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14 USC PART III: COAST GUARD AUTHORIZATIONS AND REPORTS TO CONGRESS
From Title 14—COAST GUARD

PART III—COAST GUARD AUTHORIZATIONS AND REPORTS TO CONGRESS

Chap.
Sec.
27.
Authorizations
2701
29.
Reports
2901

        

Amendments

2016Pub. L. 114–328, div. C, title XXXV, §3503(d)(2), Dec. 23, 2016, 130 Stat. 2775, struck out period after "2901" in item for chapter 29.

CHAPTER 27—AUTHORIZATIONS

Sec.
2701.
Requirement for prior authorization of appropriations.
2702.
Authorization of appropriations.
2703.
Authorization of personnel end strengths.
2704.
Authorized levels of military strength and training.

        

Amendments

2016Pub. L. 114–120, title I, §102(d), Feb. 8, 2016, 130 Stat. 32, added items 2701 and 2703.

§2701. Requirement for prior authorization of appropriations

Amounts may be appropriated to or for the use of the Coast Guard for the following matters only if the amounts have been authorized by law after December 31, 1976:

(1) For the operation and maintenance of the Coast Guard, not otherwise provided for.

(2) For the acquisition, construction, renovation, and improvement of aids to navigation, shore facilities, vessels, and aircraft, including equipment related thereto, and for maintenance, rehabilitation, lease, and operation of facilities and equipment.

(3) For the Coast Guard Reserve program, including operations and maintenance of the program, personnel and training costs, equipment, and services.

(4) For the environmental compliance and restoration functions of the Coast Guard under chapter 19 of this title.

(5) For research, development, test, and evaluation of technologies, materials, and human factors directly related to improving the performance of the Coast Guard.

(6) For alteration or removal of bridges over navigable waters of the United States constituting obstructions to navigation, and for personnel and administrative costs associated with the Alteration of Bridges Program.

(Added Pub. L. 97–295, §2(20)(A), Oct. 12, 1982, 96 Stat. 1303, §662; amended Pub. L. 101–225, title II, §222(c), Dec. 12, 1989, 103 Stat. 1919; Pub. L. 111–259, title IV, §442(2), Oct. 7, 2010, 124 Stat. 2733; renumbered §2701 and amended Pub. L. 114–120, title I, §101(b), Feb. 8, 2016, 130 Stat. 30.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised SectionSource (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
662 14:656(note). Sept. 10, 1976, Pub. L. 94–406, §5, 90 Stat. 1236.

The word "Amounts" is substituted for "funds" for clarity and consistency. Before clause (1), the words "After fiscal year 1977" are omitted as executed. The words "of such funds" are omitted as unnecessary. In clause (2), the words "aids, establishments, vessels, or aircraft" are substituted for "thereto" for clarity. In clause (4), the words "a matter referred to in clauses (1)–(3)" are substituted for "any of the above" for clarity.

Amendments

2016Pub. L. 114–120, §101(b)(1), (2), renumbered section 662 of this title as this section.

Pars. (1) to (6). Pub. L. 114–120, §101(b)(3), added pars. (1) to (6) and struck out former pars. (1) to (5) which read as follows:

"(1) For the operation and maintenance of the Coast Guard.

"(2) For the acquisition, construction, rebuilding, and improvement of aids to navigation, shore or offshore establishments, vessels, or aircraft, including equipment related to the aids, establishments, vessels, or aircraft.

"(3) For altering obstructive bridges.

"(4) For research, development, test, or evaluation related to intelligence systems and capabilities or a matter referred to in clauses (1)–(3).

"(5) For environmental compliance and restoration at Coast Guard facilities."

2010—Par. (4). Pub. L. 111–259 inserted "intelligence systems and capabilities or" after "related to".

1989—Par. (5). Pub. L. 101–225 added par. (5).

