DEFENSE BASE CLOSURE AND REALIGNMENT ACT OF 1990 AMENDED THRU FY 2003 Page: 7 of 39
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(ii) determines that the change is consistent with the force-structure plan and final
criteria referred to in subsection (c)(1);
(iii) publishes a notice of the proposed change in the Federal Register not less
than 45 days before transmitting its recommendations to the President pursuant to
paragraph (2); and
(iv) conducts public hearings on the proposed change.
(D) Subparagraph (C) shall apply to a change by the Commission in the Secretary's
recommendations that would--
(i) add a military installation to the list of military installations recommended by
the Secretary for closure;
(ii) add a military installation to the list of military installations recommended by
the Secretary for realignment; or
(iii) increase the extent of a realignment of a particular military installation
recommended by the Secretary.
(E) In making recommendations under this paragraph, the Commission may not take into
account for any purpose any advance conversion planning undertaken by an affected community
with respect to the anticipated closure or realignment of a military installation.
(3) The Commission shall explain and justify in its report submitted to the President
pursuant to paragraph (2) any recommendation made by the Commission that is different from
the recommendations made by the Secretary pursuant to subsection (c). The Commission shall
transmit a copy of such report to the congressional defense committees on the same date on
which it transmits its recommendations to the President under paragraph (2).
(4) After July 1 of each year in which the Commission transmits recommendations to the
President under this subsection, the Commission shall promptly provide, upon request, to any
Member of Congress information used by the Commission in making its recommendations.
(5) The Comptroller General of the United States shall--
(A) assist the Commission, to the extent requested, in the Commission's review
and analysis of the recommendations made by the Secretary pursuant to subsection (C);
(B) by no later than April 15 of each year in which the Secretary makes such
recommendations, transmit to the Congress and to the Commission a report containing a
detailed analysis of the Secretary's recommendations and selection process.
(e) REVIEW BY THE PRESIDENT.--(1) The President shall, by no later than July 15 of each
year in which the Commission makes recommendations under subsection (d), transmit to the
Commission and to the Congress a report containing the President's approval or disapproval of
the Commission's recommendations.
(2) If the President approves all the recommendations of the Commission, the President
shall transmit a copy of such recommendations to the Congress, together with a certification of
(3) If the President disapproves the recommendations of the Commission, in whole or in
part, the President shall transmit to the Commission and the Congress the reasons for that
disapproval. The Commission shall then transmit to the President, by no later than August 15 of
the year concerned, a revised list of recommendations for the closure and realignment of military
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United States. Department of Defense. DEFENSE BASE CLOSURE AND REALIGNMENT ACT OF 1990 AMENDED THRU FY 2003, text, September 12, 2005; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc21751/m1/7/: accessed February 17, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.