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1 131 STAT. 135 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 * Public Law 115–31 115th Congress An Act Making appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017, and for May 5, 2017 other purposes. [H.R. 244] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of Consolidated the United States of America in Congress assembled, Appropriations SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. Act, 2017. This Act may be cited as the ‘‘Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017’’. SEC. 2. TABLE OF CONTENTS. Sec. 1. Short title. Sec. 2. Table of contents. Sec. 3. References. Sec. 4. Explanatory statement. Sec. 5. Statement of appropriations. Sec. 6. Availability of funds. Sec. 7. Technical allowance for estimating differences. Sec. 8. Correction. DIVISION A—AGRICULTURE, RURAL DEVELOPMENT, FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, AND RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2017 Title I—Agricultural Programs Title II—Conservation Programs Title III—Rural Development Programs Title IV—Domestic Food Programs Title V—Foreign Assistance and Related Programs Title VI—Related Agency and Food and Drug Administration Title VII—General Provisions DIVISION B—COMMERCE, JUSTICE, SCIENCE, AND RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2017 Title I—Department of Commerce Title II—Department of Justice Title III—Science Title IV—Related Agencies Title V—General Provisions DIVISION C—DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2017 Title I—Military Personnel Title II—Operation and Maintenance Title III—Procurement Title IV—Research, Development, Test and Evaluation Title V—Revolving and Management Funds Title VI—Other Department of Defense Programs Title VII—Related Agencies Title VIII—General Provisions Title IX—Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism Title X—Department of Defense—Additional Appropriations DIVISION D—ENERGY AND WATER DEVELOPMENT AND RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2017 Title I—Corps of Engineers—Civil * See Endnote on 131 Stat. 842. VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00001 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

2 131 STAT. 136 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 Title II—Department of the Interior Title III—Department of Energy Title IV—Independent Agencies Title V—General Provisions DIVISION E—FINANCIAL SERVICES AND GENERAL GOVERNMENT APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2017 Title I—Department of the Treasury Title II—Executive Office of the President and Funds Appropriated to the President Title III—The Judiciary Title IV—District of Columbia Title V—Independent Agencies Title VI—General Provisions—This Act Title VII—General Provisions—Government-wide Title VIII—General Provisions—District of Columbia Title IX—SOAR Reauthorization DIVISION F—DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2017 Title I—Departmental Management, Operations, Intelligence, and Oversight Title II—Security, Enforcement, and Investigations Title III—Protection, Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Title IV—Research, Development, Training, and Services Title V—General Provisions Title VI—Department of Homeland Security—Additional Appropriations DIVISION G—DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, ENVIRONMENT, AND RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2017 Title I—Department of the Interior Title II—Environmental Protection Agency Title III—Related Agencies Title IV—General Provisions DIVISION H—DEPARTMENTS OF LABOR, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, AND EDUCATION, AND RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2017 Title I—Department of Labor Title II—Department of Health and Human Services Title III—Department of Education Title IV—Related Agencies Title V—General Provisions DIVISION I—LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2017 Title I—Legislative Branch Title II—General Provisions DIVISION J—DEPARTMENT OF STATE, FOREIGN OPERATIONS, AND RELATED PROGRAMS APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2017 Title I—Department of State and Related Agency Title II—United States Agency for International Development Title III—Bilateral Economic Assistance Title IV—International Security Assistance Title V—Multilateral Assistance Title VI—Export and Investment Assistance Title VII—General Provisions Title VIII—Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism DIVISION K—TRANSPORTATION, HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, AND RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2017 Title I—Department of Transportation Title II—Department of Housing and Urban Development Title III—Related Agencies Title IV—General Provisions—This Act DIVISION L—MILITARY CONSTRUCTION AND VETERANS AFFAIRS— ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2017 Title I—Overseas Contingency Operations Title II—Department of Veterans Affairs Title III—General Provision—This Division VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00002 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6582 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

3 131 STAT. 137 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 DIVISION M—OTHER MATTERS Title I—Health Benefits for Miners Act of 2017 Title II—Puerto Rico Section 1108(g) Amendment of 2017 Title III—General Provision DIVISION N—INTELLIGENCE AUTHORIZATION ACT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2017 DIVISION O—HONORING INVESTMENTS IN RECRUITING AND EMPLOYING AMERICAN MILITARY VETERANS ACT OF 2017 1 USC 1 note. SEC. 3. REFERENCES. Except as expressly provided otherwise, any reference to ‘‘this Act’’ contained in any division of this Act shall be treated as referring only to the provisions of that division. SEC. 4. EXPLANATORY STATEMENT. The explanatory statement regarding this Act, printed in the House section of the Congressional Record on or about May 2, 2017, and submitted by the Chairman of the Committee on Appro- priations of the House, shall have the same effect with respect to the allocation of funds and implementation of divisions A through L of this Act as if it were a joint explanatory statement of a committee of conference. SEC. 5. STATEMENT OF APPROPRIATIONS. The following sums in this Act are appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017. SEC. 6. AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS. President. Designation. (a) Each amount designated in this Act by the Congress as an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 shall be available (or rescinded, if applicable) only if the President subsequently so designates all such amounts and transmits such designations to the Congress. (b) Each amount designated in this Act by the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursu- ant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 shall be available (or rescinded, if applicable) only if the President subsequently so designates all such amounts and transmits such designations to the Congress. SEC. 7. TECHNICAL ALLOWANCE FOR ESTIMATING DIFFERENCES. If, for fiscal year 2017, new budget authority provided in appro- priations Acts exceeds the discretionary spending limit for any category set forth in section 251(c) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 due to estimating differences with the Congressional Budget Office, an adjustment to the discre- tionary spending limit in such category for fiscal year 2017 shall be made by the Director of the Office of Management and Budget in the amount of the excess but the total of all such adjustments shall not exceed 0.2 percent of the sum of the adjusted discretionary spending limits for all categories for that fiscal year. SEC. 8. CORRECTION. The Further Continuing and Security Assistance Appropria- tions Act, 2017 (Public Law 114–254) is amended by changing 130 Stat. 1005. the long title so as to read: ‘‘Making further continuing appropria- tions for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017, and for other purposes.’’. VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00003 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

4 131 STAT. 138 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 Agriculture, DIVISION A—AGRICULTURE, RURAL DEVELOPMENT, Rural FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, AND RELATED Development, AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2017 Food and Drug Administration, and Related TITLE I Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017. AGRICULTURAL PROGRAMS P AND ROCESSING , ARKETING M RODUCTION , P ECRETARY S FFICE OF THE O (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS) For necessary expenses of the Office of the Secretary, $44,555,000, of which not to exceed $5,051,000 shall be available for the immediate Office of the Secretary; not to exceed $502,000 shall be available for the Office of Tribal Relations; not to exceed $1,496,000 shall be available for the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Coordination; not to exceed $1,209,000 shall be available for the Office of Advocacy and Outreach; not to exceed $24,928,000 shall be available for the Office of the Assistant Sec- retary for Administration, of which $24,124,000 shall be available for Departmental Administration to provide for necessary expenses for management support services to offices of the Department and for general administration, security, repairs and alterations, and other miscellaneous supplies and expenses not otherwise provided for and necessary for the practical and efficient work of the Depart- ment; not to exceed $3,869,000 shall be available for the Office of Assistant Secretary for Congressional Relations to carry out the programs funded by this Act, including programs involving intergovernmental affairs and liaison within the executive branch; and not to exceed $7,500,000 shall be available for the Office of , That the Secretary of Agriculture is Provided Communications: authorized to transfer funds appropriated for any office of the Office of the Secretary to any other office of the Office of the , That no appropriation for any office Provided further Secretary: shall be increased or decreased by more than 5 percent: Provided further , That not to exceed $11,000 of the amount made available under this paragraph for the immediate Office of the Secretary shall be available for official reception and representation expenses, not otherwise provided for, as determined by the Secretary: Provided , That the amount made available under this heading for further Reimbursement. Departmental Administration shall be reimbursed from applicable appropriations in this Act for travel expenses incident to the holding of hearings as required by 5 U.S.C. 551–558: , Provided further That funds made available under this heading for the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Congressional Relations may be trans- ferred to agencies of the Department of Agriculture funded by , Provided further this Act to maintain personnel at the agency level: That no funds made available under this heading for the Office Funding obligation. of Assistant Secretary for Congressional Relations may be obligated Time period. after 30 days from the date of enactment of this Act, unless the Notification. Secretary has notified the Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress on the allocation of these funds by USDA agency. VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00004 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

5 131 STAT. 139 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 XECUTIVE O E PERATIONS OFFICE OF THE CHIEF ECONOMIST For necessary expenses of the Office of the Chief Economist, $18,917,000, of which $4,000,000 shall be for grants or cooperative agreements for policy research under 7 U.S.C. 3155; and of which $2,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2018, shall be available for policy research and related activities in support of the forthcoming Farm Bill. OFFICE OF HEARINGS AND APPEALS For necessary expenses of the Office of Hearings and Appeals, $13,399,000. OFFICE OF BUDGET AND PROGRAM ANALYSIS For necessary expenses of the Office of Budget and Program Analysis, $9,525,000. O C HIEF I NFORMATION O FFICER FFICE OF THE For necessary expenses of the Office of the Chief Information Officer, $49,538,000, of which not less than $33,000,000 is for cybersecurity requirements of the Department. FFICE OF THE C HIEF O INANCIAL O FFICER F For necessary expenses of the Office of the Chief Financial Officer, $8,028,000. O A SSISTANT S ECRETARY FOR C IVIL R IGHTS FFICE OF THE For necessary expenses of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, $901,000. O FFICE OF C IVIL R IGHTS For necessary expenses of the Office of Civil Rights, $24,206,000. A B UILDINGS AND F ACILITIES GRICULTURE (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS) For payment of space rental and related costs pursuant to Public Law 92–313, including authorities pursuant to the 1984 delegation of authority from the Administrator of General Services to the Department of Agriculture under 40 U.S.C. 121, for programs and activities of the Department which are included in this Act, and for alterations and other actions needed for the Department and its agencies to consolidate unneeded space into configurations suitable for release to the Administrator of General Services, and for the operation, maintenance, improvement, and repair of Agri- culture buildings and facilities, and for related costs, $84,189,000, to remain available until expended. VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00005 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

6 131 STAT. 140 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 AZARDOUS M M ANAGEMENT H ATERIALS (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS) For necessary expenses of the Department of Agriculture, to comply with the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Com- pensation, and Liability Act (42 U.S.C. 9601 et seq.) and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (42 U.S.C. 6901 et seq.), Provided $3,633,000, to remain available until expended: , That appropriations and funds available herein to the Department for Hazardous Materials Management may be transferred to any agency of the Department for its use in meeting all requirements pursuant to the above Acts on Federal and non-Federal lands. FFICE OF I NSPECTOR ENERAL G O For necessary expenses of the Office of Inspector General, including employment pursuant to the Inspector General Act of 1978, $98,208,000, including such sums as may be necessary for contracting and other arrangements with public agencies and pri- vate persons pursuant to section 6(a)(9) of the Inspector General Act of 1978, and including not to exceed $125,000 for certain con- fidential operational expenses, including the payment of informants, to be expended under the direction of the Inspector General pursu- ant to Public Law 95–452 and section 1337 of Public Law 97– 98. FFICE OF THE G ENERAL C OUNSEL O For necessary expenses of the Office of the General Counsel, $44,697,000. O FFICE OF E THICS For necessary expenses of the Office of Ethics, $4,136,000. O U NDER S ECRETARY FOR R ESEARCH , E FFICE OF THE , AND DUCATION E CONOMICS For necessary expenses of the Office of the Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics, $893,000. CONOMIC R ESEARCH S ERVICE E For necessary expenses of the Economic Research Service, $86,757,000. N ATIONAL A GRICULTURAL S TATISTICS S ERVICE For necessary expenses of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, $171,239,000, of which up to $42,177,000 shall be available until expended for the Census of Agriculture: Provided , That amounts made available for the Census of Agriculture may be used to conduct Current Industrial Report surveys subject to 7 U.S.C. 2204g(d) and (f). VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00006 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

7 131 STAT. 141 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 R A ERVICE ESEARCH S GRICULTURAL SALARIES AND EXPENSES For necessary expenses of the Agricultural Research Service and for acquisition of lands by donation, exchange, or purchase at a nominal cost not to exceed $100, and for land exchanges where the lands exchanged shall be of equal value or shall be equalized by a payment of money to the grantor which shall not exceed 25 percent of the total value of the land or interests trans- ferred out of Federal ownership, $1,170,235,000: Provided , That 7 USC 2254. appropriations hereunder shall be available for the operation and maintenance of aircraft and the purchase of not to exceed one , That appropriations here- for replacement only: Provided further under shall be available pursuant to 7 U.S.C. 2250 for the construc- tion, alteration, and repair of buildings and improvements, but unless otherwise provided, the cost of constructing any one building shall not exceed $500,000, except for headhouses or greenhouses which shall each be limited to $1,800,000, except for 10 buildings to be constructed or improved at a cost not to exceed $1,100,000 each, and except for two buildings to be constructed at a cost not to exceed $3,000,000 each, and the cost of altering any one building during the fiscal year shall not exceed 10 percent of the current replacement value of the building or $500,000, whichever , That appropriations hereunder shall is greater: Contracts. Provided further be available for entering into lease agreements at any Agricultural Research Service location for the construction of a research facility by a non-Federal entity for use by the Agricultural Research Service and a condition of the lease shall be that any facility shall be owned, operated, and maintained by the non-Federal entity and shall be removed upon the expiration or termination of the lease Provided further Maryland. agreement: , That the limitations on alterations contained in this Act shall not apply to modernization or replace- ment of existing facilities at Beltsville, Maryland: Provided further , That appropriations hereunder shall be available for granting ease- Easements. ments at the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center: Provided further , That the foregoing limitations shall not apply to replace- ment of buildings needed to carry out the Act of April 24, 1948 (21 U.S.C. 113a): Provided further , That appropriations hereunder shall be available for granting easements at any Agricultural Research Service location for the construction of a research facility by a non-Federal entity for use by, and acceptable to, the Agricul- tural Research Service and a condition of the easements shall be that upon completion the facility shall be accepted by the Sec- retary, subject to the availability of funds herein, if the Secretary finds that acceptance of the facility is in the interest of the United , That funds may be received from any States: Provided further State, other political subdivision, organization, or individual for the purpose of establishing or operating any research facility or research project of the Agricultural Research Service, as authorized by law. BUILDINGS AND FACILITIES For the acquisition of land, construction, repair, improvement, extension, alteration, and purchase of fixed equipment or facilities as necessary to carry out the agricultural research programs of VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00007 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

8 131 STAT. 142 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 the Department of Agriculture, where not otherwise provided, $99,600,000 to remain available until expended. I NSTITUTE OF F OOD AND A GRICULTURE ATIONAL N RESEARCH AND EDUCATION ACTIVITIES For payments to agricultural experiment stations, for coopera- tive forestry and other research, for facilities, and for other expenses, $849,518,000, which shall be for the purposes, and in the amounts, specified in the table titled ‘‘National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Research and Education Activities’’ in the explanatory statement described in section 4 (in the matter pre- Provided ceding division A of this consolidated Act): , That funds for research grants for 1994 institutions, education grants for 1890 institutions, capacity building for non-land-grant colleges of agri- culture, the agriculture and food research initiative, veterinary medicine loan repayment, multicultural scholars, graduate fellow- ship and institution challenge grants, and grants management sys- Provided further, That tems shall remain available until expended: each institution eligible to receive funds under the Evans-Allen program receives no less than $1,000,000: Provided further, That funds for education grants for Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian- serving institutions be made available to individual eligible institu- tions or consortia of eligible institutions with funds awarded equally to each of the States of Alaska and Hawaii: Provided further, That funds for education grants for 1890 institutions shall be made available to institutions eligible to receive funds under 7 U.S.C. Provided further 3221 and 3222: , That not more than 5 percent of the amounts made available by this or any other Act to carry out the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative under 7 U.S.C. 450i(b) may be retained by the Secretary of Agriculture to pay administrative costs incurred by the Secretary in carrying out that authority. NATIVE AMERICAN INSTITUTIONS ENDOWMENT FUND For the Native American Institutions Endowment Fund author- ized by Public Law 103–382 (7 U.S.C. 301 note), $11,880,000, to remain available until expended. EXTENSION ACTIVITIES For payments to States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands, Micronesia, the Northern Marianas, and American Samoa, $477,391,000, which shall be for the purposes, and in the amounts, specified in the table titled ‘‘National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Extension Activities’’ in the explanatory statement described in section 4 (in the matter preceding division A of this consolidated Act): Provided , That funds for facility improve- ments at 1890 institutions shall remain available until expended: Provided further , That institutions eligible to receive funds under 7 U.S.C. 3221 for cooperative extension receive no less than $1,000,000: Provided further , That funds for cooperative extension under sections 3(b) and (c) of the Smith-Lever Act (7 U.S.C. 343(b) and (c)) and section 208(c) of Public Law 93–471 shall be available for retirement and employees’ compensation costs for extension agents. VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00008 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

9 131 STAT. 143 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 INTEGRATED ACTIVITIES For the integrated research, education, and extension grants programs, including necessary administrative expenses, $36,000,000, which shall be for the purposes, and in the amounts, specified in the table titled ‘‘National Institute of Food and Agri- culture, Integrated Activities’’ in the explanatory statement described in section 4 (in the matter preceding division A of this , That funds for the Food and Agriculture consolidated Act): Provided Defense Initiative shall remain available until September 30, 2018: , That notwithstanding any other provision of law, Provided further indirect costs shall not be charged against any Extension Implementation Program Area grant awarded under the Crop Protection/Pest Management Program (7 U.S.C. 7626). O U FFICE OF THE S ECRETARY FOR M ARKETING AND NDER R P ROGRAMS EGULATORY For necessary expenses of the Office of the Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs, $901,000. A NIMAL AND P LANT H EALTH I NSPECTION S ERVICE SALARIES AND EXPENSES (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS) For necessary expenses of the Animal and Plant Health Inspec- tion Service, including up to $30,000 for representation allowances and for expenses pursuant to the Foreign Service Act of 1980 (22 U.S.C. 4085), $946,212,000, of which $477,000, to remain avail- able until expended, shall be available for the control of outbreaks of insects, plant diseases, animal diseases and for control of pest animals and birds (‘‘contingency fund’’) to the extent necessary to meet emergency conditions; of which $11,520,000, to remain available until expended, shall be used for the cotton pests program for cost share purposes or for debt retirement for active eradication zones; of which $37,857,000, to remain available until expended, shall be for Animal Health Technical Services; of which $697,000 shall be for activities under the authority of the Horse Protection Act of 1970, as amended (15 U.S.C. 1831); of which $55,340,000, to remain available until expended, shall be used to support avian health; of which $4,251,000, to remain available until expended, shall be for information technology infrastructure; of which $166,500,000, to remain available until expended, shall be for spe- cialty crop pests; of which, $8,826,000, to remain available until expended, shall be for field crop and rangeland ecosystem pests; of which $16,523,000, to remain available until expended, shall be for zoonotic disease management; of which $40,966,000, to remain available until expended, shall be for emergency prepared- ness and response; of which $54,000,000, to remain available until expended, shall be for tree and wood pests; of which $5,723,000, to remain available until expended, shall be for the National Veteri- nary Stockpile; of which up to $1,500,000, to remain available until expended, shall be for the scrapie program for indemnities; of which $2,500,000, to remain available until expended, shall be for the wildlife damage management program for aviation safety: Provided , That of amounts available under this heading for wildlife VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00009 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

10 131 STAT. 144 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 services methods development, $1,000,000 shall remain available until expended: Provided further , That of amounts available under this heading for the screwworm program, $4,990,000 shall remain available until expended; of which $3,000,000, to remain available until expended, shall be for National Bio and Agro-Defense human Provided further, That no funds shall be used capital development: to formulate or administer a brucellosis eradication program for the current fiscal year that does not require minimum matching Provided further , That this by the States of at least 40 percent: appropriation shall be available for the operation and maintenance of aircraft and the purchase of not to exceed five, of which two Provided further shall be for replacement only: , That in addition, in emergencies which threaten any segment of the agricultural production industry of this country, the Secretary may transfer from other appropriations or funds available to the agencies or corporations of the Department such sums as may be deemed nec- essary, to be available only in such emergencies for the arrest and eradication of contagious or infectious disease or pests of ani- mals, poultry, or plants, and for expenses in accordance with sec- tions 10411 and 10417 of the Animal Health Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 8310 and 8316) and sections 431 and 442 of the Plant Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 7751 and 7772), and any unexpended balances of funds transferred for such emergency purposes in the preceding fiscal year shall be merged with such transferred amounts: Provided further , That appropriations hereunder shall be available pursuant to law (7 U.S.C. 2250) for the repair and alteration of leased buildings and improvements, but unless other- wise provided the cost of altering any one building during the fiscal year shall not exceed 10 percent of the current replacement value of the building. Fees. In fiscal year 2017, the agency is authorized to collect fees to cover the total costs of providing technical assistance, goods, or services requested by States, other political subdivisions, domestic and international organizations, foreign governments, or individuals, provided that such fees are structured such that any entity’s liability for such fees is reasonably based on the technical assistance, goods, or services provided to the entity by the agency, and such fees shall be reimbursed to this account, to remain avail- able until expended, without further appropriation, for providing such assistance, goods, or services. BUILDINGS AND FACILITIES For plans, construction, repair, preventive maintenance, environmental support, improvement, extension, alteration, and purchase of fixed equipment or facilities, as authorized by 7 U.S.C. 2250, and acquisition of land as authorized by 7 U.S.C. 428a, $3,175,000, to remain available until expended. A M ARKETING S ERVICE GRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICES For necessary expenses of the Agricultural Marketing Service, $84,933,000, of which $1,000,000 shall be available for the purposes of section 12306 of Public Law 113–79: Provided , That of the funds provided herein, $1,000,000 shall be used for the transportation VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00010 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

11 131 STAT. 145 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 , That of the amounts made avail- Provided further services division: able under this heading, no more than $1,000,000 shall be used for the purpose of Public Law 114–216: Provided further , That this appropriation shall be available pursuant to law (7 U.S.C. 2250) for the alteration and repair of buildings and improvements, but the cost of altering any one building during the fiscal year shall not exceed 10 percent of the current replacement value of the building. Fees may be collected for the cost of standardization activities, as established by regulation pursuant to law (31 U.S.C. 9701). LIMITATION ON ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES Not to exceed $61,227,000 (from fees collected) shall be obli- gated during the current fiscal year for administrative expenses: , That if crop size is understated and/or other uncontrol- Provided Notification. lable events occur, the agency may exceed this limitation by up to 10 percent with notification to the Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress. , , AND SUPPLY FUNDS FOR STRENGTHENING MARKETS INCOME (SECTION 32) (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS) Funds available under section 32 of the Act of August 24, 1935 (7 U.S.C. 612c), shall be used only for commodity program expenses as authorized therein, and other related operating expenses, except for: (1) transfers to the Department of Commerce as authorized by the Fish and Wildlife Act of August 8, 1956; (2) transfers otherwise provided in this Act; and (3) not more than $20,705,000 for formulation and administration of marketing agreements and orders pursuant to the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937 and the Agricultural Act of 1961. PAYMENTS TO STATES AND POSSESSIONS For payments to departments of agriculture, bureaus and departments of markets, and similar agencies for marketing activi- ties under section 204(b) of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1623(b)), $1,235,000. I NSPECTION RAIN ACKERS AND S TOCKYARDS A DMINISTRATION , P G SALARIES AND EXPENSES For necessary expenses of the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, $43,482,000: , That this appro- Provided priation shall be available pursuant to law (7 U.S.C. 2250) for the alteration and repair of buildings and improvements, but the cost of altering any one building during the fiscal year shall not exceed 10 percent of the current replacement value of the building. LIMITATION ON INSPECTION AND WEIGHING SERVICES EXPENSES Not to exceed $55,000,000 (from fees collected) shall be obli- gated during the current fiscal year for inspection and weighing services: Provided , That if grain export activities require additional Notification. VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00011 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

12 131 STAT. 146 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 supervision and oversight, or other uncontrollable factors occur, this limitation may be exceeded by up to 10 percent with notification to the Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress. S NDER ECRETARY FOR F FFICE OF THE S AFETY U OOD O For necessary expenses of the Office of the Under Secretary for Food Safety, $819,000. F AFETY AND I NSPECTION S S OOD ERVICE For necessary expenses to carry out services authorized by the Federal Meat Inspection Act, the Poultry Products Inspection Act, and the Egg Products Inspection Act, including not to exceed $50,000 for representation allowances and for expenses pursuant to section 8 of the Act approved August 3, 1956 (7 U.S.C. 1766), $1,032,062,000; and in addition, $1,000,000 may be credited to this account from fees collected for the cost of laboratory accredita- tion as authorized by section 1327 of the Food, Agriculture, Con- Provided , That servation and Trade Act of 1990 (7 U.S.C. 138f): funds provided for the Public Health Data Communication Infra- structure system shall remain available until expended: Provided Employee , That no fewer than 148 full-time equivalent positions shall further positions. be employed during fiscal year 2017 for purposes dedicated solely to inspections and enforcement related to the Humane Methods Continuance. , That the Food Safety and Inspec- Provided further of Slaughter Act: tion Service shall continue implementation of section 11016 of Public Law 110–246 as further clarified by the amendments made in section 12106 of Public Law 113–79: Provided further , That this appropriation shall be available pursuant to law (7 U.S.C. 2250) for the alteration and repair of buildings and improvements, but the cost of altering any one building during the fiscal year shall not exceed 10 percent of the current replacement value of the building. S ARM AND F OREIGN F FFICE OF THE ECRETARY FOR U NDER O GRICULTURAL A ERVICES S For necessary expenses of the Office of the Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services, $901,000. ERVICE A GENCY F ARM S SALARIES AND EXPENSES (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS) For necessary expenses of the Farm Service Agency, Provided $1,206,110,000: , That not more than 50 percent of the Notification. Expenditure $100,851,000 made available under this heading for information plan. technology related to farm program delivery, including the Mod- ernize and Innovate the Delivery of Agricultural Systems and other farm program delivery systems, may be obligated until the Secretary submits to the Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress, and receives written or electronic notification of receipt from such Committees of, a plan for expenditure that (1) identifies for each project/investment over $25,000 (a) the functional and performance capabilities to be delivered and the mission benefits VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00012 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

13 131 STAT. 147 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 to be realized, (b) the estimated lifecycle cost, including estimates for development as well as maintenance and operations, and (c) key milestones to be met; (2) demonstrates that each project/invest- ment is (a) consistent with the Farm Service Agency Information Technology Roadmap, (b) being managed in accordance with applicable lifecycle management policies and guidance, and (c) sub- ject to the applicable Department’s capital planning and investment control requirements; and (3) has been reviewed by the Government Accountability Office and approved by the Committees on Appro- Provided further , That the priations of both Houses of Congress: Reports. Deadline. agency shall submit a report by the end of the fourth quarter Assessment. of fiscal year 2017 to the Committees on Appropriations and the Government Accountability Office, that identifies for each project/ investment that is operational (a) current performance against key indicators of customer satisfaction, (b) current performance of service level agreements or other technical metrics, (c) current performance against a pre-established cost baseline, (d) a detailed breakdown of current and planned spending on operational enhance- ments or upgrades, and (e) an assessment of whether the invest- ment continues to meet business needs as intended as well as , That the Secretary Provided further alternatives to the investment: is authorized to use the services, facilities, and authorities (but not the funds) of the Commodity Credit Corporation to make pro- Pro- gram payments for all programs administered by the Agency: , That other funds made available to the Agency for vided further authorized activities may be advanced to and merged with this account: Provided further , That funds made available to county committees shall remain available until expended: Provided further , That none of the funds available to the Farm Service Agency Provided shall be used to close Farm Service Agency county offices: further , That none of the funds available to the Farm Service Notification. Agency shall be used to permanently relocate county based employees that would result in an office with two or fewer employees without prior notification and approval of the Committees on Appro- priations of both Houses of Congress. STATE MEDIATION GRANTS For grants pursuant to section 502(b) of the Agricultural Credit Act of 1987, as amended (7 U.S.C. 5101–5106), $3,904,000. GRASSROOTS SOURCE WATER PROTECTION PROGRAM For necessary expenses to carry out wellhead or groundwater protection activities under section 1240O of the Food Security Act of 1985 (16 U.S.C. 3839bb–2), $6,500,000, to remain available until expended. DAIRY INDEMNITY PROGRAM (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) For necessary expenses involved in making indemnity payments to dairy farmers and manufacturers of dairy products under a dairy indemnity program, such sums as may be necessary, to remain Provided , That such program is carried available until expended: out by the Secretary in the same manner as the dairy indemnity program described in the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00013 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

14 131 STAT. 148 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2001 (Public Law 106–387, 114 Stat. 1549A–12). AGRICULTURAL CREDIT INSURANCE FUND PROGRAM ACCOUNT (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS) For gross obligations for the principal amount of direct and guaranteed farm ownership (7 U.S.C. 1922 et seq.) and operating (7 U.S.C. 1941 et seq.) loans, emergency loans (7 U.S.C. 1961 et seq.), Indian tribe land acquisition loans (25 U.S.C. 488), boll weevil loans (7 U.S.C. 1989), guaranteed conservation loans (7 U.S.C. 1924 et seq.), and Indian highly fractionated land loans (25 U.S.C. 488) to be available from funds in the Agricultural Credit Insurance Fund, as follows: $2,750,000,000 for guaranteed farm ownership loans and $1,500,000,000 for farm ownership direct loans; $1,960,000,000 for unsubsidized guaranteed operating loans and $1,530,000,000 for direct operating loans; emergency loans, $22,576,000; Indian tribe land acquisition loans, $20,000,000; guaranteed conservation loans, $150,000,000; Indian highly fractionated land loans, $10,000,000; and for boll weevil eradication Provided , That the Secretary shall Pink bollworm. program loans, $60,000,000: deem the pink bollworm to be a boll weevil for the purpose of boll weevil eradication program loans. For the cost of direct and guaranteed loans and grants, including the cost of modifying loans as defined in section 502 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, as follows: farm operating loans, $65,178,000 for direct operating loans, $20,972,000 for unsub- sidized guaranteed operating loans, emergency loans, $1,262,000, to remain available until expended; and $2,550,000 for Indian highly fractionated land loans. In addition, for administrative expenses necessary to carry out the direct and guaranteed loan programs, $317,068,000, of which $306,998,000 shall be transferred to and merged with the appropriation for ‘‘Farm Service Agency, Salaries and Expenses’’. Funds appropriated by this Act to the Agricultural Credit Insur- ance Program Account for farm ownership, operating and conserva- tion direct loans and guaranteed loans may be transferred among , That the Committees on Appropriations Notification. these programs: Provided Deadline. of both Houses of Congress are notified at least 15 days in advance of any transfer. R M ANAGEMENT A GENCY ISK SALARIES AND EXPENSES For necessary expenses of the Risk Management Agency, , That not to exceed $1,000 shall be available Provided $74,829,000: for official reception and representation expenses, as authorized by 7 U.S.C. 1506(i). CORPORATIONS The following corporations and agencies are hereby authorized Contracts. to make expenditures, within the limits of funds and borrowing authority available to each such corporation or agency and in accord with law, and to make contracts and commitments without regard VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00014 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

15 131 STAT. 149 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 to fiscal year limitations as provided by section 104 of the Govern- ment Corporation Control Act as may be necessary in carrying out the programs set forth in the budget for the current fiscal year for such corporation or agency, except as hereinafter provided. F ROP I NSURANCE C EDERAL C UND ORPORATION F For payments as authorized by section 516 of the Federal Crop Insurance Act (7 U.S.C. 1516), such sums as may be necessary, to remain available until expended. OMMODITY C REDIT C ORPORATION F UND C REIMBURSEMENT FOR NET REALIZED LOSSES (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS) For the current fiscal year, such sums as may be necessary to reimburse the Commodity Credit Corporation for net realized losses sustained, but not previously reimbursed, pursuant to section Provided , 2 of the Act of August 17, 1961 (15 U.S.C. 713a–11): That of the funds available to the Commodity Credit Corporation under section 11 of the Commodity Credit Corporation Charter Act (15 U.S.C. 714i) for the conduct of its business with the Foreign Agricultural Service, up to $5,000,000 may be transferred to and used by the Foreign Agricultural Service for information resource management activities of the Foreign Agricultural Service that are not related to Commodity Credit Corporation business. HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT (LIMITATION ON EXPENSES) For the current fiscal year, the Commodity Credit Corporation shall not expend more than $5,000,000 for site investigation and cleanup expenses, and operations and maintenance expenses to comply with the requirement of section 107(g) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (42 U.S.C. 9607(g)), and section 6001 of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (42 U.S.C. 6961). TITLE II CONSERVATION PROGRAMS FFICE OF THE U NDER S ECRETARY FOR N ATURAL R ESOURCES AND O NVIRONMENT E For necessary expenses of the Office of the Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment, $901,000. N ATURAL R ESOURCES C ONSERVATION S ERVICE CONSERVATION OPERATIONS For necessary expenses for carrying out the provisions of the Act of April 27, 1935 (16 U.S.C. 590a–f), including preparation of conservation plans and establishment of measures to conserve VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00015 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

16 131 STAT. 150 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 soil and water (including farm irrigation and land drainage and such special measures for soil and water management as may be necessary to prevent floods and the siltation of reservoirs and to control agricultural related pollutants); operation of conservation plant materials centers; classification and mapping of soil; dissemi- nation of information; acquisition of lands, water, and interests therein for use in the plant materials program by donation, exchange, or purchase at a nominal cost not to exceed $100 pursuant to the Act of August 3, 1956 (7 U.S.C. 428a); purchase and erection or alteration or improvement of permanent and temporary buildings; and operation and maintenance of aircraft, $864,474,000, , That appro- to remain available until September 30, 2018: Provided priations hereunder shall be available pursuant to 7 U.S.C. 2250 for construction and improvement of buildings and public improve- ments at plant materials centers, except that the cost of alterations and improvements to other buildings and other public improvements Provided further shall not exceed $250,000: , That when buildings or other structures are erected on non-Federal land, that the right to use such land is obtained as provided in 7 U.S.C. 2250a: Provided further , That of the amounts made available under this heading, $5,600,000, shall remain available until expended for the authorities under 16 U.S.C. 1001–1005 and 1007–1009 for authorized ongoing watershed projects with a primary purpose of providing water to rural communities. WATERSHED AND FLOOD PREVENTION OPERATIONS For necessary expenses to carry out preventive measures, including but not limited to surveys and investigations, engineering operations, works of improvement, and changes in use of land, in accordance with the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act (16 U.S.C. 1001–1005 and 1007–1009) and in accordance with the provisions of laws relating to the activities of the Department, $150,000,000, to remain available until expended: , That Provided of the amounts made available under this heading, $50,000,000 shall be allocated to projects and activities that can commence promptly following enactment; that address regional priorities for flood prevention, agricultural water management, inefficient irriga- tion systems, fish and wildlife habitat, or watershed protection; or that address authorized ongoing projects under the authorities of section 13 of the Flood Control Act of December 22, 1944 (Public Law 78–534) with a primary purpose of watershed protection by preventing floodwater damage and stabilizing stream channels, tributaries, and banks to reduce erosion and sediment transport. WATERSHED REHABILITATION PROGRAM Under the authorities of section 14 of the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act, $12,000,000 is provided. TITLE III RURAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS O FFICE OF THE U NDER S ECRETARY FOR R URAL D EVELOPMENT For necessary expenses of the Office of the Under Secretary for Rural Development, $896,000. VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00016 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

17 131 STAT. 151 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 URAL D R EVELOPMENT SALARIES AND EXPENSES (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS) For necessary expenses for carrying out the administration and implementation of programs in the Rural Development mission area, including activities with institutions concerning the develop- ment and operation of agricultural cooperatives; and for cooperative Provided , That notwithstanding any agreements; $225,835,000: other provision of law, funds appropriated under this heading may be used for advertising and promotional activities that support the Rural Development mission area: , That any Provided further balances available from prior years for the Rural Utilities Service, Rural Housing Service, and the Rural Business—Cooperative Service salaries and expenses accounts shall be transferred to and merged with this appropriation. URAL H OUSING S ERVICE R RURAL HOUSING INSURANCE FUND PROGRAM ACCOUNT (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS) For gross obligations for the principal amount of direct and guaranteed loans as authorized by title V of the Housing Act of 1949, to be available from funds in the rural housing insurance fund, as follows: $1,000,000,000 shall be for direct loans and $24,000,000,000 shall be for unsubsidized guaranteed loans; $26,278,000 for section 504 housing repair loans; $35,000,000 for section 515 rental housing; $230,000,000 for section 538 guaranteed multi-family housing loans; $10,000,000 for credit sales of single family housing acquired property; $5,000,000 for section 523 self- help housing land development loans; and $5,000,000 for section 524 site development loans. For the cost of direct and guaranteed loans, including the cost of modifying loans, as defined in section 502 of the Congres- sional Budget Act of 1974, as follows: section 502 loans, $67,700,000 shall be for direct loans; section 504 housing repair loans, $3,663,000; section 523 self-help housing land development loans, $417,000; section 524 site development loans, $111,000; and repair, rehabilitation, and new construction of section 515 rental housing, $10,360,000: Provided , That to support the loan program level for section 538 guaranteed loans made available under this heading the Secretary may charge or adjust any fees to cover the projected cost of such loan guarantees pursuant to the provisions of the Credit Reform Act of 1990 (2 U.S.C. 661 et seq.), and the interest on such loans may not be subsidized: Provided further , That applicants in communities that have a current rural area waiver under section 541 of the Housing Act of 1949 (42 U.S.C. 1490q) shall be treated as living in a rural area for purposes of section 502 guaranteed loans provided under this heading: Provided further , That of the amounts available under this paragraph for section 502 direct loans, no less than $5,000,000 shall be available for direct loans for individuals whose homes will be built pursuant to a program funded with a mutual and self-help housing grant authorized by section 523 of the Housing Act of 1949 until June VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00017 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

18 131 STAT. 152 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 , That the Secretary shall implement provi- 1, 2017: Incentives. Provided further Nonprofit sions to provide incentives to nonprofit organizations and public organizations. housing authorities to facilitate the acquisition of Rural Housing Determination. Service (RHS) multifamily housing properties by such nonprofit organizations and public housing authorities that commit to keep such properties in the RHS multifamily housing program for a period of time as determined by the Secretary, with such incentives to include, but not be limited to, the following: allow such nonprofit entities and public housing authorities to earn a Return on Invest- ment (ROI) on their own resources to include proceeds from low income housing tax credit syndication, own contributions, grants, and developer loans at favorable rates and terms, invested in a deal; and allow reimbursement of organizational costs associated with owner’s oversight of asset referred to as ‘‘Asset Management Fee’’ (AMF) of up to $7,500 per property. In addition, for the cost of direct loans, grants, and contracts, as authorized by 42 U.S.C. 1484 and 1486, $15,387,000, to remain available until expended, for direct farm labor housing loans and , That domestic farm labor housing grants and contracts: Provided any balances available for the Farm Labor Program Account shall be transferred to and merged with this account. In addition, for administrative expenses necessary to carry out the direct and guaranteed loan programs, $412,254,000 shall be transferred to and merged with the appropriation for ‘‘Rural Development, Salaries and Expenses’’. RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM Contracts. For rental assistance agreements entered into or renewed pursuant to the authority under section 521(a)(2) or agreements entered into in lieu of debt forgiveness or payments for eligible households as authorized by section 502(c)(5)(D) of the Housing Act of 1949, $1,405,033,000, of which $40,000,000 shall be available until September 30, 2018; and in addition such sums as may be necessary, as authorized by section 521(c) of the Act, to liquidate debt incurred prior to fiscal year 1992 to carry out the rental assistance program under section 521(a)(2) of the Act: Provided , That rental assistance agreements entered into or renewed during Time period. Pro- the current fiscal year shall be funded for a one-year period: vided further , That any unexpended balances remaining at the end of such one-year agreements may be transferred and used for purposes of any debt reduction; maintenance, repair, or rehabilitation of any existing projects; preservation; and rental assistance activities authorized under title V of the Act: Provided further , That rental assistance provided under agreements entered Time period. into prior to fiscal year 2017 for a farm labor multi-family housing project financed under section 514 or 516 of the Act may not be recaptured for use in another project until such assistance has remained unused for a period of 12 consecutive months, if such project has a waiting list of tenants seeking such assistance or the project has rental assistance eligible tenants who are not Provided further , That such recaptured receiving such assistance: Applicability. rental assistance shall, to the extent practicable, be applied to another farm labor multi-family housing project financed under , That except as Provided further section 514 or 516 of the Act: provided in the third proviso under this heading and notwith- standing any other provision of the Act, the Secretary may recapture VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00018 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

19 131 STAT. 153 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 rental assistance provided under agreements entered into prior to fiscal year 2017 for a project that the Secretary determines no longer needs rental assistance and use such recaptured funds for current needs. FAMILY HOUSING REVITALIZATION PROGRAM ACCOUNT MULTI - Vouchers. For the rural housing voucher program as authorized under section 542 of the Housing Act of 1949, but notwithstanding sub- section (b) of such section, and for additional costs to conduct a demonstration program for the preservation and revitalization of multi-family rental housing properties described in this para- , Provided graph, $41,400,000, to remain available until expended: That of the funds made available under this heading, $19,400,000, shall be available for rural housing vouchers to any low-income household (including those not receiving rental assistance) residing in a property financed with a section 515 loan which has been , That the prepaid after September 30, 2005: Provided further amount of such voucher shall be the difference between comparable market rent for the section 515 unit and the tenant paid rent for such unit: , That funds made available for Provided further such vouchers shall be subject to the availability of annual appro- priations: Provided further , That the Secretary shall, to the max- imum extent practicable, administer such vouchers with current regulations and administrative guidance applicable to section 8 housing vouchers administered by the Secretary of the Department Provided further , That if the of Housing and Urban Development: Determination. Secretary determines that the amount made available for vouchers in this or any other Act is not needed for vouchers, the Secretary may use such funds for the demonstration program for the preserva- tion and revitalization of multi-family rental housing properties described in this paragraph: Provided further , That of the funds made available under this heading, $22,000,000 shall be available for a demonstration program for the preservation and revitalization of the sections 514, 515, and 516 multi-family rental housing prop- erties to restructure existing USDA multi-family housing loans, as the Secretary deems appropriate, expressly for the purposes of ensuring the project has sufficient resources to preserve the project for the purpose of providing safe and affordable housing for low-income residents and farm laborers including reducing or eliminating interest; deferring loan payments, subordinating, reducing or reamortizing loan debt; and other financial assistance including advances, payments and incentives (including the ability of owners to obtain reasonable returns on investment) required by the Secretary: Provided further , That the Secretary shall as part of the preservation and revitalization agreement obtain a restrictive use agreement consistent with the terms of the restruc- , That if the Secretary determines that Provided further turing: Determination. additional funds for vouchers described in this paragraph are needed, funds for the preservation and revitalization demonstration , That Provided further program may be used for such vouchers: if Congress enacts legislation to permanently authorize a multi- family rental housing loan restructuring program similar to the demonstration program described herein, the Secretary may use funds made available for the demonstration program under this heading to carry out such legislation with the prior approval of the Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress: VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00019 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

20 131 STAT. 154 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 , That in addition to any other available funds, Provided further the Secretary may expend not more than $1,000,000 total, from the program funds made available under this heading, for adminis- trative expenses for activities funded under this heading. MUTUAL AND SELF HELP HOUSING GRANTS - For grants and contracts pursuant to section 523(b)(1)(A) of the Housing Act of 1949 (42 U.S.C. 1490c), $30,000,000, to remain available until expended. RURAL HOUSING ASSISTANCE GRANTS For grants for very low-income housing repair and rural housing preservation made by the Rural Housing Service, as authorized by 42 U.S.C. 1474, and 1490m, $33,701,000, to remain available until expended. RURAL COMMUNITY FACILITIES PROGRAM ACCOUNT (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS) For gross obligations for the principal amount of direct and guaranteed loans as authorized by section 306 and described in section 381E(d)(1) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act, $2,600,000,000 for direct loans and $148,305,000 for guaranteed loans. For the cost of guaranteed loans, including the cost of modifying loans, as defined in section 502 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, $3,322,000, to remain available until expended. For the cost of grants for rural community facilities programs as authorized by section 306 and described in section 381E(d)(1) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act, $43,778,000, to remain available until expended: Provided , That $4,000,000 of the amount appropriated under this heading shall be available for a Rural Community Development Initiative: , Provided further That such funds shall be used solely to develop the capacity and ability of private, nonprofit community-based housing and commu- nity development organizations, low-income rural communities, and Federally Recognized Native American Tribes to undertake projects to improve housing, community facilities, community and economic Provided further , That such development projects in rural areas: funds shall be made available to qualified private, nonprofit and public intermediary organizations proposing to carry out a program of financial and technical assistance: Provided further , That such intermediary organizations shall provide matching funds from other sources, including Federal funds for related activities, in an amount Grants. Provided further , That $5,778,000 not less than funds provided: of the amount appropriated under this heading shall be to provide grants for facilities in rural communities with extreme unemploy- ment and severe economic depression (Public Law 106–387), with up to 5 percent for administration and capacity building in the Grants. State rural development offices: Provided further , That $4,000,000 Native of the amount appropriated under this heading shall be available Americans. for community facilities grants to tribal colleges, as authorized Provided further , That sections by section 306(a)(19) of such Act: VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00020 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

21 131 STAT. 155 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 381E–H and 381N of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Develop- ment Act are not applicable to the funds made available under this heading. B USINESS —C OOPERATIVE S R URAL ERVICE RURAL BUSINESS PROGRAM ACCOUNT (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS) For the cost of loan guarantees and grants, for the rural busi- ness development programs authorized by section 310B and described in subsections (a), (c), (f) and (g) of section 310B of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act, $65,319,000, to remain available until expended: Provided , That of the amount Grants. appropriated under this heading, not to exceed $500,000 shall be made available for one grant to a qualified national organization to provide technical assistance for rural transportation in order to promote economic development and $6,000,000 shall be for grants to the Delta Regional Authority (7 U.S.C. 2009aa et seq.) and the Appalachian Regional Commission (40 U.S.C. 14101 et seq.) for any Rural Community Advancement Program purpose as described in section 381E(d) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act, of which not more than 5 percent may be used Provided further , That $4,000,000 of for administrative expenses: Grants. Native the amount appropriated under this heading shall be for business Americans. grants to benefit Federally Recognized Native American Tribes, including $250,000 for a grant to a qualified national organization to provide technical assistance for rural transportation in order to promote economic development: Provided further, That sections 381E–H and 381N of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Develop- ment Act are not applicable to funds made available under this heading. INTERMEDIARY RELENDING PROGRAM FUND ACCOUNT (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) For the principal amount of direct loans, as authorized by the Intermediary Relending Program Fund Account (7 U.S.C. 1936b), $18,889,000. For the cost of direct loans, $5,476,000, as authorized by the Intermediary Relending Program Fund Account (7 U.S.C. 1936b), of which $557,000 shall be available through June 30, 2017, for Federally Recognized Native American Tribes; and of which $1,072,000 shall be available through June 30, 2017, for Mississippi Delta Region counties (as determined in accordance with Public Law 100–460): , That such costs, including the cost of Provided modifying such loans, shall be as defined in section 502 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974. In addition, for administrative expenses to carry out the direct loan programs, $4,468,000 shall be transferred to and merged with the appropriation for ‘‘Rural Development, Salaries and Expenses’’. VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00021 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

22 131 STAT. 156 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 RURAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT LOANS PROGRAM ACCOUNT (INCLUDING RESCISSION OF FUNDS) For the principal amount of direct loans, as authorized under section 313 of the Rural Electrification Act, for the purpose of promoting rural economic development and job creation projects, $42,213,000. Of the funds derived from interest on the cushion of credit payments, as authorized by section 313 of the Rural Electrification Act of 1936, $132,000,000 shall not be obligated and $132,000,000 are rescinded. The cost of grants authorized under section 313 of the Rural Electrification Act, for the purpose of promoting rural economic development and job creation projects shall not exceed $10,000,000. RURAL COOPERATIVE DEVELOPMENT GRANTS For rural cooperative development grants authorized under section 310B(e) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act (7 U.S.C. 1932), $26,550,000, of which $2,750,000 shall be for cooperative agreements for the appropriate technology transfer Provided , That not to exceed $3,000,000 for rural areas program: shall be for grants for cooperative development centers, individual cooperatives, or groups of cooperatives that serve socially disadvan- taged groups and a majority of the boards of directors or governing boards of which are comprised of individuals who are members of socially disadvantaged groups; and of which $15,000,000, to remain available until expended, shall be for value-added agricul- tural product market development grants, as authorized by section 231 of the Agricultural Risk Protection Act of 2000 (7 U.S.C. 1632a). RURAL ENERGY FOR AMERICA PROGRAM For the cost of a program of loan guarantees, under the same terms and conditions as authorized by section 9007 of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (7 U.S.C. 8107), $352,000: , That the cost of loan guarantees, including Provided the cost of modifying such loans, shall be as defined in section 502 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974. R U TILITIES S ERVICE URAL RURAL WATER AND WASTE DISPOSAL PROGRAM ACCOUNT (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS) For the cost of direct loans, loan guarantees, and grants for the rural water, waste water, waste disposal, and solid waste management programs authorized by sections 306, 306A, 306C, 306D, 306E, and 310B and described in sections 306C(a)(2), 306D, 306E, and 381E(d)(2) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Develop- ment Act, $571,190,000, to remain available until expended, of which not to exceed $1,000,000 shall be available for the rural utilities program described in section 306(a)(2)(B) of such Act, and of which not to exceed $993,000 shall be available for the rural utilities program described in section 306E of such Act: Provided, That not to exceed $10,000,000 of the amount appropriated under Grants. VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00022 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

23 131 STAT. 157 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 this heading shall be for grants authorized by section 306A(i)(2) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act in addition Provided to funding authorized by section 306A(i)(1) of such Act: further, That $64,000,000 of the amount appropriated under this Loans. Grants. heading shall be for loans and grants including water and waste disposal systems grants authorized by section 306C(a)(2)(B) and section 306D of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act, and Federally Recognized Native American Tribes authorized Provided further, That funding provided by 306C(a)(1) of such Act: for section 306D of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act may be provided to a consortium formed pursuant to section That not more than Provided further, 325 of Public Law 105–83: 2 percent of the funding provided for section 306D of the Consoli- dated Farm and Rural Development Act may be used by the State of Alaska for training and technical assistance programs and not more than 2 percent of the funding provided for section 306D of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act may be used by a consortium formed pursuant to section 325 of Public Pro- Law 105–83 for training and technical assistance programs: That not to exceed $20,000,000 of the amount appro- Grants. vided further, Determination. priated under this heading shall be for technical assistance grants for rural water and waste systems pursuant to section 306(a)(14) of such Act, unless the Secretary makes a determination of extreme need, of which $6,500,000 shall be made available for a grant to a qualified nonprofit multi-State regional technical assistance organization, with experience in working with small communities on water and waste water problems, the principal purpose of such grant shall be to assist rural communities with populations of 3,300 or less, in improving the planning, financing, development, operation, and management of water and waste water systems, and of which not less than $800,000 shall be for a qualified national Native American organization to provide technical assistance for Contracts. That Provided further, rural water systems for tribal communities: not to exceed $16,897,000 of the amount appropriated under this heading shall be for contracting with qualified national organiza- tions for a circuit rider program to provide technical assistance for rural water systems: That not to exceed Provided further, $4,000,000 shall be for solid waste management grants: Provided further, That $10,000,000 of the amount appropriated under this heading shall be transferred to, and merged with, the Rural Utilities Service, High Energy Cost Grants Account to provide grants author- ized under section 19 of the Rural Electrification Act of 1936 (7 U.S.C. 918a): Provided further, That any prior year balances for high-energy cost grants authorized by section 19 of the Rural Elec- trification Act of 1936 (7 U.S.C. 918a) shall be transferred to and merged with the Rural Utilities Service, High Energy Cost Grants , That sections 381E–H and 381N of the Account: Provided further Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act are not applicable to the funds made available under this heading. RURAL ELECTRIFICATION AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS LOANS PROGRAM ACCOUNT (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) The principal amount of direct and guaranteed loans as author- ized by sections 305 and 306 of the Rural Electrification Act of VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00023 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

24 131 STAT. 158 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 1936 (7 U.S.C. 935 and 936) shall be made as follows: loans made pursuant to section 306 of that Act, rural electric, $5,500,000,000; guaranteed underwriting loans pursuant to section 313A, $750,000,000; 5 percent rural telecommunications loans, cost of money rural telecommunications loans, and for loans made pursuant to section 306 of that Act, rural telecommunications loans, Provided , That up to $2,000,000,000 shall be used $690,000,000: for the construction, acquisition, or improvement of fossil-fueled electric generating plants (whether new or existing) that utilize carbon sequestration systems. For the cost of direct loans as authorized by section 305 of the Rural Electrification Act of 1936 (7 U.S.C. 935), including the cost of modifying loans, as defined in section 502 of the Congres- sional Budget Act of 1974, cost of money rural telecommunications loans, $3,071,000. In addition, for administrative expenses necessary to carry out the direct and guaranteed loan programs, $33,270,000, which shall be transferred to and merged with the appropriation for ‘‘Rural Development, Salaries and Expenses’’. DISTANCE LEARNING TELEMEDICINE , AND BROADBAND PROGRAM , For the principal amount of broadband telecommunication loans, $27,043,000. For grants for telemedicine and distance learning services in rural areas, as authorized by 7 U.S.C. 950aaa et seq., $26,600,000, to remain available until expended: Provided , That $3,000,000 shall be made available for grants authorized by 379G of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act: Provided further , That funding provided under this heading for grants under 379G of the Consoli- dated Farm and Rural Development Act may only be provided to entities that meet all of the eligibility criteria for a consortium as established by this section. For the cost of broadband loans, as authorized by section 601 of the Rural Electrification Act, $4,500,000, to remain available until expended: Provided , That the cost of direct loans shall be as defined in section 502 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974. In addition, $34,500,000, to remain available until expended, for a grant program to finance broadband transmission in rural areas eligible for Distance Learning and Telemedicine Program benefits authorized by 7 U.S.C. 950aaa. TITLE IV DOMESTIC FOOD PROGRAMS O FFICE OF THE U NDER S ECRETARY FOR F OOD , N UTRITION , AND C ONSUMER S ERVICES For necessary expenses of the Office of the Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services, $814,000. VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00024 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

25 131 STAT. 159 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 N S ERVICE OOD AND UTRITION F CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAMS (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS) For necessary expenses to carry out the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1751 et seq.), except section 21, and the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 (42 U.S.C. 1771 et seq.), except sections 17 and 21; $22,793,982,000 to remain available through September 30, 2018, of which such sums as are made available under section 14222(b)(1) of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (Public Law 110–246), as amended by this Act, shall be merged with and available for the same time period Provided , That of the total amount and purposes as provided herein: available, $17,004,000 shall be available to carry out section 19 of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 (42 U.S.C. 1771 et seq.): Provided further , That of the total amount available, $25,000,000 shall be Grants. available to provide competitive grants to State agencies for sub- grants to local educational agencies and schools to purchase the equipment needed to serve healthier meals, improve food safety, and to help support the establishment, maintenance, or expansion , That of the of the school breakfast program: Provided further total amount available, $23,000,000 shall remain available until expended to carry out section 749(g) of the Agriculture Appropria- Provided further , That tions Act of 2010 (Public Law 111–80): section 26(d) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1769g(d)) is amended in the first sentence by striking Provided ‘‘2010 through 2016’’ and inserting ‘‘2010 through 2017’’: , That section 9(h)(3) of the Richard B. Russell National further School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1758(h)(3)) is amended in the first sentence by striking ‘‘for each of fiscal years 2011 through 2015’’ and inserting ‘‘for fiscal year 2017’’: , That section Provided further 9(h)(4) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1758(h)(4)) is amended in the first sentence by striking ‘‘for each of fiscal years 2011 through 2015’’ and inserting ‘‘for fiscal year 2017’’. SPECIAL SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION PROGRAM FOR WOMEN , , INFANTS AND CHILDREN (WIC) For necessary expenses to carry out the special supplemental nutrition program as authorized by section 17 of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 (42 U.S.C. 1786), $6,350,000,000, to remain available Provided , That notwithstanding sec- through September 30, 2018: tion 17(h)(10) of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 (42 U.S.C. 1786(h)(10)), not less than $60,000,000 shall be used for breastfeeding peer counselors and other related activities, and $13,600,000 shall be used for infrastructure: Provided further , That none of the funds provided in this account shall be available for the purchase of infant formula except in accordance with the cost containment and competitive bidding requirements specified in sec- Provided further , That none of the funds tion 17 of such Act: provided shall be available for activities that are not fully reimbursed by other Federal Government departments or agencies unless authorized by section 17 of such Act: Provided further , That upon termination of a federally mandated vendor moratorium and subject to terms and conditions established by the Secretary, the VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00025 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

26 131 STAT. 160 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 Secretary may waive the requirement at 7 CFR 246.12(g)(6) at the request of a State agency. SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM For necessary expenses to carry out the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2011 et seq.), $78,480,694,000, of which $3,000,000,000, to remain available through December 31, 2018, shall be placed in reserve for use only in such amounts and at such times as may become necessary to carry out program oper- ations: Provided , That funds provided herein shall be expended in accordance with section 16 of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008: Provided further , That of the funds made available under this heading, $998,000 may be used to provide nutrition education services to State agencies and Federally Recognized Tribes partici- pating in the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations: , That this appropriation shall be subject to any Provided further Workfare. work registration or workfare requirements as may be required Provided further by law: , That funds made available for Employ- ment and Training under this heading shall remain available , That funds made through September 30, 2018: Provided further available under this heading for section 28(d)(1), section 4(b), and section 27(a) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 shall remain available through September 30, 2018: Provided further, That none of the funds made available under this heading may be obligated or expended in contravention of section 213A of the Immigration Provided further and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1183A): , That funds made available under this heading may be used to enter into contracts and employ staff to conduct studies, evaluations, or to conduct activities related to program integrity provided that such activities are authorized by the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008. COMMODITY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM For necessary expenses to carry out disaster assistance and the Commodity Supplemental Food Program as authorized by sec- tion 4(a) of the Agriculture and Consumer Protection Act of 1973 (7 U.S.C. 612c note); the Emergency Food Assistance Act of 1983; special assistance for the nuclear affected islands, as authorized by section 103(f)(2) of the Compact of Free Association Amendments Act of 2003 (Public Law 108–188); and the Farmers’ Market Nutri- tion Program, as authorized by section 17(m) of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966, $315,139,000, to remain available through September Provided , That none of these funds shall be available 30, 2018: to reimburse the Commodity Credit Corporation for commodities donated to the program: , That notwithstanding Provided further any other provision of law, effective with funds made available in fiscal year 2017 to support the Seniors Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program, as authorized by section 4402 of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002, such funds shall remain available Provided further , That of the funds through September 30, 2018: made available under section 27(a) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2036(a)), the Secretary may use up to 10 percent for costs associated with the distribution of commodities. VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00026 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

27 131 STAT. 161 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 NUTRITION PROGRAMS ADMINISTRATION For necessary administrative expenses of the Food and Nutri- tion Service for carrying out any domestic nutrition assistance program, $170,716,000: , That of the funds provided herein, Provided $17,700,000 shall be available until expended for relocation expenses and for the alteration and repair of buildings and improve- , That of the ments pursuant to 7 U.S.C. 2250: Provided further funds provided herein, $2,000,000 shall be used for the purposes of section 4404 of Public Law 107–171, as amended by section Contracts. , That of the funds 4401 of Public Law 110–246: Provided further Study. provided herein, $1,000,000 shall be used to contract for an inde- pendent study to identify the best means of consolidating and coordinating reporting requirements under Child Nutrition Pro- grams to eliminate redundancy, increase efficiency, and reduce the reporting burden on school food authorities and State agencies. TITLE V FOREIGN ASSISTANCE AND RELATED PROGRAMS GRICULTURAL OREIGN ERVICE A S F SALARIES AND EXPENSES (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS) For necessary expenses of the Foreign Agricultural Service, including not to exceed $250,000 for representation allowances and for expenses pursuant to section 8 of the Act approved August Provided , That the Service 3, 1956 (7 U.S.C. 1766), $196,571,000: may utilize advances of funds, or reimburse this appropriation for expenditures made on behalf of Federal agencies, public and private organizations and institutions under agreements executed pursuant to the agricultural food production assistance programs (7 U.S.C. 1737) and the foreign assistance programs of the United Provided further States Agency for International Development: , That funds made available for middle-income country training pro- grams, funds made available for the Borlaug International Agricul- tural Science and Technology Fellowship program, and up to $2,000,000 of the Foreign Agricultural Service appropriation solely for the purpose of offsetting fluctuations in international currency exchange rates, subject to documentation by the Foreign Agricul- tural Service, shall remain available until expended. FOOD FOR PEACE TITLE I DIRECT CREDIT AND FOOD FOR PROGRESS PROGRAM ACCOUNT (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) For administrative expenses to carry out the credit program of title I, Food for Peace Act (Public Law 83–480) and the Food for Progress Act of 1985, $149,000, shall be transferred to and merged with the appropriation for ‘‘Farm Service Agency, Salaries and Expenses’’. VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00027 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

28 131 STAT. 162 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 FOOD FOR PEACE TITLE II GRANTS For expenses during the current fiscal year, not otherwise recoverable, and unrecovered prior years’ costs, including interest thereon, under the Food for Peace Act (Public Law 83–480), for commodities supplied in connection with dispositions abroad under title II of said Act, $1,466,000,000, to remain available until Notification. , That the Administrator of the United States Provided expended: Web posting. Agency for International Development shall in each instance notify Deadline. in writing the Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress, the Committee on Agriculture of the House, and the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry of the Senate and make publicly available online the amount and use of authority in section 202(a) of the Food for Peace Act (7 U.S.C. 1722(a)) to notwithstand the minimum level of nonemergency assistance required by section 412(e)(2) of the Food for Peace Act (7 U.S.C. 1736f(e)(2)) not later than 15 days after the date of such action. MCGOVERN - DOLE INTERNATIONAL FOOD FOR EDUCATION AND CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAM GRANTS For necessary expenses to carry out the provisions of section 3107 of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (7 U.S.C. 1736o–1), $201,626,000, to remain available until expended: Provided , That the Commodity Credit Corporation is authorized to provide the services, facilities, and authorities for the purpose of implementing such section, subject to reimbursement Provided further from amounts provided herein: , That of the amount made available under this heading, $5,000,000, shall remain avail- able until expended for necessary expenses to carry out the provi- sions of section 3207 of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (7 U.S.C. 1726c). COMMODITY CREDIT CORPORATION EXPORT (LOANS) CREDIT GUARANTEE PROGRAM ACCOUNT (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS) For administrative expenses to carry out the Commodity Credit Corporation’s Export Guarantee Program, GSM 102 and GSM 103, $8,537,000; to cover common overhead expenses as permitted by section 11 of the Commodity Credit Corporation Charter Act and in conformity with the Federal Credit Reform Act of 1990, of which $6,074,000 shall be transferred to and merged with the appropria- tion for ‘‘Foreign Agricultural Service, Salaries and Expenses’’, and of which $2,463,000 shall be transferred to and merged with the appropriation for ‘‘Farm Service Agency, Salaries and Expenses’’. VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00028 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

29 131 STAT. 163 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 TITLE VI RELATED AGENCY AND FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION H EALTH AND H UMAN S ERVICES EPARTMENT OF D FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION SALARIES AND EXPENSES For necessary expenses of the Food and Drug Administration, including hire and purchase of passenger motor vehicles; for pay- ment of space rental and related costs pursuant to Public Law 92–313 for programs and activities of the Food and Drug Adminis- tration which are included in this Act; for rental of special purpose space in the District of Columbia or elsewhere; for miscellaneous and emergency expenses of enforcement activities, authorized and approved by the Secretary and to be accounted for solely on the Secretary’s certificate, not to exceed $25,000; and notwithstanding section 521 of Public Law 107–188; $4,655,089,000: Provided , That of the amount provided under this heading, $754,524,000 shall be derived from prescription drug user fees authorized by 21 U.S.C. 379h, and shall be credited to this account and remain available until expended; $126,083,000 shall be derived from medical device user fees authorized by 21 U.S.C. 379j, and shall be credited to this account and remain available until expended; $323,011,000 shall be derived from human generic drug user fees authorized by 21 U.S.C. 379j–42, and shall be credited to this account and remain available until expended; $22,079,000 shall be derived from biosimilar biological product user fees authorized by 21 U.S.C. 379j–52, and shall be credited to this account and remain available until expended; $23,673,000 shall be derived from animal drug user fees authorized by 21 U.S.C. 379j–12, and shall be credited to this account and remain available until expended; $11,341,000 shall be derived from animal generic drug user fees authorized by 21 U.S.C. 379j–21, and shall be credited to this account and remain available until expended; $635,000,000 shall be derived from tobacco product user fees authorized by 21 U.S.C. 387s, and shall be credited to this account and remain available until expended: , That in addition to and notwithstanding Provided further any other provision under this heading, amounts collected for prescription drug user fees, medical device user fees, human generic drug user fees, biosimilar biological product user fees, animal drug user fees, and animal generic drug user fees that exceed the respec- tive fiscal year 2017 limitations are appropriated and shall be credited to this account and remain available until expended: Pro- vided further , That fees derived from prescription drug, medical device, human generic drug, biosimilar biological product, animal drug, and animal generic drug assessments for fiscal year 2017, including any such fees collected prior to fiscal year 2017 but credited for fiscal year 2017, shall be subject to the fiscal year 2017 limitations: Provided further , That the Secretary may accept payment during fiscal year 2017 of user fees specified under this heading and authorized for fiscal year 2018, prior to the due date for such fees, and that amounts of such fees assessed for fiscal year 2018 for which the Secretary accepts payment in fiscal year 2017 shall not be included in amounts under this heading: Provided further , That none of these funds shall be used to develop, establish, VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00029 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

30 131 STAT. 164 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 or operate any program of user fees authorized by 31 U.S.C. 9701: Provided further , That of the total amount appropriated: (1) $1,025,503,000 shall be for the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition and related field activities in the Office of Regulatory Affairs; (2) $1,329,328,000 shall be for the Center for Drug Evalua- tion and Research and related field activities in the Office of Regu- latory Affairs; (3) $339,618,000 shall be for the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research and for related field activities in the Office of Regulatory Affairs; (4) $194,252,000 shall be for the Center for Veterinary Medicine and for related field activities in the Office of Regulatory Affairs; (5) $427,928,000 shall be for the Center for Devices and Radiological Health and for related field activities in the Office of Regulatory Affairs; (6) $63,331,000 shall be for the National Center for Toxicological Research; (7) $596,338,000 shall be for the Center for Tobacco Products and for related field activities in the Office of Regulatory Affairs; (8) not to exceed $163,507,000 shall be for Rent and Related activities, of which $46,856,000 is for White Oak Consolidation, other than the amounts paid to the General Services Administration for rent; (9) not to exceed $231,293,000 shall be for payments to the General Services Administration for rent; and (10) $283,991,000 shall be for other activities, including the Office of the Commissioner of Food and Drugs, the Office of Foods and Veterinary Medicine, the Office of Medical and Tobacco Products, the Office of Global and Regu- latory Policy, the Office of Operations, the Office of the Chief Provided further Scientist, and central services for these offices: , That not to exceed $25,000 of this amount shall be for official reception and representation expenses, not otherwise provided for, as determined by the Commissioner: Provided further , That any transfer of funds pursuant to section 770(n) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 379dd(n)) shall only be from amounts made available under this heading for other activities: , That of the amounts that are made available Provided further under this heading for ‘‘other activities’’, and that are not derived from user fees, $1,500,000 shall be transferred to and merged with the appropriation for ‘‘Department of Health and Human Services—Office of Inspector General’’ for oversight of the programs and operations of the Food and Drug Administration and shall be in addition to funds otherwise made available for oversight Provided further, That of Coordination. of the Food and Drug Administration: the total amount made available under this heading, $3,000,000 shall be used by the Commissioner of Food and Drugs, in coordina- tion with the Secretary of Agriculture, for consumer outreach and education regarding agricultural biotechnology and biotechnology- derived food products and animal feed, including through publica- tion and distribution of science-based educational information on the environmental, nutritional, food safety, economic, and humani- tarian impacts of such biotechnology, food products, and feed: Pro- Transfer , That funds may be transferred from one specified vided further approval. activity to another with the prior approval of the Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress. In addition, mammography user fees authorized by 42 U.S.C. 263b, export certification user fees authorized by 21 U.S.C. 381, priority review user fees authorized by 21 U.S.C. 360n and 360ff, food and feed recall fees, food reinspection fees, and voluntary qualified importer program fees authorized by 21 U.S.C. 379j– 31, outsourcing facility fees authorized by 21 U.S.C. 379j–62, VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00030 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

31 131 STAT. 165 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 prescription drug wholesale distributor licensing and inspection fees authorized by 21 U.S.C. 353(e)(3), third-party logistics provider licensing and inspection fees authorized by 21 U.S.C. 360eee–3(c)(1), third-party auditor fees authorized by 21 U.S.C. 384d(c)(8), and medical countermeasure priority review voucher user fees author- ized by 21 U.S.C. 360bbb–4a, shall be credited to this account, to remain available until expended. BUILDINGS AND FACILITIES For plans, construction, repair, improvement, extension, alter- ation, demolition, and purchase of fixed equipment or facilities of or used by the Food and Drug Administration, where not other- wise provided, $11,788,000, to remain available until expended. INDEPENDENT AGENCY F C REDIT A DMINISTRATION ARM LIMITATION ON ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES Not to exceed $68,600,000 (from assessments collected from farm credit institutions, including the Federal Agricultural Mort- gage Corporation) shall be obligated during the current fiscal year for administrative expenses as authorized under 12 U.S.C. 2249: Provided , That this limitation shall not apply to expenses associated Provided further , That the agency may exceed with receiverships: Notification. this limitation by up to 10 percent with notification to the Commit- tees on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress. TITLE VII GENERAL PROVISIONS (INCLUDING RESCISSIONS AND TRANSFERS OF FUNDS) . 701. Within the unit limit of cost fixed by law, appropria- S EC tions and authorizations made for the Department of Agriculture for the current fiscal year under this Act shall be available for the purchase, in addition to those specifically provided for, of not to exceed 52 passenger motor vehicles of which 52 shall be for replacement only, and for the hire of such vehicles: Provided , That notwithstanding this section, the only purchase of new passenger vehicles shall be for those determined by the Secretary to be nec- essary for transportation safety, to reduce operational costs, and for the protection of life, property, and public safety. EC . 702. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, S the Secretary of Agriculture may transfer unobligated balances of discretionary funds appropriated by this Act or any other avail- able unobligated discretionary balances that are remaining avail- able of the Department of Agriculture to the Working Capital Fund for the acquisition of plant and capital equipment necessary for the delivery of financial, administrative, and information technology services of primary benefit to the agencies of the Department of Agriculture, such transferred funds to remain available until Provided , That none of the funds made available by expended: Transfer approval. this Act or any other Act shall be transferred to the Working VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00031 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

32 131 STAT. 166 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 Capital Fund without the prior approval of the agency adminis- Provided further Notification. trator: , That none of the funds transferred to Transfer the Working Capital Fund pursuant to this section shall be available approval. for obligation without written notification to and the prior approval of the Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress: Provided further , That none of the funds appropriated by this Notification. Transfer Act or made available to the Department’s Working Capital Fund approval. shall be available for obligation or expenditure to make any changes to the Department’s National Finance Center without written notification to and prior approval of the Committees on Appropria- tions of both Houses of Congress as required by section 717 of this Act: Provided further , That of annual income amounts in the Working Capital Fund of the Department of Agriculture allocated for the National Finance Center, the Secretary may reserve not more than 4 percent for the replacement or acquisition of capital equipment, including equipment for the improvement and implementation of a financial management plan, information tech- nology, and other systems of the National Finance Center or to pay any unforeseen, extraordinary cost of the National Finance Notification. Center: Provided further , That none of the amounts reserved shall be available for obligation unless the Secretary submits written notification of the obligation to the Committees on Appropriations Provided further , That in addition of both Houses of Congress: to the funds appropriated or made available in this Act for the National Finance Center the Secretary shall make available $8,608,000 from unobligated balances of the Working Capital Fund and unobligated balances and reserves of the National Finance Center for travel, information technology, financial management systems, and related expenses incurred as a result of a February Provided further , That the limitations on the obliga- 2017 tornado: Determination. tion of funds pending notification to Congressional Committees shall not apply to any obligation that, as determined by the Sec- retary, is necessary to respond to a declared state of emergency that significantly impacts the operations of the National Finance Center; or to evacuate employees of the National Finance Center to a safe haven to continue operations of the National Finance Center. EC . 703. No part of any appropriation contained in this Act S shall remain available for obligation beyond the current fiscal year unless expressly so provided herein. S EC . 704. No funds appropriated by this Act may be used to pay negotiated indirect cost rates on cooperative agreements or similar arrangements between the United States Department of Agriculture and nonprofit institutions in excess of 10 percent of the total direct cost of the agreement when the purpose of such cooperative arrangements is to carry out programs of mutual interest between the two parties. This does not preclude appropriate payment of indirect costs on grants and contracts with such institu- tions when such indirect costs are computed on a similar basis for all agencies for which appropriations are provided in this Act. . 705. Appropriations to the Department of Agriculture for EC S the cost of direct and guaranteed loans made available in the current fiscal year shall remain available until expended to disburse obligations made in the current fiscal year for the following accounts: the Rural Development Loan Fund program account, the Rural Electrification and Telecommunication Loans program account, and the Rural Housing Insurance Fund program account. VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00032 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

33 131 STAT. 167 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 . 706. None of the funds made available to the Department S Determination. EC Contracts. of Agriculture by this Act may be used to acquire new information Approval. technology systems or significant upgrades, as determined by the Concurrence. Office of the Chief Information Officer, without the approval of the Chief Information Officer and the concurrence of the Executive Provided , That Notification. Information Technology Investment Review Board: Transfer notwithstanding any other provision of law, none of the funds approval. appropriated or otherwise made available by this Act may be trans- ferred to the Office of the Chief Information Officer without written notification to and the prior approval of the Committees on Appro- priations of both Houses of Congress: Provided further , That, not- withstanding section 11319 of title 40, United States Code, none of the funds available to the Department of Agriculture for informa- tion technology shall be obligated for projects, contracts, or other agreements over $25,000 prior to receipt of written approval by , That the Chief Provided further the Chief Information Officer: Information Officer may authorize an agency to obligate funds without written approval from the Chief Information Officer for projects, contracts, or other agreements up to $250,000 based upon the performance of an agency measured against the performance plan requirements described in the explanatory statement accom- panying Public Law 113–235. EC . 707. Funds made available under section 524(b) of the S Federal Crop Insurance Act (7 U.S.C. 1524(b)) in the current fiscal year shall remain available until expended to disburse obligations made in the current fiscal year. . 708. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any EC S former RUS borrower that has repaid or prepaid an insured, direct or guaranteed loan under the Rural Electrification Act of 1936, or any not-for-profit utility that is eligible to receive an insured or direct loan under such Act, shall be eligible for assistance under section 313(b)(2)(B) of such Act in the same manner as a borrower under such Act. . 709. Except as otherwise specifically provided by law, EC S not more than $20,000,000 in unobligated balances from appropria- tions made available for salaries and expenses in this Act for the Farm Service Agency shall remain available through September 30, 2018, for information technology expenses: Provided , That except as otherwise specifically provided by law, unobligated balances from appropriations made available for salaries and expenses in this Act for the Rural Development mission area shall remain available through September 30, 2018, for information technology expenses. . 710. None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made EC S available by this Act may be used for first-class travel by the employees of agencies funded by this Act in contravention of sections 301–10.122 through 301–10.124 of title 41, Code of Federal Regula- tions. EC . 711. In the case of each program established or amended S by the Agricultural Act of 2014 (Public Law 113–79), other than by title I or subtitle A of title III of such Act, or programs for which indefinite amounts were provided in that Act, that is author- ized or required to be carried out using funds of the Commodity Credit Corporation— (1) such funds shall be available for salaries and related administrative expenses, including technical assistance, associ- ated with the implementation of the program, without regard to the limitation on the total amount of allotments and fund VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00033 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

34 131 STAT. 168 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 transfers contained in section 11 of the Commodity Credit Corporation Charter Act (15 U.S.C. 714i); and (2) the use of such funds for such purpose shall not be considered to be a fund transfer or allotment for purposes of applying the limitation on the total amount of allotments and fund transfers contained in such section. EC . 712. Of the funds made available by this Act, not more S than $2,000,000 shall be used to cover necessary expenses of activi- ties related to all advisory committees, panels, commissions, and task forces of the Department of Agriculture, except for panels used to comply with negotiated rule makings and panels used to evaluate competitively awarded grants. S EC . 713. None of the funds in this Act shall be available to pay indirect costs charged against any agricultural research, education, or extension grant awards issued by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture that exceed 30 percent of total Provided Federal funds provided under each award: , That notwith- standing section 1462 of the National Agricultural Research, Exten- sion, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 3310), funds pro- vided by this Act for grants awarded competitively by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture shall be available to pay full allowable indirect costs for each grant awarded under section 9 of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 638). S EC . 714. None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available by this or any other Act shall be used to pay the salaries and expenses of personnel to carry out the following: (1) The Watershed Rehabilitation program authorized by section 14(h)(1) of the Watershed Protection and Flood Preven- tion Act (16 U.S.C. 1012(h)(1)) in excess of $9,000,000; (2) The Environmental Quality Incentives Program as authorized by sections 1240-1240H of the Food Security Act of 1985 (16 U.S.C. 3839aa–3839aa–8) in excess of $1,357,000,000: Provided , That this limitation shall apply only Applicability. to funds provided by section 1241(a)(5)(D) of the Food Security Act of 1985 (16 U.S.C. 3841(a)(5)(D)); (3) The Biomass Crop Assistance Program authorized by section 9011 of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (7 U.S.C. 8111) in excess of $3,000,000 in new obligational authority; (4) The Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance program as authorized by section 9003 of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (7 U.S.C. 8103) in excess of $151,000,000 of the funding made available by subsection (g)(1)(A) of that section for all fiscal years; and (5) A program authorized by section 524(b) of the Federal Crop Insurance Act, as amended (7 U.S.C. 1524(b)) in excess Provided , That notwith- of $7,000,000 for fiscal year 2017: standing section 524(b)(4)(C)(i) and 524(b)(4)(C)(iii) this limita- tion shall not apply to funds provided by section 524(b)(4)(C)(ii). EC . 715. Notwithstanding subsection (b) of section 14222 of S Public Law 110–246 (7 U.S.C. 612c–6; in this section referred to as ‘‘section 14222’’), none of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available by this or any other Act shall be used to pay the salaries and expenses of personnel to carry out a program under section 32 of the Act of August 24, 1935 (7 U.S.C. 612c; in this section referred to as ‘‘section 32’’) in excess of $886,000,000 VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00034 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

35 131 STAT. 169 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 (exclusive of carryover appropriations from prior fiscal years), as follows: Child Nutrition Programs Entitlement Commodities— $465,000,000; State Option Contracts— $5,000,000; Removal of Defective Commodities—$2,500,000; Administration of Section 32 Provided , That of the total Notification. Commodity Purchases—$35,440,000: Time period. funds made available in the matter preceding this proviso that remain unobligated on October 1, 2017, such unobligated balances shall carryover into the next fiscal year and shall remain available until expended for any of the three stated purposes of section 32, except that any such carryover funds used in accordance with clause (3) of section 32 may not exceed $75,000,000 and may not be obligated until the Secretary of Agriculture provides written notification of the expenditures to the Committees on Appropria- tions of both Houses of Congress at least two weeks in advance: , That none of the funds made available in this Provided further Act or any other Act shall be used for salaries and expenses to carry out in this fiscal year sub-section (i)(1)(E) of section 19 of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1769a), except in an amount that excludes the transfer of $125,000,000 of the funds to be transferred under subsection (c) of section 14222, until October 1, 2017: , That $125,000,000 made Provided further available on October 1, 2017, to carry out such section 19 shall be excluded from the limitation described in subsection (b)(2)(A)(x) Provided further , That, with the exception of of section 14222: any available carryover funds authorized in the first proviso of this section to be used for the purposes of clause (3) of section 32, none of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available by this or any other Act shall be used to pay the salaries or expenses of any employee of the Department of Agriculture or officer of the Commodity Credit Corporation to carry out clause (3) of section 32, or for any surplus removal activities or price support activities under section 5 of the Commodity Credit Corpora- tion Charter Act (15 U.S.C. 714c): Provided further , That the avail- able unobligated balances under (b)(2)(A)(ix) of section 14222 in excess of the limitation set forth in this section, excluding the carryover amounts authorized in the first proviso of this section for section 32 and the amounts to be transferred pursuant to the second proviso of this section, are hereby permanently rescinded. EC . 716. None of the funds appropriated by this or any other S Act shall be used to pay the salaries and expenses of personnel who prepare or submit appropriations language as part of the President’s budget submission to the Congress for programs under the jurisdiction of the Appropriations Subcommittees on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies that assumes revenues or reflects a reduction from the previous year due to user fees proposals that have not been enacted into law prior to the submission of the budget unless such budget submission identifies which additional spending reductions should occur in the event the user fees proposals are not enacted prior to the date of the convening of a committee of conference for the fiscal year 2018 appropriations Act. EC . 717. (a) None of the funds provided by this Act, or provided S Notifications. Time periods. by previous appropriations Acts to the agencies funded by this Act that remain available for obligation or expenditure in the cur- rent fiscal year, or provided from any accounts in the Treasury derived by the collection of fees available to the agencies funded by this Act, shall be available for obligation or expenditure through VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00035 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

36 131 STAT. 170 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 a reprogramming, transfer of funds, or reimbursements as author- ized by the Economy Act, or in the case of the Department of Agriculture, through use of the authority provided by section 702(b) of the Department of Agriculture Organic Act of 1944 (7 U.S.C. 2257) or section 8 of Public Law 89–106 (7 U.S.C. 2263), that— (1) creates new programs; (2) eliminates a program, project, or activity; (3) increases funds or personnel by any means for any project or activity for which funds have been denied or restricted; (4) relocates an office or employees; (5) reorganizes offices, programs, or activities; or (6) contracts out or privatizes any functions or activities presently performed by Federal employees; unless the Secretary of Agriculture or the Secretary of Health and Human Services (as the case may be) notifies in writing and receives approval from the Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress at least 30 days in advance of the reprogram- ming of such funds or the use of such authority. (b) None of the funds provided by this Act, or provided by previous Appropriations Acts to the agencies funded by this Act that remain available for obligation or expenditure in the current fiscal year, or provided from any accounts in the Treasury derived by the collection of fees available to the agencies funded by this Act, shall be available for obligation or expenditure for activities, programs, or projects through a reprogramming or use of the authorities referred to in subsection (a) involving funds in excess of $500,000 or 10 percent, whichever is less, that— (1) augments existing programs, projects, or activities; (2) reduces by 10 percent funding for any existing program, project, or activity, or numbers of personnel by 10 percent as approved by Congress; or (3) results from any general savings from a reduction in personnel which would result in a change in existing programs, activities, or projects as approved by Congress; unless the Sec- retary of Agriculture or the Secretary of Health and Human Services (as the case may be) notifies in writing and receives approval from the Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress at least 30 days in advance of the re- programming or transfer of such funds or the use of such authority. (c) The Secretary of Agriculture or the Secretary of Health and Human Services shall notify in writing and receive approval from the Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress before implementing any program or activity not carried out during the previous fiscal year unless the program or activity is funded by this Act or specifically funded by any other Act. (d) None of the funds provided by this Act, or provided by previous Appropriations Acts to the agencies funded by this Act that remain available for obligation or expenditure in the current fiscal year, or provided from any accounts in the Treasury derived by the collection of fees available to the agencies funded by this Act, shall be available for— (1) modifying major capital investments funding levels, including information technology systems, that involves increasing or decreasing funds in the current fiscal year for VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00036 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

37 131 STAT. 171 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 the individual investment in excess of $500,000 or 10 percent of the total cost, whichever is less; (2) realigning or reorganizing new, current, or vacant posi- tions or agency activities or functions to establish a center, office, branch, or similar entity with five or more personnel; or (3) carrying out activities or functions that were not described in the budget request; unless the agencies funded by this Act notify, in writing, the Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress at least 30 days in advance of using the funds for these purposes. (e) As described in this section, no funds may be used for any activities unless the Secretary of Agriculture or the Secretary of Health and Human Services receives from the Committee on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress written or electronic mail confirmation of receipt of the notification as required in this section. EC . 718. Notwithstanding section 310B(g)(5) of the Consoli- S Fees. dated Farm and Rural Development Act (7 U.S.C. 1932(g)(5)), the Secretary may assess a one-time fee for any guaranteed business and industry loan in an amount that does not exceed 3 percent of the guaranteed principal portion of the loan. EC S . 719. None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available to the Department of Agriculture, the Food and Drug Administration, or the Farm Credit Administration shall be used to transmit or otherwise make available reports, questions, or responses to questions that are a result of information requested for the appropriations hearing process to any non-Department of Agriculture, non-Department of Health and Human Services, or non-Farm Credit Administration employee. EC . 720. Unless otherwise authorized by existing law, none S News story. Notification. of the funds provided in this Act, may be used by an executive branch agency to produce any prepackaged news story intended for broadcast or distribution in the United States unless the story includes a clear notification within the text or audio of the pre- packaged news story that the prepackaged news story was prepared or funded by that executive branch agency. . 721. No employee of the Department of Agriculture may S EC Time period. Reimbursement. be detailed or assigned from an agency or office funded by this Act or any other Act to any other agency or office of the Department for more than 60 days in a fiscal year unless the individual’s employing agency or office is fully reimbursed by the receiving agency or office for the salary and expenses of the employee for the period of assignment. . 722. In addition to amounts otherwise made available EC S by this Act and notwithstanding the last sentence of 16 U.S.C. 1310, there is appropriated $4,000,000, to remain available until expended, to implement non-renewable agreements on eligible lands, including flooded agricultural lands, as determined by the Secretary, under the Water Bank Act (16 U.S.C. 1301–1311). . 723. Not later than 30 days after the date of enactment S EC Deadline. Spending plan. of this Act, the Secretary of Agriculture, the Commissioner of the Fees. Food and Drug Administration, and the Chairman of the Farm Credit Administration shall submit to the Committees on Appropria- tions of both Houses of Congress a detailed spending plan by program, project, and activity for all the funds made available under this Act including appropriated user fees, as defined in the VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00037 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

38 131 STAT. 172 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 explanatory statement described in section 4 (in the matter pre- ceding division A of this consolidated Act). EC . 724. Funds made available under title II of the Food S for Peace Act (7 U.S.C. 1721 et seq.) may only be used to provide assistance to recipient nations if adequate monitoring and controls, as determined by the Secretary, are in place to ensure that emer- gency food aid is received by the intended beneficiaries in areas affected by food shortages and not diverted for unauthorized or inappropriate purposes. S EC . 725. The Secretary shall establish an intermediary loan Loans. packaging program based on the pilot program in effect for fiscal year 2013 for packaging and reviewing section 502 single family direct loans. The Secretary shall enter into agreements with current Contracts. intermediary organizations and with additional qualified inter- mediary organizations. The Secretary shall work with these organizations to increase effectiveness of the section 502 single family direct loan program in rural communities and shall set aside and make available from the national reserve section 502 loans an amount necessary to support the work of such inter- mediaries and provide a priority for review of such loans. S EC . 726. For loans and loan guarantees that do not require Loans. Notification. budget authority and the program level has been established in Time period. this Act, the Secretary of Agriculture may increase the program level for such loans and loan guarantees by not more than 25 Provided , That prior to the Secretary implementing such percent: an increase, the Secretary notifies, in writing, the Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress at least 15 days in advance. EC S . 727. None of the credit card refunds or rebates transferred Notification. Transfer to the Working Capital Fund pursuant to section 729 of the Agri- approval. culture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2002 (7 U.S.C. 2235a; Public Law 107–76) shall be available for obligation without written notification to, and the prior approval of, the Committees on Appro- , That the refunds Provided priations of both Houses of Congress: or rebates so transferred shall be available for obligation only for the acquisition of plant and capital equipment necessary for the delivery of financial, administrative, and information technology services of primary benefit to the agencies of the Department of Agriculture. EC . 728. None of the funds made available by this Act may S be used to procure processed poultry products imported into the United States from the People’s Republic of China for use in the school lunch program under the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1751 et seq.), the Child and Adult Care Food Program under section 17 of such Act (42 U.S.C. 1766), the Summer Food Service Program for Children under section 13 of such Act (42 U.S.C. 1761), or the school breakfast program under the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 (42 U.S.C. 1771 et seq.). EC . 729. In response to an eligible community where the S Water. Determination. drinking water supplies are inadequate due to a natural disaster, Time period. as determined by the Secretary, including drought or severe weather, the Secretary may provide potable water through the Emergency Community Water Assistance Grant Program for an additional period of time not to exceed 120 days beyond the estab- lished period provided under the Program in order to protect public health. VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00038 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

39 131 STAT. 173 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 . 730. Funds provided by this or any prior Appropriations S EC Act for the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative under 7 U.S.C. 450i(b) shall be made available without regard to section 7128 of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (7 U.S.C. 3371 note), under the matching requirements in laws in effect on the date before the date of enactment of such section: Provided , That the requirements Applicability. of 7 U.S.C. 450i(b)(9) shall continue to apply. EC . 731. There is hereby appropriated $1,996,000 to carry S out section 1621 of Public Law 110–246. S EC . 732. None of the funds made available by this Act may Plan. Coordination. be used by the Secretary of Agriculture, acting through the Food Time period. and Nutrition Service, to commence any new research and evalua- Review. tion projects until the Secretary submits to the Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress a research and evalua- tion plan for fiscal year 2017, prepared in coordination with the Research, Education, and Economics mission area of the Depart- ment of Agriculture, and a period of 30 days beginning on the date of the submission of the plan expires to permit Congressional review of the plan. . 733. In carrying out subsection (h) of section 502 of the EC S Housing Act of 1949 (42 U.S.C. 1472), the Secretary of Agriculture shall have the same authority with respect to loans guaranteed under such section and eligible lenders for such loans as the Sec- retary has under subsections (h) and (j) of section 538 of such Act (42 U.S.C. 1490p–2) with respect to loans guaranteed under such section 538 and eligible lenders for such loans. . 734. None of the funds made available by this Act may S EC be used to propose, promulgate, or implement any rule, or take any other action with respect to, allowing or requiring information intended for a prescribing health care professional, in the case of a drug or biological product subject to section 503(b)(1) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 353(b)(1)), to be distributed to such professional electronically (in lieu of in paper form) unless and until a Federal law is enacted to allow or require such distribution. S . 735. Any amounts transferred pursuant to section 149 EC of the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2017 (division C of Public Law 114–223), as amended by the Further Continuing and Security Assistance Appropriations Act, 2017 (Public Law 114–254), that the Secretary of Agriculture determines are not necessary for the cost of direct telecommunications loans authorized by section 305 of the Rural Electrification Act of 1936 (7 U.S.C. 935) shall be transferred back to the accounts to which they were originally appropriated and shall be available for the same purposes as origi- nally appropriated. EC . 736. None of the funds made available by this Act may S Human embryo. be used to notify a sponsor or otherwise acknowledge receipt of a submission for an exemption for investigational use of a drug or biological product under section 505(i) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 355(i)) or section 351(a)(3) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 262(a)(3)) in research in which a human embryo is intentionally created or modified to include a heritable genetic modification. Any such submission shall be deemed to have not been received by the Secretary, and the exemp- tion may not go into effect. S . 737. None of the funds made available by this or any EC other Act may be used to carry out the final rule promulgated VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00039 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

