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SEC. 3105. ENERGY EMPLOYEES COMPENSATION INITIATIVE.

    Funds are hereby authorized to be appropriated to the Department of 
Energy for fiscal year 2001 for an energy employees compensation 
initiative in the amount of $17,000,000.

SEC. 3106. DEFENSE NUCLEAR WASTE DISPOSAL.

    Funds are hereby authorized to be appropriated to the Department of 
Energy for fiscal year 2001 for payment to the Nuclear Waste Fund 
established in section 302(c) of the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 
(42 U.S.C. 10222(c)) in the amount of $112,000,000.

                Subtitle B--Recurring General Provisions

SEC. 3121. REPROGRAMMING.

    (a) In General.--Until the Secretary of Energy submits to the 
congressional defense committees the report referred to in subsection 
(b) and a period of 30 days has elapsed after the date on which such 
committees receive the report, the Secretary may not use amounts 
appropriated pursuant to this title for any program--
            (1) in amounts that exceed, in a fiscal year--
                    (A) 110 percent of the amount authorized for that 
                program by this title; or
                    (B) $ 1,000,000 more than the amount authorized for 
                that program by this title; or
            (2) which has not been presented to, or requested of, 
        Congress.
    (b) Report.--(1) The report referred to in subsection (a) is a 
report containing a full and complete statement of the action proposed 
to be taken and the facts and circumstances relied upon in support of 
the proposed action.
    (2) In the computation of the 30-day period under subsection (a), 
there shall be excluded any day on which either House of Congress is 
not in session because of an adjournment of more than 3 days to a day 
certain.
    (c) Limitations.--(1) In no event may the total amount of funds 
obligated pursuant to this title exceed the total amount authorized to 
be appropriated by this title.
    (2) Funds appropriated pursuant to this title may not be used for 
an item for which Congress has specifically denied funds.

SEC. 3122. LIMITS ON GENERAL PLANT PROJECTS.

    (a) In General.--The Secretary of Energy may carry out any 
construction project under the general plant projects authorized by 
this title if the total estimated cost of the construction project does 
not exceed $5,000,000.
    (b) Report to Congress.--If, at any time during the construction of 
any general plant project authorized by this title, the estimated cost 
of the project is revised because of unforeseen cost variations and the 
revised cost of the project exceeds $5,000,000, the Secretary shall 
immediately furnish a report to the congressional defense committees 
explaining the reasons for the cost variation.

SEC. 3123. LIMITS ON CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS.

    (a) In General.--(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), 
construction on a construction project may not be started or additional 
obligations incurred in connection with the project above the total 
estimated cost, whenever the current estimated cost of the construction 
project, authorized by 3101, 3102, or 3103, or which is in support of 
national security programs of the Department of Energy and was 
authorized by any previous Act, exceeds by more than 25 percent the 
higher of--
            (A) the amount authorized for the project; or
            (B) the amount of the total estimated cost for the project 
        as shown in the most recent budget justification data submitted 
        to Congress.
    (2) An action described in paragraph (1) may be taken if--
            (A) the Secretary of Energy has submitted to the 
        congressional defense committees a report on the actions and 
        the circumstances making such action necessary; and
            (B) a period of 30 days has elapsed after the date on which 
        the report is received by the committees.
    (3) In the computation of the 30-day period under paragraph (2), 
there is excluded any day on which either House of Congress is not in 
session because of an adjournment of more than 3 days to a day certain.
    (b) Exception.--Subsection (a) does not apply to a construction 
project with a current estimated cost of less than $5,000,000.

SEC. 3124. FUND TRANSFER AUTHORITY.

    (a) Transfer to Other Federal Agencies.--The Secretary of Energy 
may transfer funds authorized to be appropriated to the Department of 
Energy pursuant to this title to other Federal agencies for the 
performance of work for which the funds were authorized. Funds so 
transferred may be merged with and be available for the same purposes 
and for the same time period as the authorizations of the Federal 
agency to which the amounts are transferred.
    (b) Transfer Within Department of Energy.--(1) Subject to paragraph 
(2), the Secretary of Energy may transfer funds authorized to be 
appropriated to the Department of Energy pursuant to this title between 
any such authorizations. Amounts of authorizations so transferred may 
be merged with and be available for the same purposes and for the same 
period as the authorization to which the amounts are transferred.
    (2) Not more than 5 percent of any such authorization may be 
transferred between authorizations under paragraph (1). No such 
authorization may be increased or decreased by more than 5 percent by a 
transfer under such paragraph.
    (c) Limitations.--The authority provided by this subsection to 
transfer authorizations--
            (1) may be used only to provide funds for items relating to 
        activities necessary for national security programs that have a 
        higher priority than the items from which the funds are 
        transferred; and
            (2) may not be used to provide funds for an item for which 
        Congress has specifically denied funds.
    (d) Notice to Congress.--The Secretary of Energy shall promptly 
notify the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and House of 
Representatives of any transfer of funds to or from authorizations 
under this title.

