102 STAT. 4050
PUBLIC LAW 100-678—NOV. 17, 1988
SEC. 4. DOLLAR AMOUNT ADJUSTMENT.
Section 7 of the Public Buildings Act of 1959 (40 U.S.C. 606) is further amended by adding at the end the following new subsection: "(f) DOLLAR AMOUNT ADJUSTMENT.—Any dollar amount referred to in this section and section 4(b) of this Act may be adjusted by the Administrator annually to reflect a percentage increeise or decrease in construction costs during the preceding calendar year, as determined by the composite index of construction costs of the Department of Commerce. Any such adjustment shall be expeditiously reported to the Committee on Environment and Public Works of the Senate and the Committee on Public Works and Transportation of the House of Representatives.". SEC. 5. STATE ADMINISTRATION; SPECIAL RULES FOR LEASED BUILDINGS.
The Public Buildings Act of 1959 (40 U.S.C. 601-616) is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new sections: 40 USC 617.
"SEC. 19. STATE ADMINISTRATION OF CRIMINAL AND HEALTH AND SAFETY LAWS.
"Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Administrator may, whenever the Administrator considers it desirable, assign to a State, or to a commonwealth, territory, or possession of the United States, all or part of the authority of the United States to administer criminal laws and health and safety laws with respect to lands or interests in lands under the control of the Administrator located in such State, commonwealth, territory, or possession. Assignment of authority under this section may be accomplished by filing with the chief executive officer of such State, commonwealth, territory, or possession a notice of assignment to take effect upon acceptance thereof, or in such other manner as may be prescribed by the laws of the State, commonwealth, territory, or possession in which such lands or interests in lands are located.
40 USC 618.
"SEC. 20. SPECIAL RULES FOR LEASED BUILDINGS.
"(a) SPECIFICATIONS.—Notwithstanding the provisions of section 210(h)(1) of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949, the Administrator shall not make any agreement or undertake any commitment which will result in the construction of any building which is to be constructed for lease to, and for predominant use by, the United States until the Administrator has established detailed specification requirements for such building. "(b) COMPETITIVE PROCEDURES.—The Administrator may acquire a leasehold interest in any building which is constructed for lease to, and for predominant use by, the United States only by the use of competitive procedures required by section 303 of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 (41 U.S.C. 253). (c) INSPECTIONS.—The Administrator shall inspect every building to be constructed for lease to, and for predominant use by, the United States during the construction of such building in order to determine that the specifications established for such building are complied with. "(d) ENFORCEMENT.— "(1) POST-CONSTRUCTION EVALUATION.—Upon
completion of a building constructed for lease to, and for predominant use by, the United States, the Administrator shall evaluate such build-