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107th Congress, 2d Session - - - - - - - - - - - House Document 107-262 REQUESTS FOR FY 2003 BUDGET AMENDMENTS __________ COMMUNICATION FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES TRANSMITTING HIS REQUESTS FOR FY 2003 BUDGET AMENDMENTS FOR THE DEPARTMENTS OF AGRICULTURE, ENERGY, INTERIOR, AND TRANSPORTATION; INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS; AND THE NATIONAL CAPITAL PLANNING COMMISSION <GRAPHIC(S) NOT AVAILABLE IN TIFF FORMAT> September 17, 2002.--Referred to the Committee on Appropriations and ordered to be printed __________ U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE 99-012 WASHINGTON : 2002 The White House, Washington, September 13, 2002. Hon. J. Dennis Hastert, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Washington, DC. Dear Mr. Speaker: I ask the Congress to consider the enclosed requests for FY 2003 budget amendments for the Departments of Agriculture, Energy, Interior, and Transportation; International Assistance Programs; and the National Capital Planning Commission. In total, these amendments would not affect the budgetary resources proposed in my FY 2003 Budget. The details of these requests are set forth in the enclosed letter from the Director of the Office of Management and Budget. I concur with his comments and observations. Sincerely, George W. Bush. Enclosure. [Estimate No. 24, 107th Cong., 2d Sess.] Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC, September 12, 2002. The President, The White House. Submitted for your consideration are requests for FY 2003 budget amendments for the Departments of Agriculture, Energy, Interior (DOI), and Transportation; International Assistance Programs; and the National Capital Planning Commission. The proposals contained in this transmittal would not affect the budgetary resources contained in your FY 2003 Budget. As described below and in more detail in the enclosures, the requests include the following: Department of Agriculture <bullet> $60 million is proposed for salary and expense costs of the Farm Service Agency for administering and implementing programs established under P.L. 107-171, the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002. This increase is fully offset by a $45 million reduction to the Small Watershed Rehabilitation Program and a $15 million reduction to the Rural Strategic Investment Program. This proposal is necessary to reflect the increased costs of administering and implementing the programs in P.L. 107-171 not anticipated in the FY 2003 Budget. Department of Energy <bullet> $10 million is proposed in the Energy Conservation account, fully offset by a corresponding reduction in the Fossil Energy Research and Development account. This proposal would establish a competitive solicitation program in support of your National Climate Change Technology Initiative (NCCTI). In total, the proposal would provide $20 million for the NCCTI program funded by $10 million from the Fossil Energy Research and Development account, and an additional $10 million redirected from the Industry Sector program within the Energy Conservation account. Department of Transportation <bullet> Language is proposed to provide $5 million for the Federal Highway Administration from the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation program to conduct a study, including necessary planning and environmental reviews and engineering designs, to examine the impact of the Pennsylvania Avenue and E Street closures to traffic in the vicinity of the White House and to develop transportation alternatives to alleviate congestion in that area. <bullet> Language is proposed to allow the Secretary of Transportation flexibility to fund the appropriate mix of transportation projects for the Borough of Manhattan in response to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. International Assistance Programs <bullet> Language is proposed to allow the Administration to complete modification of loans and guarantees for Pakistan and Jordan. <bullet> Language is also proposed to provide authorization to implement a new, no subsidy-cost Foreign Military Financing 15-year loan to the government of Poland for the purchase of 48 F-16 aircraft, weapons, and related logistics support. As a member of NATO, Poland is an essential component in our effort to strengthen the Trans-Atlantic Alliance and promote a robust round of enlargement at the NATO summit in Prague. The National Capital Planning Commission/DOI <bullet> $6.1 million is proposed for the National Capital Planning Commission for expenses related to the planning, design and initial construction activities of the project at Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House. The proposed amendment would provide $2.8 million to the Commission to complete the design of Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House, as proposed in the Commission's Urban Design and Security Plan. The amendment would also provide $0.8 million for structural testing of streetscape components and $2.5 million for initial surveying and utility relocation. These last two activities would not be conducted by the National Capital Planning Commission, but the funds would be transferred to the Federal Highway Administration, which will be the construction manager for the project. <bullet> To offset the $6.1 million described above, reductions are proposed in three accounts within the DOI that are projected to have amounts of unobligated funds carried into FY 2003. These reductions would not affect program goals or objectives in these agencies. I have carefully reviewed these proposals and am satisfied that they are necessary at this time. Therefore, I join the heads of the affected Departments and agencies in recommending that you transmit the amendments to the Congress. Sincerely, Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr., Director. Enclosures. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Farm Service Agency SALARIES AND EXPENSES FY 2003 Budget Appendix Page: 102 FY 2003 Pending Request: $1,062,712,000 Proposed Amendment: $60,000,000 Revised Request: $1,122,712,000 This request would provide an additional $60 million in funds for salary and expense costs of the Farm Service Agency for administering and implementing programs established under the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (the ``Farm Bill''). This increase is fully offset by reductions to the Small Watershed Rehabilitation Program and the Rural Strategic Investment Program, as proposed in an accompanying budget amendment. This proposal is necessary to reflect the increased costs of administering and implementing the Farm Bill programs not anticipated in the FY 2003 Budget. This additional funding would ensure that programs are delivered to customers in a timely and efficient fashion. This proposal would increase FY 2003 outlays by $54 million. ------ DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TITLE VII--GENERAL PROVISIONS FY 2003 Budget Appendix Page: 195-201 FY 2003 Pending Request: -- Proposed Amendment: Language Revised Request: -- (In the appropriations language under the above heading, insert after Sec. 722 the following new provisions:) Sec. 723. Funds provided under subsection (h)(1)(A) of section 14 of the Watershed Protection and Flood Protection Act (16 U.S.C. 1012), as amended, are hereby cancelled. Sec. 724. Section 385E of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act (7 U.S.C. et seq.), as amended, is further amended-- (1) in subsection (a), by striking ``$100,000,000'' and inserting ``$85,000,000''; and (2) in subsection (b)(2), by striking ``$87,000,000'' and inserting ``$72,000,000''. Sec. 723 would cancel $45 million in FY 2003 mandatory funding for the Natural Resources Conservation Service for the Small Watershed Rehabilitation Program. In an accompanying proposal, the $45 million would be reallocated to the Farm Service Agency. Sec. 724 would reduce funding made available by the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 for the Rural Strategic Investment Program by $15 million. In an accompanying proposal, the $15 million would also be reallocated to the Farm Service Agency. Taken together, these amendments would decrease FY 2003 outlays by $32 million. ------ DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Energy Programs FOSSIL ENERGY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT FY 2003 Budget Appendix Page: 400 FY 2003 Pending Request: $534,155,000 Proposed Amendment: -$10,000,000 Revised Request: $524,155,000 This proposal would reduce the pending request for the Fossil Energy Research and Development account for the Sequestration (R&D) program by $10 million. In an accompanying proposal, the $10 million would be provided to the Energy Conservation account, to support the Administration's National Climate Change Technology Initiative competitive solicitation program. This program would fund R&D projects to explore novel technologies or technical approaches that could contribute in significant ways to future reductions or avoidances of so- called ``greenhouse gas'' emissions, and/or their capture and sequestration (permanent storage). This proposal would not impact the current Sequestration R&D program. Even with the $10 million reduction, the growth in the program's budget request would be 37 percent over the FY 2002 level. This amendment would decrease outlays in this account by $4 million. ------ DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Energy Programs ENERGY CONSERVATION FY 2003 Budget Appendix Page: 402 FY 2003 Pending Request: $904,304,000 Proposed Amendment: $10,000,000 Revised Request: $914,304,000 (In the appropriations language under the above heading, delete ``$904,304,000'' and substitute $914,304,000; and insert the following before the colon after ``until expended'', of which $20,000,000 shall be used to support research and development contracts on technological approaches to reduce, avoid, or capture greenhouse gas emissions, to be awarded pursuant to competitive solicitations.) This proposal would provide $10 million to the Energy Conservation account to establish a competitive solicitation program in support of the President's National Climate Change Technology Initiative (NCCTI). The proposal would also redirect $10 million in this account from Industry Sector activities ($8 million from the Industries of the Future (Specific) subprogram and $2 million from the Cooperative Programs with States subprogram) to provide a total of $20 million for the NCCTI competitive solicitation program. The competitive solicitation is intended to complement and enrich the existing research and development portfolio and help ensure that all possible technology options are explored. Projects funded by the NCCTI competitive solicitation program would be consistent with projects typically supported by the Department's Energy Conservation account (e.g., a new approach to increasing the energy efficiency of a common industrial process), Energy Supply account (e.g., a renewable energy or nuclear energy project), or the Fossil Energy account (e.g., a new approach to sequestering carbon emissions from power plants). The NCCTI competitive solicition program would require these diverse types of projects to compete for funding based on their potential to reduce, avoid, or capture greenhouse gas emissions, which would foster novel concepts to address climate change that may not comport with established research and development program plans. The competitive solicitation program would be administered by the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. The Department would make competitive awards based on the recommendations of the NCCTI Interagency Working Group, who would seek external peer evaluation of proposals for advice on project selection. The increase of $10 million in budget authority would be offset by a corresponding decrease in the Fossil Energy Research and Development account, as proposed in an accompanying budget amendment. This amendment would increase FY 2003 outlays in this
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