Summary: H.R.4515 — 99th Congress (1985-1986)All Information (Except Text)

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Senate receded and concurred with amendment (06/26/1986)

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

Urgent Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1986 - Title I: General Supplementals - Chapter I - Makes supplemental appropriations for FY 1986 to the Department of Agriculture for the: (1) Soil Conservation Service; (2) Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service (including a transfer of funds); (3) Food Safety and Inspection Service; (4) Packers and Stockyards Administration; (5) Farmers Home Administration; (6) Food and Nutrition Service; (7) Commodity Credit Corporation; and (8) Elderly Feeding Program. Limits FY 1986 obligations for direct loans and related advances for minor improvements to farm housing and buildings.

Disapproves the proposed deferral D86-60 relating to the Farmers Home Administration, Rural Housing Insurance Fund, as set forth in the message transmitted to the Congress by the President on March 12, 1986.

Directs the Secretary to return specified funds from the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) to the Commodity Supplemental Food Program.

Directs the Secretary to transfer up to a specified amount from the CCC to the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service for a cost-sharing program with Florida for: (1) compensation for infected nursery stock destroyed in fighting the outbreak of citrus canker in 1984; and (2) current and continuing operating expenses of a citrus canker eradication and control program. Requires any funds previously transferred to the citrus canker program from other than CCC accounts to be returned immediately.

Requires the Secretary to transfer specified CCC funds to the Cooperative State Research Service to meet the matching funds requirement for development of an international trade center at Oklahoma State University.

Directs the Secretary to use up to a specified amount of CCC funds to control and eradicate avian influenza.

Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to make deficiency payments to farmers for the 1986 crop of wheat, feed grains, upland cotton, and rice if the Secretary determines that: (1) the farmers are prevented from planting because of flood, heavy rains, excessive moisture or drought; and (2) the farms are located in an area designated as a disaster area. Requires deficiency payment amounts to be deducted from crop insurance indemnity payments.

Permits borrowers to prepay loans made by the Federal Financing Bank and guaranteed by the Rural Electrification Administration, by using private capital with the existing loan guarantees, provided each borrower certifies that prepayment will result in substantial savings to its customers or lessen the threat of bankruptcy of the borrower. Provides that no prepayment penalties may be charged against the borrower, the Administration, or the Rural Electrification and Telephone Revolving Fund.

Amends the Food Security Act of 1985 to exclude from the definition of "wetland" any lands in Alaska identified as having high potential for agricultural development and which have a predominance of permafrost soils.

Chapter II - Disapproves the proposed deferral D86-36 relating to the Economic Development Assistance Programs as set forth in the message transmitted to the Congress by the President on February 5, 1986.

Requires specified funds appropriated under the Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary and Related Agencies Appropriation Act, 1986 to be obligated as supplemental funds for a homeless shelter in Middlesex County, New Jersey and for the Will County Local Development and the Illinois and Michigan Canal Commission in Illinois.

Directs the Secretary of Commerce, upon the request of the Pike Place Market Preservation and Development Authority, Seattle, Washington, to authorize the sale or lease of the Fairley Group Building without affecting the Federal assistance provided under the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965, if the transfer documents provide for the continued use of the building as a public market during the expected useful life of the building. Waives specified requirements of OMB Circular A-102 Attachment N so long as the Building remains in the control of the public authority and is used as a public market during its expected life.

Makes supplemental appropriations for FY 1986 to the Department of Commerce for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Makes supplemental appropriations for FY 1986 to the Department of Justice for legal activities, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Immigration and Naturalization Service. Rescinds specified FBI funds provided for the relocation within the District of Columbia of the Washington field office. Increases the limitation on receipts credited to the FBI appropriation from fees collected to process fingerprint identification records for noncriminal employment and licensing purposes. Rescinds a specified amount of funds available for the National Institute of Corrections. Authorizes the transfer of a specified amount of Department of Justice appropriations to pay expenses related to the activities of any appointed independent council.

Directs the National Drug Enforcement Policy Board to develop, implement, and report to the Congress on a national plan to assist State and local governments in law enforcement efforts against traffickers and other persons engaged in enterprises involving rock and crack cocaine and to foster public understanding of the dangerous effects of such substance on public health and safety.

Makes supplemental appropriations for FY 1986 to the Department of State for the administration of foreign affairs. Prohibits the use of such appropriations for any purpose inconsistent with or contrary to authorizing legislation for the Diplomatic Security Program.

