......        4,744
                                                            ============
    Virginia:                                                           
        Naval Air Station, Oceana:                                      
            Flight Simulator Building Addition                          
             (160U)...............................       IV        9,044
            Corrosion Control Hangar (576U).......       IV        4,800
            F/A 18 Aviation Maintenance Additions                       
             (164U)...............................       IV        2,700
            Renovate/Addition Training Facility                         
             (161U)...............................       IV        5,700
                                                            ------------
                Subtotal Navy Virginia............  .......       22,244
                                                            ============
    Washington:                                                         
        Naval Shipyard, Puget Sound:                                    
            Ship Maintenance Facilities (334U)....       IV        1,840
                                                            ------------
                Subtotal Navy Washington..........  .......        1,840
                                                            ============
    Various Locations:                                                  
        Planning and design.......................  .......        9,700
                                                            ============
                Total for Navy BRAC IV                                  
                 construction, fiscal year 1997...  .......       91,057
                                                            ============
Air Force BRAC II construction, fiscal year 1997:                       
    California:                                                         
        Beale AFB:                                                      
            Add/Alter Civil Engineering Facilities                      
             (BAEY950204R1).......................       II          900
            Add/Alter Operations Facility                               
             (BAEY950200R1).......................       II          460
            Alter Logistics Facilities                                  
             (BAEY950201R1).......................       II          520
            Add/Alter Support Facility                                  
             (BAEY939108).........................       II          300
        Vandenberg AFB:                                                 
            Campus Utilities (XUMU963007).........       II        2,900
                                                            ------------
                Subtotal Air Force California.....  .......        5,080
                                                            ============
    Colorado:                                                           
        Buckley Air National Guard Base:                                
            Enlisted Dormitory (CRWU953050).......       II        8,150
                                                            ------------
                Subtotal Air Force Colorado.......       II        8,150
                                                            ============
    Indiana:                                                            
        Grissom ARB:                                                    
            Munitions Storage (CTGC959019)........       II        1,500
                                                            ------------
                Subtotal Air Force Indiana........  .......        1,500
                                                            ============
    Mississippi:                                                        
        Keesler AFB:                                                    
            Physical Fitness Center (MAHG913034)..       II          690
                                                            ------------
                Subtotal Air Force Mississippi....       II          690
                                                            ============
    Ohio:                                                               
        Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base:                           
            Alter Base Maintenance Shops                                
             (NLZG939686).........................       II        1,950
            Alter Support Shops (NLZG939687)......       II        2,000
            Alter Fuel System Maintenance Dock                          
             (NLZG939700).........................       II        1,200
            Jet Fuel Storage/Distribution                               
             (NLZG939729).........................       II        9,000
        Wright-Patterson AFB:                                           
            National Airborne Operations Center                         
             Complex (ZHTV943204).................       II        5,100
                                                            ------------
                Subtotal Air Force Ohio...........  .......       19,250
                                                            ============
    Texas:                                                              
        Lackland AFB:                                                   
            Add/Alter Physical Fitness Center                           
             (MPLS913337).........................       II        1,600
            Alter Technical Training Facility                           
             (MPYJ953260).........................       II        2,250
        Sheppard AFB:                                                   
            Add to Chapel (VNVP933025)............       II          700
                                                            ------------
                Subtotal Air Force Texas..........  .......        4,550
                                                            ============
    Various Locations:                                                  
        Planning and Design (BCL97RD4)............  .......          580
                                                            ============
                Total for Air Force BRAC II                             
                 construction, fiscal year 1997...  .......       39,800
                                                            ============
Air Force BRAC II family housing, fiscal year                           
 1997:                                                                  
    Oklahoma:                                                           
        Altus AFB:                                                      
            Family Housing (AGGN954015)...........       II       22,973
                                                            ------------
                Total for Air Force BRAC II family                      
                 housing, fiscal year 1997........  .......       22,973
                                                            ============
Air Force BRAC III construction, fiscal year 1997:                      
    California:                                                         
        March AFB:                                                      
            Alter Combat Camera (PCZP960606)......      III        1,200
        Travis AFB:                                                     
            Upgrade Roads (XDAT953320)............      III        2,400
                                                            ------------
                Subtotal Air Force California.....  .......        3,600
                                                            ============
    Idaho:                                                              
        Mountain Home AFB:                                              
            Air Control Squad Complex (QYZH973020)      III        3,500
                                                            ------------
                Subtotal Air Force Idaho..........  .......        3,500
                                                            ============
    New Jersey:                                                         
        McGuire AFB:                                                    
            Public Health Facility (PTFL943174)...      III        4,000
