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Capitol Buildings Salaries and Expenses Capital Budget Projects Funded in the Base

Fiscal Year 2001 Budget Estimate

The present Electrical CAD drawings are incomplete and are therefore of limited use. The work will be performed by contract with the guidance of the Technical Support Services with assistance from Electrical Engineering Division. The total estimate of $330,000 is based on an estimate of the amount of time required to research and input the required data into the CAD system. Work shall be performed under the supervision of the Electrical Engineering Division. Funds in the amount of $60,000 were appropriated in fiscal years 1999 and 2000. An annual increase of $10,000 is requested to provide for a full man-year of consultant services. This amount will remain in the base for each of the next three fiscal years to accomplish this program.

CAD Mechanical Database

Increase Requested:

Category:

Technology - Management Systems

$70,000 $10,000 Priority: 2-A

This project involves updating mechanical Computer-Aided Design (CAD) system plans for the Capitol complex. To date mechanical data has been entered for most of the occupied spaces through the complex, but little data has been entered for the central systems and equipment located in mechanical equipment rooms, etc. Entry of this data will provide information which can be used and which will be more accessible and can provide input for facility management uses as well.

The total estimate of $260,000 is based on an estimate of the amount of time required to research and input the required data into the CAD system. Funds in the amount of $60,000 were appropriated in fiscal years 1999 and 2000. An annual increase of $10,000 is requested to provide for a full man-year of consultant services. This amount will remain in the base for each of the next two fiscal years to accomplish this program.

Computer,

Telecommunications, and Electrical Support Improvement - Client

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$600,000 Priority: 1-B

and projected demands for increased capability of the telecommunications, CCTV and electrical systems, as well ograms for the installation of life safety (fire protection) systems and advanced security systems in the U.S. Capitol Building, Based on as ongoing programs for

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a project to provide for the systematic and coordinated upgrade of these important systems is proposed. With the exception of the work
completed several years ago for the infill of the West Front Courtyards, major comprehensive upgrades of the building's wiring systems
has only just begun and is anticipated to continue for several years. Emphasis is also being placed on this work as a result of the
requirement to remove cabling from underneath carpet and wiring that has not been installed to meet code.

In addition Senate Telecommunications is planning an upgrade to their communications network to provide higher speed
communications at each workstation in the Capitol. This will require modifications in the existing telecommunications closets throughout
the building. These modifications will include the installation of additional dedicated power circuits, upgrading of the existing cooling
ate size, the creation of additional telecommunications closet space.
and ventilation systems, and where existing closets are not of adequate

Funding totaling $1,500,000 was provided for this work during fiscal years 1999 and 2000. This funding is requested on a "No
Year" basis. It is estimated that a similar level of work will be occurring in fiscal years 2001 and 2002.

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Roof Fall Protection
Category:

$555,000 Priority 1-A

OSHA standards require fall protection for all horizontal and vertical surfaces 4 feet or more above adjacent surfaces (roofs and
walls). Trades most frequently requiring fall protection include roofers, HVAC technicians, plumbers, stone masons, carpenters, window
washers and birdproofing performing regularly scheduled maintenance programs and emergency services. The Capitol Building is not
in compliance with OSHA Standard, sub-part M1926 "Fall Protection". To correct these conditions funding was reprogrammed in fiscal
year 1998 to engage a consultant to survey, program, design and document fall protection systems for the Capitol. Based on this completed
funding

design construction of $555,000 is requested on a "No Year" basis.

Confined Spaces Survey, Capitol Complex

Category:

Life Safety

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$90,000

Priority: 1-A

This request will provide for a complex-wide survey identifying spaces which fall under the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.146,
Permit Required confined Spaces". The survey shall distinguish between permit required and non-permit required confined spaces and
provide compliance recommendations as appropriate. Identification of these spaces is critical in determining the scope and magnitude of
compliance issues associated with the standard.