§2702. Authorization of appropriations

Funds are authorized to be appropriated for each of fiscal years 2016 and 2017 for necessary expenses of the Coast Guard as follows:

(1) For the operation and maintenance of the Coast Guard, not otherwise provided for—

(A) $6,981,036,000 for fiscal year 2016; and

(B) $6,986,815,000 for fiscal year 2017.


(2) For the acquisition, construction, renovation, and improvement of aids to navigation, shore facilities, vessels, and aircraft, including equipment related thereto, and for maintenance, rehabilitation, lease, and operation of facilities and equipment—

(A) $1,945,000,000 for fiscal year 2016; and

(B) $1,945,000,000 for fiscal year 2017.


(3) For the Coast Guard Reserve program, including operations and maintenance of the program, personnel and training costs, equipment, and services—

(A) $140,016,000 for fiscal year 2016; and

(B) $134,237,000 for fiscal year 2017.


(4) For the environmental compliance and restoration functions of the Coast Guard under chapter 19 of this title—

(A) $16,701,000 for fiscal year 2016; and

(B) $16,701,000 for fiscal year 2017.


(5) To the Commandant of the Coast Guard for research, development, test, and evaluation of technologies, materials, and human factors directly related to improving the performance of the Coast Guard's mission with respect to search and rescue, aids to navigation, marine safety, marine environmental protection, enforcement of laws and treaties, ice operations, oceanographic research, and defense readiness, and for maintenance, rehabilitation, lease, and operation of facilities and equipment—

(A) $19,890,000 for fiscal year 2016; and

(B) $19,890,000 for fiscal year 2017.

(Added Pub. L. 114–120, title I, §101(a), Feb. 8, 2016, 130 Stat. 29; amended Pub. L. 114–328, div. C, title XXXV, §3503(d)(1), Dec. 23, 2016, 130 Stat. 2775.)

Amendments

2016—Par. (1)(B). Pub. L. 114–328, §3503(d)(1)(A), substituted "$6,986,815,000" for "$6,981,036,000".

Par. (3)(B). Pub. L. 114–328, §3503(d)(1)(B), substituted "$134,237,000" for "$140,016,000".

Effective Date of 2016 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 114–328 effective as if included in the enactment of Pub. L. 114–120, see section 3503(e) of Pub. L. 114–328, set out as a note under section 60 of this title.

§2703. Authorization of personnel end strengths

(a) For each fiscal year, Congress shall authorize the strength for active duty personnel of the Coast Guard as of the end of that fiscal year. Amounts may be appropriated for a fiscal year to or for the use of active duty personnel of the Coast Guard only if the end strength for active duty personnel for that fiscal year has been authorized by law. If at the end of any fiscal year there is in effect a declaration of war or national emergency, the President may defer the effectiveness of any end-strength limitation with respect to that fiscal year prescribed by law for any military or civilian component of the Coast Guard, for a period not to exceed 6 months after the end of the war or termination of the national emergency.

(b)(1) Congress shall authorize the average military training student loads for the Coast Guard for each fiscal year. That authorization is required for student loads for the following individual training categories:

(A) Recruit and specialized training.

(B) Flight training.

(C) Professional training in military and civilian institutions.

(D) Officer acquisition training.


(2) Amounts may be appropriated for a fiscal year for use in training military personnel of the Coast Guard in the categories referred to in paragraph (1) only if the average student loads for the Coast Guard for that fiscal year have been authorized by law.

(Added Pub. L. 97–295, §2(20)(A), Oct. 12, 1982, 96 Stat. 1302, §661; amended Pub. L. 107–295, title I, §105(a), Nov. 25, 2002, 116 Stat. 2085; renumbered §2703, Pub. L. 114–120, title I, §101(c), Feb. 8, 2016, 130 Stat. 31.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised SectionSource (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
661 14:ch. 11(note). Sept. 10, 1976, Pub. L. 94–406, §6, 90 Stat. 1236.

The words "after fiscal year 1977" are omitted as executed. The word "Amounts" is substituted for "funds" for clarity and consistency.

