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  2d Session

                               H. R. 4766

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                                 AN ACT

Making appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug 
    Administration, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending 
              September 30, 2005, and for other purposes.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
108th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 4766

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                                 AN ACT


 
Making appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug 
    Administration, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending 
              September 30, 2005, 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, 2005, 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, $5,185,000 (reduced by $1,000,000): 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), 
$10,810,000.

                       national appeals division

    For necessary expenses of the National Appeals Division, 
$14,526,000.

                 Office of Budget and Program Analysis

    For necessary expenses of the Office of Budget and Program 
Analysis, $8,246,000.

                        Homeland Security Staff

    For necessary expenses of the Homeland Security Staff, $508,000.

                Office of the Chief Information Officer

    For necessary expenses of the Office of the Chief Information 
Officer, $15,608,000.

                      Common Computing Environment

    For necessary expenses to acquire a Common Computing Environment 
for the Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Farm and Foreign 
Agricultural Service, and Rural Development mission areas for 
information technology, systems, and services, $120,957,000 (decreased 
by $120,957,000), 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, $5,811,000: 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.

                          Working Capital Fund

    For the acquisition of disaster recovery and continuity of 
operations technology of the National Finance Center's data, 
$12,850,000, to remain available until expended.

           Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

    For necessary salaries and expenses of the Office of the Assistant 
Secretary for Civil Rights, $803,000.

                         Office of Civil Rights

    For necessary expenses of the Office of Civil Rights, $19,452,000.

          Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration

    For necessary salaries and expenses of the Office of the Assistant 
Secretary for Administration, $669,000.

        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, $165,883,000 (reduced by $8,000,000) (decreased by 
$10,000,000) (decreased by $19,667,000), 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.), $15,730,000, 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, $22,939,000, 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, $3,852,000: 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, $9,378,000: 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, 
$78,392,000 (reduced by $1,200,000) (increased by $1,200,000), 
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, 
including the payment of informants, to be expended under the direction 
of the Inspector General pursuant to Public Law 95-452 and section 1337 
of Public Law 97-98.

                     Office of the General Counsel

    For necessary expenses of the Office of the General Counsel, 
$35,486,000.

  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, 
$592,000.

                       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, 
$76,575,000.

                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, 
$128,661,000, of which up to $22,520,000 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, $1,057,029,000: 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: Provided 
further, That all rights and title of the United States in the 1.0664-
acre parcel of land including improvements, as recorded at Book 1320, 
Page 253, records of Larimer County, State of Colorado, shall be 
conveyed to the Board of Governors of the Colorado State University for 
the benefit of Colorado State University.
    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, $202,000,000, 
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, 
$628,607,000, as follows: to carry out the provisions of the Hatch Act 
of 1887 (7 U.S.C. 361a-i), $180,648,000; for grants for cooperative 
forestry research (16 U.S.C. 582a through a-7), $22,384,000; for 
payments to the 1890 land-grant colleges, including Tuskegee University 
and West Virginia State College (7 U.S.C. 3222), $37,000,000, 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)), 
$88,194,000; for special grants for agricultural research on improved 
pest control (7 U.S.C. 450i(c)), $15,756,000; for competitive research 
grants (7 U.S.C. 450i(b)), $180,000,000; for the support of animal 
health and disease programs (7 U.S.C. 3195), $5,098,000; for 
supplemental and alternative crops and products (7 U.S.C. 3319d), 
$1,196,000; for grants for research pursuant to the Critical 
Agricultural Materials Act (7 U.S.C. 178 et seq.), $1,111,000, to 
remain available until expended; for the 1994 research grants program 
for 1994 institutions pursuant to section 536 of Public Law 103-382 (7 
U.S.C. 301 note), $1,087,000, 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)), $4,500,000, 
to remain available until expended (7 U.S.C. 2209b); for higher 
education challenge grants (7 U.S.C. 3152(b)(1)), $5,500,000; for a 
higher education multicultural scholars program (7 U.S.C. 3152(b)(5)), 
$998,000, to remain available until expended (7 U.S.C. 2209b); for an 
education grants program for Hispanic-serving Institutions (7 U.S.C. 
3241), $5,645,000; 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)), $1,000,000; for aquaculture grants (7 U.S.C. 3322), 
$4,000,000; for sustainable agriculture research and education (7 
U.S.C. 5811), $12,722,000; 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, $12,411,000, 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, 
$2,250,000; for resident instruction grants for insular areas under 
section 1491 of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and 
Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 3363), $500,000; and for 
necessary expenses of Research and Education Activities, $42,610,000.
    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), $12,000,000.

