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the Secretary of the Army may, by contract, authorize the facility contractor
(1) to use the facility for one or more years consistent with the purposes of the ARMS Initiative; and
(2) to enter into multiyear subcontracts for the commercial use of the facility consistent with such purposes.
(b) FACILITY CONTRACTOR DEFINED. - For purposes of subsection (a), the term “facility contractor”, with respect to a Government-owned, contractor-operated ammunition manufacturing facility of the Department of the Army, means a contractor that, under a contract with the Secretary of the Army
(1) is authorized to manufacture ammunition or any component of ammunition at the facility; and
(2) is responsible for the overall operation and maintenance of the facility for meeting planned requirements in the
event of an industrial emergency. SEC. 195. (10 U.S.C. 2501 note] ARMS INITIATIVE LOAN GUARANTEE
PROGRAM. (a) PROGRAM AUTHORIZED.-Subject to subsection (b), the Secretary of the Army may carry out a loan guarantee program to encourage commercial firms to use ammunition manufacturing facilities pursuant to section 193. Under such program, the Secretary may guarantee the repayment of any loan made to a commercial firm to fund, in whole or in part, the establishment of a commercial activity under this subtitle.
(b) ADVANCED BUDGET AUTHORITY.—Loan guarantees under this section may not be committed except to the extent that appropriations of budget authority to cover their costs are made in advance, as required by section 504 of the Federal Credit Reform Act of 1990 (2 U.S.C. 661c).
(c) PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION.—(1) The Secretary may enter into agreements with the Administrator of the Small Business Administration or the Administrator of the Farmers Home Administration, the Administrator of the Rural Development Administration, or the head of other appropriate agencies of the Department of Agriculture, under which such Administrators may, under this section
(A) process applications for loan guarantees;
(C) provide any other services to the Secretary to administer the loan guarantee program.
(2) Each Administrator may guarantee loans under this section to commercial firms of any size, notwithstanding any limitations on the size of applicants imposed on other loan guarantee programs that the Administrator administers.
(3) To the extent practicable, each Administrator shall use the same procedures for processing loan guarantee applications under this section as the Administrator uses for processing loan guarantee applications under other loan guarantee programs that the Administrator administers.
(d) LOAN LIMITS.—The maximum amount of loan principal guaranteed during a fiscal year under this section may not exceed
(1) $20,000,000, with respect to any single borrower; and (2) $320,000,000 with respect to all borrowers. (e) TRANSFER OF FUNDS.-
The Secretary of the Army may transfer to an Administrator providing services under subsection (c), and the Administrator may accept, such funds as may be necessary to administer the loan guarantee program under this section.
(f) REPORTING REQUIREMENT.-Not later than July 1 of each year in which a guarantee issued under this section is in effect, the Secretary shall submit to the congressional defense committees a report specifying the amounts of loans guaranteed under this section during the preceding calendar year. No report is required after fiscal year 1997. SEC. 196. [10 U.S.C. 2501 note] REPORTING REQUIREMENT.
Not later than July 1, 1993, the Secretary of the Army shall submit to the congressional defense committees a report on the ARMS Initiative. The report shall contain
(1) a comprehensive review of contracting of Governmentowned, contractor-operated ammunition manufacturing facilities, under the ARMS Initiative; and
(2) any recommendations the Secretary may have for changes to the ARMS Initiative.
SEC. 330. (10 U.S.C. 2687 note) INDEMNIFICATION OF TRANSFEREES OF
CLOSING DEFENSE PROPERTY. (a) IN GENERAL.-(1) Except as provided in paragraph (3) and subject to subsection (b), the Secretary of Defense shall hold harmless, defend, and indemnify in full the persons and entities described in paragraph (2) from and against any suit, claim, demand or action, liability, judgment, cost or other fee arising out of any claim for personal injury or property damage (including death, illness, or loss of or damage to property or economic loss) that results from, or is in any manner predicated upon, the release or threatened release of any hazardous substance, pollutant or contaminant, or petroleum or petroleum derivative as a result of Department of Defense activities at any military installation (or portion thereof) that is closed pursuant to a base closure law.
(2) The persons and entities described in this paragraph are the following:
(A) Any State (including any officer, agent, or employee of the State) that acquires ownership or control of any facility at a military installation (or any portion thereof) described in paragraph (1).
(B) Any political subdivision of a State (including any officer, agent, or employee of the State) that acquires such ownership or control.
(C) Any other person or entity that acquires such ownership or control.
(D) Any successor, assignee, transferee, lender, or lessee of a person or entity described in subparagraphs (A) through (C).
(3) To the extent the persons and entities described in paragraph (2) contributed to any such release or threatened release, paragraph (1) shall not apply.
(b) CONDITIONS.—No indemnification may be afforded under this section unless the person or entity making a claim for indemnification,
(1) notifies the Department of Defense in writing within two years after such claim accrues or begins action within six months after the date of mailing, by certified or registered mail, of notice of final denial of the claim by the Department of Defense;
(2) furnishes to the Department of Defense copies of pertinent papers the entity receives;
(3) furnishes evidence or proof of any claim, loss, or damage covered by this section; and
(4) provides, upon request by the Department of Defense, access to the records and personnel of the entity for purposes of defending or settling the claim or action.
