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                     DISASTER RELIEF APPROPRIATIONS

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Public Law 113-2
113th Congress

                                 An Act


 
Making supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 
 30, 2013, to improve and streamline disaster assistance for Hurricane 
  Sandy, and for other purposes. <<NOTE: Jan. 29, 2013 -  [H.R. 152]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums 
are appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise 
appropriated, for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2013, and for 
other purposes, namely:

    DIVISION <<NOTE: Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013.>>  A--
DISASTER RELIEF APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2013

                                 TITLE I

                        DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

                         DOMESTIC FOOD PROGRAMS

                       Food and Nutrition Service

                      commodity assistance program

    For an additional amount for ``Commodity Assistance Program'' for 
the emergency food assistance program as authorized by section 27(a) of 
the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2036(a)) and section 
204(a)(1) of the Emergency Food Assistance Act of 1983 (7 U.S.C. 
7508(a)(1)), $6,000,000: Provided, That notwithstanding any other 
provisions of the Emergency Food Assistance Act of 1983, the Secretary 
of Agriculture may allocate additional foods and funds for 
administrative expenses from resources specifically appropriated, 
transferred, or reprogrammed to restore to States resources used to 
assist families and individuals displaced by Hurricane Sandy among the 
States without regard to sections 204 and 214 of such Act (7 U.S.C. 
7508, 7515): Provided further, That such amount is designated by the 
Congress as being for an emergency requirement pursuant to section 
251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act 
of 1985.

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                                TITLE II

                         DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY

                        Corps of Engineers--Civil

                             investigations

    For an additional amount for ``Investigations'' for necessary 
expenses related to the consequences of Hurricane Sandy, $20,000,000, to 
remain available until expended to conduct studies of flood and storm 
damage reduction related to natural disasters: 
Provided, <<NOTE: Study.>> That using $19,500,000 of the funds provided 
herein, the Secretary of the Army shall conduct, at full Federal 
expense, a comprehensive study to address the flood risks of vulnerable 
coastal populations in areas impacted by Hurricane Sandy within the 
boundaries of the North Atlantic Division of the United States Army 
Corps of Engineers: Provided further, <<NOTE: Reports. Assessment. Cost 
estimates. Deadline.>> That an interim report with an assessment of 
authorized Corps projects for reducing flooding and storm risks in the 
affected area that have been constructed or are under construction, 
including construction cost estimates, shall be submitted to the 
Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the 
Senate not later than March 1, 2013: Provided 
further, <<NOTE: Reports. Deadline.>> That an interim report identifying 
any previously authorized but unconstructed Corps project and any 
project under study by the Corps for reducing flooding and storm damage 
risks in the affected area, including updated construction cost 
estimates, that are, or would be, consistent with the comprehensive 
study shall be submitted to the appropriate congressional committees not 
later than May 1, 2013: Provided further, 
That <<NOTE: Reports. Deadline.>> a final report shall be submitted to 
the appropriate congressional committees not later than 24 months after 
the date of enactment of this division: Provided further, That as a part 
of the study, the Secretary shall identify those activities that warrant 
additional analysis by the Corps, as well as institutional and other 
barriers to providing protection to the affected coastal areas: Provided 
further, That the Secretary shall conduct the study in coordination with 
other Federal agencies, and State, local, and Tribal officials to ensure 
consistency with other plans to be developed, as appropriate: Provided 
further, <<NOTE: Evaluation. Recommenda- tions.>> That using $500,000 of 
the funds provided herein, the Secretary shall conduct, at full Federal 
expense, an evaluation of the performance of existing projects 
constructed by the Corps and damaged as a consequence of Hurricane Sandy 
for the purposes of determining their effectiveness and making 
recommendations for improvements to such projects: Provided further, 
That the amounts in this paragraph are designated by the Congress as 
being for an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) 
of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985: 
Provided further, <<NOTE: Deadlines. Reports.>> That the Assistant 
Secretary of the Army for Civil Works shall provide a monthly report to 
the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the 
Senate detailing the allocation and obligation of these funds, beginning 
not later than 60 days after the date of enactment of this division.

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                              construction

    For an additional amount for ``Construction'' for necessary expenses 
related to the consequences of Hurricane Sandy, $9,000,000, to remain 
available until expended for repairs to projects that were under 
construction and damaged as a consequence of Hurricane Sandy: Provided, 
That such amount is designated by the Congress as being for an emergency 
requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget 
and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985: Provided 
further, <<NOTE: Deadlines. Reports.>> That the Assistant Secretary of 
the Army for Civil Works shall provide a monthly report to the 
Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the 
Senate detailing the allocation and obligation of these funds, beginning 
not later than 60 days after enactment of this division.

                        operation and maintenance

    For an additional amount for ``Operation and Maintenance'' for 
necessary expenses related to the consequences of Hurricane Sandy, 
$742,000,000, to remain available until expended to dredge Federal 
navigation channels, and repair damage to Corps projects: Provided, That 
such amount is designated by the Congress as being for an emergency 
requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget 
and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985: Provided 
further, <<NOTE: Deadlines. Reports.>> That the Assistant Secretary of 
the Army for Civil Works shall provide a monthly report to the 
Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the 
Senate detailing the allocation and obligation of these funds, beginning 
not later than 60 days after enactment of this division.

                  flood control and coastal emergencies

    For an additional amount for ``Flood Control and Coastal 
Emergencies'' for necessary expenses related to the consequences of 
Hurricane Sandy, $582,000,000, to remain available until expended to 
support emergency operations, repairs, and other activities, as 
authorized by law: Provided, That such amount is designated by the 
Congress as being for an emergency requirement pursuant to section 
251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act 
of 1985: Provided further, <<NOTE: Deadlines. Reports.>> That the 
Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works shall provide a monthly 
report to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
Representatives and the Senate detailing the allocation and obligation 
of these funds, beginning not later than 60 days after enactment of this 
division.

                                TITLE III

                      Small Business Administration

                          salaries and expenses

    For an additional amount for ``Salaries and Expenses'', $10,000,000 
for grants to or cooperative agreements with organizations to provide 
technical assistance related to disaster recovery, response, and long 
term resiliency to small businesses that are

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recovering from Hurricane Sandy: Provided, That the Small Business 
Administration shall expedite the delivery of assistance in disaster-
affected areas: Provided further, <<NOTE: Waiver 
authority. Grants.>> That the Administrator of the Small Business 
Administration may waive the matching requirements under section 
21(a)(4)(A) and 29(c) of the Small Business Act for any grant made using 
funds made available under this heading: Provided 
further, <<NOTE: Deadlines. Expenditure plan.>> That no later than 30 
days after the date of enactment of this division, or no less than 7 
days prior to obligation of funds, whichever occurs earlier, the 
Administrator of the Small Business Administration shall submit to the 
Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the 
Senate a detailed expenditure plan for funds provided under this 
heading: Provided further, That such amount is designated by the 
Congress as being for an emergency requirement pursuant to section 
251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act 
of 1985.

                       office of inspector general

    For an additional amount for ``Office of Inspector General'' for 
necessary expenses related to the consequences of Hurricane Sandy, 
$1,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2014: Provided, That 
such amount is designated by the Congress as being for an emergency 
requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget 
and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                     disaster loans program account

                      (including transfer of funds)

    For an additional amount for ``Disaster Loans Program Account'' for 
the cost of direct loans authorized by section 7(b) of the Small 
Business Act, for necessary expenses related to the consequences of 
Hurricane Sandy, $100,000,000, to remain available until expended: 
Provided, That such costs, including the cost of modifying such loans, 
shall be as defined in section 502 of the Congressional Budget Act of 
1974: Provided further, That in addition, for direct administrative 
expenses of loan making and servicing to carry out the direct loan 
program authorized by section 7(b) of the Small Business Act in response 
to Hurricane Sandy, an additional $50,000,000, to remain available until 
expended, which may be transferred to and merged with the appropriations 
for Salaries and Expenses: Provided further, That such amounts are 
designated by the Congress as being for an emergency requirement 
pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency 
Deficit Control Act of 1985.

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                                TITLE IV

                     DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

                               Coast Guard

               acquisition, construction, and improvements

                      (including transfer of funds)

    For an additional amount for ``Acquisition, Construction, and 
Improvements'' for necessary expenses related to the consequences of 
Hurricane Sandy, $143,899,000, to remain available until September 30, 
2014: Provided, That such amount is designated by the Congress as being 
for an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the 
Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985: Provided 
further, That notwithstanding the transfer limitation contained in 
section 503 of division D of Public Law 112-74, such funding may be 
transferred to other Coast Guard appropriations after notification as 
required in accordance with such section: Provided 
further, <<NOTE: Submission. Deadline.>> That a description of all 
facilities and property to be reconstructed and restored, with 
associated costs and time lines, shall be submitted to the Committees on 
Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate no later 
than 90 days after the date of enactment of this division.

                   Federal Emergency Management Agency

                          disaster relief fund

                      (including transfer of funds)

    For an additional amount for the ``Disaster Relief Fund'' for major 
disasters declared pursuant to the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief 
and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq.), $5,379,000,000, 
to remain available until expended, of which $3,000,000 shall be 
transferred to the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector 
General for audits and investigations related to disasters: Provided, 
That such amount is designated by the Congress as being for disaster 
relief pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(D) of the Balanced Budget and 
Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985: Provided further, <<NOTE: Web 
posting. Deadline.>> That the Administrator of the Federal Emergency 
Management Agency shall publish on the Agency's website not later than 
24 hours after an award of a public assistance grant under section 406 
of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act 
(42 U.S.C. 5172) that is in excess of $1,000,000, the specifics of each 
such grant award: Provided further, <<NOTE: Deadline. Web 
posting.>> That for any mission assignment or mission assignment task 
order to another Federal department or agency regarding a major 
disaster, not later than 24 hours after the issuance of a mission 
assignment or task order in excess of $1,000,000, the Administrator 
shall publish on the Agency's website the following: the name of the 
impacted State and the disaster declaration for such State, the assigned 
agency, the assistance requested, a description of the disaster, the 
total cost estimate, and the amount obligated: Provided 
further, <<NOTE: Deadline.>> That not later than 10 days after the last 
day of each month until the mission assignment or task order

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is completed and closed out, the Administrator shall update any changes 
to the total cost estimate and the amount obligated: Provided 
further, <<NOTE: Deadlines. Effective date. Web posting. Cost 
estimate.>> That for a disaster declaration related to Hurricane Sandy, 
the Administrator shall submit to the Committees on Appropriations of 
the House of Representatives and the Senate, not later than 5 days after 
the first day of each month beginning after the date of enactment of 
this division, and shall publish on the Agency's website not later than 
10 days after the first day of each such month, an estimate or actual 
amount, if available, for the current fiscal year of the cost of the 
following categories of spending: public assistance, individual 
assistance, operations, mitigation, administrative, and any other 
relevant category (including emergency measures and disaster resources): 
Provided further, <<NOTE: Deadline. Effective date. Web 
posting. Reports.>> That not later than 10 days after the first day of 
each month beginning after the date of enactment of this division, the 
Administrator shall publish on the Agency's website the report (referred 
to as the Disaster Relief Monthly Report) <<NOTE: >> as required by 
Public Law 112-74.

                         Science and Technology

           research, development, acquisition, and operations

    For an additional amount for ``Research, Development, Acquisition, 
and Operations'', for necessary expenses related to the consequences of 
Hurricane Sandy, $585,000, to remain available until September 30, 2013: 
Provided, That such amount is designated by the Congress as being for an 
emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the 
Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                    Domestic Nuclear Detection Office

                           systems acquisition

    For an additional amount for ``Systems Acquisition'', for necessary 
expenses related to the consequences of Hurricane Sandy, $3,869,000, to 
remain available until September 30, 2014: Provided, That such amount is 
designated by the Congress as being for an emergency requirement 
pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency 
Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                      General Provision--This Title

    Sec. 401.  Funds made available by Public Law 109-88 for carrying 
out activities authorized under section 417 of the Robert T. Stafford 
Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5184) may be 
used until expended to provide assistance under section 417 of that Act 
to local governments in areas eligible to receive such assistance 
pursuant to a major disaster declaration by the President for Hurricane 
Sandy.

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                                 TITLE V

                       DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

                        Fish and Wildlife Service

                              construction

    For an additional amount for ``Construction'' for necessary expenses 
related to the consequences of Hurricane Sandy, $49,875,000, to remain 
available until expended: Provided, That such amount is designated by 
the Congress as being for an emergency requirement pursuant to section 
251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act 
of 1985.

                          National Park Service

                              construction

    For an additional amount for ``Construction'' for necessary expenses 
related to the consequences of Hurricane Sandy, $234,000,000, to remain 
available until expended: Provided, That such amount is designated by 
the Congress as being for an emergency requirement pursuant to section 
251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act 
of 1985.

             Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement

                           oil spill research

    For an additional amount for ``Oil Spill Research'' for necessary 
expenses related to the consequences of Hurricane Sandy, $3,000,000, to 
remain available until expended: Provided, That such amount is 
designated by the Congress as being for an emergency requirement 
pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency 
Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                                TITLE VI

                 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

                         Office of the Secretary

            public health and social services emergency fund

                     (including transfers of funds)

    For an additional amount for ``Public Health and Social Services 
Emergency Fund'' for disaster response and recovery, and other expenses 
directly related to Hurricane Sandy, including making payments under the 
Head Start Act and additional payments for distribution as provided for 
under the ``Social Services Block Grant Program'', $100,000,000, to 
remain available until September 30, 2014: Provided, That not less than 
$25,000,000 shall be transferred to ``Children and Families Services 
Programs'' for the Head Start program for the purposes provided herein: 
Provided further, That not less than $25,000,000 shall be transferred to 
``Social Services Block Grant'' for the purposes provided herein: 
Provided further,

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That not less than $2,000,000 shall be transferred to the Department of 
Health and Human Services (``HHS'') ``Office of Inspector General'' to 
perform oversight, accountability, and evaluation of programs, projects, 
or activities supported with the funds provided for the purposes 
provided herein: Provided further, <<NOTE: New York. New Jersey.>> That 
notwithstanding any other provision of law, the distribution of any 
amount shall be limited to the States of New York and New Jersey, except 
that funds provided to ``Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services 
Administration'' may be distributed to other States, but only if such 
funds are for grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements for 
behavioral health treatment, crisis counseling, and other related 
helplines, and for other similar programs to provide support to 
dislocated residents of New York and New Jersey: Provided further, That 
none of the funds appropriated in this paragraph shall be included in 
the calculation of the ``base grant'' in subsequent fiscal years, as 
such term is defined in sections 640(a)(7)(A), 641A(h)(1)(B), or 
644(d)(3) of the Head Start Act: Provided further, That funds 
appropriated in this paragraph are not subject to the allocation 
requirements of section 640(a) of the Head Start Act: Provided further, 
That funds appropriated in this paragraph are in addition to the 
entitlement grants authorized by section 2002(a)(1) of the Social 
Security Act and shall not be available for such entitlement grants: 
Provided further, That funds appropriated in this paragraph may be 
transferred by the Secretary of HHS (``Secretary'') to accounts within 
HHS, and shall be available only for the purposes provided in this 
paragraph: Provided further, That the transfer authority provided in 
this paragraph is in addition to any other transfer authority available 
in this or any other Act for fiscal year 2013: Provided 
further, <<NOTE: Time period. Notification.>> That 15 days prior to the 
transfer of funds appropriated in this paragraph, the Secretary shall 
notify the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives 
and the Senate of any such transfer and the planned uses of the funds: 
Provided further, That obligations incurred for the purposes provided 
herein prior to the date of enactment of this division may be charged to 
funds appropriated by this paragraph: Provided 
further, <<NOTE: Grants. Contracts.>> That funds appropriated in this 
paragraph and transferred to the National Institutes of Health for the 
purpose of supporting the repair or rebuilding of non-Federal biomedical 
or behavioral research facilities damaged as a result of Hurricane Sandy 
shall be used to award grants or contracts for such purpose under 
section 404I of the Public Health Service Act: Provided further, That 
section 481A(c)(2) of such Act does not apply to the use of funds 
described in the preceding proviso: Provided further, That funds 
appropriated in this paragraph shall not be available for costs that are 
reimbursed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, under a contract 
for insurance, or by self-insurance: Provided further, That such amounts 
are designated by the Congress as being for an emergency requirement 
pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency 
Deficit Control Act of 1985.

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                            RELATED AGENCIES

                     Social Security Administration

                  limitation on administrative expenses

                      (including transfer of funds)

    For an additional amount for ``Limitation on Administrative 
Expenses'', $2,000,000, for expenses directly related to Hurricane 
Sandy, which shall be derived from the unobligated balances that remain 
available under such heading for the Social Security Administration for 
information technology and telecommunications hardware and software 
infrastructure: Provided, That such amounts are designated by the 
Congress as being for an emergency requirement pursuant to section 
251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act 
of 1985.

                                TITLE VII

                          DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

                          MILITARY CONSTRUCTION

               Military Construction, Army National Guard

    For an additional amount for ``Military Construction, Army National 
Guard'' for necessary expenses related to the consequences of Hurricane 
Sandy, $24,235,000, to remain available until September 30, 2017: 
Provided, <<NOTE: Obligation availability.>> That none of the funds made 
available to the Army National Guard for recovery efforts related to 
Hurricane Sandy in this division shall be available for obligation until 
the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the 
Senate receive form 1391 for each specific request: Provided further, 
That notwithstanding any other provision of law, such funds may be 
obligated to carry out military construction projects not otherwise 
authorized by law: Provided further, That such amount is designated by 
the Congress as being for an emergency requirement pursuant to section 
251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act 
of 1985.

                     DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

                     Veterans Health Administration

                            medical services

    For an additional amount for ``Medical Services'' for necessary 
expenses related to the consequences of Hurricane Sandy, $21,000,000, to 
remain available until September 30, 2014: Provided, That such amount is 
designated by the Congress as being for an emergency requirement 
pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency 
Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                           medical facilities

     For an additional amount for ``Medical Facilities'' for necessary 
expenses related to the consequences of Hurricane Sandy,

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$6,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2014: Provided, That 
such amount is designated by the Congress as being for an emergency 
requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget 
and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                    National Cemetery Administration

     For an additional amount for ``National Cemetery Administration'' 
for necessary expenses related to the consequences of Hurricane Sandy, 
$1,100,000: Provided, That such amount is designated by the Congress as 
being for an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) 
of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                       Departmental Administration

                     information technology systems

     For an additional amount for ``Information Technology Systems'' for 
necessary expenses related to the consequences of Hurricane Sandy, 
$531,000: Provided, That such amount is designated by the Congress as 
being for an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) 
of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                      construction, major projects

    For an additional amount for ``Construction, Major Projects'', 
$207,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2017, for 
renovations and repairs as a consequence of damage caused by Hurricane 
Sandy: Provided, <<NOTE: Obligation availability. Expenditure 
plan.>> That none of these funds shall be available for obligation until 
the Secretary of Veterans Affairs submits to the Committees on 
Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate a detailed 
expenditure plan for funds provided under this heading: Provided 
further, That notwithstanding any other provision of law, such funds may 
be obligated and expended to carry out planning and design and major 
medical facility construction not otherwise authorized by law: Provided 
further, That such amount is designated by the Congress as being for an 
emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the 
Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                               TITLE VIII

                      DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

                     Federal Aviation Administration

                        facilities and equipment

                     (airport and airway trust fund)

    For an additional amount for ``Facilities and Equipment'', 
$14,600,000, to be derived from the Airport and Airway Trust Fund and to 
remain available until September 30, 2013, for necessary expenses 
related to the consequences of Hurricane Sandy: Provided, That such 
amount is designated by the Congress as being for an emergency 
requirement pursuant to section

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251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act 
of 1985.

                     Federal Railroad Administration

 operating subsidy grants to the national railroad passenger corporation

    For an additional amount for ``Operating Subsidy Grants to the 
National Railroad Passenger Corporation'' for the Secretary of 
Transportation to make grants to the National Railroad Passenger 
Corporation for necessary expenses related to the consequences of 
Hurricane Sandy, $32,000,000, to remain available until expended: 
Provided, That such amount is designated by the Congress as being for an 
emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the 
Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                     Federal Transit Administration

             public transportation emergency relief program

                      (including transfer of funds)

    For the ``Public Transportation Emergency Relief Program'' as 
authorized under section 5324 of title 49, United States Code, 
$5,400,000,000, to remain available until expended, for transit systems 
affected by Hurricane Sandy: Provided, <<NOTE: Deadline.>> That not more 
than $2,000,000,000 shall be made available not later than 60 days after 
the date of enactment of this division: Provided 
further, <<NOTE: Memorandum. Publication. Regulations.>> That the 
remainder of the funds shall be made available only after the Federal 
Transit Administration and the Federal Emergency Management Agency sign 
the memorandum of agreement required by section 20017(b) of the Moving 
Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (Public Law 112-141) and the 
Federal Transit Administration publishes interim regulations for the 
Public Transportation Emergency Relief Program: Provided further, That 
not more than three-quarters of 1 percent of the funds for public 
transportation emergency relief shall be available for administrative 
expenses and ongoing program management oversight as authorized under 49 
U.S.C. 5334 and 5338(i)(2) and shall be in addition to any other 
appropriations for such purpose: Provided further, That of the funds 
made available under this heading, $3,000,000 shall be transferred to 
the Office of Inspector General to support the oversight of activities 
under this heading: Provided further, That such amounts are designated 
by the Congress as being for an emergency requirement pursuant to 
section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
Control Act of 1985.

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               DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

                   Community Planning and Development

                       community development fund

                      (including transfer of funds)

    For an additional amount for ``Community Development Fund'', 
$3,850,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2017, for 
necessary expenses related to disaster relief, long-term recovery, 
restoration of infrastructure and housing, and economic revitalization 
in the most impacted and distressed areas resulting from a major 
disaster declared pursuant to the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and 
Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq.) due to Hurricane 
Sandy, for activities authorized under title I of the Housing and 
Community Development Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 5301 et seq.): Provided, 
That funds shall be allocated directly to States and units of general 
local government at the discretion of the Secretary of Housing and Urban 
Development: Provided further, <<NOTE: Deadline. Grants.>> That within 
60 days after the enactment of this division, the Secretary shall 
allocate to grantees all funds provided under this heading based on the 
best available <<NOTE: Plans. Criteria.>> data: Provided further, That 
as a condition of eligibility for receipt of such funds, a grantee shall 
submit a plan to the Secretary detailing the proposed use of all funds, 
including criteria for eligibility and how the use of such funds will 
address long-term recovery, restoration of infrastructure and housing, 
and economic revitalization in the most impacted and distressed areas: 
Provided 
further, <<NOTE: Notice. Deadline. Criteria. Plans. Determination. Grants
. Certification.>> That the Secretary shall, by notice issued within 45 
days of enactment of this division, specify criteria for approval of 
plans, and, if the Secretary determines that a plan does not meet such 
criteria, the Secretary shall disapprove the plan: Provided further, 
That as a condition of making any grant, the Secretary shall certify in 
advance that such grantee has in place proficient financial controls and 
procurement processes and has established adequate procedures to prevent 
any duplication of benefits as defined by section 312 of the Robert T. 
Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5155), 
to ensure timely expenditure of funds, to maintain comprehensive 
websites regarding all disaster recovery activities assisted with these 
funds, and to detect and prevent waste, fraud, and abuse of funds: 
Provided further, That funds provided under this heading may not be used 
for activities reimbursable by or for which funds are made available by 
the Federal Emergency Management Agency or the Army Corps of Engineers: 
Provided further, That funds allocated under this heading shall not be 
considered relevant to the non-disaster formula allocations made 
pursuant to section 106 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 
1974 (42 U.S.C. 5306): Provided further, That a grantee may use up to 5 
percent of its overall allocation for administrative costs: Provided 
further, That a grantee shall administer grant funds provided under this 
heading in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and may 
not delegate, by contract or otherwise, the responsibility for 
administering such grant funds: Provided 
further, <<NOTE: Contracts.>> That the Secretary shall provide grantees 
with technical assistance on contracting and procurement processes and 
shall require grantees, in contracting or procuring these funds, to 
incorporate performance

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requirements and penalties into any such contracts or agreements: 
Provided further, <<NOTE: Public information. Web 
posting. Grants. Contracts. Waiver authority. Determination.>> That the 
Secretary shall require grantees to maintain on a public website 
information accounting for how all grant funds are used, including 
details of all contracts and ongoing procurement processes: Provided 
further, That, in administering the funds under this heading, the 
Secretary may waive, or specify alternative requirements for, any 
provision of any statute or regulation that the Secretary administers in 
connection with the obligation by the Secretary or the use of these 
funds by a grantee (except for requirements related to fair housing, 
nondiscrimination, labor standards, and the environment) upon a request 
by a grantee explaining why such waiver is required to facilitate the 
use of such funds and pursuant to a determination by the Secretary that 
good cause exists for the waiver or alternative requirement and that 
such action is not inconsistent with the overall purposes of title I of 
the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 5301 et 
seq.) or this heading: Provided further, That, notwithstanding the 
preceding proviso, recipients of funds provided under this heading that 
use such funds to supplement Federal assistance provided under section 
402, 403, 404, 406, 407, or 502 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster 
Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq.) may adopt, 
without review or public comment, any environmental review, approval, or 
permit performed by a Federal agency, and such adoption shall satisfy 
the responsibilities of the recipient with respect to such environmental 
review, approval or permit under section 104(g)(1) of the Housing and 
Community Development Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 5304(g)(1)): Provided 
further, That, notwithstanding section 104(g)(2) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 
5304(g)(2)), the Secretary may, upon receipt of a request for release of 
funds and certification, immediately approve the release of funds for an 
activity or project assisted under this heading if the recipient has 
adopted an environmental review, approval or permit under the preceding 
proviso or the activity or project is categorically excluded from review 
under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et 
seq.): Provided further, That a waiver granted by the Secretary may not 
reduce the percentage of funds that must be used for activities that 
benefit persons of low and moderate income to less than 50 percent, 
unless the Secretary specifically finds that there is compelling need to 
further reduce the percentage requirement: Provided 
further, <<NOTE: Federal 
Register, publication. Waiver. Requirement. Deadline.>> That the 
Secretary shall publish in the Federal Register any waiver or 
alternative requirement made by the Secretary with respect to any 
statute or regulation no later than 5 days before the effective date of 
such waiver or alternative requirement: Provided further, That, of the 
funds made available under this heading, up to $4,000,000 may be 
transferred to Program Office Salaries and Expenses, Community Planning 
and Development for necessary costs, including information technology 
costs, of administering and overseeing funds made available under this 
heading: Provided further, That, of the funds made available under this 
heading, $4,000,000 shall be transferred to Office of the Inspector 
General for necessary costs of overseeing and auditing funds made 
available under this heading: Provided further, That funds provided 
under this heading are designated by the Congress as being for an 
emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the 
Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

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  Administrative Provision--Department of Housing and Urban Development

    Sec. 801.  For fiscal year 2013, upon request by a public housing 
agency and supported by documentation as required by the Secretary of 
Housing and Urban Development that demonstrates that the need for the 
adjustment is due to the disaster, the Secretary may make temporary 
adjustments to the Section 8 housing choice voucher annual renewal 
funding allocations and administrative fee eligibility determinations 
for public housing agencies in an area for which the President declared 
a disaster under title IV of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and 
Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5170 et seq.), to avoid significant 
adverse funding impacts that would otherwise result from the disaster.

