Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 112 Part 3.djvu/293

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PUBLIC LAW 105-261—OCT. 17, 1998 112 STAT. 2123 (2) The amount made available under this subsection is in addition to other funds authorized to be appropriated under section 301(5) for the Special Operations Command for such purpose. Subtitle D—Miscellaneous Report Requirements and Repeals SEC. 1031. REPEAL OF UNNECESSARY AND OBSOLETE REPORTING PROVISIONS. (a) HEALTH AND MEDICAL CARE STUDIES AND DEMONSTRA- TIONS. —Section 1092(a) of title 10, United States Code, is amended by striking out paragraph (3). (b) EXECUTED REQUIREMENT FOR BIANNUAL REPORTS ON ALTER- NATIVE UTILIZATION OF MILITARY FACILITIES.— Section 2819 of the National Defense Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 1989 (10 U.S.C. 2391 note), relating to the Commission on Alternative Utilization of Military Facilities, is repealed. SEC. 1032. REPORT REGARDING USE OF TAGGING SYSTEM TO IDEN- TIFY HYDROCARBON FUELS USED BY DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE. (a) REPORT REQUIRED. —Not later than March 30, 1999, the Deadline. Secretary of Defense shall submit to Congress a report evaluating the following: (1) The feasibility of tagging hydrocarbon fuels used by the Department of Defense for the purposes of analyzing and identifying such fuels. (2) The deterrent effect of such tagging on the theft and misuse of fuels purchased by the Department. (3) The extent to which such tagging would assist in determining the source of surface and underground pollution in locations having separate fuel storage facilities of the Department and of civilian companies. (b) SYSTEM ELEMENTS. —In preparing the report, the Secretary shall ensure that any tagging system for the Department of Defense considered by the Secretary satisfies the following requirements: (1) The tagging system would not harm the environment. (2) Each chemical that would be used in the tagging system is— (A) approved for use under the Toxic Substances Control Act (15 U.S.C. 2601 et seq.); and (B) substantially similar to the fuel to which added, as determined in accordance with criteria established by the Environmental Protection Agency for the introduction of additives into hydrocarbon fuels. (3) The tagging system would permit a determination if a tag is present and a determination if the concentration of a tag has changed in order to facilitate identification of tagged fuels and detection of dilution of tagged fuels. (4) The tagging system would not impair or degrade the suitability of tagged fuels for their intended use. (c) RECOMMENDATIONS. —The report shall include any recommendations for legislation relating to the tagging of hydrocarbon fuels by the Department of Defense that the Secretary considers appropriate.