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                                                       Calendar No. 495
104th Congress                                                   Report
                                 SENATE

   2d Session                                                   104-319
_______________________________________________________________________


 
 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR AND RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS BILL, 
                                  1997

                                _______
                                

                 July 16, 1996.--Ordered to be printed

_______________________________________________________________________


    Mr. Gorton, from the Committee on Appropriations, submitted the 
                               following

                              R E P O R T

                        [To accompany H.R. 3662]

    The Committee on Appropriations to which was referred the 
bill (H.R. 3662) making appropriations for the Department of 
the Interior and related agencies for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 1997, and for other purposes, reports the same to 
the Senate with amendments and recommends that the bill as 
amended do pass.


Amounts in new budget (obligational) authority, fiscal year 1997

Amount of bill passed by House.......................... $12,282,111,000
Amount of increase by Senate............................     372,243,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
    Total of bill as reported to Senate.................  12,654,354,000
Estimates considered by House...........................  12,924,643,000
Estimates considered by Senate..........................  12,924,643,000
    Below the budget estimate, 1997.....................     270,289,000
    Above appropriations, 1996..........................     114,462,000

    25-871 cc
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                            C O N T E N T S

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                                                                   Page
Summary of bill..................................................     4
Revenue generated by agencies in bill............................     4
Major changes recommended in the bill............................     5
Overview.........................................................     6
Efficiencies and improvements....................................     7
Recreational Fee Demonstration Program...........................     8
Title I--Department of the Interior:
    Land and water resources: Bureau of Land Management..........     9
    Fish and wildlife and parks:
        Fish and Wildlife Service................................    15
        National Park Service....................................    23
    Energy and minerals:
        U.S. Geological Survey...................................    34
        Minerals Management Service..............................    37
        Bureau of Mines..........................................    39
        Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement.....    39
        Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fund..........................    40
    Indian affairs: Bureau of Indian Affairs.....................    41
    Departmental offices:
        Insular affairs..........................................    51
        Departmental management..................................    53
        Office of the Solicitor..................................    54
        Office of Inspector General..............................    54
        National Indian Gaming Commission........................    54
        Office of Special Trustee for American Indians...........    54
Title II--Related agencies:
    Department of Agriculture: Forest Service....................    59
    Department of Energy.........................................    73
    Department of Health and Human Services: Health Resources and 
      Services Administration....................................    88
    Department of Education: Office of Elementary and Secondary 
      Educa- tion................................................    92
    Other related agencies:
        Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation..............    92
        Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture 
          and Arts Development...................................    93
        Smithsonian Institution..................................    93
        National Gallery of Art..................................    95
        John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts...........    96
        Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.........    96
        National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities:
            National Endowment for the Arts......................    97
            National Endowment for the Humanities................    98
        Commission of Fine Arts..................................    99
        Advisory Council on Historic Preservation................   100
        National Capital Planning Commission.....................   100
        Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial Commission............   100
        Holocaust Memorial Council...............................   101
Title III--General provisions....................................   102
Limitations and legislative provisions...........................   105
Compliance with paragraph 7, rule XVI of the Standing Rules of 
  the Senate.....................................................   105
Compliance with paragraph 7(c), rule XXVI of the Standing Rules 
  of the Senate..................................................   105
Compliance with paragraph 12, rule XXVI of the Standing Rules of 
  the Senate.....................................................   106
                            Summary of Bill

    For this bill, estimates totaling $12,924,643,000 in new 
obligational authority were considered by the Committee for the 
programs and activities of the agencies and bureaus of the 
Department of the Interior, except the Bureau of Reclamation, 
and the following related agencies:
    Department of Agriculture:
        Forest Service.
    Department of Energy:
        Clean coal technology.
        Fossil energy.
        Naval petroleum and oil shale reserves.
        Conservation (except energy storage systems).
        Economic Regulatory Administration.
        Emergency preparedness.
        Strategic petroleum reserve.
        SPR petroleum account.
        Energy Information Administration.
    Department of Health and Human Services:
        Indian Health Service.
    Department of Education:
        Indian education.
    Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation.
    Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture and 
Arts Development.
    Smithsonian Institution.
    National Gallery of Art.
    John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
    Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
    National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities:
        National Endowment for the Arts.
        National Endowment for the Humanities.
    Institute of Museum Services.
    Commission of Fine Arts.
    Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.
    National Capital Planning Commission.
    Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial Commission.
    Holocaust Memorial Council.

                 Revenue Generated by Agencies in Bill

    Oil and gas leasing and other mineral leasing activities, 
the timber and range programs, and oil production from the 
naval petroleum reserves will generate income to the Government 
in excess of $8,048,902,000 in fiscal year 1997. These 
estimated receipts, for agencies under the subcommittee's 
jurisdiction, are tabulated below:

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                                                                                Fiscal year--                   
                           Item                            -----------------------------------------------------
                                                                  1995              1996              1997      
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Department of the Interior................................    $5,128,071,000    $5,494,603,000    $6,831,270,000
Forest Service............................................       758,328,000       815,476,000       810,430,000
Naval petroleum reserves..................................       412,144,000       462,955,000       407,202,000
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
      Total receipts......................................     6,298,543,000     6,773,034,000     8,048,902,000
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                 Major Changes Recommended in the Bill

    In an effort to honor congressional spending limitations, 
the Committee has developed substantial revisions to both the 
budget estimate and House allowance for the 1997 fiscal year.
    A comparative summary of funding in the bill by agency is 
shown by agency or principal program in the following table:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                               Committee recommendation compared
                                                                Committee                   with--              
                                                             recommendation  -----------------------------------
                                                                               Budget estimate   House allowance
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Title I--Department of the Interior:                                                                            
    Bureau of Land Management.............................    $1,117,061,000      +$21,252,000      +$39,944,000
    Fish and Wildlife Service.............................       666,849,000        +6,776,000       +38,218,000
    National Park Service.................................     1,416,705,000      -194,537,000       +90,228,000
    Geological Survey.....................................       737,040,000        -9,340,000        +6,877,000
    Minerals Management Service...........................       165,995,000       -23,439,000       -23,000,000
    Bureau of Mines.......................................         2,000,000        +2,000,000        +2,000,000
    Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement..       273,757,000          -400,000        +3,098,000
    Bureau of Indian Affairs..............................     1,581,780,000      -194,710,000       +44,085,000
    Territorial Affairs...................................        88,826,000          +100,000          +100,000
    Departmental offices..................................       156,211,000           +30,000       +22,747,000
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
      Total, title I--Department of the Interior..........     6,206,224,000      -392,363,000      +224,202,000
                                                           =====================================================
Title II--Related agencies:                                                                                     
    Forest Service........................................     2,611,101,000      +264,518,000      +414,209,000
    Department of Energy..................................       983,801,000      +102,164,000      -311,264,000
    Indian Health.........................................     2,052,793,000      -121,399,000       +45,531,000
    Indian Education......................................        52,500,000       -29,000,000  ................
    Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation...........        19,345,000        -5,655,000        -1,000,000
    Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture                                                      
     and Arts Development.................................         5,500,000  ................  ................
    Smithsonian Institution...............................       371,582,000       -12,134,000        +4,190,000
    National Gallery of Art...............................        59,841,000  ................  ................
    John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing  Arts.......        19,875,000  ................  ................
    Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars......         5,840,000  ................  ................
    National Endowment for the Arts.......................        99,494,000       -36,506,000  ................
    National Endowment for the Humanities.................        99,494,000       -36,506,000        -5,000,000
    Institute of Museum Services..........................        21,000,000        -2,000,000  ................
    Commission of Fine Arts...............................           867,000  ................  ................
    National Capital Arts and Cultural Affairs............         6,000,000          -733,000  ................
    Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.............         2,500,000  ................  ................
    National Capital Planning Commission..................         5,390,000          -495,000  ................
    Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial Commission.........           500,000          +375,000          +375,000
    Holocaust Memorial Council............................        30,707,000          +555,000        +1,000,000
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
      Total, title II--Related agencies...................     6,448,130,000      +122,074,000      +148,041,000
                                                           =====================================================
      Grand total.........................................    12,654,354,000      -270,289,000      +372,243,000
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                                 SUMMARY TABLE--LAND AND WATER CONSERVATION FUND                                
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                                                                    Budget           House            Senate    
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Bureau of Land Management....................................      $12,800,000      $10,000,000      $14,060,000
Fish and Wildlife Service....................................       36,900,000       39,000,000       50,802,000
National Park Service:                                                                                          
    State grants.............................................        1,500,000        1,000,000        1,500,000
    Federal acquisitions.....................................       34,800,000       29,000,000       46,915,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, National Park Service........................       36,300,000       30,000,000       48,415,000
Forest Service...............................................       41,200,000       30,000,000       39,660,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Total..................................................      127,200,000      100,000,000      152,937,000
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                                Overview

                           general statement

    The recommendations provided in the Senate report to 
accompany H.R. 3662 are made by the Committee with the goal of 
meeting the highest priorities of the bill in areas such as 
natural resource management, Indian programs, fossil energy, 
energy conservation, and cultural activities. Budget 
constraints continue to have a significant impact on the vast 
majority, if not all, of the agencies funded through the 
Interior appropriations bill and each has the challenge and 
responsibility for carrying out its mandate within these 
restrictions.
    Agency restructuring and consolidation efforts, which began 
this fiscal year, will continue in fiscal year 1997. Important 
programs for the American Indians and Alaska Natives are funded 
to meet health, education, and trust fund concerns. Funds are 
provided to balance the multiple uses of natural resources and 
the protection of those resources; to continue important 
research in the areas of minerals, geology, biological science, 
forest, and range; and to address agency operations and 
maintenance shortfalls. In response to critical forest health 
problems and wildfire suppression needs, related programs have 
received additional funds. In recognition of the need to move 
forward on high-priority land acquisition and construction 
projects, a small increase over the current funding levels for 
those programs is proposed by the Committee.

                     Efficiencies and Improvements

    Agency efforts to restructure, consolidate, downsize, and 
review programs and projects must continue in fiscal year 1997. 
Current limitations on domestic discretionary spending 
reinforce the necessity for additional management efficiencies 
in order to direct scarce resources to program work rather than 
administrative functions wherever possible.
    The Committee is particularly concerned about the numerous 
organizational layers that continue to exist between National, 
State, and regional office structures of many agencies. As a 
consequence, decisionmaking processes now take weeks and 
months, and should be streamlined to produce a leaner, more 
efficient system that provides for a thorough, but not 
duplicative, review. The widely expanded capabilities provided 
by available telecommunications equipment should be used to the 
maximum extent in order to further expedite this process. The 
Committee notes that enhanced communications capability should 
also reduce the need for national and regional meetings, 
thereby providing an additional savings in employee time and 
the substantial travel expenses that would be incurred 
otherwise.
    Another area where the Committee sees the potential for 
savings is in the large number of employees and high level of 
expenses involved in relocation and transfer of station within 
agencies. Based on information provided by the land management 
agencies to the Committee, approximately $65,000,000 was spent 
in fiscal year 1995 and approximately $62,000,000 will be spent 
in fiscal year 1996 on relocating employees. Therefore, the 
Committee directs each land management agency to reduce the 
number of employees it relocates by 10 percent in fiscal year 
1997 and to prepare to reduce the number by an additional 10 
percent in fiscal year 1998, using the average of fiscal years 
1994 and 1995 as a base. Based on the $62,000,000 estimate, a 
minimum of a 20-percent reduction from this level could provide 
an additional $12,000,000 in critical operating funds to the 
land management agencies. All other agencies are encouraged to 
reduce and limit these costs also.
    Agencies are expected to determine the most cost-efficient 
means of transferring employees, as well. For instance, 
agencies now rely primarily on the contractor-guaranteed home 
sale service or relocation contractors to assist employees in 
selling their residences. The fee for this contract service 
ranges from approximately 20 to 25 percent of the selling price 
of a residence without limitation on the fee amount. An 
alternative method is the direct reimbursement to an employee 
for the authorized expense of selling his or her residence, 
which normally is in the range of 8 to 10 percent of the 
selling price of a residence subject to 10 percent of the sales 
price or $22,398 (as of fiscal year 1996), whichever is less. 
The Committee directs the agencies to examine their practices 
for administering the expenses for relocation of employees and 
to reduce their expenditures in fiscal year 1997.
    Finally, the Committee is concerned about the level of 
agency expenditures for employee uniforms. While the Committee 
recognizes that uniforms are appropriate for particular 
occupations and can be useful to the general public in 
identifying Government personnel, agency policies should be 
reexamined in light of the current fiscal climate. Agencies are 
requested to review their policies for furnishing uniforms and 
discontinue uniform allowances for employees unless they have 
significant contact with the public. In addition, agencies 
should review their current requirements for the number of 
necessary uniform components in an effort to reduce uniform 
allowance expenditures by 10 percent in fiscal year 1997 and 
plan for a reduction of an additional 10 percent in fiscal year 
1998 using the average of fiscal years 1994 and 1995 as a base.

                 RECREATIONAL FEE DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM

    In the fiscal year 1996 appropriations bill, the Congress 
provided the four major Federal land management agencies the 
authority to establish a demonstration program to test the 
collection, retention, and reinvestment of new admission and 
user fees. Through innovative and cost-effective methods, 
developed by the agencies, admission fees would be collected at 
up to 50 sites per agency.
    These fees will be returned to the agencies to improve the 
quality of visitor experiences at public recreational areas, 
enhance the protection of natural resources, and offset the fee 
collection costs. Like the House, the Committee is encouraged 
by some of the actions taken by the agencies, most notably the 
Forest Service and also the Bureau of Land Management. However, 
the Committee is very concerned about the lack of serious 
effort by the National Park Service. The Committee agrees with 
the House that all the land management agencies should 
intensify their efforts to implement this program, and provide 
a full report to the Committees by December 31, 1996, on the 
status of implementation and plans for this program in fiscal 
year 1997. The Committee expects that the fiscal year 1998 
budget request for each of the agencies contain a complete and 
detailed explanation of the plans, accomplishments, and 
proposals for further implementation.
    The Committee agrees that the fee demonstration period 
should be extended for 1 year due to the late signing of the 
appropriations act. In addition, the Committee also recommends 
that the number of sites be increased from 50 per agency to 
100. This will provide the agencies with an even greater 
ability to accomplish a needed resource influx to more 
recreational areas. Taking advantage of this program 
demonstrates the agencies are taking serious their need for 
more funding resources, understanding the seriousness of the 
budget situation, and demonstrating their desire to help the 
situation through increased fees. Congress is not able to fund 
all of the recreation activities requirements. Future overall 
budget funding levels are expected to decrease. Collection of 
these modest fees is one method to assist in meeting the 
growing operations and maintenance needs for these programs. 
The land management agencies currently compose approximately 42 
percent of the Interior bill and there are other demands within 
the bill that must be met as well.
                  TITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

                        LAND AND WATER RESOURCES

                       Bureau of Land Management

                    management of land and resources

Appropriations, 1996....................................    $567,453,000
Budget estimate, 1997...................................     575,892,000
House allowance.........................................     566,514,000

Committee recommendation

                                                             578,692,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $578,692,000, 
an increase of $2,800,000 above the budget estimate and 
$12,178,000 above the House allowance. A comparison of the 
Committee recommendations with the budget estimate is as 
follows:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                   Committee                    
                                                               Budget estimate   recommendation       Change    
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Land resources:                                                                                                 
    Soil, water, and air management..........................      $22,091,000      $21,141,000        -$950,000
    Range management.........................................       52,252,000       52,252,000  ...............
    Forestry management......................................        5,530,000        5,530,000  ...............
    Riparian management......................................       15,578,000       16,078,000         +500,000
    Cultural resources management............................       12,059,000       12,059,000  ...............
    Wild horse and burro management..........................       15,925,000       15,925,000  ...............
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, land resources...............................      123,435,000      122,985,000         -450,000
                                                              ==================================================
Wildlife and fisheries:                                                                                         
    Wildlife management......................................       20,101,000       20,101,000  ...............
    Fisheries management.....................................        7,133,000        7,133,000  ...............
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, wildlife and fisheries.......................       27,234,000       27,234,000  ...............
                                                              ==================================================
Threatened and endangered species............................       16,581,000       16,500,000          -81,000
Recreation management:                                                                                          
    Wilderness management....................................       15,072,000       15,072,000  ...............
    Recreation resources management..........................       27,772,000       28,772,000       +1,000,000
    Recreation operations (fees).............................        3,020,000        3,020,000  ...............
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, recreation management........................       45,864,000       46,864,000       +1,000,000
                                                              ==================================================
Energy and minerals:                                                                                            
    Oil and gas..............................................       52,056,000       52,056,000  ...............
    Coal management..........................................        6,853,000        6,853,000  ...............
    Other mineral resources..................................        8,584,000        8,584,000  ...............
    Alaska minerals..........................................        2,010,000        2,010,000  ...............
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, energy and minerals..........................       69,503,000       69,503,000  ...............
Realty and ownership management:                                                                                
    Alaska conveyance........................................       28,125,000       31,000,000       +2,875,000
    Cadastral survey.........................................       11,053,000       11,053,000  ...............
    Land and realty management...............................       28,522,000       28,822,000         +300,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, realty and ownership manage-  ment...........       67,700,000       70,875,000       +3,175,000
                                                              ==================================================
Resource protection and maintenance:                                                                            
    Resource management planning.............................        8,544,000        6,500,000       -2,044,000
    Facilities maintenance...................................       32,754,000       33,954,000       +1,200,000
    Resource protection and law enforcement..................       10,254,000       10,254,000  ...............
    Hazardous materials management...........................       15,076,000       15,076,000  ...............
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, resource protection and maintenance..........       66,628,000       65,784,000         -844,000
                                                              ==================================================
Automated land and minerals records system...................       42,207,000       42,207,000  ...............
                                                              ==================================================
Mining law administration:                                                                                      
    Administration...........................................       27,300,000       27,300,000  ...............
    Fee collection...........................................        5,000,000        5,000,000  ...............
    Offsetting fees..........................................      -32,300,000      -32,300,000  ...............
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, mining law administration....................  ...............  ...............  ...............
                                                              ==================================================
Work force and organizational support:                                                                          
    Information systems operations...........................       14,630,000       14,630,000  ...............
    Administrative support...................................       45,944,000       45,944,000  ...............
    Bureauwide fixed costs...................................       56,166,000       56,166,000  ...............
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, work force and organization..................      116,740,000      116,740,000  ...............
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Total, management of lands and resource................      575,892,000      578,692,000       +2,800,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


    Land resources.--The Committee recommends $122,985,000 for 
land resources, which is $450,000 below the budget request and 
$10,157,000 above the fiscal year 1996 funding level. The net 
decrease below the budget request includes a decrease of 
$950,000 for soil, water, and air management, and an increase 
of $500,000 for riparian management. The Committee recommends 
an increase of $50,000 for a total of $350,000 within soil, 
water, and air management to continue restoration efforts on 
the Rio Puerco Watershed Area in New Mexico. For the abandoned 
mineland and stormwater management activities, the Committee 
recommends a decrease of $1,000,000 below the budget request. 
The Committee recommends an increase of $500,000 for Wood River 
wetland restoration within riparian management.
    Wildlife and fisheries.--The Committee recommends 
$27,234,000, the same as the budget request. The Committee 
recommendation concurs in the distribution of funding increases 
as proposed in the budget. Funds used in support of activities 
benefiting the bureau that are conducted by another agency 
should be included in the base budget of the host agency in 
fiscal year 1998.
    Threatened and endangered species.--The Committee 
recommends $16,500,000 for threatened and endangered species, 
the same as the fiscal year 1996 level.
    Recreation management.--The Committee recommends 
$46,864,000 for recreation management, which is $1,000,000 
above the budget request. The additional funding is for 
recreation resources management.
    The Committee is encouraged by some of the actions taken by 
the land management agencies, including the Bureau of Land 
Management to establish a pilot fee demonstration program. The 
Committee agrees with the House that all the land management 
agencies should intensify their efforts to implement this 
program, and provide a full report to the Committees by 
December 31, 1996, on the status of implementation and plans 
for this program in fiscal year 1997. The Committee expects 
that the fiscal year 1998 budget shall contain a complete and 
detailed explanation of the plans, accomplishments, and 
proposals for further implementation.
    Realty and ownership management.--The Committee recommends 
$70,875,000 for realty and ownership management, which is an 
increase of $3,175,000 above the budget request and $1,508,000 
above the fiscal year 1996 funding level. The Committee 
recommends $31,000,000 for Alaska conveyance (which includes 
Alaska cadastral surveys), which is an increase of $2,875,000 
above the budget request and $1,019,000 above the fiscal year 
1996 funding level. The Committee recommends $28,822,000 for 
land and realty management, which is an increase of $300,000 
above the budget request. The additional funds are to support 
additional land exchange activities, which the Committee 
supports. In particular, $100,000 is provided to conduct 
species and resource surveys on the Longview Fibre/Mount Hood 
corridor land exchange.
    Resource protection and maintenance.--The Committee 
recommends $65,784,000 for resource protection and maintenance, 
a decrease of $844,000 below the budget request and an increase 
of $1,983,000 above the fiscal year 1996 funding level. For 
resource management planning, the Committee recommends 
$6,500,000, which is a decrease of $2,044,000 below the budget 
request and $2,000,000 below the fiscal year 1996 funding 
level. For facilities maintenance, the Committee recommends 
$33,954,000, which is an increase of $1,200,000 above the 
budget request. The additional funds should be used to address 
existing maintenance backlogs of the Bureau and to improve 
conditions at high use recreational facilities. The Committee 
supports the total of $300,000 available for repairs at Yuba 
Lake, UT.
    Other.--The Committee is concerned about the duplication of 
State and Federal regulation of oil and gas activities and 
directs BLM to proceed with the evaluation of Federal oil and 
gas regulatory activities for possible future transfer to the 
States. Such transfers could streamline regulatory programs 
which will result in the reduction of costs to the taxpayers. 
The Committee strongly encourages BLM to work closely with the 
authorizing committee and the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact 
Commission to draft a proposal to implement the transfer of 
these programs. BLM should submit to the Committee their 
evaluation of the potential activities to be transferred to the 
States no later than February 1, 1997.
    The Bureau of Land Management [BLM] is directed to evaluate 
the equity of its State budget allocations and submit a report 
with its findings to the Committee by April 4, 1997. The report 
should evaluate the advantages and/or disadvantages of various 
methods to determine equity. At a minimum, this report should 
evaluate factors such as dollars per acre of public land, acres 
of public land managed per FTE, dollars per FTE, and provide a 
comparison of these factors for each State office.
    Bill language.--Bill language has been included to 
facilitate the transfer of the former Bureau of Mines facility 
in Salt Lake City, UT, to the University of Utah. Such language 
is necessary because BLM still holds the land on which the 
facility, which will now be operated by the State, is located. 
Such direction is consistent with other research locations that 
have been defederalized.
    The Committee intends that moneys appropriated to the 
Bureau's mining law administration program be used only in 
carrying out management responsibilities under this program. 
The funds are not to be used for other agency activities, 
programs, or initiatives unrelated to the minerals, geology, or 
mining programs. Costs proposed to be passed on to project 
proponents should not be done so without their concurrence on a 
project-by-project basis.

                        wildland fire management

Appropriations, 1996....................................    $235,924,000
Budget estimate, 1997...................................     247,924,000
House allowance.........................................     247,924,000

Committee recommendation

                                                             264,609,000

    The Committee recommends $264,609,000 for wildland fire 
management, an increase of $16,685,000 above the budget request 
and $28,685,000 above the fiscal year 1996 funding level. 
Within the funds provided, $156,842,000 is provided for 
preparedness and fire use, which is an increase of $16,685,000 
above the request. The additional funding will provide a 
maximum efficient level of approximately 94 percent for 
presuppression activities and will provide approximately 88 
percent of the 10-year average actual costs for presuppression 
activities.
    Within the funds provided, the Committee recommends 
$925,000 to continue a partnership project involving the 
Northern Arizona University School of Forestry and the 
Department of the Interior. The Committee understands that the 
funding will support forest ecosystem health restoration 
efforts.

                          central hazmat fund

Appropriations, 1996....................................     $10,000,000
Budget estimate, 1997...................................      20,500,000
House allowance.........................................      12,000,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              12,000,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $12,000,000 
for the central hazardous materials fund, which is a decrease 
of $8,500,000 below the budget estimate and the same as the 
House allowance. The Committee expects the Department to fund 
the highest priority, ongoing, or emergency projects within 
this funding level. The Department should not start any new 
nonemergency projects.

                              construction

Appropriations, 1996....................................      $3,115,000
    Emergency appropriation, 1996.......................       5,000,000
Budget estimate, 1997...................................       3,103,000
House allowance.........................................       3,103,000

Committee recommendation

                                                               4,333,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $4,333,000, an 
increase of $1,230,000 above the budget estimate and the House 
allowance. The Committee expects the Bureau to fund the 
highest-priority contruction needs in the order stated in the 
budget justifications. The Committee has included $900,000 for 
completion of the Baker City Flagstaff Hill Interpretive 
Center.
    The Committee has included $330,000 for the acquisition of 
the Maiden Rock Bridge in Montana. Of this amount, $80,000 is 
provided to paint the bridge. This bridge is owned by a private 
company and has provided access to BLM lands for sportsmen. The 
purchase of the bridge would eliminate and current liability 
issues which can impact the public access to this important 
bridge.

                       payments in lieu of taxes

Appropriations, 1996....................................    $113,500,000
Budget estimate, 1997...................................     101,500,000
House allowance.........................................     113,500,000

Committee recommendation

                                                             115,000,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $115,000,000, 
an increase of $13,500,000 above the budget estimate and 
$1,500,000 above the House allowance.

                            land acquisition

Appropriations, 1996....................................     $12,800,000
Budget estimate, 1997...................................      12,800,000
House allowance.........................................      10,000,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              14,060,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $14,060,000 
for land acquisition, an increase of $1,260,000 above the 
budget estimate and an increase of $4,060,000 above the House 
allowance.
    The following table shows the Committee's recommendations:

                                                               Committee
                                                          recommendation

Lake Fork of the Gunnison, CO...........................      $1,700,000
Santa Rosa Mountains, CA................................       1,000,000
Upper Huerfano River, CO................................         610,000
Washington County desert tortoise HCP, Utah.............       4,500,000
West Eugene wetlands, OR................................       1,000,000
West Riverside County, CA...............................       1,000,000
Acquisition management..................................       3,250,000
Emergencies, inholdings.................................       1,000,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________

      Total

                                                              14,060,000

    The Secretary is requested to prepare a report that 
provides the extent of lands in New Mexico suitable for 
disposal, a description of the activities necessary to dispose 
of the land, a projection of fiscal impacts to local 
governments, a projection of impacts to current users of the 
land, a recommended timeframe for orderly disposal, and the 
projected total costs of disposal. The Secretary is encouraged 
to continue with the disposal of lands suitable for disposal as 
appropriate under current authorities.

                   oregon and california grant lands

Appropriations, 1996....................................     $97,452,000
    Emergency appropriation, 1996.......................      35,000,000
Budget estimate, 1997...................................     108,379,000
House allowance.........................................      98,365,000

Committee recommendation

                                                             102,656,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $102,656,000, 
a decrease of $5,723,000 below the budget estimate and an 
increase of $4,291,000 when compared to the House allowance. 
When compared to the current level, the Committee is providing 
an increase of $4,777,000, as requested in the budget for 
forest plan activities in resources management; a decrease of 
$573,000 for facility maintenance; and an increase of 
$1,000,000 for jobs in the woods. The Committee commends the 
Bureau of Land Management for moving forward with the pilot fee 
project and has provided funds to assist with implementing the 
fee collection activities at the Yaquina Head Outstanding 
Natural Area.
    Within the funds provided to the State of Oregon's share of 
jobs in the woods funding, the Bureau of Land Management should 
give priority consideration to timber dependent communities in 
the Santiam Canyon, OR.

                           range improvements

Appropriations, 1996....................................      $9,113,000
Budget estimate, 1997...................................       9,113,000
House allowance.........................................       9,113,000

Committee recommendation

                                                               9,113,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $9,113,000 for 
range improvements, the same as the budget estimate and the 
House allowance.

               service charges, deposits, and forfeitures

Appropriations, 1996....................................      $8,993,000
Budget estimate, 1997...................................       8,993,000
House allowance.........................................       8,993,000

Committee recommendation

                                                               8,993,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $8,993,000, 
the same as the budget estimate and the House allowance.

                       miscellaneous trust funds

Appropriations, 1996....................................      $7,605,000
Budget estimate, 1997...................................       7,605,000
House allowance.........................................       7,605,000

Committee recommendation

                                                               7,605,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $7,605,000, 
the same as the budget estimate and the House allowance.

                      FISH AND WILDLIFE AND PARKS

                       Fish and Wildlife Service

                          resource management

Appropriations, 1996....................................    $501,010,000
    Emergency appropriation, 1996.......................       1,600,000
Budget estimate, 1997...................................     540,372,000
House allowance.........................................     520,519,000

Committee recommendation

                                                             529,527,000

    The Committee recommends $529,527,000 for resource 
management, an increase of $9,008,000 over the House level and 
an increase of $28,517,000 over the fiscal year 1996 funding 
level. The following table shows the amounts provided by 
activity as compared to the budget estimate.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                   Committee                    
                                                               Budget estimate   recommendation       Change    
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Ecological services:                                                                                            
    Endangered species:                                                                                         
        Candidate conservation...............................       $5,237,000       $5,000,000        -$237,000
        Listing..............................................        7,483,000        5,000,000       -2,483,000
        Consultation.........................................       23,997,000       20,000,000       -3,997,000
        Recovery.............................................       46,359,000       40,500,000       -5,859,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
          Subtotal, endangered species.......................       83,076,000       70,500,000      -12,576,000
                                                              ==================================================
    Habitat conservation.....................................       53,808,000       57,272,000       +3,464,000
    Environmental contaminants...............................        8,821,000        8,821,000  ...............
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, ecological services..........................      145,705,000      136,593,000       -9,112,000
                                                              ==================================================
Refuges and wildlife:                                                                                           
    Refuge operations and maintenance........................      179,237,000      177,737,000       -1,500,000
    Law enforcement operations...............................       35,265,000       35,265,000  ...............
    Migratory bird management................................       15,255,000       15,255,000  ...............
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, refuges and wildlife.........................      229,757,000      228,257,000       -1,500,000
                                                              ==================================================
Fisheries:                                                                                                      
    Hatchery operations and maintenance......................       36,902,000       36,902,000  ...............
    Lower Snake River compensation fund......................       11,557,000       11,557,000  ...............
    Fish and wildlife management.............................       20,639,000       18,489,000       -2,150,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, fisheries....................................       69,098,000       66,948,000       -2,150,000
                                                              ==================================================
General administration:                                                                                         
    Central office administration............................       13,528,000       13,445,000          -83,000
    International affairs....................................        5,300,000        5,300,000  ...............
    Regional office administration...........................       23,000,000       22,000,000       -1,000,000
    National Education and Training Center...................        8,928,000        8,928,000  ...............
    National Fish and Wildlife Foundation....................  ...............        5,000,000       +5,000,000
    Servicewide administrative support.......................       45,056,000       43,056,000       -2,000,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, general administration.......................       95,812,000       97,729,000       +1,917,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Total, resource management.............................      540,372,000      529,527,000      -10,845,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Endangered species.--The Committee recommends $70,500,000 
for endangered species activities, an increase of $4,200,000 
over the House and $10,200,000 over the fiscal year 1996 
enacted level. Given the fact that authorization for the 
Endangered Species Act expired in 1992, attempting to fund the 
large increases requested for these programs by the 
administration has been extremely difficult. The Committee is 
gravely disappointed that the administration has still not put 
forth a reauthorization proposal, and that it has not played a 
more productive role in efforts to reauthorize the act. 
However, the Committee remains hopeful that a reauthorization 
bill will be enacted in this Congress. Should such legislation 
place additional demands on the endangered species program, the 
Committee would consider a reprogramming or supplemental budget 
request to meet those needs.
    Within the funds provided for candidate species 
conservation, the Committee has provided $400,000 to implement 
the conservation plan for freshwater sturgeon in the Alabama 
River in cooperation with the Alabama Department of 
Conservation and Natural Resources. Within the funds provided 
for listing activities, $500,000 is earmarked for downlistings, 
delistings, and withdrawal notices.
    In the recovery program, the Service should maintain 
funding at no less than the fiscal year 1996 level for the 
Upper Colorado River Basin Endangered Fish Recovery Program, 
and for the Peregrine Fund for activities related to the 
California condor. An amount of $750,000 is provided for the 
Virgin River Integrated Management Recovery Program. Within the 
additional amount provided, the Service should consider 
increasing support for the spectacled eider recovery plan, and 
for research on gray wolf interaction with mountain lions and 
large ungulates.
    While recognizing that the program does not represent a 
perpetual obligation, the Committee encourages the Service to 
provide at least as much support to the Natural Communities 
Conservation Planning [NCCP] Program as was provided in fiscal 
year 1996. These funds are to be matched by private 
contributions, and shall be allocated by joint decision of the 
Service and the State of California.
    In allocating funds for the wolf recovery program in 
Montana and central Idaho, the Service should provide for an 
adequate wolf monitoring program for all locations and areas 
associated with wolf recovery, and reimbursement to cooperating 
State, Federal, or tribal agencies for reasonable expenses 
incurred by such agencies for their participation in the wolf 
recovery program. In addition, the Service should provide 
public information programs on the location of wolves released 
under the wolf recovery program, and public participation in 
all activities involving the capture, transportation, and 
release of wolves to the area.
    Habitat conservation.--The Committee recommends $57,272,000 
for habitat conservation, an increase of $2,744,000 over the 
House and $3,460,000 over the fiscal year 1996 enacted level.
    For the Partners for Wildlife Program, the Committee has 
provided an increase of $2,664,000 over the budget request. 
Within the total amount provided, the allowance includes 
$3,725,000 for habitat restoration work in the upper Klamath 
basin, of which not more than $400,000 is to be used for base 
program funding. Also included in the amount provided are 
increases of $500,000 for jobs in the woods, $100,000 for the 
Vermont partners program, and $64,000 for Missouri Chutes/
Sandhills; $1,000,000 is included for the Reno Biodiversity 
initiative, of which not less than $100,000 will be available 
to the Nevada Division of Water Planning for use in 
coordinating efforts toward returning the Walker River to a 
naturally functioning ecosystem.
    Within the funds provided to the State of Oregon's share of 
jobs in the woods funding, the Fish and Wildlife Service should 
give priority consideration to timber dependent communities in 
the Santiam Canyon, OR.
    The Committee has provided an increase over the budget 
request of $600,000 for project planning, including increases 
of $200,000 for Platte River studies and $400,000 for permits 
and licenses. Funding for the Rio Grande Bosque study and 
Portland Greenspaces will remain at the fiscal year 1996 level; 
$741,000 is provided for Chicago wetlands.
    An increase of $200,000 over the budget request is provided 
in coastal ecosystems for the Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement 
Group and Long Live the Kings.
    Environmental contaminants.--The Committee recommends 
$8,821,000 for the environmental contaminants program, the same 
as the House level and the budget request.
    Refuges and wildlife.--The Committee recommends 
$228,257,000 for refuges and wildlife, $1,500,000 below the 
budget request and $818,000 below the House level. The amount 
provided includes $177,737,000 for refuge operations and 
maintenance, $35,265,000 for law enforcement and $15,255,000 
for migratory bird management. The increase for refuge 
operations and maintenance is provided to help the Service 
reduce its $259,000,000 maintenance backlog, and to complete 
priority habitat projects. The Committee understands that 
$33,000 of this increase is for the Everglades.
    The Committee also urges the Service to consider increasing 
the level of funding provided for the law enforcement program 
in Hawaii and the Pacific Islands if justified by workload.
    The Committee expects the Fish and Wildlife Service to 
continue funding for Lake Champlain programs at the current 
level.
    Fisheries.--The Committee recommends $66,948,000 for 
fisheries, which is $1,389,000 over the House level and 
$2,150,000 below the budget request. Within the amount provided 
for fish and wildlife management assistance, an increase over 
the request of $900,000 has been provided for fish disease 
research, for a total of $1,900,000. The increase provided is 
for whirling disease research at the National Center on 
Management of Wild and Native Cold Water Fisheries.
    An increase of $50,000 is also included for the regional 
mark processing center, and an increase of $500,000 is included 
for the marine mammals program to initiate cooperative 
activities with the Alaska Polar Bear Commission, the Eskimo 
Walrus Commission, the Alaska Sea Otter Commission, and the 
Rural Alaska Community Action Program as authorized by section 
199 of the Marine Mammal Protection Act. The Committee has not 
included the $3,400,000 requested to revitalize recreational 
fisheries. It is premature to include such increases in the 
fisheries program until further consensus is reached regarding 
the hatchery closure issue, and the Committee has had an 
opportunity to review the strategic plan for the entire 
fisheries program.
    In the fiscal year 1996 budget request, the administration 
proposed to close or transfer to the States 11 fish hatcheries. 
The Committee rejected this proposal, and directed the Service 
to seek greater stakeholder participation in planning changes 
to the hatchery system. However, the Committee also clearly 
stated its recognition that funding available for hatchery 
operations would likely continue to fall well short of actual 
needs. This situation has not changed. The Committee, 
therefore, encourages the Service to continue working with 
States to negotiate the transfer of hatcheries that are not 
required to perform critical Federal functions. The Service 
should not, however, initiate any hatchery closures without the 
consent of the host State prior to completion of the strategic 
plan currently being drafted by the Sportfishing and Boating 
Partnership Council. Upon completion of the strategic plan and 
following thorough review of the plan by the Director of the 
Fish and Wildlife Service, the Service may propose hatchery 
closures provided that such closures are consistent with the 
strategic plan. Any such proposal should be submitted to the 
House and Senate Appropriations Committees for approval 
pursuant to the reprogramming guidelines contained in Senate 
Report 103-294. The Committee is providing this guidance for 
fiscal year 1997 only, and makes no assumptions about the 
operation and management of the hatchery system in future 
fiscal years.
    General administration.--The Committee recommends 
$97,729,000 for general administration, an increase of 
$1,917,000 over the budget request. Changes from the budget 
request include an increase of $5,000,000 for the National Fish 
and Wildlife Foundation, and reductions of $83,000 for central 
office administration, $1,000,000 for regional office 
administration, and $2,000,000 for administrative support.
    Language has been included in the bill permanently 
authorizing the National Education and Training Center to 
charge fees for the direct costs of providing training, and to 
use such fees to cover training costs.
    A number of entities engaged in cooperative arrangements 
with the Service have complained to this Committee about 
excessive or rapidly increasing contract administration charges 
and other assessments against funds intended for on-the-ground 
work. The Committee urges the Service in the strongest possible 
terms to keep such assessments to a minimum.
    To the extent feasible within funds available for 
administration of the sport fish restoration program, the 
Committee urges the Service to consider working with the States 
organization for boating access and other relevant stakeholder 
groups to conduct a national boat access needs assessment.
    General.-- The Committee is concerned about the lack of 
action by some of the land management agencies to implement the 
pilot fee demonstration program. The Committee agrees with the 
House that all the land management agencies should intensify 
their efforts to implement this program, and provide a full 
report to the Committees by December 31, 1996, on the status of 
implementation and plans for this program in fiscal year 1997. 
The Committee expects that the fiscal year 1998 budget shall 
contain a complete and detailed explanation of the plans, 
accomplishments, and proposals for further implementation. The 
Committee has included language in the bill authorizing the 
Fish and Wildlife Service to retain 100 percent of the fees it 
collects for the use of refuge resources and facilities. The 
Service is currently authorized to retain only 30 percent of 
user fees, while the remaining 70 percent is disbursed to the 
migratory bird conservation fund. This 30-percent cap serves as 
a disincentive to collect reasonable fees, as the amount 
retained by the Service is less than the cost of collection. 
Removal of the cap will enable the Service to address critical 
operations and maintenance priorities. The amendment will 
reduce by only $1,700,000 the total amount available to the 
migratory bird conservation fund (estimated to be $44,900,000 
in fiscal year 1996).
    Funding for the Pacific Northwest forest plan and the 
Everglades initiative should be maintained at least at the 
fiscal year 1996 level unless otherwise noted in this section 
of the report. To the extent increases are provided for 
programs that support forest plan and Everglades activities, 
funding for such activities should be increased in proportion 
to the overall program increase.
    The Committee understands that language regarding 
scientific studies at Glen Canyon Dam will be included in the 
report accompanying the Senate Energy and Water Development 
bill. The Committee agrees with this language as it applies to 
agencies funded in this bill.