Asbestos Survey, Capitol Complex
Category:

Life Safety

$1,225,000 Priority: 1-B

This request will provide for a complex-wide survey identifying asbestos containing materials requiring future abatement and disposal under the requirements of 29 CFR 1926.1101, "Toxic and Hazardous Substances, Asbestos". Proper identification and labeling of asbestos containing materials is critical to prevent exposure to Members, employees and visitors to the complex.

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Life Safety Support Services, Capitol Complex

Category:

Life Safety

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This request would provide the resource of approximately four man-years of services for safety and environmental professionals to provide ongoing support to current staff efforts. Resources need to be dedicated to day-to-day activities to respond to Members, employees, and the public. These services would support areas such as; exposure determination/issues, research Office of Compliance requests, findings, and citations, assist with inspections and audit follow-up, and assist with industrial hygiene, and fire safety programs. This is an non-recurring item. The need for these services will diminish and or be carried out by staff once the Life Safety program is up and running. Funding is requested on a "No Year" basis.

Safety and Environmental Program and Standard Operating Procedures Development Category:

Life Safety

$600,000 Priority: 1-A

Baseline safety and environmental surveys of the Capitol Complex have identified deficiencies that will require study, design, and corrective action. Implementation of Congressional Accountability Act/OSHA required programs requires development of jurisdictional specific standard operating procedures. Job hazard analysis will also be required of jurisdictional employees. This request will provide resources for the contractual development of these programs and operating procedures. Funding is requested on a "No Year" basis.

Wayfinding and ADA-Compliant Signage Use

Category:

$130,000 Priority: 1-C

The Wayfinding and ADA-Compliant Signage Program is a Capitol Complex-wide effort. The lack of adequate signage has been Capitol. Over the past several years, noted as a major deficiency in the Office of Compliance bi-annual reports on the Architect of t numerous Members and countless visitors have complained about the lack of guidance to accessible pathways around the grounds, accessible building entrances, and the various services, offices and Member and Leadership suites in the Capitol Complex. The Office of Compliance has not cited the AOC because this agency has been actively involved with the design of a new signage program and has

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shown progress toward the implementation of the new program, subject to availability of funds. Presentations of the new program have
been made to Officers of the House and Senate, key oversight staff, and representatives of the U. S. Capitol Police, Capitol Guide Service
and Special Services Office. All support the effort with great enthusiasm. This is especially so with the Sergeant at Arms and Capitol
Police, who are confident that vastly improved signage will allow police officers on guard at building entrances and throughout the complex
to better accomplish their primary missions with few interruptions from visitors seeking wayfinding directions. Because the signage in
building interiors will also provide direction to exits, including those which are accessible, the Wayfinding and ADA-Compliant signage
Program will complement and enhance the current effort to place emergency exit signs throughout all buildings in the complex.

The work involves the fabrication and installation of wayfinding and ADA-compliant signage throughout the United States Capitol,
including the Basement/Terrace level associated with the subway/tunnel network. The 100% design and associated mockup project were
funded under the existing ADA Accessibility Program and were completed in December 1999. Including the 100% design but not included
in the listed costs for fabrication and installation of signage is a segment of the program intended to provide descriptive signage for the
artwork in the Capitol, especially in the Rotunda and other major monumental spaces visited by the general public.

It is estimated that $650,000 will be required to complete the fabrication and installation of the signage in the Capitol. Funding is being requested in five phases beginning fiscal year 2001 with the amount of $130,000. Funds are requested on a "No Year" basis.

Off-Site Delivery/Screening Center, USCP

Category:

Security

$4,500,000 Priority: 1-A

The Capitol Police Board approved the fiscal year 2001 budget request of $4.5 million for the purchase of a property for a new Off-
Site Delivery and Screening Center. The request is based on the requirements identified in the Capitol Police facility master plan.
Construction funding, which is currently estimated at $7,475,000, will be requested in fiscal year 2002. Design funding was provided in
the 1998 Emergency Supplemental and Rescissions Act, Public Law 105-174. The funds are requested on a "No Year" basis.

In order to accommodate the projected vehicle load of over 200 inspections per day, the USCP require a seven bay facility, designed

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