Conference Markup on the

FY 2000 DOD Appropriations Bill

($ in Millions)

 

Request

HAC

SAC

Conf

Appropriation        
OMA

18,611

19,629

19,162

19,256

OMAR

1,369

1,513

1,439

1,469

OMNG

2,904

3,104

3,156

3,161

ERA

378

378

378

378

FUDS

199

209

239

239

QOLE,D

1,845.4

800

0

300

         
Army RPM

QOLE,D

OM,X

QOLE,D

OM,X

QOLE,D

OM,X

QOLE,D

OM,X

Army

626

828

183

1,454

0

1,535

77

1454

Army NG

60

117

0

187

0

197

0

197

Army Reserves

40

78

0

128

0

128

0

128

RPM Summary  

Change

Change

Change

Army

1,454

+183

+62

+77

Army NG

177

+10

+20

+20

Army Reserves

118

+10

+10

+10

BOS Summary        
Army  

+155

+5

65

Army NG  

0

0

0

Army Reserves  

+10

0

0

         
         
Other Adjustments: Request HAC SAC Conference
OMA        
550-Trng Area Envir Mgmt

-

24.0

-

12.0

750-Fort Irwin Road

-

12.5

-

12.5

750-Ft Baker M&R (Law)

-

6.0

-

5.0

750-NTC Airhead

-

2.0

-

2.0

750-NTC Heliport Secur.

-

0.3

-

0.3

800-Ft Wainwrgt Utilidors

-

-

7.0

7.0

2000- Trng Area Envir Mgt

-

0.4

-

0.4

2050-Trng Area Envir Mgt

-

0.3

-

0.3

2450-Recruiting Leases

-

15.5

-

7.0

3050-Commo Underexec.

-

-20.0

-20.0

-20.0

3200-Ft Atkinson Preserv.

-

0.25

-

0.25

3200-Army Conserv &Ecosystem Mgmt (Sec 8117)

-

-

3.0

3.0

3350-COE Bldg Demolit. (Sec 8057)

-

4.65

-

4.65

3350-BOS Dugway PG

-

-

5.0

4.0

3400-Rock Is. Bridge Rep

-

-

5.0

2.5

3400-WSMR UXO Fence

-

-

5.0

3.5

3400-Ft DesMoines Historic OCS Memorial

-

-

2.0

2.0

3775-Base Opn Support

-

154.6

 

65.0

3940-RPM from QOLE,D

-

625.8

688.0

625.8

4090-Commo Reduction

-

-16.0

-

-16.0

         
OMAR        
19640-Trng Area Envr Mgt -

+1

-

+1

19680-Base Support -

+10

-

+5

20090-Real Property Maint. -

+10

+10

+10

         
OMNG        
26400-Trng Area Envr Mgt  

+6

 

+5

26880-Real Property Maint  

+10

+20

+20

         
Provisions of Law   House Senate Conference
OMA Provisions:        
Fort Baker, CA  

6

-

5

GOCO Envir Cost Recovery  

(Withold) 4

-

(Withold) 4

MOTBY Fac Demolition  

7

-

7

QOLE,D (Defense-wide)        
Educational Grants  

Included

-

Included

         
General Provisions (New items)        
8057-Adak, Alaska

OMA Demolition

 

4.65

-

4.65

8100-Civilian Pay Savings

OMA Reduction

 

-

-45.1

-30.9

8101-Foreign Cur Savings

OMA Reduction

 

-

-138.0

-80.7

8103-Fort Irwin Road  

12.5

-

12.5

8108-A-76 Savings

OMA Reduction

 

-34.3

-

-34.3

8109-A-76 Results  

Report

-

Report

8114-Family Housing -OMA funding prohibition  

Prohibition and Report

-

Prohibition and Report

8117-Ft Atkinson Cemetery OMA Grant  

0.25

-

0.25

8130-Environmental ID/IQ Contracting  

-

Limitation

Limitation

8132-Alcoholic Beverages  

Conditions

Conditions

Conditions

8149-Environmental Fines  

-

-

Requires Authorizatoin

8152-Milcon Transfer from Kosovo Supplemental  

-

-

5-yr Authority

8154-MMR Remediation

OMA Availability

 

-

-

Availability

8160-Milcon Authorizations  

-

-

Authorizes Projects

8167-Milcon Project for

MCANG

 

