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SA 569. Mr. WYDEN (for himself and Mr. Merkley) submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill H.R. 2055, making appropriations for military construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2012, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

On page 84, between lines 5 and 6, insert the following:
Sec. 127. (a) Closure of Umatilla Army Chemical Depot, Oregon.--Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary of the Army shall close Umatilla Army Chemical Depot, Oregon, by not later than one year after the completion of chemical demilitarization mission in accordance with the Chemical Weapons Convention Treaty.
(b) Implementation.--The closure provided for in subsection (a), and subsequent management and property disposal, shall be carried out in accordance with procedures and authorities contained in the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990 (part A of title XXIX of Public Law 101-510; 10 U.S.C. 2687 note).
(c) Retention of Property and Facilities.--The Secretary of the Army may retain minimum essential ranges, facilities, and training areas at Umatilla Army Chemical Depot, totaling approximately 7,500 acres, as a training enclave for the reserve components of the Armed Forces to permit the conduct of individual and annual training.
(d) Office of Economic Adjustment Activities.--Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Office of Economic Adjustment Activities of the Department of Defense may make grants and supplement other Federal funds, using funds made available by title, in connection with the closure and management and disposal provided for in this section, and the projects so supported shall be considered to be authorized by law.


(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on Jul 19, 2011.)