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Public Law 106-31
106th Congress

                                 An Act


 
Making emergency supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending 
      September 30, 1999, and for other purposes. <<NOTE: May 21, 
                         1999 -  [H.R. 1141]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: 1999 Emergency 
Supplemental Appropriations Act.>>  That the following sums are 
appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise 
appropriated, for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1999, and for 
other purposes, namely:

             TITLE I--EMERGENCY SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS

                                CHAPTER 1

                        DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

                         Office of the Secretary

 emergency grants to assist low-income migrant and seasonal farmworkers

    For emergency grants to assist low-income migrant and seasonal 
farmworkers under section 2281 of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, 
and Trade Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 5177a), $20,000,000: Provided, That the 
entire amount shall be available only to the extent an official budget 
request for $20,000,000, that includes designation of the entire amount 
of the request as an emergency requirement as defined in the Balanced 
Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, as amended, is 
transmitted by the President to the Congress: Provided further, That the 
entire amount is designated by the Congress as an emergency requirement 
pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of such Act.

                     Agricultural Marketing Service

           funds for strengthening markets, income, and supply

                              (section 32)

    For an additional amount for the fund maintained for funds made 
available under section 32 of the Act of August 24, 1935 (7 U.S.C. 
612c), $145,000,000: Provided, That the entire amount shall be available 
only to the extent an official budget request for $145,000,000, that 
includes designation of the entire amount of the request as an emergency 
requirement as defined in the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
Control Act of 1985, as amended, is transmitted by the President to 
Congress: Provided

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further, That the entire amount is designated by the Congress as an 
emergency requirement under section 251(b)(2)(A) of such Act: Provided 
further, That the Secretary of Agriculture may waive the limitation 
established under the second sentence of the second paragraph of section 
32 of the Act of August 24, 1935 (7 U.S.C. 612c), on the amount of funds 
that may be devoted during fiscal year 1999 to any one agricultural 
commodity or product thereof.

                           Farm Service Agency

                          salaries and expenses

    For an additional amount for ``Salaries and Expenses'', $42,753,000, 
to remain available until expended: Provided, That the entire amount is 
designated by the Congress as an emergency requirement pursuant to 
section 251(b)(2)(A) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
Control Act of 1985, as amended.

           agricultural credit insurance fund program account

                     (including transfers of funds)

    For additional gross obligations for the principal amount of direct 
and guaranteed loans as authorized by 7 U.S.C. 1928-1929, to be 
available from funds in the Agricultural Credit Insurance Fund, as 
follows: farm ownership loans, $550,000,000, of which $350,000,000 shall 
be for guaranteed loans; operating loans, $370,000,000, of which 
$185,000,000 shall be for subsidized guaranteed loans; and for emergency 
insured loans, $175,000,000 to meet the needs resulting from natural 
disasters.
    For the additional cost of direct and guaranteed loans, including 
the cost of modifying loans as defined in section 502 of the 
Congressional Budget Act of 1974, to remain available until September 
30, 2000, as follows: farm ownership loans, $35,505,000, of which 
$5,565,000 shall be for guaranteed loans; operating loans, $28,804,000, 
of which $16,169,000 shall be for subsidized guaranteed loans; and for 
emergency insured loans, $41,300,000 to meet the needs resulting from 
natural disasters; and for additional administrative expenses to carry 
out the direct and guaranteed loan programs, $4,000,000: Provided, That 
of the total amount appropriated, up to $29,998,000 may be transferred 
to the ``Farm Service Agency Salaries and Expenses'' account with prior 
notification to the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations: 
Provided further, That the entire amounts are designated by the Congress 
as emergency requirements pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of the 
Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, as amended.
    Funds appropriated by this Act or by the Agriculture, Rural 
Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies 
Appropriations Act, 1999 (Public Law 105-277) to the Agricultural Credit 
Insurance Program Account for farm ownership and operating direct loans 
and guaranteed loans may be transferred among these programs with the 
prior approval of the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations.

                     emergency conservation program

    For an additional amount for the ``Emergency Conservation Program'' 
for expenses resulting from natural disasters,

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$28,000,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That funds 
made available under this heading by Public Law 105-174 to provide cost-
sharing assistance to maple producers to replace taps and tubing that 
were damaged by ice storms in northeastern States in 1998 may be used to 
carry out any activity authorized under the Emergency Conservation 
Program: Provided further, That funds made available under this heading 
may be used for restoration of streambanks in the Northeast in non-flood 
prone areas as determined by the county committees: Provided further, 
That the entire amount shall be available only to the extent that an 
official budget request for $28,000,000, that includes designation of 
the entire amount of the request as an emergency requirement as defined 
in the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, as 
amended, is transmitted by the President to the Congress: Provided 
further, That the entire amount is designated by the Congress as an 
emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of such Act.

                    Commodity Credit Corporation Fund

                       livestock indemnity program

    An amount of $3,000,000 is appropriated to the Secretary to 
implement a livestock indemnity program. <<NOTE: Effective date.>>  Such 
program shall be effective only for losses beginning on May 2, 1998, 
through the date of the enactment of this Act from natural disasters 
declared pursuant to a Presidential or Secretarial declaration requested 
prior to the date of the enactment of this Act. The Secretary shall, to 
the extent practicable, provide benefits at a level and in a manner 
similar to the Livestock Indemnity Programs carried out during 1997 and 
1998: Provided, That in administering the program, the Secretary shall, 
to the extent practicable, utilize gross income and payment limitations 
conditions established for the Disaster Reserve Assistance Program for 
the 1996 crop year: Provided further, That the entire amount shall be 
available only to the extent an official budget request for $3,000,000, 
that includes designation of the entire amount of the request as an 
emergency requirement as defined in the Balanced Budget and Emergency 
Deficit Control Act of 1985, as amended, is transmitted by the President 
to the Congress: Provided further, That the entire amount is designated 
by the Congress as an emergency requirement pursuant to section 
251(b)(2)(A) of such Act.

                 Natural Resources Conservation Service

                watershed and flood prevention operations

    For an additional amount for ``Watershed and Flood Prevention 
Operations'' to repair damages to the waterways and watersheds resulting 
from natural disasters, $95,000,000, to remain available until expended: 
Provided, That the entire amount shall be available only to the extent 
that an official budget request for $95,000,000, that includes 
designation of the entire amount of the request as an emergency 
requirement as defined in the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
Control Act of 1985, as amended, is transmitted by the President to the 
Congress: Provided further, That the entire amount is designated by the 
Congress as an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of 
such Act.

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            Rural Economic and Community Development Programs

                   rural community advancement program

    For an additional amount for the cost of direct loans and grants of 
the rural utilities programs described in section 381E(d)(2) of the 
Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act (7 U.S.C. 2009f ), as 
provided in 7 U.S.C. 1926(a) and 7 U.S.C. 1926C for distribution through 
the national reserve, $30,000,000, of which $25,000,000 shall be for 
grants under such program: Provided, That the entire amount shall be 
available only to the extent an official budget request for $30,000,000, 
that includes designation of the entire amount of the request as an 
emergency requirement as defined in the Balanced Budget and Emergency 
Deficit Control Act of 1985, as amended, is transmitted by the President 
to the Congress: Provided further, That the entire amount is designated 
by the Congress as an emergency requirement pursuant to section 
251(b)(2)(A) of such Act.

                          Rural Housing Service

              rural housing insurance fund program account

    For additional gross obligations for the principal amount of direct 
and guaranteed loans as authorized by title V of the Housing Act of 
1949, to be available from funds in the rural housing insurance fund to 
meet needs resulting from natural disasters, as follows: $10,000,000 for 
loans to section 502 borrowers, as determined by the Secretary; and 
$1,000,000 for section 504 housing repair loans.
    For the additional cost of direct and guaranteed loans, including 
the cost of modifying loans, as defined in section 502 of the 
Congressional Budget Act of 1974, to remain available until expended, 
$1,534,000, as follows: section 502 loans, $1,182,000; and section 504 
housing repair loans, $352,000: Provided, That the entire amount shall 
be available only to the extent that an official budget request for 
$1,534,000, that includes designation of the entire amount of the 
request as an emergency requirement as defined in the Balanced Budget 
and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, as amended, is transmitted by 
the President to the Congress: Provided further, That the entire amount 
is designated by the Congress as an emergency requirement pursuant to 
section 251(b)(2)(A) of such Act.

                     rural housing assistance grants

    For an additional amount for grants for very low-income housing 
repair, as authorized by 42 U.S.C. 1474, to meet needs resulting from 
natural disasters, $1,000,000: Provided, That the entire amount shall be 
available only to the extent that an official budget request for 
$1,000,000, that includes designation of the entire amount of the 
request as an emergency requirement as defined in the Balanced Budget 
and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, as amended, is transmitted by 
the President to the Congress: Provided further, That the entire amount 
is designated by the Congress as an emergency requirement pursuant to 
section 251(b)(2)(A) of such Act.

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                    GENERAL PROVISIONS, THIS CHAPTER

    Sec. 101. <<NOTE: 7 USC 1421 note.>>  (a) Crop Loss Assistance for 
Certain Multiyear Losses.--From funds remaining in a reserve held under 
subsection (c) of section 1102 of the Agriculture, Rural Development, 
Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 
1999 (7 U.S.C. 1421 note; Public Law 105-277; 112 Stat. 2681-43), for 
errors, omissions, and appeals, the Secretary of Agriculture may use not 
more than 15 percent of the reserve funds to provide assistance to a 
producer described in subsection (b) who incurred losses to a commodity 
due to disasters in two crop years during the five-crop year period 
beginning with the 1994 crop year.

    (b) Eligibility Criteria.--A producer on a farm is eligible for 
assistance under subsection (a) only if--
            (1) the producer received a federally insured indemnity 
        payment for crop losses in two crop years of such five-crop year 
        period;
            (2) the producer acquired federally insured crop insurance 
        in one additional crop year during such period, but did not 
        receive a federally insured indemnity payment;
            (3) the producer received a non-federally insured indemnity 
        payment for crop losses in the crop year referred to in 
        paragraph (2); and
            (4) the producer does not receive a payment under subsection 
        (b) or (c) of such section 1102.

    (c) Crop Years Covered; Payment Rate.--Any payment to a producer 
under subsection (a) may be paid only for losses incurred during the 
crop years described in paragraph (1) of subsection (b). The payment 
rate may not exceed the payment rate used under subsection (c) of such 
section 1102.
    (d) Effect on Existing Authority.--Nothing in this section 
authorizes the Secretary to delay the provision of crop loss assistance 
under such section 1102, and the Secretary shall complete the payment of 
multiyear assistance under subsection (c) of such section 1102 before 
making any payment under the authority of this section.
    (e) Designation as Emergency Requirement.--Such sums as are 
necessary to carry out the amendments made by subsection (a): Provided, 
That such amount shall be available only to the extent an official 
budget request, that includes designation of the entire amount of the 
request as an emergency requirement as defined in the Balanced Budget 
and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, as amended, is transmitted by 
the President to the Congress: Provided further, That the entire amount 
is designated by the Congress as an emergency requirement under section 
251(b)(2)(A) of such Act.
    Sec. 102. Notwithstanding section 11 of the Commodity Credit 
Corporation Charter Act (15 U.S.C. 714i), an additional $28,000,000 
shall be provided through the Commodity Credit Corporation in fiscal 
year 1999 for technical assistance activities performed by any agency of 
the Department of Agriculture in carrying out the Conservation Reserve 
Program or the Wetlands Reserve Program funded by the Commodity Credit 
Corporation: Provided, <<NOTE: Effective date.>>  That an additional 
$35,000,000 shall be provided through the Commodity Credit Corporation 
on October 1, 1999, for technical assistance activities performed by any 
agency of the Department of Agriculture

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in carrying out the Conservation Reserve Program or the Wetlands Reserve 
Program funded by the Commodity Credit Corporation: Provided further, 
That the entire amounts shall be available only to the extent an 
official budget request, that includes designation of the entire amounts 
of the request as emergency requirements as defined in the Balanced 
Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, as amended, is 

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