Report text available as:

  • TXT
  • PDF   (PDF provides a complete and accurate display of this text.) Tip ?
                                                       Calendar No. 440
105th Congress                                                   Report
                                 SENATE

  2d Session                                                    105-227
_______________________________________________________________________


 
 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR AND RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS BILL, 
                                  1999

                                _______
                                

                 June 26, 1998.--Ordered to be printed

_______________________________________________________________________


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

                              R E P O R T

                         [To accompany S. 2237]

    The Committee on Appropriations reports the bill (S. 2237) 
making appropriations for the Department of the Interior and 
related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1999, 
and for other purposes, reports favorably thereon and 
recommends that the bill do pass.



Amounts in new budget (obligational) authority, fiscal year 1999

Estimates considered by Senate.......................... $14,268,257,000
    Below the budget estimate, 1999.....................     610,551,000
    Below appropriations, 1998 (including emergencies)..     451,787,000
                    ========================================================
                      __________________________________________________



                            C O N T E N T S

                              ----------                              
                                                                   Page
Summary of bill..................................................     4
Revenue generated by agencies in bill............................     4
Summary table--Land and water conservation fund..................     5
Government Performance and Results Act...........................     5
Year 2000 computing challenges...................................     5
Climate change research..........................................     6
Title I--Department of the Interior:
    Land and water resources: Bureau of Land Management..........     8
    Fish and wildlife and parks:
        U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service...........................    15
        National Park Service....................................    26
    Energy and minerals:
        U.S. Geological Survey...................................    39
        Minerals Management Service..............................    43
        Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement.....    45
    Indian affairs: Bureau of Indian Affairs.....................    46
    Departmental offices:
        Insular affairs..........................................    55
        Departmental management..................................    59
        Office of the Solicitor..................................    60
        Office of Inspector General..............................    60
        National Indian Gaming Commission........................    60
        Office of Special Trustee for American Indians...........    61
        Natural resource damage assessment and restoration.......    61
Title II--Related agencies:
    Department of Agriculture: Forest Service....................    68
    Department of Energy.........................................    92
    Department of Health and Human Services: Indian Health 
      Service....................................................   105
    Other related agencies:
        Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation..............   109
        Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture 
          and Arts Development...................................   109
        Smithsonian Institution..................................   109
        National Gallery of Art..................................   112
        John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts...........   113
        Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.........   113
        National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities:
            National Endowment for the Arts......................   114
            National Endowment for the Humanities................   115
            Institute of Museum and Library Services.............   117
        Commission of Fine Arts..................................   117
        Advisory Council on Historic Preservation................   117
        National Capital Planning Commission.....................   117
        Holocaust Memorial Council...............................   118
        Presidio Trust...........................................   118
Title III--General provisions....................................   119
Title IV--Amendments to the Elwha River Ecosystem and Fisheries 
  Restoration Act................................................   126
Title V--Land Between the Lakes Act..............................   127
Title VI--Department of Commerce.................................   129
Limitations and legislative provisions...........................   131
Compliance with paragraph 7, rule XVI of the Standing Rules of 
  the Senate.....................................................   131
Compliance with paragraph 7(c), rule XXVI of the Standing Rules 
  of the Senate..................................................   131
Compliance with paragraph 12, rule XXVI of the Standing Rules of 
  the Senate.....................................................   132


                            Summary of Bill

    For this bill, estimates totaling $13,657,606,000 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.
        Elk Hills School lands fund.
        Conservation (except energy storage systems).
        Economic regulation.
        Strategic petroleum reserve.
        SPR petroleum account.
        Energy Information Administration.
    Department of Health and Human Services:
        Indian Health Service.
    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 and Library Services.
    Commission of Fine Arts.
    Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.
    National Capital Planning Commission.
    Holocaust Memorial Council.
    Presidio Trust.

                 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 $9,152,940,000 in fiscal year 1999. These 
estimated receipts, for agencies under the subcommittee's 
jurisdiction, are tabulated below:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                Fiscal year--                   
                           Item                            -----------------------------------------------------
                                                                  1997              1998              1999      
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Department of the Interior................................    $7,786,833,000    $1,831,687,000    $7,260,624,000
Forest Service............................................       850,107,000       975,110,000       965,643,000
Naval petroleum reserves..................................       516,000,000       175,000,000         7,000,000
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
      Total receipts......................................     9,152,940,000     9,981,797,000     8,233,267,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


             SUMMARY TABLE--LAND AND WATER CONSERVATION FUND            
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                             Budget           Senate    
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Bureau of Land Management.............      $15,000,000      $15,650,000
Fish and Wildlife Service.............       60,500,000       62,120,000
National Park Service:                                                  
    State grants (administration of                                     
     prior year projects).............        1,000,000        1,000,000
    Federal acquisitions..............      137,087,000       87,100,000
                                       ---------------------------------
      Subtotal, National Park Service.      138,087,000       88,100,000
Forest Service........................       56,057,000       67,022,000
                                       ---------------------------------
      Total, LWCF.....................      269,644,000      232,892,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                 Government Performance and Results Act

    The Committee continues to work with the various Interior 
bureaus and the other agencies under the subcommittee's 
jurisdiction in their efforts to comply with the Government 
Performance and Results Act [GPRA], Public Law 103-62. Given 
the vast diversity of missions and responsibilities which lie 
with the Interior bill agencies, the Committee recognizes that 
flexibility is important as each agency develops its GPRA plan. 
However, a GAO report (GAO/RCED-97-207R) analyzing the 
performance plans for these agencies found the plans to be 
lacking in a number of critical areas. The Committee urges the 
agencies to review the GAO report and work to correct the 
deficiencies noted, especially with regard to consistency of 
format among agencies. Furthermore, the Committee cautions 
agencies against altering or revising their existing budget 
structures for the purposes of GPRA implementation without 
first consulting with the Committee. While it expects agencies 
to pursue GRPA implementation aggressively, the Committee is 
aware that establishing the direct linkage between goals, 
outcomes, and budgets will require time and careful 
consideration.
    Congressional/agency consultations are integral to the 
success of the Results Act. The Committee looks forward to 
continued dialog during fiscal year 1999 as the Results Act is 
implemented successfully and usefully.

                     Year 2000 Computing Challenges

    The Committee remains concerned about the ability of 
agencies funded in this bill to resolve year 2000 computing 
problems in a timely fashion. While the Department of the 
Interior generally has managed its year 2000 program 
competently, the most recent quarterly report from the Office 
of Management and Budget indicates that the Department has made 
only limited progress in validation and implementation of fixes 
for mission critical systems. The Department of Health and 
Human Services and the Department of Energy, portions of which 
are funded in this bill, are of even greater concern. Both have 
been classified by OMB as tier 1 agencies, meaning that there 
is insufficient evidence of adequate progress toward addressing 
the year 2000 problem.
    In addition, the Committee is aware that the agencies 
funded in this bill have recently identified additional year 
2000-related needs that are not built into agency budgets. A 
partial and preliminary estimate of the total needs is 
displayed in the table below:

                                                             Total needs
Department of the Interior:
    Bureau of Land Management...........................      $1,241,000
    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service......................         226,000
    National Park Service...............................       5,905,000
    U.S. Geological Survey..............................       3,231,000
    Office of Surface Mining............................         416,000
    Bureau of Indian Affairs............................       6,668,100
    Departmental management.............................         980,200
Department of Agriculture: Forest Service...............       3,500,000
Department of Health and Human Services: Indian Health 
    Serv- ice...........................................      25,700,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total.............................................      47,867,300

    The combination of these additional needs and the 
competition for funds within increasingly constrained agency 
budgets cause great concern to the Committee. The Committee is 
hopeful that agencies in this bill will continue to work 
aggressively to resolve outstanding year 2000 issues within 
available funds, but will also work with the Office of 
Management and Budget to access any emergency funds that may be 
appropriated to the President for information technology 
systems and related expenses. In light of the allocation made 
to the Treasury and General Government Subcommittee for year 
2000 funding requirements, the Committee has taken a reduction 
to the major agencies for those costs that were included in the 
fiscal year 1999 budget request for these purposes.

                        Climate Change Research

    Several programs funded through this bill conduct science 
and technology research that are associated partly with global 
climate change. To the extent that the Committee has funded 
this work, it has done so based on each program's individual 
merits of contributing to issues associated with domestic 
energy production, national energy security, energy efficiency 
and cost savings, related environmental assessments, and 
general energy emission improvements. None of the funds 
provided in this bill are to be used to implement actions 
called for solely under the Kyoto protocol, prior to its 
ratification.
    The Byrd-Hagel resolution passed in 1997 (S. Res. 98) 
remains the clearest statement of the will of the Senate with 
regard to the Kyoto protocol, and the Committee is committed to 
ensuring that the administration not implement the Kyoto 
protocol without congressional consent. The Committee 
recognizes, however, that there are also longstanding energy 
research programs which have goals and objectives that, if met, 
could have positive effects on energy use and the environment. 
The Committee does not intend to preclude these programs from 
proceeding, provided they have been funded and approved by 
Congress.
    To the extent future funding requests may be submitted 
which would increase funding for climate change activities 
prior to Senate consideration of the Kyoto protocol (whether 
under the auspices of the climate change technology initiative 
or any other initiative), the administration must do a better 
job of explaining the components of the programs, their 
anticipated goals and objectives, the justification for any 
funding increases, a discussion of how success will be 
measured, and a clear definition of how these programs are 
justified by goals and objectives independent of implementation 
of the Kyoto protocol. The Committee expects these items to be 
included as part of the fiscal year 2000 budget submission for 
all affected agencies.

                  TITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

                        LAND AND WATER RESOURCES

                       Bureau of Land Management

                    management of land and resources

Appropriations, 1998....................................    $582,082,000
Budget estimate, 1999...................................     660,310,000
Committee recommendation................................     633,058,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $633,058,000, 
a decrease of $27,252,000 below the budget estimate and an 
increase of $50,976,000 above the fiscal year 1998 level. 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..........................      $31,031,000      $22,640,000      -$8,391,000
    Range management.........................................       63,102,000       55,883,000       -7,219,000
    Forestry management......................................        6,269,000        5,652,000         -617,000
    Riparian management......................................       20,456,000       16,730,000       -3,726,000
    Cultural resources management............................       13,474,000       12,941,000         -533,000
    Wild horse and burro management..........................       18,623,000       18,623,000  ...............
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, land resources...............................      152,955,000      132,469,000      -20,486,000
                                                              ==================================================
Wildlife and fisheries management:                                                                              
    Wildlife management......................................       22,582,000       21,493,000       -1,089,000
    Fisheries management.....................................       10,566,000        7,951,000       -2,615,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, wildlife and fisheries manage-  ment.........       33,148,000       29,444,000       -3,704,000
                                                              ==================================================
Threatened and endangered species............................       18,338,000       17,225,000       -1,113,000
Recreation management:                                                                                          
    Wilderness management....................................       15,800,000       14,505,000       -1,295,000
    Recreation resource management...........................       31,930,000       31,133,000         -797,000
    Recreation operations (fees).............................        2,568,000        2,552,000          -16,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, recreation management........................       50,298,000       48,190,000       -2,108,000
                                                              ==================================================
Energy and minerals:                                                                                            
    Oil and gas..............................................       53,470,000       53,470,000  ...............
    Coal management..........................................        7,151,000        7,017,000         -134,000
    Other mineral resources..................................        8,943,000        8,776,000         -167,000
    Alaska minerals..........................................        2,082,000        3,082,000       +1,000,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, energy and minerals..........................       71,646,000       72,345,000         +699,000
Realty and ownership management:                                                                                
    Alaska conveyance........................................       28,650,000       30,448,000       +1,798,000
    Cadastral survey.........................................       13,488,000       12,155,000       -1,333,000
    Land and realty management...............................       30,793,000       29,781,000       -1,012,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, realty and ownership manage-  ment...........       72,931,000       72,384,000         -547,000
                                                              ==================================================
Resource protection and maintenance:                                                                            
    Resource management planning.............................        6,412,000        6,372,000          -40,000
    Facilities maintenance...................................       41,590,000       41,590,000  ...............
    Resource protection and law enforcement..................       10,767,000       10,701,000          -66,000
    Hazardous materials management...........................       15,593,000       16,247,000         +654,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, resource protection and maintenance..........       74,362,000       74,910,000         +548,000
                                                              ==================================================
Automated land and minerals records system...................       34,608,000       34,608,000  ...............
                                                              ==================================================
Mining law administration:                                                                                      
    Administration...........................................       28,177,000       27,914,000         -263,000
    Fee collection...........................................        5,095,000        5,048,000          -47,000
    Offsetting fees..........................................  ...............  ...............  ...............
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, mining law administration....................       33,272,000       32,962,000         -310,000
                                                              ==================================================
Work force and organizational support:                                                                          
    Information systems operations...........................       15,360,000       15,360,000  ...............
    Administrative support...................................       45,437,000       45,206,000         -231,000
    Bureauwide fixed costs...................................       57,955,000       57,955,000  ...............
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, work force and organization..................      118,752,000      118,521,000         -231,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Total, management of lands and resource................      660,310,000      633,058,000      -27,252,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


