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Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008

(H.R. 2764)

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DIVISION D--FINANCIAL SERVICES AND GENERAL GOVERNMENT APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2008

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TITLE V--INDEPENDENT AGENCIES

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National Archives and Records Administration

OPERATING EXPENSES

For necessary expenses in connection with the administration of the National Archives and Records Administration (including the Information Security Oversight Office) and archived Federal records and related activities, as provided by law, and for expenses necessary for the review and declassification of documents and the activities of the Public Interest Declassification Board, and for the hire of passenger motor vehicles, and for uniforms or allowances therefor, as authorized by law (5 U.S.C. 5901 et seq.), including maintenance, repairs, and cleaning, $315,000,000.

ELECTRONIC RECORDS ARCHIVES

For necessary expenses in connection with the development of the electronic records archives, to include all direct project costs associated with research, analysis, design, development, and program management, $58,028,000 of which $38,315,000 shall remain available until September 30, 2009: Provided, That none of the multi-year funds may be obligated until the National Archives and Records Administration submits to the Committees on Appropriations, and such Committees approve, a plan for expenditure that: (1) meets the capital planning and investment control review requirements established by the Office of Management and Budget, including Circular A-11; (2) complies with the National Archives and Records Administration’s enterprise architecture; (3) conforms with the National Archives and Records Administration’s enterprise life cycle methodology; (4) is approved by the National Archives and Records Administration and the Office of Management and Budget; (5) has been reviewed by the Government Accountability Office; and (6) complies with the acquisition rules, requirements, guidelines, and systems acquisition management practices of the Federal Government.

REPAIRS AND RESTORATION

For the repair, alteration, and improvement of archives facilities, and to provide adequate storage for holdings, $28,605,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That the Archivist is authorized to construct an addition to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum on land, adjacent to the existing Library and Museum property, to be acquired from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or the University of Massachusetts or some other governmental authority thereof; and of the funds provided, $8,000,000 shall be used for acquiring the land for the Kennedy Library Addition, the first phase of construction, related services for building the addition to the Library, and other necessary expenses, including renovating the Library as needed in constructing the addition; $750,000 to complete design work on the renovation of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum; $7,432,000 to construct an addition to the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum; and $3,760,000 is for the repair and restoration of the plaza that surrounds the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library and Museum that is under the joint control and custody of the University of Texas: Provided further, That such funds shall remain available until expended for this purpose and may be transferred directly to the University and used, together with University funds, for the repair and restoration of the plaza: Provided further, That such funds shall be spent in accordance with the construction plan submitted to the Committees on Appropriations on March 14, 2005: Provided further, That the Archivist shall be prohibited from entering into any agreement with the University or any other party that requires additional funding commitments on behalf of the Federal Government for this project.

NATIONAL HISTORICAL PUBLICATIONS AND RECORDS COMMISSION

GRANTS PROGRAM (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

For necessary expenses for allocations and grants for historical publications and records as authorized by 44 U.S.C. 2504, $9,500,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That of the funds provided in this paragraph, $2,000,000 shall be transferred to the operating expenses account of the National Archives and Records Administration for operating expenses of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISION--NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION

The National Archives and Records Administration shall include in its fiscal year 2009 budget justifications a comprehensive capital needs assessment for funding provided under the "Repairs and Restoration" appropriations account: Provided, That funds proposed under the "Repairs and Restoration" appropriations account for fiscal year 2009 shall be allocated to projects on a priority basis established under a comprehensive capital needs assessment.

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