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                                                       Calendar No. 520
107th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                S. 2801

                          [Report No. 107-223]

Making appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug 
   Administration, and Related Agencies programs for the fiscal year 
           ending September 30, 2003, and for other purposes.


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                             July 25, 2002

Mr. Kohl, from the Committee on Appropriations, reported the following 
     original bill; which was read twice and placed on the calendar

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                                 A BILL


 
Making appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug 
   Administration, and Related Agencies programs for the fiscal year 
           ending September 30, 2003, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,
That the following sums are appropriated, out of any money in the 
Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for Agriculture, Rural 
Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies 
programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2003, and for other 
purposes, namely:

                                TITLE I

                         AGRICULTURAL PROGRAMS

                 Production, Processing, and Marketing

                        Office of the Secretary

    For necessary expenses of the Office of the Secretary of 
Agriculture, and not to exceed $75,000 for employment under 5 U.S.C. 
3109, $3,444,000: Provided, That not to exceed $11,000 of this amount 
shall be available for official reception and representation expenses, 
not otherwise provided for, as determined by the Secretary: Provided 
further, That none of the funds appropriated or otherwise made 
available by this Act may be used to pay the salaries and expenses of 
personnel of the Department of Agriculture to carry out section 
793(c)(1)(C) of Public Law 104-127: Provided further, That none of the 
funds made available by this Act may be used to enforce section 793(d) 
of Public Law 104-127.

                          Executive Operations

                            chief economist

    For necessary expenses of the Chief Economist, including economic 
analysis, risk assessment, cost-benefit analysis, energy and new uses, 
and the functions of the World Agricultural Outlook Board, as 
authorized by the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1622g), 
and including employment pursuant to the second sentence of section 
706(a) of the Organic Act of 1944 (7 U.S.C. 2225), of which not to 
exceed $5,000 is for employment under 5 U.S.C. 3109, $12,085,000.

                       national appeals division

    For necessary expenses of the National Appeals Division, including 
employment pursuant to the second sentence of section 706(a) of the 
Organic Act of 1944 (7 U.S.C. 2225), of which not to exceed $25,000 is 
for employment under 5 U.S.C. 3109, $13,954,000.

                 Office of Budget and Program Analysis

    For necessary expenses of the Office of Budget and Program 
Analysis, including employment pursuant to the second sentence of 
section 706(a) of the Organic Act of 1944 (7 U.S.C. 2225), of which not 
to exceed $5,000 is for employment under 5 U.S.C. 3109, $7,310,000.

                Office of the Chief Information Officer

    For necessary expenses of the Office of the Chief Information 
Officer, including employment pursuant to the second sentence of 
section 706(a) of the Organic Act of 1944 (7 U.S.C. 2225), of which not 
to exceed $10,000 is for employment under 5 U.S.C. 3109, $31,370,000.

                      common computing environment

    For necessary expenses to acquire a Common Computing Environment 
for the Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Farm and Foreign 
Agricultural Service and Rural Development mission areas for 
information technology, systems, and services, $133,155,000, to remain 
available until expended, for the capital asset acquisition of shared 
information technology systems, including services as authorized by 7 
U.S.C. 6915-16 and 40 U.S.C. 1421-28: Provided, That obligation of 
these funds shall be consistent with the Department of Agriculture 
Service Center Modernization Plan of the county-based agencies, and 
shall be with the concurrence of the Department's Chief Information 
Officer.

                 Office of the Chief Financial Officer

    For necessary expenses of the Office of the Chief Financial 
Officer, including employment pursuant to the second sentence of 
section 706(a) of the Organic Act of 1944 (7 U.S.C. 2225), of which not 
to exceed $10,000 is for employment under 5 U.S.C. 3109, $7,940,000: 
Provided, That the Chief Financial Officer shall actively market and 
expand cross-servicing activities of the National Finance Center.

                          Working Capital Fund

    For the acquisition of plant and capital equipment necessary for 
the delivery of financial, administrative, and information technology 
services of primary benefit to the agencies of the Department of 
Agriculture, $21,000,000, to remain available until expended.

           Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

    For necessary salaries and expenses of the Office of the Assistant 
Secretary for Civil Rights, $780,000.

          Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration

    For necessary salaries and expenses of the Office of the Assistant 
Secretary for Administration to carry out the programs funded by this 
Act, $788,000.

        Agriculture Buildings and Facilities and Rental Payments

                     (including transfers of funds)

    For payment of space rental and related costs pursuant to Public 
Law 92-313, including authorities pursuant to the 1984 delegation of 
authority from the Administrator of General Services to the Department 
of Agriculture under 40 U.S.C. 486, for programs and activities of the 
Department which are included in this Act, and for alterations and 
other actions needed for the Department and its agencies to consolidate 
unneeded space into configurations suitable for release to the 
Administrator of General Services, and for the operation, maintenance, 
improvement, and repair of Agriculture buildings and facilities, and 
for related costs, $197,753,000, to remain available until expended: 
Provided, That the Secretary of Agriculture may transfer a share of 
that agency's appropriation made available by this Act to this 
appropriation, or may transfer a share of this appropriation to that 
agency's appropriation to cover the costs of new or replacement space 
for such agency, but such transfers shall not exceed 5 percent of the 
funds made available for space rental and related costs to or from this 
account.

                     Hazardous Materials Management

                     (including transfers of funds)

    For necessary expenses of the Department of Agriculture, to comply 
with the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and 
Liability Act, 42 U.S.C. 9601 et seq., and the Resource Conservation 
and Recovery Act, 42 U.S.C. 6901 et seq., $15,694,000, to remain 
available until expended: Provided, That appropriations and funds 
available herein to the Department for Hazardous Materials Management 
may be transferred to any agency of the Department for its use in 
meeting all requirements pursuant to the above Acts on Federal and non-
Federal lands.

                      Departmental Administration

                     (including transfers of funds)

    For Departmental Administration, $42,840,000, to provide for 
necessary expenses for management support services to offices of the 
Department and for general administration and disaster management of 
the Department, repairs and alterations, and other miscellaneous 
supplies and expenses not otherwise provided for and necessary for the 
practical and efficient work of the Department, including employment 
pursuant to the second sentence of section 706(a) of the Organic Act of 
1944 (7 U.S.C. 2225), of which not to exceed $10,000 is for employment 
under 5 U.S.C. 3109: Provided, That this appropriation shall be 
reimbursed from applicable appropriations in this Act for travel 
expenses incident to the holding of hearings as required by 5 U.S.C. 
551-558.

              outreach for socially disadvantaged farmers

    For grants and contracts pursuant to section 2501 of the Food, 
Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990 (7 U.S.C. 2279), 
$3,493,000, to remain available until expended.

     Office of the Assistant Secretary for Congressional Relations

                     (including transfers of funds)

    For necessary salaries and expenses of the Office of the Assistant 
Secretary for Congressional Relations to carry out the programs funded 
by this Act, including programs involving intergovernmental affairs and 
liaison within the executive branch, $4,202,000: Provided, That these 
funds may be transferred to agencies of the Department of Agriculture 
funded by this Act to maintain personnel at the agency level: Provided 
further, That no other funds appropriated to the Department by this Act 
shall be available to the Department for support of activities of 
congressional relations.

                        Office of Communications

    For necessary expenses to carry on services relating to the 
coordination of programs involving public affairs, for the 
dissemination of agricultural information, and the coordination of 
information, work, and programs authorized by Congress in the 
Department, $9,744,000, including employment pursuant to the second 
sentence of section 706(a) of the Organic Act of 1944 (7 U.S.C. 2225), 
of which not to exceed $10,000 shall be available for employment under 
5 U.S.C. 3109, and not to exceed $2,000,000 may be used for farmers' 
bulletins.

                    Office of the Inspector General

    For necessary expenses of the Office of the Inspector General, 
including employment pursuant to the second sentence of section 706(a) 
of the Organic Act of 1944 (7 U.S.C. 2225), and the Inspector General 
Act of 1978, $79,076,000, including such sums as may be necessary for 
contracting and other arrangements with public agencies and private 
persons pursuant to section 6(a)(9) of the Inspector General Act of 
1978, including not to exceed $50,000 for employment under 5 U.S.C. 
3109; and including not to exceed $125,000 for certain confidential 
operational expenses, including the payment of informants, to be 
expended under the direction of the Inspector General pursuant to 
Public Law 95-452 and section 1337 of Public Law 97-98.

                     Office of the General Counsel

    For necessary expenses of the Office of the General Counsel, 
$35,951,000.

  Office of the Under Secretary for Research, Education and Economics

    For necessary salaries and expenses of the Office of the Under 
Secretary for Research, Education and Economics to administer the laws 
enacted by the Congress for the Economic Research Service, the National 
Agricultural Statistics Service, the Agricultural Research Service, and 
the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, 
$786,000.

                       Economic Research Service

    For necessary expenses of the Economic Research Service in 
conducting economic research and analysis, as authorized by the 
Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1621-1627) and other laws, 
$65,736,000: Provided, That this appropriation shall be available for 
employment pursuant to the second sentence of section 706(a) of the 
Organic Act of 1944 (7 U.S.C. 2225).

                National Agricultural Statistics Service

    For necessary expenses of the National Agricultural Statistics 
Service in conducting statistical reporting and service work, including 
crop and livestock estimates, statistical coordination and 
improvements, marketing surveys, and the Census of Agriculture, as 
authorized by 7 U.S.C. 1621-1627, Public Law 105-113, and other laws, 
$141,703,000, of which up to $41,434,000 shall be available until 
expended for the Census of Agriculture: Provided, That this 
appropriation shall be available for employment pursuant to the second 
sentence of section 706(a) of the Organic Act of 1944 (7 U.S.C. 2225), 
and not to exceed $40,000 shall be available for employment under 5 
U.S.C. 3109.