                              construction

Appropriations, 1996....................................     $37,655,000
    Supplemental, 1996..................................      37,300,000
Budget estimate, 1997...................................      37,587,000
House allowance.........................................      38,298,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              45,306,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $45,306,000, 
an increase of $7,719,000 above the budget estimate and 
$7,008,000 above the House allowance. The Committee 
recommendation includes $39,760,000 for line-item construction, 
$4,474,000 for construction management, $272,000 for emergency 
projects, and $800,000 for contract claims.
    The following table shows the projects included in the 
budget estimate, the House allowance, and the Committee 
recommendation.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 Budget         House        Committee  
      Site, description         estimate      allowance   recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
ACE Basin National Wildlife                                             
 Refuge--Grove Plantation                                               
 rehabilitation.............  ............  ............       $360,000 
Alamosa/Monte Vista National                                            
 Wildlife Refuge--Chicago                                               
 Ditch Dam..................    $1,450,000    $1,450,000      1,450,000 
Audubon Center--research                                                
 facilities.................  ............  ............      4,000,000 
Bear River National Wildlife                                            
 Refuge--dike repair........  ............       611,000        611,000 
Blackwater National Wildlife                                            
 Refuge--administrative                                                 
 building...................  ............  ............        500,000 
Bridge safety--inspection/                                              
 structural analysis........       495,000       495,000        495,000 
Crab Orchard National                                                   
 Wildlife Refuge--Little                                                
 Wolf Creek Bridge..........       550,000       550,000        550,000 
Craig Brook National Fish                                               
 Hatchery--station                                                      
 rehabilitation.............     4,810,000     4,810,000      4,810,000 
Creston National Fish                                                   
 Hatchery--Jessup Mill Pond                                             
 Dam........................       850,000       850,000        850,000 
Dam safety--inspection of                                               
 dams.......................       495,000       495,000        495,000 
Elkins field office--                                                   
 planning and design........  ............  ............       -503,000 
Ennis National Fish                                                     
 Hatchery--spring water                                                 
 cover......................       300,000       300,000        300,000 
Innoko National Wildlife                                                
 Refuge--aircraft hangar....       630,000       630,000  ..............
Mason Neck National Wildlife                                            
 Refuge--Woodbridge research                                            
 facility reuse plan........  ............       100,000  ..............
McDowell National Fish                                                  
 Hatchery--hatchery                                                     
 feasibility  study.........  ............  ............       -730,000 
Missisquoi National Wildlife                                            
 Refuge--storage building,                                              
 signage, access............  ............  ............         50,000 
Mississippi refuges--road                                               
 construction, storage, and                                             
 fencing, office............  ............  ............        570,000 
Moosehorn National Wildlife                                             
 Refuge (Loring Air Force                                               
 Base)--office/maintenance                                              
 facility...................  ............  ............        400,000 
National Education and                                                  
 Training Center--                                                      
 construction...............    10,028,000    10,028,000     10,028,000 
Ouray endangered fish                                                   
 facility--ponds/water reuse     1,725,000     1,725,000      1,725,000 
Parker River National                                                   
 Wildlife Refuge--cleanup                                               
 savings....................  ............  ............     -2,300,000 
Patuxent National Wildlife                                              
 Refuge--Cash Lake Dam......       485,000       485,000        485,000 
Quivira National Wildlife                                               
 Refuge--engineering study,                                             
 water supply...............  ............  ............        600,000 
Region 4 bridges--bridge                                                
 replacement................       800,000       800,000        800,000 
Sacramento National Wildlife                                            
 Refuge--water delivery sys-                                            
  tem.......................       500,000       500,000        500,000 
Silvio O. Conte National                                                
 Wildlife Refuge--                                                      
 educational displays.......  ............  ............        850,000 
Southeast Louisiana refuges--                                           
 health and safety (various)  ............       500,000  ..............
Southwest Fisheries                                                     
 Technology Center:                                                     
    Construct Mora hatchery.       961,000       961,000        961,000 
    Rehabilitate Dexter                                                 
     hatchery...............     2,705,000     2,705,000      2,705,000 
Squaw Creek National                                                    
 Wildlife Refuge--Davis                                                 
 Creek  bridge..............       550,000       550,000        550,000 
Stillwater National Wildlife                                            
 Refuge:                                                                
    Water rights purchase...     2,000,000     1,500,000      2,000,000 
    Water gauging station...       300,000       300,000        300,000 
Tulana Farms Ranch--habitat                                             
 restoration................  ............  ............      3,000,000 
White River National                                                    
 Wildlife Refuge--Big Island                                            
 chute bridge...............       300,000       300,000        300,000 
Wichita Mountains National                                              
 Wildlife Refuge:                                                       
    Road rehabilitation.....     2,048,000     2,048,000      2,048,000 
    Grama Lake and Comanche                                             
     dams, including early                                              
     warning system.........       700,000       700,000      1,000,000 
                             -------------------------------------------
        Total, line item                                                
         construction.......    32,682,000    33,393,000     39,760,000 
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The Committee has provided $3,000,000 for the restoration, 
operation, and maintenance in perpetuity of ecologically 
important wetlands habitats on the Tulana Farms tract in the 
Upper Klamath basin. Within 30 days of enactment, these funds 
shall be transferred in their entirety to a nonprofit entity 
with expertise in fish and wildlife management to hold them in 
an interest-bearing account and disburse them as appropriate to 
other private entities to accomplish the project purposes.

                natural resource damage assessment fund

Appropriations, 1996....................................      $4,000,000
Budget estimate, 1997...................................       4,000,000
House allowance.........................................       4,000,000

Committee recommendation

                                                               4,000,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $4,000,000 for 
the natural resources damage assessment and restoration fund, 
the same as the budget request and the House allowance.

                            land acquisition

Appropriations, 1996....................................     $36,900,000
Budget estimate, 1997...................................      36,900,000
House allowance.........................................      30,000,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              50,802,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $50,802,000, 
an increase of $13,902,000 above the budget estimate and an 
increase of $20,802,000 above the House allowance.
    The following table shows the Committee's recommendations:

                                                               Committee
                                                          recommendation

Amagansett National Wildlife Refuge, NY.................      $2,000,000
Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge, VA...................       2,500,000
Back to the River, Nebraska.............................       2,000,000
Block Island National Wildlife Refuge, RI...............       2,000,000
Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge, WV..............       2,000,000
Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge, KY...............       3,000,000
Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge, IL..............         750,000
Emiquon National Wildlife Refuge, IL....................       1,000,000
E.B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, NJ..............       3,000,000
Hakalau National Wildlife Refuge (Kona Forest), HI......       2,700,000
Lake Wales National Wildlife Refuge, FL.................         500,000
Lake Woodruff (Wekiva-Ocala connector), FL..............       1,000,000
Lower Rio Grande National Wildlife Refuge, TX...........       3,250,000
Mashpee National Wildlife Refuge, MA....................       1,582,000
Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, MN...........       1,000,000
Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge, WV.........       1,000,000
Oregon coastal refuges (Nestucca Bay/Siletz Bay), OR....         500,000
Patoka River National Wildlife Refuge/MA, IN............         500,000
Petit Manon National Wildlife Refuge, ME................         850,000
San Diego National Wildlife Refuge, CA..................       2,700,000
San Joaquin River National Wildlife Refuge, CA..........       1,000,000
Stewart McKinney National Wildlife Refuge (Great 
    Meadows), CT........................................       1,700,000
Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, OR.............       1,500,000
Western Montana project, Montana........................       1,270,000
Acquisition management..................................       8,500,000
Emergency and hardships.................................       1,000,000
Exchanges...............................................       1,000,000
Inholdings..............................................       1,000,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total.............................................      50,802,000

    The Committee has included funding to establish the Clarks 
River National Wildlife Refuge, the only wildlife refuge solely 
in Kentucky. The funds provided may be used only to acquire 
land through purchases from willing sellers, donations, or 
exchanges. The Secretary is authorized to include hunting and 
fishing in the development of outdoor activities. The Committee 
expects the Secretary to ensure that no activity carried out in 
the refuge will result in the obstruction of the flow of water 
so as to affect any private land adjacent to the refuge and 
that the operations of the refuge will not restrict agriculture 
and silviculture on private lands. Funding is provided to 
complete acquisition of the Kai Malino ranch property at the 
Kona Forest unit of the Hakalau National Wildlife Refuge.

            cooperative endangered species conservation fund

Appropriations, 1996....................................      $8,085,000
Budget estimate, 1997...................................      16,085,000
House allowance.........................................      14,085,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              14,085,000

    The Committee recommends $14,085,000 for the cooperative 
endangered species conservation fund, the same as the House, 
and an increase of $6,000,000 over the fiscal year 1996 level. 
The increase provided is for grants to States for land 
acquisition related to habitat conservation plans. The 
Committee notes that the land acquisition grants represent a 
significant expansion of section 6 activities, and feels that 
explicit authorization for this program should be considered in 
the context of the reauthorization of the Endangered Species 
Act. The Committee expects to be briefed on grant criteria 
prior to the disbursement of any funds.
    In allocating funding for the land acquisition grants, the 
Committee notes that some habitat conservation plan land 
acquisitions are funded as line items in the various land 
acquisition accounts. To the extent particular areas have 
received funding from the land and water conservation fund 
accounts, the funds in this account should be allocated to 
other areas to assist in HCP implementation efforts.

                     national wildlife refuge fund

Appropriations, 1996....................................     $10,779,000
Budget estimate, 1997...................................      10,779,000
House allowance.........................................      10,779,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              10,779,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $10,779,000 
for the national wildlife refuge fund, the same as the fiscal 
year 1996 level and the House allowance. These funds are used 
to make payments to counties in which Service lands are based, 
in order to compensate the local units of government for lost 
tax revenues.

                         rewards and operations

Appropriations, 1996....................................        $600,000
Budget estimate, 1997...................................         600,000
House allowance.........................................       1,000,000

Committee recommendation

                                                                 600,000

    The Committee recommends $600,000 for African elephant 
conservation, which is $400,000 below the House allowance and 
the same as the fiscal year 1996 level. The Committee concurs 
with the House that these funds should be matched by non-
Federal funding to as great an extent possible.

               north american wetlands conservation fund

Appropriations, 1996....................................      $6,750,000
Budget estimate, 1997...................................      11,750,000
House allowance.........................................       7,750,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              10,750,000

    The Committee recommends $10,750,000 for the North American 
wetlands conservation fund, which is $3,000,000 above the House 
and $4,000,000 above the fiscal year 1996 level. The Committee 
notes that the fund has generated $2 in cost sharing for every 
one Federal dollar expended from the fund. The Committee also 
notes that $32,800,000 is estimated to become available to the 
fund in fiscal year 1997 through permanent appropriations.

                 rhinoceros and tiger conservation fund

Appropriations, 1996....................................        $200,000
Budget estimate, 1997...................................         200,000
House allowance.........................................         400,000

Committee recommendation

                                                                 200,000

    The Committee recommends $200,000 for the rhinoceros and 
tiger conservation fund, which is the same as the budget 
request and $200,000 below the House level. The Committee 
concurs with the House that these funds should be matched by 
non-Federal funding to as great an extent possible.

              wildlife conservation and appreciation fund

Appropriations, 1996....................................        $800,000
Budget estimate, 1997...................................         800,000
House allowance.........................................         800,000

Committee recommendation

                                                                 800,000

    The Committee recommends $800,000 for the wildlife 
conservation and appreciation fund, which is the same as the 
House and the fiscal year 1996 level. Pursuant to 
reauthorization of the Partnerships for Wildlife Act, the 
Committee has deleted language included in the House bill 
regarding matching funds. Deletion of this language will give 
the Fish and Wildlife Service more flexibility in leveraging 
non-Federal funds, but will not eliminate the matching 
requirement.

                         National Park Service

                 operation of the national park system

Appropriations, 1996....................................  $1,082,481,000
Budget estimate, 1997...................................   1,173,304,000
House allowance.........................................   1,135,139,000

Committee recommendation

                                                           1,156,784,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of 
$1,156,784,000. This is a decrease of $16,520,000 below the 
budget estimate, $21,645,000 above the House allowance, and 
$74,303,000 above the fiscal year 1996 enacted level. The 
following table provides a comparison of Committee 
recommendations to the budget estimate:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                   Committee                    
                                                               Budget estimate   recommendation       Change    
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Park management:                                                                                                
    Resource stewardship.....................................     $209,410,000     $193,060,000     -$16,350,000
    Visitor services.........................................      270,177,000      270,177,000  ...............
    Maintenance..............................................      366,001,000      369,001,000       +3,000,000
    Park support.............................................      234,324,000      231,154,000       -3,170,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, park management..............................    1,079,912,000    1,063,392,000      -16,520,000
                                                              ==================================================
External administrative costs................................       93,392,000       93,392,000  ...............
                                                              ==================================================
      Total, operation of the National Park Sys-  tem........    1,173,304,000    1,156,784,000      -16,520,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    As requested in the budget, the Committee has included 
$35,864,000 in additional funding for park base operations, 
assuring at least a 3-percent across-the-board increase for 
each National Park System unit as well as targeted increases at 
selected parks and increased funding to address legislated 
changes in law enforcement salaries and benefits. Money is 
provided for a special parks initiative as outlined in the 
budget request for addressing new responsibilities due to such 
things as new parks, change of visitation patterns, new 
operation requirements, enhanced resource protection, land 
acquisition, and boundary expansions. Additional increases are 
included for additional funding assistance to parks with 
special needs, for natural and cultural resources prevention 
programs in parks, for preventive and rehabilitative 
maintenance, and for park support as described under each 
budget activity section.
    The Committee expects the Service to allocate the increased 
funding for park operations consistent with the budget 
justification. While by no means an inclusive list, this will 
allow the parks identified to respond to their enhanced 
operational requirements, including park units such as 
Andersonville National Historic Site, Cane River Creole 
National Historical Park, Cape Cod National Seashore, Gateway 
National Recreation Area (Fort Wadsworth), Harpers Ferry 
National Historical Park, Joshua Tree National Monument, Mojave 
National Park in the California desert, Marsh-Billings National 
Historical Park, Salem Maritime National Historical Park, and 
Zion National Park.
    Resource stewardship.--The Committee recommends an 
appropriation of $193,060,000, an increase of $21,701,000 from 
the current year. Included within the increase is $6,674,000 
for a 3-percent across-the-board adjustment for all park units, 
for an enhanced across-the-board adjustment for parks with 
added requirements, and to help meet retirement benefit 
requirements for law enforcement rangers. The special parks 
initiative is to receive $2,077,000. Other increases in 
resource stewardship include $2,000,000 for inventory and 
monitoring activities, $900,000 for air resources monitoring, 
$700,000 for the geographic information systems, $2,250,000 for 
the natural resources preservation program, $3,000,000 for the 
south Florida restoration project, $100,000 for the Pacific 
Northwest ecosystem office, $500,000 for the Department of the 
Interior museum property program, $1,000,000 for the cyclic 
maintenance for historic properties, and $2,500,000 for the 
cultural resources preservation program.
    Within resource stewardship, the Committee has provided 
additional funds for natural resources management. The 
Committee is concerned that additional resources may be 
necessary to manage the effects of mining operations within 
park areas. Because of the potential effects that can result 
from these operations, the Service should direct some of these 
additional funds, below the reprogramming threshold, to carry 
out effective analysis and management of mining impacts on park 
levels.
    Visitor services.--The Committee recommends an 
appropriation of $270,177,000, an increase of $18,622,000 from 
the current year. Included within the increase is $13,093,000 
for a 3-percent across-the-board adjustment for all park units, 
for an enhanced across-the-board adjustment for parks with 
added requirements, and to help meet retirement benefit 
requirements for law enforcement rangers. The special parks 
initiative is to receive $4,693,000. Included within the 
increase above the fiscal year 1996 level are the Presidential 
inaugural ceremonies for $600,000 and the William O. Douglas 
Center for $236,000.
    Maintenance.--The Committee recommends an appropriation of 
$369,001,000, an increase of $19,721,000 from the current year. 
Included within the increase is $10,878,000 for a 3-percent 
across-the-board adjustment for all park units, for an enhanced 
across-the-board adjustment for targeted parks, and to help 
meet retirement benefit requirements for law enforcement 
rangers. The special parks initiative is to receive $5,340,000. 
An increase of $400,000 is provided for the Presidential 
inaugural ceremonies. In order to continue operations of the 
four Washington metropolitan area parkways, the Committee is 
restoring the $1,000,000 that were not included in the budget 
request. Cyclic maintenance is increased $2,000,000 above the 
current level. An increase of $103,000 is provided for safety 
training.
    The Committee is aware of concerns regarding local impacts 
associated with the timeliness of maintenance along the 
Beartooth Highway, which provides access to Yellowstone 
National Park. The Committee encourages the Park Service to 
work within the resources provided to continue its prior 
cooperative role along this roadway, particularly with regard 
to snow removal.
    Park support.--The Committee recommends an appropriation of 
$231,154,000, an increase of $10,479,000 from the current year. 
Included within the increase is $5,219,000 for a 3-percent 
across-the-board adjustment for all park units, for an enhanced 
across-the-board adjustment for targeted parks, and to help 
meet retirement benefit requirements for law enforcement 
rangers. The special parks initiative is to receive $890,000. 
In addition, the increase includes $320,000 for the workers' 
compensation initiative, $500,000 for communication upgrades, 
$800,000 for financial management improvements, and $2,000,000 
for employee training.
    Within the funds provided, $350,000 is provided for 
Kalaupapa National Historic Park, HI, and $400,000 for the 
National Park of Samoa for annual lease payments for lands 
included in the parks. These funds were requested in the ``Land 
acquisition'' account, but are more appropriately funded 
through the ``Operations'' account. The National Park Service 
should include these projects in its base funding in future 
years.
    Within the funds provided for training, the Committee 
expects the Service to work closely with the Fish and Wildlife 
Service as the programs are developed for the National 
Education and Training Center [NETC]. The Committee is 
concerned particularly that NPS not duplicate some of the 
efforts already underway at NETC, and that NPS take full 
advantage of the services and resources that will be available 
at NETC. The National Park Service should not use any of the 
funds provided to establish and staff a multimedia training 
unit. The Committee expects the National Park Service to 
fulfill the Department's expectation of providing $500,000 to 
address operating requirements at the National Education and 
Training Center.
    External administrative costs.--The Committee recommends an 
appropriation of $93,392,000, an increase of $3,780,000 from 
the current year. This level of funding provides for costs such 
as employee compensation payments, unemployment compensation 
payments, telephones, and space.
    General.--The U.S. Park Police is a full-service police 
department, administered by the National Park Service and 
deployed in the urban national parks in Washington, DC, (22 
percent of the land mass); the Gateway National Recreation Area 
in New York, NY; and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area 
in San Francisco, CA. The Park Police manages more than 5,000 
demonstrations and special events annually, with many crowds 
totally in the hundreds of thousands. The Committee is 
concerned that the increased pension requirements have eroded 
the base funding of the Park Police and has provided funding to 
address these requirements. In looking at future budget needs 
for the parks, the Service should also give consideration to 
the demands facing the Park Police, including personnel 
shortages, communication system updating, and equipment needs.
    The Committee recognizes the high priority of the National 
Park Service. The pilot fee program contained in the fiscal 
year 1996 bill was provided to assist the land management 
agencies with meeting the growing maintenance backlog and the 
increasing operations requirements. The Committee agrees that 
the fee demonstration period should be extended for 1 year due 
to the late signing of the appropriations act. In addition, the 
Committee also recommends that the number of sites be increased 
from 50 per agency to 100. This will provide the agencies with 
an even greater ability to take care of park needs. However, 
the Committee is very concerned about the lack of serious 
effort to date by the National Park Service to implement this 
program. The Committee agrees with the House that all the land 
management agencies should intensify their efforts to implement 
this program, and provide a full report to the Committees by 
December 31, 1996, on the status of implementation and plans 
for this program in fiscal year 1997. The Committee expects 
that the fiscal year 1998 budget request contains a complete 
and detailed explanation of the plans, accomplishments, and 
proposals for further implementation.
    The National Park Service should continue to pursue 
opportunities for the restoration of the Mississippi Monument 
at Vicksburg National Military Park.
    The National Park Service should continue its water 
monitoring efforts with the State of Montana and provide 
priority consideration to contracting with the State to perform 
new ground water monitoring tasks.
    The Committee is troubled that the National Park Service 
may be creating official or defacto buffer zones or heritage 
areas around national park units. The Service should not 
promote the creation of such areas unless explicitly authorized 
by law.
    The Committee continues to encourage active public-private 
partnerships to fund activities in our National Park System. 
However, the Service should not encourage private fundraising 
activities in order to pursue activities contrary to directions 
set by Congress.
    Within the funds provided for the Great Basin National 
Park, funds are included for water quality tests that would be 
required to provide visitors with potable water at campgrounds.
    A considerable funding increase has been provided for 
operations of national park units. While a portion of this 
increase benefits all parks, there are particular needs that 
cannot be addressed solely on an across-the-board basis. This 
is particularly true for newer park units just getting 
established as well as older units facing new facility 
requirements. The Service should pay particular attention to 
the added requirements confronting some units more than others. 
Visitor use, acres managed, public accessibility, new and 
rehabilitated facilities, and the hours open to the public 
should be taken into consideration. For example, the funding 
level for Weir Farm should be examined to consider the 
possibility of expanding the park hours and keeping the park 
open to the public on weekends.
    There are many important battle sites within the State of 
Mississippi that are attracting visitors who are interested in 
the Civil War. The battles of Corinth and Brices' Crossroads 
are two that the National Park Service should consider 
commemorating with federally funded projects to ensure an 
accurate and interesting description for the information of 
visitors to those sites.
    The newly paved road that passes through Hovenweep National 
Monument is expected to increase visitations to the park. The 
National Park Service is encouraged to take this into 
consideration when allocating funds to the park.

                  national recreation and preservation

Appropriations, 1996....................................     $37,649,000
Budget estimate, 1997...................................      40,218,000
House allowance.........................................      36,476,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              39,476,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $39,476,000, a 
decrease of $742,000 below the budget estimate and an increase 
of $3,000,000 above the House allowance.

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                                                                                   Committee                    
                                                               Budget estimate   recommendation       Change    
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Recreation programs..........................................         $494,000         $494,000  ...............
Natural programs.............................................       11,434,000        8,871,000      -$2,563,000
Cultural programs............................................       18,469,000       20,019,000       +1,550,000
International park affairs...................................        1,906,000        1,677,000         -229,000
Environmental and compliance review..........................          338,000          338,000  ...............
Grant administration.........................................        1,676,000        1,676,000  ...............
                                                              ==================================================
Statutory or contractual aid for other activities:                                                              
    Alaska Native Cultural Center............................  ...............          750,000         +750,000
    Blackstone River corridor................................          324,000          324,000  ...............
    Brown Foundation.........................................          102,000          102,000  ...............
    Dayton Aviation Heritage Commission......................           48,000           48,000  ...............
    Delaware and Lehigh Navigation Canal.....................          329,000          329,000  ...............
    Ice Age National Scientific Reserve......................          806,000          806,000  ...............
    Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor                                                      
     Commission..............................................          238,000          238,000  ...............
    Johnstown Area Heritage Association......................           50,000           50,000  ...............
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Center...........................          534,000          534,000  ...............
    National Constitution Center.............................          236,000          236,000  ...............
    Native Hawaiian culture and arts program.................        1,000,000          750,000         -250,000
    New Orleans Jazz Commission..............................           67,000           67,000  ...............
    Quinebaug-Shetucket National Heritage Corridor Commission          200,000          200,000  ...............
    Roosevelt Campobello International Park Commission.......          650,000          650,000  ...............
    Southwestern Pennsylvania Heritage Preservation                                                             
     Commission..............................................          758,000          758,000  ...............
    Steel industry heritage..................................          379,000          379,000  ...............
    Wheeling National Heritage Area..........................          180,000          180,000  ...............
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, statutory or contractual aid.................        5,901,000        6,401,000         +500,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Total, National recreation and preservation............       40,218,000       39,476,000         -742,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Natural programs.--The Committee continues to support the 
Rivers and Trails Conservation Assistance Program and provides 
$200,000 above the current funding level. The Committee is 
providing an additional $200,000 for the National Park 
Service's Chesapeake Bay Program Office. The National Park 
Service should continue its study efforts associated with the 
White Clay Creek Watershed. The multipurpose pathway system in 
Aiken, SC, should be given consideration for funding. Funding 
of $250,000 for the Lake Champlain initiative and funding of 
$150,000 for the Connecticut River partnerships is provided. 
Funds are not included for the new heritage partnership 
initiative because it is not yet authorized.
    Cultural programs.--The Committee recommends $1,500,000 
above the current year. The Underground Railroad should be 
given consideration for funding.
    International park affairs.--The Committee provides the 
same level of funding as the current year.

                       historic preservation fund

Appropriations, 1996....................................     $36,212,000
Budget estimate, 1997...................................      38,290,000
House allowance.........................................      36,212,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              36,612,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $36,612,000 
for the historic preservation fund in fiscal year 1997, 
$1,678,000 below the budget estimate, and $400,000 above the 
House allowance.
    Within the appropriation, $32,712,000 is provided for the 
grants-in-aid program and $3,900,000 is provided for the 
National Trust for Historic Preservation which includes 
$3,500,000 for the base program and $400,000 for disaster 
assistance as described below.
    The Committee recommends $400,000 for historic preservation 
activities needed as a result of a recent tornado that severely 
damaged the commercial historic district in Fort Smith, AR. The 
funds are to be transferred to the city of Fort Smith and will 
be used for stabilization, repairs, rehabilitation, and other 
activities related to the historic properties. It is the 
Committee's understanding that four buildings in the historic 
district sustained major damage and others sustained minor 
damage.
    The Committee continues to be supportive of the National 
Trust's program to expand its membership and its fundraising 
activities and to become self-sufficient.

                              construction

Appropriations, 1996....................................    $143,225,000
    C&O; Canal...........................................       2,000,000
    Emergency appropriation, 1996.......................      47,000,000
Budget estimate, 1997...................................     143,225,000
House allowance.........................................     119,745,000

Committee recommendation

                                                             165,418,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $165,418,000, 
an increase of $22,193,000 above the budget estimate and an 
increase of $45,673,000 above the House allowance.
    The following table shows projects contained in the budget 
estimate, the House allowance, and the Committee 
recommendation:

                                       NATIONAL PARK SERVICE CONSTRUCTION                                       
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Committee   
                                                                Budget request  House allowance   recommendation
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Acadia National Park, ME (rehabilitation of carriage roads)..       $1,700,000  ...............         $800,000
Amistad National Recreation Area, TX (sewage treatment                                                          
 facilities).................................................        1,100,000  ...............          650,000
Blackstone River Valley National Historic Commission, MA/RI                                                     
 (interpretive project)......................................  ...............         $460,000          460,000
Blue Ridge Parkway, NC (headquarters)........................  ...............        4,400,000  ...............
Blue Ridge Parkway, Fisher Peak, NC (music cen-  ter)........        4,000,000  ...............  ...............
Cane River Creole National Historical Park, LA (preservation                                                    
 and stabilization)..........................................  ...............  ...............        5,570,000
Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM (replace elevators).......  ...............        1,400,000  ...............
Chamizal National Memorial, TX (rehabilitation)..............  ...............          200,000  ...............
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, GA                                                          
 (highway relocation)........................................  ...............  ...............        3,500,000
Chickasaw National Recreation Area, OK (campground                                                              
 rehabilitation).............................................  ...............  ...............        2,600,000
Cuyahoga National Recreation Area, OH (site and structure                                                       
 rehabilitation).............................................  ...............        3,000,000  ...............
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, PA (trails                                                         
 rehabilitation).............................................  ...............        1,200,000  ...............
Denali National Park and Preserve, AK (electrical switch gear                                                   
 and rehabilitate powerhouse)................................  ...............  ...............        1,550,000
Edison National Historic Site, NJ (concrete and masonry                                                         
 repairs)....................................................  ...............  ...............          720,000
Everglades National Park, FL:                                                                                   
    Water delivery system modification.......................        5,000,000        2,800,000        4,750,000
    Fort Jefferson rehabilitation............................  ...............  ...............          250,000
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, CO (shelters)......  ...............           37,000  ...............
Fort Larned National Historic Site, KS (stabilization,                                                          
 restoration, and interpretation)............................  ...............  ...............        1,465,000
Fort McHenry National Monument, MD (rehabilita-  tion).......        2,500,000  ...............        1,600,000
Fort Necessity National Battlefield, PA (design).............  ...............          400,000  ...............
Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, NC (rehabilitation).....  ...............  ...............        1,000,000
Fort Scott National Historic Site (water delivery system and                                                    
 access).....................................................  ...............  ...............        1,115,000
Fort Smith National Historic Site, AR (rehabilita-  tion)....  ...............  ...............        2,000,000
Fort Sumter National Monument, SC (site development).........  ...............  ...............        3,600,000
Gateway National Recreation Area, NY (Jacob Riis Park                                                           
 rehabilitation).............................................        4,300,000  ...............          855,000
General Grant National Memorial, NY (restore memorial                                                           
 facilities and grounds).....................................        1,200,000        1,200,000          975,000
George Washington Memorial Parkway, MD (Glen Echo Park                                                          
 utilities)..................................................        2,100,000        2,100,000        2,100,000
Grand Canyon National Park, AZ (transportation vehicles).....        4,900,000        2,000,000        2,000,000
Great Basin National Park, NV (Lehman Caves National Monument                                                   
 trail rehabilitation).......................................  ...............  ...............          350,000
Gulf Islands National Seashore, MS (erosion con-  trol)......  ...............  ...............        2,000,000
Hot Springs National Park, AR (stabilization/lead paint).....  ...............          500,000          500,000
Independence National Historical Park, PA (rehabilitate                                                         
 utility systems)............................................       13,300,000       13,300,000       13,300,000
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, IN (demolition)............  ...............          500,000  ...............
Kings Canyon National Park, CA (Cedar Grove wastewater                                                          
 treatment plant)............................................        2,900,000        2,900,000        2,900,000
Lackawanna Valley, PA (technical assistance).................  ...............          650,000  ...............
Lake Mead National Recreation Area, NV (rehabilitate                                                            
 wastewater and water systems)...............................        5,000,000        5,000,000        5,000,000
Little River Canyon National Preserve, AL (health and safety)  ...............          550,000  ...............
Minute Man National Historical Park, MA (visitor access to                                                      
 Battle Road)................................................        2,000,000  ...............  ...............
Mount Rainer National Park, WA (flood repair)................  ...............  ...............          170,000
Natchez Trace Parkway, MS....................................  ...............  ...............        8,000,000
National Capital Parks--Central, DC:                                                                            
    Washington Monument rehabilitation.......................        1,900,000        1,900,000        1,900,000
    Jefferson Memorial rehabilitation........................        4,500,000        1,300,000        4,500,000
New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park, LA (development)..  ...............  ...............        5,000,000
New River Gorge National River, WV (access, trails, and                                                         
 stabilization)..............................................  ...............  ...............        1,725,000
Olympic National Park, WA (Elwha fish restoration)...........  ...............  ...............          270,000
Oregon Caves National Monument, OR (trail construction and                                                      
 rewiring)...................................................  ...............  ...............          750,000
President's Park, DC:                                                                                           
    Electrical system........................................        5,300,000        1,000,000        5,300,000
    Replace HVAC.............................................        5,000,000        5,000,000        5,000,000
Rock Creek Meridian Park, DC (rehabilitation)................  ...............          100,000  ...............
Roosevelt/Vanderbilt, NY (rehabilitation of Franklin D.                                                         
 Roosevelt Home, Hyde Park)..................................  ...............        1,700,000        1,700,000
St. Gaudens National Historic Site, NH (construct maintenance                                                   
 facility)...................................................          900,000  ...............          900,000
Saratoga National Historical Park, NY (rehabilita-  tion)....  ...............        1,000,000  ...............
Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site, MA (rehabilitation)  ...............          200,000  ...............
Sequoia National Park, CA:                                                                                      
    Replace giant sequoia facilities.........................        5,200,000        3,000,000        3,000,000
    Install underground utilities, General's High-  way......        3,000,000        3,000,000        3,000,000
Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission, PA (various projects)..  ...............        2,000,000  ...............
Stones River National Battlefield, TN:                                                                          
    Redoubt..................................................  ...............          190,000  ...............
    Trail construction.......................................  ...............          300,000  ...............
Thomas Stone National Historic Site, MD (rehabilitation).....  ...............          250,000  ...............
Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site, MO (rehabilitation).  ...............          670,000          670,000
Vicksburg National Military Park, MS (rehabilita-  tion).....  ...............  ...............        2,000,000
Wind Cave National Park, SD (replace elevators)..............        1,300,000        1,300,000  ...............
Zion National Park, UT (buses)...............................        5,100,000  ...............        5,100,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, line-item construction.......................       82,200,000       65,507,000      110,595,000
Emergency, unscheduled, housing..............................       14,600,000       14,973,000       13,973,000
Planning.....................................................       18,760,000       17,000,000       18,760,000
Equipment replacement........................................       19,940,000       14,365,000       14,365,000
General management plans.....................................        6,600,000        6,600,000        6,600,000
Special resource studies.....................................          825,000        1,000,000          825,000
Strategic planning office....................................          300,000          300,000          300,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Total..................................................      143,225,000      119,745,000      165,418,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The Committee has included $180,000 to initiate the study 
for the development of the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation 
Area general management plan. The Committee believes that local 
participation is critical to the development of successful 
management plans, and directs the NPS to consult thoroughly 
with affected local government representatives in the 
development of the management plan for the Lake Roosevelt 
National Recreation Area.
    The National Park Service is encouraged to submit 
expeditiously the request to reprogram fiscal year 1996 
construction funds intended for Mississippi for redirection to 
the Intermodal Transportation Center. The Committee would 
consider a formal reprogramming request favorably.
    It is the Committee's understanding that $100,000 is 
included within the special resources studies for the 
commemoration and interpretation of the underground railroad.
    The Committee has appropriated $270,000 to fund activities 
related to restoration of spawning gravel in the lower Elwha 
River, habitat improvement projects on Elwha River tributaries, 
and general fish restoration activities on the Elwha River.
    The Committee encourages the National Park Service to 
continue planning and design work on section 3P-3 in order that 
construction on the Ridgeland site of the Natchez Trace Parkway 
could begin in fiscal year 1998.
    The Committee has included bill language that allows funds 
previously provided to the city of Hot Springs, AR, to be used 
for rehabilitation of the federally constructed Hot Springs 
Creek arch.
    The Committee has included $150,000 to conduct a special 
resources study for Blood Run National Historic Landmark, SD.

                    land and water conservation fund

                              (rescission)

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $30,000,000 in 
annual contract authority provided by 16 U.S.C. 4601-10a. This 
authority has not been used in recent years and there are no 
plans to use it in fiscal year 1997.

                 land acquisition and state assistance

Appropriations, 1996....................................     $49,100,000
Budget estimate, 1997...................................      36,300,000
House allowance.........................................      30,000,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              48,415,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $48,415,000, 
an increase of $12,115,000 above the budget estimate and an 
increase of $18,415,000 above the House allowance.
    The following table shows the Committee recommendation:

                                                               Committee
                                                          recommendation

Appalachian Trail.......................................      $4,000,000
Aztec Ruins National Monument, NM.......................       1,000,000
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, GA........       2,000,000
Colonial National Historic Park (Colonial Parkway), VA..         915,000
Denali National Park, AK................................         800,000
Everglades ecosystem (Big Cypress/Everglades National 
    Park), FL...........................................      12,000,000
Golden Gate National Recreation Area, CA................       3,000,000
Olympic National Park (Elwha Dam), WA...................       4,000,000
Petroglyph National Monument, NM........................       2,000,000
Pinelands National Reserve, NJ..........................       1,500,000
Piscataway Park, MD.....................................         500,000
Sterling Forest, NJ/NY..................................       2,500,000
Acquisition management..................................       6,700,000
Emergency and hardships.................................       3,000,000
Inholdings..............................................       3,000,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Subtotal, Federal.................................      46,915,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
Assistance to States: Administrative expenses...........       1,500,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total.............................................      48,415,000

    In fiscal year 1996, the Committee directed interested 
parties for the Elwha Dam and the Glines Dam to determine a 
less costly solution to removal of the two dams than the 
proposal advocated by the administration. The President's 
fiscal year 1997 budget request included $111,000,000 in budget 
authority for the acquisition and removal of the two dams. 
However, the President's request for all programs under the 
jurisdiction of the subcommittee was far greater than the 
actual funding allocated to the subcommittee for fiscal year 
1997. As a result, the Committee has included bill language 
under title I, general provisions, amending Public Law 102-495, 
the Elwha River Ecosystem and Fisheries Restoration Act, to 
allow the State of Washington, in which the Elwha and Glines 
Dams are located, the option to purchase the two dams upon 
acquisition of the dams by the Federal Government. The 
Committee believes that the State of Washington is in the best 
position to represent the views of the people most directly 
affected by the retention or removal of the two dams. The 
Committee recommends $4,000,000 toward the total of $29,500,000 
required for acquisition of the dams. This is in addition to 
the $4,000,000 appropriated in fiscal year 1996 for the 
project.
    The Committee has included $12,000,000 for land acquisition 
within the Everglades ecosystem to purchase land for the 
Everglades National Park or the Big Cypress National Park in 
Florida, an increase of $4,000,000 above the fiscal year 1996 
funding level.
    The Committee has included bill language to facilitate a 
land exchange between the Corrections Corporation of America 
and the National Park Service for land located in Oxon Cove 
Park in Prince Georges County, MD.
    The funds available for acquisitions within the Sterling 
Forest are available subject to authorization.

                      everglades restoration fund

Appropriations, 1996....................................................
Budget estimate, 1997...................................    $100,000,000
House allowance.........................................................

Committee recommendation

                                             ...........................

    The Committee has not included the $100,000,000 included in 
the President's budget request for a separate Everglades 
restoration fund. The $100,000,000 requested by the 
administration is approximately the same level as was 
appropriated for land acquisition nationwide for the Department 
of the Interior for fiscal year 1996. The administration's 
request for all programs within the jurisdiction of the 
Committee far exceeded the actual funding allocated to the 
Committee. As a result, the subcommittee has been unable to 
provide the level of funds requested by the administration for 
the Everglades and other initiatives.
    The Committee remains committed to efforts underway to 
restore the Everglades and, consistent with prior years' 
appropriations, has included additional funding to support the 
base program and scientific efforts associated with Everglades 
restoration, including an increase of $4,000,000 for these 
purposes in fiscal year 1997. In terms of project specific 
Federal land acquisition, the fiscal year 1997 amount is 
$4,000,000 above last year's level for the Everglades 
ecosystem.

                        fixed asset acquisitions

Appropriations, 1996....................................................
Budget estimate, 1997...................................    $111,000,000
House allowance.........................................................

Committee recommendation

                                             ...........................

    The Committee has not included the $111,000,000 included in 
the President's budget request for a separate ``Fixed asset 
acquisitions'' account to acquire and remove the Elwha and 
Glines Dams. The Committee has included $4,000,000 for this 
purpose in the National Park Service ``Land acquisition and 
State assistance'' account.

                       administrative provisions

    The Committee has included language, as in prior years, 
precluding redevelopment of the southern end of Ellis Island 
until Congress has an opportunity to renew the plan.
    Bill language is included precluding the expenditure of NPS 
funds for United Nations biodiversity initiatives.

                          ENERGY AND MINERALS

                         U.S. Geological Survey

                 surveys, investigations, and research

Appropriations, 1996....................................    $730,163,000
    Emergency appropriation, 1996.......................       2,000,000
Budget estimate, 1997...................................     746,380,000
House allowance.........................................     730,163,000

Committee recommendation

                                                             737,040,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $737,040,000, 
a reduction of $9,340,000 below the budget estimate and 
$6,877,000 above the House allowance. The following table 
provides a comparison of the Committee's fiscal year 1997 
recommendations with the budget estimate:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                   Committee                    
                                                               Budget estimate   recommendation       Change    
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National mapping, geography, and surveys:                                                                       
    National map and digital data production.................      $63,666,000      $63,666,000  ...............
    Information and data systems.............................       20,853,000       15,853,000      -$5,000,000
    Research and technology..................................       23,261,000       23,261,000  ...............
    Advanced cartographic systems............................       23,977,000       24,364,000         +387,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, national mapping, geography, and surveys.....      131,757,000      127,144,000       -4,613,000
                                                              ==================================================
Geologic and mineral resource surveys and mapping:                                                              
    Earthquake hazards reduction.............................       46,122,000       48,122,000       +2,000,000
    Volcano hazards..........................................       18,842,000       19,342,000         +500,000
    Landslide hazards........................................        2,305,000        2,305,000  ...............
    National geologic mapping................................       21,882,000       21,882,000  ...............
    Deep continental studies.................................        2,848,000        2,848,000  ...............
    Magnetic field monitoring and charting...................        1,784,000        1,784,000  ...............
    Marine and coastal geologic surveys......................       39,172,000       39,172,000  ...............
    Global change and climate history........................        9,687,000        9,687,000  ...............
    Mineral resource surveys.................................       59,136,000       59,136,000  ...............
    Energy resource surveys..................................       25,252,000       25,252,000  ...............
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, geologic and mineral resource surveys and                                                       
       mapping...............................................      227,030,000      229,530,000       +2,500,000
                                                              ==================================================
Water resources investigations:                                                                                 
    Federal program..........................................      125,102,000      123,894,000       -1,208,000
    Federal-State program....................................       66,683,000       65,809,000         -874,000
    Water resources research institutes......................  ...............        4,553,000       +4,553,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, water resources investigations...............      191,785,000      194,256,000       +2,471,000
                                                              ==================================================
Biological research..........................................      145,000,000      137,750,000       -7,250,000
General administration.......................................       27,981,000       25,533,000       -2,448,000
Facilities...................................................       22,827,000       22,827,000  ...............
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Total, surveys, investigations, and re-  search........      746,380,000      737,040,000       -9,340,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    National mapping, geography, and surveys.--The Committee 
recommends $127,144,000 for national mapping, geography, and 
surveys, which is a decrease of $4,613,000 below the budget 
request and an increase of $1,209,000 above the fiscal year 
1996 level of funding. The Committee does not recommend the 
additional funds requested for the national data base 
management program. The Committee has restored funding for 
advanced cartographic systems to the fiscal year 1996 level. 
The Committee has provided the additional $1,000,000 to begin 
production of the new digital national atlas.
    The Committee is supportive of the goals of the MEDEA 
project. The Committee believes that the USGS should work with 
the agencies who will benefit from the use of the proposed 
upgraded infrastructure to obtain reimbursable agreements for 
the necessary funding.
    Geologic and mineral resource surveys and mapping.--For 
geologic and mineral resource surveys and mapping, the 
Committee recommends $229,530,000, which is an increase of 
$2,500,000 above the budget request and $1,311,000 above the 
fiscal year 1996 level of funding. The Committee recognizes 
that university research plays a unique role in the National 
Hazards Reduction Program, and has provided an increase of 
$2,000,000 for university-based earthquake research. Within the 
funds provided for this program, the Committee expects 
consideration be given to inclusion of the intermountain 
seismic belt, which extends from Montana and Idaho through Utah 
into Arizona. The Committee recommends $19,342,000 for volcano 
hazards research, which is an increase of $500,000 above the 
budget request. The Committee recommends $59,136,000 for 
mineral resource surveys, including $16,000,000 for minerals 
statistics and information activities transferred from the 
Bureau of Mines in fiscal year 1996. The Committee expects the 
Survey to report to the Committee no later than March 31, 1996, 
on the full scope of the geophysical, geologic, and natural 
resources data collection and storage issues in Alaska. The 
Survey should work with the University of Alaska, the State of 
Alaska, the Alaska Federation of Natives, and other interested 
parties.
    Water resources investigations.--The Committee recommends 
$194,256,000 for water resources investigations, which is an 
increase $2,471,000 above the budget request. The Committee 
recommends a decrease of $1,208,000 for the Federal program and 
a decrease of $874,000 for the Federal-State program. As 
requested, $3,513,000 is included to support the assessment of 
the water resources of the middle Rio Grande basin. The 
Committee expects the USGS to continue funding for Lake 
Champlain programs at the current level.
    For the Water Resources Research Institute Program, the 
Committee recommends $4,553,000. The Committee has not provided 
funding for the recently authorized regional program. These 
funds are for the State water resources research institute in 
each State to assist the individual States in solving their 
water resources problems. These funds are to be matched on a 2-
to-1 basis. The USGS shall ensure that the funds allocated to 
each institute are to support a program of research, education, 
and information and technology transfer that has been developed 
in close collaboration with the institute's advisory panel and 
that is consistent with its share of the appropriated funds. 
This program should be administered in accordance with the 
recently enacted reauthorization legislation (Public Law 104-
141).
    Biological research.--The Committee recommends $137,750,000 
for the biological research program, which is an increase of 
$750,000 above the fiscal year 1996 level of funding and a 
decrease of $7,250,000 below the budget request. The additional 
funding is to provide needed support for the cooperative 
research units. These funds are provided to fill vacancies at 
existing units, not to create new units. The Committee believes 
these units are an important component of the biological 
research conducted by the Survey and recommends that these 
activities remain with the Survey.
    The Committee has funded the Biological Research Division 
at the current level, which will preclude the Survey from 
having to make further changes that would affect staffing or 
base operations at the various field centers and science 
centers of the division. If resource reallocations or changes 
to field unit operations are contemplated, the Survey should 
submit a reprogramming request.
    General administration.--For general administration, the 
Committee recommends $25,533,000, which is a decrease of 
$2,448,000 below the budget request. The Committee recommends 
the $2,000,000 requested for reimbursements to the Department 
of Labor for reimbursement of costs associated with the former 
employees of the Bureau of Mines be funded through the ``Bureau 
of Mines'' account since these are not costs to the Survey.