40 131 STAT. 174 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 by the Food and Drug Administration and put into effect November 16, 2015, in regards to the hazard analysis and risk-based preven- tive control requirements of the current good manufacturing prac- tice, hazard analysis, and risk-based preventive controls for food for animals rule with respect to the regulation of the production, distribution, sale, or receipt of dried spent grain byproducts of the alcoholic beverage production process. EC . 738. (a) The Secretary of Agriculture shall— S (1) conduct audits in a manner that evaluates the following Audits. factors in the country or region being audited, as applicable— (A) veterinary control and oversight; (B) disease history and vaccination practices; (C) livestock demographics and traceability; (D) epidemiological separation from potential sources of infection; (E) surveillance practices; (F) diagnostic laboratory capabilities; and (G) emergency preparedness and response; and Public (2) promptly make publicly available the final reports of information. any audits or reviews conducted pursuant to subsection (1). Reports. (b) This section shall be applied in a manner consistent with Applicability. United States obligations under its international trade agreements. EC . 739. None of the funds made available by this Act may S be used to carry out any activities or incur any expense related to the issuance of licenses under section 3 of the Animal Welfare Act (7 U.S.C. 2133), or the renewal of such licenses, to class B dealers who sell dogs and cats for use in research, experiments, teaching, or testing. S . 740. No partially hydrogenated oils as defined in the EC Hydrogenated oils. order published by the Food and Drug Administration in the Federal Register on June 17, 2015 (80 Fed. Reg. 34650 et seq.) shall be deemed unsafe within the meaning of section 409(a) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 348(a)) and no food that is introduced or delivered for introduction into interstate commerce that bears or contains a partially hydrogenated oil shall be deemed adulterated under sections 402(a)(1) or 402(a)(2)(C)(i) of this Act by virtue of bearing or containing a partially hydrogenated oil until the compliance date as specified in such order (June 18, 2018). S . 741. The Secretary may charge a fee for lenders to access EC Fees. Department loan guarantee systems in connection with such lenders’ participation in loan guarantee programs of the Rural Housing Service: Provided , That the funds collected from such fees shall be made available to the Secretary without further appropria- tion and such funds shall be deposited into the Rural Development Salaries and Expense Account and shall remain available until expended for obligation and expenditure by the Secretary for administrative expenses of the Rural Housing Service Loan Guar- Provided fur- antee Program in addition to other available funds: , That such fees collected shall not exceed $50 per loan. ther S EC . 742. (a) None of the funds made available in this Act Pornography. may be used to maintain or establish a computer network unless such network blocks the viewing, downloading, and exchanging of pornography. (b) Nothing in subsection (a) shall limit the use of funds nec- essary for any Federal, State, tribal, or local law enforcement agency VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00040 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

41 131 STAT. 175 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 or any other entity carrying out criminal investigations, prosecution, or adjudication activities. EC . 743. In addition to amounts otherwise made available S by this Act under the heading ‘‘Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service—Buildings and Facilities’’, there is appropriated $47,000,000, to remain available until expended, for fruit fly rearing facilities. S . 744. Beginning on the date of enactment of this Act, EC Effective date. Notification. in fiscal year 2017 and each fiscal year hereafter, notwithstanding 7 USC 2014a. any other provision of law, a household certified to participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program is required to report in a manner prescribed by the Secretary if the household no longer resides in the State in which it is certified. S EC . 745. Of the unobligated balances from amounts made available for the special supplemental nutrition program as author- ized by section 17 of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 (42 U.S.C. 1786), $850,000,000 are rescinded. . 746. (a)(1) No Federal funds made available for this fiscal EC S year for the rural water, waste water, waste disposal, and solid waste management programs authorized by sections 306, 306A, 306C, 306D, 306E, and 310B of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act (7 U.S.C. 1926 et seq.) shall be used for a project for the construction, alteration, maintenance, or repair of a public water or wastewater system unless all of the iron and steel products used in the project are produced in the United States. (2) In this section, the term ‘‘iron and steel products’’ means Definition. the following products made primarily of iron or steel: lined or unlined pipes and fittings, manhole covers and other municipal castings, hydrants, tanks, flanges, pipe clamps and restraints, valves, structural steel, reinforced precast concrete, and construc- tion materials. (b) Subsection (a) shall not apply in any case or category of cases in which the Secretary of Agriculture (in this section referred to as the ‘‘Secretary’’) or the designee of the Secretary finds that— (1) applying subsection (a) would be inconsistent with the public interest; (2) iron and steel products are not produced in the United States in sufficient and reasonably available quantities or of a satisfactory quality; or (3) inclusion of iron and steel products produced in the United States will increase the cost of the overall project by more than 25 percent. (c) If the Secretary or the designee receives a request for Waiver request. Public a waiver under this section, the Secretary or the designee shall information. make available to the public on an informal basis a copy of the Time period. request and information available to the Secretary or the designee concerning the request, and shall allow for informal public input on the request for at least 15 days prior to making a finding based on the request. The Secretary or the designee shall make Web posting. the request and accompanying information available by electronic means, including on the official public Internet Web site of the Department. (d) This section shall be applied in a manner consistent with Applicability. United States obligations under international agreements. (e) The Secretary may retain up to 0.25 percent of the funds appropriated in this Act for ‘‘Rural Utilities Service—Rural Water VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00041 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

42 131 STAT. 176 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 and Waste Disposal Program Account’’ for carrying out the provi- sions described in subsection (a)(1) for management and oversight of the requirements of this section. (f) Subsection (a) shall not apply with respect to a project for which the engineering plans and specifications include use of iron and steel products otherwise prohibited by such subsection if the plans and specifications have received required approvals from State agencies prior to the date of enactment of this Act. (g) For purposes of this section, the terms ‘‘United States’’ Definition. and ‘‘State’’ shall include each of the several States, the District of Columbia, and each federally recognized Indian tribe. EC . 747. (a) For the period beginning on the date of enactment Time periods. S of this Act through school year 2017–2018, with respect to the school lunch program established under the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1751 et seq.) or the school breakfast program established under the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 (42 U.S.C. 1771 et seq.) and final regulations published by the Department of Agriculture in the Federal Register on January 26, 2012 (77 Fed. Reg. 4088 et seq.), the Secretary of Agriculture shall allow States to grant an exemption from the whole grain requirements that took effect on or after July 1, 2014, and the States shall establish a process for evaluating and responding, in a reasonable amount of time, to requests for an exemption: Provided , That school food authorities demonstrate hardship, including financial hardship, in procuring specific whole grain prod- ucts which are acceptable to the students and compliant with the whole grain-rich requirements: Provided further , That school food Compliance. authorities shall comply with the applicable grain component or standard with respect to the school lunch or school breakfast pro- gram that was in effect prior to July 1, 2014. (b) For the period beginning on the date of enactment of this Act through school year 2017–2018, none of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available by this or any other Act shall be used to pay the salaries and expenses of personnel to implement any regulations under the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1751 et seq.), the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 (42 U.S.C. 1771 et seq.), the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (Public Law 111–296), or any other law that would require a reduction in the quantity of sodium contained in federally reimbursed meals, foods, and snacks sold in schools below Target 1 (as described in section 220.8(f)(3) of title 7, Code of Federal Regulations (or successor regulations)). (c) For the period beginning on the date of enactment of this Act through school year 2017-2018, notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary shall allow States to grant special exemptions for the service of flavored, low-fat fluid milk in the school lunch program established under the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1751 et seq.) and the school breakfast program established under the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 (42 U.S.C. 1771 et seq.), and as a competitive food available on campus during the school day, to schools which demonstrate a reduction in student milk consumption or an increase in school milk waste. EC . 748. In addition to amounts otherwise made available S under this Act to carry out section 27(a)(1) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2036(a)(1)) for fiscal year 2017, there is appropriated $19,000,000 to carry out such section. VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00042 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

43 131 STAT. 177 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 . 749. (a) Subject to subsection (b), the Secretary of Agri- S EC 7 USC 936c note. culture may conduct a pilot program in accordance with this section that authorizes not more than $600,000,000 in funds from rural electrification loans made by the Federal Financing Bank that are guaranteed under section 306 of the Rural Electrification Act of 1936 to be used for refinancing debt pursuant to section 306C of such Act (including any associated prepayment penalties and prepayment or refinance premium), notwithstanding subsections (b) and (c)(4) of section 306C of such Act. Determination. (b) The Secretary of Agriculture may not provide an authoriza- tion under subsection (a) to a borrower unless the Secretary deter- mines that the refinancing involved will benefit the ratepayers of the borrower. Loans. (c) The Federal Financing Bank shall make a new loan to each borrower refinancing a loan pursuant to this section and section 306 of the Rural Electrification Act of 1936, for the purpose of providing funds for the refinancing, which loan shall be obligated from amounts made available for rural electrification loans, and the Secretary of Agriculture shall guarantee the new loan pursuant to section 306 of the Rural Electrification Act of 1936. (d) For the cost of refinancing a loan pursuant to this section for any borrower identified by the Federal Financing Bank as having opted since origination of the loan to pay an interest rate premium for the eligibility to prepay at par, including a borrower paying an interest rate premium in the near-term for the right to prepay at par starting in 2020, $13,800,000, to remain available Provided , That these funds shall also be available until expended: for refinancing a loan pursuant to any extension or expansion of this pilot program that is enacted subsequent to this Act for those same borrowers. (e) The authority for the pilot program provided by this section shall remain in effect through September 30, 2019. . 750. Of the total amounts made available by this Act EC S for direct loans and grants in the following headings: ‘‘Rural Housing Service—Rural Housing Insurance Fund Program Account’’; ‘‘Rural Housing Service—Mutual and Self-Help Housing Grants’’; ‘‘Rural Housing Service—Rural Housing Assistance Grants’’; ‘‘Rural Housing Service—Rural Community Facilities Pro- gram Account’’; ‘‘Rural Business-Cooperative Service—Rural Busi- ness Program Account’’; ‘‘Rural Business-Cooperative Service— Rural Economic Development Loans Program Account’’; ‘‘Rural Business- Cooperative Service—Rural Cooperative Development Grants’’; ‘‘Rural Utilities Service—Rural Water and Waste Disposal Program Account’’; ‘‘Rural Utilities Service—Rural Electrification and Telecommunications Loans Program Account’’; and ‘‘Rural Utili- ties Service—Distance Learning, Telemedicine, and Broadband Pro- gram’’, to the maximum extent feasible, at least 10 percent of the new unobligated balances remaining upon enactment shall be allocated for assistance in persistent poverty counties under this section: Provided , That for purposes of this section, the term ‘‘per- Definition. sistent poverty counties’’ means any county that has had 20 percent or more of its population living in poverty over the past 30 years, as measured by the 1980, 1990, and 2000 decennial censuses, and 2007–2011 American Community Survey 5-year average: Pro- vided further , That with respect to specific activities for which Applicability. program levels have been made available by this Act that are VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00043 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

44 131 STAT. 178 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 not supported by budget authority, the requirements of this section shall be applied to such program level. . 751. For the purposes of determining eligibility or level EC S of program assistance for Rural Development mission area programs the Secretary shall not include incarcerated prison populations. . 752. For an additional amount for ‘‘Food and Drug EC S Administration—Salaries and Expenses’’ to prevent, prepare for, and respond to emerging health threats, including the Ebola and Zika viruses, domestically and internationally and to develop nec- essary medical countermeasures and vaccines, including the review, regulation, and post market surveillance of vaccines and therapies, and for related administrative activities, $10,000,000, to remain available until expended. S EC . 753. There is hereby appropriated for the ‘‘Emergency Conservation Program’’, $28,651,000, to remain available until expended for emergencies not declared as a major disaster or emer- gency under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq.). . 754. None of the funds appropriated by this Act may EC S be used in any way, directly or indirectly, to influence congressional action on any legislation or appropriation matters pending before Congress, other than to communicate to Members of Congress as described in 18 U.S.C. 1913. S . 755. In addition to funds appropriated in this Act, there EC is hereby appropriated $134,000,000, to remain available until expended, under the heading ‘‘Food for Peace Title II Grants’’: Provided , That the funds made available under this section shall be used for the purposes set forth in the Food for Peace Act for both emergency and non-emergency purposes. S EC . 756. The Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting Regulations. Deadline. through the Commissioner of Food and Drugs, shall issue final regulations revising the Federal drug regulations (as defined in section 1112(c) of such Act (21 U.S.C. 360dd note)) with respect to medical gases not later than July 15, 2017. S . 757. For an additional amount for ‘‘Animal and Plant EC Health Inspection Service—Salaries and Expenses’’, $5,500,000, to remain available until September 30, 2018, for one-time control and management and associated activities directly related to the multiple-agency response to citrus greening. S . 758. The following unobligated balances identified by the EC following Treasury Appropriation Fund Symbols are hereby rescinded: 12X1951, $632,928.89; 12X1953, $2,420,129.91; 12X1902, $352,323.31; 12X1900, $16,452.44; and 12X1232, $529,310.95: Pro- vided , That no amounts may be rescinded from amounts that were designated by the Congress as an emergency or disaster relief requirement pursuant to a concurrent resolution on the budget or the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. S EC . 759. The unobligated balances resulting from offsetting collections identified by Treasury Appropriation Fund Symbols 12X1951, 12X2002, 12X2006, 12X1902, 12X1900, 12X1232, and , that no 12X1980, respectively, are hereby rescinded: Provided amounts may be rescinded from amounts that were designated by the Congress as an emergency or disaster relief requirement pursuant to a concurrent resolution on the budget or the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00044 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

45 131 STAT. 179 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 . 760. There is hereby appropriated $5,000,000, to remain Grants. S EC available until September 30, 2018, for a pilot program for the National Institute of Food and Agriculture to provide grants to nonprofit organizations for programs and services to establish and enhance farming and ranching opportunities for military veterans. EC . 761. During fiscal year 2017, the Food and Drug Adminis- Time period. S Labeling. tration (FDA) shall not allow the introduction or delivery for introduction into interstate commerce of any food that contains genetically engineered salmon until FDA publishes final labeling guidelines for informing consumers of such content. EC . 762. None of the funds made available in this Act may S be used to pay the salary or expenses of personnel— (1) to inspect horses under section 3 of the Federal Meat Inspection Act (21 U.S.C. 603); (2) to inspect horses under section 903 of the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 (7 U.S.C. 1901 note; Public Law 104–127); or (3) to implement or enforce section 352.19 of title 9, Code of Federal Regulations (or a successor regulation). S Termination EC . 763. The Secretary shall set aside for Rural Economic date. Area Partnership (REAP) Zones, until August 15, 2017, an amount of funds made available in title III under the headings of Rural Housing Insurance Fund Program Account, Mutual and Self-Help Housing Grants, Rural Housing Assistance Grants, Rural Commu- nity Facilities Program Account, Rural Business Program Account, Rural Development Loan Fund Program Account, and Rural Water and Waste Disposal Program Account, equal to the amount obli- gated in REAP Zones with respect to funds provided under such headings in the most recent fiscal year any such funds were obli- gated under such headings for REAP Zones. EC . 764. There is hereby appropriated $600,000 for the pur- S poses of section 727 of division A of Public Law 112–55. S EC . 765. None of the funds made available by this Act may be used to implement, administer, or enforce the ‘‘variety’’ require- ments of the final rule entitled ‘‘Enhancing Retailer Standards in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)’’ pub- lished by the Department of Agriculture in the Federal Register on December 15, 2016 (81 Fed. Reg. 90675) until the Secretary of Agriculture amends the definition of the term ‘‘variety’’ as de fined in section 278.1(b)(1)(ii)(C) of title 7, Code of Federal Regula- tions, and ‘‘variety’’ as applied in the definition of the term ‘‘staple food’’ as defined in section 271.2 of title 7, Code of Federal Regula- tions, to increase the number of items that qualify as acceptable varieties in each staple food category so that the total number of such items in each staple food category exceeds the number of such items in each staple food category included in the final , That until Provided rule as published on December 15, 2016: Applicability. the Secretary promulgates such regulatory amendments, the Sec- retary shall apply the requirements regarding acceptable varieties and breadth of stock to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program retailers that were in effect on the day before the date of the enactment of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (Public Law 113–79). S EC Sodium. . 766. None of the funds made available by this Act may be used by the Food and Drug Administration to develop, issue, promote, or advance any regulations applicable to food manufactur- ers for population-wide sodium reduction actions or to develop, VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00045 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

46 131 STAT. 180 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 issue, promote or advance final guidance applicable to food manufac- turers for long term population-wide sodium reduction actions until the date on which a dietary reference intake report with respect to sodium is completed. EC . 767. There is hereby appropriated $1,000,000, to remain S Loans. Grants. available until September 30, 2018, for the cost of loans and grants that is consistent with section 4206 of the Agricultural Act of 2014, for necessary expenses of the Secretary to support projects that provide access to healthy food in underserved areas, to create and preserve quality jobs, and to revitalize low-income communities. . 768. In addition to funds appropriated in this Act, there EC S Implementation plan. is hereby appropriated $500,000, to remain available until Sep- tember 30, 2018, under the heading ‘‘Rural Development, Salaries and Expenses’’, for development of an implementation plan for increasing access to education in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in rural communities through the Distance Learning and Telemedicine program. S EC . 769. There is hereby appropriated $8,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2018, to carry out section 6407 of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (7 U.S.C. 8107a). EC . 770. (a) Of the unobligated balances from amounts made S available in fiscal year 2016 for the Comprehensive Loan Accounting System under the heading ‘‘Rural Development, Salaries and Expenses’’, $8,900,000 are hereby rescinded. (b) For an additional amount for ‘‘Rural Development, Salaries and Expenses’’, $8,900,000, to remain available until September 30, 2018, is provided for Information Technology modernization activities. EC . 771. The Secretary shall modify the pilot program initiated S March 1, 2017, designed to preserve affordable rental housing through non-profit transfer or acquisition of Section 515 properties with expiring mortgages. The program will study effective means to transfer Section 515 properties exiting the program due to mort- gage maturity to qualified nonprofit organizations to preserve the properties in the Rural Housing Service multi-family program. The Secretary shall— (1) Conduct limited research under the authority found at section 506(b) of the Housing Act of 1949, as amended (41 U.S.C. §1476(b)); (2) Track the results and identify ways or incentives to create additional opportunities for nonprofits to participate in the preservation of properties; (3) Work collaboratively with third-parties to address con- cerns identified on the Department issued guidance issued Sep- tember 16, 2016 titled, ‘‘March 1, 2017, Pilot Program to Pro- mote Non-Profit Participation in Transactions to Retain the Section 515 Portfolio’’ to maximize research benefits and poten- tial application; and (4) Conduct research for two years after the date of the Time period. Reports. enactment of this Act and report the findings to the Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress: , That there is hereby appropriated $1,000,000, to remain Provided Grants. available until September 30, 2018, to provide grants to qualified non-profit organizations and public housing authorities to provide technical assistance, including financial and legal services, to RHS multi-family housing borrowers to facilitate the acquisition of RHS VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00046 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

47 131 STAT. 181 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 multi-family housing properties in areas where the Secretary deter- mines a risk of loss of affordable housing. EC . 772. (a) The Secretary of Agriculture (referred to in this Time period. S Determinations. section as the ‘‘Secretary’’) shall carry out a pilot program during fiscal year 2017 with respect to the 2016 crop year for county- level agriculture risk coverage payments under section 1117(b)(1) of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (7 U.S.C. 9017(b)(1)), that provides all or some of the State Farm Service Agency offices in each State the opportunity to provide agricultural producers in the State a supplemental payment described in subsection (c) based on the alternate calculation method described in subsection (b) for 1 or more counties in a State if the office for that State determines that the alternate calculation method is necessary to ensure that, to the maximum extent practicable, there are not significant yield calculation disparities between comparable counties in the State. (b) The alternate calculation method referred to in subsection (a) is a method of calculating the actual yield for the 2016 crop year for county-level agriculture risk coverage payments under sec- tion 1117(b)(1) of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (7 U.S.C. 9017(b)(1)), under which— (1) county data of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (referred to in this section as ‘‘NASS data’’) is used for the calculations; (2) if there is insufficient NASS data for a county (as determined under standards of the Secretary in effect as of the date of enactment of this Act) or the available NASS data produces a substantially disparate result, the calculation of the county yield is determined using comparable contiguous county NASS data as determined by the Farm Service Agency office in the applicable State; and (3) if there is insufficient NASS data for a comparable contiguous county (as determined under standards of the Sec- retary in effect as of the date of enactment of this Act), the calculation of the county yield is determined using reliable yield data from other sources, such as Risk Management Agency data, National Agricultural Statistics Service district data, National Agricultural Statistics Service State yield data, or other data as determined by the Farm Service Agency office in the applicable State. (c)(1) A supplemental payment made under the pilot program established under this section may be made to an agricultural producer who is subject to the alternate calculation method described in subsection (b) if that agricultural producer would other- wise receive a county-level agriculture risk coverage payment for the 2016 crop year in an amount that is less than the payment that the agricultural producer would receive under the alternate calculation method. (2) The amount of a supplemental payment to an agricultural producer under this section may not exceed the difference between— (A) the payment that the agricultural producer would have received without the alternate calculation method described in subsection (b); and (B) the payment that the agricultural producer would receive using the alternate calculation method. (d)(1) There is appropriated to the Secretary, out of funds of the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, $5,000,000, to remain VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00047 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

48 131 STAT. 182 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 available until September 30, 2018, to carry out the pilot program described in this section. (2) Of the funds appropriated, the Secretary shall use not more than $5,000,000 to carry out the pilot program described in this section. (e)(1) To the maximum extent practicable, the Secretary shall select States to participate in the pilot program under this section so the cost of the pilot program equals the amount provided under subsection (d). (2) To the extent that the cost of the pilot program exceeds the amount made available, the Secretary shall reduce all payments under the pilot program on a pro rata basis. (f) Nothing in this section affects the calculation of actual yield for purposes of county-level agriculture risk coverage payments under section 1117(b)(1) of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (7 U.S.C. 9017(b)(1)) other than payments made in accordance with the pilot program under this section. (g) A calculation of actual yield made using the alternate cal- culation method described in subsection (b) shall not be used as a basis for any agriculture risk coverage payment determinations under section 1117 of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (7 U.S.C. 9017) other than for purposes of the pilot program under this section. EC . 773. None of the funds made available by this Act or S any other Act may be used— (1) in contravention of section 7606 of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (7 U.S.C. 5940); or (2) to prohibit the transportation, processing, sale, or use of industrial hemp that is grown or cultivated in accordance with section 7606 of the Agricultural Act of 2014, within or outside the State in which the industrial hemp is grown or cultivated. S EC . 774. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, for pur- Applicability. poses of applying the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 301 et seq.), the acceptable market name of Lithodes aequispinus is ‘‘golden king crab.’’ This division may be cited as the ‘‘Agriculture, Rural Develop- ment, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appro- priations Act, 2017’’. DIVISION B—COMMERCE, JUSTICE, SCIENCE, AND Commerce, Justice, Science, RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2017 and Related Agencies TITLE I Appropriations Act, 2017. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Department of Commerce Appropriations T RADE A NTERNATIONAL DMINISTRATION I Act, 2017. OPERATIONS AND ADMINISTRATION For necessary expenses for international trade activities of Time periods. Fees. the Department of Commerce provided for by law, and for engaging in trade promotional activities abroad, including expenses of grants and cooperative agreements for the purpose of promoting exports of United States firms, without regard to sections 3702 and 3703 of title 44, United States Code; full medical coverage for dependent members of immediate families of employees stationed overseas VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00048 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

49 131 STAT. 183 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 and employees temporarily posted overseas; travel and transpor- tation of employees of the International Trade Administration between two points abroad, without regard to section 40118 of title 49, United States Code; employment of citizens of the United States and aliens by contract for services; rental of space abroad for periods not exceeding 10 years, and expenses of alteration, repair, or improvement; purchase or construction of temporary demountable exhibition structures for use abroad; payment of tort claims, in the manner authorized in the first paragraph of section 2672 of title 28, United States Code, when such claims arise in foreign countries; not to exceed $294,300 for official representation expenses abroad; purchase of passenger motor vehicles for official use abroad, not to exceed $45,000 per vehicle; obtaining insurance on official motor vehicles; and rental of tie lines, $495,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2018, of which $12,000,000 is to be derived from fees to be retained and used by the Inter- national Trade Administration, notwithstanding section 3302 of Provided title 31, United States Code: , That, of amounts provided China. under this heading, not less than $16,400,000 shall be for China antidumping and countervailing duty enforcement and compliance , That the provisions of the first sentence Applicability. activities: Provided further of section 105(f) and all of section 108(c) of the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2455(f) and 2458(c)) shall apply in carrying out these activities; and that for the purpose of this Act, contributions under the provisions of the Mutual Edu- cational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961 shall include payment for assessments for services provided as part of these activities. I NDUSTRY AND S ECURITY UREAU OF B OPERATIONS AND ADMINISTRATION For necessary expenses for export administration and national security activities of the Department of Commerce, including costs associated with the performance of export administration field activities both domestically and abroad; full medical coverage for dependent members of immediate families of employees stationed overseas; employment of citizens of the United States and aliens by contract for services abroad; payment of tort claims, in the manner authorized in the first paragraph of section 2672 of title 28, United States Code, when such claims arise in foreign countries; not to exceed $13,500 for official representation expenses abroad; awards of compensation to informers under the Export Administra- tion Act of 1979, and as authorized by section 1(b) of the Act of June 15, 1917 (40 Stat. 223; 22 U.S.C. 401(b)); and purchase of passenger motor vehicles for official use and motor vehicles for law enforcement use with special requirement vehicles eligible for purchase without regard to any price limitation otherwise estab- lished by law, $112,500,000, to remain available until expended: , That the provisions of the first sentence of section 105(f) Provided Applicability. and all of section 108(c) of the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2455(f) and 2458(c)) shall apply in carrying out these activities: Provided further , That payments and contributions collected and accepted for materials or services provided as part of such activities may be retained for use in covering the cost of such activities, and for providing information to the public with respect to the export administration and national VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00049 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

50 131 STAT. 184 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 security activities of the Department of Commerce and other export control programs of the United States and other governments. CONOMIC D A DMINISTRATION EVELOPMENT E Grants. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS For grants for economic development assistance as provided by the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965, for trade adjustment assistance, and for grants authorized by section 27 of the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980 (15 U.S.C. 3722), $237,000,000, to remain available until expended, of which $17,000,000 shall be for grants under such section 27. SALARIES AND EXPENSES For necessary expenses of administering the economic develop- ment assistance programs as provided for by law, $39,000,000: Provided , That these funds may be used to monitor projects approved pursuant to title I of the Public Works Employment Act of 1976, title II of the Trade Act of 1974, section 27 of the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980 (15 U.S.C. 3722), and the Community Emergency Drought Relief Act of 1977. INORITY USINESS D EVELOPMENT A GENCY B M MINORITY BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT For necessary expenses of the Department of Commerce in fostering, promoting, and developing minority business enterprise, including expenses of grants, contracts, and other agreements with public or private organizations, $34,000,000. E TATISTICAL A NALYSIS CONOMIC AND S SALARIES AND EXPENSES For necessary expenses, as authorized by law, of economic and statistical analysis programs of the Department of Commerce, $107,300,000, to remain available until September 30, 2018. B C ENSUS UREAU OF THE CURRENT SURVEYS AND PROGRAMS For necessary expenses for collecting, compiling, analyzing, pre- paring and publishing statistics, provided for by law, $270,000,000: Provided , That, from amounts provided herein, funds may be used for promotion, outreach, and marketing activities: Provided further , That the Bureau of the Census shall collect and analyze data Analysis. for the Annual Social and Economic Supplement to the Current Population Survey using the same health insurance questions included in previous years, in addition to the revised questions implemented in the Current Population Survey beginning in Feb- ruary 2014. VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00050 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

51 131 STAT. 185 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 PERIODIC CENSUSES AND PROGRAMS (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) For necessary expenses for collecting, compiling, analyzing, pre- paring and publishing statistics for periodic censuses and programs provided for by law, $1,200,000,000, to remain available until Sep- , That, from amounts provided herein, tember 30, 2018: Provided funds may be used for promotion, outreach, and marketing activi- Provided further , That within the amounts appropriated, ties: $2,580,000 shall be transferred to the ‘‘Office of Inspector General’’ account for activities associated with carrying out investigations Provided further , and audits related to the Bureau of the Census: Expenditure That not more than 50 percent of the amounts made available plan. under this heading for information technology related to 2020 census delivery, including the Census Enterprise Data Collection and Processing (CEDCaP) program, may be obligated until the Secretary submits to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate a plan for expenditure that: (1) identifies for each CEDCaP project/investment over $25,000: (A) the functional and performance capabilities to be deliv- ered and the mission benefits to be realized; (B) the estimated lifecycle cost, including estimates for development as well as mainte- nance and operations; and (C) key milestones to be met; (2) details for each project/investment: (A) reasons for any cost and schedule variances; and (B) top risks and mitigation strategies; and (3) has been submitted to the Government Accountability Office. T ELECOMMUNICATIONS AND I NFORMATION ATIONAL N DMINISTRATION A SALARIES AND EXPENSES For necessary expenses, as provided for by law, of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), $32,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2018: Pro- , That, notwithstanding 31 U.S.C. 1535(d), the Secretary of vided Fees. Commerce shall charge Federal agencies for costs incurred in spec- trum management, analysis, operations, and related services, and such fees shall be retained and used as offsetting collections for costs of such spectrum services, to remain available until expended: Provided further , That the Secretary of Commerce is authorized to retain and use as offsetting collections all funds transferred, or previously transferred, from other Government agencies for all costs incurred in telecommunications research, engineering, and related activities by the Institute for Telecommunication Sciences of NTIA, in furtherance of its assigned functions under this para- graph, and such funds received from other Government agencies shall remain available until expended. , PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS FACILITIES PLANNING AND Grants. CONSTRUCTION For the administration of prior-year grants, recoveries and unobligated balances of funds previously appropriated are available for the administration of all open grants until their expiration. VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00051 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

52 131 STAT. 186 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 S P ATENT AND T RADEMARK O FFICE NITED TATES U SALARIES AND EXPENSES (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS) For necessary expenses of the United States Patent and Trade- mark Office (USPTO) provided for by law, including defense of suits instituted against the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO, $3,230,000,000, Provided , That the sum herein to remain available until expended: appropriated from the general fund shall be reduced as offsetting collections of fees and surcharges assessed and collected by the USPTO under any law are received during fiscal year 2017, so as to result in a fiscal year 2017 appropriation from the general fund estimated at $0: Provided further , That during fiscal year 2017, should the total amount of such offsetting collections be less than $3,230,000,000 this amount shall be reduced accordingly: Provided further , That any amount received in excess of $3,230,000,000 in fiscal year 2017 and deposited in the Patent and Trademark Fee Reserve Fund shall remain available until expended: Provided further , That the Director of USPTO shall Spending plan. submit a spending plan to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate for any amounts made available by the preceding proviso and such spending plan shall be treated as a reprogramming under section 505 of this Act and shall not be available for obligation or expenditure except in compliance with the procedures set forth in that section: Provided further , That any amounts reprogrammed in accordance with the preceding proviso shall be transferred to the United States Patent Provided and Trademark Office ‘‘Salaries and Expenses’’ account: further , That from amounts provided herein, not to exceed $900 shall be made available in fiscal year 2017 for official reception , That in fiscal year and representation expenses: Provided further 2017 from the amounts made available for ‘‘Salaries and Expenses’’ for the USPTO, the amounts necessary to pay (1) the difference between the percentage of basic pay contributed by the USPTO and employees under section 8334(a) of title 5, United States Code, and the normal cost percentage (as defined by section 8331(17) of that title) as provided by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) for USPTO’s specific use, of basic pay, of employees subject to subchapter III of chapter 83 of that title, and (2) the present value of the otherwise unfunded accruing costs, as determined by OPM for USPTO’s specific use of post-retirement life insurance and post-retirement health benefits coverage for all USPTO employees who are enrolled in Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) and Federal Employees Group Life Insurance (FEGLI), shall be transferred to the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund, the FEGLI Fund, and the FEHB Fund, as appropriate, and shall be available for the authorized purposes of those accounts: Provided further , That any differences between the present value factors published in OPM’s yearly 300 series benefit letters and the factors that OPM provides for USPTO’s specific use shall be recognized as an imputed cost on USPTO’s financial statements, where applicable: Provided further , That, notwithstanding any other provision of law, all fees and surcharges assessed and collected by USPTO are available for USPTO only pursuant to section 42(c) VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00052 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

53 131 STAT. 187 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 of title 35, United States Code, as amended by section 22 of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (Public Law 112–29): Provided further , That within the amounts appropriated, $2,000,000 shall be transferred to the ‘‘Office of Inspector General’’ account for activities associated with carrying out investigations and audits related to the USPTO. I NSTITUTE OF S TANDARDS AND N ECHNOLOGY ATIONAL T SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL RESEARCH AND SERVICES (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) For necessary expenses of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), $690,000,000, to remain available until expended, of which not to exceed $9,000,000 may be transferred Provided to the ‘‘Working Capital Fund’’: , That not to exceed $5,000 shall be for official reception and representation expenses: Provided further , That NIST may provide local transportation for summer undergraduate research fellowship program participants. INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY SERVICES For necessary expenses for industrial technology services, $155,000,000, to remain available until expended, of which $130,000,000 shall be for the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership, and of which $25,000,000 shall be for the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation: Provided , That of the amount provided under this heading, $2,000,000 shall be derived from recoveries of prior year obligations. CONSTRUCTION OF RESEARCH FACILITIES For construction of new research facilities, including architec- tural and engineering design, and for renovation and maintenance of existing facilities, not otherwise provided for the National Institute of Standards and Technology, as authorized by sections 13 through 15 of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Act (15 U.S.C. 278c–278e), $109,000,000, to remain available until expended: Provided , That the Secretary of Commerce shall include Estimates. 15 USC 1513b in the budget justification materials that the Secretary submits note. to Congress in support of the Department of Commerce budget (as submitted with the budget of the President under section 1105(a) of title 31, United States Code) an estimate for each National Institute of Standards and Technology construction project having a total multi-year program cost of more than $5,000,000, and simultaneously the budget justification materials shall include an estimate of the budgetary requirements for each such project for each of the 5 subsequent fiscal years. CEANIC AND A TMOSPHERIC A DMINISTRATION ATIONAL O N RESEARCH AND FACILITIES , , OPERATIONS (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) For necessary expenses of activities authorized by law for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, including VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00053 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

54 131 STAT. 188 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 maintenance, operation, and hire of aircraft and vessels; grants, contracts, or other payments to nonprofit organizations for the purposes of conducting activities pursuant to cooperative agree- ments; and relocation of facilities, $3,367,875,000, to remain avail- able until September 30, 2018, except that funds provided for cooperative enforcement shall remain available until September Provided , That fees and donations received by the National 30, 2019: Ocean Service for the management of national marine sanctuaries may be retained and used for the salaries and expenses associated with those activities, notwithstanding section 3302 of title 31, , That in addition, United States Code: Provided further $130,164,000 shall be derived by transfer from the fund entitled ‘‘Promote and Develop Fishery Products and Research Pertaining to American Fisheries’’, which shall only be used for fishery activi- ties related to the Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Program, Cooperative Research, Annual Stock Assessments, Survey and Monitoring Projects, Interjurisdictional Fisheries Grants, and Fish Information Networks: , That of the $3,515,539,000 provided Provided further for in direct obligations under this heading, $3,367,875,000 is appro- priated from the general fund, $130,164,000 is provided by transfer and $17,500,000 is derived from recoveries of prior year obligations: Provided further , That the total amount available for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration corporate services Pro- administrative support costs shall not exceed $228,440,000: , That any deviation from the amounts designated vided further for specific activities in the explanatory statement described in section 4 (in the matter preceding division A of this consolidated Act), or any use of deobligated balances of funds provided under this heading in previous years, shall be subject to the procedures set forth in section 505 of this Act: Provided further , That in addition, for necessary retired pay expenses under the Retired Serviceman’s Family Protection and Survivor Benefits Plan, and for payments for the medical care of retired personnel and their dependents under the Dependents’ Medical Care Act (10 U.S.C. ch. 55), such sums as may be necessary. PROCUREMENT , ACQUISITION AND CONSTRUCTION (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) For procurement, acquisition and construction of capital assets, including alteration and modification costs, of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, $2,242,610,000, to remain avail- able until September 30, 2019, except that funds provided for acquisition and construction of vessels and construction of facilities shall remain available until expended: Provided , That of the $2,255,610,000 provided for in direct obligations under this heading, $2,242,610,000 is appropriated from the general fund and $13,000,000 is provided from recoveries of prior year obligations: Provided further , That any deviation from the amounts designated for specific activities in the explanatory statement described in section 4 (in the matter preceding division A of this consolidated Act), or any use of deobligated balances of funds provided under this heading in previous years, shall be subject to the procedures set forth in section 505 of this Act: Provided further , That the Estimates. 15 USC 1513a Secretary of Commerce shall include in budget justification mate- note. rials that the Secretary submits to Congress in support of the VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00054 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

55 131 STAT. 189 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 Department of Commerce budget (as submitted with the budget of the President under section 1105(a) of title 31, United States Code) an estimate for each National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration procurement, acquisition or construction project having a total of more than $5,000,000 and simultaneously the budget justification shall include an estimate of the budgetary requirements for each such project for each of the 5 subsequent fiscal years: Provided further , That, within the amounts appro- priated, $1,302,000 shall be transferred to the ‘‘Office of Inspector General’’ account for activities associated with carrying out inves- tigations and audits related to satellite procurement, acquisition and construction. PACIFIC COASTAL SALMON RECOVERY For necessary expenses associated with the restoration of Pacific salmon populations, $65,000,000, to remain available until Provided Grants. September 30, 2018: , That, of the funds provided herein, States. the Secretary of Commerce may issue grants to the States of Wash- Native ington, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, California, and Alaska, and to the Americans. Federally recognized tribes of the Columbia River and Pacific Coast Guidelines. (including Alaska), for projects necessary for conservation of salmon and steelhead populations that are listed as threatened or endan- gered, or that are identified by a State as at-risk to be so listed, for maintaining populations necessary for exercise of tribal treaty fishing rights or native subsistence fishing, or for conservation of Pacific coastal salmon and steelhead habitat, based on guidelines to be developed by the Secretary of Commerce: Provided further , That all funds shall be allocated based on scientific and other merit principles and shall not be available for marketing activities: , That funds disbursed to States shall be subject Provided further to a matching requirement of funds or documented in-kind contribu- tions of at least 33 percent of the Federal funds. FISHERMEN S CONTINGENCY FUND ’ For carrying out the provisions of title IV of Public Law 95– 372, not to exceed $350,000, to be derived from receipts collected pursuant to that Act, to remain available until expended. FISHERIES FINANCE PROGRAM ACCOUNT Subject to section 502 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, during fiscal year 2017, obligations of direct loans may not exceed $24,000,000 for Individual Fishing Quota loans and not to exceed $100,000,000 for traditional direct loans as authorized by the Mer- chant Marine Act of 1936. D M ANAGEMENT EPARTMENTAL SALARIES AND EXPENSES For necessary expenses for the management of the Department of Commerce provided for by law, including not to exceed $4,500 Provided , for official reception and representation, $58,000,000: That within amounts provided, the Secretary of Commerce may use up to $2,500,000 to engage in activities to provide businesses VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00055 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

56 131 STAT. 190 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 and communities with information about and referrals to relevant Federal, State, and local government programs. RENOVATION AND MODERNIZATION (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) For necessary expenses for the renovation and modernization of the Herbert C. Hoover Building, including security-related costs, $4,000,000, to remain available until expended: Provided , That the Secretary of Commerce may transfer up to $8,224,000 to this account from funds available to the Department of Commerce: , That the transfer authority provided in the first Provided further proviso is in addition to any other transfer authority contained in this Act: Provided further , That any transfer pursuant to the authority provided under this heading shall be treated as a re- programming under section 505 of this Act and shall not be avail- able for obligation or expenditure except in compliance with the procedures set forth in that section. OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL For necessary expenses of the Office of Inspector General in carrying out the provisions of the Inspector General Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.), $32,744,000. ENERAL P G —D EPARTMENT OF C OMMERCE ROVISIONS (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) S EC . 101. During the current fiscal year, applicable appropria- Certification. tions and funds made available to the Department of Commerce by this Act shall be available for the activities specified in the Act of October 26, 1949 (15 U.S.C. 1514), to the extent and in the manner prescribed by the Act, and, notwithstanding 31 U.S.C. 3324, may be used for advanced payments not otherwise authorized only upon the certification of officials designated by the Secretary of Commerce that such payments are in the public interest. S EC . 102. During the current fiscal year, appropriations made available to the Department of Commerce by this Act for salaries and expenses shall be available for hire of passenger motor vehicles as authorized by 31 U.S.C. 1343 and 1344; services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109; and uniforms or allowances therefor, as authorized by law (5 U.S.C. 5901–5902). S EC . 103. Not to exceed 5 percent of any appropriation made available for the current fiscal year for the Department of Commerce in this Act may be transferred between such appropriations, but no such appropriation shall be increased by more than 10 percent Provided , That any transfer pursuant to by any such transfers: this section shall be treated as a reprogramming of funds under section 505 of this Act and shall not be available for obligation or expenditure except in compliance with the procedures set forth , That the Secretary of Commerce in that section: Notification. Provided further Deadline. shall notify the Committees on Appropriations at least 15 days in advance of the acquisition or disposal of any capital asset (including land, structures, and equipment) not specifically provided for in this Act or any other law appropriating funds for the Depart- ment of Commerce. VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00056 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

57 131 STAT. 191 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 . 104. The requirements set forth by section 105 of the S 33 USC 878a EC note. Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012 (Public Law 112–55), as amended by section 105 of title I of division B of Public Law 113–6, are hereby adopted by reference and made applicable with respect to fiscal year 2017: Provided , That the life cycle cost for the Joint Polar Satellite System is $11,322,125,000 and the life cycle cost for the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite R-Series Program is $10,828,059,000. EC . 105. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the S Secretary may furnish services (including but not limited to utilities, telecommunications, and security services) necessary to support the operation, maintenance, and improvement of space that persons, firms, or organizations are authorized, pursuant to the Public Buildings Cooperative Use Act of 1976 or other authority, to use or occupy in the Herbert C. Hoover Building, Washington, DC, or other buildings, the maintenance, operation, and protection of which has been delegated to the Secretary from the Administrator of General Services pursuant to the Federal Property and Adminis- trative Services Act of 1949 on a reimbursable or non-reimbursable basis. Amounts received as reimbursement for services provided under this section or the authority under which the use or occupancy of the space is authorized, up to $200,000, shall be credited to the appropriation or fund which initially bears the costs of such services. . 106. Nothing in this title shall be construed to prevent EC S Pornography. Patents and a grant recipient from deterring child pornography, copyright copyrights. infringement, or any other unlawful activity over its networks. S EC . 107. The Administrator of the National Oceanic and Reimbursement. Atmospheric Administration is authorized to use, with their consent, with reimbursement and subject to the limits of available appropria- tions, the land, services, equipment, personnel, and facilities of any department, agency, or instrumentality of the United States, or of any State, local government, Indian tribal government, Terri- tory, or possession, or of any political subdivision thereof, or of any foreign government or international organization, for purposes related to carrying out the responsibilities of any statute adminis- tered by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. S . 108. The National Technical Information Service shall EC Records. not charge any customer for a copy of any report or document generated by the Legislative Branch unless the Service has provided information to the customer on how an electronic copy of such report or document may be accessed and downloaded for free online. Should a customer still require the Service to provide a printed or digital copy of the report or document, the charge shall be limited to recovering the Service’s cost of processing, reproducing, and delivering such report or document. S EC . 109. The Secretary of Commerce may waive the require- Waiver authority. Contracts. ment for bonds under 40 U.S.C. 3131 with respect to contracts for the construction, alteration, or repair of vessels, regardless of the terms of the contracts as to payment or title, when the contract is made under the Coast and Geodetic Survey Act of 1947 (33 U.S.C. 883a et seq.). S 16 USC 1851 . 110. None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made EC note. available in this or any other Act, with respect to any fiscal year, may be used in contravention of section 110 of the Commerce, VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00057 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

58 131 STAT. 192 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016 (Public Law 114–113). EC . 111. To carry out the responsibilities of the National Grants. S Contracts. Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Adminis- trator of NOAA is authorized to: (1) enter into grants and coopera- tive agreements with; (2) use on a non-reimbursable basis land, services, equipment, personnel, and facilities provided by; and (3) receive and expend funds made available on a consensual basis from: a Federal agency, State or subdivision thereof, local govern- ment, tribal government, territory, or possession or any subdivisions thereof: Provided , That funds received for permitting and related regulatory activities pursuant to this section shall be deposited under the heading ‘‘National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administra- tion—Operations, Research, and Facilities’’ and shall remain avail- able until September 30, 2019, for such purposes: Provided further , That all funds within this section and their corresponding uses are subject to section 505 of this Act. S . 112. Amounts provided by this Act or by any prior appro- EC priations Act that remain available for obligation, for necessary expenses of the programs of the Economics and Statistics Adminis- tration of the Department of Commerce, including amounts provided for programs of the Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Census Bureau, shall be available for expenses of cooperative agree- ments with appropriate entities, including any Federal, State, or local governmental unit, or institution of higher education, to aid and promote statistical, research, and methodology activities which further the purposes for which such amounts have been made available. . 113. For fiscal year 2017 and each fiscal year thereafter, EC S . Titanic RMS no person shall conduct any research, exploration, salvage, or other activity that would physically alter or disturb the wreck or wreck site of the RMS Titanic unless authorized by the Secretary of Commerce per the provisions of the Agreement Concerning the Shipwrecked Vessel RMS . The Secretary of Commerce shall Titanic take appropriate actions to carry out this section consistent with the Agreement. This title may be cited as the ‘‘Department of Commerce Appro- priations Act, 2017’’. TITLE II Department of Justice Appropriations DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Act, 2017. G ENERAL DMINISTRATION A SALARIES AND EXPENSES For expenses necessary for the administration of the Depart- ment of Justice, $114,124,000, of which not to exceed $4,000,000 for security and construction of Department of Justice facilities shall remain available until expended. JUSTICE INFORMATION SHARING TECHNOLOGY (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) For necessary expenses for information sharing technology, including planning, development, deployment and departmental VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00058 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

59 131 STAT. 193 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 Pro- direction, $31,000,000, to remain available until expended: vided , That the Attorney General may transfer up to $35,400,000 to this account, from funds available to the Department of Justice for information technology, to remain available until expended, for enterprise-wide information technology initiatives: Provided fur- ther , That the transfer authority in the preceding proviso is in addition to any other transfer authority contained in this Act: Provided further , That any transfer pursuant to the first proviso shall be treated as a reprogramming under section 505 of this Act and shall not be available for obligation or expenditure except in compliance with the procedures set forth in that section. EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR IMMIGRATION REVIEW (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) For expenses necessary for the administration of immigration- related activities of the Executive Office for Immigration Review, $440,000,000, of which $4,000,000 shall be derived by transfer from the Executive Office for Immigration Review fees deposited Provided , That in the ‘‘Immigration Examinations Fee’’ account: not to exceed $15,000,000 of the total amount made available under this heading shall remain available until expended: Provided fur- ther , That any unobligated balances available from funds appro- priated for the Executive Office for Immigration Review under the heading ‘‘General Administration, Administrative Review and Appeals’’ shall be transferred to and merged with the appropriation under this heading. OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL For necessary expenses of the Office of Inspector General, $95,583,000, including not to exceed $10,000 to meet unforeseen emergencies of a confidential character. U S TATES P AROLE C OMMISSION NITED SALARIES AND EXPENSES For necessary expenses of the United States Parole Commission as authorized, $13,308,000: Provided , That, notwithstanding any other provision of law, upon the expiration of a term of office of a Commissioner, the Commissioner may continue to act until a successor has been appointed. L EGAL A CTIVITIES SALARIES AND EXPENSES GENERAL LEGAL ACTIVITIES , For expenses necessary for the legal activities of the Depart- ment of Justice, not otherwise provided for, including not to exceed $20,000 for expenses of collecting evidence, to be expended under the direction of, and to be accounted for solely under the certificate of, the Attorney General; the administration of pardon and clemency petitions; and rent of private or Government-owned space in the District of Columbia, $897,500,000, of which not to exceed $20,000,000 for litigation support contracts shall remain available until expended: Provided , That of the amount provided for VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00059 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

60 131 STAT. 194 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 INTERPOL Washington dues payments, not to exceed $685,000 Provided further , That of shall remain available until expended: the total amount appropriated, not to exceed $9,000 shall be avail- able to INTERPOL Washington for official reception and representa- tion expenses: , That notwithstanding section 205 Provided further Determination. Transfer of this Act, upon a determination by the Attorney General that authority. emergent circumstances require additional funding for litigation activities of the Civil Division, the Attorney General may transfer such amounts to ‘‘Salaries and Expenses, General Legal Activities’’ from available appropriations for the current fiscal year for the Department of Justice, as may be necessary to respond to such , That any transfer pursuant to Provided further circumstances: the preceding proviso shall be treated as a reprogramming under section 505 of this Act and shall not be available for obligation or expenditure except in compliance with the procedures set forth Provided further , That of the amount appropriated, in that section: Reimbursement. such sums as may be necessary shall be available to the Civil Rights Division for salaries and expenses associated with the elec- tion monitoring program under section 8 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (52 U.S.C. 10305) and to reimburse the Office of Personnel , That Provided further Management for such salaries and expenses: of the amounts provided under this heading for the election moni- toring program, $3,390,000 shall remain available until expended. In addition, for reimbursement of expenses of the Department Reimbursement. of Justice associated with processing cases under the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986, not to exceed $10,000,000, to be appropriated from the Vaccine Injury Compensation Trust Fund. , ANTITRUST DIVISION SALARIES AND EXPENSES For expenses necessary for the enforcement of antitrust and kindred laws, $164,977,000, to remain available until expended: , That notwithstanding any other provision of law, fees Provided collected for premerger notification filings under the Hart-Scott- Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (15 U.S.C. 18a), regard- less of the year of collection (and estimated to be $125,000,000 in fiscal year 2017), shall be retained and used for necessary expenses in this appropriation, and shall remain available until , That the sum herein appropriated from Provided further expended: the general fund shall be reduced as such offsetting collections are received during fiscal year 2017, so as to result in a final fiscal year 2017 appropriation from the general fund estimated at $39,977,000. UNITED STATES ATTORNEYS SALARIES AND EXPENSES , For necessary expenses of the Offices of the United States Attorneys, including inter-governmental and cooperative agree- , That of the total amount appro- ments, $2,035,000,000: Provided priated, not to exceed $7,200 shall be available for official reception and representation expenses: Provided further , That not to exceed $25,000,000 shall remain available until expended: Provided further , That each United States Attorney shall establish or participate Establishment. Human rights. in a task force on human trafficking. VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00060 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

61 131 STAT. 195 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 Fees. UNITED STATES TRUSTEE SYSTEM FUND For necessary expenses of the United States Trustee Program, as authorized, $225,908,000, to remain available until expended: Provided , That, notwithstanding any other provision of law, deposits to the United States Trustee System Fund and amounts herein appropriated shall be available in such amounts as may be nec- Provided further , That, not- essary to pay refunds due depositors: withstanding any other provision of law, fees collected pursuant to section 589a(b) of title 28, United States Code, shall be retained and used for necessary expenses in this appropriation and shall , That to the remain available until expended: Provided further extent that fees collected in fiscal year 2017, net of amounts nec- essary to pay refunds due depositors, exceed $225,908,000, those excess amounts shall be available in future fiscal years only to Provided the extent provided in advance in appropriations Acts: further , That the sum herein appropriated from the general fund shall be reduced (1) as such fees are received during fiscal year 2017, net of amounts necessary to pay refunds due depositors, (estimated at $163,000,000) and (2) to the extent that any remaining general fund appropriations can be derived from amounts deposited in the Fund in previous fiscal years that are not otherwise appro- priated, so as to result in a final fiscal year 2017 appropriation from the general fund estimated at $62,908,000. FOREIGN CLAIMS SETTLEMENT COMMISSION SALARIES AND EXPENSES , For expenses necessary to carry out the activities of the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission, including services as authorized by section 3109 of title 5, United States Code, $2,374,000. FEES AND EXPENSES OF WITNESSES Contracts. For fees and expenses of witnesses, for expenses of contracts for the procurement and supervision of expert witnesses, for private counsel expenses, including advances, and for expenses of foreign counsel, $270,000,000, to remain available until expended, of which not to exceed $16,000,000 is for construction of buildings for pro- tected witness safesites; not to exceed $3,000,000 is for the purchase and maintenance of armored and other vehicles for witness security caravans; and not to exceed $13,000,000 is for the purchase, installation, maintenance, and upgrade of secure telecommuni- cations equipment and a secure automated information network to store and retrieve the identities and locations of protected wit- , That amounts made available under this heading Provided nesses: may not be transferred pursuant to section 205 of this Act. COMMUNITY RELATIONS SERVICE SALARIES AND EXPENSES , (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) For necessary expenses of the Community Relations Service, Provided , That notwithstanding section 205 of this Determination. $15,500,000: Transfer Act, upon a determination by the Attorney General that emergent authority. circumstances require additional funding for conflict resolution and violence prevention activities of the Community Relations Service, the Attorney General may transfer such amounts to the Community Relations Service, from available appropriations for the current VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00061 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

62 131 STAT. 196 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 fiscal year for the Department of Justice, as may be necessary to respond to such circumstances: Provided further , That any transfer pursuant to the preceding proviso shall be treated as a reprogramming under section 505 of this Act and shall not be available for obligation or expenditure except in compliance with the procedures set forth in that section. ASSETS FORFEITURE FUND For expenses authorized by subparagraphs (B), (F), and (G) of section 524(c)(1) of title 28, United States Code, $20,514,000, to be derived from the Department of Justice Assets Forfeiture Fund. NITED S TATES M ARSHALS U ERVICE S SALARIES AND EXPENSES For necessary expenses of the United States Marshals Service, $1,249,040,000, of which not to exceed $6,000 shall be available for official reception and representation expenses, and not to exceed $15,000,000 shall remain available until expended. CONSTRUCTION For construction in space controlled, occupied or utilized by the United States Marshals Service for prisoner holding and related support, $10,000,000, to remain available until expended. FEDERAL PRISONER DETENTION (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) For necessary expenses related to United States prisoners in the custody of the United States Marshals Service as authorized by section 4013 of title 18, United States Code, $1,454,414,000, Provided to remain available until expended: , That not to exceed $20,000,000 shall be considered ‘‘funds appropriated for State and local law enforcement assistance’’ pursuant to section 4013(b) of title 18, United States Code: Provided further , That the United States Marshals Service shall be responsible for managing the Provided further , Justice Prisoner and Alien Transportation System: That any unobligated balances available from funds appropriated under the heading ‘‘General Administration, Detention Trustee’’ shall be transferred to and merged with the appropriation under this heading. ATIONAL S ECURITY D IVISION N SALARIES AND EXPENSES (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) For expenses necessary to carry out the activities of the National Security Division, $96,000,000, of which not to exceed $5,000,000 for information technology systems shall remain avail- able until expended: Provided , That notwithstanding section 205 Determination. Transfer of this Act, upon a determination by the Attorney General that authority. VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00062 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

63 131 STAT. 197 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 emergent circumstances require additional funding for the activities of the National Security Division, the Attorney General may transfer such amounts to this heading from available appropriations for the current fiscal year for the Department of Justice, as may be necessary to respond to such circumstances: Provided further , That any transfer pursuant to the preceding proviso shall be treated as a reprogramming under section 505 of this Act and shall not be available for obligation or expenditure except in compliance with the procedures set forth in that section. NTERAGENCY L AW E NFORCEMENT I INTERAGENCY CRIME AND DRUG ENFORCEMENT For necessary expenses for the identification, investigation, and prosecution of individuals associated with the most significant drug trafficking organizations, transnational organized crime, and money laundering organizations not otherwise provided for, to include inter-governmental agreements with State and local law enforce- ment agencies engaged in the investigation and prosecution of individuals involved in transnational organized crime and drug trafficking, $517,000,000, of which $50,000,000 shall remain avail- able until expended: Provided , That any amounts obligated from appropriations under this heading may be used under authorities available to the organizations reimbursed from this appropriation. F EDERAL B UREAU OF I NVESTIGATION SALARIES AND EXPENSES For necessary expenses of the Federal Bureau of Investigation for detection, investigation, and prosecution of crimes against the United States, $8,767,201,000, of which not to exceed $285,882,000 shall remain available until expended: Provided , That not to exceed $184,500 shall be available for official reception and representation expenses: , That in addition to other funds provided Provided further for Construction projects, the Federal Bureau of Investigation may use up to $68,982,000 under this heading for all costs related to construction, conversion, modification and extension of federally owned and leased space; preliminary planning and design of projects; and operation and maintenance of secure work environ- ment facilities and secure networking capabilities. CONSTRUCTION (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) For necessary expenses, to include the cost of equipment, fur- niture, and information technology requirements, related to construction or acquisition of buildings, facilities and sites by pur- chase, or as otherwise authorized by law; conversion, modification and extension of federally owned buildings; preliminary planning and design of projects; and operation and maintenance of secure work environment facilities and secure networking capabilities; $420,178,000, to remain available until expended, of which $181,000,000 shall be derived by transfer from the Department of Justice’s Working Capital Fund: Provided , That $323,000,000 VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00063 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

64 131 STAT. 198 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 shall be for the new Federal Bureau of Investigation consolidated headquarters facility in the National Capital Region. E NFORCEMENT A DMINISTRATION D RUG SALARIES AND EXPENSES For necessary expenses of the Drug Enforcement Administra- tion, including not to exceed $70,000 to meet unforeseen emer- gencies of a confidential character pursuant to section 530C of title 28, United States Code; and expenses for conducting drug education and training programs, including travel and related expenses for participants in such programs and the distribution of items of token value that promote the goals of such programs, $2,102,976,000, of which not to exceed $75,000,000 shall remain available until expended and not to exceed $90,000 shall be avail- able for official reception and representation expenses. B UREAU OF LCOHOL , T OBACCO , F IREARMS AND E XPLOSIVES A SALARIES AND EXPENSES For necessary expenses of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Fire- arms and Explosives, for training of State and local law enforcement agencies with or without reimbursement, including training in connection with the training and acquisition of canines for explo- sives and fire accelerants detection; and for provision of laboratory assistance to State and local law enforcement agencies, with or without reimbursement, $1,258,600,000, of which not to exceed $36,000 shall be for official reception and representation expenses, not to exceed $1,000,000 shall be available for the payment of attorneys’ fees as provided by section 924(d)(2) of title 18, United States Code, and not to exceed $20,000,000 shall remain available until expended: , That none of the funds appropriated Provided herein shall be available to investigate or act upon applications for relief from Federal firearms disabilities under section 925(c) of title 18, United States Code: Provided further , That such funds shall be available to investigate and act upon applications filed by corporations for relief from Federal firearms disabilities under section 925(c) of title 18, United States Code: Provided further , That no funds made available by this or any other Act may be used to transfer the functions, missions, or activities of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to other agencies or Departments. EDERAL P RISON S YSTEM F SALARIES AND EXPENSES (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) For necessary expenses of the Federal Prison System for the administration, operation, and maintenance of Federal penal and correctional institutions, and for the provision of technical assist- ance and advice on corrections related issues to foreign govern- ments, $7,008,800,000: Provided , That the Attorney General may 42 USC 250a note. transfer to the Department of Health and Human Services such amounts as may be necessary for direct expenditures by that VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00064 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

65 131 STAT. 199 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 Department for medical relief for inmates of Federal penal and Provided further Contracts. , That the Director of the correctional institutions: Determination. Federal Prison System, where necessary, may enter into contracts with a fiscal agent or fiscal intermediary claims processor to deter- mine the amounts payable to persons who, on behalf of the Federal Prison System, furnish health services to individuals committed to the custody of the Federal Prison System: , Provided further That not to exceed $5,400 shall be available for official reception , That not to exceed Provided further and representation expenses: $50,000,000 shall remain available for necessary operations until September 30, 2018: Provided further , That, of the amounts pro- Contracts. Grants. vided for contract confinement, not to exceed $20,000,000 shall remain available until expended to make payments in advance for grants, contracts and reimbursable agreements, and other Provided further expenses: , That the Director of the Federal Prison System may accept donated property and services relating to the operation of the prison card program from a not-for-profit entity which has operated such program in the past, notwithstanding the fact that such not-for-profit entity furnishes services under contracts to the Federal Prison System relating to the operation of pre-release services, halfway houses, or other custodial facilities. BUILDINGS AND FACILITIES For planning, acquisition of sites and construction of new facili- ties; purchase and acquisition of facilities and remodeling, and equipping of such facilities for penal and correctional use, including all necessary expenses incident thereto, by contract or force account; and constructing, remodeling, and equipping necessary buildings and facilities at existing penal and correctional institutions, including all necessary expenses incident thereto, by contract or force account, $130,000,000, to remain available until expended, of which $50,000,000 shall be available only for costs related to Provided construction of new facilities: , That labor of United States prisoners may be used for work performed under this appropriation. FEDERAL PRISON INDUSTRIES , INCORPORATED The Federal Prison Industries, Incorporated, is hereby author- ized to make such expenditures within the limits of funds and borrowing authority available, and in accord with the law, and to make such contracts and commitments without regard to fiscal year limitations as provided by section 9104 of title 31, United States Code, as may be necessary in carrying out the program set forth in the budget for the current fiscal year for such corpora- tion. LIMITATION ON ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES , FEDERAL PRISON INDUSTRIES INCORPORATED , Not to exceed $2,700,000 of the funds of the Federal Prison Industries, Incorporated, shall be available for its administrative expenses, and for services as authorized by section 3109 of title 5, United States Code, to be computed on an accrual basis to be determined in accordance with the corporation’s current pre- scribed accounting system, and such amounts shall be exclusive of depreciation, payment of claims, and expenditures which such accounting system requires to be capitalized or charged to cost VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00065 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

66 131 STAT. 200 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 of commodities acquired or produced, including selling and shipping expenses, and expenses in connection with acquisition, construction, operation, maintenance, improvement, protection, or disposition of facilities and other property belonging to the corporation or in which it has an interest. E OCAL L AW TATE AND NFORCEMENT A CTIVITIES L S FFICE ON V IOLENCE O GAINST W OMEN A VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN PREVENTION AND PROSECUTION PROGRAMS (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) For grants, contracts, cooperative agreements, and other assist- ance for the prevention and prosecution of violence against women, as authorized by the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3711 et seq.) (‘‘the 1968 Act’’); the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (Public Law 103–322) (‘‘the 1994 Act’’); the Victims of Child Abuse Act of 1990 (Public Law 101–647) (‘‘the 1990 Act’’); the Prosecutorial Remedies and Other Tools to end the Exploitation of Children Today Act of 2003 (Public Law 108–21); the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 5601 et seq.) (‘‘the 1974 Act’’); the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000 (Public Law 106–386) (‘‘the 2000 Act’’); the Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005 (Public Law 109–162) (‘‘the 2005 Act’’); the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (Public Law 113–4) (‘‘the 2013 Act’’); and the Rape Survivor Child Custody Act of 2015 (Public Law 114–22) (‘‘the 2015 Act’’); and for related victims services, $481,500,000, to remain available until expended, of which $326,000,000 shall be derived by transfer from amounts available for obligation in this Act from the Fund established by section 1402 of chapter XIV of title II of Public Law 98–473 (42 U.S.C. 10601), notwithstanding section 1402(d) of such Act of 1984, and merged with the amounts otherwise made available under this heading: Provided , That except as otherwise provided by law, not to exceed 5 percent of funds made available under this heading may be used for expenses related to evaluation, training, and tech- nical assistance: Provided further , That of the amount provided— (1) $215,000,000 is for grants to combat violence against women, as authorized by part T of the 1968 Act; (2) $30,000,000 is for transitional housing assistance grants for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sexual assault as authorized by section 40299 of the 1994 Act; (3) $3,000,000 is for the National Institute of Justice for research and evaluation of violence against women and related issues addressed by grant programs of the Office on Violence Against Women, which shall be transferred to ‘‘Research, Evaluation and Statistics’’ for administration by the Office of Justice Programs; (4) $11,000,000 is for a grant program to provide services to advocate for and respond to youth victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking; assist- ance to children and youth exposed to such violence; programs VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00066 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

67 131 STAT. 201 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 to engage men and youth in preventing such violence; and assistance to middle and high school students through edu- , cation and other services related to such violence: Provided That unobligated balances available for the programs author- ized by sections 41201, 41204, 41303, and 41305 of the 1994 Act, prior to its amendment by the 2013 Act, shall be available , That 10 percent of the Provided further for this program: total amount available for this grant program shall be available for grants under the program authorized by section 2015 of the 1968 Act: Provided further , That the definitions and grant conditions in section 40002 of the 1994 Act shall apply to this program; (5) $53,000,000 is for grants to encourage arrest policies as authorized by part U of the 1968 Act, of which $4,000,000 is for a homicide reduction initiative; (6) $35,000,000 is for sexual assault victims assistance, as authorized by section 41601 of the 1994 Act; (7) $35,000,000 is for rural domestic violence and child abuse enforcement assistance grants, as authorized by section 40295 of the 1994 Act; (8) $20,000,000 is for grants to reduce violent crimes against women on campus, as authorized by section 304 of the 2005 Act; (9) $45,000,000 is for legal assistance for victims, as author- ized by section 1201 of the 2000 Act; (10) $5,000,000 is for enhanced training and services to end violence against and abuse of women in later life, as authorized by section 40802 of the 1994 Act; (11) $16,000,000 is for grants to support families in the justice system, as authorized by section 1301 of the 2000 Act: Provided , That unobligated balances available for the programs authorized by section 1301 of the 2000 Act and section 41002 of the 1994 Act, prior to their amendment by the 2013 Act, shall be available for this program; (12) $6,000,000 is for education and training to end violence against and abuse of women with disabilities, as authorized by section 1402 of the 2000 Act; (13) $500,000 is for the National Resource Center on Work- place Responses to assist victims of domestic violence, as authorized by section 41501 of the 1994 Act; (14) $1,000,000 is for analysis and research on violence against Indian women, including as authorized by section 904 of the 2005 Act: Provided , That such funds may be transferred to ‘‘Research, Evaluation and Statistics’’ for administration by the Office of Justice Programs; (15) $500,000 is for a national clearinghouse that provides training and technical assistance on issues relating to sexual assault of American Indian and Alaska Native women; (16) $4,000,000 is for grants to assist tribal governments in exercising special domestic violence criminal jurisdiction, as authorized by section 904 of the 2013 Act: Provided , That the grant conditions in section 40002(b) of the 1994 Act shall apply to this program; and (17) $1,500,000 for the purposes authorized under the 2015 Act. VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00067 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

68 131 STAT. 202 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 FFICE OF J P ROGRAMS O USTICE , RESEARCH EVALUATION AND STATISTICS (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) For grants, contracts, cooperative agreements, and other assist- ance authorized by title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (‘‘the 1968 Act’’); the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 (‘‘the 1974 Act’’); the Missing Children’s Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5771 et seq.); the Prosecutorial Remedies and Other Tools to end the Exploitation of Children Today Act of 2003 (Public Law 108–21); the Justice for All Act of 2004 (Public Law 108–405); the Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005 (Public Law 109–162) (‘‘the 2005 Act’’); the Victims of Child Abuse Act of 1990 (Public Law 101–647); the Second Chance Act of 2007 (Public Law 110–199); the Victims of Crime Act of 1984 (Public Law 98–473); the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 (Public Law 109–248) (‘‘the Adam Walsh Act’’); the PROTECT Our Children Act of 2008 (Public Law 110–401); subtitle D of title II of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (Public Law 107–296) (‘‘the 2002 Act’’); the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007 (Public Law 110–180); the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (Public Law 113–4) (‘‘the 2013 Act’’); and other programs, $89,000,000, to remain available until expended, of which— (1) $45,500,000 is for criminal justice statistics programs, and other activities, as authorized by part C of title I of the 1968 Act, of which $5,000,000 is for a nationwide incident- based crime statistics program; (2) $39,500,000 is for research, development, and evaluation programs, and other activities as authorized by part B of title I of the 1968 Act and subtitle D of title II of the 2002 Act, of which $4,000,000 is for research targeted toward developing a better understanding of the domestic radicalization phe- nomenon, and advancing evidence-based strategies for effective intervention and prevention; and (3) $4,000,000 is for activities to strengthen and enhance the practice of forensic sciences, of which $3,000,000 is for transfer to the National Institute of Standards and Technology to support Scientific Area Committees. STATE AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT ASSISTANCE (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) For grants, contracts, cooperative agreements, and other assist- ance authorized by the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (Public Law 103–322) (‘‘the 1994 Act’’); the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (‘‘the 1968 Act’’); the Justice for All Act of 2004 (Public Law 108–405); the Victims of Child Abuse Act of 1990 (Public Law 101–647) (‘‘the 1990 Act’’); the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2005 (Public Law 109–164); the Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005 (Public Law 109–162) (‘‘the 2005 Act’’); the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 (Public Law 109–248) (‘‘the Adam Walsh Act’’); the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000 (Public Law VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00068 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

69 131 STAT. 203 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 106–386); the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007 (Public Law 110–180); subtitle D of title II of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (Public Law 107–296) (‘‘the 2002 Act’’); the Second Chance Act of 2007 (Public Law 110–199); the Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act of 2008 (Public Law 110–403); the Victims of Crime Act of 1984 (Public Law 98–473); the Mentally Ill Offender Treatment and Crime Reduction Reauthorization and Improvement Act of 2008 (Public Law 110– 416); the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (Public Law 113–4) (‘‘the 2013 Act’’); the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 (Public Law 114–198) (‘‘CARA’’); and other programs, $1,258,500,000, to remain available until expended as follows— (1) $396,000,000 for the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant program as authorized by subpart 1 of part E of title I of the 1968 Act (except that section 1001(c), and the special rules for Puerto Rico under section 505(g) of title I of the 1968 Act shall not apply for purposes of this Act), of which, notwithstanding such subpart 1, $7,500,000 is for the Officer Robert Wilson III Memorial Initiative on Preventing Violence Against Law Enforcement Officer Resilience and Survivability (VALOR), $5,000,000 is for an initiative to support evidence-based policing, $2,500,000 is for an initiative to enhance prosecutorial decision-making, $2,400,000 is for the operationalization, maintenance and expansion of the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System, $2,500,000 is for a national training initiative to improve police-based responses to people with mental illness or developmental disabilities, $6,500,000 is for competitive and evidence-based programs to reduce gun crime and gang violence, $2,000,000 is for a student loan repayment assistance program pursuant to section 952 of Public Law 110–315, $2,500,000 is for the Capital Litigation Improvement Grant Program, as authorized by section 426 of Public Law 108–405, and for grants for wrongful conviction review, $10,500,000 is for prison rape prevention and prosecu- tion grants to States and units of local government, and other programs, as authorized by the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (Public Law 108–79), and $20,000,000 is for the sole purpose of providing reimbursement of extraordinary law enforcement and related costs directly associated with protec- tion of the President-elect incurred from November 9, 2016 until the inauguration of the President-elect as President: Pro- vided , That reimbursement under the foregoing shall be pro- vided only for costs that a State or local agency can document as being over and above normal law enforcement operations and directly attributable to the provision of protection described herein: Provided further , That section 154 of the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2017 (division C of Public Law 114–223), as amended by the Further Continuing and Security Assistance 130 Stat. 1006. Appropriations Act, 2017 (Public Law 114–254), is amended by inserting after ‘‘$7,000,000’’ the following: ‘‘, to remain avail- able until September 30, 2017,’’; (2) $210,000,000 for the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program, as authorized by section 241(i)(5) of the Immigration Provided , That no and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1231(i)(5)): jurisdiction shall request compensation for any cost greater VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00069 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

70 131 STAT. 204 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 than the actual cost for Federal immigration and other detainees housed in State and local detention facilities; (3) $45,000,000 for victim services programs for victims of trafficking, as authorized by section 107(b)(2) of Public Law 106–386, for programs authorized under Public Law 109–164, or programs authorized under Public Law 113–4; (4) $13,000,000 for economic, high technology, white collar and Internet crime prevention grants, including as authorized by section 401 of Public Law 110–403; (5) $20,000,000 for sex offender management assistance, as authorized by the Adam Walsh Act, and related activities; (6) $22,500,000 for the matching grant program for law enforcement armor vests, as authorized by section 2501 of Provided title I of the 1968 Act: , That $1,500,000 is transferred directly to the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Office of Law Enforcement Standards for research, testing and evaluation programs; (7) $1,000,000 for the National Sex Offender Public Website; (8) $73,000,000 for grants to States to upgrade criminal and mental health records for the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, of which no less than $25,000,000 shall be for grants made under the authorities of the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007 (Public Law 110–180); (9) $13,000,000 for Paul Coverdell Forensic Sciences Improvement Grants under part BB of title I of the 1968 Act; (10) $125,000,000 for DNA-related and forensic programs and activities, of which— (A) $117,000,000 is for a DNA analysis and capacity enhancement program and for other local, State, and Fed- eral forensic activities, including the purposes authorized under section 2 of the DNA Analysis Backlog Elimination Act of 2000 (Public Law 106–546) (the Debbie Smith DNA Provided , That up to 4 percent Backlog Grant Program): of funds made available under this paragraph may be used for the purposes described in the DNA Training and Education for Law Enforcement, Correctional Personnel, and Court Officers program (Public Law 108–405, section 303); (B) $4,000,000 is for the purposes described in the Kirk Bloodsworth Post-Conviction DNA Testing Grant Pro- gram (Public Law 108–405, section 412); and (C) $4,000,000 is for Sexual Assault Forensic Exam Program grants, including as authorized by section 304 of Public Law 108–405; (11) $45,000,000 for a grant program for community-based sexual assault response reform; (12) $9,000,000 for the court-appointed special advocate program, as authorized by section 217 of the 1990 Act; (13) $68,000,000 for offender reentry programs and research, as authorized by the Second Chance Act of 2007 (Public Law 110–199), without regard to the time limitations specified at section 6(1) of such Act, of which not to exceed $6,000,000 is for a program to improve State, local, and tribal probation or parole supervision efforts and strategies, VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00070 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

71 131 STAT. 205 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 $5,000,000 is for Children of Incarcerated Parents Demonstra- tions to enhance and maintain parental and family relation- ships for incarcerated parents as a reentry or recidivism reduc- tion strategy, and $4,000,000 is for additional replication sites employing the Project HOPE Opportunity Probation with Enforcement model implementing swift and certain sanctions in probation, and for a research project on the effectiveness , That up to $7,500,000 of funds made of the model: Provided available in this paragraph may be used for performance-based awards for Pay for Success projects, of which up to $5,000,000 shall be for Pay for Success programs implementing the Perma- nent Supportive Housing Model; (14) $50,000,000 for the Comprehensive School Safety Ini- tiative; (15) $65,000,000 for initiatives to improve police-community relations, of which $22,500,000 is for a competitive matching grant program for purchases of body-worn cameras for State, local and tribal law enforcement, $25,000,000 is for a justice reinvestment initiative, for activities related to criminal justice reform and recidivism reduction, and $17,500,000 is for an Edward Byrne Memorial criminal justice innovation program; and (16) $103,000,000 for comprehensive opioid abuse reduction activities, including as authorized by CARA, and for the fol- lowing programs, which shall address opioid abuse reduction consistent with underlying program authorities— (A) $43,000,000 for Drug Courts, as authorized by sec- tion 1001(a)(25)(A) of title I of the 1968 Act; (B) $12,000,000 for mental health courts and adult and juvenile collaboration program grants, as authorized by parts V and HH of title I of the 1968 Act, and the Mentally Ill Offender Treatment and Crime Reduction Reauthorization and Improvement Act of 2008 (Public Law 110–416); (C) $14,000,000 for grants for Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners, as authorized by part S of title I of the 1968 Act; (D) $7,000,000 for a veterans treatment courts pro- gram; and (E) $14,000,000 for a program to monitor prescription drugs and scheduled listed chemical products: Provided , That, if a unit of local government uses any of the funds made available under this heading to increase the number of law enforcement officers, the unit of local government will achieve a net gain in the number of law enforcement officers who perform non-administrative public sector safety service. JUVENILE JUSTICE PROGRAMS For grants, contracts, cooperative agreements, and other assist- ance authorized by the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 (‘‘the 1974 Act’’); the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (‘‘the 1968 Act’’); the Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005 (Public Law 109–162) (‘‘the 2005 Act’’); the Missing Children’s Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5771 et seq.); the Prosecutorial Remedies and Other Tools to end the Exploitation of Children Today Act VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00071 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

72 131 STAT. 206 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 of 2003 (Public Law 108–21); the Victims of Child Abuse Act of 1990 (Public Law 101–647) (‘‘the 1990 Act’’); the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 (Public Law 109–248) (‘‘the Adam Walsh Act’’); the PROTECT Our Children Act of 2008 (Public Law 110–401); the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (Public Law 113–4) (‘‘the 2013 Act’’); and other juvenile justice programs, $247,000,000, to remain available until expended as follows— (1) $55,000,000 for programs authorized by section 221 of the 1974 Act, and for training and technical assistance to assist small, nonprofit organizations with the Federal grants Provided , That of the amounts provided under this process: paragraph, $500,000 shall be for a competitive demonstration grant program to support emergency planning among State, local and tribal juvenile justice residential facilities; (2) $80,000,000 for youth mentoring grants; (3) $14,500,000 for delinquency prevention, as authorized by section 505 of the 1974 Act, of which, pursuant to sections 261 and 262 thereof— (A) $4,000,000 shall be for gang and youth violence education, prevention and intervention, and related activi- ties; (B) $500,000 shall be for an Internet site providing information and resources on children of incarcerated par- ents; (C) $2,000,000 shall be for competitive grants focusing on girls in the juvenile justice system; and (D) $8,000,000 shall be for community-based violence prevention initiatives, including for public health approaches to reducing shootings and violence; (4) $21,000,000 for programs authorized by the Victims of Child Abuse Act of 1990; (5) $72,500,000 for missing and exploited children pro- grams, including as authorized by sections 404(b) and 405(a) of the 1974 Act (except that section 102(b)(4)(B) of the PRO- TECT Our Children Act of 2008 (Public Law 110–401) shall not apply for purposes of this Act); (6) $2,000,000 for child abuse training programs for judicial personnel and practitioners, as authorized by section 222 of the 1990 Act; and (7) $2,000,000 for a program to improve juvenile indigent defense: Provided , That not more than 10 percent of each amount may be used for research, evaluation, and statistics activities designed Provided further , to benefit the programs or activities authorized: That not more than 2 percent of the amounts designated under paragraphs (1) through (4) and (6) may be used for training and technical assistance: Provided further , That the two preceding pro- visos shall not apply to grants and projects administered pursuant to sections 261 and 262 of the 1974 Act and to missing and exploited children programs. VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00072 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

73 131 STAT. 207 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICER BENEFITS (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) For payments and expenses authorized under section 1001(a)(4) of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, such sums as are necessary (including amounts for adminis- trative costs), to remain available until expended; and $16,300,000 for payments authorized by section 1201(b) of such Act and for educational assistance authorized by section 1218 of such Act, to remain available until expended: Provided , That notwithstanding Determination. Transfer section 205 of this Act, upon a determination by the Attorney authority. General that emergent circumstances require additional funding for such disability and education payments, the Attorney General may transfer such amounts to ‘‘Public Safety Officer Benefits’’ from available appropriations for the Department of Justice as may , Provided further be necessary to respond to such circumstances: That any transfer pursuant to the preceding proviso shall be treated as a reprogramming under section 505 of this Act and shall not be available for obligation or expenditure except in compliance with the procedures set forth in that section. C O S ERVICES OLICING P RIENTED OMMUNITY COMMUNITY ORIENTED POLICING SERVICES PROGRAMS (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) For activities authorized by the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (Public Law 103–322); the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (‘‘the 1968 Act’’); and the Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthor- ization Act of 2005 (Public Law 109–162) (‘‘the 2005 Act’’), , That $221,500,000, to remain available until expended: Provided any balances made available through prior year deobligations shall Provided only be available in accordance with section 505 of this Act: , That of the amount provided under this heading— further (1) $10,000,000 is for anti-methamphetamine-related activi- ties, which shall be transferred to the Drug Enforcement Administration upon enactment of this Act; (2) $194,500,000 is for grants under section 1701 of title I of the 1968 Act (42 U.S.C. 3796dd) for the hiring and rehiring of additional career law enforcement officers under part Q of such title notwithstanding subsection (i) of such section: , That, notwithstanding section 1704(c) of such title Provided Waiver. (42 U.S.C. 3796dd–3(c)), funding for hiring or rehiring a career law enforcement officer may not exceed $125,000 unless the Director of the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services Provided further , That grants a waiver from this limitation: of the amounts appropriated under this paragraph, $5,000,000 is for community policing development activities in furtherance of the purposes in section 1701: Provided further , That within the amounts appropriated under this paragraph, $10,000,000 is for the collaborative reform model of technical assistance , Provided further in furtherance of the purposes in section 1701: That of the amounts appropriated under this paragraph $35,000,000 is for regional information sharing activities, as authorized by part M of title I of the 1968 Act, which shall VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00073 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

74 131 STAT. 208 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 be transferred to and merged with ‘‘Research, Evaluation, and Statistics’’ for administration by the Office of Justice Programs: Provided further , That of the amounts appropriated under this paragraph, $7,500,000 is for activities authorized by the POLICE Act of 2016 (Public Law 114–199); (3) $7,000,000 is for competitive grants to State law enforce- ment agencies in States with high seizures of precursor chemi- cals, finished methamphetamine, laboratories, and laboratory dump seizures: Provided , That funds appropriated under this paragraph shall be utilized for investigative purposes to locate or investigate illicit activities, including precursor diversion, laboratories, or methamphetamine traffickers; and (4) $10,000,000 is for competitive grants to statewide law enforcement agencies in States with high rates of primary treatment admissions for heroin and other opioids: Provided , That these funds shall be utilized for investigative purposes to locate or investigate illicit activities, including activities related to the distribution of heroin or unlawful distribution of prescription opioids, or unlawful heroin and prescription opioid traffickers through statewide collaboration. P ROVISIONS —D EPARTMENT OF J USTICE ENERAL G (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) S EC . 201. In addition to amounts otherwise made available in this title for official reception and representation expenses, a total of not to exceed $50,000 from funds appropriated to the Depart- ment of Justice in this title shall be available to the Attorney General for official reception and representation expenses. S EC . 202. None of the funds appropriated by this title shall Abortion. be available to pay for an abortion, except where the life of the mother would be endangered if the fetus were carried to term, , That should this prohibi- or in the case of rape or incest: Provided tion be declared unconstitutional by a court of competent jurisdic- tion, this section shall be null and void. . 203. None of the funds appropriated under this title shall Abortion. S EC be used to require any person to perform, or facilitate in any way the performance of, any abortion. S EC . 204. Nothing in the preceding section shall remove the obligation of the Director of the Bureau of Prisons to provide escort services necessary for a female inmate to receive such service out- side the Federal facility: , That nothing in this section Provided in any way diminishes the effect of section 203 intended to address the philosophical beliefs of individual employees of the Bureau of Prisons. EC S . 205. Not to exceed 5 percent of any appropriation made available for the current fiscal year for the Department of Justice in this Act may be transferred between such appropriations, but no such appropriation, except as otherwise specifically provided, shall be increased by more than 10 percent by any such transfers: , That any transfer pursuant to this section shall be treated Provided as a reprogramming of funds under section 505 of this Act and shall not be available for obligation except in compliance with the procedures set forth in that section. EC . 206. None of the funds made available under this title S may be used by the Federal Bureau of Prisons or the United VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00074 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

75 131 STAT. 209 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 States Marshals Service for the purpose of transporting an indi- vidual who is a prisoner pursuant to conviction for crime under State or Federal law and is classified as a maximum or high security prisoner, other than to a prison or other facility certified by the Federal Bureau of Prisons as appropriately secure for housing such a prisoner. EC . 207. (a) None of the funds appropriated by this Act may S be used by Federal prisons to purchase cable television services, or to rent or purchase audiovisual or electronic media or equipment used primarily for recreational purposes. (b) Subsection (a) does not preclude the rental, maintenance, or purchase of audiovisual or electronic media or equipment for inmate training, religious, or educational programs. S EC . 208. None of the funds made available under this title Certification. shall be obligated or expended for any new or enhanced information technology program having total estimated development costs in excess of $100,000,000, unless the Deputy Attorney General and the investment review board certify to the Committees on Appro- priations of the House of Representatives and the Senate that the information technology program has appropriate program management controls and contractor oversight mechanisms in place, and that the program is compatible with the enterprise architecture of the Department of Justice. . 209. The notification thresholds and procedures set forth S EC Applicability. in section 505 of this Act shall apply to deviations from the amounts designated for specific activities in this Act and in the explanatory statement described in section 4 (in the matter preceding division A of this consolidated Act), and to any use of deobligated balances of funds provided under this title in previous years. . 210. None of the funds appropriated by this Act may S EC be used to plan for, begin, continue, finish, process, or approve a public-private competition under the Office of Management and Budget Circular A–76 or any successor administrative regulation, directive, or policy for work performed by employees of the Bureau of Prisons or of Federal Prison Industries, Incorporated. EC . 211. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no funds S shall be available for the salary, benefits, or expenses of any United States Attorney assigned dual or additional responsibilities by the Attorney General or his designee that exempt that United States Attorney from the residency requirements of section 545 of title 28, United States Code. . 212. At the discretion of the Attorney General, and in EC S addition to any amounts that otherwise may be available (or author- ized to be made available) by law, with respect to funds appropriated by this title under the headings ‘‘Research, Evaluation and Statis- tics’’, ‘‘State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance’’, and ‘‘Juvenile Justice Programs’’— (1) up to 3 percent of funds made available to the Office of Justice Programs for grant or reimbursement programs may be used by such Office to provide training and technical assist- ance; and (2) up to 2 percent of funds made available for grant or reimbursement programs under such headings, except for amounts appropriated specifically for research, evaluation, or statistical programs administered by the National Institute of Justice and the Bureau of Justice Statistics, shall be trans- ferred to and merged with funds provided to the National VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00075 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

76 131 STAT. 210 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 Institute of Justice and the Bureau of Justice Statistics, to be used by them for research, evaluation, or statistical purposes, without regard to the authorizations for such grant or reimbursement programs. EC . 213. At the discretion of the Attorney General, and in S addition to any amounts that otherwise may be available (or author- ized to be made available) by law, up to 7 percent of funds made available for grant or reimbursement programs— (1) under the heading ‘‘State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance’’ (except for funds made available under paragraphs (1), (2), and (16) under such heading); and (2) under the headings ‘‘Juvenile Justice Programs’’ (except for funds made available under paragraph (5) under such heading) and ‘‘Community Oriented Policing Services Pro- grams’’, to be transferred to and merged with funds made available under the heading ‘‘State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance’’, shall be available for tribal criminal justice assistance without regard to the authorizations for such grant or reimbursement pro- grams. S EC . 214. Upon request by a grantee for whom the Attorney General has determined there is a fiscal hardship, the Attorney General may, with respect to funds appropriated in this or any other Act making appropriations for fiscal years 2014 through 2017 for the following programs, waive the following requirements: (1) For the adult and juvenile offender State and local reentry demonstration projects under part FF of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3797w(g)(1)), the requirements under section 2976(g)(1) of such part. (2) For State, Tribal, and local reentry courts under part FF of title I of such Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3797w–2(e)(1) and (2)), the requirements under section 2978(e)(1) and (2) of such part. (3) For the prosecution drug treatment alternatives to prison program under part CC of title I of such Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3797q–3), the requirements under section 2904 of such part. (4) For grants to protect inmates and safeguard commu- nities as authorized by section 6 of the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (42 U.S.C. 15605(c)(3)), the requirements of section 6(c)(3) of such Act. EC . 215. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, section S 20109(a) of subtitle A of title II of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (42 U.S.C. 13709(a)) shall not apply to amounts made available by this or any other Act. S . 216. None of the funds made available under this Act, EC other than for the national instant criminal background check system established under section 103 of the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act (18 U.S.C. 922 note), may be used by a Federal law enforcement officer to facilitate the transfer of an operable firearm to an individual if the Federal law enforcement officer knows or suspects that the individual is an agent of a drug cartel, unless law enforcement personnel of the United States continuously monitor or control the firearm at all times. S EC . 217. (a) None of the income retained in the Department of Justice Working Capital Fund pursuant to title I of Public Law VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00076 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

77 131 STAT. 211 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 102–140 (105 Stat. 784; 28 U.S.C. 527 note) shall be available for obligation during fiscal year 2017, except up to $40,000,000 may be obligated for implementation of a unified Department of Justice financial management system. (b) Not to exceed $30,000,000 of the unobligated balances trans- ferred to the capital account of the Department of Justice Working Capital Fund pursuant to title I of Public Law 102–140 (105 Stat. 784; 28 U.S.C. 527 note) shall be available for obligation in fiscal year 2017, and any use, obligation, transfer or allocation of such funds shall be treated as a reprogramming of funds under section 505 of this Act. (c) Not to exceed $10,000,000 of the excess unobligated balances available under section 524(c)(8)(E) of title 28, United States Code, shall be available for obligation during fiscal year 2017, and any use, obligation, transfer or allocation of such funds shall be treated as a reprogramming of funds under section 505 of this Act. EC . 218. Discretionary funds that are made available in this S Act for the Office of Justice Programs may be used to participate in Performance Partnership Pilots authorized under section 526 of division H of Public Law 113–76, section 524 of division G of Public Law 113–235, section 525 of division H of Public Law 114–113, and such authorities as are enacted for Performance Part- nership Pilots in an appropriations Act for fiscal year 2017. S EC . 219. In addition to any other transfer authority available to the Department of Justice, for fiscal years 2017 through 2022, unobligated balances available in the Department of Justice Working Capital Fund pursuant to title I of Public Law 102– 140 (105 Stat. 784; 28 U.S.C. 527 note) may be transferred to the ‘‘Federal Bureau of Investigation, Construction’’ account, to remain available until expended for the new Federal Bureau of Investigation headquarters in the National Capital Region: Pro- vided , That the cumulative total amount of funds transferred from the Working Capital Fund from fiscal year 2017 through 2022 pursuant to this section shall not exceed $315,000,000: Provided further , That transfers pursuant to this section shall not count against any ceiling on the use of unobligated balances transferred to the capital account of the Working Capital Fund in this or Provided further , That any any other Act in any such fiscal year: transfer pursuant to this section shall be treated as a reprogram- ming under section 505 of this Act and shall not be available for obligation or expenditure except in compliance with the proce- dures set forth in that section. This title may be cited as the ‘‘Department of Justice Appropria- tions Act, 2017’’. TITLE III Science Appropriations Act, 2017. SCIENCE CIENCE AND T ECHNOLOGY P OLICY O FFICE OF S For necessary expenses of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, in carrying out the purposes of the National Science and Technology Policy, Organization, and Priorities Act of 1976 (42 U.S.C. 6601 et seq.), hire of passenger motor vehicles, and services as authorized by section 3109 of title 5, United States Code, not to exceed $2,250 for official reception and representation expenses, VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00077 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