-

-

Auth/Approp Project

8168-PPP for infrastructure at Brooks AFB  

-

Pilot Project

Pilot Project

8171-BOS Funding reduction to OMA (Use Kosovo suppl instead)      

Transfer $60

8173-Undesignated reductions to OMA, OMAR, OMNG (re-appropriated as emergency)      

OMA 1,573

OMAR 120

OMNG 258

         
General Provisions that failed in Conference        
Fuel Repricing Savings

-

-

Sec 8096-56.0

(From OMA )

Failed in Conference
Bayonne Firefighting Equipment

-

-

Sec 8127- Convey equip- ment to City of Bayonne Failed, but included in Report language
Toussaint River Ordnance

Removal study - OMA

-

-

$500

Failed, but included in Report lanugage

Report Language

Other Conference Guidance (Rpt 106-341)

REAL PROPERTY MAINTENANCE – Conferees direct the SecArmy to submit a report by 25 November, 1999, detailing the allocation of RPM funding, by MACOM. (p. 119)

FIREFIGHTING EQUIPMENT CONVEYANCE – The SecArmy may convey, without consideration, 5 pieces of firefighting equipment to the Bayonne Local Redevelopment Authority, and the City of Bayonne, NJ, at no cost the the Army. (p. 119)

TOUSSAINT RIVER – Conferees direct that $500,000 OMA be provided for a study of the costs and feasibility of a project to remove ordnance from the Toussaint River. (p. 119)

AVTEC FIBERS FACILITY – Conferees provided $5 million OMA for cleanup activities at this facility. (p. 119)

YUMA PROVING GROUND – Conferees encourage the Army to proceed with studies to determine federal interest in creating a public-private partnership to establish and maintain a hot weather test track and free fall simulator. (p. 120)

ENVIRONMENTAL CONTRACTING– Conferees are concerned that indefinite delivery-indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contracts may hurt small business, and therefore limit IDIQ contracts to not more than 35% of funds for environmental remediation may be executed through IDIQ contracts with a total contract amount over $130,000. The conferees require OSD to submit a report on the use of IDIQ contracting by 15 January, 2000, and quarterly for the remainder of FY2000. (p. 157)

JOLIET ARMY AMMUNITION PLANT (FUDS)– Conferees strongly encourage the Army to continue to support cleanup and conversion projects and ensure cleanup is completed in a timely manner. (p. 158)

IOWA ARMY AMMUNITION PLANT (FUDS)– Conferees require the Sec Army to conduct a study of possible environmental contamination and exposure of former nuclear weapons in coordination with the Department of Energy, not later than June 15, 2000.(p. 158)

MASSACHUSETTS MILITARY RESERVATION (FUDS)– Conferees included a general provision (Sec 8154) that OMA funds be used to pay for costs associated with characterization and remediation activities. (p. 158)

NEWMARK (FUDS)– Committee has serious concerns about Departments failure to respond at a senior level to groundwater contamination at Newmark and Muscoy Superfund sites in California, and believes Camp Ono, the former Army base, is the likely source of contamination. The committee expects the Department to initiate mediation within 60 days of enactment and report back to the committees. (p. 159)

Other Senate Guidance (Rpt 106-53)

A-76 STUDIES – The Committee (SAC) directed the DoD to submit a report on the results of all A-76 studies since 1995, whether won by in-house workforce or by contractor. The Study is to be submitted 90 days after enactment. (Original Senate deadline was 60 days, but was extended to 90 days in conference (Conference, Sec 8109)(p. 15)

REAL PROPERTY MAINTENANCE – The Committee, attempting to protect migration away from training, directed specific levels for RPM by MACOM. (This was later changed in Conference to require the Army to report the allocation of RPM funds by MACOM (Conference, p.119)) (p. 18)

RAVENNA ARMY AMMUNITION PLANT – The Committee urges the Army to develop a plan and timeline for environmental cleanup of 9,000 acres of the Ravenna AAP. (p. 19)

MARION ENGINEERING DEPOT – The committee urges the Corps of Engineers to review the level of contaminants at this site and consider the facility a priority for future funding. (p. 19)

FORT DES MOINES HISTORIC MEMORIAL – The Committee recommends an increase of $2 million for repair of grounds and facilities at Fort Des Moines for establishment of the historic OCS museum and memorial. (p. 19)