Amendments

2016Pub. L. 114–120 renumbered section 661 of this title as this section.

2002—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 107–295 inserted at end "If at the end of any fiscal year there is in effect a declaration of war or national emergency, the President may defer the effectiveness of any end-strength limitation with respect to that fiscal year prescribed by law for any military or civilian component of the Coast Guard, for a period not to exceed 6 months after the end of the war or termination of the national emergency."

§2704. Authorized levels of military strength and training

(a) Active Duty Strength.—The Coast Guard is authorized an end-of-year strength for active duty personnel of 43,000 for each of fiscal years 2016 and 2017.

(b) Military Training Student Loads.—The Coast Guard is authorized average military training student loads for each of fiscal years 2016 and 2017 as follows:

(1) For recruit and special training, 2,500 student years.

(2) For flight training, 165 student years.

(3) For professional training in military and civilian institutions, 350 student years.

(4) For officer acquisition, 1,200 student years.

(Added Pub. L. 114–120, title I, §101(a), Feb. 8, 2016, 130 Stat. 29.)

CHAPTER 29—REPORTS

Sec.
2901.
Transmission of annual Coast Guard authorization request.
2902.
Capital investment plan.
2903.
Major acquisitions.
2904.
Manpower requirements plan.

        

Amendments

2016Pub. L. 114–120, title I, §102(e), Feb. 8, 2016, 130 Stat. 32, added items 2901 to 2903.

§2901. Transmission of annual Coast Guard authorization request

(a) In General.—Not later than 30 days after the date on which the President submits to Congress a budget for a fiscal year pursuant to section 1105 of title 31, the Secretary shall submit to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate a Coast Guard authorization request with respect to such fiscal year.

(b) Coast Guard Authorization Request Defined.—In this section, the term "Coast Guard authorization request" means a proposal for legislation that, with respect to the Coast Guard for the relevant fiscal year—

(1) recommends end strengths for personnel for that fiscal year, as described in section 2703;

(2) recommends authorizations of appropriations for that fiscal year, including with respect to matters described in section 2701; and

(3) addresses any other matter that the Secretary determines is appropriate for inclusion in a Coast Guard authorization bill.

(Added Pub. L. 113–281, title II, §216(a), Dec. 18, 2014, 128 Stat. 3035, §662a; renumbered §2901 and amended Pub. L. 114–120, title I, §101(d)(1), Feb. 8, 2016, 130 Stat. 31.)

Amendments

2016Pub. L. 114–120, §101(d)(1)(A), (B), renumbered section 662a of this title as this section.

Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 114–120, §101(d)(1)(C)(i), substituted "described in section 2703" for "described in section 661".

Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 114–120, §101(d)(1)(C)(ii), substituted "described in section 2701" for "described in section 662".

§2902. Capital investment plan

(a) In General.—On the date on which the President submits to Congress a budget pursuant to section 1105 of title 31, the Commandant of the Coast Guard shall submit to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate—

(1) a capital investment plan for the Coast Guard that identifies for each capital asset for which appropriations are proposed in that budget—

(A) the proposed appropriations included in the budget;

(B) the total estimated cost of completion based on the proposed appropriations included in the budget;

(C) projected funding levels for each fiscal year for the next 5 fiscal years or until project completion, whichever is earlier;

(D) an estimated completion date based on the proposed appropriations included in the budget; and

(E) an acquisition program baseline, as applicable; and


(2) a list of each unfunded priority for the Coast Guard.


(b) New Capital Assets.—In the fiscal year following each fiscal year for which appropriations are enacted for a new capital asset, the report submitted under subsection (a) shall include—

(1) an estimated life-cycle cost estimate for the new capital asset;

(2) an assessment of the impact the new capital asset will have on—

(A) delivery dates for each capital asset;

(B) estimated completion dates for each capital asset;

(C) the total estimated cost to complete each capital asset; and

(D) other planned construction or improvement projects; and


(3) recommended funding levels for each capital asset necessary to meet the estimated completion dates and total estimated costs included in the such 1 asset's approved acquisition program baseline.