                     Agricultural Research Service

                         salaries and expenses

    For necessary expenses to enable the Agricultural Research Service 
to perform agricultural research and demonstration relating to 
production, utilization, marketing, and distribution (not otherwise 
provided for); home economics or nutrition and consumer use including 
the acquisition, preservation, and dissemination of agricultural 
information; and for acquisition of lands by donation, exchange, or 
purchase at a nominal cost not to exceed $100, and for land exchanges 
where the lands exchanged shall be of equal value or shall be equalized 
by a payment of money to the grantor which shall not exceed 25 percent 
of the total value of the land or interests transferred out of Federal 
ownership, $1,060,785,000: Provided, That appropriations hereunder 
shall be available for temporary employment pursuant to the second 
sentence of section 706(a) of the Organic Act of 1944 (7 U.S.C. 2225), 
and not to exceed $115,000 shall be available for employment under 5 
U.S.C. 3109: Provided further, That appropriations hereunder shall be 
available for the operation and maintenance of aircraft and the 
purchase of not to exceed one for replacement only: Provided further, 
That appropriations hereunder shall be available pursuant to 7 U.S.C. 
2250 for the construction, alteration, and repair of buildings and 
improvements, but unless otherwise provided, the cost of constructing 
any one building shall not exceed $375,000, except for headhouses or 
greenhouses which shall each be limited to $1,200,000, and except for 
10 buildings to be constructed or improved at a cost not to exceed 
$750,000 each, and the cost of altering any one building during the 
fiscal year shall not exceed 10 percent of the current replacement 
value of the building or $375,000, whichever is greater: Provided 
further, That the limitations on alterations contained in this Act 
shall not apply to modernization or replacement of existing facilities 
at Beltsville, Maryland: Provided further, That appropriations 
hereunder shall be available for granting easements at the Beltsville 
Agricultural Research Center, including an easement to the University 
of Maryland to construct the Transgenic Animal Facility which upon 
completion shall be accepted by the Secretary as a gift: Provided 
further, That the foregoing limitations shall not apply to replacement 
of buildings needed to carry out the Act of April 24, 1948 (21 U.S.C. 
113a): Provided further, That funds may be received from any State, 
other political subdivision, organization, or individual for the 
purpose of establishing or operating any research facility or research 
project of the Agricultural Research Service, as authorized by law.
    None of the funds in the foregoing paragraph shall be available to 
carry out research related to the production, processing or marketing 
of tobacco or tobacco products.
    In fiscal year 2003, the agency is authorized to charge fees, 
commensurate with the fair market value, for any permit, easement, 
lease, or other special use authorization for the occupancy or use of 
land and facilities (including land and facilities at the Beltsville 
Agricultural Research Center) issued by the agency, as authorized by 
law, and such fees shall be credited to this account, and shall remain 
available until expended for authorized purposes.

                        buildings and facilities

    For acquisition of land, construction, repair, improvement, 
extension, alteration, and purchase of fixed equipment or facilities as 
necessary to carry out the agricultural research programs of the 
Department of Agriculture, where not otherwise provided, $100,955,000, 
to remain available until expended (7 U.S.C. 2209b): Provided, That 
funds may be received from any State, other political subdivision, 
organization, or individual for the purpose of establishing any 
research facility of the Agricultural Research Service, as authorized 
by law.

      Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service

                   research and education activities

    For payments to agricultural experiment stations, for cooperative 
forestry and other research, for facilities, and for other expenses, 
$611,729,000, as follows: to carry out the provisions of the Hatch Act 
(7 U.S.C. 361a-i), $185,553,000; for grants for cooperative forestry 
research (16 U.S.C. 582a-a7), $22,541,000; for payments to the 1890 
land-grant colleges, including Tuskegee University (7 U.S.C. 3222), 
$35,643,000, of which $1,507,496 shall be made available only for the 
purpose of ensuring that each institution shall receive no less than 
$1,000,000; for special grants for agricultural research (7 U.S.C. 
450i(c)), $104,234,000; for special grants for agricultural research on 
improved pest control (7 U.S.C. 450i(c)), $15,006,000; for competitive 
research grants (7 U.S.C. 450i(b)), $163,986,000; for the support of 
animal health and disease programs (7 U.S.C. 3195), $5,251,000; for 
supplemental and alternative crops and products (7 U.S.C. 3319d), 
$1,000,000; for grants for research pursuant to the Critical 
Agricultural Materials Act of 1984 (7 U.S.C. 178) and section 1472 of 
the Food and Agriculture Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 3318), $1,500,000, to 
remain available until expended; for the 1994 research program (7 
U.S.C. 301 note), $1,000,000, to remain available until expended; for 
higher education graduate fellowship grants (7 U.S.C. 3152(b)(6)), 
$2,993,000, to remain available until expended (7 U.S.C. 2209b); for 
higher education challenge grants (7 U.S.C. 3152(b)(1)), $4,340,000; 
for a higher education multicultural scholars program (7 U.S.C. 
3152(b)(5)), $998,000, to remain available until expended (7 U.S.C. 
2209b); for an education grants program for Hispanic-serving 
Institutions (7 U.S.C. 3241), $3,500,000; for noncompetitive grants for 
the purpose of carrying out all provisions of 7 U.S.C. 3242 (section 
759 of Public Law 106-78) to individual eligible institutions or 
consortia of eligible institutions in Alaska and in Hawaii, with funds 
awarded equally to each of the States of Alaska and Hawaii, $3,500,000; 
for a secondary agriculture education program and 2-year post-secondary 
education (7 U.S.C. 3152(h)), $1,000,000; for aquaculture grants (7 
U.S.C. 3322), $5,000,000; for sustainable agriculture research and 
education (7 U.S.C. 5811), $15,000,000; for a program of capacity 
building grants (7 U.S.C. 3152(b)(4)) to colleges eligible to receive 
funds under the Act of August 30, 1890 (7 U.S.C. 321-326 and 328), 
including Tuskegee University, $11,479,000, to remain available until 
expended (7 U.S.C. 2209b); for payments to the 1994 Institutions 
pursuant to section 534(a)(1) of Public Law 103-382, $1,700,000; and 
for necessary expenses of Research and Education Activities, of which 
not to exceed $100,000 shall be for employment under 5 U.S.C. 3109, 
$26,505,000.
    None of the funds in the foregoing paragraph shall be available to 
carry out research related to the production, processing or marketing 
of tobacco or tobacco products: Provided, That this paragraph shall not 
apply to research on the medical, biotechnological, food, and 
industrial uses of tobacco.

              native american institutions endowment fund

    For the Native American Institutions Endowment Fund authorized by 
Public Law 103-382 (7 U.S.C. 301 note), $7,100,000.

                          extension activities

    For payments to States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, 
Guam, the Virgin Islands, Micronesia, Northern Marianas, and American 
Samoa, $452,943,000, as follows: payments for cooperative extension 
work under the Smith-Lever Act, to be distributed under sections 3(b) 
and 3(c) of said Act, and under section 208(c) of Public Law 93-471, 
for retirement and employees' compensation costs for extension agents 
and for costs of penalty mail for cooperative extension agents and 
State extension directors, $284,218,000; payments for extension work at 
the 1994 Institutions under the Smith-Lever Act (7 U.S.C. 343(b)(3)), 
$3,500,000; payments for the nutrition and family education program for 
low-income areas under section 3(d) of the Act, $58,566,000; payments 
for the pest management program under section 3(d) of the Act, 
$10,759,000; payments for the farm safety program under section 3(d) of 
the Act, $5,250,000; payments to upgrade research, extension, and 
teaching facilities at the 1890 land-grant colleges, including Tuskegee 
University, as authorized by section 1447 of Public Law 95-113 (7 
U.S.C. 3222b), $15,000,000, to remain available until expended; 
payments for youth-at-risk programs under section 3(d) of the Act, 
$8,481,000; for youth farm safety education and certification extension 
grants, to be awarded competitively under section 3(d) of the Act, 
$499,000; payments for carrying out the provisions of the Renewable 
Resources Extension Act of 1978, $4,093,000; payments for Indian 
reservation agents under section 3(d) of the Act, $1,996,000; payments 
for sustainable agriculture programs under section 3(d) of the Act, 
$5,000,000; payments for rural health and safety education as 
authorized by section 2390 of Public Law 101-624 (7 U.S.C. 2661 note, 
2662), $2,622,000; payments for cooperative extension work by the 
colleges receiving the benefits of the second Morrill Act (7 U.S.C. 
321-326 and 328) and Tuskegee University, $32,117,000, of which 
$1,724,884 shall be made available only for the purpose of ensuring 
that each institution shall receive no less than $1,000,000; and for 
Federal administration and coordination including administration of the 
Smith-Lever Act, and the Act of September 29, 1977 (7 U.S.C. 341-349), 
and section 1361(c) of the Act of October 3, 1980 (7 U.S.C. 301 note), 
and to coordinate and provide program leadership for the extension work 
of the Department and the several States and insular possessions, 
$20,842,000: Provided, That funds hereby appropriated pursuant to 
section 3(c) of the Act of June 26, 1953, and section 506 of the Act of 
June 23, 1972, shall not be paid to any State, the District of 
Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, or the Virgin Islands, Micronesia, 
Northern Marianas, and American Samoa prior to availability of an equal 
sum from non-Federal sources for expenditure during the current fiscal 
year.

                         integrated activities

    For the integrated research, education, and extension competitive 
grants programs, including necessary administrative expenses, as 
authorized under section 406 of the Agricultural Research, Extension, 
and Education Reform Act of 1998 (7 U.S.C. 7626), $108,218,000, as 
follows: payments for the water quality program, $12,971,000; payments 
for the food safety program, $14,967,000; payments for the regional 
pest management centers program, $4,531,000; payments for the Food 
Quality Protection Act risk mitigation program for major food crop 
systems, $4,889,000; payments for the crops affected by Food Quality 
Protection Act implementation, $1,497,000; payments for the methyl 
bromide transition program, $3,000,000; payments for the organic 
transition program, $1,750,000; payments for the critical issues 
program under 7 U.S.C. 450i(c), $500,000; payments for the regional 
rural development centers program under 7 U.S.C. 450i(c), $1,513,000; 
payments for agricultural technology, $2,600,000; and in addition, 
$60,000,000 shall be available for research, extension, and education 
grants, including administrative expenses, for the same purposes and 
under the same conditions as otherwise provided by section 401 of the 
Agricultural Research, Extension, and Education Reform Act of 1998 (7 
U.S.C. 7621).

  Office of the Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs

    For necessary salaries and expenses of the Office of the Under 
Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs to administer programs 
under the laws enacted by the Congress for the Animal and Plant Health 
Inspection Service; the Agricultural Marketing Service; and the Grain 
Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration; $788,000.

               Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

                         salaries and expenses

                     (including transfers of funds)

    For expenses, not otherwise provided for, including those pursuant 
to the Act of February 28, 1947 (21 U.S.C. 114b-c), necessary to 
prevent, control, and eradicate pests and plant and animal diseases; to 
carry out inspection, quarantine, and regulatory activities; to 
discharge the authorities of the Secretary of Agriculture under the 
Acts of March 2, 1931 (46 Stat. 1468) and December 22, 1987 (101 Stat. 
1329-1331) (7 U.S.C. 426-426c); and to protect the environment, as 
authorized by law, $735,673,000, of which $4,103,000 shall be available 
for the control of outbreaks of insects, plant diseases, animal 
diseases and for control of pest animals and birds to the extent 
necessary to meet emergency conditions; of which $62,000,000 shall be 
used for the boll weevil eradication program for cost share purposes or 
for debt retirement for active eradication zones: Provided, That no 
funds shall be used to formulate or administer a brucellosis 
eradication program for the current fiscal year that does not require 
minimum matching by the States of at least 40 percent: Provided 
further, That this appropriation shall be available for field 
employment pursuant to the second sentence of section 706(a) of the 
Organic Act of 1944 (7 U.S.C. 2225), and not to exceed $40,000 shall be 
available for employment under 5 U.S.C. 3109: Provided further, That 
this appropriation shall be available for the operation and maintenance 
of aircraft and the purchase of not to exceed four, of which two shall 
be for replacement only: Provided further, That, in addition, in 
emergencies which threaten any segment of the agricultural production 
industry of this country, the Secretary may transfer from other 
appropriations or funds available to the agencies or corporations of 
the Department such sums as may be deemed necessary, to be available 
only in such emergencies for the arrest and eradication of contagious 
or infectious disease or pests of animals, poultry, or plants, and for 
expenses in accordance with the Act of February 28, 1947, and section 
102 of the Act of September 21, 1944, and any unexpended balances of 
funds transferred for such emergency purposes in the preceding fiscal 
year shall be merged with such transferred amounts: Provided further, 
That appropriations hereunder shall be available pursuant to law (7 
U.S.C. 2250) for the repair and alteration of leased buildings and 
improvements, but unless otherwise provided the cost of altering any 
one building during the fiscal year shall not exceed 10 percent of the 
current replacement value of the building.
    In fiscal year 2003, the agency is authorized to collect fees to 
cover the total costs of providing technical assistance, goods, or 
services requested by States, other political subdivisions, domestic 
and international organizations, foreign governments, or individuals, 
provided that such fees are structured such that any entity's liability 
for such fees is reasonably based on the technical assistance, goods, 
or services provided to the entity by the agency, and such fees shall 
be credited to this account, to remain available until expended, 
without further appropriation, for providing such assistance, goods, or 
services.