RANGE SAFE TECHNOLOGY DEMONSTRATION – The Committee believes there could be significant savings by using emerging technologies to treat low-level readioactive waste on site rather than by transporting to a treatment and disposal site. (p. 19)

FORT KNOX MOUT FACILITY – The Committee supports full funding for BOS for theMOUT facility at Fort Knox. (p. 19)

FIREFIGHTING EQUIPMENT CONVEYANCE – The Committee directs the Army to consider conveying the firefighting equipment at Bayonne MOT to the LRA and City. (p. 19)

REAL PROPERTY MAINTENANCE, ARMY NATIONAL GUARD – The Committee directs that funds added for RPM be used only for backlog reduction and requires a report by March 15, 2000. (p. 35)

COMPLIANCE WITH DEFENSE ACQUISITION REGULATIONS (Environmental Restoration) – Requires awardees of any contract exceeding $1 million shall submit a plan for compliance with section 52.2222 of the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations within 90 days of award. (p. 39)

NOTIFICATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONTRACT AWARDS (Environmental Restoration) – To ensure the Department complies with notification requirements for expenditure of funds from this account, the Services shall notify interested State and local authorities and interested members of Congress upon release of draft solicitations for contracts anticipated to exceed $5 million. This also applies to all increments of IDIQ-type contracts which meet the threshold. (p. 39)

Other House Guidance (Rpt 106-244)

REAL PROPERTY MAINTENANCE BACKLOG – The Committee notes that the Army has not reported an estimate of the RPM Backlog for two years (last available data was $5.9 billion). Therefore, the Services are directed to include estimates of backlog of real property maintenance in the FY2001 budget. (p. 63)

BASE OPERATIONS SUPPORT – The Committee directs OSD to allocate not less than 5% of the increase over the budget request for the active military services for base operations support to programs and costs associated with installation security and force protection. (p. 64)

A-76 STUDIES – The Conferees harbor serious concerns about the A-76 program and despite end-strength savings, there is no evidence of cost savings, with high priced contractors simply replacing government employees. DoD seems to be moving to a situation where contractors are overseeing and paying one another with little DoD oversight or supervision. The Committee therefore recommends a $100 million reduction ($34 million in OMA) and directs DoD to undertake a comprehensive review of A-76 studies as described in the general provision (Sec 8110). (p. 70)

GOVERNMENT OWNED CONTRACTOR-OPERATED (GOCO) FACILITIES – The Committee is frustrated and unconvinced of the Army’s proposed strategy to recover environmental costs at GOCO facilities, and witholds $4 million OMA until completion of a 120 day assessment of the prospects of recovery at 24 GOCO facilities. That study is to be submitteed not later than March 30, 2000. (p. 76)

NATIONAL TRAINING CENTER HELIPORT SECURITY – The committee added $300,000 OMA to begin implementation of planned security improvements. (p. 76)

ARMY NATIONAL GUARD CENTER (OMNG) – From additional RPM funds provided, the committee directs $1 million for repair of the armory in Florida, 53rd Support Battallion. (p. 107)

ARMED FORCES RESERVE CENTER (OMNG) – From additional RPM funds provided, the committee directs that $3 million for remedial site preparation for the Eugene Armed Forces Reserve Center and Organizational Maintenance Shop. (p.107)

KOSOVO BASE CAMP CONSTRUCTION (Overseas Contingency Operations Transfer Fund) – The Committee agrees with MILCON report language. They agree with ongoing efforts to construct two base camps for U.S. Troops deployed in Kosovo, but remind the DoD that construction of new bases overseas without prior notification to the committee is prohibited (Sec 110 of FY99 Military Construction Act). (p. 112)

ROCKY MOUNTAIN ARSENAL – The committee continues to support remediation efforts and conversion and reuse of the property. (p. 113)

CAMP CROFT – Committee encourages the Department to address unexploded ordnance at former Camp Croft quickly and completely. (p. 114)

LAKE CITY ARMY AMMUNITION PLANT – The committee urges the Department to allocate the necessary funds to implement projects required by interagency agreement regarding soil and groundwater contamination. (p. 114)

NEWMARK – Committee has serious concerns about Departments failure to respond at a senior level to groundwater contamination at Newmark and Muscoy Superfund sites in California, and believes Camp Ono, the former Army base, is the likely source of contamination. The committee expects the Department to initiate mediation within 60 days of enactment and report back to the committees. (p. 114)

 

 

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