(c) Definitions.—In this section—

(1) the term "unfunded priority" means a program or mission requirement that—

(A) has not been selected for funding in the applicable proposed budget;

(B) is necessary to fulfill a requirement associated with an operational need; and

(C) the Commandant would have recommended for inclusion in the applicable proposed budget had additional resources been available or had the requirement emerged before the budget was submitted; and


(2) the term "new capital asset" means—

(A) an acquisition program that does not have an approved acquisition program baseline; or

(B) the acquisition of a capital asset in excess of the number included in the approved acquisition program baseline.

(Added Pub. L. 97–295, §2(20)(A), Oct. 12, 1982, 96 Stat. 1303, §663; amended Pub. L. 100–448, §25, Sept. 28, 1988, 102 Stat. 1847; Pub. L. 101–595, title III, §311(c), Nov. 16, 1990, 104 Stat. 2987; Pub. L. 107–295, title IV, §408(a)(2), Nov. 25, 2002, 116 Stat. 2117; Pub. L. 112–213, title II, §213(a), Dec. 20, 2012, 126 Stat. 1552; renumbered §2902 and amended Pub. L. 114–120, title I, §101(d)(2), title II, §204(b), Feb. 8, 2016, 130 Stat. 31, 34.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised SectionSource (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
663 14:656(note). Oct. 3, 1980, Pub. L. 96–376, §12, 94 Stat. 1511.

The words "with the fiscal year 1982 budget request" and "subsequent" are omitted as executed.

Amendments

2016Pub. L. 114–120, §101(d)(2), renumbered section 663 of this title as this section.

Subsec. (a)(1)(B). Pub. L. 114–120, §204(b)(1)(A), substituted "completion based on the proposed appropriations included in the budget;" for "completion;".

Subsec. (a)(1)(D). Pub. L. 114–120, §204(b)(1)(B), substituted "based on the proposed appropriations included in the budget;" for "at the projected funding levels;".

Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 114–120, §204(b)(2), added subsec. (b). Former subsec. (b) redesignated (c).

Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 114–120, §204(b)(2), (3), redesignated subsec. (b) as (c) and amended it generally. Prior to amendment, text read as follows: "In this section, the term 'unfunded priority' means a program or mission requirement that—

"(1) has not been selected for funding in the applicable proposed budget;

"(2) is necessary to fulfill a requirement associated with an operational need; and

"(3) the Commandant would have recommended for inclusion in the applicable proposed budget had additional resources been available or had the requirement emerged before the budget was submitted."

2012Pub. L. 112–213 amended section generally. Prior to amendment, text read as follows: "The President shall submit to Congress with each budget request for the Coast Guard the current copy of the Coast Guard's Capital Investment Plan, Cutter Plan, Aviation Plan, Shore Facilities Plan, and Information Resources Management Plan. Not later than 30 days after the date on which the President submits to the Congress a budget under section 1105 of title 31 which includes a proposed 2-year budget for the Coast Guard, the Secretary shall submit to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation and the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate, and to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and the Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives, detailed Coast Guard budget estimates for the fiscal years covered by such proposed 2-year budget."

2002Pub. L. 107–295 substituted "Transportation and Infrastructure" for "Merchant Marine and Fisheries".

1990Pub. L. 101–595 substituted "Shore Facilities Plan, and Information Resources Management Plan." for "and Shore Facilities Plan."

1988Pub. L. 100–448 inserted at end "Not later than 30 days after the date on which the President submits to the Congress a budget under section 1105 of title 31 which includes a proposed 2-year budget for the Coast Guard, the Secretary shall submit to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation and the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate, and to the Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries and the Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives, detailed Coast Guard budget estimates for the fiscal years covered by such proposed 2-year budget."