                                TITLE IX

                    GENERAL PROVISIONS--THIS DIVISION

    Sec. 901.  Each amount appropriated or made available in this 
division is in addition to amounts otherwise appropriated for the fiscal 
year involved.
    Sec. 902.  <<NOTE: President. Designations.>> Each amount designated 
in this division by the Congress as being for an emergency requirement 
pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency 
Deficit Control Act of 1985 shall be available only if the President 
subsequently so designates all such amounts and transmits such 
designations to the Congress.

    Sec. 903.  <<NOTE: Obligation availability.>> No part of any 
appropriation contained in this division shall remain available for 
obligation beyond the current fiscal year unless expressly so provided 
herein.

    Sec. 904. (a)(1) <<NOTE: Deadlines. Criteria. Plans.>> Not later 
than March 31, 2013, in accordance with criteria to be established by 
the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (referred to in this 
section as ``OMB''), each Federal agency shall submit to OMB, the 
Government Accountability Office, the respective Inspector General of 
each agency, and the Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
Representatives and the Senate internal control plans for funds provided 
by this division.

    (2) <<NOTE: Review.>>  Not later than June 30, 2013, the Government 
Accountability Office shall review for the Committees on Appropriations 
of the House of Representatives and the Senate the design of the 
internal control plans required by paragraph (1).

    (b) All programs and activities receiving funds under this division 
shall be deemed to be ``susceptible to significant improper payments'' 
for purposes of the Improper Payments Information Act of 2002 (31 U.S.C. 
3321 note), notwithstanding section 2(a) of such Act.
    (c) <<NOTE: Grants. Time period. Guidance. Waiver 
authority. Submission.>>  Funds for grants provided by this division 
shall be expended by the grantees within the 24-month period following 
the agency's obligation of funds for the grant, unless, in accordance 
with guidance to be issued by the Director of OMB, the Director waives 
this requirement for a particular grant program and submits a written 
justification for such waiver to the Committees on Appropriations of the 
House of Representatives and the Senate. In the case of such grants, the 
agency shall include a term in the grant that requires the grantee to 
return to the agency any funds not expended within the 24-month period.

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    (d) <<NOTE: Time period.>>  Through September 30, 2015, the Recovery 
Accountability and Transparency Board shall develop and use information 
technology resources and oversight mechanisms to detect and remediate 
waste, fraud, and abuse in the obligation and expenditure of funds 
appropriated in this or any other Act for any fiscal year of such period 
for purposes related to the impact of Hurricane Sandy: Provided, That 
the Board shall coordinate its oversight efforts with the Director of 
OMB, the head of each Federal agency receiving appropriations related to 
the impact of Hurricane Sandy, and the respective Inspector General of 
each such agency: Provided further, That 
the <<NOTE: Deadline. Reports.>> Board shall submit quarterly reports to 
the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the 
Senate on its activities related to funds appropriated for the impact of 
Hurricane Sandy.

                                 TITLE X

                     ADDITIONAL DISASTER ASSISTANCE

                                CHAPTER 1

                        DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

                         Office of the Secretary

                    emergency conservation activities

                      (including transfer of funds)

    For an additional amount, to remain available until expended, for 
the Emergency Conservation Program under title IV of the Agriculture 
Credit Act of 1978 (16 U.S.C. 2201 et seq.) for necessary expenses 
related to the consequences of Hurricane Sandy and resulting from a 
major disaster declared pursuant to the Robert T. Stafford Disaster 
Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq.), 
$218,000,000, of which $15,000,000 shall be available for payments under 
sections 401 and 402 of the Agriculture Credit Act of 1978 (16 U.S.C. 
2201, 2202), $180,000,000 shall be available for activities under 
section 403 of such Act (Emergency Watershed Protection Program; 16 
U.S.C. 2203), and $23,000,000 shall be available for activities under 
section 407 of such Act (Emergency Forest Restoration Program; 16 U.S.C. 
2206): Provided, That the Secretary of Agriculture shall transfer these 
funds to the Farm Service Agency and the Natural Resources Conservation 
Service:  Provided further, That such amount is designated by the 
Congress as being for an emergency requirement pursuant to section 
251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act 
of 1985.

                     GENERAL PROVISION--THIS CHAPTER

    Sec. 1011.  The Office of Inspector General of the Department of 
Agriculture shall use unobligated disaster assistance oversight funds 
provided to such office in division B of Public Law 110-329 (122 Stat. 
3585) for continued oversight of Department of Agriculture disaster- and 
emergency-related activities.

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                                CHAPTER 2

                         DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

             National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

                  operations, research, and facilities

    For an additional amount for ``Operations, Research, and 
Facilities'', $290,000,000 (reduced by $150,000,000) to remain available 
until September 30, 2014, as follows:
            (1) $50,000,000 for mapping, charting, geodesy services and 
        marine debris surveys for coastal States impacted by Hurricane 
        Sandy;
            (2) $7,000,000 to repair and replace ocean observing and 
        coastal monitoring assets damaged by Hurricane Sandy;
            (3) $3,000,000 to provide technical assistance to support 
        State assessments of coastal impacts of Hurricane Sandy;
            (4) $25,000,000 to improve weather forecasting and hurricane 
        intensity forecasting capabilities, to include data assimilation 
        from ocean observing platforms and satellites;
            (5) $50,000,000 for laboratories and cooperative institutes 
        research activities associated with sustained observations 
        weather research programs, and ocean and coastal research; and
            (6) $5,000,000 for necessary expenses related to fishery 
        disasters during calendar year 2012 that were declared by the 
        Secretary of Commerce as a direct result of impacts from 
        Hurricane Sandy:

Provided, <<NOTE: Spending plan. Deadline.>> That the National Oceanic 
and Atmospheric Administration shall submit a spending plan to the 
Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the 
Senate within 45 days after the date of enactment of this division: 
Provided further, That such amount is designated by the Congress as 
being for an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) 
of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                procurement, acquisition and construction

    For an additional amount for ``Procurement, Acquisition and 
Construction'', $186,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 
2015, as follows:
            (1) $9,000,000 to repair National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
        Administration (NOAA) facilities damaged by Hurricane Sandy;
            (2) $44,500,000 for repairs and upgrades to NOAA hurricane 
        reconnaissance aircraft;
            (3) $8,500,000 for improvements to weather forecasting 
        equipment and supercomputer infrastructure;
            (4) $13,000,000 to accelerate the National Weather Service 
        ground readiness project; and
            (5) $111,000,000 for a weather satellite data mitigation gap 
        reserve fund:

Provided, <<NOTE: Spending plan. Deadline.>> That NOAA shall submit a 
spending plan to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
Representatives and the Senate within 45 days after the date of 
enactment of this division: Provided further, That such amount is 
designated by the Congress as being for an emergency requirement 
pursuant to section

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251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act 
of 1985.

                          DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

                     Federal Bureau of Investigation

                          salaries and expenses

    For an additional amount for ``Salaries and Expenses'' for necessary 
expenses related to the consequences of Hurricane Sandy, $10,020,000: 
Provided, That such amount is designated by the Congress as being for an 
emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the 
Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                     Drug Enforcement Administration

                          salaries and expenses

    For an additional amount for ``Salaries and Expenses'' for necessary 
expenses related to the consequences of Hurricane Sandy, $1,000,000: 
Provided, That such amount is designated by the Congress as being for an 
emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the 
Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

           Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

                          salaries and expenses

    For an additional amount for ``Salaries and Expenses'' for necessary 
expenses related to the consequences of Hurricane Sandy, $230,000: 
Provided, That such amount is designated by the Congress as being for an 
emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the 
Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                          Federal Prison System

                        buildings and facilities

    For an additional amount for ``Buildings and Facilities'' for 
necessary expenses related to the consequences of Hurricane Sandy, 
$10,000,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That such 
amount is designated by the Congress as being for an emergency 
requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget 
and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                                 SCIENCE

              National Aeronautics and Space Administration

        construction and environmental compliance and restoration

    For an additional amount for ``Construction and Environmental 
Compliance and Restoration'' for repair at National Aeronautics and 
Space Administration facilities damaged by Hurricane Sandy,

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$15,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2014: Provided, 
That such amount is designated by the Congress as being for an emergency 
requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget 
and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                            RELATED AGENCIES

                       Legal Services Corporation

                payment to the legal services corporation

    For an additional amount for ``Payment to the Legal Services 
Corporation'' to carry out the purposes of the Legal Services 
Corporation Act by providing for necessary expenses related to the 
consequences of Hurricane Sandy, $1,000,000: Provided, That the amount 
made available under this heading shall be used only to provide the 
mobile resources, technology, and disaster coordinators necessary to 
provide storm-related services to the Legal Services Corporation client 
population and only in the areas significantly affected by Hurricane 
Sandy: Provided further, That such amount is designated by the Congress 
as being for an emergency requirement pursuant to section 
251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act 
of 1985: Provided further, That none of the funds appropriated in this 
division to the Legal Services Corporation shall be expended for any 
purpose prohibited or limited by, or contrary to any of the provisions 
of, sections 501, 502, 503, 504, 505, and 506 of Public Law 105-119, and 
all funds appropriated in this division to the Legal Services 
Corporation shall be subject to the same terms and conditions set forth 
in such sections, except that all references in sections 502 and 503 to 
1997 and 1998 shall be deemed to refer instead to 2012 and 2013, 
respectively, and except that sections 501 and 503 of Public Law 104-134 
(referenced by Public Law 105-119) shall not apply to the amount made 
available under this heading: Provided further, That, for the purposes 
of this division, the Legal Services Corporation shall be considered an 
agency of the United States Government.

                                CHAPTER 3

                          DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

                     DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE--MILITARY

                        OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE

                     Operation and Maintenance, Army

    For an additional amount for ``Operation and Maintenance, Army'', 
$5,370,000, to remain available until September 30, 2013, for necessary 
expenses related to the consequences of Hurricane Sandy:  Provided, That 
such amount is designated by the Congress as being for an emergency 
requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget 
and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

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                     Operation and Maintenance, Navy

    For an additional amount for ``Operation and Maintenance, Navy'', 
$40,015,000, to remain available until September 30, 2013, for necessary 
expenses related to the consequences of Hurricane Sandy:  Provided, That 
such amount is designated by the Congress as being for an emergency 
requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget 
and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                  Operation and Maintenance, Air Force

    For an additional amount for ``Operation and Maintenance, Air 
Force'', $8,500,000, to remain available until September 30, 2013, for 
necessary expenses related to the consequences of Hurricane Sandy:  
Provided, That such amount is designated by the Congress as being for an 
emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the 
Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

             Operation and Maintenance, Army National Guard

    For an additional amount for ``Operation and Maintenance, Army 
National Guard'', $3,165,000, to remain available until September 30, 
2013, for necessary expenses related to the consequences of Hurricane 
Sandy:  Provided, That such amount is designated by the Congress as 
being for an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) 
of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

              Operation and Maintenance, Air National Guard

    For an additional amount for ``Operation and Maintenance, Air 
National Guard'', $5,775,000, to remain available until September 30, 
2013, for necessary expenses related to the consequences of Hurricane 
Sandy:  Provided, That such amount is designated by the Congress as 
being for an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) 
of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                               PROCUREMENT

                     Procurement of Ammunition, Army

    For an additional amount for ``Procurement of Ammunition, Army'', 
$1,310,000, to remain available until September 30, 2015, for necessary 
expenses related to the consequences of Hurricane Sandy:  Provided, That 
such amount is designated by the Congress as being for an emergency 
requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget 
and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                     REVOLVING AND MANAGEMENT FUNDS

                      Defense Working Capital Funds

    For an additional amount for ``Defense Working Capital Funds'', 
$24,200,000, to remain available until September 30, 2013, for necessary 
expenses related to the consequences of Hurricane Sandy:

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Provided, That such amount is designated by the Congress as being for an 
emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the 
Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                                CHAPTER 4

