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House receded and concurred with amendment (09/08/1988)

(House receded and concurred in certain Senate amendments with amendments)

Title I: Department of the Interior - Makes appropriations for FY 1989 within the Department of the Interior for the Bureau of Land Management for management of lands and resources, construction and access, payments in lieu of taxes, land acquisition, Oregon and California grant lands, range improvements, service charges, deposits and forfeitures, and miscellaneous trust funds.

Amends the Payments in Lieu of Taxes Act to delete counties, townships, and boroughs in the State of Alaska from the definition of a "unit of general local government" with respect to payments to local governmental units in which entitlement land is located.

Sets forth uses and limitations of appropriations made to the Bureau of Land Management.

Appropriates funds for: (1) the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for resource management, ecological center, construction, anadromous fish, land acquisition and the National Wildlife Refuge Fund; (2) the National Park Service for the operation of the National Park System (including an amount to assist the police force for the town of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia and for the National Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Property), recreation and preservation programs, the Historic Preservation Fund (including an amount for the Bicentennial Lighthouse Fund), construction, land acquisition (including the acquisition of land at the Congaree Swamp National Monument, South Carolina) and State assistance, and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; (3) the Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor Commission; (4) American Revolution Bicentennial Administration; (5) the Geological Survey for surveys, investigations, and research, including an amount for a Federal 50 percent cost-shared project for test and obervation wells near Kohala, Hawaii; (6) the Minerals Management Service for leasing and royalty management (especially in regard to the Outer Continental shelf); (7) the Bureau of Mines for the conduct of inquiries, technological investigations, and research of mines and minerals; (8) the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement for regulation and technology, and the Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fund; (9) the Bureau of Indian Affairs for the operation of Indian programs, construction, road construction, miscellaneous payments, the revolving fund for loans, and the Indian Loan Guaranty and Insurance Fund; (10) the Office of Territorial and International Affairs for administration, for the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands including the payment of claims under the Micronesian Claims Act of 1971, and for the Compact of Free Association; and (11) the Secretarial offices, including the Office of the Solicitor for salaries and expenses, the Office of Construction Management, and the Office of the Inspector General.

Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to condemn, with the owner's consent, certain property at the New River Gorge National River, West Virginia.

Sets forth conditions for permits for grazing on Federal lands.

Rescinds specified contract authority for FY 1989 with respect to the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

National Film Preservation Act of 1988 - Directs the Librarian of Congress to establish a National Film Registry to register films that are culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.

Prohibits any person from knowingly distributing or exhibiting to the public a film that has been materially altered, or a black and white film that has been colorized and is included in the Registry, unless such films are labeled disclosing specified information. Sets forth specified exceptions.

Directs the Librarian to establish in the Library of Congress a National Film Preservation Board.

Authorizes appropriations.

Prohibits the use of funds to issue a permit for seismic exploration of Big Cypress National Preserve, Florida, until an environmental impact statement has been completed. Requires such statement to be completed within two years after enactment of this Act.

Prohibits the use of funds under this Act for an appeal to the February 26, 1988, rate approved for the U.S. Park Police.

Establishes a fellowship program with respect to Members and Committees of the Congress ("Bevinetto Fellows") for employees of the National Park Service.

Requires the Secretary of the Interior to conduct an accounting and reconciliation of the Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fund for the period 1977 through 1988. Requires the Secretary to transmit his findings to the Committees on Appropriations.

Makes funds available under this Act for cyclical maintenance of tribally-owned fish hatcheries and related facilities.

Sets forth the uses and limitations on appropriations made available by this title.

Makes such appropriations available for expenditure or transfer 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.

Makes funds available for the suppression or emergency prevention of forest or range fires on or threatening lands under Interior jurisdiction, for emergency rehabilitation of burned-over lands emergency actions related to earthquakes or volcanoes, for control of grasshopper and Mormon Cricket outbreaks on lands under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior, and emergency reclamation projects.

Makes appropriations available for the operation of warehouses, garages, shops, and similar facilities, wherever consolidation of activities will contribute to efficiency or economy.

Makes appropriations available for the hire, maintenance, and operation of aircraft, hire of passenger motor vehicles, purchase of reprints, payment for telephone service in private residences in the field, and the payment of certain dues when authorized by the Secretary.