                        buildings and facilities

    For plans, construction, repair, preventive maintenance, 
environmental support, improvement, extension, alteration, and purchase 
of fixed equipment or facilities, as authorized by 7 U.S.C. 2250, and 
acquisition of land as authorized by 7 U.S.C. 428a, $13,189,000, to 
remain available until expended.

                     Agricultural Marketing Service

                           marketing services

     For necessary expenses to carry out services related to consumer 
protection, agricultural marketing and distribution, transportation, 
and regulatory programs, as authorized by law, and for administration 
and coordination of payments to States, including field employment 
pursuant to the second sentence of section 706(a) of the Organic Act of 
1944 (7 U.S.C. 2225) and not to exceed $90,000 for employment under 5 
U.S.C. 3109, $75,824,000, including funds for the wholesale market 
development program for the design and development of wholesale and 
farmer market facilities for the major metropolitan areas of the 
country: Provided, That this appropriation shall be available pursuant 
to law (7 U.S.C. 2250) for the alteration and repair of buildings and 
improvements, but the cost of altering any one building during the 
fiscal year shall not exceed 10 percent of the current replacement 
value of the building.
    Fees may be collected for the cost of standardization activities, 
as established by regulation pursuant to law (31 U.S.C. 9701).

              limitation on administrative expenses level

    Not to exceed $61,619,000 (from fees collected) shall be obligated 
during the current fiscal year for administrative expenses: Provided, 
That if crop size is understated and/or other uncontrollable events 
occur, the agency may exceed this limitation by up to 10 percent with 
notification to the Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of 
Congress.

    funds for strengthening markets, income, and supply (section 32)

                     (including transfers of funds)

    Funds available under section 32 of the Act of August 24, 1935 (7 
U.S.C. 612c), shall be used only for commodity program expenses as 
authorized therein, and other related operating expenses, except for: 
(1) transfers to the Department of Commerce as authorized by the Fish 
and Wildlife Act of August 8, 1956; (2) transfers otherwise provided in 
this Act; and (3) not more than $14,910,000 for formulation and 
administration of marketing agreements and orders pursuant to the 
Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937 and the Agricultural Act 
of 1961.

                   payments to states and possessions

    For payments to departments of agriculture, bureaus and departments 
of markets, and similar agencies for marketing activities under section 
204(b) of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1623(b)), 
$1,347,000.

        Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration

                         salaries and expenses

    For necessary expenses to carry out the provisions of the United 
States Grain Standards Act, for the administration of the Packers and 
Stockyards Act, for certifying procedures used to protect purchasers of 
farm products, and the standardization activities related to grain 
under the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946, including field 
employment pursuant to the second sentence of section 706(a) of the 
Organic Act of 1944 (7 U.S.C. 2225), and not to exceed $25,000 for 
employment under 5 U.S.C. 3109, $44,746,000: Provided, That this 
appropriation shall be available pursuant to law (7 U.S.C. 2250) for 
the alteration and repair of buildings and improvements, but the cost 
of altering any one building during the fiscal year shall not exceed 10 
percent of the current replacement value of the building.

        limitation on inspection and weighing services expenses

    Not to exceed $42,463,000 (from fees collected) shall be obligated 
during the current fiscal year for inspection and weighing services: 
Provided, That if grain export activities require additional 
supervision and oversight, or other uncontrollable factors occur, this 
limitation may be exceeded by up to 10 percent with notification to the 
Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress.

             Office of the Under Secretary for Food Safety

    For necessary salaries and expenses of the Office of the Under 
Secretary for Food Safety to administer the laws enacted by the 
Congress for the Food Safety and Inspection Service, $785,000.

                   Food Safety and Inspection Service

                         salaries and expenses

    For necessary expenses to carry out services authorized by the 
Federal Meat Inspection Act, the Poultry Products Inspection Act, and 
the Egg Products Inspection Act, including not to exceed $50,000 for 
representation allowances and for expenses pursuant to section 8 of the 
Act approved August 3, 1956 (7 U.S.C. 1766), $766,608,000, of which no 
less than $655,017,000 shall be available for Federal food safety 
inspection; and in addition, $1,000,000 may be credited to this account 
from fees collected for the cost of laboratory accreditation as 
authorized by section 1017 of Public Law 102-237: Provided, That this 
appropriation shall be available for field employment pursuant to the 
second sentence of section 706(a) of the Organic Act of 1944 (7 U.S.C. 
2225), and not to exceed $75,000 shall be available for employment 
under 5 U.S.C. 3109: Provided further, That this appropriation shall be 
available pursuant to law (7 U.S.C. 2250) for the alteration and repair 
of buildings and improvements, but the cost of altering any one 
building during the fiscal year shall not exceed 10 percent of the 
current replacement value of the building.

    Office of the Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural 
                                Services

    For necessary salaries and expenses of the Office of the Under 
Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services to administer the 
laws enacted by Congress for the Farm Service Agency, the Foreign 
Agricultural Service, the Risk Management Agency, and the Commodity 
Credit Corporation, $906,000.

                          Farm Service Agency

                         salaries and expenses

                     (including transfers of funds)

    For necessary expenses for carrying out the administration and 
implementation of programs administered by the Farm Service Agency, 
$997,378,000: Provided, That the Secretary is authorized to use the 
services, facilities, and authorities (but not the funds) of the 
Commodity Credit Corporation to make program payments for all programs 
administered by the Agency: Provided further, That other funds made 
available to the Agency for authorized activities may be advanced to 
and merged with this account: Provided further, That these funds shall 
be available for employment pursuant to the second sentence of section 
706(a) of the Organic Act of 1944 (7 U.S.C. 2225), and not to exceed 
$1,000,000 shall be available for employment under 5 U.S.C. 3109.

                         state mediation grants

    For grants pursuant to section 502(b) of the Agricultural Credit 
Act of 1987, as amended (7 U.S.C. 5101-5106), $4,000,000.

                        dairy indemnity program

                     (including transfers of funds)

    For necessary expenses involved in making indemnity payments to 
dairy farmers and manufacturers of dairy products under a dairy 
indemnity program, $100,000, to remain available until expended: 
Provided, That such program is carried out by the Secretary in the same 
manner as the dairy indemnity program described in the Agriculture, 
Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies 
Appropriations Act, 2001 (Public Law 106-387; 114 Stat. 1549A-12).

           agricultural credit insurance fund program account

                     (including transfers of funds)

    For gross obligations for the principal amount of direct and 
guaranteed loans as authorized by 7 U.S.C. 1928-1929, to be available 
from funds in the Agricultural Credit Insurance Fund, as follows: farm 
ownership loans, $1,146,996,000, of which $1,000,000,000 shall be for 
guaranteed loans and $146,996,000 shall be for direct loans; operating 
loans, $2,816,729,000, of which $1,700,000,000 shall be for 
unsubsidized guaranteed loans, $505,531,000 shall be for subsidized 
guaranteed loans and $611,198,000 shall be for direct loans; Indian 
tribe land acquisition loans as authorized by 25 U.S.C. 488, 
$2,000,000; and for boll weevil eradication program loans as authorized 
by 7 U.S.C. 1989, $100,000,000.
    For the cost of direct and guaranteed loans, including the cost of 
modifying loans as defined in section 502 of the Congressional Budget 
Act of 1974, as follows: farm ownership loans, $24,566,000, of which 
$7,500,000 shall be for guaranteed loans; operating loans, 
$219,036,000, of which $53,890,000 shall be for unsubsidized guaranteed 
loans and $59,653,000 shall be for subsidized guaranteed loans; and 
Indian tribe land acquisition loans as authorized by 25 U.S.C. 488, 
$179,000.
    In addition, for administrative expenses necessary to carry out the 
direct and guaranteed loan programs, $287,176,000, of which 
$279,176,000 shall be transferred to and merged with the appropriation 
for ``Farm Service Agency, Salaries and Expenses''.
    Funds appropriated by this Act to the Agricultural Credit Insurance 
Program Account for farm ownership and operating direct loans and 
guaranteed loans may be transferred among these programs: Provided, 
That the Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress are 
notified at least 15 days in advance of any transfer.

                         Risk Management Agency

                 administrative and operating expenses

    For administrative and operating expenses, as authorized by the 
Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 (7 U.S.C. 6933), 
$71,228,000: Provided, That not to exceed $700 shall be available for 
official reception and representation expenses, as authorized by 7 
U.S.C. 1506(i).

                              CORPORATIONS

    The following corporations and agencies are hereby authorized to 
make expenditures, within the limits of funds and borrowing authority 
available to each such corporation or agency and in accord with law, 
and to make contracts and commitments without regard to fiscal year 
limitations as provided by section 104 of the Government Corporation 
Control Act as may be necessary in carrying out the programs set forth 
in the budget for the current fiscal year for such corporation or 
agency, except as hereinafter provided.

                Federal Crop Insurance Corporation Fund

    For payments as authorized by section 516 of the Federal Crop 
Insurance Act, such sums as may be necessary, to remain available until 
expended (7 U.S.C. 2209b).

                   Commodity Credit Corporation Fund

                 reimbursement for net realized losses

    For fiscal year 2003, such sums as may be necessary to reimburse 
the Commodity Credit Corporation for net realized losses sustained, but 
not previously reimbursed, pursuant to section 2 of the Act of August 
17, 1961 (15 U.S.C. 713a-11).

                       hazardous waste management

                        (limitation on expenses)

    For fiscal year 2003, the Commodity Credit Corporation shall not 
expend more than $5,000,000 for site investigation and cleanup 
expenses, and operations and maintenance expenses to comply with the 
requirement of section 107(g) of the Comprehensive Environmental 
Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, 42 U.S.C. 9607(g), and 
section 6001 of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, 42 U.S.C. 
6961.

                                TITLE II

                         CONSERVATION PROGRAMS

  Office of the Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment

    For necessary salaries and expenses of the Office of the Under 
Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment to administer the laws 
enacted by the Congress for the Forest Service and the Natural 
Resources Conservation Service, $911,000.