78 131 STAT. 212 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 and rental of conference rooms in the District of Columbia, $5,555,000. N ERONAUTICS AND S PACE A DMINISTRATION ATIONAL A SCIENCE For necessary expenses, not otherwise provided for, in the conduct and support of science research and development activities, including research, development, operations, support, and services; maintenance and repair, facility planning and design; space flight, spacecraft control, and communications activities; program manage- ment; personnel and related costs, including uniforms or allowances therefor, as authorized by sections 5901 and 5902 of title 5, United States Code; travel expenses; purchase and hire of passenger motor vehicles; and purchase, lease, charter, maintenance, and operation of mission and administrative aircraft, $5,764,900,000, to remain available until September 30, 2018: Provided , That the formulation and development costs (with development cost as defined under section 30104 of title 51, United States Code) for the James Webb Provided further , Space Telescope shall not exceed $8,000,000,000: That should the individual identified under subsection (c)(2)(E) Determination. Notification. of section 30104 of title 51, United States Code, as responsible for the James Webb Space Telescope determine that the develop- ment cost of the program is likely to exceed that limitation, the individual shall immediately notify the Administrator and the increase shall be treated as if it meets the 30 percent threshold , That, Provided further described in subsection (f) of section 30104: of the amounts provided, $275,000,000 is for an orbiter and a lander to meet the science goals for the Jupiter Europa mission as outlined in the most recent planetary science decadal survey: Provided further , That the National Aeronautics and Space Plan. Deadlines. Administration shall use the Space Launch System as the launch Budget profile. vehicle or vehicles for the Jupiter Europa mission, plan for an orbiter launch no later than 2022 and a lander launch no later than 2024, and include in the fiscal year 2018 budget the 5-year funding profile necessary to achieve these goals. AERONAUTICS For necessary expenses, not otherwise provided for, in the conduct and support of aeronautics research and development activi- ties, including research, development, operations, support, and serv- ices; maintenance and repair, facility planning and design; space flight, spacecraft control, and communications activities; program management; personnel and related costs, including uniforms or allowances therefor, as authorized by sections 5901 and 5902 of title 5, United States Code; travel expenses; purchase and hire of passenger motor vehicles; and purchase, lease, charter, mainte- nance, and operation of mission and administrative aircraft, $660,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2018. SPACE TECHNOLOGY For necessary expenses, not otherwise provided for, in the conduct and support of space technology research and development activities, including research, development, operations, support, and services; maintenance and repair, facility planning and design; VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00078 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

79 131 STAT. 213 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 space flight, spacecraft control, and communications activities; pro- gram management; personnel and related costs, including uniforms or allowances therefor, as authorized by sections 5901 and 5902 of title 5, United States Code; travel expenses; purchase and hire of passenger motor vehicles; and purchase, lease, charter, mainte- nance, and operation of mission and administrative aircraft, Pro- $686,500,000, to remain available until September 30, 2018: vided , That $130,000,000 shall be for the RESTORE satellite serv- icing program for continuation of formulation and development activities for RESTORE and such funds shall not support activities solely needed for the asteroid redirect mission. EXPLORATION For necessary expenses, not otherwise provided for, in the conduct and support of exploration research and development activi- ties, including research, development, operations, support, and serv- ices; maintenance and repair, facility planning and design; space flight, spacecraft control, and communications activities; program management; personnel and related costs, including uniforms or allowances therefor, as authorized by sections 5901 and 5902 of title 5, United States Code; travel expenses; purchase and hire of passenger motor vehicles; and purchase, lease, charter, mainte- nance, and operation of mission and administrative aircraft, $4,324,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2018: Pro- vided , That not less than $1,350,000,000 shall be for the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle: Provided further , That not less than $2,150,000,000 shall be for the Space Launch System (SLS) launch vehicle, which shall have a lift capability not less than 130 metric tons and which shall have core elements and an Exploration Upper Stage developed simultaneously: Provided further , That of the amounts provided for SLS, not less than $300,000,000 shall be , That for Exploration Upper Stage development: Provided further $429,000,000 shall be for exploration ground systems: Provided further , That the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Budget profile. Deadline. (NASA) shall provide to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate, concurrent with the annual budget submission, a 5-year budget profile for an integrated budget that includes the Space Launch System, the Orion Multi- Purpose Crew Vehicle, and associated ground systems, that will meet the Exploration Mission 2 (EM–2) management agreement launch date of no later than 2021 at a success level equal to the Agency Baseline Commitment for EM–2 of the Orion Multi- , That $395,000,000 shall Purpose Crew Vehicle: Provided further be for exploration research and development. SPACE OPERATIONS For necessary expenses, not otherwise provided for, in the conduct and support of space operations research and development activities, including research, development, operations, support and services; space flight, spacecraft control and communications activi- ties, including operations, production, and services; maintenance and repair, facility planning and design; program management; personnel and related costs, including uniforms or allowances therefor, as authorized by sections 5901 and 5902 of title 5, United States Code; travel expenses; purchase and hire of passenger motor vehicles; and purchase, lease, charter, maintenance and operation VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00079 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

80 131 STAT. 214 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 of mission and administrative aircraft, $4,950,700,000, to remain available until September 30, 2018. EDUCATION For necessary expenses, not otherwise provided for, in the conduct and support of aerospace and aeronautical education research and development activities, including research, develop- ment, operations, support, and services; program management; per- sonnel and related costs, including uniforms or allowances therefor, as authorized by sections 5901 and 5902 of title 5, United States Code; travel expenses; purchase and hire of passenger motor vehicles; and purchase, lease, charter, maintenance, and operation of mission and administrative aircraft, $100,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2018, of which $18,000,000 shall be for the Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research and $40,000,000 shall be for the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program. , SAFETY SECURITY AND MISSION SERVICES For necessary expenses, not otherwise provided for, in the conduct and support of science, aeronautics, space technology, explo- ration, space operations and education research and development activities, including research, development, operations, support, and services; maintenance and repair, facility planning and design; space flight, spacecraft control, and communications activities; pro- gram management; personnel and related costs, including uniforms or allowances therefor, as authorized by sections 5901 and 5902 of title 5, United States Code; travel expenses; purchase and hire of passenger motor vehicles; not to exceed $63,000 for official recep- tion and representation expenses; and purchase, lease, charter, maintenance, and operation of mission and administrative aircraft, $2,768,600,000, to remain available until September 30, 2018. CONSTRUCTION AND ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE AND RESTORATION For necessary expenses for construction of facilities including repair, rehabilitation, revitalization, and modification of facilities, construction of new facilities and additions to existing facilities, facility planning and design, and restoration, and acquisition or condemnation of real property, as authorized by law, and environ- mental compliance and restoration, $360,700,000, to remain avail- Provided , That proceeds from leases Contracts. able until September 30, 2022: Time period. deposited into this account shall be available for a period of 5 51 USC 20145 years to the extent and in amounts as provided in annual appropria- note. tions Acts: Provided further , That such proceeds referred to in the preceding proviso shall be available for obligation for fiscal Provided further , year 2017 in an amount not to exceed $9,470,300: 51 USC 30103. That each annual budget request shall include an annual estimate of gross receipts and collections and proposed use of all funds collected pursuant to section 20145 of title 51, United States Code. OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL For necessary expenses of the Office of Inspector General in carrying out the Inspector General Act of 1978, $37,900,000, of which $500,000 shall remain available until September 30, 2018. VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00080 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

81 131 STAT. 215 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS) Funds for any announced prize otherwise authorized shall remain available, without fiscal year limitation, until a prize is claimed or the offer is withdrawn. Not to exceed 5 percent of any appropriation made available for the current fiscal year for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in this Act may be transferred between such appro- priations, but no such appropriation, except as otherwise specifically provided, shall be increased by more than 10 percent by any such transfers, except that ‘‘Construction and Environmental Compliance and Restoration’’ may be increased up to 15 percent by such trans- fers. Balances so transferred shall be merged with and available for the same purposes and the same time period as the appropria- tions to which transferred. Any transfer pursuant to this provision shall be treated as a reprogramming of funds under section 505 of this Act and shall not be available for obligation except in compliance with the procedures set forth in that section. The spending plan required by this Act shall be provided by NASA at the theme, program, project and activity level. The spending plan, as well as any subsequent change of an amount established in that spending plan that meets the notification requirements of section 505 of this Act, shall be treated as a reprogramming under section 505 of this Act and shall not be available for obligation or expenditure except in compliance with the procedures set forth in that section. ATIONAL S CIENCE F OUNDATION N RESEARCH AND RELATED ACTIVITIES For necessary expenses in carrying out the National Science Foundation Act of 1950 (42 U.S.C. 1861 et seq.), and Public Law 86–209 (42 U.S.C. 1880 et seq.); services as authorized by section 3109 of title 5, United States Code; maintenance and operation of aircraft and purchase of flight services for research support; acquisition of aircraft; and authorized travel; $6,033,645,000, to remain available until September 30, 2018, of which not to exceed $544,000,000 shall remain available until expended for polar research and operations support, and for reimbursement to other Federal agencies for operational and science support and logistical and other related activities for the United States Antarctic program: Provided , That receipts for scientific support services and materials furnished by the National Research Centers and other National Science Foundation supported research facilities may be credited to this appropriation. MAJOR RESEARCH EQUIPMENT AND FACILITIES CONSTRUCTION For necessary expenses for the acquisition, construction, commissioning, and upgrading of major research equipment, facili- ties, and other such capital assets pursuant to the National Science Foundation Act of 1950 (42 U.S.C. 1861 et seq.), including author- ized travel, $209,000,000, to remain available until expended. VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00081 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

82 131 STAT. 216 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 EDUCATION AND HUMAN RESOURCES For necessary expenses in carrying out science, mathematics and engineering education and human resources programs and activities pursuant to the National Science Foundation Act of 1950 (42 U.S.C. 1861 et seq.), including services as authorized by section 3109 of title 5, United States Code, authorized travel, and rental of conference rooms in the District of Columbia, $880,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2018. AGENCY OPERATIONS AND AWARD MANAGEMENT For agency operations and award management necessary in carrying out the National Science Foundation Act of 1950 (42 U.S.C. 1861 et seq.); services authorized by section 3109 of title 5, United States Code; hire of passenger motor vehicles; uniforms or allow- ances therefor, as authorized by sections 5901 and 5902 of title 5, United States Code; rental of conference rooms in the District of Columbia; and reimbursement of the Department of Homeland Provided Security for security guard services; $330,000,000: , That not to exceed $8,280 is for official reception and representation Provided further , That contracts may be entered into expenses: under this heading in fiscal year 2017 for maintenance and oper- ation of facilities and for other services to be provided during the next fiscal year: Provided further , That of the amount provided for costs associated with the acquisition, occupancy, and related costs of new headquarters space, not more than $40,700,000 shall remain available until expended. OFFICE OF THE NATIONAL SCIENCE BOARD For necessary expenses (including payment of salaries, author- ized travel, hire of passenger motor vehicles, the rental of conference rooms in the District of Columbia, and the employment of experts and consultants under section 3109 of title 5, United States Code) involved in carrying out section 4 of the National Science Founda- tion Act of 1950 (42 U.S.C. 1863) and Public Law 86–209 (42 U.S.C. 1880 et seq.), $4,370,000: Provided , That not to exceed $2,500 shall be available for official reception and representation expenses. OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL For necessary expenses of the Office of Inspector General as authorized by the Inspector General Act of 1978, $15,200,000, of which $400,000 shall remain available until September 30, 2018. ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISION (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) Not to exceed 5 percent of any appropriation made available for the current fiscal year for the National Science Foundation in this Act may be transferred between such appropriations, but no such appropriation shall be increased by more than 15 percent by any such transfers. Any transfer pursuant to this paragraph shall be treated as a reprogramming of funds under section 505 VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00082 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

83 131 STAT. 217 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 of this Act and shall not be available for obligation except in compliance with the procedures set forth in that section. This title may be cited as the ‘‘Science Appropriations Act, 2017’’. TITLE IV RELATED AGENCIES C IVIL R OMMISSION ON IGHTS C SALARIES AND EXPENSES For necessary expenses of the Commission on Civil Rights, Provided including hire of passenger motor vehicles, $9,200,000: , That none of the funds appropriated in this paragraph may be used to employ any individuals under Schedule C of subpart C of part 213 of title 5 of the Code of Federal Regulations exclusive Provided further , of one special assistant for each Commissioner: That none of the funds appropriated in this paragraph shall be used to reimburse Commissioners for more than 75 billable days, with the exception of the chairperson, who is permitted 125 billable Provided further , That none of the funds appropriated in days: this paragraph shall be used for any activity or expense that is not explicitly authorized by section 3 of the Civil Rights Commission Act of 1983 (42 U.S.C. 1975a). QUAL E MPLOYMENT O PPORTUNITY C OMMISSION E SALARIES AND EXPENSES For necessary expenses of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission as authorized by title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Equal Pay Act of 1963, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, section 501 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) of 2008 (Public Law 110–233), the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (Public Law 110–325), and the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 (Public Law 111–2), including services as authorized by section 3109 of title 5, United States Code; hire of passenger motor vehicles as authorized by section 1343(b) of title 31, United States Code; nonmonetary awards to private citizens; and up to $29,500,000 for payments to State and local enforcement agencies for authorized services to the Commission, $364,500,000: Provided , That the Commission is authorized to make available for official reception and representation expenses not to exceed $2,250 from available Provided further , That the Commission may take no action funds: Workforce proposal. to implement any workforce repositioning, restructuring, or reorga- Notification. nization until such time as the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate have been notified of such proposals, in accordance with the reprogramming require- ments of section 505 of this Act: Provided further , That the Chair is authorized to accept and use any gift or donation to carry out the work of the Commission. VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00083 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

84 131 STAT. 218 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 T RADE C OMMISSION I NTERNATIONAL SALARIES AND EXPENSES For necessary expenses of the International Trade Commission, including hire of passenger motor vehicles and services as author- ized by section 3109 of title 5, United States Code, and not to exceed $2,250 for official reception and representation expenses, $91,500,000, to remain available until expended. EGAL S ERVICES C ORPORATION L PAYMENT TO THE LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION For payment to the Legal Services Corporation to carry out the purposes of the Legal Services Corporation Act of 1974, $385,000,000, of which $352,000,000 is for basic field programs and required independent audits; $5,000,000 is for the Office of Inspector General, of which such amounts as may be necessary may be used to conduct additional audits of recipients; $19,000,000 is for management and grants oversight; $4,000,000 is for client self-help and information technology; $4,000,000 is for a Pro Bono Innovation Fund; and $1,000,000 is for loan repayment assistance: Provided , That the Legal Services Corporation may continue to Locality pay. provide locality pay to officers and employees at a rate no greater than that provided by the Federal Government to Washington, DC-based employees as authorized by section 5304 of title 5, United States Code, notwithstanding section 1005(d) of the Legal Services Corporation Act (42 U.S.C. 2996(d)): Provided further , That the authorities provided in section 205 of this Act shall be applicable Provided further to the Legal Services Corporation: , That, for the purposes of section 505 of this Act, the Legal Services Corporation shall be considered an agency of the United States Government. LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISION — None of the funds appropriated in this Act to the Legal Services Corporation shall be expended for any purpose prohibited or limited by, or contrary to any of the provisions of, sections 501, 502, 503, 504, 505, and 506 of Public Law 105–119, and all funds appropriated in this Act to the Legal Services Corporation shall be subject to the same terms and conditions set forth in such sections, except that all references in sections 502 and 503 to 1997 and 1998 shall be deemed to refer instead to 2016 and 2017, respectively. ARINE M AMMAL C OMMISSION M SALARIES AND EXPENSES For necessary expenses of the Marine Mammal Commission as authorized by title II of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), $3,431,000. VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00084 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

85 131 STAT. 219 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 FFICE OF THE U S TATES T RADE R EPRESENTATIVE NITED O SALARIES AND EXPENSES (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) For necessary expenses of the Office of the United States Trade Representative, including the hire of passenger motor vehicles and the employment of experts and consultants as authorized by section 3109 of title 5, United States Code, $62,000,000, of which $1,000,000 Provided shall remain available until expended: , That of the total amount made available under this heading, up to $15,000,000 may be derived from the Trade Enforcement Trust Fund established in subsection (a) of section 611 of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 (19 U.S.C. 4405) for activities of the United States Trade Representative authorized by subsection (d) Provided further , That any of such section, including transfers: transfer pursuant to paragraph (1) of such subsection (d) shall be treated as a reprogramming under section 505 of this Act: Provided further , That of the total amount made available under this heading, not to exceed $124,000 shall be available for official reception and representation expenses. TATE J USTICE I NSTITUTE S SALARIES AND EXPENSES For necessary expenses of the State Justice Institute, as author- ized by the State Justice Institute Act of 1984 (42 U.S.C. 10701 et seq.) $5,121,000, of which $500,000 shall remain available until September 30, 2018: Provided , That not to exceed $2,250 shall be available for official reception and representation expenses: Pro- , That, for the purposes of section 505 of this Act, vided further the State Justice Institute shall be considered an agency of the United States Government. TITLE V GENERAL PROVISIONS (INCLUDING RESCISSIONS) (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) S EC . 501. No part of any appropriation contained in this Act shall be used for publicity or propaganda purposes not authorized by the Congress. S EC . 502. No part of any appropriation contained in this Act shall remain available for obligation beyond the current fiscal year unless expressly so provided herein. S EC . 503. The expenditure of any appropriation under this Contracts. Act for any consulting service through procurement contract, pursu- ant to section 3109 of title 5, United States Code, shall be limited to those contracts where such expenditures are a matter of public record and available for public inspection, except where otherwise provided under existing law, or under existing Executive order issued pursuant to existing law. VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00085 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

86 131 STAT. 220 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 . 504. If any provision of this Act or the application of S EC such provision to any person or circumstances shall be held invalid, the remainder of the Act and the application of each provision to persons or circumstances other than those as to which it is held invalid shall not be affected thereby. EC . 505. None of the funds provided under this Act, or provided S Notification. Deadline. under previous appropriations Acts to the agencies funded by this Act that remain available for obligation or expenditure in fiscal year 2017, or provided from any accounts in the Treasury of the United States derived by the collection of fees available to the agencies funded by this Act, shall be available for obligation or expenditure through a reprogramming of funds that: (1) creates or initiates a new program, project or activity; (2) eliminates a program, project or activity; (3) increases funds or personnel by any means for any project or activity for which funds have been denied or restricted; (4) relocates an office or employees; (5) reorga- nizes or renames offices, programs or activities; (6) contracts out or privatizes any functions or activities presently performed by Federal employees; (7) augments existing programs, projects or activities in excess of $500,000 or 10 percent, whichever is less, or reduces by 10 percent funding for any program, project or activity, or numbers of personnel by 10 percent; or (8) results from any general savings, including savings from a reduction in personnel, which would result in a change in existing programs, projects or activities as approved by Congress; unless the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations are notified 15 days in advance of such reprogramming of funds. S EC . 506. (a) If it has been finally determined by a court Labeling. Contracts. or Federal agency that any person intentionally affixed a label bearing a ‘‘Made in America’’ inscription, or any inscription with the same meaning, to any product sold in or shipped to the United States that is not made in the United States, the person shall be ineligible to receive any contract or subcontract made with funds made available in this Act, pursuant to the debarment, suspension, and ineligibility procedures described in sections 9.400 through 9.409 of title 48, Code of Federal Regulations. (b)(1) To the extent practicable, with respect to authorized purchases of promotional items, funds made available by this Act shall be used to purchase items that are manufactured, produced, or assembled in the United States, its territories or possessions. (2) The term ‘‘promotional items’’ has the meaning given the Definition. term in OMB Circular A–87, Attachment B, Item (1)(f)(3). EC . 507. (a) The Departments of Commerce and Justice, the S Deadlines. Reports. National Science Foundation, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration shall provide to the Committees on Appropria- tions of the House of Representatives and the Senate a quarterly report on the status of balances of appropriations at the account level. For unobligated, uncommitted balances and unobligated, com- mitted balances the quarterly reports shall separately identify the amounts attributable to each source year of appropriation from which the balances were derived. For balances that are obligated, but unexpended, the quarterly reports shall separately identify amounts by the year of obligation. (b) The report described in subsection (a) shall be submitted within 30 days of the end of each quarter. (c) If a department or agency is unable to fulfill any aspect of a reporting requirement described in subsection (a) due to a VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00086 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

87 131 STAT. 221 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 limitation of a current accounting system, the department or agency shall fulfill such aspect to the maximum extent practicable under such accounting system and shall identify and describe in each quarterly report the extent to which such aspect is not fulfilled. . 508. Any costs incurred by a department or agency funded EC S under this Act resulting from, or to prevent, personnel actions taken in response to funding reductions included in this Act shall be absorbed within the total budgetary resources available to such department or agency: Provided , That the authority to transfer funds between appropriations accounts as may be necessary to carry out this section is provided in addition to authorities included Provided further elsewhere in this Act: , That use of funds to carry out this section shall be treated as a reprogramming of funds under section 505 of this Act and shall not be available for obligation or expenditure except in compliance with the procedures set forth Provided further , That for the Department of Com- in that section: Applicability. merce, this section shall also apply to actions taken for the care and protection of loan collateral or grant property. EC . 509. None of the funds provided by this Act shall be S Tobacco and tobacco products. available to promote the sale or export of tobacco or tobacco prod- ucts, or to seek the reduction or removal by any foreign country of restrictions on the marketing of tobacco or tobacco products, except for restrictions which are not applied equally to all tobacco or tobacco products of the same type. S . 510. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, amounts EC 42 USC 10601 note. deposited or available in the Fund established by section 1402 of chapter XIV of title II of Public Law 98–473 (42 U.S.C. 10601) in any fiscal year in excess of $2,573,000,000 shall not be available , That notwith- Provided for obligation until the following fiscal year: standing section 1402(d) of such Act, of the amounts available from the Fund for obligation, $10,000,000 shall remain available until expended to the Department of Justice Office of Inspector General for oversight and auditing purposes. S . 511. None of the funds made available to the Department EC Religion. of Justice in this Act may be used to discriminate against or denigrate the religious or moral beliefs of students who participate in programs for which financial assistance is provided from those funds, or of the parents or legal guardians of such students. S EC . 512. None of the funds made available in this Act may be transferred to any department, agency, or instrumentality of the United States Government, except pursuant to a transfer made by, or transfer authority provided in, this Act or any other appro- priations Act. S . 513. Any funds provided in this Act used to implement EC E-Government Initiatives shall be subject to the procedures set forth in section 505 of this Act. S EC . 514. (a) The Inspectors General of the Department of Audits. Reports. Commerce, the Department of Justice, the National Aeronautics Deadlines. and Space Administration, the National Science Foundation, and the Legal Services Corporation shall conduct audits, pursuant to the Inspector General Act (5 U.S.C. App.), of grants or contracts for which funds are appropriated by this Act, and shall submit reports to Congress on the progress of such audits, which may include preliminary findings and a description of areas of particular interest, within 180 days after initiating such an audit and every 180 days thereafter until any such audit is completed. VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00087 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

88 131 STAT. 222 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 Public (b) Within 60 days after the date on which an audit described information. in subsection (a) by an Inspector General is completed, the Sec- Web posting. retary, Attorney General, Administrator, Director, or President, as appropriate, shall make the results of the audit available to the public on the Internet website maintained by the Department, Administration, Foundation, or Corporation, respectively. The results shall be made available in redacted form to exclude— (1) any matter described in section 552(b) of title 5, United States Code; and (2) sensitive personal information for any individual, the public access to which could be used to commit identity theft or for other inappropriate or unlawful purposes. (c) Any person awarded a grant or contract funded by amounts Grants. Contracts. appropriated by this Act shall submit a statement to the Secretary Certification. of Commerce, the Attorney General, the Administrator, Director, or President, as appropriate, certifying that no funds derived from the grant or contract will be made available through a subcontract or in any other manner to another person who has a financial interest in the person awarded the grant or contract. Effective date. (d) The provisions of the preceding subsections of this section Consultation. shall take effect 30 days after the date on which the Director Determination. of the Office of Management and Budget, in consultation with the Director of the Office of Government Ethics, determines that a uniform set of rules and requirements, substantially similar to the requirements in such subsections, consistently apply under the executive branch ethics program to all Federal departments, agencies, and entities. EC . 515. (a) None of the funds appropriated or otherwise Reviews. S made available under this Act may be used by the Departments of Commerce and Justice, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, or the National Science Foundation to acquire a high-impact or moderate-impact information system, as defined for security categorization in the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Federal Information Processing Standard Publication 199, ‘‘Standards for Security Categorization of Federal Information and Information Systems’’ unless the agency has— (1) reviewed the supply chain risk for the information systems against criteria developed by NIST and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to inform acquisition decisions for high-impact and moderate-impact information systems within the Federal Government; (2) reviewed the supply chain risk from the presumptive awardee against available and relevant threat information pro- vided by the FBI and other appropriate agencies; and (3) in consultation with the FBI or other appropriate Fed- Consultation. eral entity, conducted an assessment of any risk of cyber- espionage or sabotage associated with the acquisition of such system, including any risk associated with such system being produced, manufactured, or assembled by one or more entities identified by the United States Government as posing a cyber threat, including but not limited to, those that may be owned, directed, or subsidized by the People’s Republic of China. (b) None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available Consultations. under this Act may be used to acquire a high-impact or moderate- impact information system reviewed and assessed under subsection (a) unless the head of the assessing entity described in subsection (a) has— VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00088 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

89 131 STAT. 223 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 (1) developed, in consultation with NIST, the FBI, and supply chain risk management experts, a mitigation strategy for any identified risks; (2) determined, in consultation with NIST and the FBI, that the acquisition of such system is in the national interest of the United States; and (3) reported that determination to the Committees on Determination. Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate and the agency Inspector General. EC . 516. None of the funds made available in this Act shall Torture. S be used in any way whatsoever to support or justify the use of torture by any official or contract employee of the United States Government. S EC . 517. (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law or Exports and imports. treaty, none of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available China. under this Act or any other Act may be expended or obligated Arms and by a department, agency, or instrumentality of the United States munitions. to pay administrative expenses or to compensate an officer or employee of the United States in connection with requiring an export license for the export to Canada of components, parts, acces- sories or attachments for firearms listed in Category I, section 121.1 of title 22, Code of Federal Regulations (International Traf- ficking in Arms Regulations (ITAR), part 121, as it existed on April 1, 2005) with a total value not exceeding $500 wholesale in any transaction, provided that the conditions of subsection (b) of this section are met by the exporting party for such articles. (b) The foregoing exemption from obtaining an export license— (1) does not exempt an exporter from filing any Shipper’s Export Declaration or notification letter required by law, or from being otherwise eligible under the laws of the United States to possess, ship, transport, or export the articles enumer- ated in subsection (a); and (2) does not permit the export without a license of— (A) fully automatic firearms and components and parts for such firearms, other than for end use by the Federal Government, or a Provincial or Municipal Government of Canada; (B) barrels, cylinders, receivers (frames) or complete breech mechanisms for any firearm listed in Category I, other than for end use by the Federal Government, or a Provincial or Municipal Government of Canada; or (C) articles for export from Canada to another foreign destination. (c) In accordance with this section, the District Directors of Customs and postmasters shall permit the permanent or temporary export without a license of any unclassified articles specified in subsection (a) to Canada for end use in Canada or return to the United States, or temporary import of Canadian-origin items from Canada for end use in the United States or return to Canada for a Canadian citizen. (d) The President may require export licenses under this section President. Determination. on a temporary basis if the President determines, upon publication Canada. first in the Federal Register, that the Government of Canada has implemented or maintained inadequate import controls for the arti- cles specified in subsection (a), such that a significant diversion of such articles has and continues to take place for use in inter- national terrorism or in the escalation of a conflict in another VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00089 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

90 131 STAT. 224 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 nation. The President shall terminate the requirements of a license when reasons for the temporary requirements have ceased. EC . 518. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no Exports and S imports. department, agency, or instrumentality of the United States Arms and receiving appropriated funds under this Act or any other Act shall munitions. obligate or expend in any way such funds to pay administrative expenses or the compensation of any officer or employee of the United States to deny any application submitted pursuant to 22 U.S.C. 2778(b)(1)(B) and qualified pursuant to 27 CFR section 478.112 or .113, for a permit to import United States origin ‘‘curios or relics’’ firearms, parts, or ammunition. . 519. None of the funds made available in this Act may S EC Commerce and trade. be used to include in any new bilateral or multilateral trade agree- ment the text of— (1) paragraph 2 of article 16.7 of the United States–Singa- pore Free Trade Agreement; (2) paragraph 4 of article 17.9 of the United States–Aus- tralia Free Trade Agreement; or (3) paragraph 4 of article 15.9 of the United States–Morocco Free Trade Agreement. EC . 520. None of the funds made available in this Act may S National security letter. be used to authorize or issue a national security letter in contraven- tion of any of the following laws authorizing the Federal Bureau of Investigation to issue national security letters: The Right to Financial Privacy Act of 1978; The Electronic Communications Pri- vacy Act of 1986; The Fair Credit Reporting Act; The National Security Act of 1947; USA PATRIOT Act; USA FREEDOM Act of 2015; and the laws amended by these Acts. . 521. If at any time during any quarter, the program S EC Notifications. manager of a project within the jurisdiction of the Departments of Commerce or Justice, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, or the National Science Foundation totaling more than $75,000,000 has reasonable cause to believe that the total program cost has increased by 10 percent or more, the program manager shall immediately inform the respective Secretary, Administrator, or Director. The Secretary, Administrator, or Deadline. Determination. Director shall notify the House and Senate Committees on Appro- priations within 30 days in writing of such increase, and shall include in such notice: the date on which such determination was made; a statement of the reasons for such increases; the action taken and proposed to be taken to control future cost growth of the project; changes made in the performance or schedule milestones and the degree to which such changes have contributed to the increase in total program costs or procurement costs; new estimates of the total project or procurement costs; and a statement validating that the project’s management structure is adequate to control total project or procurement costs. EC . 522. Funds appropriated by this Act, or made available S by the transfer of funds in this Act, for intelligence or intelligence related activities are deemed to be specifically authorized by the Congress for purposes of section 504 of the National Security Act of 1947 (50 U.S.C. 3094) during fiscal year 2017 until the enactment of the Intelligence Authorization Act for fiscal year 2017. . 523. None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made S EC Contracts. Grants. available by this Act may be used to enter into a contract in Certification. an amount greater than $5,000,000 or to award a grant in excess Time period. of such amount unless the prospective contractor or grantee certifies VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00090 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

91 131 STAT. 225 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 in writing to the agency awarding the contract or grant that, to the best of its knowledge and belief, the contractor or grantee has filed all Federal tax returns required during the three years preceding the certification, has not been convicted of a criminal offense under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, and has not, more than 90 days prior to certification, been notified of any unpaid Federal tax assessment for which the liability remains unsatisfied, unless the assessment is the subject of an installment agreement or offer in compromise that has been approved by the Internal Revenue Service and is not in default, or the assessment is the subject of a non-frivolous administrative or judicial proceeding. (RESCISSIONS) S . 524. (a) Of the unobligated balances from prior year appro- EC Deadlines. priations available to the Department of Commerce, the following funds are hereby rescinded, not later than September 30, 2017, from the following accounts in the specified amounts— (1) ‘‘Economic Development Administration, Economic Development Assistance Programs’’, $10,000,000; (2) ‘‘National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Operations, Research, and Facilities’’, $18,000,000; and (3) ‘‘National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Procurement, Acquisition and Construction’’, $5,000,000. (b) Of the unobligated balances available to the Department of Justice, the following funds are hereby rescinded, not later than September 30, 2017, from the following accounts in the specified amounts— (1) ‘‘Working Capital Fund’’, $300,000,000; (2) ‘‘United States Marshals Service, Federal Prisoner Detention’’, $24,000,000; (3) ‘‘Federal Bureau of Investigation, Salaries and Expenses’’, $140,000,000 from fees collected to defray expenses for the automation of fingerprint identification and criminal justice information services and associated costs; (4) ‘‘State and Local Law Enforcement Activities, Office on Violence Against Women, Violence Against Women Preven- tion and Prosecution Programs’’, $10,000,000; (5) ‘‘State and Local Law Enforcement Activities, Office of Justice Programs’’, $50,000,000; (6) ‘‘State and Local Law Enforcement Activities, Commu- nity Oriented Policing Services’’, $15,000,000; (7) ‘‘Legal Activities, Assets Forfeiture Fund’’, $503,196,000, of which $201,196,000 is permanently rescinded; (8) ‘‘Drug Enforcement Administration, Salaries and Expenses’’, $12,092,000; (9) ‘‘Federal Bureau of Investigation, Salaries and Expenses’’, $51,600,000; and (10) ‘‘Federal Prison System, Buildings and Facilities’’, $3,400,000. (c) The Departments of Commerce and Justice shall submit Reports. to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representa- tives and the Senate a report no later than September 1, 2017, specifying the amount of each rescission made pursuant to sub- sections (a) and (b). VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00091 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

92 131 STAT. 226 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 . 525. None of the funds made available in this Act may S EC be used to purchase first class or premium airline travel in con- travention of sections 301–10.122 through 301–10.124 of title 41 of the Code of Federal Regulations. EC . 526. None of the funds made available in this Act may S be used to send or otherwise pay for the attendance of more than 50 employees from a Federal department or agency, who are sta- tioned in the United States, at any single conference occurring outside the United States unless such conference is a law enforce- ment training or operational conference for law enforcement per- sonnel and the majority of Federal employees in attendance are law enforcement personnel stationed outside the United States. S EC . 527. None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. available in this or any other Act may be used to transfer, release, Detainees. or assist in the transfer or release to or within the United States, Cuba. its territories, or possessions Khalid Sheikh Mohammed or any other detainee who— (1) is not a United States citizen or a member of the Armed Forces of the United States; and (2) is or was held on or after June 24, 2009, at the United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, by the Depart- ment of Defense. EC . 528. (a) None of the funds appropriated or otherwise Detainees. S Cuba. made available in this or any other Act may be used to construct, acquire, or modify any facility in the United States, its territories, or possessions to house any individual described in subsection (c) for the purposes of detention or imprisonment in the custody or under the effective control of the Department of Defense. (b) The prohibition in subsection (a) shall not apply to any modification of facilities at United States Naval Station, Guanta- namo Bay, Cuba. (c) An individual described in this subsection is any individual who, as of June 24, 2009, is located at United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and who— (1) is not a citizen of the United States or a member of the Armed Forces of the United States; and (2) is— (A) in the custody or under the effective control of the Department of Defense; or (B) otherwise under detention at United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. S . 529. The Director of the Office of Management and Budget EC shall instruct any department, agency, or instrumentality of the United States receiving funds appropriated under this Act to track undisbursed balances in expired grant accounts and include in its annual performance plan and performance and accountability reports the following: (1) Details on future action the department, agency, or instrumentality will take to resolve undisbursed balances in expired grant accounts. (2) The method that the department, agency, or instrumen- tality uses to track undisbursed balances in expired grant accounts. (3) Identification of undisbursed balances in expired grant accounts that may be returned to the Treasury of the United States. VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00092 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

93 131 STAT. 227 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 (4) In the preceding 3 fiscal years, details on the total Time periods. number of expired grant accounts with undisbursed balances (on the first day of each fiscal year) for the department, agency, or instrumentality and the total finances that have not been obligated to a specific project remaining in the accounts. . 530. (a) None of the funds made available by this Act EC S Contracts. China. may be used for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) or the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) to develop, design, plan, promulgate, implement, or execute a bilateral policy, program, order, or contract of any kind to partici- pate, collaborate, or coordinate bilaterally in any way with China or any Chinese-owned company unless such activities are specifi- cally authorized by a law enacted after the date of enactment of this Act. (b) None of the funds made available by this Act may be used to effectuate the hosting of official Chinese visitors at facilities belonging to or utilized by NASA. (c) The limitations described in subsections (a) and (b) shall Consultation. Certification. not apply to activities which NASA or OSTP, after consultation with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, have certified— (1) pose no risk of resulting in the transfer of technology, data, or other information with national security or economic security implications to China or a Chinese-owned company; and (2) will not involve knowing interactions with officials who Human rights. have been determined by the United States to have direct involvement with violations of human rights. (d) Any certification made under subsection (c) shall be sub- Deadline. mitted to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Rep- resentatives and the Senate, and the Federal Bureau of Investiga- tion, no later than 30 days prior to the activity in question and shall include a description of the purpose of the activity, its agenda, its major participants, and its location and timing. . 531. None of the funds made available by this Act may EC S Exports and imports. be used to pay the salaries or expenses of personnel to deny, Arms and or fail to act on, an application for the importation of any model munitions. of shotgun if— (1) all other requirements of law with respect to the pro- posed importation are met; and (2) no application for the importation of such model of Time period. shotgun, in the same configuration, had been denied by the Attorney General prior to January 1, 2011, on the basis that the shotgun was not particularly suitable for or readily adapt- able to sporting purposes. . 532. (a) None of the funds made available in this Act EC S Pornography. may be used to maintain or establish a computer network unless such network blocks the viewing, downloading, and exchanging of pornography. (b) Nothing in subsection (a) shall limit the use of funds nec- essary for any Federal, State, tribal, or local law enforcement agency or any other entity carrying out criminal investigations, prosecution, adjudication, or other law enforcement- or victim assistance-related activity. S . 533. The Departments of Commerce and Justice, the EC Spending plans. Deadline. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the National Science Foundation, the Commission on Civil Rights, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the International Trade VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00093 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

94 131 STAT. 228 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 Commission, the Legal Services Corporation, the Marine Mammal Commission, the Offices of Science and Technology Policy and the United States Trade Representative, and the State Justice Institute shall submit spending plans, signed by the respective department or agency head, to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate within 45 days after the date of enactment of this Act. . 534. None of the funds made available by this Act may EC S be obligated or expended to implement the Arms Trade Treaty until the Senate approves a resolution of ratification for the Treaty. . 535. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, EC S Contracts. none of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available by this Act may be used to pay award or incentive fees for contractor performance that has been judged to be below satisfactory perform- ance or for performance that does not meet the basic requirements of a contract. . 536. The Department of Commerce, the National Aero- S EC Reports. China. nautics and Space Administration, and the National Science Foundation shall provide a quarterly report to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate on any official travel to China by any employee of such Department or agency, including the purpose of such travel. S EC . 537. None of the funds made available in this Act to States. Marijuana. the Department of Justice may be used, with respect to any of the States of Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colo- rado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Caro- lina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming, or with respect to the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico, to prevent any of them from implementing their own laws that authorize the use, distribution, possession, or cultivation of medical marijuana. . 538. None of the funds made available by this Act may S EC be used in contravention of section 7606 (‘‘Legitimacy of Industrial Hemp Research’’) of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (Public Law 113– 79) by the Department of Justice or the Drug Enforcement Adminis- tration. S EC . 539. Of the amounts made available by this Act, not Poverty. less than 10 percent of each total amount provided, respectively, for Public Works grants authorized by the Public Works and Eco- nomic Development Act of 1965 and grants authorized by section 27 of the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980 (15 U.S.C. 3722) shall be allocated for assistance in persistent Provided , That for purposes of this section, the poverty counties: Definition. term ‘‘persistent poverty counties’’ means any county that has had 20 percent or more of its population living in poverty over the past 30 years, as measured by the 1990 and 2000 decennial censuses and the most recent Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates. . 540. For an additional amount for ‘‘National Aeronautics EC S and Space Administration—Construction and Environmental Compliance and Restoration’’, $109,000,000, to remain available until expended, for repairs at National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) owned facilities that directly support NASA’s mission which were damaged as a result of recent natural VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00094 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

95 131 STAT. 229 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 , That such amount is designated by the Con- Provided disasters: gress as an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Con- trol Act of 1985. EXCEPTION TO LIMITATION ON APPOINTMENT OF CERTAIN PERSONS AS UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE . 541. (a) I N S ENERAL .—The limitation under section 141(b) EC G 19 USC 2171 note. (4) of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2171(b)(4)) shall not apply to the first person appointed, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, as the United States Trade Representative after the date of the enactment of this Act, if that person served as a Deputy United States Trade Representative before the date of the enactment of the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.). (b) L E Applicability. .—This section applies only to the first IMITED XCEPTION person appointed as United States Trade Representative after the date of enactment of this Act, and to no other person. . 542. For an additional amount for ‘‘Department of Justice, EC S State and Local Law Enforcement Activities, Office of Justice Pro- grams, State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance’’, $15,000,000 for emergency law enforcement assistance for events occurring during fiscal years 2016 and 2017, as authorized by section 609M of the Justice Assistance Act of 1984 (42 U.S.C. 10501; Public Law 98–473). This division may be cited as the ‘‘Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017’’. Department of DIVISION C—DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Defense APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2017 Appropriations Act, 2017. TITLE I MILITARY PERSONNEL ERSONNEL RMY , A ILITARY P M For pay, allowances, individual clothing, subsistence, interest on deposits, gratuities, permanent change of station travel (including all expenses thereof for organizational movements), and expenses of temporary duty travel between permanent duty sta- tions, for members of the Army on active duty (except members of reserve components provided for elsewhere), cadets, and aviation cadets; for members of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps; and for payments pursuant to section 156 of Public Law 97–377, as amended (42 U.S.C. 402 note), and to the Department of Defense Military Retirement Fund, $40,042,962,000. M P ERSONNEL , N AVY ILITARY For pay, allowances, individual clothing, subsistence, interest on deposits, gratuities, permanent change of station travel (including all expenses thereof for organizational movements), and expenses of temporary duty travel between permanent duty sta- tions, for members of the Navy on active duty (except members of the Reserve provided for elsewhere), midshipmen, and aviation cadets; for members of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps; and VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00095 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

96 131 STAT. 230 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 for payments pursuant to section 156 of Public Law 97–377, as amended (42 U.S.C. 402 note), and to the Department of Defense Military Retirement Fund, $27,889,405,000. P , M ARINE C ORPS M ERSONNEL ILITARY For pay, allowances, individual clothing, subsistence, interest on deposits, gratuities, permanent change of station travel (including all expenses thereof for organizational movements), and expenses of temporary duty travel between permanent duty sta- tions, for members of the Marine Corps on active duty (except members of the Reserve provided for elsewhere); and for payments pursuant to section 156 of Public Law 97–377, as amended (42 U.S.C. 402 note), and to the Department of Defense Military Retire- ment Fund, $12,735,182,000. ILITARY ERSONNEL , A IR F P ORCE M For pay, allowances, individual clothing, subsistence, interest on deposits, gratuities, permanent change of station travel (including all expenses thereof for organizational movements), and expenses of temporary duty travel between permanent duty sta- tions, for members of the Air Force on active duty (except members of reserve components provided for elsewhere), cadets, and aviation cadets; for members of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps; and for payments pursuant to section 156 of Public Law 97–377, as amended (42 U.S.C. 402 note), and to the Department of Defense Military Retirement Fund, $27,958,795,000. P ERSONNEL , A RMY ESERVE R For pay, allowances, clothing, subsistence, gratuities, travel, and related expenses for personnel of the Army Reserve on active duty under sections 10211, 10302, and 3038 of title 10, United States Code, or while serving on active duty under section 12301(d) of title 10, United States Code, in connection with performing duty specified in section 12310(a) of title 10, United States Code, or while undergoing reserve training, or while performing drills or equivalent duty or other duty, and expenses authorized by section 16131 of title 10, United States Code; and for payments to the Department of Defense Military Retirement Fund, $4,524,863,000. R P ERSONNEL , N AVY ESERVE For pay, allowances, clothing, subsistence, gratuities, travel, and related expenses for personnel of the Navy Reserve on active duty under section 10211 of title 10, United States Code, or while serving on active duty under section 12301(d) of title 10, United States Code, in connection with performing duty specified in section 12310(a) of title 10, United States Code, or while undergoing reserve training, or while performing drills or equivalent duty, and expenses authorized by section 16131 of title 10, United States Code; and for payments to the Department of Defense Military Retirement Fund, $1,921,045,000. VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00096 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

97 131 STAT. 231 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 P ERSONNEL , M ARINE C ORPS R ESERVE For pay, allowances, clothing, subsistence, gratuities, travel, and related expenses for personnel of the Marine Corps Reserve on active duty under section 10211 of title 10, United States Code, or while serving on active duty under section 12301(d) of title 10, United States Code, in connection with performing duty specified in section 12310(a) of title 10, United States Code, or while under- going reserve training, or while performing drills or equivalent duty, and for members of the Marine Corps platoon leaders class, and expenses authorized by section 16131 of title 10, United States Code; and for payments to the Department of Defense Military Retirement Fund, $744,795,000. ESERVE P ERSONNEL , A IR F ORCE R For pay, allowances, clothing, subsistence, gratuities, travel, and related expenses for personnel of the Air Force Reserve on active duty under sections 10211, 10305, and 8038 of title 10, United States Code, or while serving on active duty under section 12301(d) of title 10, United States Code, in connection with per- forming duty specified in section 12310(a) of title 10, United States Code, or while undergoing reserve training, or while performing drills or equivalent duty or other duty, and expenses authorized by section 16131 of title 10, United States Code; and for payments to the Department of Defense Military Retirement Fund, $1,725,526,000. ATIONAL G UARD P ERSONNEL , A RMY N For pay, allowances, clothing, subsistence, gratuities, travel, and related expenses for personnel of the Army National Guard while on duty under sections 10211, 10302, or 12402 of title 10 or section 708 of title 32, United States Code, or while serving on duty under section 12301(d) of title 10 or section 502(f) of title 32, United States Code, in connection with performing duty specified in section 12310(a) of title 10, United States Code, or while undergoing training, or while performing drills or equivalent duty or other duty, and expenses authorized by section 16131 of title 10, United States Code; and for payments to the Department of Defense Military Retirement Fund, $7,899,423,000. N ATIONAL G UARD P ERSONNEL , A IR F ORCE For pay, allowances, clothing, subsistence, gratuities, travel, and related expenses for personnel of the Air National Guard on duty under sections 10211, 10305, or 12402 of title 10 or section 708 of title 32, United States Code, or while serving on duty under section 12301(d) of title 10 or section 502(f) of title 32, United States Code, in connection with performing duty specified in section 12310(a) of title 10, United States Code, or while under- going training, or while performing drills or equivalent duty or other duty, and expenses authorized by section 16131 of title 10, United States Code; and for payments to the Department of Defense Military Retirement Fund, $3,283,982,000. VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00097 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

98 131 STAT. 232 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 TITLE II OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE M AINTENANCE , A RMY O PERATION AND For expenses, not otherwise provided for, necessary for the operation and maintenance of the Army, as authorized by law, Provided , That not to exceed $12,478,000 can be $32,738,173,000: used for emergencies and extraordinary expenses, to be expended on the approval or authority of the Secretary of the Army, and payments may be made on his certificate of necessity for confidential military purposes. PERATION AND M AINTENANCE , N AVY O For expenses, not otherwise provided for, necessary for the operation and maintenance of the Navy and the Marine Corps, as authorized by law, $38,552,017,000: , That not to exceed Provided $15,055,000 can be used for emergencies and extraordinary expenses, to be expended on the approval or authority of the Sec- retary of the Navy, and payments may be made on his certificate of necessity for confidential military purposes. PERATION AND M O , M ARINE C ORPS AINTENANCE For expenses, not otherwise provided for, necessary for the operation and maintenance of the Marine Corps, as authorized by law, $5,676,152,000. PERATION AND M AINTENANCE , A IR F ORCE O For expenses, not otherwise provided for, necessary for the operation and maintenance of the Air Force, as authorized by law, $36,247,724,000: , That not to exceed $7,699,000 can be Provided used for emergencies and extraordinary expenses, to be expended on the approval or authority of the Secretary of the Air Force, and payments may be made on his certificate of necessity for confidential military purposes. PERATION AND O AINTENANCE , D EFENSE -W IDE M (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) For expenses, not otherwise provided for, necessary for the operation and maintenance of activities and agencies of the Depart- ment of Defense (other than the military departments), as author- ized by law, $32,373,949,000: Provided , That not more than $15,000,000 may be used for the Combatant Commander Initiative Fund authorized under section 166a of title 10, United States Code: Provided further , That not to exceed $36,000,000 can be used for emergencies and extraordinary expenses, to be expended on the approval or authority of the Secretary of Defense, and payments may be made on his certificate of necessity for confidential military purposes: Provided further , That of the funds provided under this heading, not less than $34,964,000 shall be made avail- able for the Procurement Technical Assistance Cooperative Agree- ment Program, of which not less than $3,600,000 shall be available VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00098 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

99 131 STAT. 233 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 Provided further , That for centers defined in 10 U.S.C. 2411(1)(D): none of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available by this Act may be used to plan or implement the consolidation of a budget or appropriations liaison office of the Office of the Sec- retary of Defense, the office of the Secretary of a military depart- ment, or the service headquarters of one of the Armed Forces into a legislative affairs or legislative liaison office: Provided further , That $5,023,000, to remain available until expended, is available only for expenses relating to certain classified activities, and may be transferred as necessary by the Secretary of Defense to operation and maintenance appropriations or research, development, test and evaluation appropriations, to be merged with and to be available for the same time period as the appropriations to which transferred: Provided further , That any ceiling on the investment item unit cost of items that may be purchased with operation and mainte- nance funds shall not apply to the funds described in the preceding Provided further , That of the funds provided under this proviso: heading, $480,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2018, shall be available to provide support and assistance to foreign security forces or other groups or individuals to conduct, support or facilitate counterterrorism, crisis response, or other Department Provided further , That of Defense security cooperation programs: the transfer authority provided under this heading is in addition to any other transfer authority provided elsewhere in this Act. PERATION AND M AINTENANCE RMY R ESERVE , A O For expenses, not otherwise provided for, necessary for the operation and maintenance, including training, organization, and administration, of the Army Reserve; repair of facilities and equip- ment; hire of passenger motor vehicles; travel and transportation; care of the dead; recruiting; procurement of services, supplies, and equipment; and communications, $2,743,688,000. O M , N AVY R ESERVE PERATION AND AINTENANCE For expenses, not otherwise provided for, necessary for the operation and maintenance, including training, organization, and administration, of the Navy Reserve; repair of facilities and equip- ment; hire of passenger motor vehicles; travel and transportation; care of the dead; recruiting; procurement of services, supplies, and equipment; and communications, $929,656,000. O PERATION AND M AINTENANCE , M ARINE C ORPS R ESERVE For expenses, not otherwise provided for, necessary for the operation and maintenance, including training, organization, and administration, of the Marine Corps Reserve; repair of facilities and equipment; hire of passenger motor vehicles; travel and transportation; care of the dead; recruiting; procurement of services, supplies, and equipment; and communications, $271,133,000. O PERATION AND M AINTENANCE , A IR F ORCE R ESERVE For expenses, not otherwise provided for, necessary for the operation and maintenance, including training, organization, and administration, of the Air Force Reserve; repair of facilities and VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00099 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

100 131 STAT. 234 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 equipment; hire of passenger motor vehicles; travel and transpor- tation; care of the dead; recruiting; procurement of services, sup- plies, and equipment; and communications, $3,069,229,000. M , A RMY N ATIONAL G UARD PERATION AND AINTENANCE O For expenses of training, organizing, and administering the Army National Guard, including medical and hospital treatment and related expenses in non-Federal hospitals; maintenance, oper- ation, and repairs to structures and facilities; hire of passenger motor vehicles; personnel services in the National Guard Bureau; travel expenses (other than mileage), as authorized by law for Army personnel on active duty, for Army National Guard division, regimental, and battalion commanders while inspecting units in compliance with National Guard Bureau regulations when specifi- cally authorized by the Chief, National Guard Bureau; supplying and equipping the Army National Guard as authorized by law; and expenses of repair, modification, maintenance, and issue of supplies and equipment (including aircraft), $6,861,478,000. O M AINTENANCE , A IR N ATIONAL G UARD PERATION AND For expenses of training, organizing, and administering the Air National Guard, including medical and hospital treatment and related expenses in non-Federal hospitals; maintenance, operation, and repairs to structures and facilities; transportation of things, hire of passenger motor vehicles; supplying and equipping the Air National Guard, as authorized by law; expenses for repair, modifica- tion, maintenance, and issue of supplies and equipment, including those furnished from stocks under the control of agencies of the Department of Defense; travel expenses (other than mileage) on the same basis as authorized by law for Air National Guard per- sonnel on active Federal duty, for Air National Guard commanders while inspecting units in compliance with National Guard Bureau regulations when specifically authorized by the Chief, National Guard Bureau, $6,615,095,000. NITED S TATES C OURT OF A PPEALS FOR THE RMED F ORCES A U For salaries and expenses necessary for the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, $14,194,000, of which not to exceed $5,000 may be used for official representation purposes. E NVIRONMENTAL R ESTORATION , A RMY (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) For the Department of the Army, $170,167,000, to remain available until transferred: Provided , That the Secretary of the Determination. Army shall, upon determining that such funds are required for environmental restoration, reduction and recycling of hazardous waste, removal of unsafe buildings and debris of the Department of the Army, or for similar purposes, transfer the funds made available by this appropriation to other appropriations made avail- able to the Department of the Army, to be merged with and to be available for the same purposes and for the same time period as the appropriations to which transferred: Provided further , That Determination. upon a determination that all or part of the funds transferred VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:19 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00100 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

101 131 STAT. 235 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 from this appropriation are not necessary for the purposes provided herein, such amounts may be transferred back to this appropriation: , That the transfer authority provided under this Provided further heading is in addition to any other transfer authority provided elsewhere in this Act. NVIRONMENTAL R , N AVY ESTORATION E (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) For the Department of the Navy, $289,262,000, to remain avail- , That the Secretary of the Navy able until transferred: Provided Determination. shall, upon determining that such funds are required for environ- mental restoration, reduction and recycling of hazardous waste, removal of unsafe buildings and debris of the Department of the Navy, or for similar purposes, transfer the funds made available by this appropriation to other appropriations made available to the Department of the Navy, to be merged with and to be available for the same purposes and for the same time period as the appro- Provided further priations to which transferred: , That upon a deter- Determination. mination that all or part of the funds transferred from this appro- priation are not necessary for the purposes provided herein, such Provided amounts may be transferred back to this appropriation: , That the transfer authority provided under this heading further is in addition to any other transfer authority provided elsewhere in this Act. NVIRONMENTAL , A IR F ORCE R ESTORATION E (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) For the Department of the Air Force, $371,521,000, to remain Provided , That the Secretary of the available until transferred: Determination. Air Force shall, upon determining that such funds are required for environmental restoration, reduction and recycling of hazardous waste, removal of unsafe buildings and debris of the Department of the Air Force, or for similar purposes, transfer the funds made available by this appropriation to other appropriations made avail- able to the Department of the Air Force, to be merged with and to be available for the same purposes and for the same time period Provided further as the appropriations to which transferred: , That Determination. upon a determination that all or part of the funds transferred from this appropriation are not necessary for the purposes provided herein, such amounts may be transferred back to this appropriation: , That the transfer authority provided under this Provided further heading is in addition to any other transfer authority provided elsewhere in this Act. , D EFENSE -W IDE NVIRONMENTAL R ESTORATION E (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) For the Department of Defense, $9,009,000, to remain available until transferred: , That the Secretary of Defense shall, Provided Determination. upon determining that such funds are required for environmental restoration, reduction and recycling of hazardous waste, removal of unsafe buildings and debris of the Department of Defense, or for similar purposes, transfer the funds made available by this VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00101 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

102 131 STAT. 236 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 appropriation to other appropriations made available to the Depart- ment of Defense, to be merged with and to be available for the same purposes and for the same time period as the appropriations Provided further , That upon a determination to which transferred: Determination. that all or part of the funds transferred from this appropriation are not necessary for the purposes provided herein, such amounts may be transferred back to this appropriation: , Provided further That the transfer authority provided under this heading is in addi- tion to any other transfer authority provided elsewhere in this Act. R ESTORATION , F ORMERLY U SED D EFENSE S ITES E NVIRONMENTAL (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) For the Department of the Army, $222,084,000, to remain Provided , That the Secretary of the available until transferred: Determination. Army shall, upon determining that such funds are required for environmental restoration, reduction and recycling of hazardous waste, removal of unsafe buildings and debris at sites formerly used by the Department of Defense, transfer the funds made avail- able by this appropriation to other appropriations made available to the Department of the Army, to be merged with and to be available for the same purposes and for the same time period as the appropriations to which transferred: Provided further , That Determination. upon a determination that all or part of the funds transferred from this appropriation are not necessary for the purposes provided herein, such amounts may be transferred back to this appropriation: Provided further , That the transfer authority provided under this heading is in addition to any other transfer authority provided elsewhere in this Act. ISASTER , AND C IVIC A ID , D O H UMANITARIAN VERSEAS For expenses relating to the Overseas Humanitarian, Disaster, and Civic Aid programs of the Department of Defense (consisting of the programs provided under sections 401, 402, 404, 407, 2557, and 2561 of title 10, United States Code), $123,125,000, to remain available until September 30, 2018. HREAT R EDUCTION A CCOUNT C OOPERATIVE T For assistance, including assistance provided by contract or by grants, under programs and activities of the Department of Defense Cooperative Threat Reduction Program authorized under the Department of Defense Cooperative Threat Reduction Act, $325,604,000, to remain available until September 30, 2019. TITLE III PROCUREMENT A , A RMY IRCRAFT P ROCUREMENT For construction, procurement, production, modification, and modernization of aircraft, equipment, including ordnance, ground handling equipment, spare parts, and accessories therefor; special- ized equipment and training devices; expansion of public and private VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00102 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

103 131 STAT. 237 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 plants, including the land necessary therefor, for the foregoing purposes, and such lands and interests therein, may be acquired, and construction prosecuted thereon prior to approval of title; and procurement and installation of equipment, appliances, and machine tools in public and private plants; reserve plant and Government and contractor-owned equipment layaway; and other expenses necessary for the foregoing purposes, $4,587,598,000, to remain available for obligation until September 30, 2019. ISSILE P ROCUREMENT , A RMY M For construction, procurement, production, modification, and modernization of missiles, equipment, including ordnance, ground handling equipment, spare parts, and accessories therefor; special- ized equipment and training devices; expansion of public and private plants, including the land necessary therefor, for the foregoing purposes, and such lands and interests therein, may be acquired, and construction prosecuted thereon prior to approval of title; and procurement and installation of equipment, appliances, and machine tools in public and private plants; reserve plant and Government and contractor-owned equipment layaway; and other expenses necessary for the foregoing purposes, $1,533,804,000, to remain available for obligation until September 30, 2019. P ROCUREMENT OF W EAPONS AND T RACKED C OMBAT V EHICLES , A RMY For construction, procurement, production, and modification of weapons and tracked combat vehicles, equipment, including ord- nance, spare parts, and accessories therefor; specialized equipment and training devices; expansion of public and private plants, including the land necessary therefor, for the foregoing purposes, and such lands and interests therein, may be acquired, and construction prosecuted thereon prior to approval of title; and procurement and installation of equipment, appliances, and machine tools in public and private plants; reserve plant and Government and contractor-owned equipment layaway; and other expenses necessary for the foregoing purposes, $2,229,455,000, to remain available for obligation until September 30, 2019. P ROCUREMENT OF A MMUNITION , A RMY For construction, procurement, production, and modification of ammunition, and accessories therefor; specialized equipment and training devices; expansion of public and private plants, including ammunition facilities, authorized by section 2854 of title 10, United States Code, and the land necessary therefor, for the foregoing purposes, and such lands and interests therein, may be acquired, and construction prosecuted thereon prior to approval of title; and procurement and installation of equipment, appliances, and machine tools in public and private plants; reserve plant and Government and contractor-owned equipment layaway; and other expenses necessary for the foregoing purposes, $1,483,566,000, to remain available for obligation until September 30, 2019. VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00103 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

104 131 STAT. 238 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 THER P , A RMY O ROCUREMENT For construction, procurement, production, and modification of vehicles, including tactical, support, and non-tracked combat vehicles; the purchase of passenger motor vehicles for replacement only; communications and electronic equipment; other support equipment; spare parts, ordnance, and accessories therefor; special- ized equipment and training devices; expansion of public and private plants, including the land necessary therefor, for the foregoing purposes, and such lands and interests therein, may be acquired, and construction prosecuted thereon prior to approval of title; and procurement and installation of equipment, appliances, and machine tools in public and private plants; reserve plant and Government and contractor-owned equipment layaway; and other expenses necessary for the foregoing purposes, $6,147,328,000, to remain available for obligation until September 30, 2019. A P ROCUREMENT , N AVY IRCRAFT For construction, procurement, production, modification, and modernization of aircraft, equipment, including ordnance, spare parts, and accessories therefor; specialized equipment; expansion of public and private plants, including the land necessary therefor, and such lands and interests therein, may be acquired, and construction prosecuted thereon prior to approval of title; and procurement and installation of equipment, appliances, and machine tools in public and private plants; reserve plant and Government and contractor-owned equipment layaway, $16,135,335,000, to remain available for obligation until September 30, 2019. EAPONS ROCUREMENT , N AVY P W For construction, procurement, production, modification, and modernization of missiles, torpedoes, other weapons, and related support equipment including spare parts, and accessories therefor; expansion of public and private plants, including the land necessary therefor, and such lands and interests therein, may be acquired, and construction prosecuted thereon prior to approval of title; and procurement and installation of equipment, appliances, and machine tools in public and private plants; reserve plant and Government and contractor-owned equipment layaway, $3,265,285,000, to remain available for obligation until September 30, 2019. P ROCUREMENT OF A MMUNITION , N AVY AND M ARINE C ORPS For construction, procurement, production, and modification of ammunition, and accessories therefor; specialized equipment and training devices; expansion of public and private plants, including ammunition facilities, authorized by section 2854 of title 10, United States Code, and the land necessary therefor, for the foregoing purposes, and such lands and interests therein, may be acquired, and construction prosecuted thereon prior to approval of title; and procurement and installation of equipment, appliances, and machine tools in public and private plants; reserve plant and Government and contractor-owned equipment layaway; and other VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00104 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

105 131 STAT. 239 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 expenses necessary for the foregoing purposes, $633,678,000, to remain available for obligation until September 30, 2019. C ONVERSION , N AVY S HIPBUILDING AND For expenses necessary for the construction, acquisition, or conversion of vessels as authorized by law, including armor and armament thereof, plant equipment, appliances, and machine tools and installation thereof in public and private plants; reserve plant and Government and contractor-owned equipment layaway; procurement of critical, long lead time components and designs for vessels to be constructed or converted in the future; and expan- sion of public and private plants, including land necessary therefor, and such lands and interests therein, may be acquired, and construction prosecuted thereon prior to approval of title, as follows: Ohio Replacement Submarine (AP), $773,138,000; Carrier Replacement Program, $1,255,783,000; Carrier Replacement Program (AP), $1,370,784,000; Virginia Class Submarine, $3,187,985,000; Virginia Class Submarine (AP), $1,852,234,000; CVN Refueling Overhauls, $1,699,120,000; CVN Refueling Overhauls (AP), $233,149,000; DDG–1000 Program, $271,756,000; DDG–51 Destroyer, $3,614,792,000; Littoral Combat Ship, $1,563,692,000; LPD–17, $1,786,000,000; LHA Replacement, $1,617,719,000; TAO Fleet Oiler (AP), $73,079,000; Moored Training Ship, $624,527,000; Ship to Shore Connector, $128,067,000; Service Craft, $65,192,000; LCAC Service Life Extension Program, $82,074,000; YP Craft Maintenance/ROH/SLEP, $21,363,000; For outfitting, post delivery, conversions, and first destina- tion transportation, $626,158,000; Completion of Prior Year Shipbuilding Programs, $160,274,000; and Polar Icebreakers (AP), $150,000,000. In all: $21,156,886,000, to remain available for obligation until September 30, 2021: , That additional obligations may Provided be incurred after September 30, 2021, for engineering services, tests, evaluations, and other such budgeted work that must be performed in the final stage of ship construction: Provided further , That none of the funds provided under this heading for the construc- tion or conversion of any naval vessel to be constructed in shipyards in the United States shall be expended in foreign facilities for the construction of major components of such vessel: Provided fur- ther , That none of the funds provided under this heading shall be used for the construction of any naval vessel in foreign shipyards: Provided further , That funds appropriated or otherwise made avail- able by this Act for production of the common missile compartment of nuclear-powered vessels may be available for multiyear procure- ment of critical components to support continuous production of such compartments only in accordance with the provisions of sub- section (i) of section 2218a of title 10, United States Code (as added by section 1023 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (Public Law 114–328)). VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00105 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

106 131 STAT. 240 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 P , N AVY THER ROCUREMENT O For procurement, production, and modernization of support equipment and materials not otherwise provided for, Navy ordnance (except ordnance for new aircraft, new ships, and ships authorized for conversion); the purchase of passenger motor vehicles for replacement only; expansion of public and private plants, including the land necessary therefor, and such lands and interests therein, may be acquired, and construction prosecuted thereon prior to approval of title; and procurement and installation of equipment, appliances, and machine tools in public and private plants; reserve plant and Government and contractor-owned equipment layaway, $6,308,919,000, to remain available for obligation until September 30, 2019. ROCUREMENT , M ARINE C ORPS P For expenses necessary for the procurement, manufacture, and modification of missiles, armament, military equipment, spare parts, and accessories therefor; plant equipment, appliances, and machine tools, and installation thereof in public and private plants; reserve plant and Government and contractor-owned equipment layaway; vehicles for the Marine Corps, including the purchase of passenger motor vehicles for replacement only; and expansion of public and private plants, including land necessary therefor, and such lands and interests therein, may be acquired, and construction prosecuted thereon prior to approval of title, $1,307,456,000, to remain available for obligation until September 30, 2019. IRCRAFT P ROCUREMENT , A IR F ORCE A For construction, procurement, and modification of aircraft and equipment, including armor and armament, specialized ground han- dling equipment, and training devices, spare parts, and accessories therefor; specialized equipment; expansion of public and private plants, Government-owned equipment and installation thereof in such plants, erection of structures, and acquisition of land, for the foregoing purposes, and such lands and interests therein, may be acquired, and construction prosecuted thereon prior to approval of title; reserve plant and Government and contractor-owned equip- ment layaway; and other expenses necessary for the foregoing pur- poses including rents and transportation of things, $14,253,623,000, to remain available for obligation until September 30, 2019. M ISSILE P ROCUREMENT , A IR F ORCE For construction, procurement, and modification of missiles, rockets, and related equipment, including spare parts and acces- sories therefor; ground handling equipment, and training devices; expansion of public and private plants, Government-owned equip- ment and installation thereof in such plants, erection of structures, and acquisition of land, for the foregoing purposes, and such lands and interests therein, may be acquired, and construction prosecuted thereon prior to approval of title; reserve plant and Government and contractor-owned equipment layaway; and other expenses nec- essary for the foregoing purposes including rents and transportation VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00106 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

107 131 STAT. 241 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 of things, $2,348,121,000, to remain available for obligation until September 30, 2019. P ROCUREMENT , A IR F ORCE PACE S For construction, procurement, and modification of spacecraft, rockets, and related equipment, including spare parts and acces- sories therefor; ground handling equipment, and training devices; expansion of public and private plants, Government-owned equip- ment and installation thereof in such plants, erection of structures, and acquisition of land, for the foregoing purposes, and such lands and interests therein, may be acquired, and construction prosecuted thereon prior to approval of title; reserve plant and Government and contractor-owned equipment layaway; and other expenses nec- essary for the foregoing purposes including rents and transportation of things, $2,733,243,000, to remain available for obligation until September 30, 2019. A MMUNITION , A IR F P ROCUREMENT OF ORCE For construction, procurement, production, and modification of ammunition, and accessories therefor; specialized equipment and training devices; expansion of public and private plants, including ammunition facilities, authorized by section 2854 of title 10, United States Code, and the land necessary therefor, for the foregoing purposes, and such lands and interests therein, may be acquired, and construction prosecuted thereon prior to approval of title; and procurement and installation of equipment, appliances, and machine tools in public and private plants; reserve plant and Government and contractor-owned equipment layaway; and other expenses necessary for the foregoing purposes, $1,589,219,000, to remain available for obligation until September 30, 2019. THER P ROCUREMENT , A IR F ORCE O For procurement and modification of equipment (including ground guidance and electronic control equipment, and ground elec- tronic and communication equipment), and supplies, materials, and spare parts therefor, not otherwise provided for; the purchase of passenger motor vehicles for replacement only; lease of passenger motor vehicles; and expansion of public and private plants, Govern- ment-owned equipment and installation thereof in such plants, erection of structures, and acquisition of land, for the foregoing purposes, and such lands and interests therein, may be acquired, and construction prosecuted thereon, prior to approval of title; reserve plant and Government and contractor-owned equipment layaway, $17,768,224,000, to remain available for obligation until September 30, 2019. P ROCUREMENT , D EFENSE -W IDE For expenses of activities and agencies of the Department of Defense (other than the military departments) necessary for procurement, production, and modification of equipment, supplies, materials, and spare parts therefor, not otherwise provided for; the purchase of passenger motor vehicles for replacement only; expansion of public and private plants, equipment, and installation thereof in such plants, erection of structures, and acquisition of VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00107 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

108 131 STAT. 242 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 land for the foregoing purposes, and such lands and interests therein, may be acquired, and construction prosecuted thereon prior to approval of title; reserve plant and Government and contractor- owned equipment layaway, $4,881,022,000, to remain available for obligation until September 30, 2019. RODUCTION A CT P URCHASES EFENSE P D For activities by the Department of Defense pursuant to sec- tions 108, 301, 302, and 303 of the Defense Production Act of 1950 (50 U.S.C. 4518, 4531, 4532, and 4533), $64,065,000, to remain available until expended. TITLE IV RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, TEST AND EVALUATION ESEARCH , D EVELOPMENT , T EST AND R VALUATION , A RMY E For expenses necessary for basic and applied scientific research, development, test and evaluation, including maintenance, rehabilitation, lease, and operation of facilities and equipment, $8,332,965,000, to remain available for obligation until September 30, 2018. ESEARCH , D EVELOPMENT , T EST AND R VALUATION , N AVY E For expenses necessary for basic and applied scientific research, development, test and evaluation, including maintenance, rehabilitation, lease, and operation of facilities and equipment, $17,214,530,000, to remain available for obligation until September 30, 2018: Provided , That funds appropriated in this paragraph which are available for the V–22 may be used to meet unique operational requirements of the Special Operations Forces. ESEARCH , D EVELOPMENT , T EST AND E VALUATION , A R F ORCE IR For expenses necessary for basic and applied scientific research, development, test and evaluation, including maintenance, rehabilitation, lease, and operation of facilities and equipment, $27,788,548,000, to remain available for obligation until September 30, 2018. ESEARCH , D EVELOPMENT , T EST AND E VALUATION , D EFENSE -W IDE R (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) For expenses of activities and agencies of the Department of Defense (other than the military departments), necessary for basic and applied scientific research, development, test and evaluation; advanced research projects as may be designated and determined by the Secretary of Defense, pursuant to law; maintenance, rehabilitation, lease, and operation of facilities and equipment, $18,778,550,000, to remain available for obligation until September 30, 2018: Provided , That, of the funds made available in this para- graph, $250,000,000 for the Defense Rapid Innovation Program shall only be available for expenses, not otherwise provided for, to include program management and oversight, to conduct research, VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00108 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

109 131 STAT. 243 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 development, test and evaluation to include proof of concept dem- onstration; engineering, testing, and validation; and transition to Provided further , That the Secretary of full-scale production: Defense may transfer funds provided herein for the Defense Rapid Innovation Program to appropriations for research, development, test and evaluation to accomplish the purpose provided herein: Provided further , That this transfer authority is in addition to any other transfer authority available to the Department of Defense: , That the Secretary of Defense shall, not fewer Deadline. Provided further Notification. than 30 days prior to making transfers from this appropriation, notify the congressional defense committees in writing of the details of any such transfer. EST AND E VALUATION , D EFENSE PERATIONAL O T For expenses, not otherwise provided for, necessary for the independent activities of the Director, Operational Test and Evalua- tion, in the direction and supervision of operational test and evalua- tion, including initial operational test and evaluation which is con- ducted prior to, and in support of, production decisions; joint oper- ational testing and evaluation; and administrative expenses in connection therewith, $186,994,000, to remain available for obliga- tion until September 30, 2018. TITLE V REVOLVING AND MANAGEMENT FUNDS W ORKING C APITAL F UNDS EFENSE D For the Defense Working Capital Funds, $1,511,613,000. TITLE VI OTHER DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE PROGRAMS H P ROGRAM D EFENSE EALTH For expenses, not otherwise provided for, for medical and health care programs of the Department of Defense as authorized by law, $33,781,270,000; of which $31,277,002,000 shall be for oper- ation and maintenance, of which not to exceed one percent shall remain available for obligation until September 30, 2018, and of which up to $15,315,832,000 may be available for contracts entered into under the TRICARE program; of which $402,161,000, to remain available for obligation until September 30, 2019, shall be for procurement; and of which $2,102,107,000, to remain available for obligation until September 30, 2018, shall be for research, develop- Provided , That, notwithstanding any ment, test and evaluation: other provision of law, of the amount made available under this heading for research, development, test and evaluation, not less than $8,000,000 shall be available for HIV prevention educational activities undertaken in connection with United States military training, exercises, and humanitarian assistance activities con- , That of the ducted primarily in African nations: Provided further funds provided under this heading for research, development, test and evaluation, not less than $1,014,600,000 shall be made available VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00109 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

110 131 STAT. 244 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 to the United States Army Medical Research and Materiel Com- mand to carry out the congressionally directed medical research programs. EFENSE A M UNITIONS D ESTRUCTION HEMICAL GENTS AND , D C For expenses, not otherwise provided for, necessary for the destruction of the United States stockpile of lethal chemical agents and munitions in accordance with the provisions of section 1412 of the Department of Defense Authorization Act, 1986 (50 U.S.C. 1521), and for the destruction of other chemical warfare materials that are not in the chemical weapon stockpile, $523,726,000, of which $119,985,000 shall be for operation and maintenance, of which no less than $49,533,000 shall be for the Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program, consisting of $20,368,000 for activities on military installations and $29,165,000, to remain avail- able until September 30, 2018, to assist State and local govern- ments, and of which not more than $13,700,000, to remain available until September 30, 2018, shall be for the destruction of eight United States-origin chemical munitions in the Republic of Panama, to the extent authorized by law; $15,132,000 shall be for procure- ment, to remain available until September 30, 2019, of which $15,132,000 shall be for the Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program to assist State and local governments; and $388,609,000, to remain available until September 30, 2018, shall be for research, development, test and evaluation, of which $380,892,000 shall only be for the Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives program. D RUG I NTERDICTION AND C OUNTER -D RUG A CTIVITIES , D EFENSE (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) For drug interdiction and counter-drug activities of the Depart- ment of Defense, for transfer to appropriations available to the Department of Defense for military personnel of the reserve compo- nents serving under the provisions of title 10 and title 32, United States Code; for operation and maintenance; for procurement; and for research, development, test and evaluation, $998,800,000, of which $626,087,000 shall be for counter-narcotics support; $118,713,000 shall be for the drug demand reduction program; $234,000,000 shall be for the National Guard counter-drug program; and $20,000,000 shall be for the National Guard counter-drug Provided , That the funds appropriated under this schools program: heading shall be available for obligation for the same time period and for the same purpose as the appropriation to which transferred: Provided further , That upon a determination that all or part of Determination. the funds transferred from this appropriation are not necessary for the purposes provided herein, such amounts may be transferred back to this appropriation: , That the transfer Provided further authority provided under this heading is in addition to any other transfer authority contained elsewhere in this Act. O I NSPECTOR G ENERAL FFICE OF THE For expenses and activities of the Office of the Inspector Gen- eral in carrying out the provisions of the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended, $312,035,000, of which $308,882,000 shall VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00110 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

111 131 STAT. 245 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 be for operation and maintenance, of which not to exceed $700,000 is available for emergencies and extraordinary expenses to be expended on the approval or authority of the Inspector General, and payments may be made on the Inspector General’s certificate of necessity for confidential military purposes; and of which $3,153,000, to remain available until September 30, 2018, shall be for research, development, test and evaluation. TITLE VII RELATED AGENCIES I NTELLIGENCE ENTRAL GENCY R ETIREMENT AND D ISABILITY A C YSTEM S UND F For payment to the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System Fund, to maintain the proper funding level for continuing the operation of the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System, $514,000,000. NTELLIGENCE C OMMUNITY M ANAGEMENT I CCOUNT A For necessary expenses of the Intelligence Community Manage- ment Account, $515,596,000. TITLE VIII GENERAL PROVISIONS S EC . 8001. No part of any appropriation contained in this Propaganda. Act shall be used for publicity or propaganda purposes not author- ized by the Congress. EC . 8002. During the current fiscal year, provisions of law S prohibiting the payment of compensation to, or employment of, any person not a citizen of the United States shall not apply Provided to personnel of the Department of Defense: , That salary increases granted to direct and indirect hire foreign national employees of the Department of Defense funded by this Act shall not be at a rate in excess of the percentage increase authorized by law for civilian employees of the Department of Defense whose pay is computed under the provisions of section 5332 of title 5, United States Code, or at a rate in excess of the percentage increase provided by the appropriate host nation to its own employees, whichever is higher: Provided further, That this section shall not apply to Department of Defense foreign service national employees serving at United States diplomatic missions whose pay is set by the Department of State under the Foreign Service Act of 1980: Provided further , That the limitations of this provision shall not apply to foreign national employees of the Department of Defense in the Republic of Turkey. S EC . 8003. No part of any appropriation contained in this Act shall remain available for obligation beyond the current fiscal year, unless expressly so provided herein. EC . 8004. No more than 20 percent of the appropriations S Time period. in this Act which are limited for obligation during the current fiscal year shall be obligated during the last 2 months of the fiscal year: Provided , That this section shall not apply to obligations VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00111 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

112 131 STAT. 246 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 for support of active duty training of reserve components or summer camp training of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps. (TRANSFER OF FUNDS) S . 8005. Upon determination by the Secretary of Defense EC that such action is necessary in the national interest, he may, with the approval of the Office of Management and Budget, transfer not to exceed $4,500,000,000 of working capital funds of the Depart- ment of Defense or funds made available in this Act to the Depart- ment of Defense for military functions (except military construction) between such appropriations or funds or any subdivision thereof, to be merged with and to be available for the same purposes, and for the same time period, as the appropriation or fund to which transferred: Provided , That such authority to transfer may not be used unless for higher priority items, based on unforeseen military requirements, than those for which originally appropriated and in no case where the item for which funds are requested Notification. Provided further has been denied by the Congress: , That the Sec- retary of Defense shall notify the Congress promptly of all transfers made pursuant to this authority or any other authority in this Provided further Act: , That no part of the funds in this Act shall be available to prepare or present a request to the Committees on Appropriations for reprogramming of funds, unless for higher priority items, based on unforeseen military requirements, than those for which originally appropriated and in no case where the item for which reprogramming is requested has been denied by Time period. the Congress: Provided further , That a request for multiple reprogrammings of funds using authority provided in this section , That trans- shall be made prior to June 30, 2017: Provided further fers among military personnel appropriations shall not be taken into account for purposes of the limitation on the amount of funds that may be transferred under this section. EC . 8006. (a) With regard to the list of specific programs, S projects, and activities (and the dollar amounts and adjustments to budget activities corresponding to such programs, projects, and activities) contained in the tables titled Explanation of Project Level Adjustments in the explanatory statement regarding this Act, the obligation and expenditure of amounts appropriated or otherwise made available in this Act for those programs, projects, and activi- ties for which the amounts appropriated exceed the amounts requested are hereby required by law to be carried out in the manner provided by such tables to the same extent as if the tables were included in the text of this Act. (b) Amounts specified in the referenced tables described in subsection (a) shall not be treated as subdivisions of appropriations Applicability. for purposes of section 8005 of this Act: Provided , That section 8005 shall apply when transfers of the amounts described in sub- section (a) occur between appropriation accounts. Deadline. EC . 8007. (a) Not later than 60 days after enactment of this S Reports. Act, the Department of Defense shall submit a report to the congres- sional defense committees to establish the baseline for application of reprogramming and transfer authorities for fiscal year 2017: Provided , That the report shall include— (1) a table for each appropriation with a separate column to display the President’s budget request, adjustments made VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00112 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

113 131 STAT. 247 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 by Congress, adjustments due to enacted rescissions, if appro- priate, and the fiscal year enacted level; (2) a delineation in the table for each appropriation both by budget activity and program, project, and activity as detailed in the Budget Appendix; and (3) an identification of items of special congressional interest. (b) Notwithstanding section 8005 of this Act, none of the funds Certification. provided in this Act shall be available for reprogramming or transfer until the report identified in subsection (a) is submitted to the congressional defense committees, unless the Secretary of Defense certifies in writing to the congressional defense committees that such reprogramming or transfer is necessary as an emergency , That this subsection shall not apply to trans- Provided requirement: fers from the following appropriations accounts: (1) ‘‘Environmental Restoration, Army’’; (2) ‘‘Environmental Restoration, Navy’’; (3) ‘‘Environmental Restoration, Air Force’’; (4) ‘‘Environmental Restoration, Defense-wide’’; (5) ‘‘Environmental Restoration, Formerly Used Defense Sites’’; and (6) ‘‘Drug Interdiction and Counter-drug Activities, Defense’’. (TRANSFER OF FUNDS) S EC . 8008. During the current fiscal year, cash balances in Notifications. working capital funds of the Department of Defense established pursuant to section 2208 of title 10, United States Code, may be maintained in only such amounts as are necessary at any time for cash disbursements to be made from such funds: Provided , , That transfers may be made between such funds: Provided further That transfers may be made between working capital funds and the ‘‘Foreign Currency Fluctuations, Defense’’ appropriation and the ‘‘Operation and Maintenance’’ appropriation accounts in such amounts as may be determined by the Secretary of Defense, with the approval of the Office of Management and Budget, except that such transfers may not be made unless the Secretary of Defense has notified the Congress of the proposed transfer: , Provided further That except in amounts equal to the amounts appropriated to working capital funds in this Act, no obligations may be made against a working capital fund to procure or increase the value of war reserve material inventory, unless the Secretary of Defense has notified the Congress prior to any such obligation. S . 8009. Funds appropriated by this Act may not be used EC to initiate a special access program without prior notification 30 calendar days in advance to the congressional defense committees. . 8010. None of the funds provided in this Act shall be S EC Contracts. Notification. available to initiate: (1) a multiyear contract that employs economic Time period. order quantity procurement in excess of $20,000,000 in any one year of the contract or that includes an unfunded contingent liability in excess of $20,000,000; or (2) a contract for advance procurement leading to a multiyear contract that employs economic order quantity procurement in excess of $20,000,000 in any one year, unless the congressional defense committees have been notified Pro- at least 30 days in advance of the proposed contract award: , That no part of any appropriation contained in this Act vided VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00113 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

114 131 STAT. 248 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 shall be available to initiate a multiyear contract for which the economic order quantity advance procurement is not funded at , least to the limits of the Government’s liability: Provided further That no part of any appropriation contained in this Act shall be available to initiate multiyear procurement contracts for any systems or component thereof if the value of the multiyear contract would exceed $500,000,000 unless specifically provided in this Act: Provided further , That no multiyear procurement contract can be terminated without 30-day prior notification to the congressional Provided further , That the execution of defense committees: multiyear authority shall require the use of a present value analysis Pro- to determine lowest cost compared to an annual procurement: , That none of the funds provided in this Act may vided further be used for a multiyear contract executed after the date of the enactment of this Act unless in the case of any such contract— (1) the Secretary of Defense has submitted to Congress a budget request for full funding of units to be procured through the contract and, in the case of a contract for procurement of aircraft, that includes, for any aircraft unit to be procured through the contract for which procurement funds are requested in that budget request for production beyond advance procure- ment activities in the fiscal year covered by the budget, full funding of procurement of such unit in that fiscal year; (2) cancellation provisions in the contract do not include consideration of recurring manufacturing costs of the contractor associated with the production of unfunded units to be delivered under the contract; (3) the contract provides that payments to the contractor under the contract shall not be made in advance of incurred costs on funded units; and (4) the contract does not provide for a price adjustment based on a failure to award a follow-on contract. Funds appropriated in title III of this Act may be used for a multiyear procurement contract as follows: AH–64E Apache Heli- copter and UH–60M Blackhawk Helicopter. EC . 8011. Within the funds appropriated for the operation S and maintenance of the Armed Forces, funds are hereby appro- priated pursuant to section 401 of title 10, United States Code, for humanitarian and civic assistance costs under chapter 20 of title 10, United States Code. Such funds may also be obligated for humanitarian and civic assistance costs incidental to authorized operations and pursuant to authority granted in section 401 of chapter 20 of title 10, United States Code, and these obligations shall be reported as required by section 401(d) of title 10, United States Code: Provided , That funds available for operation and Human rights. maintenance shall be available for providing humanitarian and similar assistance by using Civic Action Teams in the Trust Terri- tories of the Pacific Islands and freely associated states of Micro- nesia, pursuant to the Compact of Free Association as authorized , That upon a determination by Public Law 99–239: Provided further Determination. Hawaii. by the Secretary of the Army that such action is beneficial for graduate medical education programs conducted at Army medical facilities located in Hawaii, the Secretary of the Army may authorize the provision of medical services at such facilities and transpor- tation to such facilities, on a nonreimbursable basis, for civilian patients from American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00114 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

115 131 STAT. 249 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 Mariana Islands, the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, Palau, and Guam. EC . 8012. (a) During fiscal year 2017, the civilian personnel S of the Department of Defense may not be managed on the basis of any end-strength, and the management of such personnel during that fiscal year shall not be subject to any constraint or limitation (known as an end-strength) on the number of such personnel who may be employed on the last day of such fiscal year. (b) The fiscal year 2018 budget request for the Department of Defense as well as all justification material and other documenta- tion supporting the fiscal year 2018 Department of Defense budget request shall be prepared and submitted to the Congress as if subsections (a) and (b) of this provision were effective with regard to fiscal year 2018. (c) As required by section 1107 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 (Public Law 113–66; 10 U.S.C. 2358 note) civilian personnel at the Department of Army Science and Technology Reinvention Laboratories may not be man- aged on the basis of the Table of Distribution and Allowances, and the management of the workforce strength shall be done in a manner consistent with the budget available with respect to such Laboratories. (d) Nothing in this section shall be construed to apply to mili- tary (civilian) technicians. EC . 8013. None of the funds appropriated by this Act shall Contracts. S Alcohol and be used for the support of any nonappropriated funds activity alcoholic of the Department of Defense that procures malt beverages and beverages. wine with nonappropriated funds for resale (including such alcoholic beverages sold by the drink) on a military installation located in the United States unless such malt beverages and wine are procured within that State, or in the case of the District of Columbia, within the District of Columbia, in which the military , That, in a case in which the installation is located: Provided military installation is located in more than one State, purchases may be made in any State in which the installation is located: Provided further , That such local procurement requirements for Applicability. malt beverages and wine shall apply to all alcoholic beverages only for military installations in States which are not contiguous Provided further , That alcoholic beverages other with another State: than wine and malt beverages, in contiguous States and the District of Columbia shall be procured from the most competitive source, price and other factors considered. S EC . 8014. None of the funds made available by this Act shall Lobbying. be used in any way, directly or indirectly, to influence congressional action on any legislation or appropriation matters pending before the Congress. S . 8015. None of the funds appropriated by this Act shall EC be available for the basic pay and allowances of any member of the Army participating as a full-time student and receiving benefits paid by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs from the Department of Defense Education Benefits Fund when time spent as a full- time student is credited toward completion of a service commitment: , That this section shall not apply to those members who Provided Time period. have reenlisted with this option prior to October 1, 1987: Provided further , That this section applies only to active components of Applicability. the Army. VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00115 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

116 131 STAT. 250 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 (TRANSFER OF FUNDS) S EC . 8016. Funds appropriated in title III of this Act for the ́ ́ ge Program may be trans- Department of Defense Pilot Mentor-Prote ferred to any other appropriation contained in this Act solely for ́ ́ Program develop- ge the purpose of implementing a Mentor-Prote mental assistance agreement pursuant to section 831 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1991 (Public Law 101–510; 10 U.S.C. 2302 note), as amended, under the authority of this provision or any other transfer authority contained in this Act. EC . 8017. None of the funds in this Act may be available S for the purchase by the Department of Defense (and its departments and agencies) of welded shipboard anchor and mooring chain 4 inches in diameter and under unless the anchor and mooring chain are manufactured in the United States from components which Provided are substantially manufactured in the United States: , That for the purpose of this section, the term ‘‘manufactured’’ shall Definition. include cutting, heat treating, quality control, testing of chain and Provided welding (including the forging and shot blasting process): , That for the purpose of this section substantially all of further the components of anchor and mooring chain shall be considered to be produced or manufactured in the United States if the aggre- gate cost of the components produced or manufactured in the United States exceeds the aggregate cost of the components produced or manufactured outside the United States: Provided further , That Waiver authority. Certification. when adequate domestic supplies are not available to meet Depart- ment of Defense requirements on a timely basis, the Secretary of the service responsible for the procurement may waive this restriction on a case-by-case basis by certifying in writing to the Committees on Appropriations that such an acquisition must be made in order to acquire capability for national security purposes. EC . 8018. Of the amounts appropriated for ‘‘Working Capital S Fund, Army’’, $140,000,000 shall be available to maintain competi- tive rates at the arsenals. S . 8019. None of the funds available to the Department EC of Defense may be used to demilitarize or dispose of M–1 Carbines, M–1 Garand rifles, M–14 rifles, .22 caliber rifles, .30 caliber rifles, or M–1911 pistols, or to demilitarize or destroy small arms ammuni- tion or ammunition components that are not otherwise prohibited from commercial sale under Federal law, unless the small arms ammunition or ammunition components are certified by the Sec- retary of the Army or designee as unserviceable or unsafe for further use. . 8020. No more than $500,000 of the funds appropriated EC S or made available in this Act shall be used during a single fiscal year for any single relocation of an organization, unit, activity or function of the Department of Defense into or within the National Capital Region: Provided , That the Secretary of Defense may waive Waiver authority. Certification. this restriction on a case-by-case basis by certifying in writing to the congressional defense committees that such a relocation is required in the best interest of the Government. S . 8021. Of the funds made available in this Act, $15,000,000 EC shall be available for incentive payments authorized by section , Provided 504 of the Indian Financing Act of 1974 (25 U.S.C. 1544): That a prime contractor or a subcontractor at any tier that makes Contracts. a subcontract award to any subcontractor or supplier as defined VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00116 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

