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White House Report 107-109 on Plan Colombia Spending, July 27, 2001

Plan Colombia
Semi-Annual Obligation Report

Prepared Pursuant to
P.L. 106-246 § 3204(e)

1st and 2nd Quarters, FY 2001

Office of National Drug Control Policy


107th Congress, 1st Session
House Document 107-109

PLAN COLOMBIA SEMI-ANNUAL OBLIGATION REPORT

MESSAGE
FROM
THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
TRANSMITTING
A REPORT DETAILING THE PROGRESS OF SPENDING BY THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH DURING THE FIRST TWO QUARTERS OF FISCAL YEAR 2001 IN SUPPORT OF PLAN COLOMBMIA

JULY 27, 2001.--Message and accompanying papers referred to the Committees on International Relations and Appropriations, and ordered to be printed

U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE
WASHINGTON: 2001


To the Congress of the United States:
Pursuant to section 3204(e) of Public Law 106-246, I hereby transmit a report detailing the progress of spending by the executive branch during the first two quarters of Fiscal Year 2001 in support of Plan Colombia.

GEORGE W. BUSH.
THE WHITE HOUSE, July 26, 2001.


Plan Colombia Semi-Annual Obligation Report
1st and 2nd Quarters, Fiscal Year 2001

As part of Fiscal Year (FY) 2001 appropriations, Congress enacted $1.3 billion in FY 2000 emergency funding for counter-narcotics activities associated with Plan Colombia. This funding included $1.018 billion appropriated to the Department of State and $301 million appropriated to the Department of Defense. Public Law 106-246, section 3204(e), requires that the President provide Congress with a semi-annual accounting of this funding. Pursuant to this statutory provision, the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) prepared this first Plan Colombia Semi-Annual Obligation Report, covering the first and second quarters of FY 2001.

In order to implement this reporting requirement, ONDCP has worked closely with the Departments of State and Defense, as well as the Office of Management and Budget, to develop an accounting report on Plan Colombia spending. As a result of this interagency process, on April 13, 2001, ONDCP issued detailed guidance to affected drug control agencies on the form and content of these reports. ONDCP's guidance carefully defined how obligations are displayed, in order to present Congress with the most accurate accounting of how budget resources have been executed. Of note is the convention employed to present obligation data for the Department of State. Of the $1.018 billion apropriated to State, some program elements are being directly executed by State, while other program elements are being executed by other agencies, such as the Justice Department, through financial agreements with State. The data in this report represent obligations incurred by State for program elements directly executed by State, the amounts State obligated through reimbursable agreements with other agencies executing certain program elements on behalf of State, and the amounts reported as obligated by other agencies that received transfers from State to execute programs.

As the accompanying report indicates, of the $1.3 billion initially appropriated, through March 31, 2001, $776 million, or 59 percent, had been obligated. Overall, this obligation rate measures solid progress in implementing this initiative. In one area, Support for Human Rights and Judicial Reform, obligations during the first half of FY 2001 fell below the rate of obligations for Plan Colombia as a whole. Subsequent action should have remedied this shortly after the end of the reporting period, and significant delays in planning, coordination, or initial implementation of the individual projects did not result.

Through March 31, 2001, $28.9 million, or 24 percent, of funding for Support for Human Rights and Judicial Reform had been obligated. Shortly after the close of the reporting period covered in this report, the Department of State, through a series of reimbursable agreements, released nearly all of the $88 million in emergency supplemental assistance earmarked for the Plan Colombia Justice Sector Reform Program. Prior to this, the Department of State had allocated interim funds to facilitate planning, coordination, and initial implementation of this program.

For the human rights-related projects, both basic and advanced training have been conducted as scheduled for the Human Rights Specialized Units, and an operational fund allowing for the rapid individual and unit deployment to incident areas has been established.

Increased obligation rates for projects associated with Human Rights and Judicial Reform are expected to be reflected in future reports.

This report covers the first half of FY 2001. The accompanying tables provide a detailed display of obligations across 99 specific program elements associated with Plan Colombia. By December 1, 2001, a second report in this series will be forwarded to Congress that will highlight obligation data for all of FY 2001. The Administration is committed to providing accurate and timely information on th implementation of this important drug control initiative.


