Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009/Title XXVII

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TITLE XXVII—BASE CLOSURE AND REALIGNMENT ACTIVITIES[edit]

Subtitle A--Authorizations[edit]

SEC. 2701. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS FOR BASE CLOSURE AND REALIGNMENT ACTIVITIES FUNDED THROUGH DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE BASE CLOSURE ACCOUNT 1990.[edit]

Funds are hereby authorized to be appropriated for fiscal years beginning after September 30, 2008, for base closure and realignment activities, including real property acquisition and military construction projects, as authorized by the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990 (part A of title XXIX of Public Law 101-510; 10 U.S.C. 2687 note) and funded through the Department of Defense Base Closure Account 1990 established by section 2906 of such Act, in the total amount of $458,377,000, as follows:

(1) For the Department of the Army, $87,855,000.
(2) For the Department of the Navy, $228,700,000.
(3) For the Department of the Air Force, $139,155,000.
(4) For the Defense Agencies, $2,667,000.

SEC. 2702. AUTHORIZED BASE CLOSURE AND REALIGNMENT ACTIVITIES FUNDED THROUGH DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE BASE CLOSURE ACCOUNT 2005.[edit]

Using amounts appropriated pursuant to the authorization of appropriations in section 2703, the Secretary of Defense may carry out base closure and realignment activities, including real property acquisition and military construction projects, as authorized by the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990 (part A of title XXIX of Public Law 101-510; 10 U.S.C. 2687 note) and funded through the Department of Defense Base Closure Account 2005 established by section 2906A of such Act, in the amount of $6,982,334,000.

SEC. 2703. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS FOR BASE CLOSURE AND REALIGNMENT ACTIVITIES FUNDED THROUGH DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE BASE CLOSURE ACCOUNT 2005.[edit]

Funds are hereby authorized to be appropriated for fiscal years beginning after September 30, 2008, for base closure and realignment activities, including real property acquisition and military construction projects, as authorized by the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990 (part A of title XXIX of Public Law 101-510; 10 U.S.C. 2687 note) and funded through the Department of Defense Base Closure Account 2005 established by section 2906A of such Act, in the total amount of $9,065,386,000, as follows:

(1) For the Department of the Army, $4,486,178,000.
(2) For the Department of the Navy, $871,492,000.
(3) For the Department of the Air Force, $1,072,925,000.
(4) For the Defense Agencies, $2,634,791,000.

Subtitle B--Amendments to Base Closure and Related Laws[edit]

SEC. 2711. MODIFICATION OF ANNUAL BASE CLOSURE AND REALIGNMENT REPORTING REQUIREMENTS.[edit]

(a) Termination of Reporting Requirements After Fiscal Year 2014- Section 2907 of the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990 (part A of title XXIX of Public Law 101-510; 10 U.S.C. 2687 note) is amended--
(1) by striking `As part of the budget request for fiscal year 2007 and for each fiscal year thereafter' and inserting `(a) Reporting Requirement- As part of the budget request for fiscal year 2007 and for each fiscal year thereafter through fiscal year 2016'; and
(2) by adding at the end the following new subsection:
`(b) Termination of Reporting Requirements Related to Realignment Actions- The reporting requirements under subsection (a) shall terminate with respect to realignment actions after the report submitted with the budget for fiscal year 2014.'.
(b) Exclusion of Descriptions of Realignment Actions- Subsection (a) of such section, as designated and amended by subsection (a)(1) of this section, is further amended--
(1) in paragraph (1), by striking `and realignment' both places it appears;
(2) in paragraph (2), by striking `and realignments'; and
(3) in paragraphs (3), (4), (5), (6), and (7), by striking `or realignment' each place it appears.

SEC. 2712. TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS REGARDING AUTHORIZED COST AND SCOPE OF WORK VARIATIONS FOR MILITARY CONSTRUCTION AND MILITARY FAMILY HOUSING PROJECTS RELATED TO BASE CLOSURES AND REALIGNMENTS.[edit]

(a) Correction of Citation in Amendatory Language-
(1) IN GENERAL- Section 2704(a) of the Military Construction Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 (division B of Public Law 110-181; 122 Stat. 532) is amended--
(A) in subsection (a), by striking `Section 2905A' and inserting `Section 2906A'; and
(B) in subsection (b), by striking `section 2905A' and inserting `section 2906A'.
(2) EFFECTIVE DATE- The amendments made by paragraph (1) shall take effect on January 28, 2008, as if included in the enactment of section 2704 of the Military Construction Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008.
(b) Correction of Scope or Work Variation Limitation- Subsection (f) of section 2906A of the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990 (part A of title XXIX of Public Law 101-510; 10 U.S.C. 2687 note), as added by section 2704(a) of the Military Construction Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 (division B of Public Law 110-181; 122 Stat. 532) and amended by subsection (a), is amended by striking `20 percent or $2,000,000, whichever is greater' and inserting `20 percent or $2,000,000, whichever is less'.