                 Natural Resources Conservation Service

                        conservation operations

    For necessary expenses for carrying out the provisions of the Act 
of April 27, 1935 (16 U.S.C. 590a-f), including preparation of 
conservation plans and establishment of measures to conserve soil and 
water (including farm irrigation and land drainage and such special 
measures for soil and water management as may be necessary to prevent 
floods and the siltation of reservoirs and to control agricultural 
related pollutants); operation of conservation plant materials centers; 
classification and mapping of soil; dissemination of information; 
acquisition of lands, water, and interests therein for use in the plant 
materials program by donation, exchange, or purchase at a nominal cost 
not to exceed $100 pursuant to the Act of August 3, 1956 (7 U.S.C. 
428a); purchase and erection or alteration or improvement of permanent 
and temporary buildings; and operation and maintenance of aircraft, 
$846,963,000, to remain available until expended (7 U.S.C. 2209b), of 
which not less than $9,162,000 is for snow survey and water 
forecasting, and not less than $10,701,000 is for operation and 
establishment of the plant materials centers, and of which not less 
than $23,500,000 shall be for the grazing lands conservation 
initiative: Provided, That appropriations hereunder shall be available 
pursuant to 7 U.S.C. 2250 for construction and improvement of buildings 
and public improvements at plant materials centers, except that the 
cost of alterations and improvements to other buildings and other 
public improvements shall not exceed $250,000: Provided further, That 
when buildings or other structures are erected on non-Federal land, 
that the right to use such land is obtained as provided in 7 U.S.C. 
2250a: Provided further, That this appropriation shall be available for 
technical assistance and related expenses to carry out programs 
authorized by section 202(c) of title II of the Colorado River Basin 
Salinity Control Act of 1974 (43 U.S.C. 1592(c)): Provided further, 
That this appropriation shall be available for employment pursuant to 
the second sentence of section 706(a) of the Organic Act of 1944 (7 
U.S.C. 2225), and not to exceed $25,000 shall be available for 
employment under 5 U.S.C. 3109: Provided further, That qualified local 
engineers may be temporarily employed at per diem rates to perform the 
technical planning work of the Service (16 U.S.C. 590e-2).

                     watershed surveys and planning

    For necessary expenses to conduct research, investigation, and 
surveys of watersheds of rivers and other waterways, and for small 
watershed investigations and planning, in accordance with the Watershed 
Protection and Flood Prevention Act approved August 4, 1954 (16 U.S.C. 
1001-1009), $10,960,000: Provided, That this appropriation shall be 
available for employment pursuant to the second sentence of section 
706(a) of the Organic Act of 1944 (7 U.S.C. 2225), and not to exceed 
$110,000 shall be available for employment under 5 U.S.C. 3109.

               watershed and flood prevention operations

    For necessary expenses to carry out preventive measures, including 
but not limited to research, engineering operations, methods of 
cultivation, the growing of vegetation, rehabilitation of existing 
works and changes in use of land, in accordance with the Watershed 
Protection and Flood Prevention Act approved August 4, 1954 (16 U.S.C. 
1001-1005 and 1007-1009), the provisions of the Act of April 27, 1935 
(16 U.S.C. 590a-f), and in accordance with the provisions of laws 
relating to the activities of the Department, $105,000,000, to remain 
available until expended (7 U.S.C. 2209b) (of which up to $15,000,000 
may be available for the watersheds authorized under the Flood Control 
Act approved June 22, 1936 (33 U.S.C. 701 and 16 U.S.C. 1006a)): 
Provided, That not to exceed $45,514,000 of this appropriation shall be 
available for technical assistance: Provided further, That this 
appropriation shall be available for employment pursuant to the second 
sentence of section 706(a) of the Organic Act of 1944 (7 U.S.C. 2225), 
and not to exceed $200,000 shall be available for employment under 5 
U.S.C. 3109: Provided further, That not to exceed $1,000,000 of this 
appropriation is available to carry out the purposes of the Endangered 
Species Act of 1973 (Public Law 93-205), including cooperative efforts 
as contemplated by that Act to relocate endangered or threatened 
species to other suitable habitats as may be necessary to expedite 
project construction.

                    watershed rehabilitation program

    For necessary expenses to carry out rehabilitation of structural 
measures, in accordance with section 14 of the Watershed Protection and 
Flood Prevention Act approved August 4, 1954 (16 U.S.C. 1001 et seq.), 
as amended by section 313 of Public Law 106-472, November 9, 2000 (16 
U.S.C. 1012), and in accordance with the provisions of laws relating to 
the activities of the Department, $30,000,000, to remain available 
until expended.

                 resource conservation and development

    For necessary expenses in planning and carrying out projects for 
resource conservation and development and for sound land use pursuant 
to the provisions of section 32(e) of title III of the Bankhead-Jones 
Farm Tenant Act (7 U.S.C. 1010-1011; 76 Stat. 607); the Act of April 
27, 1935 (16 U.S.C. 590a-f); and the Agriculture and Food Act of 1981 
(16 U.S.C. 3451-3461), $50,378,000, to remain available until expended 
(7 U.S.C. 2209b): Provided, That this appropriation shall be available 
for employment pursuant to the second sentence of section 706(a) of the 
Organic Act of 1944 (7 U.S.C. 2225), and not to exceed $50,000 shall be 
available for employment under 5 U.S.C. 3109.

                               TITLE III

                       RURAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

          Office of the Under Secretary for Rural Development

    For necessary salaries and expenses of the Office of the Under 
Secretary for Rural Development to administer programs under the laws 
enacted by the Congress for the Rural Housing Service, the Rural 
Business-Cooperative Service, and the Rural Utilities Service of the 
Department of Agriculture, $906,000.

                  rural community advancement program

                     (including transfers of funds)

    For the cost of direct loans, loan guarantees, and grants, as 
authorized by 7 U.S.C. 1926, 1926a, 1926c, 1926d, and 1932, except for 
sections 381E-H and 381N of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development 
Act, $867,176,000, to remain available until expended, of which 
$97,600,000 shall be for rural community programs described in section 
381E(d)(1) of such Act; of which $682,814,000 shall be for the rural 
utilities programs described in sections 381E(d)(2), 306C(a)(2), and 
306D of such Act; and of which $86,762,000 shall be for the rural 
business and cooperative development programs described in sections 
381E(d)(3) and 310B(f) of such Act: Provided, That of the total amount 
appropriated in this account, $24,000,000 shall be for loans and grants 
to benefit Federally Recognized Native American Tribes, including 
grants for drinking water and waste disposal systems pursuant to 
section 306C of such Act, of which $4,000,000 shall be available for 
community facilities grants to tribal colleges, as authorized by 
section 306(a)(19) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act, 
and of which $250,000 shall be available for a grant to a qualified 
national organization to provide technical assistance for rural 
transportation in order to promote economic development: Provided 
further, That of the amount appropriated for rural community programs, 
$10,000,000 shall be available for a Rural Community Development 
Initiative: Provided further, That of the amount appropriated for the 
Rural Community Development Initiative, not less than $4,000,000 shall 
be available until expended to carry out a demonstration program on 
Replicating and Creating Rural Cooperative Home Based Health Care: 
Provided further, That of the $4,000,000 made available, not less than 
$1,500,000 shall be in the form of predevelopment planning grants, not 
to exceed $50,000 each, with the balance for low-interest revolving 
loans to be used for capital and other related expenses, and made 
available to nonprofit based community development organizations: 
Provided further, That such organizations should demonstrate experience 
in the administration of revolving loan programs and providing 
technical assistance to cooperatives: Provided further, That a minimum 
of one planning grant should be provided to a minority sponsored entity 
with three years experience in rural cooperative development: Provided 
further, That of funds appropriated for the Rural Community Development 
Initiative, $6,000,000 shall be used solely to develop the capacity and 
ability of private, nonprofit community-based housing and community 
development organizations, low-income rural communities, and Federally 
Recognized Native American Tribes to undertake projects to improve 
housing, community facilities, community and economic development 
projects in rural areas: Provided further, That such funds shall be 
made available to qualified private, nonprofit and public intermediary 
organizations proposing to carry out a program of financial and 
technical assistance: Provided further, That such intermediary 
organizations shall provide matching funds from other sources, 
including Federal funds for related activities, in an amount not less 
than funds provided: Provided further, That of the amount appropriated 
for the rural business and cooperative development programs, not to 
exceed $500,000 shall be made available for a grant to a qualified 
national organization to provide technical assistance for rural 
transportation in order to promote economic development; and $2,000,000 
shall be for grants to Mississippi Delta Region counties: Provided 
further, That of the amount appropriated for rural utilities programs, 
not to exceed $20,000,000 shall be for water and waste disposal systems 
to benefit the Colonias along the United States/Mexico border, 
including grants pursuant to section 306C of such Act; not to exceed 
$30,000,000 shall be for water and waste disposal systems for rural and 
native villages in Alaska pursuant to section 306D of such Act, with up 
to 1 percent available to administer the program and up to 1 percent 
available to improve interagency coordination may be transferred to and 
merged with the appropriation for ``Rural Development, Salaries and 
Expenses''; not to exceed $19,200,000 shall be for technical assistance 
grants for rural water and waste systems pursuant to section 306(a)(14) 
of such Act, of which $5,775,000 shall be for Rural Community 
Assistance Programs; and not to exceed $12,100,000 shall be for 
contracting with qualified national organizations for a circuit rider 
program to provide technical assistance for rural water systems: 
Provided further, That of the total amount appropriated, not to exceed 
$37,624,000 shall be available through June 30, 2003, for authorized 
empowerment zones and enterprise communities and communities designated 
by the Secretary of Agriculture as Rural Economic Area Partnership 
Zones; of which $1,163,000 shall be for the rural community programs 
described in section 381E(d)(1) of such Act, of which $27,431,000 shall 
be for the rural utilities programs described in section 381E(d)(2) of 
such Act, and of which $9,030,000 shall be for the rural business and 
cooperative development programs described in section 381E(d)(3) of 
such Act: Provided further, That of the amount appropriated for rural 
community programs, not to exceed $25,000,000 shall be to provide 
grants for facilities in rural communities with extreme unemployment 
and severe economic depression (Public Law 106-387), with 5 percent for 
administration and capacity building in the State rural development 
offices: Provided further, That of the amount appropriated, $30,000,000 
shall be transferred to and merged with the ``Rural Utilities Service, 
High Energy Cost Grants Account'' to provide grants authorized under 
section 19 of the Rural Electrification Act of 1936 (7 U.S.C. 918a): 
Provided further, That any funds in the ``Rural Utilities Service, High 
Energy Cost Grants Account'' and any remaining funds specifically 
appropriated in fiscal year 2002 for rural communities with extremely 
high energy costs under the Rural Community Advancement Program shall 
be merged and transferred into the Account: Provided further, That any 
funds in the Account shall be used to provide grants authorized under 
section 19 of that Act: Provided further, That of the funds 
appropriated by this Act to the Rural Community Advancement Program for 
guaranteed business and industry loans, funds may be transferred to 
direct business and industry loans as deemed necessary by the Secretary 
and with prior approval of the Committees on Appropriations of both 
Houses of Congress.

