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104 STAT. 1354 PUBLIC LAW 101-507 —NOV. 5, 1990 12,550 for the Veterans Benefits Administration: Provided, That funds shall be available, and authority granted, to enable the Secretary to enter into enhanced-use agreements under the terms and conditions of section 704 of S. 2100 (101st Cong., 2d sess. (1990)), as reported by the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs, with respect to facilities located at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland (Loch Raven). OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL For necessary expenses of the Office of Inspector General in carrying out the provisions of the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended, $24,859,000. Government contracts. Reports. CONSTRUCTION, MAJOR PROJECTS For constructing, altering, extending and improving any of the facilities under the jurisdiction or for the use of the Department of Veterans Affairs, or for any of the purposes set forth in sections 1004, 1006, 5002, 5003, 5006, 5008, 5009, and 5010 of title 38, United States Code, including planning, architectural and engineering services, maintenance or guarantee period services costs associated with equipment guarantees provided under the project, and site acquisition, where the estimated cost of a project is $3,000,000 or more or where funds for a project were made available in a previous major project appropriation, $580,000,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That, except for advance planning of projects funded through the advance planning fund and the design of projects funded through the design fund, none of these funds shall be used for any project which has not been considered and approved by the Congress in the budgetary process: Provided further. That funds provided in this appropriation for fiscal year 1991, for each approved project shall be obligated (1) by the awarding of a working drawings contract by September 30, 1991, and (2) by the awarding of a construction contract by September 30, 1992: Provided further. That the Secretary shall promptly report in writing to the Comptroller General and to the Committees on Appropriations any approved major construction project in which obligations are not incurred within the time limitations established above; and the Comptroller General shall review the report in accordance with the procedures established by section 1015 of the Impoundment Control Act of 1974 (title X of Public Law 93-344): Provided further. That no funds from any other account except the "Parking garage revolving fund", may be obligated for constructing, altering, extending, or improving a project which was approved in the budget process and funded in this account until one year sifter substantial completion and beneficial occupancy by the Department of Veterans Affairs of the project or any part thereof with respect to that part only: Provided further. That prior to the issuance of a bidding document for any construction contract for a project approved under this heading (excluding completion items), the director of the affected Department of Veterans Affairs medical facility must certify that the design of such project is acceptable from a patient care standpoint: Provided further. That not to exceed $3,300,000 of the funds available shall be used for the settlement of contractor claims arising from the modernization of a hospital at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, New Orleans, LA: Provided further. That not to