            Upgrade Roads (PTFL943167)............      III        3,000
                                                            ------------
                Subtotal Air Force New Jersey.....  .......        7,000
                                                            ============
    New York:                                                           
        Griffiss AFB:                                                   
            Alter Support Facilities (JREZ940056).      III          750
            Alter Consolidated Logistics Facility                       
             (JREZ940055).........................      III        2,550
                                                            ------------
                Subtotal Air Force New York.......  .......        3,300
                                                            ============
                Total for Air Force BRAC III                            
                 construction, fiscal year 1997...  .......       17,400
                                                            ============
Air Force BRAC III family housing, fiscal year                          
 1997:                                                                  
    New Jersey:                                                         
        McGuire AFB:                                                    
            Improve Family Housing (PTFL954000X)..      III       15,884
                                                            ------------
                Total for Air Force BRAC III                            
                 Family Housing, fiscal year 1997.  .......       15,884
                                                            ============
Air Force BRAC IV construction, fiscal year 1997:                       
    California:                                                         
        Edwards AFB:                                                    
            Add/Alter Avionics Research Laboratory                      
             (FSPM973506).........................       IV          890
        March AFB:                                                      
            Add/Alter Communication/Electronic                          
             Training Complex (PCZP959603)........       IV          640
                                                            ------------
                Subtotal Air Force California.....  .......        1,530
                                                            ============
    Florida:                                                            
        MacDill AFB:                                                    
            Add/Alter Fuel Maintenance Facility                         
             (NVZR973722).........................       IV        2,900
            Alter Squadron Operations Facility                          
             (NVZR973718).........................       IV        2,500
            Alter Corrosion Control (NVZR973721)..       IV        5,000
            Alter Maintenance Facilities                                
             (NVZR973723).........................       IV          800
        Patrick AFB:                                                    
            Pararescue Training Facility                                
             (SXHT959002).........................       IV        2,650
            Maintenance Facilities (SXHT959011)...       IV          500
            Add/Alter Corrosion Control Facility                        
             (SXHT959004).........................       IV        2,750
                                                            ------------
                Subtotal Air Force Florida........  .......       17,100
                                                            ============
    Mississippi:                                                        
        Columbus AFB:                                                   
             T-37 Aircraft Maintenance Hangar                           
             (EEPZ973006).........................       IV        1,100
                                                            ------------
                Subtotal Air Force Mississippi....  .......        1,100
                                                            ============
    New York:                                                           
        Fort Drum:                                                      
            Runway/Apron/Instrument Landing System                      
             (WOXG959609).........................       IV       46,000
                                                            ------------
                Subtotal Air Force New York.......  .......       46,000
                                                            ============
    Texas:                                                              
        Carswell Naval Air Station/Fort Worth                           
         Joint Reserve Base:                                            
            Numbered Air Force Headquarters                             
             (DDPF959004).........................       IV        4,300
            Security Police Training Facility                           
             (DDPF959006).........................       IV          720
        Laughlin AFB:                                                   
            Add to Child Development Center                             
             (MXDP973003R1).......................       IV          350
                                                            ------------
                Subtotal Air Force Texas..........  .......        5,370
                                                            ============
    Various Locations:                                                  
        Planning and Design (BCL97RD4)............  .......        5,543
                                                            ============
                Total for Air Force BRAC IV                             
                 construction, fiscal year 1997...  .......       76,643
                                                            ============
Defense Logistics Agency BRAC III construction,                         
 fiscal year 1997:                                                      
    California:                                                         
        Defense Contract Management District West,                      
         El Segundo:                                                    
            Administrative Building...............      III        5,200
                                                            ------------
                Subtotal DLA California...........  .......        5,200
                                                            ============
    Pennsylvania:                                                       
        Aviation Supply Office, Philadelphia:                           
            Convert Facilities for Defense                              
             Personnel Support Center.............      III       31,950
                                                            ------------
                Subtotal DLA Pennsylvania.........  .......       31,950
                                                            ============
    Various Locations:                                                  
        Planning and Design.......................  .......          500
                                                            ============
                Total for DLA BRAC III                                  
                 construction, fiscal year 1997...  .......       37,650
                                                            ============
Defense Logistics Agency BRAC IV Construction,                          
 fiscal year 1997:                                                      
    California:                                                         
        Defense Distribution Region West, Tracy:                        
            Hazardous Material Storage Addition to                      
             Warehouse 28.........................       IV        9,300
                                                            ------------
                Total for DLA BRAC IV                                   
                 construction, fiscal year 1997...  .......        9,300
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                  Base Realignment and Closure, Part I