                         Rural Housing Service

              rural housing insurance fund program account

                     (including transfers of funds)

    For gross obligations for the principal amount of direct and 
guaranteed loans as authorized by title V of the Housing Act of 1949, 
to be available from funds in the rural housing insurance fund, as 
follows: $3,755,162,000 for loans to section 502 borrowers, as 
determined by the Secretary, of which $1,005,162,000 shall be for 
direct loans, and of which $2,750,000,000 shall be for unsubsidized 
guaranteed loans; $35,000,000 for section 504 housing repair loans; 
$120,000,000 for new construction, repair, rehabilitation, and 
preservation of section 515 rental housing; $5,000,000 for section 524 
site loans; $12,000,000 for credit sales of acquired property, of which 
up to $2,000,000 may be for multi-family credit sales; and $5,011,000 
for section 523 self-help housing land development loans.
    For the cost of direct and guaranteed loans, including the cost of 
modifying loans, as defined in section 502 of the Congressional Budget 
Act of 1974, as follows: section 502 loans, $214,500,000, of which 
$194,700,000 shall be for direct loans, and of which $19,800,000, to 
remain available until expended, shall be for unsubsidized guaranteed 
loans; section 504 housing repair loans, $10,857,000; repair, 
rehabilitation, and preservation of section 515 rental housing, 
$55,956,000, to remain available until September 30, 2004; section 524 
site loans, $55,000; multi-family credit sales of acquired property, 
$934,000; and section 523 self-help housing land development loans, 
$221,000: Provided, That of the total amount appropriated in this 
paragraph, $11,656,000 shall be available through June 30, 2003, for 
authorized empowerment zones and enterprise communities and communities 
designated by the Secretary of Agriculture as Rural Economic Area 
Partnership Zones.
    In addition, for administrative expenses necessary to carry out the 
direct and guaranteed loan programs, $455,630,000, which shall be 
transferred to and merged with the appropriation for ``Rural 
Development, Salaries and Expenses''.

                       rental assistance program

    For rental assistance agreements entered into or renewed pursuant 
to the authority under section 521(a)(2) or agreements entered into in 
lieu of debt forgiveness or payments for eligible households as 
authorized by section 502(c)(5)(D) of the Housing Act of 1949, 
$730,000,000; and, in addition, such sums as may be necessary, as 
authorized by section 521(c) of the Act, to liquidate debt incurred 
prior to fiscal year 1992 to carry out the rental assistance program 
under section 521(a)(2) of the Act: Provided, That of this amount, not 
more than $12,000,000 shall be available for debt forgiveness or 
payments for eligible households as authorized by section 502(c)(5)(D) 
of the Act, and not to exceed $50,000 per project for advances to 
nonprofit organizations or public agencies to cover direct costs (other 
than purchase price) incurred in purchasing projects pursuant to 
section 502(c)(5)(C) of the Act: Provided further, That agreements 
entered into or renewed during fiscal year 2003 shall be funded for a 
5-year period, although the life of any such agreement may be extended 
to fully utilize amounts obligated.

                  mutual and self-help housing grants

    For grants and contracts pursuant to section 523(b)(1)(A) of the 
Housing Act of 1949 (42 U.S.C. 1490c), $35,000,000, to remain available 
until expended (7 U.S.C. 2209b): Provided, That of the total amount 
appropriated, $1,000,000 shall be available through June 30, 2003, for 
authorized empowerment zones and enterprise communities and communities 
designated by the Secretary of Agriculture as Rural Economic Area 
Partnership Zones.

                    rural housing assistance grants

    For grants and contracts for very low-income housing repair, 
supervisory and technical assistance, compensation for construction 
defects, and rural housing preservation made by the Rural Housing 
Service, as authorized by 42 U.S.C. 1474, 1479(c), 1490e, and 1490m, 
$47,498,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That of the 
total amount appropriated, $1,200,000 shall be available through June 
30, 2003, for authorized empowerment zones and enterprise communities 
and communities designated by the Secretary of Agriculture as Rural 
Economic Area Partnership Zones.

                       farm labor program account

    For the cost of direct loans, grants, and contracts, as authorized 
by 42 U.S.C. 1484 and 1486, $34,615,000, to remain available until 
expended, for direct farm labor housing loans and domestic farm labor 
housing grants and contracts.

                           Rural Development

                         salaries and expenses

                     (including transfers of funds)

    For necessary expenses for carrying out the administration and 
implementation of programs in the Rural Development mission area, 
including activities with institutions concerning the development and 
operation of agricultural cooperatives; and for cooperative agreements; 
$133,956,000: Provided, That this appropriation shall be available for 
employment pursuant to the second sentence of section 706(a) of the 
Organic Act of 1944 (7 U.S.C. 2225), and not to exceed $1,000,000 may 
be used for employment under 5 U.S.C. 3109: Provided further, That not 
more than $10,000 may be expended to provide modest nonmonetary awards 
to non-USDA employees: Provided further, That any balances available 
from prior years for the Rural Utilities Service, Rural Housing 
Service, and the Rural Business-Cooperative Service salaries and 
expenses accounts shall be transferred to and merged with this 
appropriation.

                   Rural Business-Cooperative Service

              rural development loan fund program account

                     (including transfer of funds)

     For the principal amount of direct loans, as authorized by the 
Rural Development Loan Fund (42 U.S.C. 9812(a)), $40,000,000.
    For the cost of direct loans, $19,304,000, as authorized by the 
Rural Development Loan Fund (42 U.S.C. 9812(a)), of which $1,724,000 
shall be available through June 30, 2003, for Federally Recognized 
Native American Tribes and of which $3,449,000 shall be available 
through June 30, 2003, for Mississippi Delta Region counties (as 
defined by Public Law 100-460): Provided, That such costs, including 
the cost of modifying such loans, shall be as defined in section 502 of 
the Congressional Budget Act of 1974: Provided further, That of the 
total amount appropriated, $2,730,000 shall be available through June 
30, 2003, for the cost of direct loans for authorized empowerment zones 
and enterprise communities and communities designated by the Secretary 
of Agriculture as Rural Economic Area Partnership Zones.
    In addition, for administrative expenses to carry out the direct 
loan programs, $4,290,000 shall be transferred to and merged with the 
appropriation for ``Rural Development, Salaries and Expenses''.

            rural economic development loans program account

                    (including rescission of funds)

    For the principal amount of direct loans, as authorized under 
section 313 of the Rural Electrification Act, for the purpose of 
promoting rural economic development and job creation projects, 
$14,967,000.
    For the cost of direct loans, including the cost of modifying loans 
as defined in section 502 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, 
$3,197,000.
    Of the funds derived from interest on the cushion of credit 
payments in fiscal year 2003, as authorized by section 313 of the Rural 
Electrification Act of 1936, $3,197,000 shall not be obligated and 
$3,197,000 are rescinded.

                  rural cooperative development grants

    For rural cooperative development grants authorized under section 
310B(e) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act (7 U.S.C. 
1932), $9,000,000, of which $2,500,000 shall be for cooperative 
agreements for the appropriate technology transfer for rural areas 
program: Provided, That not to exceed $1,500,000 of the total amount 
appropriated shall be made available to cooperatives or associations of 
cooperatives whose primary focus is to provide assistance to small, 
minority producers and whose governing board and/or membership is 
comprised of at least 75 percent minority.

       rural empowerment zones and enterprise communities grants

    For grants in connection with a second round of empowerment zones 
and enterprise communities, $14,967,000, to remain available until 
expended, for designated rural empowerment zones and rural enterprise 
communities, as authorized by the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 and the 
Omnibus Consolidated and Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 
1999 (Public Law 105-277).

                        Rural Utilities Service

   rural electrification and telecommunications loans program account

                     (including transfer of funds)

    Insured loans pursuant to the authority of section 305 of the Rural 
Electrification Act of 1936 (7 U.S.C. 935) shall be made as follows: 5 
percent rural electrification loans, $121,103,000; municipal rate rural 
electric loans, $100,000,000; loans made pursuant to section 306 of 
that Act, rural electric, $2,700,000,000; Treasury rate direct electric 
loans, $1,150,000,000; 5 percent rural telecommunications loans, 
$75,029,000; cost of money rural telecommunications loans, 
$300,000,000; and loans made pursuant to section 306 of that Act, rural 
telecommunications loans, $120,000,000; and for guaranteed underwriting 
loans pursuant to section 313A, $1,000,000,000.
    For the cost, as defined in section 502 of the Congressional Budget 
Act of 1974, including the cost of modifying loans, of direct and 
guaranteed loans authorized by the Rural Electrification Act of 1936 (7 
U.S.C. 935 and 936), as follows: cost of rural electric loans, 
$11,025,000, and the cost of telecommunication loans, $1,433,000: 
Provided, That notwithstanding section 305(d)(2) of the Rural 
Electrification Act of 1936, borrower interest rates may exceed 7 
percent per year.
    In addition, for administrative expenses necessary to carry out the 
direct and guaranteed loan programs, $38,035,000 which shall be 
transferred to and merged with the appropriation for ``Rural 
Development, Salaries and Expenses''.

                  rural telephone bank program account

                     (including transfer of funds)

    The Rural Telephone Bank is hereby authorized to make such 
expenditures, within the limits of funds available to such corporation 
in accord with law, and to make such contracts and commitments without 
regard to fiscal year limitations as provided by section 104 of the 
Government Corporation Control Act, as may be necessary in carrying out 
its authorized programs. During fiscal year 2003 and within the 
resources and authority available, gross obligations for the principal 
amount of direct loans shall be $174,615,000.
    For the cost, as defined in section 502 of the Congressional Budget 
Act of 1974, including the cost of modifying loans, of direct loans 
authorized by the Rural Electrification Act of 1936 (7 U.S.C. 935), 
$2,410,000.
    In addition, for administrative expenses, including audits, 
necessary to carry out the loan programs, $3,082,000, which shall be 
transferred to and merged with the appropriation for ``Rural 
Development, Salaries and Expenses''.

               distance learning and telemedicine program

    For the principal amount of direct distance learning and 
telemedicine loans, $50,000,000; and for the principal amount of 
broadband telecommunication loans, $79,535,000.
    For the cost of direct loans and grants, as authorized by 7 U.S.C. 
950aaa et seq., $51,941,000, to remain available until expended, to be 
available for loans and grants for telemedicine and distance learning 
services in rural areas: Provided, That $10,000,000 may be available 
for the continuation of a pilot project for a loan and grant program to 
finance broadband transmission and local dial-up Internet service in 
areas that meet the definition of ``rural area'' used for the Distance 
Learning and Telemedicine Program authorized by 7 U.S.C. 950aaa: 
Provided further, That the cost of direct loans shall be as defined in 
section 502 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974.

                                TITLE IV

                         DOMESTIC FOOD PROGRAMS

Office of the Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services

    For necessary salaries and expenses of the Office of the Under 
Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services to administer the 
laws enacted by the Congress for the Food and Nutrition Service, 
$781,000.

                       Food and Nutrition Service

                        child nutrition programs

                     (including transfers of funds)

    For necessary expenses to carry out the National School Lunch Act 
(42 U.S.C. 1751 et seq.), except section 21, and the Child Nutrition 
Act of 1966 (42 U.S.C. 1771 et seq.), except sections 17 and 21; 
$10,580,169,000, to remain available through September 30, 2004, of 
which $5,834,506,000 is hereby appropriated and $4,745,663,000 shall be 
derived by transfer from funds available under section 32 of the Act of 
August 24, 1935 (7 U.S.C. 612c): Provided, That of the funds made 
available under this heading, $3,300,000 shall be for a School 
Breakfast Program startup grant pilot program, of which no less than 
$1,000,000 is for the State of Wisconsin: Provided further, That 
$200,000 shall be for the Common Roots Program: Provided further, That 
$500,000 shall be for the Child Nutrition Archive Resource Center: 
Provided further, That up to $5,080,000 shall be for independent 
verification of school food service claims.

special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants, and children 
                                 (wic)

    For necessary expenses to carry out the special supplemental 
nutrition program as authorized by section 17 of the Child Nutrition 
Act of 1966 (42 U.S.C. 1786), $4,751,000,000, to remain available 
through September 30, 2004, of which $125,000,000 shall be placed in 
reserve, to remain available until expended, for use in only such 
amounts, and in such manner, as the Secretary determines necessary, not 
withstanding section 17(i) of the Child Nutrition Act, to provide funds 
to support participation, should costs or participation exceed budget 
estimates: Provided, That of the total amount available, the Secretary 
shall obligate $25,000,000 for the farmers' market nutrition program 
within 45 days of the enactment of this Act: Provided further, That 
notwithstanding section 17(h)(10)(A) of such Act, $14,000,000 shall be 
available for the purposes specified in section 17(h)(10)(B): Provided 
further, That $2,000,000 shall be available for the Food and Nutrition 
Service to conduct a study of WIC vendor practices: Provided further, 
That no other funds made available under this heading shall be used for 
studies and evaluations: Provided further, That none of the funds in 
this Act shall be available to pay administrative expenses of WIC 
clinics except those that have an announced policy of prohibiting 
smoking within the space used to carry out the program: Provided 
further, That none of the funds provided in this account shall be 
available for the purchase of infant formula except in accordance with 
the cost containment and competitive bidding requirements specified in 
section 17 of such Act: Provided further, That none of the funds 
provided shall be available for activities that are not fully 
reimbursed by other Federal Government departments or agencies unless 
authorized by section 17 of such Act.

                           food stamp program

                     (including transfer of funds)

    For necessary expenses to carry out the Food Stamp Act (7 U.S.C. 
2011 et seq.), $26,289,692,000, of which $2,000,000,000 shall be placed 
in reserve for use only in such amounts and at such times as may become 
necessary to carry out program operations: Provided, That of the funds 
made available under this heading and not already appropriated to the 
Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) established 
under section 4(b) of the Food Stamp Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 2013(b)), 
not to exceed $4,000,000 shall be used to purchase bison meat for the 
FDPIR from Native American bison producers as well as from producer-
owned cooperatives of bison ranchers: Provided further, That funds 
provided herein shall be expended in accordance with section 16 of the 
Food Stamp Act: Provided further, That this appropriation shall be 
subject to any work registration or workfare requirements as may be 
required by law: Provided further, That funds made available for 
Employment and Training under this heading shall remain available until 
expended, as authorized by section 16(h)(1) of the Food Stamp Act.

                      commodity assistance program

    For necessary expenses to carry out the commodity supplemental food 
program as authorized by section 4(a) of the Agriculture and Consumer 
Protection Act of 1973 (7 U.S.C. 612c note) and the Emergency Food 
Assistance Act of 1983, $167,000,000, to remain available through 
September 30, 2004: Provided, That none of these funds shall be 
available to reimburse the Commodity Credit Corporation for commodities 
donated to the program: Provided further, That of the total amount 
available, the Secretary shall provide $5,000,000 for senior farmers' 
market activities: Provided further, That at the discretion of the 
States, any State may request that USDA use a portion of its storage 
and distribution funds for the Emergency Food Assistance Program to 
purchase additional commodities for distribution within that State.

                        food donations programs

    For necessary expenses to carry out section 4(a) of the Agriculture 
and Consumer Protection Act of 1973 and special assistance for the 
nuclear affected islands as authorized by section 103(h)(2) of the 
Compacts of Free Association Act of 1985, $1,081,000, to remain 
available through September 30, 2004.

                      food program administration

    For necessary administrative expenses of the domestic food programs 
funded under this Act, $138,142,000, of which $5,000,000 shall be 
available only for simplifying procedures, reducing overhead costs, 
tightening regulations, improving food stamp benefit delivery, and 
assisting in the prevention, identification, and prosecution of fraud 
and other violations of law and of which not less than $11,000,000 
shall be available to improve integrity in the Food Stamp and Child 
Nutrition programs: Provided, That this appropriation shall be 
available for employment pursuant to the second sentence of section 
706(a) of the Organic Act of 1944 (7 U.S.C. 2225), and not to exceed 
$150,000 shall be available for employment under 5 U.S.C. 3109.

                                TITLE V

                FOREIGN ASSISTANCE AND RELATED PROGRAMS

                      Foreign Agricultural Service

                         salaries and expenses

                     (including transfers of funds)

    For necessary expenses of the Foreign Agricultural Service, 
including carrying out title VI of the Agricultural Act of 1954 (7 
U.S.C. 1761-1768), market development activities abroad, and for 
enabling the Secretary to coordinate and integrate activities of the 
Department in connection with foreign agricultural work, including not 
to exceed $158,000 for representation allowances and for expenses 
pursuant to section 8 of the Act approved August 3, 1956 (7 U.S.C. 
1766), $131,938,000: Provided, That the Service may utilize advances of 
funds, or reimburse this appropriation for expenditures made on behalf 
of Federal agencies, public and private organizations and institutions 
under agreements executed pursuant to the agricultural food production 
assistance programs (7 U.S.C. 1737) and the foreign assistance programs 
of the United States Agency for International Development.
    None of the funds in the foregoing paragraph shall be available to 
promote the sale or export of tobacco or tobacco products.

                 public law 480 title i program account

                     (including transfers of funds)

    For the cost, as defined in section 502 of the Congressional Budget 
Act of 1974, of agreements under the Agricultural Trade Development and 
Assistance Act of 1954, and the Food for Progress Act of 1985, 
including the cost of modifying credit arrangements under said Acts, 
$116,171,000, to remain available until expended.
    In addition, for administrative expenses to carry out the credit 
program of title I, Public Law 83-480, and the Food for Progress Act of 
1985, to the extent funds appropriated for Public Law 83-480 are 
utilized, $2,059,000, of which $1,033,000 may be transferred to and 
merged with the appropriation for ``Foreign Agricultural Service, 
Salaries and Expenses'', and of which $1,026,000 may be transferred to 
and merged with the appropriation for ``Farm Service Agency, Salaries 
and Expenses''.

        public law 480 title i ocean freight differential grants

                     (including transfer of funds)

    For ocean freight differential costs for the shipment of 
agricultural commodities under title I of the Agricultural Trade 
Development and Assistance Act of 1954 and under the Food for Progress 
Act of 1985, $25,159,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, 
That funds made available for the cost of agreements under title I of 
the Agricultural Trade Development and Assistance Act of 1954 and for 
title I ocean freight differential may be used interchangeably between 
the two accounts with prior notice to the Committees on Appropriations 
of both Houses of Congress.

                     public law 480 title ii grants

    For expenses during the current fiscal year, not otherwise 
recoverable, and unrecovered prior years' costs, including interest 
thereon, under the Agricultural Trade Development and Assistance Act of 
1954, $1,185,000,000, to remain available until expended for 
commodities supplied in connection with dispositions abroad under title 
II of said Act.

       commodity credit corporation export loans program account

                     (including transfers of funds)

    For administrative expenses to carry out the Commodity Credit 
Corporation's export guarantee program, GSM 102 and GSM 103, 
$4,058,000; to cover common overhead expenses as permitted by section 
11 of the Commodity Credit Corporation Charter Act and in conformity 
with the Federal Credit Reform Act of 1990, of which $3,224,000 may be 
transferred to and merged with the appropriation for ``Foreign 
Agricultural Service, Salaries and Expenses'', and of which $834,000 
may be transferred to and merged with the appropriation for ``Farm 
Service Agency, Salaries and Expenses''.

                                TITLE VI

           RELATED AGENCIES AND FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION

                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

                      Food and Drug Administration

                         salaries and expenses

    For necessary expenses of the Food and Drug Administration, 
including hire and purchase of passenger motor vehicles; for payment of 
space rental and related costs pursuant to Public Law 92-313 for 
programs and activities of the Food and Drug Administration which are 
included in this Act; for rental of special purpose space in the 
District of Columbia or elsewhere; and for miscellaneous and emergency 
expenses of enforcement activities, authorized and approved by the 
Secretary and to be accounted for solely on the Secretary's 
certificate, not to exceed $25,000; $1,615,714,000, of which not to 
exceed $222,900,000 to be derived from prescription drug user fees 
authorized by 21 U.S.C. 379(h), including any such fees assessed prior 
to the current fiscal year but credited during the current year, in 
accordance with section 736(g)(4), shall be credited to this 
appropriation and remain available until expended: Provided, That fees 
derived from applications received during fiscal year 2003 shall be 
subject to the fiscal year 2003 limitation: Provided further, That none 
of these funds shall be used to develop, establish, or operate any 
program of user fees authorized by 31 U.S.C. 9701: Provided further, 
That of the total amount appropriated: (1) $415,861,000 shall be for 
the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition and related field 
activities in the Office of Regulatory Affairs; (2) $279,557,000 shall 
be for the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research and related field 
activities in the Office of Regulatory Affairs, of which no less than 
$13,207,000 shall be available for grants and contracts awarded under 
section 5 of the Orphan Drug Act (21 U.S.C. 360ee); (3) $147,376,000 
shall be for the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research and for 
related field activities in the Office of Regulatory Affairs; (4) 
$88,919,000 shall be for the Center for Veterinary Medicine and for 
related field activities in the Office of Regulatory Affairs; (5) 
$199,212,000 shall be for the Center for Devices and Radiological 
Health and for related field activities in the Office of Regulatory 
Affairs; (6) $40,777,000 shall be for the National Center for 
Toxicological Research; (7) $36,498,000 shall be for Rent and Related 
activities, other than the amounts paid to the General Services 
Administration; (8) $98,876,000 shall be for payments to the General 
Services Administration for rent and related costs; and (9) $85,738,000 
shall be for other activities, including the Office of the 
Commissioner; the Office of Management and Systems; the Office of the 
Senior Associate Commissioner; the Office of International and 
Constituent Relations; the Office of Policy, Legislation, and Planning; 
and central services for these offices: Provided further, That funds 
may be transferred from one specified activity to another with the 
prior approval of the Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of 
Congress.
    In addition, mammography user fees authorized by 42 U.S.C. 263(b) 
may be credited to this account, to remain available until expended.
    In addition, export certification user fees authorized by 21 U.S.C. 
381 may be credited to this account, to remain available until 
expended.

