PUBLIC LAW 95-82—AUG. 1, 1977
91 STAT. 374 ¥-tr*ff|»i-
SEC. 602. There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary for the purposes of this Act, but appropriations for public works projects authorized by titles I, II, III, IV, and V, shall not CXCCCQ.'
(1) for title I: inside the United States, $780,598,000; outside the United States, $280,701,000; or a total of $1,061,299,000; (2) for title II: inside the United States, $427,943,000; outside the United States $25,711,000; or a total of $453,654,000; (3) for title III: inside the United States, $273,307,000; outside the United States, $147,942,000; or a total of $421,249,000; (4) for title IV: a total of $55,909,000; and (5) for title V: military family housing, a total of $1,579,640,000. COST VARIATIONS
Report to congressional committees.
SEC. 603. (a) Except as provided in subsections (b) and (c), any of the amounts specified in titles I, II, III, and IV of this Act may, at the discretion of the Secretary of the military department or Director of the defense agency concerned, be increased by 5 per centum when inside the United States (other than Hawaii and Alaska), and by 10 per centum when outside the United States or in Hawaii and Alaska, if he determines that such increase (1) is required for the sole purpose of meeting unusual variations in cost, and (2) could not have been reasonably anticipated at the time such estimate was submitted to the Congress. (b) When the amount authorized for any construction or a€quisition in title I, II, III, or IV of this Act involves only one project at any military installation and the Secretary of the military department or Director of the defense agency concerned determines that such amount must be increased by more than the applicable percentage prescribed in subsection (a), he may proceed with such construction or acquisition if the amount of the increase does not exceed by more than 25 per centum the amount authorized for such project. (c) WTien the Secretary of Defense determines that any amount authorized in title I, II, III, or IV of this Act nmst be exceeded by more than the percentages permitted in subsections (a) and (b) to accomplish authorized construction or acquisition, the Secretary of the military department or Director of the defense agency concerned may proceed with such construction or acquisition after a written report of the facts relating to the increase of such amount, including a statement of the reasons for such increase, has been submitted to the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and House of Representatives, and either (1) thirty days have elapsed from date of submission of such report, or (2) both committees have indicated approval of such construction or acquisition. Notwithstanding the provisions in prior Military Construction Authorization Acts, the provisions of this subsection shall apply to such prior Acts. (d) Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this section, the total cost of all constniction and acquisition in each such title may not exceed the total amount authorized to be appropriated in that title. (e) No individual project authorized under title I, II, III, or IV of this Act for any specifically listed military installation for which the current working estimate is $400,000 or more may be placed under contract if—