Makes supplemental appropriations for FY 1986 for: (1) the Supreme Court of the United States; (2) courts of appeals, district courts, and other judicial services; (3) the Board for International Broadcasting; (4) the Small Business Administration (SBA) (transfer of funds); and (5) the United States Information Agency (USIA) (transfer of funds). Permits limited transfers of FY 1986 appropriations between judiciary accounts. Directs the SBA to continue to process disaster assistance loan applications and to disburse loan funds to agricultural enterprises on account of disasters which occurred prior to October 1, 1985, and with respect to which a disaster declaration application was submitted prior to October 1, 1985. Increases the limitation on the receipts credited to the USIA appropriation from payments received in connection with English-teaching programs. Permits part-time bankruptcy judges to continue to serve in the district of Oregon, the western district of Michigan, and the eastern district of Oklahoma until the earlier of December 31, 1986, or such time as a full-time judge for such a district is appointed.

Disapproves the proposed deferral D86-53 (as revised by D86-53A on March 20, 1986) relating to operations and training funds of the Maritime Administration as set forth in the message transmitted by the President to the Congress on February 5, 1986.

Chapter III - Makes supplemental appropriations for FY 1986 to the Department of Defense--Military for operations and maintenance, procurement (including fund transfers), research, development, test, and evaluation (funds transfer), and revolving and management funds. Rescinds specified funds available for operations and maintenance, procurement, and revolving and management funds. Extends until November 1, 1986, the deadline for completion of the air defense aircraft competition.

Amends the Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 1986 to establish ceilings on amounts that may be transferred from working capital funds to each operation and maintenance account of the Department. Provides multiyear contract authority for the Titan 34D7 Complementary Expendable Launch Vehicles Program. Requires a specified amount of prior year unobligated balances to be made available for the: (1) Department of Defense Space Recovery Program; and (2) Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services, without further notification.

Requires a specified amount of Department of Defense funds to be available for payment of bona fide claims arising from property losses caused by the explosion of army munitions near Checotah, Oklahoma, on August 4, 1985. Authorizes the use of a specified amount of FY 1986 Department of the Army appropriations to conduct the 1986 National Matches at Camp Perry, Ohio. Requires necessary ammunition to be made available for such matches.

Chapter III A - Authorizes the obligation and expenditure of funds made available to the Department of Defense by the Department of Defense Appropriation Act, 1986, which were not otherwise authorized by law, with specified exceptions. Prohibits the use of any funds made available by such Act for construction of commercial type vessels for lease to private shipping concerns. Authorizes the obligation and expenditure of certain unobligated funds for military pay, military retirement accrual payments, Coastal Defense Augmentation, the Department of Defense Space Recovery Program, the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services, and readiness. Eliminates the requirement that a specified amount of funds appropriated by such Act for Air Force aircraft procurement be available only to initiate the air defense aircraft competition. Provides that specified funds made available for purchase of one AC-130 aircraft and for P-3 aircraft modifications shall be available only for an HC-130 tanker, one Aerostat radar, and an APS-138 radar system. Specifies requirements for the obligation and expenditure of funds appropriated for procurement of the 120mm mortar. Requires the Army to complete development and operational testing of the M72E4 Lightweight Multipurpose Weapon, type classify the weapon, and acquire a technical data package with funds appropriated under such Act.

Provides for a temporary waiver of polygraph examination limitations by the Department of Defense for FY 1986.

Chapter IV - Makes supplemental appropriations for FY 1986 to the Department of Defense--Civil for the Corps of Engineers--Civil (including a transfer of funds). Directs the Secretary of the Army to use available funds to: (1) undertake specified construction projects along the Tombigbee River in Alabama, at Mount St. Helens, Washington, and by the Cooper River in South Carolina; and (2) develop and report to the Congress on emergency contingency plans to prevent or control near term flooding along the Great Lakes.

Permits the authority to acquire new buildings and facilities for the United States Army Engineer District, Walla Walla, Washington, to be implemented by lease purchase contract or any other appropriate means.

Disapproves the deferral of a specified amount of funds which remained deferred as of May 1, 1986, pursuant to deferral D86-38 relating to energy supply, research and development activities of the Department of Energy. Makes supplemental appropriations for FY 1986 to the Department for atomic energy defense activities (transfer of funds).