                        buildings and facilities

    For plans, construction, repair, improvement, extension, 
alteration, and purchase of fixed equipment or facilities of or used by 
the Food and Drug Administration, where not otherwise provided, 
$11,000,000, to remain available until expended (7 U.S.C. 2209b).

                          INDEPENDENT AGENCIES

                  Commodity Futures Trading Commission

    For necessary expenses to carry out the provisions of the Commodity 
Exchange Act (7 U.S.C. 1 et seq.), including the purchase and hire of 
passenger motor vehicles; the rental of space (to include multiple year 
leases) in the District of Columbia and elsewhere; and not to exceed 
$25,000 for employment under 5 U.S.C. 3109, $94,435,000, including not 
to exceed $2,000 for official reception and representation expenses.

                       Farm Credit Administration

                 limitation on administrative expenses

    Not to exceed $38,404,000 (from assessments collected from farm 
credit institutions and from the Federal Agricultural Mortgage 
Corporation) shall be obligated during the current fiscal year for 
administrative expenses as authorized under 12 U.S.C. 2249: Provided, 
That this limitation shall not apply to expenses associated with 
receiverships.

                     TITLE VII--GENERAL PROVISIONS

    Sec. 701. Within the unit limit of cost fixed by law, 
appropriations and authorizations made for the Department of 
Agriculture for fiscal year 2003 under this Act shall be available for 
the purchase, in addition to those specifically provided for, of not to 
exceed 374 passenger motor vehicles, of which 372 shall be for 
replacement only, and for the hire of such vehicles.
    Sec. 702. Funds in this Act available to the Department of 
Agriculture shall be available for uniforms or allowances therefor as 
authorized by law (5 U.S.C. 5901-5902).
    Sec. 703. Not less than $1,500,000 of the appropriations of the 
Department of Agriculture in this Act for research and service work 
authorized by sections 1 and 10 of the Act of June 29, 1935 (7 U.S.C. 
427, 427i; commonly known as the Bankhead-Jones Act), subtitle A of 
title II and section 302 of the Act of August 14, 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1621 
et seq.), and chapter 63 of title 31, United States Code, shall be 
available for contracting in accordance with such Acts and chapter.
    Sec. 704. The Secretary of Agriculture may transfer unobligated 
balances of funds appropriated by this Act or other available 
unobligated balances of the Department of Agriculture to the Working 
Capital Fund for the acquisition of plant and capital equipment 
necessary for the delivery of financial, administrative, and 
information technology services of primary benefit to the agencies of 
the Department of Agriculture: Provided, That none of the funds made 
available by this Act or any other Act shall be transferred to the 
Working Capital Fund without the prior approval of the agency 
administrator: Provided further, That none of the funds transferred to 
the Working Capital Fund pursuant to this section shall be available 
for obligation without the prior approval of the Committees on 
Appropriations of both Houses of Congress.
    Sec. 705. New obligational authority provided for the following 
appropriation items in this Act shall remain available until expended: 
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, the contingency fund to 
meet emergency conditions, fruit fly program, emerging plant pests, 
integrated systems acquisition project, boll weevil program, up to 25 
percent of the screwworm program, and up to $2,000,000 for costs 
associated with collocating regional offices; Food Safety and 
Inspection Service, field automation and information management 
project; Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, 
funds for competitive research grants (7 U.S.C. 450i(b)), funds for the 
Research, Education and Economics Information System (REEIS), and funds 
for the Native American Institutions Endowment Fund; Farm Service 
Agency, salaries and expenses funds made available to county 
committees; Foreign Agricultural Service, middle-income country 
training program and up to $2,000,000 of the Foreign Agricultural 
Service appropriation solely for the purpose of offsetting fluctuations 
in international currency exchange rates, subject to documentation by 
the Foreign Agricultural Service.
    Sec. 706. No part of any appropriation contained in this Act shall 
remain available for obligation beyond the current fiscal year unless 
expressly so provided herein.
    Sec. 707. Not to exceed $50,000 of the appropriations available to 
the Department of Agriculture in this Act shall be available to provide 
appropriate orientation and language training pursuant to section 606C 
of the Act of August 28, 1954 (7 U.S.C. 1766b).
    Sec. 708. No funds appropriated by this Act may be used to pay 
negotiated indirect cost rates on cooperative agreements or similar 
arrangements between the United States Department of Agriculture and 
nonprofit institutions in excess of 10 percent of the total direct cost 
of the agreement when the purpose of such cooperative arrangements is 
to carry out programs of mutual interest between the two parties. This 
does not preclude appropriate payment of indirect costs on grants and 
contracts with such institutions when such indirect costs are computed 
on a similar basis for all agencies for which appropriations are 
provided in this Act.
    Sec. 709. None of the funds in this Act shall be available to 
restrict the authority of the Commodity Credit Corporation to lease 
space for its own use or to lease space on behalf of other agencies of 
the Department of Agriculture when such space will be jointly occupied.
    Sec. 710. None of the funds in this Act shall be available to pay 
indirect costs charged against competitive agricultural research, 
education, or extension grant awards issued by the Cooperative State 
Research, Education, and Extension Service that exceed 19 percent of 
total Federal funds provided under each award: Provided, That 
notwithstanding section 1462 of the National Agricultural Research, 
Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 3310), funds 
provided by this Act for grants awarded competitively by the 
Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service shall be 
available to pay full allowable indirect costs for each grant awarded 
under section 9 of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 638).
    Sec. 711. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, all loan 
levels provided in this Act shall be considered estimates, not 
limitations.
    Sec. 712. Appropriations to the Department of Agriculture for the 
cost of direct and guaranteed loans made available in fiscal year 2003 
shall remain available until expended to cover obligations made in 
fiscal year 2003 for the following accounts: the Rural Development Loan 
Fund program account; the Rural Telephone Bank program account; the 
Rural Electrification and Telecommunications Loans program account; the 
Rural Housing Insurance Fund program account except for the cost of 
unsubsidized guaranteed single family loans; and the Rural Economic 
Development Loans program account.
    Sec. 713. Notwithstanding chapter 63 of title 31, United States 
Code, marketing services of the Agricultural Marketing Service; the 
Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration; the Animal and 
Plant Health Inspection Service; and the food safety activities of the 
Food Safety and Inspection Service may use cooperative agreements to 
reflect a relationship between the Agricultural Marketing Service; the 
Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration; the Animal and 
Plant Health Inspection Service; or the Food Safety and Inspection 
Service and a state or cooperator to carry out agricultural marketing 
programs, to carry out programs to protect the nation's animal and 
plant resources, or to carry out educational programs or special 
studies to improve the safety of the nation's food supply.
    Sec. 714. None of the funds in this Act may be used to retire more 
than 5 percent of the Class A stock of the Rural Telephone Bank or to 
maintain any account or subaccount within the accounting records of the 
Rural Telephone Bank the creation of which has not specifically been 
authorized by statute: Provided, That notwithstanding any other 
provision of law, none of the funds appropriated or otherwise made 
available in this Act may be used to transfer to the Treasury or to the 
Federal Financing Bank any unobligated balance of the Rural Telephone 
Bank telephone liquidating account which is in excess of current 
requirements and such balance shall receive interest as set forth for 
financial accounts in section 505(c) of the Federal Credit Reform Act 
of 1990.
    Sec. 715. Of the funds made available by this Act, not more than 
$1,800,000 shall be used to cover necessary expenses of activities 
related to all advisory committees, panels, commissions, and task 
forces of the Department of Agriculture, except for panels used to 
comply with negotiated rule makings and panels used to evaluate 
competitively awarded grants.
    Sec. 716. None of the funds appropriated by this Act may be used to 
carry out section 410 of the Federal Meat Inspection Act (21 U.S.C. 
679a) or section 30 of the Poultry Products Inspection Act (21 U.S.C. 
471).
    Sec. 717. No employee of the Department of Agriculture may be 
detailed or assigned from an agency or office funded by this Act to any 
other agency or office of the Department for more than 30 days unless 
the individual's employing agency or office is fully reimbursed by the 
receiving agency or office for the salary and expenses of the employee 
for the period of assignment.
    Sec. 718. None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made 
available to the Department of Agriculture shall be used to transmit or 
otherwise make available to any non-Department of Agriculture employee 
questions or responses to questions that are a result of information 
requested for the appropriations hearing process.
    Sec. 719. None of the funds made available to the Department of 
Agriculture by this Act may be used to acquire new information 
technology systems or significant upgrades, as determined by the Office 
of the Chief Information Officer, without the approval of the Chief 
Information Officer and the concurrence of the Executive Information 
Technology Investment Review Board: Provided, That notwithstanding any 
other provision of law, none of the funds appropriated or otherwise 
made available by this Act may be transferred to the Office of the 
Chief Information Officer without the prior approval of the Committees 
on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress.
    Sec. 720. (a) None of the funds provided by this Act, or provided 
by previous Appropriations Acts to the agencies funded by this Act that 
remain available for obligation or expenditure in fiscal year 2003, or 
provided from any accounts in the Treasury of the United States derived 
by the collection of fees available to the agencies funded by this Act, 
shall be available for obligation or expenditure through a 
reprogramming of funds which: (1) creates new programs; (2) eliminates 
a program, project, or activity; (3) increases funds or personnel by 
any means for any project or activity for which funds have been denied 
or restricted; (4) relocates an office or employees; (5) reorganizes 
offices, programs, or activities; or (6) contracts out or privatizes 
any functions or activities presently performed by Federal employees; 
unless the Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress are 
notified 15 days in advance of such reprogramming of funds.
    (b) None of the funds provided by this Act, or provided by previous 
Appropriations Acts to the agencies funded by this Act that remain 
available for obligation or expenditure in fiscal year 2003, or 
provided from any accounts in the Treasury of the United States derived 
by the collection of fees available to the agencies funded by this Act, 
shall be available for obligation or expenditure for activities, 
programs, or projects through a reprogramming of funds in excess of 
$500,000 or 10 percent, whichever is less, that: (1) augments existing 
programs, projects, or activities; (2) reduces by 10 percent funding 
for any existing program, project, or activity, or numbers of personnel 
by 10 percent as approved by Congress; or (3) results from any general 
savings from a reduction in personnel which would result in a change in 
existing programs, activities, or projects as approved by Congress; 
unless the Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress are 
notified 15 days in advance of such reprogramming of funds.
    (c) The Secretary of Agriculture shall notify the Committees on 
Appropriations of both Houses of Congress before implementing a program 
or activity not carried out during the previous fiscal year unless the 
program or activity is funded by this Act or specifically funded by any 
other Act.
    Sec. 721. With the exception of funds needed to administer and 
conduct oversight of grants awarded and obligations incurred prior to 
November 28, 2001, none of the funds appropriated or otherwise made 
available by this or any other Act may be used to pay the salaries and 
expenses of personnel to carry out the provisions of section 401 of 
Public Law 105-185, the Initiative for Future Agriculture and Food 
Systems (7 U.S.C. 7621).
    Sec. 722. None of the funds made available to the Food and Drug 
Administration by this Act shall be used to reduce the Detroit, 
Michigan, Food and Drug Administration District Office below the 