                         DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY

                        Corps of Engineers--Civil

                             investigations

    For an additional amount for ``Investigations'' for necessary 
expenses related to the consequences of Hurricane Sandy, $50,000,000, to 
remain available until expended to expedite at full Federal expense 
studies of flood and storm damage reduction: Provided, That using 
$29,500,000 of the funds provided herein, the Secretary of the Army 
shall expedite and complete ongoing flood and storm damage reduction 
studies in areas that were impacted by Hurricane Sandy in the North 
Atlantic Division of the United States Army Corps of Engineers: Provided 
further, <<NOTE: Study.>> That using up to $20,000,000 of the funds 
provided herein, the Secretary shall conduct a comprehensive study to 
address the flood risks of vulnerable coastal populations in areas that 
were affected by Hurricane Sandy within the boundaries of the North 
Atlantic Division of the Corps: Provided 
further, <<NOTE: Reports. Assessment. Cost estimate. Deadline.>> That an 
interim report with an assessment of authorized Corps projects for 
reducing flooding and storm risks in the affected area that have been 
constructed or are under construction, including construction cost 
estimates, shall be submitted to the Committees on Appropriations of the 
House of Representatives and the Senate not later than March 1, 2013: 
Provided further, <<NOTE: Reports. Cost estimates. Deadline.>> That an 
interim report identifying any previously authorized but unconstructed 
Corps project and any project under study by the Corps for reducing 
flooding and storm damage risks in the affected area, including updated 
construction cost estimates, that are, or would be, consistent with the 
comprehensive study shall be submitted to the appropriate congressional 
committees by May 1, 2013: Provided 
further, <<NOTE: Reports. Deadline.>> That a final report shall be 
submitted to the appropriate congressional committees within 24 months 
of the date of enactment of this division: Provided further, That as a 
part of the study, the Secretary shall identify those activities 
warranting additional analysis by the Corps, as well as institutional 
and other barriers to providing protection to the affected coastal 
areas: Provided further, That the Secretary shall conduct the study in 
coordination with other Federal agencies, and State, local and Tribal 
officials to ensure consistency with other plans to be developed, as 
appropriate: Provided 
further, <<NOTE: Evaluation. Determination. Recommenda- tions.>> That 
using $500,000 of the funds provided herein, the Secretary shall conduct 
an evaluation of the performance of existing projects constructed by the 
Corps and impacted by Hurricane Sandy for the purposes of determining 
their effectiveness and making recommendations for improvements thereto: 
Provided further, <<NOTE: Reports. Deadline.>> That as a part of the 
study, the Secretary shall identify institutional and other barriers to 
providing comprehensive protection to affected coastal areas and shall 
provide this report to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
Representatives and the Senate within 120 days of enactment of this 
division: Provided further,

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That the amounts in this paragraph are designated by the Congress as 
being for an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) 
of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985: 
Provided further, <<NOTE: Deadlines. Reports.>> That the Assistant 
Secretary of the Army for Civil Works shall provide a monthly report to 
the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the 
Senate detailing the allocation and obligation of these funds, beginning 
not later than 60 days after enactment of this division.

                              construction

    For an additional amount for ``Construction'' for necessary expenses 
related to the consequences of Hurricane Sandy, $3,461,000,000, to 
remain available until expended to rehabilitate, repair and construct 
United States Army Corps of Engineers projects: Provided, That 
$2,902,000,000 of the funds provided under this heading shall be used to 
reduce future flood risk in ways that will support the long-term 
sustainability of the coastal ecosystem and communities and reduce the 
economic costs and risks associated with large-scale flood and storm 
events in areas along the Atlantic Coast within the boundaries of the 
North Atlantic Division of the Corps that were affected by Hurricane 
Sandy: Provided further, <<NOTE: Time period. Reports. Deadlines.>> That 
$858,000,000 of such funds shall be made available not earlier than 14 
days after the Secretary of the Army submits the report required under 
the heading ``Investigations'' to be submitted not later than March 1, 
2013, and $2,044,000,000 shall be made available not earlier than 14 
days after the Secretary submits the report required under the heading 
``Investigations'' to be submitted not later than May 1, 2013: Provided 
further, That efforts using these funds shall incorporate current 
science and engineering standards in constructing previously authorized 
Corps projects designed to reduce flood and storm damage risks and 
modifying existing Corps projects that do not meet these standards, with 
such modifications as the Secretary determines are necessary to 
incorporate these standards or to meet the goal of providing sustainable 
reduction to flooding and storm damage risks: Provided 
further, <<NOTE: Determination.>> That upon approval of the Committees 
on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate these 
funds may be used to construct any project under study by the Corps for 
reducing flooding and storm damage risks in areas along the Atlantic 
Coast within the North Atlantic Division of the Corps that were affected 
by Hurricane Sandy that the Secretary determines is technically 
feasible, economically justified, and environmentally acceptable: 
Provided further, That the completion of ongoing construction projects 
receiving funds provided by this division shall be at full Federal 
expense with respect to such funds: Provided further, <<NOTE: Time 
period.>> That the non-Federal cash contribution for projects using 
these funds shall be financed in accordance with the provisions of 
section 103(k) of Public Law 99-662 over a period of 30 years from the 
date of completion of the project or separable element: Provided 
further, That for these projects, the provisions of section 902 of the 
Water Resources Development Act of 1986 shall not apply to these funds: 
Provided further, That up to $51,000,000 of the funds provided under 
this heading shall be used to expedite continuing authorities projects 
to reduce the risk of flooding along the coastal areas in States 
impacted by Hurricane

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Sandy within the boundaries of the North Atlantic Division of the Corps: 
Provided further, That $9,000,000 of the funds provided under this 
heading shall be used for repairs to projects that were under 
construction and damaged by the impacts of Hurricane Sandy: Provided 
further, <<NOTE: Contracts.>> That any projects using funds appropriated 
under this heading shall be initiated only after non-Federal interests 
have entered into binding agreements with the Secretary requiring the 
non-Federal interests to pay 100 percent of the operation, maintenance, 
repair, replacement, and rehabilitation costs of the project and to hold 
and save the United States free from damages due to the construction or 
operation and maintenance of the project, except for damages due to the 
fault or negligence of the United States or its contractors: Provided 
further, <<NOTE: Deadlines. Reports.>> That the Assistant Secretary of 
the Army for Civil Works shall submit to the Committees on 
Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate a monthly 
report detailing the allocation and obligation of these funds, beginning 
not later than 60 days after the date of the enactment of this division.

                        operation and maintenance

    For an additional amount for ``Operation and Maintenance'' for 
necessary expenses related to the consequences of Hurricane Sandy, 
$821,000,000, to remain available until expended to dredge Federal 
navigation channels and repair damage to United States Army Corps of 
Engineers projects: Provided, That such amount is designated by the 
Congress as being for an emergency requirement pursuant section 
251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act 
of 1985: Provided further, <<NOTE: Deadlines. Reports.>> That the 
Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works shall provide a monthly 
report to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
Representatives and the Senate detailing the allocation and obligation 
of these funds, beginning not later than 60 days after enactment of this 
division.

                  flood control and coastal emergencies

    For an additional amount for ``Flood Control and Coastal 
Emergencies'' for necessary expenses related to the consequences of 
Hurricane Sandy, $1,008,000,000, to remain available until expended to 
prepare for flood, hurricane, and other natural disasters and support 
emergency operations, repairs and other activities as authorized by law: 
Provided, <<NOTE: Time period. Reports. Deadlines.>> That $430,000,000 
of the funds provided herein shall be made available not earlier than 14 
days after the Secretary of the Army submits the report required under 
the heading ``Investigations'' to be submitted not later than March 1, 
2013, and shall be utilized by the United States Army Corps of Engineers 
to restore projects impacted by Hurricane Sandy in the North Atlantic 
Division of the Corps to design profiles of the authorized projects: 
Provided further, That the provisions of section 902 of the Water 
Resources Development Act of 1986 shall not apply to funds provided 
under this heading: Provided further, That the amounts in this paragraph 
are designated by the Congress as being for an emergency requirement 
pursuant section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency 
Deficit Control Act of 1985: Provided 
further, <<NOTE: Deadlines. Reports.>> That the Assistant Secretary of 
the Army for Civil Works shall provide a monthly report to the 
Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives

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and the Senate detailing the allocation and obligation of these funds, 
beginning not later than 60 days after enactment of this division.

                                expenses

    For an additional amount for ``Expenses'' for necessary expenses 
related to the consequences of Hurricane Sandy, $10,000,000, to remain 
available until expended to oversee emergency response and recovery 
activities: Provided, That such amount is designated by the Congress as 
being for an emergency requirement pursuant section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of 
the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985: Provided 
further, <<NOTE: Deadlines. Reports.>> That the Assistant Secretary of 
the Army for Civil Works shall provide a monthly report to the 
Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the 
Senate detailing the allocation and obligation of these funds, beginning 
not later than 60 days after enactment of this division.

                     GENERAL PROVISION--THIS CHAPTER

    Sec. 1041.  <<NOTE: Applicability.>> This chapter shall apply in 
place of title II of this division, and such title shall have no force 
or effect.

                                CHAPTER 5

                     General Services Administration

                        real property activities

                         federal buildings fund

    For an additional amount to be deposited in the ``Federal Buildings 
Fund'', $7,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2015, for 
necessary expenses related to the consequences of Hurricane Sandy, for 
basic repair and alteration of buildings under the custody and control 
of the Administrator of General Services, and real property management 
and related activities not otherwise provided for: Provided, That such 
amount is designated by the Congress as being for an emergency 
requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget 
and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                      Small Business Administration

                          salaries and expenses

    The <<NOTE: Applicability.>> provisions under this heading in title 
III of this division shall be applied by substituting ``$20,000,000'' 
for ``$10,000,000''.

                       office of inspector general

    For an additional amount for ``Office of Inspector General'', 
$5,000,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That such 
amount is designated by the Congress as being for an emergency 
requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget 
and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985: Provided 
further, <<NOTE: Applicability.>> That this paragraph shall apply in 
place of the previous

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provisions under this heading in title III of this division, and such 
previous provisions shall have no force or effect.

                     disaster loans program account

                     (including transfers of funds)

    For an additional amount for ``Disaster Loans Program Account'' for 
the cost of direct loans authorized by section 7(b) of the Small 
Business Act, $520,000,000, to remain available until expended: 
Provided, That such costs, including the cost of modifying such loans, 
shall be defined in section 502 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974: 
Provided further, That in addition, for administrative expenses to carry 
out the direct loan program authorized by section 7(b) of the Small 
Business Act, an additional $260,000,000 to remain available until 
expended, of which $250,000,000 is for direct administrative expenses of 
loan making and servicing to carry out the direct loan program, which 
may be transferred to and merged with the appropriations for Salaries 
and Expenses, and of which $10,000,000 is for indirect administrative 
expenses for the direct loan program, which may to be transferred to and 
merged with appropriations for Salaries and Expenses: Provided further, 
That such amounts are designated by the Congress as being for an 
emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the 
Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985: Provided 
further, <<NOTE: Applicability.>> That this paragraph shall apply in 
place of the previous provisions under this heading in title III of this 
division, and such previous provisions shall have no force or effect.

                                CHAPTER 6

                     DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

               United States Customs and Border Protection

                          salaries and expenses

    For an additional amount for ``Salaries and Expenses'' for necessary 
expenses related to the consequences of Hurricane Sandy, $1,667,000: 
Provided, That such amount is designated by the Congress as being for an 
emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the 
Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985: Provided 
further, <<NOTE: Submission. Deadline.>> That a description of all 
property to be replaced, with associated costs, shall be submitted to 
the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the 
Senate no later than 90 days after the date of enactment of this 
division.

            United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement

                          salaries and expenses

    For an additional amount for ``Salaries and Expenses'' for necessary 
expenses related to the consequences of Hurricane Sandy, $855,000: 
Provided, That such amount is designated by the Congress as being for an 
emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the 
Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985: Provided 
further, <<NOTE: Submission. Deadline.>> That a description of all 
property

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to be replaced, with associated costs, shall be submitted to the 
Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the 
Senate no later than 90 days after the date of enactment of this 
division.

                      United States Secret Service

                          salaries and expenses

    For an additional amount for ``Salaries and Expenses'' for necessary 
expenses related to the consequences of Hurricane Sandy, $300,000: 
Provided, That such amount is designated by the Congress as being for an 
emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the 
Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985: Provided 
further, <<NOTE: Submission. Deadline.>> That a description of all 
property to be replaced, with associated costs, shall be submitted to 
the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the 
Senate no later than 90 days after the date of enactment of this 
division.

                               Coast Guard

               acquisition, construction, and improvements

                      (including transfer of funds)

    The <<NOTE: Applicability.>>  provisions under this heading in title 
IV of this division shall be applied by substituting ``$274,233,000'' 
for ``$143,899,000''.

