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                                                  Union Calendar No. 99
108th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 2673

                          [Report No. 108-193]

Making appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug 
    Administration, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending 
              September 30, 2004, and for other purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                              July 9, 2003

    Mr. Bonilla, from the Committee on Appropriations, reported the 
following bill; which was committed to the Committee of the Whole House 
          on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 A BILL


 
Making appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug 
    Administration, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending 
              September 30, 2004, 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, 2004, 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, $3,468,000: 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.

                          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), 
$8,716,000.

                       national appeals division

    For necessary expenses of the National Appeals Division, 
$13,670,000.

                 office of budget and program analysis

    For necessary expenses of the Office of Budget and Program 
Analysis, $7,749,000.

                Office of the Chief Information Officer

    For necessary expenses of the Office of the Chief Information 
Officer, $14,993,000.

                      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 the 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, $5,785,000: Provided, That the Chief Financial Officer shall 
actively market and expand cross-servicing activities of the National 
Finance Center: Provided further, That no funds made available by this 
appropriation may be obligated for FAIR Act or Circular A-76 activities 
until the Secretary has submitted to the Committees on Appropriations 
of both Houses of Congress a report on the Department's contracting out 
policies, including agency budgets for contracting out.

           Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

    For necessary salaries and expenses of the Office of the Assistant 
Secretary for Civil Rights, $397,000.

          Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration

    For necessary salaries and expenses of the Office of the Assistant 
Secretary for Administration, $678,000.

        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, as follows: for payments to the General Services 
Administration, $124,332,000, for buildings operations and maintenance, 
$32,559,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That not to 
exceed 5 percent of amounts which are made available for space rental 
and related costs for the Department of Agriculture in this Act may be 
transferred between such appropriations to cover the costs of new or 
replacement space 15 days after notice thereof is transmitted to the 
Appropriations Committees of both Houses of Congress.

                     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.), $15,713,000, 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, $38,592,000, to provide for 
necessary expenses for management support services to offices of the 
Department and for general administration, security, repairs and 
alterations, and other miscellaneous supplies and expenses not 
otherwise provided for and necessary for the practical and efficient 
work of the Department: 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.

     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, $3,796,000: 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 funds made available by this appropriation may be 
obligated after 30 days from the date of enactment of this Act, unless 
the Secretary has notified the Committees on Appropriations of both 
Houses of Congress on the allocation of these funds by USDA agency: 
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 out 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, $9,245,000: Provided, That 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 Inspector General Act of 1978, 
$77,314,000, 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, and 
including not to exceed $125,000 for certain confidential operational 
expenses as well as 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, 
$34,700,000.

  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, 
$597,000.

                       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, 
$71,402,000.

                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 and 2204g, and other laws, 
$129,800,000, of which up to $25,279,000 shall be available until 
expended for the Census of Agriculture.

                     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, $1,014,000,000: Provided, 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: 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 appropriated under this heading shall be 
available to carry out research related to the production, processing, 
or marketing of tobacco or tobacco products.

                        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, $35,900,000, 
to remain available until expended.

      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, 
$594,772,000, as follows: to carry out the provisions of the Hatch Act 
of 1887 (7 U.S.C. 361a-i), $180,148,000; for grants for cooperative 
forestry research (16 U.S.C. 582a through a-7), $21,884,000; for 
payments to the 1890 land-grant colleges, including Tuskegee University 
and West Virginia State College (7 U.S.C. 3222), $36,000,000, 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)), 
$101,241,000; for special grants for agricultural research on improved 
pest control (7 U.S.C. 450i(c)), $15,194,000; for competitive research 
grants (7 U.S.C. 450i(b)), $149,248,000; for the support of animal 
health and disease programs (7 U.S.C. 3195), $5,065,000; for 
supplemental and alternative crops and products (7 U.S.C. 3319d), 
$1,188,000; for the 1994 research grants program for 1994 institutions 
pursuant to section 536 of Public Law 103-382 (7 U.S.C. 301 note), 
$998,000, to remain available until expended; for rangeland research 
grants (7 U.S.C. 3333), $1,000,000; for higher education graduate 
fellowship grants (7 U.S.C. 3152(b)(6)), $3,222,000, to remain 
available until expended (7 U.S.C. 2209b); for higher education 
challenge grants (7 U.S.C. 3152(b)(1)), $4,888,000; for a higher 
education multicultural scholars program (7 U.S.C. 3152(b)(5)), 
$992,000, to remain available until expended; for an education grants 
program for Hispanic-serving Institutions (7 U.S.C. 3241), $4,073,000; 
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, $2,997,000; for a secondary agriculture 
education program and 2-year post-secondary education (7 U.S.C. 
3152(j)), $994,000; for aquaculture grants (7 U.S.C. 3322), $3,996,000; 
for sustainable agriculture research and education (7 U.S.C. 5811), 
$13,661,000; 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 and West Virginia State College, $9,479,000, 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, 
$1,689,000; and for necessary expenses of Research and Education 
Activities, $36,815,000.
    None of the funds appropriated under this heading 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), $9,000,000.