SEC. 3125. AUTHORITY FOR CONCEPTUAL AND CONSTRUCTION DESIGN.

    (a) Requirement of Conceptual Design.--(1) Subject to paragraph (2) 
and except as provided in paragraph (3), before submitting to Congress 
a request for funds for a construction project that is in support of a 
national security program of the Department of Energy, the Secretary of 
Energy shall complete a conceptual design for that project.
    (2) If the estimated cost of completing a conceptual design for a 
construction project exceeds $3,000,000, the Secretary shall submit to 
Congress a request for funds for the conceptual design before 
submitting a request for funds for the construction project.
    (3) The requirement in paragraph (1) does not apply to a request 
for funds--
            (A) for a construction project the total estimated cost of 
        which is less than $5,000,000; or
            (B) for emergency planning, design, and construction 
        activities under section 3126.
    (b) Authority for Construction Design.--(1) Within the amounts 
authorized by this title, the Secretary of Energy may carry out 
construction design (including architectural and engineering services) 
in connection with any proposed construction project if the total 
estimated cost for such design does not exceed $600,000.
    (2) If the total estimated cost for construction design in 
connection with any construction project exceeds $600,000, funds for 
that design must be specifically authorized by law.

SEC. 3126. AUTHORITY FOR EMERGENCY PLANNING, DESIGN, AND CONSTRUCTION 
              ACTIVITIES.

    (a) Authority.--The Secretary of Energy may use any funds available 
to the Department of Energy pursuant to an authorization in this title, 
including funds authorized to be appropriated for advance planning and 
construction design under sections 3101, 3102, and 3103, to perform 
planning, design, and construction activities for any Department of 
Energy national security program construction project that, as 
determined by the Secretary, must proceed expeditiously in order to 
protect public health and safety, to meet the needs of national 
defense, or to protect property.
    (b) Limitation.--The Secretary may not exercise the authority under 
subsection (a) in the case of any construction project until the 
Secretary has submitted to the congressional defense committees a 
report on the activities that the Secretary intends to carry out under 
this section and the circumstances making those activities necessary.
    (c) Specific Authority.--The requirement of section 3125(b)(2) does 
not apply to emergency planning, design, and construction activities 
conducted under this section.

SEC. 3127. FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR ALL NATIONAL SECURITY PROGRAMS OF THE 
              DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY.

    Subject to the provisions of appropriation Acts and section 3121, 
amounts appropriated pursuant to this title for management and support 
activities and for general plant projects are available for use, when 
necessary, in connection with all national security programs of the 
Department of Energy.

SEC. 3128. AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS.

    (a) In General.--Except as provided in subsection (b), when so 
specified in an appropriations Act, amounts appropriated for operation 
and maintenance or for plant projects may remain available until 
expended.
    (b) Exception for Program Direction Funds.--Amounts appropriated 
for program direction pursuant to an authorization of appropriations in 
subtitle A shall remain available to be expended only until the end of 
fiscal year 2003.

SEC. 3129. TRANSFER OF DEFENSE ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT FUNDS.

    (a) Transfer Authority for Defense Environmental Management 
Funds.--The Secretary of Energy shall provide the manager of each field 
office of the Department of Energy with the authority to transfer 
defense environmental management funds from a program or project under 
the jurisdiction of the office to another such program or project.
    (b) Limitations.--(1) Only one transfer may be made to or from any 
program or project under subsection (a) in a fiscal year.
    (2) The amount transferred to or from a program or project under 
subsection (a) may not exceed $5,000,000 in a fiscal year.
    (3) A transfer may not be carried out by a manager of a field 
office under subsection (a) unless the manager determines that the 
transfer is necessary to address a risk to health, safety, or the 
environment or to assure the most efficient use of defense 
environmental management funds at the field office.
    (4) Funds transferred pursuant to subsection (a) may not be used 
for an item for which Congress has specifically denied funds or for a 
new program or project that has not been authorized by Congress.
    (c) Exemption From Reprogramming Requirements.--The requirements of 
section 3121 shall not apply to transfers of funds pursuant to 
subsection (a).
    (d) Notification.--The Secretary, acting through the Assistant 
Secretary of Energy for Environmental Management, shall notify Congress 
of any transfer of funds pursuant to subsection (a) not later than 30 
days after such transfer occurs.
    (e) Definitions.--In this section:
            (1) The term ``program or project'' means, with respect to 
        a field office of the Department of Energy, any of the 
        following:
                    (A) A program referred to or a project listed in 
                paragraphs (2) through (5) of section 3102(a).
                    (B) A program or project not described in 
                subparagraph (A) that is for environmental restoration 
                or waste management activities necessary for national 
                security programs of the Department, that is being 
                carried out by the office, and for which defense 
                environmental management funds have been authorized and 
                appropriated before the date of the enactment of this 
                Act.
            (2) The term ``defense environmental management funds'' 
        means funds appropriated to the Department of Energy pursuant 
        to an authorization for carrying out environmental restoration 
        and waste management activities necessary for national security 
        programs.
    (f) Duration of Authority.--The managers of the field offices of 
the Department may exercise the authority provided under subsection (a) 
during the period beginning on October 1, 2000, and ending on September 
30, 2001.

          Subtitle C--National Nuclear Security Administration

SEC. 3131. TERM OF OFFICE OF PERSON FIRST APPOINTED AS UNDER SECRETARY 
              FOR NUCLEAR SECURITY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY.

    (a) Length of Term.--The term of office as Under Secretary for 
Nuclear Security of the Department of Energy of the person first 
appointed to that position shall be three years.
    (b) Exclusive Reasons for Removal.--The exclusive reasons for 
removal from office as Under Secretary for Nuclear Security of the 
person described in subsection (a) shall be inefficiency, neglect of 
duty, or malfeasance in office.
    (c) Position Described.--The position of Under Secretary for 
Nuclear Security of the Department of Energy referred to in this 
section is the position established by subsection (c) of section 202 of 
the Department of Energy Organization Act (42 U.S.C. 7132), as added by 
section 3202 of the National Nuclear Security Administration Act (title 
XXXII of Public Law 106-65; 113 Stat. 954)).

SEC. 3132. MEMBERSHIP OF UNDER SECRETARY FOR NUCLEAR SECURITY ON THE 
              JOINT NUCLEAR WEAPONS COUNCIL.

    (a) Membership.--Section 179 of title 10, United States Code, is 
amended--
            (1) in subsection (a), by striking paragraph (3) and 
        inserting the following new paragraph (3):
            ``(3) The Under Secretary for Nuclear Security of the 
        Department of Energy.''; and
            (2) in subsection (b)(2), by striking ``the representative 
        designated under subsection (a)(3)'' and inserting ``the Under 
        Secretary for Nuclear Security of the Department of Energy''.
    (b) Conforming Amendment.--Section 3212 of the National Nuclear 
Security Administration Act (title XXXII of the Public Law 106-65; 50 
U.S.C. 2402) is amended by adding at the end the following new 
subsection:
    ``(e) Membership on Joint Nuclear Weapons Council.--The 
Administrator serves as a member of the Joint Nuclear Weapons Council 
under section 179 of title 10, United States Code.''.

SEC. 3133. SCOPE OF AUTHORITY OF SECRETARY OF ENERGY TO MODIFY 
              ORGANIZATION OF NATIONAL NUCLEAR SECURITY ADMINISTRATION.

    (a) Scope of Authority.--Subtitle A of the National Nuclear 
Security Administration Act (title XXXII of Public Law 106-65; 113 
Stat. 957; 50 U.S.C. 2401 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the 
following new section:

``SEC. 3219. SCOPE OF AUTHORITY OF SECRETARY OF ENERGY TO MODIFY 
              ORGANIZATION OF ADMINISTRATION.

    ``Notwithstanding the authority granted by section 643 of the 
Department of Energy Organization Act (42 U.S.C. 7253) or any other 
provision of law, the Secretary of Energy may not establish, abolish, 
alter, consolidate, or discontinue any organizational unit or 
component, or transfer any function, of the Administration, except as 
authorized by subsection (b) or (c) of section 3291.''.
    (b) Conforming Amendments.--Section 643 of the Department of Energy 
Organization Act (42 U.S.C. 7253) is amended--
            (1) by striking ``The Secretary'' and inserting ``(a) 
        Subject to subsection (b), the Secretary''; and
            (2) by adding at the end the following new subsection:
    ``(b) The authority of the Secretary to establish, abolish, alter, 
consolidate, or discontinue any organizational unit or component of the 
National Nuclear Security Administration is governed by the provisions 
of section 3219 of the National Nuclear Security Administration Act 
(title XXXII of Public Law 106-65).''.

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