                   Federal Emergency Management Agency

                          disaster relief fund

                      (including transfer of funds)

    For an additional amount for the ``Disaster Relief Fund'' in 
carrying out the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency 
Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq.), $11,487,735,000, to remain 
available until expended: Provided, That of the total amount provided, 
$5,379,000,000 shall be for major disasters declared pursuant to the 
Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 
U.S.C. 5121 et seq.): Provided further, That the amount in the preceding 
proviso is designated by the Congress as being for disaster relief 
pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(D) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency 
Deficit Control Act of 1985: Provided further, That of the total amount 
provided, $6,108,735,000 is designated by the Congress as being for an 
emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the 
Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 which shall be 
for major disasters declared pursuant to the Robert T. Stafford Disaster 
Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq.): Provided 
further, That of the total amount provided, $3,000,000 shall be 
transferred to the Department of Homeland Security ``Office of Inspector 
General'' for audits and investigations related to disasters: Provided 
further, <<NOTE: Web posting. Deadline. Grants.>> That the Administrator 
of the Federal Emergency Management Agency shall publish on the Agency's 
website not later than 24 hours after an award of a public assistance 
grant under section 406 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and

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Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5172) the specifics of the grant 
award: Provided further, <<NOTE: Deadline. Web posting.>> That for any 
mission assignment or mission assignment task order to another Federal 
department or agency regarding a major disaster, not later than 24 hours 
after the issuance of the mission assignment or task order, the 
Administrator shall publish on the Agency's website the following: the 
name of the impacted state and the disaster declaration for such State, 
the assigned agency, the assistance requested, a description of the 
disaster, the total cost estimate, and the amount obligated: Provided 
further, <<NOTE: Deadline. Cost estimate.>> That not later than 10 days 
after the last day of each month until the mission assignment or task 
order is completed and closed out, the Administrator shall update any 
changes to the total cost estimate and the amount obligated: Provided 
further, <<NOTE: Deadlines. Effective date. Web posting. Cost 
estimate.>> That for a disaster declaration related to Hurricane Sandy, 
the Administrator shall submit to the Committees on Appropriations of 
the House of Representatives and the Senate, not later than 5 days after 
the first day of each month beginning after the date of enactment of 
this division, and shall publish on the Agency's website not later than 
10 days after the first day of each such month, an estimate or actual 
amount, if available, for the current fiscal year of the cost of the 
following categories of spending: public assistance, individual 
assistance, operations, mitigation, administrative, and any other 
relevant category (including emergency measures and disaster resources): 
Provided further, <<NOTE: Deadline. Effective date. Web 
posting. Reports.>> That not later than 10 days after the first day of 
each month beginning after the date of enactment of this division, the 
Administrator shall publish on the Agency's website the report (referred 
to as the Disaster Relief Monthly Report) as required by Public Law 112-
74: Provided further, <<NOTE: Applicability.>> That this paragraph shall 
apply in place of the previous provisions under this heading in title IV 
of this division, and such previous provisions shall have no force or 
effect.

             disaster assistance direct loan program account

    For an additional amount for ``Disaster Assistance Direct Loan 
Program Account'' for the cost of direct loans, $300,000,000, to remain 
available until expended, as authorized by section 417 of the Robert T. 
Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5184), 
of which up to $4,000,000 is for administrative expenses to carry out 
the direct loan program: Provided, That such costs, including the cost 
of modifying such loans, shall be as defined in section 502 of the 
Congressional Budget Act of 1974: Provided further, That these funds are 
available to subsidize gross obligations for the principal amount of 
direct loans not to exceed $400,000,000: Provided further, That these 
amounts are designated by the Congress as an emergency requirement 
pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency 
Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                         Science and Technology

           research, development, acquisition, and operations

    The <<NOTE: Applicability.>>  provisions under this heading in title 
IV of this division shall be applied by substituting ``$3,249,000'' and 
``September 30, 2014'' for ``$585,000'' and ``September 30, 2013'', 
respectively.

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                                CHAPTER 7

                       DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

                        Fish and Wildlife Service

                              construction

    The <<NOTE: Applicability.>>  provisions under this heading in title 
V of this division shall be applied by substituting ``$78,000,000 
(reduced by $9,800,000)'' for ``$49,875,000'': Provided, That none of 
the funds made available under such heading in title V may be used to 
repair seawalls or buildings on islands in the Stewart B. McKinney 
National Wildlife Refuge.

                          National Park Service

                       historic preservation fund

    For an additional amount for the ``Historic Preservation Fund'' for 
necessary expenses related to the consequences of Hurricane Sandy, 
$50,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2015, including 
costs to States necessary to complete compliance activities required by 
section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and costs needed 
to administer the program: Provided, That grants shall only be available 
for areas that have received a major disaster declaration pursuant to 
the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 
U.S.C. 5121 et seq.): Provided further, That individual grants shall not 
be subject to a non-Federal matching requirement: Provided further, That 
such amount is designated by the Congress as being for an emergency 
requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget 
and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                              construction

    The <<NOTE: Applicability.>>  provisions under this heading in title 
V of this division shall be applied by substituting ``$348,000,000'' for 
``$234,000,000''.

                         Departmental Operations

                         office of the secretary

                      (including transfers of funds)

    For an additional amount for ``Departmental Operations'' and any 
Department of the Interior component bureau or office for necessary 
expenses related to the consequences of Hurricane Sandy, $360,000,000, 
to remain available until expended: Provided, That funds appropriated 
herein shall be used to restore and rebuild national parks, national 
wildlife refuges, and other Federal public assets; increase the 
resiliency and capacity of coastal habitat and infrastructure to 
withstand storms and reduce the amount of damage caused by such storms: 
Provided further, That the Secretary of the Interior may transfer these 
funds to any other account in the Department and may expend such funds 
by direct expenditure, grants, or cooperative agreements, including 
grants to or cooperative agreements with States, Tribes, and 
municipalities, to

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carry out the purposes provided herein: Provided 
further, <<NOTE: Spending plan. Deadline.>> That the Secretary shall 
submit to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
Representatives and the Senate a detailed spending plan for the amounts 
provided herein within 60 days of enactment of this division: Provided 
further, That such amount is designated by the Congress as being for an 
emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the 
Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                     ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

                  Environmental Programs and Management

    For an additional amount for ``Environmental Programs and 
Management'' for necessary expenses related to the consequences of 
Hurricane Sandy, $725,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, 
That such amount is designated by the Congress as being for an emergency 
requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget 
and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                      Hazardous Substance Superfund

    For an additional amount for ``Hazardous Substance Superfund'' for 
necessary expenses related to the consequences of Hurricane Sandy, 
$2,000,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That such 
amount is designated by the Congress as being for an emergency 
requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget 
and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                  Leaking Underground Storage Tank Fund

    For an additional amount for ``Leaking Underground Storage Tank 
Fund'' for necessary expenses related to the consequences of Hurricane 
Sandy, $5,000,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That 
such amount is designated by the Congress as being for an emergency 
requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget 
and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                   State and Tribal Assistance Grants

    For an additional amount for ``State and Tribal Assistance Grants'', 
$600,000,000, to remain available until expended, of which $500,000,000 
shall be for capitalization grants for the Clean Water State Revolving 
Funds under title VI of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, and of 
which $100,000,000 shall be for capitalization grants under section 1452 
of the Safe Drinking Water Act: Provided, That notwithstanding section 
604(a) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act and section 
1452(a)(1)(D) of the Safe Drinking Water Act, funds appropriated herein 
shall be provided to States in EPA Region 2 for wastewater and drinking 
water treatment works and facilities impacted by Hurricane Sandy: 
Provided further, That notwithstanding the requirements of section 
603(d) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, for the funds 
appropriated herein, each State shall use not less than 20 percent but 
not more than 30 percent of the amount of its capitalization grants to 
provide

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additional subsidization to eligible recipients in the form of 
forgiveness of principal, negative interest loans or grants or any 
combination of these: Provided further, That the funds appropriated 
herein shall only be used for eligible projects whose purpose is to 
reduce flood damage risk and vulnerability or to enhance resiliency to 
rapid hydrologic change or a natural disaster at treatment works as 
defined by section 212 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act or any 
eligible facilities under section 1452 of the Safe Drinking Water Act, 
and for other eligible tasks at such treatment works or facilities 
necessary to further such purposes: Provided further, That the 
Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency may retain up to 
$1,000,000 of the funds appropriated herein for management and 
oversight: Provided further, That such amounts are designated by the 
Congress as being for an emergency requirement pursuant to section 
251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act 
of 1985.

                            RELATED AGENCIES

                        DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

                             Forest Service

                   capital improvement and maintenance

    For an additional amount for ``Capital Improvement and Maintenance'' 
for necessary expenses related to the consequences of Hurricane Sandy, 
$4,400,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That such 
amount is designated by the Congress as being for an emergency 
requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget 
and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                          OTHER RELATED AGENCY

                         Smithsonian Institution

                          salaries and expenses

    For an additional amount for ``Salaries and Expenses'' for necessary 
expenses related to the consequences of Hurricane Sandy, $2,000,000, to 
remain available until expended: Provided, That such amount is 
designated by the Congress as being for an emergency requirement 
pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency 
Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                                CHAPTER 8

                           DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

                 Employment and Training Administration

                    training and employment services

                     (including transfers of funds)

    For <<NOTE: Time period.>>  an additional amount for ``Training and 
Employment Services'', $25,000,000, for the dislocated workers 
assistance national

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reserve for necessary expenses directly related to Hurricane Sandy, 
which shall be available from the date of enactment of this division 
through September 30, 2013: Provided, That the Secretary of Labor may 
transfer up to $3,500,000 of such funds to any other Department of Labor 
account for other Hurricane Sandy reconstruction and recovery needs, 
including worker protection activities: Provided further, That such 
amounts are designated by the Congress as being for an emergency 
requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget 
and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

                         Office of the Secretary

            public health and social services emergency fund

                     (including transfers of funds)

    For an additional amount for ``Public Health and Social Services 
Emergency Fund'' for disaster response and recovery, and other expenses 
directly related to Hurricane Sandy, including making payments under the 
Head Start Act and additional payments for distribution as provided for 
under the ``Social Services Block Grant Program'', $800,000,000, to 
remain available until September 30, 2015: Provided, That $100,000,000 
shall be transferred to ``Children and Families Services Programs'' for 
the Head Start program for the purposes provided herein: Provided 
further, That $500,000,000 shall be transferred to ``Social Services 
Block Grant'' for the purposes provided herein: Provided 
further, <<NOTE: Applicability.>> That section 2002(c) of the Social 
Security Act shall be applied to funds appropriated in the preceding 
proviso by substituting ``succeeding 2 fiscal years'' for ``succeeding 
fiscal year'': Provided further, That not less than $5,000,000 shall be 
transferred to the Department of Health and Human Services (``HHS'') 
``Office of Inspector General'' to perform oversight, accountability, 
and evaluation of programs, projects, or activities supported with the 
funds provided for the purposes provided herein: Provided further, That 
notwithstanding any other provision of law, the distribution of any 
amount shall be limited to the States directly affected by Hurricane 
Sandy and which have been declared by the President as a major disaster 
under title IV of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency 
Assistance Act for Hurricane Sandy: Provided further, That none of the 
funds appropriated in this paragraph shall be included in the 
calculation of the ``base grant'' in subsequent fiscal years, as such 
term is defined in sections 640(a)(7)(A), 641A(h)(1)(B), or 644(d)(3) of 
the Head Start Act: Provided further, That funds appropriated in this 
paragraph are not subject to the allocation requirements of section 
640(a) of the Head Start Act: Provided further, That funds appropriated 
in this paragraph for the Social Services Block Grant are in addition to 
the entitlement grants authorized by section 2002(a)(1) of the Social 
Security Act and shall not be available for such entitlement grants: 
Provided further, That in addition to other uses permitted by title XX 
of the Social Security Act, funds appropriated in this paragraph for the 
Social Services Block Grant may be used for health services (including 
mental health services), and for costs of renovating, repairing, or 
rebuilding health care facilities, child care facilities, or other 
social services facilities:

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Provided further, That the remaining $195,000,000 appropriated in this 
paragraph may be transferred by the Secretary of HHS (``Secretary'') to 
accounts within HHS, and shall be available only for the purposes 
provided in this paragraph: Provided further, That the transfer 
authority provided in this paragraph is in addition to any other 
transfer authority available in this or any other Act: Provided 
further, <<NOTE: Time period. Notification.>> That 15 days prior to the 
transfer of funds appropriated in this paragraph, the Secretary shall 
notify the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives 
and the Senate of any such transfer and the planned uses of the funds: 
Provided further, That obligations incurred for the purposes provided 
herein prior to the date of enactment of this division may be charged to 
funds appropriated by this paragraph: Provided 
further, <<NOTE: Grants. Contracts.>> That funds appropriated in this 
paragraph and transferred to the National Institutes of Health for the 
purpose of supporting the repair or rebuilding of non-Federal biomedical 
or behavioral research facilities damaged as a result of Hurricane Sandy 
shall be used to award grants or contracts for such purpose under 
section 404I of the Public Health Service Act: Provided further, That 
section 481A(c)(2) of such Act does not apply to the use of funds 
described in the preceding proviso: Provided further, That funds 
appropriated in this paragraph shall not be available for costs that are 
reimbursed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, under a contract 
for insurance, or by self-insurance: Provided further, That such amounts 
are designated by the Congress as being for an emergency requirement 
pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency 
Deficit Control Act of 1985: Provided 
further, <<NOTE: Applicability.>> That this paragraph shall apply in 
place of the previous provisions under this heading in title VI of this 
division, and such previous provisions shall have no force or effect.