                          extension activities

    For payments to States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, 
Guam, the Virgin Islands, Micronesia, Northern Marianas, and American 
Samoa, $438,242,000, 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, 
$275,940,000; payments for extension work at the 1994 Institutions 
under the Smith-Lever Act (7 U.S.C. 343(b)(3)), $3,273,000; payments 
for the nutrition and family education program for low-income areas 
under section 3(d) of the Act, $58,185,000; payments for the pest 
management program under section 3(d) of the Act, $10,689,000; payments 
for the farm safety program under section 3(d) of the Act, $5,489,000; 
payments to upgrade research, extension, and teaching facilities at the 
1890 land-grant colleges, including Tuskegee University and West 
Virginia State College, as authorized by section 1447 of Public Law 95-
113 (7 U.S.C. 3222b), $13,500,000, to remain available until expended; 
payments for youth-at-risk programs under section 3(d) of the Smith-
Lever Act, $8,426,000; for youth farm safety education and 
certification extension grants, to be awarded competitively under 
section 3(d) of the Act, $496,000; payments for carrying out the 
provisions of the Renewable Resources Extension Act of 1978 (16 U.S.C. 
1671 et seq.), $4,093,000; payments for Indian reservation agents under 
section 3(d) of the Smith-Lever Act, $1,983,000; payments for 
sustainable agriculture programs under section 3(d) of the Act, 
$4,843,000; 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 and West Virginia State College, 
$31,908,000, 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 necessary expenses of extension activities, 
$19,417,000.

                         integrated activities

    For the integrated research, education, and extension grants 
programs, including necessary administrative expenses, $62,942,000, as 
follows: for competitive grants programs authorized under section 406 
of the Agricultural Research, Extension, and Education Reform Act of 
1998 (7 U.S.C. 7626), $43,942,000, including $12,887,000 for the water 
quality program, $14,870,000 for the food safety program, $4,501,000 
for the regional pest management centers program, $4,857,000 for the 
Food Quality Protection Act risk mitigation program for major food crop 
systems, $1,487,000 for the crops affected by Food Quality Protection 
Act implementation, $3,229,000 for the methyl bromide transition 
program, and $2,111,000 for the organic transition program; for a 
competitive international science and education grants program 
authorized under section 1459A of the National Agricultural Research, 
Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 3292b), to remain 
available until expended, $1,000,000; for grants programs authorized 
under section 2(c)(1)(B) of Public Law 89-106, as amended, $2,000,000, 
including $497,000, to remain available until September 30, 2005 for 
the critical issues program, and $1,503,000 for the regional rural 
development centers program; and $16,000,000 for the homeland security 
program authorized under section 1484 of the National Agricultural 
Research, Extension, and Teaching Act of 1977, to remain available 
until September 30, 2005.

              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), 
$3,470,000, to remain available until expended.

  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; $725,000.

               Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

                         salaries and expenses

                     (including transfers of funds)

    For expenses, not otherwise provided for, necessary to prevent, 
control, and eradicate pests and plant and animal diseases; to carry 
out inspection, quarantine, and regulatory activities; and to protect 
the environment, as authorized by law, $725,502,000, of which 
$4,139,000 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 
$51,000,000 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 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 sections 10411 and 10417 of 
the Animal Health Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 8310 and 8316) and sections 
431 and 442 of the Plant Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 7751 and 7772), 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 2004, 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, $4,996,000, 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, $75,953,000, 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

    Not to exceed $62,577,000 (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 $15,392,000 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, $39,690,000: 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, $599,000.