Additional Submissions

Commandant of the Coast Guard shall submit to the Committee on Homeland Security of the House of Representatives each plan required under this section, see section 101(f) of Pub. L. 114–120, set out as a note under section 569 of this title.

Capital Investment Plan

Pub. L. 111–281, title IX, §918, Oct. 15, 2010, 124 Stat. 3022, which required the Commandant to submit to Congress the Coast Guard's 5-year capital investment plan concurrent with the President's budget submission for each fiscal year, was repealed by Pub. L. 112–213, title II, §213(c)(3), Dec. 20, 2012, 126 Stat. 1553.

Deepwater Reports

Pub. L. 109–241, title IV, §408, July 11, 2006, 120 Stat. 537, as amended by Pub. L. 112–213, title II, §210(c)(1), Dec. 20, 2012, 126 Stat. 1551, provided that:

"[(a) Repealed. Pub. L. 112–213, title II, §210(c)(1), Dec. 20, 2012, 126 Stat. 1551.]

"(b) Deepwater Acceleration Report.—Not later than 30 days after the date of enactment of this Act [July 11, 2006], the Secretary shall submit to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives a report on the acceleration of the current Deepwater program acquisition timeline that reflects completion of the Deepwater program in each of 10 years and 15 years and includes—

"(1) a detailed explanation of the number and type of each asset that would be procured for each fiscal year under each accelerated acquisition timeline;

"(2) the required funding for such completion under each accelerated acquisition timeline;

"(3) anticipated costs associated with legacy asset sustainment for the Deepwater program under each accelerated acquisition timeline;

"(4) anticipated mission deficiencies, if any, associated with the continued degradation of legacy assets in combination with the procurement of new assets under each accelerated acquisition timeline; and

"(5) an evaluation of the overall feasibility of achieving each accelerated acquisition timeline, including—

"(A) contractor capacity;

"(B) national shipbuilding capacity;

"(C) asset integration into Coast Guard facilities;

"(D) required personnel; and

"(E) training infrastructure capacity on technology associated with new assets.

"(c) Oversight Report.—Not later than 90 days after the date of enactment of this Act [July 11, 2006], the Commandant of the Coast Guard, in consultation with the Government Accountability Office, shall submit to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives a report on the status of the Coast Guard's implementation of the Government Accountability Office's recommendations in its report, GAO–04–380, entitled 'Coast Guard Deepwater Program Needs Increased Attention to Management and Contractor Oversight', including the dates by which the Coast Guard plans to complete implementation of such recommendations if any of such recommendations remain open as of the date the report is transmitted to the Committees.

"(d) Independent Analysis of Revised Deepwater Plan.—The Secretary may periodically, either through an internal review process or a contract with an outside entity, conduct an analysis of all or part of the Deepwater program and assess whether—

"(1) the choice of assets and capabilities selected as part of that program meets the Coast Guard's goals for performance and minimizing total ownership costs; or

"(2) additional or different assets should be considered as part of that program."

Revised Deepwater Implementation Plan

Pub. L. 111–83, title II, Oct. 28, 2009, 123 Stat. 2153, provided in part: "That the Secretary [of Homeland Security] shall submit to the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and the House of Representatives, in conjunction with the fiscal year 2011 budget request, a comprehensive review of the Revised Deepwater Implementation Plan, and every 5 years thereafter, that includes a complete projection of the acquisition costs and schedule for the duration of the plan".

Similar provisions were contained in the following prior appropriation acts:

Pub. L. 110–329, div. D, title II, Sept. 30, 2008, 122 Stat. 3665.

Pub. L. 110–161, div. E, title II, Dec. 26, 2007, 121 Stat. 2056.

Pub. L. 109–295, title II, Oct. 4, 2006, 120 Stat. 1365.

Pub. L. 109–90, title II, Oct. 18, 2005, 119 Stat. 2072.