Makes appropriations available for uniforms or allowances.

Limits the use of appropriations for services or rentals to contracts not exceeding 12 months.

Prohibits the use of funds to change the name of Mount McKinley. Prohibits the use of funds to be used to exchange certain lands located in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Nevada.

Makes available appropriations to provide insurance on official motor vehicles, aircraft, and boats operated by the Department of the Interior in Canada and Mexico.

Prohibits the use of funds for the conduct of leasing or drilling activities on lands within the Eastern Gulf of Mexico or specified lands in Northern California.

Prohibits the use of funds for the preparation for, or conduct of, pre-leasing and leasing activities of lands within a certain area of the Outer Continental Shelf off the coastline of Massachusetts or specified lands surrounding Georges Bank.

Provides that nothing in this Act shall be construed to prohibit the approval of permits for the acquisition of geologic and geophysical data in the Outer Continental Shelf areas, with specified exceptions.

Directs the Secretary of the Interior to transfer to the Housing Authority, Clark County, Nevada, all right, title, and interest of the United States in certain lands in Clark County for use as a mobile home park for low income senior citizens. Reserves all mineral rights in such lands to the United States. Requires title to such lands to revert to the United States if they cease to be used as a mobile home park for low income senior citizens.

Amends the Compact of Free Association Act of 1985 to authorize grants for the provision of technical assistance with respect to agricultural and food programs to the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Rongelap, and Utrik.

Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to guarantee a loan made by the Federal Financing Bank to Guam for water system improvements.

Directs the Secretary of the Interior, within currently available funds, to appoint and compensate a third party factfinder to make factual findings relating to past drainage occurring on specified leased lands in Louisiana. Requires such factfinder, within 180 days after enactment of this Act, to report such findings to the Secretary of the Interior, the Governor of Louisiana, the House Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, and the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

Title II: Related Agencies - Makes appropriations for FY 1989 for the Department of Agriculture for the Forest Service for forest research, State and private forestry including grants to the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and Kootenai County, Idaho for construction of the Spokane River Centennial Trail and the Idaho Centennial Trail, respectively, the National Forest System, construction, land acquisition, the Tongass Timber Supply Fund, the Range Betterment Fund, acquisition of land for national forests and to complete land exchanges, and miscellaneous trust funds. Sets forth uses and prohibitions on uses of such funds.

Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to make certain land conveyances in Maricopa county, Arizona, and to relinquish a certain lease and lease agreement pertaining to real property on the campus of Arizona State University, Tempe Arizona.

Rescinds a specified amount for timber roads, purchaser election, and the Forest Service.

New Hampshire Forest Management Initiatives Act of 1988 - Authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to acquire by purchase, donation, or otherwise, forest lands and interests owned (or formerly owned) by Diamond International Corporation in New Hampshire. Directs the Secretary to condemn such lands if he has not acquired title to them by October 1, 1988. Requires the Secretary, within two years after such lands are acquired, to report to the Congress recommendations for their permanent administration and disposition.

Authorizes the Secretary to enter into cooperative agreements with States and private organizations for the study, acquisition, management and administration of forest lands in New Hampshire. Makes a specified amount available from the Land and Water Conservation Fund for the acquisition of such lands.

Makes appropriations for the Department of Energy for clean coal technology demonstrations, fossil energy research and development, naval petroleum and oil shale reserves, energy conservation including a grant for the energy demonstration and research facility at Northwestern University, economic regulation, emergency preparedness, the Energy Information Administration, the SPR (Strategic Petroleum Reserve), and the SPR Account. Sets forth uses and prohibitions on uses of such funds.

Makes appropriations to the Department of Health and Human Services for the Indian Health Service for Indian health service and facilities. Sets forth uses and prohibitions on uses of such funds.

Appropriates funds to: (1) the Department of Education for the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education for Indian education; (2) the Navajo and Hopi Relocation Commission for salaries and expenses; (3) the Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture and Arts Development for salaries and expenses; (4) the Smithsonian Institution for salaries and expenses; (5) construction and improvements at the National Zoological Park; (6) restoration and renovation of buildings owned or occupied by the Smithsonian Institution; (7) construction at the Whipple Observatory; (8) salaries and expenses of the National Gallery of Art (NGA); (9) repair, restoration, and renovation of buildings of the NGA; and (10) salaries and expenses of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, including payment to its Endowment Challenge Fund.