                   Food Safety and Inspection Service

    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), $785,261,000; 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 1327 of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation and Trade Act of 
1990 (7 U.S.C. 138f): 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.

    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, $636,000.

                          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, 
$1,016,836,000: Provided, That the Secretary of Agriculture 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.

                         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), $3,974,000.

                        dairy indemnity program

                     (including transfer 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, $1,083,143,000, of which $950,000,000 shall be for 
guaranteed loans and $133,143,000 shall be for direct loans; operating 
loans, $2,200,440,000, of which $1,330,000,000 shall be for 
unsubsidized guaranteed loans, $252,937,000 shall be for subsidized 
guaranteed loans and $617,503,000 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, $34,528,000, of which 
$5,130,000 shall be for guaranteed loans, and $29,398,000 shall be for 
direct loans; operating loans, $165,633,000, of which $44,289,000 shall 
be for unsubsidized guaranteed loans, $32,300,000 shall be for 
subsidized guaranteed loans, and $89,044,000 shall be for direct loans.
    In addition, for administrative expenses necessary to carry out the 
direct and guaranteed loan programs, $298,136,000, of which 
$290,136,000 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

    For administrative and operating expenses, as authorized by section 
226A of the Department of Agriculture Reorganization Act of 1994 (7 
U.S.C. 6933), $71,509,000: Provided, That not to exceed $1,000 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 (7 U.S.C. 1516), such sums as may be necessary, to remain 
available until expended.

                   Commodity Credit Corporation Fund

                 reimbursement for net realized losses

    For the current fiscal year, 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 the current fiscal year, 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, $745,000.

                 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, 
$850,004,000, to remain available until expended (7 U.S.C. 2209b), of 
which not less than $9,215,000 is for snow survey and water 
forecasting, and not less than $11,722,000 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 qualified local engineers may be temporarily employed at per diem 
rates to perform the technical planning work of the Service: Provided 
further, That none of the funds made available under this paragraph by 
this or any other appropriations Act may be used to provide technical 
assistance with respect to programs listed in section 1241(a) of the 
Food Security Act of 1985 (16 U.S.C. 3841(a)).

                     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 (16 U.S.C. 1001-1009), $11,124,000: 
Provided, That none of the funds made available under this paragraph by 
this or any other appropriations Act may be used to provide technical 
assistance with respect to programs listed in section 1241(a) of the 
Food Security Act of 1985 (16 U.S.C. 3841(a)).

               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 (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, $90,000,000, to remain available until 
expended of which up to $10,000,000 shall be available for the 
watersheds authorized under the Flood Control Act (33 U.S.C. 701 and 16 
U.S.C. 1006a): Provided, That not to exceed $40,000,000 of this 
appropriation shall be made available for technical assistance: 
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: 
Provided further, That the amount of federal funds that may be made 
available to an eligible local organization for construction of a 
particular rehabilitation project shall be equal to 65 percent of the 
total rehabilitation costs, but not to exceed 100 percent of actual 
construction costs incurred in the rehabilitation: Provided further, 
That consistent with existing statute, rehabilitation assistance 
provided may not be used to perform operation and maintenance 
activities specified in the agreement for the covered water resource 
projects entered into between the Secretary and the eligible local 
organization responsible for the works of improvement: Provided 
further, That none of the funds made available under this paragraph by 
this or any other appropriations Act may be used to provide technical 
assistance with respect to programs listed in section 1241(a) of the 
Food Security Act of 1985 (16 U.S.C. 3841(a)).

                    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, as amended, (16 U.S.C. 1012), and in accordance 
with the provisions of laws relating to the activities of the 
Department, $40,000,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, 
That none of the funds made available under this paragraph by this or 
any other appropriations Act may be used to provide technical 
assistance with respect to programs listed in section 1241(a) of the 
Food Security Act of 1985 (16 U.S.C. 3841(a)).