                      Minerals Management Service

    The Minerals Management Service is responsible for managing 
offshore energy and mineral resources, as well as collecting, 
distributing, accounting, and auditing of mineral leases on 
Federal and Indian lands. In fiscal year 1997, it is estimated 
that MMS will collect and distribute $5,100,000,000 from over 
107,000 Federal and Indian leases.

                royalty and offshore minerals management

Appropriations, 1996....................................    $182,555,000
Budget estimate, 1997...................................     182,994,000
House allowance.........................................     182,555,000

Committee recommendation

                                                             159,555,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $159,555,000, 
a decrease of $23,439,000 from the budget estimate, and a 
decrease of $23,000,000 below the House allowance. The 
Committee recommendations compared to the budget estimates are 
shown in the following table:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                   Committee                    
                                                               Budget estimate   recommendation       Change    
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Outer Continental Shelf lands:                                                                                  
    Leasing and environmental program........................      $26,967,000      $27,567,000        +$600,000
    Resource evaluation......................................       16,382,000       16,982,000         +600,000
    Regulatory program.......................................       32,849,000       34,249,000       +1,400,000
    Information management program...........................          922,000          922,000  ...............
    Office of Management Support.............................        3,000,000        2,700,000         -300,000
    TIMS adjustment..........................................  ...............      -25,600,000      -25,600,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Outer Continental Shelf lands................       80,120,000       56,820,000      -23,300,000
                                                              ==================================================
Royalty management:                                                                                             
    Valuation and operations.................................       33,022,000       33,022,000  ...............
    Compliance...............................................       34,326,000       34,326,000  ...............
    Indian allottee refunds..................................           15,000           15,000  ...............
    Program Services Office..................................        2,742,000        2,700,000          -42,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, royalty management...........................       70,105,000       70,063,000          -42,000
                                                              ==================================================
General administration:                                                                                         
    Executive direction......................................        3,416,000        3,416,000  ...............
    Policy and management improvement........................        3,812,000        3,812,000  ...............
    Administrative operations................................       11,065,000       11,065,000  ...............
    General support services.................................       14,476,000       14,476,000  ...............
    General reduction........................................  ...............          -97,000          -97,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, general administration.......................       32,769,000       32,672,000          -97,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Total, royalty and offshore minerals management........      182,994,000      159,555,000      -23,439,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The general reduction proposed in the Outer Continental 
Shelf lands program is offset by an increase in the amount of 
fees that the Minerals Management Service is authorized to 
retain and apply to the OCS program. These fees are available 
as a result of increased rental receipts realized from the 
recent highly successful sales in the western Gulf of Mexico. 
Increases above the budget request include $700,000 for the 
increased cost of platform inspections; $900,000 for the 
increased workload associated with performing geological and 
geophysical evaluations for leases issued under provisions of 
the Deep Water Royalty Relief Act, Public Law 104-58; $600,000 
for the costs of performing environmental studies identified 
during the development of the new 5-year program and for 
postlease activities; and $400,000 for the increased workload 
associated with the OCS Sand, Gravel, and Shell Resource Act, 
Public Law 103-426.
    The Committee does not agree with the $4,000,000 general 
reduction in the OCS Lands Program proposed by the House. Such 
a large reduction would impede the ability of the Government to 
obtain fair market value for lease sales.
    The Committee shares the concern expressed by the House 
regarding the large portion of the MMS program resources and 
staff devoted to administration. The Committee agrees to the 
decreases proposed by the House of $300,000 in the OCS Lands 
Program for the Office of Management Support, $42,000 in the 
royalty management program for the Program Services Office, and 
$97,000 as a general reduction to headquarters administration.
    While the Committee shares the concern of the House 
regarding underpayment of royalties for minerals produced on 
Federal lands, due to overall budget constraints the Committee 
does not agree to the $4,000,000 increase in the audit 
compliance program proposed by the House.
    The Committee understands that as a result of the 
experience gained since the initiation of net receipts sharing, 
the Service has revised the calculation formula and should now 
be using the total derived from the cost method as the 
Services' net receipts sharing base to be allocated to States. 
The Committee also expects that as additional experience is 
gained, the Service will, in consultation with the States, make 
additional adjustments and refinements to the net receipts 
sharing formula.
    Following MMS review of previous pilot projects and 
consultation with industry and the States, the Committee 
expects MMS to consider conducting two additional pilot 
projects for taking oil and/or gas in kind. One pilot program 
should include leases under section 8(g) of the Outer 
Continental Shelf Lands Act. The other program should be 
conducted onshore. States that share in the royalty revenues 
should be involved in making the decision as to which areas are 
included and how the pilots are conducted. In doing so, the 
Service should coordinate with the legislative committees of 
jurisdiction.
    Bill language.--As requested by the administration, bill 
language has again been included under general provisions, 
Department of the Interior to prohibit the use of funds for 
Outer Continental Shelf [OCS] leasing and development 
activities in several areas. This language is the same as 
language included in the fiscal year 1996 bill, and covers the 
areas placed under moratoria by President Bush--northern, 
central, and southern California, the North Atlantic, 
Washington-Oregon, and Florida south of 26 degrees north 
latitude--as well as the Mid and South Atlantic, the eastern 
Gulf of Mexico north of 26 degrees, and the North Aleutian 
basin in Alaska. Later this year the administration will issue 
a 5-year leasing plan pursuant to the requirements of the Outer 
Continental Shelf Lands Act. This plan will govern offshore oil 
and gas development activities until the year 2002. Once this 
plan is issued, additional leasing activity during the span of 
the 5-year plan will be virtually impossible in those areas not 
identified as eligible for leasing in the plan itself. This 
likely will include most or all of the areas currently included 
in the congressional moratoria. As such, the Committee strongly 
urges the administration to consider removing the legislative 
moratoria in the fiscal year 1998 budget request. The Committee 
continues to feel that such major OCS development issues should 
be addressed through the processes established in relevant 
authorizing legislation, not in annual appropriations bills.

                           oilspill research

Appropriations, 1996....................................      $6,440,000
Budget estimate, 1997...................................       6,440,000
House allowance.........................................       6,440,000

Committee recommendation

                                                               6,440,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $6,440,000, 
the same as the House allowance and the budget estimate.

                            Bureau of Mines

                           Mines and Minerals

Appropriations, 1996....................................     $64,000,000
Budget estimate, 1997...................................................
House allowance.........................................................

Committee recommendation

                                                               2,000,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $2,000,000 to 
pay ongoing costs associated with closure of the Bureau of 
Mines. Funds were provided in fiscal year 1996 to conduct the 
closure. Additional costs will be incurred in fiscal year 1997 
to pay the Department of Labor for workers compensation 
payments and unemployment compensation payments for former 
employees of the Bureau of Mines.
    The Department of the Interior has no discretion in the 
payment of these costs. These funds were included by the 
administration in the budget request for the U.S. Geological 
Survey, and the Committee recommends that the costs be 
reflected accurately as part of the termination costs of the 
Bureau of Mines.

          Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement

                       regulation and technology

Appropriations, 1996....................................     $95,970,000
Budget estimate, 1997...................................      94,772,000
House allowance.........................................      94,772,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              94,672,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $94,672,000, a 
decrease of $100,000 below the budget estimate and the House 
allowance. A comparison of the budget estimates and the 
Committee recommendation is as follows:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                   Committee                    
                                                               Budget estimate   recommendation       Change    
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
State regulatory program grants..............................      $50,676,000      $50,676,000  ...............
                                                              ==================================================
Federal regulatory programs:                                                                                    
    Regulatory program operations............................       13,660,000       13,660,000  ...............
    Technical services, training, and research...............       13,881,000       13,881,000  ...............
    Assessments and collections..............................        4,786,000        4,786,000  ...............
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Federal regulatory programs..................       32,327,000       32,327,000  ...............
                                                              ==================================================
Civil penalties..............................................          500,000          500,000  ...............
General administration.......................................       11,269,000       11,169,000        -$100,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Total, regulation and technology.......................       94,772,000       94,672,000         -100,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The Committee notes that funding and staffing levels for 
the Office of Surface Mining have been reduced significantly in 
the last several years. Total FTE's have been reduced by nearly 
40 percent since fiscal year 1993, with the bulk of this 
reduction being taken from Federal regulatory programs. More 
than 180 employees were separated in the last fiscal year alone 
at a cost of more than $3,200,000. The Committee commends the 
Office for its ability to manage this downsizing while 
continuing to perform its statutory mission.
    While the Committee has generally enjoyed a cooperative 
working relationship with the Office of Surface Mining, the 
Committee is extremely disappointed that some OSM employees 
have violated this relationship by deliberately releasing 
confidential information. The Committee notes that such actions 
are not in the long-term best interests of the agency.

                    Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fund

                         (Definite, Trust Fund)

Appropriations, 1996....................................    $173,887,000
Budget estimate, 1997...................................     179,385,000
House allowance.........................................     175,887,000

Committee recommendation

                                                             179,085,000

    The Committee recommends $179,085,000 for the abandoned 
mine reclamation fund, which is $3,198,000 over the House 
funding level and $300,000 less than the budget request. A 
comparison of the Committee recommendation and the budget 
estimate is as follows:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                   Committee                    
                                                               Budget estimate   recommendation       Change    
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
State reclamation program grants.............................     $144,300,000     $144,000,000        -$300,000
Donations....................................................  ...............  ...............  ...............
                                                              ==================================================
Federal reclamation programs:                                                                                   
    Fee compliance...........................................        5,562,000        5,562,000  ...............
    Reclamation program operations...........................       23,145,000       23,145,000  ...............
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Federal reclamation programs.................       28,707,000       28,707,000  ...............
                                                              ==================================================
Small operator assistance....................................        1,500,000        1,500,000  ...............
General administration.......................................        4,878,000        4,878,000  ...............
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Total, abandoned mine land fund........................      179,385,000      179,085,000         -300,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The Committee has increased funding for State reclamation 
program grants by $4,000,000 above the fiscal year 1996 level 
to fund the Appalachian clean streams initiative. The Committee 
notes that these additional funds could be used for high-
priority reclamation projects not related to acid mine drainage 
if added to the regular AML grant program rather than the clean 
streams initiative. The Office of Surface Mining should work 
with stakeholders to ensure that projects selected under the 
initiative are at least as high a priority as those projects 
that would otherwise receive funding.
    The Committee has also provided the $1,500,000 requested 
for the Small Operator Assistance Program [SOAP]. This program 
was funded in fiscal year 1996 with carryover balances, but 
such balances are not available to fund the program in fiscal 
year 1997.
    A March 1996 Office of Inspector General audit report found 
that the Office of Surface Mining did not charge debtors an 
administrative fee sufficient to recover the cost of processing 
delinquent debt as required by Federal and departmental 
regulations. The Committee urges the Office to adjust its fees 
accordingly, and to maintain debt collection staffing at a 
level consistent with workload.
    Bill language.--The Committee has included language 
contained in the House bill that maintains the Federal 
emergency reclamation program and limits emergency expenditures 
in any one State to 25 percent of the total appropriated for 
emergency programs. States would be allowed to use prior-year 
carryover funds without being subject to the 25-percent 
limitation. This language has been carried in the bill for 
several years. Language is also included allowing AML funds 
made available to States to be used as non-Federal match for 
programs related to the treatment or abatement of acid mine 
drainage. Language is also included authorizing $4,000,000 for 
the Appalachian clean streams initiative and maintaining the 
minimum State grant at $1,500,000.

                             INDIAN AFFAIRS

                        Bureau of Indian Affairs

                      operation of indian programs

Appropriations, 1996....................................  $1,384,434,000
    Emergency appropriation, 1996.......................         500,000
Budget estimate, 1997...................................   1,579,423,000
House allowance.........................................   1,381,623,000

Committee recommendation

                                                           1,418,606,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of 
$1,418,606,000, a decrease of $160,817,000 below the budget 
estimate, an increase of $36,983,000 above the House allowance, 
and $34,172,000 above the fiscal year 1996 level.
    The following table provides a comparison of the budget 
estimate with the Committee recommendations:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                  Committee                     
                                                             Budget estimate   recommendation        Change     
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                                
                   TRIBAL BUDGET SYSTEM                                                                         
                                                                                                                
Tribal priority allocations:                                                                                    
    Tribal government.....................................      $304,979,000      $249,160,000      -$55,819,000
    Human services........................................       152,679,000       125,840,000       -26,839,000
    Education.............................................        59,464,000        48,694,000       -10,770,000
    Public safety and justice.............................       100,100,000        81,325,000       -18,775,000
    Community development.................................        66,427,000        54,298,000       -12,129,000
    Resources management..................................        63,828,000        52,246,000       -11,582,000
    Other trust services..................................        31,256,000        25,245,000        -6,011,000
    General administration................................        27,962,000        21,112,000        -6,850,000
    Small tribes distribution.............................         5,000,000         4,000,000        -1,000,000
    General increase......................................  ................        14,700,000       +14,700,000
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, tribal priority allocations...............       811,695,000       676,620,000      -135,075,000
                                                           =====================================================
Other recurring programs:                                                                                       
    Tribal government.....................................         5,000,000         5,000,000  ................
    Education:                                                                                                  
        School operations:                                                                                      
            Forward funding...............................       367,243,000       344,711,000       -22,532,000
            Other school operations.......................        85,094,000        82,607,000        -2,487,000
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
              Subtotal, school operations.................       452,337,000       427,318,000       -25,019,000
                                                           =====================================================
        Continuing education..............................        27,411,000        27,411,000  ................
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
          Subtotal, education.............................       479,748,000       454,729,000       -25,019,000
                                                           =====================================================
    Community development.................................        16,372,000        16,235,000          -137,000
    Resources management..................................        35,891,000        35,302,000          -589,000
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, other recurring programs..................       537,011,000       511,266,000       -25,745,000
                                                           =====================================================
Nonrecurring programs:                                                                                          
    Tribal government.....................................         2,931,000         2,931,000  ................
    Public safety and justice.............................           584,000           584,000  ................
    Resources management..................................        31,065,000        30,968,000           -97,000
    Other trust services..................................        31,418,000        28,959,000        -2,459,000
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, nonrecurring programs.....................        65,998,000        63,442,000        -2,556,000
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
      Total, tribal budget system.........................     1,414,704,000     1,251,328,000      -163,376,000
                                                           =====================================================
                      BIA OPERATIONS                                                                            
                                                                                                                
Central office operations:                                                                                      
    Tribal government.....................................         2,666,000         2,653,000           -13,000
    Human services........................................           722,000           720,000            -2,000
    Public safety and justice.............................         3,163,000         3,154,000            -9,000
    Community development.................................         1,010,000         1,005,000            -5,000
    Resources management..................................         3,160,000         3,142,000           -18,000
    Other trust services..................................         5,912,000         1,573,000        -4,339,000
    General administration:                                                                                     
        Assistant Secretary for Indian Af-  fairs.........         3,793,000         3,263,000          -530,000
        Education program management......................         2,128,000         2,112,000           -16,000
        Other general administration......................        29,541,000        30,729,000        +1,188,000
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
          Subtotal, general administration................        37,878,000        36,104,000        -1,774,000
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
          Subtotal, central office operations.............        54,511,000        48,351,000        -6,160,000
                                                           =====================================================
Area office operations:                                                                                         
    Tribal government.....................................         1,101,000         1,158,000           +57,000
    Human services........................................           682,000           874,000          +192,000
    Public safety and justice.............................           499,000           581,000           +82,000
    Community development.................................         3,014,000         3,025,000           +11,000
    Resources management..................................         2,680,000         3,099,000          +419,000
    Other trust services..................................         6,913,000         7,207,000          +294,000
    General administration................................        21,672,000        23,588,000        +1,916,000
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, area office operation.....................        36,561,000        39,532,000        +2,971,000
                                                           =====================================================
Special programs and pooled overhead:                                                                           
    Education.............................................        13,720,000        13,720,000  ................
    Public safety and justice.............................         2,656,000         2,644,000           -12,000
    Community development.................................         3,399,000         3,391,000            -8,000
    Resources management..................................         1,320,000         1,320,000  ................
    Trust services........................................  ................         2,319,000        +2,319,000
    General administration................................        52,552,000        51,001,000        -1,551,000
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, special programs..........................        73,647,000        74,395,000          +748,000
                                                           =====================================================
      Total, BIA operations...............................       164,719,000       162,278,000        -2,441,000
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
      Total, operation of Indian programs.................     1,579,423,000     1,413,606,000      -165,817,000
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    Tribal priority allocations.--The Committee recommends 
$676,620,000 for tribal priority allocations, an increase of 
$22,468,000 above the fiscal year 1996 level of funding and 
$12,468,000 above the House allowance. The Committee's 
recommendations allow the transfers included in the budget 
request. The Committee recommends an increase of $4,000,000 for 
small and needy tribes and a general increase of $14,700,000.
    Within the $249,160,000 for tribal government activities, 
$5,033,000 is provided for new tribes funding. No funding has 
been provided for tribes whose Federal recognition is pending, 
consistent with Committee practices for other programs. The 
Committee expects that in the future the Bureau will request 
funding only for those tribes where formal recognition has 
occurred. The Committee recommends $91,379,000 for contract 
support, an increase of $550,000 above the fiscal year 1996 
funding level. Within the funds provided for water resources, 
$399,000 is for the Seminole and Miccousukee Tribes' water 
studies in support of the Everglades initiative.
    Other recurring programs.--The Committee recommends 
$521,966,000 for other recurring programs, an increase of 
$28,469,000 above the fiscal year 1996 funding level and 
$18,908,000 above the House allowance.
    For school operations, the Committee recommends 
$427,318,000, an increase of $18,432,000 above the fiscal year 
1996 funding level and $8,871,000 above the House allowance. 
The increase above the fiscal year 1996 funding level includes 
$10,000,000 for the Indian school equalization formula funds 
[ISEP], $1,500,000 for student transportation, $2,500,000 for 
administrative cost grants, $300,000 for institutionalized 
handicapped, $3,363,000 for facilities operations and 
maintenance, $69,000 for area and agency technical support, and 
$700,000 for the school statistics ADP package.
    The Committee commends the efforts being made by some 
Bureau-funded schools to work cooperatively with adjacent 
public school systems to make the operations of each school 
system more efficient and cost effective. The Committee expects 
the Bureau to encourage all BIA-funded schools to engage in 
these efforts, particularly in the areas of textbooks, library 
materials, and student transportation. The Committee continues 
to be concerned about the process used for determining 
enrollment levels and the process for allocating funding to 
individual schools, particularly at a time when the overall 
funding allocations for the Committee continue to decline. The 
Committee notes that only approximately 75 of the more than 550 
federally recognized tribes operate Bureau-funded schools, 
while the funding for operating these schools accounts for 
approximately 30 percent of the funding for the entire 
``Operations of Indian programs'' account.
    As requested, the Committee recommends $700,000 for a 
school statistics ADP package. The Committee remains concerned 
about the inability of the Bureau to estimate and report 
accurately on the enrollment at Bureau-funded schools. The 
Committee is also concerned by the Bureau's inability to track 
accurately students who transfer between Bureau-funded schools. 
The Committee believes that the school statistics package is a 
necessary tool for the BIA to implement reforms in the process 
for determining enrollment levels.
    The Committee recommends $35,302,000 for resources 
management, a decrease of $427,000 below the fiscal year 1996 
funding level. The Committee has assumed transfers that were 
included in the budget request and assumed absorption of pay 
costs. The Committee recommends $639,000 for the InterTribal 
Bison Cooperative. For irrigation operations and maintenance, 
the Committee recommends a general increase of $500,000.
    The Committee is concerned about the longstanding problems 
associated with the Wapato irrigation project. The Committee is 
aware of that past inspector general reports have identified 
significant problems associated with the operation and 
maintenance of the project. The Committee is aware that the 
Bureau has established a power and irrigation reconciliation 
team [PIRT] to reconcile the debts and inventory facilities at 
irrigation projects nationwide and has such a team examining 
operations at Wapato. The Committee further understands than an 
interim report is expected to be issued by the end of 1996. The 
Committee expects the Bureau to make this report available to 
the Committees on Appropriations and the authorizing 
committees. Until the reconciliation effort is complete and the 
report has been issued, the Committee expects that no further 
enforcement actions regarding delinquent accounts be carried 
out.
    The Committee directs GAO to conduct an audit and provide 
recommendations on the Bureau of Indian Affairs' operation and 
management of the Wapato irrigation project by March 31, 1997, 
on the following issues: (1) the primary and underlying causes 
of the operation and maintenance deficits; (2) problems 
associated with the collection of operation and management 
assessments from all the project's assessable acreage; (3) the 
net effect of the growing operation and management deficits on 
the assessment rates imposed on land owners; (4) the net effect 
of the operation and maintenance deficits on the ability of the 
Bureau of Indian Affairs to provide adequate operation and 
maintenance services to customers of the Wapato Irrigation 
District; (5) the amount of idle trust lands within the Wapato 
irrigation project, including the identification of the primary 
reasons why those lands remain idle. Recommendations on this 
issue shall include long-term strategies for returning the idle 
trust lands to a productive status including reasonable and 
efficient land leasing practices. To the extent that the 
problems of the project can be identified and overcome, the 
Committee would expect that rates assessed users of the project 
would be likely to remain stable or decrease in the future.
    Nonrecurring programs.--The Committee recommends 
$63,442,000, a decrease of $2,556,000 below the budget request 
and $2,779,000 below the fiscal year 1996 funding level. For 
water rights negotiation and litigation, the Committee 
recommends $12,000,000, an increase of $28,000 above the fiscal 
year 1996 level of funding and a decrease of $2,383,000 below 
the budget request. Other changes to the requested level 
reflect absorption of pay costs. Within the funds recommended 
for water management within resources management, $150,000 is 
to be provided to the U.S. Geological Survey to operate and 
maintain water measurement gauges on the Walker River Paiute 
Reservation.
    Central office operations.--For central office operations, 
the Committee recommends $48,351,000, a decrease of $6,160,000 
below the requested level. The Committee has transferred 
funding for land records improvement to special programs and 
pooled overhead. The Committee recommends $1,147,000 for the 
Office of Self-Governance, an increase of $300,000 above the 
fiscal year 1996 funding level.
    The Committee has agreed with the Bureau's request that 
funds associated with personnel services be provided for the 
central and area office operations. The Committee believes that 
savings can be achieved in personnel and recommends $1,207,000 
for personnel services, a reduction of $302,000 below the 
budget request. The Committee recommends $1,933,000 for 
education personnel services, a reduction of $499,000 below the 
budget request. Transfers to the Office of Special Trustee 
include $218,000 from central office financial management and 
$75,000 from ADP central program management.
    Area office operations.--The Committee recommends 
$39,532,000, an increase of $2,971,000 above the budget request 
and $2,839,000 above the House allowance. For personnel 
services, the Committee recommends $3,650,000, a decrease of 
$1,120,000 below the budget request. The Committee does not 
concur with the transfer of funding for the Navajo area office 
operations to tribal priority allocations. The Committee 
expects the Bureau to submit such a proposal once agreement has 
been reached to close the area office and provision has been 
made to provide funding necessary for inherently Federal 
functions associated with the Navajo Nation.
    Special programs and pooled overhead.--The Committee 
recommends $74,395,000 for special programs and pooled 
overhead, an increase of $748,000 above the budget request. The 
Committee recommends $2,319,000 for land records improvement, 
an increase of $500,000 above the fiscal year 1996 funding 
level. The Committee expects the Bureau to work closely with 
the special trustee in developing a strategy for improving the 
lands record system. Prior to use of the additional funding, 
the Committee expects the Bureau to submit such a strategy to 
the Committee for approval.
    The Committee recommends $12,383,000 for postsecondary 
schools. The Committee recommends $7,907,000 for Haskell Indian 
Junior College, an increase of $401,000 above the fiscal year 
1996 funding level, and $4,476,000 for Southwestern Indian 
Polytechnic Institute, an increase of $250,000 above the fiscal 
year 1996 funding level. The Committee recommends $950,000 to 
continue operations of the Indian Arts and Crafts Board.
    For general administration, the Committee recommends 
$51,001,000, a decrease of $1,551,000 below the budget request. 
The Committee recommends transfer of funding to the Office of 
Special Trustee, including FFS ($78,000), PAY/PERS ($62,000), 
postage ($347,000), GSA rentals ($500,000), and unemployment 
compensation ($209,000).
    Bill language.--The Committee has continued the fiscal year 
1996 bill language that limits the number of schools to be 
funded to those in the Bureau of Indian Affairs school system 
as of September 1, 1995. Bill language is also continued to 
prohibit the use of Bureau funds for any additional grades 
beyond the grade structure in place or approved by the 
Secretary at each school or dormitory as of October 1, 1995. 
Bill language is also included to allow BIA-operated schools to 
adjust the salaries of all education positions, including 
teachers and counselors, as well as nonteaching staff. This 
authority applies only to staff appointed after June 30, 1997. 
This grandfather provision will protect current BIA employees 
who remain at the same position at the same school from salary 
adjustments below their current base level.

                              construction

Appropriations, 1996....................................    $100,833,000
    Emergency appropriation, 1996.......................      16,500,000
Budget estimate, 1997...................................     122,824,000
House allowance.........................................      85,831,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              93,933,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $93,933,000, a 
decrease of $28,891,000 below the budget estimate, an increase 
of $8,102,000 above the House allowance, and a decrease of 
$6,900,000 below the fiscal year 1996 level.
    The following table provides a comparison of the budget 
estimate with the Committee recommendation:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                   Committee                    
                                                               Budget estimate   recommendation       Change    
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Education....................................................      $44,016,000      $30,016,000     -$14,000,000
Public safety and justice....................................       14,500,000        4,400,000      -10,100,000
Resources management.........................................       53,968,000       51,246,000       -2,722,000
General administration.......................................       10,340,000        8,271,000       -2,069,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Total, construction....................................      122,824,000       93,933,000      -28,891,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Education.--The Committee recommends $30,016,000 for 
construction of education facilities, which is a decrease of 
$14,000,000 below the budget request and $12,523,000 below the 
fiscal year 1996 funding level. For new school construction, 
the Committee recommends $4,000,000 to complete construction of 
the Chief Leschi School. The Committee recommendation includes 
$1,800,000 for demolition and reduction of excess space. The 
Committee expects the January 15, 1997, semi-annual report on 
the facilities program to include the specific buildings that 
the Bureau expects to demolish or reduce. The Committee does 
not intend for these funds to be transferred for use for other 
education facilities needs.
    Within the $23,016,000 provided for education facilities 
improvement and repair, the Committee has included the 
$1,280,000 requested for asbestos abatement and roof 
replacement at the Navajo Community College Building No. 1228 
in Shiprock, NM. This funding is provided contingent upon an 
agreement with the Navajo Nation to transfer ownership and 
responsibility for the building to the tribe.
    The Committee has included the $2,000,000 requested for the 
fourth phase of portable classroom acquisition as requested by 
the Bureau. The Committee notes that the provision of portable 
classrooms is a temporary solution to the facilities needs for 
Bureau-funded schools. The Committee expects the Bureau to 
ensure that the portable classrooms procured with the funds 
provided, either directly by the Bureau or by the tribes 
through Public Law 93-638 contracts or Public Law 100-297 
grants, meet appropriate standards and that appropriate 
maintenance activities occur. With the limited funds available 
for facilities repair and replacement, it is critical that 
funding for temporary facilities be used in the most cost-
effective manner possible and not lead to greater facilities 
costs in the long term.
    The Committee has included the $2,000,000 requested for the 
backlog validation project, as requested by the Bureau. Prior 
to the obligation of any funding, the Committee expects the 
Bureau to submit to the Committee a detailed plan for the use 
of the funding and the total projects cost. Again, the 
Committee is concerned that these funds could be used to 
provide repair or replacement for existing facilities at a time 
of limited resources. In addition, the Committee is concerned 
about whether this system and other improvements the Bureau is 
implementing will actually improve facilities management within 
the Bureau.
    The Committee urges the BIA to continue its efforts to 
settle the dispute over funding for facilities improvement and 
repair at the Santa Clara Day School.
    Public safety and justice.--The Committee recommends 
$4,400,000 for construction of public safety and justice 
facilities, a decrease of $10,100,000 below the budget request 
and $1,600,000 below the fiscal year 1996 funding level.
    For fiscal year 1996, specific funding was provided in the 
central office operations, public safety, and justice program 
to establish a BIA fire safety coordinator with 
responsibilities for structural fire protection and prevention 
programs. In addition, funding was provided in the 
``Construction'' account for the installation of fire 
protection and prevention equipment in dormitories and other 
BIA facilities. An inventory of all facilities fire protection 
requirements is to be completed in fiscal year 1996. The 
Committee expects a status report on this program, including 
accomplishments on installation of fire protection and 
prevention equipment, estimates of future equipment 
requirements and other pertinent information on this program 
should also be included in the semi-annual report.
    Resources management.--For resources management, the 
Committee recommends $51,246,000, which is a decrease of 
$2,722,000 below the budget request and $4,001,000 above the 
fiscal year 1996 funding level. For the Navajo Indian 
irrigation project, $25,500,000 is recommended. In addition to 
funds identified in Public Law 104-134, the Committee 
recommends $5,000,000 to repair the Wapato irrigation project 
in areas where flood damage occurred. These funds are provided 
on a nonreimbursable basis. The Committee recommends $1,751,000 
for engineering and supervision, a decrease of $216,000 below 
the budget request and the same as the fiscal year 1996 funding 
level. For survey and design, the Committee recommends 
$1,000,000, which is $3,999,000 below the budget request and 
$501,000 above the fiscal year 1996 funding level. For safety 
of dams, the Committee recommends the fiscal year 1996 funding 
level of $17,995,000.
    General administration.--The Committee recommends 
$8,271,000 for general administration, a decrease of $2,069,000 
below the budget request and an increase of $3,222,000 above 
the fiscal year 1996 funding level. The Committee recommends 
the transfer of construction management from the central office 
operations and recommends a funding level of $6,192,000, which 
includes an increase of $1,100,000 to begin replacement of the 
current FACCOM system. The Committee expects the Bureau to 
provide a detailed system replacement and implementation plan 
including total cost requirements on how these funds will be 
spent. The Bureau must receive approval of the plan from the 
Committee prior to the obligation of any of these funds. The 
Committee's recommendation includes $200,000 for the demolition 
and reduction of excess space. The Committee expects 
information for these projects to be included in the demolition 
report for facilities. The Committee does not intend for these 
funds to be transferred for use for other facilities needs.
    Other.--The Committee supports the continued utilization of 
the current BIA new school and detention center construction 
priority ranking lists to determine which replacement schools 
and detention centers should receive funds. While these 
priority lists will be used as a basis for determining the 
order in which facilities are to receive funding, the BIA is 
reminded that based on its own testimony, schedules for design 
of these facilities must not outdistance the ability of the 
Congress to appropriate funds in this period of diminishing 
resources. With limited resources available, the Committee 
cannot afford to provide funding for the redesign of these 
facilities.
    The Committee expects BIA estimates of construction costs 
to be based on the provision of only the necessary space and 
related fixed equipment to provide for the education or law 
enforcement program as contained in current BIA space 
guidelines. All Federal facility construction programs must use 
the most efficient energy conservation initiatives available in 
order to construct a facility that meets program requirements 
and is cost effective to maintain. The Committee expects any 
space, equipment, or other requirements that do not meet these 
BIA guidelines and energy efficient measures to be provided and 
maintained by non-Federal funding sources.
    There continue to be multiphased facility repair projects, 
or single projects that require additional funds over 2 or 3 
fiscal years. This often results from inaccurate project 
requirements and descriptions from the inception of the 
project. The Committee expects the Bureau to continue to use 
the existing health and safety criteria-based priority ranking 
system to determine project ranking. At the same time, the 
Committee expects the Bureau to revise the process used to 
determine the scope of an FI&R; project, so that all required 
code and safety repairs on a particular building are 
accomplished as a single, economical repair project, rather 
than through multiple projects over a period of years. 
Consideration should be given to establishing the total repair 
requirements at each school or law enforcement location. The 
Committee expects project requirements to be established and 
reviewed by facilities engineers and architects to ensure that 
these projects address code and safety requirements and have 
accurate cost estimates.
    The Bureau should distinguish clearly in project 
descriptions the differences between repairing a facility and 
replacing a facility. Expansions of existing facilities to meet 
existing enrollment should be addressed through the new school 
replacement program, unless the additional space needed is 
within the current Bureau guidelines for facility repair.
    The semi-annual report on the facilities program provided 
by the BIA to the Committee shall be due on January 15 and July 
15 and include the status and plans for the following issues:
  --A status report on new school and detention center 
        construction. The report should include all the current 
        information contained in the current status report on 
        new school construction and detention facilities.
  --A specific plan for accomplishment of excess space 
        reduction. The plan should identify the specific 
        buildings and funding necessary for buildings to be 
        excessed/demolished as part of the Excess Space/
        Demolition Program. With numerous buildings in the 
        Bureau's inventory which have been determined to be 
        unneeded, are unoccupied, and are not maintained, these 
        buildings need to be removed to avoid becoming a 
        further health and safety hazard.
  --A status report on employee housing repairs. The plan 
        should identify the specific employee housing units to 
        be repaired, the status of these repairs, and the 
        status of the implementation of the recommendations of 
        the employee housing study that was approved by the 
        Bureau. Recommendations included in the study included 
        the repair and transfer of housing units to tribes, 
        which is not being accomplished.
  --A status report on the fire protection program as outlined 
        in the public safety and justice activity.

indian land and water claims settlements and miscellaneous payments to 
                                indians

Appropriations, 1996....................................     $80,645,000
Budget estimate, 1997...................................      69,241,000
House allowance.........................................      65,241,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              69,241,000

    The Committee recommends $69,241,000 for Indian land and 
water claims settlements and miscellaneous payments to Indians, 
the same level as the budget request and a decrease of 
$11,404,000 below the fiscal year 1996 funding level. Funding 
is provided for the following settlements:

                                                               Committee
                                                          recommendation

Catawba.................................................      $8,000,000
Fallon water rights settlements.........................       8,000,000
Northern Cheyenne.......................................      15,400,000
Pyramid Lake water rights settlements...................      12,000,000
Ute Indian rights settlements...........................      25,000,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total.............................................      68,400,000

    The Committee allowance also includes $841,000, as proposed 
in the budget, for miscellaneous payments to Indians pursuant 
to various legislative settlements.

               technical assistance of indian enterprises

Appropriations, 1996....................................        $500,000
Budget estimate, 1997...................................................
House allowance.........................................................

Committee recommendation

                                             ...........................

    The Committee recommends no appropriation for technical 
assistance of Indian enterprises, the same as the budget 
request and the House allowance.

                 indian guaranteed loan program account

Appropriations, 1996....................................      $5,000,000
Budget estimate, 1997...................................       5,002,000
House allowance.........................................       5,000,000

Committee recommendation

                                                               5,000,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $5,000,000, a 
decrease of $2,000 below the budget request and the same level 
as the House allowance for the ``Indian Guaranteed Loan 
Program'' account.
    The Committee is aware of the crisis facing Aleut fishermen 
participating in the red salmon fisheries of the Alaska 
Peninsula/Aleutian Island region. Extreme weather has resulted 
in a harvest of salmon 70 percent below average. These 
fishermen are facing the loss of their vessels and fishing 
permits as a result of the fishery failure, which in turn would 
eliminate Aleut participation in their traditional fisheries 
and make these indigenous people wards of the State.
    The Committee desires to avoid this scenario and, 
therefore, encourages the Bureau to work cooperatively with 
Native leaders and local tribal councils to provide emergency 
loan guarantees to refinance existing vessel mortgages and to 
provide additional credit for operating debt as part of any 
refinancing.

                          Departmental Offices

                            Insular Affairs

                       assistance to territories

Appropriations, 1996....................................     $65,188,000
    Emergency appropriation, 1996.......................      13,000,000
Budget estimate, 1997...................................      65,188,000
House allowance.........................................      65,088,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              65,388,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $65,388,000, 
an increase of $200,000 over the budget estimate and $300,000 
over the House allowance.
    The amounts recommended by the Committee compared to the 
budget estimates are shown in the following table:

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                                                                                   Committee                    
                                                               Budget estimate   recommendation       Change    
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Territorial assistance:                                                                                         
    Office of Insular Affairs................................       $3,849,000       $3,849,000  ...............
    Technical assistance.....................................        6,200,000        6,200,000  ...............
    Maintenance assistance fund..............................        2,320,000        2,320,000  ...............
    Brown tree snake.........................................          595,000          795,000        +$200,000
    Insular management controls..............................        1,458,000        1,458,000  ...............
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, territorial assistance.......................       14,422,000       14,622,000         +200,000
                                                              ==================================================
American Samoa: Operations grants............................       23,046,000       23,046,000  ...............
Northern Mariana Islands: Covenant grants....................       27,720,000       27,720,000  ...............
                                                              ==================================================
      Total, assistance to territories.......................       65,188,000       65,388,000         +200,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Territorial assistance.--The Committee recommends 
$14,622,000 for territorial assistance, which is $200,000 above 
the request and $300,000 above the House level. The increase 
above the request is to help implement the brown tree snake 
control plan that has been drafted pursuant to the 
Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Control Act of 1990.
    American Samoa.--The Committee recommends $23,046,000 for 
operations grants to American Samoa, the same as the House and 
the budget request.
    The Committee remains concerned about poor fiscal 
management in American Samoa and the relatively slow pace of 
reform. The Committee feels that the recommendations developed 
by the joint working group and included in the financial 
recovery plan are reasonable and prudent. The Committee also 
feels strongly that the recommendations included in the 
immediate term financial recovery plan should be implemented 
immediately. As such, $2,000,000 of the funds provided for 
construction grants shall be withheld by the Secretary of the 
Interior until the Secretary certifies that the recommendations 
in the immediate term financial plan have been substantially 
implemented, or that there is a compelling reason why such 
recommendations cannot be substantially implemented.
    CNMI/covenant grants.--The Committee recommends $27,720,000 
for covenant grants, the same as the House and the budget 
request. The Fiscal Year 1996 Interior and Related Agencies 
Appropriations Act included a provision authorizing the 
reallocation of the covenant grants. Consistent with that 
provision and the fiscal year 1997 budget request, the 
Committee has provided $11,000,000 for CNMI construction, 
$4,580,000 for impact aid to Guam, $6,140,000 for American 
Samoa construction, $3,000,000 for the College of the Northern 
Marianas, and $3,000,000 for the CNMI immigration, labor, and 
law enforcement initiative. Bill language has also been 
included to allow all covenant grant recipients to use covenant 
grant funds to meet local matching requirements for other 
Federal grants. This authority is available to the Northern 
Marianas under the covenant.
    With respect to the CNMI college, funds provided are for 
the land grant endowment authorized in section 305 of Public 
Law 102-247. With respect to the immigration, labor, and law 
enforcement initiative, the Committee notes that the task 
force's second annual report strongly recommends that the CNMI 
use covenant funds to construct prison and detention 
facilities. The Committee urges agencies participating in the 
task force to work closely with the CNMI to develop a plan for 
the construction of such facilities, and urges the CNMI to 
commit funds for this purpose.
    The Committee also reiterates its opposition to the release 
of funds for the construction of a hospital in American Samoa 
until an independent hospital authority with rate-setting power 
is established.
    Guam.--Consistent with the budget request and the 
provisions of the fiscal year 1996 appropriations act, the 
Committee has provided $4,580,000 to mitigate the impact of the 
Compact of Free Association. Such funds are derived from the 
reallocation of CNMI/covenant grants.
    Virgin Islands.--While no special funds are provided for 
the Virgin Islands, the Committee notes that the fiscal year 
1996 appropriations act included $13,000,000 in emergency funds 
in response to Hurricane Marilyn. The Committee shares the 
House's interest in how these funds will be used, and expects 
periodic reports on recovery efforts.

                      compact of free association

Appropriations, 1996....................................     $24,938,000
Budget estimate, 1997...................................      23,538,000
House allowance.........................................      23,638,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              23,438,000

    Federal services assistance.--The Committee recommends 
$6,964,000 for Federal services assistance, the same as the 
House and the budget request.
    Program grant assistance.--The Committee recommends 
$13,500,000 for Federal services assistance, the same as the 
House and the budget request. The $1,400,000 reduction from 
fiscal year 1996 is consistent with the annual funding levels 
included in the Compact of Free Association with the Republic 
of Palau.
    Enewetak support.--The Committee recommends $1,091,000 for 
Enewetak support. The Committee recognizes the importance of 
the support program to the people of Enewetak, and understands 
that the relevant authorizing committees are considering 
extending and expanding the program. While sympathetic to the 
need for further agricultural development to sustain a growing 
population, the Committee notes that the support program was 
established as a temporary program. The Committee will continue 
to consider funding requirements on a year-by-year basis.
    Rongelap Atoll.--The Committee recommends $1,883,000 for 
Rongelap resettlement, $100,000 below the House and the budget 
request. While the Committee recognizes the need to provide 
adequate funding for resettlement, it will not continue to 
appropriate funds on an annual basis in the absence of a 
binding and final resettlement agreement between the United 
States and the Government of Rongelap. The Committee strongly 
urges both parties to reach such an agreement as soon as 
possible.

                        Departmental Management

                         salaries and expenses

Appropriations, 1996....................................     $56,912,000
Budget estimate, 1997...................................      59,196,000
House allowance.........................................      53,691,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              58,991,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $58,991,000 
for fiscal year 1997. This is a reduction of $205,000 below the 
budget request and an increase of $5,300,000 above the House 
allowance. The Committee notes that funding for the 
``Departmental management'' account is not out of line with 
other Cabinet agencies. Interior spends less than 10 of the 12 
other domestic Cabinet agencies, 7 of which spend over 
$100,000,000 a year for departmental management activities. 
Thus, when considering the size of the work force at the 
Department of the Interior, these administrative expenses are 
fare lower than othe Cabinet agencies with fewer employees and 
less diversity in the breadth of their programs.
    Included within the recommendation is $95,000 for payment 
to the Office of Aircraft Services to cover the deficit in 
operating costs for aircraft N789.
    The Committee notes that while there is a necessary 
transition period required to separate operational activities 
from policy activities, continued efforts need to be made to 
reduce GSA space, administrative, and overhead costs. The 
reduction of $300,000 from the budget estimate is to be applied 
to these costs within the central services activity.

                        Office of the Solicitor

                         salaries and expenses

Appropriations, 1996....................................     $34,427,000
Budget estimate, 1997...................................      35,208,000
House allowance.........................................      35,208,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              35,443,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $35,443,000 
for fiscal year 1997. This is an increase of $235,000 above the 
budget request and the House allowance.
    The workload of the Office of the Solicitor continues to 
increase, and, in fact, several functions have been absorbed by 
the Office without added resources. The Committee is encouraged 
by the various efforts undertaken by the Solicitor's Office to 
reduce costs, streamline operations, and to take an active role 
in reducing regulations. The Committee has provided an increase 
of $235,000 above the budget request level, specifically to 
provide for the Solicitor's Honors Program. It is the 
Committee's understanding that this increase is sufficient to 
provide for a class of five new attorneys. While the Committee 
would like to have provided more for this worthwhile program, 
due to the needs of other programs in the bill that is not 
possible. The Committee anticipates that the Department will 
provide adequate resources for the Solicitor's Honors Program 
in future budget requests.

