Summary: H.R.5653 — 98th Congress (1983-1984)All Information (Except Text)

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House receded and concurred with amendment (06/27/1984)

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

Title I: Department of Defense - Civil - Department of the Army - Appropriates specified sums to the Department of the Army for FY 1985 for: (1) general investigations pertaining to river and harbor, flood control, shore protection, and related projects; (2) construction of such projects, with specified amounts to be made available for the Ocean Township to Sandy Hook reach in New Jersey, the construction of the South Williamson, Kentucky, floodwall, the construction of the West Turning Basin extension of the Canaveral Harbor, Flordia, project, the Yatesville Lake construction project, the Elk Creek Lake construction project, and the construction of Lock and Dam 3, Red River Waterway project; (3) emergency flood control, hurricane, and shore protection activities; (4) flood control along the Mississippi river and its tributaries, including bank stabilization measures in the Yazoo Basin; (5) general operation and maintenance of of existing river and harbor, flood control, and related works; (6) general administration in the Office of the Chief of Engineers and offices of the Division Engineers and activities of the Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors and the Coastal Engineering Research Board; and (7) expenses of attendance by military personnel at meetings, uniforms and allowances, printing of survey reports, official reception and representation expenses, and the purchase and hire of passenger motor vehicles.

Prohibits the use of funds appropriated under this title to change any project which is partially constructed but not funded for construction under this title.

Provides that the Secretary of the Army, acting through the Chief of Engineers: (1) shall design and construct bridges on Piney and Muddy Creeks on the Eufaula Lake Project in Oklahoma; (2) may review all previously published reports of the Chief of Engineers pertaining to shoreline erosion on the Florida coast; (3) shall deepen the waterway within the marina facility at the Habor Beach Harbor, Michigan, project; (4) shall construct and maintain a breakwater access for recreational purposes at the Port Austin Harbor, Michigan, project; (5) shall increase the level of flood protection for Naples, Illinois, to a 100-year recurrence interval flood event; (6) shall construct the Lorean and Calloway Branches flood control projects in Hurst, Texas; and (7) shall construct the Miami Harbor project in Bay Front Park, Florida.

Amends the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1984, to require the Secretary to use general investigation funds to determine the advisability of the preservation and rehabilitation of Peoria Lake in Peoria, Illinois.

Provides that flood control measures involving high levees and floodwalls in urban areas should provide for a standard project flood level of protection for Barbourville, Kentucky.

Amends the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1984, to increase the amount of funds which shall be used to restore the Corps of Engineers dredge vessel Kennedy and display it at the 1984 Louisiana World Exposition.

Requires channel widening and bend easing at the Savannah Harbor, Georgia, navigation channel.

Provides that, subject to approval by the Appropriations Committees, funds provided under this Act may be used to establish and maintain a residence for the official use of Corps of Engineers Division Commanders in areas where housing cannot be provided.

Directs the Corps of Engineers to design and construct repairs to stabilize the existing levee at York, Pennsylvania, near the city's wastewater treatment plant.

Title II: Department of the Interior - Appropriates specified sums to the Bureau of Reclamation for FY 1985 for: (1) engineering and economic investigations of Federal reclamation projects and studies of water conservation and development plans and activities; (2) construction and rehabilitation of projects and transfers to the Upper Colorado River Basin Fund and to the Lower Colorado River Basin Development Fund; (3) operation and maintenance of reclamation projects and a soil and moisture conservation program on lands under the Bureau's jurisdiction; (4) loans to irrigation districts and other public agencies for construction of distribution systems on Federal reclamation projects and loans and grants to non-Federal agencies for such construction projects; (5) general administration in the offices of the Commissioner of the Bureau and in the Bureau's regional offices; and (6) the Emergency fund.

Prohibits the determination of the final discharge point for the interceptor drain for the San Luis Unit in California until a plan to minimize any detrimental effect of the San Luis drainage water has been developed.

Prohibits the use of appropriated funds under this title for construction or operation of facilities to prevent the waters of Lake Powell from entering any national monument.

Makes funds available to enable the Secretary of the Interior to continue the rehabilitation of the Velarde Community Ditch Project in New Mexico.

Requires that the design, construction, and operation of the Garrison Diversion Unit in North Dakota meet the United States' obligation under the Boundary Waters Treaty of 1909. Prohibits the use of funds under this title for construction of features of such unit affecting waters flowing into Canada.

Makes funds available to continue a rehabilitation and betterment program within the Twin Falls Canal Company in Idaho.

Makes appropriated funds available to the Bureau for: (1) passenger motor vehicles and aircraft; (2) payment of damage claims against the Bureau; (3) compensation of Bureau employees appointed as U.S. representatives to interstate compact negotiations; (4) exports and consultants; (5) rewards for information on property violations; (6) operation and maintenance functions; recreational uses of reservoir areas and investigation and recovery of archaeological and paleontological remains in such areas.

Prohibits the use of funds appropriated for operation and maintenance for the benefit of lands in an irrigation district or lands owned by any member of a water users' organization or any individual if such district, organization, or individual is in arrears for more than 12 months in the payment of charges under a contract with the United States.

Makes the Department of the Interior appropriations in this title available for: (1) emergency reconstruction, replacement, or repair of aircraft, buildings, facilities, or equipment; (2) suppression or emergency prevention of forest or range fires; (3) operation of warehouses, garages, shops, and similar facilities; and (4) aircraft, passenger motor vehicles reprints, telephone services in private residences in the field, and dues for library membership in certain societies and associations.

Provides that the cost of foundation treatment, draining, and instrumentation work at Twin Buttes Dam in Texas and at Foss Dam in Oklahoma shall be nonreimbursable under Federal reclamation laws.

Expresses the sense of Congress that a Secretarial commission should be established to examine the water needs of North Dakota and to propose development alternatives to resolve municipal and industrial water resource problems and irrigation and agricultural water needs in the State which cannot be met by the Garrison Diversion Unit as presently authorized. Prohibits the expenditure of funds appropriated under this title for the Garrison Diversion Unit on construction contracts prior to December 31, 1984. Directs the Secretary of the Interior to appoint a commission to review the water development needs of North Dakota and to propose modifications to the Garrison Diversion Unit consistent with the existing authorization to meet such needs.

Title III: Department of Energy - Appropriates specified sums for FY 1985 for Department of Energy expenses in connection with: (1) energy supply, research, and development activities; (2) uranium supply and enrichment activities; (3) general science and research activities; (4) nuclear waste disposal activities; (5) atomic energy defense activities; and (6) departmental administration.

Appropriates funds for: (1) the Alaska Power Administration; (2) the Southeastern Power Administration; (3) the Southwestern Power Administration; (4) the Western Area Power Administration; and (5) the Emergency Fund of the Western Area Power Administration. Approves expenditures from the Bonneville Power Administration Fund for: (1) specified dam passages; (2) the construction of fish passage facilities; (3) the Lake Pend Oreille Kokane Hatchery; (4) the Umatilla Hatchery; and (5) official reception and representation expenses.

Appropriates funds for: (1) the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; (2) the Geothermal Resources Development Fund; and (3) motor vehicles, aircraft, uniforms, and security guard services for the Department of Energy.

Prohibits the reprogramming of more than five percent of the funds appropriated for the current fiscal year for Department of Energy activities funded in this Act. Prohibits the increase or decrease of any such appropriation by more than five percent by such reprogramming.

Limits the expenditure of funds for consulting services to those procurement contracts where such expenditures are a matter of public record and are available for public inspection.

Prohibits the use of Department of Energy funds to compensate parties intervening in legal proceedings funded in the Department of Energy.

Authorizes the Department of Energy to transfer up to $25,000,000 to the Geothermal Resources Development Fund from unobligated balances within the Uranium Supply and Enrichment Activities account for the Geothermal Resources Loan Guarantee Program. Requires that such transfer be reported promptly to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees.

Requires that $2,000,000 be made available from the funds appropriated for energy supply, research, and development activities to further domestic technology transfer by facilitating access to data within the national laboratories.

Title IV: Independent Agencies - Appropriates funds for FY 1985 for: (1) salaries and expenses and the Federal share of expenses of the Appalachian Regional Commission; (2) Appalachian Regional Development programs; (3) expenses of the U.S. member of the Delaware River Basin Commission and payment of the U.S. share of current expenses of such Commission; (4) the U.S. share of expenses of the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin; (5) salaries and expenses of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission; (6) expenses of the U.S. member of the Susquehanna River Basin Commission and the U.S. share of expenses of such Commission; and (7) the Tennessee Valley Authority Fund.

Title V: General Provisions - Prohibits the obligation of funds appropriated under this Act beyond the current fiscal year unless provided in this Act. Prohibits the use of funds appropriated under this Act to: (1) compensate parties intervening in legal proceedings funded in this Act; (2) implement regulations disapproved by a resolution of disapproval; (3) implement a program of retention contracts for senior employees of the Tennessee Valley Authority; or (4) conduct studies with respect to changing the method of pricing hydroelectric power by the six Federal public power authorities or by other Government agencies. Limits the expenditure of funds under this Act for consulting services to those procurement contracts where such expenditures are a matter of public record and are available for public inspection.