                          Extension Activities

    For payments to States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, 
Guam, the Virgin Islands, Micronesia, Northern Marianas, and American 
Samoa, $440,349,000, 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, 
$277,242,000; 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, $58,909,000; payments for the pest 
management program under section 3(d) of the Act, $10,759,000; payments 
for the farm safety program under section 3(d) of the Act, $4,600,000; 
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), $16,912,000, to remain available until expended; 
payments for youth-at-risk programs under section 3(d) of the Smith-
Lever Act, $8,481,000; for youth farm safety education and 
certification extension grants, to be awarded competitively under 
section 3(d) of the Act, $499,000; payments for carrying out the 
provisions of the Renewable Resources Extension Act of 1978 (16 U.S.C. 
1671 et seq.), $4,093,000; payments for Indian reservation agents under 
section 3(d) of the Smith-Lever Act, $1,996,000; payments for 
sustainable agriculture programs under section 3(d) of the Act, 
$4,000,000; 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, 
$33,133,000, 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, 
$16,452,000.

                         Integrated Activities

    For the integrated research, education, and extension grants 
programs, including necessary administrative expenses, $66,255,000, 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), $43,242,000, including $12,971,000 for the water 
quality program, $14,967,000 for the food safety program, $4,531,000 
for the regional pest management centers program, $4,889,000 for the 
Food Quality Protection Act risk mitigation program for major food crop 
systems, $1,497,000 for the crops affected by Food Quality Protection 
Act implementation, $2,498,000 for the methyl bromide transition 
program, and $1,889,000 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, $2,500,000, 
to remain available until September 30, 2006 for the critical issues 
program, and $1,513,000 for the regional rural development centers 
program; and $18,000,000 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, 2006.

              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), 
$5,935,000, 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; $721,000.

               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, $808,823,000 (increased by 
$5,000,000) (increased by $18,000,000), of which $4,119,000 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 $47,000,000 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 2005, 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, $75,892,000, 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 $64,459,000 (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 $15,800,000 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, $37,540,000: 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, $595,000.

                   FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE

                         Salaries and Expenses

    For necessary expenses to carry out services authorized by the 
Federal Meat Inspection Act, the Poultry Products Inspection Act, and 
the Egg Products Inspection Act, including not to exceed $50,000 for 
representation allowances and for expenses pursuant to section 8 of the 
Act approved August 3, 1956 (7 U.S.C. 1766), $824,746,000, of which no 
less than $746,010,000 shall be available for Federal food safety 
inspection; and in addition, $1,000,000 may be credited to this account 
from fees collected for the cost of laboratory accreditation as 
authorized by section 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, $631,000.

                          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, 
$1,007,597,000 (increased by $52,873,606): Provided, That the Secretary 
is authorized to use the services, facilities, and authorities (but not 
the funds) of the Commodity Credit Corporation to make program payments 
for all programs administered by the Agency: Provided further, That 
other funds made available to the Agency for authorized activities may 
be advanced to and merged with this account.

                         State Mediation Grants

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

                        Dairy Indemnity Program

                     (including transfers of funds)

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

           Agricultural Credit Insurance Fund Program Account

                     (including transfers of funds)

    For gross obligations for the principal amount of direct and 
guaranteed farm ownership (7 U.S.C. 1922 et seq.) and operating (7 
U.S.C. 1941 et seq.) loans, Indian tribe land acquisition loans (25 
U.S.C. 488), and boll weevil loans (7 U.S.C. 1989), to be available 
from funds in the Agricultural Credit Insurance Fund, as follows: farm 
ownership loans, $1,600,000,000, of which $1,400,000,000 shall be for 
guaranteed loans and $200,000,000 shall be for direct loans; operating 
loans, $2,116,253,000, of which $1,200,000,000 shall be for 
unsubsidized guaranteed loans, $266,253,000 shall be for subsidized 
guaranteed loans and $650,000,000 shall be for direct loans; Indian 
tribe land acquisition loans, $2,000,000; and for boll weevil 
eradication program loans, $100,000,000: Provided, That the Secretary 
shall deem the pink bollworm to be a boll weevil for the purpose of 
boll weevil eradication program 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: farm ownership loans, $18,120,000, of which 
$7,420,000 shall be for guaranteed loans, and $10,700,000 shall be for 
direct loans; operating loans, $139,783,000, of which $38,760,000 shall 
be for unsubsidized guaranteed loans, $35,438,000 shall be for 
subsidized guaranteed loans, and $65,585,000 shall be for direct loans; 
and Indian tribe land acquisition loans, $105,000.
    In addition, for administrative expenses necessary to carry out the 
direct and guaranteed loan programs, $297,445,000, of which 
$289,445,000 shall be transferred to and merged with the appropriation 
for ``Farm Service Agency, Salaries and Expenses''.
    Funds appropriated by this Act to the Agricultural Credit Insurance 
Program Account for farm ownership and operating direct loans and 
guaranteed loans may be transferred among these programs: Provided, 
That the Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress are 
notified at least 15 days in advance of any transfer.

