112 STAT. 1962 PUBLIC LAW 105-261—OCT. 17, 1998 SEC. 312. OPERATION OF PREPOSITIONED FLEET, NATIONAL TRAINING CENTER, FORT IRWIN, CALIFORNIA. Of the amount authorized to be appropriated pursuant to section 301(1) for operation and maintenance for the Army, $60,200,000 shall be available only to pay costs associated with the operation of the prepositioned fleet of equipment during training rotations at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California. SEC. 313. BERTHING SPACE AT NORFOLK NAVAL SHIPYARD, VIRGINIA. Of the amount authorized to be appropriated pursuant to section 301(2) for operation and maintenance for the Navy, $6,000,000 may be available for the purpose of relocating the U.S.S. WISCON- SIN, which is currently in a reserve status at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Virginia, to a suitable location in order to increase available berthing space at the shipyard. SEC. 314. NATO COMMON-FUNDED MILITARY BUDGET. Of the amount authorized to be appropriated pursuant to section 301(1) for operation and maintenance for the Army, $227,377,000 shall be available for contributions for the commonfunded Military Budget of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Subtitle C—Environmental Provisions 10 USC 2701 note. President. SEC. 321. SETTLEMENT OF CLAIMS OF FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL CLEANUP OF OVERSEAS SITES FOR- MERLY USED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE. (a) NOTICE OF NEGOTIATIONS.— The President shall notify Congress before entering into any negotiations for the ex-gratia settlement of the claims of a government of another country against the United States for environmental cleanup of sites in that country that were formerly used by the Department of Defense. (b) AUTHORIZATION REQUIRED FOR USE OF FUNDS FOR PAYMENT OF SETTLEMENT.— No funds may be used for any payment under an ex-gratia settlement of any claims described in subsection (a) unless the use of the funds for that purpose is specifically authorized by law or international agreement, including a treaty. SEC. 322. AUTHORITY TO PAY NEGOTIATED SETTLEMENT FOR ENVIRONMENTAL CLEANUP OF FORMERLY USED DEFENSE SITES IN CANADA. (a) FINDINGS.— Congress makes the following findings with respect to the authorization of payment of settlement with Canada in subsection (b) regarding environmental cleanup at formerly used defense sites in Canada: (1) A unique and longstanding national security alliance exists between the United States and Canada. (2) The sites covered by the settlement were formerly used by the United States and Canada for their mutual defense. (3) There is no formal treaty or international agreement between the United States and Canada regarding the environmental cleanup of the sites. (4) Environmental contamination at some of the sites could pose a substantial risk to the health and safety of the United States citizens residing in States near the border between the United States and Canada.
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