108 STAT. 2890 PUBLIC LAW 103-337 —OCT. 5, 1994 in Iceland, Greenland, and the Azores are excluded in calculating the end strength level of members of the Armed Forces assigned to permanent duty ashore in European member nations of NATO.". (c) CONFORMING AMENDMENT. — Section 1303 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1993 (Public Law 102- 22 USC 1928 484; 106 Stat. 2546) is repealed. 22*USC 1928 ^^^ EFFECTIVE DATE.—The amendment made by subsection (a) note. shall take effect on October 1, 1995. SEC. 1304. ALLIED SHARE OF INSTALLATIONS COSTS. (a) GOAL FOR ALLIED CONTRIBUTIONS. —In continuing efforts to enter into revised host-nation agreements as described in section 1301(e) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1993 (Public Law 102-484; 106 Stat. 2545) and section 1401(c) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1994 (Public Law 103-160; 107 Stat. 1824), the President shall seek to have European member nations of NATO assume an increased shgire of the nonpersonnel costs for United States military installations in those nations so that by September 30, 1996, those nations have assumed 37.5 percent of such costs. (b) DEFINITIONS.— For purposes of this section: (1) The term "nonpersonnel costs", with respect to United States military installations in European member nations of NATO, means costs for those installations other than costs paid from military personnel accounts. (2) The term "contributions", with respect to the share of such nonpersonnel costs assumed by the European member nations of NATO, means those cash and in-kind contributions made by such nations that replace expenditures that would otherwise be made by the Secretary using funds appropriated or otherwise made available in defense appropriations Acts. SEC. 1305. PAYMENTS-IN-KIND FOR RELEASE OF UNITED STATES OVER- SEAS MILITARY FACILITIES TO NATO HOST COUNTRIES. (a) FINDINGS.— Congress makes the following findings: (1) The United States has invested $6,500,000,000 in military infrastructure in North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) countries. (2) As part of an overall plan to reduce United States troop strength overseas, the Department of Defense plans to close, or reduce United States military presence at, 867 military sites outside the United States. (3) Most of the military sites outside the United States announced for closure are in Europe, where the United States has already closed 434 such sites while carrying out a reduction in troop strength in Europe from 323,432 in 1987 to approximately 100,000 by the end of fiscal year 1996. (4) When the United States closes military sites in Europe, it leaves buildings, roads, sewers, and other real property improvements behind. (5) Some of the European NATO allies have agreed to pay the United States for the residual value of the real property improvements left behind. (6) Although the United States military drawdown has been rapid since 1990, European allies have been slow to pay the United States the residual value of the sites released by the United States.