10 U.S. Code § 483 - Notifications related to basing decision-making process

(a) Notification Required.—At each point in the decision-making process specified in subsection (b), the Secretary concerned shall notify the congressional defense committees of the decision-making process to be used or the decision-making process used, whichever applies—
(1)
to select a military installation to serve as the first permanent location for a new major headquarters, covered military unit, or major weapon system; or
(b) Deadlines for Submission of Notice.—The Secretary concerned shall provide the notice required by subsection (a) within seven days after each of the following decision points during the decision-making process:
(1)
When the Secretary concerned issues any formal internal guidance to begin the decision-making process regarding the location or relocation of a major headquarters, covered military unit, or major weapon system.
(2)
When the Secretary concerned selects between two and five military installations as the most likely candidate locations for a major headquarters, covered military unit, or major weapon system in order to subject those installations to additional analysis.
(3)
When the Secretary concerned selects a specific military installation as the preferred location for the major headquarters, covered military unit, or major weapon system.
(c) Required Elements of Notification.—In a notice required by subsection (a), the Secretary concerned shall include at a minimum the following:
(1)
A description of the manner in which the joint and all-domain training capabilities at each candidate location, if applicable to the type of basing decision-making process at issue, will be or was, whichever applies, comparatively analyzed among candidate military installations, separate from and in addition to the mission criteria to be used or that was used to make the basing decision.
(2)
A description of the manner in which the airspace and training areas available at each candidate location, if applicable to the type of basing decision-making process at issue, will be or was, whichever applies, comparatively analyzed among candidate military installations, separate from and in addition to the mission criteria to be used or that was used to make the basing decision.
(3)
A description of the manner in which community support for the basing decision-making process described in subsection (a) will be or was, whichever applies, comparatively analyzed among candidate military installations, including consultation with appropriate State officials and officials of units of local government in which each installation is located regarding matters affecting the local community, such as transportation, utility infrastructure, housing, education, and family support activities. In any case in which the Secretary concerned selects as the preferred location a military installation with less community support compared to other locations, as indicated by such a comparative analysis, an explanation of the operational considerations that formed the basis for such selection.
(4)
An explanation of how each candidate location will be or was, whichever applies, scored against the factors referred to in the preceding paragraphs, including the weight assigned to each factor.
(5)
A summary of any internal score cards that will be or were, whichever applies, used to make the basing decision.
(d) Notice and Wait Requirements.—
No irrevocable action may be taken to effect or implement a basing decision reached through the decision-making process described in subsection (a) until the end of the 14-day period beginning on the date on which the Secretary concerned submits, in an electronic medium pursuant to section 480 of this title, the notice referred to in subsection (b)(3) regarding a preferred location for the major headquarters, covered military unit, or major weapon system.
(e) Annual Reporting Requirement.—
(1) Report required.—Not later than 10 days after the date on which the budget request for a fiscal year is submitted to Congress under section 1105 of title 31, the Secretary concerned shall submit to the Committees on Armed Services of the House of Representatives and the Senate a report providing the following:
(A)
An update on the status and anticipated completion date of each decision-making process that was commenced or was underway during the previous two fiscal years regarding the location or relocation of a major headquarters, covered military unit, or major weapon system.
(B)
A list and description of anticipated basing decisions to be made regarding the location or relocation of a major headquarters, covered military unit, or major weapon system over the period covered by the future-years defense plan.
(C)
A timeline for a congressional engagement plan to brief the Committees on Armed Services of the House of Representatives and the Senate during the decision-making process and when decision notifications would be provided to interested Members of Congress.
(2) Elements of report.—To satisfy the requirements of paragraph (1)(B), a report under this subsection shall include at a minimum the following:
(A)
An estimate of the number of members of the armed forces and civilian personnel potentially impacted by the basing decision.
(B)
The locations to be considered, if already known.
(C)
The expected timeline for beginning the decision-making process and reaching a final determination.
(f) Definitions.—In this section:
(1)
The term “covered military unit” means a unit of the armed forces whose initial assignment to a military installation or relocation from a military installation to a different military installation requires the preparation of an environmental impact statement in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.).
(2)
The term “major headquarters” means the headquarters of a military unit or command that is the appropriate command of a general officer or flag officer.
(3)
The term “major weapon system” means a weapon system that is treatable as a major system under section 2302(5) of title.[1]
(4)
The term “military installation” means a base, camp, post, station, yard, center, homeport facility for any ship, or other activity under the jurisdiction of the Department of Defense, including any leased facility, which is located within any of the several States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, or Guam. Such term does not include any facility used primarily for civil works, rivers and harbors projects, or flood control projects.
(5) The term “Secretary concerned” means—
(A)
the Secretary of the military department concerned; and
(B)
the Secretary of Defense with respect to matters concerning the Defense Agencies and the Joint Staff.
(Added and amended Pub. L. 116–283, div. A, title XVIII, § 1883(b)(2), div. B, title XXVIII, § 2871(b), Jan. 1, 2021, 134 Stat. 4294, 4363.)


[1]  So in original. Probably should be “this title”.
Amendment of Section

Pub. L. 116–283, div. A, title XVIII, §§ 1801(d), 1883(b)(2), Jan. 1, 2021, 134 Stat. 4151, 4294, provided that, effective Jan. 1, 2022, with additional provisions for delayed implementation and applicability of existing law, except as otherwise provided in title XVIII of Pub. L. 116–283, in title 10, United States Code, each reference in the text of such title to a source section that is redesignated by title XVIII of Pub. L. 116–283, is amended by striking such reference and inserting a reference to the appropriate section as so redesignated. See 2021 Amendment note below.

References in Text

The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, referred to in subsec. (f)(1), is Pub. L. 91–190, Jan. 1, 1970, 83 Stat. 852, which is classified generally to chapter 55 (§ 4321 et seq.) of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 4321 of Title 42 and Tables.

Prior Provisions

A prior section 483, added Pub. L. 105–85, div. A, title III, § 323(a), Nov. 18, 1997, 111 Stat. 1675; amended Pub. L. 106–65, div. A, title X, § 1067(1), Oct. 5, 1999, 113 Stat. 774; Pub. L. 106–398, § 1 [[div. A], title III, § 372], Oct. 30, 2000, 114 Stat. 1654, 1654A–80, related to reports on transfers from high-priority readiness appropriations, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 113–66, div. A, title X, § 1084(a)(1)(A), Dec. 26, 2013, 127 Stat. 871.

Amendments

2021—Subsec. (f)(3). Pub. L. 116–283, § 1883(b)(2), substituted “section 3041 of this title” for “section 2302(5) of title”.

Effective Date of 2021 Amendment

Amendment by section 1883(b)(2) of Pub. L. 116–283 effective Jan. 1, 2022, with additional provisions for delayed implementation and applicability of existing law, see section 1801(d) of Pub. L. 116–283, set out as a note preceding section 3001 of this title.

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