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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR AND RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2001

[[Page 114 STAT. 922]]

Public Law 106-291
106th Congress

                                 An Act


 
  Making appropriations for the Department of the Interior and related 
 agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2001, and for other 
            purposes. <<NOTE: Oct. 11, 2000 -  [H.R. 4578]>> 

    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, 2001.>>  That the 
following sums are appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not 
otherwise appropriated, for the Department of the Interior and related 
agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2001, 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)), $709,733,000, to remain 
available until expended, of which $3,898,000 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 not 
to exceed $1,000,000 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 $3,000,000 shall be available in 
fiscal year 2001 subject to a match by at least an equal amount by the 
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, to such Foundation for cost-
shared projects supporting conservation of Bureau lands and such funds 
shall be advanced to the Foundation as a lump sum grant without regard 
to when expenses are incurred; in addition, $34,328,000 for Mining Law 
Administration program operations, including the cost of administering 
the mining claim fee program; 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 $709,733,000, and $2,000,000, 
to remain available until expended, from communication site rental fees 
established by the Bureau for the cost of administering communication 
site activities: Provided, That appropriations herein made

[[Page 114 STAT. 923]]

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 preparedness, suppression 
operations, research, emergency rehabilitation and hazardous fuels 
reduction by the Department of the Interior, $425,513,000, to remain 
available until expended, of which not to exceed $30,000,000 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 unobligated balances of amounts 
previously appropriated to the ``Fire Protection'' and ``Emergency 
Department of the Interior Firefighting Fund'' may be transferred and 
merged with this appropriation: 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 appropriation: Provided 
further, That notwithstanding 42 U.S.C. 1856d, sums received by a bureau 
or office of the Department of the Interior for fire protection rendered 
pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 1856 et seq., protection of United States 
property, may be credited to the appropriation from which funds were 
expended to provide that protection, and are available without fiscal 
year limitation.
    For an additional amount for ``Wildland Fire Management'', 
$200,000,000, to remain available until expended, for emergency 
rehabilitation and wildfire suppression activities: 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: Provided further, That this 
amount shall be available only to the extent that an official budget 
request for a specific dollar amount, that includes designation of the 
entire amount of the request as an emergency requirement as defined by 
such Act, is transmitted by the President to the Congress.

                    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.), 
$10,000,000, 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.

[[Page 114 STAT. 924]]

                              construction

    For construction of buildings, recreation facilities, roads, trails, 
and appurtenant facilities, $16,860,000, to remain available until 
expended.

                        payments in lieu of taxes

    For expenses necessary to implement the Act of October 20, 1976, as 
amended (31 U.S.C. 6901-6907), $150,000,000, 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.

                            land acquisition

    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, $31,100,000, to be derived from 
the Land and Water Conservation Fund, to remain available until 
expended.

                    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; $104,267,000, 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 fund

                    (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 (defined as the portion of salvage timber 
receipts not paid to the counties under 43 U.S.C. 1181f and 43 U.S.C. 
1181-1 et seq., and Public Law 103-66) derived from treatments funded by 
this account shall be deposited into the Forest Ecosystem Health and 
Recovery Fund.

[[Page 114 STAT. 925]]

                           range improvements

    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 $10,000,000, 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: <<NOTE: 43 USC 1735 note.>>  Provided, That 
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 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.

                        administrative provisions

    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,

[[Page 114 STAT. 926]]

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

                           resource management

    For necessary expenses of the United States Fish and Wildlife 
Service, for scientific and economic studies, conservation, management, 
investigations, protection, and utilization of fishery and wildlife 
resources, except whales, seals, and sea lions, maintenance of the herd 
of long-horned cattle on the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, general 
administration, and for the performance of other authorized functions 
related to such resources by direct expenditure, contracts, grants, 
cooperative agreements and reimbursable agreements with public and 
private entities, $776,595,000, to remain available until September 30, 
2002, except as otherwise provided herein, 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: 
Provided, That not less than $1,000,000 for high priority projects which 
shall be carried out by the Youth Conservation Corps as authorized by 
the Act of August 13, 1970, as amended: Provided further, That not to 
exceed $6,355,000 shall be used for implementing subsections (a), (b), 
(c), and (e) of section 4 of the Endangered Species Act, as amended, for 
species that are indigenous to the United States (except for processing 
petitions, developing and issuing proposed and final regulations, and 
taking any other steps to implement actions described in subsection 
(c)(2)(A), (c)(2)(B)(i), or (c)(2)(B)(ii)): Provided further, That of 
the amount available for law enforcement, up to $400,000 to remain 
available until expended, may at the discretion of the Secretary, be 
used for payment for information, rewards, or evidence concerning 
violations of laws administered by the Service, and miscellaneous and 
emergency expenses of enforcement activity, authorized or approved by 
the Secretary and to be accounted for solely on his certificate: 
Provided further, That of the amount provided for environmental 
contaminants, up to $1,000,000 may remain available until expended for 
contaminant sample analyses.

                              construction

    For construction, improvement, acquisition, or removal 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; 
$63,015,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That,

[[Page 114 STAT. 927]]

notwithstanding any provision of law or regulation, funds appropriated 
in Public Law 106-113 for exhibits at the J.N. Ding Darling National 
Wildlife Refuge Education Center in Florida shall be transferred 
immediately to the Ding Darling Wildlife Society for the purpose of 
constructing the exhibits.

                            land acquisition

    For expenses necessary to carry out the Land and Water Conservation 

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