(a)The term “military construction” as used in this chapter or any other provision of law includes any construction, development, conversion, or extension of any kind carried out with respect to a military installation, whether to satisfy temporary or permanent requirements, or any acquisition of land or construction of a defense access road (as described in section
210 of title
(b)A military construction project includes all military construction work, or any contribution authorized by this chapter, necessary to produce a complete and usable facility or a complete and usable improvement to an existing facility (or to produce such portion of a complete and usable facility or improvement as is specifically authorized by law).
(1)The term “appropriate committees of Congress” means the congressional defense committees and, with respect to any project to be carried out by, or for the use of, an intelligence component of the Department of Defense, the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence of the House of Representatives and the Select Committee on Intelligence of the Senate.
(2)The term “facility” means a building, structure, or other improvement to real property.
(3)The term “life-cycle cost-effective”, with respect to a project, product, or measure, means that the sum of the present values of investment costs, capital costs, installation costs, energy costs, operating costs, maintenance costs, and replacement costs, as estimated for the lifetime of the project, product, or measure, does not exceed the base case (current or standard) for the practice, product, or measure.
(4)The term “military installation” means a base, camp, post, station, yard, center, or other activity under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of a military department or, in the case of an activity in a foreign country, under the operational control of the Secretary of a military department or the Secretary of Defense, without regard to the duration of operational control.
(5)The term “Secretary concerned” includes the Secretary of Defense with respect to matters concerning the Defense Agencies.
(d)This chapter (other than sections
2836 of this chapter) does not apply to the Coast Guard or to civil works projects of the Army Corps of Engineers.
2003—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 108–136, § 2801(a), inserted before period at end “, whether to satisfy temporary or permanent requirements”.
Subsec. (c)(2). Pub. L. 108–136, § 2801(b), inserted before period at end “, without regard to the duration of operational control”.
Subsec. (c)(4). Pub. L. 108–136, § 1043(b)(16), substituted “the congressional defense committees” for “the Committee on Armed Services and the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate and the Committee on Armed Services and the Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives”.
1999—Subsec. (c)(4). Pub. L. 106–65substituted “and the Committee on Armed Services” for “and the Committee on National Security”.
1996—Subsec. (c)(4). Pub. L. 104–106substituted “the Committee on Armed Services and the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate and the Committee on National Security and the Committee on Appropriations of the” for “the Committees on Armed Services and on Appropriations of the Senate and”.
1992—Subsec. (c)(4). Pub. L. 102–496inserted before period at end “and, with respect to any project to be carried out by, or for the use of, an intelligence component of the Department of Defense, the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence of the House of Representatives and the Select Committee on Intelligence of the Senate”.
1987—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 100–26inserted “The term” after each par. designation and struck out uppercase letter of first word after first quotation marks in pars. (1), (2), and (4) and substituted lowercase letter.
Subsec. (c)(3). Pub. L. 100–180, § 1231(15), substituted “Defense Agencies” for “defense agencies”.
“(a) Except as provided in subsection (b), the amendments made by this Act [see Short Title of 1982 Amendment note below] shall take effect on October 1, 1982, and shall apply to military construction projects, and to construction and acquisition of military family housing, authorized before, on, or after such date.
“(b) The amendment made by section
4 [amending section
138(f)(1) [now 114(b)] of this title] shall apply with respect to funds appropriated for fiscal years beginning after September 30, 1983.”
Short Title of 1982 Amendment
Pub. L. 97–214, § 1,July 12, 1982, 96 Stat. 153, provided that: “This Act [see Tables for classification] may be cited as the ‘Military Construction Codification Act’.”
Transfer of Functions
For transfer of authorities, functions, personnel, and assets of the Coast Guard, including the authorities and functions of the Secretary of Transportation relating thereto, to the Department of Homeland Security, and for treatment of related references, see sections
557 of Title
6, Domestic Security, and the Department of Homeland Security Reorganization Plan of November 25, 2002, as modified, set out as a note under section
542 of Title
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