117 131 STAT. 251 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 in section 1544 of title 25, United States Code, or a small business owned and controlled by an individual or individuals defined under section 4221(9) of title 25, United States Code, shall be considered a contractor for the purposes of being allowed additional compensa- tion under section 504 of the Indian Financing Act of 1974 (25 U.S.C. 1544) whenever the prime contract or subcontract amount is over $500,000 and involves the expenditure of funds appropriated by an Act making appropriations for the Department of Defense with respect to any fiscal year: , That notwith- Applicability. Provided further standing section 1906 of title 41, United States Code, this section shall be applicable to any Department of Defense acquisition of supplies or services, including any contract and any subcontract at any tier for acquisition of commercial items produced or manufac- tured, in whole or in part, by any subcontractor or supplier defined in section 1544 of title 25, United States Code, or a small business owned and controlled by an individual or individuals defined under section 4221(9) of title 25, United States Code. EC . 8022. Funds appropriated by this Act for the Defense S Media Activity shall not be used for any national or international political or psychological activities. S . 8023. During the current fiscal year, the Department EC Kuwait. of Defense is authorized to incur obligations of not to exceed $350,000,000 for purposes specified in section 2350j(c) of title 10, United States Code, in anticipation of receipt of contributions, only from the Government of Kuwait, under that section: , Provided That, upon receipt, such contributions from the Government of Kuwait shall be credited to the appropriations or fund which incurred such obligations. . 8024. (a) Of the funds made available in this Act, not S EC less than $40,021,000 shall be available for the Civil Air Patrol Corporation, of which— (1) $28,000,000 shall be available from ‘‘Operation and Maintenance, Air Force’’ to support Civil Air Patrol Corporation operation and maintenance, readiness, counter-drug activities, and drug demand reduction activities involving youth programs; (2) $10,337,000 shall be available from ‘‘Aircraft Procure- ment, Air Force’’; and (3) $1,684,000 shall be available from ‘‘Other Procurement, Air Force’’ for vehicle procurement. (b) The Secretary of the Air Force should waive reimbursement Reimbursement. for any funds used by the Civil Air Patrol for counter-drug activities in support of Federal, State, and local government agencies. . 8025. (a) None of the funds appropriated in this Act EC S are available to establish a new Department of Defense (depart- ment) federally funded research and development center (FFRDC), either as a new entity, or as a separate entity administrated by an organization managing another FFRDC, or as a nonprofit mem- bership corporation consisting of a consortium of other FFRDCs and other nonprofit entities. (b) No member of a Board of Directors, Trustees, Overseers, Advisory Group, Special Issues Panel, Visiting Committee, or any similar entity of a defense FFRDC, and no paid consultant to any defense FFRDC, except when acting in a technical advisory capacity, may be compensated for his or her services as a member of such entity, or as a paid consultant by more than one FFRDC in a fiscal year: Provided , That a member of any such entity referred to previously in this subsection shall be allowed travel VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00117 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

118 131 STAT. 252 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 expenses and per diem as authorized under the Federal Joint Travel Regulations, when engaged in the performance of membership duties. (c) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, none of the funds available to the department from any source during the current fiscal year may be used by a defense FFRDC, through a fee or other payment mechanism, for construction of new buildings not located on a military installation, for payment of cost sharing for projects funded by Government grants, for absorption of contract overruns, or for certain charitable contributions, not to include employee participation in community service and/or development. (d) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, of the funds available to the department during fiscal year 2017, not more than 5,750 staff years of technical effort (staff years) may be funded for defense FFRDCs: Provided , That, of the specific amount referred to previously in this subsection, not more than 1,125 staff years may be funded for the defense studies and analysis FFRDCs: Pro- , That this subsection shall not apply to staff years vided further funded in the National Intelligence Program (NIP) and the Military Intelligence Program (MIP). (e) The Secretary of Defense shall, with the submission of Reports. the department’s fiscal year 2018 budget request, submit a report presenting the specific amounts of staff years of technical effort to be allocated for each defense FFRDC during that fiscal year and the associated budget estimates. (f) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, the total amount appropriated in this Act for FFRDCs is hereby reduced by $60,000,000. . 8026. None of the funds appropriated or made available EC Contracts. S Canada. in this Act shall be used to procure carbon, alloy, or armor steel plate for use in any Government-owned facility or property under the control of the Department of Defense which were not melted and rolled in the United States or Canada: Provided , That these Applicability. procurement restrictions shall apply to any and all Federal Supply Class 9515, American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) or American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) specifications of carbon, alloy or armor steel plate: Provided further , That the Secretary Waiver authority. Certification. of the military department responsible for the procurement may waive this restriction on a case-by-case basis by certifying in writing to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representa- tives and the Senate that adequate domestic supplies are not avail- able to meet Department of Defense requirements on a timely basis and that such an acquisition must be made in order to Provided further acquire capability for national security purposes: , That these restrictions shall not apply to contracts which are in being as of the date of the enactment of this Act. . 8027. For the purposes of this Act, the term ‘‘congressional EC S Definition. defense committees’’ means the Armed Services Committee of the House of Representatives, the Armed Services Committee of the Senate, the Subcommittee on Defense of the Committee on Appro- priations of the Senate, and the Subcommittee on Defense of the Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives. EC . 8028. During the current fiscal year, the Department S of Defense may acquire the modification, depot maintenance and repair of aircraft, vehicles and vessels as well as the production of components and other Defense-related articles, through competi- tion between Department of Defense depot maintenance activities VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00118 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

119 131 STAT. 253 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 , That the Senior Acquisition Executive and private firms: Provided Certification. of the military department or Defense Agency concerned, with power of delegation, shall certify that successful bids include comparable estimates of all direct and indirect costs for both public and private Provided further , That Office of Management and Budget bids: Circular A–76 shall not apply to competitions conducted under this section. EC . 8029. (a)(1) If the Secretary of Defense, after consultation S Consultation. Determination. with the United States Trade Representative, determines that a Memorandum. foreign country which is party to an agreement described in para- graph (2) has violated the terms of the agreement by discriminating against certain types of products produced in the United States that are covered by the agreement, the Secretary of Defense shall rescind the Secretary’s blanket waiver of the Buy American Act with respect to such types of products produced in that foreign country. (2) An agreement referred to in paragraph (1) is any reciprocal defense procurement memorandum of understanding, between the United States and a foreign country pursuant to which the Secretary of Defense has prospectively waived the Buy American Act for certain products in that country. (b) The Secretary of Defense shall submit to the Congress Reports. a report on the amount of Department of Defense purchases from foreign entities in fiscal year 2017. Such report shall separately indicate the dollar value of items for which the Buy American Act was waived pursuant to any agreement described in subsection (a)(2), the Trade Agreement Act of 1979 (19 U.S.C. 2501 et seq.), or any international agreement to which the United States is a party. (c) For purposes of this section, the term ‘‘Buy American Act’’ Definition. means chapter 83 of title 41, United States Code. S EC . 8030. During the current fiscal year, amounts contained in the Department of Defense Overseas Military Facility Investment Recovery Account established by section 2921(c)(1) of the National Defense Authorization Act of 1991 (Public Law 101–510; 10 U.S.C. 2687 note) shall be available until expended for the payments specified by section 2921(c)(2) of that Act. EC S . 8031. (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, Land conveyances. the Secretary of the Air Force may convey at no cost to the Air Native Force, without consideration, to Indian tribes located in the States Americans. of Nevada, Idaho, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Oregon, State listing. Minnesota, and Washington relocatable military housing units located at Grand Forks Air Force Base, Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mountain Home Air Force Base, Ellsworth Air Force Base, and Minot Air Force Base that are excess to the needs of the Air Force. (b) The Secretary of the Air Force shall convey, at no cost to the Air Force, military housing units under subsection (a) in accordance with the request for such units that are submitted to the Secretary by the Operation Walking Shield Program on behalf of Indian tribes located in the States of Nevada, Idaho, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Oregon, Minnesota, and Washington. Any such conveyance shall be subject to the condition that the housing units shall be removed within a reasonable period of time, as determined by the Secretary. (c) The Operation Walking Shield Program shall resolve any conflicts among requests of Indian tribes for housing units under VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00119 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

120 131 STAT. 254 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 subsection (a) before submitting requests to the Secretary of the Air Force under subsection (b). Definition. (d) In this section, the term ‘‘Indian tribe’’ means any recognized Indian tribe included on the current list published by the Secretary of the Interior under section 104 of the Federally Recognized Indian Tribe Act of 1994 (Public Law 103–454; 108 Stat. 4792; 25 U.S.C. 479a–1). EC . 8032. During the current fiscal year, appropriations which S are available to the Department of Defense for operation and maintenance may be used to purchase items having an investment item unit cost of not more than $250,000. . 8033. None of the funds made available by this Act may EC S be used to— (1) disestablish, or prepare to disestablish, a Senior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program in accordance with Depart- ment of Defense Instruction Number 1215.08, dated June 26, 2006; or (2) close, downgrade from host to extension center, or place on probation a Senior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program in accordance with the information paper of the Department of the Army titled ‘‘Army Senior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (SROTC) Program Review and Criteria’’, dated January 27, 2014. S EC . 8034. The Secretary of Defense shall issue regulations Regulations. Tobacco and to prohibit the sale of any tobacco or tobacco-related products in tobacco products. military resale outlets in the United States, its territories and possessions at a price below the most competitive price in the local community: Provided, That such regulations shall direct that the prices of tobacco or tobacco-related products in overseas military retail outlets shall be within the range of prices established for military retail system stores located in the United States. . 8035. (a) During the current fiscal year, none of the EC S appropriations or funds available to the Department of Defense Working Capital Funds shall be used for the purchase of an invest- ment item for the purpose of acquiring a new inventory item for sale or anticipated sale during the current fiscal year or a subse- quent fiscal year to customers of the Department of Defense Working Capital Funds if such an item would not have been charge- able to the Department of Defense Business Operations Fund during fiscal year 1994 and if the purchase of such an investment item would be chargeable during the current fiscal year to appropriations made to the Department of Defense for procurement. (b) The fiscal year 2018 budget request for the Department of Defense as well as all justification material and other documenta- tion supporting the fiscal year 2018 Department of Defense budget shall be prepared and submitted to the Congress on the basis that any equipment which was classified as an end item and funded in a procurement appropriation contained in this Act shall be budg- eted for in a proposed fiscal year 2018 procurement appropriation and not in the supply management business area or any other area or category of the Department of Defense Working Capital Funds. . 8036. None of the funds appropriated by this Act for EC S programs of the Central Intelligence Agency shall remain available for obligation beyond the current fiscal year, except for funds appro- priated for the Reserve for Contingencies, which shall remain avail- Provided , That funds appropriated, able until September 30, 2018: VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00120 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

121 131 STAT. 255 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 transferred, or otherwise credited to the Central Intelligence Agency Central Services Working Capital Fund during this or any prior or subsequent fiscal year shall remain available until expended: Provided further , That any funds appropriated or transferred to the Central Intelligence Agency for advanced research and develop- ment acquisition, for agent operations, and for covert action pro- grams authorized by the President under section 503 of the National Security Act of 1947 (50 U.S.C. 3093) shall remain available until September 30, 2018. . 8037. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, funds EC S made available in this Act and hereafter for the Defense Intelligence Agency may be used for the design, development, and deployment of General Defense Intelligence Program intelligence communica- tions and intelligence information systems for the Services, the Unified and Specified Commands, and the component commands. . 8038. Of the funds appropriated to the Department of EC S Defense under the heading ‘‘Operation and Maintenance, Defense- Wide’’, not less than $12,000,000 shall be made available only for the mitigation of environmental impacts, including training and technical assistance to tribes, related administrative support, the gathering of information, documenting of environmental dam- age, and developing a system for prioritization of mitigation and cost to complete estimates for mitigation, on Indian lands resulting from Department of Defense activities. S EC . 8039. (a) None of the funds appropriated in this Act may be expended by an entity of the Department of Defense unless the entity, in expending the funds, complies with the Buy American Act. For purposes of this subsection, the term ‘‘Buy American Act’’ means chapter 83 of title 41, United States Code. (b) If the Secretary of Defense determines that a person has Determination. been convicted of intentionally affixing a label bearing a ‘‘Made in America’’ inscription to any product sold in or shipped to the United States that is not made in America, the Secretary shall determine, in accordance with section 2410f of title 10, United States Code, whether the person should be debarred from con- tracting with the Department of Defense. (c) In the case of any equipment or products purchased with appropriations provided under this Act, it is the sense of the Con- gress that any entity of the Department of Defense, in expending the appropriation, purchase only American-made equipment and products, provided that American-made equipment and products are cost-competitive, quality competitive, and available in a timely fashion. EC . 8040. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, none S of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available by this or any other Act may be used to consolidate or relocate any element of a United States Air Force Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineer (RED HORSE) outside of the United States until the Secretary of the Air Force— (1) completes an analysis and comparison of the cost and Analysis. infrastructure investment required to consolidate or relocate a RED HORSE squadron outside of the United States versus within the United States; (2) provides to the congressional defense committees a Reports. report detailing the findings of the cost analysis; and VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00121 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

122 131 STAT. 256 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 Certification. (3) certifies in writing to the congressional defense commit- tees that the preferred site for the consolidation or relocation yields the greatest savings for the Air Force: , That the term ‘‘United States’’ in this section does not Provided include any territory or possession of the United States. EC . 8041. (a) Except as provided in subsections (b) and (c), S none of the funds made available by this Act may be used— (1) to establish a field operating agency; or (2) to pay the basic pay of a member of the Armed Forces or civilian employee of the department who is transferred or reassigned from a headquarters activity if the member or employee’s place of duty remains at the location of that head- quarters. (b) The Secretary of Defense or Secretary of a military depart- Waiver authority. Determination. ment may waive the limitations in subsection (a), on a case-by- Certification. case basis, if the Secretary determines, and certifies to the Commit- tees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate that the granting of the waiver will reduce the personnel requirements or the financial requirements of the department. (c) This section does not apply to— (1) field operating agencies funded within the National Intelligence Program; (2) an Army field operating agency established to eliminate, mitigate, or counter the effects of improvised explosive devices, and, as determined by the Secretary of the Army, other similar threats; (3) an Army field operating agency established to improve the effectiveness and efficiencies of biometric activities and to integrate common biometric technologies throughout the Department of Defense; or (4) an Air Force field operating agency established to administer the Air Force Mortuary Affairs Program and Mor- tuary Operations for the Department of Defense and authorized Federal entities. EC . 8042. (a) None of the funds appropriated by this Act S Contracts. shall be available to convert to contractor performance an activity or function of the Department of Defense that, on or after the date of the enactment of this Act, is performed by Department of Defense civilian employees unless— (1) the conversion is based on the result of a public-private competition that includes a most efficient and cost effective organization plan developed by such activity or function; (2) the Competitive Sourcing Official determines that, over Determination. all performance periods stated in the solicitation of offers for performance of the activity or function, the cost of performance of the activity or function by a contractor would be less costly to the Department of Defense by an amount that equals or exceeds the lesser of— (A) 10 percent of the most efficient organization’s per- sonnel-related costs for performance of that activity or func- tion by Federal employees; or (B) $10,000,000; and (3) the contractor does not receive an advantage for a proposal that would reduce costs for the Department of Defense by— (A) not making an employer-sponsored health insur- ance plan available to the workers who are to be employed VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00122 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

123 131 STAT. 257 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 in the performance of that activity or function under the contract; or (B) offering to such workers an employer-sponsored health benefits plan that requires the employer to con- tribute less towards the premium or subscription share than the amount that is paid by the Department of Defense for health benefits for civilian employees under chapter 89 of title 5, United States Code. (b)(1) The Department of Defense, without regard to subsection (a) of this section or subsection (a), (b), or (c) of section 2461 of title 10, United States Code, and notwithstanding any adminis- trative regulation, requirement, or policy to the contrary shall have full authority to enter into a contract for the performance of any commercial or industrial type function of the Department of Defense that— (A) is included on the procurement list established pursuant to section 2 of the Javits-Wagner-O’Day Act (section 8503 of title 41, United States Code); (B) is planned to be converted to performance by a qualified nonprofit agency for the blind or by a qualified nonprofit agency for other severely handicapped individuals in accordance with that Act; or (C) is planned to be converted to performance by a qualified firm under at least 51 percent ownership by an Indian tribe, as defined in section 4(e) of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. 450b(e)), or a Native Hawaiian Organization, as defined in section 8(a)(15) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 637(a)(15)). (2) This section shall not apply to depot contracts or contracts for depot maintenance as provided in sections 2469 and 2474 of title 10, United States Code. (c) The conversion of any activity or function of the Department of Defense under the authority provided by this section shall be credited toward any competitive or outsourcing goal, target, or measurement that may be established by statute, regulation, or policy and is deemed to be awarded under the authority of, and in compliance with, subsection (h) of section 2304 of title 10, United States Code, for the competition or outsourcing of commercial activi- ties. (RESCISSIONS) EC . 8043. Of the funds appropriated in Department of Defense S Appropriations Acts, the following funds are hereby rescinded from the following accounts and programs in the specified amounts: Provided, That no amounts may be rescinded from amounts that were designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency Oper- ations/Global War on Terrorism or as an emergency requirement pursuant to the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget or the Bal- anced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, as amended: ‘‘Aircraft Procurement, Army’’, 2015/2017, $15,000,000; ‘‘Other Procurement, Army’’, 2015/2017, $23,045,000; ‘‘Aircraft Procurement, Navy’’, 2015/2017, $88,000,000; ‘‘Weapons Procurement, Navy’’, 2015/2017, $11,933,000; ‘‘Procurement of Ammunition, Navy and Marine Corps’’, 2015/2017, $43,600,000; VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00123 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

124 131 STAT. 258 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 ‘‘Aircraft Procurement, Air Force’’, 2015/2017, $57,000,000; ‘‘Other Procurement, Air Force’’, 2015/2017, $25,500,000; ‘‘Aircraft Procurement, Army’’, 2016/2018, $34,594,000; ‘‘Procurement of Ammunition, Army’’, 2016/2018, $5,000,000; ‘‘Other Procurement, Army’’, 2016/2018, $84,100,000; ‘‘Aircraft Procurement, Navy’’, 2016/2018, $6,755,000; ‘‘Weapons Procurement, Navy’’, 2016/2018, $5,307,000; ‘‘Procurement of Ammunition, Navy and Marine Corps’’, 2016/2018, $6,968,000; ‘‘Shipbuilding and Conversion, Navy’’, 2016/2020: DDG-51 Destroyer, $50,000,000; ‘‘Shipbuilding and Conversion, Navy’’, 2016/2020: LPD-17, $14,906,000; ‘‘Shipbuilding and Conversion, Navy’’, 2016/2020: LX (R), (AP), $236,000,000; ‘‘Other Procurement, Navy’’, 2016/2018, $56,374,000; ‘‘Aircraft Procurement, Air Force’’, 2016/2018, $383,200,000; ‘‘Missile Procurement, Air Force’’, 2016/2018, $34,700,000; ‘‘Space Procurement, Air Force’’, 2016/2018, $100,000,000; ‘‘Other Procurement, Air Force’’, 2016/2018, $56,369,000; ‘‘Procurement, Defense-Wide’’, 2016/2018, $2,600,000; ‘‘Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Army’’, 2016/2017, $33,402,000; ‘‘Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Navy’’, 2016/ 2017, $31,219,000; ‘‘Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Air Force’’, 2016/2017, $532,550,000; and ‘‘Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Defense- Wide’’, 2016/2017, $64,500,000. EC . 8044. None of the funds available in this Act may be S used to reduce the authorized positions for military technicians (dual status) of the Army National Guard, Air National Guard, Army Reserve and Air Force Reserve for the purpose of applying any administratively imposed civilian personnel ceiling, freeze, or reduction on military technicians (dual status), unless such reduc- tions are a direct result of a reduction in military force structure. S EC . 8045. None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made North Korea. available in this Act may be obligated or expended for assistance to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea unless specifically appropriated for that purpose. . 8046. Funds appropriated in this Act for operation and EC S Reimbursement. maintenance of the Military Departments, Combatant Commands and Defense Agencies shall be available for reimbursement of pay, allowances and other expenses which would otherwise be incurred against appropriations for the National Guard and Reserve when members of the National Guard and Reserve provide intelligence or counterintelligence support to Combatant Commands, Defense Agencies and Joint Intelligence Activities, including the activities and programs included within the National Intelligence Program and the Military Intelligence Program: , That nothing in Provided this section authorizes deviation from established Reserve and National Guard personnel and training procedures. . 8047. (a) None of the funds available to the Department S EC Drugs and drug abuse. of Defense for any fiscal year for drug interdiction or counter- drug activities may be transferred to any other department or VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00124 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

125 131 STAT. 259 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 agency of the United States except as specifically provided in an appropriations law. (b) None of the funds available to the Central Intelligence Agency for any fiscal year for drug interdiction or counter-drug activities may be transferred to any other department or agency of the United States except as specifically provided in an appropria- tions law. EC . 8048. None of the funds appropriated by this Act may S Contracts. Ball and roller be used for the procurement of ball and roller bearings other than bearings. those produced by a domestic source and of domestic origin: Pro- vided , That the Secretary of the military department responsible Waiver authority. Certification. for such procurement may waive this restriction on a case-by- case basis by certifying in writing to the Committees on Appropria- tions of the House of Representatives and the Senate, that adequate domestic supplies are not available to meet Department of Defense requirements on a timely basis and that such an acquisition must be made in order to acquire capability for national security pur- , That this restriction shall not apply to Provided further poses: Applicability. the purchase of ‘‘commercial items’’, as defined by section 103 of title 41, United States Code, except that the restriction shall apply to ball or roller bearings purchased as end items. S EC . 8049. None of the funds made available by this Act may be used to retire, divest, realign, or transfer RQ–4B Global Hawk aircraft, or to disestablish or convert units associated with such aircraft. S . 8050. None of the funds made available by this Act for EC Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle service competitive procure- ments may be used unless the competitive procurements are open for award to all certified providers of Evolved Expendable Launch , That the award shall be made Provided Vehicle-class systems: Award. to the provider that offers the best value to the government. EC . 8051. In addition to the amounts appropriated or otherwise S made available elsewhere in this Act, $44,000,000 is hereby appro- , That upon the Provided priated to the Department of Defense: Determination. Grants. determination of the Secretary of Defense that it shall serve the national interest, the Secretary shall make grants in the amounts specified as follows: $20,000,000 to the United Service Organizations and $24,000,000 to the Red Cross. EC . 8052. None of the funds in this Act may be used to S Contracts. Supercomputer. purchase any supercomputer which is not manufactured in the Certification. United States, unless the Secretary of Defense certifies to the congressional defense committees that such an acquisition must be made in order to acquire capability for national security purposes that is not available from United States manufacturers. EC . 8053. Notwithstanding any other provision in this Act, S the Small Business Innovation Research program and the Small Business Technology Transfer program set-asides shall be taken proportionally from all programs, projects, or activities to the extent they contribute to the extramural budget. . 8054. None of the funds available to the Department S EC Contracts. of Defense under this Act shall be obligated or expended to pay a contractor under a contract with the Department of Defense for costs of any amount paid by the contractor to an employee when— (1) such costs are for a bonus or otherwise in excess of the normal salary paid by the contractor to the employee; and VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00125 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

126 131 STAT. 260 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 (2) such bonus is part of restructuring costs associated with a business combination. (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) . 8055. During the current fiscal year, no more than EC S $30,000,000 of appropriations made in this Act under the heading ‘‘Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide’’ may be transferred to appropriations available for the pay of military personnel, to be merged with, and to be available for the same time period as the appropriations to which transferred, to be used in support of such personnel in connection with support and services for eligible organizations and activities outside the Department of Defense pursuant to section 2012 of title 10, United States Code. EC . 8056. During the current fiscal year, in the case of an S appropriation account of the Department of Defense for which the period of availability for obligation has expired or which has closed under the provisions of section 1552 of title 31, United States Code, and which has a negative unliquidated or unexpended bal- ance, an obligation or an adjustment of an obligation may be charged to any current appropriation account for the same purpose as the expired or closed account if— (1) the obligation would have been properly chargeable (except as to amount) to the expired or closed account before the end of the period of availability or closing of that account; (2) the obligation is not otherwise properly chargeable to any current appropriation account of the Department of Defense; and (3) in the case of an expired account, the obligation is not chargeable to a current appropriation of the Department of Defense under the provisions of section 1405(b)(8) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1991, Public Law 101–510, as amended (31 U.S.C. 1551 note): Provided , That in the case of an expired account, if subsequent review or investigation discloses that there was not in fact a negative unliquidated or unexpended balance in the account, any charge to a current account under the authority of this section shall be reversed and recorded against the expired account: Provided further , That the total amount charged to a current appropria- tion under this section may not exceed an amount equal to 1 percent of the total appropriation for that account. EC . 8057. (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, S the Chief of the National Guard Bureau may permit the use of equipment of the National Guard Distance Learning Project by any person or entity on a space-available, reimbursable basis. The Reimbursement. Chief of the National Guard Bureau shall establish the amount of reimbursement for such use on a case-by-case basis. (b) Amounts collected under subsection (a) shall be credited to funds available for the National Guard Distance Learning Project and be available to defray the costs associated with the use of equipment of the project under that subsection. Such funds shall be available for such purposes without fiscal year limitation. . 8058. None of the funds available to the Department Fleet S EC modification. of Defense may be obligated to modify command and control rela- tionships to give Fleet Forces Command operational and administra- tive control of United States Navy forces assigned to the Pacific That the command and control relationships which Provided, fleet: VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00126 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

127 131 STAT. 261 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 existed on October 1, 2004, shall remain in force until a written modification has been proposed to the House and Senate Appropria- Provided further , That the proposed modification Implementation tions Committees: date. may be implemented 30 days after the notification unless an objec- tion is received from either the House or Senate Appropriations Committees: Provided further , That any proposed modification shall not preclude the ability of the commander of United States Pacific Command to meet operational requirements. (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) S . 8059. Of the funds appropriated in this Act under the EC heading ‘‘Operation and Maintenance, Defense-wide’’, $25,000,000 shall be for continued implementation and expansion of the Sexual Assault Special Victims’ Counsel Program: Provided , That the funds are made available for transfer to the Department of the Army, the Department of the Navy, and the Department of the Air Force: , That funds transferred shall be merged with Provided further and available for the same purposes and for the same time period as the appropriations to which the funds are transferred: Provided further , That this transfer authority is in addition to any other transfer authority provided in this Act. EC S . 8060. None of the funds appropriated in title IV of this Act may be used to procure end-items for delivery to military forces for operational training, operational use or inventory require- , That this restriction does not apply to end-items ments: Provided used in development, prototyping, and test activities preceding and Provided further leading to acceptance for operational use: , That this restriction does not apply to programs funded within the , That the Secretary National Intelligence Program: Provided further of Defense may waive this restriction on a case-by-case basis by certifying in writing to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate that it is in the national security interest to do so. S EC . 8061. (a) The Secretary of Defense may, on a case-by- case basis, waive with respect to a foreign country each limitation on the procurement of defense items from foreign sources provided in law if the Secretary determines that the application of the limitation with respect to that country would invalidate cooperative programs entered into between the Department of Defense and the foreign country, or would invalidate reciprocal trade agreements for the procurement of defense items entered into under section 2531 of title 10, United States Code, and the country does not discriminate against the same or similar defense items produced in the United States for that country. (b) Subsection (a) applies with respect to— (1) contracts and subcontracts entered into on or after the date of the enactment of this Act; and (2) options for the procurement of items that are exercised after such date under contracts that are entered into before such date if the option prices are adjusted for any reason other than the application of a waiver granted under subsection (a). (c) Subsection (a) does not apply to a limitation regarding construction of public vessels, ball and roller bearings, food, and clothing or textile materials as defined by section XI (chapters 50–65) of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00127 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

128 131 STAT. 262 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 and products classified under headings 4010, 4202, 4203, 6401 through 6406, 6505, 7019, 7218 through 7229, 7304.41 through 7304.49, 7306.40, 7502 through 7508, 8105, 8108, 8109, 8211, 8215, and 9404. EC . 8062. None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made S available by this or other Department of Defense Appropriations Acts may be obligated or expended for the purpose of performing repairs or maintenance to military family housing units of the Department of Defense, including areas in such military family housing units that may be used for the purpose of conducting official Department of Defense business. (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) EC . 8063. Of the amounts appropriated for ‘‘Operation and S Maintenance, Navy’’, up to $1,000,000 shall be available for transfer to the John C. Stennis Center for Public Service Development Trust Fund established under section 116 of the John C. Stennis Center for Public Service Training and Development Act (2 U.S.C. 1105). EC . 8064. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, funds S Reports. appropriated in this Act under the heading ‘‘Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Defense-Wide’’ for any new start advanced concept technology demonstration project or joint capability dem- onstration project may only be obligated 45 days after a report, including a description of the project, the planned acquisition and transition strategy and its estimated annual and total cost, has been provided in writing to the congressional defense committees: Provided , That the Secretary of Defense may waive this restriction Waiver authority. Certification. on a case-by-case basis by certifying to the congressional defense committees that it is in the national interest to do so. S . 8065. The Secretary of Defense shall continue to provide EC Classified. Deadlines. a classified quarterly report to the House and Senate Appropriations Reports. Committees, Subcommittees on Defense on certain matters as directed in the classified annex accompanying this Act. S EC . 8066. Notwithstanding section 12310(b) of title 10, United States Code, a Reserve who is a member of the National Guard serving on full-time National Guard duty under section 502(f) of title 32, United States Code, may perform duties in support of the ground-based elements of the National Ballistic Missile Defense System. S . 8067. None of the funds provided in this Act may be EC used to transfer to any nongovernmental entity ammunition held by the Department of Defense that has a center-fire cartridge and a United States military nomenclature designation of ‘‘armor penetrator’’, ‘‘armor piercing (AP)’’, ‘‘armor piercing incendiary (API)’’, or ‘‘armor-piercing incendiary tracer (API–T)’’, except to an entity performing demilitarization services for the Department of Defense under a contract that requires the entity to demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Department of Defense that armor piercing projectiles are either: (1) rendered incapable of reuse by the demili- tarization process; or (2) used to manufacture ammunition pursuant to a contract with the Department of Defense or the manufacture of ammunition for export pursuant to a License for Permanent Export of Unclassified Military Articles issued by the Department of State. VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00128 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

129 131 STAT. 263 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 . 8068. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the EC S Chief of the National Guard Bureau, or his designee, may waive payment of all or part of the consideration that otherwise would be required under section 2667 of title 10, United States Code, in the case of a lease of personal property for a period not in excess of 1 year to any organization specified in section 508(d) of title 32, United States Code, or any other youth, social, or fraternal nonprofit organization as may be approved by the Chief of the National Guard Bureau, or his designee, on a case-by-case basis. (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) S EC . 8069. Of the amounts appropriated in this Act under the heading ‘‘Operation and Maintenance, Army’’, $75,950,170 shall Provided , That, notwithstanding remain available until expended: any other provision of law, the Secretary of Defense is authorized to transfer such funds to other activities of the Federal Government: , That the Secretary of Defense is authorized to Provided further enter into and carry out contracts for the acquisition of real prop- erty, construction, personal services, and operations related to projects carrying out the purposes of this section: Provided further , That contracts entered into under the authority of this section may provide for such indemnification as the Secretary determines Compliance. to be necessary: Provided further , That projects authorized by this Determination. section shall comply with applicable Federal, State, and local law to the maximum extent consistent with the national security, as determined by the Secretary of Defense. S EC . 8070. (a) None of the funds appropriated in this or any other Act may be used to take any action to modify— (1) the appropriations account structure for the National Intelligence Program budget, including through the creation of a new appropriation or new appropriation account; (2) how the National Intelligence Program budget request is presented in the unclassified P–1, R–1, and O–1 documents supporting the Department of Defense budget request; (3) the process by which the National Intelligence Program appropriations are apportioned to the executing agencies; or (4) the process by which the National Intelligence Program appropriations are allotted, obligated and disbursed. (b) Nothing in section (a) shall be construed to prohibit the merger of programs or changes to the National Intelligence Program budget at or below the Expenditure Center level, provided such change is otherwise in accordance with paragraphs (a)(1)–(3). (c) The Director of National Intelligence and the Secretary Study. of Defense may jointly, only for the purposes of achieving auditable financial statements and improving fiscal reporting, study and develop detailed proposals for alternative financial management processes. Such study shall include a comprehensive counterintel- Assessment. ligence risk assessment to ensure that none of the alternative processes will adversely affect counterintelligence. (d) Upon development of the detailed proposals defined under subsection (c), the Director of National Intelligence and the Sec- retary of Defense shall— (1) provide the proposed alternatives to all affected agen- cies; VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00129 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

130 131 STAT. 264 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 (2) receive certification from all affected agencies attesting Certification. that the proposed alternatives will help achieve auditability, improve fiscal reporting, and will not adversely affect counter- intelligence; and (3) not later than 30 days after receiving all necessary Deadline. certifications under paragraph (2), present the proposed alter- natives and certifications to the congressional defense and intel- ligence committees. S EC . 8071. In addition to amounts provided elsewhere in this Act, $5,000,000 is hereby appropriated to the Department of Provided Defense, to remain available for obligation until expended: Determination. , Grants. That notwithstanding any other provision of law, that upon the Fisher House determination of the Secretary of Defense that it shall serve the Foundation. national interest, these funds shall be available only for a grant to the Fisher House Foundation, Inc., only for the construction and furnishing of additional Fisher Houses to meet the needs of military family members when confronted with the illness or hos- pitalization of an eligible military beneficiary. (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) S EC . 8072. Of the amounts appropriated in this Act under Israel. the headings ‘‘Procurement, Defense-Wide’’ and ‘‘Research, Develop- ment, Test and Evaluation, Defense-Wide’’, $600,735,000 shall be for the Israeli Cooperative Programs: Provided , That of this amount, Contracts. $62,000,000 shall be for the Secretary of Defense to provide to the Government of Israel for the procurement of the Iron Dome defense system to counter short-range rocket threats, subject to the U.S.-Israel Iron Dome Procurement Agreement, as amended; $266,511,000 shall be for the Short Range Ballistic Missile Defense (SRBMD) program, including cruise missile defense research and development under the SRBMD program, of which $150,000,000 shall be for co-production activities of SRBMD missiles in the United States and in Israel to meet Israel’s defense requirements consistent with each nation’s laws, regulations, and procedures, of which not more than $90,000,000, subject to previously established transfer procedures, may be obligated or expended until establishment of a U.S.-Israeli co-production agreement for SRBMD; $204,893,000 shall be for an upper-tier component to the Israeli Missile Defense Architecture, of which $120,000,000 shall be for co-production activi- ties of Arrow 3 Upper Tier missiles in the United States and in Israel to meet Israel’s defense requirements consistent with each nation’s laws, regulations, and procedures, of which not more than $70,000,000 subject to previously established transfer proce- dures, may be obligated or expended until establishment of a U.S.- Israeli co-production agreement for Arrow 3 Upper Tier; and $67,331,000 shall be for the Arrow System Improvement Program including development of a long range, ground and airborne, detec- tion suite: Provided further , That the transfer authority provided under this provision is in addition to any other transfer authority contained in this Act. (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) . 8073. Of the amounts appropriated in this Act under S EC the heading ‘‘Shipbuilding and Conversion, Navy’’, $160,274,000 shall be available until September 30, 2017, to fund prior year , That upon enactment of this Provided shipbuilding cost increases: VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00130 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

131 131 STAT. 265 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 Act, the Secretary of the Navy shall transfer funds to the following Provided further appropriations in the amounts specified: , That the amounts transferred shall be merged with and be available for the same purposes as the appropriations to which transferred to: (1) Under the heading ‘‘Shipbuilding and Conversion, Navy’’, 2012/2017: LPD–17 Amphibious Transport Dock Pro- gram $45,060,000; (2) Under the heading ‘‘Shipbuilding and Conversion, Navy’’, 2011/2017: DDG–51 Destroyer $15,959,000; (3) Under the heading ‘‘Shipbuilding and Conversion, Navy’’, 2012/2017: Littoral Combat Ship $3,600,000; (4) Under the heading ‘‘Shipbuilding and Conversion, Navy’’, 2013/2017: Littoral Combat Ship $82,400,000; (5) Under the heading ‘‘Shipbuilding and Conversion, Navy’’, 2012/2017: Expeditionary Fast Transport $6,710,000; and (6) Under the heading ‘‘Shipbuilding and Conversion, Navy’’, 2013/2017: Expeditionary Fast Transport $6,545,000. EC . 8074. Funds appropriated by this Act, or made available S by the transfer of funds in this Act, for intelligence activities are deemed to be specifically authorized by the Congress for purposes of section 504 of the National Security Act of 1947 (50 U.S.C. 3094) during fiscal year 2017 until the enactment of the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017. S . 8075. None of the funds provided in this Act shall be EC Notification. available for obligation or expenditure through a reprogramming of funds that creates or initiates a new program, project, or activity unless such program, project, or activity must be undertaken imme- diately in the interest of national security and only after written prior notification to the congressional defense committees. EC . 8076. The budget of the President for fiscal year 2018 S 10 USC 221 note. submitted to the Congress pursuant to section 1105 of title 31, United States Code, shall include separate budget justification docu- ments for costs of United States Armed Forces’ participation in contingency operations for the Military Personnel accounts, the Operation and Maintenance accounts, the Procurement accounts, and the Research, Development, Test and Evaluation accounts: Provided , That these documents shall include a description of the funding requested for each contingency operation, for each military service, to include all Active and Reserve components, and for , That these docu- Provided further each appropriations account: Cost estimates. ments shall include estimated costs for each element of expense or object class, a reconciliation of increases and decreases for each contingency operation, and programmatic data including, but not limited to, troop strength for each Active and Reserve component, and estimates of the major weapons systems deployed in support , That these documents shall of each contingency: Provided further include budget exhibits OP–5 and OP–32 (as defined in the Depart- ment of Defense Financial Management Regulation) for all contin- gency operations for the budget year and the two preceding fiscal years. S . 8077. None of the funds in this Act may be used for EC research, development, test, evaluation, procurement or deployment of nuclear armed interceptors of a missile defense system. VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00131 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

132 131 STAT. 266 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 EC . 8078. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, S to reflect savings due to favorable foreign exchange rates, the total amount appropriated in this Act is hereby reduced by $157,000,000. . 8079. None of the funds appropriated or made available EC S in this Act shall be used to reduce or disestablish the operation of the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron of the Air Force Reserve, if such action would reduce the WC–130 Weather Recon- , naissance mission below the levels funded in this Act: Provided That the Air Force shall allow the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron to perform other missions in support of national defense requirements during the non-hurricane season. S EC . 8080. None of the funds provided in this Act shall be available for integration of foreign intelligence information unless the information has been lawfully collected and processed during Provided the conduct of authorized foreign intelligence activities: , That information pertaining to United States persons shall only be handled in accordance with protections provided in the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution as implemented through Executive Order No. 12333. S EC . 8081. (a) None of the funds appropriated by this Act may be used to transfer research and development, acquisition, or other program authority relating to current tactical unmanned aerial vehicles (TUAVs) from the Army. (b) The Army shall retain responsibility for and operational control of the MQ–1C Gray Eagle Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) in order to support the Secretary of Defense in matters relating to the employment of unmanned aerial vehicles. S EC . 8082. Up to $10,120,000 of the funds appropriated under the heading ‘‘Operation and Maintenance, Navy’’ may be made available for the Asia Pacific Regional Initiative Program for the purpose of enabling the Pacific Command to execute Theater Secu- rity Cooperation activities such as humanitarian assistance, and payment of incremental and personnel costs of training and exer- cising with foreign security forces: , That funds made avail- Provided able for this purpose may be used, notwithstanding any other funding authorities for humanitarian assistance, security assistance , That funds may Provided further or combined exercise expenses: not be obligated to provide assistance to any foreign country that is otherwise prohibited from receiving such type of assistance under any other provision of law. S EC . 8083. None of the funds appropriated by this Act for programs of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence shall remain available for obligation beyond the current fiscal year, except for funds appropriated for research and technology, which shall remain available until September 30, 2018. EC . 8084. For purposes of section 1553(b) of title 31, United S Applicability. States Code, any subdivision of appropriations made in this Act under the heading ‘‘Shipbuilding and Conversion, Navy’’ shall be considered to be for the same purpose as any subdivision under the heading ‘‘Shipbuilding and Conversion, Navy’’ appropriations in any prior fiscal year, and the 1 percent limitation shall apply to the total amount of the appropriation. . 8085. (a) Not later than 60 days after the date of enact- S EC Deadline. Reports. ment of this Act, the Director of National Intelligence shall submit a report to the congressional intelligence committees to establish the baseline for application of reprogramming and transfer authori- Provided , That the report shall include— ties for fiscal year 2017: VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00132 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

133 131 STAT. 267 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 (1) a table for each appropriation with a separate column to display the President’s budget request, adjustments made by Congress, adjustments due to enacted rescissions, if appro- priate, and the fiscal year enacted level; (2) a delineation in the table for each appropriation by Expenditure Center and project; and (3) an identification of items of special congressional interest. (b) None of the funds provided for the National Intelligence Certification. Program in this Act shall be available for reprogramming or transfer until the report identified in subsection (a) is submitted to the congressional intelligence committees, unless the Director of National Intelligence certifies in writing to the congressional intel- ligence committees that such reprogramming or transfer is nec- essary as an emergency requirement. EC . 8086. None of the funds made available by this Act may S New Jersey. Time period. be used to eliminate, restructure, or realign Army Contracting Notification. Command—New Jersey or make disproportionate personnel reduc- tions at any Army Contracting Command—New Jersey sites without 30-day prior notification to the congressional defense committees. (RESCISSION) S . 8087. Of the unobligated balances available to the Depart- EC ment of Defense, the following funds are permanently rescinded from the following accounts and programs in the specified amounts to reflect excess cash balances in Department of Defense Acquisition , That no amounts may Workforce Development Fund: Provided be rescinded from amounts that were designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism or as an emergency requirement pursuant to the Concurrent Resolu- tion on the Budget or the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, as amended: From ‘‘Department of Defense Acquisition Workforce Development Fund, Defense’’, $531,000,000. EC . 8088. None of the funds made available by this Act for S excess defense articles, assistance under section 1206 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006 (Public Law 109–163; 119 Stat. 3456), or peacekeeping operations for the countries designated annually to be in violation of the standards of the Child Soldiers Prevention Act of 2008 (Public Law 110– 457; 22 U.S.C. 2370c–1) may be used to support any military training or operation that includes child soldiers, as defined by the Child Soldiers Prevention Act of 2008, unless such assistance is otherwise permitted under section 404 of the Child Soldiers Prevention Act of 2008. EC . 8089. Of the amounts appropriated for ‘‘Operation and S Grants. Contracts. Maintenance, Defense-Wide’’, $67,500,000, to remain available until Guam. expended, shall be available, notwithstanding any other provision of law, to the Secretary of Defense acting through the Office of Economic Adjustment of the Department of Defense to make grants, conclude cooperative agreements, and supplement other Federal funds to address the need for assistance to support critical existing and enduring military installations and missions on Guam, as well as any potential Department of Defense growth, for purposes of addressing the need for civilian water and wastewater improve- ments. VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00133 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

134 131 STAT. 268 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 . 8090. (a) None of the funds provided for the National S Notification. EC Time period. Intelligence Program in this or any prior appropriations Act shall be available for obligation or expenditure through a reprogramming or transfer of funds in accordance with section 102A(d) of the National Security Act of 1947 (50 U.S.C. 3024(d)) that— (1) creates a new start effort; (2) terminates a program with appropriated funding of $10,000,000 or more; (3) transfers funding into or out of the National Intelligence Program; or (4) transfers funding between appropriations, unless the congressional intelligence committees are notified 30 days in advance of such reprogramming of funds; this notification period may be reduced for urgent national security require- ments. (b) None of the funds provided for the National Intelligence Program in this or any prior appropriations Act shall be available for obligation or expenditure through a reprogramming or transfer of funds in accordance with section 102A(d) of the National Security Act of 1947 (50 U.S.C. 3024(d)) that results in a cumulative increase or decrease of the levels specified in the classified annex accom- panying the Act unless the congressional intelligence committees are notified 30 days in advance of such reprogramming of funds; this notification period may be reduced for urgent national security requirements. EC . 8091. The Director of National Intelligence shall submit 50 USC 3103 S note. to Congress each year, at or about the time that the President’s budget is submitted to Congress that year under section 1105(a) of title 31, United States Code, a future-years intelligence program (including associated annexes) reflecting the estimated expenditures and proposed appropriations included in that budget. Any such future-years intelligence program shall cover the fiscal year with respect to which the budget is submitted and at least the four succeeding fiscal years. S EC . 8092. For the purposes of this Act, the term ‘‘congressional intelligence committees’’ means the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence of the House of Representatives, the Select Com- mittee on Intelligence of the Senate, the Subcommittee on Defense of the Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives, and the Subcommittee on Defense of the Committee on Appropria- tions of the Senate. (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) EC . 8093. During the current fiscal year, not to exceed S $11,000,000 from each of the appropriations made in title II of this Act for ‘‘Operation and Maintenance, Army’’, ‘‘Operation and Maintenance, Navy’’, and ‘‘Operation and Maintenance, Air Force’’ may be transferred by the military department concerned to its central fund established for Fisher Houses and Suites pursuant to section 2493(d) of title 10, United States Code. VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00134 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

135 131 STAT. 269 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) EC S . 8094. Funds appropriated by this Act for operation and maintenance may be available for the purpose of making remit- tances and transfer to the Defense Acquisition Workforce Develop- ment Fund in accordance with section 1705 of title 10, United States Code. . 8095. (a) Any agency receiving funds made available in EC Web posting. S Reports. this Act, shall, subject to subsections (b) and (c), post on the public Determination. Web site of that agency any report required to be submitted by the Congress in this or any other Act, upon the determination by the head of the agency that it shall serve the national interest. (b) Subsection (a) shall not apply to a report if— (1) the public posting of the report compromises national security; or (2) the report contains proprietary information. (c) The head of the agency posting such report shall do so Time period. only after such report has been made available to the requesting Committee or Committees of Congress for no less than 45 days. . 8096. (a) None of the funds appropriated or otherwise EC S Contracts. made available by this Act may be expended for any Federal con- tract for an amount in excess of $1,000,000, unless the contractor agrees not to— (1) enter into any agreement with any of its employees or independent contractors that requires, as a condition of employment, that the employee or independent contractor agree to resolve through arbitration any claim under title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 or any tort related to or arising out of sexual assault or harassment, including assault and battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, false impris- onment, or negligent hiring, supervision, or retention; or (2) take any action to enforce any provision of an existing agreement with an employee or independent contractor that mandates that the employee or independent contractor resolve through arbitration any claim under title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 or any tort related to or arising out of sexual assault or harassment, including assault and battery, inten- tional infliction of emotional distress, false imprisonment, or negligent hiring, supervision, or retention. (b) None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available Certification. by this Act may be expended for any Federal contract unless the contractor certifies that it requires each covered subcontractor to agree not to enter into, and not to take any action to enforce any provision of, any agreement as described in paragraphs (1) and (2) of subsection (a), with respect to any employee or inde- pendent contractor performing work related to such subcontract. For purposes of this subsection, a ‘‘covered subcontractor’’ is an Definition. entity that has a subcontract in excess of $1,000,000 on a contract subject to subsection (a). (c) The prohibitions in this section do not apply with respect to a contractor’s or subcontractor’s agreements with employees or independent contractors that may not be enforced in a court of the United States. (d) The Secretary of Defense may waive the application of Waiver authority. Determination. subsection (a) or (b) to a particular contractor or subcontractor for the purposes of a particular contract or subcontract if the Secretary or the Deputy Secretary personally determines that the VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00135 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

136 131 STAT. 270 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 waiver is necessary to avoid harm to national security interests of the United States, and that the term of the contract or sub- contract is not longer than necessary to avoid such harm. The determination shall set forth with specificity the grounds for the waiver and for the contract or subcontract term selected, and shall state any alternatives considered in lieu of a waiver and the reasons each such alternative would not avoid harm to national security interests of the United States. The Secretary of Defense shall Public information. transmit to Congress, and simultaneously make public, any deter- Deadline. mination under this subsection not less than 15 business days before the contract or subcontract addressed in the determination may be awarded. (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) . 8097. From within the funds appropriated for operation EC S and maintenance for the Defense Health Program in this Act, up to $122,375,000, shall be available for transfer to the Joint Department of Defense-Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Facility Demonstration Fund in accordance with the provisions of section 1704 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal That for purposes of Provided, Year 2010, Public Law 111–84: section 1704(b), the facility operations funded are operations of the integrated Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center, consisting of the North Chicago Veterans Affairs Medical Center, the Navy Ambulatory Care Center, and supporting facilities des- ignated as a combined Federal medical facility as described by Provided further, section 706 of Public Law 110–417: That addi- Notification. tional funds may be transferred from funds appropriated for oper- ation and maintenance for the Defense Health Program to the Joint Department of Defense-Department of Veterans Affairs Med- ical Facility Demonstration Fund upon written notification by the Secretary of Defense to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate. EC S . 8098. None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available by this Act may be used by the Department of Defense or a component thereof in contravention of the provisions of section 130h of title 10, United States Code. S . 8099. Appropriations available to the Department of EC Defense may be used for the purchase of heavy and light armored vehicles for the physical security of personnel or for force protection purposes up to a limit of $450,000 per vehicle, notwithstanding price or other limitations applicable to the purchase of passenger carrying vehicles. (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) . 8100. Upon a determination by the Director of National S EC Determination. Intelligence that such action is necessary and in the national interest, the Director may, with the approval of the Office of Management and Budget, transfer not to exceed $1,500,000,000 of the funds made available in this Act for the National Intelligence Program: Provided, That such authority to transfer may not be used unless for higher priority items, based on unforeseen intel- ligence requirements, than those for which originally appropriated and in no case where the item for which funds are requested That a request Provided further, has been denied by the Congress: Deadline. VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00136 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

137 131 STAT. 271 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 for multiple reprogrammings of funds using authority provided in this section shall be made prior to June 30, 2017. . 8101. None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made EC S available in this or any other Act may be used to transfer, release, or assist in the transfer or release to or within the United States, its territories, or possessions Khalid Sheikh Mohammed or any other detainee who— (1) is not a United States citizen or a member of the Armed Forces of the United States; and (2) is or was held on or after June 24, 2009, at United ́ namo Bay, Cuba, by the Depart- States Naval Station, Guanta ment of Defense. EC . 8102. (a) None of the funds appropriated or otherwise S made available in this or any other Act may be used to construct, acquire, or modify any facility in the United States, its territories, or possessions to house any individual described in subsection (c) for the purposes of detention or imprisonment in the custody or under the effective control of the Department of Defense. (b) The prohibition in subsection (a) shall not apply to any modification of facilities at United States Naval Station, ́ Guanta namo Bay, Cuba. (c) An individual described in this subsection is any individual who, as of June 24, 2009, is located at United States Naval Station, ́ Guanta namo Bay, Cuba, and who— (1) is not a citizen of the United States or a member of the Armed Forces of the United States; and (2) is— (A) in the custody or under the effective control of the Department of Defense; or (B) otherwise under detention at United States Naval ́ Station, Guanta namo Bay, Cuba. S EC . 8103. None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available in this Act may be used to transfer any individual detained at United States Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to the custody or control of the individual’s country of origin, any other foreign country, or any other foreign entity except in accordance with section 1034 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 (Public Law 114–92) and section 1034 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (Public Law 114–328). . 8104. None of the funds made available by this Act may EC S be used in contravention of the War Powers Resolution (50 U.S.C. 1541 et seq.). S EC . 8105. (a) None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available by this or any other Act may be used by the Secretary of Defense, or any other official or officer of the Depart- ment of Defense, to enter into a contract, memorandum of under- standing, or cooperative agreement with, or make a grant to, or provide a loan or loan guarantee to Rosoboronexport or any sub- sidiary of Rosoboronexport. (b) The Secretary of Defense may waive the limitation in sub- section (a) if the Secretary, in consultation with the Secretary of State and the Director of National Intelligence, determines that it is in the vital national security interest of the United States to do so, and certifies in writing to the congressional defense committees that, to the best of the Secretary’s knowledge: VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00137 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

138 131 STAT. 272 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 (1) Rosoboronexport has ceased the transfer of lethal mili- tary equipment to, and the maintenance of existing lethal mili- tary equipment for, the Government of the Syrian Arab Republic; (2) The armed forces of the Russian Federation have with- drawn from Crimea, other than armed forces present on mili- tary bases subject to agreements in force between the Govern- ment of the Russian Federation and the Government of Ukraine; and (3) Agents of the Russian Federation have ceased taking active measures to destabilize the control of the Government of Ukraine over eastern Ukraine. (c) The Inspector General of the Department of Defense shall conduct a review of any action involving Rosoboronexport with respect to a waiver issued by the Secretary of Defense pursuant to subsection (b), and not later than 90 days after the date on which such a waiver is issued by the Secretary of Defense, the Inspector General shall submit to the congressional defense commit- tees a report containing the results of the review conducted with respect to such waiver. . 8106. None of the funds made available in this Act may EC S be used for the purchase or manufacture of a flag of the United States unless such flags are treated as covered items under section 2533a(b) of title 10, United States Code. S . 8107. (a) Of the funds appropriated in this Act for the EC 10 USC 2731 note. Department of Defense, amounts may be made available, under such regulations as the Secretary of Defense may prescribe, to local military commanders appointed by the Secretary, or by an officer or employee designated by the Secretary, to provide at their discretion ex gratia payments in amounts consistent with subsection (d) of this section for damage, personal injury, or death that is incident to combat operations of the Armed Forces in a foreign country. (b) An ex gratia payment under this section may be provided only if— (1) the prospective foreign civilian recipient is determined by the local military commander to be friendly to the United States; (2) a claim for damages would not be compensable under chapter 163 of title 10, United States Code (commonly known as the ‘‘Foreign Claims Act’’); and (3) the property damage, personal injury, or death was not caused by action by an enemy. AYMENTS .—Any payments provided under a ATURE OF P (c) N program under subsection (a) shall not be considered an admission or acknowledgement of any legal obligation to compensate for any damage, personal injury, or death. (d) A MOUNT OF AYMENTS .—If the Secretary of Defense deter- P mines a program under subsection (a) to be appropriate in a par- ticular setting, the amounts of payments, if any, to be provided to civilians determined to have suffered harm incident to combat operations of the Armed Forces under the program should be deter- mined pursuant to regulations prescribed by the Secretary and based on an assessment, which should include such factors as cultural appropriateness and prevailing economic conditions. VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00138 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

139 131 STAT. 273 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 EGAL A .—Local military commanders shall receive (e) L DVICE legal advice before making ex gratia payments under this sub- section. The legal advisor, under regulations of the Department of Defense, shall advise on whether an ex gratia payment is proper under this section and applicable Department of Defense regula- tions. R RITTEN .—A written record of any ex gratia pay- ECORD (f) W ment offered or denied shall be kept by the local commander and on a timely basis submitted to the appropriate office in the Depart- ment of Defense as determined by the Secretary of Defense. EPORT .—The Secretary of Defense shall report to the (g) R congressional defense committees on an annual basis the efficacy of the ex gratia payment program including the number of types of cases considered, amounts offered, the response from ex gratia payment recipients, and any recommended modifications to the program. S EC . 8108. None of the funds available in this Act to the Department of Defense, other than appropriations made for nec- essary or routine refurbishments, upgrades or maintenance activi- ties, shall be used to reduce or to prepare to reduce the number of deployed and non-deployed strategic delivery vehicles and launchers below the levels set forth in the report submitted to Congress in accordance with section 1042 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012. S EC . 8109. The Secretary of Defense shall post grant awards on a public Web site in a searchable format. S EC . 8110. None of the funds made available by this Act may be used to fund the performance of a flight demonstration team at a location outside of the United States: Provided , That this prohibition applies only if a performance of a flight demonstration team at a location within the United States was canceled during the current fiscal year due to insufficient funding. S . 8111. None of the funds made available by this Act may EC be used by the National Security Agency to— (1) conduct an acquisition pursuant to section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 for the purpose of targeting a United States person; or (2) acquire, monitor, or store the contents (as such term is defined in section 2510(8) of title 18, United States Code) of any electronic communication of a United States person from a provider of electronic communication services to the public pursuant to section 501 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978. EC . 8112. None of the funds made available by this Act may S be obligated or expended to implement the Arms Trade Treaty until the Senate approves a resolution of ratification for the Treaty. S EC . 8113. None of the funds made available in this or any other Act may be used to pay the salary of any officer or employee of any agency funded by this Act who approves or implements the transfer of administrative responsibilities or budgetary resources of any program, project, or activity financed by this Act to the jurisdiction of another Federal agency not financed by this Act without the express authorization of Congress: Provided , That this limitation shall not apply to transfers of funds expressly pro- vided for in Defense Appropriations Acts, or provisions of Acts providing supplemental appropriations for the Department of Defense. VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00139 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

140 131 STAT. 274 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 . 8114. None of the funds made available in this Act may EC S be obligated for activities authorized under section 1208 of the Ronald W. Reagan National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005 (Public Law 112–81; 125 Stat. 1621) to initiate support for, or expand support to, foreign forces, irregular forces, groups, or individuals unless the congressional defense committees are noti- fied in accordance with the direction contained in the classified annex accompanying this Act, not less than 15 days before initiating such support: Provided , That none of the funds made available in this Act may be used under section 1208 for any activity that is not in support of an ongoing military operation being conducted by United States Special Operations Forces to combat terrorism: Provided further , That the Secretary of Defense may waive the prohibitions in this section if the Secretary determines that such waiver is required by extraordinary circumstances and, by not later than 72 hours after making such waiver, notifies the congres- sional defense committees of such waiver. . 8115. None of the funds made available by this Act may EC S Iraq. be used with respect to Iraq in contravention of the War Powers Resolution (50 U.S.C. 1541 et seq.), including for the introduction of United States armed forces into hostilities in Iraq, into situations in Iraq where imminent involvement in hostilities is clearly indicated by the circumstances, or into Iraqi territory, airspace, or waters while equipped for combat, in contravention of the congressional consultation and reporting requirements of sections 3 and 4 of such Resolution (50 U.S.C. 1542 and 1543). S . 8116. None of the funds made available by this Act may EC be used to divest, retire, transfer, or place in storage or on backup aircraft inventory status, or prepare to divest, retire, transfer, or place in storage or on backup aircraft inventory status, any A– 10 aircraft, or to disestablish any units of the active or reserve component associated with such aircraft. S EC . 8117. None of the funds provided in this Act for the T–AO(X) program shall be used to award a new contract that provides for the acquisition of the following components unless those components are manufactured in the United States: Auxiliary equipment (including pumps) for shipboard services; propulsion equipment (including engines, reduction gears, and propellers); ship- board cranes; and spreaders for shipboard cranes. . 8118. The amount appropriated in title II of this Act S EC for ‘‘Operation and Maintenance, Army’’ is hereby reduced by $336,000,000 to reflect excess cash balances in Department of Defense Working Capital Funds. EC . 8119. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, S to reflect savings due to lower than anticipated fuel costs, the total amount appropriated in title II of this Act is hereby reduced by $1,155,000,000. S . 8120. None of the funds made available by this Act may EC be used to divest or retire, or to prepare to divest or retire, KC– 10 aircraft. S EC . 8121. None of the funds made available by this Act may be used to divest, retire, transfer, or place in storage or on backup aircraft inventory status, or prepare to divest, retire, transfer, or place in storage or on backup aircraft inventory status, any EC– 130H aircraft. S EC . 8122. None of the funds made available by this Act may be used for Government Travel Charge Card expenses by military VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00140 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

141 131 STAT. 275 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 or civilian personnel of the Department of Defense for gaming, or for entertainment that includes topless or nude entertainers or participants, as prohibited by Department of Defense FMR, Volume 9, Chapter 3 and Department of Defense Instruction 1015.10 (enclosure 3, 14a and 14b). . 8123. None of the funds made available by this Act may EC S be used to propose, plan for, or execute a new or additional Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) round. S . 8124. Of the amounts appropriated in this Act for ‘‘Oper- EC ation and Maintenance, Navy’’, $274,524,000, to remain available until expended, may be used for any purposes related to the National Defense Reserve Fleet established under section 11 of Provided , the Merchant Ship Sales Act of 1946 (50 U.S.C. 4405): That such amounts are available for reimbursements to the Ready Reserve Force, Maritime Administration account of the United States Department of Transportation for programs, projects, activi- ties, and expenses related to the National Defense Reserve Fleet. (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) S EC . 8125. Of the amounts appropriated in this Act, the Sec- retary of Defense may use up to $20,000,000 under the heading ‘‘Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide’’, and up to $75,000,000 under the heading ‘‘Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Defense-Wide’’ to develop, replace, and sustain Federal Government security and suitability background investigation information tech- nology systems of the Office of Personnel Management or other Federal agency responsible for conducting such investigations: Pro- vided , That the Secretary may reprogram or transfer additional amounts into these headings or into ‘‘Procurement, Defense-Wide’’ using established reprogramming procedures applicable to congres- Provided further sional special interest items: , That such funds shall supplement, not supplant any other amounts made available to other Federal agencies for such purposes. S EC . 8126. None of the funds made available by this Act for the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System recapitalization program may be obligated or expended for pre-milestone B activities after March 31, 2018. S EC . 8127. None of the funds made available by this Act may be used to carry out the closure or realignment of the United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) . 8128. Additional readiness funds made available in title EC S II of this Act for ‘‘Operation and Maintenance, Army’’, ‘‘Operation and Maintenance, Navy’’, ‘‘Operation and Maintenance, Marine Corps’’, and ‘‘Operation and Maintenance, Air Force’’ may be trans- ferred to and merged with any appropriation of the Department of Defense for activities related to the Zika virus in order to provide health support for the full range of military operations and sustain the health of the members of the Armed Forces, civilian employees of the Department of Defense, and their families, to include: research and development, disease surveillance, vaccine develop- ment, rapid detection, vector controls and surveillance, training, and outbreak response: Provided , That the authority provided in this section is subject to the same terms and conditions as the authority provided in section 8005 of this Act. VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00141 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

142 131 STAT. 276 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 EC . 8129. (a) None of the funds made available in this Act S may be used to maintain or establish a computer network unless such network is designed to block access to pornography websites. (b) Nothing in subsection (a) shall limit the use of funds nec- essary for any Federal, State, tribal, or local law enforcement agency or any other entity carrying out criminal investigations, prosecution, or adjudication activities, or for any activity necessary for the national defense, including intelligence activities. (RESCISSION) . 8130. (a) The Ship Modernization, Operations and EC S Sustainment Fund established by section 8103 of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2013 (division C of Public Law 113–6; 127 Stat. 321) is hereby terminated, effective as of the date of the enactment of this Act. (b) Any unobligated balances in the Ship Modernization, Oper- ations and Sustainment Fund as of the date of the enactment of this Act are hereby rescinded. S EC . 8131. None of the funds made available by this Act may be used to provide arms, training, or other assistance to the Azov Battalion. S . 8132. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any EC transfer of funds appropriated or otherwise made available by this Act to the Global Engagement Center pursuant to section 1287 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (Public Law 114–328) shall be made in accordance with section 8005 or 9002 of this Act, as applicable. S . 8133. No amounts credited or otherwise made available EC in this or any other Act to the Department of Defense Acquisition Workforce Development Fund may be transferred to: (1) the Rapid Prototyping Fund established under section 804(d) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 (10 U.S.C. 2302 note); or (2) credited to a military-department specific fund estab- lished under section 804(d)(2) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 (as amended by section 897 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017). S EC . 8134. No funds provided in this Act shall be used to Records. deny an Inspector General funded under this Act timely access to any records, documents, or other materials available to the department or agency over which that Inspector General has respon- sibilities under the Inspector General Act of 1978, or to prevent or impede that Inspector General’s access to such records, docu- ments, or other materials, under any provision of law, except a provision of law that expressly refers to the Inspector General and expressly limits the Inspector General’s right of access. A department or agency covered by this section shall provide its Inspector General with access to all such records, documents, and other materials in a timely manner. Each Inspector General shall ensure compliance with statutory limitations on disclosure relevant to the information provided by the establishment over which that Inspector General has responsibilities under the Inspector General Act of 1978. Each Inspector General covered by this section shall Reports. Deadline. VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00142 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

143 131 STAT. 277 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 report to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Rep- resentatives and the Senate within 5 calendar days any failures to comply with this requirement. TITLE IX OVERSEAS CONTINGENCY OPERATIONS/GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM MILITARY PERSONNEL P ERSONNEL , A RMY ILITARY M For an additional amount for ‘‘Military Personnel, Army’’, $1,948,648,000: Provided , That such amount is designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Ter- rorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. ILITARY M ERSONNEL , N AVY P For an additional amount for ‘‘Military Personnel, Navy’’, Provided $327,427,000: , That such amount is designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Ter- rorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. ILITARY P M , M ARINE C ORPS ERSONNEL For an additional amount for ‘‘Military Personnel, Marine Corps’’, $179,733,000: Provided , That such amount is designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. M P ERSONNEL , A IR F ORCE ILITARY For an additional amount for ‘‘Military Personnel, Air Force’’, $705,706,000: Provided , That such amount is designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Ter- rorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. R ESERVE P ERSONNEL , A RMY For an additional amount for ‘‘Reserve Personnel, Army’’, Provided , That such amount is designated by the $42,506,000: Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Ter- rorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. R ESERVE P ERSONNEL , N AVY For an additional amount for ‘‘Reserve Personnel, Navy’’, $11,929,000: Provided , That such amount is designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Ter- rorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00143 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

144 131 STAT. 278 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 ESERVE R , M ARINE C ORPS P ERSONNEL For an additional amount for ‘‘Reserve Personnel, Marine Provided , That such amount is designated by Corps’’, $3,764,000: the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. ESERVE P ERSONNEL , A IR F ORCE R For an additional amount for ‘‘Reserve Personnel, Air Force’’, Provided $20,535,000: , That such amount is designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Ter- rorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. N G UARD P ERSONNEL ATIONAL RMY , A For an additional amount for ‘‘National Guard Personnel, Army’’, $196,472,000: Provided , That such amount is designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. ATIONAL G UARD P ERSONNEL , A IR F ORCE N For an additional amount for ‘‘National Guard Personnel, Air Provided Force’’, $5,288,000: , That such amount is designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE PERATION AND M AINTENANCE , A O RMY For an additional amount for ‘‘Operation and Maintenance, Army’’, $15,693,068,000: Provided , That such amount is designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. O PERATION AND M AINTENANCE , N AVY For an additional amount for ‘‘Operation and Maintenance, Provided , That such amount is designated Navy’’, $7,887,349,000: by the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. O PERATION AND M AINTENANCE , M ARINE C ORPS For an additional amount for ‘‘Operation and Maintenance, Marine Corps’’, $1,607,259,000: Provided , That such amount is des- ignated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/ Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00144 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

145 131 STAT. 279 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 M O IR F ORCE AINTENANCE , A PERATION AND For an additional amount for ‘‘Operation and Maintenance, , That such amount is des- Provided Air Force’’, $10,556,598,000: ignated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/ Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. O AINTENANCE , D EFENSE M IDE PERATION AND -W For an additional amount for ‘‘Operation and Maintenance, Provided , That of the funds provided Defense-Wide’’, $6,476,649,000: under this heading, not to exceed $920,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2018, shall be for payments to reimburse key cooperating nations for logistical, military, and other support, including access, provided to United States military and stability operations in Afghanistan and to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant: , That such reimbursement pay- Provided further Reimbursement. Consultation. ments may be made in such amounts as the Secretary of Defense, Determination. with the concurrence of the Secretary of State, and in consultation Time period. with the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, may Notification. determine, based on documentation determined by the Secretary of Defense to adequately account for the support provided, and such determination is final and conclusive upon the accounting officers of the United States, and 15 days following notification , That Provided further to the appropriate congressional committees: Time period. Notification. these funds may be used for the purpose of providing specialized training and procuring supplies and specialized equipment and providing such supplies and loaning such equipment on a non- reimbursable basis to coalition forces supporting United States mili- tary and stability operations in Afghanistan and to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, and 15 days following notifica- , Provided further tion to the appropriate congressional committees: Jordan. Time period. That these funds may be used to support the Government of Jordan, Notification. in such amounts as the Secretary of Defense may determine, to enhance the ability of the armed forces of Jordan to increase or sustain security along its borders, upon 15 days prior written notification to the congressional defense committees outlining the amounts intended to be provided and the nature of the expenses , That of the funds provided under this incurred: Provided further heading, not to exceed $750,000,000, to remain available until Sep- tember 30, 2018, shall be available to provide support and assist- ance to foreign security forces or other groups or individuals to conduct, support or facilitate counterterrorism, crisis response, or other Department of Defense security cooperation programs: Pro- vided further , That of the funds provided under this heading, up Provided to $30,000,000 shall be for Operation Observant Compass: Deadlines. Reports. further , That the Secretary of Defense shall provide quarterly reports to the congressional defense committees on the use of funds , That such amount Provided further provided in this paragraph: is designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/ Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00145 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

146 131 STAT. 280 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 PERATION AND M , A RMY R ESERVE O AINTENANCE For an additional amount for ‘‘Operation and Maintenance, Provided Army Reserve’’, $38,679,000: , That such amount is des- ignated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/ Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. PERATION AND M , N AVY R ESERVE AINTENANCE O For an additional amount for ‘‘Operation and Maintenance, Provided Navy Reserve’’, $26,265,000: , That such amount is des- ignated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/ Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. O M AINTENANCE , M ARINE C ORPS PERATION AND ESERVE R For an additional amount for ‘‘Operation and Maintenance, Marine Corps Reserve’’, $3,304,000: Provided , That such amount is designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/ Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. PERATION AND M AINTENANCE , A IR F ORCE R ESERVE O For an additional amount for ‘‘Operation and Maintenance, Provided Air Force Reserve’’, $57,586,000: , That such amount is designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/ Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. O M AINTENANCE , A RMY N PERATION AND G UARD ATIONAL For an additional amount for ‘‘Operation and Maintenance, Army National Guard’’, $127,035,000: Provided , That such amount is designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/ Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. O PERATION AND M AINTENANCE , A IR N ATIONAL G UARD For an additional amount for ‘‘Operation and Maintenance, Provided , That such amount Air National Guard’’, $20,000,000: is designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/ Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. A FGHANISTAN S ECURITY F ORCES F UND For the ‘‘Afghanistan Security Forces Fund’’, $4,262,715,000, to remain available until September 30, 2018: Provided , That such funds shall be available to the Secretary of Defense, notwith- standing any other provision of law, for the purpose of allowing the Commander, Combined Security Transition Command— Afghanistan, or the Secretary’s designee, to provide assistance, with the concurrence of the Secretary of State, to the security VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00146 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

147 131 STAT. 281 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 forces of Afghanistan, including the provision of equipment, sup- plies, services, training, facility and infrastructure repair, renova- Provided further tion, construction, and funding: , That the Secretary of Defense may obligate and expend funds made available to the Department of Defense in this title for additional costs associated with existing projects previously funded with amounts provided under the heading ‘‘Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund’’ in prior Acts: , That such costs shall be limited to contract Contracts. Provided further changes resulting from inflation, market fluctuation, rate adjust- ments, and other necessary contract actions to complete existing projects, and associated supervision and administration costs and , That the Provided further costs for design during construction: Secretary may not use more than $50,000,000 under the authority , That the Secretary shall provided in this section: Provided further Notify. Contracts. notify in advance such contract changes and adjustments in annual Deadline. reports to the congressional defense committees: , Provided further Reports. That the authority to provide assistance under this heading is in addition to any other authority to provide assistance to foreign nations: Provided further , That contributions of funds for the pur- poses provided herein from any person, foreign government, or international organization may be credited to this Fund, to remain Notification. available until expended, and used for such purposes: Provided , That the Secretary of Defense shall notify the congressional further defense committees in writing upon the receipt and upon the obliga- tion of any contribution, delineating the sources and amounts of Pro- Deadline. the funds received and the specific use of such contributions: Notification. , That the Secretary of Defense shall, not fewer than vided further 15 days prior to obligating from this appropriation account, notify the congressional defense committees in writing of the details of Provided further , That the Secretary of Defense Notification. any such obligation: shall notify the congressional defense committees of any proposed new projects or transfer of funds between budget sub-activity groups in excess of $20,000,000: Provided further , That the United States may accept equipment procured using funds provided under this heading in this or prior Acts that was transferred to the security forces of Afghanistan and returned by such forces to the United Notification. , That equipment procured using funds Provided further States: provided under this heading in this or prior Acts, and not yet transferred to the security forces of Afghanistan or transferred to the security forces of Afghanistan and returned by such forces to the United States, may be treated as stocks of the Department of Defense upon written notification to the congressional defense committees: Provided further , That of the funds provided under this heading, not less than $10,000,000 shall be for recruitment and retention of women in the Afghanistan National Security Forces, and the recruitment and training of female security per- Provided further , That such amount is designated by the sonnel: Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Ter- rorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. -ISIL T RAIN AND E QUIP F UND OUNTER C For the ‘‘Counter-Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant Train and Equip Fund’’, $980,000,000, to remain available until Sep- , That such funds shall be available Provided tember 30, 2018: Coordination. to the Secretary of Defense in coordination with the Secretary VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00147 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

148 131 STAT. 282 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 of State, to provide assistance, including training; equipment; logis- tics support, supplies, and services; stipends; infrastructure repair and renovation; and sustainment, to foreign security forces, irreg- ular forces, groups, or individuals participating, or preparing to participate in activities to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and Provided fur- the Levant, and their affiliated or associated groups: ther , That these funds may be used, in such amounts as the Sec- retary of Defense may determine, to enhance the border security of nations adjacent to conflict areas, including Jordan and Lebanon, resulting from actions of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant: Provided further Coordination. , That amounts made available under this heading Notification. shall be available to provide assistance only for activities in a country designated by the Secretary of Defense, in coordination with the Secretary of State, as having a security mission to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, and following written notification to the congressional defense committees of such designa- tion: Provided further , That the Secretary of Defense shall ensure that prior to providing assistance to elements of any forces or individuals, such elements or individuals are appropriately vetted, including at a minimum, assessing such elements for associations with terrorist groups or groups associated with the Government of Iran; and receiving commitments from such elements to promote Deadline. Provided further , respect for human rights and the rule of law: Notification. That the Secretary of Defense shall, not fewer than 15 days prior to obligating from this appropriation account, notify the congres- sional defense committees in writing of the details of any such Provided further obligation: , That the Secretary of Defense may accept and retain contributions, including assistance in-kind, from foreign governments, including the Government of Iraq and other entities, to carry out assistance authorized under this heading: Provided further , That contributions of funds for the purposes pro- vided herein from any foreign government or other entity may be credited to this Fund, to remain available until expended, and Waiver authority. , That the Secretary of Provided further used for such purposes: Determination. Defense may waive a provision of law relating to the acquisition Notice. of items and support services or sections 40 and 40A of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2780 and 2785) if the Secretary determines that such provision of law would prohibit, restrict, delay or otherwise limit the provision of such assistance and a notice of and justification for such waiver is submitted to the congressional defense committees, the Committees on Appropriations and Foreign Relations of the Senate and the Committees on Appropriations Notification. Provided fur- and Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives: ther , That the United States may accept equipment procured using funds provided under this heading, or under the heading, ‘‘Iraq Train and Equip Fund’’ in prior Acts, that was transferred to security forces, irregular forces, or groups participating, or pre- paring to participate in activities to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and returned by such forces or groups to the United States, may be treated as stocks of the Department of Defense upon written notification to the congressional defense Notification. , That equipment procured using funds committees: Provided further Determination. provided under this heading, or under the heading, ‘‘Iraq Train and Equip Fund’’ in prior Acts, and not yet transferred to security forces, irregular forces, or groups participating, or preparing to participate in activities to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant may be treated as stocks of the Department of Defense VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00148 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

149 131 STAT. 283 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 when determined by the Secretary to no longer be required for transfer to such forces or groups and upon written notification Provided further , That Deadlines. to the congressional defense committees: Reports. the Secretary of Defense shall provide quarterly reports to the congressional defense committees on the use of funds provided under this heading, including, but not limited to, the number of individuals trained, the nature and scope of support and sustainment provided to each group or individual, the area of oper- ations for each group, and the contributions of other countries, , That such amount is des- Provided further groups, or individuals: ignated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/ Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. PROCUREMENT , A RMY IRCRAFT P ROCUREMENT A For an additional amount for ‘‘Aircraft Procurement, Army’’, $313,171,000, to remain available until September 30, 2019: Pro- vided , That such amount is designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to sec- tion 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. M P ROCUREMENT , A RMY ISSILE For an additional amount for ‘‘Missile Procurement, Army’’, $405,317,000, to remain available until September 30, 2019: Pro- , That such amount is designated by the Congress for Overseas vided Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to sec- tion 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. W EAPONS AND T RACKED C OMBAT V EHICLES , P ROCUREMENT OF RMY A For an additional amount for ‘‘Procurement of Weapons and Tracked Combat Vehicles, Army’’, $395,944,000, to remain available Provided until September 30, 2019: , That such amount is designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. ROCUREMENT OF , A RMY A MMUNITION P For an additional amount for ‘‘Procurement of Ammunition, Army’’, $290,670,000, to remain available until September 30, 2019: Provided , That such amount is designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursu- ant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. THER P ROCUREMENT , A RMY O For an additional amount for ‘‘Other Procurement, Army’’, Pro- $1,343,010,000, to remain available until September 30, 2019: vided , That such amount is designated by the Congress for Overseas VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00149 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

150 131 STAT. 284 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to sec- tion 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. P , N AVY ROCUREMENT IRCRAFT A For an additional amount for ‘‘Aircraft Procurement, Navy’’, $367,930,000, to remain available until September 30, 2019: Pro- , That such amount is designated by the Congress for Overseas vided Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to sec- tion 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. EAPONS P ROCUREMENT , N AVY W For an additional amount for ‘‘Weapons Procurement, Navy’’, $8,600,000, to remain available until September 30, 2019: , Provided That such amount is designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to sec- tion 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. ROCUREMENT OF A MMUNITION , N AVY AND M P C ORPS ARINE For an additional amount for ‘‘Procurement of Ammunition, Navy and Marine Corps’’, $65,380,000, to remain available until September 30, 2019: Provided , That such amount is designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. THER ROCUREMENT , N AVY O P For an additional amount for ‘‘Other Procurement, Navy’’, $99,786,000, to remain available until September 30, 2019: Pro- , That such amount is designated by the Congress for Overseas vided Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to sec- tion 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. P ROCUREMENT , M C ORPS ARINE For an additional amount for ‘‘Procurement, Marine Corps’’, $118,939,000, to remain available until September 30, 2019: Pro- vided , That such amount is designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to sec- tion 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. IRCRAFT P ROCUREMENT , A IR F ORCE A For an additional amount for ‘‘Aircraft Procurement, Air Force’’, $927,249,000, to remain available until September 30, 2019: Pro- vided , That such amount is designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to sec- tion 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00150 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

151 131 STAT. 285 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 ISSILE P , A IR F ORCE M ROCUREMENT For an additional amount for ‘‘Missile Procurement, Air Force’’, Pro- $235,095,000, to remain available until September 30, 2019: vided , That such amount is designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to sec- tion 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. ROCUREMENT OF A MMUNITION , A IR F ORCE P For an additional amount for ‘‘Procurement of Ammunition, Air Force’’, $273,345,000, to remain available until September 30, 2019: , That such amount is designated by the Congress Provided for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. THER P ROCUREMENT , A O F ORCE IR For an additional amount for ‘‘Other Procurement, Air Force’’, $3,529,456,000, to remain available until September 30, 2019: Pro- vided , That such amount is designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to sec- tion 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. P , D EFENSE -W IDE ROCUREMENT For an additional amount for ‘‘Procurement, Defense-Wide’’, Pro- $244,184,000, to remain available until September 30, 2019: vided , That such amount is designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to sec- tion 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. N ATIONAL G UARD AND R ESERVE E QUIPMENT A CCOUNT For procurement of rotary-wing aircraft; combat, tactical and support vehicles; other weapons; and other procurement items for the reserve components of the Armed Forces, $750,000,000, to Provided , Deadline. remain available for obligation until September 30, 2019: Assessment. That the Chiefs of National Guard and Reserve components shall, not later than 30 days after enactment of this Act, individually submit to the congressional defense committees the modernization priority assessment for their respective National Guard or Reserve , That none of the funds made available component: Provided further by this paragraph may be used to procure manned fixed wing aircraft, or procure or modify missiles, munitions, or ammunition: Provided further , That such amount is designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00151 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

152 131 STAT. 286 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, TEST AND EVALUATION R EVELOPMENT , T EST AND E VALUATION , A RMY , D ESEARCH For an additional amount for ‘‘Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Army’’, $100,522,000, to remain available until September 30, 2018: Provided , That such amount is designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. R , D EVELOPMENT , T EST AND E VALUATION ESEARCH AVY , N For an additional amount for ‘‘Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Navy’’, $78,323,000, to remain available until Sep- tember 30, 2018: , That such amount is designated by Provided the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. ESEARCH , D EVELOPMENT , T E VALUATION , A IR F ORCE EST AND R For an additional amount for ‘‘Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Air Force’’, $67,905,000, to remain available until September 30, 2018: Provided , That such amount is designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. , D EVELOPMENT , T EST AND E VALUATION , D EFENSE -W R ESEARCH IDE For an additional amount for ‘‘Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Defense-Wide’’, $159,919,000, to remain available until September 30, 2018: Provided , That such amount is designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. REVOLVING AND MANAGEMENT FUNDS D EFENSE W ORKING C APITAL F UNDS For an additional amount for ‘‘Defense Working Capital Funds’’, Provided , That such amount is designated by the $140,633,000: Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Ter- rorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. OTHER DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE PROGRAMS D EFENSE H EALTH P ROGRAM For an additional amount for ‘‘Defense Health Program’’, $331,764,000, which shall be for operation and maintenance: Pro- vided , That such amount is designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to sec- tion 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00152 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

153 131 STAT. 287 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 RUG C OUNTER -D RUG A CTIVITIES , D EFENSE NTERDICTION AND D I For an additional amount for ‘‘Drug Interdiction and Counter- Drug Activities, Defense’’, $215,333,000: Provided , That such amount is designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Con- trol Act of 1985. OINT I MPROVISED -T D EFEAT F UND HREAT J (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) For the ‘‘Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Fund’’, $339,472,000, to remain available until September 30, 2019: Provided, That such funds shall be available to the Secretary of Defense, notwith- standing any other provision of law, for the purpose of allowing the Director of the Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Organization to investigate, develop and provide equipment, supplies, services, training, facilities, personnel and funds to assist United States forces in the defeat of improvised explosive devices: Provided fur- ther, That the Secretary of Defense may transfer funds provided herein to appropriations for military personnel; operation and maintenance; procurement; research, development, test and evalua- tion; and defense working capital funds to accomplish the purpose provided herein: Provided further, That this transfer authority is Deadline. Notification. in addition to any other transfer authority available to the Depart- ment of Defense: That the Secretary of Defense Provided further, shall, not fewer than 5 days prior to making transfers from this appropriation, notify the congressional defense committees in writing of the details of any such transfer: , That Provided further such amount is designated by the Congress for Overseas Contin- gency Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Con- trol Act of 1985. NSPECTOR G ENERAL FFICE OF THE O I For an additional amount for the ‘‘Office of the Inspector Gen- Provided , That such amount is designated by eral’’, $22,062,000: the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. GENERAL PROVISIONS—THIS TITLE EC . 9001. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, funds S made available in this title are in addition to amounts appropriated or otherwise made available for the Department of Defense for fiscal year 2017. (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) . 9002. Upon the determination of the Secretary of Defense S EC that such action is necessary in the national interest, the Secretary may, with the approval of the Office of Management and Budget, transfer up to $2,500,000,000 between the appropriations or funds made available to the Department of Defense in this title: Provided , Notification. VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00153 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

154 131 STAT. 288 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 That the Secretary shall notify the Congress promptly of each transfer made pursuant to the authority in this section: Provided further , That the authority provided in this section is in addition to any other transfer authority available to the Department of Defense and is subject to the same terms and conditions as the authority provided in section 8005 of this Act. EC . 9003. Supervision and administration costs and costs for S design during construction associated with a construction project funded with appropriations available for operation and maintenance or the ‘‘Afghanistan Security Forces Fund’’ provided in this Act and executed in direct support of overseas contingency operations in Afghanistan, may be obligated at the time a construction contract is awarded: Provided , That, for the purpose of this section, super- vision and administration costs and costs for design during construc- tion include all in-house Government costs. EC . 9004. From funds made available in this title, the Sec- S retary of Defense may purchase for use by military and civilian employees of the Department of Defense in the United States Cen- tral Command area of responsibility: (1) passenger motor vehicles up to a limit of $75,000 per vehicle; and (2) heavy and light armored vehicles for the physical security of personnel or for force protection purposes up to a limit of $450,000 per vehicle, notwith- standing price or other limitations applicable to the purchase of passenger carrying vehicles. S . 9005. Not to exceed $5,000,000 of the amounts appro- EC priated by this title under the heading ‘‘Operation and Maintenance, Army’’ may be used, notwithstanding any other provision of law, to fund the Commanders’ Emergency Response Program (CERP), for the purpose of enabling military commanders in Afghanistan to respond to urgent, small-scale, humanitarian relief and reconstruction requirements within their areas of responsibility: Provided, That each project (including any ancillary or related elements in connection with such project) executed under this Provided further, That not authority shall not exceed $2,000,000: Deadline. Time period. later than 45 days after the end of each 6 months of the fiscal Reports. year, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the congressional defense committees a report regarding the source of funds and the allocation and use of funds during that 6-month period that were made available pursuant to the authority provided in this section or under any other provision of law for the purposes Provided further, That, not later than 30 days described herein: Deadline. Time periods. after the end of each fiscal year quarter, the Army shall submit Data. to the congressional defense committees quarterly commitment, Afghanistan. obligation, and expenditure data for the CERP in Afghanistan: That, not less than 15 days before making funds Provided further, Deadline. Notification. available pursuant to the authority provided in this section or under any other provision of law for the purposes described herein for a project with a total anticipated cost for completion of $500,000 or more, the Secretary shall submit to the congressional defense committees a written notice containing each of the following: (1) The location, nature and purpose of the proposed project, including how the project is intended to advance the military campaign plan for the country in which it is to be carried out. (2) The budget, implementation timeline with milestones, and completion date for the proposed project, including any VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00154 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

155 131 STAT. 289 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 other CERP funding that has been or is anticipated to be contributed to the completion of the project. (3) A plan for the sustainment of the proposed project, Plan. including the agreement with either the host nation, a non- Department of Defense agency of the United States Government or a third-party contributor to finance the sustainment of the activities and maintenance of any equipment or facilities to be provided through the proposed project. EC . 9006. Funds available to the Department of Defense for S operation and maintenance may be used, notwithstanding any other provision of law, to provide supplies, services, transportation, including airlift and sealift, and other logistical support to allied forces participating in a combined operation with the armed forces of the United States and coalition forces supporting military and stability operations in Afghanistan and to counter the Islamic State , That the Secretary of Defense of Iraq and the Levant: Provided Deadline. Reports. shall provide quarterly reports to the congressional defense commit- tees regarding support provided under this section. . 9007. None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made S EC available by this or any other Act shall be obligated or expended by the United States Government for a purpose as follows: (1) To establish any military installation or base for the purpose of providing for the permanent stationing of United States Armed Forces in Iraq. (2) To exercise United States control over any oil resource of Iraq. (3) To establish any military installation or base for the purpose of providing for the permanent stationing of United States Armed Forces in Afghanistan. S EC . 9008. None of the funds made available in this Act may be used in contravention of the following laws enacted or regulations promulgated to implement the United Nations Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (done at New York on December 10, 1984): (1) Section 2340A of title 18, United States Code. (2) Section 2242 of the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restruc- turing Act of 1998 (division G of Public Law 105–277; 112 Stat. 2681–822; 8 U.S.C. 1231 note) and regulations prescribed thereto, including regulations under part 208 of title 8, Code of Federal Regulations, and part 95 of title 22, Code of Federal Regulations. (3) Sections 1002 and 1003 of the Department of Defense, Emergency Supplemental Appropriations to Address Hurri- canes in the Gulf of Mexico, and Pandemic Influenza Act, 2006 (Public Law 109–148). . 9009. None of the funds provided for the ‘‘Afghanistan EC S Security Forces Fund’’ (ASFF) may be obligated prior to the approval of a financial and activity plan by the Afghanistan Resources Oversight Council (AROC) of the Department of Defense: Provided , That the AROC must approve the requirement and Plan. acquisition plan for any service requirements in excess of $50,000,000 annually and any non-standard equipment require- Provided further, ments in excess of $100,000,000 using ASFF: Certification. That the Department of Defense must certify to the congressional defense committees that the AROC has convened and approved a process for ensuring compliance with the requirements in the preceding proviso and accompanying report language for the ASFF. VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00155 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

156 131 STAT. 290 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 . 9010. Funds made available in this title to the Department S EC of Defense for operation and maintenance may be used to purchase items having an investment unit cost of not more than $250,000: , That, upon determination by the Secretary of Defense Determination. Provided that such action is necessary to meet the operational requirements of a Commander of a Combatant Command engaged in contingency operations overseas, such funds may be used to purchase items having an investment item unit cost of not more than $500,000. EC . 9011. From funds made available to the Department of S Defense in this title under the heading ‘‘Operation and Mainte- nance, Air Force’’, up to $60,000,000 may be used by the Secretary of Defense, notwithstanding any other provision of law, to support United States Government transition activities in Iraq by funding the operations and activities of the Office of Security Cooperation in Iraq and security assistance teams, including life support, transportation and personal security, and facilities renovation and construction, and site closeout activities prior to returning sites , That to the extent authorized to the Government of Iraq: Provided under the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017, the operations and activities that may be carried out by the Office of Security Cooperation in Iraq may, with the concurrence of the Secretary of State, include non-operational training activities in support of Iraqi Minister of Defense and Counter Terrorism Service personnel in an institutional environment to address capability gaps, integrate processes relating to intelligence, air sovereignty, combined arms, logistics and maintenance, and to manage and Provided further , That not integrate defense-related institutions: Deadline. Transition plan. later than 30 days following the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of State shall submit to the congres- sional defense committees a plan for transitioning any such training activities that they determine are needed after the end of fiscal year 2017, to existing or new contracts for the sale of defense articles or defense services consistent with the provisions of the , Provided further Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2751 et seq.): Deadline. Notification. That, not less than 15 days before making funds available pursuant to the authority provided in this section, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the congressional defense committees a written notice containing a detailed justification and timeline for the oper- ations and activities of the Office of Security Cooperation in Iraq at each site where such operations and activities will be conducted Provided further during fiscal year 2017: , That amounts made avail- able by this section are designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to sec- tion 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. EC . 9012. Up to $500,000,000 of funds appropriated by this S Act for the Defense Security Cooperation Agency in ‘‘Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide’’ may be used to provide assistance to the Government of Jordan to support the armed forces of Jordan and to enhance security along its borders. . 9013. None of the funds made available by this Act under S EC the heading ‘‘Counter-ISIL Train and Equip Fund’’ may be used to procure or transfer man-portable air defense systems. . 9014. For the ‘‘Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative’’, S EC $150,000,000 is hereby appropriated, to remain available until Sep- tember 30, 2017: , That such funds shall be available Provided Coordination. to the Secretary of Defense, in coordination with the Secretary VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00156 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

157 131 STAT. 291 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 of State, to provide assistance, including training; equipment; lethal weapons of a defensive nature; logistics support, supplies and serv- ices; sustainment; and intelligence support to the military and national security forces of Ukraine, and for replacement of any weapons or defensive articles provided to the Government of Deadline. Ukraine from the inventory of the United States: , Provided further Notification. That the Secretary of Defense shall, not less than 15 days prior to obligating funds provided under this heading, notify the congres- sional defense committees in writing of the details of any such , That the United States may accept Provided further obligation: equipment procured using funds provided under this heading in this or prior Acts that was transferred to the security forces of Notification. Ukraine and returned by such forces to the United States: Provided , That equipment procured using funds provided under this further heading in this or prior Acts, and not yet transferred to the military or National Security Forces of Ukraine or returned by such forces to the United States, may be treated as stocks of the Department of Defense upon written notification to the congressional defense Provided further , That amounts made available by committees: this section are designated by the Congress for Overseas Contin- gency Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Con- trol Act of 1985. EC . 9015. Funds appropriated in this title shall be available S for replacement of funds for items provided to the Government of Ukraine from the inventory of the United States to the extent specifically provided for in section 9014 of this Act. S . 9016. None of the funds made available by this Act under EC section 9014 for ‘‘Assistance and Sustainment to the Military and National Security Forces of Ukraine’’ may be used to procure or transfer man-portable air defense systems. S . 9017. (a) None of the funds appropriated or otherwise Coordination. EC Certifications. made available by this Act under the heading ‘‘Operation and Pakistan. Maintenance, Defense-Wide’’ for payments under section 1233 of Public Law 110–181 for reimbursement to the Government of Paki- stan may be made available unless the Secretary of Defense, in coordination with the Secretary of State, certifies to the congres- sional defense committees that the Government of Pakistan is— (1) cooperating with the United States in counterterrorism efforts against the Haqqani Network, the Quetta Shura Taliban, Lashkar e-Tayyiba, Jaish-e-Mohammed, Al Qaeda, and other domestic and foreign terrorist organizations, including taking steps to end support for such groups and prevent them from basing and operating in Pakistan and carrying out cross border attacks into neighboring countries; (2) not supporting terrorist activities against United States or coalition forces in Afghanistan, and Pakistan’s military and intelligence agencies are not intervening extra-judicially into political and judicial processes in Pakistan; (3) dismantling improvised explosive device (IED) networks and interdicting precursor chemicals used in the manufacture of IEDs; (4) preventing the proliferation of nuclear-related material and expertise; (5) implementing policies to protect judicial independence and due process of law; VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00157 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

158 131 STAT. 292 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 (6) issuing visas in a timely manner for United States visitors engaged in counterterrorism efforts and assistance pro- grams in Pakistan; and (7) providing humanitarian organizations access to detainees, internally displaced persons, and other Pakistani civilians affected by the conflict. (b) The Secretary of Defense, in coordination with the Secretary Coordination. Waiver authority. of State, may waive the restriction in subsection (a) on a case- by-case basis by certifying in writing to the congressional defense committees that it is in the national security interest to do so: , That if the Secretary of Defense, in coordination with Provided Reports. the Secretary of State, exercises such waiver authority, the Secre- taries shall report to the congressional defense committees on both the justification for the waiver and on the requirements of this section that the Government of Pakistan was not able to meet: , That such report may be submitted in classified Provided further form if necessary. (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) EC . 9018. In addition to amounts otherwise made available S in this Act, $500,000,000 is hereby appropriated to the Department of Defense and made available for transfer only to the operation and maintenance, military personnel, and procurement accounts, to improve the intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities of the Department of Defense: , That the Provided transfer authority provided in this section is in addition to any other transfer authority provided elsewhere in this Act: Provided Deadline. Reports. , That not later than 30 days prior to exercising the transfer further authority provided in this section, the Secretary of Defense shall submit a report to the congressional defense committees on the , That the funds proposed uses of these funds: Provided further provided in this section may not be transferred to any program, Pro- project, or activity specifically limited or denied by this Act: , That amounts made available by this section are vided further designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/ Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985: Provided further , That the authority to provide funding under this Termination date. section shall terminate on September 30, 2017. S . 9019. None of the funds made available by this Act may EC be used with respect to Syria in contravention of the War Powers Resolution (50 U.S.C. 1541 et seq.), including for the introduction of United States armed or military forces into hostilities in Syria, into situations in Syria where imminent involvement in hostilities is clearly indicated by the circumstances, or into Syrian territory, airspace, or waters while equipped for combat, in contravention of the congressional consultation and reporting requirements of sections 3 and 4 of that law (50 U.S.C. 1542 and 1543). EC . 9020. None of the funds in this Act may be made available S Reports. for the transfer of additional C–130 cargo aircraft to the Afghanistan National Security Forces or the Afghanistan Air Force until the Department of Defense provides a report to the congressional defense committees of the Afghanistan Air Force’s medium airlift requirements. The report should identify Afghanistan’s ability to utilize and maintain existing medium lift aircraft in the inventory and the best alternative platform, if necessary, to provide additional VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00158 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

159 131 STAT. 293 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 support to the Afghanistan Air Force’s current medium airlift capacity. (RESCISSIONS) . 9021. Of the funds appropriated in Department of Defense EC S Appropriations Acts, the following funds are hereby rescinded from the following accounts and programs in the specified amounts: Provided , That such amounts are designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursu- ant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985: ‘‘Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide, DSCA Coali- tion Support Fund’’, 2016/2017, $300,000,000; ‘‘Counterterrorism Partnerships Fund’’, 2016/2017, $200,000,000; ‘‘Afghanistan Security Forces Fund’’, 2016/2017, $150,000,000; and ‘‘Other Procurement, Air Force’’, 2016/2018, $169,000,000. (RESCISSION) S EC . 9022. Of the funds appropriated in Department of Defense Appropriations Acts, the following funds are hereby rescinded from the following accounts and programs in the specified amounts: , That amounts rescinded pursuant to this section that Provided were previously designated by the Congress for contingency oper- ations directly related to the global war on terrorism pursuant to section 3(c)(2) of H. Res. 5 (112th Congress) and as an emergency requirement pursuant to section 403(a) of S. Con. Res. 13 (111th Congress) are designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Con- trol Act of 1985: ‘‘Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide: Coalition Sup- port Funds’’, XXXX, $11,524,000. EC . 9023. (a) The Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle Termination S date. Fund provided for by section 123 of Public Law 110–92 (121 Stat. 992) is hereby terminated, effective as of the date of the enactment of this Act. (b) Any unobligated balances in the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle Fund as of the date of the enactment of this Act shall, notwithstanding any provision of subchapter IV of chapter 15 of title 31, United States Code, or the procedures under such subchapter, be deposited in the Treasury as miscellaneous receipts. TITLE X DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE—ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATIONS MILITARY PERSONNEL ERSONNEL , A IR F ORCE P ILITARY M For an additional amount for ‘‘Military Personnel, Air Force’’, Provided , That such amount is designated by the $131,375,000: VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00159 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

160 131 STAT. 294 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Ter- rorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE PERATION AND AINTENANCE , A RMY M O For an additional amount for ‘‘Operation and Maintenance, , That such amount is designated Provided Army’’, $986,754,000: by the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. PERATION AND M AINTENANCE , N AVY O For an additional amount for ‘‘Operation and Maintenance, Navy’’, $1,772,631,000: , That such amount is designated Provided by the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. PERATION AND M AINTENANCE , M ARINE C ORPS O For an additional amount for ‘‘Operation and Maintenance, Marine Corps’’, $255,250,000: Provided , That such amount is des- ignated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/ Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. O PERATION AND M AINTENANCE , A IR F ORCE For an additional amount for ‘‘Operation and Maintenance, Air Force’’, $1,566,272,000: , That such amount is des- Provided ignated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/ Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. PERATION AND M AINTENANCE , D EFENSE -W O IDE For an additional amount for ‘‘Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide’’, $650,951,000: Provided , That such amount is des- ignated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/ Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. O PERATION AND M AINTENANCE , N AVY R ESERVE For an additional amount for ‘‘Operation and Maintenance, Provided , That such amount is des- Navy Reserve’’, $3,208,000: ignated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/ Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. PERATION AND M AINTENANCE , A IR F ORCE R ESERVE O For an additional amount for ‘‘Operation and Maintenance, Air Force Reserve’’, $115,099,000: Provided , That such amount is designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/ VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00160 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

161 131 STAT. 295 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. AINTENANCE , A RMY N ATIONAL G O PERATION AND M UARD For an additional amount for ‘‘Operation and Maintenance, Army National Guard’’, $87,868,000: Provided , That such amount is designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/ Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. PERATION AND M AINTENANCE , A IR N ATIONAL G UARD O For an additional amount for ‘‘Operation and Maintenance, Air National Guard’’, $23,000,000: , That such amount Provided is designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/ Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. OUNTER -ISIL T RAIN AND E QUIP F UND C For an additional amount for the ‘‘Counter-Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant Train and Equip Fund’’, $626,400,000, to Provided , That such Deadline. remain available until September 30, 2018: Plan. amounts shall not be obligated or expended until 15 days after the President submits a plan in accordance with section 10005 of this Act: Provided further , That such amount is designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. RANSFER O PERATIONS T C VERSEAS OUNTER ONTINGENCY -ISIL O C UND F (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) In addition to amounts provided elsewhere in this Act, there is appropriated $1,610,000,000, for the ‘‘Counter-Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant Overseas Contingency Operations Transfer Fund’’, for expenses directly relating to overseas contingency oper- ations by United States military forces, to remain available until expended: , That of the funds made available in this sec- Provided tion, the Secretary of Defense may transfer these funds only to military personnel accounts, operation and maintenance accounts, Deadline. procurement accounts, and working capital fund accounts: Provided President. further , That such amounts shall not be transferred until 15 days Plan. after the President submits a plan in accordance with section 10005 Provided further , That the funds transferred shall of this Act: be merged with and shall be available for the same purposes and for the same time period, as the appropriation to which transferred: Provided further Notification. , That the Secretary shall notify the congressional Deadline. defense committees 15 days prior to such transfer or any subsequent , That the transfer authority provided Provided further transfer: under this heading is in addition to any other transfer authority Provided further , That available to the Department of Defense: such amount is designated by the Congress for Overseas Contin- gency Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00161 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

162 131 STAT. 296 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Con- trol Act of 1985. PROCUREMENT P , A RMY ROCUREMENT IRCRAFT A For an additional amount for ‘‘Aircraft Procurement, Army’’, $316,784,000, to remain available until September 30, 2019: Pro- , That such amount is designated by the Congress for Overseas vided Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to sec- tion 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. M P ROCUREMENT , A RMY ISSILE For an additional amount for ‘‘Missile Procurement, Army’’, $579,754,000, to remain available until September 30, 2019: Pro- , That such amount is designated by the Congress for Overseas vided Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to sec- tion 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. ROCUREMENT OF W EAPONS AND T RACKED , OMBAT V EHICLES C P A RMY For an additional amount for ‘‘Procurement of Weapons and Tracked Combat Vehicles, Army’’, $61,218,000, to remain available until September 30, 2019: Provided , That such amount is designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. A MMUNITION , A RMY ROCUREMENT OF P For an additional amount for ‘‘Procurement of Ammunition, Army’’, $447,685,000, to remain available until September 30, 2019: , That such amount is designated by the Congress for Provided Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursu- ant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. O THER P ROCUREMENT , A RMY For an additional amount for ‘‘Other Procurement, Army’’, $412,109,000, to remain available until September 30, 2019: Pro- vided , That such amount is designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to sec- tion 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. A IRCRAFT P ROCUREMENT , N AVY For an additional amount for ‘‘Aircraft Procurement, Navy’’, $314,257,000, to remain available until September 30, 2019: Pro- vided , That such amount is designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to sec- tion 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00162 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

163 131 STAT. 297 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 EAPONS P , N AVY W ROCUREMENT For an additional amount for ‘‘Weapons Procurement, Navy’’, Pro- $129,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2019: , That such amount is designated by the Congress for Overseas vided Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to sec- tion 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. P A MMUNITION , N AVY AND M ARINE C ORPS ROCUREMENT OF For an additional amount for ‘‘Procurement of Ammunition, Navy and Marine Corps’’, $103,100,000, to remain available until September 30, 2019: , That such amount is designated Provided by the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. O P ROCUREMENT , N THER AVY For an additional amount for ‘‘Other Procurement, Navy’’, $151,297,000, to remain available until September 30, 2019: Pro- vided , That such amount is designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to sec- tion 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. P ROCUREMENT , M ARINE C ORPS For an additional amount for ‘‘Procurement, Marine Corps’’, $212,280,000, to remain available until September 30, 2019: Pro- , That such amount is designated by the Congress for Overseas vided Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to sec- tion 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. IRCRAFT P ROCUREMENT , A IR F ORCE A For an additional amount for ‘‘Aircraft Procurement, Air Force’’, $856,820,000, to remain available until September 30, 2019: Pro- vided , That such amount is designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to sec- tion 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. S PACE P ROCUREMENT , A IR F ORCE For an additional amount for ‘‘Space Procurement, Air Force’’, Pro- $19,900,000, to remain available until September 30, 2019: vided , That such amount is designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to sec- tion 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. P ROCUREMENT OF A MMUNITION , A IR F ORCE For an additional amount for ‘‘Procurement of Ammunition, Air Force’’, $70,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2019: Provided , That such amount is designated by the Congress VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00163 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

164 131 STAT. 298 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. P THER IR F ORCE , A ROCUREMENT O For an additional amount for ‘‘Other Procurement, Air Force’’, Pro- $1,335,381,000, to remain available until September 30, 2019: vided , That such amount is designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to sec- tion 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. P ROCUREMENT , D EFENSE -W IDE For an additional amount for ‘‘Procurement, Defense-Wide’’, Pro- $510,635,000, to remain available until September 30, 2019: , That such amount is designated by the Congress for Overseas vided Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to sec- tion 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, TEST AND EVALUATION R , D EVELOPMENT , T EST AND E ESEARCH , A RMY VALUATION For an additional amount for ‘‘Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Army’’, $163,134,000, to remain available until September 30, 2018: Provided , That such amount is designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. ESEARCH , D EVELOPMENT , T EST AND E VALUATION , N AVY R For an additional amount for ‘‘Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Navy’’, $248,214,000, to remain available until September 30, 2018: , That such amount is designated Provided by the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. R , D EVELOPMENT , T ESEARCH E VALUATION , A IR F ORCE EST AND For an additional amount for ‘‘Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Air Force’’, $297,300,000, to remain available until September 30, 2018: Provided , That such amount is designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. R ESEARCH , D EVELOPMENT , T EST AND E VALUATION , D EFENSE -W IDE For an additional amount for ‘‘Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Defense-Wide’’, $279,185,000, to remain available until September 30, 2018: Provided , That such amount is designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00164 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

165 131 STAT. 299 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 PERATIONAL T E VALUATION , D EFENSE O EST AND For an additional amount for ‘‘Operational Test and Evaluation, Defense’’, $2,725,000, to remain available until September 30, 2018: Provided , That such amount is designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursu- ant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. REVOLVING AND MANAGEMENT FUNDS EFENSE W ORKING C APITAL UNDS F D For an additional amount for ‘‘Defense Working Capital Funds’’, $285,681,000: , That such amount is designated by the Provided Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Ter- rorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. OTHER DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE PROGRAMS C HEMICAL GENTS AND M UNITIONS D ESTRUCTION , D EFENSE A For an additional amount for ‘‘Chemical Agents and Munitions Destruction, Defense’’, $127,000,000, to remain available until Sep- tember 30, 2018, shall be for research, development, test and evalua- Provided , That such amount is designated by the Congress tion: for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. GENERAL PROVISIONS—THIS TITLE EC . 10001. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, funds S made available in this title are in addition to amounts appropriated or otherwise made available for the Department of Defense for fiscal year 2017: Provided , That except as otherwise explicitly pro- vided for in this title, such amounts shall be subject to the terms and conditions set forth in titles VIII and IX of this division. (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) . 10002. Upon the determination of the Secretary of Defense EC S Determination. that such action is necessary in the national interest, the Secretary may, with the approval of the Office of Management and Budget, transfer up to $250,000,000 between the appropriations or funds made available to the Department of Defense in this title: Provided , Notification. That the Secretary shall notify the Congress promptly of each Provided transfer made pursuant to the authority in this section: further , That the authority provided in this section is in addition to any other transfer authority available to the Department of Defense and is subject to the same terms and conditions as the authority provided in section 8005 of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2017. S EC . 10003. Funds appropriated by this title, or made available by the transfer of funds in this title, for intelligence or intelligence related activities are deemed to be specifically authorized by the VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00165 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

166 131 STAT. 300 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 Congress for purposes of section 504 of the National Security Act of 1947 (50 U.S.C. 414). EC . 10004. In addition to funds made available in section S 8124 of this division, $7,000,000 of the amounts appropriated in this Act for ‘‘Operation and Maintenance, Navy’’, may be used for any purposes related to the National Defense Reserve Fleet established under section 11 of the Merchant Ship Sales Act of , That such amounts are available 1946 (50 U.S.C. 4405): Provided for reimbursements to the Ready Reserve Force, Maritime Adminis- tration account of the United States Department of Transportation for programs, projects, activities, and expenses related to the National Defense Reserve Fleet. EC . 10005. (a) Of the amounts appropriated in this title, Deadline. S President. $2,476,200,000 shall not be obligated or expended until 15 days Reports. after the President provides the appropriate committees a report Strategy. on the United States strategy for the defeat of the Islamic State Iraq. of Iraq and al Sham. (b) Such report, which may include a classified annex, shall include, at a minimum, the following— (1) a description of the objectives of the United States to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and al Sham, including the desired end states in Iraq and Syria to achieve such objec- tives; (2) a description of the roles and responsibilities of the Department of Defense in the strategy, the regions covered by the strategy, and the specific allies and coalition partners required to carry out the strategy, including the expected lines of effort of such coalition; (3) a description of the roles and responsibilities of the Department of State in the strategy, the diplomatic and regional engagement necessary to achieve the objectives of the strategy, to include plans for stabilizing territory formerly held by the Islamic State of Iraq and al Sham; (4) an estimate of the resources required to undertake Estimate. the strategy, and a description of the plan for the use of funds provided in this Act to implement the strategy; (5) a description of the benchmarks to be used to measure progress in achieving the objectives of the strategy; and (6) an assessment of how the actions of the Government Assessment. of Syria and other state and non-state actors in the region impact the ability to achieve the objectives of the strategy. (c) Not more than 90 days after the initial report, and every Deadlines. Progress update. 90 days thereafter, the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of State shall submit to the appropriate congressional committees an update on the progress toward the benchmarks established in the initial report, and if applicable, a description of any changes to the objectives of the strategy. (d) For purposes of this section, the term ‘‘appropriate congres- Definition. sional committees’’ means— (1) the Committee on Armed Services, the Committee on Foreign Affairs, the Permanent Select Committee on Intel- ligence, and the Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives; and (2) the Committee on Armed Services, the Committee on Foreign Affairs, the Select Committee on Intelligence, and the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate. VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00166 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

167 131 STAT. 301 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 . 10006. (a) Not later than 90 days after the date of enact- S Deadline. EC Reports. ment of this Act, the President shall transmit a report to the Strategy. appropriate congressional committees describing a strategy for Syria. Syria. (b) Such report, which may include a classified annex, shall include, at a minimum, the following— (1) a description of the United States political and military objectives regarding the Government of Syria; (2) a description of United States and multilateral efforts to address the needs of civilians affected by the conflict in Syria, to include efforts to protect the civilian population from the use of chemical weapons and the deliberate targeting of civilians by the Government of Syria; (3) a description of the efforts of the United States to engage regional and international partners in support of such objectives; and (4) a description of the efforts undertaken by the relevant agencies to achieve such objectives. (c) For purposes of this section, the term ‘‘appropriate congres- Definition. sional committees’’ means— (1) the Committee on Armed Services, the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and the Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives; and (2) the Committee on Armed Services, the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate. This division may be cited as the ‘‘Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2017’’. DIVISION D—ENERGY AND WATER DEVELOPMENT AND Energy and Water RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2017 Development and Related Agencies TITLE I Appropriations Act, 2017. CORPS OF ENGINEERS—CIVIL DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY IVIL E NGINEERS —C ORPS OF C The following appropriations shall be expended under the direc- tion of the Secretary of the Army and the supervision of the Chief of Engineers for authorized civil functions of the Department of the Army pertaining to river and harbor, flood and storm damage reduction, shore protection, aquatic ecosystem restoration, and related efforts. INVESTIGATIONS For expenses necessary where authorized by law for the collec- tion and study of basic information pertaining to river and harbor, flood and storm damage reduction, shore protection, aquatic eco- system restoration, and related needs; for surveys and detailed studies, and plans and specifications of proposed river and harbor, flood and storm damage reduction, shore protection, and aquatic ecosystem restoration projects, and related efforts prior to construc- tion; for restudy of authorized projects; and for miscellaneous inves- tigations, and, when authorized by law, surveys and detailed VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00167 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

168 131 STAT. 302 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 studies, and plans and specifications of projects prior to construc- tion, $121,000,000, to remain available until expended: Provided , That the Secretary may initiate up to, but not more than, six Provided further new study starts during fiscal year 2017: , That the new study starts will consist of five studies where the majority of the benefits are derived from navigation transportation savings or from flood and storm damage reduction and one study where the majority of benefits are derived from environmental restoration: , That the Secretary shall not deviate from the Provided further new starts proposed in the work plan, once the plan has been submitted to the Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress. CONSTRUCTION For expenses necessary for the construction of river and harbor, flood and storm damage reduction, shore protection, aquatic eco- system restoration, and related projects authorized by law; for conducting detailed studies, and plans and specifications, of such projects (including those involving participation by States, local governments, or private groups) authorized or made eligible for selection by law (but such detailed studies, and plans and specifica- tions, shall not constitute a commitment of the Government to construction); $1,876,000,000, to remain available until expended; of which such sums as are necessary to cover the Federal share of construction costs for facilities under the Dredged Material Dis- posal Facilities program shall be derived from the Harbor Mainte- nance Trust Fund as authorized by Public Law 104–303; and of which such sums as are necessary to cover one-half of the costs of construction, replacement, rehabilitation, and expansion of inland waterways projects shall be derived from the Inland Waterways Trust Fund, except as otherwise specifically provided for in law: Provided , That the Secretary may initiate up to, but not more Provided than, six new construction starts during fiscal year 2017: further , That the new construction starts will consist of five projects where the majority of the benefits are derived from navigation transportation savings or from flood and storm damage reduction and one project where the majority of the benefits are derived Deadline. , That for new from environmental restoration: Provided further construction projects, project cost sharing agreements shall be executed as soon as practicable but no later than September 30, Funding 2017: Provided further , That no allocation for a new start shall scenario. be considered final and no work allowance shall be made until the Secretary provides to the Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress an out-year funding scenario dem- onstrating the affordability of the selected new starts and the Provided further , That the Secretary impacts on other projects: may not deviate from the new starts proposed in the work plan, once the plan has been submitted to the Committees on Appropria- tions of both Houses of Congress. MISSISSIPPI RIVER AND TRIBUTARIES For expenses necessary for flood damage reduction projects and related efforts in the Mississippi River alluvial valley below Cape Girardeau, Missouri, as authorized by law, $362,000,000, to VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00168 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

169 131 STAT. 303 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 remain available until expended, of which such sums as are nec- essary to cover the Federal share of eligible operation and mainte- nance costs for inland harbors shall be derived from the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund. OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE For expenses necessary for the operation, maintenance, and care of existing river and harbor, flood and storm damage reduction, aquatic ecosystem restoration, and related projects authorized by law; providing security for infrastructure owned or operated by the Corps, including administrative buildings and laboratories; maintaining harbor channels provided by a State, municipality, or other public agency that serve essential navigation needs of general commerce, where authorized by law; surveying and charting northern and northwestern lakes and connecting waters; clearing and straightening channels; and removing obstructions to naviga- tion, $3,149,000,000, to remain available until expended, of which such sums as are necessary to cover the Federal share of eligible operation and maintenance costs for coastal harbors and channels, and for inland harbors shall be derived from the Harbor Mainte- nance Trust Fund; of which such sums as become available from the special account for the Corps of Engineers established by the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965 shall be derived from that account for resource protection, research, interpretation, and maintenance activities related to resource protection in the areas at which outdoor recreation is available; and of which such sums as become available from fees collected under section 217 of Public Law 104–303 shall be used to cover the cost of operation and maintenance of the dredged material disposal facilities for Provided which such fees have been collected: , That 1 percent of the total amount of funds provided for each of the programs, projects, or activities funded under this heading shall not be allo- cated to a field operating activity prior to the beginning of the fourth quarter of the fiscal year and shall be available for use by the Chief of Engineers to fund such emergency activities as the Chief of Engineers determines to be necessary and appropriate, and that the Chief of Engineers shall allocate during the fourth quarter any remaining funds which have not been used for emer- gency activities proportionally in accordance with the amounts pro- vided for the programs, projects, or activities. REGULATORY PROGRAM For expenses necessary for administration of laws pertaining to regulation of navigable waters and wetlands, $200,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2018. FORMERLY UTILIZED SITES REMEDIAL ACTION PROGRAM For expenses necessary to clean up contamination from sites in the United States resulting from work performed as part of the Nation’s early atomic energy program, $112,000,000, to remain available until expended. VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00169 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

170 131 STAT. 304 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 FLOOD CONTROL AND COASTAL EMERGENCIES For expenses necessary to prepare for flood, hurricane, and other natural disasters and support emergency operations, repairs, and other activities in response to such disasters as authorized by law, $32,000,000, to remain available until expended. EXPENSES For expenses necessary for the supervision and general administration of the civil works program in the headquarters of the Corps of Engineers and the offices of the Division Engineers; and for costs of management and operation of the Humphreys Engineer Center Support Activity, the Institute for Water Resources, the United States Army Engineer Research and Develop- ment Center, and the United States Army Corps of Engineers Finance Center allocable to the civil works program, $181,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2018, of which not to exceed $5,000 may be used for official reception and representation Provided purposes and only during the current fiscal year: , That no part of any other appropriation provided in this title shall be available to fund the civil works activities of the Office of the Chief of Engineers or the civil works executive direction and management activities of the division offices: , That Provided further any Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies appropriation may be used to fund the supervision and general administration of emergency operations, repairs, and other activities in response to any flood, hurricane, or other natural disaster. OFFICE OF THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE ARMY FOR CIVIL WORKS For the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works as authorized by 10 U.S.C. 3016(b)(3), $4,764,000, to remain available until September 30, 2018: Provided , That not more than Plan. 75 percent of such amount may be obligated or expended until the Assistant Secretary submits to the Committees on Appropria- tions of both Houses of Congress a work plan that allocates at least 95 percent of the additional funding provided under each heading in this title (as designated under such heading in the explanatory statement described in section 4 (in the matter pre- ceding division A of this consolidated Act)) to specific programs, projects, or activities. GENERAL PROVISIONS—CORPS OF ENGINEERS—CIVIL (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) EC . 101. (a) None of the funds provided in title I of this S Act, or provided by previous appropriations Acts to the agencies or entities funded in title I of this Act that remain available for obligation or expenditure in fiscal year 2017, shall be available for obligation or expenditure through a reprogramming of funds that: (1) creates or initiates a new program, project, or activity; (2) eliminates a program, project, or activity; (3) increases funds or personnel for any program, project, or activity for which funds have been denied or restricted VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00170 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

171 131 STAT. 305 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 by this Act, unless prior approval is received from the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations; (4) proposes to use funds directed for a specific activity for a different purpose, unless prior approval is received from the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations; (5) augments or reduces existing programs, projects, or activities in excess of the amounts contained in paragraphs (6) through (10), unless prior approval is received from the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations; NVESTIGATIONS .—For a base level over $100,000, re- (6) I programming of 25 percent of the base amount up to a limit , of $150,000 per project, study or activity is allowed: Provided That for a base level less than $100,000, the reprogramming limit is $25,000: Provided further , That up to $25,000 may be reprogrammed into any continuing study or activity that did not receive an appropriation for existing obligations and concomitant administrative expenses; (7) C .—For a base level over $2,000,000, re- ONSTRUCTION programming of 15 percent of the base amount up to a limit of $3,000,000 per project, study or activity is allowed: Provided , That for a base level less than $2,000,000, the reprogramming Provided further , That up to $3,000,000 may limit is $300,000: be reprogrammed for settled contractor claims, changed condi- tions, or real estate deficiency judgments: Provided further , That up to $300,000 may be reprogrammed into any continuing study or activity that did not receive an appropriation for existing obligations and concomitant administrative expenses; PERATION AND MAINTENANCE .—Unlimited reprogram- (8) O ming authority is granted for the Corps to be able to respond to emergencies: Provided , That the Chief of Engineers shall Notification. notify the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations of these emergency actions as soon thereafter as practicable: , That for a base level over $1,000,000, re- Provided further programming of 15 percent of the base amount up to a limit Provided of $5,000,000 per project, study, or activity is allowed: , That for a base level less than $1,000,000, the re- further Provided further , That $150,000 programming limit is $150,000: may be reprogrammed into any continuing study or activity that did not receive an appropriation; (9) M .—The reprogram- ISSISSIPPI RIVER AND TRIBUTARIES Applicability. ming guidelines in paragraphs (6), (7), and (8) shall apply to the Investigations, Construction, and Operation and Mainte- nance portions of the Mississippi River and Tributaries Account, respectively; and (10) F - ORMERLY UTILIZED SITES REMEDIAL ACTION PRO GRAM .—Reprogramming of up to 15 percent of the base of the receiving project is permitted. (b) D INIMUS R EPROGRAMMINGS .—In no case should a re- E M programming for less than $50,000 be submitted to the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations. (c) C A UTHORITIES P ROGRAM .—Subsection (a)(1) shall ONTINUING not apply to any project or activity funded under the continuing authorities program. (d) Not later than 60 days after the date of enactment of Deadline. Reports. this Act, the Secretary shall submit a report to the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations to establish the baseline VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00171 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

172 131 STAT. 306 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 for application of reprogramming and transfer authorities for the current fiscal year which shall include: (1) A table for each appropriation with a separate column to display the President’s budget request, adjustments made by Congress, adjustments due to enacted rescissions, if applicable, and the fiscal year enacted level; and (2) A delineation in the table for each appropriation both by object class and program, project and activity as detailed in the budget appendix for the respective appropriations; and (3) An identification of items of special congressional interest. . 102. The Secretary shall allocate funds made available EC S in this Act solely in accordance with the provisions of this Act and the explanatory statement described in section 4 (in the matter preceding division A of this consolidated Act), including the deter- mination and designation of new starts. S . 103. None of the funds made available in this title may EC be used to award or modify any contract that commits funds beyond the amounts appropriated for that program, project, or activity that remain unobligated, except that such amounts may include any funds that have been made available through reprogramming pursuant to section 101. S EC . 104. The Secretary of the Army may transfer to the Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Fish and Wildlife Service may accept and expend, up to $5,400,000 of funds provided in this title under the heading ‘‘Operation and Maintenance’’ to mitigate for fisheries lost due to Corps of Engineers projects. S EC . 105. None of the funds in this Act shall be used for an open lake placement alternative for dredged material, after evaluating the least costly, environmentally acceptable manner for the disposal or management of dredged material originating from Lake Erie or tributaries thereto, unless it is approved under a State water quality certification pursuant to section 401 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1341); Provided further , That until an open lake placement alternative for dredged material is approved under a State water quality certification, the Corps of Engineers shall continue upland placement of such dredged material consistent with the requirements of section 101 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 (33 U.S.C. 2211). EC . 106. None of the funds made available in this title may S be used for any acquisition that is not consistent with 48 CFR 225.7007. EC . 107. None of the funds made available by this Act may S be used to carry out any water supply reallocation study under the Wolf Creek Dam, Lake Cumberland, Kentucky, project author- ized under the Act of July 24, 1946 (60 Stat. 636, ch. 595). S EC . 108. None of the funds made available in this or any other Act making appropriations for Energy and Water Develop- ment for any fiscal year may be used by the Corps of Engineers during the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017, to develop, adopt, implement, administer, or enforce any change to the regulations in effect on October 1, 2012, pertaining to the definitions of the terms ‘‘fill material’’ or ‘‘discharge of fill material’’ for the purposes of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq.). S EC . 109. None of the funds made available by this Act may be used to require a permit for the discharge of dredged or fill VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00172 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

173 131 STAT. 307 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 material under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq.) for the activities identified in subparagraphs (A) and (C) of section 404(f)(1) of the Act (33 U.S.C. 1344(f)(1)(A), (C)). TITLE II DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR U TAH P ROJECT ENTRAL C CENTRAL UTAH PROJECT COMPLETION ACCOUNT For carrying out activities authorized by the Central Utah Project Completion Act, $10,500,000, to remain available until expended, of which $1,300,000 shall be deposited into the Utah Reclamation Mitigation and Conservation Account for use by the Pro- Utah Reclamation Mitigation and Conservation Commission: , That of the amount provided under this heading, $1,350,000 vided shall be available until September 30, 2018, for expenses necessary in carrying out related responsibilities of the Secretary of the Interior: Provided further , That for fiscal year 2017, of the amount made available to the Commission under this Act or any other Act, the Commission may use an amount not to exceed $1,500,000 for administrative expenses. B UREAU OF R ECLAMATION The following appropriations shall be expended to execute authorized functions of the Bureau of Reclamation: WATER AND RELATED RESOURCES (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS) For management, development, and restoration of water and related natural resources and for related activities, including the operation, maintenance, and rehabilitation of reclamation and other facilities, participation in fulfilling related Federal responsibilities to Native Americans, and related grants to, and cooperative and other agreements with, State and local governments, federally rec- ognized Indian tribes, and others, $1,155,894,000, to remain avail- able until expended, of which $22,000 shall be available for transfer to the Upper Colorado River Basin Fund and $5,551,000 shall be available for transfer to the Lower Colorado River Basin Develop- ment Fund; of which such amounts as may be necessary may be advanced to the Colorado River Dam Fund: Provided , That such transfers may be increased or decreased within the overall appropriation under this heading: Provided further , That of the total appropriated, the amount for program activities that can be financed by the Reclamation Fund or the Bureau of Reclamation special fee account established by 16 U.S.C. 6806 shall be derived from that Fund or account: Provided further , That funds contributed under 43 U.S.C. 395 are available until expended for the purposes for which the funds were contributed: Provided further , That funds advanced under 43 U.S.C. 397a shall be credited to this account and are available until expended for the same purposes as the sums appropriated under this heading: Provided further , That of VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00173 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

174 131 STAT. 308 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 the amounts provided herein, funds may be used for high-priority projects which shall be carried out by the Youth Conservation Corps, as authorized by 16 U.S.C. 1706. CENTRAL VALLEY PROJECT RESTORATION FUND For carrying out the programs, projects, plans, habitat restora- tion, improvement, and acquisition provisions of the Central Valley Project Improvement Act, $55,606,000, to be derived from such sums as may be collected in the Central Valley Project Restoration Fund pursuant to sections 3407(d), 3404(c)(3), and 3405(f) of Public , That Law 102–575, to remain available until expended: Provided the Bureau of Reclamation is directed to assess and collect the full amount of the additional mitigation and restoration payments Provided authorized by section 3407(d) of Public Law 102–575: , That none of the funds made available under this heading further may be used for the acquisition or leasing of water for in-stream purposes if the water is already committed to in-stream purposes by a court adopted decree or order. - DELTA RESTORATION CALIFORNIA BAY (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS) For carrying out activities authorized by the Water Supply, Reliability, and Environmental Improvement Act, consistent with plans to be approved by the Secretary of the Interior, $36,000,000, to remain available until expended, of which such amounts as may be necessary to carry out such activities may be transferred to appropriate accounts of other participating Federal agencies to carry out authorized purposes: , That funds appropriated Provided herein may be used for the Federal share of the costs of CALFED Program management: , That CALFED Provided further implementation shall be carried out in a balanced manner with clear performance measures demonstrating concurrent progress in achieving the goals and objectives of the Program. POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION For expenses necessary for policy, administration, and related functions in the Office of the Commissioner, the Denver office, and offices in the five regions of the Bureau of Reclamation, to remain available until September 30, 2018, $59,000,000, to be derived from the Reclamation Fund and be nonreimbursable as provided in 43 U.S.C. 377: , That no part of any other Provided appropriation in this Act shall be available for activities or functions budgeted as policy and administration expenses. ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISION Appropriations for the Bureau of Reclamation shall be available for purchase of not to exceed five passenger motor vehicles, which are for replacement only. GENERAL PROVISIONS—DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR S EC . 201. (a) None of the funds provided in title II of this Act for Water and Related Resources, or provided by previous VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00174 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

175 131 STAT. 309 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 or subsequent appropriations Acts to the agencies or entities funded in title II of this Act for Water and Related Resources that remain available for obligation or expenditure in fiscal year 2017, shall be available for obligation or expenditure through a reprogramming of funds that— (1) initiates or creates a new program, project, or activity; (2) eliminates a program, project, or activity; (3) increases funds for any program, project, or activity for which funds have been denied or restricted by this Act, unless prior approval is received from the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate; (4) restarts or resumes any program, project or activity for which funds are not provided in this Act, unless prior approval is received from the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate; (5) transfers funds in excess of the following limits, unless prior approval is received from the Committees on Appropria- tions of the House of Representatives and the Senate: (A) 15 percent for any program, project or activity for which $2,000,000 or more is available at the beginning of the fiscal year; or (B) $400,000 for any program, project or activity for which less than $2,000,000 is available at the beginning of the fiscal year; (6) transfers more than $500,000 from either the Facilities Operation, Maintenance, and Rehabilitation category or the Resources Management and Development category to any pro- gram, project, or activity in the other category, unless prior approval is received from the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate; or (7) transfers, where necessary to discharge legal obligations of the Bureau of Reclamation, more than $5,000,000 to provide adequate funds for settled contractor claims, increased con- tractor earnings due to accelerated rates of operations, and real estate deficiency judgments, unless prior approval is received from the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate. (b) Subsection (a)(5) shall not apply to any transfer of funds within the Facilities Operation, Maintenance, and Rehabilitation category. Definition. (c) For purposes of this section, the term transfer means any movement of funds into or out of a program, project, or activity. Reports. (d) The Bureau of Reclamation shall submit reports on a quar- Deadlines. terly basis to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate detailing all the funds reprogrammed between programs, projects, activities, or categories of funding. The first quarterly report shall be submitted not later than 60 days after the date of enactment of this Act. EC . 202. (a) None of the funds appropriated or otherwise Plan. S California. made available by this Act may be used to determine the final point of discharge for the interceptor drain for the San Luis Unit until development by the Secretary of the Interior and the State of California of a plan, which shall conform to the water quality standards of the State of California as approved by the Adminis- trator of the Environmental Protection Agency, to minimize any detrimental effect of the San Luis drainage waters. VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00175 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

176 131 STAT. 310 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 (b) The costs of the Kesterson Reservoir Cleanup Program and the costs of the San Joaquin Valley Drainage Program shall be classified by the Secretary of the Interior as reimbursable or nonreimbursable and collected until fully repaid pursuant to the ‘‘Cleanup Program—Alternative Repayment Plan’’ and the ‘‘SJVDP—Alternative Repayment Plan’’ described in the report enti- tled ‘‘Repayment Report, Kesterson Reservoir Cleanup Program and San Joaquin Valley Drainage Program, February 1995’’, pre- pared by the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation. Any future obligations of funds by the United States relating to, Reimbursement. or providing for, drainage service or drainage studies for the San Luis Unit shall be fully reimbursable by San Luis Unit beneficiaries of such service or studies pursuant to Federal reclamation law. EC . 203. Section 205(2) of division D of Public Law 114– S 113 is amended by striking ‘‘2016’’ and inserting ‘‘2017’’. 129 Stat. 2407. TITLE III DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY ENERGY PROGRAMS E R E NERGY NERGY E ENEWABLE FFICIENCY AND For Department of Energy expenses including the purchase, construction, and acquisition of plant and capital equipment, and other expenses necessary for energy efficiency and renewable energy activities in carrying out the purposes of the Department of Energy Organization Act (42 U.S.C. 7101 et seq.), including the acquisition or condemnation of any real property or any facility or for plant or facility acquisition, construction, or expansion, $2,090,200,000, , That of such amount, to remain available until expended: Provided $153,500,000 shall be available until September 30, 2018, for pro- gram direction. ELIVERY AND E NERGY R ELIABILITY D LECTRICITY E For Department of Energy expenses including the purchase, construction, and acquisition of plant and capital equipment, and other expenses necessary for electricity delivery and energy reli- ability activities in carrying out the purposes of the Department of Energy Organization Act (42 U.S.C. 7101 et seq.), including the acquisition or condemnation of any real property or any facility or for plant or facility acquisition, construction, or expansion, , That $230,000,000, to remain available until expended: Provided of such amount, $28,500,000 shall be available until September 30, 2018, for program direction. N E NERGY UCLEAR For Department of Energy expenses including the purchase, construction, and acquisition of plant and capital equipment, and other expenses necessary for nuclear energy activities in carrying out the purposes of the Department of Energy Organization Act (42 U.S.C. 7101 et seq.), including the acquisition or condemnation of any real property or any facility or for plant or facility acquisition, construction, or expansion and the purchase of no more than three emergency service vehicles for replacement only, $1,016,616,000, VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00176 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

177 131 STAT. 311 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 Provided , That of such amount, to remain available until expended: $80,000,000 shall be available until September 30, 2018, for pro- gram direction. EVELOPMENT NERGY R F D OSSIL E ESEARCH AND For Department of Energy expenses necessary in carrying out fossil energy research and development activities, under the authority of the Department of Energy Organization Act (42 U.S.C. 7101 et seq.), including the acquisition of interest, including defea- sible and equitable interests in any real property or any facility or for plant or facility acquisition or expansion, and for conducting inquiries, technological investigations and research concerning the extraction, processing, use, and disposal of mineral substances with- out objectionable social and environmental costs (30 U.S.C. 3, 1602, and 1603), $618,000,000, to remain available until expended: Pro- vided , That of such amount $60,000,000 shall be available until September 30, 2018, for program direction: , That Provided further in addition, $50,000,000, to remain available until expended, shall be for the transformational coal technologies pilot program described in the explanatory statement described in section 4 (in the matter preceding division A of this consolidated Act). AVAL P ETROLEUM AND O IL S HALE R ESERVES N For Department of Energy expenses necessary to carry out naval petroleum and oil shale reserve activities, $14,950,000, to remain available until expended: , That notwithstanding Provided any other provision of law, unobligated funds remaining from prior years shall be available for all naval petroleum and oil shale reserve activities. S P ETROLEUM TRATEGIC ESERVE R For Department of Energy expenses necessary for Strategic Petroleum Reserve facility development and operations and program management activities pursuant to the Energy Policy and Conserva- tion Act (42 U.S.C. 6201 et seq.), $223,000,000, to remain available until expended: Provided , That the proceeds from the drawdown and sale under section 159 of the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2017 (division C of Public Law 114–223), as amended by the Further Continuing and Security Assistance Appropriations Act, 2017 (Public Law 114–254), which have been or will be deposited into the ‘‘Energy Security and Infrastructure Modernization Fund’’ during fiscal year 2017 shall be made available and shall remain available until expended for necessary expenses in carrying out the Life Extension II project for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. N ORTHEAST H OME H EATING O IL R ESERVE For Department of Energy expenses necessary for Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve storage, operation, and management activities pursuant to the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (42 U.S.C. 6201 et seq.), $6,500,000, to remain available until expended. VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00177 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

178 131 STAT. 312 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 NERGY I A DMINISTRATION E NFORMATION For Department of Energy expenses necessary in carrying out the activities of the Energy Information Administration, $122,000,000, to remain available until expended. -D EFENSE E NVIRONMENTAL ON LEANUP C N For Department of Energy expenses, including the purchase, construction, and acquisition of plant and capital equipment and other expenses necessary for non-defense environmental cleanup activities in carrying out the purposes of the Department of Energy Organization Act (42 U.S.C. 7101 et seq.), including the acquisition or condemnation of any real property or any facility or for plant or facility acquisition, construction, or expansion, $247,000,000, to remain available until expended. U E NRICHMENT D ECONTAMINATION AND D ECOMMISSIONING RANIUM F UND For Department of Energy expenses necessary in carrying out uranium enrichment facility decontamination and decommissioning, remedial actions, and other activities of title II of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, and title X, subtitle A, of the Energy Policy Act of 1992, $768,000,000, to be derived from the Uranium Enrichment Decontamination and Decommissioning Fund, to remain available until expended, of which $30,000,000 shall be available in accord- ance with title X, subtitle A, of the Energy Policy Act of 1992. CIENCE S For Department of Energy expenses including the purchase, construction, and acquisition of plant and capital equipment, and other expenses necessary for science activities in carrying out the purposes of the Department of Energy Organization Act (42 U.S.C. 7101 et seq.), including the acquisition or condemnation of any real property or facility or for plant or facility acquisition, construc- tion, or expansion, and purchase of not more than 17 passenger motor vehicles for replacement only, including one ambulance and Pro- one bus, $5,392,000,000, to remain available until expended: vided , That of such amount, $182,000,000 shall be available until September 30, 2018, for program direction: Provided further , That of such amount, $50,000,000 shall be available for the ongoing in-kind contributions provided by facilities located in the United States to the ITER project and related support activities carried out by such facilities for the ITER project and, subject to the notification requirement in section 301(e) of this Act, up to an additional $50,000,000 of such amount may be made available for in-kind contributions and related support activities of ITER. A DVANCED R ESEARCH P ROJECTS A GENCY —E NERGY For Department of Energy expenses necessary in carrying out the activities authorized by section 5012 of the America COMPETES Act (Public Law 110–69), $306,000,000, to remain available until expended: Provided , That of such amount, $29,250,000 shall be available until September 30, 2018, for program direction. VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00178 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

179 131 STAT. 313 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 ITLE T ECHNOLOGY L OAN G UARANTEE P ROGRAM NNOVATIVE T 17 I Such sums as are derived from amounts received from bor- rowers pursuant to section 1702(b) of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 under this heading in prior Acts, shall be collected in accord- ance with section 502(7) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974: Provided , That for necessary administrative expenses to carry out this Loan Guarantee program, $37,000,000 is appropriated from fees collected in prior years pursuant to section 1702(h) of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 which are not otherwise appropriated, to remain available until September 30, 2018: , Provided further That if the amount in the previous proviso is not available from such fees, an amount for such purposes is also appropriated from the general fund so as to result in a total amount appropriated for such purpose of no more than $37,000,000: Provided further , That fees collected pursuant to such section 1702(h) for fiscal year 2017 shall be credited as offsetting collections under this heading and shall not be available until appropriated: , Provided further That the Department of Energy shall not subordinate any loan obligation to other financing in violation of section 1702 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 or subordinate any Guaranteed Obligation to any loan or other debt obligations in violation of section 609.10 of title 10, Code of Federal Regulations. A DVANCED T ECHNOLOGY V EHICLES M ANUFACTURING L OAN P ROGRAM For Department of Energy administrative expenses necessary in carrying out the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan Program, $5,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2018. RIBAL E NERGY L OAN G UARANTEE ROGRAM P T (INCLUDING RESCISSION OF FUNDS) For the cost of loan guarantees provided under section 2602(c) of the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (25 U.S.C. 3502(c)), $8,500,000, to remain available until expended: Provided , That the cost of those loan guarantees (including the costs of modifying loans, as applicable) shall be determined in accordance with section 502 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 (2 U.S.C. 661a): Provided That, for necessary administrative expenses to carry out further, that program, $500,000 is appropriated, to remain available until expended: That, of the subsidy amounts provided Provided further, by section 1425 of the Department of Defense and Full-Year Con- tinuing Appropriations Act, 2011 (Public Law 112–10; 125 Stat. 126), for the cost of loan guarantees for renewable energy or efficient end-use energy technologies under section 1703 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (42 U.S.C. 16513), $9,000,000 is hereby rescinded. D EPARTMENTAL A DMINISTRATION For salaries and expenses of the Department of Energy nec- essary for departmental administration in carrying out the purposes of the Department of Energy Organization Act (42 U.S.C. 7101 et seq.), $246,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2018, including the hire of passenger motor vehicles and official VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00179 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

180 131 STAT. 314 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 reception and representation expenses not to exceed $30,000, plus such additional amounts as necessary to cover increases in the estimated amount of cost of work for others notwithstanding the provisions of the Anti-Deficiency Act (31 U.S.C. 1511 et seq.): Pro- vided , That such increases in cost of work are offset by revenue increases of the same or greater amount: Provided further , That moneys received by the Department for miscellaneous revenues estimated to total $103,000,000 in fiscal year 2017 may be retained and used for operating expenses within this account, as authorized by section 201 of Public Law 95–238, notwithstanding the provisions of 31 U.S.C. 3302: Provided further , That the sum herein appro- priated shall be reduced as collections are received during the fiscal year so as to result in a final fiscal year 2017 appropriation from the general fund estimated at not more than $143,000,000: Provided further , That the amount made available in the explana- tory statement described in section 4 (in the matter preceding division A of this consolidated Act) for the Office of Indian Energy Policy and Program shall remain available until September 30, 2022. FFICE OF THE I NSPECTOR ENERAL G O For expenses necessary for the Office of the Inspector General in carrying out the provisions of the Inspector General Act of 1978, $44,424,000, to remain available until September 30, 2018. ATOMIC ENERGY DEFENSE ACTIVITIES NATIONAL NUCLEAR SECURITY ADMINISTRATION W A EAPONS CTIVITIES (INCLUDING RESCISSIONS OF FUNDS) For Department of Energy expenses, including the purchase, construction, and acquisition of plant and capital equipment and other incidental expenses necessary for atomic energy defense weapons activities in carrying out the purposes of the Department of Energy Organization Act (42 U.S.C. 7101 et seq.), including the acquisition or condemnation of any real property or any facility or for plant or facility acquisition, construction, or expansion, $9,318,093,000, to remain available until expended: Provided , That of such amount, $97,118,000 shall be available until September 30, 2018, for program direction: , That of the unobli- Provided further gated balances from prior year appropriations available under this heading, $8,400,000 is hereby rescinded: Provided further , That of the unobligated balances from prior year appropriations available under this heading that were apportioned in Category C (defined in section 120 of Office of Management and Budget Circular No. A–11), $64,126,000 is hereby rescinded: Provided further , That no amounts may be rescinded from amounts that were designated by the Congress as an emergency requirement pursuant to a concur- rent resolution on the budget or the Balanced Budget and Emer- gency Deficit Control Act of 1985. VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00180 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

181 131 STAT. 315 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 EFENSE N N ONPROLIFERATION D UCLEAR (INCLUDING RESCISSION OF FUNDS) For Department of Energy expenses, including the purchase, construction, and acquisition of plant and capital equipment and other incidental expenses necessary for defense nuclear non- proliferation activities, in carrying out the purposes of the Depart- ment of Energy Organization Act (42 U.S.C. 7101 et seq.), including the acquisition or condemnation of any real property or any facility or for plant or facility acquisition, construction, or expansion, $1,902,000,000, to remain available until expended: Provided , That of the unobligated balances from prior year appropriations available under this heading that were apportioned in Category C (defined in section 120 of Office of Management and Budget Circular No. A–11), $19,128,000 is hereby rescinded: , That no Provided further amounts may be rescinded from amounts that were designated by the Congress as an emergency requirement pursuant to a concur- rent resolution on the budget or the Balanced Budget and Emer- gency Deficit Control Act of 1985. AVAL R EACTORS N (INCLUDING TRANSFER AND RESCISSION OF FUNDS) For Department of Energy expenses necessary for naval reac- tors activities to carry out the Department of Energy Organization Act (42 U.S.C. 7101 et seq.), including the acquisition (by purchase, condemnation, construction, or otherwise) of real property, plant, and capital equipment, facilities, and facility expansion, $1,420,120,000, to remain available until expended, of which, $75,100,000 shall be transferred to ‘‘Department of Energy—Energy Pro- Programs—Nuclear Energy’’, for the Advanced Test Reactor: , That of the amount provided under this heading, $44,100,000 vided shall be available until September 30, 2018, for program direction: Provided further , That of the unobligated balances from prior year appropriations available under this heading that were apportioned in Category C (defined in section 120 of Office of Management Pro- and Budget Circular No. A–11), $307,000 is hereby rescinded: vided further , That no amounts may be rescinded from amounts that were designated by the Congress as an emergency requirement pursuant to a concurrent resolution on the budget or the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. F EDERAL S ALARIES AND E XPENSES For expenses necessary for Federal Salaries and Expenses in the National Nuclear Security Administration, $390,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2018, including official recep- tion and representation expenses not to exceed $12,000. ENVIRONMENTAL AND OTHER DEFENSE ACTIVITIES D EFENSE E NVIRONMENTAL C LEANUP For Department of Energy expenses, including the purchase, construction, and acquisition of plant and capital equipment and other expenses necessary for atomic energy defense environmental VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00181 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

182 131 STAT. 316 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 cleanup activities in carrying out the purposes of the Department of Energy Organization Act (42 U.S.C. 7101 et seq.), including the acquisition or condemnation of any real property or any facility or for plant or facility acquisition, construction, or expansion, and the purchase of not to exceed one fire apparatus pumper truck, one aerial lift truck, one refuse truck, and one semi-truck for replacement only, $5,405,000,000, to remain available until expended: Provided , That of such amount, $290,050,000 shall be available until September 30, 2018, for program direction: Provided further , That of the amount provided under this heading, $26,800,000 shall be available for the purpose of a payment by the Secretary of Energy to the State of New Mexico for road improvements in accordance with section 15(b) of the Waste Isola- tion Pilot Plant Land Withdrawal Act (Public Law 102–579): Pro- vided further , That the amount made available by the previous proviso shall be separate from any appropriations of funds for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. U RANIUM E NRICHMENT D ECONTAMINATION AND EFENSE D D ECOMMISSIONING (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) For an additional amount for atomic energy defense environ- mental cleanup activities for Department of Energy contributions for uranium enrichment decontamination and decommissioning activities, $563,000,000, to be deposited into the Defense Environ- mental Cleanup account which shall be transferred to the ‘‘Uranium Enrichment Decontamination and Decommissioning Fund’’. THER D EFENSE A CTIVITIES O For Department of Energy expenses, including the purchase, construction, and acquisition of plant and capital equipment and other expenses, necessary for atomic energy defense, other defense activities, and classified activities, in carrying out the purposes of the Department of Energy Organization Act (42 U.S.C. 7101 et seq.), including the acquisition or condemnation of any real property or any facility or for plant or facility acquisition, construc- tion, or expansion, $784,000,000, to remain available until Provided , That of such amount, $254,230,000 shall be expended: available until September 30, 2018, for program direction. POWER MARKETING ADMINISTRATIONS B ONNEVILLE P OWER A DMINISTRATION F UND Expenditures from the Bonneville Power Administration Fund, established pursuant to Public Law 93–454, are approved for official reception and representation expenses in an amount not to exceed $5,000: Provided , That during fiscal year 2017, no new direct loan obligations may be made. O PERATION AND M AINTENANCE , S OUTHEASTERN P OWER A DMINISTRATION For expenses necessary for operation and maintenance of power transmission facilities and for marketing electric power and energy, VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00182 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

183 131 STAT. 317 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 including transmission wheeling and ancillary services, pursuant to section 5 of the Flood Control Act of 1944 (16 U.S.C. 825s), as applied to the southeastern power area, $1,000,000, including official reception and representation expenses in an amount not Provided , to exceed $1,500, to remain available until expended: That notwithstanding 31 U.S.C. 3302 and section 5 of the Flood Control Act of 1944, up to $1,000,000 collected by the Southeastern Power Administration from the sale of power and related services shall be credited to this account as discretionary offsetting collec- tions, to remain available until expended for the sole purpose of funding the annual expenses of the Southeastern Power Administra- tion: Provided further , That the sum herein appropriated for annual expenses shall be reduced as collections are received during the fiscal year so as to result in a final fiscal year 2017 appropriation estimated at not more than $0: , That notwith- Provided further standing 31 U.S.C. 3302, up to $60,760,000 collected by the South- eastern Power Administration pursuant to the Flood Control Act of 1944 to recover purchase power and wheeling expenses shall be credited to this account as offsetting collections, to remain avail- able until expended for the sole purpose of making purchase power and wheeling expenditures: , That for purposes Provided further of this appropriation, annual expenses means expenditures that are generally recovered in the same year that they are incurred (excluding purchase power and wheeling expenses). PERATION AND M AINTENANCE , S OUTHWESTERN P OWER O A DMINISTRATION For expenses necessary for operation and maintenance of power transmission facilities and for marketing electric power and energy, for construction and acquisition of transmission lines, substations and appurtenant facilities, and for administrative expenses, including official reception and representation expenses in an amount not to exceed $1,500 in carrying out section 5 of the Flood Control Act of 1944 (16 U.S.C. 825s), as applied to the Southwestern Power Administration, $45,643,000, to remain available until Provided , That notwithstanding 31 U.S.C. 3302 and sec- expended: tion 5 of the Flood Control Act of 1944 (16 U.S.C. 825s), up to $34,586,000 collected by the Southwestern Power Administration from the sale of power and related services shall be credited to this account as discretionary offsetting collections, to remain avail- able until expended, for the sole purpose of funding the annual expenses of the Southwestern Power Administration: Provided fur- ther , That the sum herein appropriated for annual expenses shall be reduced as collections are received during the fiscal year so as to result in a final fiscal year 2017 appropriation estimated at not more than $11,057,000: Provided further , That notwith- standing 31 U.S.C. 3302, up to $73,000,000 collected by the South- western Power Administration pursuant to the Flood Control Act of 1944 to recover purchase power and wheeling expenses shall be credited to this account as offsetting collections, to remain avail- able until expended for the sole purpose of making purchase power and wheeling expenditures: Provided further , That for purposes of this appropriation, annual expenses means expenditures that are generally recovered in the same year that they are incurred (excluding purchase power and wheeling expenses). VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00183 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

184 131 STAT. 318 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 ONSTRUCTION , R , O PERATION AND M AINTENANCE , C EHABILITATION A P ESTERN OWER A DMINISTRATION REA W For carrying out the functions authorized by title III, section 302(a)(1)(E) of the Act of August 4, 1977 (42 U.S.C. 7152), and other related activities including conservation and renewable resources programs as authorized, $273,144,000, including official reception and representation expenses in an amount not to exceed $1,500, to remain available until expended, of which $265,742,000 shall be derived from the Department of the Interior Reclamation Fund: , That notwithstanding 31 U.S.C. 3302, section 5 Provided of the Flood Control Act of 1944 (16 U.S.C. 825s), and section 1 of the Interior Department Appropriation Act, 1939 (43 U.S.C. 392a), up to $177,563,000 collected by the Western Area Power Administration from the sale of power and related services shall be credited to this account as discretionary offsetting collections, to remain available until expended, for the sole purpose of funding the annual expenses of the Western Area Power Administration: , That the sum herein appropriated for annual Provided further expenses shall be reduced as collections are received during the fiscal year so as to result in a final fiscal year 2017 appropriation estimated at not more than $95,581,000, of which $88,179,000 is derived from the Reclamation Fund: Provided further , That notwith- standing 31 U.S.C. 3302, up to $367,009,000 collected by the Western Area Power Administration pursuant to the Flood Control Act of 1944 and the Reclamation Project Act of 1939 to recover purchase power and wheeling expenses shall be credited to this account as offsetting collections, to remain available until expended for the sole purpose of making purchase power and wheeling expenditures: , That for purposes of this appropria- Provided further tion, annual expenses means expenditures that are generally recov- ered in the same year that they are incurred (excluding purchase power and wheeling expenses). F A MISTAD O PERATING AND M ALCON AND F UND AINTENANCE For operation, maintenance, and emergency costs for the hydro- electric facilities at the Falcon and Amistad Dams, $4,070,000, to remain available until expended, and to be derived from the Falcon and Amistad Operating and Maintenance Fund of the Western Area Power Administration, as provided in section 2 of the Act of June 18, 1954 (68 Stat. 255): Provided , That notwith- standing the provisions of that Act and of 31 U.S.C. 3302, up to $3,838,000 collected by the Western Area Power Administration from the sale of power and related services from the Falcon and Amistad Dams shall be credited to this account as discretionary offsetting collections, to remain available until expended for the sole purpose of funding the annual expenses of the hydroelectric facilities of these Dams and associated Western Area Power Administration activities: Provided further , That the sum herein appropriated for annual expenses shall be reduced as collections are received during the fiscal year so as to result in a final fiscal year 2017 appropriation estimated at not more than $232,000: Provided further , That for purposes of this appropriation, annual expenses means expenditures that are generally recovered in the same year that they are incurred: Provided further , That for fiscal year 2017, the Administrator of the Western Area Power Adminis- tration may accept up to $323,000 in funds contributed by United VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00184 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

185 131 STAT. 319 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 States power customers of the Falcon and Amistad Dams for deposit into the Falcon and Amistad Operating and Maintenance Fund, and such funds shall be available for the purpose for which contrib- uted in like manner as if said sums had been specifically appro- Provided further , That any such funds priated for such purpose: shall be available without further appropriation and without fiscal year limitation for use by the Commissioner of the United States Section of the International Boundary and Water Commission for the sole purpose of operating, maintaining, repairing, rehabilitating, replacing, or upgrading the hydroelectric facilities at these Dams in accordance with agreements reached between the Administrator, Commissioner, and the power customers. EDERAL E NERGY R EGULATORY C OMMISSION F SALARIES AND EXPENSES For expenses necessary for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to carry out the provisions of the Department of Energy Organization Act (42 U.S.C. 7101 et seq.), including services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, official reception and representation expenses not to exceed $3,000, and the hire of passenger motor Pro- vehicles, $346,800,000, to remain available until expended: , That notwithstanding any other provision of law, not to vided 42 USC 7171 note. exceed $346,800,000 of revenues from fees and annual charges, and other services and collections in fiscal year 2017 shall be retained and used for expenses necessary in this account, and , That the shall remain available until expended: Provided further sum herein appropriated from the general fund shall be reduced as revenues are received during fiscal year 2017 so as to result in a final fiscal year 2017 appropriation from the general fund estimated at not more than $0. GENERAL PROVISIONS—DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (INCLUDING TRANSFER AND RESCISSIONS OF FUNDS) EC . 301. (a) No appropriation, funds, or authority made avail- S able by this title for the Department of Energy shall be used to initiate or resume any program, project, or activity or to prepare or initiate Requests For Proposals or similar arrangements (including Requests for Quotations, Requests for Information, and Funding Opportunity Announcements) for a program, project, or activity if the program, project, or activity has not been funded by Congress. (b)(1) Unless the Secretary of Energy notifies the Committees Notifications. Deadlines. on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress at least 3 full business Grants. days in advance, none of the funds made available in this title Contracts. may be used to— Public (A) make a grant allocation or discretionary grant award information. totaling $1,000,000 or more; (B) make a discretionary contract award or Other Trans- action Agreement totaling $1,000,000 or more, including a con- tract covered by the Federal Acquisition Regulation; (C) issue a letter of intent to make an allocation, award, or Agreement in excess of the limits in subparagraph (A) or (B); or VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00185 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

186 131 STAT. 320 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 (D) announce publicly the intention to make an allocation, award, or Agreement in excess of the limits in subparagraph (A) or (B). Deadlines. (2) The Secretary of Energy shall submit to the Committees Reports. on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress within 15 days of the conclusion of each quarter a report detailing each grant alloca- tion or discretionary grant award totaling less than $1,000,000 provided during the previous quarter. (3) The notification required by paragraph (1) and the report required by paragraph (2) shall include the recipient of the award, the amount of the award, the fiscal year for which the funds for the award were appropriated, the account and program, project, or activity from which the funds are being drawn, the title of the award, and a brief description of the activity for which the award is made. (c) The Department of Energy may not, with respect to any program, project, or activity that uses budget authority made avail- able in this title under the heading ‘‘Department of Energy—Energy Programs’’, enter into a multiyear contract, award a multiyear grant, or enter into a multiyear cooperative agreement unless— Contracts. (1) the contract, grant, or cooperative agreement is funded for the full period of performance as anticipated at the time of award; or (2) the contract, grant, or cooperative agreement includes a clause conditioning the Federal Government’s obligation on the availability of future year budget authority and the Sec- retary notifies the Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress at least 3 days in advance. (d) Except as provided in subsections (e), (f), and (g), the amounts made available by this title shall be expended as author- ized by law for the programs, projects, and activities specified in the ‘‘Final Bill’’ column in the ‘‘Department of Energy’’ table included under the heading ‘‘Title III—Department of Energy’’ in the explanatory statement described in section 4 (in the matter preceding division A of this consolidated Act). (e) The amounts made available by this title may be reprogrammed for any program, project, or activity, and the Depart- ment shall notify the Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress at least 30 days prior to the use of any proposed reprogramming that would cause any program, project, or activity funding level to increase or decrease by more than $5,000,000 or 10 percent, whichever is less, during the time period covered by this Act. (f) None of the funds provided in this title shall be available for obligation or expenditure through a reprogramming of funds that— (1) creates, initiates, or eliminates a program, project, or activity; (2) increases funds or personnel for any program, project, or activity for which funds are denied or restricted by this Act; or (3) reduces funds that are directed to be used for a specific program, project, or activity by this Act. Waiver authority. (g)(1) The Secretary of Energy may waive any requirement or restriction in this section that applies to the use of funds made available for the Department of Energy if compliance with such VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00186 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

187 131 STAT. 321 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 requirement or restriction would pose a substantial risk to human health, the environment, welfare, or national security. (2) The Secretary of Energy shall notify the Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress of any waiver under paragraph (1) as soon as practicable, but not later than 3 days after the date of the activity to which a requirement or restriction would otherwise have applied. Such notice shall include an expla- nation of the substantial risk under paragraph (1) that permitted such waiver. (h) The unexpended balances of prior appropriations provided for activities in this Act may be available to the same appropriation accounts for such activities established pursuant to this title. Avail- able balances may be merged with funds in the applicable estab- lished accounts and thereafter may be accounted for as one fund for the same time period as originally enacted. EC . 302. Funds appropriated by this or any other Act, or S made available by the transfer of funds in this Act, for intelligence activities are deemed to be specifically authorized by the Congress for purposes of section 504 of the National Security Act of 1947 (50 U.S.C. 3094) during fiscal year 2017 until the enactment of the Intelligence Authorization Act for fiscal year 2017. EC S . 303. None of the funds made available in this title shall be used for the construction of facilities classified as high-hazard nuclear facilities under 10 CFR Part 830 unless independent over- sight is conducted by the Office of Enterprise Assessments to ensure the project is in compliance with nuclear safety requirements. S . 304. None of the funds made available in this title may EC Cost estimate. be used to approve critical decision-2 or critical decision-3 under Department of Energy Order 413.3B, or any successive depart- mental guidance, for construction projects where the total project cost exceeds $100,000,000, until a separate independent cost esti- mate has been developed for the project for that critical decision. S EC . 305. (a) None of the funds made available in this or Contracts. Russia. any prior Act under the heading ‘‘Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation’’ may be made available to enter into new contracts with, or new agreements for Federal assistance to, the Russian Federation. (b) The Secretary of Energy may waive the prohibition in sub- Waiver authority. Determination. section (a) if the Secretary determines that such activity is in the national security interests of the United States. This waiver authority may not be delegated. (c) A waiver under subsection (b) shall not be effective until Reports. Effective date. 15 days after the date on which the Secretary submits to the Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress, in classi- fied form if necessary, a report on the justification for the waiver. .—The Secretary of EC . 306. (a) N EW R EGIONAL R ESERVES S Budget. Energy may not establish any new regional petroleum product reserve unless funding for the proposed regional petroleum product reserve is explicitly requested in advance in an annual budget submission and approved by the Congress in an appropriations Act. (b) The budget request or notification shall include— (1) the justification for the new reserve; (2) a cost estimate for the establishment, operation, and Cost estimate. maintenance of the reserve, including funding sources; (3) a detailed plan for operation of the reserve, including Plan. the conditions upon which the products may be released; (4) the location of the reserve; and VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00187 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

188 131 STAT. 322 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 Estimate. (5) the estimate of the total inventory of the reserve. . 307. (a) Of the unobligated balances available from EC S amounts appropriated in the accounts and from the fiscal years specified in the ‘‘Final Bill’’ column in the ‘‘Department of Energy— Sec. 307.’’ table included under the heading ‘‘Title III—Department of Energy’’ in the explanatory statement described in section 4 (in the matter preceding division A of this consolidated Act), $94,803,000 is hereby rescinded. (b) No amounts may be rescinded under subsection (a) from amounts that were designated by the Congress as an emergency requirement pursuant to a concurrent resolution on the budget or the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. . 308. (a) From unobligated balances available from amounts EC S appropriated in prior fiscal years for ‘‘Department of Energy— Energy Programs—Fossil Energy Research and Development’’, $240,000,000 is hereby rescinded. (b) No amounts may be rescinded by this section from amounts that were designated by the Congress as an emergency requirement pursuant to a concurrent resolution on the budget or the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. . 309. Not to exceed $2,000,000, in aggregate, of the amounts S EC made available by this title may be made available for project engineering and design of the Consolidated Emergency Operations Center. TITLE IV INDEPENDENT AGENCIES A R EGIONAL C OMMISSION PPALACHIAN For expenses necessary to carry out the programs authorized by the Appalachian Regional Development Act of 1965, and for expenses necessary for the Federal Co-Chairman and the Alternate on the Appalachian Regional Commission, for payment of the Fed- eral share of the administrative expenses of the Commission, including services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, and hire of passenger motor vehicles, $152,000,000, to remain available until expended. N UCLEAR EFENSE ACILITIES S AFETY B OARD F D SALARIES AND EXPENSES For expenses necessary for the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board in carrying out activities authorized by the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended by Public Law 100–456, section 1441, $30,872,000, to remain available until September 30, 2018. ELTA R EGIONAL A UTHORITY D SALARIES AND EXPENSES For expenses necessary for the Delta Regional Authority and to carry out its activities, as authorized by the Delta Regional Authority Act of 2000, notwithstanding sections 382C(b)(2), 382F(d), VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00188 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

189 131 STAT. 323 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 382M, and 382N of said Act, $25,000,000, to remain available until expended. C OMMISSION D ENALI For expenses necessary for the Denali Commission including the purchase, construction, and acquisition of plant and capital equipment as necessary and other expenses, $15,000,000, to remain available until expended, notwithstanding the limitations contained , in section 306(g) of the Denali Commission Act of 1998: Provided That funds shall be available for construction projects in an amount not to exceed 80 percent of total project cost for distressed commu- nities, as defined by section 307 of the Denali Commission Act of 1998 (division C, title III, Public Law 105–277), as amended by section 701 of appendix D, title VII, Public Law 106–113 (113 Stat. 1501A–280), and an amount not to exceed 50 percent for non-distressed communities: , That, notwith- Provided further standing any other provision of law regarding payment of a non- Federal share in connection with a grant-in-aid program, amounts under this heading shall be available for the payment of such a non-Federal share for programs undertaken to carry out the purposes of the Commission. ORTHERN B ORDER R C OMMISSION EGIONAL N For expenses necessary for the Northern Border Regional Commission in carrying out activities authorized by subtitle V of title 40, United States Code, $10,000,000, to remain available until expended: Provided , That such amounts shall be available for administrative expenses, notwithstanding section 15751(b) of title 40, United States Code. OUTHEAST RESCENT R EGIONAL C OMMISSION S C For expenses necessary for the Southeast Crescent Regional Commission in carrying out activities authorized by subtitle V of title 40, United States Code, $250,000, to remain available until expended. UCLEAR R EGULATORY C OMMISSION N SALARIES AND EXPENSES For expenses necessary for the Commission in carrying out the purposes of the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974 and the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, $905,000,000, including official rep- resentation expenses not to exceed $25,000, to remain available until expended: Provided , That of the amount appropriated herein, not more than $7,500,000 may be made available for salaries, travel, and other support costs for the Office of the Commission, to remain available until September 30, 2018, of which, notwith- standing section 201(a)(2)(c) of the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 5841(a)(2)(c)), the use and expenditure shall only be approved by a majority vote of the Commission: Provided further , That revenues from licensing fees, inspection services, and other services and collections estimated at $794,580,000 in fiscal year 2017 shall be retained and used for necessary salaries and expenses in this account, notwithstanding 31 U.S.C. 3302, and shall remain VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00189 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

190 131 STAT. 324 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 Provided further , That of the amounts available until expended: appropriated under this heading, not less than $5,000,000 shall be for activities related to the development of regulatory infrastruc- ture for advanced nuclear reactor technologies, and $5,000,000 of that amount shall not be available from fee revenues, notwith- standing 42 U.S.C. 2214: Provided further , That the sum herein appropriated shall be reduced by the amount of revenues received during fiscal year 2017 so as to result in a final fiscal year 2017 appropriation estimated at not more than $110,420,000: Provided further , That of the amounts appropriated under this heading, $10,000,000 shall be for university research and development in areas relevant to the Commission’s mission, and $5,000,000 shall be for a Nuclear Science and Engineering Grant Program that will support multiyear projects that do not align with programmatic missions but are critical to maintaining the discipline of nuclear science and engineering. OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL For expenses necessary for the Office of Inspector General in carrying out the provisions of the Inspector General Act of 1978, $12,129,000, to remain available until September 30, 2018: Provided , That revenues from licensing fees, inspection services, and other services and collections estimated at $10,044,000 in fiscal year 2017 shall be retained and be available until September 30, 2018, for necessary salaries and expenses in this account, notwith- standing section 3302 of title 31, United States Code: Provided further , That the sum herein appropriated shall be reduced by the amount of revenues received during fiscal year 2017 so as to result in a final fiscal year 2017 appropriation estimated at not more than $2,085,000: Provided further , That of the amounts appropriated under this heading, $969,000 shall be for Inspector General services for the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, which shall not be available from fee revenues. N W ASTE T ECHNICAL R EVIEW B UCLEAR OARD SALARIES AND EXPENSES For expenses necessary for the Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board, as authorized by Public Law 100–203, section 5051, $3,600,000, to be derived from the Nuclear Waste Fund, to remain available until September 30, 2018. GENERAL PROVISIONS—INDEPENDENT AGENCIES S EC . 401. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission shall comply Compliance. with the July 5, 2011, version of Chapter VI of its Internal Commis- sion Procedures when responding to Congressional requests for information. . 402. (a) The amounts made available by this title for Notifications. EC S Time periods. the Nuclear Regulatory Commission may be reprogrammed for any Reports. program, project, or activity, and the Commission shall notify the Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress at least 30 days prior to the use of any proposed reprogramming that would cause any program funding level to increase or decrease by more than $500,000 or 10 percent, whichever is less, during the time period covered by this Act. VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00190 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

191 131 STAT. 325 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 Waiver authority. (b)(1) The Nuclear Regulatory Commission may waive the notification requirement in subsection (a) if compliance with such requirement would pose a substantial risk to human health, the environment, welfare, or national security. (2) The Nuclear Regulatory Commission shall notify the Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress of any waiver under paragraph (1) as soon as practicable, but not later than 3 days after the date of the activity to which a requirement or restriction would otherwise have applied. Such notice shall include an explanation of the substantial risk under paragraph (1) that permitted such waiver and shall provide a detailed report to the Committees of such waiver and changes to funding levels to programs, projects, or activities. (c) Except as provided in subsections (a), (b), and (d), the amounts made available by this title for ‘‘Nuclear Regulatory Commission—Salaries and Expenses’’ shall be expended as directed in the explanatory statement described in section 4 (in the matter preceding division A of this consolidated Act). (d) None of the funds provided for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission shall be available for obligation or expenditure through a reprogramming of funds that increases funds or personnel for any program, project, or activity for which funds are denied or restricted by this Act. (e) The Commission shall provide a monthly report to the Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress, which includes the following for each program, project, or activity, including any prior year appropriations— (1) total budget authority; (2) total unobligated balances; and (3) total unliquidated obligations. TITLE V GENERAL PROVISIONS . 501. None of the funds appropriated by this Act may EC S Lobbying. be used in any way, directly or indirectly, to influence congressional action on any legislation or appropriation matters pending before Congress, other than to communicate to Members of Congress as described in 18 U.S.C. 1913. EC S . 502. (a) None of the funds made available in title III of this Act may be transferred to any department, agency, or instrumentality of the United States Government, except pursuant to a transfer made by or transfer authority provided in this Act or any other appropriations Act for any fiscal year, transfer authority referenced in the explanatory statement described in sec- tion 4 (in the matter preceding division A of this consolidated Act), or any authority whereby a department, agency, or instrumen- tality of the United States Government may provide goods or serv- ices to another department, agency, or instrumentality. (b) None of the funds made available for any department, agency, or instrumentality of the United States Government may be transferred to accounts funded in title III of this Act, except pursuant to a transfer made by or transfer authority provided in this Act or any other appropriations Act for any fiscal year, transfer authority referenced in the explanatory statement described in section 4 (in the matter preceding division A of this VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00191 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

192 131 STAT. 326 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 consolidated Act), or any authority whereby a department, agency, or instrumentality of the United States Government may provide goods or services to another department, agency, or instrumentality. Reports. (c) The head of any relevant department or agency funded Deadlines. in this Act utilizing any transfer authority shall submit to the Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress a semi- annual report detailing the transfer authorities, except for any authority whereby a department, agency, or instrumentality of the United States Government may provide goods or services to another department, agency, or instrumentality, used in the previous 6 months and in the year-to-date. This report shall include the amounts transferred and the purposes for which they were trans- ferred, and shall not replace or modify existing notification require- ments for each authority. . 503. None of the funds made available by this Act may EC S be used in contravention of Executive Order No. 12898 of February 11, 1994 (Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations). S EC . 504. (a) None of the funds made available in this Act Pornography. may be used to maintain or establish a computer network unless such network blocks the viewing, downloading, and exchanging of pornography. (b) Nothing in subsection (a) shall limit the use of funds nec- essary for any Federal, State, tribal, or local law enforcement agency or any other entity carrying out criminal investigations, prosecution, or adjudication activities. This division may be cited as the ‘‘Energy and Water Develop- ment and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017’’. DIVISION E—FINANCIAL SERVICES AND GENERAL Financial Services and GOVERNMENT APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2017 General Government TITLE I Appropriations Act, 2017. Department of DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY the Treasury Appropriations D EPARTMENTAL O FFICES Act, 2017. SALARIES AND EXPENSES For necessary expenses of the Departmental Offices including operation and maintenance of the Treasury Building and Freed- man’s Bank Building; hire of passenger motor vehicles; mainte- nance, repairs, and improvements of, and purchase of commercial insurance policies for, real properties leased or owned overseas, when necessary for the performance of official business; executive direction program activities; international affairs and economic policy activities; domestic finance and tax policy activities, including technical assistance to Puerto Rico; and Treasury-wide management policies and programs activities, $224,376,000: Provided , That of the amount appropriated under this heading— (1) not to exceed $350,000 is for official reception and representation expenses; (2) not to exceed $258,000 is for unforeseen emergencies of a confidential nature to be allocated and expended under the direction of the Secretary of the Treasury and to be accounted for solely on the Secretary’s certificate; and VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00192 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

193 131 STAT. 327 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 (3) not to exceed $24,000,000 shall remain available until September 30, 2018, for— (A) the Treasury-wide Financial Statement Audit and Internal Control Program; (B) information technology modernization require- ments; (C) the audit, oversight, and administration of the Gulf Coast Restoration Trust Fund; (D) the development and implementation of programs within the Office of Critical Infrastructure Protection and Compliance Policy, including entering into cooperative agreements; and (E) international operations. OFFICE OF TERRORISM AND FINANCIAL INTELLIGENCE SALARIES AND EXPENSES For the necessary expenses of the Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence to safeguard the financial system against illicit use and to combat rogue nations, terrorist facilitators, weapons of mass destruction proliferators, money launderers, drug kingpins, and other national security threats, $123,000,000: Pro- vided , That of the amount appropriated under this heading: (1) up to $28,000,000 may be transferred to the Departmental Offices Salaries and Expenses appropriation and shall be available for administrative support to the Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence; and (2) $5,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2018. CYBERSECURITY ENHANCMENT ACCOUNT For salaries and expenses for enhanced cybersecurity for sys- tems operated by the Department of the Treasury, $47,743,000, to remain available until September 30, 2019: Provided , That such funds shall supplement and not supplant any other amounts made available to the Treasury offices and bureaus for cybersecurity: , That the Chief Information Officer of the indi- Provided further Spending plan. vidual offices and bureaus shall submit a spend plan for each investment to the Treasury Chief Information Officer for approval: Provided further , That the submitted spend plan shall be reviewed Review. and approved by the Treasury Chief Information Officer prior to , That Provided further the obligation of funds under this heading: of the total amount made available under this heading $1,000,000 shall be available for administrative expenses for the Treasury Chief Information Officer to provide oversight of the investments , That such funds shall made under this heading: Provided further supplement and not supplant any other amounts made available to the Treasury Chief Information Officer. DEPARTMENT WIDE SYSTEMS AND CAPITAL INVESTMENTS PROGRAMS - (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) For development and acquisition of automatic data processing equipment, software, and services and for repairs and renovations to buildings owned by the Department of the Treasury, $3,000,000, Provided , That these to remain available until September 30, 2019: VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00193 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

194 131 STAT. 328 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 funds shall be transferred to accounts and in amounts as necessary to satisfy the requirements of the Department’s offices, bureaus, That this transfer and other organizations: Provided further, authority shall be in addition to any other transfer authority pro- Provided further, vided in this Act: That none of the funds appro- priated under this heading shall be used to support or supplement ‘‘Internal Revenue Service, Operations Support’’ or ‘‘Internal Rev- enue Service, Business Systems Modernization’’. OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL SALARIES AND EXPENSES For necessary expenses of the Office of Inspector General in carrying out the provisions of the Inspector General Act of 1978, $37,044,000, including hire of passenger motor vehicles; of which not to exceed $100,000 shall be available for unforeseen emergencies of a confidential nature, to be allocated and expended under the direction of the Inspector General of the Treasury; of which up to $2,800,000 to remain available until September 30, 2018, shall be for audits and investigations conducted pursuant to section 1608 of the Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportuni- ties, and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast States Act of 2012 (33 U.S.C. 1321 note); and of which not to exceed $1,000 shall be available for official reception and representation expenses. TREASURY INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR TAX ADMINISTRATION SALARIES AND EXPENSES For necessary expenses of the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration in carrying out the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended, including purchase and hire of passenger motor vehicles (31 U.S.C. 1343(b)); and services authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, at such rates as may be determined by the Inspector General for Tax Administration; $169,634,000, of which $5,000,000 shall remain available until September 30, 2018; of which not to exceed $6,000,000 shall be available for official travel expenses; of which not to exceed $500,000 shall be available for unforeseen emergencies of a confidential nature, to be allocated and expended under the direction of the Inspector General for Tax Administration; and of which not to exceed $1,500 shall be available for official reception and representation expenses. SPECIAL INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR THE TROUBLED ASSET RELIEF PROGRAM SALARIES AND EXPENSES For necessary expenses of the Office of the Special Inspector General in carrying out the provisions of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (Public Law 110–343), $41,160,000. VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00194 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

195 131 STAT. 329 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 INANCIAL C E NFORCEMENT N ETWORK F RIMES SALARIES AND EXPENSES For necessary expenses of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, including hire of passenger motor vehicles; travel and training expenses of non-Federal and foreign government personnel to attend meetings and training concerned with domestic and for- eign financial intelligence activities, law enforcement, and financial regulation; services authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109; not to exceed $10,000 for official reception and representation expenses; and for assistance to Federal law enforcement agencies, with or without reimbursement, $115,003,000, of which not to exceed $34,335,000 shall remain available until September 30, 2019. REASURY ORFEITURE F UND F T (RESCISSION) Of the unobligated balances available under this heading, $1,115,000,000 are hereby rescinded not later than September 30, 2017, of which $314,000,000 are permanently rescinded. UREAU OF THE ISCAL S ERVICE F B SALARIES AND EXPENSES For necessary expenses of operations of the Bureau of the Fiscal Service, $353,057,000; of which not to exceed $4,210,000, to remain available until September 30, 2019, is for information systems modernization initiatives; and of which $5,000 shall be available for official reception and representation expenses. In addition, $165,000, to be derived from the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund to reimburse administrative and personnel expenses for financial management of the Fund, as authorized by section 1012 of Public Law 101–380. A T LCOHOL AND T AX AND T RADE B UREAU OBACCO SALARIES AND EXPENSES For necessary expenses of carrying out section 1111 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002, including hire of passenger motor vehicles, $111,439,000; of which not to exceed $6,000 for official reception and representation expenses; not to exceed $50,000 for cooperative research and development programs for laboratory serv- ices; and provision of laboratory assistance to State and local agen- cies with or without reimbursement: Provided , That of the amount appropriated under this heading, $5,000,000 shall be for the costs of accelerating the processing of formula and label applications: Provided further , That of the amount appropriated under this heading, $5,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2018, shall be for the costs associated with enforcement of the trade practice provisions of the Federal Alcohol Administration Act (27 U.S.C. 201 et seq.). VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00195 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

196 131 STAT. 330 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 NITED S M INT U TATES UNITED STATES MINT PUBLIC ENTERPRISE FUND Pursuant to section 5136 of title 31, United States Code, the United States Mint is provided funding through the United States Mint Public Enterprise Fund for costs associated with the produc- tion of circulating coins, numismatic coins, and protective services, Pro- including both operating expenses and capital investments: , That the aggregate amount of new liabilities and obligations vided incurred during fiscal year 2017 under such section 5136 for circu- lating coinage and protective service capital investments of the United States Mint shall not exceed $30,000,000. OMMUNITY EVELOPMENT F INANCIAL I NSTITUTIONS F UND D C P ROGRAM A CCOUNT To carry out the Riegle Community Development and Regu- latory Improvement Act of 1994 (subtitle A of title I of Public Law 103–325), including services authorized by section 3109 of title 5, United States Code, but at rates for individuals not to exceed the per diem rate equivalent to the rate for EX–3, $248,000,000. Of the amount appropriated under this heading— (1) not less than $161,500,000, notwithstanding section 108(e) of Public Law 103–325 (12 U.S.C. 4707(e)) with regard to Small and/or Emerging Community Development Financial Institutions Assistance awards, is available until September 30, 2018, for financial assistance and technical assistance under subparagraphs (A) and (B) of section 108(a)(1), respectively, of Public Law 103–325 (12 U.S.C. 4707(a)(1)(A) and (B)), of which up to $2,882,500 may be used for the cost of direct loans, and of which up to $3,000,000, notwithstanding sub- section (d) of section 108 of Public Law 103–325 (12 U.S.C. 4707(d)), may be available to provide financial assistance, tech- nical assistance, training, and outreach to community develop- ment financial institutions to expand investments that benefit individuals with disabilities: Provided, That the cost of direct and guaranteed loans, including the cost of modifying such loans, shall be as defined in section 502 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974: Provided further, That these funds are available to subsidize gross obligations for the principal amount of direct loans not to exceed $25,000,000; (2) not less than $15,500,000, notwithstanding section 108(e) of Public Law 103–325 (12 U.S.C. 4707(e)), is available until September 30, 2018, for financial assistance, technical assistance, training and outreach programs designed to benefit Native American, Native Hawaiian, and Alaska Native commu- nities and provided primarily through qualified community development lender organizations with experience and expertise in community development banking and lending in Indian country, Native American organizations, tribes and tribal organizations, and other suitable providers; (3) not less than $23,000,000 is available until September 30, 2018, for the Bank Enterprise Award program; (4) not less than $22,000,000, notwithstanding subsections (d) and (e) of section 108 of Public Law 103–325 (12 U.S.C. 4707(d) and (e)), is available until September 30, 2018, for VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00196 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

197 131 STAT. 331 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 a Healthy Food Financing Initiative to provide financial assist- ance, technical assistance, training, and outreach to community development financial institutions for the purpose of offering affordable financing and technical assistance to expand the availability of healthy food options in distressed communities; (5) up to $26,000,000 is available until September 30, 2017, for administrative expenses, including administration of CDFI fund programs and the New Markets Tax Credit Program, of which not less than $1,000,000 is for development of tools to better assess and inform CDFI investment performance, and up to $300,000 is for administrative expenses to carry out the direct loan program; and (6) during fiscal year 2017, none of the funds available under this heading are available for the cost, as defined in section 502 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, of commit- ments to guarantee bonds and notes under section 114A of the Riegle Community Development and Regulatory Improve- Provided , That commit- ment Act of 1994 (12 U.S.C. 4713a): ments to guarantee bonds and notes under such section 114A shall not exceed $500,000,000: , That such Provided further section 114A shall remain in effect until September 30, 2017: Provided further , That of the funds awarded under this heading, Poverty. not less than 10 percent shall be used for awards that support investments that serve populations living in persistent poverty , That for purposes of this section, counties: Provided further Definition. the term ‘‘persistent poverty counties’’ means any county that has had 20 percent or more of its population living in poverty over the past 30 years, as measured by the 1990 and 2000 decennial censuses and the most recent series of 5-year data available from the American Community Survey from the Census Bureau. I S R EVENUE ERVICE NTERNAL TAXPAYER SERVICES For necessary expenses of the Internal Revenue Service to provide taxpayer services, including pre-filing assistance and edu- cation, filing and account services, taxpayer advocacy services, and other services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, at such rates as may be determined by the Commissioner, $2,156,554,000, of which not less than $8,890,000 shall be for the Tax Counseling for the Elderly Program, of which not less than $12,000,000 shall be avail- able for low-income taxpayer clinic grants, and of which not less than $15,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2018, shall be available for a Community Volunteer Income Tax Assist- ance matching grants program for tax return preparation assist- ance, of which not less than $206,000,000 shall be available for Provided , operating expenses of the Taxpayer Advocate Service: That of the amounts made available for the Taxpayer Advocate Service, not less than $5,000,000 shall be for identity theft casework. ENFORCEMENT For necessary expenses for tax enforcement activities of the Internal Revenue Service to determine and collect owed taxes, to provide legal and litigation support, to conduct criminal investiga- tions, to enforce criminal statutes related to violations of internal VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00197 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

198 131 STAT. 332 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 revenue laws and other financial crimes, to purchase and hire passenger motor vehicles (31 U.S.C. 1343(b)), and to provide other services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, at such rates as may be determined by the Commissioner, $4,860,000,000, of which not to exceed $50,000,000 shall remain available until September 30, 2018, and of which not less than $60,257,000 shall be for the Interagency Crime and Drug Enforcement program. OPERATIONS SUPPORT For necessary expenses of the Internal Revenue Service to support taxpayer services and enforcement programs, including rent payments; facilities services; printing; postage; physical security; headquarters and other IRS-wide administration activities; research and statistics of income; telecommunications; information tech- nology development, enhancement, operations, maintenance, and security; the hire of passenger motor vehicles (31 U.S.C. 1343(b)); the operations of the Internal Revenue Service Oversight Board; and other services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, at such rates as may be determined by the Commissioner; $3,638,446,000, of which not to exceed $50,000,000 shall remain available until Sep- tember 30, 2018; of which not to exceed $10,000,000 shall remain available until expended for acquisition of equipment and construc- tion, repair and renovation of facilities; of which not to exceed $1,000,000 shall remain available until September 30, 2019, for research; of which not to exceed $20,000 shall be for official recep- Provided , That not later than tion and representation expenses: Deadlines. Reports. 30 days after the end of each quarter, the Internal Revenue Service shall submit a report to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate and the Comptroller Gen- eral of the United States detailing the cost and schedule perform- ance for its major information technology investments, including the purpose and life-cycle stages of the investments; the reasons for any cost and schedule variances; the risks of such investments and strategies the Internal Revenue Service is using to mitigate such risks; and the expected developmental milestones to be achieved and costs to be incurred in the next quarter: Provided further , That the Internal Revenue Service shall include, in its budget justification for fiscal year 2018, a summary of cost and schedule performance information for its major information tech- nology systems. BUSINESS SYSTEMS MODERNIZATION For necessary expenses of the Internal Revenue Service’s busi- ness systems modernization program, $290,000,000, to remain avail- able until September 30, 2019, for the capital asset acquisition of information technology systems, including management and related contractual costs of said acquisitions, including related Internal Revenue Service labor costs, and contractual costs associ- Deadline. , That ated with operations authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109: Provided Reports. not later than 30 days after the end of each quarter, the Internal Revenue Service shall submit a report to the Committees on Appro- priations of the House of Representatives and the Senate and the Comptroller General of the United States detailing the cost and schedule performance for CADE 2 and Modernized e-File information technology investments, including the purposes and life-cycle stages of the investments; the reasons for any cost and VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00198 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

199 131 STAT. 333 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 schedule variances; the risks of such investments and the strategies the Internal Revenue Service is using to mitigate such risks; and the expected developmental milestones to be achieved and costs to be incurred in the next quarter. INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS — (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS) S EC . 101. Not to exceed 5 percent of any appropriation made available in this Act to the Internal Revenue Service may be trans- ferred to any other Internal Revenue Service appropriation upon the advance approval of the Committees on Appropriations. EC . 102. The Internal Revenue Service shall maintain an S employee training program, which shall include the following topics: taxpayers’ rights, dealing courteously with taxpayers, cross-cultural relations, ethics, and the impartial application of tax law. S . 103. The Internal Revenue Service shall institute and Procedures. EC Identity theft. enforce policies and procedures that will safeguard the confiden- tiality of taxpayer information and protect taxpayers against identity theft. EC . 104. Funds made available by this or any other Act to S the Internal Revenue Service shall be available for improved facili- ties and increased staffing to provide sufficient and effective 1– 800 help line service for taxpayers. The Commissioner shall con- tinue to make improvements to the Internal Revenue Service 1– 800 help line service a priority and allocate resources necessary to enhance the response time to taxpayer communications, particu- larly with regard to victims of tax-related crimes. . 105. None of the funds made available to the Internal EC S Video. Determination. Revenue Service by this Act may be used to make a video unless the Service-Wide Video Editorial Board determines in advance that making the video is appropriate, taking into account the cost, topic, tone, and purpose of the video. EC . 106. The Internal Revenue Service shall issue a notice S Notice. of confirmation of any address change relating to an employer making employment tax payments, and such notice shall be sent to both the employer’s former and new address and an officer or employee of the Internal Revenue Service shall give special consideration to an offer-in-compromise from a taxpayer who has been the victim of fraud by a third party payroll tax preparer. EC . 107. None of the funds made available under this Act S may be used by the Internal Revenue Service to target citizens of the United States for exercising any right guaranteed under the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. S . 108. None of the funds made available in this Act may EC Ideological beliefs. be used by the Internal Revenue Service to target groups for regu- latory scrutiny based on their ideological beliefs. S EC . 109. None of funds made available by this Act to the Internal Revenue Service shall be obligated or expended on con- ferences that do not adhere to the procedures, verification processes, documentation requirements, and policies issued by the Chief Financial Officer, Human Capital Office, and Agency-Wide Shared Services as a result of the recommendations in the report published on May 31, 2013, by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration entitled ‘‘Review of the August 2010 Small Business/ VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00199 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

200 131 STAT. 334 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 Self-Employed Division’s Conference in Anaheim, California’’ (Ref- erence Number 2013–10–037). . 110. None of the funds made available in this Act to EC S the Internal Revenue Service may be obligated or expended— (1) to make a payment to any employee under a bonus, award, or recognition program; or (2) under any hiring or personnel selection process with respect to re-hiring a former employee, unless such program or process takes into account the conduct and Federal tax compliance of such employee or former employee. . 111. None of the funds made available by this Act may EC S be used in contravention of section 6103 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (relating to confidentiality and disclosure of returns and return information). EC . 112. Except to the extent provided in section 6014, 6020, S or 6201(d) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, no funds in this or any other Act shall be available to the Secretary of the Treasury to provide to any person a proposed final return or state- ment for use by such person to satisfy a filing or reporting require- ment under such Code. EC . 113. In addition to the amounts otherwise made available S in this Act for the Internal Revenue Service, $290,000,000, to be available until September 30, 2018, shall be transferred by the Commissioner to the ‘‘Taxpayer Services’’, ‘‘Enforcement’’, or ‘‘Oper- ations Support’’ accounts of the Internal Revenue Service for an additional amount to be used solely for measurable improvements in the customer service representative level of service rate, to improve the identification and prevention of refund fraud and identity theft, and to enhance cybersecurity to safeguard taxpayer data: Provided , That such funds shall supplement, not supplant any other amounts made available by the Internal Revenue Service for such purpose: Provided further , That such funds shall not be Spending plan. available until the Commissioner submits to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate a spending plan for such funds: , That such funds Provided further shall not be used to support any provision of Public Law 111– 148, Public Law 111–152, or any amendment made by either such Public Law. P ROVISIONS —D EPARTMENT OF THE T REASURY DMINISTRATIVE A (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS) EC . 114. Appropriations to the Department of the Treasury S in this Act shall be available for uniforms or allowances therefor, as authorized by law (5 U.S.C. 5901), including maintenance, repairs, and cleaning; purchase of insurance for official motor vehicles operated in foreign countries; purchase of motor vehicles without regard to the general purchase price limitations for vehicles purchased and used overseas for the current fiscal year; entering into contracts with the Department of State for the furnishing of health and medical services to employees and their dependents serving in foreign countries; and services authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109. S EC . 115. Not to exceed 2 percent of any appropriations in this title made available under the headings ‘‘Departmental VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:30 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00200 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

201 131 STAT. 335 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 Offices—Salaries and Expenses’’, ‘‘Office of Inspector General’’, ‘‘Spe- cial Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program’’, ‘‘Financial Crimes Enforcement Network’’, ‘‘Bureau of the Fiscal Service’’, and ‘‘Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau’’ may be transferred between such appropriations upon the advance approval of the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate: Provided , That no transfer under this section may increase or decrease any such appropriation by more than 2 percent. . 116. Not to exceed 2 percent of any appropriation made EC S available in this Act to the Internal Revenue Service may be trans- ferred to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration’s appropriation upon the advance approval of the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate: Provided , That no transfer may increase or decrease any such appropriation by more than 2 percent. EC S . 117. None of the funds appropriated in this Act or other- wise available to the Department of the Treasury or the Bureau of Engraving and Printing may be used to redesign the $1 Federal Reserve note. S . 118. The Secretary of the Treasury may transfer funds EC from the ‘‘Bureau of the Fiscal Service-Salaries and Expenses’’ to the Debt Collection Fund as necessary to cover the costs of Provided , That such amounts shall be reimbursed debt collection: Reimbursement. to such salaries and expenses account from debt collections received in the Debt Collection Fund. S EC . 119. None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available by this or any other Act may be used by the United States Mint to construct or operate any museum without the explicit approval of the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate, the House Committee on Financial Services, and the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. EC . 120. None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made S available by this or any other Act or source to the Department of the Treasury, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, and the United States Mint, individually or collectively, may be used to consolidate any or all functions of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing and the United States Mint without the explicit approval of the House Committee on Financial Services; the Senate Com- mittee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs; and the Commit- tees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate. EC . 121. Funds appropriated by this Act, or made available S by the transfer of funds in this Act, for the Department of the Treasury’s intelligence or intelligence related activities are deemed to be specifically authorized by the Congress for purposes of section 504 of the National Security Act of 1947 (50 U.S.C. 414) during fiscal year 2017 until the enactment of the Intelligence Authoriza- tion Act for Fiscal Year 2017. S EC . 122. Not to exceed $5,000 shall be made available from the Bureau of Engraving and Printing’s Industrial Revolving Fund for necessary official reception and representation expenses. EC . 123. The Secretary of the Treasury shall submit a Capital S Investment plan. Deadline. Investment Plan to the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and the House of Representatives not later than 30 days following the submission of the annual budget submitted by the President: VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00201 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

202 131 STAT. 336 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 , That such Capital Investment Plan shall include capital Provided investment spending from all accounts within the Department of the Treasury, including but not limited to the Department-wide Systems and Capital Investment Programs account, Treasury Fran- chise Fund account, and the Treasury Forfeiture Fund account: Provided further , That such Capital Investment Plan shall include expenditures occurring in previous fiscal years for each capital investment project that has not been fully completed. . 124. Within 45 days after the date of enactment of this Deadline. EC S Reports. Act, the Secretary of the Treasury shall submit an itemized report to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representa- tives and the Senate on the amount of total funds charged to each office by the Franchise Fund including the amount charged for each service provided by the Franchise Fund to each office, a detailed description of the services, a detailed explanation of how each charge for each service is calculated, and a description of the role customers have in governing in the Franchise Fund. Consultation. EC . 125. The Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with S Reports. the appropriate agencies, departments, bureaus, and commissions Deadline. that have expertise in terrorism and complex financial instruments, shall provide a report to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and Senate, the Committee on Finan- cial Services of the House of Representatives, and the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs of the Senate not later than 90 days after the date of enactment of this Act on economic warfare and financial terrorism. S EC . 126. During fiscal year 2017— Time period. (1) none of the funds made available in this or any other Act may be used by the Department of the Treasury, including the Internal Revenue Service, to issue, revise, or finalize any regulation, revenue ruling, or other guidance not limited to a particular taxpayer relating to the standard which is used to determine whether an organization is operated exclusively for the promotion of social welfare for purposes of section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (including the proposed regulations published at 78 Fed. Reg. 71535 (November 29, 2013)); and (2) the standard and definitions as in effect on January Applicability. 1, 2010, which are used to make such determinations shall apply after the date of the enactment of this Act for purposes of determining status under section 501(c)(4) of such Code of organizations created on, before, or after such date. . 127. (a) Not later than 60 days after the end of each EC S Deadline. Time period. quarter, the Office of Financial Stability and the Office of Financial Reports. Research shall submit reports on their activities to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate, the Committee on Financial Services of the House of Representa- tives and the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. (b) The reports required under subsection (a) shall include— (1) the obligations made during the previous quarter by object class, office, and activity; (2) the estimated obligations for the remainder of the fiscal Estimate. year by object class, office, and activity; (3) the number of full-time equivalents within each office during the previous quarter; VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00202 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

203 131 STAT. 337 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 (4) the estimated number of full-time equivalents within Estimate. each office for the remainder of the fiscal year; and (5) actions taken to achieve the goals, objectives, and performance measures of each office. (c) At the request of any such Committees specified in sub- Testimony. section (a), the Office of Financial Stability and the Office of Finan- cial Research shall make officials available to testify on the contents of the reports required under subsection (a). This title may be cited as the ‘‘Department of the Treasury Appropriations Act, 2017’’. Executive Office TITLE II of the President Appropriations EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT AND FUNDS Act, 2017. APPROPRIATED TO THE PRESIDENT T H OUSE HE W HITE SALARIES AND EXPENSES For necessary expenses for the White House as authorized by law, including not to exceed $3,850,000 for services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109 and 3 U.S.C. 105; subsistence expenses as author- ized by 3 U.S.C. 105, which shall be expended and accounted for as provided in that section; hire of passenger motor vehicles, and travel (not to exceed $100,000 to be expended and accounted for as provided by 3 U.S.C. 103); and not to exceed $19,000 for official reception and representation expenses, to be available for allocation within the Executive Office of the President; and for necessary expenses of the Office of Policy Development, including services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109 and 3 U.S.C. 107, $55,214,000. E OUSE XECUTIVE R ESIDENCE AT THE W HITE H OPERATING EXPENSES For necessary expenses of the Executive Residence at the White House, $12,723,000, to be expended and accounted for as provided by 3 U.S.C. 105, 109, 110, and 112–114. REIMBURSABLE EXPENSES For the reimbursable expenses of the Executive Residence at Provided the White House, such sums as may be necessary: , That all reimbursable operating expenses of the Executive Residence shall be made in accordance with the provisions of this paragraph: , That, notwithstanding any other provision of law, Provided further such amount for reimbursable operating expenses shall be the exclu- sive authority of the Executive Residence to incur obligations and , Provided further to receive offsetting collections, for such expenses: That the Executive Residence shall require each person sponsoring a reimbursable political event to pay in advance an amount equal to the estimated cost of the event, and all such advance payments shall be credited to this account and remain available until , That the Executive Residence shall Provided further expended: require the national committee of the political party of the President to maintain on deposit $25,000, to be separately accounted for VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00203 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

204 131 STAT. 338 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 and available for expenses relating to reimbursable political events Provided Notification. sponsored by such committee during such fiscal year: Deadlines. , That the Executive Residence shall ensure that a written further notice of any amount owed for a reimbursable operating expense under this paragraph is submitted to the person owing such amount within 60 days after such expense is incurred, and that such amount is collected within 30 days after the submission of such notice: Provided further , That the Executive Residence shall charge interest and assess penalties and other charges on any such amount that is not reimbursed within such 30 days, in accordance with the interest and penalty provisions applicable to an outstanding debt on a United States Government claim under 31 U.S.C. 3717: Pro- , That each such amount that is reimbursed, and vided further any accompanying interest and charges, shall be deposited in the Provided further , That the Treasury as miscellaneous receipts: Reports. Deadline. Executive Residence shall prepare and submit to the Committees on Appropriations, by not later than 90 days after the end of the fiscal year covered by this Act, a report setting forth the reimbursable operating expenses of the Executive Residence during the preceding fiscal year, including the total amount of such expenses, the amount of such total that consists of reimbursable official and ceremonial events, the amount of such total that consists of reimbursable political events, and the portion of each such amount that has been reimbursed as of the date of the report: Records. Provided further , That the Executive Residence shall maintain a system for the tracking of expenses related to reimbursable events within the Executive Residence that includes a standard for the Pro- classification of any such expense as political or nonpolitical: vided further , That no provision of this paragraph may be construed to exempt the Executive Residence from any other applicable requirement of subchapter I or II of chapter 37 of title 31, United States Code. EPAIR AND R ESTORATION HITE H OUSE R W For the repair, alteration, and improvement of the Executive Residence at the White House pursuant to 3 U.S.C. 105(d), $750,000, to remain available until expended, for required mainte- nance, resolution of safety and health issues, and continued preventative maintenance. OUNCIL OF E CONOMIC C DVISERS A SALARIES AND EXPENSES For necessary expenses of the Council of Economic Advisers in carrying out its functions under the Employment Act of 1946 (15 U.S.C. 1021 et seq.), $4,201,000. N H OMELAND S ECURITY C OUNCIL ATIONAL S ECURITY C OUNCIL AND SALARIES AND EXPENSES For necessary expenses of the National Security Council and the Homeland Security Council, including services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, $12,000,000. VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00204 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

205 131 STAT. 339 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 FFICE OF A O DMINISTRATION SALARIES AND EXPENSES For necessary expenses of the Office of Administration, including services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109 and 3 U.S.C. 107, and hire of passenger motor vehicles, $96,116,000, of which not to exceed $12,760,000 shall remain available until expended for continued modernization of information resources within the Executive Office of the President: , That in addition, Provided $4,925,000, shall remain available until September 30, 2018, for additional security improvements. RESIDENTIAL RANSITION A DMINISTRATIVE S UPPORT T P (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) For expenses of the Office of Administration to carry out the Presidential Transition Act of 1963, as amended, and similar expenses, in addition to amounts otherwise appropriated by law, $7,582,000: , That such funds may be transferred to other Provided accounts that provide funding for offices within the Executive Office of the President and the Office of the Vice President in this Act or any other Act, to carry out such purposes. FFICE OF M ANAGEMENT AND B UDGET O SALARIES AND EXPENSES For necessary expenses of the Office of Management and Budget, including hire of passenger motor vehicles and services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, to carry out the provisions of chapter 35 of title 44, United States Code, and to prepare and submit the budget of the United States Government, in accordance with section 1105(a) of title 31, United States Code, $95,000,000, of which not to exceed $3,000 shall be available for official represen- Provided , That none of the funds appropriated tation expenses: in this Act for the Office of Management and Budget may be used for the purpose of reviewing any agricultural marketing orders or any activities or regulations under the provisions of the Agricul- tural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937 (7 U.S.C. 601 et seq.): Provided further , That none of the funds made available for the Office of Management and Budget by this Act may be expended for the altering of the transcript of actual testimony of witnesses, except for testimony of officials of the Office of Management and Budget, before the Committees on Appropriations or their sub- committees: , That of the funds made available Provided further for the Office of Management and Budget by this Act, no less than three full-time equivalent senior staff position shall be dedi- cated solely to the Office of the Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator: Provided further , That none of the funds provided in this or prior Acts shall be used, directly or indirectly, by the Office of Management and Budget, for evaluating or determining if water resource project or study reports submitted by the Chief of Engineers acting through the Secretary of the Army are in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, and requirements relevant to the Civil Works water resource planning process: Pro- vided further , That the Office of Management and Budget shall Time period. Reviews. VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00205 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

206 131 STAT. 340 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 have not more than 60 days in which to perform budgetary policy reviews of water resource matters on which the Chief of Engineers Notification. Provided further has reported: , That the Director of the Office of Management and Budget shall notify the appropriate authorizing and appropriating committees when the 60-day review is initiated: , That if water resource reports have not been Provided further Reports. Deadline. transmitted to the appropriate authorizing and appropriating committees within 15 days after the end of the Office of Manage- ment and Budget review period based on the notification from the Director, Congress shall assume Office of Management and Budget concurrence with the report and act accordingly. O RUG C ONTROL P OLICY FFICE OF N ATIONAL D SALARIES AND EXPENSES For necessary expenses of the Office of National Drug Control Policy; for research activities pursuant to the Office of National Drug Control Policy Reauthorization Act of 2006 (Public Law 109– 469); not to exceed $10,000 for official reception and representation expenses; and for participation in joint projects or in the provision of services on matters of mutual interest with nonprofit, research, or public organizations or agencies, with or without reimbursement, Provided $19,274,000: , That the Office is authorized to accept, hold, 21 USC 1702 note. administer, and utilize gifts, both real and personal, public and private, without fiscal year limitation, for the purpose of aiding or facilitating the work of the Office. FEDERAL DRUG CONTROL PROGRAMS HIGH INTENSITY DRUG TRAFFICKING AREAS PROGRAM (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS) For necessary expenses of the Office of National Drug Control Deadline. Policy’s High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Program, $254,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2018, for drug control activities consistent with the approved strategy for each of the designated High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (‘‘HIDTAs’’), of which not less than 51 percent shall be transferred to State and local entities for drug control activities and shall be obligated not later than 120 days after enactment of this Act: Provided , That up to 49 percent may be transferred to Federal agencies and departments in amounts determined by the Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, of which up to $2,700,000 may be used for auditing services and associated activi- ties: Provided further, That, notwithstanding the requirements of Public Law 106–58, any unexpended funds obligated prior to fiscal year 2015 may be used for any other approved activities of that , Provided further HIDTA, subject to reprogramming requirements: That each HIDTA designated as of September 30, 2016, shall be Submission. funded at not less than the fiscal year 2016 base level, unless the Director submits to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate justification for changes to those levels based on clearly articulated priorities and published Office of National Drug Control Policy performance measures of Provided further , That the Director shall notify the effectiveness: Notification. Deadlines. Committees on Appropriations of the initial allocation of fiscal Determination. Consultation. VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00206 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

207 131 STAT. 341 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 year 2017 funding among HIDTAs not later than 45 days after enactment of this Act, and shall notify the Committees of planned uses of discretionary HIDTA funding, as determined in consultation with the HIDTA Directors, not later than 90 days after enactment Provided further , That upon a determination that all Determination. of this Act: Notification. or part of the funds so transferred from this appropriation are not necessary for the purposes provided herein and upon notification to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representa- tives and the Senate, such amounts may be transferred back to this appropriation. OTHER FEDERAL DRUG CONTROL PROGRAMS (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS) For other drug control activities authorized by the Office of National Drug Control Policy Reauthorization Act of 2006 (Public Law 109–469), $111,871,000, to remain available until expended, which shall be available as follows: $97,000,000 for the Drug-Free Communities Program, of which $2,000,000 shall be made available as directed by section 4 of Public Law 107–82, as amended by Public Law 109–469 (21 U.S.C. 1521 note); $2,000,000 for drug court training and technical assistance; $9,500,000 for anti-doping activities; $2,121,000 for the United States membership dues to the World Anti-Doping Agency; and $1,250,000 shall be made avail- able as directed by section 1105 of Public Law 109–469; and an additional $3,000,000, to remain available until expended, shall be for activities authorized by section 103 of Public Law 114– Provided, That amounts made available under this heading 198: may be transferred to other Federal departments and agencies to carry out such activities. N EEDS U NANTICIPATED For expenses necessary to enable the President to meet unanticipated needs, in furtherance of the national interest, secu- rity, or defense which may arise at home or abroad during the current fiscal year, as authorized by 3 U.S.C. 108, $800,000, to remain available until September 30, 2018. NFORMATION O VERSIGHT AND R EFORM T I ECHNOLOGY (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) For necessary expenses for the furtherance of integrated, effi- cient, secure, and effective uses of information technology in the Federal Government, $27,000,000, to remain available until , That the Director of the Office of Management expended: Provided and Budget may transfer these funds to one or more other agencies to carry out projects to meet these purposes. S A SSISTANCE TO THE P RESIDENT PECIAL SALARIES AND EXPENSES For necessary expenses to enable the Vice President to provide assistance to the President in connection with specially assigned functions; services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109 and 3 U.S.C. VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00207 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

208 131 STAT. 342 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 106, including subsistence expenses as authorized by 3 U.S.C. 106, which shall be expended and accounted for as provided in that section; and hire of passenger motor vehicles, $4,228,000. R V ICE P RESIDENT ESIDENCE OF THE FFICIAL O OPERATING EXPENSES (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) For the care, operation, refurnishing, improvement, and to the extent not otherwise provided for, heating and lighting, including electric power and fixtures, of the official residence of the Vice President; the hire of passenger motor vehicles; and not to exceed Provided , That $90,000 pursuant to 3 U.S.C. 106(b)(2), $299,000: advances, repayments, or transfers from this appropriation may be made to any department or agency for expenses of carrying out such activities. A P ROVISIONS —E XECUTIVE O FFICE OF THE DMINISTRATIVE RESIDENT AND F UNDS A PPROPRIATED TO THE P RESIDENT P (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) S EC . 201. From funds made available in this Act under the headings ‘‘The White House’’, ‘‘Executive Residence at the White House’’, ‘‘White House Repair and Restoration’’, ‘‘Council of Eco- nomic Advisers’’, ‘‘National Security Council and Homeland Security Council’’, ‘‘Office of Administration’’, ‘‘Special Assistance to the President’’, and ‘‘Official Residence of the Vice President’’, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (or such other officer as the President may designate in writing), may, with advance approval of the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate, transfer not to exceed 10 percent of any such appropriation to any other such appropriation, to be merged with and available for the same time and for the same purposes as the appropriation to which transferred: Provided , That the amount of an appropriation shall not be increased by more than 50 percent by such transfers: Provided further , That no amount shall be transferred from ‘‘Special Assistance to the President’’ or ‘‘Official Residence of the Vice President’’ without the approval of the Vice President. . 202. Within 90 days after the date of enactment of this EC S Deadline. Reports. section, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget shall submit a report to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate on the costs of implementing the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Public Law 111–203). Such report shall include— (1) the estimated mandatory and discretionary obligations Estimates. of funds through fiscal year 2019, by Federal agency and by fiscal year, including— (A) the estimated obligations by cost inputs such as rent, information technology, contracts, and personnel; (B) the methodology and data sources used to calculate such estimated obligations; and (C) the specific section of such Act that requires the obligation of funds; and VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00208 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

209 131 STAT. 343 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 (2) the estimated receipts through fiscal year 2019 from assessments, user fees, and other fees by the Federal agency making the collections, by fiscal year, including— (A) the methodology and data sources used to calculate such estimated collections; and (B) the specific section of such Act that authorizes the collection of funds. . 203. (a) During fiscal year 2017, any Executive order EC S Time periods. Budget impact or Presidential memorandum issued or revoked by the President statement. shall be accompanied by a written statement from the Director of the Office of Management and Budget on the budgetary impact, including costs, benefits, and revenues, of such order or memo- randum. (b) Any such statement shall include— (1) a narrative summary of the budgetary impact of such order or memorandum on the Federal Government; (2) the impact on mandatory and discretionary obligations and outlays as the result of such order or memorandum, listed by Federal agency, for each year in the 5-fiscal-year period beginning in fiscal year 2017; and (3) the impact on revenues of the Federal Government as the result of such order or memorandum over the 5-fiscal- year period beginning in fiscal year 2017. (c) If an Executive order or Presidential memorandum is issued Deadline. during fiscal year 2017 due to a national emergency, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget may issue the statement required by subsection (a) not later than 15 days after the date that such order or memorandum is issued. (d) The requirement for cost estimates for Presidential memo- Applicability. randa shall only apply for Presidential memoranda estimated to have a regulatory cost in excess of $100,000,000. This title may be cited as the ‘‘Executive Office of the President Appropriations Act, 2017’’. TITLE III Judiciary Appropriations Act, 2017. THE JUDICIARY OURT OF THE S C UPREME TATES NITED U S SALARIES AND EXPENSES For expenses necessary for the operation of the Supreme Court, as required by law, excluding care of the building and grounds, including hire of passenger motor vehicles as authorized by 31 U.S.C. 1343 and 1344; not to exceed $10,000 for official reception and representation expenses; and for miscellaneous expenses, to be expended as the Chief Justice may approve, $76,668,000, of which $1,500,000 shall remain available until expended. In addition, there are appropriated such sums as may be nec- essary under current law for the salaries of the chief justice and associate justices of the court. CARE OF THE BUILDING AND GROUNDS For such expenditures as may be necessary to enable the Architect of the Capitol to carry out the duties imposed upon VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00209 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

210 131 STAT. 344 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 the Architect by 40 U.S.C. 6111 and 6112, $14,868,000, to remain available until expended. S TATES C OURT OF A PPEALS FOR THE F EDERAL NITED IRCUIT U C SALARIES AND EXPENSES For salaries of officers and employees, and for necessary expenses of the court, as authorized by law, $30,108,000. In addition, there are appropriated such sums as may be nec- essary under current law for the salaries of the chief judge and judges of the court. NITED U TATES C OURT OF I NTERNATIONAL T RADE S SALARIES AND EXPENSES For salaries of officers and employees of the court, services, and necessary expenses of the court, as authorized by law, $18,462,000. In addition, there are appropriated such sums as may be nec- essary under current law for the salaries of the chief judge and judges of the court. C OURTS OF A PPEALS , D ISTRICT C OURTS , AND O THER J UDICIAL S ERVICES SALARIES AND EXPENSES For the salaries of judges of the United States Court of Federal Claims, magistrate judges, and all other officers and employees of the Federal Judiciary not otherwise specifically provided for, necessary expenses of the courts, and the purchase, rental, repair, and cleaning of uniforms for Probation and Pretrial Services Office staff, as authorized by law, $4,996,445,000 (including the purchase of firearms and ammunition); of which not to exceed $27,817,000 shall remain available until expended for space alteration projects and for furniture and furnishings related to new space alteration and construction projects. In addition, there are appropriated such sums as may be nec- essary under current law for the salaries of circuit and district judges (including judges of the territorial courts of the United States), bankruptcy judges, and justices and judges retired from office or from regular active service. In addition, for expenses of the United States Court of Federal Claims associated with processing cases under the National Child- hood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 (Public Law 99–660), not to exceed $6,510,000, to be appropriated from the Vaccine Injury Compensa- tion Trust Fund. DEFENDER SERVICES For the operation of Federal Defender organizations; the com- pensation and reimbursement of expenses of attorneys appointed to represent persons under 18 U.S.C. 3006A and 3599, and for the compensation and reimbursement of expenses of persons fur- nishing investigative, expert, and other services for such representa- tions as authorized by law; the compensation (in accordance with VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00210 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

211 131 STAT. 345 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 the maximums under 18 U.S.C. 3006A) and reimbursement of expenses of attorneys appointed to assist the court in criminal cases where the defendant has waived representation by counsel; the compensation and reimbursement of expenses of attorneys appointed to represent jurors in civil actions for the protection of their employment, as authorized by 28 U.S.C. 1875(d)(1); the compensation and reimbursement of expenses of attorneys appointed under 18 U.S.C. 983(b)(1) in connection with certain judicial civil forfeiture proceedings; the compensation and reimbursement of travel expenses of guardians ad litem appointed under 18 U.S.C. 4100(b); and for necessary training and general administrative expenses, $1,044,647,000 to remain available until expended. FEES OF JURORS AND COMMISSIONERS For fees and expenses of jurors as authorized by 28 U.S.C. 1871 and 1876; compensation of jury commissioners as authorized by 28 U.S.C. 1863; and compensation of commissioners appointed in condemnation cases pursuant to rule 71.1(h) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (28 U.S.C. Appendix Rule 71.1(h)), $39,929,000, to remain available until expended: , That Provided the compensation of land commissioners shall not exceed the daily equivalent of the highest rate payable under 5 U.S.C. 5332. COURT SECURITY (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS) For necessary expenses, not otherwise provided for, incident to the provision of protective guard services for United States courthouses and other facilities housing Federal court operations, and the procurement, installation, and maintenance of security systems and equipment for United States courthouses and other facilities housing Federal court operations, including building ingress-egress control, inspection of mail and packages, directed security patrols, perimeter security, basic security services provided by the Federal Protective Service, and other similar activities as authorized by section 1010 of the Judicial Improvement and Access to Justice Act (Public Law 100–702), $565,388,000, of which not to exceed $20,000,000 shall remain available until expended, to be expended directly or transferred to the United States Marshals Service, which shall be responsible for administering the Judicial Facility Security Program consistent with standards or guidelines agreed to by the Director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts and the Attorney General. A DMINISTRATIVE O FFICE OF THE U NITED S TATES C OURTS SALARIES AND EXPENSES For necessary expenses of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts as authorized by law, including travel as authorized by 31 U.S.C. 1345, hire of a passenger motor vehicle as authorized by 31 U.S.C. 1343(b), advertising and rent in the District of Columbia and elsewhere, $87,500,000, of which not to exceed $8,500 is authorized for official reception and representation expenses. VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00211 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

212 131 STAT. 346 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 EDERAL F C ENTER J UDICIAL SALARIES AND EXPENSES For necessary expenses of the Federal Judicial Center, as authorized by Public Law 90–219, $28,335,000; of which $1,800,000 shall remain available through September 30, 2018, to provide education and training to Federal court personnel; and of which not to exceed $1,500 is authorized for official reception and represen- tation expenses. NITED S TATES S ENTENCING C OMMISSION U SALARIES AND EXPENSES For the salaries and expenses necessary to carry out the provi- sions of chapter 58 of title 28, United States Code, $18,100,000, of which not to exceed $1,000 is authorized for official reception and representation expenses. DMINISTRATIVE P ROVISIONS —T J UDICIARY HE A (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) S EC . 301. Appropriations and authorizations made in this title which are available for salaries and expenses shall be available for services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109. S EC . 302. Not to exceed 5 percent of any appropriation made available for the current fiscal year for the Judiciary in this Act may be transferred between such appropriations, but no such appro- priation, except ‘‘Courts of Appeals, District Courts, and Other Judicial Services, Defender Services’’ and ‘‘Courts of Appeals, Dis- trict Courts, and Other Judicial Services, Fees of Jurors and Commissioners’’, shall be increased by more than 10 percent by any such transfers: Provided , That any transfer pursuant to this section shall be treated as a reprogramming of funds under sections 604 and 608 of this Act and shall not be available for obligation or expenditure except in compliance with the procedures set forth in section 608. S EC . 303. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the salaries and expenses appropriation for ‘‘Courts of Appeals, District Courts, and Other Judicial Services’’ shall be available for official reception and representation expenses of the Judicial Conference of the United States: Provided , That such available funds shall not exceed $11,000 and shall be administered by the Director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts in the capacity as Secretary of the Judicial Conference. EC . 304. Section 3314(a) of title 40, United States Code, shall S Applicability. be applied by substituting ‘‘Federal’’ for ‘‘executive’’ each place it appears. EC . 305. In accordance with 28 U.S.C. 561–569, and notwith- S standing any other provision of law, the United States Marshals Service shall provide, for such courthouses as its Director may designate in consultation with the Director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts, for purposes of a pilot program, the security services that 40 U.S.C. 1315 authorizes the Department of Homeland Security to provide, except for the services specified in 40 U.S.C. 1315(b)(2)(E). For building-specific security services Reimbursement. VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00212 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

213 131 STAT. 347 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 at these courthouses, the Director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts shall reimburse the United States Marshals Service rather than the Department of Homeland Secu- rity. S EC . 306. (a) Section 203(c) of the Judicial Improvements Act of 1990 (Public Law 101–650; 28 U.S.C. 133 note), is amended in the second sentence (relating to the District of Kansas) following paragraph (12), by striking ‘‘25 years and 6 months’’ and inserting ‘‘26 years and 6 months’’. (b) Section 406 of the Transportation, Treasury, Housing and Urban Development, the Judiciary, the District of Columbia, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 2006 (Public Law 109– 115; 119 Stat. 2470; 28 U.S.C. 133 note) is amended in the second sentence (relating to the eastern District of Missouri) by striking ‘‘23 years and 6 months’’ and inserting ‘‘24 years and 6 months’’. (c) Section 312(c)(2) of the 21st Century Department of Justice Appropriations Authorization Act (Public Law 107–273; 28 U.S.C. 133 note), is amended— (1) in the first sentence by striking ‘‘14 years’’ and inserting ‘‘15 years’’; (2) in the second sentence (relating to the central District of California), by striking ‘‘13 years and 6 months’’ and inserting ‘‘14 years and 6 months’’; and (3) in the third sentence (relating to the western district of North Carolina), by striking ‘‘12 years’’ and inserting ‘‘13 years’’. EC . 307. (a) Section 2(a)(2)(A) of the Temporary Bankruptcy S Time periods. Judgeships Extension Act of 2012 (28 U.S.C. 152 note; Public Law 112–121) is amended by striking ‘‘subparagraphs (B), (C), (D), and (E)’’ and inserting ‘‘subparagraphs (B), (C), (D), (E), (F), (G), and (H)’’. (b) Section 2(a)(2) of the Temporary Bankruptcy Judgeships Extension Act of 2012 (28 U.S.C. 152 note; Public Law 112–121) is amended by adding at the end the following: ‘‘(F) E ASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN .—The 1st vacancy in the office of a bankruptcy judge for the eastern district of Michigan— ‘‘(i) occurring 6 years or more after the date of the enactment of this Act, and ‘‘(ii) resulting from the death, retirement, resigna- tion, or removal of a bankruptcy judge, shall not be filled. ‘‘(G) D .—The 1st vacancy in ISTRICT OF PUERTO RICO the office of a bankruptcy judge for the district of Puerto Rico— ‘‘(i) occurring 6 years or more after the date of the enactment of this Act, and ‘‘(ii) resulting from the death, retirement, resigna- tion, or removal of a bankruptcy judge, shall not be filled. ‘‘(H) E .—The 1st vacancy ASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA in the office of a bankruptcy judge for the eastern district of Virginia— ‘‘(i) occurring 6 years or more after the date of the enactment of this Act, and VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00213 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

214 131 STAT. 348 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 ‘‘(ii) resulting from the death, retirement, resigna- tion, or removal of a bankruptcy judge, shall not be filled.’’. (c) Section 2(a)(2)(C) of the Temporary Bankruptcy Judgeships Extension Act of 2012 (28 U.S.C. 152 note; Public Law 112–121) is amended— (1) by redesignating clauses (i) and (ii) as clauses (ii) and (iii), respectively; (2) by inserting before clause (ii), as so redesignated, the following: ‘‘(i) in the case of the 1st and 2d vacancies, occur- ring more than 6 years after the date of the enactment of this Act,’’; and (3) in clause (ii), as so redesignated, by inserting ‘‘in the case of the 3d and 4th vacancies,’’ before ‘‘occurring more than 5 years’’. (d) Section 2(a)(2)(D)(i) of the Temporary Bankruptcy Judge- ships Extension Act of 2012 (28 U.S.C. 152 note; Public Law 112– 121) is amended (with regard to the 1st and 2d vacancies in the southern district of Florida) by striking ‘‘5 years’’ and inserting ‘‘6 years’’. This title may be cited as the ‘‘Judiciary Appropriations Act, 2017’’. TITLE IV District of Columbia Appropriations DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Act, 2017. EDERAL UNDS F F FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR RESIDENT TUITION SUPPORT For a Federal payment to the District of Columbia, to be deposited into a dedicated account, for a nationwide program to be administered by the Mayor, for District of Columbia resident tuition support, $40,000,000, to remain available until expended: , That such funds, including any interest accrued thereon, Provided may be used on behalf of eligible District of Columbia residents to pay an amount based upon the difference between in-State and out-of-State tuition at public institutions of higher education, or to pay up to $2,500 each year at eligible private institutions of higher education: Provided further , That the awarding of such funds may be prioritized on the basis of a resident’s academic merit, the income and need of eligible students and such other factors Provided further , That the District of as may be authorized: Columbia government shall maintain a dedicated account for the Resident Tuition Support Program that shall consist of the Federal funds appropriated to the Program in this Act and any subsequent appropriations, any unobligated balances from prior fiscal years, Provided further , and any interest earned in this or any fiscal year: That the account shall be under the control of the District of Columbia Chief Financial Officer, who shall use those funds solely for the purposes of carrying out the Resident Tuition Support Pro- Provided further gram: , That the Office of the Chief Financial Reports. Officer shall provide a quarterly financial report to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate for these funds showing, by object class, the expenditures made and the purpose therefor. VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00214 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

215 131 STAT. 349 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR EMERGENCY PLANNING AND SECURITY COSTS IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Determination. For a Federal payment of necessary expenses, as determined Consultation. by the Mayor of the District of Columbia in written consultation with the elected county or city officials of surrounding jurisdictions, $34,895,000, to remain available until expended, for the costs of providing public safety at events related to the presence of the National Capital in the District of Columbia, including support requested by the Director of the United States Secret Service in carrying out protective duties under the direction of the Secretary of Homeland Security, and for the costs of providing support to respond to immediate and specific terrorist threats or attacks in the District of Columbia or surrounding jurisdictions: , Provided That, of the amount provided under this heading, $19,995,000 shall be used for costs associated with the Presidential Inauguration. FEDERAL PAYMENT TO THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COURTS For salaries and expenses for the District of Columbia Courts, $274,611,000 to be allocated as follows: for the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, $14,359,000, of which not to exceed $2,500 is for official reception and representation expenses; for the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, $125,380,000, of which not to exceed $2,500 is for official reception and representation expenses; for the District of Columbia Court System, $75,184,000, of which not to exceed $2,500 is for official reception and representation expenses; and $59,688,000, to remain available until September 30, 2018, for capital improvements for District of Columbia court- Provided house facilities: , That funds made available for capital improvements shall be expended consistent with the District of Columbia Courts master plan study and facilities condition assess- , That notwithstanding any other provision ment: Provided further Time period. of law, all amounts under this heading shall be apportioned quar- terly by the Office of Management and Budget and obligated and expended in the same manner as funds appropriated for salaries Provided further and expenses of other Federal agencies: , That Deadline. Notification. 30 days after providing written notice to the Committees on Appro- priations of the House of Representatives and the Senate, the District of Columbia Courts may reallocate not more than $6,000,000 of the funds provided under this heading among the Provided further items and entities funded under this heading: , That the Joint Committee on Judicial Administration in the District Regulations. of Columbia may, by regulation, establish a program substantially similar to the program set forth in subchapter II of chapter 35 of title 5, United States Code, for employees of the District of Columbia Courts. FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR DEFENDER SERVICES IN DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COURTS For payments authorized under section 11–2604 and section 11–2605, D.C. Official Code (relating to representation provided under the District of Columbia Criminal Justice Act), payments for counsel appointed in proceedings in the Family Court of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia under chapter 23 of title 16, D.C. Official Code, or pursuant to contractual agreements to provide guardian ad litem representation, training, technical VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00215 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

216 131 STAT. 350 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 assistance, and such other services as are necessary to improve the quality of guardian ad litem representation, payments for counsel appointed in adoption proceedings under chapter 3 of title 16, D.C. Official Code, and payments authorized under section 21–2060, D.C. Official Code (relating to services provided under the District of Columbia Guardianship, Protective Proceedings, and Durable Power of Attorney Act of 1986), $49,890,000, to remain available until expended: Provided , That funds provided under this heading shall be administered by the Joint Committee on Judicial Time period. , That, Provided further Administration in the District of Columbia: notwithstanding any other provision of law, this appropriation shall be apportioned quarterly by the Office of Management and Budget and obligated and expended in the same manner as funds appro- priated for expenses of other Federal agencies. FEDERAL PAYMENT TO THE COURT SERVICES AND OFFENDER SUPERVISION AGENCY FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA For salaries and expenses, including the transfer and hire of motor vehicles, of the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia, as authorized by the National Capital Revitalization and Self-Government Improvement Act of 1997, $248,008,000, of which not to exceed $2,000 is for official reception and representation expenses related to Community Super- vision and Pretrial Services Agency programs, of which not to exceed $25,000 is for dues and assessments relating to the implementation of the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency Interstate Supervision Act of 2002; of which $182,721,000 shall be for necessary expenses of Community Supervision and Sex Offender Registration, to include expenses relating to the super- vision of adults subject to protection orders or the provision of services for or related to such persons; and of which $65,287,000 shall be available to the Pretrial Services Agency, of which up to $1,800,000 shall remain available until September 30, 2018, for information technology requirements associated with the establishment of a comprehensive in-house synthetics testing pro- gram: Provided , That notwithstanding any other provision of law, Time period. all amounts under this heading shall be apportioned quarterly by the Office of Management and Budget and obligated and expended in the same manner as funds appropriated for salaries Provided further , That and expenses of other Federal agencies: amounts under this heading may be used for programmatic incen- tives for defendants to successfully complete their terms of super- vision. FEDERAL PAYMENT TO THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PUBLIC DEFENDER SERVICE For salaries and expenses, including the transfer and hire of motor vehicles, of the District of Columbia Public Defender Service, as authorized by the National Capital Revitalization and Self-Government Improvement Act of 1997, $41,829,000: Provided , That notwithstanding any other provision of law, all amounts under Time period. this heading shall be apportioned quarterly by the Office of Manage- ment and Budget and obligated and expended in the same manner as funds appropriated for salaries and expenses of Federal agencies. VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00216 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

217 131 STAT. 351 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 FEDERAL PAYMENT TO THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA WATER AND SEWER AUTHORITY For a Federal payment to the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority, $14,000,000, to remain available until expended, to continue implementation of the Combined Sewer Over- Provided , That the District of Columbia Water flow Long-Term Plan: and Sewer Authority provides a 100 percent match for this payment. FEDERAL PAYMENT TO THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE COORDINATING COUNCIL For a Federal payment to the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, $2,000,000, to remain available until expended, to support initiatives related to the coordination of Federal and local criminal justice resources in the District of Columbia. FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR JUDICIAL COMMISSIONS For a Federal payment, to remain available until September 30, 2018, to the Commission on Judicial Disabilities and Tenure, $310,000, and for the Judicial Nomination Commission, $275,000. FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT For a Federal payment for a school improvement program in the District of Columbia, $45,000,000, to remain available until expended, for payments authorized under the Scholarship for Oppor- tunity and Results Act (division C of Public Law 112–10): Provided, That, to the extent that funds are available for opportunity scholar- ships and following the priorities included in section 3006 of such Act, the Secretary of Education shall make scholarships available to students eligible under section 3013(3) of such Act (Public Law 112–10; 125 Stat. 211) including students who were not offered a scholarship during any previous school year: Provided further, That within funds provided for opportunity scholarships $3,200,000 shall be for the activities specified in sections 3007(b) through 3007(d) and 3009 of the Act. FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA NATIONAL GUARD For a Federal payment to the District of Columbia National Guard, $450,000, to remain available until expended for the Major General David F. Wherley, Jr. District of Columbia National Guard Retention and College Access Program. FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR TESTING AND TREATMENT OF HIV / AIDS For a Federal payment to the District of Columbia for the testing of individuals for, and the treatment of individuals with, human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immunodeficiency syn- drome in the District of Columbia, $5,000,000. D ISTRICT OF C OLUMBIA F UNDS Local funds are appropriated for the District of Columbia for the current fiscal year out of the General Fund of the District of Columbia (‘‘General Fund’’) for programs and activities set forth under the heading ‘‘Part A—Summary of Expenses’’ and at the VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00217 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

218 131 STAT. 352 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 rate set forth under such heading, as included in D.C. Bill 21– 668, as amended as of the date of the enactment of this Act: , That notwithstanding any other provision of law, except Provided as provided in section 450A of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act (section 1–204.50a, D.C. Official Code), sections 816 and 817 of the Financial Services and General Government Appropria- tions Act, 2009 (secs. 47–369.01 and 47–369.02, D.C. Official Code), and provisions of this Act, the total amount appropriated in this Act for operating expenses for the District of Columbia for fiscal year 2017 under this heading shall not exceed the estimates included in D.C. Bill 21–668, as amended as of the date of the enactment of this Act, or the sum of the total revenues of the Provided further , That District of Columbia for such fiscal year: the amount appropriated may be increased by proceeds of one- time transactions, which are expended for emergency or unantici- pated operating or capital needs: Provided further , That such Compliance. increases shall be approved by enactment of local District law and shall comply with all reserve requirements contained in the , That the District of Columbia Home Rule Act: Provided further Chief Financial Officer of the District of Columbia shall take such steps as are necessary to assure that the District of Columbia meets these requirements, including the apportioning by the Chief Financial Officer of the appropriations and funds made available to the District during fiscal year 2017, except that the Chief Finan- cial Officer may not reprogram for operating expenses any funds derived from bonds, notes, or other obligations issued for capital projects. This title may be cited as the ‘‘District of Columbia Appropria- tions Act, 2017’’. TITLE V INDEPENDENT AGENCIES C ONFERENCE OF THE U NITED S TATES DMINISTRATIVE A SALARIES AND EXPENSES For necessary expenses of the Administrative Conference of the United States, authorized by 5 U.S.C. 591 et seq., $3,100,000, to remain available until September 30, 2018, of which not to exceed $1,000 is for official reception and representation expenses. C UTURES T OMMODITY C OMMISSION F RADING For necessary expenses to carry out the provisions of the Com- modity Exchange Act (7 U.S.C. 1 et seq.), including the purchase and hire of passenger motor vehicles, and the rental of space (to include multiple year leases), in the District of Columbia and else- where, $250,000,000, including not to exceed $3,000 for official reception and representation expenses, and not to exceed $25,000 for the expenses for consultations and meetings hosted by the Commission with foreign governmental and other regulatory offi- cials, of which not less than $50,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2018, shall be for the purchase of information tech- nology and of which not less than $2,700,000 shall be for expenses Provided, That notwith- of the Office of the Inspector General: standing the limitations in 31 U.S.C. 1553, amounts provided under VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00218 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

219 131 STAT. 353 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 this heading are available for the liquidation of obligations equal to current year payments on leases entered into prior to the date , That for the purpose of enactment of this Act: Provided further of recording and liquidating any lease obligations that should have been recorded and liquidated against accounts closed pursuant to 31 U.S.C. 1552, and consistent with the preceding proviso, such amounts shall be transferred to and recorded in a new no-year account in the Treasury, which may be established for the sole purpose of recording adjustments for and liquidating such unpaid obligations. ONSUMER P RODUCT S AFETY C OMMISSION C SALARIES AND EXPENSES For necessary expenses of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, including hire of passenger motor vehicles, services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, but at rates for individuals not to exceed the per diem rate equivalent to the maximum rate payable under 5 U.S.C. 5376, purchase of nominal awards to recognize non-Federal officials’ contributions to Commission activities, and not to exceed $4,000 for official reception and representation expenses, $126,000,000, of which $1,300,000 shall remain available until expended to carry out the program, including administrative costs, required by section 1405 of the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act (Public Law 110–140; 15 U.S.C. 8004). ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISION — CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION . 501. During fiscal year 2017, none of the amounts made S EC Time period. available by this Act may be used to finalize or implement the Safety Standard for Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles published by the Consumer Product Safety Commission in the Federal Reg- ister on November 19, 2014 (79 Fed. Reg. 68964) until after— (1) the National Academy of Sciences, in consultation with Consultation. Study. the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Determination. Department of Defense, completes a study to determine— (A) the technical validity of the lateral stability and vehicle handling requirements proposed by such standard for purposes of reducing the risk of Recreational Off-High- way Vehicle (referred to in this section as ‘‘ROV’’) rollovers in the off-road environment, including the repeatability and reproducibility of testing for compliance with such requirements; (B) the number of ROV rollovers that would be pre- vented if the proposed requirements were adopted; (C) whether there is a technical basis for the proposal to provide information on a point-of-sale hangtag about a ROV’s rollover resistance on a progressive scale; and (D) the effect on the utility of ROVs used by the United States military if the proposed requirements were adopted; and (2) a report containing the results of the study completed Reports. under paragraph (1) is delivered to— (A) the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate; VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00219 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

220 131 STAT. 354 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 (B) the Committee on Energy and Commerce of the House of Representatives; (C) the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate; and (D) the Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives. A SSISTANCE C OMMISSION LECTION E SALARIES AND EXPENSES (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) For necessary expenses to carry out the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (Public Law 107–252), $9,600,000, of which $1,400,000 shall be transferred to the National Institute of Standards and Technology for election reform activities authorized under the Help America Vote Act of 2002. F C OMMUNICATIONS C OMMISSION EDERAL SALARIES AND EXPENSES For necessary expenses of the Federal Communications Commission, as authorized by law, including uniforms and allow- ances therefor, as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 5901–5902; not to exceed $4,000 for official reception and representation expenses; purchase and hire of motor vehicles; special counsel fees; and services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, $339,844,000, to remain available until expended: Provided , That in addition, $16,866,992 shall be made available until expended for necessary expenses associated with moving to a new facility or reconfiguring the existing space Provided further , That to significantly reduce space consumption: $356,710,992 of offsetting collections shall be assessed and collected pursuant to section 9 of title I of the Communications Act of 1934, shall be retained and used for necessary expenses and shall remain available until expended: , That the sum Provided further herein appropriated shall be reduced as such offsetting collections are received during fiscal year 2017 so as to result in a final fiscal year 2017 appropriation estimated at $0: Provided further , That any offsetting collections received in excess of $356,710,992 in fiscal year 2017 shall not be available for obligation: Provided further , That remaining offsetting collections from prior years col- lected in excess of the amount specified for collection in each such year and otherwise becoming available on October 1, 2016, shall not be available for obligation: Provided further , That, notwith- standing 47 U.S.C. 309(j)(8)(B), proceeds from the use of a competi- tive bidding system that may be retained and made available for obligation shall not exceed $117,000,000 for fiscal year 2017: Pro- vided further , That, of the amount appropriated under this heading, not less than $11,751,000 shall be for the salaries and expenses of the Office of Inspector General. VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00220 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

221 131 STAT. 355 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS — COMMISSION S EC . 510. Section 302 of the Universal Service Antideficiency 118 Stat. 3998. Temporary Suspension Act is amended by striking ‘‘December 31, 2017’’, each place it appears and inserting ‘‘December 31, 2018’’. S EC . 511. None of the funds appropriated by this Act may be used by the Federal Communications Commission to modify, amend, or change its rules or regulations for universal service support payments to implement the February 27, 2004 recommenda- tions of the Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service regarding single connection or primary line restrictions on universal service support payments. F EDERAL I NSURANCE C ORPORATION D EPOSIT OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL For necessary expenses of the Office of Inspector General in carrying out the provisions of the Inspector General Act of 1978, $35,958,000, to be derived from the Deposit Insurance Fund or, only when appropriate, the FSLIC Resolution Fund. F E LECTION C OMMISSION EDERAL SALARIES AND EXPENSES For necessary expenses to carry out the provisions of the Fed- eral Election Campaign Act of 1971, $79,119,000, of which $8,000,000 shall remain available until September 30, 2018, for lease expiration and replacement lease expenses; and of which not to exceed $5,000 shall be available for reception and representa- tion expenses. F ABOR R EDERAL A UTHORITY L ELATIONS SALARIES AND EXPENSES For necessary expenses to carry out functions of the Federal Labor Relations Authority, pursuant to Reorganization Plan Num- bered 2 of 1978, and the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978, including services authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, and including hire of experts and consultants, hire of passenger motor vehicles, and including official reception and representation expenses (not to exceed $1,500) and rental of conference rooms in the District of Columbia and elsewhere, $26,200,000: Provided , That public members of the Fed- eral Service Impasses Panel may be paid travel expenses and per diem in lieu of subsistence as authorized by law (5 U.S.C. 5703) for persons employed intermittently in the Government service, Provided further , and compensation as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109: That, notwithstanding 31 U.S.C. 3302, funds received from fees charged to non-Federal participants at labor-management relations conferences shall be credited to and merged with this account, to be available without further appropriation for the costs of car- rying out these conferences. VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00221 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

222 131 STAT. 356 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 EDERAL T C OMMISSION F RADE SALARIES AND EXPENSES For necessary expenses of the Federal Trade Commission, including uniforms or allowances therefor, as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 5901–5902; services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109; hire of pas- senger motor vehicles; and not to exceed $2,000 for official reception and representation expenses, $313,000,000, to remain available Provided , That not to exceed $300,000 shall be until expended: available for use to contract with a person or persons for collection services in accordance with the terms of 31 U.S.C. 3718: Provided further , That, notwithstanding any other provision of law, not to exceed $125,000,000 of offsetting collections derived from fees col- lected for premerger notification filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (15 U.S.C. 18a), regardless of the year of collection, shall be retained and used for necessary expenses in this appropriation: Provided further , That, notwith- standing any other provision of law, not to exceed $15,000,000 in offsetting collections derived from fees sufficient to implement and enforce the Telemarketing Sales Rule, promulgated under the Telemarketing and Consumer Fraud and Abuse Prevention Act (15 U.S.C. 6101 et seq.), shall be credited to this account, and be retained and used for necessary expenses in this appropriation: Provided further , That the sum herein appropriated from the gen- eral fund shall be reduced as such offsetting collections are received during fiscal year 2017, so as to result in a final fiscal year 2017 appropriation from the general fund estimated at not more than Provided further $173,000,000: , That none of the funds made avail- able to the Federal Trade Commission may be used to implement subsection (e)(2)(B) of section 43 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act (12 U.S.C. 1831t). ENERAL S A DMINISTRATION ERVICES G REAL PROPERTY ACTIVITIES FEDERAL BUILDINGS FUND LIMITATIONS ON AVAILABILITY OF REVENUE (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS) Amounts in the Fund, including revenues and collections depos- ited into the Fund, shall be available for necessary expenses of real property management and related activities not otherwise pro- vided for, including operation, maintenance, and protection of feder- ally owned and leased buildings; rental of buildings in the District of Columbia; restoration of leased premises; moving governmental agencies (including space adjustments and telecommunications relocation expenses) in connection with the assignment, allocation, and transfer of space; contractual services incident to cleaning or servicing buildings, and moving; repair and alteration of federally owned buildings, including grounds, approaches, and appur- tenances; care and safeguarding of sites; maintenance, preservation, demolition, and equipment; acquisition of buildings and sites by purchase, condemnation, or as otherwise authorized by law; acquisi- tion of options to purchase buildings and sites; conversion and VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00222 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

223 131 STAT. 357 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 extension of federally owned buildings; preliminary planning and design of projects by contract or otherwise; construction of new buildings (including equipment for such buildings); and payment of principal, interest, and any other obligations for public buildings acquired by installment purchase and purchase contract; in the aggregate amount of $8,845,147,000, of which— (1) $205,749,000 shall remain available until expended for construction and acquisition (including funds for sites and expenses, and associated design and construction services) as follows: (A) National Capital Region, FBI Headquarters Consolidation, $200,000,000; (B) Pembina, North Dakota, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), $5,749,000: Provided , That each of the foregoing limits of costs on new construction and acquisition projects may be exceeded to the extent that savings are effected in other such projects, but not to exceed 10 percent of the amounts included in a trans- mitted prospectus, if required, unless advance approval is obtained from the Committees on Appropriations of a greater amount; (2) $676,035,000 shall remain available until expended for repairs and alterations, including associated design and construction services, of which— (A) $289,245,000 is for Major Repairs and Alterations; (B) $312,090,000 is for Basic Repairs and Alterations; and (C) $74,700,000 is for Special Emphasis Programs, of which— (i) $26,700,000 is for Judiciary Capital Security; and (ii) $48,000,000 is for Consolidation Activities: Pro- vided , That consolidation projects result in reduced annual rent paid by the tenant agency: Provided fur- ther , That no consolidation project exceed $10,000,000 , That consolidation projects Provided further in costs: are approved by each of the committees specified in section 3307(a) of title 40, United States Code: Pro- vided further , That preference is given to consolidation projects that achieve a utilization rate of 130 usable Provided square feet or less per person for office space: , That the obligation of funds under this para- further Deadline. Spending plan. graph for consolidation activities may not be made Estimate. until 10 days after a proposed spending plan and expla- nation for each project to be undertaken, including estimated savings, has been submitted to the Commit- tees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate: Provided , That funds made available in this or any previous Advance approval. Act in the Federal Buildings Fund for Repairs and Alterations shall, for prospectus projects, be limited to the amount identi- fied for each project, except each project in this or any previous Act may be increased by an amount not to exceed 10 percent unless advance approval is obtained from the Committees on Provided further , That Advanced Appropriations of a greater amount: approval. additional projects for which prospectuses have been fully VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00223 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

224 131 STAT. 358 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 approved may be funded under this category only if advance approval is obtained from the Committees on Appropriations: Provided further , That the amounts provided in this or any prior Act for ‘‘Repairs and Alterations’’ may be used to fund costs associated with implementing security improvements to buildings necessary to meet the minimum standards for security in accordance with current law and in compliance with the reprogramming guidelines of the appropriate Committees of the House and Senate: Provided further , That the difference between the funds appropriated and expended on any projects in this or any prior Act, under the heading ‘‘Repairs and Alter- ations’’, may be transferred to Basic Repairs and Alterations or used to fund authorized increases in prospectus projects: Provided further , That the amount provided in this or any prior Act for Basic Repairs and Alterations may be used to pay claims against the Government arising from any projects under the heading ‘‘Repairs and Alterations’’ or used to fund authorized increases in prospectus projects; (3) $5,628,363,000 for rental of space to remain available until expended; and (4) $2,335,000,000 for building operations to remain avail- able until expended, of which $1,184,240,000 is for building services, and $1,150,760,000 is for salaries and expenses: Pro- Notification. , That not to exceed 5 percent of any appropriation made vided available under this paragraph for building operations may be transferred between and merged with such appropriations upon notification to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate, but no such appro- priation shall be increased by more than 5 percent by any Provided further , That section 521 of this title such transfers: shall not apply with respect to funds made available under this heading for building operations: Provided further , That the total amount of funds made available from this Fund to the General Services Administration shall not be available for expenses of any construction, repair, alteration and acquisition project for which a prospectus, if required by 40 U.S.C. 3307(a), has not been approved, except that necessary funds may be expended for each project for required expenses for the develop- Advance Provided further ment of a proposed prospectus: , That funds approval. available in the Federal Buildings Fund may be expended for emergency repairs when advance approval is obtained from the Committees on Appropriations: Provided further , That amounts necessary to provide reimbursable special services to other agencies under 40 U.S.C. 592(b)(2) and amounts to provide such reimbursable fencing, lighting, guard booths, and other facilities on private or other property not in Government ownership or control as may be appropriate to enable the United States Secret Service to perform its protective functions pursu- ant to 18 U.S.C. 3056, shall be available from such revenues and collections: Provided further , That revenues and collections and any other sums accruing to this Fund during fiscal year 2017, excluding reimbursements under 40 U.S.C. 592(b)(2), in excess of the aggregate new obligational authority authorized for Real Property Activities of the Federal Buildings Fund in this Act shall remain in the Fund and shall not be available for expenditure except as authorized in appropriations Acts. VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00224 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

225 131 STAT. 359 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 GENERAL ACTIVITIES WIDE POLICY GOVERNMENT - For expenses authorized by law, not otherwise provided for, for Government-wide policy and evaluation activities associated with the management of real and personal property assets and certain administrative services; Government-wide policy support responsibilities relating to acquisition, travel, motor vehicles, information technology management, and related technology activi- ties; and services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109; $60,000,000, of which $1,000,000 shall remain available until September 30, 2018. OPERATING EXPENSES (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) For expenses authorized by law, not otherwise provided for, for Government-wide activities associated with utilization and dona- tion of surplus personal property; disposal of real property; agency- wide policy direction, management, and communications; the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals; and services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109; $58,541,000, of which $25,869,000 is for Real and Personal Property Management and Disposal; $23,397,000 is for the Office of the Administrator, of which not to exceed $7,500 is for official reception and representation expenses; and $9,275,000 is for the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals: Provided , That not Notification. to exceed 5 percent of the appropriation made available under this heading for Office of the Administrator may be transferred to the appropriation for the Real and Personal Property Manage- ment and Disposal upon notification to the Committees on Appro- priations of the House of Representatives and the Senate, but the appropriation for the Real and Personal Property Management and Disposal may not be increased by more than 5 percent by any such transfer. OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL For necessary expenses of the Office of Inspector General and service authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, $65,000,000: Provided , That not to exceed $50,000 shall be available for payment for information and detection of fraud against the Government, including payment for recovery of stolen Government property: , That Provided further not to exceed $2,500 shall be available for awards to employees of other Federal agencies and private citizens in recognition of efforts and initiatives resulting in enhanced Office of Inspector General effectiveness. ALLOWANCES AND OFFICE STAFF FOR FORMER PRESIDENTS For carrying out the provisions of the Act of August 25, 1958 (3 U.S.C. 102 note), and Public Law 95–138, $3,865,000. VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00225 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

226 131 STAT. 360 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 , PRESIDENTIAL TRANSITION EXPENSES (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) For necessary expenses to carry out the Presidential Transition Act of 1963, as amended, $9,500,000, of which not to exceed $1,000,000 is for activities authorized by subsections 3(a)(8) and 3(a)(9) of the Act: Provided , That such amounts may be transferred and credited to the ‘‘Acquisition Services Fund’’ or ‘‘Federal Buildings Fund’’ to reimburse obligations incurred prior to enact- ment of this Act for the purposes provided herein related to the Presidential election in 2016: Provided further , That amounts avail- able under this heading shall be in addition to any other amounts available for such purposes. FEDERAL CITIZEN SERVICES FUND (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS) For necessary expenses of the Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies, including services authorized by 40 U.S.C. 323 and 44 U.S.C. 3604; and for necessary expenses in support of interagency projects that enable the Federal Government to enhance its ability to conduct activities electronically, through the development and implementation of innovative uses of information technology; $55,894,000, to be deposited into the Federal Citizen Provided Services Fund: , That the previous amount may be trans- ferred to Federal agencies to carry out the purpose of the Federal Citizen Services Fund: Provided further , That the appropriations, revenues, reimbursements, and collections deposited into the Fund shall be available until expended for necessary expenses of Federal Citizen Services and other activities that enable the Federal Govern- ment to enhance its ability to conduct activities electronically in the aggregate amount not to exceed $100,000,000: , Provided further That appropriations, revenues, reimbursements, and collections accruing to this Fund during fiscal year 2017 in excess of such amount shall remain in the Fund and shall not be available for expenditure except as authorized in appropriations Acts: Provided further , That any appropriations provided to the Electronic Govern- ment Fund that remain unobligated may be transferred to the Federal Citizen Services Fund: , That the transfer Provided further authorities provided herein shall be in addition to any other transfer authority provided in this Act. ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS — GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (INCLUDING RESCISSION AND TRANSFER OF FUNDS) S . 520. Funds available to the General Services Administra- EC tion shall be available for the hire of passenger motor vehicles. S EC . 521. Funds in the Federal Buildings Fund made available for fiscal year 2017 for Federal Buildings Fund activities may be transferred between such activities only to the extent necessary to meet program requirements: Provided , That any proposed trans- fers shall be approved in advance by the Committees on Appropria- tions of the House of Representatives and the Senate. S EC . 522. Except as otherwise provided in this title, funds made available by this Act shall be used to transmit a fiscal year VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00226 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

227 131 STAT. 361 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 2018 request for United States Courthouse construction only if the request: (1) meets the design guide standards for construction as established and approved by the General Services Administra- tion, the Judicial Conference of the United States, and the Office of Management and Budget; (2) reflects the priorities of the Judicial Conference of the United States as set out in its approved Court- house Project Priorities plan; and (3) includes a standardized court- room utilization study of each facility to be constructed, replaced, or expanded. . 523. None of the funds provided in this Act may be EC S used to increase the amount of occupiable square feet, provide cleaning services, security enhancements, or any other service usu- ally provided through the Federal Buildings Fund, to any agency that does not pay the rate per square foot assessment for space and services as determined by the General Services Administration in consideration of the Public Buildings Amendments Act of 1972 (Public Law 92–313). EC . 524. From funds made available under the heading Federal S Buildings Fund, Limitations on Availability of Revenue, claims against the Government of less than $250,000 arising from direct construction projects and acquisition of buildings may be liquidated from savings effected in other construction projects with prior notification to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate. S EC . 525. In any case in which the Committee on Transpor- Determination. tation and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Environment and Public Works of the Senate adopt a resolution granting lease authority pursuant to a prospectus transmitted to Congress by the Administrator of the General Serv- ices Administration under 40 U.S.C. 3307, the Administrator shall ensure that the delineated area of procurement is identical to the delineated area included in the prospectus for all lease agree- ments, except that, if the Administrator determines that the delin- eated area of the procurement should not be identical to the delin- eated area included in the prospectus, the Administrator shall provide an explanatory statement to each of such committees and the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate prior to exercising any lease authority provided in the resolution. . 526. With respect to each project funded under the heading EC S Deadline. ‘‘Major Repairs and Alterations’’ or ‘‘Judiciary Capital Security Pro- gram’’, and with respect to E-Government projects funded under the heading ‘‘Federal Citizen Services Fund’’, the Administrator of General Services shall submit a spending plan and explanation for each project to be undertaken to the Committees on Appropria- tions of the House of Representatives and the Senate not later than 60 days after the date of enactment of this Act. S EC . 527. The unobligated balance of the amount provided for the National Capital Region, Civilian Cyber Campus in subpara- graph (D) of paragraph (1) under the heading ‘‘General Services Administration—Federal Buildings Fund’’ in Public Law 113–235 is hereby rescinded, and the unobligated balance of the aggregate amounts provided in such paragraph and in the matter preceding such paragraph are reduced accordingly. VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00227 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

228 131 STAT. 362 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 ARRY S T S CHOLARSHIP F OUNDATION RUMAN H SALARIES AND EXPENSES For payment to the Harry S Truman Scholarship Foundation Trust Fund, established by section 10 of Public Law 93–642, $1,000,000, to remain available until expended. ERIT S YSTEMS P ROTECTION B M OARD SALARIES AND EXPENSES (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) For necessary expenses to carry out functions of the Merit Systems Protection Board pursuant to Reorganization Plan Num- bered 2 of 1978, the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978, and the Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989 (5 U.S.C. 5509 note), including services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, rental of conference rooms in the District of Columbia and elsewhere, hire of passenger motor vehicles, direct procurement of survey printing, and not to exceed $2,000 for official reception and representation expenses, $44,786,000, to remain available until September 30, 2018, and in addition not to exceed $2,345,000, to remain available until September 30, 2018, for administrative expenses to adjudicate retirement appeals to be transferred from the Civil Service Retire- ment and Disability Fund in amounts determined by the Merit Systems Protection Board. M ORRIS K. U DALL AND S TEWART L. U DALL F OUNDATION MORRIS K . . UDALL TRUST FUND UDALL AND STEWART L (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) For payment to the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Trust Fund, pursuant to the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation Act (20 U.S.C. 5601 et seq.), $1,895,000, to remain available until expended, of which, notwithstanding sections 8 and 9 of such Act: (1) up to $50,000 shall be used to conduct financial audits pursuant to the Accountability of Tax Dollars Act of 2002 (Public Law 107–289); and (2) up to $1,000,000 shall be available to carry out the activities authorized by section 6(7) of Public Law 102–259 and section 817(a) of Public Law 106–568 (20 U.S.C. 5604(7)): , That of the total amount made available under Provided this heading $200,000 shall be transferred to the Office of Inspector General of the Department of the Interior, to remain available until expended, for audits and investigations of the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation, consistent with the Inspector General Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.). ENVIRONMENTAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION FUND For payment to the Environmental Dispute Resolution Fund to carry out activities authorized in the Environmental Policy and Conflict Resolution Act of 1998, $3,249,000, to remain available until expended. VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00228 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

229 131 STAT. 363 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 ATIONAL A R ECORDS A DMINISTRATION N RCHIVES AND OPERATING EXPENSES For necessary expenses in connection with the administration of the National Archives and Records Administration and archived Federal records and related activities, as provided by law, and for expenses necessary for the review and declassification of docu- ments, the activities of the Public Interest Declassification Board, the operations and maintenance of the electronic records archives, the hire of passenger motor vehicles, and for uniforms or allowances therefor, as authorized by law (5 U.S.C. 5901), including mainte- nance, repairs, and cleaning, $380,634,000. OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL For necessary expenses of the Office of Inspector General in carrying out the provisions of the Inspector General Reform Act of 2008, Public Law 110–409, 122 Stat. 4302–16 (2008), and the Inspector General Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.), and for the hire of passenger motor vehicles, $4,801,000. REPAIRS AND RESTORATION For the repair, alteration, and improvement of archives facili- ties, and to provide adequate storage for holdings, $7,500,000, to remain available until expended. NATIONAL HISTORICAL PUBLICATIONS AND RECORDS COMMISSION GRANTS PROGRAM For necessary expenses for allocations and grants for historical publications and records as authorized by 44 U.S.C. 2504, $6,000,000, to remain available until expended. C REDIT U NION A N ATIONAL DMINISTRATION COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT REVOLVING LOAN FUND For the Community Development Revolving Loan Fund pro- gram as authorized by 42 U.S.C. 9812, 9822 and 9910, $2,000,000 shall be available until September 30, 2018, for technical assistance to low-income designated credit unions. O FFICE OF G OVERNMENT E THICS SALARIES AND EXPENSES For necessary expenses to carry out functions of the Office of Government Ethics pursuant to the Ethics in Government Act of 1978, the Ethics Reform Act of 1989, and the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act of 2012, including services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, rental of conference rooms in the District of Columbia and elsewhere, hire of passenger motor vehicles, and not to exceed $1,500 for official reception and represen- tation expenses, $16,090,000. VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00229 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

230 131 STAT. 364 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 P O ANAGEMENT ERSONNEL M FFICE OF SALARIES AND EXPENSES (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF TRUST FUNDS) For necessary expenses to carry out functions of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) pursuant to Reorganization Plan Numbered 2 of 1978 and the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978, including services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109; medical examina- tions performed for veterans by private physicians on a fee basis; rental of conference rooms in the District of Columbia and else- where; hire of passenger motor vehicles; not to exceed $2,500 for official reception and representation expenses; advances for reimbursements to applicable funds of OPM and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for expenses incurred under Executive Order No. 10422 of January 9, 1953, as amended; and payment of per diem or subsistence allowances to employees where Voting Rights Act activities require an employee to remain overnight at his or her post of duty, $119,000,000: Provided , That of the total amount made available under this heading, not to exceed $11,000,000 shall remain available until September 30, 2018, for the operation and strengthening of the security of OPM legacy and Shell environment IT systems and the modernization, migration, and testing of such Provided further , That the amount made available by systems: Expenditure plan. the previous proviso may not be obligated until the Director of Consultation. the Office of Personnel Management submits to the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and the House of Representatives a plan for expenditure of such amount, prepared in consultation with the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, the Administrator of the United States Digital Service, and the Sec- retary of Homeland Security, that— (1) identifies the full scope and cost of the IT systems remediation and stabilization project; (2) meets the capital planning and investment control review requirements established by the Office of Management and Budget, including Circular A–11, part 7; (3) includes a Major IT Business Case under the require- ments established by the Office of Management and Budget Exhibit 300; (4) complies with the acquisition rules, requirements, guide- Compliance. lines, and systems acquisition management practices of the Government; (5) complies with all Office of Management and Budget, Compliance. Department of Homeland Security and National Institute of Standards and Technology requirements related to securing the agency’s information system as described in 44 U.S.C. 3554; and (6) is reviewed and commented upon within 90 days of Review. Deadline. plan development by the Inspector General of the Office of Personnel Management, and such comments are submitted to the Director of the Office of Personnel Management before the date of such submission: That, not later than 6 months after the date Provided further, Deadline. Reports. of enactment of this Act, the Comptroller General shall submit to the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and the House of Representatives a report that— VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00230 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

231 131 STAT. 365 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 (A) evaluates— (i) the steps taken by the Office of Personnel Manage- ment to prevent, mitigate, and respond to data breaches involving sensitive personnel records and information; (ii) the Office’s cybersecurity policies and procedures in place on the date of enactment of this Act, including policies and procedures relating to IT best practices such as data encryption, multifactor authentication, and contin- uous monitoring; (iii) the Office’s oversight of contractors providing IT services; and (iv) the Office’s compliance with government-wide ini- tiatives to improve cybersecurity; and (B) sets forth improvements that could be made to assist the Office of Personnel Management in addressing cybersecurity challenges: Provided further, That of the total amount made available under this heading, $391,000 may be made available for strengthening the capacity and capabilities of the acquisition workforce (as defined by the Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act, as amended (41 U.S.C. 4001 et seq.)), including the recruitment, hiring, training, and retention of such workforce and information technology in support of acquisition workforce effectiveness or for management solutions to improve acquisition management; and in addition $140,000,000 for administrative expenses, to be transferred from the appropriate trust funds of OPM without regard to other statutes, including direct procurement of printed materials, for the retirement and insurance programs: Provided further , That the provisions of this appropriation shall not affect the authority to use applicable trust funds as provided by sections 8348(a)(1)(B), 8958(f)(2)(A), 8988(f)(2)(A), and 9004(f)(2)(A) of title 5, United States Code: Pro- , That no part of this appropriation shall be available vided further for salaries and expenses of the Legal Examining Unit of OPM established pursuant to Executive Order No. 9358 of July 1, 1943, or any successor unit of like purpose: Provided further , That the President’s Commission on White House Fellows, established by Executive Order No. 11183 of October 3, 1964, may, during fiscal year 2017, accept donations of money, property, and personal serv- ices: Provided further , That such donations, including those from prior years, may be used for the development of publicity materials to provide information about the White House Fellows, except that no such donations shall be accepted for travel or reimbursement of travel expenses, or for the salaries of employees of such Commis- sion. OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL SALARIES AND EXPENSES (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF TRUST FUNDS) For necessary expenses of the Office of Inspector General in carrying out the provisions of the Inspector General Act of 1978, including services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, hire of passenger motor vehicles, $5,072,000, and in addition, not to exceed $25,112,000 for administrative expenses to audit, investigate, and provide other oversight of the Office of Personnel Management’s VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00231 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

232 131 STAT. 366 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 retirement and insurance programs, to be transferred from the appropriate trust funds of the Office of Personnel Management, , That the as determined by the Inspector General: Provided Inspector General is authorized to rent conference rooms in the District of Columbia and elsewhere. O PECIAL C OUNSEL FFICE OF S SALARIES AND EXPENSES For necessary expenses to carry out functions of the Office of Special Counsel pursuant to Reorganization Plan Numbered 2 of 1978, the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 (Public Law 95– 454), the Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989 (Public Law 101– 12) as amended by Public Law 107–304, the Whistleblower Protec- tion Enhancement Act of 2012 (Public Law 112–199), and the Uni- formed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (Public Law 103–353), including services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, payment of fees and expenses for witnesses, rental of con- ference rooms in the District of Columbia and elsewhere, and hire of passenger motor vehicles; $24,750,000. OSTAL R EGULATORY P OMMISSION C SALARIES AND EXPENSES (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) For necessary expenses of the Postal Regulatory Commission in carrying out the provisions of the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act (Public Law 109–435), $16,200,000, to be derived by transfer from the Postal Service Fund and expended as author- ized by section 603(a) of such Act. OARD C IVIL L IBERTIES O VERSIGHT P RIVACY AND B SALARIES AND EXPENSES For necessary expenses of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Over- sight Board, as authorized by section 1061 of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 (42 U.S.C. 2000ee), $10,100,000, to remain available until September 30, 2018. S ECURITIES AND E XCHANGE C OMMISSION SALARIES AND EXPENSES For necessary expenses for the Securities and Exchange Commission, including services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, the rental of space (to include multiple year leases) in the District of Columbia and elsewhere, and not to exceed $3,500 for official reception and representation expenses, $1,605,000,000, to remain available until expended; of which not less than $14,700,000 shall be for the Office of Inspector General; of which not to exceed $75,000 shall be available for a permanent secretariat for the Inter- national Organization of Securities Commissions; of which not to exceed $100,000 shall be available for expenses for consultations and meetings hosted by the Commission with foreign governmental VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00232 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

233 131 STAT. 367 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 and other regulatory officials, members of their delegations and staffs to exchange views concerning securities matters, such expenses to include necessary logistic and administrative expenses and the expenses of Commission staff and foreign invitees in attend- ance including: (1) incidental expenses such as meals; (2) travel and transportation; and (3) related lodging or subsistence; and of which not less than $72,049,000 shall be for the Division of Economic and Risk Analysis: Provided , That fees and charges authorized by section 31 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78ee) shall be credited to this account as offsetting collections: Provided further , That not to exceed $1,605,000,000 of such offsetting collections shall be available until expended for necessary expenses of this account: Provided further , That the total amount appropriated under this heading from the general fund for fiscal year 2017 shall be reduced as such offsetting fees are received so as to result in a final total fiscal year 2017 appropriation from the general fund estimated at not more than $0. S ERVICE S YSTEM ELECTIVE S SALARIES AND EXPENSES For necessary expenses of the Selective Service System, including expenses of attendance at meetings and of training for uniformed personnel assigned to the Selective Service System, as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 4101–4118 for civilian employees; hire of passenger motor vehicles; services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109; and not to exceed $750 for official reception and representation expenses; $22,900,000: Provided , That during the current fiscal year, the President may exempt this appropriation from the provi- sions of 31 U.S.C. 1341, whenever the President deems such action to be necessary in the interest of national defense: Provided further , That none of the funds appropriated by this Act may be expended for or in connection with the induction of any person into the Armed Forces of the United States. MALL B USINESS A DMINISTRATION S SALARIES AND EXPENSES For necessary expenses, not otherwise provided for, of the Small Business Administration, including hire of passenger motor vehicles as authorized by sections 1343 and 1344 of title 31, United States Code, and not to exceed $3,500 for official reception and representa- tion expenses, $269,500,000, of which not less than $12,000,000 shall be available for examinations, reviews, and other lender over- sight activities: Provided , That the Administrator is authorized Fees. to charge fees to cover the cost of publications developed by the Small Business Administration, and certain loan program activities, including fees authorized by section 5(b) of the Small Business Act: Provided further , That, notwithstanding 31 U.S.C. 3302, reve- nues received from all such activities shall be credited to this account, to remain available until expended, for carrying out these Provided further, That purposes without further appropriations: the Small Business Administration may accept gifts in an amount not to exceed $4,000,000 and may co-sponsor activities, each in accordance with section 132(a) of division K of Public Law 108– 447, during fiscal year 2017: Provided further, That $6,100,000 VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00233 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

234 131 STAT. 368 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 shall be available for the Loan Modernization and Accounting System, to be available until September 30, 2018: Provided further , That $3,000,000 shall be for the Federal and State Technology Partnership Program under section 34 of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 657d). ENTREPRENEURIAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS For necessary expenses of programs supporting entrepreneurial and small business development, $245,100,000, to remain available , That $125,000,000 shall be until September 30, 2018: Provided available to fund grants for performance in fiscal year 2017 or fiscal year 2018 as authorized by section 21 of the Small Business Provided further , That $31,000,000 shall be for marketing, Act: management, and technical assistance under section 7(m) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 636(m)(4)) by intermediaries that Provided further make microloans under the microloan program: , That $18,000,000 shall be available for grants to States to carry out export programs that assist small business concerns authorized under section 22(l) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 649(l)). OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL For necessary expenses of the Office of Inspector General in carrying out the provisions of the Inspector General Act of 1978, $19,900,000. OFFICE OF ADVOCACY For necessary expenses of the Office of Advocacy in carrying out the provisions of title II of Public Law 94–305 (15 U.S.C. 634a et seq.) and the Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980 (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.), $9,220,000, to remain available until expended. BUSINESS LOANS PROGRAM ACCOUNT (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) For the cost of direct loans, $4,338,000, to remain available until expended: Provided , That such costs, including the cost of modifying such loans, shall be as defined in section 502 of the Provided further Congressional Budget Act of 1974: , That subject to section 502 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, during fiscal year 2017 commitments to guarantee loans under section 503 of the Small Business Investment Act of 1958 shall not exceed $7,500,000,000: Provided further , That during fiscal year 2017 commitments for general business loans authorized under section 7(a) of the Small Business Act shall not exceed $27,500,000,000 for a combination of amortizing term loans and the aggregated maximum line of credit provided by revolving loans: Provided fur- ther , That during fiscal year 2017 commitments for loans authorized under subparagraph (C) of section 502(7) of The Small Business Investment Act of 1958 (15 U.S.C. 696(7)) shall not exceed $7,500,000,000: Provided further , That during fiscal year 2017 commitments to guarantee loans for debentures under section 303(b) of the Small Business Investment Act of 1958 shall not exceed $4,000,000,000: Provided further , That during fiscal year 2017, guarantees of trust certificates authorized by section 5(g) of the VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00234 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

235 131 STAT. 369 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 Small Business Act shall not exceed a principal amount of $12,000,000,000. In addition, for administrative expenses to carry out the direct and guaranteed loan programs, $152,726,000, which may be transferred to and merged with the appropriations for Salaries and Expenses. DISASTER LOANS PROGRAM ACCOUNT (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS) For administrative expenses to carry out the direct loan pro- gram authorized by section 7(b) of the Small Business Act, $185,977,000, to be available until expended, of which $1,000,000 is for the Office of Inspector General of the Small Business Adminis- tration for audits and reviews of disaster loans and the disaster loan programs and shall be transferred to and merged with the appropriations for the Office of Inspector General; of which $175,977,000 is for direct administrative expenses of loan making and servicing to carry out the direct loan program, which may be transferred to and merged with the appropriations for Salaries and Expenses; and of which $9,000,000 is for indirect administrative expenses for the direct loan program, which may be transferred to and merged with the appropriations for Salaries and Expenses. — ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (INCLUDING RESCISSION AND TRANSFER OF FUNDS) EC . 530. Not to exceed 5 percent of any appropriation made S available for the current fiscal year for the Small Business Adminis- tration in this Act may be transferred between such appropriations, but no such appropriation shall be increased by more than 10 percent by any such transfers: Provided , That any transfer pursuant to this paragraph shall be treated as a reprogramming of funds under section 608 of this Act and shall not be available for obligation or expenditure except in compliance with the procedures set forth in that section. EC S . 531. Of the unobligated balances available for the Certified Development Company Program under section 503 of the Small Business Investment Act of 1958, as amended, $55,000,000 are Provided hereby permanently rescinded: , That no amounts may be so rescinded from amounts that were designated by the Congress as an emergency requirement pursuant to the Concurrent Resolu- tion on the Budget or the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. NITED S TATES P OSTAL S ERVICE U PAYMENT TO THE POSTAL SERVICE FUND For payment to the Postal Service Fund for revenue forgone Continuances. on free and reduced rate mail, pursuant to subsections (c) and (d) of section 2401 of title 39, United States Code, $34,658,000: Provided , That mail for overseas voting and mail for the blind Provided further , That 6-day delivery shall continue to be free: and rural delivery of mail shall continue at not less than the 1983 level: Provided further , That none of the funds made available to the Postal Service by this Act shall be used to implement any VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00235 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

236 131 STAT. 370 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 rule, regulation, or policy of charging any officer or employee of any State or local child support enforcement agency, or any indi- vidual participating in a State or local program of child support enforcement, a fee for information requested or provided concerning Provided further , That none of an address of a postal customer: the funds provided in this Act shall be used to consolidate or close small rural and other small post offices. OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL SALARIES AND EXPENSES (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) For necessary expenses of the Office of Inspector General in carrying out the provisions of the Inspector General Act of 1978, $253,600,000, to be derived by transfer from the Postal Service Fund and expended as authorized by section 603(b)(3) of the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act (Public Law 109–435). U S TATES T AX C OURT NITED SALARIES AND EXPENSES For necessary expenses, including contract reporting and other services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, $51,226,000: Provided , That travel expenses of the judges shall be paid upon the written certificate of the judge. TITLE VI GENERAL PROVISIONS—THIS ACT (INCLUDING RESCISSION) S EC . 601. None of the funds in this Act shall be used for the planning or execution of any program to pay the expenses of, or otherwise compensate, non-Federal parties intervening in regulatory or adjudicatory proceedings funded in this Act. EC . 602. None of the funds appropriated in this Act shall S remain available for obligation beyond the current fiscal year, nor may any be transferred to other appropriations, unless expressly so provided herein. EC . 603. The expenditure of any appropriation under this S Contracts. Act for any consulting service through procurement contract pursu- ant to 5 U.S.C. 3109, shall be limited to those contracts where such expenditures are a matter of public record and available for public inspection, except where otherwise provided under existing law, or under existing Executive order issued pursuant to existing law. S EC . 604. None of the funds made available in this Act may be transferred to any department, agency, or instrumentality of the United States Government, except pursuant to a transfer made by, or transfer authority provided in, this Act or any other appro- priations Act. S EC . 605. None of the funds made available by this Act shall be available for any activity or for paying the salary of any Govern- ment employee where funding an activity or paying a salary to VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00236 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

237 131 STAT. 371 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 a Government employee would result in a decision, determination, rule, regulation, or policy that would prohibit the enforcement of section 307 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1307). EC . 606. No funds appropriated pursuant to this Act may Compliance. S be expended by an entity unless the entity agrees that in expending the assistance the entity will comply with chapter 83 of title 41, United States Code. S EC . 607. No funds appropriated or otherwise made available under this Act shall be made available to any person or entity that has been convicted of violating chapter 83 of title 41, United States Code. . 608. Except as otherwise provided in this Act, none of EC S Advance approval. the funds provided in this Act, provided by previous appropriations Acts to the agencies or entities funded in this Act that remain available for obligation or expenditure in fiscal year 2017, or pro- vided from any accounts in the Treasury derived by the collection of fees and available to the agencies funded by this Act, shall be available for obligation or expenditure through a reprogramming of funds that: (1) creates a new program; (2) eliminates a program, project, or activity; (3) increases funds or personnel for any program, project, or activity for which funds have been denied or restricted by the Congress; (4) proposes to use funds directed for a specific activity by the Committee on Appropriations of either the House of Representatives or the Senate for a different purpose; (5) aug- ments existing programs, projects, or activities in excess of $5,000,000 or 10 percent, whichever is less; (6) reduces existing programs, projects, or activities by $5,000,000 or 10 percent, which- ever is less; or (7) creates or reorganizes offices, programs, or activities unless prior approval is received from the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate: , That prior to any significant reorganization or restruc- Provided Consultation. turing of offices, programs, or activities, each agency or entity funded in this Act shall consult with the Committees on Appropria- Provided tions of the House of Representatives and the Senate: , That not later than 60 days after the date of enactment further Deadline. Reports. of this Act, each agency funded by this Act shall submit a report to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representa- tives and the Senate to establish the baseline for application of reprogramming and transfer authorities for the current fiscal year: Provided further , That at a minimum the report shall include: (1) a table for each appropriation with a separate column to display the President’s budget request, adjustments made by Congress, adjustments due to enacted rescissions, if appropriate, and the fiscal year enacted level; (2) a delineation in the table for each appropriation both by object class and program, project, and activity as detailed in the budget appendix for the respective appropriation; and (3) an identification of items of special congressional interest: , That the amount appropriated or limited for sala- Provided further ries and expenses for an agency shall be reduced by $100,000 per day for each day after the required date that the report has not been submitted to the Congress. . 609. Except as otherwise specifically provided by law, EC S not to exceed 50 percent of unobligated balances remaining available at the end of fiscal year 2017 from appropriations made available for salaries and expenses for fiscal year 2017 in this Act, shall remain available through September 30, 2018, for each such account , That a request shall be Provided for the purposes authorized: Approval requests. VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00237 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

238 131 STAT. 372 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 submitted to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate for approval prior to the expendi- ture of such funds: , That these requests shall Provided further be made in compliance with reprogramming guidelines. EC . 610. (a) None of the funds made available in this Act S may be used by the Executive Office of the President to request— (1) any official background investigation report on any indi- vidual from the Federal Bureau of Investigation; or (2) a determination with respect to the treatment of an organization as described in section 501(c) of the Internal Rev- enue Code of 1986 and exempt from taxation under section 501(a) of such Code from the Department of the Treasury or the Internal Revenue Service. (b) Subsection (a) shall not apply— (1) in the case of an official background investigation report, Time period. if such individual has given express written consent for such request not more than 6 months prior to the date of such request and during the same presidential administration; or (2) if such request is required due to extraordinary cir- cumstances involving national security. S . 611. The cost accounting standards promulgated under EC chapter 15 of title 41, United States Code shall not apply with respect to a contract under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program established under chapter 89 of title 5, United States Code. . 612. For the purpose of resolving litigation and imple- EC S menting any settlement agreements regarding the nonforeign area cost-of-living allowance program, the Office of Personnel Manage- ment may accept and utilize (without regard to any restriction on unanticipated travel expenses imposed in an Appropriations Act) funds made available to the Office of Personnel Management pursuant to court approval. . 613. No funds appropriated by this Act shall be available S EC Abortion. to pay for an abortion, or the administrative expenses in connection with any health plan under the Federal employees health benefits program which provides any benefits or coverage for abortions. S . 614. The provision of section 613 shall not apply where EC the life of the mother would be endangered if the fetus were carried to term, or the pregnancy is the result of an act of rape or incest. EC S . 615. In order to promote Government access to commercial information technology, the restriction on purchasing nondomestic articles, materials, and supplies set forth in chapter 83 of title 41, United States Code (popularly known as the Buy American Act), shall not apply to the acquisition by the Federal Government of information technology (as defined in section 11101 of title 40, United States Code), that is a commercial item (as defined in section 103 of title 41, United States Code). EC . 616. Notwithstanding section 1353 of title 31, United S States Code, no officer or employee of any regulatory agency or commission funded by this Act may accept on behalf of that agency, nor may such agency or commission accept, payment or reimburse- ment from a non-Federal entity for travel, subsistence, or related expenses for the purpose of enabling an officer or employee to attend and participate in any meeting or similar function relating to the official duties of the officer or employee when the entity offering payment or reimbursement is a person or entity subject to regulation by such agency or commission, or represents a person VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00238 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

239 131 STAT. 373 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 or entity subject to regulation by such agency or commission, unless the person or entity is an organization described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and exempt from tax under section 501(a) of such Code. . 617. Notwithstanding section 708 of this Act, funds made EC S available to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission by this or any other Act may be used for the interagency funding and sponsorship of a joint advisory committee to advise on emerging regulatory issues. . 618. (a)(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, S EC Consultation. Contracts. an Executive agency covered by this Act otherwise authorized to enter into contracts for either leases or the construction or alteration of real property for office, meeting, storage, or other space must consult with the General Services Administration before issuing a solicitation for offers of new leases or construction contracts, and in the case of succeeding leases, before entering into negotia- tions with the current lessor. (2) Any such agency with authority to enter into an emergency lease may do so during any period declared by the President to require emergency leasing authority with respect to such agency. (b) For purposes of this section, the term ‘‘Executive agency Definition. covered by this Act’’ means any Executive agency provided funds by this Act, but does not include the General Services Administra- tion or the United States Postal Service. S . 619. (a) There are appropriated for the following activities EC the amounts required under current law: (1) Compensation of the President (3 U.S.C. 102). (2) Payments to— (A) the Judicial Officers’ Retirement Fund (28 U.S.C. 377(o)); (B) the Judicial Survivors’ Annuities Fund (28 U.S.C. 376(c)); and (C) the United States Court of Federal Claims Judges’ Retirement Fund (28 U.S.C. 178(l)). (3) Payment of Government contributions— (A) with respect to the health benefits of retired employees, as authorized by chapter 89 of title 5, United States Code, and the Retired Federal Employees Health Benefits Act (74 Stat. 849); and (B) with respect to the life insurance benefits for employees retiring after December 31, 1989 (5 U.S.C. ch. 87). (4) Payment to finance the unfunded liability of new and increased annuity benefits under the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund (5 U.S.C. 8348). (5) Payment of annuities authorized to be paid from the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund by statutory provisions other than subchapter III of chapter 83 or chapter 84 of title 5, United States Code. (b) Nothing in this section may be construed to exempt any amount appropriated by this section from any otherwise applicable limitation on the use of funds contained in this Act. EC . 620. The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board S (Board) shall have authority to obligate funds for the scholarship program established by section 109(c)(2) of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (Public Law 107–204) in an aggregate amount not exceeding the amount of funds collected by the Board as of December 31, VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00239 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

240 131 STAT. 374 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 2016, including accrued interest, as a result of the assessment of monetary penalties. Funds available for obligation in fiscal year 2017 shall remain available until expended. EC . 621. None of the funds made available in this Act may Reports. S Compliance. be used by the Federal Trade Commission to complete the draft report entitled ‘‘Interagency Working Group on Food Marketed to Children: Preliminary Proposed Nutrition Principles to Guide Industry Self-Regulatory Efforts’’ unless the Interagency Working Group on Food Marketed to Children complies with Executive Order No. 13563. . 622. None of the funds made available by this Act may EC S be used to pay the salaries and expenses for the following positions: (1) Director, White House Office of Health Reform. (2) Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change. (3) Senior Advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury assigned to the Presidential Task Force on the Auto Industry and Senior Counselor for Manufacturing Policy. (4) White House Director of Urban Affairs. S EC Contracts. . 623. None of the funds in this Act may be used for the Director of the Office of Personnel Management to award a contract, enter an extension of, or exercise an option on a contract to a contractor conducting the final quality review processes for background investigation fieldwork services or background inves- tigation support services that, as of the date of the award of the contract, are being conducted by that contractor. S EC . 624. (a) The head of each executive branch agency funded by this Act shall ensure that the Chief Information Officer of the agency has the authority to participate in decisions regarding the budget planning process related to information technology. (b) Amounts appropriated for any executive branch agency Consultation. funded by this Act that are available for information technology shall be allocated within the agency, consistent with the provisions of appropriations Acts and budget guidelines and recommendations from the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, in such manner as specified by, or approved by, the Chief Information Officer of the agency in consultation with the Chief Financial Officer of the agency and budget officials. . 625. None of the funds made available in this Act may EC S be used in contravention of chapter 29, 31, or 33 of title 44, United States Code. S . 626. None of the funds made available in this Act may EC Privacy. be used by a governmental entity to require the disclosure by a provider of electronic communication service to the public or remote computing service of the contents of a wire or electronic communication that is in electronic storage with the provider (as such terms are defined in sections 2510 and 2711 of title 18, United States Code) in a manner that violates the Fourth Amend- ment to the Constitution of the United States. S EC . 627. None of the funds appropriated by this Act may be used by the Federal Communications Commission to modify, amend, or change the rules or regulations of the Commission for universal service high-cost support for competitive eligible tele- communications carriers in a way that is inconsistent with para- graph (e)(5) or (e)(6) of section 54.307 of title 47, Code of Federal , That this Provided Regulations, as in effect on July 15, 2015: VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00240 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

241 131 STAT. 375 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 section shall not prohibit the Commission from considering, devel- oping, or adopting other support mechanisms as an alternative to Mobility Fund Phase II. EC Records. . 628. No funds provided in this Act shall be used to S deny an Inspector General funded under this Act timely access to any records, documents, or other materials available to the department or agency over which that Inspector General has respon- sibilities under the Inspector General Act of 1978, or to prevent or impede that Inspector General’s access to such records, docu- ments, or other materials, under any provision of law, except a provision of law that expressly refers to the Inspector General and expressly limits the Inspector General’s right of access. A department or agency covered by this section shall provide its Inspector General with access to all such records, documents, and Compliance. other materials in a timely manner. Each Inspector General shall ensure compliance with statutory limitations on disclosure relevant to the information provided by the establishment over which that Inspector General has responsibilities under the Inspector General Reports. Act of 1978. Each Inspector General covered by this section shall Deadline. report to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Rep- resentatives and the Senate within 5 calendar days any failures to comply with this requirement. EC . 629. (a) In the case of a television joint sales agreement, Contracts. S Communication the Federal Communications Commission— and tele- (1) may not require the termination or modification of communications. such agreement as a condition of the transfer or assignment of a station license or the transfer of station ownership or control; and (2) upon request of the transferee or assignee of the station license, shall eliminate any such condition that was imposed after March 31, 2014, and permit the licensees of the stations whose advertising was jointly sold pursuant to such agreement to enter into a new joint sales agreement on substantially similar terms and conditions as the prior agreement. (b) In this section, the term ‘‘joint sales agreement’’ has the Definition. meaning given such term in Note 2(k) to section 73.3555 of title 47, Code of Federal Regulations, and where a joint sales agreement is part of a broader contract, this section shall be limited to the joint sales agreement portion of such contract. S EC . 630. (a) Section 1105(a)(35) of title 31, United States Code, is amended— (1) by striking subparagraph (B) and redesignating subparagraph (C) as subparagraph (B); (2) by striking ‘‘homeland security’’ in each instance it appears and inserting ‘‘cybersecurity’’; and (3) by amending subparagraph (B) (as redesignated by paragraph (1)) to read as follows: ‘‘(B) Prior to implementing this paragraph, including deter- Determination. Consultation. mining what Federal activities or accounts constitute cybersecu- rity for purposes of budgetary classification, the Office of Management and Budget shall consult with the Committees on Appropriations and the Committees on the Budget of the House of Representatives and the Senate, the Committee on Homeland Security of the House of Representatives, and the Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs of the Senate.’’. VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00241 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

242 131 STAT. 376 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 (b) The amendments made by subsection (a) shall apply to Applicability. budget submissions under section 1105(a) of title 31, United States Code, for fiscal year 2018 and each subsequent fiscal year. Effective date. . 631. (a) Effective one year after the date of the enactment EC S Repeal. of this Act, subtitle B of title IV of Public Law 102–281 is repealed. 20 USC 5701 (b) On the day before the date of the repeal under subsection note. (a), the Secretary of the Treasury shall transfer the amounts in 20 USC 5701 and the fund described in section 408(a) of subtitle A of title IV of note, 5702–5709. such Public Law into the general fund of the Treasury. EC . 632. (a) None of the funds made available in this Act Pornography. S may be used to maintain or establish a computer network unless such network blocks the viewing, downloading, and exchanging of pornography. (b) Nothing in subsection (a) shall limit the use of funds nec- essary for any Federal, State, tribal, or local law enforcement agency or any other entity carrying out criminal investigations, prosecution, adjudication activities, or other law enforcement- or victim assist- ance-related activity. . 633. (a) For fiscal years 2016 through 2026, the Office EC S Time periods. Identity theft. of Personnel Management shall provide to each affected individual as defined in subsection (b) complimentary identity protection cov- erage that— (1) is not less comprehensive than the complimentary identity protection coverage that the Office provided to affected individuals before the date of enactment of this Act; (2) is effective for a period of not less than 10 years; and (3) includes not less than $5,000,000 in identity theft insur- ance. (b) D .—In this section, the term ‘‘affected individual’’ EFINITION means any individual whose Social Security Number was com- promised during— (1) the data breach of personnel records of current and former Federal employees, at a network maintained by the Department of the Interior, that was announced by the Office of Personnel Management on June 4, 2015; or (2) the data breach of systems of the Office of Personnel Management containing information related to the background investigations of current, former, and prospective Federal employees, and of other individuals. S EC . 634. From the unobligated balances available in the Secu- rities and Exchange Commission Reserve Fund established by sec- tion 991 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Public Law 111–203), $25,000,000 are rescinded. S EC . 635. None of the funds made available by this Act shall be used by the Securities and Exchange Commission to finalize, issue, or implement any rule, regulation, or order regarding the disclosure of political contributions, contributions to tax exempt organizations, or dues paid to trade associations. VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00242 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

243 131 STAT. 377 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 TITLE VII GENERAL PROVISIONS—GOVERNMENT-WIDE GENCIES , AND , A ORPORATIONS C EPARTMENTS D (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) . 701. No department, agency, or instrumentality of the EC Drug free S workplaces. United States receiving appropriated funds under this or any other Act for fiscal year 2017 shall obligate or expend any such funds, unless such department, agency, or instrumentality has in place, and will continue to administer in good faith, a written policy designed to ensure that all of its workplaces are free from the illegal use, possession, or distribution of controlled substances (as defined in the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 802)) by the officers and employees of such department, agency, or instrumen- tality. 31 USC 343 note. EC . 702. Unless otherwise specifically provided, the maximum S amount allowable during the current fiscal year in accordance with subsection 1343(c) of title 31, United States Code, for the purchase of any passenger motor vehicle (exclusive of buses, ambulances, law enforcement vehicles, protective vehicles, and undercover surveillance vehicles), is hereby fixed at $19,947 except station wagons for which the maximum shall be $19,997: Provided , That these limits may be exceeded by not to exceed $7,250 for police- type vehicles: Provided further , That the limits set forth in this section may not be exceeded by more than 5 percent for electric or hybrid vehicles purchased for demonstration under the provisions of the Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Research, Development, and Provided further Demonstration Act of 1976: , That the limits set forth in this section may be exceeded by the incremental cost of clean alternative fuels vehicles acquired pursuant to Public Law 101–549 over the cost of comparable conventionally fueled vehicles: , That the limits set forth in this section shall Provided further not apply to any vehicle that is a commercial item and which operates on alternative fuel, including but not limited to electric, plug-in hybrid electric, and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. EC . 703. Appropriations of the executive departments and S independent establishments for the current fiscal year available for expenses of travel, or for the expenses of the activity concerned, are hereby made available for quarters allowances and cost-of- living allowances, in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 5922–5924. EC . 704. Unless otherwise specified in law during the current S 5 USC 3101 note. fiscal year, no part of any appropriation contained in this or any other Act shall be used to pay the compensation of any officer or employee of the Government of the United States (including any agency the majority of the stock of which is owned by the Government of the United States) whose post of duty is in the continental United States unless such person: (1) is a citizen of the United States; (2) is a person who is lawfully admitted for permanent residence and is seeking citizenship as outlined in 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)(B); (3) is a person who is admitted as a refugee under 8 U.S.C. 1157 or is granted asylum under 8 U.S.C. 1158 and has filed a declaration of intention to become a lawful perma- nent resident and then a citizen when eligible; or (4) is a person VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00243 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

244 131 STAT. 378 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 , That for pur- who owes allegiance to the United States: Affidavits. Provided poses of this section, affidavits signed by any such person shall be considered prima facie evidence that the requirements of this section with respect to his or her status are being complied with: Provided further Affidavits. , That for purposes of subsections (2) and (3) such affidavits shall be submitted prior to employment and updated , That any person making Provided further thereafter as necessary: Fines. Penalty. a false affidavit shall be guilty of a felony, and upon conviction, Time period. shall be fined no more than $4,000 or imprisoned for not more Provided further than 1 year, or both: , That the above penal clause shall be in addition to, and not in substitution for, any other , That any payment Provided further provisions of existing law: made to any officer or employee contrary to the provisions of this section shall be recoverable in action by the Federal Government: Provided further , That this section shall not apply to any person Time period. who is an officer or employee of the Government of the United States on the date of enactment of this Act, or to international broadcasters employed by the Broadcasting Board of Governors, or to temporary employment of translators, or to temporary employ- ment in the field service (not to exceed 60 days) as a result of , That this section does not apply Time period. emergencies: Provided further to the employment as Wildland firefighters for not more than 120 days of nonresident aliens employed by the Department of the Interior or the USDA Forest Service pursuant to an agreement with another country. . 705. Appropriations available to any department or agency EC S during the current fiscal year for necessary expenses, including maintenance or operating expenses, shall also be available for pay- ment to the General Services Administration for charges for space and services and those expenses of renovation and alteration of buildings and facilities which constitute public improvements per- formed in accordance with the Public Buildings Act of 1959 (73 Stat. 479), the Public Buildings Amendments of 1972 (86 Stat. 216), or other applicable law. EC S . 706. In addition to funds provided in this or any other Act, all Federal agencies are authorized to receive and use funds resulting from the sale of materials, including Federal records dis- posed of pursuant to a records schedule recovered through recycling or waste prevention programs. Such funds shall be available until expended for the following purposes: (1) Acquisition, waste reduction and prevention, and recycling programs as described in Executive Order No. 13693 (March 19, 2015), including any such programs adopted prior to the effective date of the Executive order. (2) Other Federal agency environmental management pro- grams, including, but not limited to, the development and implementation of hazardous waste management and pollution prevention programs. (3) Other employee programs as authorized by law or as deemed appropriate by the head of the Federal agency. . 707. Funds made available by this or any other Act for EC S Applicability. administrative expenses in the current fiscal year of the corpora- tions and agencies subject to chapter 91 of title 31, United States Code, shall be available, in addition to objects for which such funds are otherwise available, for rent in the District of Columbia; services in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 3109; and the objects specified under this head, all the provisions of which shall be applicable VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00244 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

245 131 STAT. 379 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 to the expenditure of such funds unless otherwise specified in Provided the Act by which they are made available: , That in the event any functions budgeted as administrative expenses are subse- quently transferred to or paid from other funds, the limitations on administrative expenses shall be correspondingly reduced. EC . 708. No part of any appropriation contained in this or S any other Act shall be available for interagency financing of boards (except Federal Executive Boards), commissions, councils, commit- tees, or similar groups (whether or not they are interagency entities) which do not have a prior and specific statutory approval to receive financial support from more than one agency or instrumentality. S EC . 709. None of the funds made available pursuant to the provisions of this or any other Act shall be used to implement, administer, or enforce any regulation which has been disapproved pursuant to a joint resolution duly adopted in accordance with the applicable law of the United States. . 710. During the period in which the head of any depart- EC S Notification. ment or agency, or any other officer or civilian employee of the Federal Government appointed by the President of the United States, holds office, no funds may be obligated or expended in excess of $5,000 to furnish or redecorate the office of such depart- ment head, agency head, officer, or employee, or to purchase fur- niture or make improvements for any such office, unless advance notice of such furnishing or redecoration is transmitted to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate. For the purposes of this section, the term ‘‘office’’ Definition. shall include the entire suite of offices assigned to the individual, as well as any other space used primarily by the individual or the use of which is directly controlled by the individual. . 711. Notwithstanding 31 U.S.C. 1346, or section 708 of EC S this Act, funds made available for the current fiscal year by this or any other Act shall be available for the interagency funding of national security and emergency preparedness telecommuni- cations initiatives which benefit multiple Federal departments, agencies, or entities, as provided by Executive Order No. 13618 (July 6, 2012). S EC . 712. (a) None of the funds made available by this or any other Act may be obligated or expended by any department, agency, or other instrumentality of the Federal Government to pay the salaries or expenses of any individual appointed to a posi- tion of a confidential or policy-determining character that is excepted from the competitive service under section 3302 of title 5, United States Code, (pursuant to schedule C of subpart C of part 213 of title 5 of the Code of Federal Regulations) unless the head of the applicable department, agency, or other instrumen- tality employing such schedule C individual certifies to the Director of the Office of Personnel Management that the schedule C position occupied by the individual was not created solely or primarily in order to detail the individual to the White House. (b) The provisions of this section shall not apply to Federal employees or members of the Armed Forces detailed to or from an element of the intelligence community (as that term is defined under section 3(4) of the National Security Act of 1947 (50 U.S.C. 3003(4))). EC . 713. No part of any appropriation contained in this or S any other Act shall be available for the payment of the salary of any officer or employee of the Federal Government, who— VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00245 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

246 131 STAT. 380 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 (1) prohibits or prevents, or attempts or threatens to pro- hibit or prevent, any other officer or employee of the Federal Government from having any direct oral or written communica- tion or contact with any Member, committee, or subcommittee of the Congress in connection with any matter pertaining to the employment of such other officer or employee or pertaining to the department or agency of such other officer or employee in any way, irrespective of whether such communication or contact is at the initiative of such other officer or employee or in response to the request or inquiry of such Member, com- mittee, or subcommittee; or (2) removes, suspends from duty without pay, demotes, reduces in rank, seniority, status, pay, or performance or effi- ciency rating, denies promotion to, relocates, reassigns, trans- fers, disciplines, or discriminates in regard to any employment right, entitlement, or benefit, or any term or condition of employment of, any other officer or employee of the Federal Government, or attempts or threatens to commit any of the foregoing actions with respect to such other officer or employee, by reason of any communication or contact of such other officer or employee with any Member, committee, or subcommittee of the Congress as described in paragraph (1). EC . 714. (a) None of the funds made available in this or S any other Act may be obligated or expended for any employee training that— (1) does not meet identified needs for knowledge, skills, and abilities bearing directly upon the performance of official duties; (2) contains elements likely to induce high levels of emo- tional response or psychological stress in some participants; (3) does not require prior employee notification of the con- tent and methods to be used in the training and written end of course evaluation; (4) contains any methods or content associated with reli- gious or quasi-religious belief systems or ‘‘new age’’ belief sys- tems as defined in Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Notice N–915.022, dated September 2, 1988; or (5) is offensive to, or designed to change, participants’ personal values or lifestyle outside the workplace. (b) Nothing in this section shall prohibit, restrict, or otherwise preclude an agency from conducting training bearing directly upon the performance of official duties. EC . 715. No part of any funds appropriated in this or any S other Act shall be used by an agency of the executive branch, other than for normal and recognized executive-legislative relation- ships, for publicity or propaganda purposes, and for the preparation, distribution or use of any kit, pamphlet, booklet, publication, radio, television, or film presentation designed to support or defeat legisla- tion pending before the Congress, except in presentation to the Congress itself. S EC . 716. None of the funds appropriated by this or any other Act may be used by an agency to provide a Federal employee’s home address to any labor organization except when the employee has authorized such disclosure or when such disclosure has been ordered by a court of competent jurisdiction. S EC . 717. None of the funds made available in this or any other Act may be used to provide any non-public information such VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00246 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

247 131 STAT. 381 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 as mailing, telephone or electronic mailing lists to any person or any organization outside of the Federal Government without the approval of the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate. EC . 718. No part of any appropriation contained in this or S any other Act shall be used directly or indirectly, including by private contractor, for publicity or propaganda purposes within the United States not heretofore authorized by Congress. S EC . 719. (a) In this section, the term ‘‘agency’’— Definition. (1) means an Executive agency, as defined under 5 U.S.C. 105; and (2) includes a military department, as defined under section 102 of such title, the Postal Service, and the Postal Regulatory Commission. (b) Unless authorized in accordance with law or regulations to use such time for other purposes, an employee of an agency shall use official time in an honest effort to perform official duties. An employee not under a leave system, including a Presidential appointee exempted under 5 U.S.C. 6301(2), has an obligation to expend an honest effort and a reasonable proportion of such employee’s time in the performance of official duties. S EC . 720. Notwithstanding 31 U.S.C. 1346 and section 708 of this Act, funds made available for the current fiscal year by this or any other Act to any department or agency, which is a member of the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board (FASAB), shall be available to finance an appropriate share of FASAB administrative costs. S EC . 721. Notwithstanding 31 U.S.C. 1346 and section 708 Reimbursement. of this Act, the head of each Executive department and agency is hereby authorized to transfer to or reimburse ‘‘General Services Administration, Government-wide Policy’’ with the approval of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, funds made available for the current fiscal year by this or any other Act, Provided , including rebates from charge card and other contracts: That these funds shall be administered by the Administrator of Consultation. General Services to support Government-wide and other multi- agency financial, information technology, procurement, and other management innovations, initiatives, and activities, including improving coordination and reducing duplication, as approved by the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, in consulta- tion with the appropriate interagency and multi-agency groups designated by the Director (including the President’s Management Council for overall management improvement initiatives, the Chief Financial Officers Council for financial management initiatives, the Chief Information Officers Council for information technology initiatives, the Chief Human Capital Officers Council for human capital initiatives, the Chief Acquisition Officers Council for procure- ment initiatives, and the Performance Improvement Council for performance improvement initiatives): Provided further , That the total funds transferred or reimbursed shall not exceed $15,000,000 to improve coordination, reduce duplication, and for other activities related to Federal Government Priority Goals established by 31 U.S.C. 1120, and not to exceed $17,000,000 for Government-Wide innovations, initiatives, and activities: Provided further , That the funds transferred to or for reimbursement of ‘‘General Services Administration, Government-wide Policy’’ during fiscal year 2017 shall remain available for obligation through September 30, 2018: VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00247 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

248 131 STAT. 382 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 Time period. Provided further , That such transfers or reimbursements may only Notification. be made after 15 days following notification of the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate by the Director of the Office of Management and Budget. EC . 722. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a woman Breastfeeding. S may breastfeed her child at any location in a Federal building or on Federal property, if the woman and her child are otherwise authorized to be present at the location. S EC . 723. Notwithstanding 31 U.S.C. 1346, or section 708 of this Act, funds made available for the current fiscal year by this or any other Act shall be available for the interagency funding of specific projects, workshops, studies, and similar efforts to carry out the purposes of the National Science and Technology Council (authorized by Executive Order No. 12881), which benefit multiple Reports. Provided , That the Office Federal departments, agencies, or entities: Deadline. of Management and Budget shall provide a report describing the budget of and resources connected with the National Science and Technology Council to the Committees on Appropriations, the House Committee on Science and Technology, and the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation 90 days after enactment of this Act. EC Compliance. . 724. Any request for proposals, solicitation, grant applica- S tion, form, notification, press release, or other publications involving the distribution of Federal funds shall comply with any relevant requirements in part 200 of title 2, Code of Federal Regulations: , That this section shall apply to direct payments, formula Provided Applicability. funds, and grants received by a State receiving Federal funds. GENCY M ONITORING EC . 725. (a) P ROHIBITION OF F EDERAL A S SE NTERNET ’ I NDIVIDUALS I OF U .—None of the funds made available in this or any other Act may be used by any Federal agency— (1) to collect, review, or create any aggregation of data, derived from any means, that includes any personally identifi- able information relating to an individual’s access to or use of any Federal Government Internet site of the agency; or (2) to enter into any agreement with a third party (including another government agency) to collect, review, or obtain any aggregation of data, derived from any means, that includes any personally identifiable information relating to an individual’s access to or use of any nongovernmental Internet site. (b) E XCEPTIONS .—The limitations established in subsection (a) shall not apply to— (1) any record of aggregate data that does not identify particular persons; (2) any voluntary submission of personally identifiable information; (3) any action taken for law enforcement, regulatory, or supervisory purposes, in accordance with applicable law; or (4) any action described in subsection (a)(1) that is a system security action taken by the operator of an Internet site and is necessarily incident to providing the Internet site services or to protecting the rights or property of the provider of the Internet site. (c) D EFINITIONS .—For the purposes of this section: (1) The term ‘‘regulatory’’ means agency actions to imple- ment, interpret or enforce authorities provided in law. VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00248 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

249 131 STAT. 383 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 (2) The term ‘‘supervisory’’ means examinations of the agency’s supervised institutions, including assessing safety and soundness, overall financial condition, management practices and policies and compliance with applicable standards as pro- vided in law. . 726. (a) None of the funds appropriated by this Act may EC S Contracts. Drugs and drug be used to enter into or renew a contract which includes a provision abuse. providing prescription drug coverage, except where the contract Contraceptives. also includes a provision for contraceptive coverage. (b) Nothing in this section shall apply to a contract with— (1) any of the following religious plans: (A) Personal Care’s HMO; and (B) OSF HealthPlans, Inc.; and (2) any existing or future plan, if the carrier for the plan objects to such coverage on the basis of religious beliefs. (c) In implementing this section, any plan that enters into or renews a contract under this section may not subject any indi- vidual to discrimination on the basis that the individual refuses to prescribe or otherwise provide for contraceptives because such activities would be contrary to the individual’s religious beliefs or moral convictions. (d) Nothing in this section shall be construed to require cov- Abortion. erage of abortion or abortion-related services. S EC . 727. The United States is committed to ensuring the health of its Olympic, Pan American, and Paralympic athletes, and supports the strict adherence to anti-doping in sport through testing, adjudication, education, and research as performed by nationally recognized oversight authorities. . 728. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, funds EC S appropriated for official travel to Federal departments and agencies may be used by such departments and agencies, if consistent with Office of Management and Budget Circular A–126 regarding official travel for Government personnel, to participate in the fractional aircraft ownership pilot program. S EC . 729. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, none of the funds appropriated or made available under this or any other appropriations Act may be used to implement or enforce restrictions or limitations on the Coast Guard Congressional Fellow- ship Program, or to implement the proposed regulations of the Office of Personnel Management to add sections 300.311 through 300.316 to part 300 of title 5 of the Code of Federal Regulations, published in the Federal Register, volume 68, number 174, on September 9, 2003 (relating to the detail of executive branch employees to the legislative branch). EC . 730. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no execu- S Advance approval. tive branch agency shall purchase, construct, or lease any additional Contracts. facilities, except within or contiguous to existing locations, to be used for the purpose of conducting Federal law enforcement training without the advance approval of the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate, except that the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center is authorized to obtain the temporary use of additional facilities by lease, contract, or other agreement for training which cannot be accommodated in existing Center facilities. . 731. Unless otherwise authorized by existing law, none EC S News story. Notification. of the funds provided in this or any other Act may be used by an executive branch agency to produce any prepackaged news story VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00249 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

250 131 STAT. 384 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 intended for broadcast or distribution in the United States, unless the story includes a clear notification within the text or audio of the prepackaged news story that the prepackaged news story was prepared or funded by that executive branch agency. EC . 732. None of the funds made available in this Act may S be used in contravention of section 552a of title 5, United States Code (popularly known as the Privacy Act), and regulations imple- menting that section. . 733. (a) I S G ENERAL .—None of the funds appropriated EC N Contracts. or otherwise made available by this or any other Act may be used for any Federal Government contract with any foreign incor- porated entity which is treated as an inverted domestic corporation under section 835(b) of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 395(b)) or any subsidiary of such an entity. .— (b) W AIVERS N GENERAL .—Any Secretary shall waive subsection (a) (1) I Determination. with respect to any Federal Government contract under the authority of such Secretary if the Secretary determines that the waiver is required in the interest of national security. (2) R .—Any Secretary issuing a waiver EPORT TO CONGRESS under paragraph (1) shall report such issuance to Congress. XCEPTION (c) E .—This section shall not apply to any Federal Government contract entered into before the date of the enactment of this Act, or to any task order issued pursuant to such contract. . 734. During fiscal year 2017, for each employee who— S EC Time period. (1) retires under section 8336(d)(2) or 8414(b)(1)(B) of title 5, United States Code; or (2) retires under any other provision of subchapter III of chapter 83 or chapter 84 of such title 5 and receives a payment as an incentive to separate, the separating agency shall remit to the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund an amount equal to the Office of Personnel Management’s average unit cost of processing a retirement claim for the preceding fiscal year. Such amounts shall be available until expended to the Office of Personnel Management and shall be deemed to be an administrative expense under section 8348(a)(1)(B) of title 5, United States Code. EC . 735. (a) None of the funds made available in this or S Contracts. any other Act may be used to recommend or require any entity submitting an offer for a Federal contract to disclose any of the following information as a condition of submitting the offer: (1) Any payment consisting of a contribution, expenditure, independent expenditure, or disbursement for an electioneering communication that is made by the entity, its officers or direc- tors, or any of its affiliates or subsidiaries to a candidate for election for Federal office or to a political committee, or that is otherwise made with respect to any election for Federal office. (2) Any disbursement of funds (other than a payment described in paragraph (1)) made by the entity, its officers or directors, or any of its affiliates or subsidiaries to any person with the intent or the reasonable expectation that the person will use the funds to make a payment described in paragraph (1). (b) In this section, each of the terms ‘‘contribution’’, ‘‘expendi- Definitions. ture’’, ‘‘independent expenditure’’, ‘‘electioneering communication’’, ‘‘candidate’’, ‘‘election’’, and ‘‘Federal office’’ has the meaning given VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00250 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

251 131 STAT. 385 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 such term in the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 (2 U.S.C. 431 et seq.). EC S . 736. None of the funds made available in this or any other Act may be used to pay for the painting of a portrait of an officer or employee of the Federal government, including the President, the Vice President, a member of Congress (including a Delegate or a Resident Commissioner to Congress), the head of an executive branch agency (as defined in section 133 of title 41, United States Code), or the head of an office of the legislative branch. EC . 737. (a)(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, S Time period. Pay rates. and except as otherwise provided in this section, no part of any of the funds appropriated for fiscal year 2017, by this or any other Act, may be used to pay any prevailing rate employee described in section 5342(a)(2)(A) of title 5, United States Code— (A) during the period from the date of expiration of the limitation imposed by the comparable section for the previous fiscal years until the normal effective date of the applicable wage survey adjustment that is to take effect in fiscal year 2017, in an amount that exceeds the rate payable for the applicable grade and step of the applicable wage schedule in accordance with such section; and (B) during the period consisting of the remainder of fiscal year 2017, in an amount that exceeds, as a result of a wage survey adjustment, the rate payable under subparagraph (A) by more than the sum of— (i) the percentage adjustment taking effect in fiscal year 2017 under section 5303 of title 5, United States Code, in the rates of pay under the General Schedule; and (ii) the difference between the overall average percent- age of the locality-based comparability payments taking effect in fiscal year 2017 under section 5304 of such title (whether by adjustment or otherwise), and the overall aver- age percentage of such payments which was effective in the previous fiscal year under such section. (2) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no prevailing rate employee described in subparagraph (B) or (C) of section 5342(a)(2) of title 5, United States Code, and no employee covered by section 5348 of such title, may be paid during the periods for which paragraph (1) is in effect at a rate that exceeds the rates that would be payable under paragraph (1) were paragraph (1) applicable to such employee. (3) For the purposes of this subsection, the rates payable to Determination. Regulations. an employee who is covered by this subsection and who is paid from a schedule not in existence on September 30, 2016, shall be determined under regulations prescribed by the Office of Per- sonnel Management. (4) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, rates of pre- mium pay for employees subject to this subsection may not be changed from the rates in effect on September 30, 2016, except to the extent determined by the Office of Personnel Management to be consistent with the purpose of this subsection. (5) This subsection shall apply with respect to pay for service Application. performed after September 30, 2016. VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00251 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

252 131 STAT. 386 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 (6) For the purpose of administering any provision of law (including any rule or regulation that provides premium pay, retire- ment, life insurance, or any other employee benefit) that requires any deduction or contribution, or that imposes any requirement or limitation on the basis of a rate of salary or basic pay, the rate of salary or basic pay payable after the application of this subsection shall be treated as the rate of salary or basic pay. (7) Nothing in this subsection shall be considered to permit or require the payment to any employee covered by this subsection at a rate in excess of the rate that would be payable were this subsection not in effect. Determination. (8) The Office of Personnel Management may provide for excep- tions to the limitations imposed by this subsection if the Office determines that such exceptions are necessary to ensure the recruit- ment or retention of qualified employees. (b) Notwithstanding subsection (a), the adjustment in rates of basic pay for the statutory pay systems that take place in fiscal year 2017 under sections 5344 and 5348 of title 5, United States Code, shall be— (1) not less than the percentage received by employees in the same location whose rates of basic pay are adjusted pursuant to the statutory pay systems under sections 5303 , That pre- and 5304 of title 5, United States Code: Provided vailing rate employees at locations where there are no employees whose pay is increased pursuant to sections 5303 and 5304 of title 5, United States Code, and prevailing rate employees described in section 5343(a)(5) of title 5, United States Code, shall be considered to be located in the pay locality designated as ‘‘Rest of United States’’ pursuant to section 5304 of title 5, United States Code, for purposes of this subsection; and Effective date. (2) effective as of the first day of the first applicable pay period beginning after September 30, 2016. EC . 738. (a) The Vice President may not receive a pay raise S in calendar year 2017, notwithstanding the rate adjustment made under section 104 of title 3, United States Code, or any other provision of law. (b) An employee serving in an Executive Schedule position, or in a position for which the rate of pay is fixed by statute at an Executive Schedule rate, may not receive a pay rate increase in calendar year 2017, notwithstanding schedule adjustments made under section 5318 of title 5, United States Code, or any other provision of law, except as provided in subsection (g), (h), or (i). This subsection applies only to employees who are holding a position Applicability. under a political appointment. (c) A chief of mission or ambassador at large may not receive a pay rate increase in calendar year 2017, notwithstanding section 401 of the Foreign Service Act of 1980 (Public Law 96–465) or any other provision of law, except as provided in subsection (g), (h), or (i). (d) Notwithstanding sections 5382 and 5383 of title 5, United States Code, a pay rate increase may not be received in calendar year 2017 (except as provided in subsection (g), (h), or (i)) by— (1) a noncareer appointee in the Senior Executive Service paid a rate of basic pay at or above level IV of the Executive Schedule; or VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00252 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

253 131 STAT. 387 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 (2) a limited term appointee or limited emergency appointee in the Senior Executive Service serving under a political appointment and paid a rate of basic pay at or above level IV of the Executive Schedule. (e) Any employee paid a rate of basic pay (including any locality- based payments under section 5304 of title 5, United States Code, or similar authority) at or above level IV of the Executive Schedule who serves under a political appointment may not receive a pay rate increase in calendar year 2017, notwithstanding any other provision of law, except as provided in subsection (g), (h), or (i). This subsection does not apply to employees in the General Schedule pay system or the Foreign Service pay system, or to employees appointed under section 3161 of title 5, United States Code, or to employees in another pay system whose position would be classi- fied at GS–15 or below if chapter 51 of title 5, United States Code, applied to them. (f) Nothing in subsections (b) through (e) shall prevent employees who do not serve under a political appointment from receiving pay increases as otherwise provided under applicable law. (g) A career appointee in the Senior Executive Service who receives a Presidential appointment and who makes an election to retain Senior Executive Service basic pay entitlements under section 3392 of title 5, United States Code, is not subject to this section. (h) A member of the Senior Foreign Service who receives a Presidential appointment to any position in the executive branch and who makes an election to retain Senior Foreign Service pay entitlements under section 302(b) of the Foreign Service Act of 1980 (Public Law 96–465) is not subject to this section. (i) Notwithstanding subsections (b) through (e), an employee in a covered position may receive a pay rate increase upon an authorized movement to a different covered position with higher- level duties and a pre-established higher level or range of pay, except that any such increase must be based on the rates of pay and applicable pay limitations in effect on December 31, 2013. (j) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, for an individual who is newly appointed to a covered position during the period of time subject to this section, the initial pay rate shall be based on the rates of pay and applicable pay limitations in effect on December 31, 2013. (k) If an employee affected by subsections (b) through (e) is Time period. subject to a biweekly pay period that begins in calendar year 2017 but ends in calendar year 2018, the bar on the employee’s receipt of pay rate increases shall apply through the end of that pay period. EC . 739. (a) The head of any Executive branch department, S Reports. Deadline. agency, board, commission, or office funded by this or any other Contracts. appropriations Act shall submit annual reports to the Inspector General or senior ethics official for any entity without an Inspector General, regarding the costs and contracting procedures related to each conference held by any such department, agency, board, commission, or office during fiscal year 2017 for which the cost to the United States Government was more than $100,000. (b) Each report submitted shall include, for each conference described in subsection (a) held during the applicable period— (1) a description of its purpose; (2) the number of participants attending; VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00253 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

254 131 STAT. 388 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 (3) a detailed statement of the costs to the United States Government, including— (A) the cost of any food or beverages; (B) the cost of any audio-visual services; (C) the cost of employee or contractor travel to and from the conference; and (D) a discussion of the methodology used to determine which costs relate to the conference; and (4) a description of the contracting procedures used including— (A) whether contracts were awarded on a competitive basis; and (B) a discussion of any cost comparison conducted by the departmental component or office in evaluating poten- tial contractors for the conference. (c) Within 15 days after the end of a quarter, the head of Deadline. Notification. any such department, agency, board, commission, or office shall notify the Inspector General or senior ethics official for any entity without an Inspector General, of the date, location, and number of employees attending a conference held by any Executive branch department, agency, board, commission, or office funded by this or any other appropriations Act during fiscal year 2017 for which the cost to the United States Government was more than $20,000. Grants. (d) A grant or contract funded by amounts appropriated by Contracts. this or any other appropriations Act may not be used for the purpose of defraying the costs of a conference described in sub- section (c) that is not directly and programmatically related to the purpose for which the grant or contract was awarded, such as a conference held in connection with planning, training, assess- ment, review, or other routine purposes related to a project funded by the grant or contract. (e) None of the funds made available in this or any other appropriations Act may be used for travel and conference activities that are not in compliance with Office of Management and Budget Memorandum M–12–12 dated May 11, 2012 or any subsequent revisions to that memorandum. . 740. None of the funds made available in this or any EC S other appropriations Act may be used to increase, eliminate, or reduce funding for a program, project, or activity as proposed in the President’s budget request for a fiscal year until such proposed change is subsequently enacted in an appropriation Act, or unless such change is made pursuant to the reprogramming or transfer provisions of this or any other appropriations Act. EC . 741. None of the funds made available by this or any S other Act may be used to implement, administer, enforce, or apply the rule entitled ‘‘Competitive Area’’ published by the Office of Personnel Management in the Federal Register on April 15, 2008 (73 Fed. Reg. 20180 et seq.). . 742. None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made S EC available by this or any other Act may be used to begin or announce a study or public-private competition regarding the conversion to contractor performance of any function performed by Federal employees pursuant to Office of Management and Budget Circular A–76 or any other administrative regulation, directive, or policy. . 743. (a) None of the funds appropriated or otherwise EC S Contracts. Grants. made available by this or any other Act may be available for Confidentiality a contract, grant, or cooperative agreement with an entity that agreements. VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00254 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

255 131 STAT. 389 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 requires employees or contractors of such entity seeking to report fraud, waste, or abuse to sign internal confidentiality agreements or statements prohibiting or otherwise restricting such employees or contractors from lawfully reporting such waste, fraud, or abuse to a designated investigative or law enforcement representative of a Federal department or agency authorized to receive such information. (b) The limitation in subsection (a) shall not contravene require- ments applicable to Standard Form 312, Form 4414, or any other form issued by a Federal department or agency governing the nondisclosure of classified information. EC . 744. (a) No funds appropriated in this or any other Act Nondisclosure S agreements. may be used to implement or enforce the agreements in Standard Forms 312 and 4414 of the Government or any other nondisclosure policy, form, or agreement if such policy, form, or agreement does not contain the following provisions: ‘‘These provisions are con- sistent with and do not supersede, conflict with, or otherwise alter the employee obligations, rights, or liabilities created by existing statute or Executive order relating to: (1) classified information; (2) communications to Congress; (3) the reporting to an Inspector General of a violation of any law, rule, or regulation, or mismanage- ment, a gross waste of funds, an abuse of authority, or a substantial and specific danger to public health or safety; or (4) any other whistleblower protection. The definitions, requirements, obligations, rights, sanctions, and liabilities created by controlling Executive orders and statutory provisions are incorporated into this agreement , That notwithstanding the preceding Provided and are controlling.’’: provision of this section, a nondisclosure policy form or agreement that is to be executed by a person connected with the conduct of an intelligence or intelligence-related activity, other than an employee or officer of the United States Government, may contain provisions appropriate to the particular activity for which such document is to be used. Such form or agreement shall, at a min- imum, require that the person will not disclose any classified information received in the course of such activity unless specifically authorized to do so by the United States Government. Such non- disclosure forms shall also make it clear that they do not bar disclosures to Congress, or to an authorized official of an executive agency or the Department of Justice, that are essential to reporting a substantial violation of law. (b) A nondisclosure agreement may continue to be implemented and enforced notwithstanding subsection (a) if it complies with the requirements for such agreement that were in effect when the agreement was entered into. (c) No funds appropriated in this or any other Act may be used to implement or enforce any agreement entered into during fiscal year 2014 which does not contain substantially similar lan- guage to that required in subsection (a). EC . 745. None of the funds made available by this or any S Corporations. Taxes. other Act may be used to enter into a contract, memorandum of understanding, or cooperative agreement with, make a grant to, or provide a loan or loan guarantee to, any corporation that has any unpaid Federal tax liability that has been assessed, for which all judicial and administrative remedies have been exhausted or have lapsed, and that is not being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the authority responsible for col- lecting the tax liability, where the awarding agency is aware of VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00255 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

256 131 STAT. 390 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 the unpaid tax liability, unless a Federal agency has considered suspension or debarment of the corporation and has made a deter- mination that this further action is not necessary to protect the interests of the Government. Corporations. S EC . 746. None of the funds made available by this or any Law enforcement other Act may be used to enter into a contract, memorandum and crime. of understanding, or cooperative agreement with, make a grant Time period. to, or provide a loan or loan guarantee to, any corporation that was convicted of a felony criminal violation under any Federal law within the preceding 24 months, where the awarding agency is aware of the conviction, unless a Federal agency has considered suspension or debarment of the corporation and has made a deter- mination that this further action is not necessary to protect the interests of the Government. . 747. (a) During fiscal year 2017, on the date on which EC S Notification. a request is made for a transfer of funds in accordance with section 1017 of Public Law 111–203, the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection shall notify the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate, the Committee on Finan- cial Services of the House of Representatives, and the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs of the Senate of such request. (b) Any notification required by this section shall be made Public information. available on the Bureau’s public Web site. Web posting. EC . 748. (a) None of the funds made available under this S or any other Act may be used to— (1) implement, administer, carry out, modify, revise, or enforce Executive Order 13690, entitled ‘‘Establishing a Federal Flood Risk Management Standard and a Process for Further Soliciting and Considering Stakeholder Input’’ (issued January 30, 2015), other than for— (A) acquiring, managing, or disposing of Federal lands and facilities; (B) providing Federally undertaken, financed, or assisted construction or improvements; or (C) conducting Federal activities or programs affecting land use, including water and related land resources plan- ning, regulating, and licensing activities; (2) implement Executive Order 13690 in a manner that modifies the non-grant components of the National Flood Insur- ance Program; or (3) apply Executive Order 13690 or the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard by any component of the Department of Defense, including the Army Corps of Engineers in a way that changes the ‘‘floodplain’’ considered when determining whether or not to issue a Department of the Army permit under section 404 of the Clean Water Act or section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act. (b) Subsection (a) of this section shall not be in effect during Time period. the period beginning on October 1, 2017 and ending on September 30, 2018. S . 749. Except as expressly provided otherwise, any reference EC to ‘‘this Act’’ contained in any title other than title IV or VIII shall not apply to such title IV or VIII. VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00256 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

257 131 STAT. 391 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 TITLE VIII GENERAL PROVISIONS—DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS) S EC . 801. There are appropriated from the applicable funds of the District of Columbia such sums as may be necessary for making refunds and for the payment of legal settlements or judg- ments that have been entered against the District of Columbia government. EC . 802. None of the Federal funds provided in this Act shall Lobbying. S be used for publicity or propaganda purposes or implementation of any policy including boycott designed to support or defeat legisla- tion pending before Congress or any State legislature. . 803. (a) None of the Federal funds provided under this EC S Act to the agencies funded by this Act, both Federal and District government agencies, that remain available for obligation or expenditure in fiscal year 2017, or provided from any accounts in the Treasury of the United States derived by the collection of fees available to the agencies funded by this Act, shall be avail- able for obligation or expenditures for an agency through a re- programming of funds which— (1) creates new programs; (2) eliminates a program, project, or responsibility center; (3) establishes or changes allocations specifically denied, limited or increased under this Act; (4) increases funds or personnel by any means for any program, project, or responsibility center for which funds have been denied or restricted; (5) re-establishes any program or project previously deferred through reprogramming; (6) augments any existing program, project, or responsi- bility center through a reprogramming of funds in excess of $3,000,000 or 10 percent, whichever is less; or (7) increases by 20 percent or more personnel assigned to a specific program, project or responsibility center, unless prior approval is received from the Committees on Appropria- tions of the House of Representatives and the Senate. (b) The District of Columbia government is authorized to approve and execute reprogramming and transfer requests of local funds under this title through November 7, 2017. EC . 804. None of the Federal funds provided in this Act may S be used by the District of Columbia to provide for salaries, expenses, or other costs associated with the offices of United States Senator or United States Representative under section 4(d) of the District of Columbia Statehood Constitutional Convention Initiatives of 1979 (D.C. Law 3–171; D.C. Official Code, sec. 1–123). S EC . 805. Except as otherwise provided in this section, none of the funds made available by this Act or by any other Act may be used to provide any officer or employee of the District of Columbia with an official vehicle unless the officer or employee uses the vehicle only in the performance of the officer’s or employee’s official duties. For purposes of this section, the term ‘‘official duties’’ Definition. does not include travel between the officer’s or employee’s residence and workplace, except in the case of— VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00257 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

258 131 STAT. 392 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 (1) an officer or employee of the Metropolitan Police Depart- ment who resides in the District of Columbia or is otherwise designated by the Chief of the Department; (2) at the discretion of the Fire Chief, an officer or employee of the District of Columbia Fire and Emergency Medical Serv- ices Department who resides in the District of Columbia and is on call 24 hours a day; (3) at the discretion of the Director of the Department of Corrections, an officer or employee of the District of Columbia Department of Corrections who resides in the District of Columbia and is on call 24 hours a day; (4) at the discretion of the Chief Medical Examiner, an officer or employee of the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner who resides in the District of Columbia and is on call 24 hours a day; (5) at the discretion of the Director of the Homeland Secu- rity and Emergency Management Agency, an officer or employee of the Homeland Security and Emergency Manage- ment Agency who resides in the District of Columbia and is on call 24 hours a day; (6) the Mayor of the District of Columbia; and (7) the Chairman of the Council of the District of Columbia. EC . 806. (a) None of the Federal funds contained in this Voting S representation. Act may be used by the District of Columbia Attorney General or any other officer or entity of the District government to provide assistance for any petition drive or civil action which seeks to require Congress to provide for voting representation in Congress for the District of Columbia. (b) Nothing in this section bars the District of Columbia Attorney General from reviewing or commenting on briefs in private lawsuits, or from consulting with officials of the District government regarding such lawsuits. S EC . 807. None of the Federal funds contained in this Act Needle distribution. may be used to distribute any needle or syringe for the purpose of preventing the spread of blood borne pathogens in any location that has been determined by the local public health or local law enforcement authorities to be inappropriate for such distribution. S . 808. Nothing in this Act may be construed to prevent EC Contraception. Conscience the Council or Mayor of the District of Columbia from addressing clause. the issue of the provision of contraceptive coverage by health insur- ance plans, but it is the intent of Congress that any legislation enacted on such issue should include a ‘‘conscience clause’’ which provides exceptions for religious beliefs and moral convictions. S EC . 809. (a) None of the Federal funds contained in this Drugs and drug abuse. Act may be used to enact or carry out any law, rule, or regulation to legalize or otherwise reduce penalties associated with the posses- sion, use, or distribution of any schedule I substance under the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 801 et seq.) or any tetrahydrocannabinols derivative. (b) No funds available for obligation or expenditure by the District of Columbia government under any authority may be used to enact any law, rule, or regulation to legalize or otherwise reduce penalties associated with the possession, use, or distribution of any schedule I substance under the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 801 et seq.) or any tetrahydrocannabinols derivative for recreational purposes. VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00258 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

259 131 STAT. 393 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 . 810. No funds available for obligation or expenditure by S Abortion. EC the District of Columbia government under any authority shall be expended for any abortion except where the life of the mother would be endangered if the fetus were carried to term or where the pregnancy is the result of an act of rape or incest. EC . 811. (a) No later than 30 calendar days after the date S Deadline. of the enactment of this Act, the Chief Financial Officer for the District of Columbia shall submit to the appropriate committees of Congress, the Mayor, and the Council of the District of Columbia, a revised appropriated funds operating budget in the format of the budget that the District of Columbia government submitted pursuant to section 442 of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act (D.C. Official Code, sec. 1–204.42), for all agencies of the District of Columbia government for fiscal year 2017 that is in the total amount of the approved appropriation and that realigns all budg- eted data for personal services and other-than-personal services, respectively, with anticipated actual expenditures. (b) This section shall apply only to an agency for which the Application. Certification. Chief Financial Officer for the District of Columbia certifies that a reallocation is required to address unanticipated changes in pro- gram requirements. S . 812. No later than 30 calendar days after the date of EC Deadline. the enactment of this Act, the Chief Financial Officer for the District of Columbia shall submit to the appropriate committees of Congress, the Mayor, and the Council for the District of Columbia, a revised appropriated funds operating budget for the District of Columbia Public Schools that aligns schools budgets to actual enrollment. The revised appropriated funds budget shall be in the format of the budget that the District of Columbia government submitted pursuant to section 442 of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act (D.C. Official Code, sec. 1–204.42). . 813. (a) Amounts appropriated in this Act as operating S EC funds may be transferred to the District of Columbia’s enterprise and capital funds and such amounts, once transferred, shall retain appropriation authority consistent with the provisions of this Act. (b) The District of Columbia government is authorized to reprogram or transfer for operating expenses any local funds trans- ferred or reprogrammed in this or the four prior fiscal years from operating funds to capital funds, and such amounts, once trans- ferred or reprogrammed, shall retain appropriation authority con- sistent with the provisions of this Act. (c) The District of Columbia government may not transfer or reprogram for operating expenses any funds derived from bonds, notes, or other obligations issued for capital projects. . 814. None of the Federal funds appropriated in this Act EC S shall remain available for obligation beyond the current fiscal year, nor may any be transferred to other appropriations, unless expressly so provided herein. EC S . 815. Except as otherwise specifically provided by law or under this Act, not to exceed 50 percent of unobligated balances remaining available at the end of fiscal year 2017 from appropria- tions of Federal funds made available for salaries and expenses for fiscal year 2017 in this Act, shall remain available through September 30, 2018, for each such account for the purposes author- Provided , That a request shall be submitted to the Committees ized: Approval request. on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate , Provided further for approval prior to the expenditure of such funds: VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00259 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

260 131 STAT. 394 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 That these requests shall be made in compliance with reprogram- ming guidelines outlined in section 803 of this Act. . 816. (a)(1) During fiscal year 2018, during a period in EC S which neither a District of Columbia continuing resolution or a regular District of Columbia appropriation bill is in effect, local funds are appropriated in the amount provided for any project or activity for which local funds are provided in the Act referred to in paragraph (2) (subject to any modifications enacted by the District of Columbia as of the beginning of the period during which this subsection is in effect) at the rate set forth by such Act. (2) The Act referred to in this paragraph is the Act of the Council of the District of Columbia pursuant to which a proposed budget is approved for fiscal year 2018 which (subject to the require- ments of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act) will constitute the local portion of the annual budget for the District of Columbia government for fiscal year 2018 for purposes of section 446 of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act (sec. 1–204.46, D.C. Official Code). (b) Appropriations made by subsection (a) shall cease to be available— (1) during any period in which a District of Columbia continuing resolution for fiscal year 2018 is in effect; or (2) upon the enactment into law of the regular District of Columbia appropriation bill for fiscal year 2018. (c) An appropriation made by subsection (a) is provided under the authority and conditions as provided under this Act and shall be available to the extent and in the manner that would be provided by this Act. (d) An appropriation made by subsection (a) shall cover all obligations or expenditures incurred for such project or activity during the portion of fiscal year 2018 for which this section applies to such project or activity. (e) This section shall not apply to a project or activity during any period of fiscal year 2018 if any other provision of law (other than an authorization of appropriations)— (1) makes an appropriation, makes funds available, or grants authority for such project or activity to continue for such period; or (2) specifically provides that no appropriation shall be made, no funds shall be made available, or no authority shall be granted for such project or activity to continue for such period. (f) Nothing in this section shall be construed to affect obligations of the government of the District of Columbia mandated by other law. S EC . 817. Except as expressly provided otherwise, any reference to ‘‘this Act’’ contained in this title or in title IV shall be treated as referring only to the provisions of this title or of title IV. TITLE IX—SOAR REAUTHORIZATION Scholarships for Opportunity and Results SHORT TITLE ; REFERENCES IN TITLE Reauthorization Act. ITLE .—This title may be cited as the S EC . 901. (a) S HORT T ‘‘Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Reauthorization Act’’ or the ‘‘SOAR Reauthorization Act’’. CT .—Except as otherwise expressly pro- A EFERENCES IN (b) R vided, whenever in this title an amendment is expressed in terms VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00260 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

261 131 STAT. 395 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 of an amendment to or repeal of a section or other provision, the reference shall be considered to be made to that section or other provision of the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Act (division C of Public Law 112–10; sec. 38–1853.01 et seq., D.C. Official Code). REPEAL S EC . 902. Section 817 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 129 Stat. 2491. 2016 (Public Law 114–113) is repealed, and any provision of law amended or repealed by such section is restored or revived as if such section had not been enacted into law. PURPOSES . 903. Section 3003 (sec. 38–1853.03, D.C. Official Code) S EC is amended by striking ‘‘particularly parents’’ and all that follows through ‘‘, with’’ and inserting ‘‘particularly parents of students who attend an elementary school or secondary school identified as one of the lowest-performing schools under the District of Colum- bia’s accountability system, with’’. PROHIBITING IMPOSITION OF LIMITS ON TYPES OF ELIGIBLE STUDENTS PARTICIPATING IN THE PROGRAM S EC . 904. Section 3004(a) (sec. 38–1853.04(a), D.C. Official Code) is amended by adding at the end the following: ROHIBITING IMPOSITION OF LIMITS ON ELIGIBLE STU - ‘‘(3) P .— DENTS PARTICIPATING IN THE PROGRAM .—In carrying out the program under N GENERAL ‘‘(A) I this division, the Secretary may not limit the number of eligible students receiving scholarships under section 3007(a), and may not prevent otherwise eligible students from participating in the program under this division, based on any of the following: ‘‘(i) The type of school the student previously attended. ‘‘(ii) Whether or not the student previously received a scholarship or participated in the program, including whether an eligible student was awarded a scholarship in any previous year but has not used the scholarship, regardless of the number of years of nonuse. ‘‘(iii) Whether or not the student was a member of the control group used by the Institute of Education Sciences to carry out previous evaluations of the pro- gram under section 3009. ‘‘(B) R ULE OF CONSTRUCTION .—Nothing in subpara- graph (A) may be construed to waive the requirement under section 3005(b)(1)(B) that the eligible entity carrying out the program under this Act must carry out a random selection process, which gives weight to the priorities described in section 3006, if more eligible students seek admission in the program than the program can accommo- date.’’. VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00261 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

262 131 STAT. 396 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 REQUIRING ELIGIBLE ENTITIES TO UTILIZE INTERNAL FISCAL AND QUALITY CONTROLS . 905. Section 3005(b)(1) (sec. 38–1853.05(b)(1), D.C. Official EC S Code) is amended— (1) in subparagraph (I), by striking ‘‘, except that a partici- pating school may not be required to submit to more than 1 site visit per school year’’; (2) by redesignating subparagraphs (K) and (L) as subpara- graphs (L) and (M), respectively; (3) by inserting after subparagraph (J) the following: ‘‘(K) how the entity will ensure the financial viability of participating schools in which 85 percent or more of the total number of students enrolled at the school are participating eligible students that receive and use an opportunity scholarship;’’; (4) in subparagraph (L), as redesignated by paragraph (2), by striking ‘‘and’’ at the end; and (5) by adding at the end the following: ‘‘(N) how the eligible entity will ensure that it— ‘‘(i) utilizes internal fiscal and quality controls; and ‘‘(ii) complies with applicable financial reporting requirements and the requirements of this division; and’’. CLARIFICATION OF PRIORITIES FOR AWARDING SCHOLARSHIPS TO ELIGIBLE STUDENTS S EC . 906. Section 3006(1) (sec. 38–1853.06(1), D.C. Official Code) is amended— (1) in subparagraph (A), by striking ‘‘attended’’ and all that follows through the semicolon and inserting ‘‘attended an elementary school or secondary school identified as one of the lowest-performing schools under the District of Colum- bia’s accountability system; and’’; (2) by striking subparagraph (B); (3) by redesignating subparagraph (C) as subparagraph (B); and (4) in subparagraph (B), as redesignated by paragraph (3), by striking the semicolon at the end and inserting ‘‘or whether such students have, in the past, attended a private school;’’. MODIFICATION OF REQUIREMENTS FOR PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS AND ELIGIBLE ENTITIES S EC . 907. (a) C RIMINAL B ACKGROUND C HECKS ; C OMPLIANCE W R EPORTING R EQUIREMENTS .—Section 3007(a)(4) (sec. 38– ITH 1853.07(a)(4), D.C. Official Code) is amended— (1) in subparagraph (E), by striking ‘‘and’’ at the end; (2) by striking subparagraph (F) and inserting the fol- lowing: ‘‘(F) ensures that, with respect to core subject matter, participating students are taught by a teacher who has a baccalaureate degree or equivalent degree, whether such degree was awarded in or outside of the United States;’’; and VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00262 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

263 131 STAT. 397 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 (3) by adding at the end the following: ‘‘(G) conducts criminal background checks on school employees who have direct and unsupervised interaction with students; and ‘‘(H) complies with all requests for data and informa- tion regarding the reporting requirements described in sec- tion 3010.’’. CCREDITATION .—Section 3007(a) (sec. 38–1853.07(a), D.C. (b) A Official Code), as amended by subsection (a), is further amended— (1) in paragraph (1), by striking ‘‘paragraphs (2) and (3)’’ and inserting ‘‘paragraphs (2), (3), and (5)’’; and (2) by adding at the end the following: ‘‘(5) A CCREDITATION REQUIREMENTS .— ‘‘(A) I .—None of the funds provided under N GENERAL this division for opportunity scholarships may be used by a participating eligible student to enroll in a participating private school unless the school— ‘‘(i) in the case of a school that is a participating school as of the date of enactment of the SOAR Reauthorization Act— ‘‘(I) is fully accredited by an accrediting body described in any of subparagraphs (A) through (G) of section 2202(16) of the District of Columbia School Reform Act of 1995 (Public Law 104–134; sec. 38–1802.02(16)(A)–(G), D.C. Official Code); or ‘‘(II) if such participating school does not meet the requirements of subclause (I)— ‘‘(aa) not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of the Consolidated Appropria- tions Act, 2016 (Public Law 114–113), the school is pursuing full accreditation by an accrediting body described in subclause (I); and ‘‘(bb) is fully accredited by such an accred- iting body not later than 5 years after the date on which that school began the process of pursuing full accreditation in accordance with item (aa); and ‘‘(ii) in the case of a school that is not a partici- pating school as of the date of enactment of the SOAR Reauthorization Act, is fully accredited by an accred- iting body described in clause (i)(I) before becoming a participating school under this division. EPORTS TO ELIGIBLE ENTITY .—Not later than 5 ‘‘(B) R Certification. years after the date of enactment of the SOAR Reauthoriza- tion Act, each participating school shall submit to the eligible entity a certification that the school has been fully accredited in accordance with subparagraph (A). ‘‘(C) A SSISTING STUDENTS IN ENROLLING IN OTHER SCHOOLS .—If a participating school fails to meet the requirements of this paragraph, the eligible entity shall assist the parents of the participating eligible students who attend the school in identifying, applying to, and enrolling in another participating school under this divi- sion. ‘‘(6) T REATMENT OF STUDENTS AWARDED A SCHOLARSHIP IN A PREVIOUS YEAR .—An eligible entity shall treat a participating VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00263 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

264 131 STAT. 398 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 eligible student who was awarded an opportunity scholarship in any previous year and who has not used the scholarship as a renewal student and not as a new applicant, without regard as to— ‘‘(A) whether the eligible student has used the scholar- ship; and ‘‘(B) the year in which the scholarship was previously awarded.’’. OF F UNDS SE A DMINISTRATIVE E XPENSES AND FOR (c) U P A ARENTAL .— SSISTANCE N GENERAL (1) I .—Section 3007 (sec. 38–1853.07, D.C. Offi- cial Code) is amended— (A) by striking subsections (b) and (c) and inserting the following: ‘‘(b) A DMINISTRATIVE XPENSES AND P ARENTAL A SSISTANCE .— E The Secretary shall make $2,000,000 of the amount made available under section 3014(a)(1) for each fiscal year available to eligible entities receiving a grant under section 3004(a) to cover the fol- lowing expenses: ‘‘(1) The administrative expenses of carrying out its pro- gram under this division during the year, including— ‘‘(A) determining the eligibility of students to partici- pate; ‘‘(B) selecting the eligible students to receive scholar- ships; ‘‘(C) determining the amount of the scholarships and issuing the scholarships to eligible students; ‘‘(D) compiling and maintaining financial and pro- grammatic records; ‘‘(E) conducting site visits as described in section 3005(b)(1)(I); and ‘‘(F)(i) conducting a study, including a survey of partici- Study. pating parents, on any barriers for participating eligible students in gaining admission to, or attending, the partici- pating school that is their first choice; and ‘‘(ii) not later than the end of the first full fiscal year Deadline. after the date of enactment of the SOAR Reauthorization Act, submitting a report to Congress that contains the results of such study. ‘‘(2) The expenses of educating parents about the eligible entity’s program under this division, and assisting parents through the application process under this division, including— ‘‘(A) providing information about the program and the participating schools to parents of eligible students, including information on supplemental financial aid that may be available at participating schools; ‘‘(B) providing funds to assist parents of students in meeting expenses that might otherwise preclude the participation of eligible students in the program; and ‘‘(C) streamlining the application process for parents.’’; (B) by redesignating subsection (d) as subsection (c); and (C) by redesignating subsection (e), as added by section 162(b) of the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2017 (division C of Public Law 114–223, as amended by section 101(3) VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00264 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

265 131 STAT. 399 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 of the Further Continuing and Security Assistance Appro- priations Act, 2017 (Public Law 114–254)), as subsection (d). (2) C .—Section 3007(d) (sec. 38– ONFORMING AMENDMENT 1853.07(d), D.C. Official Code), as redesignated by paragraph (1)(C), is amended by striking ‘‘subsections (b), (c), and (d)’’ each place it appears in paragraphs (2)(B) and (3) and inserting ‘‘subsections (b) and (c)’’. (d) C SE OF LARIFICATION OF UNDS FOR S TUDENT A CADEMIC U F SSISTANCE .—Section 3007(c) (sec. 38–1853.07(c), D.C. Official A Code), as redesignated by subsection (c)(1)(B), is amended by striking ‘‘previously attended’’ and all that follows through the period at the end and inserting ‘‘previously attended an elementary school or secondary school identified as one of the lowest-performing schools under the District of Columbia’s accountability system.’’. PROGRAM EVALUATION EC . 908. (a) R EVISION OF E VALUATION S ROCEDURES AND P EQUIREMENTS .— R (1) I N GENERAL .—Section 3009(a) (sec. 38–1853.09(a), D.C. Official Code) is amended to read as follows: ‘‘(a) I N ENERAL .— G ‘‘(1) D UTIES OF THE SECRETARY AND THE MAYOR .—The Sec- retary and the Mayor of the District of Columbia shall— ‘‘(A) jointly enter into an agreement with the Institute of Education Sciences of the Department of Education to evaluate annually the opportunity scholarship program under this division; ‘‘(B) jointly enter into an agreement to monitor and evaluate the use of funds authorized and appropriated for the District of Columbia public schools and the District of Columbia public charter schools under this division; and ‘‘(C) make the evaluations described in subparagraphs (A) and (B) public in accordance with subsection (c). UTIES OF THE SECRETARY .—The Secretary, through ‘‘(2) D a grant, contract, or cooperative agreement, shall— ‘‘(A) ensure that the evaluation under paragraph (1)(A)— ‘‘(i) is conducted using an acceptable quasi-experi- mental research design for determining the effective- ness of the opportunity scholarship program under this division that does not use a control study group con- sisting of students who applied for but did not receive opportunity scholarships; and ‘‘(ii) addresses the issues described in paragraph (4); and ‘‘(B) disseminate information on the impact of the pro- gram— ‘‘(i) on academic achievement and educational attainment of participating eligible students who use an opportunity scholarship; and ‘‘(ii) on students and schools in the District of Columbia. ‘‘(3) D UTIES OF THE INSTITUTE ON EDUCATION SCIENCES .— The Institute of Education Sciences of the Department of Edu- cation shall— VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00265 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

266 131 STAT. 400 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 ‘‘(A) assess participating eligible students who use an opportunity scholarship in each of grades 3 through 8, as well as one of the grades at the high school level, by supervising the administration of the same reading and mathematics assessment used by the District of Columbia public schools to comply with section 1111(b) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 6311(b)); ‘‘(B) measure the academic achievement of all partici- pating eligible students who use an opportunity scholarship in the grades described in subparagraph (A); and ‘‘(C) work with eligible entities receiving a grant under this division to ensure that the parents of each student who is a participating eligible student that uses an oppor- tunity scholarship agrees to permit their child to participate in the evaluations and assessments carried out by the Institute of Education Sciences under this subsection. SSUES TO BE EVALUATED .—The issues to be evaluated ‘‘(4) I under paragraph (1)(A) shall include the following: ‘‘(A) A comparison of the academic achievement of participating eligible students who use an opportunity scholarship on the measurements described in paragraph (3)(B) to the academic achievement of a comparison group of students with similar backgrounds in the District of Columbia public schools and the District of Columbia public charter schools. ‘‘(B) The success of the program under this division in expanding choice options for parents of participating eligible students and increasing the satisfaction of such parents and students with their choice. ‘‘(C) The reasons parents of participating eligible stu- dents choose for their children to participate in the pro- gram, including important characteristics for selecting schools. ‘‘(D) A comparison of the retention rates, high school graduation rates, college enrollment rates, college persist- ence rates, and college graduation rates of participating eligible students who use an opportunity scholarship with the rates of students in the comparison group described in subparagraph (A). ‘‘(E) A comparison of the college enrollment rates, col- lege persistence rates, and college graduation rates of stu- dents who participated in the program in 2004, 2005, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 as the result of winning the Opportunity Scholarship Program lottery with such enroll- ment, persistence, and graduation rates for students who entered but did not win such lottery in those years and who, as a result, served as the control group for previous evaluations of the program under this division. Nothing in this subparagraph may be construed to waive section 3004(a)(3)(A)(iii) with respect to any such student. ‘‘(F) A comparison of the safety of the schools attended by participating eligible students who use an opportunity scholarship and the schools in the District of Columbia attended by students in the comparison group described in subparagraph (A), based on the perceptions of the stu- dents and parents. VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00266 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

267 131 STAT. 401 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 ‘‘(G) An assessment of student academic achievement at participating schools in which 85 percent of the total number of students enrolled at the school are participating eligible students who receive and use an opportunity schol- arship. ‘‘(H) Such other issues with respect to participating eligible students who use an opportunity scholarship as the Secretary considers appropriate for inclusion in the evaluation, such as the impact of the program on public elementary schools and secondary schools in the District of Columbia. ROHIBITING DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION .— ‘‘(5) P .—Any disclosure of personally identifi- N GENERAL ‘‘(A) I able information obtained under this division shall be in compliance with section 444 of the General Education Provisions Act (commonly known as the ‘Family Edu- cational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974’) (20 U.S.C. 1232g). TUDENTS NOT ATTENDING PUBLIC SCHOOL .—With ‘‘(B) S respect to any student who is not attending a public elementary school or secondary school, personally identifi- able information obtained under this division shall only be disclosed to— ‘‘(i) individuals carrying out the evaluation described in paragraph (1)(A) for such student; ‘‘(ii) the group of individuals providing information for carrying out the evaluation of such student; and ‘‘(iii) the parents of such student.’’. RANSITION OF EVALUATION .— (2) T (A) T ERMINATION OF PREVIOUS EVALUATIONS .—The Sec- retary of Education shall— (i) terminate the evaluations conducted under sec- tion 3009(a) of the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Act (sec. 38–1853.09(a), D.C. Official Code), as in effect on the day before the date of enactment of this title, after obtaining data for the 2017–2018 school year; and (ii) submit any reports required for the 2017–2018 school year or preceding years with respect to the evaluations in accordance with section 3009(b) of such Act. (B) N EW EVALUATIONS .— N GENERAL .—Effective beginning with respect (i) I Effective date. Time period. to the 2018–2019 school year, the Secretary shall con- duct new evaluations in accordance with the provisions of section 3009(a) of the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Act (sec. 38–1853.09(a), D.C. Official Code), as amended by this title. (ii) M .—As a component OST RECENT EVALUATION of the new evaluations described in clause (i), the Sec- retary shall continue to monitor and evaluate the stu- dents who were evaluated in the most recent evalua- tion under such section prior to the date of enactment of this title, including by monitoring and evaluating the test scores and other information of such students. (b) D AYOR T O E NSURE I NSTITUTE H AS A LL I NFORMA - UTY OF M UT ECESSARY O C ARRY O T E VALUATIONS .—Section 3011(a)(1) N TION VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00267 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

268 131 STAT. 402 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 (sec. 38–1853.11(a)(1), D.C. Official Code) is amended to read as follows: - NFORMATION NECESSARY TO CARRY OUT EVALUA ‘‘(1) I .—Ensure that all District of Columbia public schools TIONS and District of Columbia public charter schools make available to the Institute of Education Sciences of the Department of Education all of the information the Institute requires to carry out the assessments and perform the evaluations required under section 3009(a).’’. FUNDING FOR DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS S UNDS FOR W ITHHOLDING OF F ANDATORY F AILURE EC . 909. (a) M T C OMPLY W ITH C ONDITIONS .—Section 3011(b) (sec. 38–1853.11(b), O D.C. Official Code) is amended to read as follows: NFORCEMENT ‘‘(b) E .—If, after reasonable notice and an oppor- Determination. tunity for a hearing, the Secretary determines that the Mayor has failed to comply with any of the requirements of subsection (a), the Secretary may withhold from the Mayor, in whole or in part— ‘‘(1) the funds otherwise authorized to be appropriated under section 3014(a)(2), if the failure to comply relates to the District of Columbia public schools; ‘‘(2) the funds otherwise authorized to be appropriated under section 3014(a)(3), if the failure to comply relates to the District of Columbia public charter schools; or ‘‘(3) the funds otherwise authorized to be appropriated under both paragraphs (2) and (3) of section 3014(a), if the failure relates to both the District of Columbia public schools and the District of Columbia public charter schools.’’. ULES FOR U SE OF F UNDS P ROVIDED FOR S UPPORT OF P UBLIC (b) R C CHOOLS .—Section 3011 (sec. 38–1853.11, D.C. Official HARTER S Code) is amended— (1) by redesignating subsections (b) and (c) as subsections (c) and (d), respectively; and (2) by inserting after subsection (a) the following new sub- section: ‘‘(b) S ULES R EGARDING PECIFIC UNDS P ROVIDED FOR S UPPORT R F P UBLIC C HARTER S CHOOLS .—The following rules shall apply OF Applicability. with respect to the funds provided under this division for the support of District of Columbia public charter schools: ‘‘(1) The Secretary may direct the funds provided for any fiscal year, or any portion thereof, to the Office of the State Superintendent of Education of the District of Columbia. ‘‘(2) The Office of the State Superintendent of Education of the District of Columbia may transfer the funds to sub- grantees that are— ‘‘(A) specific District of Columbia public charter schools or networks of such schools; or ‘‘(B) District of Columbia-based nonprofit organizations with experience in successfully providing support or assist- ance to District of Columbia public charter schools or net- works of such schools. ‘‘(3) The funds provided under this division for the support of District of Columbia public charter schools shall be available to any District of Columbia public charter school in good standing with the District of Columbia Charter School Board, VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00268 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

269 131 STAT. 403 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 and the Office of the State Superintendent of Education of the District of Columbia and the District of Columbia Charter School Board may not restrict the availability of such funds to certain types of schools on the basis of the school’s location, governing body, or the school’s facilities.’’. REVISION OF CURRENT MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING EC . 910. Not later than the beginning of the 2018–2019 school Deadline. S Time period. year, the Secretary of Education and the Mayor of the District of Columbia shall revise the memorandum of understanding which is in effect under section 3012(d) of the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Act as of the day before the date of the enactment of this title to address the following: (1) The amendments made by this title. (2) The need to ensure that participating schools under the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Act meet fire code standards and maintain certificates of occupancy. (3) The need to ensure that District of Columbia public schools and District of Columbia public charter schools meet the requirements under such Act to comply with all reasonable requests for information necessary to carry out the evaluations required under section 3009(a) of such Act. DEFINITIONS . 911. Section 3013 (sec. 38–1853.13, D.C. Official Code) EC S is amended— (1) by redesignating paragraphs (1) through (10) as para- graphs (2) through (11), respectively; (2) by inserting before paragraph (2), as redesignated by paragraph (1), the following: .—The term ‘core subject matter’ ORE SUBJECT MATTER ‘‘(1) C means— ‘‘(A) mathematics; ‘‘(B) science; and ‘‘(C) English, reading, or language arts.’’; and (3) in paragraph (4)(B), as redesignated by paragraph (1), by inserting ‘‘household with a’’ before ‘‘student’’. EXTENSION OF AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS N G S .—Section 3014(a) (sec. 38–1853.14, EC . 912. (a) I ENERAL D.C. Official Code) is amended by striking ‘‘and for each of the 4 succeeding fiscal years’’ and inserting ‘‘and for each fiscal year through fiscal year 2019’’. D ATE .—The amendment made by subsection (a) FFECTIVE (b) E shall take effect on September 30, 2016. EFFECTIVE DATE S EC . 913. Except as otherwise provided, the amendments made Applicability. by this title shall apply with respect to school year 2018–2019 and each succeeding school year. This division may be cited as the ‘‘Financial Services and Gen- eral Government Appropriations Act, 2017’’. VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00269 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

270 131 STAT. 404 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 DIVISION F—DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Department of Homeland APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2017 Security Appropriations Act, 2017. TITLE I DEPARTMENTAL MANAGEMENT, OPERATIONS, INTELLIGENCE, AND OVERSIGHT E XECUTIVE M ECRETARY AND S FFICE OF THE O ANAGEMENT OPERATIONS AND SUPPORT For necessary expenses of the Office of the Secretary and for executive management for operations and support, $137,034,000: , That not to exceed $40,000 shall be for official reception Provided , That of the funds Provided further and representation expenses: Compliance. provided under this heading, $2,000,000 shall be withheld from obligation until the Secretary complies with section 107 of this Act. M ANAGEMENT D IRECTORATE OPERATIONS AND SUPPORT For necessary expenses of the Management Directorate for operations and support, $597,817,000, of which $194,092,000 shall , That not Provided remain available until September 30, 2018: to exceed $2,000 shall be for official reception and representation expenses. PROCUREMENT , CONSTRUCTION , AND IMPROVEMENTS For necessary expenses of the Management Directorate for procurement, construction, and improvements, $18,839,000, to remain available until September 30, 2018. RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT For necessary expenses of the Management Directorate for research and development, $2,500,000, to remain available until September 30, 2018. O C NTELLIGENCE , A NALYSIS PERATIONS AND , OORDINATION I OPERATIONS AND SUPPORT For necessary expenses of the Office of Intelligence and Analysis and the Office of Operations Coordination for operations and sup- port, $263,551,000, of which $106,115,000 shall remain available , That not to exceed $3,825 Provided until September 30, 2018: shall be for official reception and representation expenses and not to exceed $2,000,000 is available for facility needs associated with secure space at fusion centers, including improvements to buildings. VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00270 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

271 131 STAT. 405 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 I O ENERAL NSPECTOR FFICE OF G OPERATIONS AND SUPPORT For necessary expenses of the Office of Inspector General for operations and support, $175,000,000: Provided , That not to exceed $300,000 may be used for certain confidential operational expenses, including the payment of informants, to be expended at the direction of the Inspector General. A DMINISTRATIVE P ROVISIONS EC . 101. The Secretary of Homeland Security shall submit S to the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and the House of Representatives, at the time the President’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2018 is submitted pursuant to section 1105(a) of title 31, United States Code, the Future Years Homeland Security Program, as authorized by section 874 of Public Law 107–296 (6 U.S.C. 454). S EC . 102. Not later than 30 days after the last day of each Deadline. Reports. month, the Chief Financial Officer of the Department of Homeland Security shall submit to the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and the House of Representatives a monthly budget and staffing report that includes total obligations of the Department for that month and for the fiscal year at the appropriation and program, project, and activity levels, by the source year of the appropriation. S Reports. EC . 103. (a) Notwithstanding section 518 of Public Law 114– Deadlines. 113, the Secretary of Homeland Security shall submit a report not later than October 15, 2017, to the Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security listing all grants and contracts awarded by any means other than full and open competition during fiscal years 2016 and 2017. (b) The Inspector General shall review the report required Review. Assessment. by subsection (a) to assess departmental compliance with applicable laws and regulations and report the results of that review to the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and the House of Representatives not later than February 15, 2018. S Contracts. . 104. The Secretary of Homeland Security shall require EC Fees. that all contracts of the Department of Homeland Security that provide award fees link such fees to successful acquisition outcomes, which shall be specified in terms of cost, schedule, and performance. S EC . 105. The Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation Consultation. Notification. with the Secretary of the Treasury, shall notify the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and the House of Representatives of any proposed transfers of funds available under section 9703(g)(4)(B) of title 31, United States Code (as added by Public Law 102–393) from the Department of the Treasury Forfeiture Fund to any agency within the Department of Homeland Security: , That none of the funds identified for such a transfer Provided may be obligated until the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and the House of Representatives are notified of the pro- posed transfers. . 106. All official costs associated with the use of Govern- EC S ment aircraft by Department of Homeland Security personnel to support official travel of the Secretary and the Deputy Secretary shall be paid from amounts made available for the Office of the Secretary. VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00271 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

272 131 STAT. 406 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 . 107. (a) Not later than 30 days after the date of enactment S Deadline. EC Reports. of this Act, the Secretary of Homeland Security shall submit to Visa data. the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and the House of Representatives, the Committees on the Judiciary of the Senate and the House of Representatives, the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate, and the Com- mittee on Homeland Security of the House of Representatives, a report for fiscal year 2016 on visa overstay data by country , as required by section 1376 of title 8, United States Code: Provided That the report on visa overstay data shall also include— (1) overstays from all nonimmigrant visa categories under the immigration laws, delineated by each of the classes and sub-classes of such categories; and (2) numbers as well as rates of overstays for each class and sub-class of such nonimmigrant categories on a per-country basis. (b) The Secretary of Homeland Security shall publish on the Web posting. Department’s Web site the metrics developed to measure the effectiveness of security between the ports of entry, including the methodology and data supporting the resulting measures. EC . 108. Within 30 days of the date of enactment of this S Deadlines. Certification. Act, and monthly thereafter, the Secretary or Chief Financial Officer shall certify to the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and the House of Representatives whether U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is administering and executing its Enforce- ment and Removal Operations activities consistent with available , That such certifi- Provided budgetary authority provided by law: cation shall include both actual and projected financial obligation data, with the projections informed by seasonality, planned immigration enforcement operations, all relevant enforcement data systems, and other information sources as necessary. TITLE II SECURITY, ENFORCEMENT, AND INVESTIGATIONS U.S. C B USTOMS AND ROTECTION ORDER P OPERATIONS AND SUPPORT For necessary expenses of U.S. Customs and Border Protection for operations and support, including the transportation of unaccom- panied minor aliens; the provision of air and marine support to Federal, State, and local agencies in the enforcement or administra- tion of laws enforced by the Department of Homeland Security; at the discretion of the Secretary of Homeland Security, the provi- sion of such support to Federal, State, and local agencies in other law enforcement and emergency humanitarian efforts; the purchase and lease of up to 7,500 (6,500 for replacement only) police-type vehicles; the purchase, maintenance, or operation of marine vessels, aircraft, and unmanned aerial systems; and contracting with individuals for personal services abroad; $10,900,636,000; of which $3,274,000 shall be derived from the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund for administrative expenses related to the collection of the Harbor Maintenance Fee pursuant to section 9505(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 U.S.C. 9505(c)(3)) and notwith- standing section 1511(e)(1) of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 551(e)(1)); of which $681,441,500 shall be available until VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00272 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

273 131 STAT. 407 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 September 30, 2018; and of which such sums as become available in the Customs User Fee Account, except sums subject to section 13031(f)(3) of the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (19 U.S.C. 58c(f)(3)), shall be derived from that account: , That not to exceed $34,425 shall be for official reception Provided Provided further , That not to exceed and representation expenses: $150,000 shall be available for payment for rental space in connec- , That not to tion with preclearance operations: Provided further exceed $1,000,000 shall be for awards of compensation to inform- ants, to be accounted for solely under the certificate of the Secretary of Homeland Security. , CONSTRUCTION , PROCUREMENT AND IMPROVEMENTS For necessary expenses for U.S. Customs and Border Protection for procurement, construction, and improvements, including procurements to buy marine vessels, aircraft, and unmanned aerial systems, $273,617,000, of which $252,842,000 shall remain available until September 30, 2019, and of which $20,775,000 shall remain available until September 30, 2021. U.S. I C MMIGRATION AND E NFORCEMENT USTOMS OPERATIONS AND SUPPORT For necessary expenses of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for operations and support, including the purchase and lease of up to 3,790 (2,350 for replacement only) police-type vehicles; overseas vetted units; and maintenance, minor construc- tion, and minor leasehold improvements at owned and leased facili- ties, $6,168,532,000; of which $6,000,000 shall remain available until expended for efforts to enforce laws against forced child labor; of which not less than $15,000,000 shall be available for investiga- tion of intellectual property rights violations, including operation of the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center; of which $18,700,000 shall remain available until September 30, 2018, for the Visa Security Program and investigations abroad; of which not less than $3,471,806,000 shall be for enforcement, detention, and removal operations, including transportation of unaccompanied minor aliens: Provided , That not to exceed $11,475 shall be for official reception and representation expenses: Provided further , That not to exceed $10,000,000 shall be available until expended for conducting special operations under section 3131 of the Customs Enforcement Act of 1986 (19 U.S.C. 2081): Provided further , That not to exceed $2,000,000 shall be for awards of com- pensation to informants, to be accounted for solely under the certifi- cate of the Secretary of Homeland Security: Provided further , That not to exceed $11,216,000 shall be available to fund or reimburse other Federal agencies for the costs associated with the care, maintenance, and repatriation of smuggled aliens unlawfully present in the United States: Provided further , That of the funds Plan. provided under this heading, $25,000,000 shall be withheld from obligation until the comprehensive plan for immigration data improvement is submitted as required in section 212 of this Act. VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00273 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

274 131 STAT. 408 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 , CONSTRUCTION AND IMPROVEMENTS PROCUREMENT , For necessary expenses of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for procurement, construction, and improvements, $29,800,000, to remain available until September 30, 2019. S ECURITY A RANSPORTATION DMINISTRATION T OPERATIONS AND SUPPORT For necessary expenses of the Transportation Security Adminis- tration for operations and support, $7,105,047,000, to remain avail- able until September 30, 2018: , That not to exceed $7,650 Provided Provided shall be for official reception and representation expenses: , That security service fees authorized under section 44940 further of title 49, United States Code, shall be credited to this appropria- tion as offsetting collections and shall be available only for aviation security: , That the sum appropriated under this Provided further heading from the general fund shall be reduced on a dollar-for- dollar basis as such offsetting collections are received during fiscal year 2017 so as to result in a final fiscal year appropriation from the general fund estimated at not more than $4,975,047,000. PROCUREMENT , CONSTRUCTION , AND IMPROVEMENTS For necessary expenses of the Transportation Security Adminis- tration for procurement, construction, and improvements, $206,093,000, to remain available until September 30, 2019. RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT For necessary expenses of the Transportation Security Adminis- tration for research and development, $5,000,000, to remain avail- able until September 30, 2018. OAST C UARD G OPERATING EXPENSES For necessary expenses for the operations and maintenance of the Coast Guard, not otherwise provided for; purchase or lease of not to exceed 25 passenger motor vehicles, which shall be for replacement only; purchase or lease of small boats for contingent and emergent requirements (at a unit cost of not more than $700,000) and repairs and service-life replacements, not to exceed a total of $31,000,000; purchase or lease of boats necessary for overseas deployments and activities; purchase, lease, or improve- ment of other equipment (at a unit cost of not more than $250,000); minor shore construction projects not exceeding $1,000,000 in total cost on any location; payments pursuant to section 156 of Public Law 97–377 (42 U.S.C. 402 note; 96 Stat. 1920); and recreation and welfare; $7,079,628,000; of which $502,692,000 shall be for defense-related activities, of which $162,692,000 is designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985; of which $24,500,000 shall be derived from the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund to carry out the purposes of section 1012(a)(5) of the Oil VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00274 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

275 131 STAT. 409 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 Pollution Act of 1990 (33 U.S.C. 2712(a)(5)); and of which $11,000,000 shall remain available until September 30, 2019, of which $6,000,000 is solely for grants authorized by the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010 (46 U.S.C. 4502(i) and (j)) and $5,000,000 Provided , is to meet the obligations specified in 14 U.S.C. 98(b): That not to exceed $23,000 shall be for official reception and rep- resentation expenses. ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE AND RESTORATION For necessary expenses to carry out the environmental compli- ance and restoration functions of the Coast Guard under chapter 19 of title 14, United States Code, $13,315,000, to remain available until September 30, 2021. RESERVE TRAINING For necessary expenses of the Coast Guard Reserve; operations and maintenance of the Coast Guard Reserve Program; personnel and training costs; and equipment and services; $112,302,000. ACQUISITION CONSTRUCTION , AND IMPROVEMENTS , For necessary expenses of the Coast Guard for acquisition, construction, renovation, and improvement of aids to navigation, shore facilities (including facilities at Department of Defense installations used by the Coast Guard), vessels, and aircraft, including equipment related thereto, $1,370,007,000; of which $20,000,000 shall be derived from the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund to carry out the purposes of section 1012(a)(5) of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (33 U.S.C. 2712(a)(5)); and of which $1,256,655,000 shall be available until September 30, 2021, of which $95,000,000 shall be immediately available and allotted to contract for long lead time materials for the tenth National Security Cutter notwithstanding the availability of funds for production or post- production costs. , DEVELOPMENT , TEST RESEARCH AND EVALUATION , For necessary expenses of the Coast Guard for research, development, test, and evaluation; and for maintenance, rehabilita- tion, lease, and operation of facilities and equipment; $36,319,000, to remain available until September 30, 2019, of which $500,000 shall be derived from the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund to carry out the purposes of section 1012(a)(5) of the Oil Pollution Act Provided , That there may be credited of 1990 (33 U.S.C. 2712(a)(5)): to and used for the purposes of this appropriation funds received from State and local governments, other public authorities, private sources, and foreign countries for expenses incurred for research, development, testing, and evaluation. RETIRED PAY For retired pay, including the payment of obligations otherwise chargeable to lapsed appropriations for this purpose, payments under the Retired Serviceman’s Family Protection and Survivor Benefits Plans, payment for career status bonuses, concurrent receipts, and combat-related special compensation, and payments VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00275 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

276 131 STAT. 410 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 for medical care of retired personnel and their dependents under chapter 55 of title 10, United States Code, $1,666,940,000, to remain available until expended. S S ECRET S ERVICE NITED TATES U OPERATIONS AND SUPPORT For necessary expenses of the United States Secret Service for operations and support, including purchase of not to exceed 652 vehicles for police-type use for replacement only; hire of pas- senger motor vehicles; purchase of motorcycles made in the United States; hire of aircraft; rental of buildings in the District of Columbia, fencing, lighting, guard booths, and other facilities on private or other property not in Government ownership or control, as may be necessary to perform protective functions; conduct of and participation in firearms matches; presentation of awards; con- duct of behavioral research in support of protective intelligence and operations; payment in advance for commercial accommodations as may be necessary to perform protective functions; and payment, without regard to section 5702 of title 5, United States Code, of subsistence expenses of employees who are on protective missions, whether at or away from their duty stations; $1,821,451,000; of which $42,966,000 shall remain available until September 30, 2018, of which $6,000,000 shall be for a grant for activities related to investigations of missing and exploited children; and of which not less than $13,869,000 shall be for activities related to training in electronic crimes investigations and forensics: Provided , That not to exceed $19,125 shall be for official reception and representa- tion expenses: Provided further , That not to exceed $100,000 shall be to provide technical assistance and equipment to foreign law enforcement organizations in counterfeit investigations. , CONSTRUCTION , AND IMPROVEMENTS PROCUREMENT For necessary expenses of the United States Secret Service for procurement, construction, and improvements, $90,627,000, to remain available until September 30, 2019. RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT For necessary expenses of the United States Secret Service for research and development, $2,500,000, to remain available until September 30, 2018. A DMINISTRATIVE P ROVISIONS S . 201. (a) For fiscal year 2017, the overtime limitation EC Overtime. prescribed in section 5(c)(1) of the Act of February 13, 1911 (19 U.S.C. 267(c)(1)) shall be $45,000; and notwithstanding any other provision of law, none of the funds appropriated by this Act shall be available to compensate any employee of U.S. Customs and Border Protection for overtime, from whatever source, in an amount that exceeds such limitation, except in individual cases determined by the Secretary of Homeland Security, or the designee of the Secretary, to be necessary for national security purposes, to prevent excessive costs, or in cases of immigration emergencies. VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00276 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

