10 U.S.C. § 2805 : US Code - Section 2805: Unspecified minor construction

      (a) Authority to Carry Out Unspecified Minor Military
    Construction Projects. - (1) Within an amount equal to 125 percent
    of the amount authorized by law for such purpose, the Secretary
    concerned may carry out unspecified minor military construction
    projects not otherwise authorized by law.
      (2) An unspecified minor military construction project is a
    military construction project that has an approved cost equal to or
    less than $2,000,000. However, if the military construction project
    is intended solely to correct a deficiency that is life-
    threatening, health-threatening, or safety-threatening, an
    unspecified minor military construction project may have an
    approved cost equal to or less than $3,000,000.
      (b) Approval and Congressional Notification. - (1) An unspecified
    minor military construction project costing more than $750,000 may
    not be carried out under this section unless approved in advance by
    the Secretary concerned. This paragraph shall apply even though the
    project is to be carried out using funds made available to enhance
    the deployment and mobility of military forces and supplies.
      (2) When a decision is made to carry out an unspecified minor
    military construction project to which paragraph (1) is applicable,
    the Secretary concerned shall notify in writing the appropriate
    committees of Congress of that decision, of the justification for
    the project, and of the estimated cost of the project. The project
    may then be carried out only after the end of the 21-day period
    beginning on the date the notification is received by the
    committees or, if earlier, the end of the 14-day period beginning
    on the date on which a copy of the notification is provided in an
    electronic medium pursuant to section 480 of this title.
      (c) Use of Operation and Maintenance Funds. - The Secretary
    concerned may spend from appropriations available for operation and
    maintenance amounts necessary to carry out an unspecified minor
    military construction project costing not more than $750,000.
      (d) Laboratory Revitalization. - (1) For the revitalization and
    recapitalization of laboratories owned by the United States and
    under the jurisdiction of the Secretary concerned, the Secretary
    concerned may obligate and expend - 
        (A) from appropriations available to the Secretary concerned
      for operation and maintenance, amounts necessary to carry out an
      unspecified minor military construction project costing not more
      than $2,000,000; or
        (B) from appropriations available to the Secretary concerned
      for military construction not otherwise authorized by law or from
      funds authorized to be made available under section 219(a) of the
      Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year
      2009 (Public Law 110-417; 10 U.S.C. 2358 note), amounts necessary
      to carry out an unspecified minor military construction project
      costing not more than $4,000,000.

      (2) For an unspecified minor military construction project
    conducted pursuant to this subsection, $2,000,000 shall be deemed
    to be the amount specified in subsection (b)(1) regarding when
    advance approval of the project by the Secretary concerned and
    congressional notification is required. The Secretary of Defense
    shall establish procedures for the review and approval of requests
    from the Secretary of a military department to carry out a
    construction project under this subsection.
      (3) Not later than February 1, 2014, the Secretary of Defense
    shall submit to the congressional defense committees a report on
    the use of the authority provided by this subsection. The report
    shall include a list and description of the construction projects
    carried out under this subsection, including the location and cost
    of each project.
      (4) In this subsection, the term "laboratory" includes - 
        (A) a research, engineering, and development center; and
        (B) a test and evaluation activity.

      (5) The authority to carry out a project under this subsection
    expires on September 30, 2016.
      (e) Prohibition on Use for New Housing Units. - Military family
    housing projects for construction of new housing units may not be
    carried out under the authority of this section.