    Land resources.--The Committee recommends $132,469,000 for 
land resources, which includes modest increases for 
uncontrollable costs. The amount provided includes $750,000 for 
a study conducted by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory 
to characterize and predict the effect of grazing on 
vegetation, soils, and hydrology of public rangelands. Also 
included is $50,000 for management and protection of the Sloan 
petroglyphs near Las Vegas, and $350,000 for repairing erosion 
control structures along the Rio Puerco River.
    The Committee is concerned that the Bureau retain its 
current level of support for the National Conservation Training 
Center, and directs that $500,000 be provided for this purpose.
    The Committee is anxious to ensure that long-term solutions 
are developed to achieve and maintain a thriving ecological 
balance on lands inhabited by wild horses and burros, including 
the need for an evaluation and comparison of the effectiveness, 
cost, and social acceptability of a variety of population 
control methods, including adoption, immunocontraception, 
gelding, and euthanasia. Therefore, the Committee directs the 
Secretary to ensure that the Wild Horse and Burro Advisory 
Board issue an interim report no later than March 1, 1999, 
which reflects any findings and recommendations which Congress 
can consider for future emphasis.
    The Committee is very concerned about the potential for 
negligible, if not counterproductive, results from the ongoing 
Interior Columbia basin ecosystem study. Based on hearings and 
extensive analysis, it is apparent to the Committee that this 
effort has little support from a broad spectrum of citizens, 
local governments, and industry in the area of the study. In 
addition, the scope of the study has far exceeded the original 
charter, which has resulted in increased controversy and delay. 
For these reasons, clear action must be taken to address the 
issue. The Committee hopes for cooperation from the 
administration in developing concrete plans for beneficial 
modification of the study effort and resultant issuance of 
decision. The Committee has included bill language addressing 
this issue under title III.
    The Committee commends the Bureau for its involvement in 
the Backyard Discoveries Program, and encourages further 
emphasis and expansion within available funding constraints.
    The Committee understands that a highly skilled work force 
specializing in uranium mill tailings remediation for the 
Department of Energy exists in Grand Junction, CO. This work 
force soon will be available for other remediation work, in 
particular abandoned mine remediation. The Committee encourages 
the Bureau of Land Management to work with the Department of 
Energy to find ways this work force may be eligible for 
abandoned mine or other remediation work in the Rocky Mountain 
region.
    The Committee considers continued development of programs 
at the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument to be an 
important Bureau priority and directs the Bureau to retain 
funding for the monument at the fiscal year 1998 level of 
$6,400,000.
    The Committee is concerned that current ongoing efforts to 
analyze range allotments may not coincide with the tenure of 
existing permits and leases. Accordingly, the Committee has 
included bill language to provide for modification of permit 
tenure until completion of the analysis process, and subsequent 
to this analysis, provides that the Bureau may extend the term 
and include additional permit conditions based on the analysis.
    In an effort to coordinate better its research efforts, the 
Committee encourages BLM to establish a working group of 
university experts which have experience and have expressed 
interest in the further development of computer-based remote 
sensing and GIS land management systems for BLM.
    Wildlife and fisheries management.--The Committee has 
provided $29,444,000 which contains a small increase for 
uncontrollable costs.
    Threatened and endangered species.--The Committee has 
provided $17,225,000 which contains a small increase for 
uncontrollable costs.
    Recreation management.--The Committee has provided 
$48,190,000 for the recreation management program. The 
Committee considers development of cooperative relationships 
with local communities to be important, and encourages the 
Bureau to work with local community organizations such as the 
Golden Spike Heritage Foundation to progress further in 
development of the Golden Spike Heritage Project in Box Elder 
County, UT.
    The Committee is concerned that fees collected at the Red 
Rock National Conservation Area should be used to enhance 
operations at this site, and must not be a basis for reducing 
the operating budget which supports base services.
    Energy and minerals management including Alaska minerals.--
The Committee has included $72,345,000 for energy and minerals 
management.
    Included for the Alaska minerals program is $500,000 for 
the minerals at risk program which includes funding for data 
base, depository, and storage facilities and additonal funds 
for development of a single graphical claims information system 
for both Federal and State claims.
    Alaska has not yet received all of the lands that will be 
conveyed to it under the Alaska Statehood Act. Knowledge of the 
mineral potential of Federal lands assists the State in 
determining lands for final conveyance. The Committee, 
therefore, has provided $500,000 for an airborne geophysical 
survey and geologic mapping of Federal lands in southeast 
Alaska to be conducted in consultation with the State of 
Alaska.
    Realty and ownership management.--The Committee has 
included $72,384,000 for realty and ownership management.
    Included in the recommendation is $30,448,000 for the 
Alaska conveyance program which is the same funding level 
provided in fiscal year 1998. The Bureau is directed to 
maintain at least the fiscal year 1997 level of full-time 
equivalent employees for the Alaska cadastral survey. This 
survey is a critical prerequisite to statutorily required 
transfers by the Bureau of more than 155 million acres of 
Federal lands in Alaska to the State of Alaska, native 
corporations, and individuals.
    The Committee has included $750,000 in its recommendation 
for the cadastral survey program to support the Montana 
cadastral mapping project.
    The Committee understands that the Department of Interior, 
Bureau of Land Management, and Department of Energy have agreed 
that scattered tracts of Bureau land on the Department of 
Energy's Hanford Reservation need to be consolidated somewhere 
on the reservation. The Committee also understands that the 
Department of Energy's mission to promote local economic 
diversification involves not only Department of Energy lands, 
but also lands withdrawn from public domain as part of the 
Hanford Reservation, which continues to have underlying 
ownership by the Department of the Interior through the Bureau. 
The Committee also understands there are ongoing discussions 
among the Department of Energy-Richland Operations, the Port of 
Benton, and the Department of the Interior to consolidate the 
scattered tracts within Benton County to an area of the main 
portion of the Hanford site south of the Columbia River and 
north of Hanford Road 4 South. Therefore, the Committee 
encourages the Bureau, the Department of Energy, and the 
Department of the Interior to work together to consolidate the 
Bureau's scattered tracts as soon as possible in order to 
facilitate local economic development efforts.
    The Committee is concerned about the length of time it has 
taken to complete the Mount St. Helens mineral exchange among 
the Forest Service, the Bureau, Burlington Resources Oil & Gas 
Company, and the Weyerhaeuser Timber Company. Pursuant to the 
1982 Mount St. Helens Monument Act, which designated Mount St. 
Helens as a national monument, the exchange of surface rights 
and mineral rights owned by Weyerhaeuser and Burlington 
Resources was supposed to have been completed within 1 year of 
the act's enactment. While the exchange of surface rights was 
completed promptly in 1983, the mineral rights to approximately 
10,750 acres of land still await an exchange that was supposed 
to have taken place 15 years ago. The Committee strongly 
encourages all parties to continue negotiations to reach an 
agreement as to the value of the remaining minerals and 
complete this exchange as soon as possible.
    Resource protection and maintenance.--The Committee 
recommends $74,910,000 for resource protection and maintenance 
activities. The Committee is very concerned about the condition 
of the land management agencies' infrastructure. The Committee 
commends the Department's attention and efforts to address the 
problem aggressively, and has provided funding at the budget 
request level for facilities maintenance functions. Of the 
amount provided for resource protection and maintenance, 
$6,600,000 is to be derived from the environmental improvement 
and restoration fund established in Public Law 105-83.
    Included in the recommendation for hazardous materials 
management is $750,000 to be provided to the Coeur d'Alene 
Basin Commission to assist in implementation of pilot projects 
for the cleanup of mining-related damage within the Coeur 
d'Alene basin.
    Automated land and minerals records system.--The Committee 
has provided $34,608,000 for the automated land and minerals 
records system, which is equal to the request level.
    The Committee concurs with the importance of full 
implementation of this system, and is concerned about the 
recent General Accounting Office report that implementation is 
delayed and could result in the loss of information contained 
in two other systems which are not year 2000 compliant. The 
Committee is further concerned about reports that system 
testing results indicate further implementation delays may be 
possible, and expects the funding provided to facilitate 
implementation on schedule where practical. The Bureau is 
encouraged to pursue increased interagency and 
interdepartmental use of this system.
    Mining law administration.--The Committee has provided 
$32,962,000 for mining law administration activities.
    The Committee is concerned that implementation of mining 
regulations is not proceeding with adequate analysis, and is 
further concerned that a one-size-fits-all approach to mining 
regulations may not be appropriate. To study the issue further, 
the Committee has included bill language which requests the 
National Academy of Sciences to conduct a detailed study prior 
to implementation of regulations under 43 CFR part 3809.
    Work force organization and support.--The Committee has 
provided $118,521,000 for work force organization and support 
including full funding at the request level for information 
systems operations and bureauwide fixed costs.
    The Committee is concerned that the collocation of the 
Bureau in Portland, OR, with the Forest Service, has not 
occurred despite the allocation of $5,100,000 for this purpose 
in fiscal year 1996. Upon approval from authorizing committees 
for this collocation, the Committee expects the Bureau to move 
promptly to collocate its State office in Portland with the 
Forest Service. The Committee directs the Bureau to provide a 
report no later than March 31, 1999, on the status of this 
collocation.

                        wildland fire management

Appropriations, 1998....................................    $280,103,000
Budget estimate, 1999...................................     298,353,000
Committee recommendation................................     288,975,000

    The Committee has provided $288,975,000 for wildland fire 
management activities, which is a decrease of $9,378,000 below 
the budget estimate and an increase of $8,872,000 above the 
fiscal year 1998 level.
    Within the funds recommended, the Committee has provided 
$148,625,000 for fire preparedness, and $140,350,000 for 
wildland fire operations.
    Included in the recommended funding for fire preparedness 
is $350,000 for the cooperative fire protection program's 
management of Alaska's southern wildland fire region. Funds are 
for equipment, support, and training for a type I hotshot crew. 
Appropriate authority has been addressed through bill language.

                    central hazardous materials fund

Appropriations, 1998....................................     $12,000,000
Budget estimate, 1999...................................      10,000,000
Committee recommendation................................       9,000,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $9,000,000 for 
the central hazardous materials fund, a decrease of $1,000,000 
from the budget estimate and a decrease of $3,000,000 from the 
fiscal year 1998 level.

                              construction

Appropriations, 1998....................................      $5,091,000
Budget estimate, 1999...................................       4,175,000
Committee recommendation................................       8,197,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $8,197,000 for 
construction, which is an increase of $4,022,000 above the 
budget estimate and an increase of $3,106,000 above the fiscal 
year 1998 level. Included in the recommended funding is 
$1,000,000 for the planning and construction of facilities to 
service the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, with 
specific attention to the Education Research and Museum Center 
in Escalante and to information outposts at Big Water and 
Glendale. Also included is $2,000,000 for construction at 
Pompeys Pillar in Montana, which is to be matched by non-
Federal funds, and $1,022,000 for construction of the Coldfoot 
multiagency facility in Alaska.
    As headquarters facilities for the Grand Staircase-
Escalante National Monument are planned, the Committee urges 
the Bureau to explore the most efficient options. Accordingly, 
the Committee urges the Bureau to cooperate with Kanab City on 
standards for monument headquarters facilities to be funded 
locally, and to enter into an agreement with the city to occupy 
the building upon completion of construction.

                       payments in lieu of taxes

Appropriations, 1998....................................    $120,000,000
Budget estimate, 1999...................................     120,000,000
Committee recommendation................................     125,000,000

    The Committee recommends $125,000,000 for the payments in 
lieu of taxes program, an increase of $5,000,000 above the 
budget estimate and the fiscal year 1998 level.

                            land acquisition

Appropriations, 1998....................................     $11,200,000
Budget estimate, 1999...................................      15,000,000
Committee recommendation................................      15,650,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $15,650,000 
for land acquisition, an increase of $650,000 above the budget 
estimate and an increase of $4,450,000 above the fiscal year 
1998 level.
    The following table shows the Committee's recommendations:

                                                               Committee
        Area and State                                    recommendation
California wilderness, CA...............................      $2,000,000
Otay Mountains/Kuchamaa Habitat Conservation Plan, CA...       1,000,000
Cosumnes River Watershed, CA............................       1,000,000
Santa Rosa Mountains National Scenic Area, CA...........       1,000,000
Grand Mesa Slopes, CO...................................         700,000
Gunnison Basin, CO......................................         800,000
Idaho lands project, ID.................................       1,400,000
Beaverhead River, MT....................................         750,000
West Eugene Wetlands, OR................................       1,000,000
Washington County Habitat Conservation Plan, UT.........       2,000,000
Emergency/inholding.....................................         981,000
Acquisition management..................................       3,019,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total, land acquisition...........................      15,650,000

                   oregon and california grant lands

Appropriations, 1998....................................     $98,906,000
Budget estimate, 1999...................................      98,966,000
Committee recommendation................................      94,791,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $94,791,000, a 
decrease of $4,175,000 below the budget estimate and a decrease 
of $4,115,000 below the fiscal year 1998 level.
    The Committee has made this recommendation with the 
expectation that use of carryover funds and increased 
efficiencies will offset the reductions.

                 FOREST ECOSYSTEMS HEALTH AND RECOVERY

                   (REVOLVING FUND, SPECIAL ACCOUNT)

    The Committee has added bill language clarifying that the 
Federal share of salvage receipts to be deposited into this 
account shall be those funds remaining after payments to 
counties.

                           range improvements

Appropriations, 1998....................................      $9,113,000
Budget estimate, 1999...................................      10,000,000
Committee recommendation................................      10,000,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $10,000,000 
for range improvements, an increase of $887,000 over the fiscal 
year 1998 level and the same as the budget estimate.

               service charges, deposits, and forfeitures

Appropriations, 1998....................................      $8,706,000
Budget estimate, 1999...................................       8,055,000
Committee recommendation................................       7,226,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $7,226,000, a 
decrease of $829,000 below the budget estimate and a decrease 
of $1,480,000 below the fiscal year 1998 level.

                       miscellaneous trust funds

Appropriations, 1998....................................      $8,800,000
Budget estimate, 1999...................................       8,800,000
Committee recommendation................................       8,800,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $8,800,000, 
the same as the budget estimate and the fiscal year 1998 level.

                      FISH AND WILDLIFE AND PARKS

                     U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

                          resource management

Appropriations, 1998....................................    $594,592,000
Budget estimate, 1999...................................     675,828,000
Committee recommendation................................     624,019,000

