114 STAT. 1654A-50 PUBLIC LAW 106-398 —APPENDIX (5) These partnerships have long been recognized as among the most innovative and productive research partnerships ever estabhshed by the Federal Government and have resulted in a vast improvement in understanding of basic ocean processes and the development of new technologies critical to the security and defense of the Nation. (b) CONGRESSIONAL RECOGNITION AND APPRECIATION.— Congress— (1) applauds the commitment and dedication of the officers, scientists, researchers, students, and administrators who were instrumental to the program of partnerships for oceanographic and scientific research between the Federal Government and academic institutions, including those individuals who helped forge that program before World War II, implement it during World War II, and improve it throughout the Cold War; (2) recognizes that the Nation, in ultimately prevailing in the Cold War, relied to a significant extent on research supported by, and technologies developed through, those partnerships and, in particular, on the superior understanding of the ocean environment generated through that research; (3) supports efforts by the Secretary of the Navy and the Chief of Naval Research to honor those individuals, who contributed so greatly and unselfishly to the naval mission and the national defense, through those partnerships during the period beginning before World War II and continuing through the end of the Cold War; and (4) expresses appreciation for the ongoing efforts of the Office of Naval Research to support oceanographic and scientific research and the development of researchers in those fields, to ensure that such partnerships will continue to make important contributions to the defense and the general welfare of the Nation. TITLE III—OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE SUBTITLE A—AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS Sec. 301. Operation and maintenance funding. Sec. 302. Working capital funds. Sec. 303. Armed Forces Retirement Home. Sec. 304. Transfer from National Defense Stockpile Transaction Fund. Sec. 305. Joint warfighting capabilities assessment teams. SUBTITLE B—ENVIRONMENTAL PROVISIONS Sec. 311. Establishment of additional environmental restoration account and use of accounts for operation and monitoring of environmental remedies. Sec. 312. Certain environmental restoration activities. Sec. 313. Annual reports under Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program. Sec. 314. Payment of fines and penalties for environmental compliance at Fort Wainwright, Alaska. Sec. 315. Payment of fines or penalties imposed for environmental compliance violations at other Department of Defense facilities. Sec. 316. Reimbursement for certain costs in connection with the former Nansemond Ordnance Depot Site, Suffolk, Virginia. Sec. 317. Necessity of military low-level flight training to protect national security and enhance military readiness. Sec. 318. Ship disposal project. Sec. 319. Defense Environmental Security Corporate Information Management Program.