operating and full-time equivalent staffing level of July 31, 1999; or 
to change the Detroit District Office to a station, residence post or 
similarly modified office; or to reassign residence posts assigned to 
the Detroit District Office: Provided, That this section shall not 
apply to Food and Drug Administration field laboratory facilities or 
operations currently located in Detroit, Michigan, except that field 
laboratory personnel shall be assigned to locations in the general 
vicinity of Detroit, Michigan, pursuant to cooperative agreements 
between the Food and Drug Administration and other laboratory 
facilities associated with the State of Michigan.
    Sec. 723. None of the funds appropriated by this Act or any other 
Act shall be used to pay the salaries and expenses of personnel who 
prepare or submit appropriations language as part of the President's 
Budget submission to the Congress of the United States for programs 
under the jurisdiction of the Appropriations Subcommittees on 
Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and 
Related Agencies that assumes revenues or reflects a reduction from the 
previous year due to user fees proposals that have not been enacted 
into law prior to the submission of the Budget unless such Budget 
submission identifies which additional spending reductions should occur 
in the event the user fees proposals are not enacted prior to the date 
of the convening of a committee of conference for the fiscal year 2003 
appropriations Act.
    Sec. 724. None of the funds made available by this Act or any other 
Act may be used to close or relocate a state Rural Development office 
unless or until cost effectiveness and enhancement of program delivery 
have been determined.
    Sec. 725. Of any shipments of commodities made pursuant to section 
416(b) of the Agricultural Act of 1949 (7 U.S.C. 1431(b)), the 
Secretary of Agriculture shall, to the extent practicable, direct that 
tonnage equal in value to not more than $25,000,000 shall be made 
available to foreign countries to assist in mitigating the effects of 
the Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency 
Syndrome on communities, including the provision of--
            (1) agricultural commodities to--
                    (A) individuals with Human Immunodeficiency Virus 
                or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome in the 
                communities; and
                    (B) households in the communities, particularly 
                individuals caring for orphaned children; and
            (2) agricultural commodities monetized to provide other 
        assistance (including assistance under microcredit and 
        microenterprise programs) to create or restore sustainable 
        livelihoods among individuals in the communities, particularly 
        individuals caring for orphaned children.
    Sec. 726. In addition to amounts otherwise appropriated or made 
available by this Act, $2,496,000 is appropriated for the purpose of 
providing Bill Emerson and Mickey Leland Hunger Fellowships through the 
Congressional Hunger Center.
    Sec. 727. Notwithstanding section 412 of the Agricultural Trade 
Development and Assistance Act of 1954 (7 U.S.C. 1736f), any balances 
available to carry out title III of such Act as of the date of 
enactment of this Act, and any recoveries and reimbursements that 
become available to carry out title III of such Act, may be used to 
carry out title II of such Act.
    Sec. 728. Of the funds made available under section 27(a) of the 
Food Stamp Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 2011 et seq.), the Secretary may use 
up to $5,000,000 for administrative costs associated with the 
distribution of commodities.
    Sec. 729. None of the funds made available to the Food and Drug 
Administration by this Act shall be used to close or relocate, or to 
plan to close or relocate, the Food and Drug Administration Division of 
Pharmaceutical Analysis in St. Louis, Missouri outside the city or 
county limits of St. Louis, Missouri.
    Sec. 730. No funds appropriated or otherwise made available under 
this Act shall be made available to any person or entity that has been 
convicted of violating the Act of March 3, 1933 (41 U.S.C. 10a-10c; 
popularly known as the ``Buy American Act'').
    Sec. 731. Section 17(a)(2)(B) of the Richard B. Russell National 
School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1766(a)(2)(B)) is amended by striking 
``2002'' and inserting ``2003''.
    Sec. 732. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the City of 
Dunkirk, New York and the City of Berlin, New Hampshire shall be 
eligible for grants and loans provided through the Rural Community 
Advancement Program.
    Sec. 733. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, of funds 
appropriated under the Rural Housing Assistance Grant account, 
$4,000,000 shall be for demonstration housing grants for agriculture 
processing workers in the State of Wisconsin.
    Sec. 734. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Natural 
Resources Conservation Service shall provide financial and technical 
assistance for projects in the Embarras River Basin, Lake County 
Watersheds, and DuPage County, Illinois, from funds made available in 
fiscal year 2002.
    Sec. 735. For any research, education, or extension grant awarded 
with funds made available under this Act by the Cooperative State 
Research, Education and Extension Service pursuant to subsection (c) of 
the Competitive, Special and Facilities Research Grant Act (7 U.S.C. 
450i(c)) or funded with funds appropriated to the Cooperative State 
Research, Education and Extension Service for the purposes of Federal 
administration and coordination, there shall be applied an assessment 
equal to 1.125 percent of the gross amount of the grant funds made 
available under this Act for any project that has received funding 
through the authority or funds described in this section for more than 
5 consecutive years: Provided, That sums collected by such an 
assessment shall be placed into the Integrated Activities account and 
shall be made available for activities pursuant to section 401 of the 
Agriculture Research, Extension, and Education Reform Act of 1998 (7 
U.S.C. 7621).
    Sec. 736. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Natural 
Resources Conservation Service shall provide financial and technical 
assistance to carry out the Upper Tygart Valley Watershed project, West 
Virginia: Provided, That the Natural Resources Conservation Service is 
authorized to provide 100 percent of the engineering assistance and 75 
percent cost share for installation of the water supply component of 
this project.
    Sec. 737. Agencies and offices of the Department of Agriculture may 
utilize any unobligated salaries and expenses funds to reimburse the 
Office of the General Counsel for salaries and expenses of personnel, 
and for other related expenses, incurred in representing such agencies 
and offices in the resolution of complaints by employees or applicants 
for employment, and in cases and other matters pending before the Equal 
Employment Opportunity Commission, the Federal Labor Relations 
Authority, or the Merit Systems Protection Board without the prior 
approval of the Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of 
Congress.
    Sec. 738. None of the funds appropriated or made available by this 
Act may be used to pay the salaries and expenses of personnel to carry 
out section 2505 of Public Law 107-171.
    Sec. 739. None of the funds appropriated or made available by this 
Act, or any other Act, may be used to pay the salaries and expenses of 
personnel to carry out section 6030 of Public Law 107-171.
    Sec. 740. None of the funds appropriated or made available by this 
Act may be used to pay the salaries and expenses of personnel to carry 
out section 6405 of Public Law 107-171.
    Sec. 741. None of the funds appropriated or made available by this 
Act may be used to pay the salaries and expenses of personnel to carry 
out programs under section 9010 of Public Law 107-171 that exceed 
$50,000,000.
    Sec. 742. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Natural 
Resources Conservation Service may provide financial and technical 
assistance through the Watershed and Flood Prevention Operations 
program for the Kuhn Bayou (Point Remove) project in Arkansas.
    Sec. 743. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Natural 
Resources Conservation Service may provide financial and technical 
assistance through the Watershed and Flood Prevention Operations 
program for the Matanuska River erosion control project in Alaska.
    Sec. 744. Food for Progress. The Food for Progress Act of 1985 (7 
U.S.C. 1736o) is amended--
            (1) in subsections (c) and (g), by striking ``may'' each 
        place it appears and inserting ``shall''; and
            (2) by adding at the end the following:
    ``(o) Private Voluntary Organizations and Other Private Entities.--
In entering into agreements described in subsection (c), the President 
(acting through the Secretary)--
            ``(1) shall enter into agreements with eligible entities 
        described in subparagraphs (C) and (F) of subsection (b)(5); 
        and
            ``(2) shall not discriminate against such eligible 
        entities.''.
    Sec. 745. There is hereby appropriated $6,000,000 for grants made 
available in accordance with section 7412 of Public Law 107-171.
    Sec. 746. None of the funds made available by this Act may be used 
to reimburse or otherwise make payments to the Maritime Administration 
or to replenish the program established by 7 U.S.C. 1736f-1.
    Sec. 747. Summer Food Pilot Projects. (a) In General.--Section 
18(f) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 
1769(f)) is amended--
            (1) in paragraph (1), by striking ``means a State'' and all 
        that follows and inserting ``means each State.'';
            (2) in paragraph (5)(A), by striking ``pilot project'' and 
        inserting ``pilot projects carried out in eligible States that 
        participated in the pilot project during fiscal year 2001''; 
        and
            (3) in paragraph (6)(A), by inserting ``in eligible States 
        that participated in the pilot project during fiscal year 
        2001'' after ``carried out''.
    (b) Effective Date.--The amendments made by subsection (a) take 
effect on October 1, 2002.
    Sec. 748. Section 307 of Title III--Denali Commission of Division 
C--Other Matters of Public Law 105-277, as amended, is further amended 
by adding a new subsection at the end thereof as follows:
    ``(d) Solid Waste.--The Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to 
make direct lump sum payments to the Denali Commission to address 
deficiencies in solid waste disposal sites which threaten to 
contaminate rural drinking water supplies.''.
    Sec. 749. The $5,000,000 of unobligated balances available at the 
beginning of fiscal year 2003 for the experimental Rural Clean Water 
Program authorized under the headings ``Agricultural Stabilization and 
Conservation Service--Rural Clean Water Program'' in Public Law 96-108 
(93 Stat. 835) and Public Law 96-528 (95 Stat. 3111) are hereby 
rescinded.
    Sec. 750. Loans and Grants to Improve Milk Processing Facilities in 
Milk Shortage States. The Secretary is authorized to make loans and 
grants to expand the state of Alaska's dairy industry and related milk 
processing and packaging facilities. There is authorized to be 
appropriated $5,000,000 to carry out this section for each fiscal years 
2003 through 2007.
    Sec. 751. Up to $2,000,000 of the funds made available to the Food 
and Nutrition Service for studies and evaluations may be transferred to 
and merged with the appropriation for the Economic Research Service, to 
conduct studies and evaluations on behalf of the Food and Nutrition 
Service.
    Sec. 752. The Secretary, if presented with a complete and fully 
compliant application, including an approved third party to hold the 
development easement, to protect the 33.8 acre farm formerly operated 
by American Airlines Captain John Ogonowski from development through 
the Farmland Protection Program, shall waive the matching fund 
requirements of the program, if necessary. Farmland Protection Program 
funds provided shall not exceed the appraised fair market value of the 
land, as determined consistent with program requirements. Any 
additional funding provided to carry out this project shall not come at 
the expense of an allocation to any other State.
    Sec. 753. The Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to permit 
employees of the United States Department of Agriculture to carry and 
use firearms for personal protection while conducting field work in 
remote locations in the performance of their official duties.
    Sec. 754. There is hereby appropriated $2,000,000 to carry out 
Section 6022 of Public Law 107-171.
    This Act may be cited as the ``Agriculture, Rural Development, Food 
and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 
2003''.


                                                       Calendar No. 520

107th CONGRESS

  2d Session

                                S. 2801

                          [Report No. 107-223]

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                                 A BILL

Making appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug 
   Administration, and Related Agencies programs for the fiscal year 
           ending September 30, 2003, and for other purposes.

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                             July 25, 2002

                 Read twice and placed on the calendar

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