    The Committee recommends $624,019,000 for resource 
management, a decrease of $51,809,000 below the budget estimate 
and an increase of $29,427,000 above the fiscal year 1998 
level. The amount provided includes $6,000,000 to address 
uncontrollable costs. The Committee expects these funds will be 
allocated proportionately across all activities such that 
approximately one-half the estimated fixed costs will be met. 
Due to budget constraints the Committee is unable to provide 
the full amount for uncontrollable costs requested by the 
Service. 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...............................       $8,159,000       $6,262,000      -$1,897,000
        Listing..............................................        7,471,000        5,156,000       -2,315,000
        Consultation.........................................       36,467,000       26,170,000      -10,297,000
        Recovery.............................................       55,844,000       46,558,000       -9,286,000
        ESA landowner incentive program......................        5,000,000  ...............       -5,000,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
          Subtotal, endangered species.......................      112,941,000       84,146,000      -28,795,000
                                                              ==================================================
    Habitat conservation.....................................       64,948,000       59,418,000       -5,530,000
    Environmental contaminants...............................       10,399,000        9,129,000       -1,270,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, ecological services..........................      188,288,000      152,693,000      -35,595,000
                                                              ==================================================
Refuges and wildlife:                                                                                           
    Refuge operations and maintenance........................      246,377,000      230,068,000      -16,309,000
    Law enforcement operations...............................       37,373,000       36,133,000       -1,240,000
    Migratory bird management................................       18,675,000       19,726,000       +1,051,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, refuges and wildlife.........................      302,425,000      285,927,000      -16,498,000
                                                              ==================================================
Fisheries:                                                                                                      
    Hatchery operations and maintenance......................       39,477,000       38,501,000         -976,000
    Lower Snake River compensation fund......................       11,648,000       11,612,000          -36,000
    Fish and wildlife management.............................       24,177,000       22,089,000       -2,088,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, fisheries....................................       75,302,000       72,202,000       -3,100,000
                                                              ==================================================
General administration:                                                                                         
    Central office administration............................       14,365,000       13,669,000         -696,000
    Regional office administration...........................       23,860,000       22,693,000       -1,167,000
    Servicewide administrative support.......................       45,354,000       43,803,000       -1,551,000
    National Fish and Wildlife Foundation....................        6,000,000        6,000,000  ...............
    National Conservation Training Center....................       13,200,000       14,100,000         +900,000
    International affairs....................................        7,034,000        6,932,000         -102,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, general administration.......................      109,813,000      107,197,000       -2,616,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
Fixed costs..................................................  ...............        6,000,000       +6,000,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Total, resource management.............................      675,828,000      624,019,000      -51,809,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Endangered species.--The Committee provides $84,146,000 for 
endangered species, $28,795,000 less than the budget request. 
The Committee notes that the budget request included 
$30,100,000 to expand the administration's ESA reforms and to 
initiate new statutory requirements anticipated by the 
administration. The Committee supports ESA activities, but due 
to budget constraints, it is not possible for the Committee to 
meet the request for ESA funding. The Committee also notes that 
while some reforms can be, and are being, implemented 
administratively, specific legislative action is required to 
implement more comprehensive reform. In addition, the Committee 
is concerned that even though the act has not been reauthorized 
since 1992 (when funding for ESA listing, candidate 
conservation, consultation, and recovery activities totaled 
about $35,000,000), funding has more than doubled, with fiscal 
year 1998 funding totaling over $77,000,000. The magnitude of 
increases proposed by the administration are unlikely to be 
provided in the absence of enactment of ESA reform legislation.
    For candidate conservation, the Committee provides 
$6,262,000 which includes an increase from fiscal year 1998 
enacted levels of $1,000,000 for ESA reform, and decreases of 
$41,000 reflecting internal transfers and $400,000 for one-time 
funding for the Preble's Meadow jumping mouse. Within the 
amounts provided, $400,000 is for Alabama sturgeon conservation 
efforts.
    For listing, the Committee provides $5,156,000, which 
includes a decrease of $34,000 reflecting internal transfers 
from fiscal year 1998 levels.
    For consultation, the Committee provides $26,170,000, which 
includes an increase above the fiscal year 1998 enacted level 
of $3,000,000 for ESA reform and decreases of $98,000 
reflecting internal transfers, and $560,000 for the Iron City, 
UT, habitat conservation plan, which should be completed in 
fiscal year 1998. The Committee has included funding for the 
forest plan at the level provided for fiscal year 1998. The 
Committee has not provided funding in support of consultation 
efforts with Indian tribes in concert with Secretarial Order 
No. 3206. This order, which purports to give tribes special 
treatment under the ESA, is inconsistent with existing law.
    For recovery, the Committee provides $46,558,000, which 
includes increases above the fiscal year 1998 enacted level of 
$1,000,000 for Platte River recovery, $2,000,000 for ESA 
reform, $1,500,000 for the Bruneau Hot Springs Snail 
conservation project, and $100,000 to be added to the fiscal 
year 1998 level of $100,000, for a total of $200,000, for 
monitoring wolf populations in both Yellowstone National Park 
and the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Area and to 
work with local communities to ensure timely reporting of wolf 
movements. The amount provided includes decreases from the 
fiscal year 1998 enacted level of $127,000 reflecting internal 
transfers, $300,000 for the Olympic Peninsula wolf study, and 
$75,000 for grizzly bear population viability study. The 
Committee expects the same levels of funding as provided in 
fiscal year 1998 for the Virgin River integrated resource 
management plan and The Peregrine Fund for recovery of the 
Peregrine falcon and the California condor.
    Habitat conservation.--The Committee recommends $59,418,000 
for habitat conservation, $5,530,000 less than the budget 
request.
    For project planning the Committee provides $23,588,000, 
which includes decreases from the fiscal year 1998 level of 
$151,000 reflecting internal transfers, and $150,000 for Platte 
River studies which are completed. Within the amount provided, 
the Committee expects the Service to continue funding at the 
levels provided in fiscal year 1998 for the Cedar City 
Ecological Services Office, and Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission relicensing activities. The Middle Rio Grande Bosque 
Consortium receives an increase of $100,000 above the fiscal 
year 1998 level.
    For coastal programs the Committee provides $6,717,000. The 
Committee expects the South Carolina program and other program 
activities to be funded at fiscal year 1998 levels and $474,000 
to be provided for the Texas program as proposed by the 
administration.
    For the national wetlands inventory the Committee provides 
$3,950,000, which includes a decrease of $129,000 from fiscal 
year 1998 funding reflecting an internal transfer.
    For Partners for Fish and Wildlife the Committee provides 
$25,063,000, which includes increases of $500,000 for 
Washington salmon enhancement, $500,000 for fish habitat 
restoration, $500,000 for Hawaii ESA community conservation 
programs, and a decrease of $800,000 for the Bradford County, 
PA, flood control work, which should be completed in fiscal 
year 1998. Within the amounts provided, $1,250,000 is for 
Washington State regional fisheries enhancement groups, 
including the Long Live the Kings and Hood Canal salmon 
enhancement groups. Of this amount, $750,000 is allocated to 
the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife in the form of a 
block grant to support the continued volunteer efforts of the 
Regional Fisheries Enhancement Program. The remaining $500,000 
shall be divided as follows: $300,000 for Long Live the Kings 
salmon recovery efforts and $200,000 for Hood Canal 
enhancement. The Committee recommendation includes $950,000 for 
the Reno biodiversity initiative. Funding is provided for Jobs-
in-the-Woods at the level provided for fiscal year 1998.
    The Committee recognizes the need for a comprehensive 
management plan for the south shore of Great Salt Lake. Given 
the unique combination of private and public mitigation lands 
and sanctuaries in the area, extraordinary recreational, 
preservation, and education opportunities exist. The Committee 
encourages the Fish and Wildlife Service to provide technical 
assistance and resources to assist the stakeholders in 
developing an integrated recreation and wildlife plan that 
includes a strong public education component.
    The Committee is aware of a proposal by the Alabama 
Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and community 
partners to create a wildlife habitat near the Black Creek 
tributary to the Coosa River. The Committee urges the Service 
to consider carefully any proposal that may be made for 
inclusion of this project in the Partners program or other 
appropriate Service programs.
    Environmental contaminants.--The Committee recommends 
$9,129,000 for environmental contaminants, $1,270,000 less than 
the budget request. The amount provided includes an increase 
over the fiscal year 1998 funding level of $55,000 for water 
quality monitoring for the Mason Valley Wildlife Management 
Area, NV.
    Refuges and wildlife.--The Committee recommends 
$285,927,000 for refuges and wildlife, $16,498,000 below the 
budget request.
    For refuges operations and maintenance, the Committee 
provides $230,068,000, which includes a decrease of $732,000 in 
operations funding from fiscal year 1998 enacted levels 
reflecting internal transfers, and increases over the fiscal 
year 1998 level of $100,000 for restoration of the Russian 
Orthodox Church in Karluk, AK, to serve visitors to Kodiak 
National Wildlife Refuge; $10,000,000 for refuge maintenance; 
and $200,000 for the development of an environmental assessment 
and supporting management plan for the proposed Darby Prairie 
National Wildlife Refuge in Ohio.
    In implementing the planning process for Darby, the 
Committee encourages the Service to consider all available 
options and methods within its authority to cooperate with 
traditional agriculture interests in the area and minimize the 
long-term loss or transition of agricultural land to other 
uses. Acquisition should be on a willing seller or donor basis 
and will not include the use of eminent domain unless requested 
by the property owner to determine land value. The Committee 
expects the Service's management plan to recognize the 
protection and management of agricultural lands as a component 
of watershed biodiversity.
    Within the funds provided, the Committee urges the Service 
to give high priority to activities at the Rocky Mountain 
Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge and the associated Two Ponds 
National Wildlife Refuge in Colorado. These refuges provide 
important wildlife habitat in a major metropolitan area and 
enjoy broad support of the local communities.
    Within the funds provided for region 7, $404,000 is to be 
used for a study of the decline of sea otters in the Aleutian 
chain and possible role of contaminants, a clinic to educate 
and test the use of steel shot by hunters in western Alaska in 
order to encourage the use of steel shot in lieu of lead shot, 
and a Yukon River Salmon Treaty educational campaign to inform 
better Yukon River residents of the treaty requirements and to 
aid their communications with the Yukon River panel and other 
agencies. The Committee has not provided funds for four 
subsistence studies in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, 
Innoko National Wildlife Refuge, Yukon Flats National Wildlife 
Refuge, and Nowitna National Wildlife Refuge included in the 
budget request.
    The Committee is concerned about continued delays in 
filling the refuge manager position for Canaan Valley National 
Wildlife Refuge, the Nation's 500th national wildlife refuge, 
established in 1994. Funds were provided in last year's 
appropriations bill, and are continued this year at the fiscal 
year 1998 level ($669,000), to establish an operational base 
for this refuge. The Committee expects the Service to proceed 
expeditiously in establishing and staffing a refuge office in 
the valley. The Service should not combine management of the 
Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge with the Ohio River 
Islands National Wildlife Refuge in any sort of complex-type 
arrangement. The two refuges consist of very different resource 
bases and management challenges, and should be managed 
separately. Establishing a complex manager adds levels of 
review and bureaucracy and does nothing to enhance the 
management of the resources.
    The Committee encourages the Fish and Wildlife Service to 
pursue a cooperative venture with non-Federal organizations for 
development of a portable birding guide to the refuges of North 
Dakota. Such a guide is needed to provide public visitors to 
the refuges with an appropriate introduction to the rich 
birding resources of this area. The Committee encourages the 
Service and the State to work with private foundations and 
nonprofit organizations for creation of the guide.
    For law enforcement operations, the Committee provides 
$36,133,000, which includes a decrease from fiscal year 1998 
levels of $610,000 reflecting internal transfers.
    For migratory bird management, the Committee provides 
$19,726,000, which includes increases over the fiscal year 1998 
level of $400,000 to implement amendments to the United States-
Canada Migratory Bird Treaty, $150,000 for Pacific coast and 
intermountain west joint ventures, $1,800,000 to address 
depredation by Dusky Canadian geese of agricultural crops in 
Washington State and Oregon, and $19,000 for internal 
transfers. The Committee urges the Service, in conjunction with 
the Department of Agriculture, to initiate pilot studies on 
fish-eating birds to determine and quantify the impacts of 
population management strategies, including, but not limited 
to, roost dispersal.
    Within the funds provided for the Office of Migratory Bird 
Management, the Committee directs the Fish and Wildlife Service 
to conduct a study and report its findings to the Committee no 
later than December 31, 1998, of the effects of hunting season 
framework extensions on migratory waterfowl populations. This 
study should include, but not be limited to, South Carolina, 
North Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.
    Fisheries.--The Committee recommends $72,202,000 for 
fisheries, $3,100,000 less than the budget request.
    For hatchery operations and maintenance, the Committee 
provides $38,501,000, which includes an increase of $200,000 
over the fiscal year 1998 level for White Sulphur Springs 
National Fish Hatchery, and a decrease of $58,000 reflecting 
internal transfers. Within the funds provided, $358,000 is for 
Ouray National Fish Hatchery.
    Within anadromous fish management the Committee provides an 
increase of $900,000 over the fiscal year 1998 level for fish 
passage facilities, from within which $200,000 is to address 
passage on the Tahuya River, and a decrease of $114,000 
reflecting internal transfers. Within funds provided, the 
Atlantic salmon recovery efforts are to be funded at the fiscal 
year 1998 level.
    For fish and wildlife assistance the Committee provides 
increases above the fiscal year 1998 level of $600,000 for the 
Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife to complete 
development of a prototype machine to mark all hatchery reared 
salmon; $200,000 for the national wild fish health survey; 
$87,000 for other program activities; and a decrease of 
$500,000 reflecting an internal transfer in fish habitat 
restoration. Within the funds provided, the Committee 
recommends $2,000,000 for the continuation of activities begun 
in fiscal year 1997 to combat whirling disease and related fish 
health issues. The Committee understands that $700,000 is for 
the National Partnership on the Management of Wild and Native 
Cold Water Fisheries, and $1,300,000 is provided to expand the 
national wild fish health survey and continue whirling disease 
investigations. Funding for aquatic nuisance control is 
continued at the level provided in fiscal year 1998, within 
which $30,000 is for the Alaska region ballast water 
initiative, a project monitoring the introduction of new 
species in Prince William Sound from tankers originating from 
outside Alaska. Funding for Yukon River salmon escapement 
monitoring in support of the Yukon River Salmon Treaty with 
Canada is also continued at the same level provided in fiscal 
year 1998.
    The Committee provides $2,008,000 for marine mammals 
management, the level proposed in the budget request, of which 
$90,000 is directed to the Alaska Nanuuq Commission and 
$160,000 is directed to the Eskimo Walrus Commission. The 
Committee continues funding for cooperative activities 
authorized under section 119 of the Marine Mammal Protection 
Act at the funding level provided in fiscal year 1998.
    General administration.--The Committee recommends 
$107,197,000 for general administration, $2,616,000 less than 
the budget request. The amount provided includes increases over 
the fiscal year 1998 level of $1,921,000 in internal transfers, 
$1,037,000 for the National Conservation Training Center, and 
$500,000 for an initiative with Russia involving a cooperative 
agreement on wildlife and habitat for shared migratory species, 
of which $100,000 is directed to the State of Alaska.
    General.--The Committee has not provided funding for the 
establishment of a new Pacific Southwest regional office, for 
which $3,500,000 was requested. The Service has resolved the 
matter by reprogramming funding to create a new California/
Nevada Operations Office in Sacramento, CA.
    The Committee continues to be very concerned about a 
Secretarial order issued last year by the Department of the 
Interior and the Department of Commerce regarding the 
administration of the Endangered Species Act [ESA] in relation 
to Indian tribal lands. Nothing in the ESA as currently enacted 
authorizes treating Indian lands differently from non-Indian 
lands, both public and private. The Committee, therefore, 
objects strongly to the Secretary's order giving tribes special 
privileges over nontribal members in complying with the ESA. 
Until legislation is enacted which legitimizes the 
administration's purported goals, the Committee expects the 
Department to adhere to the ESA as enacted. The Committee 
regrets that it must again address the issue.
    Although the Secretarial order has no force of law, it 
purports to change the administration of the ESA in ways that 
are inconsistent with the statute. For example, the order 
provides that conservation restrictions to protect a listed 
species shall not be directed at a tribal activity unless the 
conservation purpose of the restriction cannot be achieved by 
reasonable regulation of non-Indian activities. In other words, 
if an Indian and a non-Indian are engaged in exactly the same 
activity, the order says that the activity by the non-Indian 
will be curtailed first, and that the activity by the Indian 
will be curtailed, if at all, only as a last resort. Nothing in 
the ESA supports this preferential treatment for Indian 
activities.
    The order also directs the Departments to engage in 
preferential treatment for Indian activities in the designation 
of critical habitat. The appendix to the order provides that, 
in designating critical habitat, the Service shall evaluate and 
document the extent to which the conservation needs of the 
listed species can be achieved by limiting the designation to 
other lands. Again, nothing in the law supports burdening 
private land with a critical habitat designation while sparing 
adjacent tribal land.
    Legislation is pending in the Congress to reauthorize the 
Endangered Species Act. If the administration believes that the 
ESA should authorize the actions required by the Secretarial 
order, it should work to see that the reauthorization 
legislation includes language to accomplish this goal. Until 
such legislation is enacted, however, the Committee expects the 
Department to adhere to the ESA as written.
    Bill language.--Bill language is included in the general 
provisions of title I limiting the Service's collection of 
overhead on moneys transferred from the Bureau of Reclamation 
for the Upper Colorado River Recovery Program or the San Juan 
River Basin Recovery Program to 3 percent of the transfer 
amount. The Committee understands that, since 1989, the 
overhead rate has been 17.65 percent, and that, in response to 
Committee concern expressed last year, the agencies agreed to a 
10-percent rate. While the Committee appreciates this effort, 
it is of the opinion that a lower overhead should be charged.

                              CONSTRUCTION

Appropriations, 1998....................................     $76,636,000
Budget estimate, 1999...................................      37,000,000
Committee recommendation................................      48,734,000

    The Committee recommends $48,734,000 for construction, an 
increase of $11,734,000 over the budget request and a decrease 
of $27,902,000 below the fiscal year 1998 level, which included 
an emergency supplemental. The amount provided includes 
$5,910,000 for construction management and $42,824,000 for line 
item construction projects. The Committee recommends the 
following distribution of funds:

                        [In thousands of dollars]                       
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                              Budget         Committee  
           Project/description               estimate     recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
ACE Basin National Wildlife Refuge, SC:                                 
 Construct parking, bathrooms,                                          
 information kiosks.....................  ..............             250
Alaska Maritime National Wildlife                                       
 Refuge, AK: Design and construction....  ..............           2,760
Alligator River National Wildlife                                       
 Refuge, NC: Replace Milltail Bridge....             498             498
Atchafalaya National Wildlife Refuge,                                   
 LA: Replace Big Al No. 2 Bridge........             500             500
Bear River National Wildlife Refuge, UT:                                
 Repair dikes...........................  ..............             500
Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge,                                   
 NM: Replace bridge.....................             253             253
Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife                                    
 Refuge, SC: Replace two bridges........             536             536
Catahoula National Wildlife Refuge, LA:                                 
 Replace unsafe shop building...........             300             300
Columbia River National Wildlife Refuge,                                
 WA: Repair Canal Bridge................             450             450
Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery, ME:                                 
 Rehabilitate station...................           3,300           3,300
Creston National Fish Hatchery, MT:                                     
 Jessup Mill Pond Dam...................           2,200           2,200
Deep Fork National Wildlife Refuge, OK:                                 
 Construct public access and  trails....  ..............             185
Discovery Center, Kansas City, MO:                                      
 Develop education and conservation                                     
 program................................  ..............             700
Erie National Wildlife Refuge, PA:                                      
 Construct Erie Dam No. 9...............           1,100           1,100
Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge, HI:                                   
 Construct water supply for taro fields.  ..............             250
Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge, TN:                                   
 Replace Log Landing Slough  Bridge.....              66              66
Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge, TN:                                   
 Replace window loop/Bear Creek Bridge..              83              83
Iron River National Fish Hatchery, WI:                                  
 Schacte Creek service/storage building.             825             825
Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, AK:                                     
 Realign hazardous roads and                                            
 intersections..........................             250             250
Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge,                                 
 CA: Rehabilitate dikes, ditches,                                       
 canals, and water control structures...           3,600           3,600
Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge, LA:                                 
 Replace unsafe shop building...........             750             750
Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife                                       
 Refuge, TX: Rehabilitate bridge........              55              55
Lower Rio Grande Valley National                                        
 Wildlife Refuge complex, TX:                                           
 Rehabilitate bridge....................             270             270
Montana State University, Montana:                                      
 Wildlife disease biocontainment                                        
 facility...............................  ..............             500
Madison Wetland Management District, SD:                                
 Replace unsafe heating system..........             500             500
Makah National Fish Hatchery, WA:                                       
 Construct adult holding/spawning                                       
 facility...............................           2,570           2,570
Mammoth Spring National Fish Hatchery,                                  
 AR: Rehabilitate ponds and catch basin.             450             450
McKinney Lake National Fish Hatchery,                                   
 NC: McKinney Lake Dam..................             700             700
Mingo National Wildlife Refuge, MO:                                     
 Replace bridges........................             702  ..............
Mississquoi National Wildlife Refuge,                                   
 VT: Headquarters planning and                                          
 construction...........................  ..............           2,000
National Black Footed Ferret                                            
 Conservation Center, CO: New facility..           1,800           1,800
Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, GA:                                
 Planning and design....................  ..............           1,420
Orangeburg National Fish Hatchery, SC:                                  
 Orangeburg Substation Dam..............             700             700
Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, WA:                                
 Replace unsafe shop building...........             450             450
Sabine National Wildlife Refuge, LA:                                    
 Replace unsafe boathouse...............             550             550
Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge, OK:                                  
 Rehabilitate bridge....................             160             160
Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge, OK:                                  
 Rehabilitate road......................             575             575
Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge, MN:                                 
 Replace shop buildings.................             945             945
Silvio O. Conte National Wildlife                                       
 Refuge, NH: Construction of Colebrook,                                 
 NH, Interpretive Center................  ..............             250
Southwest Fisheries Technology Center;                                  
 Dexter Unit, NM........................  ..............           2,683
Togiak National Wildlife Refuge, AK:                                    
 Construct fourplex residence...........           1,216           1,216
Upper Mississippi National Wildlife                                     
 Refuge, IA: Planning and design........  ..............           1,200
Welaka National Fish Hatchery, FL:                                      
 Rehabilitate deteriorated pond                                         
 structures.............................             530             530
White Sulphur Springs National Fish                                     
 Hatchery, WV: Rehabilitation...........  ..............              70
Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge, OK:                                   
    Rehabilitate roads..................           1,564           1,564
    Grama Lake and Commanche Dams.......           1,100           1,100
    Rehabilitate/replace bridge.........             220             220
Other (nonspecific):                                                    
    Bridge safety inspections...........             495             495
    Dam safety inspections..............             495             495
                                         -------------------------------
      Project total.....................          30,758          42,824
                                         -------------------------------
Construction management.................           6,242           5,910
                                         -------------------------------
      Total.............................          37,000          48,734
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The Committee urges the Department of the Interior, Fish 
and Wildlife Service, and the National Park Service to develop 
a cooperative agreement with the State of Montana, Montana 
State University on a plan to construct a biocontainment level-
3 facility for research on contagious diseases which can impact 
domestic livestock. The lead Federal agency on this agreement 
will be the Animal Plant Health Inspection Service of the 
Department of Agriculture.
    The Committee has included bill language amending the 
Emergency Supplemental Appropriations and Rescissions Act, 
Fiscal Year 1998 (Public Law 105-174) to permit the Service to 
use the funds appropriated for repair and replacement of 
damaged facilities and equipment at Yazoo National Wildlife 
Refuge as intended.
    Of the amount provided for construction, $6,600,000 is to 
be derived from the environmental improvement and restoration 
fund established in Public Law 105-83.