                      Office of Inspector General

                         salaries and expenses

Appropriations, 1996....................................     $23,939,000
Budget estimate, 1997...................................      24,439,000
House allowance.........................................      24,439,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              24,439,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $24,439,000 
for fiscal year 1997. This is the same level as the budget 
request and the House allowance.

                   National Indian Gaming Commission

                         salaries and expenses

Appropriations, 1996....................................      $1,000,000
Budget estimate, 1997...................................       1,000,000
House allowance.........................................       1,000,000

Committee recommendation

                                                               1,000,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $1,000,000, 
the same as the House allowance and the budget estimate.

             Office of Special Trustee for American Indians

                            FEDERAL PROGRAMS

Appropriations, 1996....................................     $16,338,000
Budget estimate, 1997...................................      36,338,000
House allowance.........................................      19,126,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              36,338,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $36,338,000 
for the Office of Special Trustee for American Indians, the 
same level as the budget request and $17,212,000 more the House 
allowance.
    General.--The Committee continues to support the creation 
of the Office of Special Trustee for American Indians as a 
means of resolving the longstanding material weaknesses that 
have plagued the financial trust activities of the Bureau of 
Indian Affairs. The Committee expects the special trustee to 
develop and present his strategic plan to Congress as quickly 
as possible to ensure that the purposes for which funds are 
made available are consistent with a long-range, comprehensive 
strategy for resolving weaknesses in trust fund management. In 
future years it is unlikely that the Committee will provide the 
current level of funding, much less the significant increases 
that are envisioned by the special trustee, unless a strategic 
plan is in place that has been approved by Congress.
    The Committee expects the strategic plan to include details 
on the level of compacting and contracting by the tribes for 
activities within the Office of Special Trustee and the funding 
required for these activities. Future budget requests should 
clearly articulate the amount of funding required to support 
these activities.
    Program operations, support, and improvements.--The 
Committee recommends $34,660,000, a decrease of $128,000 from 
the budget request, an increase of $19,098,000 above the fiscal 
year 1996 funding level, and $16,310,000 above the House 
allowance. The Committee recommends $8,830,000 for the Office 
of Trust Funds Management, the same as the request and the 
House allowance and an increase of $1,412,000 above the fiscal 
year 1996 funding level. For area and field operations, the 
Committee recommends $5,471,000, the same as the budget request 
and the House allowance and an increase of $57,000 above the 
fiscal year 1996 funding level. For administrative support, the 
Committee recommends $3,000,000, the same as the budget 
request. The Committee continues to encourage the Office of the 
Special Trustee to use reimbursable agreements to obtain 
administrative services from other bureaus rather than building 
a separate infrastructure for administrative activities.
    The Committee recommends $426,000 for past reconciliation 
activities, as requested. For improvement initiatives, the 
Committee recommends $16,933,000, a decrease of $128,000 below 
the budget request and an increase of $16,900,000 above the 
fiscal year 1996 funding level. The Committee expects the 
Office of Special Trustee to ensure that these funds are 
allocated to activities which will be consistent with the 
strategic plan being developed by the special trustee.
    Executive direction.--The Committee recommends $1,678,000 
for executive direction, an increase of $128,000 above the 
budget request and an increase of $902,000 above the fiscal 
year 1996 funding level. For the Immediate Office of the 
Special Trustee, the Committee recommends $1,228,000, the same 
as the budget request and an increase of $702,000 above the 
fiscal year 1996 funding level. The additional funds should 
allow the special trustee to hire qualified individuals with 
the expertise needed to assist in resolving the trust fund 
problems.
    The Committee recommends $200,000 for the Special Trustee's 
Advisory Board, an increase of $39,000 above the budget 
request. For the InterTribal Monitoring Association [ITMA], the 
Committee recommends $250,000, an increase of $89,000 above the 
budget request and the same as the fiscal year 1996 level of 
funding. The Committee expects the special trustee to include a 
detailed report on the activities and funding for the advisory 
board and ITMA in the fiscal year 1998 budget justifications.

                           General Provisions

                       department of the interior

    The Committee has included in ``General Provisions, 
Department of the Interior'' a number of provisions carried in 
previous years in the appropriations act for the Department of 
the Interior and Related Agencies. Included among these are the 
following:
    Sec. 101. Provides secretarial authority to transfer 
program funds for expenditures in cases of emergency when all 
other emergency funds are exhausted.
    Sec. 102. Provides for expenditure or transfer of funds by 
the Secretary to help suppress or prevent forest or range 
fires, take emergency action in case of earthquake and volcano 
eruption, action related to oilspills, and provide assistance 
in case of a surface mine reclamation emergency.
    Sec. 103. Provides for use of appropriated funds for 
operation of garages, shops, warehouses, and similar 
facilities.
    Sec. 104. Provides for use of appropriated funds for 
contracts, rental cars and aircraft, certain library 
memberships, and certain telephone expenses.
    Sec. 105. Provides for the use of appropriated funds to 
purchase uniforms or to provide a uniform allowance.
    Sec. 106. Provides that contracts issued by the General 
Services Administration for services and rentals are in effect 
for a period not to exceed 12 months.
    Sec. 107. Deletes House language regarding the transfer of 
funds between the Department of the Interior land acquisition 
accounts. Specific projects are delineated for each account, 
thus obviating the need for transfers.
    Sec. 108. Restricts the Secretary of the Interior from 
obligating any more than one-twelfth of the fiscal year's 
appropriation in any month for the Presidio operations and 
allows the Secretary to transfer funds to the trust to initiate 
leasing and other authorized activities. The provision expires 
December 31, 1996.
    Sec. 109. Deletes House language precluding the Secretary 
of the Interior from developing, promulgating, and implementing 
a rule concerning rights-of-way under section 2477 of the 
revised statutes. Inserts Senate language that no final rule or 
regulation pertaining to the recognition, management, or 
validity of a right-of-way pursuant to revised statute 2477 
shall take effect unless expressly authorized by an act of 
Congress. This language is identical to the bipartisan proposal 
reported by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee 
(Senate bill 1475).
    Secs. 110-113. Restricts use of funds provided in the act 
for offshore leasing and certain preleasing and leasing 
activities as proposed by the administration in the budget.
    Sec. 114. Establishes a franchise pilot program within the 
Department of the Interior. The Committee expects the fund to 
be used principally to provide administrative support services 
on a competitive basis to agencies other than the Department 
and that it will result in an overall savings in administrative 
support costs for the Government.
    Sec. 115. Inserts language amending Public Law 102-495. 
This provision is discussed in more detail under the National 
Park Service ``Land acquisition'' account.
    Sec. 116. Extends the Blackstone River Valley National 
Heritage Commission for 1 year.
    Sec. 117. The Committee has included bill language to 
facilitate the transfer of the former Bureau of Mines facility 
in Salt Lake City, UT, to the University of Utah. Such language 
is necessary because BLM still holds the land on which the 
facility, which will now be operated by the State, is located. 
Such direction is consistent with other research locations that 
have been defederalized.
    Sec. 118. Bill language has been included to require the 
Secretary of the Interior to submit to Congress by February 28, 
1997, a formula to distribute funding for certain activities to 
Indian tribes, with the exception of funding provided for 
education, reimbursable programs and funding received from 
allocations from other Departments, and programs benefiting 
Alaska Natives. Funding and the structure for programs for 
Alaska Natives shall continue in their present form. The Indian 
Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act is amended to 
increase the number of new tribes who may participate in self-
governance each year to 50.
    Sec. 119. The Committee has included bill language to 
permit the Indian Arts and Crafts Board to collect fees and 
raise revenues in order to transition from Federal funding.
    Sec. 120. Language is included to facilitate a transfer of 
buildings in Battle Mountain, NV, to Lander County, NV, from 
the Bureau of Land Management. Language is also included to 
facilitate a transfer to the State of Nevada a surplus BLM 
building in Winnemucca, NV.
    Sec. 121. The purpose of the amendment is to clarify that 
Cook Inlet Region, Inc., is to remain a federally recognized 
Indian tribal entity for the purposes of administering Federal 
programs and to reinstate Cook Inlet Region, Inc., to the 
Secretary of the Interior's list of federally recognized tribes 
and tribal entities. This legislation also recognizes that some 
services may be appropriately provided for on a village basis, 
and it does not preclude other tribal entities within the 
region from providing village-based services.
    Alaska Natives are eligible for benefits under various 
Federal assistance and social service programs because of their 
status as Indians. Program funding and administration are often 
delegated by the Federal agency which oversees the particular 
program to a tribal authority within the area in which services 
are to be provided. Recently some confusion has arisen as to 
the proper tribal organization to which authority for a 
particular program should be delegated.
    Cook Inlet Region, Inc., an Alaska Native regional 
corporation established under the Alaska Native Claims 
Settlement Act, has for many years been recognized as a tribal 
entity eligible to administer Federal programs.
    In carrying out its programs, Cook Inlet Region, Inc., has 
provided services, through the use of special nonprofit 
organizations, on a regional basis to its Alaska Native 
shareholders as well as to those Alaska Native shareholders 
from other regions and American Indians who reside in and 
around the Anchorage area.
    Clarifying the role of Cook Inlet Regions, Inc., as a 
provider of health and social services and other Federal 
assistance programs in the region is essential to maintaining 
cost-efficient, nonduplicative, and regionally based services 
for south-central Alaska. This would include services in the 
municipality of Anchorage, which has been called the largest of 
Alaska's Native villages. In addition, this amendment would 
recognize the uniqueness of Cook Inlet region's shareholder 
base, where four-fifths of the region's shareholders are not 
enrolled to a village corporation and, therefore, must rely on 
the region's status for services.
    Sec. 122. Provides language directing the transfer of 
aircraft No. N789 to the Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum in 
Anchorage, AK.
    Sec. 123. Language is included which amends the Mesquite 
Lands Act of 1988, Public Law 99-548, to permit the city of 
Mesquite, NV, to purchase from the Bureau of Land Management 
certain tracts of land surrounding the city.
    Sec. 124. Language is included to transfer from the BLM 
certain buildings and land near Silver City, NM, to the St. 
Vincent DePaul Parish in Silver City, NM.
                       TITLE II--RELATED AGENCIES

                       DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

                             Forest Service

                     forest and rangeland research

Appropriations, 1996....................................    $178,000,000
Budget estimate, 1997...................................     179,786,000
House allowance.........................................     179,000,000

Committee recommendation

                                                             180,200,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $180,200,000, 
an increase of $414,000 above the budget estimate and 
$1,200,000 above the House allowance.
    The Committee is concerned that the recent Forest Service 
research efforts may have failed to address the needs of its 
land managers. Considering the limited resources, the Forest 
Service should involve the land managers in identifying the 
Forest Service research priorities and move toward 
implementation of adaptive management.
    The Committee is encouraged by use of adaptive management 
techniques; $300,000 is provided for implementing and 
evaluating controlled silvicultural treatment in designated 
fire-generated, overstocked, small-diameter, stagnated forest 
crop stands or other stands designated by the Secretary as 
having crop characteristics on the Colville National Forest. 
The Forest Service should prepare and submit to Congress, not 
later than September 30, 1997, a research plan, prepared by the 
forest and rangeland research branch, and supporting 
environmental documents that provide for implementing this 
program. The Committee recommends that the Service begin one or 
more initial demonstration projects based on a preliminary 
draft of the research plan as soon as practicable in an area of 
approximately 10,000 acres.
    The hardwoods industry is a diverse, diffused entity, 
consisting of many small, independent businesses in remote 
areas. The ability of these interests to compete in the 
hardwoods market is dependent on access to timely and thorough 
information regarding wood processing and efficiencies, 
technology development, economics, and market analysis. The 
research laboratory at Princeton, WV, is a primary provider of 
such information. Funds of $900,000 above the budget request 
are provided for hardwoods market and economic analysis at 
Princeton.
    In line with the Committee's serious concern for forest 
health conditions, $300,000 is provided to participate in the 
partnership project involving the Northern Arizona University 
School of Forestry and the Department of the Interior.
    The Committee has included funding to continue the 
International Institute of Tropical Forestry and the Institute 
of Pacific Islands Forestry.
    The Committee is aware of the necessity for accurate and 
timely forest inventory data in making sound natural resources 
policy decisions. The Forest Inventory and Analysis Program 
data has been especially helpful in evaluation and 
decisionmaking for the forest health situations. The Committee 
encourages the Forest Service to continue its efforts to reduce 
the forest inventory cycle in all of its regions.
    Due to the budget constraints faced by the Committee, the 
Forest Service will have to determine the best means to 
continue conducting its valuable research with limited 
resources. The Committee believes no forest and range 
experiment station, research program, or research project 
should be protected from funding adjustments. However, it is 
important to work closely with Congress to provide an 
understanding of what reductions are proposed.
    In conjunction with its fiscal year 1997 budget, the Forest 
Service provided information regarding funding allocations by 
research work unit. The Committee expects the Forest Service to 
follow those distributions, with the adjustments recommended 
herein. The Committee understands that the Forest Service 
research budget, which the Committee has not reduced, will 
continue the fiscal year 1996 level at the Starkville, MS, 
laboratory in fiscal year 1997.

                       state and private forestry

Appropriations, 1996....................................    $136,884,000
Budget estimate, 1997...................................     164,000,000
House allowance.........................................     148,884,000

Committee recommendation

                                                             156,811,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $156,811,000, 
a decrease of $7,189,000 below the budget estimate, $7,927,000 
above the House allowance, and $19,927,000 above the fiscal 
year 1996 level.
    The following table provides a comparison of the budget 
estimate with the Committee recommendations:

                                            [In thousands of dollars]                                           
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                               1996        Budget       Committee    Change from
                                                             enacted      estimate   recommendation     enacted 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Forest health management:                                                                                       
    Federal lands forest health management...............      $25,165      $25,000        $33,165       +$8,000
    Cooperative lands forest health management...........        7,806       15,000         15,000        +7,194
    Cooperative lands fire management....................       17,001       17,000         18,001        +1,000
                                                          ------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, forest health management.................       49,972       57,000         66,166       +16,194
                                                          ======================================================
Cooperative forestry:                                                                                           
    Forest stewardship...................................       23,378       30,000         23,378   ...........
    Stewardship Incentive Program........................        4,500       20,000          4,500   ...........
    Forest Legacy Program................................        3,000        3,000          3,000   ...........
    Urban and community forestry.........................       25,505       26,000         25,505   ...........
    Economic action programs.............................       14,517       15,000         18,250        +3,733
    Pacific Northwest assistance programs................       16,012       13,000         16,012   ...........
                                                          ------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, cooperative forestry.....................       86,912      107,000         90,645        +3,733
                                                          ------------------------------------------------------
      Total, State and private forestry..................      136,884      164,000        156,811       +19,927
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Forest health management.--The Committee recommends 
$66,166,000 for forest health management, which is $9,166,000 
above the request.
    The objectives of the Federal forest health management 
program are to detect and evaluate insect and disease epidemics 
on Federal lands; to maintain healthy, productive forest 
environments by preventing and suppressing damaging insects and 
diseases; and to improve the capacity to protect forest health 
by developing new and improved technology for use in survey, 
technical assistance, prevention, and suppression activities. 
This program provides for professional forest health 
assistance, detection surveys, and evaluations on all Federal 
forested lands, including the National Forest System, the 
National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of 
Indian Affairs, Fish and Wildlife Service, Corps of Engineers, 
Bureau of Reclamation, Smithsonian Institution, and the 
Department of Defense installations.
    The cooperative lands forest health management program 
provides assistance to State and private landowners in 
detecting and evaluating insect and disease outbreaks and in 
prevention and suppression of insects and diseases. Additional 
funds above the enacted level have been provided to maintain 
approximate current levels of effort for pest suppression due 
to the exhaustion of prior-year carryover balances.
    The existence of widespread forest health issues has become 
a recognized fact in recent years. The need to mount 
aggressively forest health restoration measures is the next 
step. Insect and disease management is a critical component of 
the forest health problem. The Committee is providing an 
additional $8,000,000 above the current year for the Federal 
forest health management program and an additional $7,194,000 
above the current year for the cooperative lands forest health 
management program. The Forest Service is encouraged to use a 
greater portion of the cooperative lands forest health moneys 
for educational purposes, than in previous years. As budgets 
decline, the State and private sector should become more 
informed in forest health issues and be encouraged to accept 
more responsibility for treatment of their lands.
    The Committee further suggests that the forest health 
efforts should take a comprehensive view of all pest problems, 
including efforts to manage noxious, exotic, and alien weeds on 
forest lands.
    The Committee is providing $18,001,000 for cooperative 
lands fire management, which is $1,000,000 above the current 
level.
    Cooperative forestry.--The Committee recommends $90,645,000 
for the cooperative forestry program, which is $3,733,000 above 
the current level and $10,262,000 above the House allowance. 
Included are $23,378,000 for forest stewardship, $4,500,000 for 
the stewardship incentive program, $3,000,000 for forest 
legacy, $25,505,000 for urban and community forestry, and 
$16,012,000 for Pacific Northwest assistance programs.
    The Forest Service should focus the stewardship incentive 
program [SIP] as an effective tool where the Federal investment 
in forest resource management on non-Federal land is critical 
to achieve economic growth, to offset future Federal cost of 
restoring degraded resources, and to maintain a healthy State 
and nonindustrial private forest landscape. To further refine 
the delivery system, the Forest Service will, in consultation 
with State foresters, use the SIP State plans to identify and 
assess forest resource concerns and focus project selection to 
meet national objectives, including enhanced forest health, 
cost-effective commodity production, economic growth at the 
State and local level, and conservation benefits. The Committee 
believes it is the responsibility of the landowner to meet 
State law and regulations to reforest lands and that it is not 
the responsibility of the Federal Government.
    The Committee directs the Forest Service to allocate 
limited funding appropriated for the Forest Legacy Program to 
those projects that are closest to completion.
    The Committee urges the Forest Service to continue the 
fiscal year 1996 funding level for the agroforestry research at 
the National Agroforestry Center at Lincoln, NE, and the 
Chesapeake Bay watershed project.
    Funding of $18,250,000 is included for economic action 
programs. This funding level provides $4,000,000 for the 
continuation of economic development grants as authorized in 
the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Act. Funding at the 
fiscal year 1996 level is included for the forest products 
conservation and recycling program, the economic recovery 
program, and the rural development program. The Committee is 
including $250,000 for the annual Columbia River Gorge payments 
to counties, $1,500,000 for continuing the wood in 
transportation/timber bridge initiative, $1,000,000 for the 
Doetsch Ranch in Washington, and $200,000 for the northeastern 
area to strengthen the role of the Forest Service in assisting 
the Hardwoods Training Center in Princeton as it seeks to 
become economically self-sustaining. Funding of $500,000 is 
included to support the effort to coordinate actions by 
Federal, State, and private partners building upon the Hawaii 
tropical forest recovery task force report and to provide 
economic opportunities through forestry.
    The Committee continues to be aware of the importance of 
the rural development through forestry program to the 
Northeast-Midwest region.

                         national forest system

Appropriations, 1996....................................  $1,257,057,000
    Emergency appropriation, 1996.......................      26,600,000
Budget estimate, 1997...................................   1,291,553,000
House allowance.........................................   1,258,057,000

Committee recommendation

                                                           1,285,881,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of 
$1,285,881,000, a decrease of $5,672,000 from the budget 
estimate and $27,824,000 above the House allowance.
    The distribution of the Committee's recommendations are as 
follows:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                   Committee                    
                                                               Budget estimate   recommendation       Change    
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Land management planning, inventory, and monitoring..........     $145,000,000     $130,088,000     -$14,912,000
                                                              ==================================================
Recreation use:                                                                                                 
    Recreation management....................................      164,000,000      167,314,000       +3,314,000
    Wilderness management....................................       33,000,000       33,267,000         +267,000
    Heritage resources.......................................       14,000,000       13,570,000         -430,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, recreation use...............................      211,000,000      214,151,000       +3,151,000
                                                              ==================================================
Wildlife and fish management:                                                                                   
    Wildlife habitat management..............................       30,100,000       28,263,000       -1,837,000
    Inland fish habitat management...........................       14,500,000       14,506,000           +6,000
    Anadromous fish habitat management.......................       24,650,000       21,029,000       -3,621,000
    Threatened, endangered, and sensitive species habitat                                                       
     management..............................................       21,750,000       21,763,000          +13,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
        Subtotal, wildlife and fish manage-  ment............       91,000,000       85,561,000       -5,439,000
                                                              ==================================================
Rangeland management:                                                                                           
    Grazing management.......................................       20,000,000       24,006,000       +4,006,000
    Rangeland vegetation management..........................       11,000,000       17,006,000       +6,006,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, rangeland management.........................       31,000,000       41,012,000      +10,012,000
                                                              ==================================================
Forest land management:                                                                                         
    Timber sales management..................................      190,000,000      196,000,000       +6,000,000
    Forest land vegetation management........................       52,000,000       53,768,000       +1,768,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, forestland management........................      242,000,000      249,768,000       +7,768,000
                                                              ==================================================
Soil, water, and air management:                                                                                
    Soil, water, and air operations..........................       22,000,000       22,011,000          +11,000
    Watershed improvements...................................       26,000,000       20,003,000       -5,997,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, soil, water, and air manage-  ment...........       48,000,000       42,014,000       -5,986,000
                                                              ==================================================
Minerals and geology management..............................       35,000,000       35,017,000          +17,000
                                                              ==================================================
Land ownership management:                                                                                      
    Real estate management...................................       43,000,000       43,047,000          +47,000
    Landline location........................................       14,000,000       14,006,000           +6,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, land ownership management....................       57,000,000       57,053,000          +53,000
                                                              ==================================================
Infrastructure management:                                                                                      
    Road maintenance.........................................       84,000,000       82,519,000       -1,481,000
    Facility maintenance.....................................       23,000,000       24,508,000       +1,508,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, infrastructure management....................      107,000,000      107,027,000          +27,000
                                                              ==================================================
Law enforcement operations...................................       60,000,000       59,637,000         -363,000
General administration.......................................      264,553,000      264,553,000  ...............
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Total, National Forest System..........................    1,291,553,000    1,285,881,000       -5,672,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Land management planning, inventory, and monitoring.--The 
Committee recommends $130,088,000 for the land management 
planning, inventory, and monitoring activities, which is the 
same as the current year. The current planning, inventory, and 
monitoring functions provide for a comprehensive, integrated 
approach to the management of the National Forest System. This 
should contribute to the overall effectiveness of management. 
At the same time, the Committee believes that considerable 
information is needed to support and evaluate various programs 
and projects. The Committee continues to be concerned that 
accountability is being lost in land management planning and 
ecosystem management. Unlike the House, the Committee is 
maintaining the integrated approach, but expects resource 
specialists from various program areas to participate actively 
in these activities.
    Recreation use.--The Committee recommends $214,151,000 for 
recreation use, which is $3,151,000 above the budget estimate 
and $5,000,000 below the House allowance. The Summit House 
Building in Pike National Forest, CO, is in poor condition. 
Noting its importance as a unique and popular visitor center, 
the Forest Service is directed to review the condition of the 
building and report back to the Committee by January 1, 1997. 
The report on the Summit House should include the Forest 
Service's recommendation and a detailed cost estimate on 
rehabilitation and replacement. Within the increase is an 
additional $56,000 above the budget estimate of $754,000 for 
preparation and planning tasks for the 2002 Olympics, Utah.
    The pilot fee program contained in the fiscal year 1996 
bill was provided to assist the land management agencies with 
meeting the growing maintenance backlog and the increasing 
operations requirements. The Committee agrees with the House 
that the fee demonstration period should be extended for 1 year 
due to the late signing of the appropriations act. In addition, 
the Committee also recommends that the number of sites be 
increased from 50 per agency to 100. This will provide the 
agencies with an even greater ability to take care of 
recreation needs. The Forest Service is commended for its 
efforts to move forward quickly on implementation of the pilot 
program. The Committee agrees with the House that all the land 
management agencies should intensify their efforts to implement 
this program, and provide a full report to the Committees by 
December 31, 1996, on the status of implementation and plans 
for this program in fiscal year 1997. The Committee expects 
that the fiscal year 1998 budget request contains a complete 
and detailed explanation of the plans, accomplishments, and 
proposals for further implementation.
    Wildlife and fish management.--The Committee recommends 
$85,561,000 for wildlife and fish management, which is the same 
as the current year.
    Range management.--The Committee recommends $41,012,000 for 
range management, which is $10,012,000 above the budget 
allowance and $3,000,000 below the House allowance. The 
Rescission Act of 1995 requires the Forest Service to determine 
the national forest allotments that need National Environmental 
Policy Act [NEPA] analysis and documentation to support the 
continuation of permitted grazing activity, to develop a 
schedule for completion of the NEPA analysis, to limit the 
completion of the NEPA analysis and decisions to not more than 
20 percent of the allotments through fiscal year 1996, and to 
adhere to the schedule. The forest allotment schedules are 
complete. A total of 6,886 analyses and decisions are scheduled 
for the next 15 years. In providing this funding increase, the 
Committee recognizes that the adherence to the multiyear 
strategy depends on a more adequately funded range management 
program. If additional funds are required, the Forest Service 
is encouraged to submit expeditiously a reprogramming request 
to the Committees for consideration.
    Noxious weed continues to be of great concern to the 
Committee. The Forest Service should increase its efforts and 
work with other Federal agencies to control the spread of 
noxious weeds to prevent the loss of land productivity. The 
Committee understands that efforts to control the spread of 
noxious weeds on non-Federal land in the area of the Okanogan 
National Forest have been frustrated by inadequate resources 
directed to controlling noxious weeds on Forest Service lands. 
The Committee directs the Forest Service to allocate the 
appropriate resources to the Okanogan National Forest in order 
to control noxious weeds on its lands.
    Forestland management.--The Committee recommends 
$249,768,000 for forestland management, which is $7,768,000 
above the budget estimate. In recognition of the depleted green 
sale preparation pipeline and the need to continue the long-
term rebuilding of the timber sale program, the Committee is 
providing an additional $6,000,000. In addition, funds are 
provided for forestland vegetative management, including 
reforestation, timber stand improvement, genetic resource 
operations, and nursery operations.
    The Committee appreciates the challenges faced by the 
Forest Service with regard to appeals, litigation, and the 
resulting changes to timber sale schedules. All of these 
factors have contributed to unit costs increases charged to the 
timber program, but which are not covered by timber sale 
receipts. In addition, the Forest Service has been placed in 
the difficult situation of downsizing the organization due to 
budget reductions only to be expected to prepare timber sales 
without the necessary skills and to meet the changing and 
sometimes conflicting expectations of Congress and the various 
interest groups. The Committee seeks to put the timber program 
on a path toward stability, wherein sufficient timber sales 
preparation work will be completed to avert timber program 
disruptions. The Committee has provided pipeline funding, to be 
used only to prepare future sales. These funds are not to be 
used as a supplement to the timber program funding requested in 
the budget. The Committee is concerned about the Forest 
Service's handling of funds appropriated in prior years for 
pipeline, and expects the agency to track more carefully, and 
explain fully, the progress of volume through the pipeline. 
When volume in the pipeline is removed or its status changed 
due to challenges or other reasons, such adjustments should be 
explained.
    In prior years, the Committee has expressed its concern 
about the Forest Service's ability to use its timber pipeline 
funds to produce the expected shelf volume. For instance, in 
Alaska, funds were provided to establish a reserve pipeline of 
timber to offset enjoined or otherwise unavailable annual 
sales. These funds were provided to ensure that there would be 
a dependable, annual timber level. During the period of 1992 
through 1994 region 10 met only 80 percent of its timber 
target, spent all of its money, and did not produce a reserve 
of environmentally cleared timber sales.
    The Committee expects the Forest Service to use the 
additional $6,000,000 only to prepare timber sales to replenish 
the timber sale pipeline. The Committee directs the agency to 
report to the Appropriations Committees on their progress on 
the pipeline timber sale volume associated with the additional 
funds. The regional allocations should be developed and 
reported to the Committees within 45 days of enactment, taking 
into account the need for pipeline activity, certainty of the 
timber base, meeting all of the legal requirements, market 
demand, and the need for advance work. This report should 
identify anticipated accomplishments through gates 2 and 3 by 
region.
    The Committee urges the Forest Service to provide adequate 
funds to ensure the prompt completion of the ongoing adaptive 
management strategy study being conducted at various Northeast 
Forest Service facilities, which is vital to enhancing the 
regeneration of hardwood timber stands within the Allegheny 
National Forest.
    On June 14, 1996, the ninth circuit court of appeals ruled 
that section 2001(k)(2) of the 1995 Rescissions Act prohibits 
release of all timber sale units found to be occupied by a 
marbled murrelet under the Pacifice Seabird Protocol. The 
Committee understands that a petition for rehearing en banc has 
been filed with the ninth circuit court of appeals. Based upon 
prevailing case law, the Committee expects that the companies 
holding the contracts in question will be entitled to relief, 
equitable or otherwise, sufficient to carry out the intent of 
Congress with regard to this section.
    The Committee finds the Forest Service decision to do away 
with an administrative appeals procedure for the Small Business 
Administration [SBA] timber sale set-aside program is 
unacceptable and directs the agency to reinstate an appeals 
process before December 31, 1996. This process should 
facilitate appeals related to decisions concerning 
recomputations of SBA shares, structural recomputations of SBA 
shares, or changes in policies impacting the SBA timber sale 
set-aside program. As in the past, decisions related to the 
designation of the sales to be set aside will not be open for 
appeal. Questions concerning the size classification of 
individual companies are already adequately addressed in 
regulations previously promulgated by the Small Business 
Administration.
    The Committee is concerned with the agency's shift away 
from its forest plan goals for sawtimber sold. Since the forest 
plans are not being adhered to, the agency should move toward 
using net products sold. The ratio of sawtimber to nonsawtimber 
products sold will conform with the existing forest plans. The 
Committee continues to be concerned about the accomplishments 
of the Forest Service timber sale program for both green sales 
and salvage sales. The Committee expects the Forest Service to 
continue with its quarterly report on the timber sales program. 
In addition to the information already provided, the report 
should include detailed information on the status of the timber 
sale pipeline and identification of the volume offered, sold, 
and harvested, categorized as net a merchantable product sold 
and transferred to purchasers.
    Soil, water, and air management.--The Committee recommends 
$42,014,000 for soil, water, and air management, which is the 
same as the current level. Within the amount provided is 
$35,000 for the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, NV, to be 
used to operate and maintain, in conjunction with the 
Geological Survey, five gauges in the upper Walker River basin.
    Minerals and geology management.--The Committee recommends 
$35,017,000 for minerals and geology management, which is the 
same as the current level.
    The Committee intends that moneys appropriated to the 
Service's minerals and geology program be used only in carrying 
out management responsibilities under this program. The funds 
are not to be used for other agency activities, programs, or 
initiatives unrelated to the minerals, geology, or mining 
programs. Costs proposed to be passed on to project proponents 
should not be done so without their concurrence on a project-
by-project basis.
    Land ownership management.--The Committee recommends 
$57,053,000 for land ownership management, which is the same as 
the current level.
    Infrastructure management.--The Committee recommends 
$107,027,000 for infrastructure management, which is $27,000 
above the budget estimate and $1,000,000 above the House 
allowance. This funding level is provided to reduce the 
increasing backlog of infrastructure maintenance.
    Law enforcement.--The Committee recommends $59,637,000 for 
law enforcement, which is $363,000 below the budget estimate 
and the same as the House allowance. The Committee continues to 
encourage the Forest Service to use the cooperative law 
agreements more extensively during fiscal year 1997. The 
Committee expects the Forest Service to complete the study as 
outlined in Senate Report 104-125 by March 1, 1997. The 
Committee recognizes the law enforcement challenges faced by 
the Forest Service with the illegal immigration enforcement 
activities along the border of Mexico. The Forest Service 
should assure that all of its activities are in support of 
protecting the National Forest System resources and facilities.
    General administration.--The Committee recommends 
$264,553,000, which is the same as the budget estimate.
    General.--Massive wildfire and extensive forest health 
problems such as the southern pine beetle and the gypsy moth 
have resulted in large volumes of dead and dying timber on both 
public and private lands. The Committee encourages the agency 
to use the full breadth of silvicultural prescriptions 
available to land managers, including the use of salvage 
harvesting, prescriptive fire, and integrated pest management, 
where applicable, to improve the health and productivity of the 
National Forest System.
    The Committee encourages the Forest Service to continue 
working with the Quincy Library Group.
    Within the funds provided to the State of Oregon's share of 
jobs in the woods funding, the Forest Service should give 
priority consideration to timber dependent communities in the 
Santiam Canyon, OR.
    The Committee expects the Forest Service to examine the 
best means to provide leadership in international forestry 
activities and meet essential representation and liaison 
responsibilities with foreign governments and international 
organizations, especially in intergovernmental discussions and 
negotiations related to sustainable development. The Committee 
recognizes the need for the Forest Service to maintain a 
noticeable presence in the international forestry community and 
encourages the agency to continue to do so whenever possible. 
The Committee recommends $4,000,000 out of the benefiting 
appropriations, which is the same level of authority as the 
current year.
    Funds are not provided to supplement the Department of 
Agriculture's hazardous waste management program. The 
Department of Agriculture's and the Department of the 
Interior's central accounts provide funding for hazardous 
materials cleanup. The Committee believes it is the 
responsibility of each Department to coordinate and to fund 
these activities out of the appropriations accounts that have 
been specifically established by Congress for hazardous 
material activities. The Committee expects the Forest Service 
to notify the Appropriations Committees immediately of any 
deviation from this direction.
    The Forest Service and the Department of Agriculture are 
reminded of section 306 of this bill, which states no 
assessments may be levied against any program, budget activity, 
subactivity, or project, without the approval of the 
Appropriations Committees. The Committee is concerned that the 
Department of Agriculture may be assessing the Forest Service 
to fund departmental initiatives without getting the required 
approval.

                        wildland fire management

Appropriations, 1996....................................   $385,485,000 
Budget estimate, 1997...................................    385,485,000 
    Emergency contingency...............................   (109,531,000)
House allowance.........................................    411,485,000 
Committee recommendation................................    661,485,000 

    Emergency contingency

                                                           (109,531,000)

    The Committee recommends a total appropriation of 
$771,016,000 for wildland fire management. This recommendation 
represents an increase of $335,531,000 above the amount 
appropriated in fiscal year 1996 for Forest Service 
firefighting activities. The recommendation consists of the 
following components:

Base program (presuppression/suppression)...............    $411,485,000
Repayments for prior-year firefighting..................     250,000,000

Emergency contingency

                                                             109,531,000

    The increase of $26,000,000 provided for the base program 
allows for enhanced attention to presuppression, fuels 
management, and forest health-related activities. These funds 
are recommended in the hopes of managing better the fuel load 
presently found on the national forests. Recent dry fire 
seasons, combined with continued pest infestations, have 
resulted in expensive fire seasons in recent years. These funds 
will help address the fire situation so that preventive 
measures might be taken before massive wildfires ignite and 
cause vast destruction.
    Additional appropriations have been provided, and fully 
offset, as a supplemental to restore partial funding for fire 
expenditures in prior years. At present, approximately 
$371,000,000 is owed to the Knutsen-Vandenberg reforestation 
trust fund [K-V]. Under present funding arrangements, if the 
annual appropriations for firefighting are insufficient to 
address immediate requirements as the fire season progresses, 
the Forest Service uses its emergency transfer authority and 
temporarily moves funds from the K-V account. The K-V account 
must then be replenished in subsequent appropriations to repay 
the timber sale deposits borrowed for fire purposes. The K-V 
fund collects deposits from timber purchasers for reforestation 
and other forest health activities on harvested areas of 
National Forest System lands. Failure to repay K-V is not an 
option.
    Finally, the Committee has included the emergency 
contingency for firefighting as requested by the 
administration. These funds will be used to address fire 
suppression requirements as necessary. Based on projections for 
the calendar year 1996 fire season, a shortfall of fire-related 
funding may occur in fiscal year 1997. There have already been 
significant wildfires in Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, and 
California this year. The Committee has addressed this 
partially through the additional $26,000,000 discussed 
previously. Provision of this contingency would also preclude 
the need to borrow again from K-V immediately after the 
Committee has begun to repay that account for previous 
expenditures.
    The Committee acknowledges the severity of recent wildfires 
in the Southwest, including those on the Mescalero Apache 
Indian Reservation. With the proximity of the reservation land 
to the Lincoln National Forest, the Committee is concerned 
about the risk of further fire damage due to the inability of 
the tribe to carry out its annual forest debris removal program 
due to dry conditions throughout the year. The Committee 
expects the Forest Service to assist the Mescalero Tribe in 
removing this forest debris at the earliest possible date and 
to assist with necessary reforestation activities as 
appropriate.

                    reconstruction and construction

Appropriations, 1996....................................    $163,600,000
    Emergency appropriation, 1996.......................      60,800,000
Budget estimate, 1997...................................     169,662,000
House allowance.........................................     164,100,000

Committee recommendation

                                                             172,167,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $172,167,000, 
an increase of $2,505,000 above the budget estimate and an 
increase of $8,067,000 above the House allowance. The budget 
estimate and the Committee recommendation are compared in the 
following table:

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                                                                                   Committee                    
                                                               Budget estimate   recommendation       Change    
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Facilities...................................................     $52,662,000      $57,667,000       +$5,005,000
                                                              ==================================================
Roads and trails:                                                                                               
    Direct road construction.................................      91,000,000       92,500,000        +1,500,000
    Trail construction.......................................      26,000,000       22,000,000        -4,000,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, roads and trails.............................     117,000,000      114,500,000        -2,500,000
                                                              ==================================================
Timber receipts transfer to general fund.....................  ...............                                  
Timber purchaser credits.....................................     (50,000,000)     (50,000,000)  ...............
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Total, construction....................................     169,662,000      172,167,000        +2,505,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Facilities.--The Committee has included $2,000,000 for 
research reconstruction and construction.
    The Committee has included $6,225,000 for fire, 
administration, and other [FA&O;] facilities. Within the funds, 
the Committee has provided funds of $225,000 for an interagency 
office at Burns, OR.
    The Committee has included $49,442,000 for recreation 
facilities. The Committee has provided $800,000 to complete the 
visitor center at Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area, WV; 
$1,362,000 for Gum Springs Recreation Area, LA; $887,000 for 
the Winding Stair Mountain National Recreation and Wilderness 
Area, OK; $225,000 for Kyl Canyon and Lee Canyon water systems 
in the Toyiabe National Forest, NV; $1,000,000 for recreation 
facilities that were damaged by recent floods on the Mount 
Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest; and $506,000 for the 2002 
Olympics, Utah. As identified in the budget request, $367,000 
is included for the Newberry Caldera Portal project, OR, and 
$677,000 is included for the 2002 Olympics, Utah.
    Roads and trails.--The Committee has included $92,500,000 
for roads and $22,000,000 for trails. This includes $62,000,000 
for timber roads, $23,500,000 for recreation roads, and 
$7,000,000 for general purpose roads. Within the amount 
provided $338,000 is for road and trail activities in the 
Winding Stair Mountain National Recreation and Wilderness Area, 
OK; $450,000 for the Taft Tunnel Bicycle Trail, ID; $125,000 
for Palmetto Trail on the Francis Marion and Sumter National 
Forests, SC; and $248,000 for road and trail activities in 
preparation for the 2002 Olympics, Utah.
    As identified in the budget estimate, $875,000 is included 
for various projects at Maroon Lake and Maroon Valley, CO.

                            land acquisition

Appropriations, 1996....................................     $39,400,000
Budget estimate, 1997...................................      41,200,000
House allowance.........................................      30,000,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              39,660,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $39,660,000, a 
decrease of $1,540,000 below the budget estimate and $9,660,000 
above the House allowance.
    The Committee recommendation is shown in the following 
table:

                                                               Committee
                                                          recommendation

Allegheny National Forest, PA...........................        $250,000
Appalachian Trail.......................................       2,000,000
Chattooga Wild and Scenic River, GA/NC/SC...............       2,000,000
Cibola National Forest (Tres Pistoles), NM..............         200,000
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, OR...........       6,085,000
Francis Marion National Forest (Tibwin Plantation), SC..         750,000
Green Mountain National Forest, VT......................       4,000,000
Hoosier National Forest, IN.............................         500,000
Los Padres National Forest (Big Sur), CA................       1,500,000
Mark Twain National Forest (Ozark Mountain Streams), MO.         500,000
Ouachita National Forest (inholdings), AR...............         500,000
Ozark National Forest (Mulberry Wild and Scenic River), 
    AR..................................................         700,000
Pacific Northwest streams, OR...........................       2,500,000
Running Creek Ranch, ID.................................       1,400,000
San Bernadino National Forest (Garner Ranch and Deep 
    Creek), CA..........................................       1,500,000
Santa Fe National Forest (Jemez corridor tract), NM.....         500,000
Sumter National Forest (Jocassee Gorge tracts), SC......       1,000,000
Wasatch-Cache National Forest (Bonneville Shoreline 
    Trail), UT..........................................         550,000
White Mountain National Forest, NH......................       2,000,000
Acquisition management..................................       7,500,000
Cash equalization.......................................       1,725,000
Emergency acquisition...................................       1,500,000
Wilderness protection...................................         500,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total.............................................      39,660,000

    The Committee encourages the use of land exchanges as a way 
in which to protect important recreational or environmentally 
significant lands, in lieu of direct acquisition by the Federal 
Government. The Committee believes that land exchanges 
represent a more cost-effective way in which to do business and 
encourages the Forest Service to give priority to those 
exchanges either nearing completion or where land management 
decisions are made particularly difficult due to a checkerboard 
pattern of ownership.
    The Committee has included bill language to modify the 
boundary of the Snoqualmie National Forest to facilitate a land 
exchange between the Weyerhaeuser Co. and the Forest Service. 
The Committee is aware of the concerns of the gateway community 
and urges the affected communities to fully participate in the 
public comment process. Bill language is included to facilitate 
a land exchange between the Forest Service and the Chelan 
County Public Utility District [PUD] in Washington State. The 
land exchange will consolidate land for a wastewater treatment 
facility onto Chelan County PUD land. The Chelan County PUD 
would in turn own and operate the wastewater treatment 
facility, which serves both the Forest Service and some of the 
local community.
    The Committee has included bill language to permit a land 
exchange between Sugarbush Resort Holdings, Inc. and the Forest 
Service.

        acquisition of lands for national forests, special acts

Appropriations, 1996....................................      $1,069,000
Budget estimate, 1997...................................       1,069,000
House allowance.........................................       1,069,000

Committee recommendation

                                                               1,069,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $1,069,000, 
the same as the budget estimate and the House allowance.
    Congress has enacted several special laws which authorize 
appropriations from the receipts of specified national forests 
for the purchase of lands to minimize erosion and flood damage 
to critical watersheds needing soil stabilization and 
vegetative cover within these national forests.

            acquisition of lands to complete land exchanges

Appropriations, 1996....................................        $210,000
Budget estimate, 1997...................................         210,000
House allowance.........................................         210,000

Committee recommendation

                                                                 210,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $210,000, the 
same as the budget estimate and the House allowance. These 
funds are to be used for acquisition of lands to complete land 
exchanges under the act of December 4, 1967 (16 U.S.C. 484a). 
Under the act, deposits made by public school districts or 
public school authorities to provide for cash equalization of 
certain land exchanges can be appropriated to acquire similar 
lands suitable for National Forest System purposes in the same 
State as the national forest lands conveyed in the exchanges.