Provides that a specified amount of the funds previously appropriated for research, development, test and evaluation for the Department of Defense for FY 1986 shall be available only for grants or contributions to educational institutions for research activities and construction of research facilities.

Chapter V - Makes supplemental appropriations for FY 1986 for the United States contribution to the International Fund for Northern Ireland and Ireland (transfers of funds).

Makes supplemental appropriations for FY 1986 to the Department of State for antiterrorism assistance (transfer of funds).

Provides that up to a specified amount of the funds appropriated by the Foreign Assistance and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 1986 shall be made available for assistance to Haiti, subject to the notification process of the Committees on Appropriations. Expresses the sense of the Congress that the United States should cooperate with the Government of Haiti in recovering the wealth illegally obtained by former President Jean-Claude Duvalier and his government ministers and associates. Releases specified previously appropriated military assistance program funds for Haiti to be used for nonlethal purposes.

Makes supplemental appropriations for FY 1986 for the Economic Support Fund for special assistance to the Philippines and for military assistance to the Philippines, provided that none of such funds may be obligated unless the Appropriations Committees of both Houses of Congress are notified 15 days in advance.

Extends through September 30, 1987, the direct loan authority provided to the Export-Import Bank of the United States under the Foreign Assistance and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 1986.

Chapter VI - Rescinds specified amounts of FY 1986 and 1987 budget authority recaptured by the Department of Housing and Urban Development under housing programs providing for annual contributions for assisted housing, rent supplements, and rental housing assistance.

Disapproves the following proposed deferrals in the message transmitted by the President to the Congress on February 5, 1986: (1) D86-41 relating to housing programs, annual contributions for assisted housing; (2) D86-45 relating to housing programs, housing for elderly or handicapped funds; (3) D86-45 relating to housing programs, nonprofit sponsor assistance; (4) D86-48 relating to community planning and development, community development grants; and (5) D86-50 relating to community planning and development, rehabilitation loan fund.

Increases: (1) the Federal Housing Administration loan guarantee limitation; and (2) the loan guarantee commitment limitation for mortgage-backed securities of the Government National Mortgage Association.

Makes supplemental appropriations for FY 1986 to the Department for management and administration (transfers of funds).

Makes supplemental appropriations for FY 1986 to the: (1) American Battle Monuments Commission; (2) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) (transfers of funds); (3) Federal Emergency Management Agency (including the transfer of funds); (4) National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) (transfers of funds); and (5) Veterans Administration (including transfers of funds). Releases a specified amount of funds previously appropriated for EPA construction grants for assistance to States and localities for the construction of wastewater treatment facilities. Requires VA payments for appraisals performed on a contractual basis in connection with loan guaranty operations to be charged to the VA loan guaranty revolving fund retroactive to October 1, 1985. Makes conditional appropriations for FY 1987 to NASA.

Permits the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation to use a specified amount of its FY 1986 appropriations for object classification expenses other than personnel compensation and benefits.

Increases the limitation on administrative expenses of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board for FY 1986.

Chapter VII - Defers the availability of specified funds previously appropriated to the Department of the Interior for the Bureau of Land Management and for the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) until October 1, 1986.

Makes supplemental appropriations for FY 1986 to the Department of the Interior for: (1) the United States Fish and Wildlife Service; (2) the National Park Service (NPS); (3) the Geological Survey; (4) the Minerals Management Service; (5) BIA; and (6) territorial and international affairs. Rescinds specified NPS contract authority for the acquisition of land and water and interest therein. Rescinds specified funds of the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement. Prohibits the use of Federal funds to: (1) plan or implement the closure of the Pacific Northwest Regional Office of NPS in Seattle, Washington; or (2) drain lakes in Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area unless approved by the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations. Reestablishes and extends the Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission. Directs the Secretary of the Interior to pay for processing costs for geologic and geophysical data on Minerals Management Service permits issued prior to FY 1986.

Requires (current law authorizes) the Secretary to make a loan to the Zuni Pueblo Indians for the purchase of private lands in the Zuni Heaven area. Directs the Government to secure a lien in the amount of the principal and interest of the loan against any trust or other funds the tribe may receive including any net recovery from pending court cases.