                            land acquisition

Appropriations, 1998....................................     $62,632,000
Budget estimate, 1999...................................      60,500,000
Committee recommendation................................      62,120,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $62,120,000, 
an increase of $1,620,000 above the budget estimate, and a 
decrease of $512,000 below the fiscal year 1998 level.
    The following table shows the Committee's recommendations:

                                                               Committee
        Area and State                                    recommendation

Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge, TX...      $2,000,000
Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge, VA...................       1,100,000
Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge, TX.......       2,000,000
Boyer Chute National Wildlife Refuge, NE................       1,300,000
Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge, WV..............       2,000,000
Cape May National Wildlife Refuge, NJ...................       1,500,000
Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge, KY...............       2,000,000
Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, 
    CA..................................................       2,000,000
E.B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, NJ..............       1,100,000
Grand Bay National Wildlife Refuge, AL..................       1,000,000
Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, MA..............       1,000,000
Klamath Forest Marsh, OR................................         100,000
Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge, AK.....................       1,000,000
Lake Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge, ME, NH...........       1,800,000
Lake Wales Ridge National Wildlife Refuge, FL...........       1,000,000
Lower Rio Grande Valley, TX.............................       3,500,000
National Key Deer National Wildlife Refuge, FL..........       1,000,000
Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge (Black River unit), 
    WA..................................................       1,000,000
North Dakota Prairie Wildlife Management Area, ND.......         500,000
Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, OH.....................       1,000,000
Palmyra Atoll, U.S. Territory...........................       2,500,000
Patoka River National Wildlife Refuge and Management 
    Area, IN............................................         500,000
Petit Manan National Wildlife Refuge, ME................         750,000
Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, ME..............         750,000
Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge, VA..       1,200,000
Rhode Island complex, RI................................       1,000,000
San Diego National Wildlife Refuge, CA..................       3,000,000
Savannah National Wildlife Refuge, GA...................         500,000
Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge, MA, 
    CT, VT, NH..........................................       3,174,000
Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge, CT........       2,000,000
Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, CA................       2,000,000
Texas Chenier Plain, TX.................................         100,000
Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge, TX..............       1,000,000
Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge, SC...................       2,750,000
Western Montana project, MT.............................       1,000,000
Acquisition management..................................       9,246,000
Emergencies and hardships...............................       1,000,000
Exchanges...............................................       1,000,000
Inholdings..............................................         750,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total.............................................      62,120,000

    Within the funds provided for acquisition management, the 
Committee provides $10,000 for the Service to complete an 
appraisal of the Bolsa Chica Mesa in Huntington Beach, CA. The 
mesa is home to restorable coastal sagebrush habitat as well as 
archaeological artifacts. The Committee understands that 
preservation of the mesa would provide a buffer that would 
enhance the biological integrity of the adjacent wetland. The 
Committee encourages FWS to work with the owners of the 
property and local interested parties on possibilities for 
acquisition of the property or a land exchange.
    Funds provided for the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge are 
for acquisition by the State of Ohio of the Howard Farm near 
Metzger Marsh. Language directing this purchase is included in 
the bill.
    Funds provided for acquisition at the Clarks River National 
Wildlife Refuge are to be expended consistent with the 
direction included in Senate Report 105-56.

            cooperative endangered species conservation fund

Appropriations, 1998....................................     $14,000,000
Budget estimate, 1999...................................      17,000,000
Committee recommendation................................      34,000,000

    The Committee recommends $34,000,000 for the cooperative 
endangered species conservation fund, an increase of 
$17,000,000 above the budget estimate and an increase of 
$20,000,000 above the fiscal year 1998 level. The increase 
above the fiscal year 1998 level is for salmon and steelhead 
recovery efforts in Washington State. The funds are to be 
provided to the State of Washington for salmon and steelhead 
recovery efforts related to Endangered Species Act 
requirements. The Salmon Recovery Office within the Office of 
the Governor will administer these funds and provide 
allocations to local governments for salmon and steelhead 
projects and activities that contribute to the recovery of 
these species. Areas to be considered for funding are the Puget 
Sound recovery region, the lower Columbia River recovery 
region, the southwest Washington recovery region, the upper 
Columbia recovery region, the middle Columbia recovery region, 
and the Snake River recovery region. Up to 1 percent of the 
total funds may be used by the State for administrative costs. 
The State shall also commit to providing minimum matching funds 
of 25 percent.

                     national wildlife refuge fund

Appropriations, 1998....................................     $10,779,000
Budget estimate, 1999...................................      10,000,000
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 1998 level and an increase of $779,000 over the budget 
estimate. 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.

               north american wetlands conservation fund

Appropriations, 1998....................................     $11,700,000
Budget estimate, 1999...................................      14,700,000
Committee recommendation................................      15,000,000

    The Committee recommends $15,000,000 for the North American 
wetlands conservation fund, an increase of $300,000 above the 
budget estimate and an increase of $3,300,000 above the fiscal 
year 1998 level.

              wildlife conservation and appreciation fund

Appropriations, 1998....................................        $800,000
Budget estimate, 1999...................................         800,000
Committee recommendation................................         800,000

    The Committee recommends $800,000 for the wildlife 
conservation and appreciation fund, the same as the budget 
request and the fiscal year 1998 level.

                multinational species conservation fund

Appropriations, 1998....................................      $1,400,000
Budget estimate, 1999...................................       2,400,000
Committee recommendation................................       1,900,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $1,900,000 for 
a multinational species conservation fund, $500,000 above the 
fiscal year 1998 level. The multinational species conservation 
fund consolidates three conservation grant programs designed to 
protect and conserve African elephants, Asian elephants, 
rhinocerous and tiger populations, and their habitats.

                         National Park Service

                 operation of the national park system

Appropriations, 1998....................................  $1,234,004,000
Budget estimate, 1999...................................   1,320,828,000
Committee recommendation................................   1,288,903,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $1,288,903,000 
for operation of the National Park System, a decrease of 
$31,925,000 below the budget estimate and an increase of 
$54,899,000 over the fiscal year 1998 level.
    The following table provides a comparison of Committee 
recommendations to the budget estimate:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                   Committee                    
                                                               Budget estimate   recommendation       Change    
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Park management:                                                                                                
    Resource stewardship.....................................     $227,927,000     $229,818,000      +$1,891,000
    Visitor services.........................................      301,674,000      302,538,000         +864,000
    Maintenance..............................................      445,616,000      401,930,000      -43,686,000
    Park support.............................................      240,523,000      239,929,000         -594,000
    Across-the-board park increase...........................  ...............       10,000,000      +10,000,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, park management..............................    1,215,740,000    1,184,215,000      -31,525,000
                                                              ==================================================
External administrative costs................................      105,088,000      104,688,000         -400,000
                                                              ==================================================
      Total, operation of the National Park Sys-  tem........    1,320,828,000    1,288,903,000      -31,925,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The amount provided includes $10,000,000 for an across-the-
board increase for all park units, and $15,000,000 for a park 
operations initiative focused on park units with critical 
health and safety deficiencies, shortfalls in visitor services, 
and inadequate resource protection capabilities. The amount 
provided for the park operations initiative represents an 
increase of $8,210,000 over the budget request. The allocation 
of the funds provided above the request is to be consistent 
with information previously provided to the Committee. Further 
details regarding other program changes are described in each 
budget activity section.
    Within the amounts provided, the Committee expects the 
National Park Service to continue to provide at least the 
current level of support for the National Conservation Training 
Center.
    Resource stewardship.--The Committee recommends 
$229,818,000 for resource stewardship, an increase of 
$8,706,000 over the fiscal year 1998 level. Changes from the 
fiscal year 1998 level include increases of $2,968,000 for 
fixed costs, $4,389,000 for the park operations initiative, 
$249,000 for the Everglades task force, $500,000 for the 
Department of the Interior museum property program, and 
$1,000,000 for the vanishing treasures initiative. A decrease 
from the fiscal year 1998 level of $400,000 reflects the 
transfer of a majority of the operational costs of the Presidio 
to the Presidio Trust. The Committee understands that within 
the funds provided, the Service will continue the PM 2.5 
monitoring work begun in fiscal year 1998.
    Visitor services.--The Committee recommends $302,538,000 
for visitor services, an increase of $11,458,000 above the 
fiscal year 1998 level. Changes from the fiscal year 1998 level 
include increases of $6,028,000 for fixed costs, $4,307,000 for 
the park operations initiative, $500,000 for law enforcement 
background checks, $800,000 for risk management, $1,000,000 for 
park police training, and $1,000,000 for concession management 
reform. A decrease from the fiscal year 1998 level of 
$2,600,000 reflects the transfer of a majority of the 
operational costs of the Presidio to the Presidio Trust. The 
Committee concurs with the base adjustments for employee safety 
and workers compensation from park support ($320,000) and 
maintenance ($103,000). The recommendation does not include the 
one-time lease payment cost provided in the fiscal year 1998 
supplemental ($340,000).
    The funds provided for concession reform should be spent 
consistent with the provisions of any concessions reform 
legislation that may be enacted in this Congress. The Committee 
also expects the Service to enhance the funds provided for 
concessions reform through the recovery of utility system 
capital and operational costs from concessioners. An April 1998 
report by the Department's inspector general (Report No. 98-I-
406) found that ``none of the five recommendations made in 
[GAO's] January 1991 report (on utility system costs) had been 
fully implemented.'' The inspector general further found that 
``[b]ecause the prior report's recommendations had not been 
fully implemented, the Park Service, from January 1991 through 
August 1997, did not seek recovery of utility system capital 
and operating costs of $6,300,000, and [GAO] estimated that 
additional capital investment costs of as much as $31,300,000 
may not be recovered unless the Park Service corrects existing 
deficiencies in its guidance, training, and oversight.''
    The Committee is concerned about the safety hazard that 
exists due to inadequate parking and access to the canoe livery 
located within the M-22/Platte River Bridge Area at Sleeping 
Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. The Committee expects the 
Service to mitigate this hazard consistent with the terms of 
the Platte River management plan.
    Maintenance.--The Committee recommends $401,930,000 for 
maintenance, an increase of $18,342,000 from the fiscal year 
1998 level. Changes from the fiscal year 1998 level include 
increases of $6,298,000 for fixed costs, $5,147,000 for the 
park operations initiative and $14,000,000 for maintenance. A 
decrease from the fiscal year 1998 level of $7,000,000 reflects 
the transfer of a majority of the operational costs of the 
Presidio to the Presidio Trust. A decrease of $103,000 for the 
base adjustment to visitor services is also included.
    The Committee notes that the Newfound Gap Road, which runs 
through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, is a major 
transit route for many residents of area. The road reaches 
elevations of 5,000 feet, and thus receives substantial 
snowfall in the winter. The Committee encourages the Service to 
make snow removal a high priority and to allocate sufficient 
funds and equipment to keep the road open for as many days as 
is reasonably possible.
    The Committee recommendation continues the $250,000 base 
increase provided in fiscal year 1998 for ongoing structure 
stabilization at Fort Jefferson in the Dry Tortugas National 
Park. These funds are to be used directly for masonry work.
    Park support.--The Committee recommends $239,929,000, a 
decrease of $412,000 from the fiscal year 1998 level. Changes 
from the fiscal year 1998 level include increases of $3,634,000 
for fixed costs, $1,157,000 for the park operations initiative, 
$150,000 for administrative financial systems, $200,000 for an 
employment data base, $375,000 for accountability management, 
$500,000 for electronic records management, $100,000 for 
Government Performance and Results Act studies, and $775,000 
for the national trails system for Lewis and Clark activities. 
The amount recommended includes decreases from the fiscal year 
1998 level of $625,000 for property accounting systems 
conversion, $95,000 for financial systems, $100,000 for the 
German-American Center, $1,250,000 for Workforce Restructuring 
Act activities, $320,000 for the base adjustment to visitor 
services, and $4,913,000 to reflect the transfer of a majority 
of the operational costs of the Presidio to the Presidio Trust.
    The $775,000 increase provided in anticipation of the Lewis 
and Clark bicentennial includes $175,000 for challenge cost-
share grants, $280,000 for a partnership with the National 
Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Council for national and regional 
planning and development of educational resources, and $320,000 
for technical assistance and interpretive planning. These funds 
are in addition to the base amount for the trail, which is to 
be expended in the manner directed by Congress last year.
    One-third of the funds provided for challenge cost-share 
grants should continue to be allocated to National Trails 
System projects.
    External administrative costs.--The Committee recommends 
$104,688,000 for external administrative costs, an increase of 
$7,145,000 over the fiscal year 1998 level. Changes from the 
fiscal year 1998 level include increases of $5,575,000 for 
fixed costs, $200,000 for external data processing charges, 
$370,000 for telecommunications, and $1,000,000 for GSA rent.
    Other.--The Committee is aware of ongoing discussions 
between the National Park Service and the Friends of Carter 
Barron regarding both the conduct of the summer youth program 
at the Carter Barron Amphitheater and fund raising for 
renovation of the amphitheater itself. The Committee urges the 
Service to continue to work with the Friends group to agree 
upon appropriate terms and conditions for the summer youth 
program, and to work with the Friends group and other nonprofit 
groups involved in fund raising for Rock Creek Park to develop 
an effective fund raising strategy for renovation of the 
amphitheater
    The Committee continues to be concerned about the 
multibillion dollar operations and maintenance backlog in the 
National Park System. Within the fiscal constraints under which 
it must operate, the Committee has attempted to provide funding 
levels that will help reduce this backlog. But in light of the 
fact that appropriated funds are limited, the Committee 
encourages the Service to continue to work with the 
appropriations and authorizing committees to explore creative 
ways to raise more revenues for the park system. The Committee 
has been particularly pleased with the results of the 
recreational fee demonstration program, and is encouraged that 
legislation extending the program for the Service has received 
the unanimous support of the authorizing committee.
    The Committee urges the Department to work with the 
University of Arkansas' School of Agriculture toward an 
agreement for landscaping and maintenance on the grounds of Hot 
Springs National Park.
    The Committee expects the Service to provide $77,000 of the 
increase provided for Yellowstone National Park to enhance the 
protection of hydrothermal features at the park.
    The Service is expected to review the fire damage to the 
casino at Newport, RI, a national historic landmark, and to 
provide such technical assistance as is consistent with 
existing Service programs to help mitigate against such damage 
in the future.
    The Committee is very concerned about the proposed closure 
of the Mount McKinley airstrip at Denali National Park and 
Preserve. The airstrip is located over 70 miles from its 
namesake, and is the only airstrip with reasonable and 
convenient access to park facilities for visitors choosing to 
travel to the park by air. Air access to the 6 million acre 
Denali National Park and Preserve is guaranteed under a number 
of provisions of the Alaska National Interest Lands 
Conservation Act, and closure of this airstrip would be 
antithetical to such provisions. The Committee directs the 
National Park Service to maintain existing access to the Mount 
McKinley airstrip for general aviation and commercial uses.
    Denali National Park and Preserve is a lengthy drive from 
Anchorage, and a significant distance from Fairbanks, making 
day trips unappealing for potential park visitors with little 
time to spend in the State or for State residents who cannot 
afford the time and expense of surface transportation. The 
Committee also directs the National Park Service, in 
consultation with the Federal Aviation Administration, to 
consider the options for establishing a jet-capable runway in 
the vicinity of the park entrance to meet increasing demand for 
air transportation to the park.
    The Manzanar National Historic Site is located on the 
grounds of the former Manzanar internment camp, one of 10 such 
sites where 120,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry were 
confined without due process of law during World War II. 
Through its power to educate, the Manzanar National Historic 
Site will be an important step in our Nation's effort to 
prevent any group from ever again experiencing such widespread 
suffering.
    Manzanar has been minimally funded since its inception and 
struggles to maintain even the most basic vestiges of a 
national park unit. The Committee recognizes the unique nature 
of this, and other sites and has provided additional resources 
that will enhance operations and resource protection at 
numerous park units. Manzanar National Historic Site will 
benefit from the additional funds recommended by the Committee 
for the special park operations initiative above the budget as 
well as the $10,000,000 across-the-board increase for all 
parks. During fiscal year 1999 and the future, the National 
Park Service should consider the funding needs for operations 
and management of the site in order to provide the staff and 
resources necessary to offer basic visitor services and 
improved resource protection.
    Within the increased funds provided for the National Park 
Service, including operations at the Marsh-Billings National 
Historical Park, the Committee urges the Service to address the 
need to upgrade fire detection and suppression systems at the 
park.
    The continuing presence of brucellosis in the greater 
Yellowstone area is a concern to the Committee. The Committee 
believes eliminating or severely reducing the prevalence of 
this disease is in the best interest of Yellowstone National 
Park and the States which surround the park. One such tool for 
consideration in obtaining this goal is the implementation of 
vaccination programs.
    The Departments of the Interior and Agriculture shall 
provide to the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations a 
joint report regarding the use of vaccinations for brucellosis 
by agencies within their jurisdictions. The report shall 
include but not be limited to a list of herds on federally 
owned lands which are exposed to brucellosis; a list of herds 
which have or are currently being vaccinated for brucellosis by 
Federal agencies; what specific vaccines are being used by 
Federal agencies on various wildlife; and what standards the 
two Departments have used in the past and plan to use to 
determine the safety and efficacy of vaccines for herds within 
their jurisdictions. In addition, the report shall include what 
concerted effort the Departments are taking to determine when a 
vaccine is safe for both elk and bison.

