|From:||Aimee Houghton <email@example.com>|
|Date:||25 Apr 2002 23:09:15 -0000|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] Amendment for UXO Single Point of Contact passes Sub-Committee|
[Today the following amendment was submitted by Congressman Underwood and
passed the Readiness sub-committee unanimously. These three provisions
were in the original Blumenauer amendment (H.R. 2605) last year but didn't
make it in at that time. --Aimee]
AMENDMENT TO H.R. 4546 (FY03 DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION BILL) OFFERED BY MR. UNDERWOOD OF GUAM At the end of subtitle B of III, insert the following new section: SEC.__. SINGLE POINT OF CONTACT FOR POLICY AND BUDGETING ISSUES REGARDING UNEXPLODED ORDNANCE, DISCARDED MILITARY MUNITIONS, AND MILITARY CONSTITUENTS.Section 2701 of title 10, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new sub-section:
"(k) UXO PROGRAM MANAGER.(1) The Secretary of Defense shall establish a program manager who shall serve as the single point of contact in the Department of Defense for policy and budgeting issues involving the characterization, remediation, and management of explosive and related risks with respect to unexploded ordnance, discarded military munitions, and munitions constituents at defense sites (as such terms are defined in section 2710 of this title) that pose a threat to human health or safety.
"(2) The Secretary of Defense may delegate this authority to the Secretary of a military department, who may delegate the authority to the Under Secretary of that military department. The authority may not be further delegated.
"(3) The program manager may establish an independent advisory and review panel that may include representatives of the National Academy of Sciences, non-governmental organizations with expertise regarding unexploded ordnance, discarded military munitions or munitions constituents, the Environmental Protection Agency, States (as defined in section 2710 of this title), and tribal governments. If established, the panel would report annually to Congress on progress made by the Department of defense to address unexploded ordnance, discarded military munitions or munitions constituents at defense sites and make such recommendations as the panel considered appropriate."
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