PUBLIC LAW 100-456—SEPT. 29, 1988
102 STAT. 2071
(h) SPECIFIC TRANSFER.—The Secretary of Defense may transfer to the Secretary of Energy not more than $100,000,000 of the funds appropriated for fiscal year 1989 to the Department of Defense for research, development, test, and evaluation for the Defense Agencies for the performance of work on the Strategic Defense Initiative. Funds so transferred— (1) may be used only for research, development, and testing for nuclear directed energy weapons, including plant and capital equipment related thereto; (2) shall be merged with the appropriations of the Department of Energy; and (3) may not be included in calculating the amount of funds obligated or expended for purposes of the funding limitation in section 1403(a). SEC. 1425. AUTHORITY FOR CONSTRUCTION DESIGN
(a) IN GENERAL.—(1) Within the amounts authorized by this title for plant engineering and design, the Secretary may carry out advance planning and construction designs (including architectural and engineering services) in connection with any proposed construction project if the total estimated cost for such planning and design does not exceed $2,000,000. (2) In any case in which the total estimated cost for such planning and design exceeds $300,000, the Secretary shall notify the Committees on Armed Services and on 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. 1426. AUTHORITY FOR EMERGENCY CONSTRUCTION DESIGN
In addition to the advance planning and construction design authorized by section 1402, the Secretary may perform planning and design utilizing 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. 1427. FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR ALL NATIONAL SECURITY PROGRAMS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
Subject to the provisions of appropriation Acts and section 1421, 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. 1428. AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS
When so specified in an appropriation Act, amounts appropriated for operating expenses or for plant and capital equipment may remain available until expended.