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Code (commonly known as the ``Federal Tort Claims Act''). Not later than
June 15, 2001, the Secretary of the Interior shall evaluate the
effectiveness of Bureau-funded schools sharing facilities with charter
schools in the manner described in the preceding sentence and prepare
and submit a report on the finding of that evaluation to the Committees
on Appropriations of the Senate and of the House.
assistance to territories
For expenses necessary for assistance to territories under the
jurisdiction of the Department of the Interior, $75,471,000, of which:
(1) $71,076,000 shall be available until expended for technical
assistance, including maintenance assistance, disaster assistance,
insular management controls, coral reef initiative activities, and brown
tree snake control and research; grants to the judiciary in American
Samoa for compensation and expenses, as authorized by law (48 U.S.C.
1661(c)); grants to the Government of American Samoa, in addition to
current local revenues, for construction and support of governmental
functions; grants to the Government of the Virgin Islands as authorized
by law; grants to the Government of Guam, as authorized by law; and
grants to the Government of the Northern Mariana Islands as authorized
by law (Public
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Law 94-241; 90 Stat. 272); and (2) $4,395,000 shall be available for
salaries and expenses of the Office of Insular Affairs:
Provided, <<NOTE: 48 USC 1469b.>> That all financial transactions of
the territorial and local governments herein provided for, including
such transactions of all agencies or instrumentalities established or
used by such governments, may be audited by the General Accounting
Office, at its discretion, in accordance with chapter 35 of title 31,
United States Code: Provided further, That Northern Mariana Islands
Covenant grant funding shall be provided according to those terms of the
Agreement of the Special Representatives on Future United States
Financial Assistance for the Northern Mariana Islands approved by Public
Law 104-134: Provided further, That of the amounts provided for
technical assistance, not to exceed $300,000 may be made available for
transfer to the Disaster Assistance Direct Loan Program Account of the
Federal Emergency Management Agency for the purpose of covering the cost
of forgiving a portion of the obligation of the Government of the Virgin
Islands to pay interest which has accrued on Community Disaster Loan 841
during fiscal year 2000, as required by section 504 of the Congressional
Budget Act of 1974, as amended (2 U.S.C. 661c): Provided
further, <<NOTE: Grants. Close Up Foundation.>> That of the amounts
provided for technical assistance, sufficient funding shall be made
available for a grant to the Close Up Foundation: Provided further, That
of the amounts provided for technical assistance, the amount of $700,000
shall be made available to the Prior Service Benefits Trust Fund for its
program of benefit payments to individuals: Provided further, That none
of this amount shall be used for administrative expenses of the Prior
Service Benefits Trust Fund: Provided further, That the funds for the
program of operations and maintenance improvement are appropriated to
institutionalize routine operations and maintenance improvement of
capital infrastructure in American Samoa, Guam, the Virgin Islands, the
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Republic of Palau, the
Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Federated States of Micronesia
through assessments of long-range operations maintenance needs, improved
capability of local operations and maintenance institutions and agencies
(including management and vocational education training), and project-
specific maintenance (with territorial participation and cost sharing to
be determined by the Secretary based on the individual territory's
commitment to timely maintenance of its capital assets): Provided
further, That any appropriation for disaster assistance under this
heading in this Act or previous appropriations Acts may be used as non-
Federal matching funds for the purpose of hazard mitigation grants
provided pursuant to section 404 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster
Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5170c).
compact of free association
For economic assistance and necessary expenses for the Federated
States of Micronesia and the Republic of the Marshall Islands as
provided for in sections 122, 221, 223, 232, and 233 of the Compact of
Free Association, and for economic assistance and necessary expenses for
the Republic of Palau as provided for in sections 122, 221, 223, 232,
and 233 of the Compact of Free Association, $20,745,000, to remain
available until expended, as authorized by Public Law 99-239 and Public
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salaries and expenses
For necessary expenses for management of the Department of the
Interior, $64,319,000, of which not to exceed $8,500 may be for official
reception and representation expenses, of which up to $1,000,000 shall
be available for workers compensation payments and unemployment
compensation payments associated with the orderly closure of the United
States Bureau of Mines, and of which $300,000 shall be for a grant to
Alaska Pacific University for the development of an ANILCA training
Office of the Solicitor
salaries and expenses
For necessary expenses of the Office of the Solicitor, $40,196,000.
Office of Inspector General
salaries and expenses
For necessary expenses of the Office of Inspector General,
Office of Special Trustee for American Indians
federal trust programs
For operation of trust programs for Indians by direct expenditure,
contracts, cooperative agreements, compacts, and grants, $82,628,000, to
remain available until expended: Provided, That funds for trust
management improvements may be transferred, as needed, to the Bureau of
Indian Affairs ``Operation of Indian Programs'' account and to the
Departmental Management ``Salaries and Expenses'' account: Provided
further, That funds made available to Tribes and Tribal organizations
through contracts or grants obligated during fiscal year 2001, as
authorized by the Indian Self-Determination Act of 1975 (25 U.S.C. 450
et seq.), shall remain available until expended by the contractor or
grantee: Provided further, That notwithstanding any other provision of
law, the statute of limitations shall not commence to run on any claim,
including any claim in litigation pending on the date of the enactment
of this Act, concerning losses to or mismanagement of trust funds, until
the affected tribe or individual Indian has been furnished with an
accounting of such funds from which the beneficiary can determine
whether there has been a loss: Provided further, <<NOTE: 25 USC 4011
note.>> That notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary
shall not be required to provide a quarterly statement of performance
for any Indian trust account that has not had activity for at least 18
months and has a balance of $1.00 or less: Provided further, <<NOTE: 25
USC 4011 note. Records.>> That the Secretary shall issue an annual
account statement and maintain a record of any such accounts and shall
permit the balance in each such account to be withdrawn upon the express
written request of the account holder.
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indian land consolidation
For implementation of a program for consolidation of fractional
interests in Indian lands and expenses associated with redetermining and
redistributing escheated interests in allotted lands by direct
expenditure or cooperative agreement, $9,000,000, to remain available
until expended and which may be transferred to the Bureau of Indian
Affairs and Departmental Management, of which not to exceed $1,000,000
shall be available for administrative expenses: Provided, That the
Secretary may enter into a cooperative agreement, which shall not be
subject to Public Law 93-638, as amended, with a tribe having
jurisdiction over the reservation to implement the program to acquire
fractional interests on behalf of such tribe: Provided further, That the
Secretary may develop a reservation-wide system for establishing the
fair market value of various types of lands and improvements to govern
the amounts offered for acquisition of fractional interests: Provided
further, That acquisitions shall be limited to one or more reservations
as determined by the Secretary: Provided further, That funds shall be
available for acquisition of fractional interests in trust or restricted
lands with the consent of its owners and at fair market value, and the
Secretary shall hold in trust for such tribe all interests acquired
pursuant to this program: Provided further, That all proceeds from any
lease, resource sale contract, right-of-way or other transaction derived
from the fractional interests shall be credited to this appropriation,
and remain available until expended, until the purchase price paid by
the Secretary under this appropriation has been recovered from such
proceeds: Provided further, That once the purchase price has been
recovered, all subsequent proceeds shall be managed by the Secretary for
the benefit of the applicable tribe or paid directly to the tribe.
Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration
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) (33 U.S.C. 2701 et seq.), and Public Law 101-337,
as amended (16 U.S.C. 19jj et seq.), $5,403,000, to remain available
There is hereby authorized for acquisition from available resources
within the Working Capital Fund, 15 aircraft, 10 of which shall be for
replacement and which may be obtained by donation, purchase or through
available excess surplus property: Provided, That notwithstanding any
other provision of law, existing aircraft being replaced may be sold,
with proceeds derived or trade-in value used to offset the purchase
price for the replacement aircraft: Provided further, That no programs
funded with appropriated funds in the ``Departmental Management'',
``Office of the Solicitor'', and ``Office of Inspector General'' may be
augmented through the Working Capital Fund or the Consolidated Working
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GENERAL PROVISIONS, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Sec. 101. Appropriations made in this title shall be available for
expenditure or transfer (within each bureau or office), with the
approval of the Secretary, for the emergency reconstruction,
replacement, or repair of aircraft, buildings, utilities, or other
facilities or equipment damaged or destroyed by fire, flood, storm, or
other unavoidable causes: Provided, That no funds shall be made
available under this authority until funds specifically made available
to the Department of the Interior for emergencies shall have been
exhausted: Provided further, That all funds used pursuant to this
section are hereby designated by Congress to be ``emergency
requirements'' pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of the Balanced Budget
and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, and must be replenished by a
supplemental appropriation which must be requested as promptly as
Sec. 102. The Secretary may authorize the expenditure or transfer of
any no year appropriation in this title, in addition to the amounts
included in the budget programs of the several agencies, for the
suppression or emergency prevention of wildland fires on or threatening
lands under the jurisdiction of the Department of the Interior; for the
emergency rehabilitation of burned-over lands under its jurisdiction;
for emergency actions related to potential or actual earthquakes,
floods, volcanoes, storms, or other unavoidable causes; for contingency
planning subsequent to actual oil spills; for response and natural
resource damage assessment activities related to actual oil spills; for
the prevention, suppression, and control of actual or potential
grasshopper and Mormon cricket outbreaks on lands under the jurisdiction
of the Secretary, pursuant to the authority in section 1773(b) of Public
Law 99-198 (99 Stat. 1658); for emergency reclamation projects under
section 410 of Public Law 95-87; and shall transfer, from any no year
funds available to the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and
Enforcement, such funds as may be necessary to permit assumption of
regulatory authority in the event a primacy State is not carrying out
the regulatory provisions of the Surface Mining Act: Provided, That
appropriations made in this title for wildland fire operations shall be
available for the payment of obligations incurred during the preceding
fiscal year, and for reimbursement to other Federal agencies for
destruction of vehicles, aircraft, or other equipment in connection with
their use for wildland fire operations, such reimbursement to be
credited to appropriations currently available at the time of receipt
thereof: Provided further, That for wildland fire operations, no funds
shall be made available under this authority until the Secretary
determines that funds appropriated for ``wildland fire operations''
shall be exhausted within thirty days: Provided further, That all funds
used pursuant to this section are hereby designated by Congress to be
``emergency requirements'' pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of the
Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, and must be
replenished by a supplemental appropriation which must be requested as
promptly as possible: Provided further, That such replenishment funds
shall be used to reimburse, on a pro rata basis, accounts from which
emergency funds were transferred.
Sec. 103. Appropriations made in this title shall be available for
operation of warehouses, garages, shops, and similar facilities,
wherever consolidation of activities will contribute to efficiency or
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economy, and said appropriations shall be reimbursed for services
rendered to any other activity in the same manner as authorized by
sections 1535 and 1536 of title 31, United States Code: Provided, That
reimbursements for costs and supplies, materials, equipment, and for
services rendered may be credited to the appropriation current at the
time such reimbursements are received.
Sec. 104. Appropriations made to the Department of the Interior in
this title shall be available for services as authorized by 5 U.S.C.
3109, when authorized by the Secretary, in total amount not to exceed
$500,000; hire, maintenance, and operation of aircraft; hire of
passenger motor vehicles; purchase of reprints; payment for telephone
service in private residences in the field, when authorized under
regulations approved by the Secretary; and the payment of dues, when
authorized by the Secretary, for library membership in societies or
associations which issue publications to members only or at a price to
members lower than to subscribers who are not members.
Sec. 105. Appropriations available to the Department of the Interior
for salaries and expenses shall be available for uniforms or allowances
therefor, as authorized by law (5 U.S.C. 5901-5902 and D.C. Code 4-204).
Sec. 106. Annual appropriations made in this title shall be
available for obligation in connection with contracts issued for
services or rentals for periods not in excess of 12 months beginning at
any time during the fiscal year.
Sec. 107. No funds provided in this title may be expended by the
Department of the Interior for the conduct of offshore leasing and
related activities placed under restriction in the President's
moratorium statement of June 26, 1990, in the areas of northern,
central, and southern California; the North Atlantic; Washington and
Oregon; and the eastern Gulf of Mexico south of 26 degrees north
latitude and east of 86 degrees west longitude.
Sec. 108. No funds provided in this title may be expended by the
Department of the Interior for the conduct of offshore oil and natural
gas preleasing, leasing, and related activities, on lands within the
North Aleutian Basin planning area.
Sec. 109. No funds provided in this title may be expended by the
Department of the Interior to conduct offshore oil and natural gas
preleasing, leasing and related activities in the eastern Gulf of Mexico
planning area for any lands located outside Sale 181, as identified in
the final Outer Continental Shelf 5-Year Oil and Gas Leasing Program,
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