Summary: H.R.5234 — 99th Congress (1985-1986)All Information (Except Text)

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Conference report filed in House (10/15/1986)

(Conference report filed in House, H. Rept. 99-1002)

Title I: Department of the Interior - Makes appropriations for FY 1987 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, and miscellaneous trust funds.

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

Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to charge entrance fees for all units of the National Park System through FY 1987, such fees to be available to the System for maintenance. Earmarks a specified amount of the National Park System's operational funds to assist Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, for police use.

Appropriates funds for 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.

Appropriates funds for: (1) 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, and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; (2) the Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor Commission; (3) the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Commission; (4) the Geological Survey for surveys, investigations and research; (5) the Minerals Management Service for leasing and royalty management and payments to States from receipts under mineral leasing; (6) the Bureau of Mines for the conduct of inquiries, technological investigations and research of mines and minerals; (7) the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement for regulation and technology, and the Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fund; (8) the Bureau of Indian Affairs for the operation of Indian programs, construction, road construction, the White Earth Trust Fund, miscellaneous tribal trust funds, the revolving fund for loans, and the Indian Loan Guaranty and Insurance Fund; (9) the Office of Territorial and International Affairs for Administration, and for the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, and for the Compact of Free Association; and (10) 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. Directs the Secretary of the Interior to pay to permittees the reasonable costs of supplying certain oil and gas information.

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.

Prohibits leasing activities on specified Outer Continental Shelf Lands in the North Atlantic (off Massachusetts).

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

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.

Authorizes the Secretary to adopt specified recommendations on California offshore leasing.

Directs the Secretary to convey to Montana all rights to the Miles City National Fish Hatchery.

Designates the Laurel Highlands National Recreational Trail, Pennsylvania, as part of the Potomac Heritage Trail.

Prohibits the Secretary of the Interior from promulgating final regulations concerning paleontological research on Federal lands until the National Academy of Sciences' report is submitted and can be compared with the Department's report.

Prohibits the use of funds appropriated by this Act to settle pending litigation between the United States and the owners of certain oil shale mining claims in Colorado for 180 days after enactment.

Title II: Related Agencies - Makes appropriations for FY 1987 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. Makes funds available from the sale of certain lands in Flagstaff, Arizona, for certain expenses of the Mt. Elden Work Center in that city. Makes allocations for flood repairs in the Monongahela National Forest and surveys in the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area. Authorizes Highway Trust Fund monies for roads for the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, Washington.

Directs the Forest Service to pay certain claims against the United States resulting from a forest fire in the Black Hills National Forest.

Modifies the boundary of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Washington. Sets forth administrative provisions for the Forest Service.

Requires the Secretary of Energy to solicit and evaluate projects employing clean coal technology.

Makes appropriations for the Department of Energy (DOE) for fossil energy research and development, naval petroleum and oil shale reserves, energy conservation, economic regulation, emergency preparedness, the Energy Information Administration, and the SPR (Strategic Petroleum Reserve).

Directs the Secretary of Energy to sell all U.S. interests in the Naval Petroleum Reserves Numbered 1 and 3 and report to the Congress on the sale. Sets forth administrative provisions for DOE.

Makes appropriations to the Department of Health and Human Services for the Health Resources and Services Administration for Indian health services and facilities, including an Indian Catastrophic Health Emergency Fund.

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 salaries and expenses; (3) the Smithsonian Institution for salaries and expenses; (4) construction and improvements at the National Zoological Park; (5) restoration and renovation of buildings owned or occupied by the Smithsonian Institution; (6) construction of new Smithsonian buildings; (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) National Capital Arts and Cultural Affairs; (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, 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, except as specified in Alaska and elsewhere.

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 deer hunting in the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge.

Prohibits the implementation of the jurisdictional interchange program without authorizing legislation.

Makes appropriations available to the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands in FY 1987 on the same basis as in FY 1986 until alternative funding is available.

Exempts certain bases on Federal lands within the Gallatin and Flathead National Forests, Montana, from aggregate acreage limits.

Prohibits requiring steel shot when hunting waterfowl without State approval.

Amends the Biomass Energy and Alcohol Fuels Act of 1980 to extend for one year the time period for loan guarantee authority.

Revises provisons of law affecting the Cook Inlet Region (Alaska), Incorporated property account.

Provides for the resale of timber which has been defaulted or returned under the Federal Timber Contract Payment Modification Act.

Prohibits the Secretary of the Interior from entering into a contract for the operation of the Flathead Indian Irrigation Project Electric Power System.

Credits toward appropriations, reimbursements received by the National Park Service for services provided for the operation of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial National Historic Site.

Directs the Secretary to designate the headquarters of the Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor as the George M. O'Brien Visitor Center.

Amends the Indian Long-Term Leasing Act to increase the terms of leases that may be entered into by the Tulalip Tribes of Washington without the approval of the Secretary of the Interior.