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[87 STAT. 619]
[87 STAT. 619]
PUBLIC LAW 93-000—MMMM. DD, 1973

87 STAT. ]

PUBLIC LAW 93-155-NOV. 16, 1973

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(a) above, and a detailed explanation of the facts and information which serve as the basis for any conclusions stated therein, and shall also include in such report such recommendations for legislative action as he deems appropriate. SEC, 811. The Congress finds that the Department of Defense, which ^^^^l°l"^ will use, at its present rate of consumption, an estimated twelve billion ^'^° "*^" gallons of petroleum products in 1973, is one of the largest single consumers of petroleum products in the world, and that a reduction in consumption of such products by the Department of Defense would aid materially in meeting the energy shortages which the United States now faces. I t is, therefore, declared to be the sense of the Congress that the Department of Defense should implement a 10 per centum reduction of its consumption of petroleum products except where such a reduction would adversely affect the national security or essential training exercises. SEC. 812. (a) The Congress finds that in order to acliieve a more North Atlantic equitable sharing of the costs and expenses arising from commit- uon!*^ organi.:aments and obligations under the North Atlantic Treaty, the President should seek, through appropriate bilateral and multilateral arrangements, payments sufficient in amount to offset fully any balance- ^^^^^^1^^^°^ ^^^' of-payment deficit incurred by the United States during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1974, as the result of the deployment of forces in Europe in fulfillment of the treaty commitments and obligations of the United States. This balance-of-payment deficit shall be determined by the Secretary of Commerce in consultation with the Secretary of Defense and the Comptroller General of the United States. (b) In the event that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization members (other than the United States) fail to offset the net balance-ofpayment deficit described in subsection (a) prior to the expiration of eighteen months after the date of enactment of this section, no funds may be expended after the expiration of twenty-four months following the date of enactment of this section for the purpose of maintaining or supporting United States forces in Europe in any number greater than a number equal to the average monthly number of United States forces assigned to duty in Europe during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1974, reduced by a percentage figure equal to the percentage figure by which such balance-of-payment deficit during such fiscal year was not offset. (c) The Congress further finds (1) that the other members of the ^j,^^,""^*^^^ °^* sharing. North Atlantic Treaty Organization should, in order to achieve a more ° equitable sharing of the cost burden under the treaty, substantially increase their contributions to assist the United States in meeting those added budgeting expenses incurred as the result of maintaining and supporting United States forces in Europe, including, but not limited to, wages paid to local personnel by the United States, recurring expenses incurred in connection with the maintenance and operation of real property, maintenance facilities, supply depots, cold storage facilities, communications systems, and standby operations, and nonrecurring expenses such as the construction and rehabilitation of plants and facilities; (2) that the amount paid by the United States in connection with the North Atlantic Treaty infrastructure program should be reduced to a more equitable amount; and (3) that the President should seek, through appropriate bilateral and multilateral arrangements, a substantial reduction of the amounts paid by the United States in connection with those matters described in (1) and (2) above.