112 STAT. 2681-697 PUBLIC LAW 105-277—OCT. 21, 1998 years 1999, 2000, and 2001 for the enhancement of radar coverage in drug source and transit countries in the total amount of $14,300,000 which shall be available for the following purposes: (1) For restoration of radar, and operation and maintenance of radar, in the Bahamas. (2) For operation and maintenance of ground-based radar at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba. (b) REPORT.— Not later than January 31, 1999, the Secretary of Defense, in conjunction with the Director of Central Intelligence, shall submit to the Committee on National Security, the Committee on International Relations, and the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Armed Services, the Committee on Foreign Relations, and the Select Committee on Intelligence of the Senate a report examining the options available to the United States for improving Relocatable Over the Horizon (ROTHR) capability to provide enhanced radar coverage of narcotics source zone countries in South America and transit zones in the Eastern Pacific. The report shall include— (1) a discussion of the need and costs associated with the establishment of a proposed fourth ROTHR site located in the source or transit zones; and (2) an assessment of the intelligence specific issues raised if such a ROTHR facility were to be established in conjunction with a foreign government. SEC. 812. EXPANSION OF COAST GUARD DRUG INTERDICTION. (a) OPERATING EXPENSES. — For operating expenses of the Coast Guard associated with expansion of drug interdiction activities around Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, and other transit zone areas of operation, there is authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary of Transportation $151,500,000 for each of fiscal years 1999, 2000, and 2001. Such amounts shall include (but are not limited to) amounts for the following: (1) For deployment of intelligent acoustic detection buoys in the Florida Straits and Bahamas. (2) For a nonlethal technology program to enhance countermeasures against the threat of transportation of drugs by socalled Go-Fast boats. (b) ACQUISITION, CONSTRUCTION, AND IMPROVEMENT.— (1) IN GENERAL.— For acquisition, construction, and improvement of facilities and equipment to be used for expansion of Coast Guard drug interdiction activities, there is authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary of Transportation for fiscal year 1999 the total amount of $630,300,000 which shall be available for the following purposes: (A) For maritime patrol aircraft sensors. (B) For acquisition of deployable pursuit boats. (C) For the acquisition and construction of up to 15 United States Coast Guard Coastal Patrol Boats. (D) For— (i) the reactivation of up to 3 United States Coast Guard HU-25 Falcon jets; (ii) the procurement of up to 3 C-37A aircraft; or (iii) the procurement of up to 3 C-20H aircraft.
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