                                CHAPTER 9

                      DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

                     Federal Aviation Administration

                        facilities and equipment

                     (airport and airway trust fund)

    For an additional amount for ``Facilities and Equipment'', 
$30,000,000, to be derived from the Airport and Airway Trust Fund and to 
remain available until expended, for necessary expenses related to the 
consequences of Hurricane Sandy: Provided, That such amount is 
designated by the Congress as being for an emergency requirement 
pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency 
Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                     Federal Highway Administration

                          federal-aid highways

                        emergency relief program

    For an additional amount for the ``Emergency Relief Program'' as 
authorized under section 125 of title 23, United States Code, 
$2,022,000,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That

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the obligations for projects under this section resulting from a single 
natural disaster or a single catastrophic failure in a State shall not 
exceed $100,000,000, and the total obligations for projects under this 
section in any fiscal year in the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, 
and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands shall not exceed 
$20,000,000: Provided further, That notwithstanding the preceding 
proviso, the Secretary of Transportation may obligate more than 
$100,000,000, but not more than $500,000,000, for a single natural 
disaster event in a State for emergency relief projects arising from 
damage caused in calendar year 2012 by Hurricane Sandy: Provided 
further, That no funds provided in this division shall be used for 
section 125(g) of such title: Provided further, That the amount provided 
under this heading is designated by the Congress as being for an 
emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the 
Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                     Federal Railroad Administration

          grants to the national railroad passenger corporation

    For an additional amount for ``Grants to the National Railroad 
Passenger Corporation'' for the Secretary of Transportation to make 
capital and debt service grants to the National Railroad Passenger 
Corporation to advance capital projects that address Northeast Corridor 
infrastructure recovery and resiliency in the affected areas, 
$86,000,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That none of 
the funds may be used to subsidize operating losses of the Corporation: 
Provided further, That as a condition of eligibility for receipt of such 
funds, the Corporation shall not, after the enactment of this division, 
use any funds provided for Capital and Debt Service Grants to the 
National Railroad Passenger Corporation in this division or any other 
Act for operating expenses, which includes temporary transfers of such 
funds: Provided further, That the Administrator of the Federal Railroad 
Administration may retain up to one-half of 1 percent of the funds 
provided under this heading to fund the award and oversight by the 
Administrator of grants made under this heading: Provided further, That 
for an additional amount for the Secretary to make operating subsidy 
grants to the National Railroad Passenger Corporation for necessary 
repairs related to the consequences of Hurricane Sandy, $32,000,000, to 
remain available until expended: Provided further, That each amount 
under this heading is designated by the Congress as being for an 
emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the 
Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                     Federal Transit Administration

             public transportation emergency relief program

                      (including transfer of funds)

    For the ``Public Transportation Emergency Relief Program'' as 
authorized under section 5324 of title 49, United States Code, 
$10,900,000,000, to remain available until expended, for recovery and 
relief efforts in the areas most affected by Hurricane Sandy:

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Provided, <<NOTE: Deadline.>> That not more than $2,000,000,000 shall be 
made available not later than 60 days after the enactment of this 
division: Provided 
further, <<NOTE: Memorandum. Publication. Regulations.>> That the 
remainder of the funds shall be made available only after the Federal 
Transit Administration and the Federal Emergency Management Agency sign 
the Memorandum of Agreement required by section 20017(b) of the Moving 
Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (Public Law 112-141) and the 
Federal Transit Administration publishes interim regulations for the 
Public Transportation Emergency Relief Program: Provided further, That 
of the funds provided under this heading, the Secretary of 
Transportation may transfer up to $5,383,000,000 to the appropriate 
agencies to fund programs authorized under titles 23 and 49, United 
States Code, in order to carry out projects related to reducing risk of 
damage from future disasters in areas impacted by Hurricane Sandy: 
Provided further, <<NOTE: Notification. Time period.>> That the 
Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the 
Senate shall be notified at least 15 days in advance of any such 
transfer: Provided further, That up to three-quarters of 1 percent of 
the funds retained for public transportation emergency relief shall be 
available for the purposes of administrative expenses and ongoing 
program management oversight as authorized under 49 U.S.C. 5334 and 
5338(i)(2) and shall be in addition to any other appropriations for such 
purposes: Provided further, That, of the funds made available under this 
heading, $6,000,000 shall be transferred to the Office of Inspector 
General to support the oversight of activities funded under this 
heading: Provided further, That such amounts are designated by the 
Congress as being for an emergency requirement pursuant to section 
251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act 
of 1985.

               DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

                   Community Planning and Development

                       community development fund

                     (including transfers of funds)

    For an additional amount for ``Community Development Fund'', 
$16,000,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2017, for 
necessary expenses related to disaster relief, long-term recovery, 
restoration of infrastructure and housing, and economic revitalization 
in the most impacted and distressed areas resulting from a major 
disaster declared pursuant to the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and 
Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq.) due to Hurricane Sandy 
and other eligible events in calendar years 2011, 2012, and 2013, for 
activities authorized under title I of the Housing and Community 
Development Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 5301 et seq.): 
Provided, <<NOTE: Grants.>> That funds shall be awarded directly to the 
State or unit of general local government as a grantee at the discretion 
of the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development: Provided 
further, <<NOTE: Grants. Deadline.>> That the Secretary shall allocate 
to grantees not less than 33 percent of the funds provided under this 
heading within 60 days after the enactment of this division based on the 
best available data: Provided further, <<NOTE: Plans. Criteria.>> That 
prior to the obligation of funds, a grantee shall submit a plan to the 
Secretary for approval detailing the proposed use of all funds, 
including criteria for eligibility and how the use of these funds will 
address long-term recovery

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and restoration of infrastructure and housing and economic 
revitalization in the most impacted and distressed areas: Provided 
further, That <<NOTE: Notice. Deadline.>> the Secretary shall by notice 
specify the criteria for approval of such plans within 45 days of 
enactment of this division: Provided 
further, <<NOTE: Determination.>> That if the Secretary determines that 
a plan does not meet such criteria, the Secretary shall disapprove the 
plan: Provided further, That funds provided under this heading may not 
be used for activities reimbursable by or for which funds are made 
available by the Federal Emergency Management Agency or the Army Corps 
of Engineers: Provided further, That funds allocated under this heading 
shall not be considered relevant to the non-disaster formula allocations 
made pursuant to section 106 of the Housing and Community Development 
Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 5306): Provided further, That a grantee may use 
up to 5 percent of its allocation for administrative costs: Provided 
further, <<NOTE: Grants.>> That a grantee shall administer grant funds 
provided under this heading in accordance with all applicable laws and 
regulations and may not delegate, by contract or otherwise, the 
responsibility for administering such grant funds: Provided 
further, <<NOTE: Grants. Certification.>> That as a condition of making 
any grant, the Secretary shall certify in advance that such grantee has 
in place proficient financial controls and procurement processes and has 
established adequate procedures to prevent any duplication of benefits 
as defined by section 312 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and 
Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5155), to ensure timely expenditure 
of funds, to maintain comprehensive websites regarding all disaster 
recovery activities assisted with these funds, and to detect and prevent 
waste, fraud, and abuse of funds: Provided 
further, <<NOTE: Contracts.>> That the Secretary shall provide grantees 
with technical assistance on contracting and procurement processes and 
shall require grantees, in contracting or procuring these funds, to 
incorporate performance requirements and penalties into any such 
contracts or agreements: Provided further, <<NOTE: Public 
information. Web posting. Grants. Contracts. Waiver authority.>> That 
the Secretary shall require grantees to maintain on a public website 
information accounting for how all grant funds are used, including 
details of all contracts and ongoing procurement processes: Provided 
further, That, in administering the funds under this heading, the 
Secretary may waive, or specify alternative requirements for, any 
provision of any statute or regulation that the Secretary administers in 
connection with the obligation by the Secretary or the use by the 
recipient of these funds (except for requirements related to fair 
housing, nondiscrimination, labor standards, and the environment) 
pursuant to a determination by the Secretary that good cause exists for 
the waiver or alternative requirement and that such action is not 
inconsistent with the overall purposes of title I of the Housing and 
Community Development Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 5301 et seq.): Provided 
further, That, notwithstanding the preceding proviso, recipients of 
funds provided under this heading that use such funds to supplement 
Federal assistance provided under section 402, 403, 404, 406, 407, or 
502 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance 
Act (42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq.) may adopt, without review or public 
comment, any environmental review, approval, or permit performed by a 
Federal agency, and such adoption shall satisfy the responsibilities of 
the recipient with respect to such environmental review, approval or 
permit: Provided further, That, notwithstanding section 104(g)(2) of the 
Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 5304(g)(2)), 
the Secretary may, upon receipt of a request for release

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of funds and certification, immediately approve the release of funds for 
an activity or project assisted under this heading if the recipient has 
adopted an environmental review, approval or permit under the preceding 
proviso or the activity or project is categorically excluded from review 
under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et 
seq.): Provided further, That a waiver granted by the Secretary may not 
reduce the percentage of funds that must be used for activities that 
benefit persons of low and moderate income to less than 50 percent, 
unless the Secretary specifically finds that there is a compelling need 
to further reduce or eliminate the percentage requirement: Provided 
further, That <<NOTE: Federal 
Register, publication. Waiver. Deadline.>> the Secretary shall publish 
in the Federal Register any waiver of any statute or regulation that the 
Secretary administers pursuant to title I of the Housing and Community 
Development Act of 1974 no later than 5 days before the effective date 
of such waiver: Provided further, That, of the funds made available 
under this heading, up to $10,000,000 may be transferred to ``Program 
Office Salaries and Expenses, Community Planning and Development'' for 
necessary costs, including information technology costs, of 
administering and overseeing funds made available under this heading: 
Provided further, That of the funds made available under this heading, 
$10,000,000 shall be transferred to ``Office of the Inspector General'' 
for necessary costs of overseeing and auditing funds made available 
under this heading: Provided further, That the amounts provided under 
this heading are designated by the Congress as being for an emergency 
requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget 
and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                    GENERAL PROVISIONS--THIS CHAPTER

    Sec. 1091.  For fiscal year 2013, upon request by a public housing 
agency and supported by documentation as required by the Secretary of 
Housing and Urban Development that demonstrates that the need for the 
adjustment is due to the disaster, the Secretary may make temporary 
adjustments to the section 8 housing choice voucher annual renewal 
funding allocations and administrative fee eligibility determinations 
for public housing agencies in an area for which the President declared 
a disaster during such fiscal year under title IV of the Robert T. 
Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5170 et 
seq.), to avoid significant adverse funding impacts that would otherwise 
result from the disaster.
    Sec. 1092. The <<NOTE: Deadlines. Plan.>>  Departments of 
Transportation and Housing and Urban Development shall submit to the 
Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the 
Senate within 45 days after the date of the enactment of this division a 
plan for implementing the provisions in this chapter, and updates to 
such plan on a biannual basis thereafter.

    Sec. 1093. <<NOTE: Grants. Notification. Time period.>> None of the 
funds provided in this chapter to the Department of Transportation or 
the Department of Housing and Urban Development may be used to make a 
grant unless the Secretary of such Department notifies the Committees on 
Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate not less 
than 3 full business days before any project, State or locality is 
selected to receive a grant award totaling $1,000,000 or more is 
announced by either Department or a modal administration.

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    Sec. 1094. <<NOTE: Applicability.>> This chapter shall apply in 
place of title VIII of this division, and such title shall have no force 
or effect.

    Sec. 1095.  The amounts otherwise provided by this division are 
revised by reducing the amount made available for ``Small Business 
Administration--Disaster Loans Program Account'' for administrative 
expenses to carry out the direct loan program authorized by section 7(b) 
of the Small Business Act (and within such amount, the amount made 
available for direct administrative expenses of loan making and 
servicing to carry out such program), and increasing the amount made 
available for ``Department of Veterans Affairs--National Cemetery 
Administration'', by $1,000,000.
    Sec. 1096.  None of the funds provided in this division shall be 
used for land acquisition by the Secretary of the Interior or the 
Secretary of Agriculture.
     This division may be cited as the ``Disaster Relief Appropriations 
Act, 2013''.

      DIVISION B--SANDY <<NOTE: Sandy Recovery Improvement Act of 
2013.>> RECOVERY IMPROVEMENT ACT OF 2013
SEC. 1101. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.

    (a) <<NOTE: 42 USC 5121 note.>>  Short Title.--This division may be 
cited as the ``Sandy Recovery Improvement Act of 2013''.

    (b) Table of Contents.--The table of contents for this division is 
as follows:

Sec. 1101. Short title; table of contents.
Sec. 1102. Public assistance program alternative procedures.
Sec. 1103. Federal assistance to individuals and households.
Sec. 1104. Hazard mitigation.
Sec. 1105. Dispute resolution pilot program.
Sec. 1106. Unified Federal review.
Sec. 1107. Simplified procedures.
Sec. 1108. Essential assistance.
Sec. 1109. Individual assistance factors.
Sec. 1110. Tribal requests for a major disaster or emergency declaration 
           under the Stafford Act.
Sec. 1111. Recommendations for reducing costs of future disasters.

SEC. 1102. PUBLIC ASSISTANCE PROGRAM ALTERNATIVE PROCEDURES.

    Title IV of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency 
Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq.) is amended--
            (1) by redesignating the second section 425 (relating to 
        essential service providers) as section 427; <<NOTE: 42 USC 
        5189e.>>  and
            (2) by adding at the end the following:
``SEC. 428. <<NOTE: 42 USC 5189f.>>  PUBLIC ASSISTANCE PROGRAM 
                        ALTERNATIVE PROCEDURES.