                         RISK MANAGEMENT AGENCY

                 Administrative and Operating Expenses

    For administrative and operating expenses, as authorized by section 
226A of the Department of Agriculture Reorganization Act of 1994 (7 
U.S.C. 6933), $72,044,000: 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): Provided, That of the funds 
available to the Commodity Credit Corporation under section 11 of the 
Commodity Credit Corporation Charter Act (15 U.S.C 714i) for the 
conduct of its business with the Foreign Agriculture Service, up to 
$5,000,000 may be transferred to and used by the Foreign Agricultural 
Service for information resource management activities of the Foreign 
Agricultural Service that are related, either directly or indirectly, 
to Commodity Credit Corporation business.

                       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, $731,000.

                 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, 
$813,673,000 (increased by $40,458,661), of which not less than 
$9,250,000 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), $11,083,000: 
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, $86,487,000, to remain available until 
expended; of which up to $10,000,000 may 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 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 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 (16 U.S.C. 1012), and in accordance with the 
provisions of laws relating to the activities of the Department, 
$30,091,000, 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 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), $51,641,000, 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 the Secretary shall enter into a 
cooperative or contribution agreement with a national association 
regarding a Resource Conservation and Development program and such 
agreement 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 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, $632,000.

                  Rural Community Advancement Program

                     (including transfers of funds)

    For the cost of direct loans, loan guarantees, and grants, as 
authorized by 7 U.S.C. 1926, 1926a, 1926c, 1926d, and 1932, except for 
sections 381E-H and 381N of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development 
Act, $667,408,000 (increased by $1,000,000), to remain available until 
expended, of which $39,539,000 shall be for rural community programs 
described in section 381E(d)(1) of such Act; of which $552,689,000 
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 $75,180,000 shall be for the 
rural business and cooperative development programs described in 
sections 381E(d)(3) and 310B(f) of such Act: Provided, That of the 
total amount appropriated in this account, $24,000,000 shall be for 
loans and grants to benefit Federally Recognized Native American 
Tribes, including grants for drinking water and waste disposal systems 
pursuant to section 306C of such Act, of which $4,000,000 shall be 
available for community facilities grants to tribal colleges, as 
authorized by section 306(a)(19) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural 
Development Act, and of which $250,000 shall be available for a grant 
to a qualified national organization to provide technical assistance 
for rural transportation in order to promote economic development: 
Provided further, That of the amount appropriated for rural community 
programs, $6,200,000 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 of the amount appropriated for the Rural Community 
Development Initiative, not less than $200,000 shall be in the form of 
predevelopment planning grants, not to exceed $50,000 each, with the 
balance for low-interest revolving loans to be used for capital and 
other related expenses, and made available to nonprofit based community 
development organizations: Provided further, That such organizations 
should demonstrate experience in the administration of revolving loan 
programs and providing technical assistance to cooperatives: Provided 
further, That 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; 
$2,000,000 shall be for grants to the Delta Regional Authority (7 
U.S.C. 1921 et seq.): 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 $17,500,000 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 $14,000,000 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 
$22,166,000 shall be available through June 30, 2005, for authorized 
empowerment zones and enterprise communities and communities designated 
by the Secretary of Agriculture as Rural Economic Area Partnership 
Zones; of which $1,081,000 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 $8,503,000 shall be for the rural business and 
cooperative development programs described in section 381E(d)(3) of 
such Act: Provided further, That any prior year balances for high cost 
energy grants authorized by section 19 of the Rural Electrification Act 
of 1936 (7 U.S.C. 901(19)) shall be transferred to and merged with the 
``Rural Utilities Service, High Energy Costs Grants Account''.

                           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; 
$143,625,000 (increased by $27,624,733): Provided, That notwithstanding 
any other provision of law, funds appropriated under this section may 
be used for advertising and promotional activities that support the 
Rural Development mission area: Provided further, That not more than 
$10,000 may be expended to provide modest nonmonetary awards to non-
USDA employees: Provided further, That any balances available from 
prior years for the Rural Utilities Service, Rural Housing Service, and 
the Rural Business-Cooperative Service salaries and expenses accounts 
shall be transferred to and merged with this appropriation.

