Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 108 Part 4.djvu/450

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108 STAT. 3084 PUBLIC LAW 103-337—OCT. 5, 1994 and construction design (including architectural and engineering services) in connection with any proposed construction project if the total estimated cost for such planning and design does not exceed $3,000,000. (2) In the case of any project in which the total estimated cost for advance planning and construction design exceeds $600,000, the Secretary shall notify the congressional defense committees in writing of the details of such project at least 30 days before any funds are obligated for advance planning and construction design for such project. (b) SPECIFIC AUTHORITY REQUIRED. —In any case in which the total estimated cost for advance planning and construction design in connection with any proposed construction project exceeds $3,000,000, funds for such planning and design must be specifically authorized by law. (c) REQUIREMENT OF CONCEPTUAL DESIGN. —(1) Subject to paragraph (2) and except as provided in paragraph (3), before submitting to Congress a request for funds for a construction project that is in support of a national security program of the Department of Energy, the Secretary of Energy shall complete a conceptual design for that project. (2) In any case in which the total estimated cost of completing a conceptual design for a construction project exceeds $3,000,000, the Secretary shall submit to Congress a request for funds for the conceptual design before the Secretary submits a request for funds for the construction project. (3) The requirement in paragraph (1) does not apply to a request for funds— (A) for a construction project the total estimated cost of which is less than $2,000,000; or (B) for emergency planning, design, and construction activities under section 3126. SEC. 3126. AUTHORITY FOR EMERGENCY PLANNING, DESIGN, AND CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES. (a) AUTHORITY. —The Secretary of Energy may use siny funds available to the Department of Energy under sections 3101, 3102, and 3103, including those funds authorized to be appropriated for advance planning and construction design, to perform planning, design, and construction activities for any Department of Energy national security program construction project that, as determined by the Secretary, must proceed expeditiously in order to protect public health and safety, meet the needs of national defense, or protect property. (b) LIMITATION.— The Secretary may not exercise the authority under subsection (a) in the case of any construction project until the Secretary has submitted to the congressional defense committees a report on the activities that the Secretary intends to carry out under this section and the circumstances maMng such activities necessary. (c) SPECIFIC AUTHORITY. —The requirements of subsections (b) and (c) of section 3125 do not apply to emergency planning, design, and construction activities conducted under this section. SEC. 3127. FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR ALL NATIONAL SECURITY PRO- GRAMS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY. Subject to the provisions of appropriation Acts and section 3121, amounts appropriated pursuant to this title that are made