Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 116 Part 4.djvu/230

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116 STAT. 2658 PUBLIC LAW 107-314—DEC. 2, 2002 "(A) Expansion of the emphasis on corrosion prevention and mitigation within the Department of Defense to include coverage of infrastructure. "(B) Application uniformly throughout the Department of Defense of requirements and criteria for the testing and certification of new corrosion-prevention technologies for equipment and infrastructure with similar characteristics, similar mis- . sions, or similar operating environments. "(C) Implementation of programs, including supporting databases, to ensure that a focused and coordinated approach is taken throughout the Department of Defense to collect, review, validate, and distribute information on proven methods and products that are relevant to the prevention of corrosion of military equipment and infrastructure. "(D) Establishment of a coordinated research and development program for the prevention and mitigation of corrosion for new and existing military equipment and infrastructure that includes a plan to transition new corrosion prevention technologies into operational systems. "(3) The strategy shall include, for the matters specified in paragraph (2), the following: " (A) Policy guidance. "(B) Performance measures and milestones. "(C) An assessment of the necessary personnel and funding " - necessary to accomplish the long-term strategy. "(d) DEFINITIONS.—In this section: "(1) The term 'corrosion' means the deterioration of a material or its properties due to a reaction of that material with its chemical environment. "(2) The term 'military equipment' includes all weapon systems, weapon platforms, vehicles, and munitions of the Department of Defense, and the components of such items. "(3) The term 'infrastructure' includes all buildings, structures, airfields, port facilities, surface and subterranean utility systems, heating and cooling systems, fuel tanks, pavements, and bridges.". (2) The table of sections at the beginning of such chapter is amended by adding at the end the following new item: "2228. Military equipment and infrastructure: prevention and mitigation of corrosion.", 10 USC 2228 (b) DEADLINE FOR DESIGNATION OF RESPONSIBLE OFFICIAL OR note. ORGANIZATION.— The Secretary of Defense shall designate an officer, employee, or standing board or committee of the Department of Defense under subsection (a) of section 2228 of title 10, United States Code, as added by subsection (a), not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act. (c) INTERIM REPORT. — When the President submits the budget for fiscal year 2004 to Congress pursuant to section 1105(a) of title 31, United States Code, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to Congress a report regarding the actions taken to that date under section 2228 of title 10, United States Code, as added by subsection (a). That report shall include the following: (1) A description of the organizational structure for the personnel carrying out the responsibilities of the official or organization designated under subsection (a) of that section with respect to the prevention and mitigation of corrosion.