    The Committee notes that fiscal year 1995 was the last year 
for appropriations into this account.

                 Base Realignment and Closure, Part II

Fiscal year 1996 appropriation..........................    $964,843,000
Fiscal year 1997 estimate...............................     352,800,000
Committee recommendation in the bill....................     352,800,000
Comparison with:
    Fiscal year 1996 appropriation......................    -612,043,000
    Fiscal year 1997 estimate...........................               0

    The Committee recommends a total of $352,800,000 for Base 
Realignment and Closure, Part II for fiscal year 1997. This is 
equal to the budget request for fiscal year 1997 and a decrease 
of $612,043,000 below the amount appropriated for fiscal year 
1996. Below is the recommended distribution of funds as 
requested:

        Activity                                                  Amount
Military Construction...................................     $39,800,000
Family Housing..........................................      22,973,000
Environmental...........................................     223,789,000
Operations and Maintenance..............................      65,684,000
Military Personnel (PCS)................................               0
Other...................................................         554,000
Revenues................................................               0
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
    Total...............................................     352,800,000

                 Base Realignment and Closure, Part III

Fiscal year 1996 appropriation..........................  $2,148,480,000
Fiscal year 1997 estimate...............................     971,925,000
Committee recommendation in the bill....................     971,925,000
Comparison with:
    Fiscal year 1996 appropriation......................  -1,176,555,000
    Fiscal year 1997 estimate...........................               0

    The Committee recommends a total of $971,925,000 for Base 
Realignment and Closure, Part III for fiscal year 1997. This is 
equal to the budget request for fiscal year 1997 and a decrease 
of $1,176,555,000 below the amount appropriated for fiscal year 
1996. Below is the recommended distribution of funds as 
requested:

        Activity                                                  Amount
Military Construction...................................   $345,258,000 
Family Housing..........................................     36,855,000 
Environmental...........................................    351,967,000 
Operations and Maintenance..............................    425,350,000 
Military Personnel (PCS)................................     27,524,000 
Other...................................................     28,918,000 
Revenues................................................   (243,947,000)
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
    Total...............................................    971,925,000 

                 Base Realignment and Closure, Part IV

Fiscal year 1996 appropriation..........................    $784,569,000
Fiscal year 1997 estimate...............................   1,182,749,000
Committee recommendation in the bill....................   1,182,749,000
Comparison with:
    Fiscal year 1996 appropriation......................    +398,180,000
    Fiscal year 1997 estimate...........................               0

    The Committee recommends a total of $1,182,749,000 for Base 
Realignment and Closure, Part IV for fiscal year 1997. This is 
equal to the budget request for fiscal year 1997 and an 
increase of $398,180,000 above the amount appropriated for 
fiscal year 1996. Below is the recommended distribution of 
funds as requested:

        Activity                                                  Amount
Military Construction...................................    $416,640,000
Family Housing..........................................       1,624,000
Environmental...........................................     200,841,000
Operations and Maintenance..............................     541,079,000
Military Personnel (PCS)................................       3,581,000
Other...................................................      18,984,000
Revenues................................................               0
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
    Total...............................................   1,182,749,000

                           General Provisions

    The bill carries a number of routine General Provisions 
that have been included for several years.