                         range betterment fund

                       (Special Fund, Indefinite)

Appropriations, 1996....................................      $3,976,000
Budget estimate, 1997...................................       3,995,000
House allowance.........................................       3,995,000

Committee recommendation

                                                               3,995,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $3,995,000, 
the same as the budget estimate and the House allowance. These 
funds are to be derived from grazing receipts from the national 
forest (Public Law 94-579, as amended) and to be used for range 
rehabilitation, protection, and improvements including seeding, 
reseeding, fence construction, weed control, water development 
and fish and wildlife habitat enhancement in 16 Western States.

    gifts, donations and bequests for forest and rangeland research

Appropriations, 1996....................................         $92,000
Budget estimate, 1997...................................          92,000
House allowance.........................................          92,000

Committee recommendation

                                                                  92,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $92,000, the 
same as the budget estimate and the House allowance.

                       Administrative Provisions

    The Committee has continued many of the same administrative 
provisions as provided in prior years. Provisions are included 
regarding approval of reorganization proposals and the 
retrofitting of Mare Island facilities.
    Language is included to allow the Forest Service to match 
up to $1,000,000 in private contributions on a 1-for-1 basis 
for projects on National Forest System lands or related to 
Forest Service programs.
    Language is included to allow the Forest Service to make 
payments to counties within the Columbia River Gorge National 
Scenic Area.
    Language is included requiring a review of the Tongass land 
management plan [TLMP] by the General Accounting Office [GAO] 
before implementing the TLMP revision. The Committee is aware 
of the critique by timber dependent communities that the 
current Tongass land management plan revision planning process 
may not be in accordance with National Forest Management Act, 
Tongass Timber Reform Act of 1990, and National Environmental 
Policy Act regulations governing that process. The cost of 
potential litigation, should the plan be found to have 
significant process deficiencies, warrants reasonable 
preventative measures, including third-party review. Therefore, 
the Committee recommends certification by the General 
Accounting Office that the planning process complies with 
applicable laws and regulations, and that the process was 
followed, and further encourages GAO to render such 
certification so as not to delay unnecessarily implementation 
of the plan.

                          DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

                         clean coal technology

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $150,000,000 in 
clean coal funding. The rescission is predicated on the 
Department of Energy's assessment that there will be clean coal 
projects that will not proceed to construction due to a variety 
of factors, including siting, financing, and power purchase 
agreements. Further rescissions and deferrals, as proposed by 
the administration, are not achievable at this time because of 
the number of projects that remain in active status.
    The bill language recommended by the Committee provides 
maximum flexibility as to the application of the rescission 
against projects selected in different competitive rounds of 
the clean coal program.
    The Committee does not object to the use of up to 
$16,000,000 in available funds for administration of the clean 
coal program in fiscal year 1997.

                 fossil energy research and development

Appropriations, 1996....................................    $417,018,000
Budget estimate, 1997...................................     348,508,000
House allowance.........................................     354,754,000

Committee recommendation

                                                             367,504,000

    The Committee recommends $367,504,000 for fossil energy 
research and development, an increase of $18,966,000 over the 
budget request and $12,750,000 over the House level. The 
amounts recommended by the Committee as compared to the budget 
request are shown in the table below:

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                                                                                  Committee                     
                                                             Budget estimate   recommendation        Change     
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Coal:                                                                                                           
    Advanced clean fuels research:                                                                              
        Coal preparation..................................        $5,099,000        $5,099,000  ................
        Direct liquefaction...............................         5,857,000         5,557,000         -$300,000
        Indirect liquefaction.............................         4,252,000         4,252,000  ................
        Advanced research and environmental technology....           746,000         2,446,000        +1,700,000
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
            Subtotal, advanced clean fuels research.......        15,954,000        17,354,000        +1,400,000
                                                           =====================================================
    Advanced clean/efficient power systems:                                                                     
        Advanced pulverized coal-fired powerplant.........         5,500,000         6,500,000        +1,000,000
        Indirect fired cycle..............................        11,005,000        10,005,000        -1,000,000
        High efficiency:                                                                                        
            Integrated gasified combined cycle............        22,500,000        22,500,000  ................
            Pressurized fluidized bed.....................        18,000,000        17,850,000          -150,000
        Advanced research and environmental technology....         9,802,000         9,402,000          -400,000
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
            Subtotal, advanced clean/efficient power                                                            
             systems......................................        66,807,000        66,257,000          -550,000
                                                           =====================================================
    Advanced research and technology development..........        19,868,000        17,968,000        -1,900,000
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
        Subtotal, coal....................................       102,629,000       101,579,000        -1,050,000
                                                           =====================================================
Oil technology:                                                                                                 
    Exploration and production supporting research........        34,023,000        31,673,000        -2,350,000
    Recovery field demonstration..........................         6,096,000         5,896,000          -200,000
    Exploration and production environmental research.....         6,456,000         5,856,000          -600,000
    Processing research and downstream operations.........         5,962,000         5,662,000          -300,000
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
        Subtotal, oil technology..........................        52,537,000        49,087,000        -3,450,000
                                                           =====================================================
Gas:                                                                                                            
    Natural gas research:                                                                                       
        Resource and extraction...........................        15,000,000        14,000,000        -1,000,000
        Delivery and storage..............................         1,000,000         1,000,000  ................
        Advanced turbine systems..........................        31,600,000        45,600,000       +14,000,000
        Utilization.......................................         4,841,000         5,841,000        +1,000,000
        Environmental research/regulatory impact analysis.         4,650,000         3,150,000        -1,500,000
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
            Subtotal, natural gas research................        57,091,000        69,591,000       +12,500,000
                                                           =====================================================
    Fuel cells:                                                                                                 
        Advanced research.................................         1,218,000         1,218,000  ................
        Molten carbonate systems..........................        32,899,000        36,399,000        +3,500,000
        Advanced concepts.................................        12,500,000        12,500,000  ................
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
          Subtotal, fuel cells............................        46,617,000        50,117,000        +3,500,000
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
          Subtotal, gas...................................       103,708,000       119,708,000       +16,000,000
                                                           =====================================================
Cooperative research and development......................         4,000,000         6,200,000        +2,200,000
Fossil energy environmental restoration...................        15,027,000        13,027,000        -2,000,000
Fuels conversion, natural gas, and electricity............         2,188,000         2,188,000  ................
Headquarters program direction............................        14,901,000        13,901,000        -1,000,000
Energy Technology Center program direction................        45,214,000        54,314,000        +9,100,000
Equipment not related to construction.....................         1,000,000           500,000          -500,000
General plant projects....................................         2,304,000         2,000,000          -304,000
Materials partnerships....................................         5,000,000         5,000,000  ................
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
      Total, fossil energy research and development.......       348,508,000       367,504,000       +18,996,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Coal.--The Committee recommends $101,579,000 for coal 
research, a decrease of $1,050,000 from the budget request and 
$3,300,000 from the House level. Changes to the budget request 
are shown below:


Coal research

                                                             Change from
                                                         budget estimate

Advanced clean fuels research:
    Direct liquefaction/innovative process concepts.....       -$300,000
    Advanced research and environmental technology/
      consortium for fossil fuel liquefaction technology      +1,700,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
        Subtotal, advanced clean fuels research.........      +1,400,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
Advanced clean/efficient power systems:
    Advanced pulverized coal-fired powerplant/AFB 
      hospital waste project............................      +1,000,000
    Indirect fired cycle/HIPPS..........................      -1,000,000
    High efficiency-pressurized fluidized bed/
      environmental and efficiency performance research.        -150,000
    Advanced research and environmental technology/super 
      clean systems.....................................        -400,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
        Subtotal, advanced clean/efficient power systems        -550,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
Advanced research and technology development:
    Coal technology export..............................        -200,000
    University coal research............................      -1,000,000
    Materials and components............................        -200,000
    Technical and economic analysis.....................        -100,000
    International program support.......................        -200,000
    HBCU's, education, and training.....................        -200,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Subtotal, advanced research and technology 
      development.......................................      -1,900,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total, coal research..............................      -1,050,000

    The increase provided for the advanced pulverized coal-
fired powerplant program is to both complete the AFB hospital 
waste project and to continue development of small-scale, 
fluidized bed combustion technology for the burning of coal and 
municipal solid waste at remote sites.
    Within the amount provided for advanced sorbents 
development and hot gas cleanup in the high-efficiency 
integrated gasification combined cycle program, the Department 
may use a portion of the increase from fiscal year 1996 to 
complete construction of the novel fluid-bed/transport-bed 
desulfurizer.
    Natural gas.--The Committee recommends $119,708,000 for 
natural gas research, an increase of $16,000,000 over the 
budget request and a decrease of $2,400,000 below the House 
level. Changes to the budget request are shown below:


Natural gas research

                                                             Change from
                                                         budget estimate

Resource and extraction/coalbed methane.................     -$1,000,000
Advanced turbine systems................................     +14,000,000
Utilization/ion transport membranes.....................      +1,000,000
Environmental and regulatory analysis/technology 
    development.........................................      -1,500,000
Fuel cells/molten carbonate systems.....................      +3,500,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total, natural gas research.......................     +16,000,000

    In the gas-to-liquids program, the Committee urges the 
Department to continue utilizing the expertise of the 
University of Oklahoma.
    Oil technology.--The Committee recommends $49,087,000 for 
oil technology research, a decrease of $3,450,000 from the 
budget request and an increase of $6,650,000 over the House 
level. Changes to the budget request are shown below:


Oil technology research

                                                             Change from
                                                         budget estimate

Exploration and production supporting research:
    Exploration and drilling............................     -$1,000,000
    National laboratory/industry partnership............      -2,000,000
    Domestic kerogen value enhancement (complete 
      project)..........................................        +650,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Subtotal, exploration and production supporting 
      research..........................................      -2,350,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
Recovery field demonstrations: Increase production from 
    marginal wells......................................        -200,000
Exploration and production environmental research: 
    Produced water research.............................        -600,000
Processing research and downstream operations: 
    Environmental compliance............................        -300,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total, oil technology research....................      -3,450,000

    Within the funds provided for the national laboratory 
partnership program, the Department may complete high-priority 
advanced computational projects, such as subsalt imaging.
    Within the funds provided for reservoir characterization, 
$350,000 is for the gypsy field project and $500,000 is for the 
northern midcontinent digital atlas. The Committee also urges 
the Department to consider working with the Integrated 
Petroleum Environmental Consortium to the extent the 
consortium's expertise complements the goals and priorities of 
the oil research program.
    Cooperative research and development.--The Committee 
recommends $6,200,000 for cooperative research and development, 
an increase of $2,200,000 over the budget request and the House 
level. Included in the amount provided is $40,000 for technical 
and program management support.
    Fuels program.--The Committee recommends $2,188,000 for the 
fuels program, the same as the budget request and the House 
level.
    Environmental restoration, program direction, and capital 
projects.--The Committee recommends $13,027,000 for 
environmental restoration, which is $2,000,000 below the budget 
request and the same as the House level. The Committee 
recommends $13,901,000 for headquarters program direction, 
which is $1,000,000 below the budget request and the same as 
the House level. For plant and capital equipment, the Committee 
has provided $2,500,000.
    The Committee recommends $54,314,000 for energy technology 
center program direction, which is a reduction of $962,000 
below the fiscal year 1996 enacted level. In allocating the 
program direction dollars among the field units, the Committee 
directs the Department to follow the same ratios as used in 
fiscal year 1996, and not to fund activities out of the program 
direction line item that have been funded in prior years out of 
program line items.
    Changes to the budget request for these accounts are 
detailed in the table below:


Program direction, environmental restoration, and capital projects

                                                             Change from
                                                         budget estimate

Program direction and management support:
    Headquarters program direction:
        Salaries and benefits...........................       -$500,000
        Travel..........................................        -100,000
        Contract services...............................        -400,000
    Energy technology center program direction:
        Salaries and benefits...........................      +2,100,000
        Contract services...............................     +13,000,000
        M&O; contractor at BPO...........................      -6,000,000
Capital equipment.......................................        -500,000
General plant projects at energy technology centers.....        -304,000
Environmental restoration...............................      -2,000,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total, program direction, environmental 
      restoration, and .................................
        capital projects................................      +5,296,000

    The Committee concurs with the House recommendation that 
the Department should make every effort to use fully the 
Federal Energy Technology Center by encouraging its use by 
other programs in which the technical skills at Morgantown, 
Pittsburgh, and Bartlesville can offer expertise in 
nontraditional fossil energy areas.
    Other.--On April 2, 1996, the Department of Energy proposed 
to reorganize the fossil energy program in furtherance of the 
Secretary's strategic alignment initiative. Because of the need 
to achieve budgetary savings and greater efficiencies in the 
conduct of the fossil energy research and development program, 
the Committee believes it is prudent to proceed with both the 
headquarters reorganization and field center consolidation. The 
Committee directs the Department to proceed with the 
reorganization in the manner identified below, which is 
consistent with the current guidance being provided to all 
fossil energy employees.
    The objective of the proposed consolidation of the field 
functions of the fossil energy program should be to achieve 
greater efficiencies in administrative and program oversight in 
order to allow as much funding as possible to remain for 
program execution in a time of declining budgets. The Committee 
does not object to the reorganization of headquarters 
functions, with the understanding that in its interactions with 
the field, headquarters should be responsible for policy, 
budgets, and strategic direction, and the field responsible for 
implementation activities. This arrangement is consistent with 
the Department of Energy's own strategic alignment initiative.
    The Committee concurs in the consolidation of the field 
implementation functions under one director and one 
administrative structure. In proceeding in this regard, 
however, the Committee expects that:
  --The Secretary will select the director of the combined 
        center, using input from the appropriate program 
        directors within the Department, including the 
        Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy, the Assistant 
        Secretary for Environmental Management, and the 
        Associate Deputy Secretary for Field Management. 
        Responsibility for selection should not be delegated. 
        The position should be a career civil service 
        appointment.
  --A working group of field employees should prepare an 
        implementation report for proceeding with 
        consolidation, which builds from previously developed 
        merger plans to the extent appropriate. This working 
        group is already being established consistent with the 
        Deputy Secretary's July 9, 1996, memorandum. The 
        Secretary should submit this report to the Committee 
        within 60 days. No conclusions should be imposed on the 
        working group. The working group should seek to achieve 
        equity between the Pittsburgh and Morgantown centers in 
        such matters as the distribution of senior level 
        positions, balancing of workload and program 
        responsibility, and support services between the two 
        sites. Neither center shall be designated as the lead 
        center for the combined organization.
  --Consistent with the Department's direction, there is to be 
        no relocation of Morgantown natural gas exploration and 
        production programs or personnel. With respect to the 
        METC/PETC consolidation, there should be no costly, 
        unnecessary movement of people, and transfer of 
        programs or people between the sites should be 
        addressed by the implementation working group.
  --Subsequent to completion of the implementation plan, the 
        Department should conduct an evaluation of the 
        advantages and/or disadvantages of consolidation of the 
        fossil energy field sites into the field management 
        structure of DOE. This report is separate from the 
        implementation plan, and it should take a longer-term 
        view of the role of the fossil energy program within 
        the Department of Energy.
      Concerns remain that the field entities of the fossil 
        energy program should be handled similarly to the other 
        field functions of the Department of Energy. It is 
        possible that such treatment would help achieve budget 
        efficiencies and organizational effectiveness. The 
        requested analysis should involve employees from 
        Pittsburgh, Morgantown, and the headquarters offices of 
        fossil energy, field management, and environmental 
        management. The study should consider the possible 
        effects of a change in reporting relationships on: 
        opportunities for broader participation in Department 
        of Energy activities; overall departmental 
        organizational effectiveness including administrative 
        support functions; and cost and budget. In addition to 
        evaluating the field management arrangement, the 
        analysis should also weigh the merits of other 
        alternatives for the future of these programs. This 
        report should be submitted within 90 days after the 
        completion of the implementation report.
  --Reductions in Federal and contractor employees which affect 
        the energy technology centers should not exceed any 
        reductions which occur at headquarters, unless there is 
        a substantial programmatic justification.
    The Committee believes these recommendations are consistent 
with the Department's proposal and will not cause delay in 
achieving the objectives of the headquarters reorganization and 
field center consolidation. Once the directed actions are 
completed, the fossil energy program will be positioned better 
to achieve the desired administrative savings and management 
efficiencies. The consolidation is intended to strengthen both 
the Pittsburgh and Morgantown energy technology centers as the 
fossil energy program prepares to enter the next century.

                      alternative fuels production

              (including transfer and rescission of funds)

Appropriations, 1996....................................     -$2,400,000
Budget estimate, 1997...................................      -4,000,000
House allowance.........................................      -4,000,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              -4,000,000

    The Committee concurs with the House proposal to transfer 
$1,500,000 from this account to the general funds of the 
Treasury. The funds to be transferred represent investment 
income earned as of October 1, 1996, on principal amounts that 
are in a trust fund established as part of the sale of the 
Great Plains Gasification Plant in Beulah, ND. The Committee 
also recommends a rescission of $2,500,000 in unobligated 
balances.

                 naval petroleum and oil shale reserves

Appropriations, 1996....................................    $148,786,000
Budget estimate, 1997...................................     149,500,000
House allowance.........................................     132,022,000

Committee recommendation

                                                             133,000,000

    The Committee recommends $133,000,000 for the naval 
petroleum and oil shale reserves, $16,500,000 below the budget 
request. The amounts recommended by the Committee are shown in 
the following table:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                   Committee                    
                                                               Budget estimate   recommendation       Change    
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Oil reserves:                                                                                                   
    Naval Petroleum Reserves Nos. 1 and 2....................     $132,000,000     $117,500,000     -$14,500,000
    Naval Petroleum Reserve No. 3............................        8,400,000        7,400,000       -1,000,000
    Program direction (headquarters).........................        7,700,000        7,000,000         -700,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, oil reserves.................................      148,100,000      131,900,000      -16,200,000
                                                              ==================================================
Shale oil development program: Shale reserves development....        1,400,000        1,100,000         -300,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Total, naval petroleum and oil shale re-  serves.......      149,500,000      133,000,000      -16,500,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The Committee regrets not being able to provide the 
requested amount for operation of the reserves. Although the 
largest of the reserves (NPR-1) may be sold in fiscal year 1998 
pursuant to the Fiscal Year 1996 Defense Authorization Act, the 
value of the asset must be maintained pending that sale in 
order for the Federal Government to receive the maximum 
possible return. The Committee hopes that further improvements 
in operating efficiency, use of any remaining carryover 
balances, and other economies will allow the reserves to 
operate in a manner that does not reduce the $407,000,000 in 
receipts that the reserves are estimated to generate for the 
Treasury in fiscal year 1997.
    Because funds are not provided for the purchase of oil for 
the strategic petroleum reserve, the Committee has again 
included bill language waiving the statutory requirement that 
oil from NPR-1 be sold at prices equivalent to SPR purchase 
prices. Identical language is included in the House bill.

                          energy conservation

Appropriations, 1996....................................    $553,189,000
Budget estimate, 1997...................................     735,363,000
House allowance.........................................     523,444,000

Committee recommendation

                                                             570,452,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $570,452,000, 
an increase of $33,263,000 in new budget authority above the 
1996 level, a decrease of $164,911,000 below the budget 
estimate, and an increase of $47,008,000 above the House 
allowance. Of this amount, an indefinite portion is to be 
derived from the excess amount for fiscal year 1997 as 
determined under section 3003(d) of the Budget Reconciliation 
Act of 1987. This amount is from oil overcharge funds, and is 
estimated to be $20,000,000. A comparison of the Committee 
recommendations with the budget estimates is shown on the 
following table:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                   Committee                    
                                                               Budget estimate   recommendation       Change    
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Building technology:                                                                                            
    State and community sector:                                                                                 
        Building systems design..............................     $36,751,000      $22,361,000      -$14,390,000
        Building equipment and materials.....................      41,183,000       25,903,000       -15,280,000
        Codes and standards..................................      23,850,000       14,650,000        -9,200,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
          Subtotal, State and community sec-  tor............     101,784,000       62,914,000       -38,870,000
                                                              ==================================================
    State and local partnerships:                                                                               
        Weatherization assistance program....................     155,500,000      131,500,000       -24,000,000
        State energy program.................................      38,400,000       27,400,000       -11,000,000
        Municipal energy management..........................       1,600,000        1,000,000          -600,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
          Subtotal, State and local partner-  ships..........     195,500,000      159,900,000       -35,600,000
                                                              ==================================================
    Management and planning..................................      21,787,000       17,862,000        -3,925,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, building technology..........................     319,071,000      240,676,000       -78,395,000
                                                              ==================================================
Federal Emergency Management Program:                                                                           
    Program activities.......................................      28,700,000       18,200,000       -10,500,000
    Program direction........................................       3,100,000        1,800,000        -1,300,000
    Capital equipment........................................         100,000   ...............         -100,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Federal Emergency Management Program.........      31,900,000       20,000,000       -11,900,000
                                                              ==================================================
Industry sector:                                                                                                
    Industries of the future (specific)......................      74,448,000       42,448,000       -32,000,000
    Industries of the future (crosscutting)..................      39,350,000       38,350,000        -1,000,000
    Technology access........................................      37,836,000       25,050,000       -12,786,000
    Management...............................................       7,800,000        7,000,000          -800,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, industry sector..............................     159,434,000      112,848,000       -46,586,000
                                                              ==================================================
Transportation:                                                                                                 
    Alternative fueled vehicles..............................      25,303,000       23,273,000        -2,030,000
    Electric drive vehicle technologies......................     130,370,000       92,120,000       -38,250,000
    Transportation materials technologies....................      38,860,000       33,710,000        -5,150,000
    Combustion engine research and develop-  ment............      17,575,000       13,975,000        -3,600,000
    Implementation and program management....................       9,200,000        7,700,000        -1,500,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, transportation...............................     221,308,000      170,778,000       -50,530,000
                                                              ==================================================
Policy and management........................................      28,350,000       26,150,000        -2,200,000
Use of prior-year funds......................................     -15,000,000   ...............      +15,000,000
Unidentified adjustment to equal budget appendix.............      -9,700,000   ...............       +9,700,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, energy conservation..........................     735,363,000      570,452,000      -164,911,000
                                                              ==================================================
Offsetting reductions: Use of nonappropriated escrow funds...    (-20,000,000)    (-20,000,000)  ...............
                                                              ==================================================
      Total, energy conservation.............................     735,363,000      570,452,000      -164,911,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The Committee has attempted to preserve core research and 
development programs at the fiscal year 1996 level, while 
providing reasonable increases for priority programs. However, 
the Committee was unable and unwilling to fund the huge 
increases included in the budget request. The Committee found 
the request to be poorly justified, and doubts whether such a 
large increase could be spent effectively. The Committee also 
points out that the amounts requested for individual programs 
in the budget justification are misleadingly high, as the 
Department has proposed to use nearly $25,000,000 in prior-year 
carryover funds and unspecified offsets to equal the actual 
budget request. While the Committee supports the identification 
and use of prior-year carryover balances to reduce the need for 
new budget authority, such large amounts of carryover should be 
spread to at least the program level.
    Buildings.--The Committee recommends $240,676,000 for 
building technology, $29,374,000 over the House level and 
$78,395,000 below the budget request. Included in the amount 
provided are $131,500,000 for weatherization and $27,400,000 
for State energy programs. Changes to the budget estimate are 
shown in the table below:


Building technology, State, and community sector

Building systems design:
    Residential buildings:
        Building America................................     -$2,000,000
        Advanced housing technology program.............        -400,000
        Residential energy efficiency program...........      -2,290,000
    Commercial buildings:
        Rebuild America.................................      -3,100,000
        Affordable homes for low-income housing.........      -2,100,000
        Commercial/multifamily research and development.      -1,150,000
    Best practices:
        Design for best practices--energy tools.........      -1,000,000
        Indoor air quality..............................        -350,000
        Technology transfer, information, and outreach..      -1,000,000
        Advanced architectural design...................      -1,000,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
          Subtotal, building systems design.............     -14,390,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
    Building equipment and materials:
        Space conditioning research and development:
            Computer-aided design.......................        -400,000
            Advanced desiccant technology...............         500,000
            Advanced refrigeration/component technology.      -1,000,000
            Refrigerants, materials, and lubricants.....        -300,000
            Fuel cell building microgeneration..........        -500,000
        Lighting and appliance research and development:
            Very high frequency light sources...........        -300,000
            Electronics.................................        -200,000
            Fixtures/distribution systems...............        -100,000
            New concepts................................        -200,000
            Lighting collaboratives.....................        -800,000
            Emerging technology introduction............      -2,100,000
            Technology marketing partnerships...........      -3,700,000
            Volume purchases............................      -1,230,000
        Materials and structures research and 
          development:
            Building materials..........................        -200,000
            High reflectivity surfaces..................      -1,000,000
        Windows and glazings research and development:
            Electrochromic research.....................      -1,000,000
            Superwindow collaborative...................      -1,750,000
            Advanced glazing............................      -1,000,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
              Subtotal, building equipment and materials     -15,280,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
Codes and standards:
    Building standards and guidelines:
        Update State codes..............................      -4,000,000
        Home energy rating systems......................      -2,700,000
    Lighting and appliance standards:
        Residential appliances..........................      -1,500,000
        Commercial appliances...........................      -1,000,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
          Subtotal, codes and standards.................      -9,200,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
State and local partnership programs:
    Weatherization assistance...........................     -24,000,000
    State energy program................................     -11,000,000
    Municipal energy management.........................        -600,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Subtotal, State and community grants..............     -35,600,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
Management and planning:
    Evaluation and planning:
        Technology and sector data......................        -200,000
        Modeling and tools..............................         -25,000
        Analytical studies and planning support.........        -600,000
        State and local grant program management........      -2,100,000
    Program direction...................................        -250,000
    Capital equipment...................................        -750,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total, management and planning....................      -3,925,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total, building technology........................     -78,395,000

    Within the amount recommended for the home energy rating 
system [HERS], funds are provided to continue existing pilot 
programs in Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, 
Mississippi, Vermont, and Virginia. The Committee reminds both 
the Department and participating States that the pilot program 
is for temporary technical assistance, and that funding 
constraints are such that expansion of the program to other 
States will likely require a reallocation of funds currently 
spent in pilot States. The Committee urges the Department to 
propose such reallocations as soon as individual pilot States 
are reasonably capable of assuming responsibility for 
implementation of the HERS program.
    The Committee also understands that the Department will 
soon issue revisions to the proposed HERS guidelines, and that 
such revisions will reflect concerns expressed during the 
public comment period regarding rating system anomalies that 
could be misleading to consumers.
    The Committee shares the concern expressed by the House 
regarding the codes and standards program, and agrees that the 
Department should seek consensus before issuing new or revised 
standards in fiscal year 1997. However, the Committee commends 
the Department for recognizing problems within the program, and 
for working with stakeholders to improve the standards 
development process. The Committee understands that these 
process improvements will soon be incorporated into a formal 
rulemaking. In light of these improvements, the Committee has 
not extended the moratorium on the issuance of new and revised 
standards. Should further adjustments in this complex program 
be necessary, such adjustments should be made by the relevant 
authorizing committees.
    The Committee also notes that the codes and standards 
program complements many of the energy research and development 
programs funded by this appropriation. Both are important, and 
related, components of our national energy strategy. To the 
extent industry, the Department of Energy, and other 
stakeholders are unable to reach consensus on codes and 
standards issues, it will be difficult for the Committee to 
justify continued investment in the complementary research and 
development programs.
    The Committee urges the Department to assess the lighting 
research program, and to consider whether there is sufficient 
balance among the various advanced lighting technologies being 
developed.
    Federal energy management program.--The Committee 
recommends $20,000,000 for the Federal energy management 
program, $2,200,000 over the House level and $11,900,000 below 
the budget request. Changes to the budget estimate are shown in 
the table below:


Federal energy management program

Project financing:
    Energy savings performance contracts................     -$3,000,000
    Partnerships for technology introduction, project 
      implementation....................................      -2,000,000
    Partnerships for technology introduction, technical 
      assistance........................................      -1,000,000
Technical guidance and assistance: Technology 
    introduction........................................      -3,000,000
Planning, reporting, and evaluation: Interagency 
    coordination/information transfer...................      -1,500,000
Capital equipment.......................................        -100,000
Program direction.......................................      -1,300,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total, Federal energy management program..........     -11,900,000

    The Committee encourages the Department to use the 
expertise that exists in the private sector to help train 
Federal agency energy managers through the creation of public-
private training programs.
    Industry.--The Committee recommends $112,848,000 for 
industry sector programs, $3,309,000 over the House level and 
$46,586,000 below the budget request.


Industry sector

Industries of the future (specific):
    Forest and paper products...........................     -$2,000,000
    Steel...............................................      -4,000,000
    Aluminum............................................      -3,000,000
    Metal casting.......................................      -2,000,000
    Glass...............................................      -3,000,000
    Chemicals...........................................      -3,000,000
    Petroleum refining..................................      -3,000,000
    Textiles partnerships...............................     -12,000,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Subtotal, industries of the future (specific).....     -32,000,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
    Industries of the future (crosscutting): 
      Cogeneration (advanced turbine systems)...........      -1,000,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
Technology access:
    Industrial assessment centers.......................        -750,000
    Partnership for technology introduction.............        -936,000
    Motor challenge.....................................      -2,200,000
    NICE-3..............................................      -7,000,000
    Climate wise........................................      -1,500,000
    Inventions and innovations..........................        -400,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Subtotal, technology access.......................     -12,786,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
Management and planning:
    Evaluation and planning.............................        -100,000
    Program direction...................................        -700,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Subtotal, management and planning.................        -800,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total, industry sector............................     -46,586,000

    Within the amount provided for the petroleum vision, the 
Committee encourages the Department to work with industry to 
incorporate biocatalytic desulfurization technology into the 
petroleum research program, provided such research is 
consistent with industry priorities.
    In metal casting, the Committee urges the Department to 
emphasize technology to small- and medium-sized foundries.
    The Committee also urges the Department to continue efforts 
to ensure that the industrial and utility turbine programs are 
coordinated to the greatest extent possible.
    Transportation.--The Committee recommends $170,778,000 for 
transportation technology programs, $11,325,000 over the House 
and $50,530,000 below the budget request.


Transportation sector

Alternative fueled vehicles:
    Alternative fueled vehicle research and development/
      systems optimization:
        Onboard storage for natural gas vehicles........        $500,000
        Engine optimization for natural gas vehicles....         400,000
    Alternative fueled vehicle research and development/
      student competitions..............................        -930,000
    Alternative fueled vehicle deployment:
        EPACT titles III, IV, V implementation..........      -1,000,000
        EPACT title VI implementation/electric vehicle 
          field operations..............................        -200,000
        Technical information and outreach..............        -500,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
          Subtotal, alternative fueled vehicles.........      -1,730,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
Electric drive vehicle technologies:
    Electric vehicle research and development...........      -2,000,000
    Hybrid vehicle research and development.............     -26,800,000
    Fuel cell research and development..................      -9,000,000
    Capital equipment...................................        -750,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Subtotal, electric drive vehicle technology.......     -38,550,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
Transportation materials technologies:
    Propulsion system materials/heavy vehicle materials.         300,000
    Lightweight vehicle materials.......................      -5,000,000
    Heavy vehicle materials technology..................        -300,000
    Capital equipment (HTML support)....................        -150,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Subtotal, transportation materials technology.....      -5,150,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
Combustion engine research and development:
    Light-duty engine research and development..........      -2,500,000
    Heavy-duty engine research and development..........      -1,000,000
    Capital equipment/heavy-duty combustion and emission 
      equipment.........................................        -100,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
        Subtotal, combustion engine research and 
          development...................................      -3,600,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
Implementation and program management:
    Evaluation, planning, and analysis..................        -300,000
    Program direction...................................      -1,200,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Subtotal, implementation and program management...      -1,500,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total, transportation.............................     -50,530,000

    Within the amounts provided, the Committee urges the 
Department to continue its cooperative work with the Trucking 
Research Institute. While working directly with relevant 
manufacturers is an important part of the transportation 
research program, the Committee feels it is also important to 
maintain a close relationship to the end users of the actual 
product.
    The Committee further recommends that within the 
partnership for new generation vehicles, the distribution of 
funds should be more balanced among industry, national 
laboratories, and universities, and that the strategic alliance 
on lightweight materials should be given a high priority.
    The Department is directed to develop for the Committee's 
review prior to March 31, 1997, a comprehensive program plan 
for natural gas vehicle research. The Department is expected to 
develop this plan in cooperation with industry and to use the 
National Research Center for Coal and Energy as a host site and 
a coordinator for a consortium of industry, governmental, 
university, and other parties interested in promoting natural 
gas vehicles and supporting infrastructure. Funding for the 
consortium's operations shall be provided from the non-Federal 
participants.
    Policy and management.--The Committee recommends 
$26,150,000 for policy and management, $800,000 over the House 
level and $2,200,000 below the budget request.


Policy and management

Golden Field Office:
    Salaries and related expenses.......................       -$200,000
    Contract services...................................        -200,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Subtotal, Golden Field Office.....................        -400,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
    International market development....................        -300,000
    Information and communications program..............      -1,500,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total, policy and management......................      -2,200,000

    General.--Like the House, the Committee has provided funds 
within this appropriation for work to be performed by the 
Energy Information Administration. The Committee expects these 
activities to be funded at the request level.

                          economic regulation

Appropriations, 1996....................................      $6,297,000
Budget estimate, 1997...................................       2,725,000
House allowance.........................................       2,725,000

Committee recommendation

                                                               2,725,000

    The Committee recommends $2,725,000 for economic 
regulation, the same as the House and the budget request, and a 
reduction of $3,572,000 from the fiscal year 1996 level. The 
decrease in funding is due to the termination of the Economic 
Regulatory Administration and the transfer of its functions to 
the Office of the General Counsel.
    The amount provided is for those activities of the Office 
of Hearings and Appeals that are specifically related to 
programs funded in this bill. The Committee reiterates 
direction provided in last year's Committee reports that other 
work conducted by the Office be funded on a reimbursable basis 
by the programs generating the workload. The Office is urged to 
notify the Committee if departmental programs are not 
responsive to this direction.

                      strategic petroleum reserve

Appropriations, 1996....................................    $287,000,000
Budget estimate, 1997...................................     221,300,000
House allowance.........................................     220,000,000

Committee recommendation

                                                             220,000,000

    The Committee recommends $220,000,000 for operation of the 
strategic petroleum reserve, the same as the House and 
$1,300,000 below the budget request. Reductions from the budget 
request include $711,000 from facilities development and 
operation and $589,000 from management.
    The entire amount provided is to be offset by transfers 
from the SPR fund established in the bill. Deposits into the 
fund will consist of proceeds from the sale of SPR oil. While 
the Committee is disappointed that SPR operations must be 
financed by oil sales in fiscal year 1997, spending constraints 
and the precedent set by both the President's budget request 
and House action make appropriation of new budget authority for 
SPR operations impossible.
    The Committee recommends no funds for the purchase of 
petroleum for the strategic petroleum reserve.
    The Committee has again included language in the bill that 
allows normal operations at NPR-1 even though the fill rate of 
the strategic petroleum reserve is less than 75,000 barrels per 
day. The Committee also recommends a limitation of $5,000,000 
on all outlays from this petroleum account. Both provisions are 
identical to language in the House bill.

                   energy information administration

                     (including transfer of funds)

Appropriations, 1996....................................     $72,266,000
Budget estimate, 1997...................................      66,120,000
House allowance.........................................      66,120,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              64,120,000

    The Committee recommends $64,120,000 for the Energy 
Information Administration, $2,000,000 below the budget request 
and the House level. The Committee recognizes that EIA's budget 
request was itself 9 percent below the fiscal year 1996 level 
and 22 percent below the fiscal year 1995 level, and commends 
the EIA for its efforts to prioritize programs, streamline data 
collection, and reduce staffing levels. The Committee regrets 
that fiscal constraints necessitate further budget reductions 
in fiscal year 1997, and that such reductions will likely 
result in a significant reduction in force.

            ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

    Language is included in the bill to enable departmental 
programs to accept fees and contributions from other sources 
for use in cooperative projects. This language was also 
included in the House bill. Enabling programs to accept 
contributed funds will help facilitate cooperative research by 
the Federal Energy Technology Center, the materials 
partnerships transferred from the Bureau of Mines, and other 
departmental programs.

                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

                         Indian Health Service

                         indian health services

Appropriations, 1996....................................  $1,747,842,000
Budget estimate, 1997...................................   1,898,941,000
House allowance.........................................   1,779,561,000

Committee recommendation

                                                           1,800,836,000

    The Committee recommends $1,800,836,000 for Indian health 
services, an increase of $21,275,000 over the House level and 
$52,924,000 over the fiscal year 1996 level. The amount 
provided includes the requested increases for phased staffing 
of new facilities in Kotzebue, AK; Anchorage, AK; Shiprock, NM; 
Hays, MT; Harlem, MT; and White Earth, MN. The Committee was 
able to provide funding to cover 50 percent of increased pay 
costs, but has not provided increases to cover other 
uncontrollable cost increases, new tribes, or population 
growth. The Committee concurs with the House that any 
reductions from the budget request should be applied equitably 
to tribes regardless of their self-governance status.
    The amounts recommended by the Committee as compared to the 
budget estimate are shown in the following table:

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                                                                                  Committee                     
                                                             Budget estimate   recommendation        Change     
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Clinical services:                                                                                              
    IHS and tribal health delivery:                                                                             
        Hospital and health clinic programs...............     $930,534,000      $886,385,000       -$44,149,000
        Dental health program.............................       64,238,000        62,889,000         -1,349,000
        Mental health program.............................       39,782,000        38,882,000           -900,000
        Alcohol and substance abuse pro-  gram............       93,019,000        91,914,000         -1,105,000
    Contract care.........................................      369,533,000       365,128,000         -4,405,000
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
          Subtotal, clinical services.....................    1,497,106,000     1,445,198,000        -51,908,000
                                                           =====================================================
Preventive health:                                                                                              
    Public health nursing.................................       26,508,000        25,911,000           -597,000
    Health education......................................        8,933,000         8,754,000           -179,000
    Community health representatives program..............       44,984,000        44,477,000           -507,000
    Immunization (Alaska).................................        1,352,000         1,328,000            -24,000
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, preventive health.........................       81,777,000        80,470,000         -1,308,000
                                                           =====================================================
Urban health projects.....................................       26,933,000        24,372,000         -2,561,000
Indian health professions.................................       28,955,000        28,300,000           -656,000
Tribal management.........................................        2,350,000         2,348,000             -2,000
Direct operations.........................................       51,539,000        50,374,000         -1,166,000
Self-governance...........................................        9,326,000         9,114,000           -212,000
Contract support costs....................................      200,955,000       160,660,000        -40,295,000
Medicare/Medicaid reimbursements: Hospital and clinic                                                           
 accreditation (est. collecting)..........................     (185,716,000)     (185,716,000)  ................
                                                           =====================================================
      Total, Indian Health Services.......................    1,898,941,000     1,800,836,000        -98,105,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Hospitals and health clinics.--The Committee recommends 
$886,385,000 for hospitals and health clinics. This amount 
includes increases above the fiscal year 1996 enacted level of 
$22,284,000 for the staffing of new facilities and $11,666,000 
for pay costs.
    The Committee remains concerned about the adequacy of 
health care service being provided to the Utah Navajo 
population. The Committee urges the IHS to work with the Navajo 
Nation, State and local governments, and the local health care 
community to ensure that the health care needs of the Utah 
Navajo population are met in an equitable and fiscally 
responsible fashion.
    Dental health.--The Committee recommends $62,889,000 for 
dental health. This amount includes increases above the fiscal 
year 1996 enacted level of $2,103,000 for the staffing of new 
facilities and $1,106,000 for pay costs.
    Mental health.--The Committee recommends $38,882,000 for 
mental health. This amount includes increases over the fiscal 
year 1996 enacted level of $751,000 for the staffing of new 
facilities and $570,000 for pay costs.
    Alcohol and substance abuse.--The Committee recommends 
$91,914,000 for alcohol and substance abuse. This amount 
includes an increase above the fiscal year 1996 enacted level 
of $248,000 for pay costs.
    Contract health services.--The Committee recommends 
$365,128,000 for contract health services. This amount includes 
an increase above the fiscal year 1996 enacted level of 
$29,000,000 for pay costs.
    Public health nursing.--The Committee recommends 
$25,911,000 for public health nursing. This amount includes 
increases above the fiscal year 1996 enacted level of 
$1,136,000 for the staffing of new facilities and $464,000 for 
pay costs.
    Health education.--The Committee recommends $8,754,000 for 
health education. This amount includes increases above the 
fiscal year 1996 enacted level of $254,000 for the staffing of 
new facilities and $79,000 for pay costs.
    Community health representatives.--The Committee recommends 
$44,477,000 for community health representatives. This amount 
includes increases above the fiscal year 1996 enacted level of 
$18,000 for the staffing of new facilities, $1,000 for pay 
costs, and $500,000 to alleviate the backlog in training 
services for the Community Health Aide Program in Alaska. In 
formulating its fiscal year 1998 budget request, the Indian 
Health Service should consider the need to update the community 
health aides/practitioners manual.
    Alaska immunization.--The Committee recommends $1,328,000 
for the Alaska immunization program, the same as the House and 
the fiscal year 1996 enacted level.
    Urban health.--The Committee recommends $24,372,000 for 
urban health. This amount includes increases above the fiscal 
year 1996 enacted level of $12,000 for pay costs and $1,000,000 
to partially fund the urban health initiative proposed in the 
budget request. The Service is encouraged to use a portion of 
the increase to improve administrative efficiency, as proposed 
in the budget request.
    Indian health professions.--The Committee recommends 
$28,300,000 for Indian health professions. This amount includes 
increases over the fiscal year 1996 enacted level of $29,000 
for pay costs and $2,000,000 to restore a one-time reduction 
included in the fiscal year 1996 appropriations act for lapsed 
positions; $500,000 of the increase provided is for the Indians 
into Psychology Program.
    Tribal management.--The Committee recommends $2,348,000 for 
tribal management, the same as the House and the fiscal year 
1996 enacted level.
    Direct operations.--The Committee recommends $50,374,000 
for direct operations. This amount includes increases over the 
fiscal year 1996 enacted level of $1,114,000 pay costs.
    Self-governance.--The Committee recommends $9,114,000 for 
self-governance. This amount includes an increase over the 
fiscal year 1996 enacted level of $10,000 for pay costs.
    Contract support costs.--The Committee recommends 
$160,660,000 for contract support. This amount includes 
increases over the fiscal year 1996 enacted level of $120,000 
for the staffing of new facilities and $7,500,000 for the 
Indian self-determination fund. The Committee agrees with the 
House regarding the need for IHS to continue to work with 
tribes to contain growth of contract support costs. The 
Committee hopes that the revised contract support guidelines 
recently issued by the IHS are helpful in this regard.

