16 U.S. Code § 670c–1 - Cooperative and interagency agreements for land management on installations

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(a) Authority of Secretary of military department
The Secretary of a military department may enter into cooperative agreements with States, local governments, Indian tribes, nongovernmental organizations, and individuals, and into interagency agreements with the heads of other Federal departments and agencies, to provide for the following:
(1) The maintenance and improvement of natural resources on, or to benefit natural and historic research on, military installations and State-owned National Guard installations.
(2) The maintenance and improvement of natural resources located off of a military installation or State-owned National Guard installation if the purpose of the cooperative agreement or interagency agreement is to relieve or eliminate current or anticipated challenges that could restrict, impede, or otherwise interfere with, whether directly or indirectly, current or anticipated military activities.
(b) Multiyear agreements
Funds appropriated to the Department of Defense for a fiscal year may be obligated to cover the cost of goods and services provided under a cooperative agreement or interagency agreement entered into under subsection (a) of this section or through an agency agreement under section 1535 of title 31 during any 18-month period beginning in that fiscal year, without regard to whether the agreement crosses fiscal years.
(c) Availability of funds; agreements under other laws
Cooperative agreements and interagency agreements entered into under this section shall be subject to the availability of funds and shall not be considered, nor be treated as, cooperative agreements to which chapter 63 of title 31 applies.


(Pub. L. 86–797, title I, § 103a, as added Pub. L. 101–189, div. B, title XXVIII, § 2845(a),Nov. 29, 1989, 103 Stat. 1664; amended Pub. L. 105–85, div. B, title XXIX, § 2908,Nov. 18, 1997, 111 Stat. 2021; Pub. L. 110–417, [div. A], title III, § 313,Oct. 14, 2008, 122 Stat. 4409; Pub. L. 111–84, div. A, title III, § 313,Oct. 28, 2009, 123 Stat. 2248; Pub. L. 112–81, div. A, title III, § 312(a)(3), (b)(3),Dec. 31, 2011, 125 Stat. 1352, 1353; Pub. L. 112–239, div. A, title III, § 312(a),Jan. 2, 2013, 126 Stat. 1691.)

2013—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 112–239, which directed amendment of section 103A ofPub. L. 86–797by inserting “Indian tribes,” after “local governments,” in introductory provisions of subsec. (a), was executed to this section, which is section 103a ofPub. L. 86–797, to reflect the probable intent of Congress.
2011—Pub. L. 112–81, § 312(b)(3)(A), (B), inserted section catchline.
Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 112–81, § 312(b)(3)(C), inserted heading.
Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 112–81, § 312(a)(3)(A), substituted “military installations and State-owned National Guard installations” for “Department of Defense installations”.
Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 112–81, § 312(a)(3)(B), substituted “military installation or State-owned National Guard installation” for “Department of Defense installation”.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 112–81, § 312(b)(3)(D), inserted heading.
2009—Pub. L. 111–84inserted, in section catchline, “and interagency” after “Cooperative”, in subsec. (a), “, and into interagency agreements with the heads of other Federal departments and agencies,” after “and individuals” in introductory provisions and “or interagency agreement” after “cooperative agreement” in par. (2), in subsec. (b), “or interagency agreement” after “cooperative agreement”, and, in subsec. (c), “and interagency agreements” after “Cooperative agreements”.
2008—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 110–417substituted “to provide for the following:
“(1) The”
for “to provide for the” and added par. (2).
1997—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 105–85, § 2908(1), substituted “Secretary of a military department” for “Secretary of Defense”.
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 105–85, § 2908(2), added heading and text of subsec. (b) and struck out former subsec. (b) which read as follows: “A cooperative agreement shall provide for the Secretary of Defense and the other party or parties to the agreement—
“(1) to contribute funds on a matching basis to defray the cost of programs, projects, and activities under the agreement; or
“(2) to furnish services on a matching basis to carry out such programs, projects, and activities,
or to do both.”

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16 USCDescription of ChangeSession YearPublic LawStatutes at Large
§ 670c-12012112-239 [Sec.] 312(a)126 Stat. 1691

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