                 Changes in Application of Existing Law

    Pursuant to clause 3 of rule XXI of the House of 
Representatives, the following statements are submitted 
describing the effect of provisions in the accompanying bill 
which directly or indirectly change the application of existing 
law.
    Language is included in various parts of the bill to 
continue on-going activities which require annual authorization 
or additional legislation, which to date has not been enacted.
    The bill includes a number of provisions which place 
limitations on the use of funds in the bill or change existing 
limitations and which might, under some circumstances, be 
construed as changing the application of existing law.
    The bill provides that appropriations shall remain 
available for more than one year for some programs for which 
the basic authority legislation does not presently authorize 
such extended availability.
    A provision of the ``Military Construction, Defense-wide'' 
account which permits the Secretary of Defense to transfer 
funds to other accounts for military construction or family 
housing.
    A new account has been established, ``Department of Defense 
Military Unaccompanied Housing Improvement Fund'', for 
arrangements with private developers to provide affordable, 
timely housing for unaccompanied service members. A provision 
is included which permits the Secretary of Defense to transfer 
funds from other construction accounts.
    A provision of the ``Department of Defense Family Housing 
Improvement Fund'', which permits the Secretary of Defense to 
transfer funds from other family housing accounts.
    A provision of the ``Base Realignment and Closure Account, 
Part II'' states that not more than $223,789,000 of the funds 
appropriated shall be available solely for environmental 
restoration.
    A provision of the ``Base Realignment and Closure Account, 
Part III'' states that not more than $351,967,000 of the funds 
appropriated shall be available solely for environmental 
restoration.
    A provision of the ``Base Realignment and Closure Account, 
Part IV'' states that not more than $200,841,000 of the funds 
appropriated shall be available solely for environmental 
restoration.
    Section 101 of the General Provisions states that none of 
the funds appropriated in Military Construction Appropriations 
Acts shall be expended for payments under a cost-plus-a-fixed-
fee contract for work, where cost estimates exceed $25,000, to 
be performed within the United States, except Alaska, without 
the specific approval in writing of the Secretary of Defense, 
except in the case of contracts for environmental restoration 
at base closure sites.
    Section 102 of the General Provisions permits use of funds 
for hire of passenger motor vehicles.
    Section 103 of the General Provisions permits use of funds 
for Defense Access Roads.
    Section 104 of the General Provisions prohibits 
construction of new bases inside the continental United States 
for which specific appropriations have not been made.
    Section 105 of the General Provisions limits the use of 
funds for purchase of land or land easements.
    Section 106 of the General Provisions prohibits the use of 
funds to acquire land, prepare a site, or install utilities for 
any family housing except housing for which funds have been 
made available.
    Section 107 of the General Provisions limits the use of 
minor construction funds to transfer or relocate activities 
among installations.
    Section 108 of the General Provisions prohibits the 
procurement of steel unless American producers, fabricators, 
and manufacturers have been allowed to compete.
    Section 109 of the General Provisions prohibits payment of 
real property taxes in foreign nations.
    Section 110 of the General Provisions prohibits 
construction of new bases overseas without prior notification.
    Section 111 of the General Provisions establishes a 
threshold for American preference of $500,000 relating to 
architect and engineer services in Japan, in any NATO member 
country, and in the Arabian Gulf.
    Section 112 of the General Provisions establishes 
preference for American contractors for military construction 
in the United States territories and possessions in the Pacific 
and on Kwajalein Atoll, or in the Arabian Gulf.
    Section 113 of the General Provisions requires the 
Secretary of Defense to give prior notice to Congress of 
military exercises involving construction in excess of 
$100,000.
    Section 114 of the General Provisions limits obligations 
during the last two months of the fiscal year.
    Section 115 of the General Provisions permits funds 
appropriated in prior years to be available for construction 
authorized during the current session of Congress.
    Section 116 of the General Provisions permits the use of 
expired or lapsed funds to pay the cost of supervision for any 
project being completed with lapsed funds.
    Section 117 of the General Provisions permits obligation of 
funds from more than one fiscal year to execute a construction 
project, provided that the total obligation for such project is 
consistent with the total amount appropriated for the project.
    Section 118 of the General Provisions allows expired funds 
to be transferred to the ``Foreign Currency Fluctuations, 
Construction, Defense'' account.
    Section 119 of the General Provisions directs the Secretary 
of Defense to report annually regarding the specific actions to 
be taken during the current fiscal year to encourage other 
member nations of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, 
Japan, Korea, and United States allies in the Arabian Gulf to 
assume a greater share of the common defense burden.
    Section 120 of the General Provisions allows transfer of 
proceeds from ``Base Realignment and Closure Account, Part I'' 
to the continuing Base Realignment and Closure accounts.
    Section 121 of the General Provisions prohibits expenditure 
of funds except in compliance with the Buy American Act.
    Section 122 of the General Provisions states the Sense of 
the Congress notifying recipients of equipment or products 
authorized to be purchased with financial assistance provided 
in this Act to purchase American-made equipment and products.
    Section 123 of the General Provisions permits the transfer 
of funds from the Base Realignment and Closure accounts to the 
``Homeowners Assistance Fund, Defense.''
    The Committee recommends deleting the following General 
Provisions which were included in the fiscal year 1996 Military 
Construction Appropriations Act (P.L. 104-32):
    Section 124, regarding the Army's use of George AFB as the 
interim airhead for the National Training Center at Fort Irwin 
until Barstow-Daggett reaches Initial Operational Capability as 
the permanent airhead.
    Section 125, regarding the Army's conveyance of remaining 
surplus property at the former Fort Sheridan to the Fort 
Sheridan Joint Planning Committee or its successor, for fair 
market value.