Future-Years Capital Investment Plan

Pub. L. 113–6, div. D, title II, Mar. 26, 2013, 127 Stat. 351, provided in part: "That the Commandant of the Coast Guard shall submit to the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and the House of Representatives, at the time that the President's budget is submitted each year under section 1105(a) of title 31, United States Code, a future-years capital investment plan for the Coast Guard that identifies for each requested capital asset—

"(1) the proposed appropriations included in that budget;

"(2) the total estimated cost of completion, including and clearly delineating the costs of associated major acquisition systems infrastructure and transition to operations;

"(3) projected funding levels for each fiscal year for the next 5 fiscal years or until acquisition program baseline or project completion, whichever is earlier;

"(4) an estimated completion date at the projected funding levels; and

"(5) a current acquisition program baseline for each capital asset, as applicable, that—

"(A) includes the total acquisition cost of each asset, subdivided by fiscal year and including a detailed description of the purpose of the proposed funding levels for each fiscal year, including for each fiscal year funds requested for design, pre-acquisition activities, production, structural modifications, missionization, post-delivery, and transition to operations costs;

"(B) includes a detailed project schedule through completion, subdivided by fiscal year, that details—

"(i) quantities planned for each fiscal year; and

"(ii) major acquisition and project events, including development of operational requirements, contracting actions, design reviews, production, delivery, test and evaluation, and transition to operations, including necessary training, shore infrastructure, and logistics;

"(C) notes and explains any deviations in cost, performance parameters, schedule, or estimated date of completion from the original acquisition program baseline and the most recent baseline approved by the Department of Homeland Security's Acquisition Review Board, if applicable;

"(D) aligns the acquisition of each asset to mission requirements by defining existing capabilities of comparable legacy assets, identifying known capability gaps between such existing capabilities and stated mission requirements, and explaining how the acquisition of each asset will address such known capability gaps;

"(E) defines life-cycle costs for each asset and the date of the estimate on which such costs are based, including all associated costs of major acquisitions systems infrastructure and transition to operations, delineated by purpose and fiscal year for the projected service life of the asset;

"(F) includes the earned value management system summary schedule performance index and cost performance index for each asset, if applicable; and

"(G) includes a phase-out and decommissioning schedule delineated by fiscal year for each existing legacy asset that each asset is intended to replace or recapitalize:

Provided further, That the Commandant of the Coast Guard shall ensure that amounts specified in the future-years capital investment plan are consistent, to the maximum extent practicable, with proposed appropriations necessary to support the programs, projects, and activities of the Coast Guard in the President's budget as submitted under section 1105(a) of title 31, United States Code, for that fiscal year: Provided further, That any inconsistencies between the capital investment plan and proposed appropriations shall be identified and justified".

Similar provisions were contained in the following appropriation acts:

Pub. L. 114–4, title II, Mar. 4, 2015, 129 Stat. 48.

Pub. L. 113–76, div. F, title II, Jan. 17, 2014, 128 Stat. 256.

Pub. L. 112–74, div. D, title II, Dec. 23, 2011, 125 Stat. 954.

Pub. L. 111–83, title II, Oct. 28, 2009, 123 Stat. 2153.

Pub. L. 110–329, div. D, title II, Sept. 30, 2008, 122 Stat. 3665.

Pub. L. 110–161, div. E, title II, Dec. 26, 2007, 121 Stat. 2056.

Pub. L. 109–295, title II, Oct. 4, 2006, 120 Stat. 1365.

Pub. L. 109–90, title II, Oct. 18, 2005, 119 Stat. 2072.

Pub. L. 108–334, title II, Oct. 18, 2004, 118 Stat. 1306.

Unfunded Priorities

Pub. L. 108–334, title V, §514, Oct. 18, 2004, 118 Stat. 1317, provided that: "The Commandant of the Coast Guard shall provide to the Congress each year, at the time that the President's budget is submitted under section 1105(a) of title 31, United States Code, a list of approved but unfunded Coast Guard priorities and the funds needed for each such priority in the same manner and with the same contents as the unfunded priorities lists submitted by the chiefs of other Armed Services."