                  national recreation and preservation

Appropriations, 1998....................................     $44,259,000
Budget estimate, 1999...................................      46,575,000
Committee recommendation................................      48,800,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $48,800,000, 
an increase of $2,225,000 above the budget estimate and an 
increase of $4,541,000 above the fiscal year 1998 level. A 
comparison of the Committee recommendation to the budget 
estimate follows:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                   Committee                    
                                                               Budget estimate   recommendation       Change    
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Recreation programs..........................................         $515,000         $515,000  ...............
Natural programs.............................................       12,088,000       10,188,000      -$1,900,000
Cultural programs............................................       19,056,000       19,431,000         +375,000
International park affairs...................................        1,671,000        1,671,000  ...............
Environmental and compliance review..........................          358,000          358,000  ...............
Grant administration.........................................        1,751,000        1,751,000  ...............
Heritage Partnership Programs:                                                                                  
    Commissions and grants...................................        5,500,000        5,500,000  ...............
    Technical support........................................          859,000          859,000  ...............
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal...............................................        6,359,000        6,359,000  ...............
                                                              ==================================================
Statutory or contractual aid for other activities:                                                              
    Alaska Native Cultural Center............................  ...............          750,000         +750,000
    Aleutian World War II National Historic Area.............  ...............          100,000         +100,000
    Blackstone River Corridor Heritage Commis-  sion.........          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..............................................          239,000          239,000  ...............
    Johnstown Area Heritage Association......................           50,000           50,000  ...............
    Mandan On-a-Slant Village................................  ...............        1,000,000       +1,000,000
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Center...........................          534,000          534,000  ...............
    National Constitution Center.............................          500,000          500,000  ...............
    Native Hawaiian culture and arts program.................          750,000          750,000  ...............
    New Orleans Jazz Commission..............................           67,000           67,000  ...............
    Quinebaug-Shetucket National Heritage Corridor Commission          200,000          200,000  ...............
    Roosevelt Campobello International Park Commission.......          670,000          670,000  ...............
    Sewall-Belmont House.....................................  ...............          500,000         +500,000
    Southwestern Pennsylvania Heritage Preservation                                                             
     Commission..............................................          158,000          158,000  ...............
    Vancouver National Historic Reserve......................  ...............          400,000         +400,000
    Wheeling National Heritage Area..........................  ...............        1,000,000       +1,000,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, statutory or contractual aid.................        4,777,000        8,527,000       +3,750,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Total, National recreation and preservation............       46,575,000       48,800,000       +2,225,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Recreation programs.--The Committee recommends an increase 
of $9,000 over the fiscal year 1998 level for recreation 
programs for fixed costs.
    Natural programs.--The Committee recommends an increase of 
$1,204,000 over the fiscal year 1998 level for natural 
programs, including $100,000 for the Women's Rights National 
Historic Trail, $1,000,000 for Rivers and Trails Conservation 
Assistance [RTCA], and $104,000 for fixed costs. Within the 
amount provided for RTCA, $500,000 is for Ravenna Creek 
restoration in cooperation with the Ravenna Creek Alliance. The 
remaining increase for the RTCA should be applied to activities 
within the scope of the existing program, and not be applied to 
new initiatives. The Committee recommendation also includes 
$250,000 to continue the Lake Champlain Program and $150,000 
for ongoing support of the Vermont/New Hampshire Joint River 
Commissions. The Service is also expected to continue its 
support for the Chesapeake Bay Program.
    Cultural programs.--The Committee recommends an increase of 
$532,000 over the fiscal year 1998 level for cultural programs, 
including $157,000 for fixed costs and $375,000 to begin the 
Revolutionary War and War of 1812 historic preservation study 
authorized by Public Law 104-333.
    International park affairs.--The Committee recommends for 
international park affairs an increase of $13,000 over the 
fiscal year 1998 level for fixed costs.
    Environmental and compliance review.--The Committee 
recommends for environmental and compliance review an increase 
of $8,000 over the fiscal year 1998 level for fixed costs.
    Grant administration.--The Committee recommends for grant 
administration an increase of $36,000 over the fiscal year 1998 
level for fixed costs.
    Heritage partnership programs.--The Committee recommends 
$6,359,000 for the heritage partnership programs, an increase 
of $1,009,000 over the fiscal year 1998 level. The amount 
provided includes $859,000 for technical support and $5,500,000 
for grants to heritage areas and historic districts consistent 
with Public Law 104-333. The Service should continue to provide 
$1,000,000 each to the Essex National Heritage Area, the Ohio & 
Erie Canal National Heritage Corridor, and the Steel Industry 
American Heritage Area. Remaining funds are to be distributed 
to the other sites authorized in Pubic Law 104-333 that were 
funded in the fiscal year 1998 appropriations bill, and which 
are most ready to make progress toward meeting area objectives.
    Statutory or contractual aid.--The Committee recommends 
$8,527,000 for statutory or contractual aid, an increase of 
$1,730,000 above the fiscal year 1998 level. The distribution 
of the funds is shown in the table at the beginning of this 
section.
    Urban parks and recreation fund.--The Committee has not 
provided the $2,000,000 requested in the budget to reestablish 
this program, for which funding was last available for grants 
in fiscal year 1994.

                       historic preservation fund

Appropriations, 1998....................................     $40,812,000
Budget estimate, 1999...................................     100,612,000
Committee recommendation................................      55,612,000

    The Committee recommends $55,612,000 for the historic 
preservation fund, a decrease of $45,000,000 below the budget 
estimate and an increase of $14,800,000 over the fiscal year 
1998 level. Changes from the current year level include an 
increase of $6,000,000 for grants to States, an increase of 
$300,000 for grants to tribes, an increase of $2,000,000 for 
historically black colleges and universities, an increase of 
$10,000,000 for the Millennium Program, and a decrease of 
$3,500,000 that reflects the end of Federal support for the 
National Trust for Historic Preservation pursuant to the 
Committee's understanding with the Trust.
    The amount provided for historically black colleges and 
universities includes $1,422,000 to continue base funding for 
projects identified by the field assessment team pursuant to 
Executive Order 12677, and $6,200,000 for restoration projects 
authorized in section 507 of Public Law 104-333, the Omnibus 
Parks Act of 1996. Based on the findings from condition 
assessments conducted in fiscal year 1998, the Service should 
allocate fiscal year 1999 funds for projects authorized by 
Public Law 104-333 to institutions having the most 
significantly endangered historic buildings. No single facility 
should receive more than $1,000,000. The amount provided also 
includes $200,000 to continue facility condition assessments.
    The Committee has included $10,000,000 for the millennium 
program for historic preservation projects of national 
importance. The Committee expects to be involved closely in 
developing the criteria for the allocation of these funds, and 
expects to be consulted before any grants are made. To address 
the need for funding of preservation projects at the State 
level, the Committee has provided a significant increase for 
the existing historic preservation fund grants-to-States 
program. The Committee also has provided funds throughout the 
bill for specific, high-priority historic preservation projects 
of national importance such as restoration of the Star Spangled 
Banner, the Susan B. Anthony House, the Sewall-Belmont House, 
and Mandan On-a-Slant Village. The Committee believes these 
projects to be consistent with the general criteria for 
millennium projects identified in the NPS budget justification. 
To the extent the National Park Service or other agencies 
funded in this bill can identify additional, specific 
preservation projects of national importance in future budget 
requests, the Committee likely will be sympathetic to those 
requests to the extent funds are available.

                              construction

Appropriations, 1998....................................    $222,769,000
Budget estimate, 1999...................................     175,000,000
Committee recommendation................................     210,116,000

    The Committee recommends $210,116,000 for National Park 
Service construction, an increase of $35,116,000 above the 
budget estimate and a decrease of $12,653,000 below the fiscal 
year 1998 level. Changes from the budget request are shown in 
the table below:

                   NATIONAL PARK SERVICE CONSTRUCTION                   
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                              Budget         Committee  
                 Project                      request     recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Adams National Historic Site, MA (repair/                               
 rehabilitate inadequate work space-                                    
 carriage house)........................      $1,724,000      $1,724,000
Antietam National Battlefield, MD                                       
 (stabilize and restore battlefield                                     
 structures)............................       3,782,000       3,782,000
Blackstone River Valley National                                        
 Heritage Corridor, RI-MA (restoration                                  
 and interpretive projects).............  ..............       1,000,000
Blue Ridge Parkway (repair Peaks of                                     
 Otter Dam).............................         200,000         200,000
Boston African-American National                                        
 Historic Site, MA (rehabilitate African                                
 Meeting House).........................       1,398,000       1,398,000
C&O; Canal National Historical Park, MD                                  
 (relocate visitor center)..............  ..............       1,200,000
Cape Hatteras National Seashore, NC                                     
 (relocate historic light station)......       9,800,000       9,800,000
Castillo de San Marcos National                                         
 Monument, FL (stabilize and restore                                    
 fort--phase I).........................       3,430,000       3,430,000
Central High School, AR (planning and                                   
 development)...........................  ..............         300,000
Charleston School District, AR                                          
 (interpretive exhibits)................  ..............         200,000
Chickasaw National Recreation Area, OK                                  
 (The Point campground).................  ..............       1,570,000
Congaree Swamp National Monument, SC                                    
 (access road)..........................  ..............       2,300,000
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation                                  
 Area, PA (repair Egypt Mill and                                        
 Pickerel Dams).........................         840,000         840,000
Edison National Historic Site, NJ                                       
 (rehabilitation).......................  ..............         507,000
Eisenhower National Historic Site, PA                                   
 (fire protection for historic                                          
 structures)............................       1,310,000       1,310,000
Everglades National Park, FL (modify                                    
 water delivery system).................      14,000,000      14,000,000
Fort McHenry National Monument and                                      
 Historic Shrine, MD (rehabilitate                                      
 historic fort walls)...................         600,000         900,000
Fort Point National Historic Site, CA                                   
 (repair earthquake damage and repoint                                  
 brickwork).............................       2,158,000       2,158,000
Fort Smith National Historic Site, AR                                   
 (rehabiltitate historic courthouse and                                 
 jail/Beverly property).................       1,300,000       1,550,000
Fort Sumter National Monument, SC                                       
 (rehabilitation).......................  ..............         200,000
Gateway National Recreation Area, NY-NJ:                                
    Floyd Bennett Field (rehabilitate                                   
     failing utilities).................       5,690,000       5,690,000
    Sandy Hook Lighthouse                                               
     (rehabilitation)...................         884,000  ..............
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve,                                 
 AK (rehabilitate inadequate utilities                                  
 at Bartlett Cove)......................       3,988,000       3,988,000
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, UT-                               
 AZ (improve Lake Powell water quality                                  
 and visitor facilities)................       2,040,000       2,040,000
Golden Gate National Recreation Area, CA                                
 (structure rehabilitation of Alcatraz                                  
 Cell House)............................       5,580,000       5,580,000
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN-                                
 NC (reconstruct trails)................         970,000         970,000
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park,                                 
 WV (stabilization of structures, flood                                 
 recovery)..............................  ..............       1,300,000
Hispanic Cultural Center, NM (arts                                      
 center)................................  ..............       3,000,000
Historic Preservation Training Center,                                  
 MD (rehabilitate historic Gambrill                                     
 House).................................         675,000  ..............
Hovenweep National Monument, UT (design                                 
 and construct visitor/administrative                                   
 facility)..............................  ..............       1,000,000
Independence National Historical Park,                                  
 PA:                                                                    
    Redevelopment of Independence Mall..       3,500,000       3,500,000
    Rehabilitate Bishop White House                                     
     utilities..........................         854,000         854,000
Jimmy Carter National Historic Site, GA                                 
 (restore boyhood homesite).............       1,435,000       1,435,000
Katmai National Park and Preserve, AK                                   
 (visitor use facilities)...............  ..............       3,000,000
Lake Mead National Recreation Area, NV                                  
 (replace inadequate water treatment):                                  
    Nevada sites........................       8,550,000       8,550,000
    Boulder Beach.......................       1,342,000       1,342,000
Longfellow National Historic Site, MA                                   
 (protect and conserve structures and                                   
 collections)...........................       1,645,000       1,645,000
Mammoth Cave National Park, KY (mitigate                                
 water pollution of cave)...............       1,120,000       1,120,000
Minute Man National Historical Park, MA:                                
    Provide safe visitor access along                                   
     Battle Road Trail..................       1,200,000       1,200,000
    Rehabilitate unsafe historic                                        
     residences.........................       1,619,000  ..............
Mississippi National River and                                          
 Recreation Area (partnership)..........       2,000,000  ..............
Natchez National Historical Park, MS                                    
 (restore the William Johnson and                                       
 McCallum Houses).......................         876,000         876,000
National Constitution Center, PA                                        
 (design, engineering, and construction)  ..............      10,000,000
New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail, NJ                                   
 (exhibits).............................  ..............         411,000
New River Gorge National River, WV                                      
 (rehabilitation, day labor, parkway                                    
 support)...............................  ..............         575,000
Olympic National Park, WA:                                              
    Quinault Visitor Center, North Fork                                 
     Recreation Area....................  ..............         550,000
    Planning and design, removal of                                     
     Elwha Dam..........................  ..............       2,000,000
Salem Maritime National Historic Site,                                  
 MA (complete rehabilitation of Polish                                  
 Club building).........................         997,000  ..............
San Antonio Missions National Historical                                
 Park (preservation of historic                                         
 buildings).............................  ..............         390,000
Sequoia National Park, CA (remove                                       
 facilities and restore giant forest)...       6,000,000       6,000,000
Seward interagency facility (complete                                   
 design, initiate construction).........  ..............       2,400,000
Shenandoah National Park, VA                                            
 (rehabilitate inadequate utility                                       
 systems)...............................       4,980,000       4,980,000
Shiloh National Military Park, TN (stop                                 
 riverbank erosion).....................       2,000,000       2,000,000
Sitka National Historic Site, AK                                        
 (rehabilitate priest's quarters and old                                
 school house)..........................  ..............       1,120,000
Statue of Liberty National Monument and                                 
 Ellis Island, NY-NJ (rehabilitation)...  ..............       2,000,000
Susan B. Anthony House, NY (historic                                    
 structure report/repair and                                            
 rehabilitation)........................  ..............         550,000
Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site,                                
 MO (restore and stabilize main house                                   
 and related structures)................  ..............         968,000
Vicksburg National Military Park, MS                                    
 (rehabilitate monuments, facilities)...  ..............       1,500,000
Virginia City, MT (restore structures)..  ..............       2,000,000
Wildlife disease biocontainment facility  ..............         500,000
Wrangell St. Elias National Park and                                    
 Preserve, AK (continue construction of                                 
 visitor center/headquarters)...........       8,400,000       8,600,000
Zion National Park, UT (implement                                       
 visitor transportation system).........       3,640,000       3,640,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, line item projects......     110,527,000     145,643,000
                                         ===============================
Emergency, unscheduled, housing.........      15,000,000      15,000,000
Planning................................      21,300,000      21,300,000
Associated advance/project planning.....         583,000         583,000
Equipment...............................      19,865,000      19,865,000
General management plans................       6,900,000       6,900,000
Special resource studies................         825,000         825,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Grand total, construction.........     175,000,000     210,116,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    In the statement of managers accompanying the fiscal year 
1998 Interior and Related Agencies conference report, the 
conferees were highly critical of excessive construction costs 
incurred by the Service on certain projects that were widely 
publicized. The conference agreement directed the Secretary of 
the Interior to appoint a committee to review Service 
construction practices, with particular attention to the role 
of the Denver Service Center in planning and design and the 
lack of accountability in the Service management structure. The 
review committee was formed under the auspices of the National 
Academy of Public Administration [NAPA], and just recently 
released its report: ``Strengthening the National Park Service 
Construction Program.'' The Service has stated its intention to 
implement fully each of the 11 recommendations contained in the 
report, a goal which the Committee strongly endorses.
    One of the principal recommendations of the report is that 
the Denver Service Center contract out about 90 percent of its 
design work and all construction supervision and inspection 
tasks. Implementation of this recommendation will necessitate 
reductions in personnel levels at the Denver Service Center. As 
such, the Committee has included language in the general 
provisions section of this title providing buyout authority for 
employees of the Denver Service Center. The NAPA report also 
recommends greater use of standardized designs that can be 
adapted for specific sites, improvement of construction 
contract management capabilities, assignment of responsibility 
to enhance accountability, and establishment of base funding 
for the Denver Service Center to remove disincentives to cost 
reduction and outsourcing. While the Committee has not 
established base funding for the Denver Service Center in this 
bill pending further review of the NAPA report, the Committee 
does intend generally to follow through on the base funding 
recommendation. Additional adjustments in appropriations 
structure and language also may be required upon further review 
of the report and upon receipt of a more detailed response from 
the Service. The Committee recognizes that construction 
management reforms will take time to implement fully, but 
intends to work with the Department to make whatever changes 
necessary to prevent the recurrence of the type of project that 
has so damaged the credibility of the National Park Service in 
the last year.
    The Committee understands that the Service will allocate 
sufficient Federal highway funds in fiscal year 1999 to 
complete the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Parkway. 
The Committee further understands that at least $19,200,000 
from the Federal Lands Highway Program will be allocated for 
construction of the Natchez Trace Parkway.
    The Service budget justification indicates that the agency 
intends to use Federal Lands Highway Program funds for the 
Northshore Road at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, despite 
the fact that reconstruction of the Lakeshore Road, also in 
Lake Mead National Recreation Area, remains to be completed. 
The Committee is aware that the Lakeshore Road has been a 
significant safety hazard, and directs the Service to make 
reconstruction of the Lakeshore Road a high priority for 
Federal Lands Highway Program funds allocated to Lake Mead 
National Recreation Area.
    The Committee has examined plans for the redevelopment of 
Independence Mall, and is impressed by the degree of 
cooperation between the Service, the city of Philadelphia, the 
National Constitution Center, and the various private 
organizations that have committed substantial funds for the 
redevelopment project. The Committee also is aware of the 
benefits that will accrue to the Service as a result of this 
partnership, particularly in terms of enhanced visitor 
facilities.
    The Committee, therefore, recommends $10,000,000 for 
construction of the National Constitution Center, which is a 
critical component of the redevelopment effort. Because the 
principal function of the National Constitution Center will be 
education and outreach, the Committee expects that the funds 
provided will be matched by Federal education funds. The funds 
also are provided with the understanding that the National 
Constitution Center will be entirely self-sustaining, and that 
no National Park Service funds will ever be required for 
operation of the facility. As the National Constitution Center 
and its partners proceed with detailed planning of the 
facility, the Committee emphasizes the need to limit the scope 
and cost of the facility to a reasonable level, and to ensure 
that all components of the facility are consistent with the 
park's general management plan.
    The Committee directs the Service to reprogram funds 
previously provided to the New River Gorge National River for 
Southside Junction to be used for stabilization of structures 
on Commercial Row.
    Funds provided for Harpers Ferry National Historical Park 
are to complete package 118 ($800,000) and for flood damage 
repairs ($500,000).
    Additional funds provided for Wrangell-St. Elias National 
Park and Preserve are for design of exhibits for a museum to be 
constructed commensurate with the visitor center. These funds 
are provided consistent with section 1318 of the Alaska 
National Interest Lands Conservation Act.
    The Committee understands that preliminary planning and 
design of the Corinth Visitor Center at Shiloh National 
Military Park are proceeding pursuant to direction and funding 
provided in the fiscal year 1998 bill. The Committee fully 
supports this project, and expects that construction funds will 
be provided in a timely fashion for obligation when the design 
process is complete.
    Within the funds provided for planning, $100,000 shall be 
used for preliminary design of visitor facilities at Bear Paw 
National Battlefield, and $100,000 shall be used for evaluating 
the feasibility and desirability of preserving and interpreting 
sites within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, 
including the Angel Island Immigration Station, that are 
related to immigration.
    The Committee has provided $2,000,000 to initiate planning 
and design for removal of the lower Elwha River hydroelectric 
project, provided that funds are made available to complete the 
Federal acquisition of both the Elwha and Glines Canyon 
hydroelectric projects.
    Funds are provided in both National Park Service and U.S. 
Fish and Wildlife Service accounts for construction of a 
biocontainment level-3 facility for research on contagious 
diseases which can impact domestic livestock. The Department of 
the Interior should work with the Department of Agriculture to 
develop a cooperative agreement with the State of Montana and 
Montana State University on a plan to construct this facility. 
The lead Federal agency on this agreement will be the Animal 
Plant Health Inspection Service of the Department of 
Agriculture.
    The Committee understands that the budget request included 
funding to initiate work on a special resource study for 
Chesapeake Bay sites in fiscal year 1999. The Committee 
supports this effort and encourages the Service to provide the 
necessary funds to begin this study.
    Funds are also included for a resource study of the Sand 
Creek Massacre Site.
    Of the amount provided for construction, $6,600,000 is to 
be derived from the environmental improvement and restoration 
fund established in Public Law 105-83.

                    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 1998.

                 land acquisition and state assistance

Appropriations, 1998....................................    $143,290,000
Budget estimate, 1999...................................     138,087,000
Committee recommendation................................      88,100,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $88,100,000, a 
decrease of $49,987,000 below the budget estimate and 
$55,190,000 below the fiscal year 1998 level.
    The following table shows the Committee recommendation:

                                                               Committee
        Area and State                                    recommendation
Acadia National Park, ME................................      $1,000,000
Antietam National Battlefield, MD.......................       1,000,000
Aztec Ruins National Monument, NM.......................         800,000
Bandelier National Monument, NM.........................       1,000,000
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Monument, CO......         200,000
Blue Ridge Parkway, NC, VA..............................       1,000,000
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park, MD..         250,000
Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve, WA..........       2,500,000
Everglades ecosystem:
    Big Cypress National Preserve, FL...................       2,000,000
    Grant to State of Florida...........................      20,000,000
    Everglades National Park, FL........................      20,000,000
Gauley River National Recreation Area, WV...............         500,000
Gettysburg National Military Park, PA...................       1,000,000
Golden Gate National Recreational Area, CA..............       1,300,000
Haleakala National Park, HI.............................       4,600,000
Katmai National Park and Preserve, AK...................       2,500,000
Keweenaw National Historical Park, MI...................         200,000
Natchez National Historical Park, MS....................         350,000
New River Gorge National River, WV......................       1,000,000
Nez Perce National Historical Park, MT..................         500,000
Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Site, TX........       1,000,000
Petersburg National Battlefield, VA.....................         900,000
Petroglyph National Monument, NM........................       3,000,000
Prince William Forest Park, VA..........................         500,000
Saguaro National Park, AZ...............................       1,000,000
Santa Monica National Recreation Area...................       2,000,000
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, MI..............         800,000
Thomas Stone National Historic Site, MD.................         200,000
Vicksburg National Battlefield, MS......................         900,000
War in the Pacific National Historical Park, Guam.......         600,000
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, AK.......       1,500,000
Emergencies/hardships/inholdings........................       3,000,000
Inholdings/exchanges....................................       1,500,000
Land acquisition administration.........................       8,500,000
State grants administration.............................       1,000,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Grand total, National Park Service................      88,100,000

                          ENERGY AND MINERALS

                         U.S. Geological Survey

                 surveys, investigations, and research

Appropriations, 1998....................................    $760,358,000
Budget estimate, 1999...................................     806,883,000
Committee recommendation................................     772,115,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $772,115,000 
for surveys, investigations, and research of the U.S. 
Geological Survey [USGS], a decrease of $34,768,000 below the 
budget estimate and an increase of $11,757,000 above the fiscal 
year 1998 level.
    The following table provides a comparison of the 
Committee's fiscal year 1999 recommendations with the budget 
estimate:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                   Committee                    
                                                               Budget estimate   recommendation       Change    
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National mapping program:                                                                                       
    National data collection and integration.................      $61,024,000      $61,024,000  ...............
    Earth science information management and delivery........       51,568,000       36,568,000     -$15,000,000
    Geographic research and applications.....................       39,197,000       38,197,000       -1,000,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, national mapping program.....................      151,789,000      135,789,000      -16,000,000
                                                              ==================================================
Geologic hazards, resource, and processes:                                                                      
    Geologic hazards assessments.............................       76,435,000       76,935,000         +500,000
    Geologic landscape and coastal assessments...............       71,216,000       72,692,000       +1,476,000
    Geologic resource assessments............................       86,142,000       86,142,000  ...............
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, geologic hazards, resource, and processes....      233,793,000      235,769,000       +1,976,000
                                                              ==================================================
Water resources investigations:                                                                                 
    Water resources assessment and research..................      103,820,000       97,820,000       -6,000,000
    Water data collection and management.....................       32,849,000       26,836,000       -6,013,000
    Federal-State coop program...............................       71,961,000       67,961,000       -4,000,000
    Water Resources Research Act program.....................        5,557,000        4,557,000       -1,000,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, water resources investigations...............      214,187,000      197,174,000      -17,013,000
                                                              ==================================================
Biological research:                                                                                            
    Biological research and monitoring.......................      135,314,000      131,083,000       -4,231,000
    Biological information management and delivery...........       11,472,000       11,472,000  ...............
    Cooperative research units...............................       11,526,000       12,026,000         +500,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, biological research..........................      158,312,000      154,581,000       -3,731,000
                                                              ==================================================
General administration.......................................       27,293,000       27,293,000  ...............
Facilities...................................................       21,509,000       21,509,000  ...............
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Total, surveys, investigations, and re-  search........      806,883,000      772,115,000      -34,768,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    National mapping program.--The Committee recommends an 
amount of $135,789,000 for this program. Increases to the 
fiscal year 1998 level include $2,500,000 for the EROS Data 
Center and $2,425,000 for uncontrollable cost increases. 
Decreases from current year funding result from $4,921,000 in 
savings proposed in the budget estimate.
    Geologic hazards, resources, and processes.--The Committee 
recommends an amount of $235,769,000 for this program. The 
Committee has restored funding for several items that were 
proposed for reduction or elimination in the administration's 
fiscal year 1999 budget estimate including: $1,000,000 for coal 
availability studies in West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, 
Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, New 
Mexico, and Montana; $1,726,000 for the National Cooperative 
Geologic Mapping Program in order to maintain level funding for 
the STATEMAP, EDMAP, and FEDMAP programs; $1,250,000 for the 
continuation of coastal erosion studies in South Carolina and 
Georgia, of which $250,000 is provided for the South Carolina 
coastal erosion monitoring program, and $500,000 for other 
coastal programs; and $2,000,000 to continue the minerals-at-
risk program in Alaska.
    Increases above the fiscal year 1998 level include $500,000 
for collaborative research and technology development by the 
Hawaii Volcano Observatory and the University of Hawaii to 
improve the ability to forecast and mitigate the hazards posed 
by volcanic eruptions, and $4,844,000 to meet uncontrollable 
cost increases. Reductions from the current base total 
$4,750,000 in savings proposed in the budget estimate.
    Last year, the Committee included $1,000,000 for 
enhancements in seismic, geodetic, geochemical, and remote-
sensing monitoring at hazardous volcanoes in Hawaii, Alaska, 
and elsewhere in the United States. Inasmuch as this amount has 
been retained in the proposed program base for fiscal year 
1999, the Committee expects that it should again be used for 
the same purposes as were specified in fiscal year 1998. Within 
that amount, installation of six seismometer stations for 
monitoring volcanoes in East Maui, a project with an estimated 
cost of $120,000, is expected to be undertaken.
    Funding for both the earthquake hazards program of external 
cooperative agreements and the global seismic network are 
continued at the fiscal year 1998 enacted level, as proposed in 
the budget estimate. Within the earthquake hazards program, the 
Committee encourages the USGS and the State of Montana to 
continue ongoing efforts to improve data exchange capabilities 
between the Montana network, other regional seismic networks in 
the Rocky Mountain region, as well as from the recently 
installed USGS National Seismographic Network Station in 
Bozeman, MT.
    The Committee understands that discussions have taken place 
between the Cascades Volcano Observatory and Washington State 
University [WSU] regarding a new USGS facility on WSU's 
Vancouver campus. The Committee is concerned that costs for 
construction and maintenance of this facility may be 
substantially more than similar proposals made by the General 
Services Administration. The Committee urges USGS to renew the 
lease on its current facility in the short term, while 
exploring all options for the most cost-effective, long-term 
solution.
    Water resources investigations.--The Committee recommends 
an amount of $197,174,000 for this program. Increases to the 
fiscal year 1998 level include $387,000 for endocrine 
disruption studies in the Las Vegas Wash; $100,000 for planning 
and the preliminary work for a monitoring well on the Island of 
Molokai, a need identified as the result of a USGS ground water 
study; and $5,044,000 to meet uncontrollable cost increases. 
Reductions of $526,000 for mercury contamination studies and 
$2,713,000 in reinventing Government (REGO II) savings have 
been assumed in agreement with the budget estimate.
    The Committee agrees with the work plan for the middle Rio 
Grande basin as outlined in the budget request and expects work 
in the water resources investigations program, as well as the 
national mapping program and the geology program, to proceed 
accordingly. The Committee also concurs with the Survey's 
intention to continue work on high priority water quality 
issues in the Lake Champlain basin. The Committee expects that 
the States water resources research institutes programs will be 
administered in accordance with the provisions of section 
104(b) of the Water Resources Research Act of 1984, as amended 
by Public Law 104-147.
    The Committee is aware of an important set of studies on 
seasonal wetlands, carbon storage in the northern Great Plains, 
and biodiversity and wetland functions, which have been 
formulated through a collaborative effort between the USGS and 
North Dakota State University. The Committee encourages USGS to 
expand this collaboration and to make a recommendation in the 
fiscal year 2000 budget for further action on these studies.
    Biological research.--The Committee recommends $154,581,000 
for this program. Increases above the budget estimate include 
the restoration of funds for a proposed $1,370,000 across-the-
board reduction that, if implemented, would impact ongoing 
projects at all science centers, and an $899,000 proposed 
reduction that would have eliminated the Federal share of 
funding for chemical and drug registration work. Additional 
program funds for species and habitat protection include 
$750,000 for aquatic systems, of which $500,000 is for fish 
passage research; $1,000,000 for research on grasslands habitat 
fragmentation; $750,000 for adaptive management research 
projects; $500,000 for Southwest arid systems research; and 
$500,000 for Salton Sea research. An increase of $1,000,000 for 
clean water and watershed restoration includes funds for 
research in fish health in the Chesapeake Bay; the role of 
contaminants in restoration of habitats suitable for self-
sustaining fisheries; and restoration of acid mine drainage 
water. The Committee has also included an increase of $500,000 
for the cooperative research units, $1,000,000 for incinerator 
replacement at the USGS National Wildlife Health Center, 
located in Madison, WI, and $3,422,000 to meet uncontrollable 
costs.
    The Committee encourages the biological research program to 
incorporate studies on the existence of the blue pike in its 
work on Great Lakes fish and habitat restoration where 
feasible. Within the funds available for facilities maintenance 
and minor rehabilitation at science centers, the biology 
program is urged to consider the need for heating and air-
conditioning replacement at the Leetown Science Center.
    The increase for the cooperative research units is provided 
in order to fill some of the 17 position vacancies that now 
exist at established units. The Committee continues to support 
the Division's intention to give priority to those units that 
have carried vacancies for the greatest length of time and have 
unit leader vacancies.
    The Committee restates its expectation from last year that, 
at a minimum, current base budgets should be maintained for 
each of the science centers, and other field unit operations. 
When proposed changes in funding for any of these facilities 
might result in reductions to current funding levels, the 
Committee expects that its approval will be sought prior to 
final action being taken by the division.
    The Committee recognizes that the Pacific Island Ecosystem 
Research Center [PIERC] must address higher rates of species 
extinction and biodiversity over a larger geographic area than 
any other center. The Committee supports the integration of 
advanced information technologies and data bases to assist the 
PIERC in addressing the threat to species and habitat loss in 
Hawaii and the Pacific.
    Administration.--The Committee recommends an amount of 
$27,293,000 for general administration, the same as the budget 
estimate and includes $1,709,000 for uncontrollable cost 
increases.
    Facilities.--The Committee recommends an amount of 
$21,509,000 for facilities, the same as the budget estimate. As 
proposed in the budget, a reduction of $1,117,000 has been 
assumed for rental payments to GSA and an increase of $51,000 
is included for fixed cost increases.
    Other.--The Committee is concerned with reports it has 
received that suggest USGS is providing or seeking to provide a 
variety of commercial services to Federal and non-Federal 
entities in direct competition with the private sector. 
Services in question range from the more traditional USGS 
functions, such as surveying, mapping, and aerial photography, 
to activities critics claim are outside the scope of the 
Survey's mission, such as bridge inspection, engineering and 
design work, and stormwater permitting.
    Existing Federal law and policy appear to prohibit the 
Survey from providing such commercial services to other 
entities. For example, the Intergovernmental Cooperation Act 
prevents Federal agencies from unfairly competing with the 
private sector. This act authorizes Federal agencies to provide 
technical and specialized services to State and local 
government but requires that the ``services prescribed must be 
consistent with and further the policy of the U.S. Government 
of relying on the private enterprise systems to provide 
services reasonably and quickly through ordinary business 
channels.'' (31 U.S.C. 6505(a)).
    Furthermore, OMB Circular A-97 dictates ``Such services 
will not be provided unless the agency providing the services 
is providing similar services for its own use under the 
policies set forth in Circular No. A-76. In addition, in 
accordance with the policies set forth in Circular No. A-76, 
the requesting entity must certify that such services cannot be 
procured reasonably and expeditiously by it through ordinary 
business channels.''
    The Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs is attempting 
to address these issues on a broader scale as part of a 
Government reforms package being negotiated with the 
administration. In the meantime, this Committee expects USGS to 
undertake a careful review of its own practices, in full 
consultation with all involved parties, and implement such 
actions that are called for as a result. Should the Survey's 
efforts fail to address and resolve the concerns that have been 
raised, the Committee may be forced to take stronger action 
next year.

