110 STAT. 2832 PUBLIC LAW 104-201—SEPT. 23, 1996 (1) with respect to such activities conducted between the United States and the United Kingdom and between the United States and France; and (2) to activities carried out under title XV of this Act (relating to cooperative threat reduction with states of the former Soviet Union). SEC. 3139. TEMPORARY AUTHORITY RELATING TO TRANSFERS OF DEFENSE ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT FUNDS. (a) TRANSFER AUTHORITY FOR DEFENSE ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT FUNDS. —The Secretary of Energy shall provide the manager of each field office of the Department of Energy with the authority to transfer defense environmental management funds from a program or project under the jurisdiction of the office to another such program or project. Any such transfer may be made only once in a fiscal year to or from a program or project, and the amount transferred to or from a program or project may not exceed $5,000,000 in a fiscal year. (b) DETERMINATION.— ^A transfer may not be carried out by a manager of a field office pursuant to the authority provided under subsection (a) unless the manager determines that such transfer is necessary to address a risk to health, safety, or the environment or to assure the most efficient use of defense environmental management funds at that field office. (c) EXEMPTION FROM REPROGRAMMING REQUIREMENTS. — The requirements of section 3121 shall not apply to transfers of funds pursuant to subsection (a). (d) NOTIFICATION. — The Secretary of Energy, acting through the Assistant Secretary of Energy for Environmental Management, shall notify Congress of any transfer of funds pursuant to subsection (a) not later than 30 days after such a transfer occurs. (e) LIMITATION.— Funds transferred pursuant to subsection (a) may not be used for an item for which Congress has specifically denied funds or for a new program or project that has not been authorized by Congress. if) DEFINITIONS. —In this section: (1) The term "program or project" means, with respect to a field office of the Department of Energy, any of the following: (A) A project listed in subsection (b) or (c) of section 3102 being carried out by the office. (B) A program referred to in subsection (a), (b), (c), (e)> (g)> or (h) of section 3102 being carried out by the office. (C) A project or program not described in subparagraph (A) or (B) that is for environmental restoration or waste management activities necessary for national security programs of the Department of Energy, that is being carried out by the office, and for which defense environmental management funds have been authorized and appropriated before the date of the enactment of this Act. (2) The term "defense environmental management funds" means funds appropriated to the Department of Energy pursuant to an authorization for carrying out environmental restoration and waste management activities necessary for national security programs.
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