Makes supplemental appropriations for FY 1986 to the Department of Agriculture for the Forest Service. Disapproves the proposed deferral D86-3 relating to the Forest Service, timber salvage sales, as set forth in the message transmitted by the President to the Congress on October 1, 1985. Prohibits the Secretary of Agriculture from transferring Forest Service funds for the emergency eradication of plant pests or animal or poultry disease, except to the extent approved by the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations. Directs the Secretary to release the condition that title to a specified tract of land in Brantley County, Georgia, conveyed by the United States to Georgia shall revert to the United States if it is not used for public purposes, provided that the State of Georgia: (1) agrees to convey the property to Brantley County for adequate consideration which shall be used exclusively for public purposes if withdrawn from the account; (2) reimburses the United States for the administrative costs of releasing the condition; and (3) provides to the United States the fair market value of the land in cash or by exchange of lands, waters, or interest therein.

Disapproves the deferral of all but a specified amount of Department of Energy funds which remained deferred as of the enactment date of this Act pursuant to: (1) deferral D86-9A relating to energy conservation; and (2) deferral D86-6A relating to fossil energy research and development. Disapproves the deferral of specified Department funds pursuant to D86-37 relating to the SPR petroleum reserve and D86-10A relating to SPR petroleum account as set forth in the message transmitted by the President to the Congress on February 5, 1986. Makes supplemental appropriations for FY 1986 to the Department of Energy for the repayment of notes issued to the Treasury to pay off the Federal Financing Bank debt on the Great Plains coal gasification project.

Makes supplemental appropriations for FY 1986 and defers the availability of specified funds previously appropriated to the Department of Health and Human Services for the Health Resources and Services Administration.

Makes supplemental appropriations for FY 1986 to the Smithsonian Institution for the National Gallery of Art (transfer of funds).

Chapter VIII - Makes supplemental appropriations for FY 1986 to the Department of Health and Human Services for the Health Resources and Services Administration, the National Institutes of Health, and the Office of Community Services. Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to renew all designated agreements and contracts with health planning agencies for such periods after September 30, 1986, as each agency's budget permits.

Requires that funds provided to the Warren G. Magnuson Clinical Center of the National Institutes of Health for FY 1986 and thereafter be available to pay nurses at the rates of pay and with the schedule options and benefits authorized for the Veterans Administration.

Requires the Administrator of General Services to assign specified property to the Secretary of Health and Human Services for conveyance to the District of Columbia for use as a homeless shelter. Requires the deed of conveyance to allow the District to retain a fraction of the proceeds from any transfer of such property to another person for use in programs providing shelter and services for homeless individuals. Requires the remainder of the proceeds to be paid into the Treasury. Makes appropriations for the repair and renovation of such property for use as a homeless shelter.

Makes supplemental appropriations for FY 1986 to the Department of Education for impact aid. Prohibits the use of FY 1986 appropriations of the Department to implement impact aid regulations promulgated by the Secretary of Education after March 31, 1986, if such regulations are to take effect in FY 1986. Revises child counting procedures for determining impact aid payments. Requires the local contribution rate for a local educational agency, for purposes of calculating impact aid payments, to include current expenditures from that portion of a real property tax required to be levied, collected, and distributed to local educational agencies by county governments pursuant to State law where the remainder of such real property tax is transferred to the State. Requires the Secretary to accept an application for disaster assistance filed by the Preston County Board of Education, West Virginia, after enactment of this Act. Relieves the Hays-Lodge Pole School District Number 50 of Hays, Montana, of all liability to repay a specified debt to the United States.

Requires a specified amount of the funds appropriated to carry out the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to be provided for special demonstration projects for the severely disabled, with a designated portion to be used for supported employment demonstrations.

Makes supplemental appropriations to the Department of Education for FY 1986 for student financial assistance.

Authorizes the transfer of funds from the operation and maintenance fund to the capital outlay fund of the Soldiers' and Airmen's Home with prior approval of the Committees on Appropriations.

Prohibits the closure of any Job Corps Center before July 1, 1987.

Chapter VIII A: Trade Adjustment Assistance - Amends the Trade Act of 1974 to make gas and oil industry employees eligible for trade adjustment assistance in FY 1987.

Chapter IX - Makes supplemental appropriations for FY 1986 to the Senate for the Office of the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper.

Increases the allowances for administrative and clerical assistance of each Senator from Alabama and Florida due to increased populations of such States.

Allows the transfer of funds from Senators' official office expense allowances to their clerk-hire accounts. Prohibits transfers of funds between such accounts before July 1 each year. Sets deadlines by which each Senator must advise the Senate disbursing office about any such transfer.

Authorizes the Chairman of the Majority or Minority Conference Committee of the Senate, during FY 1986, to transfer up to a specified amount from salaries to expenses.

Makes supplemental appropriations for FY 1986 for: (1) the House of Representatives for the Office of the Sergeant at Arms and for standing committees, special and select; (2) the Joint Committee on Taxation; (3) the Capitol Police; (4) the Office of the Architect of the Capitol; and (5) the Library of Congress.

Chapter X - Makes supplemental appropriations for FY 1986 to the Department of Transportation for the Coast Guard and the Federal Aviation Administration (including fund transfers). Directs the Coast Guard to provide a specified amount of available funds for maintenance, sealing, and preservation of lighthouses in Massachusetts. Transfers specified Coast Guard funds from its acquisition, construction and improvements account to its operating expenses account. Authorizes the Department to expend a specified amount from the emergency relief fund of the Highway Trust Fund to prevent the continuing flooding of Interstate 80 by the rising waters of the Great Salt Lake.

Directs the Secretary of Transportation to sell fund anticipation notes to the Treasury until September 30, 1988. Authorizes the Secretary to expend proceeds from the sale of such notes for the Redeemable Share Program of the Federal Railroad Administration.

Entitles areas which became urbanized areas for the first time under the 1980 census to the same amount of Urban Mass Transportation Administration formula grant funds in FY 1986 as was available to them in FY 1985.

Makes supplemental appropriations for FY 1986 for the Panama Canal Commission.

Chapter XI - Requires a specified amount of funds previously appropriated to the Department of the Treasury to be obligated for dormitory construction by the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. Makes supplemental appropriations to the Department for FY 1986 for: (1) the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; (2) the Internal Revenue Service (IRS); and (3) the United States Customs Service. Permits up to a specified amount of any IRS appropriation for FY 1986 to be transferred to any other IRS appropriation.

Directs the IRS to provide necessary data processing support to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms to assist in the implementation of a new Special Occupational Tax Compliance system.

Makes supplemental appropriations for FY 1986 to the General Services Administration for the construction of a post office and courthouse annex in Charleston, South Carolina. Increases the annual limitation on expenses of transportation audit contracts and contract administration for FY 1986. Directs the Administrator of General Services to convey a parcel of surplus property known as the Bruns Hospital Site to Santa Fe, New Mexico, for one dollar.

Makes supplemental appropriations for FY 1986 to the: (1) Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board; and (2) Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Limits OPM reception and representation expenses in FY 1986.

Title II - Prohibits funds appropriated to carry out the Indian Education Act (IEA) from being expended in violation of a bill providing that proofs of eligibility grants shall not be required for IEA grants in FY 1986.

Requires the same percentage reduction in specified Federal payments to certain States and counties as required for all nondefense accounts under the President's sequestration order for FY 1986.

Prohibits any funds appropriated for FY 1986 from being used to implement changes to OMB Circular A-21 made after February 11, 1986. Terminates such prohibition 60 days after enactment of this Act.

Prohibits the use of appropriated funds to promulgate or implement new regulations dealing with organization participation in the 1986 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) other than to repromulgate and implement the 1984 and 1985 CFC regulations, unless such regulations provide that any charitable organization which participated in any prior campaign shall be allowed to participate in the 1986 campaign.

Provides that no part of any appropriation under this Act shall remain available for obligation beyond the current fiscal year unless otherwise provided in this Act.

Amends the Social Security Act to continue for one year the exclusion from the Medicare prospective payment system of the reimbursement of hospitals' capital costs. Provides that funds previously appropriated for financial assistance to the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands shall continue to be available until alternative funding is available under the Compact of Free Association Act of 1985. Requires such funds to continue to be available for the Republic of Palau as if such Act had not been enacted.

Prohibits the use of Federal funds by the executive branch, with specified exceptions, to solicit or draft proposals or to prepare or review studies designed to transfer out of Federal ownership or control the facilities and functions of the Federal power marketing administrations and the Tennessee Valley Authority, until the Congress specifically authorizes such activities.

Prohibits the availability of funds appropriated to carry out international development provisions of the Foreign Service Assistance Act of 1961 for any activity, with specified exceptions, in connection with the growth or production in a foreign country of an agricultural commodity for export which would compete with a similar commodity grown or produced in the United States.

Prohibits any reduction in Federal funds for which the city of New York is eligible or to which it is entitled or any penalty against the city by reason of the application of the city's antiapartheid statute to any Government contract.