Status Reports on Polar Icebreaking Vessels

Pub. L. 99–640, §15, Nov. 10, 1986, 100 Stat. 3552, provided that: "The Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard is operating shall provide detailed reports to Congress concerning the status of design and construction plans for the procurement of at least two new polar icebreaking vessels. Such reports shall be included in the Cutter Plan required annually by section 663 [now 2902] of title 14, United States Code, and shall be submitted each year until at least two new polar icebreaking vessels have been delivered to the Coast Guard."

1 So in original.

§2903. Major acquisitions

(a) In General.—In conjunction with the transmittal by the President to Congress of the budget of the United States for fiscal year 2014 and biennially thereafter, the Secretary shall submit to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives a report on the status of all major acquisition programs.

(b) Information To Be Included.—Each report under subsection (a) shall include for each major acquisition program—

(1) a statement of the Coast Guard's mission needs and performance goals relating to such program, including a justification for any change to those needs and goals subsequent to a report previously submitted under this section;

(2) a justification explaining how the projected number and capabilities of assets acquired under such program meet applicable mission needs and performance goals;

(3) an identification of any and all mission hour gaps, accompanied by an explanation of how and when the Coast Guard will close those gaps;

(4) an identification of any changes with respect to such program, including—

(A) any changes to the timeline for the acquisition of each new asset and the phaseout of legacy assets; and

(B) any changes to—

(i) the costs of new assets or legacy assets for that fiscal year or future fiscal years; or

(ii) the total acquisition cost;


(5) a justification explaining how any change to such program fulfills the mission needs and performance goals of the Coast Guard;

(6) a description of how the Coast Guard is planning for the integration of each new asset acquired under such program into the Coast Guard, including needs related to shore-based infrastructure and human resources;

(7) an identification of how funds in the applicable fiscal year's budget request will be allocated, including information on the purchase of specific assets;

(8) a projection of the remaining operational lifespan and life-cycle cost of each legacy asset that also identifies any anticipated resource gaps;

(9) a detailed explanation of how the costs of legacy assets are being accounted for within such program; and

(10) an annual performance comparison of new assets to legacy assets.


(c) Adequacy of Acquisition Workforce.—Each report under subsection (a) shall—

(1) include information on the scope of the acquisition activities to be performed in the next fiscal year and on the adequacy of the current acquisition workforce to meet that anticipated workload;

(2) specify the number of officers, members, and employees of the Coast Guard currently and planned to be assigned to each position designated under section 562(c); 1 and

(3) identify positions that are or will be understaffed and actions that will be taken to correct such understaffing.


(d) Cutters Not Maintained in Class.—Each report under subsection (a) shall identify which, if any, Coast Guard cutters that have been issued a certificate of classification by the American Bureau of Shipping have not been maintained in class, with an explanation detailing the reasons why the cutters have not been maintained in class.

(e) Long-term Major Acquisitions Plan.—Each report under subsection (a) shall include a plan that describes for the upcoming fiscal year, and for each of the 20 fiscal years thereafter—

(1) the numbers and types of cutters and aircraft to be decommissioned;

(2) the numbers and types of cutters and aircraft to be acquired to—

(A) replace the cutters and aircraft identified under paragraph (1); or

(B) address an identified capability gap; and


(3) the estimated level of funding in each fiscal year required to—

(A) acquire the cutters and aircraft identified under paragraph (2);

(B) acquire related command, control, communications, computer, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance systems; and

(C) acquire, construct, or renovate shoreside infrastructure.


(f) Quarterly Updates on Risks of Programs.—

(1) In general.—Not later than 15 days after the end of each fiscal year quarter, the Commandant of the Coast Guard shall submit to the committees of Congress specified in subsection (a) an update setting forth a current assessment of the risks associated with all current major acquisition programs.

(2) Elements.—Each update under this subsection shall set forth, for each current major acquisition program, the following:

(A) The top five current risks to such program.

(B) Any failure of such program to demonstrate a key performance parameter or threshold during operational test and evaluation conducted during the fiscal year quarter preceding such update.

(C) Whether there has been any decision during such fiscal year quarter to order full-rate production before all key performance parameters or thresholds are met.

(D) Whether there has been any breach of major acquisition program cost (as defined by the Major Systems Acquisition Manual) during such fiscal year quarter.

(E) Whether there has been any breach of major acquisition program schedule (as so defined) during such fiscal year quarter.


(g) Major Acquisition Program Defined.—In this section, the term "major acquisition program" means an ongoing acquisition undertaken by the Coast Guard with a life-cycle cost estimate greater than or equal to $300,000,000.

(Added Pub. L. 112–213, title II, §210(a), Dec. 20, 2012, 126 Stat. 1550, §569a; renumbered §2903 and amended Pub. L. 114–120, title I, §101(d)(3), title II, §204(e), Feb. 8, 2016, 130 Stat. 31, 35.)

References in Text

Section 562(c), referred to in subsec. (c)(2), was redesignated as section 562(b) by Pub. L. 114–328, div. A, title VIII, §899(b)(1)(B), Dec. 23, 2016, 130 Stat. 2333.

Amendments

2016Pub. L. 114–120, §101(d)(3)(A), (B), renumbered section 569a of this title as this section.

Subsec. (c)(2). Pub. L. 114–120, §101(d)(3)(C), struck out "of this subchapter" after "section 562(c)".

Subsecs. (e) to (g). Pub. L. 114–120, §204(e), added subsecs. (e) and (f) and redesignated former subsec. (e) as (g).

Additional Submissions

Commandant of the Coast Guard shall submit to the Committee on Homeland Security of the House of Representatives each plan required under subsection (e) of this section, see section 101(f) of Pub. L. 114–120, set out as a note under section 569 of this title.

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§2904. Manpower requirements plan

(a) In General.—On the date on which the President submits to the Congress a budget for fiscal year 2017 under section 1105 of title 31, on the date on which the President submits to the Congress a budget for fiscal year 2019 under such section, and every 4 years thereafter, the Commandant shall submit to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate a manpower requirements plan.

(b) Scope.—A manpower requirements plan submitted under subsection (a) shall include for each mission of the Coast Guard—

(1) an assessment of all projected mission requirements for the upcoming fiscal year and for each of the 3 fiscal years thereafter;

(2) the number of active duty, reserve, and civilian personnel assigned or available to fulfill such mission requirements—

(A) currently; and

(B) as projected for the upcoming fiscal year and each of the 3 fiscal years thereafter;


(3) the number of active duty, reserve, and civilian personnel required to fulfill such mission requirements—

(A) currently; and

(B) as projected for the upcoming fiscal year and each of the 3 fiscal years thereafter;


(4) an identification of any capability gaps between mission requirements and mission performance caused by deficiencies in the numbers of personnel available—

(A) currently; and

(B) as projected for the upcoming fiscal year and each of the 3 fiscal years thereafter; and


(5) an identification of the actions the Commandant will take to address capability gaps identified under paragraph (4).


(c) Consideration.—In composing a manpower requirements plan for submission under subsection (a), the Commandant shall consider—

(1) the marine safety strategy required under section 2116 of title 46;

(2) information on the adequacy of the acquisition workforce included in the most recent report under section 2903 of this title; and

(3) any other Federal strategic planning effort the Commandant considers appropriate.

(Added Pub. L. 114–120, title I, §101(a), Feb. 8, 2016, 130 Stat. 30.)

Additional Submissions

Commandant of the Coast Guard shall submit to the Committee on Homeland Security of the House of Representatives each plan required under this section, see section 101(f) of Pub. L. 114–120, set out as a note under section 569 of this title.