                 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 sections 31 and 32(l) 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 subtitle H of title XV of 
the Agriculture and Food Act of 1981 (16 U.S.C. 3451-3461), 
$52,894,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That none of 
the funds made available under this paragraph by this or any other 
appropriations Act may be used to provide technical assistance with 
respect to programs listed in section 1241(a) of the Food Security Act 
of 1985 (16 U.S.C. 3841(a)): Provided further, That a cooperative or 
contribution agreement with a national association regarding a Resource 
Conservation and Development program shall contain the same matching, 
contribution requirements, and funding level, set forth in a similar 
cooperative or contribution agreement with a national association in 
fiscal year 2002: Provided further, That not to exceed $3,504,300, the 
same amount as in the budget, shall be available for national 
headquarters activities.

                               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, $636,000.

                  rural community advancement program

    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, $706,006,000, to remain available until expended, of which 
$27,000,000 shall be for rural community programs described in section 
381E(d)(1) of such Act; of which $605,006,000 shall be for the rural 
utilities programs described in sections 381E(d)(2), 306C(a)(2), and 
306D of such Act, of which not to exceed $500,000 shall be available 
for the rural utilities program described in section 306(a)(2)(B) of 
such Act, and of which not to exceed $1,000,000 shall be available for 
the rural utilities program described in section 306E of such Act; and 
of which $74,000,000 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, $13,000,000 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, $6,000,000 shall be 
available for a Rural Community Development Initiative: Provided 
further, That such funds 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: Provided 
further, That of the amount appropriated for rural utilities programs, 
not to exceed $25,000,000 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 
$17,465,000 shall be for technical assistance grants for rural water 
and waste systems pursuant to section 306(a)(14) of such Act, of which 
$5,513,000 shall be for Rural Community Assistance Programs and not to 
exceed $13,000,000 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 $22,132,000 shall be available 
through June 30, 2004, for authorized empowerment zones and enterprise 
communities and communities designated by the Secretary of Agriculture 
as Rural Economic Area Partnership Zones; of which $1,000,000 shall be 
for the rural community programs described in section 381E(d)(1) of 
such Act, of which $12,582,000 shall be for the rural utilities 
programs described in section 381E(d)(2) of such Act, and of which 
$8,550,000 shall be for the rural business and cooperative development 
programs described in section 381E(d)(3) of such Act.

                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; 
$146,495,000: Provided, 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 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: $4,091,634,000 for loans to section 502 borrowers, as 
determined by the Secretary, of which $1,366,462,000 shall be for 
direct loans, and of which not more than $2,725,172,000 shall be for 
unsubsidized guaranteed loans; $35,003,000 for section 504 housing 
repair loans; $116,545,000 for section 515 rental housing; $100,000,000 
for section 538 guaranteed multi-family housing loans; $5,045,000 for 
section 524 site loans; $11,500,000 for credit sales of acquired 
property, of which up to $1,500,000 may be for multi-family credit 
sales; and $5,000,000 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, $165,921,000, of which 
$126,018,000 shall be for direct loans, and of which $39,903,000, to 
remain available until expended, shall be for unsubsidized guaranteed 
loans; section 504 housing repair loans, $9,612,000; section 515 rental 
housing, $50,126,000 of which $20,086,400 shall be for repair and 
rehabilitation, and $30,039,600 shall be for new construction; section 
538 multi-family housing guaranteed loans, $5,950,000; multi-family 
credit sales of acquired property, $663,000; and section 523 self-help 
housing land development loans, $154,000: Provided, That of the total 
amount appropriated in this paragraph, $7,100,000 shall be available 
through June 30, 2004, 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, $447,151,000, 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, 
$731,000,000; 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 $5,900,000 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 $10,000 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 the current fiscal year 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), $34,772,000, to remain available 
until expended: Provided, That of the total amount appropriated, 
$1,000,000 shall be available through June 30, 2004, 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, 
$42,222,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That of the 
total amount appropriated, $1,800,000 shall be available through June 
30, 2004, 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, $36,307,000, to remain available until 
expended, for direct farm labor housing loans and domestic farm labor 
housing grants and contracts.