                      Minerals Management Service

    The Minerals Management Service [MMS] 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 1999, it is 
estimated that MMS will collect and distribute $5,200,000,000 
from over 107,000 Federal and Indian leases.

                royalty and offshore minerals management

Appropriations, 1998....................................    $144,196,000
Budget estimate, 1999...................................     122,402,000
Committee recommendation................................     117,275,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $117,275,000 
for royalty and offshore minerals management, a decrease of 
$5,127,000 below the budget estimate and a decrease of 
$26,921,000 below the fiscal year 1998 level. 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........................      $35,352,000      $35,352,000  ...............
    Resource evaluation......................................       21,933,000       23,433,000      +$1,500,000
    Regulatory program.......................................       39,290,000       39,290,000  ...............
    Information management program...........................       14,190,000       14,108,000          -82,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Outer Continental Shelf lands................      110,765,000      112,183,000       +1,418,000
                                                              ==================================================
Royalty management:                                                                                             
    Valuation and operations.................................       33,623,000       33,623,000  ...............
    Compliance...............................................       36,468,000       36,468,000  ...............
    Indian allottee refunds..................................           15,000           15,000  ...............
    Program services office..................................        2,623,000        2,623,000  ...............
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, royalty management...........................       72,729,000       72,729,000  ...............
                                                              ==================================================
General administration:                                                                                         
    Executive direction......................................        1,870,000        1,870,000  ...............
    Policy and management improvement........................        3,740,000        3,740,000  ...............
    Administrative operations................................       12,592,000       12,532,000          -60,000
    General support services.................................       14,706,000       14,221,000         -485,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, general administration.......................       32,908,000       32,363,000         -545,000
                                                              ==================================================
Use of receipts..............................................      -94,000,000     -100,000,000       -6,000,000
                                                              ==================================================
      Total, royalty and offshore minerals management........      122,402,000      117,275,000       -5,127,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The Committee notes the success of the past five lease 
sales in the Gulf of Mexico. Since enactment of the Deepwater 
Royalty Relief Act, the Federal Government has received 
revenues in excess of expectations from activities in the 
deepwater Gulf of Mexico. The Committee is concerned that 
changing royalty rates at this time potentially would have a 
negative impact on Gulf of Mexico investment decisions in the 
future. The Committee feels certainty and stability are 
important factors in attracting investment capital. With 
records receipts from lease sales, and crude oil prices at low 
levels, there is insufficient basis for changes that would 
create disincentives for domestic investment. The Committee, 
therefore, expects that royalty rates for deepwater Gulf of 
Mexico leases will remain unchanged for the remainder of the 
incentive period.
    The Committee commends the agency's royalty management 
program reengineering effort, but reminds the agency that 
compromises in valuation and compliance programs which create 
greater vulnerability to loss of revenues is unacceptable. The 
Committee urges the agency to coordinate closely with 
appropriate oversight authorities to assure that adequate 
controls are maintained.
    The Committee has provided $600,000 within the resource 
evaluation program for the Mississippi Marine Mineral Resource 
Center program to support exploration and sustainable 
development of seabed minerals.
    Also included in the resource evaluation recommendation is 
$900,000 for the Offshore Technology Resource Center. The 
Committee recognizes that as offshore drilling moves into 
deeper water, new technical, safety, and environmental 
challenges are faced. The Minerals Management Service, in its 
role of supervising the exploration and production of gas, oil, 
and minerals on the Outer Continental Shelf, will need to 
encourage development of new technologies, facilities, and 
procedures to meet these challenges. The Offshore Technology 
Research Center, a partnership between the Texas Engineering 
Experiment Station at Texas A&M; University and the University 
of Texas at Austin, is a world leader and the only site in the 
Nation for offshore research and testing of many new 
technologies. The work of the Offshore Technology Research 
Center is critical to building on the Federal investment for 
developing environmentally protective gas and mineral 
exploration procedures. The Committee urges the agency to 
consider the mission of the Offshore Technology Research Center 
in future budget requests.
    Pursuant to what has become the administration's recurring 
request, the Committee has included bill language under general 
provisions, Department of the Interior to prohibit the use of 
funds for Outer Continental Shelf leasing and development 
activities in certain areas. In addition, language has been 
included to prohibit exploratory drilling in the Mid-Atlantic 
planning area pending completion of State and Federal 
permitting processes, and resolution of ongoing litigation and 
administrative appeals. The Committee urges the administration 
to stand by its own 5-year plan and discontinue its request for 
annual legislative moratoria beginning in the fiscal year 2000 
budget request.

                           oilspill research

Appropriations, 1998....................................      $6,118,000
Budget estimate, 1999...................................       6,118,000
Committee recommendation................................       6,118,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $6,118,000 for 
oilspill research, the same as the budget estimate and the 
fiscal year 1998 level.

          Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement

                       regulation and technology

Appropriations, 1998....................................     $95,437,000
Budget estimate, 1999...................................      93,540,000
Committee recommendation................................      92,909,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $92,909,000 
for regulation and technology, a decrease of $631,000 below the 
budget estimate and a decrease of $2,528,000 below the fiscal 
year 1998 level. A comparison of the budget estimate and the 
Committee recommendation is as follows:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                   Committee                    
                                                               Budget estimate   recommendation       Change    
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Environmental restoration....................................         $146,000         $144,000          -$2,000
Environmental protection.....................................       70,018,000       69,738,000         -280,000
Technology development and transfer..........................       11,415,000       11,300,000         -115,000
Financial management.........................................          511,000          505,000           -6,000
Executive direction..........................................       11,175,000       10,947,000         -228,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, regulation and technology....................       93,265,000       92,634,000         -631,000
                                                              ==================================================
Civil penalties..............................................          275,000          275,000  ...............
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Total, regulation and technology.......................       93,540,000       92,909,000         -631,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The Committee has included an increase of $635,000 over the 
fiscal year 1998 level (adjusted for the transfer included in 
the fiscal year 1998 supplemental) to cover a portion of fixed 
cost increases. The Committee accepts the budget estimate for 
civil penalties, which is a decrease of $225,000 below the 
fiscal year 1998 level.

                    Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fund

                         (Definite, Trust Fund)

Appropriations, 1998....................................    $177,624,000
Budget estimate, 1999...................................     183,416,000
Committee recommendation................................     183,057,000

    The Committee recommends $183,057,000 for the abandoned 
mine reclamation fund, which is a decrease of $359,000 below 
the budget request and an increase of $5,433,000 above the 
fiscal year 1998 level. A comparison of the Committee 
recommendation and the budget estimate is as follows:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                   Committee                    
                                                               Budget estimate   recommendation       Change    
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Environmental restoration....................................     $168,140,000     $168,002,000        -$138,000
Technology development and transfer..........................        3,473,000        3,446,000          -27,000
Financial management.........................................        5,860,000        5,788,000          -72,000
Executive direction..........................................        5,943,000        5,821,000         -122,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Total..................................................      183,416,000      183,057,000         -359,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The Committee has included $6,900,000 for the clean streams 
initiative to address acid mine drainage problems.
    Bill language.--As in prior years, the bill includes 
language related to the conduct of the abandoned mine land 
program. The Committee has included language that maintains the 
Federal emergency reclamation program and limits expenditures 
in any one State to 25 percent of the total appropriated for 
Federal and State-run emergency programs. Bill language also is 
included to permit States to use prior-year carryover funds 
from the emergency program without being subject to the 25-
percent statutory limitation per State. The Committee also has 
recommended bill language which would fund minimum program 
State grants at $1,500,000 per State, bill language which 
provides $6,900,000 to be used for projects in the clean 
streams initiative, and $100,000 for Western mine land 
restoration partnership.
    The Committee also has included language specific to the 
State of Maryland authorizing the State to set aside the 
greater of $1,000,000 or 10 percent of the total of the grants 
made available to the State under title IV of the Surface 
Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977, subject to specific 
provisions identified in the bill language.

                             INDIAN AFFAIRS

                        Bureau of Indian Affairs

                      operation of indian programs

Appropriations, 1998....................................  $1,529,638,000
Budget estimate, 1999...................................   1,638,681,000
Committee recommendation................................   1,544,695,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of 
$1,544,695,000, a decrease of $93,986,000 below the budget 
estimate and an increase of $15,057,000 above the fiscal year 
1998 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.....................................      $353,885,000      $340,734,000      -$13,151,000
    Human services........................................       160,012,000       150,494,000        -9,518,000
    Education.............................................        52,268,000        52,119,000          -149,000
    Public safety and justice.............................        75,637,000         4,118,000       -71,519,000
    Community development.................................        39,170,000        38,845,000          -325,000
    Resources management..................................        53,905,000        53,275,000          -630,000
    Other trust services..................................        27,811,000        27,477,000          -334,000
    General administration................................        22,422,000        22,181,000          -241,000
    Small and needy tribes distribution...................  ................  ................  ................
    Distributions for Albuquerque, Muskogee, and Phoenix                                                        
     Tribes...............................................         5,850,000         5,850,000  ................
    Standard assessment methodology work group............           250,000  ................          -250,000
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
        Subtotal, tribal priority allocations.............       791,210,000       695,093,000       -96,117,000
                                                           =====================================================
Other recurring programs:                                                                                       
    Tribal government.....................................  ................  ................  ................
    Human services........................................           500,000  ................          -500,000
    Education:                                                                                                  
        School operations:                                                                                      
            Forward funding...............................       394,893,000       386,420,000        -8,473,000
            Other school operations.......................        91,992,000        86,396,000        -5,596,000
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
              Subtotal, school operations.................       486,885,000       472,816,000       -14,069,000
                                                           =====================================================
        Continuing education..............................        35,411,000        32,911,000        -2,500,000
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
          Subtotal, education.............................       522,296,000       505,727,000       -16,569,000
                                                           =====================================================
    Community development.................................  ................  ................  ................
    Resources management..................................        35,966,000        34,509,000        -1,457,000
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, other recurring programs..................       558,762,000       540,236,000       -18,526,000
                                                           =====================================================
Nonrecurring programs:                                                                                          
    Tribal government.....................................           250,000           250,000  ................
    Resources management..................................        32,011,000        30,840,000        -1,171,000
    Other trust services..................................        43,436,000        28,253,000       -15,183,000
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, nonrecurring programs.....................        75,697,000        59,343,000       -16,354,000
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
      Total, tribal budget system.........................     1,425,669,000     1,294,672,000      -130,997,000
                                                           =====================================================
                      BIA OPERATIONS                                                                            
                                                                                                                