277 131 STAT. 411 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 (b) None of the funds made available by this Act for the fol- Waiver authority. lowing accounts shall be available to compensate any employee for overtime in an annual amount in excess of $45,000: (1) ‘‘U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement—Oper- ations and Support’’, except that the Secretary of Homeland Security, or the designee of the Secretary, may waive such amount as necessary for national security purposes and in cases of immigration emergencies. (2) ‘‘United States Secret Service—Operations and Sup- port’’, except that the Secretary of Homeland Security, or the designee of the Secretary, may waive such amount as necessary for national security purposes. EC . 202. Funding made available under the heading ‘‘U.S. Puerto Rico. S Customs and Border Protection—Operations and Support’’ and ‘‘U.S. Customs and Border Protection—Procurement, Construction, and Improvements’’ shall be available for customs expenses when nec- essary to maintain operations and prevent adverse personnel actions in Puerto Rico in addition to funding provided by 48 U.S.C. 740. S EC . 203. No U.S. Customs and Border Protection aircraft Notification. or other related equipment, with the exception of aircraft that are one of a kind and have been identified as excess to U.S. Customs and Border Protection requirements and aircraft that have been damaged beyond repair, shall be transferred to any other Federal agency, department, or office outside of the Department of Homeland Security during fiscal year 2017 without prior notice to the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and the House of Representatives. EC S . 204. As authorized by section 601(b) of the United States- Fees. Canada. Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement Implementation Act (Public Mexico. Law 112–42), fees collected from passengers arriving from Canada, Mexico, or an adjacent island pursuant to section 13031(a)(5) of the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (19 U.S.C. 58c(a)(5)) shall be available until expended. S EC . 205. For an additional amount for ‘‘U.S. Customs and Border Protection—Operations and Support’’, $31,000,000, to remain available until expended, to be reduced by amounts collected and credited to this appropriation from amounts authorized to be collected by section 286(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1356(i)), section 10412 of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (7 U.S.C. 8311), and section 817 of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015, or , That to the extent that other such authorizing language: Provided amounts realized from such collections exceed $31,000,000, those amounts in excess of $31,000,000 shall be credited to this appropria- tion, to remain available until expended. EC . 206. None of the funds made available in this Act for S Exports and imports. U.S. Customs and Border Protection may be used to prevent an Canada. individual not in the business of importing a prescription drug Drugs and drug (within the meaning of section 801(g) of the Federal Food, Drug, abuse. and Cosmetic Act) from importing a prescription drug from Canada that complies with the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act: , That this section shall apply only to individuals trans- Provided Applicability. porting on their person a personal-use quantity of the prescription drug, not to exceed a 90-day supply: Provided further , That the prescription drug may not be— (1) a controlled substance, as defined in section 102 of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 802); or VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00277 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

278 131 STAT. 412 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 (2) a biological product, as defined in section 351 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 262). EC . 207. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, none Waiver. S Maritime vessels. of the funds provided in this or any other Act shall be used to Consultation. approve a waiver of the navigation and vessel-inspection laws pursuant to 46 U.S.C. 501(b) for the transportation of crude oil distributed from and to the Strategic Petroleum Reserve until the Secretary of Homeland Security, after consultation with the Secre- taries of the Departments of Energy and Transportation and rep- resentatives from the United States flag maritime industry, takes adequate measures to ensure the use of United States flag vessels: , That the Secretary shall notify the Committees on Appro- Provided Notification. Deadline. priations of the Senate and the House of Representatives, the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate, and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives within 2 business days of any request for waivers of navigation and vessel-inspection laws pursu- ant to 46 U.S.C. 501(b) and the disposition of such requests. . 208. (a) Beginning on the date of enactment of this Act, EC S Effective date. Border fees. the Secretary of Homeland Security shall not— (1) establish, collect, or otherwise impose any new border crossing fee on individuals crossing the Southern border or the Northern border at a land port of entry; or (2) conduct any study relating to the imposition of a border crossing fee. (b) In this section, the term ‘‘border crossing fee’’ means a Definition. fee that every pedestrian, cyclist, and driver and passenger of a private motor vehicle is required to pay for the privilege of crossing the Southern border or the Northern border at a land port of entry. . 209. Without regard to the limitation as to time and EC S condition of section 503(d) of this Act, the Secretary may reprogram and transfer funds within and into ‘‘U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement—Operations and Support’’ as necessary to ensure the detention of aliens prioritized for removal. . 210. None of the funds provided under the heading ‘‘U.S. EC S Determination. Immigration and Customs Enforcement—Operations and Support’’ may be used to continue a delegation of law enforcement authority authorized under section 287(g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1357(g)) if the Department of Homeland Security Inspector General determines that the terms of the agreement governing the delegation of authority have been materially violated. . 211. None of the funds provided under the heading ‘‘U.S. EC S Contracts. Immigration and Customs Enforcement—Operations and Support’’ may be used to continue any contract for the provision of detention services if the two most recent overall performance evaluations received by the contracted facility are less than ‘‘adequate’’ or the equivalent median score in any subsequent performance evalua- tion system. . 212. (a) Not later than 90 days after the date of enactment EC S Deadline. Plan. of this Act, the Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforce- ment shall submit to the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and the House of Representatives a comprehensive plan for immigration data improvement. (b) The plan required in subsection (a) shall include— (1) an action plan detailing necessary engagement with Federal partners, major milestones, and an estimated timeline VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00278 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

279 131 STAT. 413 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 for each of the major milestones leading to completion of the plan; (2) a staffing plan, detailing the positions and titles for both Federal and contract staff necessary to execute the plan; and Funding (3) an estimate of the funding necessary to implement estimate. the plan. EC . 213. Members of the United States House of Representa- S tives and the United States Senate, including the leadership; the heads of Federal agencies and commissions, including the Secretary, Deputy Secretary, Under Secretaries, and Assistant Secretaries of the Department of Homeland Security; the United States Attorney General, Deputy Attorney General, Assistant Attorneys General, and the United States Attorneys; and senior members of the Execu- tive Office of the President, including the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, shall not be exempt from Federal passenger and baggage screening. EC . 214. Any award by the Transportation Security Adminis- S Explosives detection tration to deploy explosives detection systems shall be based on systems. risk, the airport’s current reliance on other screening solutions, lobby congestion resulting in increased security concerns, high injury rates, airport readiness, and increased cost effectiveness. S EC . 215. Notwithstanding section 44923 of title 49, United States Code, for fiscal year 2017, any funds in the Aviation Security Capital Fund established by section 44923(h) of title 49, United States Code, may be used for the procurement and installation of explosives detection systems or for the issuance of other trans- action agreements for the purpose of funding projects described in section 44923(a) of such title. . 216. The reporting requirement in the ninth proviso under EC S Reports. Applicability. the heading ‘‘Transportation Security Administration—Aviation Security’’ in the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2016 (Public Law 114–113), shall apply in fiscal year 2017, except that the reference to ‘‘this Act’’ shall be treated as referring to this Act. . 217. None of the funds made available by this or any EC S other Act may be used by the Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration to implement, administer, or enforce, in abrogation of the responsibility described in section 44903(n)(1) of title 49, United States Code, any requirement that airport opera- tors provide airport-financed staffing to monitor exit points from the sterile area of any airport at which the Transportation Security Administration provided such monitoring as of December 1, 2013. EC . 218. None of the funds made available by this Act under S the heading ‘‘Coast Guard—Operating Expenses’’ shall be for expenses incurred for recreational vessels under section 12114 of title 46, United States Code, except to the extent fees are collected from owners of yachts and credited to the appropriation made available by this Act under the heading ‘‘Coast Guard—Operating , That to the extent such fees are insufficient Provided Expenses’’: to pay expenses of recreational vessel documentation under such section 12114, and there is a backlog of recreational vessel applica- tions, then personnel performing non-recreational vessel documenta- tion functions under subchapter II of chapter 121 of title 46, United States Code, may perform documentation under section 12114. . 219. Without regard to the limitation as to time and EC S condition of section 503(d) of this Act, after June 30, up to VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00279 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

280 131 STAT. 414 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 $10,000,000 may be reprogrammed to or from the Military Pay and Allowances funding category within ‘‘Coast Guard—Operating Expenses’’ in accordance with subsection (a) of section 503. S . 220. None of the funds in this Act shall be used to EC reduce the Coast Guard’s Operations Systems Center mission or its government-employed or contract staff levels. EC . 221. None of the funds appropriated by this Act may S be used to conduct, or to implement the results of, a competition under Office of Management and Budget Circular A–76 for activities performed with respect to the Coast Guard National Vessel Docu- mentation Center. EC . 222. Funds made available in this Act may be used to S alter operations within the Civil Engineering Program of the Coast Guard nationwide, including civil engineering units, facilities design and construction centers, maintenance and logistics commands, and the Coast Guard Academy, except that none of the funds provided in this Act may be used to reduce operations within any civil engineering unit unless specifically authorized by a statute enacted after the date of enactment of this Act. S EC . 223. Funds made available under this heading for Over- seas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism may be allo- cated by program, project, and activity, notwithstanding section 503 of this Act. S EC . 224. The United States Secret Service is authorized to obligate funds in anticipation of reimbursements from Federal agen- cies and entities, as defined in section 105 of title 5, United States Code, for personnel receiving training sponsored by the James J. Rowley Training Center, except that total obligations at the end of the fiscal year shall not exceed total budgetary resources available under the heading ‘‘United States Secret Service—Oper- ations and Support’’ at the end of the fiscal year. EC . 225. None of the funds made available to the United S States Secret Service by this Act or by previous appropriations Acts may be made available for the protection of the head of a Federal agency other than the Secretary of Homeland Security: Provided , That the Director of the Secret Service may enter into Contracts. Reimbursement. agreements to provide such protection on a fully reimbursable basis. S . 226. None of the funds made available to the United EC Notification. Deadline. States Secret Service by this Act or by previous appropriations Acts may be obligated for the purpose of opening a new permanent domestic or overseas office or location unless the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and the House of Representatives are notified 15 days in advance of such obligation. S EC . 227. For purposes of section 503(a)(3) of this Act, up to $15,000,000 may be reprogrammed within ‘‘United States Secret Service—Operations and Support’’. . 228. Funding made available in this Act for ‘‘United States EC S Notification. Deadline. Secret Service—Operations and Support’’ is available for travel of United States Secret Service employees on protective missions without regard to the limitations on such expenditures in this or any other Act if the Director of the United States Secret Service or a designee notifies the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and the House of Representatives 10 or more days in advance, or as early as practicable, prior to such expenditures. VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00280 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

281 131 STAT. 415 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 TITLE III PROTECTION, PREPAREDNESS, RESPONSE, AND RECOVERY P ROTECTION AND P ROGRAMS D IRECTORATE ATIONAL N OPERATIONS AND SUPPORT For necessary expenses of the National Protection and Pro- grams Directorate for operations and support, $1,372,268,000, of which $117,148,000 shall remain available until September 30, 2018: Provided , That not to exceed $3,825 shall be for official Provided further Compliance. reception and representation expenses: , That of the funds provided under this heading, $20,000,000 shall be with- held from obligation until the Secretary of Homeland Security com- plies with section 301 of this Act. FEDERAL PROTECTIVE SERVICE The revenues and collections of security fees credited to this account shall be available until expended for necessary expenses related to the protection of federally owned and leased buildings and for the operations of the Federal Protective Service. CONSTRUCTION , PROCUREMENT , AND IMPROVEMENTS For necessary expenses of the National Protection and Pro- grams Directorate for procurement, construction, and improve- ments, $440,035,000, to remain available until September 30, 2018. RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT For necessary expenses of the National Protection and Pro- grams Directorate for research and development, $6,469,000, to remain available until September 30, 2018. EALTH A FFAIRS H FFICE OF O OPERATIONS AND SUPPORT For necessary expenses of the Office of Health Affairs for oper- ations and support, $123,548,000, of which $16,161,000 shall remain Compliance. , That of the funds Provided available until September 30, 2018: provided under this heading, $2,000,000 shall be withheld from obligation for Mission Support until the Chief Medical Officer com- plies with section 302 of this Act: Provided further , That the Sec- retary of Homeland Security may transfer up to $2,000,000 from the funds provided under this heading to ‘‘Science and Technology Directorate—Research and Development’’ for the purpose of advancing early detection capabilities related to a bioterrorism event. E MERGENCY M ANAGEMENT A GENCY F EDERAL OPERATIONS AND SUPPORT For necessary expenses of the Federal Emergency Management Agency for operations and support, $1,048,551,000: Provided , That VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00281 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

282 131 STAT. 416 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 not to exceed $2,250 shall be for official reception and representation expenses. PROCUREMENT CONSTRUCTION , AND IMPROVEMENTS , For necessary expenses of the Federal Emergency Management Agency for procurement, construction, and improvements, $35,273,000, to remain available until September 30, 2018. FEDERAL ASSISTANCE For activities of the Federal Emergency Management Agency for Federal assistance through grants, contracts, cooperative agree- ments, and other activities, $2,983,458,000, which shall be allocated as follows: (1) $467,000,000 for the State Homeland Security Grant Program under section 2004 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 605), of which $55,000,000 shall be for Oper- ation Stonegarden: Provided , That notwithstanding subsection Puerto Rico. (c)(4) of such section 2004, for fiscal year 2017, the Common- wealth of Puerto Rico shall make available to local and tribal governments amounts provided to the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico under this paragraph in accordance with subsection (c)(1) of such section 2004. (2) $605,000,000 for the Urban Area Security Initiative under section 2003 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 604), of which $25,000,000 shall be for organizations (as described under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and exempt from tax under section 501(a) of such code) determined by the Secretary of Homeland Security to be at high risk of a terrorist attack. (3) $100,000,000 for Public Transportation Security Assist- ance, Railroad Security Assistance, and Over-the-Road Bus Security Assistance under sections 1406, 1513, and 1532 of the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 (6 U.S.C. 1135, 1163, and 1182), of which $10,000,000 shall be for Amtrak security and $2,000,000 shall , That such public be for Over-the-Road Bus Security: Provided transportation security assistance shall be provided directly to public transportation agencies. (4) $100,000,000 for Port Security Grants in accordance with 46 U.S.C. 70107. (5) $690,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2018, of which $345,000,000 shall be for Assistance to Fire- fighter Grants and $345,000,000 shall be for Staffing for Ade- quate Fire and Emergency Response Grants under sections 33 and 34 respectively of the Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974 (15 U.S.C. 2229 and 2229a). (6) $350,000,000 for emergency management performance grants under the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 4001), the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emer- gency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5121), the Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act of 1977 (42 U.S.C. 7701), 6 U.S.C. 762, and Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.). (7) $100,000,000 for the National Predisaster Mitigation Fund under section 203 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5133), to remain available until expended. VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00282 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

283 131 STAT. 417 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 (8) $177,531,000 for necessary expenses for Flood Hazard Mapping and Risk Analysis, in addition to and to supplement any other sums appropriated under the National Flood Insur- ance Fund, and such additional sums as may be provided by States or other political subdivisions for cost-shared mapping activities under 42 U.S.C. 4101(f)(2), to remain available until expended. (9) $120,000,000 for the emergency food and shelter pro- gram under title III of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assist- ance Act (42 U.S.C. 11331), to remain available until expended: , That not to exceed 3.5 percent shall be for total Provided administrative costs. (10) $273,927,000 to sustain current operations for training, exercises, technical assistance, and other programs. DISASTER RELIEF FUND For necessary expenses in carrying out the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq.), $7,328,515,000, to remain available until expended, of which $6,713,000,000 shall be for major disasters declared pursuant to the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq.) and is designated by the Congress as being for disaster relief pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(D) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE FUND For activities under the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 4001 et seq.), the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973 (42 U.S.C. 4001 et seq.), the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 (Public Law 112–141, 126 Stat. 916), and the Home- owner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014 (Public Law 113– 89; 128 Stat. 1020), $181,799,000, to remain available until Sep- tember 30, 2018, which shall be derived from offsetting amounts collected under section 1308(d) of the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 4015(d)); of which $13,436,000 shall be available for mission support associated with flood management; and of which $168,363,000 shall be available for flood plain manage- ment and flood mapping: , That any additional fees col- Provided lected pursuant to section 1308(d) of the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 4015(d)) shall be credited as offsetting collections to this account, to be available for flood plain manage- ment and flood mapping: Provided further , That in fiscal year 2017, no funds shall be available from the National Flood Insurance Fund under section 1310 of the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 4017) in excess of— (1) $147,042,000 for operating expenses and salaries and expenses associated with flood insurance operations; (2) $1,123,000,000 for commissions and taxes of agents; (3) such sums as are necessary for interest on Treasury borrowings; and (4) $175,061,000, which shall remain available until expended, for flood mitigation actions and for flood mitigation assistance under section 1366 of the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 4104c), notwithstanding sections 1366(e) and 1310(a)(7) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 4104c(e), 4017): VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00283 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

284 131 STAT. 418 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 Provided further , That the amounts collected under section 102 of the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973 (42 U.S.C. 4012a) and section 1366(e) of the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 shall be deposited in the National Flood Insurance Fund to supple- ment other amounts specified as available for section 1366 of the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968, notwithstanding section 102(f)(8), section 1366(e), and paragraphs (1) through (3) of section 1367(b) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 4012a(f)(8), 4104c(e), 4104d(b)(1)– (3)): Provided further , That total administrative costs shall not Provided further , That exceed 4 percent of the total appropriation: up to $5,000,000 is available to carry out section 24 of the Home- owner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014 (42 U.S.C. 4033). DMINISTRATIVE P ROVISIONS A (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) S EC . 301. The Secretary of Homeland Security, or the designee Briefing. of the Secretary, shall brief the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and the House of Representatives on plans to— (1) implement a facial recognition matching capability for Automated Biometric Identification System holdings, including the ability to search, store, and match, that is independent of other biometric modalities but scalable for future needs; (2) accelerate the development of multi-modal biometric capability (Homeland Advanced Recognition Technology Incre- ment 2) to ensure that full multi-modal capability is available for stakeholders by the end of fiscal year 2018; (3) establish a new, equitable governance structure in fiscal year 2017 that ensures stakeholder mission requirements are prioritized for implementation, to include— (A) a project plan and capability execution schedule for each stakeholder mission; (B) stakeholder management of all requests for serv- ices; (C) a weighted on-boarding process for new require- ments and priorities; and (D) an executive stakeholder review process; and (4) demonstrate new agile projects focused on the ability to fuse biographic intelligence information with biometric data. . 302. The Chief Medical Officer shall submit a report EC S Reports. Plans. to the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and the House of Representatives that includes— (1) a comprehensive strategy and project plan to advance the Nation’s early detection capabilities related to a bioter- rorism event; (2) a description of the responsibilities of the Office of Health Affairs, Science and Technology Directorate, and other departmental components as appropriate for implementing such strategy; (3) a description of technical and operational programmatic efficiencies to be gained by replacing or enhancing the current BioWatch system; (4) specific timelines and benchmarks for implementation of a new or enhanced system, including, but not limited to— (A) a mission needs statement; (B) operational requirements documents; VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00284 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

285 131 STAT. 419 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 (C) key performance parameters; (D) a test and evaluation master plan; and (E) an acquisition plan and strategy; (5) an expenditure plan for fiscal year 2017 activities that advance the Nation’s early detection capabilities related to a bioterrorism event; and Cost estimate. (6) detailed cost estimates for not less than 5 years for the development of a new or enhanced BioWatch system. EC . 303. Notwithstanding section 2008(a)(11) of the Homeland S Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 609(a)(11)) or any other provision of law, not more than 5 percent of the amount of a grant made available in paragraphs (1) through (4) under ‘‘Federal Emergency Management Agency—Federal Assistance’’, may be used by the grantee for expenses directly related to administration of the grant. . 304. Applications for grants under the heading ‘‘Federal S EC Emergency Management Agency—Federal Assistance’’, for para- graphs (1) through (4), shall be made available to eligible applicants not later than 60 days after the date of enactment of this Act, eligible applicants shall submit applications not later than 80 days after the grant announcement, and the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency shall act within 65 days after the receipt of an application. . 305. Under the heading ‘‘Federal Emergency Management EC S Agency—Federal Assistance’’, for grants under paragraphs (1) through (4), the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Manage- ment Agency shall brief the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and the House of Representatives 5 full business days in advance of announcing publicly the intention of making an award. EC . 306. Under the heading ‘‘Federal Emergency Management S Agency—Federal Assistance’’, for grants under paragraphs (1) and (2), the installation of communications towers is not considered construction of a building or other physical facility. EC S . 307. Notwithstanding section 509 of this Act, the Adminis- trator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency may use the funds provided under the heading ‘‘Federal Emergency Manage- ment Agency—Federal Assistance’’ in paragraph (10) to acquire real property for the purpose of establishing or appropriately extending the security buffer zones around Federal Emergency Management Agency training facilities. EC . 308. Notwithstanding any other provision of law— S (1) grants awarded to States along the Southwest Border of the United States under sections 2003 or 2004 of the Home- land Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 604 and 605) using funds provided under the heading ‘‘Federal Emergency Management Agency—Federal Assistance’’ for grants under paragraph (1) in this Act, or under the heading ‘‘Federal Emergency Manage- ment Agency—State and Local Programs’’ in Public Law 114– 4, division F of Public Law 113–76, or division D of Public Law 113–6 may be used by recipients or sub-recipients for costs, or reimbursement of costs, related to providing humani- tarian relief to unaccompanied alien children and alien adults accompanied by an alien minor where they are encountered after entering the United States, provided that such costs were incurred between January 1, 2014, and December 31, 2014, or during the award period of performance; and (2) grants awarded to States under section 2004 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 605) using funds VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00285 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

286 131 STAT. 420 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 provided under the heading ‘‘Federal Emergency Management Agency—Federal Assistance’’ for grants under paragraph (1) in this Act may be used by recipients or sub-recipients for costs, or reimbursement of costs, related to public safety in support of a State declaration of emergency. . 309. The reporting requirements in paragraphs (1) and EC S (2) under the heading ‘‘Federal Emergency Management Agency— Disaster Relief Fund’’ in the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2015 (Public Law 114–4) shall be applied in fiscal year 2017 with respect to budget year 2018 and current fiscal year 2017, respectively, by substituting ‘‘fiscal year 2018’’ for ‘‘fiscal year 2016’’ in paragraph (1). S EC . 310. The Administrator of the Federal Emergency Manage- ment Agency shall transfer $56,872,752 in unobligated balances made available for the appropriations account for ‘‘Federal Emer- gency Management Agency—Disaster Assistance Direct Loan Pro- gram Account’’ by section 4502 of Public Law 110–28 to the appro- priations account for ‘‘Federal Emergency Management Agency— Provided , That amounts transferred to such Disaster Relief Fund’’: account under this section shall be available for any authorized Provided further purpose of such account: , That amounts transferred pursuant to this section that were previously designated by the Congress as an emergency requirement pursuant to a concurrent resolution on the budget are designated by the Congress as an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 and shall be transferred only if the President subsequently so designates the entire transfer and transmits such designation to the Congress. . 311. Notwithstanding 42 U.S.C. 5170c(b)(2)(B)(ii), the EC S Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency may allow the construction of an earthen levee by a State, local, or Provided , tribal government on covered hazard mitigation land: That such construction constitutes part of a flood control project, is constructed of naturally-occurring materials, and conforms to other criteria as established by the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency through policy. S EC . 312. The aggregate charges assessed during fiscal year 2017, as authorized in title III of the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 1999 (42 U.S.C. 5196e), shall not be less than 100 percent of the amounts anticipated by the Depart- ment of Homeland Security to be necessary for its Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program for the next fiscal year: Provided , That the methodology for assessment and collection of fees shall Fees. be fair and equitable and shall reflect costs of providing such Pro- services, including administrative costs of collecting such fees: , That such fees shall be deposited in a Radiological vided further Emergency Preparedness Program account as offsetting collections and will become available for authorized purposes on October 1, 2017, and remain available until expended. VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00286 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

287 131 STAT. 421 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 TITLE IV RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, TRAINING, AND SERVICES I MMIGRATION S ERVICES U.S. C ITIZENSHIP AND OPERATIONS AND SUPPORT For necessary expenses of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for operations and support of the E-Verify Program, $103,912,000. , CONSTRUCTION PROCUREMENT AND IMPROVEMENTS , For necessary expenses of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for procurement, construction, and improvements of the E-Verify Program, $15,227,000. L AW E NFORCEMENT T RAINING C ENTERS EDERAL F OPERATIONS AND SUPPORT For necessary expenses of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers for operations and support, including the purchase of not to exceed 117 vehicles for police-type use and hire of pas- senger motor vehicles, and services as authorized by section 3109 of title 5, United States Code, $242,518,000, of which up to $50,748,000 shall remain available until September 30, 2018, and of which $27,553,000 shall remain available until September 30, 2019: Provided , That not to exceed $7,180 shall be for official reception and representation expenses. S T ECHNOLOGY D IRECTORATE CIENCE AND OPERATIONS AND SUPPORT For necessary expenses of the Science and Technology Direc- torate for operations and support, including the purchase or lease of not to exceed 5 vehicles, $311,122,000, of which $182,334,000 shall remain available until September 30, 2018: Provided , That not to exceed $7,650 shall be for official reception and representation expenses. RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT For necessary expenses of the Science and Technology Direc- torate for research and development, $470,624,000, to remain avail- able until September 30, 2019. D OMESTIC N UCLEAR D ETECTION O FFICE OPERATIONS AND SUPPORT For necessary expenses of the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office for operations and support, $50,042,000: Provided , That not to exceed $2,250 shall be for official reception and representation expenses. VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00287 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

288 131 STAT. 422 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 , CONSTRUCTION AND IMPROVEMENTS PROCUREMENT , For necessary expenses of the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office for procurement, construction, and improvements, $101,053,000, to remain available until September 30, 2019. RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT For necessary expenses of the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office for research and development, $155,061,000, to remain avail- able until September 30, 2019. FEDERAL ASSISTANCE For necessary expenses of the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office for Federal assistance through grants, contracts, cooperative agreements, and other activities, $46,328,000, to remain available until September 30, 2019. P ROVISIONS DMINISTRATIVE A EC S . 401. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, funds otherwise made available to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Serv- ices may be used to acquire, operate, equip, and dispose of up to 5 vehicles, for replacement only, for areas where the Adminis- Pro- trator of General Services does not provide vehicles for lease: vided , That the Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Serv- ices may authorize employees who are assigned to those areas to use such vehicles to travel between the employees’ residences and places of employment. S . 402. None of the funds made available in this Act may EC be used by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to grant an immigration benefit unless the results of background checks required by law to be completed prior to the granting of the benefit have been received by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, and the results do not preclude the granting of the benefit. EC . 403. None of the funds appropriated by this Act may S be used to process or approve a competition under Office of Manage- ment and Budget Circular A–76 for services provided by employees (including employees serving on a temporary or term basis) of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services of the Department of Homeland Security who are known as Immigration Information Officers, Immigration Service Analysts, Contact Representatives, Investigative Assistants, or Immigration Services Officers. . 404. (a) Notwithstanding section 1356(n) of title 8, United EC S States Code, of the funds deposited into the Immigration Examina- tions Fee Account, up to $10,000,000 may be allocated by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in fiscal year 2017 for the purpose of providing an immigrant integration grants program. (b) None of the funds made available to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for grants for immigrant integration under subsection (a) or (c) may be used to provide services to aliens who have not been lawfully admitted for permanent residence. (c) The Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services 8 USC 1382. is authorized in fiscal year 2017, and in each fiscal year thereafter, to solicit, accept, administer, and utilize gifts, including donations of property, for the purpose of providing an immigrant integration grants program and related activities to promote citizenship and VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00288 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

289 131 STAT. 423 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 Provided , That all sums received under immigrant integration: this subsection shall be deposited in a separate account in the general fund of the Treasury to be known as the ‘‘Citizenship Gift and Bequest Account’’: , That all funds depos- Provided further ited into the Citizenship Gift and Bequest Account shall remain available until expended, and shall be available in addition to any funds appropriated or otherwise made available for an immigrant integration grants program or other activities to promote citizenship and immigrant integration. (d) Nothing in this section shall be construed to limit the authority of the Secretary of Homeland Security under section 507 of the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2004 (Public Law 108–90) or any other law with respect to the solicitation and acceptance of gifts. . 405. The Director of the Federal Law Enforcement EC S Training Centers is authorized to distribute funds to Federal law enforcement agencies for expenses incurred participating in training accreditation. EC . 406. The Director of the Federal Law Enforcement S Training Centers shall schedule basic or advanced law enforcement training, or both, at all four training facilities under the control of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers to ensure that such training facilities are operated at the highest capacity through- out the fiscal year. S EC . 407. The Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation Board, including representatives from the Federal law enforcement community and non-Federal accreditation experts involved in law enforcement training, shall lead the Federal law enforcement training accreditation process to continue the implementation of measuring and assessing the quality and effectiveness of Federal law enforcement training programs, facilities, and instructors. S EC . 408. (a) There is to be established a ‘‘Federal Law Enforce- ment Training Centers—Procurement, Construction, and Improve- ments’’ appropriations account for planning, operational develop- ment, engineering, and purchases prior to sustainment and for information technology-related procurement, construction, and improvements, including non-tangible assets of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers. (b) The Director of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers may accept transfers to the account established by sub- section (a) from Government agencies requesting the construction of special use facilities, as authorized by the Economy Act (31 U.S.C. 1535(b)): Provided , That the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers maintain administrative control and ownership upon completion of the facility. EC . 409. The functions of the Federal Law Enforcement S Training Centers instructor staff shall be classified as inherently governmental for the purpose of the Federal Activities Inventory Reform Act of 1998 (31 U.S.C. 501 note). VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00289 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

290 131 STAT. 424 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 TITLE V GENERAL PROVISIONS (INCLUDING TRANSFERS AND RESCISSIONS OF FUNDS) . 501. No part of any appropriation contained in this Act EC S shall remain available for obligation beyond the current fiscal year unless expressly so provided herein. S EC . 502. Subject to the requirements of section 503 of this Act, the unexpended balances of prior appropriations provided for activities in this Act may be transferred to appropriation accounts for such activities established pursuant to this Act, may be merged with funds in the applicable established accounts, and thereafter may be accounted for as one fund for the same time period as originally enacted. EC S . 503. (a) None of the funds provided by this Act, provided by previous appropriations Acts to the components in or transferred to the Department of Homeland Security that remain available for obligation or expenditure in fiscal year 2017, or provided from any accounts in the Treasury of the United States derived by the collection of fees available to the components funded by this Act, shall be available for obligation or expenditure through a reprogramming of funds that— (1) creates or eliminates a program, project, or activity, or increases funds for any program, project, or activity for which funds have been denied or restricted by the Congress; (2) contracts out any function or activity presently per- formed by Federal employees or any new function or activity proposed to be performed by Federal employees in the Presi- dent’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2017 for the Department of Homeland Security; (3) augments funding for existing programs, projects, or activities in excess of $5,000,000 or 10 percent, whichever is less; (4) reduces funding for any program, project, or activity, or numbers of personnel, by 10 percent or more; (5) reorganizes components; or (6) results from any general savings from a reduction in personnel that would result in a change in funding levels for programs, projects, or activities as approved by the Congress, unless the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and the House of Representatives are notified at least 15 days in advance of such reprogramming. (b) Up to 5 percent of any appropriation made available for the current fiscal year for the Department of Homeland Security by this Act or provided by previous appropriations Acts may be transferred between such appropriations if the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and the House of Representatives are notified at least 30 days in advance of such transfer, but no such appropriation, except as otherwise specifically provided, shall be increased by more than 10 percent by such transfer. (c) Notwithstanding subsections (a) and (b), no funds shall be reprogrammed within or transferred between appropriations based upon an initial notification provided after June 30, except in extraordinary circumstances that imminently threaten the safety of human life or the protection of property. VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00290 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

291 131 STAT. 425 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 (d) The notification thresholds and procedures set forth in sub- sections (a), (b), and (c) shall apply to any use of deobligated balances of funds provided in previous Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Acts. (e) Notwithstanding subsection (b), the Secretary of Homeland Security may transfer to the fund established by 8 U.S.C. 1101 note, up to $20,000,000 from appropriations available to the Depart- , That the Secretary shall ment of Homeland Security: Provided Notification. Deadline. notify the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and the House of Representatives 5 days in advance of such transfer. EC . 504. The Department of Homeland Security Working Cap- S 31 USC 501 note. ital Fund, established pursuant to section 403 of Public Law 103– 356 (31 U.S.C. 501 note), shall continue operations as a permanent , That none Provided working capital fund for fiscal year 2017: of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available to the Depart- ment of Homeland Security may be used to make payments to the Working Capital Fund, except for the activities and amounts allowed in the President’s fiscal year 2017 budget: Provided further , That funds provided to the Working Capital Fund shall be available for obligation until expended to carry out the purposes of the Provided further , That all departmental Working Capital Fund: components shall be charged only for direct usage of each Working Provided further , That funds provided to Capital Fund service: the Working Capital Fund shall be used only for purposes consistent , That the Provided further with the contributing component: Working Capital Fund shall be paid in advance or reimbursed at rates which will return the full cost of each service: Provided , That the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and further Notification. the House of Representatives shall be notified of any activity added , That for any activity to or removed from the fund: Provided further added to the fund, the notification shall identify sources of funds Provided further by program, project, and activity: , That the Chief Deadlines. Reports. Financial Officer of the Department of Homeland Security shall submit a quarterly execution report with activity-level detail, not later than 30 days after the end of each quarter. . 505. Except as otherwise specifically provided by law, EC S Deadline. not to exceed 50 percent of unobligated balances remaining available at the end of fiscal year 2017, as recorded in the financial records at the time of a reprogramming notification, but not later than June 30, 2018, from appropriations for ‘‘Operations and Support’’ and for ‘‘Coast Guard—Operating Expenses’’, and salaries and expenses for ‘‘Coast Guard—Acquisition, Construction, and Improve- ments’’ and ‘‘Coast Guard—Reserve Training’’ for fiscal year 2017 in this Act shall remain available through September 30, 2018, in the account and for the purposes for which the appropriations Provided , That prior to the obligation of such funds, were provided: Notification. a notification shall be submitted to the Committees on Appropria- tions of the Senate and the House of Representatives in accordance with section 503 of this Act. EC . 506. Funds made available by this Act for intelligence S activities are deemed to be specifically authorized by the Congress for purposes of section 504 of the National Security Act of 1947 (50 U.S.C. 414) during fiscal year 2017 until the enactment of an Act authorizing intelligence activities for fiscal year 2017. VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00291 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

292 131 STAT. 426 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 EC . 507. (a) The Secretary of Homeland Security, or the des- S ignee of the Secretary, shall notify the Committees on Appropria- tions of the Senate and the House of Representatives at least 3 full business days in advance of— (1) making or awarding a grant allocation, grant, contract, other transaction agreement, or task or delivery order on a Department of Homeland Security multiple award contract, or to issue a letter of intent totaling in excess of $1,000,000; (2) awarding a task or delivery order requiring an obliga- tion of funds in an amount greater than $10,000,000 from multi-year Department of Homeland Security funds; (3) making a sole-source grant award; or (4) announcing publicly the intention to make or award items under paragraph (1), (2), or (3), including a contract covered by the Federal Acquisition Regulation. (b) If the Secretary of Homeland Security determines that compliance with this section would pose a substantial risk to human life, health, or safety, an award may be made without notification, and the Secretary shall notify the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and the House of Representatives not later than 5 full business days after such an award is made or letter issued. (c) A notification under this section— (1) may not involve funds that are not available for obliga- tion; and (2) shall include the amount of the award; the fiscal year for which the funds for the award were appropriated; the type of contract; and the account from which the funds are being drawn. EC . 508. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no agency S shall purchase, construct, or lease any additional facilities, except within or contiguous to existing locations, to be used for the purpose of conducting Federal law enforcement training without advance notification to the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and the House of Representatives, except that the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers is authorized to obtain the temporary use of additional facilities by lease, contract, or other agreement for training that cannot be accommodated in existing Center facili- ties. S . 509. None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made EC available by this Act may be used for expenses for any construction, repair, alteration, or acquisition project for which a prospectus otherwise required under chapter 33 of title 40, United States Code, has not been approved, except that necessary funds may be expended for each project for required expenses for the develop- ment of a proposed prospectus. EC . 510. Sections 520, 522, and 530 of the Department of S Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2008 (division E of Public Law 110–161; 121 Stat. 2073 and 2074) shall apply with respect to funds made available in this Act in the same manner as such sections applied to funds made available in that Act. S EC . 511. None of the funds made available in this Act may be used in contravention of the applicable provisions of the Buy American Act: Provided , That for purposes of the preceding sen- tence, the term ‘‘Buy American Act’’ means chapter 83 of title 41, United States Code. VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00292 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

293 131 STAT. 427 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 EC . 512. None of the funds made available in this Act may S be used to amend the oath of allegiance required by section 337 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1448). . 513. Section 519 of division F of Public Law 114–113, EC S regarding a prohibition on funding for any position designated as a Principal Federal Official, shall apply with respect to funds made available in this Act in the same manner as such section applied to funds made available in that Act. . 514. Section 831 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 EC S (6 U.S.C. 391) is amended— (1) in subsection (a), by striking ‘‘Until September 30, 2016,’’ and inserting ‘‘Until September 30, 2017,’’; and (2) in subsection (c)(1), by striking ‘‘September 30, 2016,’’ and inserting ‘‘September 30, 2017,’’. EC . 515. None of the funds made available in this Act may S be used for planning, testing, piloting, or developing a national identification card. S EC . 516. Any official that is required by this Act to report or to certify to the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and the House of Representatives may not delegate such authority to perform that act unless specifically authorized herein. S EC . 517. None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available in this or any other Act may be used to transfer, release, or assist in the transfer or release to or within the United States, its territories, or possessions Khalid Sheikh Mohammed or any other detainee who— (1) is not a United States citizen or a member of the Armed Forces of the United States; and (2) is or was held on or after June 24, 2009, at the United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, by the Depart- ment of Defense. S EC . 518. None of the funds made available in this Act may be used for first-class travel by the employees of agencies funded by this Act in contravention of sections 301–10.122 through 301– 10.124 of title 41, Code of Federal Regulations. EC . 519. None of the funds made available in this Act may S be used to employ workers described in section 274A(h)(3) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1324a(h)(3)). S EC . 520. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, none of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available by this Act may be used to pay award or incentive fees for contractor performance that has been judged to be below satisfactory perform- ance or performance that does not meet the basic requirements of a contract. S EC . 521. In developing any process to screen aviation pas- sengers and crews for transportation or national security purposes, the Secretary of Homeland Security shall ensure that all such processes take into consideration such passengers’ and crews’ pri- vacy and civil liberties consistent with applicable laws, regulations, and guidance. S EC . 522. None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available by this Act may be used by the Department of Homeland Security to enter into any Federal contract unless such contract is entered into in accordance with the requirements of subtitle I of title 41, United States Code, or chapter 137 of title 10, United States Code, and the Federal Acquisition Regulation, unless such VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00293 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

294 131 STAT. 428 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 contract is otherwise authorized by statute to be entered into with- out regard to the above referenced statutes. . 523. For an additional amount for ‘‘Management Direc- EC S torate—Procurement, Construction, and Improvements’’, $13,253,000, to remain available until expended, for necessary expenses to plan, acquire, design, construct, renovate, remediate, equip, furnish, improve infrastructure, and occupy buildings and facilities for the Department headquarters consolidation project. . 524. (a) For an additional amount for financial systems S EC modernization, $41,215,000, to remain available until September 30, 2018. (b) Funds made available in subsection (a) for financial systems modernization may be transferred by the Secretary of Homeland Security between appropriations for the same purpose, notwith- standing section 503 of this Act. (c) No transfer described in subsection (b) shall occur until 15 days after the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and the House of Representatives are notified of such transfer. S . 525. (a) None of the funds made available in this Act EC may be used to maintain or establish a computer network unless such network blocks the viewing, downloading, and exchanging of pornography. (b) Nothing in subsection (a) shall limit the use of funds nec- essary for any Federal, State, tribal, or local law enforcement agency or any other entity carrying out criminal investigations, prosecution, or adjudication activities. S . 526. None of the funds made available in this Act may EC be used by a Federal law enforcement officer to facilitate the transfer of an operable firearm to an individual if the Federal law enforcement officer knows or suspects that the individual is an agent of a drug cartel unless law enforcement personnel of the United States continuously monitor or control the firearm at all times. S EC . 527. None of the funds made available in this Act may Conferences. Determination. be used to pay for the travel to or attendance of more than 50 Notification. employees of a single component of the Department of Homeland Deadline. Security, who are stationed in the United States, at a single inter- national conference unless the Secretary of Homeland Security, or a designee, determines that such attendance is in the national interest and notifies the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and the House of Representatives within at least 10 days of that determination and the basis for that determination: Pro- , That for purposes of this section the term ‘‘international vided Definition. conference’’ shall mean a conference occurring outside of the United States attended by representatives of the United States Government and of foreign governments, international organizations, or non- , That the total cost Provided further governmental organizations: to the Department of Homeland Security of any such conference shall not exceed $500,000. EC . 528. None of the funds made available in this Act may S be used to reimburse any Federal department or agency for its participation in a National Special Security Event. S . 529. None of the funds made available to the Department EC Pay reform. Time period. of Homeland Security by this or any other Act may be obligated for any structural pay reform that affects more than 100 full- time positions or costs more than $5,000,000 in a single year before the end of the 30-day period beginning on the date on which VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00294 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

295 131 STAT. 429 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 the Secretary of Homeland Security submits to Congress a notifica- tion that includes— (1) the number of full-time positions affected by such change; (2) funding required for such change for the current year and through the Future Years Homeland Security Program; (3) justification for such change; and (4) an analysis of compensation alternatives to such change that were considered by the Department. . 530. (a) Any agency receiving funds made available in EC S this Act shall, subject to subsections (b) and (c), post on the public website of that agency any report required to be submitted by the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and the House of Representatives in this Act, upon the determination by the head of the agency that it shall serve the national interest. (b) Subsection (a) shall not apply to a report if— (1) the public posting of the report compromises homeland or national security; or (2) the report contains proprietary information. (c) The head of the agency posting such report shall do so only after such report has been made available to the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and the House of Representatives for not less than 45 days except as otherwise specified in law. EC . 531. None of the funds made available by this Act may S be obligated or expended to implement the Arms Trade Treaty until the Senate approves a resolution of ratification for the Treaty. S EC . 532. Within 60 days of any budget submission for the Department of Homeland Security for fiscal year 2018 that assumes revenues or proposes a reduction from the previous year based on user fees proposals that have not been enacted into law prior to the submission of the budget, the Secretary of Homeland Security shall provide the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and the House of Representatives specific reductions in proposed discre- tionary budget authority commensurate with the revenues assumed in such proposals in the event that they are not enacted prior to October 1, 2017. S . 533. (a) Funding provided in this Act for ‘‘Operations EC and Support’’ may be used for minor procurement, construction, and improvements. (b) For purposes of subsection (a), ‘‘minor’’ refers to end items with a unit cost of $250,000 or less for personal property, and $2,000,000 or less for real property. (RESCISSIONS) EC . 534. Of the funds appropriated to the Department of S Homeland Security, the following funds are hereby rescinded from the following accounts and programs in the specified amounts: Provided , That no amounts may be rescinded from amounts that were designated by the Congress as an emergency requirement pursuant to a concurrent resolution on the budget or the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (Public Law 99–177): (1) $95,000,000 from Public Law 109–88; (2) $3,000,000 from unobligated prior year balances from ‘‘Office of the Chief Information Officer’’; VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00295 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

296 131 STAT. 430 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 (3) $31,293,000 from unobligated prior year balances from ‘‘U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Automation Moderniza- tion’’; (4) $21,150,000 from unobligated prior year balances from ‘‘U.S. Customs and Border Protection—Border Security, Fencing, Infrastructure, and Technology’’; (5) $21,450,000 from unobligated prior year balances from ‘‘U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Air and Marine Oper- ations’’; (6) $20,690,000 from unobligated prior year balances from ‘‘U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Construction and Facili- ties Management’’; (7) $13,500,000 from Public Law 114–4 under the heading ‘‘U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Salaries and Expenses’’; (8) $45,000,000 from Public Law 114–113 under the heading ‘‘U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Salaries and Expenses’’; (9) $2,900,000 from unobligated prior year balances from ‘‘U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Construction’’; (10) $104,650,000 from Public Law 114–113 under the heading ‘‘Transportation Security Administration—Aviation Security’’; (11) $2,582,000 from Public Law 114–113 under the heading ‘‘Transportation Security Administration—Surface Transportation Security’’; (12) $9,930,000 from Public Law 114–113 under the heading ‘‘Transportation Security Administration—Intelligence and Vetting’’; (13) $2,518,000 from Public Law 114–113 under the heading ‘‘Transportation Security Administration, Transpor- tation Security Support’’; (14) $4,200,000 from Public Law 113–6 under the heading ‘‘Coast Guard—Acquisition, Construction, and Improvements’’; (15) $19,300,000 from Public Law 113–76 under the heading ‘‘Coast Guard—Acquisition, Construction, and Improve- ments’’; (16) $16,500,000 from Public Law 114–4 under the heading ‘‘Coast Guard, Acquisition, Construction, and Improvements’’; (17) $31,000,000 from Public Law 114–113 under the heading ‘‘Coast Guard—Acquisition, Construction, and Improve- ments’’; (18) $11,071,000 from unobligated prior year balances from ‘‘Federal Emergency Management Agency, State and Local Pro- × 0560; grams’’ account 70 (19) $977,289 from Public Law 113–76 under the heading ‘‘Science and Technology—Research, Development, Acquisition, and Operations’’; (20) $5,000,000 from Public Law 114–4 under the heading ‘‘Science and Technology—Research, Development, Acquisition, and Operations’’; and (21) $1,522,711 from Public Law 114–113 under the heading ‘‘Science and Technology—Research, Development, Acquisition, and Operations’’. VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00296 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

297 131 STAT. 431 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 (RESCISSIONS) . 535. Of the funds transferred to the Department of Home- S EC land Security when it was created in 2003, the following funds are hereby rescinded from the following accounts and programs in the specified amounts: (1) $277,827 from ‘‘Customs and Border Protection—Sala- ries and Expenses’’; (2) $621,375 from ‘‘Immigrations and Customs Enforce- ment’’; (3) $84,268 from ‘‘Immigrations and Customs Enforce- ment—Violent Crime Fund’’; (4) $499,074 from ‘‘Transportation Security Administra- tion—Salaries and Expenses’’; (5) $244,764 from ‘‘United States Coast Guard—Acquisi- tion, Construction and Improvements—IDS Aircraft’’; (6) $98,532 from ‘‘United States Coast Guard—Acquisition, Construction and Improvements—IDS Vessels’’; and (7) $15,562 from ‘‘Federal Emergency Management Associa- tion—Office of Domestic Preparedness’’. (RESCISSION) EC . 536. The following unobligated balances made available S to the Department of Homeland Security pursuant to section 505 of the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2016 (Public Law 114–113) are rescinded: (1) $45,676 from ‘‘Office of the Chief Financial Officer’’; (2) $28,726 from ‘‘Office of the Chief Information Officer’’; (3) $73,013 from ‘‘Office of the Secretary and Executive Management’’; (4) $475,792 from ‘‘Analysis and Operations’’; (5) $111,886 from ‘‘Office of the Inspector General’’; (6) $11,536,855 from ‘‘U.S. Customs and Border Protec- tion—Salaries and Expenses’’; (7) $587,034 from ‘‘U.S. Customs and Border Protection— Automation Modernization’’; (8) $241,044 from ‘‘U.S. Customs and Border Protection— Air and Marine Interdiction, Operations, Maintenance, and Procurement’’; (9) $15,807,298 from ‘‘Coast Guard—Operation Expenses’’; (10) $746,434 from ‘‘Coast Guard—Reserve Training’’; (11) $310,872 from ‘‘Coast Guard—Acquisition, Construc- tion and Improvements’’; (12) $8,340,572 from ‘‘United States Secret Service—Sala- ries and Expenses’’; (13) $332,309 from ‘‘Federal Emergency Management Agency—State and Local Programs’’; (14) $48,524 from ‘‘Federal Emergency Management Agency—United States Fire Administration’’; (15) $1,275,569 from ‘‘Federal Emergency Management Agency—Management and Administration’’; (16) $59,453 from ‘‘Office of Health Affairs’’; (17) $625,696 from ‘‘United States Citizenship and Immigration Services—Salaries and Expenses’’; (18) $372,881 from ‘‘Federal Law Enforcement Training Center—Salaries and Expenses’’; VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00297 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

298 131 STAT. 432 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 (19) $1,094,894 from ‘‘Transportation Security Agency— Aviation Security’’; and (20) $228,240 from ‘‘Transportation Security Agency— Transportation Security Support’’. (RESCISSION) EC . 537. From the unobligated balances available in the S Department of the Treasury Forfeiture Fund established by section 9703 of title 31, United States Code (added by section 638 of Public Law 102–393), $187,000,000 shall be rescinded. (RESCISSION) S EC . 538. Of the unobligated balances made available to ‘‘Fed- eral Emergency Management Agency—Disaster Relief Fund’’, $789,248,000 shall be rescinded: , That no amounts may Provided be rescinded from amounts that were designated by the Congress as an emergency requirement pursuant to a concurrent resolution on the budget or the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Con- Provided further , That no amounts trol Act of 1985, as amended: may be rescinded from the amounts that were designated by the Congress as being for disaster relief pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(D) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. EC . 539. Section 401(b) of the Illegal Immigration Reform S and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (8 U.S.C. 1324a note) shall be applied by substituting ‘‘September 30, 2017’’ for ‘‘Sep- tember 30, 2015’’. S EC . 540. Subclauses 101(a)(27)(C)(ii)(II) and (III) of the Applicability. 8 USC 1101 note. Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(27)(C)(ii)(II) and (III)) shall be applied by substituting ‘‘September 30, 2017’’ for ‘‘September 30, 2015’’. S . 541. Section 220(c) of the Immigration and Nationality EC Technical Corrections Act of 1994 (8 U.S.C. 1182 note) shall be applied by substituting ‘‘September 30, 2017’’ for ‘‘September 30, 2015’’. S EC . 542. Section 610(b) of the Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropria- tions Act, 1993 (8 U.S.C. 1153 note) shall be applied by substituting ‘‘September 30, 2017’’ for ‘‘September 30, 2015’’. S EC . 543. Notwithstanding the numerical limitation set forth in section 214(g)(1)(B) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1184(g)(1)(B)), the Secretary of Homeland Security, after consultation with the Secretary of Labor, and upon the determina- tion that the needs of American businesses cannot be satisfied in fiscal year 2017 with United States workers who are willing, qualified, and able to perform temporary nonagricultural labor, may increase the total number of aliens who may receive a visa under section 101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(b) of such Act (8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(b)) in such fiscal year above such limitation by not more than the highest number of H–2B nonimmigrants who participated in the H–2B returning worker program in any fiscal year in which returning workers were exempt from such numerical limitation. . 544. (a) For an additional amount for ‘‘Federal Emergency S EC Management Agency—Federal Assistance’’, $41,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2018, exclusively for providing reimbursement of extraordinary law enforcement personnel costs VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00298 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

299 131 STAT. 433 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 for protection activities directly and demonstrably associated with any residence of the President that is designated or identified to be secured by the United States Secret Service. (b) Funds under subsection (a) shall be available only for costs that a State or local agency— (1) incurs after January 20, 2017, and before October 1, 2017; (2) can demonstrate to the Administrator as being— (A) in excess of the costs of normal and typical law enforcement operations; (B) directly attributable to the provision of protection described herein; and (C) associated with a non-governmental property des- ignated or identified to be secured by the United States Secret Service pursuant to section 3 or section 4 of the Presidential Protection Assistance Act of 1976 (Public Law 94–524); and (3) certifies to the Administrator as being for protection activities requested by the Director of the United States Secret Service. (c) For purposes of subsection (a), a designation or identification of a property to be secured under subsection (b)(2)(C) made after incurring otherwise eligible costs shall apply retroactively to January 20, 2017. (d) The Administrator may establish written criteria consistent with subsections (a) and (b). (e) None of the funds provided shall be for hiring new or additional personnel. (f) The Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Secu- rity shall audit reimbursements made under this section. TITLE VI DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY—ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATIONS SECURITY, ENFORCEMENT, AND INVESTIGATIONS USTOMS AND B ORDER P ROTECTION U.S. C OPERATIONS AND SUPPORT For an additional amount for ‘‘Operations and Support’’, $274,813,000, to remain available until September 30, 2018, which shall be available as follows: (1) $91,315,000 for border security technology deployment; (2) $47,500,000 to address facilities maintenance backlogs; (3) $65,400,000 for improving hiring processes for Border Patrol Agents, Customs Officers, and Air and Marine personnel, and for relocation enhancements; (4) $22,400,000 for border road maintenance; and (5) $48,198,000 for surge operations. PROCUREMENT , CONSTRUCTION AND IMPROVEMENTS For an additional amount for ‘‘Procurement, Construction, and Improvements’’, $497,400,000, to remain available until September VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00299 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

300 131 STAT. 434 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 30, 2021, which shall be available based on the highest priority border security requirements as follows: (1) $341,200,000 to replace approximately 40 miles of existing primary pedestrian and vehicle border fencing along the southwest border using previously deployed and operation- ally effective designs, such as currently deployed steel bollard designs, that prioritize agent safety; and to add gates to existing barriers; (2) $78,800,000 for acquisition and deployment of border security technology; and (3) $77,400,000 for new border road construction: , That the Secretary of Homeland Security shall, not later Deadline. Provided Security plan. than 90 days after the date of enactment of this Act, submit to the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and the House of Representatives a risk-based plan for improving security along the borders of the United States, including the use of personnel, fencing, other forms of tactical infrastructure, and technology, that— (1) defines goals, objectives, activities, and milestones; (2) includes a detailed implementation schedule with esti- mates for the planned obligation of funds for fiscal year 2017 through fiscal year 2021 that are linked to the milestone- based delivery of specific— (A) capabilities and services; (B) mission benefits and outcomes; (C) program management capabilities; and (D) lifecycle cost estimates; (3) describes how specific projects under the plan will enhance border security goals and objectives and address the highest priority border security needs; (4) identifies the planned locations, quantities, and types of resources, such as fencing, other physical barriers, or other tactical infrastructure and technology; (5) includes a description of the methodology and analyses used to select specific resources for deployment to particular locations that includes— (A) analyses of alternatives, including comparative Analysis. costs and benefits; (B) effects on communities and property owners near areas of infrastructure deployment; and (C) other factors critical to the decision-making process; (6) identifies staffing requirements, including full-time equivalents, contractors, and detailed personnel, by activity; (7) identifies performance metrics for assessing and reporting on the contributions of border security capabilities realized from current and future investments; (8) reports on the status of the Department of Homeland Reports. Security’s actions to address open recommendations by the Office of Inspector General and the Government Accountability Office related to border security, including plans, schedules, and associated milestones for fully addressing such rec- ommendations; and Certification. (9) includes certifications by the Under Secretary for Management, including all documents, memoranda, and a description of the investment review and information tech- nology management oversight and processes supporting such certifications, that— VerDate Sep 11 2014 06:14 Oct 26, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00300 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

301 131 STAT. 435 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 (A) the program has been reviewed and approved in accordance with an acquisition review management process that complies with capital planning and investment control and review requirements established by the Office of Management and Budget, including as provided in Circular A–11, part 7; and (B) all planned activities comply with Federal acquisi- tion rules, requirements, guidelines, and practices. MMIGRATION AND C USTOMS NFORCEMENT E U.S. I OPERATIONS AND SUPPORT For an additional amount for ‘‘Operations and Support’’, $236,908,000, to remain available until September 30, 2018, of which $147,870,000 shall be available for custody operations; of which $57,392,000 shall be available for alternatives to detention; and of which $31,646,000 shall be available for transportation and removal operations. NITED S TATES S ECRET S ERVICE U OPERATIONS AND SUPPORT For an additional amount for ‘‘Operations and Support’’, $58,012,000, to remain available until September 30, 2017. PROCUREMENT , CONSTRUCTION AND IMPROVEMENTS For an additional amount for ‘‘Procurement, Construction, and Improvements’’ for necessary expenses for Presidential security, $72,988,000, of which $22,988,000 shall remain available until Sep- tember 30, 2019, and of which $50,000,000 shall remain available until September 30, 2021. ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS—THIS TITLE S EC . 601. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, funds made available in this title are in addition to amounts appropriated or otherwise made available for the Department of Homeland Secu- rity for fiscal year 2017. This division may be cited as the ‘‘Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2017’’. VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:50 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00301 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

302 131 STAT. 436 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 DIVISION G—DEPARTMENT OF THE IN- TERIOR, ENVIRONMENT, AND RE- LATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2017 TITLE I DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR UREAU OF AND M ANAGEMENT L B MANAGEMENT OF LANDS AND RESOURCES For necessary expenses for protection, use, improvement, development, disposal, cadastral surveying, classification, acquisi- tion of easements and other interests in lands, and performance of other functions, including maintenance of facilities, as authorized by law, in the management of lands and their resources under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management, including the general administration of the Bureau, and assessment of mineral potential of public lands pursuant to section 1010(a) of Public Law 96–487 (16 U.S.C. 3150(a)), $1,095,375,000, to remain available until expended, including all such amounts as are collected from permit processing fees, as authorized but made subject to future appropriation by section 35(d)(3)(A)(i) of the Mineral Leasing Act (30 U.S.C. 191), except that amounts from permit processing fees may be used for any bureau-related expenses associated with the processing of oil and gas applications for permits to drill and related use of authorizations; of which $3,000,000 shall be available in fiscal year 2017 subject to a match by at least an equal amount by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation for cost-shared projects supporting conservation of Bureau lands; and such funds shall be advanced to the Foundation as a lump-sum grant without regard to when expenses are incurred. In addition, $39,696,000 is for Mining Law Administration pro- gram operations, including the cost of administering the mining claim fee program, to remain available until expended, to be reduced by amounts collected by the Bureau and credited to this appropria- tion from mining claim maintenance fees and location fees that are hereby authorized for fiscal year 2017, so as to result in a final appropriation estimated at not more than $1,095,375,000, and $2,000,000, to remain available until expended, from commu- nication site rental fees established by the Bureau for the cost of administering communication site activities. LAND ACQUISITION For expenses necessary to carry out sections 205, 206, and 318(d) of Public Law 94–579, including administrative expenses and acquisition of lands or waters, or interests therein, $31,416,000, to be derived from the Land and Water Conservation Fund and to remain available until expended. VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:50 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00302 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

303 131 STAT. 437 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 OREGON AND CALIFORNIA GRANT LANDS For expenses necessary for management, protection, and development of resources and for construction, operation, and maintenance of access roads, reforestation, and other improvements on the revested Oregon and California Railroad grant lands, on other Federal lands in the Oregon and California land-grant coun- ties of Oregon, and on adjacent rights-of-way; and acquisition of lands or interests therein, including existing connecting roads on or adjacent to such grant lands; $106,985,000, to remain available until expended: Provided , That 25 percent of the aggregate of all receipts during the current fiscal year from the revested Oregon and California Railroad grant lands is hereby made a charge against the Oregon and California land-grant fund and shall be transferred to the General Fund in the Treasury in accordance with the second paragraph of subsection (b) of title II of the Act of August 28, 1937 (43 U.S.C. 1181f). RANGE IMPROVEMENTS For rehabilitation, protection, and acquisition of lands and interests therein, and improvement of Federal rangelands pursuant to section 401 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1751), notwithstanding any other Act, sums equal to 50 percent of all moneys received during the prior fiscal year under sections 3 and 15 of the Taylor Grazing Act (43 U.S.C. 315b, 315m) and the amount designated for range improvements from grazing fees and mineral leasing receipts from Bankhead- Jones lands transferred to the Department of the Interior pursuant to law, but not less than $10,000,000, to remain available until expended: Provided , That not to exceed $600,000 shall be available for administrative expenses. SERVICE CHARGES , AND FORFEITURES DEPOSITS , For administrative expenses and other costs related to proc- essing application documents and other authorizations for use and disposal of public lands and resources, for costs of providing copies of official public land documents, for monitoring construction, oper- ation, and termination of facilities in conjunction with use authorizations, and for rehabilitation of damaged property, such amounts as may be collected under Public Law 94–579 (43 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.), and under section 28 of the Mineral Leasing Act (30 U.S.C. 185), to remain available until expended: Provided , That 47 USC 1735 note. notwithstanding any provision to the contrary of section 305(a) of Public Law 94–579 (43 U.S.C. 1735(a)), any moneys that have been or will be received pursuant to that section, whether as a result of forfeiture, compromise, or settlement, if not appropriate for refund pursuant to section 305(c) of that Act (43 U.S.C. 1735(c)), shall be available and may be expended under the authority of this Act by the Secretary to improve, protect, or rehabilitate any public lands administered through the Bureau of Land Management which have been damaged by the action of a resource developer, purchaser, permittee, or any unauthorized person, without regard to whether all moneys collected from each such action are used Provided on the exact lands damaged which led to the action: further , That any such moneys that are in excess of amounts needed VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:50 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00303 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

304 131 STAT. 438 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 to repair damage to the exact land for which funds were collected may be used to repair other damaged public lands. MISCELLANEOUS TRUST FUNDS In addition to amounts authorized to be expended under existing laws, there is hereby appropriated such amounts as may be contributed under section 307 of Public Law 94–579 (43 U.S.C. 1737), and such amounts as may be advanced for administrative costs, surveys, appraisals, and costs of making conveyances of omitted lands under section 211(b) of that Act (43 U.S.C. 1721(b)), to remain available until expended. ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS The Bureau of Land Management may carry out the operations funded under this Act by direct expenditure, contracts, grants, cooperative agreements and reimbursable agreements with public and private entities, including with States. Appropriations for the Bureau shall be available for purchase, erection, and dismantlement of temporary structures, and alteration and maintenance of nec- essary buildings and appurtenant facilities to which the United States has title; up to $100,000 for payments, at the discretion of the Secretary, for information or evidence concerning violations of laws administered by the Bureau; miscellaneous and emergency expenses of enforcement activities authorized or approved by the Secretary and to be accounted for solely on the Secretary’s certifi- Provided , That notwithstanding Public cate, not to exceed $10,000: Contracts. Determination. Law 90–620 (44 U.S.C. 501), the Bureau may, under cooperative cost-sharing and partnership arrangements authorized by law, pro- cure printing services from cooperators in connection with jointly produced publications for which the cooperators share the cost of printing either in cash or in services, and the Bureau determines the cooperator is capable of meeting accepted quality standards: , That projects to be funded pursuant to a written Provided further Horses. Burros. commitment by a State government to provide an identified amount of money in support of the project may be carried out by the Bureau on a reimbursable basis. Appropriations herein made shall not be available for the destruction of healthy, unadopted, wild horses and burros in the care of the Bureau or its contractors or for the sale of wild horses and burros that results in their Provided fur- destruction for processing into commercial products: , That section 35 of the Mineral Leasing Act (30 U.S.C. 191) ther Applicability. shall be applied for fiscal year 2017 as if the following were inserted after the period in subsection (d)(4): ‘‘(5) There is appropriated to the Fee Account established in subsection (c)(3)(B)(ii) of this section, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, $26,000,000 for fiscal year 2017, to remain available until expended, for the processing of applications for permit to drill and related use authorizations, to be reduced by amounts collected by the Bureau and transferred to such Fee Account pursuant to sub- section (d)(3)(A)(ii) of this section, so as to result in a final fiscal year 2017 appropriation from the general fund estimated at not more than $0. Any offsetting receipts received in excess of $26,000,000 in fiscal year 2017 that would have otherwise been transferred to the Fee Account established in subsection (c)(3)(B)(ii) of this section pursuant to subsection (d)(3)(A)(ii) VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:50 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00304 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

305 131 STAT. 439 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 of this section shall instead be deposited in the general fund of the Treasury.’’. S TATES F ISH AND W ILDLIFE NITED ERVICE U S RESOURCE MANAGEMENT For necessary expenses of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, as authorized by law, and for scientific and economic studies, general administration, and for the performance of other authorized functions related to such resources, $1,258,761,000, to Provided remain available until September 30, 2018: , That not to exceed $20,515,000 shall be used for implementing subsections (a), (b), (c), and (e) of section 4 of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1533) (except for processing petitions, developing and issuing proposed and final regulations, and taking any other steps to implement actions described in subsection (c)(2)(A), (c)(2)(B)(i), or (c)(2)(B)(ii)), of which not to exceed $4,605,000 shall be used for any activity regarding the designation of critical habitat, pursuant to subsection (a)(3), excluding litigation support, for spe- cies listed pursuant to subsection (a)(1) prior to October 1, 2015; of which not to exceed $1,501,000 shall be used for any activity regarding petitions to list species that are indigenous to the United States pursuant to subsections (b)(3)(A) and (b)(3)(B); and, of which not to exceed $1,504,000 shall be used for implementing subsections (a), (b), (c), and (e) of section 4 of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1533) for species that are not indigenous to the United States. CONSTRUCTION For construction, improvement, acquisition, or removal of buildings and other facilities required in the conservation, manage- ment, investigation, protection, and utilization of fish and wildlife resources, and the acquisition of lands and interests therein; $18,615,000, to remain available until expended. LAND ACQUISITION For expenses necessary to carry out chapter 2003 of title 54, United States Code, including administrative expenses, and for acquisition of land or waters, or interest therein, in accordance with statutory authority applicable to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, $59,995,000, to be derived from the Land and Water Conservation Fund and to remain available until expended, of which, notwithstanding section 200306 of title 54, United States Code, not more than $10,000,000 shall be for land conservation partnerships authorized by the Highlands Conservation Act of 2004, including not to exceed $320,000 for administrative expenses: Pro- vided , That none of the funds appropriated for specific land acquisi- tion projects may be used to pay for any administrative overhead, planning or other management costs. COOPERATIVE ENDANGERED SPECIES CONSERVATION FUND For expenses necessary to carry out section 6 of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1535), $53,495,000, to remain avail- able until expended, of which $22,695,000 is to be derived from VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:50 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00305 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

306 131 STAT. 440 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 the Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund; and of which $30,800,000 is to be derived from the Land and Water Con- servation Fund. NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE FUND For expenses necessary to implement the Act of October 17, 1978 (16 U.S.C. 715s), $13,228,000. NORTH AMERICAN WETLANDS CONSERVATION FUND For expenses necessary to carry out the provisions of the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (16 U.S.C. 4401 et seq.), $38,145,000, to remain available until expended. NEOTROPICAL MIGRATORY BIRD CONSERVATION For expenses necessary to carry out the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act (16 U.S.C. 6101 et seq.), $3,910,000, to remain available until expended. MULTINATIONAL SPECIES CONSERVATION FUND For expenses necessary to carry out the African Elephant Con- servation Act (16 U.S.C. 4201 et seq.), the Asian Elephant Conserva- tion Act of 1997 (16 U.S.C. 4261 et seq.), the Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation Act of 1994 (16 U.S.C. 5301 et seq.), the Great Ape Conservation Act of 2000 (16 U.S.C. 6301 et seq.), and the Marine Turtle Conservation Act of 2004 (16 U.S.C. 6601 et seq.), $11,061,000, to remain available until expended. STATE AND TRIBAL WILDLIFE GRANTS For wildlife conservation grants to States and to the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the United States Virgin Islands, the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, and Indian tribes under the provisions of the Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956 and the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act, for the development and implementation of programs for the benefit of wildlife and their habitat, including species that are not hunted or fished, Provided , That $62,571,000, to remain available until expended: of the amount provided herein, $4,209,000 is for a competitive grant program for Indian tribes not subject to the remaining provi- sions of this appropriation: Provided further , That $6,362,000 is for a competitive grant program to implement approved plans for States, territories, and other jurisdictions and at the discretion of affected States, the regional Associations of fish and wildlife agencies, not subject to the remaining provisions of this appropria- tion: Provided further , That the Secretary shall, after deducting Apportionment. District of $10,571,000 and administrative expenses, apportion the amount Columbia. provided herein in the following manner: (1) to the District of Puerto Rico. Columbia and to the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, each a sum Territories. equal to not more than one-half of 1 percent thereof; and (2) to Guam, American Samoa, the United States Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, each a sum Provided equal to not more than one-fourth of 1 percent thereof: , That the Secretary shall apportion the remaining amount further in the following manner: (1) one-third of which is based on the VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:50 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00306 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

307 131 STAT. 441 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 ratio to which the land area of such State bears to the total land area of all such States; and (2) two-thirds of which is based on the ratio to which the population of such State bears to the , That the total population of all such States: Provided further amounts apportioned under this paragraph shall be adjusted equi- tably so that no State shall be apportioned a sum which is less than 1 percent of the amount available for apportionment under this paragraph for any fiscal year or more than 5 percent of such amount: Provided further , That the Federal share of planning grants shall not exceed 75 percent of the total costs of such projects and the Federal share of implementation grants shall not exceed 65 percent of the total costs of such projects: Provided further , That the non-Federal share of such projects may not be derived Provided further from Federal grant programs: , That any amount apportioned in 2017 to any State, territory, or other jurisdiction that remains unobligated as of September 30, 2018, shall be re- apportioned, together with funds appropriated in 2019, in the manner provided herein. ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS The United States Fish and Wildlife Service may carry out the operations of Service programs by direct expenditure, contracts, grants, cooperative agreements and reimbursable agreements with public and private entities. Appropriations and funds available to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service shall be available for repair of damage to public roads within and adjacent to reserva- tion areas caused by operations of the Service; options for the purchase of land at not to exceed $1 for each option; facilities incident to such public recreational uses on conservation areas as are consistent with their primary purpose; and the maintenance and improvement of aquaria, buildings, and other facilities under the jurisdiction of the Service and to which the United States has title, and which are used pursuant to law in connection with management, and investigation of fish and wildlife resources: Pro- vided , That notwithstanding 44 U.S.C. 501, the Service may, under cooperative cost sharing and partnership arrangements authorized by law, procure printing services from cooperators in connection with jointly produced publications for which the cooperators share at least one-half the cost of printing either in cash or services and the Service determines the cooperator is capable of meeting accepted quality standards: Provided further , That the Service may accept donated aircraft as replacements for existing aircraft: Pro- vided further , That notwithstanding 31 U.S.C. 3302, all fees col- lected for non-toxic shot review and approval shall be deposited under the heading ‘‘United States Fish and Wildlife Service— Resource Management’’ and shall be available to the Secretary, without further appropriation, to be used for expenses of processing of such non-toxic shot type or coating applications and revising regulations as necessary, and shall remain available until expended. N ATIONAL P ARK S ERVICE OPERATION OF THE NATIONAL PARK SYSTEM For expenses necessary for the management, operation, and maintenance of areas and facilities administered by the National Park Service and for the general administration of the National VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:50 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00307 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

308 131 STAT. 442 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 Park Service, $2,425,018,000, of which $10,032,000 for planning and interagency coordination in support of Everglades restoration and $124,461,000 for maintenance, repair, or rehabilitation projects for constructed assets shall remain available until September 30, 2018: Provided , That funds appropriated under this heading in this Act are available for the purposes of section 5 of Public Law 95–348. NATIONAL RECREATION AND PRESERVATION For expenses necessary to carry out recreation programs, nat- ural programs, cultural programs, heritage partnership programs, environmental compliance and review, international park affairs, and grant administration, not otherwise provided for, $62,638,000. HISTORIC PRESERVATION FUND For expenses necessary in carrying out the National Historic Preservation Act (division A of subtitle III of title 54, United States Code), $80,910,000, to be derived from the Historic Preservation Fund and to remain available until September 30, 2018, of which $5,000,000 shall be for Save America’s Treasures grants for preservation of national significant sites, structures, and artifacts as authorized by section 7303 of the Omnibus Public Land Manage- ment Act of 2009 (54 U.S.C. 3089): Provided , That an individual Save America’s Treasures grant shall be matched by non-Federal Provided further , That individual projects shall only be funds: Provided further , That all projects to be eligible for one grant: Approval. Consultation. funded shall be approved by the Secretary of the Interior in con- sultation with the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations: Provided further , That of the funds provided for the Historic Preservation Fund, $500,000 is for competitive grants for the survey and nomination of properties to the National Register of Historic Places and as National Historic Landmarks associated with commu- nities currently underrepresented, as determined by the Secretary, $13,000,000 is for competitive grants to preserve the sites and stories of the Civil Rights movement, and $4,000,000 is for grants to Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Provided further , That such competitive grants shall be made without imposing the Grants. matching requirements in section 302902(b)(3) of title 54, United States Code to States and Indian tribes as defined in chapter 3003 of such title, Native Hawaiian organizations, local govern- ments, including Certified Local Governments, and nonprofit organizations. CONSTRUCTION For construction, improvements, repair, or replacement of phys- ical facilities, and compliance and planning for programs and areas administered by the National Park Service, $209,353,000, to remain available until expended: Provided , That, notwithstanding any other provision of law, for any project initially funded in fiscal year 2017 with a future phase indicated in the National Park Service 5-Year Line Item Construction Plan, a single procurement may be issued which includes the full scope of the project: Provided further , That the solicitation and contract shall contain the clause Contracts. Provided further , availability of funds found at 48 CFR 52.232–18: That National Park Service Donations, Park Concessions Franchise VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:50 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00308 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

309 131 STAT. 443 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 Fees, and Recreation Fees may be made available for the cost of adjustments and changes within the original scope of effort for projects funded by the National Park Service Construction appropriation: , That the Secretary of the Interior Provided further Consultation. shall consult with the Committees on Appropriations, in accordance with current reprogramming thresholds, prior to making any charges authorized by this section. LAND AND WATER CONSERVATION FUND (RESCISSION) The contract authority provided for fiscal year 2017 by section 54 USC 200308 note. 200308 of title 54, United States Code, is rescinded. LAND ACQUISITION AND STATE ASSISTANCE For expenses necessary to carry out chapter 2003 of title 54, United States Code, including administrative expenses, and for acquisition of lands or waters, or interest therein, in accordance with the statutory authority applicable to the National Park Service, $162,029,000, to be derived from the Land and Water Conservation Fund and to remain available until expended, of which $110,006,000 is for the State assistance program and of which $10,000,000 shall be for the American Battlefield Protection Program grants as authorized by chapter 3081 of title 54, United States Code. CENTENNIAL CHALLENGE For expenses necessary to carry out the provisions of section 101701 of title 54, United States Code, relating to challenge cost share agreements, $20,000,000, to remain available until expended, , That Provided for Centennial Challenge projects and programs: not less than 50 percent of the total cost of each project or program shall be derived from non-Federal sources in the form of donated cash, assets, or a pledge of donation guaranteed by an irrevocable letter of credit. ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) In addition to other uses set forth in section 101917(c)(2) of title 54, United States Code, franchise fees credited to a sub- account shall be available for expenditure by the Secretary, without further appropriation, for use at any unit within the National Park System to extinguish or reduce liability for Possessory Interest or leasehold surrender interest. Such funds may only be used for this purpose to the extent that the benefitting unit anticipated franchise fee receipts over the term of the contract at that unit exceed the amount of funds used to extinguish or reduce liability. Franchise fees at the benefitting unit shall be credited to the sub-account of the originating unit over a period not to exceed the term of a single contract at the benefitting unit, in the amount of funds so expended to extinguish or reduce liability. For the costs of administration of the Land and Water Con- servation Fund grants authorized by section 105(a)(2)(B) of the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006 (Public Law 109– VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:50 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00309 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

310 131 STAT. 444 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 432), the National Park Service may retain up to 3 percent of the amounts which are authorized to be disbursed under such section, such retained amounts to remain available until expended. National Park Service funds may be transferred to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Department of Transportation, for purposes authorized under 23 U.S.C. 204. Transfers may include a reasonable amount for FHWA administrative support costs. U TATES NITED EOLOGICAL S URVEY S G , INVESTIGATIONS SURVEYS AND RESEARCH , For expenses necessary for the United States Geological Survey to perform surveys, investigations, and research covering topog- raphy, geology, hydrology, biology, and the mineral and water resources of the United States, its territories and possessions, and other areas as authorized by 43 U.S.C. 31, 1332, and 1340; classify lands as to their mineral and water resources; give engineering supervision to power permittees and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission licensees; administer the minerals exploration program (30 U.S.C. 641); conduct inquiries into the economic conditions affecting mining and materials processing industries (30 U.S.C. 3, 21a, and 1603; 50 U.S.C. 98g(1)) and related purposes as author- ized by law; and to publish and disseminate data relative to the foregoing activities; $1,085,167,000, to remain available until Sep- tember 30, 2018; of which $71,237,189 shall remain available until expended for satellite operations; and of which $7,280,000 shall be available until expended for deferred maintenance and capital improvement projects that exceed $100,000 in cost: Provided , That none of the funds provided for the ecosystem research activity shall be used to conduct new surveys on private property, unless Provided specifically authorized in writing by the property owner: further , That no part of this appropriation shall be used to pay more than one-half the cost of topographic mapping or water resources data collection and investigations carried on in coopera- tion with States and municipalities. ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS From within the amount appropriated for activities of the United States Geological Survey such sums as are necessary shall be available for contracting for the furnishing of topographic maps and for the making of geophysical or other specialized surveys when it is administratively determined that such procedures are in the public interest; construction and maintenance of necessary buildings and appurtenant facilities; acquisition of lands for gauging stations and observation wells; expenses of the United States National Committee for Geological Sciences; and payment of com- pensation and expenses of persons employed by the Survey duly appointed to represent the United States in the negotiation and administration of interstate compacts: Provided , That activities funded by appropriations herein made may be accomplished through the use of contracts, grants, or cooperative agreements as defined in section 6302 of title 31, United States Code: Provided further , That the United States Geological Survey may enter into contracts Contracts. or cooperative agreements directly with individuals or indirectly with institutions or nonprofit organizations, without regard to 41 U.S.C. 6101, for the temporary or intermittent services of students VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:50 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00310 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

311 131 STAT. 445 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 or recent graduates, who shall be considered employees for the purpose of chapters 57 and 81 of title 5, United States Code, relating to compensation for travel and work injuries, and chapter 171 of title 28, United States Code, relating to tort claims, but shall not be considered to be Federal employees for any other purposes. B CEAN E NERGY M UREAU OF O ANAGEMENT OCEAN ENERGY MANAGEMENT For expenses necessary for granting leases, easements, rights- of-way and agreements for use for oil and gas, other minerals, energy, and marine-related purposes on the Outer Continental Shelf and approving operations related thereto, as authorized by law; for environmental studies, as authorized by law; for implementing other laws and to the extent provided by Presidential or Secretarial delegation; and for matching grants or cooperative agreements, $169,560,000, of which $74,616,000, is to remain available until September 30, 2018 and of which $94,944,000 is to remain available until expended: Provided , That this total appropriation shall be reduced by amounts collected by the Secretary and credited to this appropriation from additions to receipts resulting from increases to lease rental rates in effect on August 5, 1993, and from cost recovery fees from activities conducted by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management pursuant to the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, including studies, assessments, analysis, and mis- cellaneous administrative activities: Provided further , That the sum herein appropriated shall be reduced as such collections are received during the fiscal year, so as to result in a final fiscal year 2017 appropriation estimated at not more than $74,616,000: Provided , That not to exceed $3,000 shall be available for reasonable further expenses related to promoting volunteer beach and marine cleanup activities. UREAU OF S AFETY AND E NVIRONMENTAL NFORCEMENT E B OFFSHORE SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENFORCEMENT (INCLUDING RESCISSION OF FUNDS) For expenses necessary for the regulation of operations related to leases, easements, rights-of-way and agreements for use for oil and gas, other minerals, energy, and marine-related purposes on the Outer Continental Shelf, as authorized by law; for enforcing and implementing laws and regulations as authorized by law and to the extent provided by Presidential or Secretarial delegation; and for matching grants or cooperative agreements, $136,772,000, of which $93,242,000 is to remain available until September 30, 2018 and of which $43,530,000 is to remain available until expended: Provided , That this total appropriation shall be reduced by amounts collected by the Secretary and credited to this appro- priation from additions to receipts resulting from increases to lease rental rates in effect on August 5, 1993, and from cost recovery fees from activities conducted by the Bureau of Safety and Environ- mental Enforcement pursuant to the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, including studies, assessments, analysis, and miscellaneous administrative activities: Provided further , That the sum herein VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:50 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00311 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

312 131 STAT. 446 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 appropriated shall be reduced as such collections are received during the fiscal year, so as to result in a final fiscal year 2017 appropria- tion estimated at not more than $93,242,000. For an additional amount, $53,000,000, to remain available until expended, to be reduced by amounts collected by the Secretary and credited to this appropriation, which shall be derived from non-refundable inspection fees collected in fiscal year 2017, as pro- , That to the extent that amounts realized vided in this Act: Provided from such inspection fees exceed $53,000,000, the amounts realized in excess of $53,000,000 shall be credited to this appropriation and remain available until expended: Provided further , That for fiscal year 2017, not less than 50 percent of the inspection fees expended by the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement will be used to fund personnel and mission-related costs to expand capacity and expedite the orderly development, subject to environ- mental safeguards, of the Outer Continental Shelf pursuant to the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (43 U.S.C. 1331 et seq.), including the review of applications for permits to drill. Of the unobligated balances available for this account, $25,000,000 are permanently rescinded. OIL SPILL RESEARCH For necessary expenses to carry out title I, section 1016, title IV, sections 4202 and 4303, title VII, and title VIII, section 8201 of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, $14,899,000, which shall be derived from the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund, to remain available until expended. FFICE OF S URFACE M INING R ECLAMATION AND E NFORCEMENT O REGULATION AND TECHNOLOGY For necessary expenses to carry out the provisions of the Sur- face Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977, Public Law 95–87, $121,017,000, to remain available until September 30, 2018: Provided , That appropriations for the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement may provide for the travel and per diem expenses of State and tribal personnel attending Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement sponsored training. In addition, for costs to review, administer, and enforce permits issued by the Office pursuant to section 507 of Public Law 95– 87 (30 U.S.C. 1257), $40,000, to remain available until expended: Provided , That fees assessed and collected by the Office pursuant to such section 507 shall be credited to this account as discretionary offsetting collections, to remain available until expended: Provided further , That the sum herein appropriated from the general fund shall be reduced as collections are received during the fiscal year, so as to result in a fiscal year 2017 appropriation estimated at not more than $121,017,000. ABANDONED MINE RECLAMATION FUND For necessary expenses to carry out title IV of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977, Public Law 95–87, $27,163,000, to be derived from receipts of the Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fund and to remain available until expended: Pro- vided , That pursuant to Public Law 97–365, the Department of VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:50 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00312 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

313 131 STAT. 447 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 the Interior is authorized to use up to 20 percent from the recovery of the delinquent debt owed to the United States Government Provided further to pay for contracts to collect these debts: , That funds made available under title IV of Public Law 95–87 may be used for any required non-Federal share of the cost of projects funded by the Federal Government for the purpose of environmental restoration related to treatment or abatement of acid mine drainage Provided further , That such projects must from abandoned mines: be consistent with the purposes and priorities of the Surface Mining , That amounts pro- Provided further Control and Reclamation Act: vided under this heading may be used for the travel and per diem expenses of State and tribal personnel attending Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement sponsored training. In addition, $105,000,000, to remain available until expended, for grants to States for reclamation of abandoned mine lands and other related activities in accordance with the terms and conditions in the explanatory statement described in section 4 (in the matter Provided preceding division A of this consolidated Act): , That such additional amount shall be used for economic and community development in conjunction with the priorities in section 403(a) of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (30 U.S.C. 1233(a)): , That of such additional amount, Provided further $75,000,000 shall be distributed in equal amounts to the 3 Appa- lachian States with the greatest amount of unfunded needs to meet the priorities described in paragraphs (1) and (2) of such section, and $30,000,000 shall be distributed in equal amounts to the 3 Appalachian States with the subsequent greatest amount of unfunded needs to meet such priorities: Provided further , That States. Deadline. such additional amount shall be allocated to States within 60 days after the date of enactment of this Act. I NDIAN A FFAIRS AND B UREAU OF I NDIAN E DUCATION UREAU OF B OPERATION OF INDIAN PROGRAMS (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) For expenses necessary for the operation of Indian programs, as authorized by law, including the Snyder Act of November 2, 1921 (25 U.S.C. 13), the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act of 1975 (25 U.S.C. 450 et seq.), the Education Amendments of 1978 (25 U.S.C. 2001–2019), and the Tribally Con- trolled Schools Act of 1988 (25 U.S.C. 2501 et seq.), $2,339,346,000, to remain available until September 30, 2018, except as otherwise provided herein; of which not to exceed $8,500 may be for official reception and representation expenses; of which not to exceed , Provided $74,773,000 shall be for welfare assistance payments: That in cases of designated Federal disasters, the Secretary may exceed such cap, from the amounts provided herein, to provide for disaster relief to Indian communities affected by the disaster: , That federally recognized Indian tribes and tribal Provided further organizations of federally recognized Indian tribes may use their tribal priority allocations for unmet welfare assistance costs: Pro- vided further , That not to exceed $652,362,000 for school operations costs of Bureau-funded schools and other education programs shall become available on July 1, 2017, and shall remain available until , That not to exceed Provided further September 30, 2018: VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:50 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00313 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

314 131 STAT. 448 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 $49,122,000 shall remain available until expended for housing improvement, road maintenance, attorney fees, litigation support, land records improvement, and the Navajo-Hopi Settlement Pro- Provided further , That notwithstanding any other provision gram: of law, including but not limited to the Indian Self-Determination Act of 1975 (25 U.S.C. 450f et seq.) and section 1128 of the Edu- cation Amendments of 1978 (25 U.S.C. 2008), not to exceed $80,165,000 within and only from such amounts made available for school operations shall be available for administrative cost Pro- grants associated with grants approved prior to July 1, 2017: vided further , That any forestry funds allocated to a federally recog- nized tribe which remain unobligated as of September 30, 2018, may be transferred during fiscal year 2019 to an Indian forest land assistance account established for the benefit of the holder Provided further , of the funds within the holder’s trust fund account: That any such unobligated balances not so transferred shall expire Expiration date. , That in order to enhance on September 30, 2019: Provided further the safety of Bureau field employees, the Bureau may use funds to purchase uniforms or other identifying articles of clothing for personnel. CONTRACT SUPPORT COSTS For payments to tribes and tribal organizations for contract support costs associated with Indian Self-Determination and Edu- cation Assistance Act agreements with the Bureau of Indian Affairs for fiscal year 2017, such sums as may be necessary, which shall Provided , be available for obligation through September 30, 2018: That notwithstanding any other provision of law, no amounts made available under this heading shall be available for transfer to another budget account. CONSTRUCTION (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) For construction, repair, improvement, and maintenance of irrigation and power systems, buildings, utilities, and other facili- ties, including architectural and engineering services by contract; acquisition of lands, and interests in lands; and preparation of lands for farming, and for construction of the Navajo Indian Irriga- tion Project pursuant to Public Law 87–483, $192,017,000, to remain , That such amounts as may available until expended: Provided be available for the construction of the Navajo Indian Irrigation Provided Project may be transferred to the Bureau of Reclamation: further , That not to exceed 6 percent of contract authority available to the Bureau of Indian Affairs from the Federal Highway Trust Fund may be used to cover the road program management costs Provided further , That any funds provided for the of the Bureau: Safety of Dams program pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 13 shall be made available on a nonreimbursable basis: , That for Provided further fiscal year 2017, in implementing new construction, replacement facilities construction, or facilities improvement and repair project grants in excess of $100,000 that are provided to grant schools under Public Law 100–297, the Secretary of the Interior shall use the Administrative and Audit Requirements and Cost Principles for Assistance Programs contained in 43 CFR part 12 as the regu- Provided further , That such grants shall not latory requirements: Determination. Payment schedule. VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:50 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00314 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

315 131 STAT. 449 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 be subject to section 12.61 of 43 CFR; the Secretary and the grantee shall negotiate and determine a schedule of payments for the work Provided further to be performed: , That in considering grant applica- Grants. tions, the Secretary shall consider whether such grantee would be deficient in assuring that the construction projects conform to applicable building standards and codes and Federal, tribal, or State health and safety standards as required by 25 U.S.C. 2005(b), with respect to organizational and financial management capabili- Provided further ties: , That if the Secretary declines a grant applica- Grants. tion, the Secretary shall follow the requirements contained in 25 Provided further , That any disputes between the U.S.C. 2504(f): Secretary and any grantee concerning a grant shall be subject to the disputes provision in 25 U.S.C. 2507(e): Provided further , That in order to ensure timely completion of construction projects, Time period. the Secretary may assume control of a project and all funds related to the project, if, within 18 months of the date of enactment of this Act, any grantee receiving funds appropriated in this Act or in any prior Act, has not completed the planning and design , Provided further phase of the project and commenced construction: That this appropriation may be reimbursed from the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians appropriation for the appropriate share of construction costs for space expansion needed in agency offices to meet trust reform implementation. INDIAN LAND AND WATER CLAIM SETTLEMENTS AND MISCELLANEOUS PAYMENTS TO INDIANS For payments and necessary administrative expenses for implementation of Indian land and water claim settlements pursu- ant to Public Laws 99–264, 100–580, 101–618, 111–11, 111–291, and 114–322, and for implementation of other land and water rights settlements, $45,045,000, to remain available until expended. INDIAN GUARANTEED LOAN PROGRAM ACCOUNT For the cost of guaranteed loans and insured loans, $8,757,000, of which $1,182,000 is for administrative expenses, as authorized Provided , That such costs, by the Indian Financing Act of 1974: including the cost of modifying such loans, shall be as defined in section 502 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974: Provided , That these funds are available to subsidize total loan prin- further cipal, any part of which is to be guaranteed or insured, not to exceed $120,050,595. ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS Education. (INCLUDING RESCISSION OF FUNDS) The Bureau of Indian Affairs may carry out the operation of Indian programs by direct expenditure, contracts, cooperative agreements, compacts, and grants, either directly or in cooperation with States and other organizations. Notwithstanding 25 U.S.C. 15, the Bureau of Indian Affairs may contract for services in support of the management, operation, and maintenance of the Power Division of the San Carlos Irrigation Project. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no funds available to the Bureau of Indian Affairs for central office oversight and VerDate Sep 11 2014 09:50 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 069139 PO 00031 Frm 00315 Fmt 6580 Sfmt 6581 E:\PUBLAW\PUBL031.115 PUBL031

316 131 STAT. 450 PUBLIC LAW 115–31—MAY 5, 2017 Executive Direction and Administrative Services (except executive direction and administrative services funding for Tribal Priority Allocations, regional offices, and facilities operations and mainte- nance) shall be available for contracts, grants, compacts, or coopera- tive agreements with the Bureau of Indian Affairs under the provi- sions of the Indian Self-Determination Act or the Tribal Self-Govern- ance Act of 1994 (Public Law 103–413). In the event any tribe returns appropriations made available by this Act to the Bureau of Indian Affairs, this action shall not diminish the Federal Government’s trust responsibility to that tribe, or the government-to-government relationship between the United States and that tribe, or that tribe’s ability to access future appro- priations. Alaska. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no funds available to the Bureau of Indian Education, other than the amounts provided herein for assistance to public schools under 25 U.S.C. 452 et seq., shall be available to support the operation of any elementary or secondary school in the State of Alaska. Waiver authority. No funds available to the Bureau of Indian Education shall Determination. be used to support expanded grades for any school or dormitory beyond the grade structure in place or approved by the Secretary of the Interior at each school in the Bureau of Indian Education school system as of October 1, 1995, except that the Secretary of the Interior may waive this prohibition to support expansion of up to one additional grade when the Secretary determines such waiver is needed to support accomplishment of the mission of the Bureau of Indian Education. Appropriations made available in this or any prior Act for schools funded by the Bureau shall be available, in accordance with the Bureau’s funding formula, only to the schools in the Bureau school system as of September 1, 1996, and to any school or school program that was reinstated in fiscal year 2012. Funds made available under this Act may not