"This report responds to language in Senate Report 114-264 accompanying the Fiscal Year 2017 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act (P.L. 115-31). Senate Report 114-264 states: The bill includes long-standing language to allow funds from the Operating Expenses appropriation to be used for the sustainment, repair, replacement, and maintenance of shore infrastructure, including projects to correct deficiencies for code compliance or that threaten life, health, or safety to an amount not exceeding 50 percent of a building's or structure's replacement value. Additionally, Operating Expenses funds are allowed to be used for contingent, emergent, or other unspecified minor construction projects, which includes new construction, procurement, development, conversion, rebuilding, improvement, or an extension of any facility not exceeding $1,000,000 in total costs at any location for planned or unplanned operational needs. Minor construction projects funded from the Operating Expenses appropriation can be combined with depot level maintenance projects for the sake of administrative and economic efficiency. The Coast Guard is to provide a report to the Committee not later than 45 days after the date of enactment of this act detailing such projects and any sustainment, repair, replacement, or maintenance projects over $1,000,000 for fiscal year 2017."
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