Plan Colombia Semi-Annual Obligation Report

Department of Defense (DoD)
($ in millions)

Reporting Period: (1st and 2nd Qtrs, FY 2001)

Program Elements

Total BA Enacted
This Period Obligations
Cumulative Obligations
Percent obligated
Stand Up & Support CNBNs
Funds 2 CNBN (fully vetted for human rights as per the Leahy Amendment), and then trains troops that are not counternarcotics-dedicated for support of CNBNs.
Train & Equip CN BNs
Funds creation and training of 2nd and 3rd Colombian Army CNBNs.
$21,200
$8,275
$10,675
50%
Create 1 CN Brigade HQ
Funds construction of and training of personnel for Counter-Narcotics Brigade Headquarters.
1,000
1,000
1,000
100%
Army Aviation Support Infrastructure
Funds enhancements to Colombian Army air bases to accommodate Hueys and Blackhawks.
13,200
13,200
13,200
100%
CN BN Airborne Intel Support
5,000
0
0
0%
Military Reform
Funds ongoing program to eliminate corruption and human rights violations in the Colombian military.
6,000
834
834
14%
Senior Scout
Classified
5,000
0
0
0%
Subtotal
51,400
23,309
25,709
50%

 

Reporting Period: (1st and 2nd Qtrs, FY 2001)

Program Elements

Total BA Enacted
This Period Obligations
Cumulative Obligations
Percent obligated
Air Interdiction
Provides funding to refurbish UH-1N Huey helicopters and to procure UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters in FY00. Funds operations, maintenance and pilot training upon delivery in Colombia.
Tracker aircraft
Funds purchase and installation of sensor suites in 2 C-26 aircraft to track drug trafficking aircraft for interdiction.
$10,000
$8,014
$8,014
80%
AC-47 FLIR
Funds equipping one AC-47 with FLIR (Forward Looking Infrared) for night ops against airborne drug trafficking.
7,400
6,616
6,616
89%
Ground Based Radars
Moves ground based radar (GBR) to Tres Esquinas, Colombia (in Coca growing region). In FY 01, moves and installs a second GBR in Leticia, Colombia (near the Amazon where Peru, Brazil, and Colombia meet).
13,000
6,050
6,050
47%
Radar Command and Control System
Funds construction of a radar command center in Tres Esquinas, Colombia (in Coca growing region) in FY00.
5,000
0
0
0%
Andean Ridge Intel Collection
Funds Andean Ridge signal intelligence collection and translation program to track movement from Peru, Ecuador, and Brazil into Colombia.
7,000
0
0
0%
Classified Program
Classified
55,259
17,079
21,370
39%
Manta FOL Upgrade
Funds construction and upgrades for US Forward Operating Location (FOL) at Manta, Ecuador in FY00.
61,273
51,709
51,709
84%
Aruba FOL
10,250
0
0
0%
Curacao FOL
43,900
0
0
0%
FOL Planning & Design
1,100
1,100
1,100
100%
Airborne Recon. Low (ARL) Aircraft
30,000
30,000
30,000
100%
Subtotal
244,182
120,568
124,859
51%

 

Reporting Period: (1st and 2nd Qtrs, FY 2001)

Program Elements

Total BA Enacted
This Period Obligations
Cumulative Obligations
Percent obligated
Ground Interdiction
Funds support of and enhancements to Colombian road interdiction efforts.
Road Interdiction Ops
Funds purchase of equipment and construction of two sites for inspection of vehicles, aiding interception of over-the-road drug traffickers.
$5,000
0
0
0%

 

Reporting Period: (1st and 2nd Qtrs, FY 2001)

Program Elements

Total BA Enacted
This Period Obligations
Cumulative Obligations
Percent obligated
Total Funding Appropriated to DoD:
$300,582
$143,877
$150,568
50%

Plan Colombia Semi-Annual Obligation Report

Department of State (DoS)
($ in millions)

Reporting Period: (1st and 2nd Qtrs, FY 2001)