                  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, $17,308,000, 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, 2004, for Federally Recognized 
Native American Tribes and of which $3,449,000 shall be available 
through June 30, 2004, 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, $2,447,000 shall be available through June 
30, 2004, 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, $4,283,000 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, 
$16,120,000.
    For the cost of direct loans, including the cost of modifying loans 
as defined in section 502 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, 
$3,000,000.
    Of the funds derived from interest on the cushion of credit 
payments in the current fiscal year, as authorized by section 313 of 
the Rural Electrification Act of 1936, $3,000,000 shall not be 
obligated and $3,000,000 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), $13,000,000, 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 shall be for 
cooperatives or associations of cooperatives whose primary focus is to 
provide assistance to small, minority producers, of which not to exceed 
$500,000 shall be for cooperative research agreements; and of which not 
to exceed $4,000,000, to remain available until expended, shall be for 
value-added agricultural product market development grants, as 
authorized by section 6401 of the Farm Security and Rural Investment 
Act of 2002 (7 U.S.C. 1621 note).

       rural empowerment zones and enterprise communities grants

    For grants in connection with a second round of empowerment zones 
and enterprise communities, $10,967,000, 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).

                        renewable energy program

    For the cost of direct loans and grants, as authorized by section 
9006 of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (7 U.S.C. 
8106), $3,000,000 for direct renewable energy loans and grants: 
Provided, That the cost of direct loans and loan guarantees, including 
the cost of modifying such loans, shall be as defined in section 502 of 
the Congressional Budget Act of 1974.

                        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, $240,000,000; municipal rate rural 
electric loans, $1,000,000,000; loans made pursuant to section 306 of 
that Act, rural electric, $2,000,000,000; Treasury rate direct electric 
loans, $750,000,000; 5 percent rural telecommunication loans, 
$145,000,000; cost of money rural telecommunication loans, 
$300,000,000; and loans made pursuant to section 306 of that Act, rural 
telecommunication loans, $120,000,000.
    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 sections 305 and 306 of the Rural 
Electrification Act of 1936 (7 U.S.C. 935 and 936), as follows: cost of 
rural electric loans, $60,000, and the cost of telecommunication loans, 
$125,000: 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, $38,166,000 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.
    For administrative expenses, including audits, necessary to carry 
out the loan programs and continue to service existing loans, 
$3,182,000, to be derived by transfer from the shareholder's equity, 
contained in the unobligated balances in the Rural Telephone Bank 
Liquidating Account, which shall be transferred to and merged with the 
appropriation for ``Rural Development, Salaries and Expenses''.

         distance learning, telemedicine, and broadband program

    For the principal amount of direct distance learning and 
telemedicine loans, $300,000,000; and for the principal amount of 
broadband telecommunication loans, $336,000,000.
    For grants for telemedicine and distance learning services in rural 
areas, as authorized by 7 U.S.C. 950aaa et seq., $25,000,000, to remain 
available until expended.
    For the cost of direct and guaranteed broadband loans, as 
authorized by 7 U.S.C. 901, et seq., $9,116,000: Provided, That the 
cost of direct loans shall be as defined in section 502 of the 
Congressional Budget Act of 1974.
    In addition, $8,000,000, to remain available until expended, for a 
grant program to finance broadband transmission in areas that meet the 
definition of ``rural area'' used for the Broadband Loan Program 
authorized by 7 U.S.C. 901.

                                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, 
$599,000.

                       Food and Nutrition Service

                        child nutrition programs

                     (including transfer 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; 
$11,418,441,000, to remain available through September 30, 2005, of 
which $6,718,780,000 is hereby appropriated and $4,699,661,000 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 $6,000,000 shall be 
available for the Food and Nutrition Service to conduct a study of 
certification error and its effect on expenditures in the National 
School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs and an assessment of the 
feasibility of using income data matching in those Programs: Provided 
further, that except as specifically provided under this heading, none 
of the funds made available under this heading shall be used for 
studies and evaluations: Provided further, That up to $5,235,000 shall 
be available 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), $4,588,310,000, to remain available 
through September 30, 2005, of which $20,000,000 shall be for a 
breastfeeding support initiative in addition to the activities 
specified in section 17(h)(3)(A); $25,000,000 shall be for a management 
information system initiative; and $25,000,000, to remain available 
until expended, shall be placed in reserve for use in only such 
amounts, and in such manner, as the Secretary determines necessary, 
notwithstanding section 17(i) of the Child Nutrition Act, to provide 
funds to support participation, should costs or participation exceed 
budget estimates: Provided, 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 notwithstanding section 
17(g)(5) of such Act, $4,000,000 shall be available for pilot projects 
to prevent childhood obesity: Provided further, That none of the 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

