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Pub.L. 105-84 Making further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 1998, and for other purposes. <> ...
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Public Law 105-83
Making appropriations for the Department of the Interior and related
agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1998, and for other
purposes. <<NOTE: Nov. 14, 1997 - [H.R. 2107]>>
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Department of
the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1998.>> That the
following sums are appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not
otherwise appropriated, for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1998,
and for other purposes, namely:
TITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Land Management
management of lands and resources
For expenses necessary for protection, use, improvement,
development, disposal, cadastral surveying, classification, acquisition
of easements and other interests in lands, and performance of other
functions, including maintenance of facilities, as authorized by law, in
the management of lands and their resources under the jurisdiction of
the Bureau of Land Management, including the general administration of
the Bureau, and assessment of mineral potential of public lands pursuant
to Public Law 96-487 (16 U.S.C. 3150(a)), $583,270,000, to remain
available until expended, of which $2,043,000 shall be available for
assessment of the mineral potential of public lands in Alaska pursuant
to section 1010 of Public Law 96-487 (16 U.S.C. 3150); and of which
$3,000,000 shall be derived from the special receipt account established
by the Land and Water Conservation Act of 1965, as amended (16 U.S.C.
460l-6a(i)); and of which $1,500,000 shall be available in fiscal year
1998 subject to a match by at least an equal amount by the National Fish
and Wildlife Foundation, to such Foundation for challenge cost share
projects supporting fish and wildlife conservation affecting Bureau
lands; in addition, $27,650,000 for Mining Law Administration program
operations, to remain available until expended, to be reduced by amounts
collected by the Bureau and credited to this appropriation from annual
mining claim fees so as to result in a final appropriation estimated at
not more than $583,270,000; and in addition, not to exceed $5,000,000,
to remain available until expended, from annual mining claim fees; which
shall be credited to this account for the costs of administering the
mining claim fee program, and $2,000,000 from communication site rental
fees established by the Bureau for the cost of administering
communication site activities: Provided, That appropriations herein made
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shall not be available for the destruction of healthy, unadopted, wild
horses and burros in the care of the Bureau or its contractors.
wildland fire management
For necessary expenses for fire use and management, fire
preparedness, suppression operations, and emergency rehabilitation by
the Department of the Interior, $280,103,000, to remain available until
expended, of which not to exceed $6,950,000 shall be for the renovation
or construction of fire facilities: Provided, That such funds are also
available for repayment of advances to other appropriation accounts from
which funds were previously transferred for such purposes: Provided
further, That persons hired pursuant to 43 U.S.C. 1469 may be furnished
subsistence and lodging without cost from funds available from this
central hazardous materials fund
For necessary expenses of the Department of the Interior and any of
its component offices and bureaus for the remedial action, including
associated activities, of hazardous waste substances, pollutants, or
contaminants pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response,
Compensation, and Liability Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 9601 et seq.),
$12,000,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That
notwithstanding 31 U.S.C. 3302, sums recovered from or paid by a party
in advance of or as reimbursement for remedial action or response
activities conducted by the Department pursuant to section 107 or 113(f)
of such Act, shall be credited to this account to be available until
expended without further appropriation: Provided further, That such sums
recovered from or paid by any party are not limited to monetary payments
and may include stocks, bonds or other personal or real property, which
may be retained, liquidated, or otherwise disposed of by the Secretary
and which shall be credited to this account.
For construction of buildings, recreation facilities, roads, trails,
and appurtenant facilities, $3,254,000, to remain available until
payments in lieu of taxes
For expenses necessary to implement the Act of October 20, 1976, as
amended (31 U.S.C. 6901-6907), $120,000,000, of which not to exceed
$400,000 shall be available for administrative expenses: Provided, That
no payment shall be made to otherwise eligible units of local government
if the computed amount of the payment is less than $100.
For expenses necessary to carry out sections 205, 206, and 318(d) of
Public Law 94-579, including administrative expenses and acquisition of
lands or waters, or interests therein, $11,200,000, to be derived from
the Land and Water Conservation Fund, to remain available until
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oregon and california grant lands
For expenses necessary for management, protection, and development
of resources and for construction, operation, and maintenance of access
roads, reforestation, and other improvements on the revested Oregon and
California Railroad grant lands, on other Federal lands in the Oregon
and California land-grant counties of Oregon, and on adjacent rights-of-
way; and acquisition of lands or interests therein including existing
connecting roads on or adjacent to such grant lands; $101,406,000, to
remain available until expended: Provided, That 25 percent of the
aggregate of all receipts during the current fiscal year from the
revested Oregon and California Railroad grant lands is hereby made a
charge against the Oregon and California land-grant fund and shall be
transferred to the general fund in the Treasury in accordance with the
second paragraph of subsection (b) of title II of the Act of August 28,
1937 (50 Stat. 876).
forest ecosystems health and recovery
(revolving fund, special account)
In addition to the purposes authorized in Public Law 102-381, funds
made available in the Forest Ecosystem Health and Recovery Fund can be
used for the purpose of planning, preparing, and monitoring salvage
timber sales and forest ecosystem health and recovery activities such as
release from competing vegetation and density control treatments. The
Federal share of receipts derived from treatments funded by this account
shall be deposited into the Forest Ecosystem Health and Recovery Fund.
For rehabilitation, protection, and acquisition of lands and
interests therein, and improvement of Federal rangelands pursuant to
section 401 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43
U.S.C. 1701), notwithstanding any other Act, sums equal to 50 percent of
all moneys received during the prior fiscal year under sections 3 and 15
of the Taylor Grazing Act (43 U.S.C. 315 et seq.) and the amount
designated for range improvements from grazing fees and mineral leasing
receipts from Bankhead-Jones lands transferred to the Department of the
Interior pursuant to law, but not less than $9,113,000, to remain
available until expended: Provided, That not to exceed $600,000 shall be
available for administrative expenses.
service charges, deposits, and forfeitures
For administrative expenses and other costs related to processing
application documents and other authorizations for use and disposal of
public lands and resources, for costs of providing copies of official
public land documents, for monitoring construction, operation, and
termination of facilities in conjunction with use authorizations, and
for rehabilitation of damaged property, such amounts as may be collected
under Public Law 94-579, as amended, and Public Law 93-153, to remain
available until expended: Provided, That <<NOTE: 43 USC 1735 note.>>
notwithstanding any provision to the contrary of section 305(a) of
Public Law 94-579 (43 U.S.C. 1735(a)), any moneys that have been or will
be received pursuant to that section, whether
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as a result of forfeiture, compromise, or settlement, if not appropriate
for refund pursuant to section 305(c) of that Act (43 U.S.C. 1735(c)),
shall be available and may be expended under the authority of this Act
by the Secretary to improve, protect, or rehabilitate any public lands
administered through the Bureau of Land Management which have been
damaged by the action of a resource developer, purchaser, permittee, or
any unauthorized person, without regard to whether all moneys collected
from each such action are used on the exact lands damaged which led to
the action: Provided further, That any such moneys that are in excess of
amounts needed to repair damage to the exact land for which funds were
collected may be used to repair other damaged public lands.
miscellaneous trust funds
In addition to amounts authorized to be expended under existing
laws, there is hereby appropriated such amounts as may be contributed
under section 307 of the Act of October 21, 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1701), and
such amounts as may be advanced for administrative costs, surveys,
appraisals, and costs of making conveyances of omitted lands under
section 211(b) of that Act, to remain available until expended.
