(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.