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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.

                          Departmental Offices

                             Insular Affairs

                        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

[[Page 114 STAT. 938]]

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 
Law 99-658.

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                         Departmental Management

                          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 
curriculum.

                         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, 
$27,846,000.

             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.

[[Page 114 STAT. 940]]

                        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 
until expended.

                        administrative provisions

    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 
Fund.

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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 
possible.
    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

[[Page 114 STAT. 942]]

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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