    ``(a) Approval of Projects.--The President, acting through the 
Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, may approve 
projects under the alternative procedures adopted under this section for 
any major disaster or emergency declared on or after the date of 
enactment of this section. The Administrator may also apply the 
alternate procedures adopted under this section to a major disaster or 
emergency declared before enactment of this Act for which construction 
has not begun as of the date of enactment of this Act.

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    ``(b) Adoption.--The Administrator, in coordination with States, 
tribal and local governments, and owners or operators of private 
nonprofit facilities, may adopt alternative procedures to administer 
assistance provided under sections 403(a)(3)(A), 406, 407, and 
502(a)(5).
    ``(c) Goals of Procedures.--The alternative procedures adopted under 
subsection (a) shall further the goals of--
            ``(1) reducing the costs to the Federal Government of 
        providing such assistance;
            ``(2) increasing flexibility in the administration of such 
        assistance;
            ``(3) expediting the provision of such assistance to a 
        State, tribal or local government, or owner or operator of a 
        private nonprofit facility; and
            ``(4) providing financial incentives and disincentives for a 
        State, tribal or local government, or owner or operator of a 
        private nonprofit facility for the timely and cost-effective 
        completion of projects with such assistance.

    ``(d) Participation.--Participation in the alternative procedures 
adopted under this section shall be at the election of a State, tribal 
or local government, or owner or operator of a private nonprofit 
facility consistent with procedures determined by the Administrator.
    ``(e) Minimum Procedures.--The alternative procedures adopted under 
this section shall include the following:
            ``(1) For repair, restoration, and replacement of damaged 
        facilities under section 406--
                    ``(A) making grants on the basis of fixed estimates, 
                if the State, tribal or local government, or owner or 
                operator of the private nonprofit facility agrees to be 
                responsible for any actual costs that exceed the 
                estimate;
                    ``(B) providing an option for a State, tribal or 
                local government, or owner or operator of a private 
                nonprofit facility to elect to receive an in-lieu 
                contribution, without reduction, on the basis of 
                estimates of--
                          ``(i) the cost of repair, restoration, 
                      reconstruction, or replacement of a public 
                      facility owned or controlled by the State, tribal 
                      or local government or owner or operator of a 
                      private nonprofit facility; and
                          ``(ii) management expenses;
                    ``(C) consolidating, to the extent determined 
                appropriate by the Administrator, the facilities of a 
                State, tribal or local government, or owner or operator 
                of a private nonprofit facility as a single project 
                based upon the estimates adopted under the procedures;
                    ``(D) if the actual costs of a project completed 
                under the procedures are less than the estimated costs 
                thereof, the Administrator may permit a grantee or 
                subgrantee to use all or part of the excess funds for--
                          ``(i) cost-effective activities that reduce 
                      the risk of future damage, hardship, or suffering 
                      from a major disaster; and
                          ``(ii) other activities to improve future 
                      Public Assistance operations or planning;
                    ``(E) in determining eligible costs under section 
                406, the Administrator shall make available, at an 
                applicant's request and where the Administrator or the 
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                estimate prepared by the applicant's professionally 
                licensed engineers has estimated an eligible Federal 
                share for a project of at least $5,000,000, an 
                independent expert panel to validate the estimated 
                eligible cost consistent with applicable regulations and 
                policies implementing this section; and
                    ``(F) in determining eligible costs under section 
                406, the Administrator shall, at the applicant's 
                request, consider properly conducted and certified cost 
                estimates prepared by professionally licensed engineers 
                (mutually agreed upon by the Administrator and the 
                applicant), to the extent that such estimates comply 
                with applicable regulations, policy, and guidance.
            ``(2) For debris removal under sections 403(a)(3)(A), 407, 
        and 502(a)(5)--
                    ``(A) making grants on the basis of fixed estimates 
                to provide financial incentives and disincentives for 
                the timely or cost-effective completion if the State, 
                tribal or local government, or owner or operator of the 
                private nonprofit facility agrees to be responsible to 
                pay for any actual costs that exceed the estimate;
                    ``(B) using a sliding scale for determining the 
                Federal share for removal of debris and wreckage based 
                on the time it takes to complete debris and wreckage 
                removal;
                    ``(C) allowing use of program income from recycled 
                debris without offset to the grant amount;
                    ``(D) reimbursing base and overtime wages for 
                employees and extra hires of a State, tribal or local 
                government, or owner or operator of a private nonprofit 
                facility performing or administering debris and wreckage 
                removal;
                    ``(E) providing incentives to a State or tribal or 
                local government to have a debris management plan 
                approved by the Administrator and have pre-qualified 1 
                or more debris and wreckage removal contractors before 
                the date of declaration of the major disaster; and
                    ``(F) if the actual costs of projects under 
                subparagraph (A) are less than the estimated costs of 
                the project, the Administrator may permit a grantee or 
                subgrantee to use all or part of the excess funds for--
                          ``(i) debris management planning;
                          ``(ii) acquisition of debris management 
                      equipment for current or future use; and
                          ``(iii) other activities to improve future 
                      debris removal operations, as determined by the 
                      Administrator.

    ``(f) Waiver Authority.--Until such time as the Administrator 
promulgates regulations to implement this section, the Administrator 
may--
            ``(1) <<NOTE: Determination.>>  waive notice and comment 
        rulemaking, if the Administrator determines the waiver is 
        necessary to expeditiously implement this section; and
            ``(2) carry out the alternative procedures under this 
        section as a pilot program.

    ``(g) <<NOTE: Guidelines.>>  Overtime Payments.--The guidelines for 
reimbursement for costs under subsection (e)(2)(D) shall ensure that no 
State or local government is denied reimbursement for overtime payments

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that are required pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (29 
U.S.C. 201 et seq.).

    ``(h) Report.--
            ``(1) In general.--Not earlier than 3 years, and not later 
        than 5 years, after the date of enactment of this section, the 
        Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security shall 
        submit to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental 
        Affairs of the Senate and the Committee on Transportation and 
        Infrastructure of the House of Representatives a report on the 
        alternative procedures for the repair, restoration, and 
        replacement of damaged facilities under section 406 authorized 
        under this section.
            ``(2) Contents.--The report shall contain an assessment of 
        the effectiveness of the alternative procedures, including--
                    ``(A) whether the alternative procedures helped to 
                improve the general speed of disaster recovery;
                    ``(B) the accuracy of the estimates relied upon;
                    ``(C) whether the financial incentives and 
                disincentives were effective;
                    ``(D) whether the alternative procedures were cost 
                effective;
                    ``(E) whether the independent expert panel described 
                in subsection (e)(1)(E) was effective; and
                    ``(F) recommendations for whether the alternative 
                procedures should be continued and any recommendations 
                for changes to the alternative procedures.''.
SEC. 1103. FEDERAL ASSISTANCE TO INDIVIDUALS AND HOUSEHOLDS.

    Section 408(c)(1)(B) of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and 
Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5174(c)(1)(B)) is amended--
            (1) by redesignating clauses (ii) and (iii) as clauses (iii) 
        and (iv), respectively;
            (2) by inserting after clause (i) the following:
                          ``(ii) Lease and repair of rental units for 
                      temporary housing.--
                                    
                                ``(I) <<NOTE: President. Determination.>> 
                                 In general.--The President, to the 
                                extent the President determines it would 
                                be a cost-effective alternative to other 
                                temporary housing options, may--
                                            ``(aa) enter into lease 
                                        agreements with owners of 
                                        multifamily rental property 
                                        located in areas covered by a 
                                        major disaster declaration to 
                                        house individuals and households 
                                        eligible for assistance under 
                                        this section; and
                                            ``(bb) make repairs or 
                                        improvements to properties under 
                                        such lease agreements, to the 
                                        extent necessary to serve as 
                                        safe and adequate temporary 
                                        housing.
                                    ``(II) Improvements or repairs.--
                                Under the terms of any lease agreement 
                                for property entered into under this 
                                subsection, the value of the 
                                improvements or repairs--
                                            ``(aa) shall be deducted 
                                        from the value of the lease 
                                        agreement; and
                                            ``(bb) may not exceed the 
                                        value of the lease agreement.''; 
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            (3) in clause (iv) (as so redesignated) by striking ``clause 
        (ii)'' and inserting ``clause (iii)''.
SEC. 1104. HAZARD MITIGATION.

    (a) Streamlined Procedures; Advance Assistance.--Section 404 of the 
Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 
U.S.C. 5170c) is amended by adding at the end the following:
    ``(d) Streamlined Procedures.--
            ``(1) <<NOTE: President.>>  In general.--For the purpose of 
        providing assistance under this section, the President shall 
        ensure that--
                    ``(A) adequate resources are devoted to ensure that 
                applicable environmental reviews under the National 
                Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and historic 
                preservation reviews under the National Historic 
                Preservation Act are completed on an expeditious basis; 
                and
                    ``(B) the shortest existing applicable process under 
                the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and the 
                National Historic Preservation Act is utilized.
            ``(2) Authority for other expedited procedures.--The 
        President may utilize expedited procedures in addition to those 
        required under paragraph (1) for the purpose of providing 
        assistance under this section, such as procedures under the 
        Prototype Programmatic Agreement of the Federal Emergency 
        Management Agency, for the consideration of multiple structures 
        as a group and for an analysis of the cost-effectiveness and 
        fulfillment of cost-share requirements for proposed hazard 
        mitigation measures.

    ``(e) Advance Assistance.--The President may provide not more than 
25 percent of the amount of the estimated cost of hazard mitigation 
measures to a State grantee eligible for a grant under this section 
before eligible costs are incurred.''.
    (b) Establishment of Criteria Relating to Administration of Hazard 
Mitigation Assistance by States.--Section 404(c)(2) of the Robert T. 
Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 
5170c(c)(2)) is amended by inserting after ``applications submitted 
under paragraph (1).'' the <<NOTE: Regulations. Waiver 
authority. Determination.>> following: ``Until such time as the 
Administrator promulgates regulations to implement this paragraph, the 
Administrator may waive notice and comment rulemaking, if the 
Administrator determines doing so is necessary to expeditiously 
implement this section, and may carry out this section as a pilot 
program.''.

    (c) <<NOTE: 42 USC 5170c note.>>  Applicability.--The authority 
under the amendments made by this section shall apply to--
            (1) any major disaster or emergency declared under the 
        Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act 
        (42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq.) on or after the date of enactment of 
        this division; and
            (2) a major disaster or emergency declared under that Act 
        before the date of enactment of this division for which the 
        period for processing requests for assistance has not ended as 
        of the date of enactment of this division.
SEC. 1105. DISPUTE RESOLUTION PILOT PROGRAM.

    (a) <<NOTE: 42 USC 5189a note.>>  Definitions.--In this section, the 
following definitions apply:
            (1) Administrator.--The term ``Administrator'' means the 
        Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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            (2) Eligible assistance.--The term ``eligible assistance'' 
        means assistance--
                    (A) under section 403, 406, or 407 of the Robert T. 
                Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act 
                (42 U.S.C. 5170b, 5172, 5173);
                    (B) for which the legitimate amount in dispute is 
                not less than $1,000,000, which sum the Administrator 
                shall adjust annually to reflect changes in the Consumer 
                Price Index for all Urban Consumers published by the 
                Department of Labor;
                    (C) for which the applicant has a non-Federal share; 
                and
                    (D) for which the applicant has received a decision 
                on a first appeal.

    (b) Procedures.--
            (1) <<NOTE: Deadline.>>  In general.--Not later than 180 
        days after the date of enactment of this section, and in order 
        to facilitate an efficient recovery from major disasters, the 
        Administrator shall establish procedures under which an 
        applicant may request the use of alternative dispute resolution, 
        including arbitration by an independent review panel, to resolve 
        disputes relating to eligible assistance.
            (2) Binding effect.--A decision by an independent review 
        panel under this section shall be binding upon the parties to 
        the dispute.
            (3) Considerations.--The procedures established under this 
        section shall--
                    (A) allow a party of a dispute relating to eligible 
                assistance to request an independent review panel for 
                the review;
                    (B) require a party requesting an independent review 
                panel as described in subparagraph (A) to agree to forgo 
                rights to any further appeal of the dispute relating to 
                any eligible assistance;
                    (C) require that the sponsor of an independent 
                review panel for any alternative dispute resolution 
                under this section be--
                          (i) an individual or entity unaffiliated with 
                      the dispute (which may include a Federal agency, 
                      an administrative law judge, or a reemployed 
                      annuitant who was an employee of the Federal 
                      Government) selected by the Administrator; and
                          (ii) responsible for identifying and 
                      maintaining an adequate number of independent 
                      experts qualified to review and resolve disputes 
                      under this section;
                    (D) require an independent review panel to--
                          (i) resolve any remaining disputed issue in 
                      accordance with all applicable laws, regulations, 
                      and Agency interpretations of those laws through 
                      its published policies and guidance;
                          (ii) consider only evidence contained in the 
                      administrative record, as it existed at the time 
                      at which the Agency made its initial decision;
                          (iii) only set aside a decision of the Agency 
                      found to be arbitrary, capricious, an abuse of 
                      discretion, or otherwise not in accordance with 
                      law; and
                          (iv) in the case of a finding of material fact 
                      adverse to the claimant made on first appeal, only 
                      set aside

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                      or reverse such finding if the finding is clearly 
                      erroneous;
                    (E) require an independent review panel to 
                expeditiously issue a written decision for any 
                alternative dispute resolution under this section; and
                    (F) direct that if an independent review panel for 
                any alternative dispute resolution under this section 
                determines that the basis upon which a party submits a 
                request for alternative dispute resolution is frivolous, 
                the independent review panel shall direct the party to 
                pay the reasonable costs to the Federal Emergency 
                Management Agency relating to the review by the 
                independent review panel. Any funds received by the 
                Federal Emergency Management Agency under the authority 
                of this section shall be deposited to the credit of the 
                appropriation or appropriations available for the 
                eligible assistance in dispute on the date on which the 
                funds are received.