                        indian health facilities

Appropriations, 1996....................................    $238,958,000
Budget estimate, 1997...................................     275,251,000
House allowance.........................................     227,701,000

Committee recommendation

                                                             251,957,000

    The Committee has provided $251,957,000 for Indian health 
facilities, an increase of $24,256,000 over the House and 
$12,999,000 over the fiscal year 1996 enacted level. The 
amounts recommended by the Committee as compared to the budget 
estimate are shown in the following table:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                   Committee                    
                                                               Budget estimate   recommendation       Change    
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Maintenance and improvement..................................      $38,334,000      $38,334,000  ...............
Construction facilities......................................        2,900,000       17,400,000     +$14,500,000
Equipment....................................................       12,975,000       14,505,000       +1,530,000
Sanitation facilities........................................      127,889,000       89,889,000      -38,000,000
Facilities and environmental health support..................       92,671,000       91,347,000       -1,324,000
Contract support.............................................          482,000          482,000  ...............
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Total, Indian health facilities........................      275,251,000      251,957,000      -23,294,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Maintenance and improvement.--The Committee recommends 
$38,334,000 for maintenance and improvement, the same as the 
House and the fiscal year 1996 enacted level.
    Construction of facilities.--The Committee recommends 
$17,400,000 for construction of facilities. Included in the 
amount provided are $2,900,000 to complete priority list 
designs as proposed in the budget request, $1,000,000 for 
modular dental units, and $13,500,000 for construction of a 
replacement facility at Lame Deer, MT.
    While fiscal constraints generally are such that the 
Committee has been unable to initiate facility construction in 
recent years, an exception has been made due to the recent, 
tragic burning of the Northern Cheyenne Health Center at Lame 
Deer. The Committee understands that the IHS has made every 
effort to minimize the cost of the replacement facility, and 
that the program justification document is consistent with the 
health facilities planning manual. The Committee remains 
strongly committed to the health care facility construction 
priority system.
    The Talahina, OK, hospital is ranked sixth on the IHS 
health facilities priority list for inpatient facilities. The 
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma has developed a financing plan for a 
replacement facility for the Talahina hospital, and proposes to 
use various funding sources to construct a community-based 
medical services hospital. The Committee directs the Indian 
Health Service to work with the Choctaw Nation to identify 
resources necessary to staff, equip, and operate the newly 
constructed facility. The Committee will consider these 
operational needs in the context of current budget constraints.
    Equipment.--The Committee recommends $14,505,000 for 
equipment, an increase of $1,530,000 over the House and fiscal 
year 1996 level. The increase provided will fund partially 
equipment costs for the Anchorage Native Primary Care Center. 
This facility is being constructed with non-Federal funds to 
meet a growing demand for health care services among the Alaska 
Native population, a demand which already exceeds the capacity 
of the nearly completed Anchorage Native Medical Center.
    Sanitation facilities.--The Committee recommends 
$89,889,000 for sanitation facilities, an increase of 
$5,000,000 over the House and fiscal year 1996 level. The 
Committee notes that there is a $630,000,000 backlog of 
projects that would address sanitation deficiencies, and 
recognizes the positive impact reducing this backlog would have 
on Indian health.
    Funds for sanitation facilities for new and renovated 
housing shall be used to serve housing provided by the Bureau 
of Indian Affairs Housing Improvement Program, new homes, and 
homes renovated to like-new condition. Onsite sanitation 
facilities may also be provided for homes occupied by the 
disabled or sick who have physician referrals indicating an 
immediate medical need for adequate sanitation facilities in 
their home.
    IHS project funds shall not be used to provide sanitation 
facilities for new homes funded by the housing programs of the 
Department of Housing and Urban Development.
    Up to $3,000,000 of the amounts appropriated for sanitation 
facilities construction may be used for projects to assess open 
dumps pursuant to the Indian Lands Open Dump Cleanup Act of 
1994.
    Facilities and environmental health support.--The Committee 
recommends $91,347,000 for facilities and environmental health 
support. This amount includes increases over the fiscal year 
1996 enacted level of $42,000 for the staffing of new 
facilities and $1,324,000 for pay costs.
    Contract support.--The Committee recommends $482,000 for 
contract support, the same as the House and the fiscal year 
1996 level.
    Administrative provisions.--The Committee has deleted 
language from the bill that prohibits the Indian Health 
Service, without explicit direction from Congress, from billing 
or charging Indians who may have the economic means to pay. 
This language has been carried in the bill for a number of 
years. In the interest of reducing the amount of recurring 
legislative provisions in the bill, and since the Committee is 
not aware of any proposal that necessitates retention of this 
language, the provision has been removed.

                        DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

              Office of Elementary and Secondary Education

                            indian education

Appropriations, 1996....................................     $52,500,000
Budget estimate, 1997...................................      81,500,000
House allowance.........................................      52,500,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              52,500,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $52,500,000, 
which is the same as the fiscal year 1996 enacted level and the 
House allowance. The entire $52,500,000 is provided for grants 
to local education agencies. The Committee expects the Office 
of Indian Education to keep costs associated with administering 
the program to a minimum.

                         OTHER RELATED AGENCIES

              Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation

                         salaries and expenses

Appropriations, 1996....................................     $20,345,000
Budget estimate, 1997...................................      25,000,000
House allowance.........................................      20,345,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              19,345,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $19,345,000, a 
decrease of $5,655,000 from the budget estimate and $1,000,000 
below the House allowance.

    Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture and Arts 
                              Development

                       payments to the institute

Appropriations, 1996....................................      $5,500,000
Budget estimate, 1997...................................       5,500,000
House allowance.........................................       5,500,000

Committee recommendation

                                                               5,500,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $5,500,000, 
the same as the budget estimate and the House allowance.
    Funding is provided with the understanding that Federal 
funding will be phased out for the Institute.

                        Smithsonian Institution

                         salaries and expenses

Appropriations, 1996....................................    $311,188,000
Budget estimate, 1997...................................     328,716,000
House allowance.........................................     317,188,000

Committee recommendation

                                                             317,582,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $317,582,000, 
a decrease of $11,134,000 below the budget estimate and 
$394,000 above the House allowance. The following table 
provides a comparison of the budget estimates with the 
Committee recommendation:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                   Committee                    
                                                               Budget estimate   recommendation       Change    
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Museums and research institutes..............................     $168,552,000     $161,876,000      -$6,676,000
Program support and outreach.................................       35,952,000       35,202,000         -750,000
Administration...............................................       32,622,000       31,539,000       -1,083,000
Facilities services..........................................       91,590,000       88,965,000       -2,625,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Total..................................................      328,716,000      317,582,000      -11,134,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The Committee recommendation represents an increase of 
$6,394,000 above the fiscal year 1996 enacted level. Within 
this allowance, the Committee has included funding for two of 
the Institution's priority program enhancements: $720,000 for 
the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory to fund initial 
operations of the Hilo, HI, field station for the submillimeter 
array, and $649,000 for procurement of the voice system and a 
portion of the data system for the National Museum of Natural 
History's East Court Building. Support for uncontrollable 
expenses is provided in an amount of $5,025,000 above the prior 
year to fund the fiscal year 1997 pay raise. In addition, the 
Committee has retained in the base $3,000,000, which was 
appropriated last year for one-time expenses associated with 
the buyout, in order for the Smithsonian to meet the estimated 
increase in other uncontrollable costs such as postage, 
utilities, and communications ($2,000,000), and rental space 
($1,000,000). Savings that will be derived from the buyout 
authority provided in fiscal year 1996 should further assist 
the Smithsonian with its operating requirements and fixed-cost 
increases. The Committee is providing an amount of $200,000 
above the budget estimate to the Center for Folklife Programs 
and Cultural Studies, with the understanding that it will be 
used for the Mississippi Delta program at the 1997 Festival of 
American Folklife. The Committee notes that Mississippi will 
contribute $250,000 to this effort, as well.

        construction and improvements, national zoological park

Appropriations, 1996....................................      $3,250,000
Budget estimate, 1997...................................       4,000,000
House allowance.........................................       3,250,000

Committee recommendation

                                                               4,000,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $4,000,000 for 
construction and improvements at the National Zoological Park, 
the same as the budget estimate and $750,000 above the House 
allowance.
    An amount of $150,000 above the prior year is provided to 
meet in full the zoo's request of $3,400,000 for repair, 
renovation, and improvements projects at both the Rock Creek 
and Front Royal facilities. In addition, the Committee has 
included $600,000 for the Grasslands exhibit. Phase I, the 
American Prairie, can be completed with this appropriation, 
thereby allowing the zoo to relocate animals currently housed 
in substandard facilities. No additional operating costs will 
be required for staffing the exhibit. The Committee cautions 
the zoo that it cannot be optimistic that funds will be 
available in the near future to address phases II and III.

                  repair and restoration of buildings

Appropriations, 1996....................................     $33,954,000
Budget estimate, 1997...................................      38,000,000
House allowance.........................................      39,954,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              38,000,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $38,000,000, 
the same as the budget estimate and $1,954,000 below the House 
allowance.
    Last year, this Committee recognized the need to provide 
adequate Federal funding for the Smithsonian Institution to 
address its extensive backlog of repair and renovation work by 
increasing its appropriation for this activity in an amount of 
$10,000,000. This year, in continuing to meet the Institution's 
needs for critical maintenance of its museum facilities, the 
Committee recommends the budget estimate, an amount of 
$38,000,000, which provides an increase of $4,046,000 above the 
prior-year level.

                              construction

Appropriations, 1996....................................     $27,700,000
Budget estimate, 1997...................................      13,000,000
House allowance.........................................       7,000,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              12,000,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $12,000,000, a 
decrease of $1,000,000 below the budget estimate and an 
increase of $5,000,000 above the House allowance.
    As requested in the fiscal year 1997 budget estimate, 
$4,000,000 is provided to complete planning and design of the 
National Museum of the American Indian [NMAI] Mall Museum, and 
$5,000,000 for continued planning and design of the National 
Air and Space Museum extension. An amount of $3,000,000, the 
fiscal 1996 level, is included for alterations and 
modifications, a decrease of $1,000,000 below the budget 
estimate and the House allowance.
    Since 1990, Congress has appropriated $54,182,000 for 
planning, design, and construction of the three components of 
the National Museum of the American Indian: the Custom House in 
New York ($8,000,000), the Suitland Cultural Center 
($40,915,000), and the Mall Museum ($5,267,000). In addition, 
the appropriation for salaries and operating expenses of the 
NMAI has risen from $4,000,000 in 1990 to $11,515,000 in fiscal 
year 1996, with continued increases anticipated.
    The Federal appropriation required for construction of the 
NMAI Mall Museum is an additional $64,000,000. The 
Institution's current funding proposal is to request 
$32,000,000 in fiscal year 1998, $26,000,000 in fiscal year 
1999, and a final amount of $6,000,000 for equipment in fiscal 
year 2000. According to estimates provided to the Committee by 
the Smithsonian last year in conjunction with its budget 
review, additional move costs and one-time startup costs 
associated with the Cultural Center and Mall Museum will be 
close to $34,000,000 spread over fiscal years 1998 through 
2001. Upon completion, the projected initial operating costs 
for the two new facilities and the Custom House would total 
$40,800,000 annually, establishing this museum complex as one 
of the largest of the Institution.
    The Committee outlines the above both as evidence of its 
commitment to the NMAI and as a graphic description of the 
funding difficulties that it and the Institution will face in 
the near future. The Committee has serious reservations about 
initiating a project of this size at a time when there are 
severe limitations on domestic discretionary spending that have 
necessitated reductions in force, program shrinkage, and office 
closures for other agencies funded through the Interior bill.
    In light of these considerations, the Committee does not 
take the view that construction of the NMAI Mall Museum can 
proceed without question immediately upon completion of 
planning and design work. The Smithsonian must look carefully 
at the timetable it has devised for construction of this 
facility and consider the fiscal climate within which decisions 
need to be made. Alternative suggestions for the phasing, 
scope, and funding of the project need to be examined carefully 
and all possible options reviewed. Throughout the process, the 
Smithsonian is expected to work closely with the Committee in 
order to reach a mutually agreeable solution to this issue. 
Under no circumstance should the Institution move forward with 
any commitment to begin construction under the assumption that 
the current timetable is still viable.

                        National Gallery of Art

                         salaries and expenses

Appropriations, 1996....................................     $51,844,000
Budget estimate, 1997...................................      53,899,000
House allowance.........................................      53,899,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              53,899,000

    The Committee recommends $53,899,000, the same as the 
budget estimate and the House allowance.

            repair, restoration, and renovation of buildings

Appropriations, 1996....................................      $6,442,000
Budget estimate, 1997...................................       5,942,000
House allowance.........................................       5,942,000

Committee recommendation

                                                               5,942,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $5,942,000, 
the same as the budget estimate and the House allowance.
    Included in this amount is $4,500,000 for replacement of 
skylights, roofing, and flashing of the West Building, and 
$750,000 for a fire protection system for art storage rooms and 
gallery spaces in both the East and West Buildings. These sums 
will allow the gallery to continue work on its two critical 
renovation projects. An amount of $692,000 is included for 
other ongoing renovation projects.

             John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

                       operations and maintenance

Appropriations, 1996....................................     $10,323,000
Budget estimate, 1997...................................      10,875,000
House allowance.........................................      10,875,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              10,875,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $10,875,000, 
the same as the budget estimate and the House allowance, for 
operation and maintenance of the Kennedy Center. The 
``Operations and maintenance'' account consists of day-to-day 
upkeep activities for the Kennedy Center's building and the 
surrounding grounds. These activities include maintenance, 
security, visitor information about the memorial, 
interpretation, janitorial services, and repair of the physical 
plant.

                              construction

Appropriations, 1996....................................      $8,983,000
Budget estimate, 1997...................................       9,000,000
House allowance.........................................       9,000,000

Committee recommendation

                                                               9,000,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $9,000,000, 
the same as the budget estimate and the House allowance, for 
repair, restoration, and renovation projects at the Kennedy 
Center. This amount will be used for restoration of the 
building's exterior; for fire alarm and security systems; for 
interior repairs, including theater access projects for persons 
with disabilities and exhaust and ventilation problems; and for 
repair of basic building systems.

            Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

                         salaries and expenses

Appropriations, 1996....................................      $5,840,000
Budget estimate, 1997...................................       5,840,000
House allowance.........................................       5,840,000

Committee recommendation

                                                               5,840,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $5,840,000, 
the same as the budget estimate and the House allowance.
    The table below shows the Committee recommendation and the 
budget estimate.

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                                                                                   Committee                    
                                                               Budget estimate   recommendation       Change    
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Fellowship program...........................................       $1,724,000       $1,724,000  ...............
Scholar support..............................................          615,000          615,000  ...............
Public service...............................................          748,000          748,000  ...............
General administration.......................................        1,272,000        1,272,000  ...............
Smithsonian fee..............................................          130,000          130,000  ...............
Conference planning/outreach.................................          887,000          887,000  ...............
Space........................................................          464,000          464,000  ...............
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Total..................................................        5,840,000        5,840,000  ...............
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    In June of this year, the Committee gave its approval to 
the Wilson Center to execute a lease agreement that had been 
negotiated with GSA waiving all rent at the Federal Triangle 
building, the proposed site for relocation of the Center's 
offices. Previously, the Committee had expressed concern that 
occupancy of the new office quarters would result in additional 
operating expenses and thereby jeopardize the Center's program 
activities. The Committee continues to have reservations in 
this regard and wishes to stress again its expectation that 
every measure will be taken by the Wilson Center to ensure that 
Federal program funds are protected from absorbing these costs, 
at such time as the lease is executed and plans for relocation 
are defined in more detail.

           National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities

                    National Endowment for the Arts

                       grants and administration

Appropriations, 1996....................................     $82,259,000
Budget estimate, 1997...................................     115,000,000
House allowance.........................................      82,734,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              82,734,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $82,734,000, a 
decrease of $32,266,000 below the budget estimate and the same 
as the House allowance.
    The following table provides a comparison of the budget 
estimates and the Committee recommendations:

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                                                                                   Committee                    
                                                               Budget estimate   recommendation       Change    
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Grants: Program grants.......................................      $62,939,000      $37,435,000     -$25,504,000
                                                              ==================================================
State programs:                                                                                                 
    State grants.............................................       26,629,000       22,250,000       -4,379,000
    State set-aside..........................................        7,262,000        6,069,000       -1,193,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, State programs...............................       33,891,000       28,319,000       -5,572,000
                                                              ==================================================
      Subtotal, grants.......................................       96,830,000       65,754,000      -31,076,000
                                                              ==================================================
Administrative areas:                                                                                           
    Policy planning and research.............................          450,000          440,000          -10,000
    Administration...........................................       17,020,000       15,880,000       -1,140,000
    Computer replacement.....................................          700,000          660,000          -40,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, administrative areas.........................       18,170,000       16,980,000       -1,190,000
                                                              ==================================================
      Total, grants and administration.......................      115,000,000       82,734,000      -32,266,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The Committee concurs with bill language included by the 
House that would allow appropriated funds to remain available 
until expended, in an effort to provide greater flexibility to 
the Endowment in administering its grants.
    As noted in the statement of the managers accompanying the 
conference report on the fiscal year 1996 appropriation for the 
National Endowment for the Arts, the Senate supports continued 
funding for the NEA and expects the authorizing issues to be 
resolved by the legislative committees in the House and Senate.

                            matching grants

Appropriations, 1996....................................     $17,235,000
Budget estimate, 1997...................................      21,000,000
House allowance.........................................      16,760,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              16,760,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $16,760,000, a 
decrease of $4,240,000 below the budget estimate and the same 
as the House allowance.

                 National Endowment for the Humanities

                       grants and administration

Appropriations, 1996....................................     $94,000,000
Budget estimate, 1997...................................     118,250,000
House allowance.........................................      92,994,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              87,994,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $87,994,000, 
$30,256,000 below the budget request and $5,000,000 below the 
House allowance. The following table provides a comparison of 
the budget estimate and the Committee recommendation:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                   Committee                    
                                                               Budget estimate   recommendation       Change    
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Grants:                                                                                                         
    Program grants...........................................      $49,500,000      $31,000,000     -$18,500,000
    State programs...........................................       30,150,000       26,500,000       -3,650,000
    Office of Preservation...................................       21,000,000       15,000,000       -6,000,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, grants.......................................      100,650,000       72,500,000      -28,150,000
                                                              ==================================================
Administrative areas: Administration.........................       17,600,000       15,494,000       -2,106,000
                                                              ==================================================
      Total, grants and administration.......................      118,250,000       87,994,000      -30,256,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The Committee concurs with bill language included by the 
House that would allow appropriated funds to remain available 
until expended, in an effort to provide greater flexibility to 
the Endowment in administering its grants.
    As noted in the statement of the managers accompanying the 
conference report on the fiscal year 1996 appropriation for the 
National Endowment for the Humanities, the Senate supports 
continued funding for the NEH and expects the authorizing 
issues to be resolved by the legislative committees in the 
House and Senate.

                            matching grants

Appropriations, 1996....................................     $16,000,000
Budget estimate, 1997...................................      17,750,000
House allowance.........................................      11,500,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              11,500,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $11,500,000, 
$6,250,000 below the budget request and the same as the House 
allowance. Included in this mark is $7,500,000 for challenge 
grants and $4,000,000 in Treasury funds for matching grants.

                      Institute of Museum Services

Appropriations, 1996....................................     $21,000,000
Budget estimate, 1997...................................      23,000,000
House allowance.........................................      21,000,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              21,000,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $21,000,000, 
$2,000,000 below the budget request and the same as the House 
allowance.
    The Committee concurs with bill language included by the 
House that would allow appropriated funds to remain available 
until expended, in an effort to provide greater flexibility to 
the Institute in administering its grants.

                        Commission of Fine Arts

                         salaries and expenses

Appropriations, 1996..........................................  $834,000
Budget estimate, 1997.........................................   867,000
House allowance...............................................   867,000

Committee recommendation

                                                                 867,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $867,000, the 
same as the budget estimate and the House allowance.

               national capital arts and cultural affairs

Appropriations, 1996....................................      $6,000,000
Budget estimate, 1997...................................       6,733,000
House allowance.........................................       6,000,000

Committee recommendation

                                                               6,000,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $6,000,000, 
$733,000 below the budget estimate and the same as the House 
allowance.

               Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

Appropriations, 1996....................................      $2,500,000
Budget estimate, 1997...................................       2,500,000
House allowance.........................................       2,500,000

Committee recommendation

                                                               2,500,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $2,500,000, 
the same as the budget estimate and the House allowance.
    The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation provides 
review, coordination, mediation, education, and advice on 
historic preservation matters. It does not have responsibility 
for designating historic properties, providing financial 
assistance, overriding other Federal agencies' decisions, or 
controlling actions taken by property actions. The Advisory 
Council works closely with Federal agencies and State historic 
preservation officers.
    The Committee expects that the services performed by the 
Council should be paid by the benefiting departments and 
agencies through reimbursable agreements. The funding level 
provided relates to the gradual reduction of the dependency on 
the Interior appropriations bill.

                  National Capital Planning Commission

                         salaries and expenses

Appropriations, 1996....................................      $5,090,000
Budget estimate, 1997...................................       5,885,000
House allowance.........................................       5,390,000

Committee recommendation

                                                               5,390,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $5,390,000, a 
decrease of $495,000 below the budget estimate and the same as 
the House allowance.

             Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial Commission

                         salaries and expenses

Appropriations, 1996..........................................  $147,000
Budget estimate, 1997.........................................   125,000
House allowance...............................................   125,000

Committee recommendation

                                                                 500,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $500,000, 
$375,000 above the budget estimate and the House allowance.
    An additional amount of $375,000 above the budget estimate 
is provided to fund costs associated with the 2-day dedication 
ceremonies that will be planned to follow completion of the 
memorial in early May 1997. With closure of the Commission 
offices later in fiscal year 1997, no future appropriations are 
anticipated.

                       Holocaust Memorial Council

                         salaries and expenses

Appropriations, 1996....................................     $28,707,000
Budget estimate, 1997...................................      31,262,000
House allowance.........................................      29,707,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              30,707,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $30,707,000, 
$555,000 below the budget estimate and $1,000,000 above the 
House allowance.
    An increase above the House recommendation will enable the 
Council to meet its uncontrollable expenses in full and address 
several other unfunded museum priorities, such as essential 
maintenance, collections care, and archival/cataloging needs.
    The Committee directs the United States Holocaust Memorial 
Museum to supply a written report to the Committee on its 
activities in cooperation with the United States Senate Banking 
Committee with regard to that Committee's ongoing inquiry into 
the status of Jewish assets placed in Swiss banks before and 
during the Second World War.
                     TITLE III--GENERAL PROVISIONS

    The Committee has recommended inclusion of several general 
provisions in the bill including the following:
    Sec. 301. Provides that contracts which provide consulting 
services are a matter of public record and available for public 
review, except where otherwise provided by law.
    Sec. 302. Provides a restriction on noncompetitive bidding 
in the Shawnee National Forest, IL.
    Sec. 303. Provides that appropriations available in the 
bill shall not be used to produce literature or otherwise 
promote public support of a legislative proposal on which 
legislative action is not complete.
    Sec. 304. Provides that appropriations made available in 
this bill will not remain available beyond the current fiscal 
year unless otherwise provided.
    Sec. 305. Provides that appropriations made available in 
this bill cannot be used to provide a cook, chauffeur, or other 
personal servants.
    Sec. 306. Provides for a restriction on departmental 
assessments unless approved by the Committees on 
Appropriations.
    Sec. 307. Continues Buy American provisions and 
requirements included in previous years.
    Sec. 308. Limits the sale of giant sequoia trees by the 
Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management. Any sales are to 
be conducted in the same manner as used in fiscal year 1995.
    Sec. 309. Prohibits the National Park Service from 
implementing a concession contract which permits or requires 
the removal of the underground lunchroom at Carlsbad Caverns 
National Park.
    Sec. 310. Provides that when construction projects which 
are managed pursuant to specified laws are completed at a lower 
cost than estimated, the difference shall be expended in a 
manner determined by the appropriate Secretary after 
consultation with the tribes.
    Sec. 311. Provides that quarterly payments to tribes under 
annual funding agreements pursuant to Public Law 93-638, as 
amended, may be made on the first business day following the 
first day of a fiscal quarter.
    Sec. 312. Restricts the use of any funds in the bill for 
the AmeriCorps program unless reprogramming guidelines are 
followed and the program is funded in the VA-HUD appropriations 
bill.
    Sec. 313. Prohibits the use of funds to demolish the bridge 
between Jersey City, NJ, and Ellis Island or prevent the 
pedestrian use of such bridge when it is made known that such 
use is consistent with generally accepted safety standards.
    Sec. 314. Retains mining patent moratorium carried in the 
fiscal year 1996 appropriations act.
    Sec. 315. Prohibits the use of funds for the acquisition of 
lands in the counties of Lawrence, Monroe, or Washington, OH, 
for the Wayne National Forest.
    Sec. 316. Includes language restricting the types of grant 
awards that can be made by the National Endowment for the Arts.
    Sec. 317. Deems approval of a telescope site on Mount 
Graham consistent with the Arizona-Idaho Conservation Act.
    Sec. 318. Limits the use of funds for issuing a final 
rulemaking on jurisdiction over subsistence fishing in Alaska.
    Sec. 319. The Committee has included bill language, 
essentially the same as language included in the fiscal year 
1996 Interior bill, relating to Public Law 101-382. The 
language keeps in place regulations and interim rules 
implementing the law that were in effect prior to September 8, 
1995, (36 CFR 223.48, 36 CFR 223.87, 36 CFR 223 subpart D, 36 
CFR 223 subpart F, and 36 CFR 261.6) governing the export of 
State and Federal timber in the Western United States. The 
language prohibits the Secretary of Agriculture or the 
Secretary of the Interior from reviewing or making 
modifications to existing sourcing areas. The language 
prohibits either Secretary from enforcing or implementing 
regulations promulgated on September 8, 1995, at 36 CFR part 
223. The bill language also directs the Secretary of Commerce 
to continue the 100-percent ban on the export of logs that 
originate from Washington State-owned public lands.
    Sec. 320. Extends the pilot recreation fee demonstration 
program for 1 year and increases the numbers of sites from 50 
to 100 sites for the land management agencies in this bill.
    Sec. 321. Prohibits the use of funds for activities in 
connection with a scenic drive in Pictured Rocks National 
Lakeshore.
    Sec. 322. Transfers the Bend Silviculture Lab to the 
Central Oregon Community College.
    Sec. 323. Includes language, once again, terminating the 
Office of Forestry and Economic Assistance, or any successor 
office. The Committee is greatly concerned by the fact that the 
administration flagrantly violated language put in the fiscal 
year 1996 Interior bill directing that the Office of Forestry 
and Economic Development in Portland, OR, be terminated on 
December 31, 1995--the termination date advocated by the 
administration. In order to circumvent this law, the 
administration elected to change the name of the Office in 
order to keep it operational.
    Sec. 324. Includes language to facilitate a land exchange 
between the Corrections Corporation of America and the National 
Park Service for land located in Oxon Cove Park in Prince 
Georges County, MD.
    Sec. 325. Inserts language limiting funds for employee 
relocation or transfer of duty costs for selected agencies.
    Sec. 326. The Committee has included language to facilitate 
a land exchange between the Forest Service and the Chelan 
County Public Utility District [PUD] in Washington State. The 
land exchange will consolidate land for a wastewater treatment 
facility onto Chelan County PUD land. The Chelan County PUD 
would, in turn, own and operate the wastewater treatment 
facility, which serves both the Forest Service and some of the 
local community.
    Sec. 327. The Committee has included language to modify the 
boundary of the Snoqualmie National Forest to facilitate a land 
exchange between the Weyerhaeuser Co., and the Forest Service.
    Sec. 328. The Committee has included bill language to 
facilitate a land transfer between Sugarbush Resort Holdings, 
Inc., and the Forest Service.

                                            BUDGETARY IMPACT OF BILL                                            
  PREPARED IN CONSULTATION WITH THE CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE PURSUANT TO SEC. 308(a), PUBLIC LAW 93-344, AS  
                                                     AMENDED                                                    
                                            [In millions of dollars]                                            
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                                                                  Budget authority               Outlays        
                                                             ---------------------------------------------------
                                                               Committee    Amount  of   Committee    Amount  of
                                                               allocation      bill      allocation      bill   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Comparison of amounts in the bill with Committee allocations                                                    
 to its subcommittees of amounts in the First Concurrent                                                        
 Resolution for 1997: Subcommittee on Interior and Related                                                      
 Agencies:                                                                                                      
    Defense discretionary...................................  ...........  ...........  ...........  ...........
    Nondefense discretionary................................       12,618       12,618       13,320   \1\ 13,306
    Violent crime reduction fund............................  ...........  ...........  ...........  ...........
    Mandatory...............................................           59           58           62           62
Projections of outlays associated with the recommendation:                                                      
    1997....................................................  ...........  ...........  ...........    \2\ 8,477
    1998....................................................  ...........  ...........  ...........        3,195
    1999....................................................  ...........  ...........  ...........          756
    2000....................................................  ...........  ...........  ...........          209
    2001 and future year....................................  ...........  ...........  ...........           71
Financial assistance to State and local governments for 1997                                                    
 in bill....................................................           NA          846           NA          406
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\1\ Includes outlays from prior-year budget authority.                                                          
\2\ Excludes outlays from prior-year budget authority.                                                          
                                                                                                                
NA: Not applicable.                                                                                             

                 LIMITATIONS AND LEGISLATIVE PROVISIONS

  COMPLIANCE WITH PARAGRAPH 7, RULE XVI OF THE STANDING RULES OF THE 
                                 SENATE

    Rule XVI, paragraph 7 requires that every report on a 
general appropriation bill filed by the Committee must identify 
each recommended amendment which proposes an item of 
appropriation which is not made to carry out the provisions of 
an existing law, a treaty stipulation, or an act or resolution 
previously passed by the Senate during that session.
    Those items are as follows:
  --$578,692,000 for management of lands and resources, Bureau 
        of Land Management;
  --$4,333,000 for construction and access, Bureau of Land 
        Management;
  --$264,609,000 for wildland fire management, Department of 
        the Interior, Bureau of Land Management;
  --$9,113,000 for range improvements, Bureau of Land 
        Management;
  --Such amounts as may be collected in service charges, 
        deposits, and forfeitures, Bureau of Land Management;
  --Such amounts as may be contributed in miscellaneous trust 
        funds, Bureau of Land Management;
  --Unspecified amounts for the Bureau of Land Management to 
        assist in the protection of lands in Alaska, on a 
        reimbursable basis;
  --$84,185,000 for endangered species program functions, Fish 
        and Wildlife Service;
  --Such sums as become available in alternative fuels 
        production, Department of Energy;
  --$2,725,000 for economic regulation, Department of Energy;
  --$63,120,000 for Energy Information Administration, 
        Department of Energy;
  --$99,494,000 for the National Endowment for the Arts;
  --$99,494,000 for the National Endowment for the Humanities;
  --$21,000,000 for the Institute of Museum Services.

COMPLIANCE WITH PARAGRAPH 7(C), RULE XXVI OF THE STANDING RULES OF THE 
                                 SENATE

    Pursuant to paragraph 7(c) of rule XXVI, the accompanying 
bill was ordered reported from the Committee, subject to 
amendment and subject to the subcommittee allocation, by 
recorded vote of 28-0.
        Yeas                          Nays
Chairman Hatfield
Mr. Stevens
Mr. Cochran
Mr. Specter
Mr. Domenici
Mr. Bond
Mr. Gorton
Mr. McConnell
Mr. Mack
Mr. Burns
Mr. Shelby
Mr. Jeffords
Mr. Gregg
Mr. Bennett
Mr. Campbell
Mr. Byrd
Mr. Inouye
Mr. Hollings
Mr. Johnston
Mr. Leahy
Mr. Bumpers
Mr. Lautenberg
Mr. Harkin
Ms. Mikulski
Mr. Reid
Mr. Kerrey
Mr. Kohl
Mrs. Murray

 COMPLIANCE WITH PARAGRAPH 12, RULE XXVI OF THE STANDING RULES OF THE 
                                 SENATE

    Paragraph 12 of rule XXVI requires that Committee report on 
a bill or joint resolution repealing or amending any statute or 
part of any statute include ``(a) the text of the statute or 
part thereof which is proposed to be repealed; and (b) a 
comparative print of that part of the bill or joint resolution 
making the amendment and of the statute or part thereof 
proposed to be amended, showing by stricken-through type and 
italics, parallel columns, or other appropriate typographical 
devices the omissions and insertions which would be made by the 
bill or joint resolution if enacted in the form recommended by 
the committee.''
    In compliance with this rule, the following changes in 
existing law proposed to be made by the bill are shown as 
follows: existing law to be omitted is enclosed in black 
brackets; new matter is printed in italic; and existing law in 
which no change is proposed is shown in roman.

    48 United States Code 1681 is amended as follows:

    Section 703. (a) The United States will make available to 
the Northern Mariana Islands the full range of federal programs 
and services available to the territories of the United States. 
Funds provided under Section 702 will be considered to be local 
revenues [of the Government of the Northern Mariana Islands] 
when used as the local share required to obtain federal 
programs and services.

    Section 201 of the Emergency Wetlands Resources Act of 1986 
(16 U.S.C. 3911) is amended as follows:

(a) Sale of admission permits

    (1) Notwithstanding the Land and Water Conservation Fund 
Act of 1965 (16 U.S.C. 460l-4 et seq.), in order to provide 
additional revenues for the conservation of wetland resources 
of the Nation and for the operation and maintenance of 
refuges--
          (A) the Secretary of the Interior may, at units of 
        the National Wildlife Refuge System designated by the 
        Secretary under paragraph (2)--
                  (i) charge fees for admission permits;
                  (ii) sell Golden Eagle passports and Golden 
                Age passports;
                  (iii) issue at no charge lifetime admission 
                permits as authorized in section 4(a)(5) of the 
                Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965 
                (16 U.S.C. 460l-4--460l-11) [16 U.S.C.A. 
                Sec. 460l-6a(a)(5)];
          (B) the amounts collected by the Secretary as a 
        result of the activities described in subparagraph (A) 
        shall be [distributed] used as provided in subsection 
        (c) of this section.
    (2) The Secretary shall designate a unit of the National 
Wildlife Refuge System for purposes of this chapter if the 
Secretary determines, with respect to such unit, that--
          (A) The level of visitation for recreational purposes 
        is high enough to justify the collection of fees for 
        admission permits for economic reasons.
          (B) There is a practical mechanism in existence for 
        implementing and operating a system of collecting fees 
        for admission permits.
          (C) Imposition of a fee for admission permits is not 
        likely to result in undue economic hardship for a 
        significant number of visitors to the unit.
          * * * * * * *
(c) Distribution of amounts collected

    Amounts collected from the sale of admission permits under 
this section and from fees collected at any unit of the 
National Wildlife Refuge System under subsections (b) and (c) 
of section 4 of the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 
1965 (16 U.S.C. 460l-6a(b), (c)) [shall be distributed as 
follows:
          (A) Thirty per centum shall be available to the 
        Secretary of the Interior until expended. The Secretary 
        shall use such amount--] shall be used by the 
        Secretary--
                  [(i)] (1) first, to defray the cost of 
                collection;
                  [(ii)] (2) next, for operation and 
                maintenance of the collecting unit; and
                  [(iii)] (3) next, for operation and 
                maintenance of all units within the National 
                Wildlife Refuge System, except those units 
                created, expanded, or modified by Public Law 
                96-487.
  [(B) Seventy percent shall be deposited into the migratory 
bird conservation fund established under section 718d of this 
title.]

    Section 7 of Public Law 99-647 is amended as follows:

 SEC. 7. TERMINATION OF COMMISSION.

    The Commission shall terminate on [November 10, 1996] 
November 10, 1997.

    Subsection (b) and (f) of section 315 of section 101(c) of 
Public Law 104-134 is amended as follows:

    Sec. 315. (b) In carrying out the pilot program established 
pursuant to this section, the appropriate Secretary shall 
select from areas under the jurisdiction of each of the four 
agencies referred to in subsection (a) no fewer than 10, but as 
many as [50] 100, areas, sites or projects for fee 
demonstration.
    Sec. 315. (f) The authority to collect fees under this 
section shall commence on October 1, 1995, and end on 
[September 30, 1998] September 30, 1999. Funds in accounts 
established shall remain available through [September 30, 2001] 
September 30, 2002.

    Public Law 102-495 is amended by adding the following new 
section:

        ``SEC. 10. WASHINGTON STATE REMOVAL OPTION.

            (a) Upon appropriation of $29,500,000 by the Federal 
        government to acquire the Elwha and Glines dams in 
        Washington State, the State of Washington may, upon the 
        submission to Congress of a binding agreement to remove 
        the two dams within a reasonable period of time, 
        purchase the two dams from the Federal government for 
        $2.
            (b) Upon receipt of the payment pursuant to 
        subsection (a), the Federal government shall relinquish 
        ownership and title of dams to the State of Washington.
            (c) Upon the purchase of the dams by the State of 
        Washington, Public Law 102-495 is hereby repealed.''

    Section 402 of Public Law 103-413 is amended as follows:

SEC. 402. SELECTION OF PARTICIPATING INDIAN TRIBES.

    (a) Continuing Participation.--Each Indian tribe that is 
participating in the Tribal Self-Governance Demonstration 
Project at the Department of the Interior under title III on 
the date of enactment of this title shall thereafter 
participate in Self-Governance under this title and cease 
participation in the Tribal Self-Governance Demonstration 
Project under title III with respect to the Department of the 
Interior.
    (b) Additional Participants.--(1) In addition to those 
Indian tribes participating in Self-Governance under subsection 
(a), the Secretary, acting through the Director of the Office 
of Self-Governance, may select up to [20] 50 new tribes per 
year from the applicant pool described in subsection (c) to 
participate in Self-Governance.
    (2) If each tribe requests, two or more otherwise eligible 
Indian tribes may be treated as a single Indian tribe for the 
purpose of participating in Self-Governance as a consortium.
    (c) Applicant Pool.--The qualified applicant pool for Self-
Governance shall consist of each tribe that--
          (1) successfully completes the planning phase 
        described in subsection (d);
          (2) has requested participation in Self-Governance by 
        resolution or other official action by the tribal 
        governing body; and
          (3) has demonstrated, for the previous three fiscal 
        years, financial stability and financial management 
        capability as evidenced by the tribe having no material 
        audit exceptions in the required annual audit of the 
        self-determination contracts of the tribe.
    (d) Planning Phase.--Each Indian tribe seeking to begin 
participation in Self-Governance shall complete a planning 
phase in accordance with this subsection. The tribe shall be 
eligible for a grant to plan and negotiate participation in 
Self-Governance. The planning phase shall include--
          (1) legal and budgetary research; and
          (2) internal tribal government planning and 
        organizational preparation.

    Section 3 of Public Law 99-548 is amended as follows:

SEC 3. NOTIFICATION AND SALE PERIODS.

    (a) First Area.--(1) No later than 180 days after the date 
of enactment of this Act, the City of Mesquite shall notify the 
Secretary as to which if any of the public lands within the 
area specified in paragraph (2) of this subsection the city 
wishes to purchase.
    (2) For the period of one year after the date of enactment 
of this Act, the city shall have the exclusive right to 
purchase public lands within the area identified on the map as 
``Area One''.
    (b) Second Area.--(1) No later than three years after the 
date of enactment of this Act, the City of Mesquite shall 
notify the Secretary as to which if any of the public lands 
within the area specified in paragraph (2) of this subsection 
the city wishes to purchase.
    (2) For a period of four years after the date of enactment 
of this Act, the city shall have the exclusive right to 
purchase public lands within the area identified on the map as 
``Area Two''.
    (c) Third Area.--(1) No later than five years after the 
date of enactment of this Act, the City of Mesquite shall 
notify the Secretary as to which if any of the public lands 
within the area specified in paragraph (2) of this subsection 
the city wishes to purchase.
    (2) For a period of six years after the date of enactment 
of this Act, the city shall have the exclusive right to 
purchase public lands within the area identified on the map as 
``Area Three''.
            ``(d) Fourth Area.--(1) No later than ten years 
        after the date of enactment of this Act, the City of 
        Mesquite shall notify the Secretary as to which if any 
        of the public lands identified in paragraph (2) of this 
        subsection the city wishes to purchase.
            ``(2) For a period of twelve years after the date of 
        enactment of this Act, the city shall have exclusive 
        right to purchase the following parcels of public lands:
                 ``Parcel A--East \1/2\ Sec. 6, T. 13 S., R. 71 
                E., Mount Diablo Meridian; Sec. 5, T. 13 S., R. 
                71 E., Mount Diablo Meridian; West \1/2\ Sec. 4, 
                T. 13 S., R. 71 E, Mount Diablo Meridian; East 
                \1/2\, West \1/2\ Sec. 4, T. 13 S., R. 71 E., 
                Mount Diablo Meridian.
                 ``Parcel B--North \1/2\ Sec. 7, T. 13 S., R. 71 
                E., Mount Diablo Meridian; South East \1/4\ Sec. 
                12, T. 13 S., R. 70 E., Mount Diablo Meridian; 
                East \1/2\, North East \1/4\ Sec. 12, T. 13 S., 
                R. 70 E., Mount Diablo Meridian; East \1/2\, 
                West \1/2\, North East \1/4\ Sec. 12, T. 13 S., 
                R. 70 E., Mount Diablo Meridian.
                 ``Parcel C--West \1/2\ Sec. 6, T. 13 S., R. 71 
                E., Mount Diablo Meridian; Sec. 1, T. 13 S., R. 
                70 E., Mount Diablo Meridian; West \1/2\, West 
                \1/2\, North East \1/4\ Sec. 12, T. 13 S., R. 70 
                E., Mount Diablo Meridian; North West \1/4\ Sec. 
                13, T. 13 S., R. 70 E., Mount Diablo Meridian; 
                West \1/2\ Sec. 12, T. 13 S., R. 70 E., Mount 
                Diablo Meridian; East \1/2\, South East \1/4\, 
                Sec. 11, T. 13 S., R. 70 E., Mount Diablo 
                Meridian; East \1/2\ North East \1/4\, Sec. 14, 
                T. 13 S., R. 70 E., Mount Diablo Meridian.
                 ``Parcel D--South \1/2\ Sec. 14, T. 13 S., R. 
                70 E., Mount Diablo Meridian; South West \1/4\, 
                Sec. 13, T. 13 S., R. 70 E., Mount Diablo 
                Meridian; Portion of section 23, North of 
                Interstate 15, T. 13 S., R. 70 E., Mount Diablo 
                Meridian; Portion of section 24, North of 
                Interstate 15, T. 13 S., R. 70 E., Mount Diablo 
                Meridian; Portion of section 26, North of 
                Interstate 15, T. 13 S., R. 70 E., Mount Diablo 
                Meridian.''

