100 STAT. 4062
PUBLIC LAW 99-661—NOV. 14, 1986
tion project if the total estimated cost for such planning and design does not exceed $2,000,000. (2) In any case in which the total estimated cost for such planning and design exceeds $300,000, the Secretary shall notify the Committees on Armed Services and Appropriations of the Senate and House of Representatives in writing of the details of such project at least 30 days before any funds are obligated for design services for such project. (b) SPECIFIC AUTHORITY REQUIRED.—In any case in which the total estimated cost for advance planning and construction design in connection with any construction project exceeds $2,000,000, funds for such design must be specifically authorized by law. SEC. 3126. AUTHORITY FOR EMERGENCY CONSTRUCTION DESIGN '^ Defense and national security.
In addition to the advance planning and construction design authorized by section 3112, the Secretary may perform planning and design utilizing available funds for any Department of Energy defense activity construction project whenever the Secretary determines that the design must proceed expeditiously in order to meet the needs of national defense or to protect property or human life. SEC. 3127. FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR ALL NATIONAL SECURITY PROGRAMS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
Subject to the provisions of appropriation Acts, amounts appropriated pursuant to this title for management and support activities and for general plant projects are available for use, when necessary, in connection with all national security programs of the Department of Energy. SEC. 3128. ADJUSTMENTS FOR PAY INCREASES
Appropriations authorized by this title for salary, pay, retirement, or other benefits for Federal employees may be increased by such amounts as may be necessary for increases in such benefits authorized by law. ^,,,j,., | |, SEC. 3129. AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS
When so specified in an appropriation Act, amounts appropriated for "Operating Expenses" or for "Plant and Capital Equipment" may remain available until expended. PART C—MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS 42 USC 7261a.
SEC. 3131. PROTECTION OF SENSITIVE TECHNICAL INFORMATION
(a) PROPERTY RiGHTS IN INVENTIONS AND DISCOVERIES.—Whenever any contractor makes an invention or discovery to which the title vests in the Department of Energy pursuant to exercise of section 202(a) (ii) or (iv) of title 35, United States Code, or pursuant to section 152 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 (42 U.S.C. 2182) or section 9 of the Federal Nonnuclear Energy Research and Development Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 5908) in the course of or under any Government contract or subcontract of the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program or the nuclear weapons programs or other atomic energy defense activities of the Department of Energy and the contractor requests waiver of any or all of the Government's property rights, the Secretary of Energy may decide to waive the Government's rights and assign the rights in such invention or discovery. Such decision shall be made within a reasonable time (which shall