Appropriations for the Bureau of Land Management shall be available
for purchase, erection, and dismantlement of temporary structures, and
alteration and maintenance of necessary buildings and appurtenant
facilities to which the United States has title; up to $100,000 for
payments, at the discretion of the Secretary, for information or
evidence concerning violations of laws administered by the Bureau;
miscellaneous and emergency expenses of enforcement activities
authorized or approved by the Secretary and to be accounted for solely
on his certificate, not to exceed $10,000: Provided, That
notwithstanding 44 U.S.C. 501, the Bureau may, under cooperative cost-
sharing and partnership arrangements authorized by law, procure printing
services from cooperators in connection with jointly produced
publications for which the cooperators share the cost of printing either
in cash or in services, and the Bureau determines the cooperator is
capable of meeting accepted quality standards.
United States Fish and Wildlife Service
For expenses necessary for scientific and economic studies,
conservation, management, investigations, protection, and utilization of
fishery and wildlife resources, except whales, seals, and sea lions, and
for the performance of other authorized functions related to such
resources; for the general administration of the United States Fish and
Wildlife Service; for maintenance of the herd of long-horned cattle on
the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge; and not less than $1,000,000 for
high priority projects within the scope of the approved budget which
shall be carried out by the Youth Conservation Corps as authorized by
the Act of August 13, 1970, as amended, $594,842,000, to remain
available until September 30, 1999, of which $11,612,000 shall remain
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until expended for operation and maintenance of fishery mitigation
facilities constructed by the Corps of Engineers under the Lower Snake
River Compensation Plan, authorized by the Water Resources Development
Act of 1976, to compensate for loss of fishery resources from water
development projects on the Lower Snake River, and of which not less
than $2,000,000 shall be provided to local governments in southern
California for planning associated with the Natural Communities
Conservation Planning (NCCP) program and shall remain available until
expended, and of which not to exceed $5,190,000 shall be used for
implementing subsections (a), (b), (c), and (e) of section 4 of the
Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended: Provided, That the proviso
under this heading in Public Law 104-208 is <<NOTE: 16 USC 742b note.>>
amended by striking the words ``Education and'' and inserting in lieu
thereof ``Conservation'', by striking the word ``direct'' and inserting
in lieu thereof the word ``full'', and by inserting before the period
``, to remain available until expended''.
For construction and acquisition of buildings and other facilities
required in the conservation, management, investigation, protection, and
utilization of fishery and wildlife resources, and the acquisition of
lands and interests therein; $45,006,000, to remain available until
natural resource damage assessment fund
To conduct natural resource damage assessment activities by the
Department of the Interior necessary to carry out the provisions of the
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act,
as amended (42 U.S.C. 9601 et seq.), Federal Water Pollution Control
Act, as amended (33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq.), the Oil Pollution Act of 1990
(Public Law 101-380), and Public Law 101-337; $4,228,000, to remain
available until expended: Provided, That under this heading in
Public <<NOTE: 43 USC 1474b-1.>> Law 104-134, strike ``in fiscal year
1996 and thereafter'' in the proviso and insert ``heretofore and
hereafter'', and before the phrase ``or properties shall be utilized''
in such proviso, insert ``, to remain available until expended,'':
Provided further, That the first proviso under this heading in Public
Law 103-138 <<NOTE: 43 USC 1474b-1.>> is amended by inserting after
``account'' the following: ``, including transfers to Federal trustees
and payments to non-Federal trustees,''.
For expenses necessary to carry out the Land and Water Conservation
Fund Act of 1965, as amended (16 U.S.C. 460l-4 through 11), including
administrative expenses, and for acquisition of land or waters, or
interest therein, in accordance with statutory authority applicable to
the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, $62,632,000, to remain
available until expended.
cooperative endangered species conservation fund
For expenses necessary to carry out the provisions of the Endangered
Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1531-1543), as amended, $14,000,000, for
grants to States, to be derived from the Cooperative Endangered Species
Conservation Fund, and to remain available until expended.
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national wildlife refuge fund
For expenses necessary to implement the Act of October 17, 1978 (16
U.S.C. 715s), $10,779,000.
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