  COMPARATIVE STATEMENT OF NEW BUDGET (OBLIGATIONAL) AUTHORITY FOR FISCAL YEAR 1996 AND BUDGET ESTIMATES AND AMOUNTS RECOMMENDED IN THE BILL FOR FISCAL 
                                                                        YEAR 1997                                                                       
                                                                [In thousands of dollars]                                                               
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                                                                                                           Senate Committee recommendation compared with
                                                                                                                             (+ or -)                   
                  Item                         1996           Budget           House         Committee   -----------------------------------------------
                                           appropriation     estimate        allowance    recommendation       1996           Budget           House    
                                                                                                           appropriation     estimate        allowance  
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   TITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                                        
        BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                                        
    Management of Lands and Resources                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                                        
Land Resources:                                                                                                                                         
    Soil, water and air management......         17,000          22,091          18,591          21,141          +4,141            -950          +2,550 
    Range management....................         49,983          52,252          52,252          52,252          +2,269   ..............  ..............
    Forestry management.................          5,500           5,530           5,530           5,530             +30   ..............  ..............
    Riparian management.................         14,500          15,578          16,078          16,078          +1,578            +500   ..............
    Cultural resources management.......         11,000          12,059          12,059          12,059          +1,059   ..............  ..............
    Wild horse and burro management.....         14,845          15,925          15,925          15,925          +1,080   ..............  ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Land Resources..........        112,828         123,435         120,435         122,985         +10,157            -450          +2,550 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Wildlife and Fisheries:                                                                                                                                 
    Wildlife management.................         19,000          20,101          20,601          20,101          +1,101   ..............           -500 
    Fisheries management................          6,100           7,133           7,633           7,133          +1,033   ..............           -500 
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Wildlife and Fisheries..         25,100          27,234          28,234          27,234          +2,134   ..............         -1,000 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Threatened and endangered species.......         16,500          16,581          16,500          16,500   ..............            -81   ..............
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Recreation Management:                                                                                                                                  
    Wilderness management...............         14,000          15,072          15,072          15,072          +1,072   ..............  ..............
    Recreation resources management.....         26,139          27,772          27,772          28,772          +2,633          +1,000          +1,000 
    Recreation operations (fees)........          4,000           3,020           3,020           3,020            -980   ..............  ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Recreation Management...         44,139          45,864          45,864          46,864          +2,725          +1,000          +1,000 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Energy and Minerals:                                                                                                                                    
    Oil and gas.........................         51,800          52,056          52,056          52,056            +256   ..............  ..............
    Coal management.....................          6,819           6,853           6,853           6,853             +34   ..............  ..............
    Other mineral resources.............          8,542           8,584           8,584           8,584             +42   ..............  ..............
    Alaska minerals (transfer from                                                                                                                      
     Bureau of Mines)...................          2,000           2,010           2,010           2,010             +10   ..............  ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Energy and Minerals.....         69,161          69,503          69,503          69,503            +342   ..............  ..............
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Realty and Ownership Management:                                                                                                                        
    Alaska conveyance...................         29,981          28,125          29,981          31,000          +1,019          +2,875          +1,019 
    Cadastral survey....................         11,000          11,053          11,053          11,053             +53   ..............  ..............
    Land and realty management..........         28,386          28,522          28,522          28,822            +436            +300            +300 
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Realty and Ownership                                                                                                                    
       Management.......................         69,367          67,700          69,556          70,875          +1,508          +3,175          +1,319 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Resource Protection and Maintenance:                                                                                                                    
    Resource management planning........          8,500           8,544   ..............          6,500          -2,000          -2,044          +6,500 
    Facilities maintenance..............         30,100          32,754          32,754          33,954          +3,854          +1,200          +1,200 
    Resource protection and law                                                                                                                         
     enforcement........................         10,201          10,254          10,254          10,254             +53   ..............  ..............
    Hazardous materials management......         15,000          15,076          15,076          15,076             +76   ..............  ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Resource Protection and                                                                                                                 
       Maintenance......................         63,801          66,628          58,084          65,784          +1,983            -844          +7,700 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Automated land and mineral records                                                                                                                      
 system.................................         51,000          42,207          42,207          42,207          -8,793   ..............  ..............
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Mining Law Administration:                                                                                                                              
    Administration......................         27,650          27,300          27,300          27,300            -350   ..............  ..............
    Fee collection......................          5,000           5,000           5,000           5,000   ..............  ..............  ..............
    Offsetting fees.....................        -32,650         -32,300         -32,300         -32,300            +350   ..............  ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Mining Law                                                                                                                              
       Administration...................  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Workforce and Organizational Support:                                                                                                                   
    Information systems operations......         14,500          14,630          14,630          14,630            +130   ..............  ..............
    Administrative support..............         44,891          45,944          45,335          45,944          +1,053   ..............           +609 
    Bureauwide fixed costs..............         56,166          56,166          56,166          56,166   ..............  ..............  ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Workforce and                                                                                                                           
       Organizational Support...........        115,557         116,740         116,131         116,740          +1,183   ..............           +609 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
      Total, Management of Lands and                                                                                                                    
       Resources........................        567,453         575,892         566,514         578,692         +11,239          +2,800         +12,178 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
        Wildland Fire Management                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                                        
Preparedness and fire use...............        130,931         140,157         140,157         156,842         +25,911         +16,685         +16,685 
Suppression operations..................        104,993         107,767         107,767         107,767          +2,774   ..............  ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Wildland Fire Management...        235,924         247,924         247,924         264,609         +28,685         +16,685         +16,685 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
    Central Hazardous Materials Fund                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                                        
Bureau of Land Management...............         10,000          20,500          12,000          12,000          +2,000          -8,500   ..............
                                         ===============================================================================================================
         Construction and Access                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                                        
Construction............................          3,115           3,103           3,103           4,333          +1,218          +1,230          +1,230 
Emergency appropriations (Public Law 104-                                                                                                               
 134)...................................          5,000   ..............  ..............  ..............         -5,000   ..............  ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Construction and Access....          8,115           3,103           3,103           4,333          -3,782          +1,230          +1,230 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
        Payments in Lieu of Taxes                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                                        
Payments to local governments...........        113,500         101,500         113,500         115,000          +1,500         +13,500          +1,500 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
            Land Acquisition                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                                        
Land Acquisition:                                                                                                                                       
    Acquisitions........................          9,550           9,550           7,500          10,810          +1,260          +1,260          +3,310 
    Acquisition management..............          3,250           3,250           2,500           3,250   ..............  ..............           +750 
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Land Acquisition...........         12,800          12,800          10,000          14,060          +1,260          +1,260          +4,060 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
    Oregon and California Grant Lands                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                                        
Western Oregon resources management.....         75,962          80,739          79,948          80,739          +4,777   ..............           +791 
Western Oregon information and resource                                                                                                                 
 data systems...........................          2,148           2,148           2,148           2,148   ..............  ..............  ..............
Western Oregon facilities maintenance...         11,281           9,208           8,208          10,708            -573          +1,500          +2,500 
Western Oregon construction and                                                                                                                         
 acquisition............................            284             284             284             284   ..............  ..............  ..............
Jobs-in-the-woods.......................          7,777          16,000           7,777           8,777          +1,000          -7,223          +1,000 
Emergency appropriations (Public Law 104-                                                                                                               
 134)...................................         35,000   ..............  ..............  ..............        -35,000   ..............  ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Oregon and California Grant                                                                                                                
       Lands............................        132,452         108,379          98,365         102,656         -29,796          -5,723          +4,291 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
           Range Improvements                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                                        
Improvement to public lands.............          7,649           7,649           7,649           7,649   ..............  ..............  ..............
Farm Tenant Act lands...................            864             864             864             864   ..............  ..............  ..............
Administrative expenses.................            600             600             600             600   ..............  ..............  ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Range Improvements.........          9,113           9,113           9,113           9,113   ..............  ..............  ..............
                                         ===============================================================================================================
     Service Charges, Deposits, and                                                                                                                     
               Forfeitures                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                                        
Rights-of-way processing................          3,859           3,859           3,859           3,859   ..............  ..............  ..............
Adopt-a-horse program...................            799             799             799             799   ..............  ..............  ..............
Repair of damaged lands.................          1,307           1,307           1,307           1,307   ..............  ..............  ..............
Cost recoverable realty cases...........            608             608             608             608   ..............  ..............  ..............
Timber purchaser expenses...............            806             806             806             806   ..............  ..............  ..............
Copy fees...............................          1,614           1,614           1,614           1,614   ..............  ..............  ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Service Charges, Deposits                                                                                                                  
       and Forfeitures..................          8,993           8,993           8,993           8,993   ..............  ..............  ..............
                                         ===============================================================================================================
        Miscellaneous Trust Funds                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                                        
Current appropriations..................          7,605           7,605           7,605           7,605   ..............  ..............  ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT..      1,105,955       1,095,809       1,077,117       1,117,061         +11,106         +21,252         +39,944 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
     U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                                        
           Resource Management                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                                        
Ecological Services:                                                                                                                                    
    Endangered species:                                                                                                                                 
        Candidate conservation..........          3,800           5,237           4,800           5,000          +1,200            -237            +200 
        Listing.........................          4,000           7,483           5,000           5,000          +1,000          -2,483   ..............
        Consultation....................         16,000          23,997          18,000          20,000          +4,000          -3,997          +2,000 
        Recovery........................         36,500          46,359          38,500          40,500          +4,000          -5,859          +2,000 
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Subtotal, Endangered species..         60,300          83,076          66,300          70,500         +10,200         -12,576          +4,200 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Habitat conservation....................         53,812          53,808          54,528          57,272          +3,460          +3,464          +2,744 
Environmental contaminants..............          8,821           8,821           8,821           8,821   ..............  ..............  ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Ecological Services.....        122,933         145,705         129,649         136,593         +13,660          -9,112          +6,944 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Refuges and Wildlife:                                                                                                                                   
    Refuge operations and maintenance...        169,558         179,237         178,558         177,737          +8,179          -1,500            -821 
    Law enforcement operations..........         35,279          35,265          35,265          35,265             -14   ..............  ..............
    Migratory bird management...........         15,252          15,255          15,252          15,255              +3   ..............             +3 
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Refuges and Wildlife....        220,089         229,757         229,075         228,257          +8,168          -1,500            -818 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Fisheries:                                                                                                                                              
    Hatchery operations and maintenance.         37,094          36,902          36,902          36,902            -192   ..............  ..............
    Lower Snake River compensation fund.         11,557          11,557          11,557          11,557   ..............  ..............  ..............
    Fish and wildlife management........         16,100          20,639          17,100          18,489          +2,389          -2,150          +1,389 
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Fisheries...............         64,751          69,098          65,559          66,948          +2,197          -2,150          +1,389 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
General Administration:                                                                                                                                 
    Central office administration.......         13,445          13,528          13,445          13,445   ..............            -83   ..............
    International affairs...............          5,301           5,300           5,300           5,300              -1   ..............  ..............
    Regional office administration......         21,000          23,000          22,000          22,000          +1,000          -1,000   ..............
    National Education and Training                                                                                                                     
     Center.............................          6,478           8,928           7,478           8,928          +2,450   ..............         +1,450 
    Servicewide administrative support..         43,013          45,056          43,013          43,056             +43          -2,000             +43 
    National Fish and Wildlife                                                                                                                          
     Foundation.........................          4,000   ..............          5,000           5,000          +1,000          +5,000   ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, General Administration..         93,237          95,812          96,236          97,729          +4,492          +1,917          +1,493 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Emergency appropriations (Public Law 104-                                                                                                               
 134)...................................          1,600   ..............  ..............  ..............         -1,600   ..............  ..............
                                         ===============================================================================================================
      Total, Resource Management........        502,610         540,372         520,519         529,527         +26,917         -10,845          +9,008 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
              Construction                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                                        
Construction and rehabilitation:                                                                                                                        
    Line item construction..............         32,655          32,682          33,393          39,760          +7,105          +7,078          +6,367 
    Construction management.............          4,000           4,633           4,633           4,474            +474            -159            -159 
    Emergency projects..................          1,000             272             272             272            -728   ..............  ..............
    Contract claims.....................  ..............  ..............  ..............            800            +800            +800            +800 
    Emergency appropriations (Public Law                                                                                                                
     104-134)...........................         37,300   ..............  ..............  ..............        -37,300   ..............  ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Construction...............         74,955          37,587          38,298          45,306         -29,649          +7,719          +7,008 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
 Natural Resource Damage Assessment and                                                                                                                 
            Restoration Fund                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                                        
Damage assessments......................          3,166           3,166           3,166           3,166   ..............  ..............  ..............
Program management......................            834             834             834             834   ..............  ..............  ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Natural Resource Damage                                                                                                                    
       Assessment and Restoration Fund..          4,000           4,000           4,000           4,000   ..............  ..............  ..............
                                         ===============================================================================================================
            Land Acquisition                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                                        
Fish and Wildlife Service:                                                                                                                              
    Acquisitions--Federal refuge lands..         25,900          19,200          19,500          39,302         -13,402         +20,102         +19,802 
    Inholdings..........................          1,000           1,000           1,000           1,000   ..............  ..............  ..............
    Emergency and hardship..............          1,000           1,000           1,000           1,000   ..............  ..............  ..............
    Acquisition management..............          8,000           9,700           7,500           8,500            +500          -1,200          +1,000 
    Exchanges...........................          1,000           1,000           1,000           1,000   ..............  ..............  ..............
    National Fish and Wildlife                                                                                                                          
     Foundation.........................  ..............          5,000   ..............  ..............  ..............         -5,000   ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Land Acquisition...........         36,900          36,900          30,000          50,802         +13,902         +13,902         +20,802 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
     Cooperative Endangered Species                                                                                                                     
            Conservation Fund                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                                        
Grants to States........................          7,600           9,120           7,600           7,600   ..............         -1,520   ..............
HCP land acquisition....................  ..............          6,000           6,000           6,000          +6,000   ..............  ..............
Administration..........................            485             965             485             485   ..............           -480   ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Cooperative Endangered                                                                                                                     
       Species Fund.....................          8,085          16,085          14,085          14,085          +6,000          -2,000   ..............
                                         ===============================================================================================================
      National Wildlife Refuge Fund                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                                        
Payments in lieu of taxes...............         10,779          10,779          10,779          10,779   ..............  ..............  ..............
                                         ===============================================================================================================
         Rewards and Operations                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                        
Conservation projects...................            568             582             982             582             +14   ..............           -400 
Administration..........................             32              18              18              18             -14   ..............  ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, African Elephant--Rewards                                                                                                                  
       and Operations...................            600             600           1,000             600   ..............  ..............           -400 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
  North American Wetlands Conservation                                                                                                                  
                  Fund                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                                        
Habitat management......................          6,250          11,280           7,280          10,280          +4,030          -1,000          +3,000 
Administration..........................            500             470             470             470             -30   ..............  ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, North American Wetlands                                                                                                                    
       Conservation Fund................          6,750          11,750           7,750          10,750          +4,000          -1,000          +3,000 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
  Lahontan Valley and Pyramid Lake Fish                                                                                                                 
            and Wildlife Fund                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                                        
Lahontan Valley and Pyramid Lake fish                                                                                                                   
 and wildlife fund......................            152   ..............  ..............  ..............           -152   ..............  ..............
                                                                                                                                                        
 Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation Fund                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                                        
Rhinoceros and tiger conservation fund..            200             200             400             200   ..............  ..............           -200 
                                                                                                                                                        
 Wildlife Conservation and Appreciation                                                                                                                 
                  Fund                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                                        
Wildlife conservation and appreciation                                                                                                                  
 fund...................................            800             800             800             800   ..............  ..............  ..............
                                         ===============================================================================================================
      Total, U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE                                                                                                                     
       SERVICE..........................        645,831         659,073         627,631         666,849         -21,018          +7,776         +39,218 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
          NATIONAL PARK SERVICE                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                        
  Operation of the National Park System                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                                        
Park Management:                                                                                                                                        
    Resource stewardship................        171,359         209,410         188,482         193,060         +21,701         -16,350          +4,578 
    Visitor services....................        251,555         270,177         260,843         270,177         +18,622   ..............         +9,334 
    Maintenance.........................        349,280         366,001         369,565         369,001         +19,721          +3,000            -564 
    Park support........................        220,675         234,324         223,590         231,154         +10,479          -3,170          +7,564 
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Park Management.........        992,869       1,079,912       1,042,480       1,063,392         +70,523         -16,520         +20,912 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
External administrative costs...........         89,612          93,392          92,659          93,392          +3,780   ..............           +733 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
      Total, Operation of the National                                                                                                                  
       Park System......................      1,082,481       1,173,304       1,135,139       1,156,784         +74,303         -16,520         +21,645 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
  National Recreation and Preservation                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                                        
Recreation programs.....................            494             494             494             494   ..............  ..............  ..............
Natural programs........................          8,671          11,434           8,871           8,871            +200          -2,563   ..............
Cultural programs.......................         18,519          18,469          18,519          20,019          +1,500          +1,550          +1,500 
International park affairs..............          1,677           1,906           1,677           1,677   ..............           -229   ..............
Environmental and compliance review.....            338             338             338             338   ..............  ..............  ..............
Grant administration....................          1,676           1,676           1,676           1,676   ..............  ..............  ..............
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Statutory or Contractual Aid for Other                                                                                                                  
 Activities:                                                                                                                                            
    Alaska Native Cultural Center.......  ..............  ..............  ..............            750            +750            +750            +750 
    Blackstone River Corridor...........            324             324             324             324   ..............  ..............  ..............
    Brown Foundation....................            102             102             102             102   ..............  ..............  ..............
    Dayton Aviation Heritage Commission.             48              48              48              48   ..............  ..............  ..............
    Delaware and Lehigh Navigation Canal            329             329             329             329   ..............  ..............  ..............
    Holy Assumption of the Virgin Mary                                                                                                                  
     Orthodox Church....................            200   ..............  ..............  ..............           -200   ..............  ..............
    Ice Age National Scientific Reserve.            766             806             806             806             +40   ..............  ..............
    Illinois and Michigan Canal National                                                                                                                
     Heritage Corridor Commission.......            238             238             238             238   ..............  ..............  ..............
    Johnstown Area Heritage Association.             50              50              50              50   ..............  ..............  ..............
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Center......            534             534             534             534   ..............  ..............  ..............
    National Constitution Center, PA....            236             236             236             236   ..............  ..............  ..............
    Native Hawaiian culture and arts                                                                                                                    
     program............................          1,000           1,000   ..............            750            -250            -250            +750 
    New Orleans Jazz Commission.........             67              67              67              67   ..............  ..............  ..............
    Quinebaug-Shetucket National                                                                                                                        
     Heritage Preservation Commission...            200             200             200             200   ..............  ..............  ..............
    Roosevelt Campobello International                                                                                                                  
     Park Commission....................            627             650             650             650             +23   ..............  ..............
    Southwestern Penn. Heritage                                                                                                                         
     Preservation Commission............            758             758             758             758   ..............  ..............  ..............
    Steel Industry Heritage.............            379             379             379             379   ..............  ..............  ..............
    Wheeling National Heritage Area.....            180             180             180             180   ..............  ..............  ..............
    William O. Douglas Outdoor Education                                                                                                                
     Center, CA.........................            236   ..............  ..............  ..............           -236   ..............  ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Statutory or Contractual                                                                                                                
       Aid..............................          6,274           5,901           4,901           6,401            +127            +500          +1,500 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
      Total, National Recreation and                                                                                                                    
       Preservation.....................         37,649          40,218          36,476          39,476          +1,827            -742          +3,000 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
       Historic Preservation Fund                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                                        
Grants-in-aid...........................         32,712          33,290          32,712          32,712   ..............           -578   ..............
National trust for historic preservation          3,500           5,000           3,500           3,900            +400          -1,100            +400 
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Historic Preservation Fund.         36,212          38,290          36,212          36,612            +400          -1,678            +400 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
              Construction                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                                        
Buildings and Utilities:                                                                                                                                
    Emergency and unscheduled (lump sum)                                                                                                                
     projects...........................         13,973          14,600          14,973          13,973   ..............           -627          -1,000 
    Equipment replacement...............         14,365          19,940          14,365          14,365   ..............         -5,575   ..............
    Planning, construction..............         17,000          18,760          17,000          18,760          +1,760   ..............         +1,760 
        C&O; Canal (Public Law 104-99)...          2,000   ..............  ..............  ..............         -2,000   ..............  ..............
    Planning, general management plans..          7,725           7,725           7,900           7,725   ..............  ..............           -175 
    Line item construction projects.....         90,162          82,200          65,507         110,595         +20,433         +28,395         +45,088 
    Emergency appropriations (Public Law                                                                                                                
     104-134)...........................         47,000   ..............  ..............  ..............        -47,000   ..............  ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Construction...............        192,225         143,225         119,745         165,418         -26,807         +22,193         +45,673 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
    Land and Water Conservation Fund                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                                        
(Rescission of contract authority)......        -30,000         -30,000         -30,000         -30,000   ..............  ..............  ..............
                                         ===============================================================================================================
  Land Acquisition and State Assistance                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                                        
Assistance to States: Administrative                                                                                                                    
 expenses...............................          1,500           1,500           1,000           1,500   ..............  ..............           +500 
National Park Service:                                                                                                                                  
    Acquisitions........................         40,400          27,600          16,800          34,215          -6,185          +6,615         +17,415 
    Emergencies and hardships...........  ..............  ..............          3,000           3,000          +3,000          +3,000   ..............
    Acquisition management..............          7,200           7,200           7,200           6,700            -500            -500            -500 
    Inholdings..........................  ..............  ..............          2,000           3,000          +3,000          +3,000          +1,000 
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Land Acquisition and State                                                                                                                        
       Assistance.......................         49,100          36,300          30,000          48,415            -685         +12,115         +18,415 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
       Everglades Restoration Fund                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                                        
Land acquisition........................  ..............         98,000   ..............  ..............  ..............        -98,000   ..............
Land acquisition administration.........  ..............          2,000   ..............  ..............  ..............         -2,000   ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Everglades Restoration Fund  ..............        100,000   ..............  ..............  ..............       -100,000   ..............
                                         ===============================================================================================================
   Fixed Asset Acquisitions (sec. 621)                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                                        
Elwha and Glines Dams...................  ..............        111,000   ..............  ..............  ..............       -111,000   ..............
                                         ===============================================================================================================
      Total, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE......      1,367,667       1,612,337       1,327,572       1,416,705         +49,038        -195,632         +89,133 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
     UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                                        
  Surveys, Investigations, and Research                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                                        
National Mapping, Geography and Surveys:                                                                                                                
    National map and digital data                                                                                                                       
     production.........................         61,416          63,666          61,416          63,666          +2,250   ..............         +2,250 
    Information and data systems........         17,894          20,853          15,734          15,853          -2,041          -5,000            +119 
    Research and technology.............         22,261          23,261          22,261          23,261          +1,000   ..............         +1,000 
    Advanced cartographic systems.......         24,364          23,977          24,364          24,364   ..............           +387   ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, National Mapping,                                                                                                                       
       Geography and Surveys............        125,935         131,757         123,775         127,144          +1,209          -4,613          +3,369 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Geologic and Mineral Resource Surveys                                                                                                                   
 and Mapping:                                                                                                                                           
    Earthquake hazards reduction........         46,122          46,122          48,122          48,122          +2,000          +2,000   ..............
    Volcano and geothermal                                                                                                                              
     investigations.....................         20,031          18,842          18,842          19,342            -689            +500            +500 
    Landslide hazards...................          2,305           2,305           2,305           2,305   ..............  ..............  ..............
    National cooperative geologic                                                                                                                       
     mapping............................         21,882          21,882          21,882          21,882   ..............  ..............  ..............
    Deep continental studies............          2,848           2,848           2,848           2,848   ..............  ..............  ..............
    Magnetic field monitoring and                                                                                                                       
     charting...........................          1,784           1,784           1,784           1,784   ..............  ..............  ..............
    Marine and coastal geologic surveys.         39,172          39,172          39,172          39,172   ..............  ..............  ..............
    Global change and climate history...          9,687           9,687           9,687           9,687   ..............  ..............  ..............
    Mineral resource surveys............         59,136          59,136          59,136          59,136   ..............  ..............  ..............
    Energy resource surveys.............         25,252          25,252          25,252          25,252   ..............  ..............  ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Geologic and Mineral                                                                                                                    
       Surveys and Mapping..............        228,219         227,030         229,030         229,530          +1,311          +2,500            +500 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Water Resources Investigations:                                                                                                                         
    Federal program.....................        124,474         125,102         123,394         123,894            -580          -1,208            +500 
    Federal-State program...............         62,130          66,683          64,559          65,809          +3,679            -874          +1,250 
    Water resources research institutes.          4,553   ..............          4,553           4,553   ..............         +4,553   ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Water Resources                                                                                                                         
       Investigations...................        191,157         191,785         192,506         194,256          +3,099          +2,471          +1,750 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Biological research.....................        137,000         145,000         137,000         137,750            +750          -7,250            +750 
General administration..................         25,033          27,981          25,033          25,533            +500          -2,448            +500 
Facilities..............................         22,819          22,827          22,819          22,827              +8   ..............             +8 
Emergency appropriations (Public Law 104-                                                                                                               
 134)...................................          2,000   ..............  ..............  ..............         -2,000   ..............  ..............
                                         ===============================================================================================================
      Total, UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL                                                                                                                   
       SURVEY...........................        732,163         746,380         730,163         737,040          +4,877          -9,340          +6,877 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
       MINERALS MANAGEMENT SERVICE                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                                        
Royalty and Offshore Minerals Management                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                                        
OCS Lands:                                                                                                                                              
    Leasing and environmental program...         26,967          26,967          26,967          27,567            +600            +600            +600 
    Resource evaluation.................         16,710          16,382          16,382          16,982            +272            +600            +600 
    Regulatory program..................         33,485          32,849          32,849          34,249            +764          +1,400          +1,400 
    Information management program......          3,258             922             922             922          -2,336   ..............  ..............
    Offshore management support.........           -300           3,000           2,700           2,700          +3,000            -300   ..............
    General reduction...................  ..............  ..............         -4,000   ..............  ..............  ..............         +4,000 
    TMIS adjustment.....................  ..............  ..............  ..............        -25,600         -25,600         -25,600         -25,600 
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, OCS Lands...............         80,120          80,120          75,820          56,820         -23,300         -23,300         -19,000 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Royalty Management:                                                                                                                                     
    Valuation and operations............         35,644          33,022          33,022          33,022          -2,622   ..............  ..............
    Compliance..........................         34,746          34,326          38,326          34,326            -420   ..............         -4,000 
    Indian allottee refunds.............             15              15              15              15   ..............  ..............  ..............
    Program services office.............           -300           2,742           2,700           2,700          +3,000             -42   ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Royalty Management......         70,105          70,105          74,063          70,063             -42             -42          -4,000 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
General Administration:                                                                                                                                 
    Executive direction.................          3,416           3,416           3,416           3,416   ..............  ..............  ..............
    Policy and management improvement...          3,812           3,812           3,812           3,812   ..............  ..............  ..............
    Administrative operations...........         11,065          11,065          11,065          11,065   ..............  ..............  ..............
    General support services............         14,476          14,476          14,476          14,476   ..............  ..............  ..............
    General reduction (HQ                                                                                                                               
     administration)....................           -439   ..............            -97             -97            +342             -97   ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, General Administration..         32,330          32,769          32,672          32,672            +342             -97   ..............
                                         ===============================================================================================================
      Total, Royalty and Offshore                                                                                                                       
       Minerals Management..............        182,555         182,994         182,555         159,555         -23,000         -23,439         -23,000 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
           Oil Spill Research                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                                        
Oil spill research......................          6,440           6,440           6,440           6,440   ..............  ..............  ..............
                                         ===============================================================================================================
      Total, MINERALS MANAGEMENT SERVICE        188,995         189,434         188,995         165,995         -23,000         -23,439         -23,000 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
             BUREAU OF MINES                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                                        
           Mines and Minerals                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                                        
Termination and environmental cleanup...         64,000   ..............  ..............          2,000         -62,000          +2,000          +2,000 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
OFFICE OF SURFACE MINING RECLAMATION AND                                                                                                                
               ENFORCEMENT                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                                        
        Regulation and Technology                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                                        
State regulatory program grants.........         50,762          50,676          50,676          50,676             -86   ..............  ..............
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Federal Regulatory Programs:                                                                                                                            
    Regulatory program operations.......         16,087          13,660          13,660          13,660          -2,427   ..............  ..............
    Technical services, training and                                                                                                                    
     research...........................         11,597          13,881          13,881          13,881          +2,284   ..............  ..............
    Assessments and collections.........          5,735           4,786           4,786           4,786            -949   ..............  ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Federal Regulatory                                                                                                                      
       Programs.........................         33,419          32,327          32,327          32,327          -1,092   ..............  ..............
                                         ===============================================================================================================
General Administration:                                                                                                                                 
    Executive direction.................          1,729           1,711           1,711           1,711             -18   ..............  ..............
    Administrative support..............          3,962           3,960           3,960           3,860            -102            -100            -100 
    General services....................          5,598           5,598           5,598           5,598   ..............  ..............  ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, General Administration..         11,289          11,269          11,269          11,169            -120            -100            -100 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
      Subtotal, Regulation and                                                                                                                          
       Technology.......................         95,470          94,272          94,272          94,172          -1,298            -100            -100 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Civil penalties.........................            500             500             500             500   ..............  ..............  ..............
                                         ===============================================================================================================
      Total, Regulation and Technology..         95,970          94,772          94,772          94,672          -1,298            -100            -100 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
     Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fund                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                                        
State reclamation program grants........        140,000         144,300         142,000         144,000          +4,000            -300          +2,000 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Federal Reclamation Programs:                                                                                                                           
    Fee compliance......................          6,000           5,562           6,000           5,562            -438   ..............           -438 
    Reclamation program operations......         23,000          23,145          23,000          23,145            +145   ..............           +145 
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Federal Reclamation                                                                                                                     
       Programs.........................         29,000          28,707          29,000          28,707            -293   ..............           -293 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Small operator assistance...............  ..............          1,500   ..............          1,500          +1,500   ..............         +1,500 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
General Administration:                                                                                                                                 
    Executive direction.................            699             689             699             689             -10   ..............            -10 
    Administrative support..............          1,703           1,704           1,703           1,704              +1   ..............             +1 
    General services....................          2,485           2,485           2,485           2,485   ..............  ..............  ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, General Administration..          4,887           4,878           4,887           4,878              -9   ..............             -9 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
      Total, Abandoned Mine Reclamation                                                                                                                 
       Fund.............................        173,887         179,385         175,887         179,085          +5,198            -300          +3,198 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
      Total, OFFICE OF SURFACE MINING                                                                                                                   
       RECLAMATION AND ENFORCEMENT......        269,857         274,157         270,659         273,757          +3,900            -400          +3,098 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
        BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                                        
      Operation of Indian Programs                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                                        
          Tribal Budget System                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                                        
Tribal Priority Allocations:                                                                                                                            
    Tribal government...................        239,800         304,979         239,800         249,160          +9,360         -55,819          +9,360 
    Human services......................        126,660         152,679         126,660         125,840            -820         -26,839            -820 
    Education...........................         50,505          59,464          50,505          48,694          -1,811         -10,770          -1,811 
    Public safety and justice...........         81,511         100,100          81,511          81,325            -186         -18,775            -186 
    Community development...............         54,593          66,427          54,593          54,298            -295         -12,129            -295 
    Resources management................         53,489          63,828          53,489          52,246          -1,243         -11,582          -1,243 
    Trust services......................         25,960          31,256          25,960          25,245            -715          -6,011            -715 
    General administration..............         21,634          27,962          21,634          21,112            -522          -6,850            -522 
    Small and needy tribes distribution.  ..............          5,000   ..............          4,000          +4,000          -1,000          +4,000 
    General increase....................  ..............  ..............         10,000          14,700         +14,700         +14,700          +4,700 
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Tribal Priority                                                                                                                         
       Allocations......................        654,152         811,695         664,152         676,620         +22,468        -135,075         +12,468 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Other Recurring Programs:                                                                                                                               
    Tribal government...................          5,000           5,000           5,000           5,000   ..............  ..............  ..............
                                         ===============================================================================================================
    Education:                                                                                                                                          
        School operations:                                                                                                                              
            Forward-funded..............        330,711         367,243         339,709         344,711         +14,000         -22,532          +5,002 
            Other school operations.....         78,175          85,094          78,738          82,607          +4,432          -2,487          +3,869 
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
              Subtotal, School                                                                                                                          
               operations...............        408,886         452,337         418,447         427,318         +18,432         -25,019          +8,871 
        Continuing education............         27,411          27,411          27,411          27,411   ..............  ..............  ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Subtotal, Education...........        436,297         479,748         445,858         454,729         +18,432         -25,019          +8,871 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
    Community development...............         16,235          16,372          16,235          16,235   ..............           -137   ..............
    Resources management................         35,965          35,891          35,965          35,302            -663            -589            -663 
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Other Recurring Programs        493,497         537,011         503,058         511,266         +17,769         -25,745          +8,208 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Non-Recurring Programs:                                                                                                                                 
    Tribal government...................          3,765           2,931           3,765           2,931            -834   ..............           -834 
    Public safety and justice...........            584             584             584             584   ..............  ..............  ..............
    Community development...............          1,750   ..............  ..............  ..............         -1,750   ..............  ..............
    Resources management................         31,395          31,065          31,395          30,968            -427             -97            -427 
    Trust services......................         28,727          31,418          26,755          28,959            +232          -2,459          +2,204 
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Non-Recurring Programs..         66,221          65,998          62,499          63,442          -2,779          -2,556            +943 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
      Total, Tribal Budget System.......      1,213,870       1,414,704       1,229,709       1,251,328         +37,458        -163,376         +21,619 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
             BIA Operations                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                                        
Central Office Operations:                                                                                                                              
    Tribal government...................          2,653           2,666           2,653           2,653   ..............            -13   ..............
    Human services......................            720             722             720             720   ..............             -2   ..............
    Public safety and justice...........          3,154           3,163           3,154           3,154   ..............             -9   ..............
    Community development...............          1,005           1,010           1,005           1,005   ..............             -5   ..............
    Resources management................          3,142           3,160           3,142           3,142   ..............            -18   ..............
    Trust services......................          3,392           5,912           3,392           1,573          -1,819          -4,339          -1,819 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
    General administration:                                                                                                                             
        Education program management....          2,112           2,128           2,112           2,112   ..............            -16   ..............
        Other general administration....         34,343          35,750          33,692          33,992            -351          -1,758            +300 
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Subtotal, General                                                                                                                             
           administration...............         36,455          37,878          35,804          36,104            -351          -1,774            +300 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
    General reduction...................  ..............  ..............         -5,052   ..............  ..............  ..............         +5,052 
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Central Office                                                                                                                          
       Operations.......................         50,521          54,511          44,818          48,351          -2,170          -6,160          +3,533 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Area Office Operations:                                                                                                                                 
    Tribal government...................          1,181           1,101           1,181           1,158             -23             +57             -23 
    Human services......................            888             682             888             874             -14            +192             -14 
    Public safety and justice...........            588             499             588             581              -7             +82              -7 
    Community development...............          3,106           3,014           3,106           3,025             -81             +11             -81 
    Resources management................          3,165           2,680           3,165           3,099             -66            +419             -66 
    Trust services......................          7,343           6,913           7,343           7,207            -136            +294            -136 
    General administration..............         20,443          21,672          24,093          23,588          +3,145          +1,916            -505 
    General reduction...................  ..............  ..............         -3,671   ..............  ..............  ..............         +3,671 
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Area Office Operations..         36,714          36,561          36,693          39,532          +2,818          +2,971          +2,839 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Special Programs and Pooled Overhead:                                                                                                                   
    Human services......................            866   ..............  ..............  ..............           -866   ..............  ..............
    Education...........................         13,069          13,720          13,069          13,720            +651   ..............           +651 
    Public safety and justice...........          2,644           2,656           2,644           2,644   ..............            -12   ..............
    Community development...............          3,403           3,399           2,441           3,391             -12              -8            +950 
    Resources management................          1,470           1,320           1,320           1,320            -150   ..............  ..............
    Trust services......................  ..............  ..............  ..............          2,319          +2,319          +2,319          +2,319 
    General administration..............         61,877          52,552          50,929          51,001         -10,876          -1,551             +72 
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Special Programs and                                                                                                                    
       Pooled Overhead..................         83,329          73,647          70,403          74,395          -8,934            +748          +3,992 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
      Total, BIA Operations.............        170,564         164,719         151,914         162,278          -8,286          -2,441         +10,364 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Emergency appropriations (Public Law 104-                                                                                                               
 134)...................................            500   ..............  ..............  ..............           -500   ..............  ..............
                                         ===============================================================================================================
      Total, Operation of Indian                                                                                                                        
       Programs.........................      1,384,934       1,579,423       1,381,623       1,413,606         +28,672        -165,817         +31,983 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
               BIA SPLITS                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                                        
Natural resources.......................       (128,626)       (137,944)       (128,476)       (126,077)        (-2,549)       (-11,867)        (-2,399)
Forward-funding.........................       (330,711)       (367,243)       (339,709)       (344,711)       (+14,000)       (-22,532)        (+5,002)
Education...............................       (171,272)       (187,817)       (171,835)       (174,544)        (+3,272)       (-13,273)        (+2,709)
Community development...................       (754,325)       (886,419)       (741,603)       (768,274)       (+13,949)      (-118,145)       (+26,671)
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, BIA splits.................     (1,384,934)     (1,579,423)     (1,381,623)     (1,413,606)       (+28,672)      (-165,817)       (+31,983)
                                         ===============================================================================================================
              Construction                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                                        
Education...............................         42,539          44,016          28,039          30,016         -12,523         -14,000          +1,977 
Public safety and justice...............          6,000          14,500           4,400           4,400          -1,600         -10,100   ..............
Resources management....................         47,245          53,968          46,246          51,246          +4,001          -2,722          +5,000 
General administration..................          3,549          10,340           2,146           8,271          +4,722          -2,069          +6,125 
Construction management.................          1,500   ..............          5,000   ..............         -1,500   ..............         -5,000 
Emergency appropriations (Public Law 104-                                                                                                               
 134)...................................         16,500   ..............  ..............  ..............        -16,500   ..............  ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Construction...............        117,333         122,824          85,831          93,933         -23,400         -28,891          +8,102 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
 Indian Land and Water Claim Settlements                                                                                                                
  and Miscellaneous Payments to Indians                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                                        
White Earth Land Settlement Act (Admin).            596             606             606             606             +10   ..............  ..............
Program administration..................            216   ..............  ..............  ..............           -216   ..............  ..............
Hoopa-Yurok settlement fund.............            233             235             235             235              +2   ..............  ..............
Fallon water rights settlement..........          8,000           8,000           8,000           8,000   ..............  ..............  ..............
Pyramid Lake water rights settlement....         10,000          12,000           8,000          12,000          +2,000   ..............         +4,000 
Ute Indian water rights settlement......         25,000          25,000          25,000          25,000   ..............  ..............  ..............
Jicarilla settlement act................          2,000   ..............  ..............  ..............         -2,000   ..............  ..............
Trust fund deficiencies.................          1,000   ..............  ..............  ..............         -1,000   ..............  ..............
Northern Cheyenne.......................         25,600          15,400          15,400          15,400         -10,200   ..............  ..............
Catawba.................................          8,000           8,000           8,000           8,000   ..............  ..............  ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Miscellaneous Payments to                                                                                                                  
       Indians..........................         80,645          69,241          65,241          69,241         -11,404   ..............         +4,000 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
     Technical Assistance of Indian                                                                                                                     
               Enterprises                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                                        
Technical assistance of Indian                                                                                                                          
 enterprises............................            500   ..............  ..............  ..............           -500   ..............  ..............
                                                                                                                                                        
 Indian Guaranteed Loan Program Account                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                                        
Indian guaranteed loan program account..          5,000           5,002           5,000           5,000   ..............             -2   ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS...      1,588,412       1,776,490       1,537,695       1,581,780          -6,632        -194,710         +44,085 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
          DEPARTMENTAL OFFICES                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                                        
             Insular Affairs                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                                        
        Assistance to Territories                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                                        
Territorial Assistance:                                                                                                                                 
    Office of Territorial Affairs.......          3,527           3,849           3,849           3,849            +322   ..............  ..............
    Technical assistance................          5,650           6,200           6,100           6,200            +550   ..............           +100 
    Maintenance assistance fund.........          2,400           2,320           2,320           2,320             -80   ..............  ..............
    Disaster fund.......................            750   ..............  ..............  ..............           -750   ..............  ..............
    Brown tree snake....................            595             595             595             795            +200            +200            +200 
    Insular management controls.........          1,500           1,458           1,458           1,458             -42   ..............  ..............
    Emergency appropriations (Public Law                                                                                                                
     104-134)...........................         13,000   ..............  ..............  ..............        -13,000   ..............  ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Territorial Assistance..         27,422          14,422          14,322          14,622         -12,800            +200            +300 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
American Samoa: Operations grants.......         23,046          23,046          23,046          23,046   ..............  ..............  ..............
Northern Marianas: Covenant grants......         27,720          27,720          27,720          27,720   ..............  ..............  ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Assistance to Territories..         78,188          65,188          65,088          65,388         -12,800            +200            +300 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
       Compact of Free Association                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                                        
Compact of Free Association.............          6,964           6,964           6,964           6,964   ..............  ..............  ..............
    Mandatory payments..................         14,900          13,500          13,500          13,500          -1,400   ..............  ..............
Enewetak support........................          1,091           1,091           1,191           1,091   ..............  ..............           -100 
Rongelap Atoll cleanup and resettlement.          1,983           1,983           1,983           1,883            -100            -100            -100 
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Compact of Free Association         24,938          23,538          23,638          23,438          -1,500            -100            -200 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
      Total, Insular Affairs............        103,126          88,726          88,726          88,826         -14,300            +100            +100 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
         Departmental Management                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                                        
Departmental direction..................          9,572          10,806           7,797          10,806          +1,234   ..............         +3,009 
Management and coordination.............         21,420          21,011          20,920          21,011            -409   ..............            +91 
Hearings and appeals....................          7,039           7,339           7,039           7,339            +300   ..............           +300 
Central services........................         18,881          20,040          17,935          19,835            +954            -205          +1,900 
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Departmental Management....         56,912          59,196          53,691          58,991          +2,079            -205          +5,300 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
         Office of the Solicitor                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                                        
Legal services..........................         29,167          29,690          29,690          29,925            +758            +235            +235 
General administration..................          5,441           5,518           5,518           5,518             +77   ..............  ..............
General reduction.......................           -181   ..............  ..............  ..............           +181   ..............  ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Office of the Solicitor....         34,427          35,208          35,208          35,443          +1,016            +235            +235 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
       Office of Inspector General                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                                        
Audit...................................         14,294          14,320          14,320          14,320             +26   ..............  ..............
Investigations..........................          4,041           4,641           4,641           4,641            +600   ..............  ..............
Administration..........................          5,604           5,478           5,478           5,478            -126   ..............  ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Office of Inspector General         23,939          24,439          24,439          24,439            +500   ..............  ..............
                                         ===============================================================================================================
         Construction Management                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                                        
Salaries and expenses...................            500   ..............  ..............  ..............           -500   ..............  ..............
                                         ===============================================================================================================
 Office of Special Trustee for American                                                                                                                 
                 Indians                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                                        
Program operations, support, and                                                                                                                        
 improvements...........................         15,891          34,788          18,350          34,660         +18,769            -128         +16,310 
Executive direction.....................            447           1,550             776           1,678          +1,231            +128            +902 
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Office of Special Trustee                                                                                                                  
       for American Indians.............         16,338          36,338          19,126          36,338         +20,000   ..............        +17,212 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
    National Indian Gaming Commission                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                                        
National Indian Gaming Commission.......          1,000           1,000           1,000           1,000   ..............  ..............  ..............
                                         ===============================================================================================================
      Total, DEPARTMENTAL OFFICES.......        236,242         244,907         222,190         245,037          +8,795            +130         +22,847 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
      Total, TITLE I, DEPARTMENT OF THE                                                                                                                 
       INTERIOR.........................      6,199,122       6,598,587       5,982,022       6,206,224          +7,102        -392,363        +224,202 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
       TITLE II--RELATED AGENCIES                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                                        
        DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                                        
             FOREST SERVICE                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                                        
      Forest and Rangeland Research                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                                        
Forest and rangeland research...........        178,000         179,786         179,000         180,200          +2,200            +414          +1,200 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
       State and Private Forestry                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                                        
Forest Health Management:                                                                                                                               
    Federal lands forest health                                                                                                                         
     management.........................         25,165          25,000          33,165          33,165          +8,000          +8,165   ..............
    Cooperative lands forest health                                                                                                                     
     management.........................          7,806          15,000          16,335          15,000          +7,194   ..............         -1,335 
    Cooperative lands fire management...         17,001          17,000          19,001          18,001          +1,000          +1,001          -1,000 
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Forest Health Management         49,972          57,000          68,501          66,166         +16,194          +9,166          -2,335 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Cooperative Forestry:                                                                                                                                   
    Forest stewardship..................         23,378          30,000          23,378          23,378   ..............         -6,622   ..............
    Stewardship incentives program......          4,500          20,000           4,500           4,500   ..............        -15,500   ..............
    Forest legacy program...............          3,000           3,000   ..............          3,000   ..............  ..............         +3,000 
    Urban and community forestry........         25,505          26,000          25,505          25,505   ..............           -495   ..............
    Economic action programs............         14,517          15,000          13,000          18,250          +3,733          +3,250          +5,250 
    Pacific Northwest assistance                                                                                                                        
     programs...........................         16,012          13,000          14,000          16,012   ..............         +3,012          +2,012 
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Cooperative Forestry....         86,912         107,000          80,383          90,645          +3,733         -16,355         +10,262 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
      Total, State and Private Forestry.        136,884         164,000         148,884         156,811         +19,927          -7,189          +7,927 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
     Emergency Pest Suppression Fund                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                                        
Pest suppression (emergency                                                                                                                             
 appropriations)........................        (16,661)  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............
                                                                                                                                                        
         International Forestry                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                        
International forestry..................         (4,000)         (4,000)         (2,000)         (4,000)  ..............  ..............  ..............
                                                                                                                                                        
         National Forest System                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                        
Land management planning................        130,088         145,000          77,088         130,088   ..............        -14,912         +53,000 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Recreation Use:                                                                                                                                         
    Recreation management...............        164,314         164,000         170,314         167,314          +3,000          +3,314          -3,000 
    Wilderness management...............         33,267          33,000          34,267          33,267   ..............           +267          -1,000 
    Heritage resources..................         13,570          14,000          14,570          13,570   ..............           -430          -1,000 
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Recreation Use..........        211,151         211,000         219,151         214,151          +3,000          +3,151          -5,000 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Wildlife and Fish Management:                                                                                                                           
    Wildlife habitat management.........         28,263          30,100          32,263          28,263   ..............         -1,837          -4,000 
    Inland fish habitat management......         14,506          14,500          18,506          14,506   ..............             +6          -4,000 
    Anadromous fish habitat management..         21,029          24,650          22,529          21,029   ..............         -3,621          -1,500 
    TE&S; species habitat management.....         21,763          21,750          23,263          21,763   ..............            +13          -1,500 
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Wildlife and Fish                                                                                                                       
       Management.......................         85,561          91,000          96,561          85,561   ..............         -5,439         -11,000 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Rangeland Management:                                                                                                                                   
    Grazing management..................         16,006          20,000          26,006          24,006          +8,000          +4,006          -2,000 
    Rangeland vegetation management.....         11,006          11,000          18,006          17,006          +6,000          +6,006          -1,000 
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Rangeland Management....         27,012          31,000          44,012          41,012         +14,000         +10,012          -3,000 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Forestland Management:                                                                                                                                  
    Timber sales management.............        188,641         190,000         198,641         196,000          +7,359          +6,000          -2,641 
    Forestland vegetation management....         51,768          52,000          61,768          53,768          +2,000          +1,768          -8,000 
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Forestland Management...        240,409         242,000         260,409         249,768          +9,359          +7,768         -10,641 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Soil, Water and Air Management:                                                                                                                         
    Soil, water and air operations......         22,011          22,000          25,511          22,011   ..............            +11          -3,500 
    Watershed improvements..............         20,003          26,000          23,503          20,003   ..............         -5,997          -3,500 
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Soil, Water and Air                                                                                                                     
       Management.......................         42,014          48,000          49,014          42,014   ..............         -5,986          -7,000 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Minerals and geology management.........         35,017          35,000          35,017          35,017   ..............            +17   ..............
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Land Ownership Management:                                                                                                                              
    Real estate management..............         43,047          43,000          43,047          43,047   ..............            +47   ..............
    Landline location...................         14,006          14,000          14,006          14,006   ..............             +6   ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Land Ownership                                                                                                                          
       Management.......................         57,053          57,000          57,053          57,053   ..............            +53   ..............
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Infrastructure Management:                                                                                                                              
    Road maintenance....................         81,019          84,000          83,019          82,519          +1,500          -1,481            -500 
    Facility maintenance................         23,008          23,000          23,008          24,508          +1,500          +1,508          +1,500 
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Infrastructure                                                                                                                          
       Management.......................        104,027         107,000         106,027         107,027          +3,000             +27          +1,000 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Law enforcement operations..............         59,637          60,000          59,637          59,637   ..............           -363   ..............
General administration..................        265,088         264,553         254,088         264,553            -535   ..............        +10,465 
Emergency appropriations (Public Law 104-                                                                                                               
 134)...................................         26,600   ..............  ..............  ..............        -26,600   ..............  ..............
                                         ===============================================================================================================
      Total, National Forest System.....      1,283,657       1,291,553       1,258,057       1,285,881          +2,224          -5,672         +27,824 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
        Wildland Fire Management                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                                        
Preparedness and fire use...............        295,315         297,300         321,315         321,315         +26,000         +24,015   ..............
Suppression operations..................         90,170          88,185          90,170          90,170   ..............         +1,985   ..............
Prior year repayment....................  ..............  ..............  ..............        250,000        +250,000        +250,000        +250,000 
Emergency contingent appropriations.....  ..............        109,531   ..............        109,531        +109,531   ..............       +109,531 
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Wildland Fire Management...        385,485         495,016         411,485         771,016        +385,531        +276,000        +359,531 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
     Reconstruction and Construction                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                                        
Facilities..............................         48,529          52,662          47,029          57,667          +9,138          +5,005         +10,638 
Roads and trails:                                                                                                                                       
    Direct road construction............         95,062          91,000          97,062          92,500          -2,562          +1,500          -4,562 
    Trail construction..................         20,009          26,000          20,009          22,000          +1,991          -4,000          +1,991 
Timber receipts transfer to General Fund       (-44,548)  ..............  ..............       (+44,548)       (+44,548)  ..............  ..............
Timber purchaser credits................        (50,000)        (50,000)        (50,000)        (50,000)  ..............  ..............  ..............
Emergency appropriations (Public Law 104-                                                                                                               
 134)...................................         60,800   ..............  ..............  ..............        -60,800   ..............  ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Reconstruction and                                                                                                                         
       Construction.....................        224,400         169,662         164,100         172,167         -52,233          +2,505          +8,067 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
            Land Acquisition                                                                                                                            
Forest Service:                                                                                                                                         
    Acquisitions........................         28,275          33,700          18,875          28,435            +160          -5,265          +9,560 
    Acquisition management..............          7,400           7,500           7,400           7,500            +100   ..............           +100 
    Cash equalization...................          1,725   ..............          1,725           1,725   ..............         +1,725   ..............
    Emergency acquisition...............          1,500   ..............          1,500           1,500   ..............         +1,500   ..............
    Wilderness protection...............            500   ..............            500             500   ..............           +500   ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Land Acquisition...........         39,400          41,200          30,000          39,660            +260          -1,540          +9,660 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
    Acquisition of Lands for National                                                                                                                   
          Forests, Special Acts                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                        
Base program............................          1,069           1,069           1,069           1,069   ..............  ..............  ..............
                                                                                                                                                        
  Acquisition of Lands to Complete Land                                                                                                                 
                Exchanges                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                                        
Base program............................            210             210             210             210   ..............  ..............  ..............
                                                                                                                                                        
          Range Betterment Fund                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                        
Base program............................          3,976           3,995           3,995           3,995             +19   ..............  ..............
                                                                                                                                                        
Gifts, Donations and Bequests for Forest                                                                                                                
         and Rangeland Research                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                        
Miscellaneous trust fund................             92              92              92              92   ..............  ..............  ..............
                                                                                                                                                        
 Southeast Alaska Economic Disaster Fund                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                                        
Base program............................        110,000   ..............  ..............  ..............       -110,000   ..............  ..............
                                         ===============================================================================================================
      Total, FOREST SERVICE.............      2,363,173       2,346,583       2,196,892       2,611,101        +247,928        +264,518        +414,209 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
          DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                                        
          Clean Coal Technology                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                        
Appropriated in prior years (#4)........       (100,000)        (32,000)        (32,000)        (32,000)       (-68,000)  ..............  ..............
Appropriated in prior years (#5)........       (100,000)       (255,879)       (255,879)       (255,879)      (+155,879)  ..............  ..............
Rescission..............................  ..............       -325,000   ..............       -150,000        -150,000        +175,000        -150,000 
Deferral................................  ..............       -312,879   ..............  ..............  ..............       +312,879   ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Clean Coal Technology......  ..............       -637,879   ..............       -150,000        -150,000        +487,879        -150,000 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
 Fossil Energy Research and Development                                                                                                                 
Coal:                                                                                                                                                   
    Advanced Clean Fuels Research:                                                                                                                      
        Coal preparation................          4,666           5,099           5,099           5,099            +433   ..............  ..............
        Direct liquefaction.............          5,580           5,857           5,057           5,557             -23            -300            +500 
        Indirect liquefaction...........          5,836           4,252           4,252           4,252          -1,584   ..............  ..............
        Advanced research and                                                                                                                           
         environmental technology.......          3,546             746             746           2,446          -1,100          +1,700          +1,700 
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Subtotal, Advanced Clean Fuels                                                                                                                
           Research.....................         19,628          15,954          15,154          17,354          -2,274          +1,400          +2,200 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
    Advanced Clean/Efficient Power                                                                                                                      
     Systems:                                                                                                                                           
        Advanced pulverized coal-fired                                                                                                                  
         powerplant.....................         10,600           5,500          10,500           6,500          -4,100          +1,000          -4,000 
        Indirect fired cycle............         11,900          11,005          11,005          10,005          -1,895          -1,000          -1,000 
        High-efficiency integrated                                                                                                                      
         gasified combined cycle........         22,000          22,500          22,500          22,500            +500   ..............  ..............
        High-efficiency pressurized                                                                                                                     
         fluidized bed..................         19,500          18,000          18,000          17,850          -1,650            -150            -150 
        Advanced research and                                                                                                                           
         environmental technology.......         14,284           9,802           9,402           9,402          -4,882            -400   ..............
        Kalina Cycle....................          2,000   ..............  ..............  ..............         -2,000   ..............  ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Subtotal, Advanced Clean/                                                                                                                     
           Efficient Power Sys-  tems...         80,284          66,807          71,407          66,257         -14,027            -550          -5,150 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Advanced research and technology                                                                                                                        
 development............................         21,353          19,868          18,318          17,968          -3,385          -1,900            -350 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
      Subtotal, Coal....................        121,265         102,629         104,879         101,579         -19,686          -1,050          -3,300 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Oil Technology:                                                                                                                                         
    Exploration and production                                                                                                                          
     supporting research................         33,483          34,023          26,023          31,673          -1,810          -2,350          +5,650 
    Recovery field demonstrations.......         11,075           6,096           5,596           5,896          -5,179            -200            +300 
    Exploration and production                                                                                                                          
     environmental research.............          5,456           6,456           5,456           5,856            +400            -600            +400 
    Processing research and downstream                                                                                                                  
     operations.........................          5,700           5,962           5,362           5,662             -38            -300            +300 
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Oil Technology..........         55,714          52,537          42,437          49,087          -6,627          -3,450          +6,650 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Gas:                                                                                                                                                    
    Natural Gas Research:                                                                                                                               
        Exploration and production......         14,162          15,000          14,000          14,000            -162          -1,000   ..............
        Delivery and storage............          1,071           1,000           1,000           1,000             -71   ..............  ..............
        Advanced turbine systems........         36,770          31,600          46,600          45,600          +8,830         +14,000          -1,000 
        Utilization.....................          4,774           4,841           6,741           5,841          +1,067          +1,000            -900 
        Environmental research and                                                                                                                      
         regulatory analysis............          2,945           4,650           2,650           3,150            +205          -1,500            +500 
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Subtotal, Natural Gas Research         59,722          57,091          70,991          69,591          +9,869         +12,500          -1,400 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
    Fuel Cells:                                                                                                                                         
        Advanced research...............          1,317           1,218           1,218           1,218             -99   ..............  ..............
        Molten carbonate systems........         38,067          32,899          36,399          36,399          -1,668          +3,500   ..............
        Advanced concepts...............         13,080          12,500          13,500          12,500            -580   ..............         -1,000 
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Subtotal, Fuel Cells..........         52,464          46,617          51,117          50,117          -2,347          +3,500          -1,000 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
          Subtotal, Gas.................        112,186         103,708         122,108         119,708          +7,522         +16,000          -2,400 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Cooperative R&D.........................;          6,295           4,000           4,000           6,200             -95          +2,200          +2,200 
Fossil energy environmental restoration.         14,919          15,027          13,027          13,027          -1,892          -2,000   ..............
Fuels conversion, natural gas, and                                                                                                                      
 electricity............................          2,687           2,188           2,188           2,188            -499   ..............  ..............
Headquarters program direction..........         11,170          14,901          13,901          13,901          +2,731          -1,000   ..............
Energy Technology Center program                                                                                                                        
 direction..............................         55,276          45,214          45,214          54,314            -962          +9,100          +9,100 
Equipment not related to construction...          1,701           1,000   ..............            500          -1,201            -500            +500 
General plant projects..................          2,304           2,304           2,000           2,000            -304            -304   ..............
Use of prior year funds.................         -6,499   ..............  ..............  ..............         +6,499   ..............  ..............
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Mining:                                                                                                                                                 
    Health and safety research..........         35,000   ..............  ..............  ..............        -35,000   ..............  ..............
    Materials partnerships..............          5,000           5,000           5,000           5,000   ..............  ..............  ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Mining..................         40,000           5,000           5,000           5,000         -35,000   ..............  ..............
                                         ===============================================================================================================
      Total, Fossil Energy Research and                                                                                                                 
       Development......................        417,018         348,508         354,754         367,504         -49,514         +18,996         +12,750 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
      Alternative Fuels Production                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                                        
Transfer to Treasury....................         -2,400          -4,000          -4,000          -4,000          -1,600   ..............  ..............
                                         ===============================================================================================================
 Naval Petroleum and Oil Shale Reserves                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                                        
Oil Reserves:                                                                                                                                           
    Naval petroleum reserves Nos. 1 and                                                                                                                 
     2..................................        126,586         132,000         127,000         117,500          -9,086         -14,500          -9,500 
    Naval petroleum reserve No. 3.......         15,600           8,400           8,400           7,400          -8,200          -1,000          -1,000 
    Program direction (headquarters)....          6,600           7,700           6,986           7,000            +400            -700             +14 
    General reduction...................  ..............  ..............        -11,764   ..............  ..............  ..............        +11,764 
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Oil Reserves............        148,786         148,100         130,622         131,900         -16,886         -16,200          +1,278 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Shale oil development program: Shale                                                                                                                    
 reserves development...................  ..............          1,400           1,400           1,100          +1,100            -300            -300 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
      Total, Naval Petroleum and Oil                                                                                                                    
       Shale Reserves...................        148,786         149,500         132,022         133,000         -15,786         -16,500            +978 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
           Energy Conservation                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                                        
Building Technology:                                                                                                                                    
    State and community sector:                                                                                                                         
        Building systems design.........         21,837          36,751          17,551          22,361            +524         -14,390          +4,810 
        Building equipment and materials         26,230          41,183          23,785          25,903            -327         -15,280          +2,118 
        Codes and standards.............         14,231          23,850          14,115          14,650            +419          -9,200            +535 
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Subtotal, State and community                                                                                                                 
           sector.......................         62,298         101,784          55,451          62,914            +616         -38,870          +7,463 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
    State and local partnerships:                                                                                                                       
        Weatherization assistance                                                                                                                       
         program........................        111,764         155,500         111,764         131,500         +19,736         -24,000         +19,736 
        State energy program............         25,936          38,400          25,000          27,400          +1,464         -11,000          +2,400 
        Municipal energy management.....          1,804           1,600           1,600           1,000            -804            -600            -600 
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Subtotal, State and local                                                                                                                     
           partnerships.................        139,504         195,500         138,364         159,900         +20,396         -35,600         +21,536 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
    Management and planning.............         13,724          21,787          17,487          17,862          +4,138          -3,925            +375 
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Building Technology.....        215,526         319,071         211,302         240,676         +25,150         -78,395         +29,374 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Federal Emergency Management Program:                                                                                                                   
    Program activities..................         16,747          28,700          16,000          18,200          +1,453         -10,500          +2,200 
    Program direction...................          1,702           3,100           1,800           1,800             +98          -1,300   ..............
    Capital equipment...................             74             100   ..............  ..............            -74            -100   ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Federal Emergency                                                                                                                       
       Management program...............         18,523          31,900          17,800          20,000          +1,477         -11,900          +2,200 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Industry Sector:                                                                                                                                        
    Industries of the future (specific).         42,194          74,448          42,039          42,448            +254         -32,000            +409 
    Industries of the future                                                                                                                            
     (crosscutting).....................         39,243          39,350          37,350          38,350            -893          -1,000          +1,000 
    Municipal solid wastes..............            195   ..............  ..............  ..............           -195   ..............  ..............
    Technology access...................         26,873          37,836          23,150          25,050          -1,823         -12,786          +1,900 
    Management..........................          7,150           7,800           7,000           7,000            -150            -800   ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Industry Sector.........        115,655         159,434         109,539         112,848          -2,807         -46,586          +3,309 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Transportation:                                                                                                                                         
    Alternative fueled vehicles.........         29,003          25,303          24,073          23,573          -5,430          -1,730            -500 
    Electric drive vehicle technologies.         94,043         130,370          86,620          91,820          -2,223         -38,550          +5,200 
    Transportation materials                                                                                                                            
     technologies.......................         34,720          38,860          29,160          33,710          -1,010          -5,150          +4,550 
    Combustion engine research and                                                                                                                      
     development........................         10,970          17,575          12,200          13,975          +3,005          -3,600          +1,775 
    Implementation and program                                                                                                                          
     management.........................          7,832           9,200           7,400           7,700            -132          -1,500            +300 
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Transportation..........        176,568         221,308         159,453         170,778          -5,790         -50,530         +11,325 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Policy and management...................         26,917          28,350          25,350          26,150            -767          -2,200            +800 
Use of prior year funds.................  ..............        -15,000   ..............  ..............  ..............        +15,000   ..............
Unidentified adjustment to equal budget                                                                                                                 
 appendix...............................  ..............         -9,700   ..............  ..............  ..............         +9,700   ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Energy Conservation.....        553,189         735,363         523,444         570,452         +17,263        -164,911         +47,008 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Transfer from Biomass...................        -16,000   ..............  ..............  ..............        +16,000   ..............  ..............
Offsetting Reductions: Use of                                                                                                                           
 nonappropriated escrow funds...........       (-17,000)       (-20,000)       (-20,000)       (-20,000)        (-3,000)  ..............  ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Energy Conservation........        537,189         735,363         523,444         570,452         +33,263        -164,911         +47,008 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
           Economic Regulation                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                                        
Economic regulatory administration......          3,625   ..............  ..............  ..............         -3,625   ..............  ..............
Office of Hearings and Appeals..........          2,672           2,725           2,725           2,725             +53   ..............  ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Economic Regulation........          6,297           2,725           2,725           2,725          -3,572   ..............  ..............
                                         ===============================================================================================================
       Strategic Petroleum Reserve                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                                        
Storage facilities development and                                                                                                                      
 operations.............................        270,173         204,711         204,000         204,000         -66,173            -711   ..............
Management..............................         16,827          16,589          16,000          16,000            -827            -589   ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Stratgic Petroleum                                                                                                                      
       Reserve..........................        287,000         221,300         220,000         220,000         -67,000          -1,300   ..............
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Use of SPR petroleum receipts...........       -187,000   ..............  ..............  ..............       +187,000   ..............  ..............
Proceeds from sale of SPR oil...........       -100,000   ..............  ..............       -220,000        -120,000        -220,000        -220,000 
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Strategic Petroleum Reserve  ..............        221,300         220,000   ..............  ..............       -221,300        -220,000 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
    Energy Information Administration                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                                        
National Energy Information System......         72,266          66,120          66,120          64,120          -8,146          -2,000          -2,000 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
      Total, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY.......      1,179,156         881,637       1,295,065         983,801        -195,355        +102,164        -311,264 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                                        
          INDIAN HEALTH SERVICE                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                        
         Indian Health Services                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                        
Clinical Services:                                                                                                                                      
    IHS and tribal health delivery:                                                                                                                     
        Hospital and health clinic                                                                                                                      
         programs.......................        852,435         930,534         878,168         886,385         +33,950         -44,149          +8,217 
        Dental health program...........         59,680          64,238          62,134          62,889          +3,209          -1,349            +755 
        Mental health program...........         37,561          39,782          38,500          38,882          +1,321            -900            +382 
        Alcohol and substance abuse                                                                                                                     
         program........................         91,666          93,019          91,796          91,914            +248          -1,105            +118 
    Contract care.......................        365,099         369,533         365,125         365,128             +29          -4,405              +3 
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Clinical Services.......      1,406,441       1,497,106       1,435,723       1,445,198         +38,757         -51,908          +9,475 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Preventive Health:                                                                                                                                      
    Public health nursing...............         24,311          26,508          25,493          25,911          +1,600            -597            +418 
    Health education....................          8,421           8,933           8,590           8,754            +333            -179            +164 
    Community health representatives                                                                                                                    
     program............................         43,958          44,984          43,958          44,477            +519            -507            +519 
    Immunization (Alaska)...............          1,328           1,352           1,328           1,328   ..............            -24   ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Preventive Health.......         78,018          81,777          79,369          80,470          +2,452          -1,307          +1,101 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Urban health projects...................         23,360          26,933          23,360          24,372          +1,012          -2,561          +1,012 
Indian health professions...............         26,271          28,955          26,297          28,300          +2,029            -655          +2,003 
Tribal management.......................          2,348           2,350           2,348           2,348   ..............             -2   ..............
Direct operations.......................         49,260          51,539          50,260          50,374          +1,114          -1,165            +114 
Self-governance.........................          9,104           9,326           9,104           9,114             +10            -212             +10 
Contract support costs..................        153,040         200,955         153,100         160,660          +7,620         -40,295          +7,560 
Medicare/Medicaid Reimbursements:                                                                                                                       
 Hospital and clinic accreditation (Est.                                                                                                                
 collecting)............................       (176,536)       (185,716)       (185,716)       (185,716)        (+9,180)  ..............  ..............
                                         ===============================================================================================================
      Total, Indian Health Services.....      1,747,842       1,898,941       1,779,561       1,800,836         +52,994         -98,105         +21,275 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
        Indian Health Facilities                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                                        
Maintenance and improvement.............         38,334          38,334          38,334          38,334   ..............  ..............  ..............
Construction facilities.................         12,297           2,900   ..............         17,400          +5,103         +14,500         +17,400 
Equipment...............................         12,975          12,975          12,975          14,505          +1,530          +1,530          +1,530 
Sanitation facilities...................         84,889         127,889          84,889          89,889          +5,000         -38,000          +5,000 
Contract support costs..................            482             482             482             482   ..............  ..............  ..............
Facilities and environmental health                                                                                                                     
 support................................         89,981          92,671          91,021          91,347          +1,366          -1,324            +326 
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Indian Health Facilities...        238,958         275,251         227,701         251,957         +12,999         -23,294         +24,256 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
      Total, INDIAN HEALTH SERVICE......      1,986,800       2,174,192       2,007,262       2,052,793         +65,993        -121,399         +45,531 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
         DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                                        
   OFFICE OF ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY                                                                                                                   
                EDUCATION                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                                        
            Indian Education                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                                        
Grants to local education agencies......         52,500          61,200          52,500          52,500   ..............         -8,700   ..............
Special programs for Indian children....  ..............         12,000   ..............  ..............  ..............        -12,000   ..............
Special programs for Indian adults......  ..............          5,000   ..............  ..............  ..............         -5,000   ..............
Administration..........................  ..............          3,300   ..............  ..............  ..............         -3,300   ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, INDIAN EDUCATION...........         52,500          81,500          52,500          52,500   ..............        -29,000   ..............
                                         ===============================================================================================================
         OTHER RELATED AGENCIES                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                        
    OFFICE OF NAVAJO AND HOPI INDIAN                                                                                                                    
               RELOCATION                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                                        
Salaries and expenses...................         20,345          25,000          20,345          19,345          -1,000          -5,655          -1,000 
                                                                                                                                                        
 INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA                                                                                                                
   NATIVE CULTURE AND ARTS DEVELOPMENT                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                                        
Payment to the Institute................          5,500           5,500           5,500           5,500   ..............  ..............  ..............
                                         ===============================================================================================================
         SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                                        
          Salaries and Expenses                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                        
Museum and Research Institutes:                                                                                                                         
    Anacostia Museum....................          1,593           1,669           1,618           1,618             +25             -51   ..............
    Archives of American Art............          1,501           1,591           1,531           1,531             +30             -60   ..............
    Arthur M. Sackler Gallery/Freer                                                                                                                     
     Gallery of Art.....................          5,483           5,768           5,576           5,576             +93            -192   ..............
    Center for Folklife Program and                                                                                                                     
     Cultural Studies...................          1,430           1,285           1,447           1,447             +17            +162   ..............
    Conservation Analytical Laboratory..          2,862           3,016           2,913           2,913             +51            -103   ..............
    Cooper-Hewitt, National Design                                                                                                                      
     Museum.............................          2,413           2,535           2,453           2,453             +40             -82   ..............
    Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture                                                                                                                      
     Garden.............................          4,121           4,348           4,195           4,195             +74            -153   ..............
    National Air and Space Museum.......         11,717          12,490          11,978          11,978            +261            -512   ..............
    National Museum of African Art......          4,096           4,284           4,157           4,157             +61            -127   ..............
    National Museum of American Art.....          7,830           8,246           7,966           7,966            +136            -280   ..............
    National Museum of American History.         17,970          19,108          18,358          18,358            +388            -750   ..............
    National Museum of the American                                                                                                                     
     Indian.............................         11,515          12,581          11,667          11,667            +152            -914   ..............
    National Museum of Natural History..         35,938          39,077          36,908          37,277          +1,339          -1,800            +369 
    National Portrait Gallery...........          5,034           5,332           5,132           5,132             +98            -200   ..............
    National Zoological Park............         18,260          19,378          18,639          18,639            +379            -739   ..............
    Astrophysical Observatory...........         15,657          17,124          16,620          16,620            +963            -504   ..............
    Environmental Research Center.......          2,558           2,693           2,603           2,603             +45             -90   ..............
    Tropical Research Institute.........          7,604           8,027           7,746           7,746            +142            -281   ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtoal, Museums and Research                                                                                                                     
       Institutes.......................        157,582         168,552         161,507         161,876          +4,294          -6,676            +369 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Program Support and Outreach:                                                                                                                           
    Communications and educational                                                                                                                      
     programs...........................          5,780           6,087           5,882           5,882            +102            -205   ..............
    Institution-wide programs...........          4,733           4,733           4,733           4,733   ..............  ..............  ..............
    Office of Exhibits Central..........          2,042           2,186           2,091           2,091             +49             -95   ..............
    Major scientific instrumentation....          7,244           7,244           7,244           7,244   ..............  ..............  ..............
    Museum Support Center...............          4,774           4,909           4,818           4,818             +44             -91   ..............
    Smithsonian Institution Archives....          1,232           1,308           1,258           1,258             +26             -50   ..............
    Smithsonian Institution Libraries...          6,377           6,709           6,488           6,488            +111            -221   ..............
    Traveling exhibition service........          2,643           2,776           2,688           2,688             +45             -88   ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Program Support and                                                                                                                     
       Outreach.........................         34,825          35,952          35,202          35,202            +377            -750   ..............
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Administration..........................         31,024          32,622          31,539          31,539            +515          -1,083   ..............
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Facilities Services:                                                                                                                                    
    Office of Protection Services.......         29,582          31,479          30,223          30,223            +641          -1,256   ..............
    Office of Physical Plant............         55,175          60,111          58,717          58,742          +3,567          -1,369             +25 
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Facilities Services.....         84,757          91,590          88,940          88,965          +4,208          -2,625             +25 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Employee buy-outs.......................          3,000   ..............  ..............  ..............         -3,000   ..............  ..............
                                         ===============================================================================================================
      Total, Salaries and Expenses......        311,188         328,716         317,188         317,582          +6,394         -11,134            +394 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
 Construction and Improvements National                                                                                                                 
             Zoological Park                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                                        
Base program............................          3,250           4,000           3,250           4,000            +750   ..............           +750 
                                                                                                                                                        
   Repair and Restoration of Buildings                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                                        
Base program............................         33,954          38,000          39,954          38,000          +4,046   ..............         -1,954 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
              Construction                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                                        
National Museum of the American Indian..         15,000           4,000   ..............          4,000         -11,000   ..............         +4,000 
Air and Space Museum extension..........          1,000           5,000           3,000           5,000          +4,000   ..............         +2,000 
Natural History East Court Building.....          8,700   ..............  ..............  ..............         -8,700   ..............  ..............
Minor construction, alterations and                                                                                                                     
 modifications..........................          3,000           4,000           4,000           3,000   ..............         -1,000          -1,000 
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Construction...............         27,700          13,000           7,000          12,000         -15,700          -1,000          +5,000 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
      Total, SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION....        376,092         383,716         367,392         371,582          -4,510         -12,134          +4,190 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
         NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                                        
          Salaries and Expenses                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                        
Care and utilization of art collections.         20,991          21,307          21,307          21,307            +316   ..............  ..............
Operation and maintenance of buildings                                                                                                                  
 and grounds............................         11,324          12,117          12,117          12,117            +793   ..............  ..............
Protection of buildings, grounds and                                                                                                                    
 contents...............................         10,862          11,516          11,516          11,516            +654   ..............  ..............
General administration..................          8,667           8,959           8,959           8,959            +292   ..............  ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Salaries and Expenses......         51,844          53,899          53,899          53,899          +2,055   ..............  ..............
                                         ===============================================================================================================
  Repair, Restoration and Renovation of                                                                                                                 
                Buildings                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                                        
Base program............................          6,442           5,942           5,942           5,942            -500   ..............  ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART....         58,286          59,841          59,841          59,841          +1,555   ..............  ..............
                                         ===============================================================================================================
     JOHN F. KENNEDY CENTER FOR THE                                                                                                                     
             PERFORMING ARTS                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                                        
Operations and maintenance..............         10,323          10,875          10,875          10,875            +552   ..............  ..............
Construction............................          8,983           9,000           9,000           9,000             +17   ..............  ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, JOHN F. KENNEDY CENTER FOR                                                                                                                 
       THE PERFORMING ARTS..............         19,306          19,875          19,875          19,875            +569   ..............  ..............
                                         ===============================================================================================================
 WOODROW WILSON INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR                                                                                                                
                SCHOLARS                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                                        
          Salaries and Expenses                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                        
Fellowship program......................          1,724           1,724           1,724           1,724   ..............  ..............  ..............
Scholar support.........................            615             615             615             615   ..............  ..............  ..............
Public service..........................            748             748             748             748   ..............  ..............  ..............
General administration..................          1,272           1,272           1,272           1,272   ..............  ..............  ..............
Smithsonian fee.........................            130             130             130             130   ..............  ..............  ..............
Conference planning.....................            887             887             887             887   ..............  ..............  ..............
Space...................................            464             464             464             464   ..............  ..............  ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, WOODROW WILSON CENTER......          5,840           5,840           5,840           5,840   ..............  ..............  ..............
                                         ===============================================================================================================
   NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS AND                                                                                                                  
               HUMANITIES                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                                        
     National Endowment for the Arts                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                                        
        Grants and Administration                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                                        
Grants:                                                                                                                                                 
    Program grants......................         37,435          62,939          37,435          37,435   ..............        -25,504   ..............
    State programs:                                                                                                                                     
        State grants....................         22,442          26,629          22,250          22,250            -192          -4,379   ..............
        State set-aside.................          6,122           7,262           6,069           6,069             -53          -1,193   ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Subtotal, State programs......         28,564          33,891          28,319          28,319            -245          -5,572   ..............
                                         ===============================================================================================================
          Subtotal, Grants..............         65,999          96,830          65,754          65,754            -245         -31,076   ..............
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Administrative Areas:                                                                                                                                   
    Policy planning and research........            420             450             440             440             +20             -10   ..............
    Administration......................         14,940          17,020          15,880          15,880            +940          -1,140   ..............
    Computer replacement................            900             700             660             660            -240             -40   ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Administrative Areas....         16,260          18,170          16,980          16,980            +720          -1,190   ..............
                                         ===============================================================================================================
      Total, Grants and Administration..         82,259         115,000          82,734          82,734            +475         -32,266   ..............
                                         ===============================================================================================================
             Matching Grants                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                                        
Matching grants.........................          9,735          21,000          16,760          16,760          +7,025          -4,240   ..............
Challenge grants........................          7,500   ..............  ..............  ..............         -7,500   ..............  ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Matching Grants............         17,235          21,000          16,760          16,760            -475          -4,240   ..............
                                         ===============================================================================================================
      Total, Arts.......................         99,494         136,000          99,494          99,494   ..............        -36,506   ..............
                                         ===============================================================================================================
  National Endowment for the Humanities                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                                        
        Grants and Administration                                                                                                                       
Grants:                                                                                                                                                 
    Program grants......................         36,000          49,500          33,400          31,000          -5,000         -18,500          -2,400 
    State programs......................         28,000          30,150          26,500          26,500          -1,500          -3,650   ..............
    Office of Preservation..............         17,041          21,000          16,900          15,000          -2,041          -6,000          -1,900 
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Grants..................         81,041         100,650          76,800          72,500          -8,541         -28,150          -4,300 
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Administrative Areas: Administration....         15,453          17,600          16,194          15,494             +41          -2,106            -700 
General reduction.......................         -2,494   ..............  ..............  ..............         +2,494   ..............  ..............
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      Total, Grants and Administration..         94,000         118,250          92,994          87,994          -6,006         -30,256          -5,000 
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             Matching Grants                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                                        
Treasury funds..........................          6,000           6,250           4,000           4,000          -2,000          -2,250   ..............
Challenge grants........................         10,000          11,500           7,500           7,500          -2,500          -4,000   ..............
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      Total, Matching Grants............         16,000          17,750          11,500          11,500          -4,500          -6,250   ..............
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      Total, Humanities.................        110,000         136,000         104,494          99,494         -10,506         -36,506          -5,000 
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      Institute of Museum Services                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                                        
Grants to Museums:                                                                                                                                      
    Support for operations..............         16,169          17,103          15,610          15,560            -609          -1,543             -50 
    Support for conservation............          2,492           2,910           2,730           2,630            +138            -280            -100 
    Services to the profession..........          1,009           1,360           1,260           1,210            +201            -150             -50 
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      Subtotal, Grants to Museums.......         19,670          21,373          19,600          19,400            -270          -1,973            -200 
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Program administration..................          1,330           1,627           1,400           1,600            +270             -27            +200 
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      Total, Institute of Museum                                                                                                                        
       Services.........................         21,000          23,000          21,000          21,000   ..............         -2,000   ..............
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      Total, NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE                                                                                                                 
       ARTS AND HUMANITIES..............        230,494         295,000         224,988         219,988         -10,506         -75,012          -5,000 
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         COMMISSION OF FINE ARTS                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                                        
Salaries and expenses...................            834             867             867             867             +33   ..............  ..............
                                                                                                                                                        
   NATIONAL CAPITAL ARTS AND CULTURAL                                                                                                                   
                 AFFAIRS                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                                        
Grants..................................          6,000           6,733           6,000           6,000   ..............           -733   ..............
                                                                                                                                                        
      ADVISORY COUNCIL ON HISTORIC                                                                                                                      
              PRESERVATION                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                                        
Salaries and expenses...................          2,500           2,500           2,500           2,500   ..............  ..............  ..............
                                                                                                                                                        
  NATIONAL CAPITAL PLANNING COMMISSION                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                                        
Salaries and expenses...................          5,090           5,885           5,390           5,390            +300            -495   ..............
                                                                                                                                                        
   FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT MEMORIAL                                                                                                                   
               COMMISSION                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                                        
Salaries and expenses...................            147             125             125             500            +353            +375            +375 
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UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL COUNCIL                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                                        
Holocaust Memorial Council..............         28,707          31,262          29,707          30,707          +2,000            -555          +1,000 
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      Total, TITLE II, RELATED AGENCIES.      6,340,770       6,326,056       6,300,089       6,448,130        +107,360        +122,074        +148,041 
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   TITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                                        
Bureau of Land Management...............      1,105,955       1,095,809       1,077,117       1,117,061         +11,106         +21,252         +39,944 
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service..........        645,831         659,073         627,631         666,849         +21,018          +7,776         +39,218 
National Park Service...................      1,367,667       1,612,337       1,327,572       1,416,705         +49,038        -195,632         +89,133 
United States Geological Survey.........        732,163         746,380         730,163         737,040          +4,877          -9,340          +6,877 
Minerals Management Service.............        188,995         189,434         188,995         165,995         -23,000         -23,439         -23,000 
Bureau of Mines.........................         64,000   ..............  ..............          2,000         -62,000          +2,000          +2,000 
Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and                                                                                                                
 Enforcement............................        269,857         274,157         270,659         273,757          +3,900            -400          +3,098 
Bureau of Indian Affairs................      1,588,412       1,776,490       1,537,695       1,581,780          -6,632        -194,710         +44,085 
Departmental Offices....................        236,242         244,907         222,190         245,037          -8,795            +130         +22,847 
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      Total, Title I--Department of the                                                                                                                 
       Interior.........................      6,199,122       6,598,587       5,982,022       6,206,224          -7,102        -392,363        +224,202 
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       TITLE II--RELATED AGENCIES                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                                        
Forest Service..........................      2,363,173       2,346,583       2,196,892       2,611,101        +247,928        +264,518        +414,209 
Department of Energy....................     (1,179,156)       (881,637)     (1,295,065)       (983,801)      (-195,355)      (+102,164)      (-311,264)
    Clean Coal Technology...............  ..............       -637,879   ..............       -150,000        -150,000        +487,879        -150,000 
    Fossil Energy Research and                                                                                                                          
     Development........................        417,018         348,508         354,754         367,504         -49,514         +18,996         +12,750 
    Alternative Fuels Production........         -2,400          -4,000          -4,000          -4,000          -1,600   ..............  ..............
    Naval Petroleum and Oil Shale                                                                                                                       
     Reserves...........................        148,786         149,500         132,022         133,000         -15,786         -16,500            +978 
    Energy Conservation.................        537,189         735,363         523,444         570,452         +33,263        -164,911         +47,008 
    Economic Regulation.................          6,297           2,725           2,725           2,725          -3,572   ..............  ..............
    Strategic Petroleum Reserve.........  ..............        221,300         220,000   ..............  ..............       -221,300        -220,000 
    Energy Information Administration...         72,266          66,120          66,120          64,120          -8,146          -2,000          -2,000 
Indian Health Service...................      1,986,800       2,174,192       2,007,262       2,052,793         +65,993        -121,399         +45,531 
Indian Education........................         52,500          81,500          52,500          52,500   ..............        -29,000   ..............
Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian                                                                                                                        
 Relocation.............................         20,345          25,000          20,345          19,345          -1,000          -5,655          -1,000 
Institute of American Indian and Alaska                                                                                                                 
 Native Culture and Arts Development....          5,500           5,500           5,500           5,500   ..............  ..............  ..............
Smithsonian Institution.................        376,092         383,716         367,392         371,582          -4,510         -12,134          +4,190 
National Gallery of Art.................         58,286          59,841          59,841          59,841          +1,555   ..............  ..............
John F. Kennedy Center for the                                                                                                                          
 Performing Arts........................         19,306          19,875          19,875          19,875            +569   ..............  ..............
Woodrow Wilson International Center for                                                                                                                 
 Scholars...............................          5,840           5,840           5,840           5,840   ..............  ..............  ..............
National Endowment for the Arts.........         99,494         136,000          99,494          99,494   ..............        -36,506   ..............
National Endowment for the Humanities...        110,000         136,000         104,494          99,494         -10,506         -36,506          -5,000 
Institute of Museum Services............         21,000          23,000          21,000          21,000   ..............         -2,000   ..............
Commission of Fine Arts.................            834             867             867             867             +33   ..............  ..............
National Capital Arts and Cultural                                                                                                                      
 Affairs................................          6,000           6,733           6,000           6,000   ..............           -733   ..............
Advisory Council on Historic                                                                                                                            
 Preservation...........................          2,500           2,500           2,500           2,500   ..............  ..............  ..............
National Capital Planning Commission....          5,090           5,885           5,390           5,390            +300            -495   ..............
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial                                                                                                                      
 Commission.............................            147             125             125             500            +353            +375            +375 
Holocaust Memorial Council..............         28,707          31,262          29,707          30,707          +2,000            -555          +1,000 
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      Total, Title II--Related Agencies.      6,340,770       6,326,056       6,300,089       6,448,130        +107,360        +122,074        +148,041 
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      Grand total, ALL TITLES...........     12,539,892      12,924,643      12,282,111      12,654,354        +114,462        -270,289        +372,243 
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