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Reported to Senate amended (09/24/1985)

(Reported to Senate from the Committee on Appropriations with amendment, S. Rept. 99-141)

Title I: Department of the Interior - Makes appropriations for FY 1986 within the Department of the Interior for the Bureau of Land Management for management of lands and resources, construction and access, payments in lieu of taxes, Oregon and California grant lands, range improvements, service charges, deposits and forfeitures, miscellaneous trust funds, and land acquisition.

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, recreation and preservation programs, the Historic Preservation Fund, construction, land acquisition and State assistance, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor Commission; (3) the Geological Survey for surveys, investigations and research; (4) the Minerals Management Service for leasing and royalty management and payments to States from receipts under mineral leasing; (5) the Bureau of Mines for the conduct of inquires, 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, the Alaska Native Escrow Account 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, and the Office of the Inspector General.

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

Makes such appropriations available for expenditure or transfer for the emergency reconstruction, replacement, or repair of aircraft, buildings, utilities, or other facilities or equipment damaged or destroyed by fire, flood, storm, or other unavoidable causes.

Makes funds available for the suppression or emergency prevention of forest or range fires on or threatening lands under the Department of the Interior jurisdiction, for emergency rehabilitation of burned-over lands, emergency actions related to earthquakes or volcanoes, and emergency reclamation projects.

Makes appropriations available for the operation of warehouses, garages, shops, and similar facilities, wherever consolidation of activities will contribute to efficiency or economy.

Makes appropriations available for the hire, maintenance, and operation of aircraft, hire of passenger motor vehicles, purchase of reprints, payment for telephone service in private residences in the field, and the payment of certain dues when authorized by the Secretary of the Interior.

States that no funds available to the Department of the Interior are available for any expenses of the Great Hall of Commerce.

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

Prohibits the use of funds to detail any employee to an organization unless in accordance with Office of Personnel Management regulations.

Title II: Related Agencies - Makes appropriations for FY 1985 for the Department of Agriculture for the Forest Service for forest research, State and private forestry, the National Forest System, construction, land acquisition, Range Betterment Fund, acquisition of land for national forests, and miscellaneous trust funds. Earmarks funds for removing slash and cull logs from the Bull Run, Oregon, watershed.

Makes appropriations for the Department of Energy for the clean coal technology reserve, fossil energy research and development, naval petroleum and oil shale reserves, energy conservation, economic regulation, emergency preparedeness, the Energy Information Administration, and the SPR (Strategic Petroleum Reserve) Petroleum Account. Earmarks funds for the functions of the Office of the Federal Inspector for the Alaska Natural Gas Transportation System.

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

Appropriates funds to: (1) the Department of Education for the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education for Indian education; (2) the Navajo and Hopi Relocation Commission for salries and expenses; (3) the Smithsonian Institution for salries 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; (7) salaries and expenses of the National Gallery of Art; (8)salaries and expenses of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; and (9) the Endowment Challenge Fund.

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 Arts and Artifacts Indemnity Fund; (3) the Institute of Museum Services; (4) salaries and expenses for the Commission of 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; 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 west of the 100th meridian 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 for or opposition to legislative proposals on which congressional action is incomplete.

Declares that no part of any appropriation contained in this Act shall remain available for obligation beyond the current fiscal year unless expressly so provided herein.

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 to exploration for or development of coal, oil, gas, oil shale, phosphate, potassium, sulphur, silsonite, 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 without approval by the Committees on Appropriations.

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.

Authorizes the Secretaries of the Interior, Agriculture, and Energy and the Smithsonian Institution 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 requiring the use of steel shot in hunting waterfowl. Requires privately owned aircraft hired for Department of the Interior and Forest Service business to meet specified standards .

Extends an exemption for certain utilites with respect to the Industrial Fuel Use Act of 1978.

Extends for five years a deadline concerning certain Federal employees' eligibility for an annuity.

Restricts the use of funds for the designation, management, or enhancement of grizzly bear habitat on National Park System or National Forest System lands.