(c) AUTHORITY OF SECRETARY OF DEFENSE.—(1) In any case in which the Secretary of Defense determines that the Department of Defense may be required to make indemnification payments to a person under this section for any suit, claim, demand or action, liability, judgment, cost or other fee arising out of any claim for personal injury or property damage referred to in subsection (a)(1), the Secretary may settle or defend, on behalf of that person, the claim for personal injury or property damage.
(2) In any case described in paragraph (1), if the person to whom the Department of Defense may be required to make indemnification payments does not allow the Secretary to settle or defend the claim, the person may not be afforded indemnification with respect to that claim under this section.
(d) ACCRUAL OF ACTION.–For purposes of subsection (b)(1), the date on which a claim accrues is the date on which the plaintiff knew (or reasonably should have known) that the personal injury or property damage referred to in subsection (a) was caused or contributed to by the release or threatened release of a hazardous substance, pollutant or contaminant, or petroleum or petroleum derivative as a result of Department of Defense activities at any military installation (or portion thereof) described in subsection (a)(1).
(e) RELATIONSHIP TO OTHER LAW.-Nothing in this section shall be construed as affecting or modifying in any way section 120(h) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (42 U.S.C. 9620(h)). (f) DEFINITIONS.—In this section:
(1) The terms “facility”, "hazardous substance”, “release", and "pollutant or contaminant" have the meanings given such terms under paragraphs (9), (14), (22), and (33) of section 101 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, respectively (42 U.S.C. 9601 (9), (14), (22), and (33)).
(2) The term “military installation" has the meaning given such term under section 2687(e)(1) of title 10, United States Code. (3) The term “base closure law" means the following:
(A) The Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990 (10 U.S.C. 2687 note).
(B) Title II of the Defense Authorization Amendments and Base Closure and Realignment Act (10 U.S.C. 2687 note).
(C) Section 2687 of title 10, United States Code.
(D) Any provision of law authorizing the closure or realignment of a military installation enacted on or after the date of the enactment of this Act [Oct. 23, 1992).
SEC. 375. (10 U.S.C. 7291 note] CONSIDERATION OF VESSEL LOCATION
FOR THE AWARD OF LAYBERTH CONTRACTS FOR SEALIFT
VESSELS. (a) CONSIDERATION OF VESSEL LOCATION IN THE AWARD OF LAYBERTH CONTRACTS.—As a factor in the evaluation of bids and proposals for the award of contracts to layberth sealift vessels of the Department of the Navy, the Secretary of the Navy shall include the location of the vessels, including whether the vessels should be layberthed at locations where
(1) members of the Armed Forces are likely to be loaded onto the vessels; and
(2) layberthing the vessels maximizes the ability of the vessels to meet mobility and training needs of the Department of Defense.
(b) ESTABLISHMENT OF LOCATION AS A MAJOR CRITERION.—In the evaluation of bids and proposals referred to in subsection (a), the Secretary of the Navy shall give the same level of consideration to the location of the vessels as the Secretary gives to other major factors established by the Secretary.
(c) APPLICABILITY.–Subsection (a) shall apply to any solicitation for bids or proposals issued after the end of the 120-day period beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act [Oct. 23, 1992).
TITLE VIII-ACQUISITION POLICY, ACQUISITION
MANAGEMENT, AND RELATED MATTERS
SEC. 835. [50 U.S.C. app. 2170a] PROHIBITION ON PURCHASE OF UNITED
STATES DEFENSE CONTRACTORS BY ENTITIES CON
TROLLED BY FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS. (a) IN GENERAL.-No entity controlled by a foreign government may merge with, acquire, or take over a company engaged in interstate commerce in the United States that
(1) is performing a Department of Defense contract, or a Department of Energy contract under a national security program, that cannot be performed satisfactorily unless that company is given access to information in a proscribed category of information; or (2) during the previous fiscal year, was awarded
(A) Department of Defense prime contracts in an aggregate amount in excess of $500,000,000; or
(B) Department of Energy prime contracts under national security programs in an aggregate amount in excess
of $500,000,000. (b) INAPPLICABILITY TO CERTAIN CASES.—The limitation in subsection (a) shall not apply if a merger, acquisition, or takeover is not suspended or prohibited pursuant to section 721 of the Defense Production Act of 1950 (50 U.S.C. App. 2170). (c) DEFINITIONS.-In this section:
(1) The term "entity controlled by a foreign government” includes
(A) any domestic or foreign organization or corporation that is effectively owned or controlled by a foreign government; and
(B) any individual acting on behalf of a foreign government, as determined by the President.
(2) The term “proscribed category of information” means a category of information that,
(A) with respect to Department of Defense contracts
(i) includes special access information;
(ii) is determined by the Secretary of Defense to include information the disclosure of which to an entity controlled by a foreign government is not in the national security interests of the United States; and
(iii) is defined in regulations prescribed by the Secretary of Defense for the purposes of this section; and (B) with respect to Department of Energy contracts
(i) is determined by the Secretary of Energy to include information described in subparagraph (A)(ii); and
(ii) is defined in regulations prescribed by the Secretary of Energy for the purposes of this section.