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Botanic Garden Operating Budget

Supplies and Materials Increase Requested:

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This allotment provides all supplies and materials for the Conservatory, the Production Facility, Bartholdi Park and the Administrative Office, including electrical supplies, plumbing supplies, flower pots and tubs, gas and oil for motor vehicles and equipment; mowers, hardware, tools, and boxes, labels and signs, fertilizers, insecticides, fungicides, sealecides, medical and office supplies, paints, brushes, periodicals and books, and cleaning supplies. Materials needed to support publie programs offered by the Botanic Garden are also charged against this allotment. Funding is also provided for uniforms and safety apparel for Botanic Garden employees Reopening the Botanic Garden Conservatory will increase the cost of supplies and materials for the Botanic Garden. The requested increase is to meet this need.

Equip Growing Facility

$10,000

These funds are used for purchasing equipment for the growing facility. Relocation of staff and equipment from the old Poplar Point Nursery to the replacement facility at D.C. Village took place in 1993 and 1994. New and replacement equipment is necessary it order to operate the facilities.

This allotment provides for all of the Botanic Garden's durable goods (fixed assets) with a projected life of over one year. These include transportation vehicles, gardening equipment (eg, aerators, mowers, sprayers), irrigation equipment, furniture, office equipment (eg, photocopiers, fax machines), tool kits and other maintenance equipment, mechanical lifts, storeroom and warehouse equipment, trash receptacles and equipment that supports the Garden's public programs (eg, display cases, flower show props, engraving machines)

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CAPITAL BUDGET

Fiscal Year 2001 Budget Estimate

In fiscal year 2001 the budget request for the Architect of the Capitol is presented again as an Operating Budget and a Capital
Budget. The objective of the five year Capital Budget is to identify all projects, including those generated from within the agency as well
as those identified by clients, which would require funding in this appropriation during fiscal years 2001 through 2005. Using all the
information collected during this process, a five-year Capital Budget has been prepared based on currently identified needs. This narrative
introduces the Capital Budget and a table summarizes the five year capital budget. The table has been sorted in order to begin with projects
funded in the budget base followed by new projects for which funding is requested in the fiscal year 2001 budget. These projects are
further sub-sorted by categories. A detailed explanation of the project priorities is provided in the General Statement. The Capital Budget
projects for fiscal years 2002 through 2005 are sorted in similar manner. Narrative descriptions of these capital projects follow in the same
order as they appear in the summary table.

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Priority: 1- Critical, 2- Highly Desirable, 3. Desirable (A- highest in Category)

Study (S) = conceptual development; Design (D) = working drawings, specification, and estimate development

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Fiscal Year 2001 Budget Estimate

CAPITAL BUDGET PROJECTS FUNDED IN THE BASE There are no ongoing capital projects funded in the budget base for the Botanic Garden.

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The requested funding of $203,000 on a "No Year" basis will cover the costs of constructing and installing wayfinding signage at the Conservatory. Such signage is required by the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as for egress. The signage has been designed with funds made available in fiscal year 1999, and the program has been requested for each jurisdiction on Capitol Hill. These funds are requested on an "No Year" basis.

The estimates are based on the cost estimates prepared on the final layout and design of the signage. An amount of $135,000 is requested to be permitted to remain in the base for fiscal year 2002 for the construction and installation of similar signs at the National Garden.

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This project includes replacing the equipment that irrigates the nursery and chrysanthemum fields, mist-a-matic control systems, polycarbonate for cold frame covers, and horizontal air flow fans. An amount of $75,000 is requested for these items. Funding will be requested in fiscal year 2002 for ebb and flow benches to facilitate automatic watering. All these equipment and materials are essential for the environmental conditions that promote healthy plant growth in the greenhouses.

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Fiscal Year 2001 Budget Estimate

CAPITAL BUDGET PROJECTS BEGINNING IN FISCAL YEAR 2002 Design Administrative Building Renovation and Addition

$200,000

Life Safety

Category:

Construction of the U.S. Botanic Garden's Administration Building was completed in 1932. At that time the building was designed
as a residence; today the building is used as an office complete with computers, copier, fax machine and other high technology equipment.
Pursuant to a directive in H. Rept. 106-156, the Architect is undertaking an evaluation of alternative uses for the building. Based on the
results of that evaluation, the focus of this project might change.

The Administration Building has not been renovated since its construction. The project addresses life/safety issues by including
installation of a sprinkler for fire protection, asbestos abatement throughout the building, and other needed improvements. The proposed
project also will bring the building in line with its current use by renovating/replacing the antiquated and inefficient HVAC system, as well
as the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems. For example, the energy inefficient windows, which are leaking and/or broken, will
be replaced. The scope of the project also includes making the first floor of the two-floor building ADA compliant regarding ramps, doors,
and the toilet room. The design and phasing of both the renovation and addition should consequently be reviewed as complementary and
interdependent.

The estimated cost for designing the renovation is $200,000 to be incurred in fiscal year 2002. The current estimated cost for the
actual renovation is difficult to project since there are many design issues that must first be resolved. The final renovation cost is estimated
to be in the range of $1,500,000. These costs, which will be requested in fiscal year 2004, will be fully developed once actual design takes
place and a final estimate is made from actual drawings and specifications.

Design, Refuge Areas, Production Facility at D.C. Village
Category:

Life Safety

$10,000

Design funds will be requested in fiscal year 2002 for the installation of refuge areas. These areas are required by law to be available to persons with disabilities in the event of a fire or other event that might require the evacuation of the Production Facility. Upon

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