Makes appropriations for the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities for: (1) expenses and matching grants for the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities; (2) the Institute of Museum Services; (3) salaries and expenses for the Commission of Fine Arts, the National Capital Arts and Cultural Affairs, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, the National Capital Planning Commission, the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial Commission, the Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corporation (as well as for public activities and projects); and (4) the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council.

Amends the Higher Education Amendments of 1986 to subject the Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture and Arts Development to tort claim liability only to the same extent as other Federal agencies. Treats the Institute as a Federal agency.

Title III: General Provisions - Limits procurement contracts for consulting services obtained through appropriations made by this Act to those contracts where expenditures are a matter of public record.

Prohibits the use of appropriations by the Secretaries of Agriculture and of the Interior for the sale of unprocessed timber from Federal lands west of the 100th meridian which will be exported from the United States or which will be used as a substitute for timber from private lands which is exported by the purchaser. Prohibits the Secretaries of the Interior and Agriculture from using such funds for leasing of oil and natural gas by noncompetitive bidding on public lands within the Shawnee National Forest, Illinois. Prohibits the use of such funds for any activity that tends to promote public support for or opposition to legislative proposals on which congressional action is incomplete.

Declares that no part of any appropriation contained in this Act shall remain available for obligation beyond the current fiscal year unless expressly so provided herein.

Provides that none of the funds appropriated to any department or agency shall be obligated or expended to provide a personal cook, chauffeur, or other personal servants to any officer or employee of such department or agency unless otherwise provided.

Provides that none of the funds appropriated in this Act shall be obligated for any aspect of the processing or issuance of permits or leases pertaining to exploration for or development of coal, oil, gas, oil shale, phosphate, potassium, sulphur, gilsonite or geothermal resources on Federal lands within any component of the National Wilderness Preservation System or within any Forest Service RARE II areas recommended for wilderness designation or allocated to further planning, with specified exceptions.

Prohibits the use of funds in this Act to evaluate, consider, process, or award oil, gas, or geothermal leases on Federal lands in the Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest, State of Washington.

Prohibits assessments from being levied against any program, budget activity, or project funded by this Act without approval by the Committees on Appropriations.

Authorizes the Secretaries of the Interior, Agriculture, and Energy, and the Smithsonian Institution to enter into contracts with State and Local governments for procurement of services in the presupression, detection, and suppression of fires.

Prohibits the use of funds for deer hunting in the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge.

Prohibits the use of funds to implement the proposed jurisdictional interchange program until the enactment of authorizing legislation.

Requires the Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management to develop their respective Forest Land and Resource Management Plans as quickly as possible.

Authorizes the use of funds in this Act to pay forest or wildland fire fighters premium pay for their services. Limits the amount of such pay to no more than a GS-15 rate per year.

Prohibits the use of funds for the sale of giant sequoia located on National Forest System or Bureau of Land Management lands until a specified environmental assessment has been completed and the giant sequoia management implementation plan is approved.

Provides that the Final Environmental Impact Statement issued by the USDA Forest Service concerning the Silver Complex Fire Recovery Project on the Siskiyou National Forest and the Record of Decision shall not be subject to judicial review.

Authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to offer up to 90 million board feet of net merchantable timber in FY 1989 in the Mapleton Ranger District of the Siuslaw National Forest pursuant to the requirements of this Act and unitl completion of a final forest plan. Requires the Secretary to utilize the Siuslaw National Forest draft land and resource management plan and accompanying draft environmental impact statement dated October 1, 1986 as if they were the final forest plan and environmental impact statement.

Allows unobligated balances remaining from the Baca Geothermal Demonstration Powerplant Project to be used to clean out the Hulin Well in Louisiana.

Provides for the disposal of quartz mineral from the Ouachita National Forest.

Prohibits the Secretary of the Interior from recovering the portion of late payment interest and other specified receivables paid to the United States which is paid or distributed to any State or other recipient of Federal mineral lease revenues before September 30, 1989, except for amounts paid in connection with royalties or other revenues subsequently determined to be not owing to the United States.