    For necessary expenses to carry out the Food Stamp Act (7 U.S.C. 
2011 et seq.), $27,745,981,000, 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 none of the 
funds made available under this heading shall be used for studies and 
evaluations: 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 disaster assistance and 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); the Emergency Food Assistance Act of 1983; special assistance 
for the nuclear affected islands, as authorized by section 103(h)(2) of 
the Compacts of Free Association Act of 1985; and the Farmers' Market 
Nutrition Program, as authorized by section 17(m) of the Child 
Nutrition Act of 1966, $166,072,000, to remain available through 
September 30, 2005: Provided, That none of these funds shall be 
available to reimburse the Commodity Credit Corporation for commodities 
donated to the program.

                   nutrition programs administration

    For necessary administrative expenses of the domestic nutrition 
assistance programs funded under this Act, $140,512,000, 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 $7,500,000 shall be available to improve integrity in the Food 
Stamp and Child Nutrition programs.

                                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), $133,924,000: 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.

                 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, 
$103,887,000, 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, $4,041,000, of which $1,066,000 may be transferred to and 
merged with the appropriation for ``Foreign Agricultural Service, 
Salaries and Expenses'', and of which $2,975,000 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, $28,000,000, 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, for commodities supplied in connection with dispositions abroad 
under title II of said Act, $1,192,000,000, to remain available until 
expended.

  mcgovern-dole international food for education and child nutrition 
                             program grants

    For necessary expenses to carry out the provisions of section 3107 
of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (7 U.S.C. 1736o-
1), $56,874,000, to remain available until expended.

       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, 
$4,312,000; 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 $3,327,000 may be 
transferred to and merged with the appropriation for ``Foreign 
Agricultural Service, Salaries and Expenses'', and of which $985,000 
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

                     (including transfers of funds)

    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; 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; and notwithstanding section 521 of 
Public Law 107-188; $1,668,249,000: Provided, That of the amount 
provided under this heading, $249,825,000 shall be derived from 
prescription drug user fees authorized by 21 U.S.C. 379h, and shall be 
credited to this account and remain available until expended, and 
$29,190,000 shall be derived from medical device user fees authorized 
by 21 U.S.C. 379j, and shall be credited to this account and remain 
available until expended: Provided further, That fees derived from 
prescription drug and medical device applications received during 
fiscal year 2004 shall be subject to the fiscal year 2004 limitation: 
Provided further, That any prescription drug or medical device user fee 
collected in fiscal year 2004 that exceeds this limitation shall be 
credited to this account and remain available until expended, in 
accordance with 21 U.S.C. 379h(g)(4) and 379j(h)(4): 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) $412,462,000 shall 
be for the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition and related 
field activities in the Office of Regulatory Affairs; (2) $478,650,000 
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 $13,357,000 shall be available for grants and contracts awarded 
under section 5 of the Orphan Drug Act (21 U.S.C. 360ee); (3) 
$168,836,000 shall be for the Center for Biologics Evaluation and 
Research and for related field activities in the Office of Regulatory 
Affairs; (4) $84,646,000 shall be for the Center for Veterinary 
Medicine and for related field activities in the Office of Regulatory 
Affairs; (5) $209,285,000 shall be for the Center for Devices and 
Radiological Health and for related field activities in the Office of 
Regulatory Affairs; (6) $39,887,000 shall be for the National Center 
for Toxicological Research; (7) $40,851,000 shall be for Rent and 
Related activities, other than the amounts paid to the General Services 
Administration for rent; (8) $119,795,000 shall be for payments to the 
General Services Administration for rent; and (9) $113,837,000 shall be 
for other activities, including the Office of the Commissioner; the 
Office of Management and Systems; the Office of External Relations; the 
Office of Policy 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. 263b 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, 
$6,000,000 to remain available until expended.

                          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, and the rental of space (to include multiple 
year leases) in the District of Columbia and elsewhere, $88,435,000, 
including not to exceed $3,000 for official reception and 
representation expenses.