                  Compliance With Rule XIII--Clause 3

    In compliance with clause 3 of rule XIII of the House of 
Representatives, the Committee reports that it recommends no 
changes in existing law made by the bill, as reported.

                  Appropriations Not Authorized by Law

    Pursuant to clause 3 of rule XXI of the House of 
Representatives, the following table lists the appropriations 
in the accompanying bill which are not authorized by law:

  Military Construction, Army
  Military Construction, Navy
  Military Construction, Air Force
  Military Construction, Defense-wide
  Department of Defense Military Unaccompanied
        Housing Improvement Fund
  Military Construction, Army National Guard
  Military Construction, Air National Guard
  Military Construction, Army Reserve
  Military Construction, Naval Reserve
  Military Construction, Air Force Reserve
  North Atlantic Treaty Organization Security
        Investment Program
  Family Housing, Construction, Army
  Family Housing, Operation and Maintenance, Army-
  Family Housing, Construction, Navy and Marine Corps
  Family Housing, Operation and Maintenance, Navy
        and Marine Corps
  Family Housing, Construction, Air Force
  Family Housing, Operation and Maintenance, Air Force
  Family Housing, Construction, Defense-wide
  Family Housing, Operation and Maintenance, Defense-wide
  Department of Defense Family Housing Improvement Fund
  Homeowners Assistance Fund, Defense
  Base Realignment and Closure Account, Part II
  Base Realignment and Closure Account, Part III
  Base Realignment and Closure Account, Part IV

    The Committee notes that authorization for appropriations 
in this bill is contained in H.R. 3230, which passed the House 
on May 15, 1996. It is anticipated the authorization will be 
enacted into law later this year.

                           Transfer of Funds

    Pursuant to clause 1(b) of rule X of the House of 
Representatives, a statement is required describing the 
transfer of funds provided in the accompanying bill. Sections 
115, 118, 120, and 123 of the General Provisions, and language 
included under ``Military Construction, Defense-wide'' and 
Department of Defense Family Housing Improvement Fund'' and 
``Department of Defense Military Unaccompanied Housing 
Improvement Fund'' provide certain transfer authority.

                          Rescission of Funds

    In compliance with clause 1(b) of rule X of the House of 
Representatives, the Committee reports that it recommends 
rescissions in the amount of $12,000,000 under ``Military 
Construction, Navy.''

                     Inflationary Impact Statement

    Pursuant to clause 2(l)(4) of rule XI of the House of 
Representatives, the Committee estimates that enactment of this 
bill would have no overall inflationary impact on prices and 
costs in the operation of the national economy.

                   Comparisons with Budget Resolution

    Section 308(a)(1)(A) of the Congressional Budget and 
Impoundment Control Act of 1974 (Public Law 93-344), as 
amended, requires that the report accompanying a bill providing 
new budget authority contain a statement detailing how that 
authority compares with the reports submitted under section 
602(b) of the Act for the most recently agreed to concurrent 
resolution on the budget for the fiscal year. This information 
follows:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                602(b) Allocation                         This bill             
                                     ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                       Budget authority       Outlays        Budget authority       Outlays     
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Discretionary.......................            $10,033            $10,430            $10,032            $10,429
Mandatory...........................                  0                  0                  0                  0
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                       Advance Spending Authority

    This bill provides no advance spending authority.

                    Five-Year Projection of Outlays

    In compliance with section 308(a)(1)(C) of the 
Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 
(Public Law 93-344), as amended, the following information was 
provided to the Committee by the Congressional Budget Office.

                        [In thousands of dollars]

Budget authority, fiscal year 1997......................     $10,032,000
Outlays:
    1997................................................       3,225,000
    1998................................................       3,209,000
    1999................................................       1,933,000
    2000................................................         980,000
    2001 and beyond.....................................         685,000

    The bill will not affect the levels of revenues, tax 
expenditures, direct loan obligations, or primary loan 
guarantee commitments under existing law.

          Financial Assistance to State and Local Governments

    In accordance with section 308(a)(1)(D) of Public Law 93-
344, the new budget authority and outlays provided by the 
accompanying bill for financial assistance to State and local 
governments are as follows:

                        [In millions of dollars]

New budget authority....................................               0
Fiscal year 1997 outlays resulting therefrom............               0

                               State List

    The following is a complete listing, by State and country, 
of the Committee's recommendations for military construction 
and family housing projects: