50 U.S. Code § 2743 - Minor construction projects

(a) Authority
Using operation and maintenance funds or facilities and infrastructure funds authorized by a DOE national security authorization, the Secretary of Energy may carry out minor construction projects.
(b) Annual report
The Secretary shall submit to the congressional defense committees on an annual basis a report on each exercise of the authority in subsection (a) during the preceding fiscal year. Each report shall provide a brief description of each minor construction project covered by the report.
(c) Cost variation reports to congressional committees
If, at any time during the construction of any minor construction project authorized by a DOE national security authorization, the estimated cost of the project is revised and the revised cost of the project exceeds the minor construction threshold, the Secretary shall immediately submit to the congressional defense committees a report explaining the reasons for the cost variation.
(d) Minor construction project defined
In this section, the term “minor construction project” means any plant project not specifically authorized by law for which the approved total estimated cost does not exceed the minor construction threshold.

Source

(Pub. L. 107–314, div. D, title XLVII, § 4703, formerly div. C, title XXXVI, § 3622,Dec. 2, 2002, 116 Stat. 2757; renumbered div. D, title XLVII, § 4703, by Pub. L. 108–136, div. C, title XXXI, § 3141(j)(2)(A)–(C), Nov. 24, 2003, 117 Stat. 1781.)
Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 7386b of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare, prior to renumbering by Pub. L. 108–136.
Notification

Pub. L. 111–84, div. C, title XXXI, § 3118(c),Oct. 28, 2009, 123 Stat. 2709, as amended by Pub. L. 111–383, div. C, title XXXI, § 3121(b),Jan. 7, 2011, 124 Stat. 4514, provided that: “Notwithstanding section 4703 of such Act [probably means section 4703 ofPub. L. 111–84] (50 U.S.C. 2743), in carrying out construction projects, the Secretary of Energy may not start a general plant project with a total estimated cost of more than $5,000,000 until—
“(1) the Secretary notifies the congressional defense committees [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] of such project and total estimated cost; and
“(2) a period of 15 days has elapsed after the date on which such notification is received.”

 

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