                       FARM CREDIT ADMINISTRATION

                 limitation on administrative expenses

    Not to exceed $40,900,000 (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 the current fiscal year under this Act shall be 
available for the purchase, in addition to those specifically provided 
for, of not to exceed 398 passenger motor vehicles, of which 396 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. Funds appropriated by this Act shall be available for 
employment pursuant to the second sentence of section 706(a) of the 
Department of Agriculture Organic Act of 1944 (7 U.S.C. 2225) and 5 
U.S.C. 3109.
    Sec. 704. The Secretary of Agriculture may transfer unobligated 
balances of discretionary funds appropriated by this Act or other 
available unobligated discretionary 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, information technology infrastructure, fruit 
fly program, emerging plant pests, boll weevil program, and up to 25 
percent of the screwworm program; 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 20 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 the current 
fiscal year shall remain available until expended to cover obligations 
made in the current fiscal year for the following accounts: the Rural 
Development Loan Fund program account, the Rural Telephone Bank program 
account, the Rural Electrification and Telecommunication Loans program 
account, the Rural Housing Insurance Fund program account, and the 
Rural Economic Development Loans program account.
    Sec. 713. 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. 714. 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. 715. 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. 716. 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. 717. 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. 718. 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. 719. (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 the current fiscal 
year, 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 the current fiscal year, 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, the Secretary of Health and Human 
Services, or the Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission 
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. 720. With the exception of funds needed to administer and 
conduct oversight of grants awarded and obligations incurred in prior 
fiscal years, 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. 721. 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 2005 
appropriations Act.
    Sec. 722. 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. 723. In addition to amounts otherwise appropriated or made 
available by this Act, $3,000,000 is appropriated for the purpose of 
providing Bill Emerson and Mickey Leland Hunger Fellowships, as 
authorized by section 4404 of Public Law 107-171 (2 U.S.C. 1161).
    Sec. 724. 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. 725. Section 375(e)(6)(B) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural 
Development Act (7 U.S.C. 2008j(e)(6)(B)) is amended by striking 
``$26,499,000'' and inserting ``$26,998,000''.
    Sec. 726. 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 Ditch 26 project in Arkansas.
    Sec. 727. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary 
shall consider the County of Lawrence, Ohio; the City of Havelock, 
North Carolina; the City of Portsmouth, Ohio; the City of Atascadero, 
California; the City of Binghamton, New York; the Town of Vestal, New 
York; the City of Ithaca, New York; the City of Casa Grande, Arizona; 
and the City of Clarksdale, Mississippi, as meeting the eligibility 
requirements for loans and grants programs in the Rural Development 
mission area.
    Sec. 728. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Natural 
Resources Conservation Service shall provide financial and technical 
assistance to the DuPage County, Illinois, Kress Creek Watershed Plan, 
from funds available for the Watershed and Flood Prevention Operations 
program, not to exceed $1,600,000 and Rockhouse Creek Watershed, Leslie 
County, Kentucky, not to exceed $1,000,000.
    Sec. 729. None of the funds made available in this Act may be 
transferred to any department, agency, or instrumentality of the United 
States Government, except pursuant to a transfer made by, or transfer 
authority provided in, this Act or any other appropriation Act.
    Sec. 730. 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 with the prior 
approval of the Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of 
Congress.
    Sec. 731. 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 14(h)(1) of the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention 
Act (16 U.S.C. 1012(h)(1)).
    Sec. 732. 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 the Rural Strategic Investment Program 
authorized by subtitle I of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development 
Act (7 U.S.C. 2009dd through dd-7) in excess of $2,000,000.
    Sec. 733. 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 the Rural Firefighters and Emergency Personnel Grant Program 
authorized by section 6405 of Public Law 107-171 (7 U.S.C. 2655).
    Sec. 734. None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made 
available by this Act shall be used to pay the salaries and expenses of 
personnel to carry out the provisions of sections 7404(a)(1) and 
7404(c)(1) of Public Law 107-171.
    Sec. 735. The Agricultural Marketing Service and the Grain 
Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, that have statutory 
authority to purchase interest bearing investments outside of Treasury, 
are not required to establish obligations and outlays for those 
investments, provided those investments are insured by FDIC or are 
collateralized at the Federal Reserve with securities approved by the 
Federal Reserve, operating under the guidelines of the U.S. Treasury.
    Sec. 736. 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 $10,000,000 for costs associated with the distribution of 
commodities.
    Sec. 737. None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made 
available by this Act shall be used to pay the salaries and expenses of 
personnel to enroll in excess of 200,000 acres in the calendar year 
2004 wetlands reserve program as authorized by 16 U.S.C. 3837.
    Sec. 738. None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made 
available by this Act shall be used to pay the salaries and expenses of 
personnel who carry out an environmental quality incentives program 
authorized by chapter 4 of subtitle D of title XII of the Food Security 
Act of 1985 (16 U.S.C. 3839aa et seq.) in excess of $975,000,000.
    Sec. 739. The Administrator of the Agricultural Research Service 
may make available by outlease agreements with other Federal agencies 
or non-Federal public or private entities any unused or underused 
portion or interest of or interest in any agency real and related 
personal property, and may retain and use the proceeds of such 
agreements in carrying out the programs of the agency. Property 
proposed for outlease must not be property otherwise required to be 
reported excess under the Federal Property and Administrative Services 
Act of 1949, as amended. Outleases shall be made competitively, and be 
based on the fair market value of the property.
    Sec. 740. None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made 
available by this Act shall be used to pay the salaries and expenses of 
personnel to carry out section 9006 of Public Law 107-171, the Farm 
Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002.
    Sec. 741. None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made 
available by this or any other Act shall be used to pay the salaries 
and expenses of personnel to carry out section 6103 of Public Law 107-
171.
    Sec. 742. None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made 
available by this or any other Act shall be used to pay the salaries 
and expenses of personnel to carry out section 6401 of Public Law 107-
171, the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002.
    Sec. 743. None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made 
available by this Act shall be used for the implementation of Country 
of Origin Labeling for meat or meat products.
    Sec. 744. Any unobligated balances in the Alternative Agricultural 
Research and Commercialization Revolving Fund are hereby rescinded.
    Sec. 745. None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made 
available by this Act shall be used to carry out a Conservation 
Security Program authorized in section 1241(a)(3) of the Food Security 
Act of 1985 (16 U.S.C. 3841(a)(3)).
    Sec. 746. Section 726 of Division A of Public Law 108-7 is amended 
by striking ``, as authorized by section 4404 of Public Law 107-171 (2 
U.S.C. 1161)'' and inserting ``through the Congressional Hunger 
Center''.
    Sec. 747. (a) Assistance for Commercial Tree losses.--The Secretary 
of Agriculture shall use $5,000,000 of the funds of the Commodity 
Credit Corporation to provide assistance under the Tree Assistance 
Program, subtitle C of title X of the Farm Security and Rural 
Investment Act of 2002 (7 U.S.C. 8201 et seq.), to tree-fruit growers 
located in a federally declared disaster area in the State of New York 
who suffered tree losses in 2003 as a result of an April 4-6, 2003, 
icestorm.
    (b) Offset.--The amount appropriated by this Act under the heading 
``rural community advancement program'' is hereby reduced by 
$5,000,000.
    Sec. 748. Section 204(a)(3) of the Agricultural Trade Development 
and Assistance Act of 1954 (7 U.S.C. 1724(a)(3)) is amended by striking 
``and Committee'' and inserting ``, the Committee on Appropriations, 
and the Committee''.
    Sec. 749. None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made 
available by this Act for the Food and Drug Administration may be used 
under section 801 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to 
prevent an individual not in the business of importing a prescription 
drug within the meaning of section 801(g) of such Act, wholesalers, or 
pharmacists from importing a prescription drug which complies with 
sections 501, 502, and 505.
    This Act may be cited as the ``Agriculture, Rural Development, Food 
and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 
2004''.
                                                  Union Calendar No. 99

108th CONGRESS

  1st Session

                               H.R. 2673

                          [Report No. 108-193]

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                                 A BILL

Making appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug 
    Administration, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending 
              September 30, 2004, and for other purposes.

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                              July 9, 2003

Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union 
                       and ordered to be printed