                         Rural 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: $4,409,297,000 for loans to section 502 borrowers, as 
determined by the Secretary, of which $1,100,000,000 shall be for 
direct loans, and of which $3,309,297,000 shall be for unsubsidized 
guaranteed loans; $35,000,000 for section 504 housing repair loans; 
$116,063,000 for section 515 rental housing; $100,000,000 for section 
538 guaranteed multi-family housing loans; $5,045,000 for section 524 
site loans; $11,501,000 for credit sales of acquired property, of which 
up to $1,501,000 may be for multi-family credit sales; and $10,000,000 
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, $160,988,000, of which 
$127,380,000 shall be for direct loans, and of which $33,608,000, to 
remain available until expended, shall be for unsubsidized guaranteed 
loans; section 504 housing repair loans, $10,171,000; repair and 
rehabilitation of section 515 rental housing, $54,654,000; section 538 
multi-family housing guaranteed loans, $3,490,000; multi-family credit 
sales of acquired property, $727,000: Provided, That of the total 
amount appropriated in this paragraph, $7,100,000 shall be available 
through June 30, 2005, 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, $448,889,000, 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, 
$592,000,000; 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 $20,000 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 four-year period: Provided further, That any unexpended balances 
remaining at the end of such four-year agreements may be transferred 
and used for the purposes of any debt reduction; maintenance, repair, 
or rehabilitation of any existing projects; preservation; and rental 
assistance activities authorized under title V of the Act.

                  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), $34,000,000 to remain available 
until expended: Provided, That of the total amount appropriated, 
$1,000,000 shall be available through June 30, 2005, 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, 
$42,500,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That of the 
total amount appropriated, $1,800,000 shall be available through June 
30, 2005, 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, $36,765,000, 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)), $34,213,000.
    For the cost of direct loans, $15,868,000, 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, 2005, for Federally Recognized 
Native American Tribes and of which $3,449,000 shall be available 
through June 30, 2005, for the Delta Regional Authority (7 U.S.C. 1921 
et seq.): 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, 2005, 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, $4,321,000 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, 
$25,003,000.
    For the cost of direct loans, including the cost of modifying loans 
as defined in section 502 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, 
$4,698,000, to remain available until expended.
    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, $4,698,000 shall not be 
obligated and $4,698,000 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), $23,500,000, 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 and whose governing 
board and/or membership is comprised of at least 75 percent minority; 
and of which not to exceed $15,500,000, 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 Community Grants

    For grants in connection with second and third rounds of 
empowerment zones and enterprise communities, $11,419,000, 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): Provided, That of the 
funds appropriated, $1,000,000 shall be made available to third round 
empowerment zones, as authorized by the Community Renewal Tax Relief 
Act (Public Law 106-554).

                        Renewable Energy Program

    For the cost of a program of direct loans, loan guarantees, and 
grants, under the same terms and conditions as authorized by section 
9006 of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (7 U.S.C. 
8106), $15,000,000 (increased by $8,000,000) for direct and guaranteed 
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, $120,000,000; municipal rate rural 
electric loans, $100,000,000; loans made pursuant to section 306 of 
that Act, rural electric, $2,100,000,000; Treasury rate direct electric 
loans, $1,000,000,000; guaranteed underwriting loans pursuant to 
section 313A, $1,000,000,000; 5 percent rural telecommunications loans, 
$145,000,000; cost of money rural telecommunications loans, 
$250,000,000; and for loans made pursuant to section 306 of that Act, 
rural telecommunications loans, $125,000,000.
    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, $5,058,000, and the cost of telecommunications 
loans, $100,000: 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, $38,323,000 which shall be 
transferred to and merged with the appropriation for ``Rural 
Development, Salaries and Expenses''.

                  Rural Telephone Bank Program Account

                     (including transfer of funds)

    The Rural Telephone Bank is hereby authorized to make such 
expenditures, within the limits of funds available to such corporation 
in accord with law, and to make such contracts and commitments without 
regard to fiscal year limitations as provided by section 104 of the 
Government Corporation Control Act, as may be necessary in carrying out 
its authorized programs. During fiscal year 2005 and within the 
resources and authority available, gross obligations for the principal 
amount of direct loans shall be $175,000,000.
    For administrative expenses, including audits, necessary to carry 
out the loan programs, $3,152,000, 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, $50,000,000; and for the principal amount of direct 
broadband telecommunication loans, $464,038,000.
    For the cost of direct loans and grants for telemedicine and 
distance learning services in rural areas, as authorized by 7 U.S.C. 
950aaa et seq., $25,710,000, to remain available until expended, of 
which $710,000 shall be for direct loans: Provided, That the cost of 
direct loans shall be as defined in section 502 of the Congressional 
Budget Act of 1974.
    For the cost of broadband loans, as authorized by 7 U.S.C. 901 et 
seq., $9,884,000: Provided, That the interest rate for such loans shall 
be the cost of borrowing to the Department of the Treasury for 
obligations of comparable maturity: Provided further, That the cost of 
direct loans shall be as defined in section 502 of the Congressional 
Budget Act of 1974.
    In addition, $9,000,000, to remain available until expended, for a 
grant program to finance broadband transmission in rural areas eligible 
for Distance Learning and Telemedicine Program benefits authorized by 7 
U.S.C. 950aaa.

                                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, 
$595,000.

                       FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICE

                        Child Nutrition Programs

                     (including transfers of funds)

    For necessary expenses to carry out the National School Lunch Act 
(42 U.S.C. 1751 et seq.), except section 21, and the Child Nutrition 
Act of 1966 (42 U.S.C. 1771 et seq.), except sections 17 and 21; 
$11,380,557,000, to remain available through September 30, 2006, of 
which $6,227,595,000 is hereby appropriated and $5,152,962,000 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 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), $4,907,250,000, to remain available 
through September 30, 2006: Provided, That of the total amount 
available, the Secretary shall obligate not less than $15,000,000 for a 
breastfeeding support initiative in addition to the activities 
specified in section 17(h)(3)(A): Provided further, That 
notwithstanding section 17(h)(10)(A) of such Act, $14,000,000 shall be 
available for the purposes specified in section 17(h)(10)(B): Provided 
further, That 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.), $33,635,798,000, of which $3,000,000,000 to remain 
available through September 30, 2006, 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 of the funds made available under this heading 
and not already appropriated to the Food Distribution Program on Indian 
Reservations (FDPIR) established under section 4(b) of the Food Stamp 
Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 2013(b)), not to exceed $4,000,000 shall be used 
to purchase bison meat for the FDPIR from Native American bison 
producers: 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: Provided further, That 
notwithstanding section 5(d) of the Food Stamp Act of 1977, any 
additional payment received under chapter 5 of title 37, United States 
Code, by a member of the United States Armed Forces deployed to a 
designated combat zone shall be excluded from household income for the 
duration of the member's deployment if the additional pay is the result 
of deployment to or while serving in a combat zone, and it was not 
received immediately prior to serving in the combat zone.

                      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; and special 
assistance for the nuclear affected islands, as authorized by section 
103(f)(2) of the Compact of Free Association Amendments Act of 2003 
(Public Law 108-188); and the Farmers' Market Nutrition Program, as 
authorized by section 17(m) of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966, 
$178,797,000, to remain available through September 30, 2006: 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, $133,742,000, 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: Provided, That none 
of the funds made available under this heading may be used to pay the 
salaries and expenses of employees of the Food and Nutrition Service to 
review, evaluate, or approve State Plans under the Special Supplemental 
Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) that provide 
for vendors to operate stores that cater only to WIC participants if 
these type stores did not operate in that State prior to fiscal year 
2005.

                                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), $137,722,000: 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, 
$86,420,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That the 
Secretary of Agriculture may implement a commodity monetization program 
under existing provisions of the Food for Progress Act of 1985 to 
provide no less than $5,000,000 in local-currency funding support for 
rural electrification development overseas.
    In addition, for administrative expenses to carry out the credit 
program of title I, Public Law 83-480, and the Food for Progress Act of 
1985, to the extent funds appropriated for Public Law 83-480 are 
utilized, $2,371,000, of which $1,102,000 may be transferred to and 
merged with the appropriation for ``Foreign Agricultural Service, 
Salaries and Expenses'', and of which $1,269,000 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, $22,723,000, 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, $1,180,002,000, 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, 
$4,473,000; 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 $3,440,000 may be 
transferred to and merged with the appropriation for ``Foreign 
Agricultural Service, Salaries and Expenses'', and of which $1,033,000 
may be transferred to and merged with the appropriation for ``Farm 
Service Agency, Salaries and Expenses''.

  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), $75,000,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That the 
Commodity Credit Corporation is authorized to provide the services, 
facilities, and authorities for the purpose of implementing such 
section, subject to reimbursement from amounts provided herein.

                                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; $1,788,849,000: Provided, That of the amount 
provided under this heading, $284,394,000 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: Provided 
further, That this amount shall not include any fees pursuant to 21 
U.S.C. 379h(a)(2) and (a)(3) assessed for fiscal year 2006 but 
collected in fiscal year 2005; $33,938,000 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; and 
$8,000,000 shall be derived from animal drug 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, medical device, and animal drug assessments received during 
fiscal year 2005, including any such fees assessed prior to the current 
fiscal year but credited during the current year, shall be subject to 
the fiscal year 2005 limitation: Provided further, That none of these 
funds shall be used to develop, establish, or operate any program of 
user fees authorized by 31 U.S.C. 9701: Provided further, That of the 
total amount appropriated: (1) $446,655,000 shall be for the Center for 
Food Safety and Applied Nutrition and related field activities in the 
Office of Regulatory Affairs; (2) $499,255,000 (increased by $500,000) 
shall be for the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research and related 
field activities in the Office of Regulatory Affairs; (3) $172,414,000 
shall be for the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research and for 
related field activities in the Office of Regulatory Affairs; (4) 
$98,610,000 shall be for the Center for Veterinary Medicine and for 
related field activities in the Office of Regulatory Affairs; (5) 
$232,578,000 shall be for the Center for Devices and Radiological 
Health and for related field activities in the Office of Regulatory 
Affairs; (6) $40,530,000 shall be for the National Center for 
Toxicological Research; (7) $52,722,000 shall be for Rent and Related 
activities, other than the amounts paid to the General Services 
Administration for rent; (8) $129,815,000 shall be for payments to the 
General Services Administration for rent; and (9) $116,270,000 
(decreased by $500,000) 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.

                          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, $93,327,000, 
including not to exceed $3,000 for official reception and 
representation expenses.

                       FARM CREDIT ADMINISTRATION

                 Limitation on Administrative Expenses

    Not to exceed $42,900,000 (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

                    (including rescissions of funds)

    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 388 passenger motor vehicles, of which 388 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. 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, up to 
$12,000,000 in the low pathogen avian influenza program for 
indemnities, up to $33,197,000 in animal health monitoring and 
surveillance for the animal identification system, up to $3,000,000 in 
the emergency management systems program for the vaccine bank, 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. 705. 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. 706. 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. 707. 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. 708. 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. 709. 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 25 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. 710. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, all loan 
levels provided in this Act shall be considered estimates, not 
limitations.
    Sec. 711. 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, and the Rural Housing Insurance Fund program account.
    Sec. 712. 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. 713. 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. 714. 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. 715. 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. 716. 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. 717. (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, 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.
    (b) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, 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.
    (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. 718. 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). Funds under section 401 for fiscal year 2005 
are hereby cancelled.
    Sec. 719. None of the funds appropriated by this 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 2006 appropriations Act.
    Sec. 720. None of the funds made available by this 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. 721. In addition to amounts otherwise appropriated or made 
available by this Act, $2,500,000 is appropriated for the purpose of 
providing Bill Emerson and Mickey Leland Hunger Fellowships, through 
the Congressional Hunger Center.
    Sec. 722. 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. 723. 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 
``$26,998,000'' and inserting ``$27,498,000''.
    Sec. 724. None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made 
available by this Act shall be used to pay the salaries and expenses of 
personnel to collect from the lender at the time of issuance a 
guarantee fee of less than 2 percent of the principal obligation of 
guaranteed single-family housing loans administered by the Rural 
Housing Service.
    Sec. 725. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary 
shall consider the City of Salinas, California; the City of 
Watsonville, California; the City of Hollister, California; the Town of 
Ulster, New York; County of Cleburne, Alabama; the City of Coachella, 
California; the City of Casa Grande, Arizona; the City of Creedmoor, 
North Carolina; the City of Eureka, California; the City of Clarksdale, 
Mississippi; the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi; the City of 
Wewahitchka, Florida; the Town of Horseshoe Beach, Florida; and the 
City of Carbondale, Illinois, as meeting the eligibility requirements 
for loan and grant programs in the Rural Development mission area.
    Sec. 726. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Natural 
Resources Conservation Service shall provide financial and technical 
assistance to the DuPage County, Illinois, Kress Creek Water Quality 
Enhancement Project, from funds available for the Watershed and Flood 
Prevention Operations program, not to exceed $1,360,000 and Rockhouse 
Creek Watershed, Leslie County, Kentucky, not to exceed $1,000,000.
    Sec. 727. 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 or any other appropriation Act.
    Sec. 728. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, of the funds 
made available in this Act for competitive research grants (7 U.S.C. 
450i(b)), the Secretary may use up to 20 percent of the amount provided 
to carry out a competitive grants program under the same terms and 
conditions as those provided in section 401 of the Agricultural 
Research, Extension, and Education Reform Act of 1998 (7 U.S.C. 7621).
    Sec. 729. None of the funds appropriated or made available by this 
or any other 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. 730. None of the funds appropriated or made available by this 
or any other Act may be used to pay the salaries and expenses of 
personnel to carry out subtitle I of the Consolidated Farm and Rural 
Development Act (7 U.S.C. 2009dd through dd-7).
    Sec. 731. None of the funds appropriated or made available by this 
or any other Act may be used to pay the salaries and expenses of 
personnel to carry out section 6405 of Public Law 107-171 (7 U.S.C. 
2655).
    Sec. 732. The Agricultural Marketing Service and the Grain 
Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, that have statutory 
authority to purchase interest bearing investments outside of the 
Treasury, are not required to establish obligations and outlays for 
those investments, provided those investments are insured by the 
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or are collateralized at the 
Federal Reserve with securities approved by the Federal Reserve, 
operating under the guidelines of the United States Department of the 
Treasury.
    Sec. 733. 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. 734. 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 enroll in excess of 175,000 acres in the 
calendar year 2005 wetlands reserve program as authorized by 16 U.S.C. 
3837.
    Sec. 735. 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 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 $1,010,000,000.
    Sec. 736. The Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to permit 
employees of the United States Department of Agriculture to carry and 
use firearms for personal protection while conducting field work in 
remote locations in the performance of their official duties.
    Sec. 737. 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 expend the $23,000,000 made available by 
section 9006(f) of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 
(7 U.S.C. 8106(f)).
    Sec. 738. 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 a Broadband Program as 
authorized by 601(j)(A) of 7 U.S.C. 950bb(j)(1)(A). $40,000,000 of the 
funds available under such section are hereby cancelled.
    Sec. 739. 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 a Value-added grant program as 
authorized by 231(b)(4) of 7 U.S.C. 1621 note. $80,000,000 of the funds 
available under such section are hereby cancelled.
    Sec. 740. Notwithstanding subsections (c) and (e)(2) of section 
313A of the Rural Electrification Act (7 U.S.C. 940c(c) and (e)(2)) in 
implementing section 313A of that Act, the Secretary shall, with the 
consent of the lender, structure the schedule for payment of the annual 
fee, not to exceed an average of 30 basis points per year for the term 
of the loan, to ensure that sufficient funds are available to pay the 
subsidy costs for note guarantees under that section.
    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 a Conservation Security Program 
authorized by 16 U.S.C. 3838, et seq., in excess of $194,411,000.
    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 a wildlife habitat incentives 
program authorized under section 2502 of Public Law 107-171, the Farm 
Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002, in excess of $60,000,000.
    Sec. 743. 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 2503 of Public Law 107-
171, the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002, in excess of 
$112,044,000.
    Sec. 744. The Secretary of Agriculture shall use $1,000,000 of the 
funds of the Commodity Credit Corporation, to remain available until 
expended, to compensate commercial citrus and lime growers in the State 
of Florida for tree replacement and for lost production with respect to 
trees removed to control citrus canker, and with respect to certified 