    (c) Sunset.--A request for review by an independent review panel 
under this section may not be made after December 31, 2015.
    (d) Report.--
            (1) In general.--Not later than 270 days after the 
        termination of authority under this section under subsection 
        (c), the Comptroller General of the United States shall submit 
        to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs 
        of the Senate and the Committee on Transportation and 
        Infrastructure of the House of Representatives a report 
        analyzing the effectiveness of the program under this section.
            (2) Contents.--The report submitted under paragraph (1) 
        shall include--
                    (A) a determination of the availability of data 
                required to complete the report;
                    (B) an assessment of the effectiveness of the 
                program under this section, including an assessment of 
                whether the program expedited or delayed the disaster 
                recovery process;
                    (C) an assessment of whether the program increased 
                or decreased costs to administer section 403, 406, or 
                407 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and 
                Emergency Assistance Act;
                    (D) an assessment of the procedures and safeguards 
                that the independent review panels established to ensure 
                objectivity and accuracy, and the extent to which they 
                followed those procedures and safeguards;
                    (E) a recommendation as to whether any aspect of the 
                program under this section should be made a permanent 
                authority; and
                    (F) recommendations for any modifications to the 
                authority or the administration of the authority under 
                this section in order to improve the disaster recovery 
                process.
SEC. 1106. UNIFIED FEDERAL REVIEW.

    Title IV of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency 
Assistance Act (as amended by this division) is further amended by 
adding at the end the following:

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``SEC. 429. <<NOTE: 42 USC 5189g.>>  UNIFIED FEDERAL REVIEW.

    ``(a) <<NOTE: Deadline. Consultation. President.>>  In General.--Not 
later than 18 months after the date of enactment of this section, and in 
consultation with the Council on Environmental Quality and the Advisory 
Council on Historic Preservation, the President shall establish an 
expedited and unified interagency review process to ensure compliance 
with environmental and historic requirements under Federal law relating 
to disaster recovery projects, in order to expedite the recovery 
process, consistent with applicable law.

    ``(b) Contents.--The review process established under this section 
shall include mechanisms to expeditiously address delays that may occur 
during the recovery from a major disaster and be updated, as 
appropriate, consistent with applicable law.''.
SEC. 1107. SIMPLIFIED PROCEDURES.

    Section 422 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency 
Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5189) is amended--
            (1) by striking ``If the Federal estimate'' and inserting 
        ``(a) In General.--If the Federal estimate'';
            (2) by inserting ``(or, if the Administrator has established 
        a threshold under subsection (b), the amount established under 
        subsection (b))'' after ``$35,000'' the first place it appears;
            (3) by inserting ``or, if applicable, the amount established 
        under subsection (b),'' after ``$35,000 amount'' the second 
        place it appears; and
            (4) by adding at the end the following:

    ``(b) <<NOTE: President.>>  Threshold.--
            ``(1) Report.--Not later than 1 year after the date of 
        enactment of this subsection, the President, acting through the 
        Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (in 
        this section referred to as the `Administrator'), shall--
                    ``(A) <<NOTE: Analysis.>>  complete an analysis to 
                determine whether an increase in the threshold for 
                eligibility under subsection (a) is appropriate, which 
                shall include consideration of cost-effectiveness, speed 
                of recovery, capacity of grantees, past performance, and 
                accountability measures; and
                    ``(B) submit to the Committee on Transportation and 
                Infrastructure of the House of Representatives and the 
                Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs 
                of the Senate a report regarding the analysis conducted 
                under subparagraph (A).
            ``(2) <<NOTE: Deadlines.>>  Amount.--After the Administrator 
        submits the report required under paragraph (1), the President 
        shall direct the Administrator to--
                    ``(A) immediately establish a threshold for 
                eligibility under this section in an appropriate amount, 
                without regard to chapter 5 of title 5, United States 
                Code; and
                    ``(B) adjust the threshold annually to reflect 
                changes in the Consumer Price Index for all Urban 
                Consumers published by the Department of Labor.
            ``(3) Review.--Not later than 3 years after the date on 
        which the Administrator establishes a threshold under paragraph 
        (2), and every 3 years thereafter, the President, acting through 
        the Administrator, shall review the threshold for eligibility 
        under this section.''.

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SEC. 1108. ESSENTIAL ASSISTANCE.

    (a) Other Needs Assistance.--Section 408(e)(1) of the Robert T. 
Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 
5174(e)(1)) is amended--
            (1) in the paragraph heading by inserting ``child care,'' 
        after ``dental,''; and
            (2) by inserting ``child care,'' after ``dental,''.

    (b) Salaries and Benefits.--Section 403 of the Robert T. Stafford 
Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5170b) is 
amended by adding at the end the following:
    ``(d) Salaries and Benefits.--
            ``(1) In general.--If the President declares a major 
        disaster or emergency for an area within the jurisdiction of a 
        State, tribal, or local government, the President may reimburse 
        the State, tribal, or local government for costs relating to--
                    ``(A) basic pay and benefits for permanent employees 
                of the State, tribal, or local government conducting 
                emergency protective measures under this section, if--
                          ``(i) the work is not typically performed by 
                      the employees; and
                          ``(ii) the type of work may otherwise be 
                      carried out by contract or agreement with private 
                      organizations, firms, or individuals.; or
                    ``(B) overtime and hazardous duty compensation for 
                permanent employees of the State, tribal, or local 
                government conducting emergency protective measures 
                under this section.
            ``(2) <<NOTE: Guidelines.>>  Overtime.--The guidelines for 
        reimbursement for costs under paragraph (1) shall ensure that no 
        State, tribal, or local government is denied reimbursement for 
        overtime payments that are required pursuant to the Fair Labor 
        Standards Act of 1938 (29 U.S.C. 201 et seq.).
            ``(3) No effect on mutual aid pacts.--Nothing in this 
        subsection shall affect the ability of the President to 
        reimburse labor force expenses provided pursuant to an 
        authorized mutual aid pact.''.
SEC. 1109. <<NOTE: Deadline. Review. Regulations. 42 USC 5170 
                          note.>>  INDIVIDUAL ASSISTANCE FACTORS.

    In order to provide more objective criteria for evaluating the need 
for assistance to individuals, to clarify the threshold for eligibility 
and to speed a declaration of a major disaster or emergency under the 
Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 
U.S.C. 5121 et seq.), not later than 1 year after the date of enactment 
of this division, the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management 
Agency, in cooperation with representatives of State, tribal, and local 
emergency management agencies, shall review, update, and revise through 
rulemaking the factors considered under section 206.48 of title 44, Code 
of Federal Regulations (including section 206.48(b)(2) of such title 
relating to trauma and the specific conditions or losses that contribute 
to trauma), to measure the severity, magnitude, and impact of a 
disaster.
SEC. 1110. TRIBAL REQUESTS FOR A MAJOR DISASTER OR EMERGENCY 
                          DECLARATION UNDER THE STAFFORD ACT.

    (a) Major Disaster Requests.--Section 401 of the Robert T. Stafford 
Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5170) is 
amended--

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            (1) by striking ``All requests for a declaration'' and 
        inserting ``(a) In General.--All requests for a declaration''; 
        and
            (2) by adding at the end the following:

    ``(b) Indian Tribal Government Requests.--
            ``(1) In general.--The Chief Executive of an affected Indian 
        tribal government may submit a request for a declaration by the 
        President that a major disaster exists consistent with the 
        requirements of subsection (a).
            ``(2) References.--In implementing assistance authorized by 
        the President under this Act in response to a request of the 
        Chief Executive of an affected Indian tribal government for a 
        major disaster declaration, any reference in this title or title 
        III (except sections 310 and 326) to a State or the Governor of 
        a State is deemed to refer to an affected Indian tribal 
        government or the Chief Executive of an affected Indian tribal 
        government, as appropriate.
            ``(3) Savings provision.--Nothing in this subsection shall 
        prohibit an Indian tribal government from receiving assistance 
        under this title through a declaration made by the President at 
        the request of a State under subsection (a) if the President 
        does not make a declaration under this subsection for the same 
        incident.

    ``(c) <<NOTE: President.>>  Cost Share Adjustments for Indian Tribal 
Governments.--
            ``(1) <<NOTE: Waiver authority.>>  In general.--In providing 
        assistance to an Indian tribal government under this title, the 
        President may waive or adjust any payment of a non-Federal 
        contribution with respect to the assistance if--
                    ``(A) the President has the authority to waive or 
                adjust the payment under another provision of this 
                title; and
                    ``(B) the President determines that the waiver or 
                adjustment is necessary and appropriate.
            ``(2) Criteria for making determinations.--The President 
        shall establish criteria for making determinations under 
        paragraph (1)(B).''.

    (b) Emergency Requests.--Section 501 of the Robert T. Stafford 
Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5191) is amended 
by adding at the end the following:
    ``(c) Indian Tribal Government Requests.--
            ``(1) In general.--The Chief Executive of an affected Indian 
        tribal government may submit a request for a declaration by the 
        President that an emergency exists consistent with the 
        requirements of subsection (a).
            ``(2) References.--In implementing assistance authorized by 
        the President under this title in response to a request of the 
        Chief Executive of an affected Indian tribal government for an 
        emergency declaration, any reference in this title or title III 
        (except sections 310 and 326) to a State or the Governor of a 
        State is deemed to refer to an affected Indian tribal government 
        or the Chief Executive of an affected Indian tribal government, 
        as appropriate.
            ``(3) Savings provision.--Nothing in this subsection shall 
        prohibit an Indian tribal government from receiving assistance 
        under this title through a declaration made by the President at 
        the request of a State under subsection (a) if the President 
        does not make a declaration under this subsection for the same 
        incident.''.

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    (c) Definitions.--Section 102 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster 
Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5122) is amended--
            (1) in paragraph (7)(B) by striking ``; and'' and inserting 
        ``, that is not an Indian tribal government as defined in 
        paragraph (6); and'';
            (2) by redesignating paragraphs (6) through (10) as 
        paragraphs (7) through (11), respectively;
            (3) by inserting after paragraph (5) the following:
            ``(6) Indian tribal government.--The term `Indian tribal 
        government' means the governing body of any Indian or Alaska 
        Native tribe, band, nation, pueblo, village, or community that 
        the Secretary of the Interior acknowledges to exist as an Indian 
        tribe under the Federally Recognized Indian Tribe List Act of 
        1994 (25 U.S.C. 479a et seq.).''; and
            (4) by adding at the end the following:
            ``(12) Chief executive.--The term `Chief Executive' means 
        the person who is the Chief, Chairman, Governor, President, or 
        similar executive official of an Indian tribal government.''.

    (d) References.--Title I of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief 
and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq.) is amended by 
adding after section 102 the following:
``SEC. 103. <<NOTE: 42 USC 5123.>>  REFERENCES.

    ``Except as otherwise specifically provided, any reference in this 
Act to `State and local', `State or local', `State, and local', `State, 
or local', or `State, local' (including plurals) with respect to 
governments or officials and any reference to a `local government' in 
sections 406(d)(3) and 417 is deemed to refer also to Indian tribal 
governments and officials, as appropriate.''.
    (e) <<NOTE: President. 42 USC 5122 note.>>  Regulations.--
            (1) Issuance.--The President shall issue regulations to 
        carry out the amendments made by this section.
            (2) Factors.--In issuing the regulations, the President 
        shall consider the unique conditions that affect the general 
        welfare of Indian tribal governments.
SEC. 1111. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR REDUCING COSTS OF FUTURE DISASTERS.

    (a) Report to Congress.--Not later than 180 days after the date of 
enactment of this division, the Administrator of the Federal Emergency 
Management Agency shall submit to Congress recommendations for the 
development of a national strategy for reducing future costs, loss of 
life, and injuries associated with extreme disaster events in vulnerable 
areas of the United States.
    (b) National Strategy.--The national strategy should--
            (1) respect the constitutional role and responsibilities of 
        Federal, State, and local governments and the private sector;
            (2) consider the vulnerability of the United States to 
        damage from flooding, severe weather events, and other hazards;
            (3) analyze gaps and duplication of emergency preparedness, 
        response, recovery, and mitigation measures provided by Federal, 
        State, and local entities; and

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            (4) include recommendations on how to improve the resiliency 
        of local communities and States for the purpose of lowering 
        future costs of disaster response and recovery.

    Approved January 29, 2013.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 152:
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CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 158 (2013):
            Jan. 15, considered and passed House.
            Jan. 28, considered and passed Senate.

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