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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

98 STAT. 1232

2 USC 686. Prohibition.

PUBLIC LAW 98-371—JULY 18, 1984

and site acquisition, where the estimated cost of a project is $2,000,000 or more or where funds for a project were made available in a previous major project appropriation, $568,194,000, 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, That, notwithstanding any other provision of law, no funding provided in this or any other Act shall be available in fiscal year 1984 for the Design Fund and not to exceed $15,000,000 in fiscal year 1985 shall be available for the Design Fund: Provided further. That funds provided in the appropriation "Construction, major projects" for fiscal year 1985, for each approved project shall be obligated (1) by the awarding of a working drawings contract by September 30, 1985 and (2) by the awarding of a construction contract by September 30, 1986: Provided further, That the Administrator 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 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 after final acceptance by the Veterans Administration: 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 Veterans Administration medical facility must certify that the design of such project is acceptable from a patient care standpoint. CONSTRUCTION, MINOR PROJECTS

For constructing, altering, extending, and improving any of the facilities under the jurisdiction or for the use of the Veterans Administration, including planning, architectural and engineering services, and site acquisition, 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, where the estimated cost of a project is less than $2,000,000, $200,200,000, to remain available until expended, along with unobligated balances of previous Construction, minor projects appropriations which are hereby made available for any project where the estimated cost is less than $2,000,000: Provided, That not more than $39,104,000 shall be available for expenses of the Office of Construction: Provided further. That funds in this account shall be available for (1) repairs to any of the nonmedical facilities under the jurisdiction or for the use of the Veterans Administration which are necessary because of loss or damage caused by any natural disaster or catastrophe and (2) temporary measures necessary to prevent or to minimize further loss by such causes. GRANTS FOR CONSTRUCTION OF STATE EXTENDED CARE FACILITIES

For grants to assist the several States to construct State nursing home and domiciliary facilities and to remodel, modify or alter