Subtitle C--Other Matters[edit]

SEC. 2721. INDEPENDENT DESIGN REVIEW OF NATIONAL NAVAL MEDICAL CENTER AND MILITARY HOSPITAL AT FORT BELVOIR.[edit]

(a) Findings- Congress makes the following findings:
(1) Military personnel and their families, as well as veterans and retired military personnel living in the National Capital region, deserve to be treated in world class medical facilities.
(2) World class medical facilities are defined as incorporating the best practices of the premier private health facilities in the country as well as the collaborative input of military health care professionals into a design that supports the unique needs of military personnel and their families.
(3) The closure of the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., and the resulting construction of the National Military Medical Center at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland, and a new military hospital at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, offer the Department of Defense the opportunity to provide state-of-the-art and world-class medical facilities offering the highest quality of joint service care for members of the Armed Forces and their families.
(4) Congress has supported a Department of Defense request to expedite the construction of the new facilities at Bethesda and Fort Belvoir in order to provide care in better facilities as quickly as possible.
(5) The Department of Defense has a responsibility to ensure that the expedited design and construction of such facilities do not result in degradation of the quality standards required for world class facilities.
(b) Independent Design Review-
(1) ESTABLISHMENT OF DESIGN REVIEW PANEL- The Secretary of Defense shall establish a panel consisting of medical facility design experts, military healthcare professionals, representatives of premier health care facilities in the United States, and patient representatives--
(A) to review design plans for the National Military Medical Center and the new military hospital at Fort Belvoir; and
(B) to advise the Secretary regarding whether the design, in the view of the panel, will achieve the goal of providing world-class medical facilities; and
(2) RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CHANGES TO DESIGN PLAN- If the panel determines that the design plans will not meet such goal, the panel shall make recommendations for changes to those plans to ensure the construction of world-class medical facilities.
(3) REPORT- Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the panel shall submit to the Secretary of Defense a report on the findings and recommendations of the panel to address any deficiencies in the conceptual design plans.
(4) ASSESSMENT OF RECOMMENDATIONS- Not later than 30 days after submission of the report under paragraph (3), the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the congressional defense committees a report including--
(A) an assessment by the Secretary of the findings and recommendations of the panel; and
(B) the plans of the Secretary for addressing such findings and recommendations.
(c) Cost Estimate-
(1) PREPARATION- The Department of Defense shall prepare a cost estimate of the total cost to be incurred by the United States to close Walter Reed Army Medical Center, design and construct replacement facilities at the National Naval Medical Center and Fort Belvoir, and relocate operations to the replacement facilities.
(2) SUBMISSION- The Secretary of Defense shall submit the resulting cost estimate to the congressional defense committees as soon as possible, but in no case later than 120 days after the date of the enactment of this Act.
(d) Milestone Schedule-
(1) PREPARATION- The Secretary of Defense shall prepare a complete milestone schedule for the closure of Walter Reed Army Medical Center, the design and construction of replacement facilities at the National Naval Medical Center and Fort Belvoir, and the relocation of operations to the replacement facilities. The schedule shall include a detailed plan regarding how the Department of Defense will carry out the transition of operations between Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the replacement facilities.
(2) SUBMISSION- The Secretary of Defense shall submit the resulting milestone schedule and transition plan to the congressional defense committees as soon as possible, but in no case later than 45 days after the date of the enactment of this Act.

SEC. 2722. REPORT ON USE OF BRAC PROPERTIES AS SITES FOR REFINERIES OR NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS.[edit]

Not later than October 1, 2009, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the congressional defense committees a report evaluating the feasibility of using military installations selected for closure under the base closure and realignment process as locations for the construction of petroleum or natural gas refineries or nuclear power plants.