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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR AND RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2001
[[Page 114 STAT. 922]]
Public Law 106-291
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
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
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]]
For construction of buildings, recreation facilities, roads, trails,
and appurtenant facilities, $16,860,000, 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), $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.
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
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
[[Page 114 STAT. 925]]
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.
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
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.
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.
For expenses necessary to carry out the Land and Water Conservation
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