113 STAT. 1580 PUBLIC LAW 106-117—NOV. 30, 1999 SEC. 604. TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS. Chapter 21 of title 36, United States Code, is amended as follows: (1) Section 2101(b) is amended— (A) by striking "title 37, United States Code," in paragraph (2) and inserting "title 37"; and (B) by striking "title 5, United States Code," in paragraph (3) and inserting "title 5". (2) Section 2102(a)(1) is amended, by striking "title 5, United States Code" and inserting "title 5". (3) Section 2103 is amended— (A) by striking "title 31, United States Code" in subsection (h)(2)(A)(i) and inserting "title 31"; (B) by striking "title 44, United States Code" in subsection (i) and inserting "title 44"; and (C) by striking "chairman" each place it appears and inserting "Chairman". Subtitle B—National Cemeteries 38 USC 2400 note. Deadlines. 38 USC 2404 note. SEC. 611. ESTABLISHMENT OF ADDITIONAL NATIONAL CEMETERIES. (a) ESTABLISHMENT. —The Secretary shall establish, in accordance with chapter 24 of title 38, United States Code, a national cemetery in each of the six areas in the United States that the Secretary determines to be most in need of such a cemetery to serve the needs of veterans and their families. (b) OBLIGATION OF FUNDS IN FISCAL YEAR 2000.—The Secretary shall obligate, from the advance planning fund in the Construction, Major Projects account appropriated to the Department for fiscal year 2000, such amounts for costs that the Secretary estimates are required for the planning and commencement of the establishment of national cemeteries under this section. (c) REPORTS.—(1) Not later than 120 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall submit to Congress a report on the establishment of the national cemeteries under subsection (a). The report shall set forth the following: (A) The six areas of the United States determined by the Secretary to be most in need of the establishment of a new national cemetery. (B) A schedule for such establishment. (C) An estimate of the costs associated with such establishment. (D) The amount obligated from the advance planning fund under subsection (b). (2) Not later than one year after the date on which the report described in paragraph (1) is submitted, and annually thereetfter until the establishment of the national cemeteries under subsection (a) is complete, the Secretary shall submit to Congress a report that updates the information included in the report described in paragraph (1). SEC. 612. USE OF FLAT GRAVE MARKERS AT SANTA FE NATIONAL CEMETERY, NEW MEXICO. Notwithstanding section 2404(c)(2) of title 38, United States Code, the Secretary may provide for flat grave markers at the Santa Fe National Cemetery, New Mexico.
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