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Public Law
: Department of Defense and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011
: 112- 10
Session: 112th Congress (First Session)

 

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HR1473 Rogers, H. (R-Ky..) 04/14/11
Enrolled (finally passed both houses)
Making appropriations for the Department of Defense and the other departments and agencies of the Government for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2011, and for other purposes.
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TITLE V—FINANCIAL SERVICES AND GENERAL GOVERNMENT

Sec. 1501. Notwithstanding section 1101, the level for “Department of the Treasury, Departmental Offices, Salaries and Expenses” shall be $307,002,000, of which $100,000,000 shall be for terrorism and financial intelligence activities; and the requirement under this heading to transfer funds to the National Academy of Sciences for a carbon audit of the tax code and the funding designations related to executive direction program activities, economic policies and program activities, financial policies and program activities, Treasury-wide management policies and program activities, and administration program activities shall not apply to funds appropriated by this division; and funding under this heading is available for international representation commitments of the Secretary, and for contribution to the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes.


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TITLE VI—HOMELAND SECURITY

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Sec. 1643. Notwithstanding section 1101, the level for “Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology, Research, Development, Acquisition, and Operations” shall be $688,036,000, of which $40,000,000 shall remain available until September 30, 2013, for construction of the National Bio- and Agro-defense Facility central utility plant: Provided, That the final proviso included under the heading “Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology, Research, Development, Acquisition, and Operations” in the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2010 (Public Law 111-83) shall have no force or effect: Provided further, That funding for university programs shall not be reduced by more than twenty percent from the fiscal year 2010 enacted level.

Sec. 1644. Notwithstanding section 1101, the level for “Department of Homeland Security, Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, Management and Administration” shall be $36,992,000.

Sec. 1645. Notwithstanding section 1101, the level for “Department of Homeland Security, Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, Research, Development, and Operations” shall be $275,437,000.

Sec. 1646. Notwithstanding section 1101, the level for “Department of Homeland Security, Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, Systems Acquisition” shall be $30,000,000.

Sec. 1647. (a) Section 560 of Public Law 111-83 shall not apply to funds appropriated by this division.

(b) No funding provided in this division shall be used for construction of the National Bio- and Agro-defense Facility until the Department of Homeland Security has, pursuant to the schedule submitted by the Department of Homeland Security on March 31, 2011, to the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and House of Representatives—

(1) completed 50 percent of design planning for the National Bio- and Agro-defense Facility, and

(2) submitted to the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and the House of Representatives a revised site-specific biosafety and biosecurity mitigation risk assessment that describes how to significantly reduce risks of conducting essential research and diagnostic testing at the National Bio- and Agro-defense Facility and addresses shortcomings identified in the National Academy of Sciences’ evaluation of the initial site-specific biosafety and biosecurity mitigation risk assessment.

(c) The revised site-specific biosafety and biosecurity mitigation risk assessment required by subsection (b) shall—

(1) include a quantitative risk assessment for foot-and-mouth disease virus, in particular epidemiological and economic impact modeling to determine the overall risk of operating the facility for its expected 50-year life span, taking into account strategies to mitigate risk of foot-and-mouth disease virus release from the laboratory and ensure safe operations at the approved National Bio- and Agro-defense Facility site;

(2) address the impact of surveillance, response, and mitigation plans (developed in consultation with local, State, and Federal authorities and appropriate stakeholders) if a release occurs, to detect and control the spread of disease; and

(3) include overall risks of the most dangerous pathogens the Department of Homeland Security expects to hold in the National Bio- and Agro-defense Facility’s biosafety level 4 facility, and effectiveness of mitigation strategies to reduce those risks.

(d) The Department of Homeland Security shall enter into a contract with the National Academy of Sciences to evaluate the adequacy and validity of the risk assessment required by subsection (b). The National Academy of Sciences shall submit a report on such evaluation within four months after the date the Department of Homeland Security concludes its risk assessment.


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TITLE VIII—LABOR, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, EDUCATION, AND RELATED AGENCIES

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“(6) IMPROVING EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE AND EDUCATION.—The State will take actions to—

“(A) increase the number and percentage of low-income and disadvantaged children in each age group of infants, toddlers, and pre-schoolers who are enrolled in high-quality early learning programs;

“(B) design and implement an integrated system of high-quality early learning programs and services; and

“(C) ensure that any use of assessments conforms with the recommendations of the National Research Council’s reports on early childhood.”; and

(2) in section 14006—

(A) in subsection (b), by striking “and (5)” and inserting “(5), or (6)”; and

(B) in subsection (c)(2), by inserting before the period “, or to a State or States for improving early childhood care and education”.

(c) The first, third, fourth, seventeenth and eighteenth provisos under the heading “Department of Education, Innovation and Improvement” in division D of Public Law 111-117 shall not apply to funds appropriated by this division.

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