citrus nursery stocks within the citrus canker quarantine areas, as 
determined by the Secretary. For a grower to receive assistance for a 
tree under this section, the tree must have been removed after 
September 30, 2001.
    Sec. 745. 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 Subtitle H (the Rural Business 
Investment Program) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act, 
as amended by the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 
(Public Law 107-171).
    Sec. 746. None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made 
available in this Act shall be expended to violate Public Law 105-264.
    Sec. 747. None of the funds made available by this Act may be used 
to issue a final rule in furtherance of, or otherwise implement, the 
proposed rule on cost-sharing for animal and plant health emergency 
programs of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service published on 
July 8, 2003 (Docket No. 02-062-1; 68 Fed. Reg. 40541).
    Sec. 748. None of the funds made available in this Act may be used 
to study, complete a study of, or enter into a contract with a private 
party to carry out, without specific authorization in a subsequent Act 
of Congress, a competitive sourcing activity of the Secretary of 
Agriculture, including support personnel of the Department of 
Agriculture, relating to rural development or farm loan programs.
    Sec. 749. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary 
of Agriculture may use appropriations available to the Secretary for 
activities authorized under sections 426-426c of title 7, United States 
Code, under this or any other Act, to enter into cooperative 
agreements, with a State, political subdivision, or agency thereof, a 
public or private agency, organization, or any other person, to lease 
aircraft if the Secretary determines that the objectives of the 
agreement will: (1) serve a mutual interest of the parties to the 
agreement in carrying out the programs administered by the Animal and 
Plant Health Inspection Service, Wildlife Services; and (2) all parties 
will contribute resources to the accomplishment of these objectives; 
award of a cooperative agreement authorized by the Secretary may be 
made for an initial term not to exceed 5 years.
    Sec. 750. 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 9010 of Public Law 107-
171, the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002, in excess of 
$100,000,000.
    Sec. 751. The matter under the heading ``Rural Community 
Advancement Program'' in division A--Agriculture, Rural Development, 
Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Programs 
Appropriations, 2004, title III--Rural Development Programs, in Public 
Law 108-199 is amended by striking ``$1,750,000 shall be for grants to 
the Delta Regional Authority (7 U.S.C. 1921 et seq.); and not less than 
$2,000,000 shall be available for grants in accordance with section 
310B(f) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act'' and 
inserting ``and not less than $2,000,000 shall be available for grants 
in accordance with section 310B(f) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural 
Development Act: Provided further, That of the total amount 
appropriated in this account, $1,750,000 shall be for grants to the 
Delta Regional Authority (7 U.S.C. 1921 et seq.) for any Rural 
Community Advancement Program purpose''.
    Sec. 752. Of the unobligated balances available in the Rural 
Housing Assistance Grant Program account, $1,000,000 is hereby 
rescinded.
    Sec. 753. Of the unobligated balances available in the Rural 
Housing Insurance Fund Program account, $3,000,000 is hereby rescinded.
    Sec. 754. Funds made available under section 1240I and section 
1241(a) of the Food Security Act of 1985 in fiscal years 2002, 2003, 
2004, and 2005 shall remain available until expended to cover 
obligations made in fiscal years 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005, 
respectively: Provided, That unobligated funds that are available at 
the end of each fiscal year are returned to the Treasury.
    Sec. 755. 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.
    Sec. 756. Section 502(h)(6)(C) of the Housing Act of 1949 (42 
U.S.C. 1472(h)(6)(C)) is amended by adding, ``, plus the guarantee fee 
as authorized by subsection (h)(7)'' after the phrase, ``whichever is 
less'', in each of paragraphs (i) and (ii).
    Sec. 757. Section 501 of the Agricultural Trade Development and 
Assistance Act of 1954 (7 U.S.C. 1737) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (b)(1), by inserting ``and Doug 
        Bereuter'' after ``John Ogonowski''; and
            (2) in the heading, by inserting ``and doug bereuter'' 
        after ``john ogonowski''.
    Sec. 758. (a) None of the funds made available in this Act for the 
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-3839aa-9), the Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program authorized by 
section 1240N of such Act (16 U.S.C. 3839bb-1), the Grassland Reserve 
Program authorized by subchapter C of chapter 2 of such subtitle (16 
U.S.C. 3838n-3838q), or the Farmland Protection Program authorized by 
subchapter B of such chapter 2 (16 U.S.C. 3838h-3838j) may be used to 
provide technical assistance under the Conservation Reserve program 
authorized by subchapter B of chapter 1 of such subtitle (16 U.S.C. 
3831-3835a) or under the Wetlands Reserve Program authorized by 
subchapter C of such chapter 1 (16 U.S.C. 3837-3837f).
    (b) None of the funds made available in this Act for the 
Conservation Reserve program authorized by subchapter B of chapter 1 of 
subtitle D of the Food Security Act of 1985 (16 U.S.C. 3831-3835a) may 
be used to provide technical assistance under the Wetlands Reserve 
Program authorized by subchapter C of such chapter (16 U.S.C. 3837-
3837f).
    (c) None of the funds made available in this Act for the Wetlands 
Reserve Program authorized by subchapter C of chapter 1 of subtitle D 
of the Food Security Act of 1985 (16 U.S.C. 3837-3837f) may be used to 
provide technical assistance under the Conservation Reserve Program 
authorized by subchapter B of such chapter (16 U.S.C. 3831-3835a).
    Sec. 759. None of the funds made available by this Act may be used 
to pay the salaries and expenses of employees of the Department of 
Agriculture who make payments from any appropriated funds to tobacco 
quota holders or producers of quota tobacco pursuant to any law enacted 
after July 1, 2004, terminating tobacco marketing quotas under part I 
of subtitle B of title III of the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938 
and related price support under sections 106, 106A, and 106B of the 
Agricultural Act of 1949.
    Sec. 760. None of the funds made available in this Act may be used 
to provide credits or credit guarantees for agricultural commodities 
provided for use in Iraq in violation of subsection (e) or (f) of 
section 202 of the Agricultural Trade Act of 1978 (7 U.S.C. 5622).
    Sec. 761. None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made 
available by this Act may be used to pay the federal share of the 
administrative costs of any state's operation of the food stamp program 
that are performed outside the United States, except that the amounts 
otherwise provided by this Act are revised by increasing the amount 
made available under the heading ``Food Stamp Program'' by $6,500,000 
for expenses under section 16 of the Food Stamp Act.
    Sec. 762. None of the funds made available in this Act may be used 
to restrict to prescription use a contraceptive that is determined to 
be safe and effective for use without the supervision of a practitioner 
licensed by law to administer prescription drugs under section 503(b) 
of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.
    Sec. 763. 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: Provided further, That the report described 
in the second proviso under the heading ``Office of the Chief Financial 
Officer'' shall also be submitted to the Committee on Government Reform 
of the House of Representatives.
    This Act may be cited as the ``Agriculture, Rural Development, Food 
and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 
2005''.

            Passed the House of Representatives July 13, 2004.

            Attest:

                                                                 Clerk.