101 STAT. 1238
PUBLIC LAW 100-180—DEC. 4, 1987
tees on Armed Services and Appropriations of the Senate and House of Representatives in writing of the details of such project at least 30 days before any funds are obligated for design services for such project. (b) SPECIFIC AUTHORITY REQUIRED.—In any case in which the total estimated cost for advance planning and construction design in connection with any construction project exceeds $2,000,000, funds for such design must be specifically authorized by law. SEC. 3126. AUTHORITY FOR EMERGENCY CONSTRUCTION DESIGN
In addition to the advance planning and construction design authorized by section 3112, the Secretary may perform planning and design using available funds for any Department of Energy defense activity construction project whenever the Secretary determines that the design must proceed expeditiously in order to meet the needs of national defense or to protect property or human life. 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 operating expenses and plant and capital equipment are available for use, when necessary, in connection with all national security programs of the Department of Energy, Government organization and employees.
SEC. 3128. ADJUSTMENTS FOR PAY INCREASES
Appropriations authorized by this title for salary, pay, retirement, or other benefits for Federal employees may be increased by such amounts as may be necessary for increases in such benefits authorized by law. SEC. 3129. AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS
When so specified in an appropriation Act, amounts appropriated pursuant to this title for operating expenses or for plant and capital equipment may remain available until expended. PART C—MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS SEC. 3131. ALLOWABLE COSTS TO INCLUDE CERTAIN INFORMATION PROVIDED TO CONGRESS AND STATE LEGISLATURES Contracts.
(a) ALLOWABLE COSTS.—Section 153403) of the Department of Energy National Security and Military Applications of Nuclear Energy Authorization Act of 1986 (title XV of Public Law 99-145; 42 U.S.C. 7256a(b)) is amended— (1) by inserting "(D" before "Not later than"; and (2) by adding at the end the following new paragraph: "(2) In any regulations implementing subsection (a)(2), the Secretary may not treat as not allowable (by reason of such subsection) the following costs of a contractor: "(A) Costs of providing to Congress or a State legislature, in response to a request from Congress or a State legislature, information of a factual, technical, or scientific nature, or advice of experts, with respect to topics directly related to the performance of the contract. "(B) Costs for transportation, lodging, or meals incurred for the purpose of providing such information or advice.".