Program Elements

Total BA Enacted
This Period Obligations
Cumulative Obligations
Percent obligated
Push Into Southern Colombia
Funds 2 CNBN (fully vetted for human rights as per the Leahy Amendment), and then trains troops that are not counternarcotics-dedicated for support of CNBNs.
Train & Equip CN BNs
Funds creation and training of 2nd and 3rd Colombian Army CNBNs.
$7,000
$6,368
$6,368
91%
Army Counternarcotics UH-1N Program
Refurbishes additional Huey helicopters to raise the CNBN operational total. Supports operations and maintenance of all helicopters.
60,000
29,289
45,754
76%
Army CN Battalion Huey II Program
60,000
21,543
39,962
67%
Army CN Battalion UH-60 Blackhawk Program
Funds procurement, operations, and maintenance of 16 Blackhawk helicopters. Also funds pilot training.
208,000
208,000
208,000
100%
Sustain Army CN Battalions
Funds supply and ongoing equipment needs for CNBNs operating in the field.
6,000
282
282
5%
Forward Infrastructure Development
Funds development of bases for CNBN operations in the Coca growing region.
3,000
0
3,000
100%
Force Protection Enhancements
Enhances security of existing Colombian Army facilities that will be used for counternarcotics efforts.
4,000
960
960
24%
Logistical Support
Funds training logistics personnel and equipping them with computers, ground handling equipment, etc.
4,400
2,233
2,233
51%
Army Counternarcotics Battalion Organic Intelligence
Funds the purchase in FY 00 and O&M in FY 01 of one long-duration reconnaissance aircraft (e.g. Schweitzer, RG-8A) with forward-looking infrared (FLIR) used to spot runways, labs, troop movements, etc. at night
9,000
0
8,836
98%
Training for Senior Commanders
Funds training senior commanders from CNBNs and Colombian National Police (CNP) in conducting joint counter-narcotics operations.
1,100
0
1,100
100%
Army Counternarcotics Battalion Communications
Funds acquisition of secure communications system for CNBN units in the field to communicate with their Brigade headquarters.
3,000
0
3,000
100%
Provide Alternative Development in Southern Colombia
Funds medium-term assistance to help IDPs move into licit farming and other legal economic activity.
10,000
10,000
10,000
100%
Temporary Emergency Resettlement and Employment
Funds emergency assistance to IDPs, providing short-term shelter and employment.
15,000
5,500
12,500
83%
Subtotal
390,500
284,175
341,996
88%

 

Reporting Period: (1st and 2nd Qtrs, FY 2001)

Program Elements

Total BA Enacted
This Period Obligations
Cumulative Obligations
Percent obligated
Support for Interdiction Efforts
Upgrade Colombian Air Force OV-10
Funds upgrades to 11 OV-10 airplanes now used for ground support to enable them to carry out air intercept missions.
15,000
15,000
15,000
100%
Upgrade Aircraft for Night Operations
Funds equipping one AC-47 with FLIR (Forward Looking Infrared) for night ops against airborne drug trafficking.
1,900
0
0
0%
Airfield Upgrades
Funds Colombian Air Force airfield upgrades to accommodate a greater number of more advanced aircraft.
8,000
1,000
8,000
100%
Upgrade U.S. Customs Service P-3 Radar Programs
Funds radar upgrades to 4 US Customs Airborne Early Warning Radar equipped P-3 aircraft for intelligence operations.
68,000
17,267
17,267
25%
Support for Colombian Air Interdiction Program
Funds numerous small-ticket items to support interdiction efforts, such as fuel, parts, cockpit re-configuration, etc.
19,500
10,154
11,804
61%
Support for Colombian Riverine Interdiction Program
Funds fuel, parts, etc. for Colombian river interdiction programs.
12,000
7,078
7,078
59%
Ammunition for Colombian Riverine Interdiction Program
Funds purchase of ammunition for river-borne interdiction operations.
2,000
0
0
0%
Colombian Navy Operations Infrastructure Support
Funds facility upgrades to accommodate more advanced boats for interdiction.
1,000
1,000
1,000
100%
OFAC Sanctions Support
Funds Drug Kingpin legislation implementation for Treasury, establishing an office to track narco-traffickers' accounts.
2,000
5
5
0%
Subtotal
129,400
51,504
60,154
46%

 

Reporting Period: (1st and 2nd Qtrs, FY 2001)

