Summary: H.R.3363 — 98th Congress (1983-1984)All Information (Except Text)

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Senate agreed to House amendment with amendment (10/19/1983)

(Senate agreed to House amendment to certain Senate amendments with amendments)

Title I: Department of the Interior - Makes appropriations for FY 1984 within the Department of the Interior for the Bureau of Land Management for management of land and resources, construction and access, payments in lieu of taxes, land acquisition, Oregon and California grant lands, range improvements, service charges, deposits, and forfeitures, and miscellaneous trust funds.

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

Appropriates funds for: (1) the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for resource management, construction, anadromous fish, the Migratory Bird Conservation Account, land acquisition, and the National Wildlife Refuge Fund; (2) the National Park Service for the operation of the National Park System (including funds for Harpers Ferry, West Virginia), recreation and preservation programs, the Urban Park and Recreation Fund, the Historic Preservation Fund, Visitor Facilities Fund, construction (including funds for access roads in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah, and tunnel work in the Cumberland Gap tunnel), land acquisition and State assistance, and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; (3) the Geological Survey for surveys, investigations and research; (4) the Minerals Management Service for leasing and royalty management; (5) the Bureau of Mines for the conduct of inquiries, technological investigations and research of mines and minerals; (6) the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement for regulation and technology, and the Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fund; (7) the Bureau of Indian Affairs for the operation of Indian programs, construction, road construction, Eastern Indian Land Claims Fund (to settle the Mashantucket Pequot land claim in Ledyard, Connecticut), tribal trust funds, the revolving fund for loans, and the Indian Loan Guaranty and Insurance Fund; (8) the Office of Territorial and International Affairs for administration and for the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands; and (9) the Secretarial offices, including the Office of the Solicitor for salaries and expenses, the Office of Construction Management, the Office of the Inspector General, and the Office of Water Policy.

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

Prohibits the use of funds provided in this title for the preparation for, or conduct of, pre-leasing and leasing activities of specified lands.

Sets forth limitations concerning exploratory drilling activities on certain tracts of land offered for lease by the Department of the Interior.

Prohibits the use of funds to change the name of Mount McKinley.

Prohibits the use of funds made available by this Act to sell or lease coal on public lands, except for emergency leasing, lease modifications, and lease exchanges, until the Commission on Fair Market Value Policy for Federal Coal Leasing has submitted its report to Congress.

Prohibits the use of funds provided in this title for the lease sale of tracts in specified areas.

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

Makes funds appropriated to or expended by the Teton Disaster Relief Organization available for projects funded and authorized under the Land and Water Conservation Fund grant program.

Title II: Related Agencies - Makes appropriations for FY 1984 for the Department of Agriculture for the Forest Service for forest research, State and private forestry, the National Forest System, construction and land acquisition, acquisition of land to complete land exchanges, rangeland improvements, acquisition of land for national forests, and miscellaneous trust funds. Prohibits the alteration of the appropriation structure for the Forest Service without the advance approval of the congressional committees on appropriations.

Prohibits the obligation or expenditure of any funds made available under this Act to adjust annual recreational residence fees to an amount greater than the annual fee in effect at the time of the next to last fee arrangement, plus 50 percent.

Permits Forest System appropriations to be advanced to the National Forest System appropriation for the emergency rehabilitation of burned-over lands under its jurisdiction.

Permits funds previously appropriated for timber salvage sales to be recovered from receipts deposited for use by the applicable national forest and credited to the Forest Service Permanent Appropriations to be expended for timber salvage sales from any national forest.

Prohibits any funds appropriated to the Forest Service from being transferred to the Working Capital Fund of the Department of Agriculture without the approval of the Chief of the Forest Service.

Makes appropriations for the Department of Energy for fossil energy research and development, naval petroleum and oil shale reserves, energy conservation (including funds for development of a direct strip casting process for producing steel), economic regulation, the strategic petroleum reserve and emergency preparedness, the Energy Information Administration, the SPR Petroleum Account, Energy Information Administration, and alternative fuels production.

Makes appropriations available for: (1) the hire of passenger motor vehicles; (2) hire, maintenance, and operation of aircraft; (3) purchase, repair, and cleaning of uniforms; and (4) reimbursement to the General Services Administration for security guard services.

Permits the transfer of funds to other agencies for the performance of work for which the appropriation is made.

Prohibits the use of funds to implement or finance authorized price support or loan guarantee programs unless specific provision is made for such programs in an appropriation Act.

Authorizes the Secretary to accept lands, buildings, equipment, and other contributions from public and private sources and to prosecute projects in cooperation with other agencies.

Makes appropriations to the Department of Health and Human Services for the Health Services Administration for Indian health services and facilities.

Sets forth limitations concerning the use of appropriations made by this Act to the Health Services Administration.

Appropriates funds to the Department of Education for: (1) the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education for Indian education; (2) the Navajo and Hopi Relocation Commission for salaries and expenses; (3) the Smithsonian Institution for salaries and expenses; (4) museum programs and related research; (5) construction and improvements at the National Zoological Park; (6) restoration and renovation of buildings owned or occupied by the Smithsonian Institution (but rescinds funds earmarked for certain construction); (7) salaries and expenses of the National Gallery of Art; and (8) salaries and expenses of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Makes appropriations for the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities for: (1) salaries and expenses and matching grants for the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities; (2) the Institute of Museum Services; (3) salaries and expenses for the Commission on Fine Arts, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, the National Capital Planning Commission, the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial Commission, the Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corporation for salaries and expenses and public development activities and projects; (4) the Federal Inspector for the Alaska Gas Pipeline for permitting and enforcement; and (5) the Holocaust Memorial Council.

Title III: General Provisions - Limits procurement contracts for consulting services obtained through appropriations made by this Act to those contracts where expenditures are a matter of public record. Prohibits the use of appropriations by the Secretaries of Agriculture and of the Interior for the sale of unprocessed timber from Federal lands which will be exported from the United States or which will be used as a substitute for timber from private lands which is exported by the purchaser. Prohibits the Secretaries of the Interior and Agriculture from using such funds for leasing of oil and natural gas by noncompetitive bidding on public lands within the Shawnee National Forest, Illinois. Prohibits the use of such funds for any activity that tends to promote public support or opposition to legislative proposals on which congressional action is incomplete. Makes such funds unavailable for the implementation or enforcement of any rule requiring the use of steel shot in connection with hunting waterfowl unless the appropriate State agency approves of such rule.

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

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

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

Prohibits assessments from being levied against any program, budget activity, or project funded by this Act unless such assessments and the basis therefor are presented to the Committees on Appropriations and are approved.

Provides that employment funded by this Act shall not be subject to any personnel ceiling or other personnel restriction for permanent or other than permanent employment except as provided by law.

Prohibits the acquisition of lands for more than the approved appraised value.

Authorizes the Secretaries of the Interior and of Agriculture to enter into contracts with State and local governments for procurement of services in the presuppression, detection, and suppression of fires.

Prohibits the use of funds appropriated by this Act to dispose of any Federal land track unless specified conditions are met.

Prohibits the payment to the General Services Administration of a rental space rate which is 14 per cent higher than the rate per square foot established for space and services for FY 1982.

Declares that is the sense of the Congress that it is not in the national interest to grant the authority to sell significant acreage of the national forests until such time as the Forest Service: (1) specifically identifies the tracts which are no longer needed by the Federal government; (2) inventories them as to their public benefit; (3) provides opportunities for public review and discussion; and (4) completes all necessary environmental assessments of such tracts.

Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to seek to acquire specified private lands by crediting each landowner's surplus property account in the amount of the acquisition price for such landowner's lands. Directs the Administrator of the General Services Administration to establish such accounts. States that title to the lands involved shall pass to the Federal Government at the time any surplus property account is established.

Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to convey to Mitchell School District in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, all right, title, and interest to a specified tract of land.

Permits the Secretary to grant up to 15 additional access permits to Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge, North Carolina.