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FISH AND WILDLIFE PROGRAMS IMPROVEMENT AND NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
SYSTEM CENTENNIAL ACT OF 2000
[[Page 114 STAT. 1762]]
Public Law 106-408
To amend the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration <<NOTE: Nov. 1,
2000 - [H.R. 3671]>> Act and the Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish Restoration
Act to enhance the funds available for grants to States for fish and
wildlife conservation projects, to reauthorize and amend the National
Fish and Wildlife Foundation Establishment Act, to commemorate the
centennial of the establishment of the first national wildlife refuge in
the United States on March 14, 1903, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of <<NOTE: Fish and Wildlife
Programs Improvement and National Wildlife Refuge System Centennial Act
of 2000.>> Representatives of the United States of America in Congress
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.
(a) Short Title.--This <<NOTE: 16 USC 669 note.>> Act may be cited
as the ``Fish and Wildlife Programs Improvement and National Wildlife
Refuge System Centennial Act of 2000''.
(b) Table of Contents.--The table of contents of this Act is as
Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents.
TITLE I--WILDLIFE AND SPORT FISH RESTORATION PROGRAMS
Sec. 101. Short titles.
Subtitle A--Wildlife Restoration
Sec. 111. Expenses for administration.
Sec. 112. Firearm and bow hunter education and safety program grants.
Sec. 113. Multistate conservation grant program.
Sec. 114. Miscellaneous provision.
Subtitle B--Sport Fish Restoration
Sec. 121. Expenses for administration.
Sec. 122. Multistate conservation grant program.
Sec. 123. Funding of the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and
Sec. 124. Period of availability.
Sec. 125. Miscellaneous provision.
Sec. 126. Conforming amendment.
Subtitle C--Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Programs
Sec. 131. Designation of programs.
Sec. 132. Assistant Director for Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration
Sec. 133. Reports and certifications.
TITLE II--NATIONAL FISH AND WILDLIFE FOUNDATION
Sec. 201. Short title.
Sec. 202. Purposes.
Sec. 203. Board of Directors of the Foundation.
Sec. 204. Rights and obligations of the Foundation.
Sec. 205. Annual reporting of grant details.
Sec. 206. Notice to Members of Congress.
Sec. 207. Authorization of appropriations.
Sec. 208. Limitation on authority.
TITLE III--NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE SYSTEM CENTENNIAL
Sec. 301. Short title.
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Sec. 302. Findings and purposes.
Sec. 303. National Wildlife Refuge System Centennial Commission.
Sec. 304. Long-term planning and annual reporting requirements regarding
operation and maintenance backlog.
Sec. 305. Year of the National Wildlife Refuge.
Sec. 306. Authorization of appropriations.
Sec. 307. Effective date.
TITLE I--WILDLIFE <<NOTE: Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Programs
Improvement Act of 2000.>> AND SPORT FISH RESTORATION PROGRAMS
SEC. 101. <<NOTE: 16 USC 669 note.>> SHORT TITLES.
(a) This Title.--This title may be cited as the ``Wildlife and Sport
Fish Restoration Programs Improvement Act of 2000''.
(b) Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act.--The Act of
September 2, 1937 (16 U.S.C. 669 et seq.), is amended by adding at the
end the following:
``SEC. 13. <<NOTE: 16 USC 669 note.>> SHORT TITLE.
``This Act may be cited as the `Pittman-Robertson Wildlife
(c) Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish Restoration Act.--The Act of August
9, 1950 (16 U.S.C. 777 et seq.), is amended by adding at the end the
``SEC. 15. <<NOTE: 16 USC 777 note.>> SHORT TITLE.
``This Act may be cited as the `Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish
Subtitle A--Wildlife Restoration
SEC. 111. EXPENSES FOR ADMINISTRATION.
(a) Set-Aside for Expenses for Administration of the Pittman-
Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act.--Section 4 of the Pittman-Robertson
Wildlife Restoration Act (16 U.S.C. 669c) is amended--
(1) by redesignating subsection (b) as subsection (c);
(2) by striking ``Sec. 4.'' and all that follows through the
end of the first sentence of subsection (a) and inserting the
``SEC. 4. ALLOCATION AND APPORTIONMENT OF AVAILABLE AMOUNTS.
``(a) Set-Aside for Expenses for Administration of the Pittman-
Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act.--
``(1) In general.--
``(A) Set-aside.--For fiscal year 2001 and each
fiscal year thereafter, of the revenues (excluding
interest accruing under section 3(b)) covered into the
fund for the fiscal year, the Secretary of the Interior
may use not more than the available amount specified in
subparagraph (B) for the fiscal year for expenses for
administration incurred in implementation of this Act,
in accordance with this subsection and section 9.
``(B) Available amounts.--The available amount
referred to in subparagraph (A) is--
``(i) for each of fiscal years 2001 and 2002,
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``(ii) for fiscal year 2003, $8,212,000; and
``(iii) for fiscal year 2004 and each fiscal
year thereafter, the sum of--
``(I) the available amount for the
preceding fiscal year; and
``(II) the amount determined by
``(aa) the available amount
for the preceding fiscal year;
``(bb) the change, relative
to the preceding fiscal year, in
the Consumer Price Index for All
Urban Consumers published by the
Department of Labor.