Program Elements

Total BA Enacted
This Period Obligations
Cumulative Obligations
Percent obligated
Support for Colombian National Police
Secure Communications
Funds acquisition of secure communications system for CNP operations.
$3,000
0
0
0%
Weapons and Ammunition
Funds purchase of light weapons and ammunition for CNP operations.
3,000
0
0
0%
UH-60 Black Hawk Procurement and Support
 2 UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters.
26,000
0
26,000
100%
Enhance Logistical Support
Funds training and enhancements to CNP logistical capabilities.
2,000
166
223
11%
CNP Forward Operating Capability & Force Protection
Funds enhancements to security at CNP field bases.
5,000
0
0
0%
CNP Border Bases Construction
Funds construction of CNP bases on Peruvian and Ecuadoran borders.
5,000
0
0
0%
Additional CNP Airmobile Unit
Funds one additional CNP air-mobile eradication unit.
2,000
0
0
0%
Upgrade CNP Aviation Facilities
Funds upgrades to CNP air facilities to accommodate new and improved aircraft.
8,000
0
0
0%
Additional Spray Aircraft
Funds the purchase of 9 aircraft for aerial eradication.
20,000
3,949
12,600
63%
Upgrade Existing CNP Airplanes (Including FLIR)
Funds upgrades to existing CNP aircraft.
5,000
0
0
0%
Upgrade UH-1H Helos to Huey II Configuration
Funds upgrading 10 CNP UH-1H helicopters to Super Hueys.
20,600
17,349
17,349
84%
Sustainment and Operations
Funds basic supplies and fuel for CNP operations.
5,000
2,547
2,547
51%
Training for Pilots and Mechanics
Funds pilot training for CNP aircraft.
2,000
0
0
0%
Airfield Security
Funds enhancements to CNP aircraft to protect personnel, aircraft, and other assets.
2,000
0
0
0%
Enhanced Eradication
Funds various costs associated with enhanced eradication efforts such as herbicides, etc.
4,000
3,726
3,726
93%
Spare Parts
Funds spare parts for CNP aircraft and equipment.
3,000
1,205
1,205
40%
Subtotal
115,600
28,942
63,650
55%

 

Reporting Period: (1st and 2nd Qtrs, FY 2001)

Program Elements

Total BA Enacted
This Period Obligations
Cumulative Obligations
Percent obligated
Support for Alternative & Economic Development in Colombia
Funds alternative development (A.D.) in Colombia, Bolivia, Peru, and Ecuador, and high levels of social investment and local government strengthening.
Environmental Programs
Offsets ecological damage of coca and poppy production in Southern Colombia, funds sustainable forestry programs and improved management of protected areas.
$2,500
$2,500
$2,500
100%
Voluntary Eradication Programs
Funds alternative development (assistance in establishing and marketing licit crops, improved community services, and improved productive infrastructure).
30,000
30,000
30,000
100%
Assistance to Local Governments
Funds technical assistance to municipalities in budgeting, transparent governance, and revenue generation.
12,000
0
0
0%
Assistance to Internally Displaced Persons
Funds reinsertion of displaced families into the economy through job training, and grants to municipalities to establish basic education, health/reproductive units, and child-care facilities.
22,500
22,500
22,500
100%
AID Operating Expenses in Colombia
Funds operating costs for USAID Colombia mission for 2 years.
4,000
2,000
2,000
50%
Community-Level Alternative Development
10,000
2,700
2,700
27%
Subtotal
81,000
59,700
59,700
74%

 

Reporting Period: (1st and 2nd Qtrs, FY 2001)

Program Elements

Total BA Enacted
This Period Obligations
Cumulative Obligations
Percent obligated
Support for Human Rights and Judicial Reform in Colombia
Funds human rights (HR) strengthening, judicial policy reform, and training of judges, prosecutors, and public defenders. Also funds rule-of-law strengthening, security for witnesses and judges, and financial-crime enforcement.
Protection of Human Rights Workers
Funds enhanced protection of human rights workers (strengthening of organizations' premises).
$4,000
$2,000
$2,000
50%
Strengthen Human Rights Institutions
Funds strengthened capacity of State Prosecutor's Office (improved investigative techniques forensic equipment). Also supports local NGOs' human rights information and education projects.
7,000
3,000
3,000
43%
Establish CNP/Fiscalía Human Rights Units
Funds the creation and training of a special unit of prosecutors and judicial police to investigate egregious cases against civil government officials where human rights abuse is alleged.
25,000
2,226
2,226
9%
Judicial System Policy Reform
Funds assistance to Superior Judicial Council to develop procedures for open public trials, conferences to consolidate expert legal opinions, and the court costs of model courtrooms to test oral trials.
1,000
1,000
1,000
100%
Criminal Code Reform
1,500
596
596
40%
Prosecutor Training
Funds training of prosecutors in trying cases in open courts.
4,000
75
75
2%
Judges Training
Funds training of judges in open court procedures.
3,500
3,500
3,500
100%
Casa de Justicia Judicial Training
Funds establishment of local "houses of justice" that house public defenders in regions that are not well-served. Services include alternative dispute resolution, access to legal counseling, and crime prevention activities.
1,000
1,000
1,000
100%
Public Defender Program
Funds training of lawyers in the Public Defenders office of the Attorney General. Public defenders perform day-to-day human rights work for indigent accused.
2,000
2,000
2,000
100%
Asset Forfeiture-Money-Laundering Task Force
Funds training and support for law enforcement task force of investigators and prosecutors to pursue money launderers and seize illicit gains of narcotics traffickers.
15,000
3,674
3,674
24%
Anti-Kidnapping Strategy
Funds program to investigate and prosecute kidnapping including development of law enforcement task force and command center for communication and information sharing.
1,000
32
32
3%
Judicial Police Training Program
Funds the development of a unified law enforcement training academy in order to implement a standard curriculum and practices for all police investigators.
3,000
142
142
5%
Witness and Judicial Security
Funds training and support to develop an effective program to provide security to witnesses and justice officials.
5,000
131
131
3%
Armed Forces Human Rights and Legal Reform
1,500
0
1,500
100%
Army JAG School
1,000
0
1,000
100%
Training for Customs Police
Funds training and support for Colombian Customs police affiliated with the Colombian Customs Service (DIAN).
2,000
37
37
2%
Maritime Enforcement & Port Security
Funds training and support for a maritime and port security program, including law enforcement task force and monitoring and detection of illicit goods in cargo.
2,500
82
82
3%
Multilateral Case Initiative
Funds US/ Colombian initiative to investigate, prosecute, and arrest transnational narcotics traffickers and money launderers, including work with other Caribbean and Latin American countries.
3,000
107
107
4%
Prison Security Program
Funds enhanced training of corrections staff, implementation of proper procedures, and effective security in Colombia's prisons.
4,500
0
85
2%
Banking Supervision Assistance
Funds economic and banking training, and training for customs officials to track flows of money into and out of Colombia.
1,000
1,000
1,000
100%
Revenue Enhancement Assistance
500
500
500
100%
Customs Training Assistance
1,000
18
18
2%
Conflict Management and Peace Process
Funds conflict management/ negotiation seminars for government representatives at peace talks.
3,000
1,000
1,000
33%
U.N. Office of Human Rights
1,000
1,000
1,000
100%
U.S. Government Monitoring
1,500
65
65
4%
Organized Financial Crime
14,000
289
289
2%
Rehabilitation of Child Soldiers
2,500
2,500
2,500
100%
Witness/Judicial Security Human Rights Cases
10,000
301
301
3%
Subtotal
122,000
26,275
28,860
24%

 

Reporting Period: (1st and 2nd Qtrs, FY 2001)

Program Elements

Total BA Enacted
This Period Obligations
Cumulative Obligations
Percent obligated
Regional
KMAX Helicopters
(Peru)
$32,000
$21,023
$21,023
66%
Bolivia - Development & Interdiction
110,000
41,773
41,773
38%
Ecuador - Development & Interdiction
20,000
7,900
7,900
40%
Venezuela
3,500
400
400
11%
Brazil
3,500
0
0
0%
Panama
4,000
0
0
0%
Costa Rica
1,900
52
52
3%
El Salvador
3,000
0
0
0%
Trinidad & Tobago
2,100
0
0
0%
Subtotal
180,000
71,148
71,148
40%

 

Reporting Period: (1st and 2nd Qtrs, FY 2001)

Program Elements

Total BA Enacted
This Period Obligations
Cumulative Obligations
Percent obligated
Total Funding Appropriated to State:
$1,018,500
$521,744
$625,507
61%

Notes on State Funding Report:

1. Information on total obligations is reported in a different manner than total obligations reported in other reports such as the OMB SF 133, Report on Budget Execution, and ONDCP Circular, Annual Accounting of Drug Control Funds. Specifically, ONDCP Circular, Plan Colombia Semi-Annual Financial Reporting Requirements, focuses on reporting total obligations by unique program element. Obligations reported herein are only those that have been incurred and associated at the program element level. Total obligations related to bilateral agreements that have not been subobligated and associated with a specific program element are not included.

2. In support of Plan Colombia, P.L. 106-246 (Title III, Chapter 2) appropriated $1,018.5 million to the Department of State. Of this funding, some program elements are being directly executed by State, while other program elements are being executed by other agencies through financial agreements with State. The data presented in this table represent obligations incurred by State for program elements directly executed by State, the amounts State obligated through reimbursable agreements with other agencies executing certain program elements on behalf of State, and the amounts reported as obligated by other agencies that received transfers from State to execute programs.

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