PUBLIC LAW 100-480—OCT. 7, 1988
102 STAT. 2331
the chilled water and steam lines from such Plant to Union Station. (2) FURNISHING OF CHILLED WATER AND STEAM FROM CAPITOL
POWER PLANT.—If the building to be constructed under this Act is connected with the Capitol Power Plant pursuant to paragraph (1), the Architect shall furnish, on a reimbursable basis, chilled water and steam from such Plant to such building. (d) CONSTRUCTION STANDARDS AND INSPECTIONS.—The building and other improvements constructed under this Act shall meet all standards applicable to construction of a Federal building. During construction, the Architect shall conduct periodic inspections of such building for the purpose of assuring that such standards are being met. Such building shall not be subject to any law of the District of Columbia relating to building codes, permits, or inspection (including any such law enacted by Congress). (e) APPLICABILITY OF CERTAIN LAWS.—The building and other Taxes. improvements constructed under this Act shall not be subject to any law of the District of Columbia relating to real estate and personal property taxes, special assessments, or other tsixes (including any such law enacted by Congress). SEC. 4. LEASE OF BUILDING BY ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL. (a) ENTRY INTO LEASE AGREEMENT.—Before the
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agreement is entered into under section 3, the Architect shall enter into with the person selected to construct the building under this Act an agreement for the lease of such building by the Architect to carry out the objectives of this Act. (b) TERMS OF LEASE AGREEMENT.—The agreement entered into under this section shall include at a minimum the following terms: (1) The Architect will lease the building and other improvements for a term not to exceed 30 years from the effective date of such lease agreement. (2) The rental rate per square foot of occupiable space for all space in the building and other improvements will be in the best interest of the United States and carry out the objectives of this Act, but in no case may the aggregate rental rate for all space in the building and other improvements produce an amount less than the amount necessary to amortize the cost of development of squares 721 and 722 over the term of the lease. (3) Authority for the Architect to make space available and to sublease space in the building and other improvements in accordance with section 6 of this Act. (c) ACCOUNTING SYSTEM.—The Architect shall maintain an accounting system for operation and maintenance of the building and other improvements to be constructed under this Act which will permit accurate projections of the dates and the costs of major repairs, improvements, reconstructions, and replacements of such building and improvements and other capital expenditures on such building and improvements. (d) OBLIGATION OF FUNDS.—Obligation of funds for lease payments under this section may only be made on an annual basis and may only be made from the account established by section 9. SEC. 5. STRUCTURAL AND MECHANICAL CARE AND SECURITY.
(a) STRUCTURAL AND MECHANICAL CARE.—Upon occupancy by the
United States of the building and other improvements constructed under this Act, the structural and mechanical care and mainte-
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