``(2) Period of availability; apportionment of unobligated
``(A) Period of availability.--For each fiscal year,
the available amount under paragraph (1) shall remain
available for obligation for use under that paragraph
until the end of the fiscal year.
``(B) Apportionment <<NOTE: Deadline.>> of
unobligated amounts.--Not later than 60 days after the
end of a fiscal year, the Secretary of the Interior
shall apportion among the States any of the available
amount under paragraph (1) that remains unobligated at
the end of the fiscal year, on the same basis and in the
same manner as other amounts made available under this
Act are apportioned among the States for the fiscal
``(b) Apportionment to States.--'';
(3) in subsection (b) (as designated by paragraph (2)), by
striking ``after making the aforesaid deduction, shall
apportion, except as provided in subsection (b) of this
section,'' and inserting ``after deducting the available amount
under subsection (a), the amount apportioned under subsection
(c), any amount apportioned under section 8A, and amounts
provided as grants under sections 10 and 11, shall apportion'';
(4) in the first sentence of subsection (c) (as redesignated
by paragraph (1)), by inserting ``Puerto Rico,'' after
(b) Requirements and Restrictions Concerning Use of Amounts for
Expenses for Administration.--Section 9 of the Pittman-Robertson
Wildlife Restoration Act (16 U.S.C. 669h) is amended to read as follows:
``SEC. 9. REQUIREMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS CONCERNING USE OF AMOUNTS FOR
EXPENSES FOR ADMINISTRATION.
``(a) Authorized Expenses for Administration.--Except as provided in
subsection (b), the Secretary of the Interior may use available amounts
under section 4(a)(1) only for expenses for administration that directly
support the implementation of this Act that consist of--
``(1) personnel costs of employees who directly administer
this Act on a full-time basis;
``(2) personnel costs of employees who directly administer
this Act on a part-time basis for at least 20 hours each week,
not to exceed the portion of those costs incurred with respect
to the work hours of the employee during which the employee
directly administers this Act, as those hours are certified by
the supervisor of the employee;
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``(3) support costs directly associated with personnel costs
authorized under paragraphs (1) and (2), excluding costs
associated with staffing and operation of regional offices of
the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and the Department
of the Interior other than for the purposes of this Act;
``(4) costs of determining under section 6(a) whether State
comprehensive plans and projects are substantial in character
``(5) overhead costs, including the costs of general
administrative services, that are directly attributable to
administration of this Act and are based on--
``(A) actual costs, as determined by a direct cost
allocation methodology approved by the Director of the
Office of Management and Budget for use by Federal
``(B) in the case of costs that are not determinable
under subparagraph (A), an amount per full-time
equivalent employee authorized under paragraphs (1) and
(2) that does not exceed the amount charged or assessed
for costs per full-time equivalent employee for any
other division or program of the United States Fish and
``(6) costs incurred in auditing, every 5 years, the
wildlife and sport fish activities of each State fish and game
department and the use of funds under section 6 by each State
fish and game department;
``(7) costs of audits under subsection (d);
``(8) costs of necessary training of Federal and State full-
time personnel who administer this Act to improve administration
of this Act;
``(9) costs of travel to States, territories, and Canada by
``(A) administer this Act on a full-time basis for
purposes directly related to administration of State
programs or projects; or
``(B) administer grants under section 6, 10, or 11;
``(10) costs of travel outside the United States (except
travel to Canada), by personnel who administer this Act on a
full-time basis, for purposes that directly relate to
administration of this Act and that are approved directly by the
Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks;
``(11) relocation expenses for personnel who, after
relocation, will administer this Act on a full-time basis for at
least 1 year, as certified by the Director of the United States
Fish and Wildlife Service at the time at which the relocation
expenses are incurred; and
``(12) costs to audit, evaluate, approve, disapprove, and
advise concerning grants under sections 6, 10, and 11.
``(b) Reporting of Other Uses.--
``(1) In general.--Subject to paragraph (2), if the
Secretary of the Interior determines that available amounts
under section 4(a)(1) should be used for an expense for
administration other than an expense for administration
described in subsection (a), the Secretary--
``(A) shall submit to the Committee on Environment
and Public Works of the Senate and the Committee on
Resources of the House of Representatives a report
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describing the expense for administration and stating
the amount of the expense; and
``(B) may use any such available amounts for the
expense for administration only after the end of the 30-
day period beginning on the date of submission of the
report under subparagraph (A).
``(2) Maximum amount.--For any fiscal year, the Secretary of
the Interior may use under paragraph (1) not more than $25,000.
``(c) Restriction on Use To Supplement General Appropriations.--The
Secretary of the Interior shall not use available amounts under
subsection (b) to supplement the funding of any function for which
general appropriations are made for the United States Fish and Wildlife
Service or any other entity of the Department of the Interior.
``(d) Audit Requirement.--
``(1) In general.--The Inspector General of the Department
of the Interior shall procure the performance of biennial
audits, in accordance with generally accepted accounting
principles, of expenditures and obligations of amounts used by
the Secretary of the Interior for expenses for administration
incurred in implementation of this Act.
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