Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 116 Part 4.djvu/229

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PUBLIC LAW 107-314—DEC. 2, 2002 116 STAT. 2657 SEC. 1067. PREVENTION AND MITIGATION OF CORROSION OF MILI- TARY EQUIPMENT AND INFRASTRUCTURE. (a) IN GENERAL.—(1) Chapter 131 of title 10, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new section: "§2228. Military equipment and infrastructure: prevention and mitigation of corrosion " (a) DESIGNATION OF RESPONSIBLE OFFICIAL OR ORGANIZA- TION. —The Secretary of Defense shall designate an officer or employee of the Department of Defense, or a standing board or committee of the Department of Defense, as the senior official or organization responsible in the Department to the Secretary of Defense (after the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics) for the prevention and mitigation of corrosion of the military equipment and infrastructure of the Department. " (b) DUTIES.— (1) The official or organization designated under subsection (a) shall oversee and coordinate efforts throughout the Department of Defense to prevent and mitigate corrosion of the military equipment and infrastructure of the Department. The duties under this paragraph shall include the duties specified in paragraphs (2) through (5). "(2) The designated official or organization shall develop and recommend any policy guidance on the prevention and mitigation of corrosion to be issued by the Secretary of Defense. "(3) The designated official or organization shall review the programs and funding levels proposed by the Secretary of each military department during the annual internal Department of Defense budget review process as those programs and funding proposals relate to programs and funding for the prevention and mitigation of corrosion and shall submit to the Secretary of Defense recommendations regarding those programs and proposed funding levels. "(4) The designated official or organization shall provide oversight and coordination of the efforts within the Department of Defense to prevent or mitigate corrosion during— "(A) the design, acquisition, and maintenance of military equipment; and "(B) the design, construction, and maintenance of infrastructure, "(5) The designated official or organization shall monitor acquisition practices within the Department of Defense— "(A) to ensure that the use of corrosion prevention technologies and the application of corrosion prevention treatments are fully considered during research and development in the acquisition process; and "(B) to ensure that, to the extent determined appropriate for each acquisition program, such technologies and treatments are incorporated into that program, particularly during the engineering and design phases of the acquisition process. "(c) LONG-TERM STRATEGY. — (1) The Secretary of Defense shall develop and implement a long-term strategy to reduce corrosion and the effects of corrosion on the military equipment and infrastructure of the Department of Defense. "(2) The strategy under paragraph (1) shall include the following: