WHORM - Real Property (RA)
A primary subject category containing information pertaining to the design and construction of public buildings and lands, real property acquisition and utilization, concessions, public buildings and industrial property management, and other related matters. A pronounced strength of the collection is the testimony of various officials before Congressional committees. These statements usually deal with specific pieces of legislation and many times are quite extensive in nature.
DESCRIPTION OF SECONDARY FILE CODES
RA Real Property (.51 ft.; boxes 1-2)
A secondary subject category containing materials relating to the views of a number of departments on H.R. 3161, the Federal Property and Administrative Services Authorization Act of 1991, testimony dealing with the Federal Facility Compliance Act of 1991 (the issue of federal agencies complying with environmental standards), reports and other papers on S. 3123 (amending the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act with respect to bid protest procedures), and the attempt of the Bush administration to encourage HUD to set forth definitive rules and regulations on RESPA (Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act). This category also contains information on other environmentally-related topics including Kennecott's voluntary cleanup of its Utah copper property (after scoring high on the Hazard Ranking System) without the site being placed on the NPL (National Priorities List), a request that the Bush administration intervene to halt the construction of a toxic waste landfill and incinerator complex in Augusta Township, Michigan, and a plea for President Bush to give recycling a chance for success by supporting a moratorium on incinerator construction until the year 2000.
RA001 Acquisitions-Requirements-Real Property (.1 ft.; box 3)
A secondary subject category containing materials relating to the controversy surrounding a proposed relocation plan where the CIA would move a considerable number of its Washington D.C. personnel to West Virginia, an entreaty to President Bush by Congressman James J. Rhodes, III, to ignore behind the scenes maneuvering aimed at getting the administration to change its position on implied water rights regarding the designation of wilderness areas on federal lands, and a proposal for the Department of Defense to put a Defense Finance Accounting Center in downtown Detroit.
RA002 Buildings-Plant Management (.1 ft.; box 3)
A secondary subject category containing materials relating to the redesignation of federal buildings in honor of famous politicians and judges. For example, as a result of H.R. 4985, the federal building in Miami became known as the "Claude Pepper Federal Building." In addition, there is considerable documentation on Executive Order 12699, "Seismic Safety of Federal and Federally-Assisted or Regulated New Building Construction."
RA002-01 Capitol (.1 ft.; box 3)
A secondary subject category containing materials relating to the United States Capitol Historical Society. Fred Schwengel, president of the society, says Bush should appoint a designee from the White House to attend the meetings of the organization.
RA002-02 Guest Houses-Blair House (.1 ft.; box 3)
A secondary subject category containing materials relating to guest houses and the Blair House. The inspector-general's report on the Blair House (1989) recommends that the building be taken out from under the supervision of the Department of State and placed under the control of the White House.
RA002-03 Vice President's House (.1 ft.; box 3)
A secondary subject category containing materials relating to the Vice President's House. Constituents express concern over the 1989 Congressional appropriation of $578,000 for the care, maintenance, and operation of the Vice President's residence. This represents an increase of $200,000 over the original request and came about primarily due to the lobbying skills of Marilyn Quayle.
RA003 Disposal-Surplus-Real Property (.1 ft.; box 3)
A secondary subject category containing materials relating to the proposed transfer of surplus land at Ft. George Meade to the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, the proposed no cost transfer of 1200 acres of surplus land from Pease Air Force Base to the Department of Interior for the Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge, and the possible establishment of an ad hoc committee to review the current Federal Property Management Program.