Central office operations:                                                                                      
    Tribal government.....................................         2,635,000         2,616,000           -19,000
    Human services........................................           869,000           861,000            -8,000
    Community development.................................           838,000           834,000            -4,000
    Resources management..................................         3,115,000         3,094,000           -21,000
    Other trust services..................................         2,075,000         2,061,000           -14,000
    General administration:                                                                                     
        Education program management......................         2,303,000         2,285,000           -18,000
        Other general administration......................        35,507,000        33,789,000        -1,718,000
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
          Subtotal, general administration................        37,810,000        36,074,000        -1,736,000
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
          Subtotal, central office operations.............        47,342,000        45,540,000        -1,802,000
                                                           =====================================================
Area office operations:                                                                                         
    Tribal government.....................................         1,359,000         1,350,000            -9,000
    Human services........................................         3,279,000         3,251,000           -28,000
    Community development.................................           810,000           802,000            -8,000
    Resources management..................................         3,192,000         3,165,000           -27,000
    Other trust services..................................        10,763,000         8,469,000        -2,294,000
    General administration................................        23,774,000        23,526,000          -248,000
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, area office operation.....................        43,177,000        40,563,000        -2,614,000
                                                           =====================================================
Special programs and pooled overhead:                                                                           
    Education.............................................        14,258,000        14,107,000          -151,000
    Public safety and justice.............................        31,806,000        73,999,000       +42,193,000
    Community development.................................         3,266,000         3,283,000           +17,000
    Resources management..................................         1,320,000         1,320,000  ................
    General administration................................        71,843,000        71,211,000          -632,000
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, special programs..........................       122,493,000       163,920,000       +41,427,000
                                                           =====================================================
      Total, BIA operations...............................       213,012,000       250,023,000       +37,011,000
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
      Total, operation of Indian programs.................     1,638,681,000     1,544,695,000       -93,986,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Tribal priority allocations.--The Committee recommends 
$695,093,000 for the tribal priority allocations [TPA] 
activity, a decrease of $62,255,000 below the fiscal year 1998 
level of funding. The decrease below the fiscal year 1998 level 
of funding reflects the transfer of $70,288,000 in law 
enforcement funds to the special programs and pooled overhead 
activity, where the administration proposed its law enforcement 
initiative; decreases of $250,000 for the standard assessment 
methodology workgroup and $670,000 in other internal transfers; 
and increases of $1,500,000 for small and needy tribes in 
Alaska, within the amount provided for tribal government; 
$5,000,000 for budget structure changes; and $2,453,000 for 
uncontrollable costs.
    For the TPA tribal government subactivity, the Committee 
has provided $340,734,000, level funding with fiscal year 1998, 
plus $15,110,000 for internal transfers, $37,215,000 for budget 
structure changes, and prorated fixed costs of $1,159,000. In 
addition, the Committee has provided $1,500,000 to raise the 
base funding of small and needy tribes in Alaska. In fiscal 
year 1998, Congress directed the Bureau to allocate a total of 
$20,400,000 of the TPA general increase to bring all small and 
needy tribes to a minimum base funding level of $160,000, the 
minimum funding recommended by the 1994 BIA/DOI/tribal joint 
task force for small and needy tribes in the continental United 
States. However, the minimum level recommended by the task 
force for Alaska tribes is $200,000 because of the high cost of 
living and remoteness of many villages. With the fiscal year 
1998 funding provided for small and needy tribes, there are 
still 209 small and needy tribes remaining in Alaska.
    Due to budget constraints, the Committee cannot include 
funding sufficient to raise the TPA of all small and needy 
tribes in Alaska to the recommended level of $200,000. The 
Committee directs the Bureau to inform the Committee of the 
status of Alaska's small and needy tribes and the continuing 
shortfall in minimum TPA funding by January 1, 1999.
    The Committee has provided funding for the human services, 
education, community development, resources management, trust 
services, and general administration subactivities level with 
fiscal year 1998, adjusted for internal transfers, budget 
structure changes and prorated fixed costs.
    In public safety and justice, the Committee has provided 
$1,388,000 for fire protection and $2,730,000 for other 
programs, the level of funding provided in fiscal year 1998 for 
those programs, adjusted for internal transfers, budget 
structure changes and the addition of prorated fixed costs. The 
Committee has transferred law enforcement funding to the 
special programs and pooled overhead activity.
    It is the Committee's reading of the January 20, 1998, 
memorandum of the Attorney General and the Secretary of the 
Interior to the President that law enforcement funds would be 
removed from TPA and be placed under the control of central-
line authority. The Committee also is concerned that several 
program elements that include law enforcement funding still 
remain in the TPA activity. The Committee directs the Bureau to 
identify all funds for law enforcement in TPA, whether in the 
subactivities for public safety and justice, tribal government, 
or elsewhere, and consolidate that funding in the public safety 
and justice subactivity of the special programs and pooled 
overhead activity under the control of central-line authority 
beginning in fiscal year 1999. The Committee further directs 
that, consistent with the recommendations of the Attorney 
General and the Secretary, law enforcement funds are not 
available for reprogramming to other purposes and law 
enforcement funds are not available for tribal shares.
    The Committee has provided $5,850,000 for Albuquerque, 
Muskogee, and Phoenix Tribes, the same as the budget request.
    The Committee has not provided funds for the continuation 
in fiscal year 1999 of the workgroup established by the 
Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs to discuss TPA issues, 
such as unmet needs and distribution of possible future 
increases to TPA. The Committee understands that the workgroup 
has met in fiscal year 1998, and encourages the workgroup to 
provide its recommendations to the Assistant Secretary.
    The Committee is extremely concerned about the inequitable 
distribution of TPA among the tribes. With the commitment of 
the Bureau to work on the issue, the Committee requested that 
the General Accounting Office [GAO] review the TPA system and 
provide its final report to the Committee by June 1, 1998. In 
addition, the Committee and the Senate Indian Affairs Committee 
held hearings this spring to discuss TPA. Based on comments 
from these hearings, findings of the GAO, and concerns from the 
tribes, the Committee included bill language in the general 
provisions of title I regarding the distribution of fiscal year 
1999 and future year TPA funding.
    Other recurring programs.--The Committee recommends 
$540,236,000 for other recurring programs, a decrease of 
$9,060,000 below the fiscal year 1998 level. This amount 
includes decreases of $21,371,000 to reflect budget structure 
changes and $3,284,000 for internal transfers; and increases 
for programs over the fiscal year 1998 level of $7,684,000 for 
Indian School Equalization Program formula funds and program 
adjustments, $1,831,000 for student transportation, $3,000,000 
for operating grants for tribally controlled community 
colleges, and $3,080,000 for prorated fixed costs.
    Within the amount provided for tribal management programs 
in resources management, funding is included at the level 
provided in fiscal year 1998 for the Bering Sea Fishermen's 
Association, the Inter-Tribal Bison Cooperative, and the Alaska 
Sea Otter Commission.
    Nonrecurring programs.--The Committee recommends 
$59,343,000 for nonrecurring programs, a decrease of $1,836,000 
below the fiscal year 1998 level. The amount provided includes 
increases of $704,000 for budget structure changes, $1,500,000 
for water quality management planning, and $146,000 for 
prorated fixed costs; and decreases of $582,000 for internal 
transfers, $2,125,000 for tribal government, $1,000,000 for 
community development, and $479,000 for the minerals and mining 
program, as proposed by the Bureau.
    The Committee has not provided funds in resources 
management for implementation of the secretarial order issued 
by the Department of the Interior and the Department of 
Commerce regarding the administration of the Endangered Species 
Act in relation to Indian tribal lands. That order is 
inconsistent with the endangered species statute as currently 
enacted. Further, until ESA legislation is enacted which 
accomplishes the goals purportedly sought through the 
secretarial order, the Committee expects the Department to 
adhere to the ESA as written.
    It has come to the attention of the Committee that the 
Environmental Protection Agency has recently begun assessing 
heavy penalties against BIA for noncompliance with 
environmental requirements, including fines for violations of 
the underground storage tank regulations and for RCRA reporting 
violations. The Committee understands that BIA is planning to 
initiate an environmental audit program over the next 4 years, 
which is expected to bring further remediation projects to 
light. Due to budget constraints, the Committee was unable to 
provide the funding requested to address the problem fully. 
However, the Committee is supportive of the Bureau's efforts 
and encourages the Bureau to provide as much support as 
possible within existing funds.
    Central office operations.--The Committee recommends 
$45,540,000 for central office operations. The amount provided 
includes increases above the funding provided in fiscal year 
1998 of $354,000 for budget structure changes and $184,000 for 
prorated fixed costs and a decrease of $2,337,000 for internal 
transfers.
    Area office operations.--The Committee recommends 
$40,563,000 for area office operations. This amount includes a 
decrease below the fiscal year 1998 level of $564,000 for 
internal transfers and an increase of $241,000 for prorated 
fixed costs.
    Special programs and pooled overhead.--The Committee 
recommends $163,920,000 for special programs and pooled 
overhead. The amount provided includes increases over the 
fiscal year 1998 level of $70,288,000 in support of the 
President's law enforcement initiative, $15,867,000 to reflect 
budget structure changes, $1,514,000 in internal transfers, and 
$4,885,000 for fixed costs; and decreases of $42,000 for the 
United Tribes Technical College, $108,000 for the United Sioux 
Tribes Development Corp., $524,000 for the National Ironworkers 
Training Program, and $500,000 as a general decrease for 
general administration.
    Law enforcement in Indian country is identified as a 
priority of the administration and the Committee has committed 
to assisting the joint efforts of the Department of the 
Interior and the Department of Justice to address the issue. 
The Committee has provided a total of $70,725,000 for a law 
enforcement initiative through the transfer of law enforcement 
funds from TPA to special programs and pooled overhead. The 
additional amount requested for this initiative is not provided 
due to budget constraints. The Committee understands the 
January 20, 1998, memorandum of the Attorney General and the 
Secretary of the Interior to recommend that law enforcement 
funds be removed from TPA and placed under the control of 
central-line authority. The Committee directs that law 
enforcement funds are not available for reprogramming to other 
purposes and are not available for tribal shares.
    The Committee provides $2,310,000 for the United Tribes 
Technical College [UTTC], an increase of $500,000 above the 
budget request, to restore essentially the fiscal year 1998 
level. The Committee notes that UTTC serves students from 
nearly 40 different tribes and 16 States. The Department is 
encouraged in its fiscal year 2000 budget to provide sufficient 
funding for UTTC, and to make suggestions for the appropriate 
programmatic placement of UTTC in the budget.
    Contract support costs.--The Committee is concerned about 
continuing and growing funding shortfalls in contract support 
costs [CSC] for programs administered by Indian tribal 
governments pursuant to the Indian Self Determination and 
Education Assistance Act. Projected contract support shortfalls 
for fiscal year 1999 for the BIA are projected to be 
$13,348,000, and for the Indian Health Service [IHS] the 
shortfall is projected to be $131,298,000.
    Since the enactment of the Indian Self Determination and 
Education Assistance Act, it has been the policy of the 
Congress to encourage the transfer of responsibility for Indian 
programs from the Federal Government to the tribes by virtue of 
638 contracts and self-governance compacts. Indian tribes are 
now managing nearly one-half the contractable operations of 
both the BIA and the IHS.
    The number of tribes that are choosing to step into the 
shoes of the Federal agencies to undertake the provision of BIA 
and IHS services in their own communities is growing. The 
availability of full CSC funding--costs incurred in providing 
health and governmental services--is a major incentive that 
serves to attract tribal governments to the 638 and self-
governance programs.
    Since fiscal year 1993, there have been deficiencies in CSC 
funding resulting in a queue of unmet needs among 638 and self-
governance tribes. This queue is not a result of increasing 
support cost rates. The tribal indirect cost rate for IHS 
programs for the years 1993 through 1996 has remained steady at 
23 percent. The demand for increased CSC funding is a result of 
an increase in the number of tribes entering the programs.
    Against this backdrop, in several cases the Federal courts 
have held the United States liable for insufficient CSC 
funding. The Committee believes the situation needs to be 
addressed and directs the General Accounting Office [GAO] to 
conduct a comprehensive examination of existing contracts and 
compacts for BIA and IHS programs entered pursuant to the 
ISDEA, as they may be impacted by available appropriations for 
associated contract support and other indirect costs. The study 
should examine existing methodologies for calculating tribal 
contract support costs; report on the causes for the increase 
in contract support cost needs in recent years; and provide 
estimates and scenarios for future contract support cost needs 
under existing methodologies. The study should also include an 
analysis of the impact of available appropriations on future 
contracts and compacts and associated contract support costs, 
an analysis and review of impacts on the quantity and quality 
of services provided to Indian people through such contracts 
and compacts, and an analysis of what impacts, if any, have 
been felt by the worsening CSC situation. The Committee 
requests that the findings of the GAO, together with any 
recommendations it may make, be included in a report to the 
Committee to be delivered no later than June 1, 1999.
    Other.--The Committee recognizes the concerns of several 
tribes located within the jurisdictional service area of the 
Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma regarding federally funded services 
tribal members currently receive from the Cherokee Nation. 
However, the Committee is concerned that there is no additional 
funding to make available to provide separate service funding 
for each tribe wishing to provide services to its members. The 
Committee is also concerned about the potential for duplication 
of services to individuals and the loss of economies of scale 
where facilities and programs exist that cannot readily be 
split between tribes.
    In order to begin to address these concerns, the Committee 
hereby requests that all tribal entities located within the 
service area of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma work with the 
Department to develop a plan for their continued operations 
including expenditures of Federal grant moneys, geographical 
areas eligible for application for trust land status, and 
independent recognition as tribes. The Department shall report 
the results of this process to the Senate Committee on 
Appropriations and the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs on or 
before April 1, 1999.

                              construction

Appropriations, 1998....................................    $125,279,000
Budget estimate, 1999...................................     152,054,000
Committee recommendation................................     123,421,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $123,421,000, 
a decrease of $28,633,000 below the budget estimate and a 
decrease of $1,858,000 below the fiscal year 1998 level.
    The following table provides a comparison of the budget 
estimate with the Committee recommendation:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                   Committee                    
                                                               Budget estimate   recommendation       Change    
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Education....................................................      $86,612,000      $60,400,000     -$26,212,000
Public safety and justice....................................        5,553,000        5,553,000  ...............
Resources management.........................................       51,677,000       49,617,000       -2,060,000
General administration.......................................        2,146,000        2,146,000  ...............
Construction management......................................        6,066,000        5,705,000         -361,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Total, construction....................................      152,054,000      123,421,000      -28,633,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Education.--The Committee recommends $60,400,000 for 
construction of education facilities, which is $6,021,000 above 
the fiscal year 1998 level. The amount provided includes 
$40,000,000 for facilities improvement and repair, $3,000,000 
for employee housing, and $17,400,000 for new school 
construction. Within the amount provided for new schools, there 
is $8,700,000 for the construction of Pyramid Lake High School, 
Nevada, and $8,700,000 for the construction of Sac & Fox 
Settlement School, Iowa. These are the next schools on the 
priority list ready for construction. The Committee has not 
provided specific construction funding for Seba Dalkai School, 
Arizona, which is the next school on the priority list after 
Many Farms High School, Arizona, which was completed with 
fiscal year 1998 funding. The Committee notes that progress has 
not occurred on this project at the same rate as on the other 
school projects underway and believes that ongoing projects 
should be completed as quickly as possible before starting 
others.
    The Bureau uses a priority ranking process to identify 
major projects for replacement construction and a separate 
ranking process to identify projects for improvement and 
repair, giving the greatest weight in ranking and funding 
projects to those that alleviate unsafe or unhealthy conditions 
in Bureau facilities. The Committee recognizes that the burden 
of unmet need far outweighs the Bureau's resources and supports 
the prioritization of construction and repair projects. 
Consistent with the existing process, the Committee encourages 
the Bureau to provide assistance to additional schools with a 
demonstrated need, including the Brockton public schools in 
Montana and the Ojibwa and Standing Rock schools in North 
Dakota. To the extent that there are high-priority requirements 
identified for these facilities, the Bureau should give 
consideration to these needs through the emergency or minor 
repair programs within the educational facility improvement and 
repair program.
    The Committee directs the Secretary to develop a 5-year 
plan for the repair, renovation, and reconstruction of all 
necessary BIA school facilities that are the responsibility of 
the United States. The U.S. General Accounting Office's report 
of December 1997, entitled ``School Facilities--Reported 
Condition and Costs to Repair Schools Funded by Bureau of 
Indian Affairs,'' estimates a total cost for elementary and 
secondary schools of $754,000,000.
    The Committee expects the Secretary to work closely with 
the GAO and this Committee to verify or expand the initial 
estimates of the GAO. After determining the best estimates for 
a 5-year plan to complete the repair, renovation, and 
reconstruction (including new construction), the Committee 
directs the Secretary to develop an alternative administrative 
plan for the completion of this large task in 5 years, on a 
year-by-year basis. The current priority system of the BIA is 
not to be applied to this plan, rather, the Committee expects 
the Secretary to recommend a streamlined approach for the 
completion of this plan within 5 years. The Committee is also 
very interested in receiving accurate estimates of year-by-year 
costs, with fifth year costs being the final year to complete 
the updating of all BIA elementary and secondary school 
facilities and their support facilities, such as faculty 
housing.
    With regard to Indian postsecondary education facilities, 
the Secretary is directed to review the current needs of all 
major postsecondary schools serving primarily American Indian 
students and recommend plans for improving their facilities, 
including cost estimates and a reasonable Federal share for 
meeting these costs for tribally controlled community colleges 
and other vocational and art education institutions.
    Public safety and justice.--The Committee recommends 
$5,553,000 for construction of public safety and justice 
facilities, the same as the budget request.
    As part of the administration's initiative on law 
enforcement in Indian country, new detention centers on 
reservations are proposed for funding within the Department of 
Justice's appropriations. Therefore, the Committee has provided 
no funding for construction of new detention centers.
    Resources management.--The Committee recommends $49,617,000 
for construction of resources management projects. The amount 
provided includes an increase over the fiscal year 1998 level 
of $2,000,000 for safety of dams and a decrease of $704,000 in 
survey and design as a result of a budget structure change.
    General administration.--The Committee recommends 
$7,851,000 for general administration, the same amount as 
provided for fiscal year 1998.

indian land and water claims settlements and miscellaneous payments to 
                                indians

Appropriations, 1998....................................     $43,352,000
Budget estimate, 1999...................................      38,396,000
Committee recommendation................................      28,882,000

    The Committee recommends $28,882,000 for Indian land and 
water claims settlements and miscellaneous payments to Indians, 
a decrease of $9,514,000 below the budget request and a 
decrease of $14,470,000 below the fiscal year 1998 level. 
Funding is provided for the following settlements:

                                                               Committee
                                                          recommendation

Pyramid Lake water rights settlement....................      $2,530,000
Ute Indian rights settlement............................      25,000,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total.............................................      27,530,000

    The Committee has not provided funds to settle the claims 
of the Chippewa Cree Tribe of the Rocky Boy's Indian 
Reservation, as Federal authorizing legislation has not yet 
been enacted.
    The Committee allowance also includes $1,352,000 for 
miscellaneous payments to Indians pursuant to various 
legislative settlements, the same as the funding provided for 
fiscal year 1998 and an increase of $486,000 over the budget 
estimate. The Committee does not concur with the proposed base 
adjustments and has added $500,000 to restore funding for 
restoration of churches on the Aleutian and Pribilof Islands 
destroyed or raided during World War II. Appropriate bill 
language has been included which authorizes payments pursuant 
to Public Laws 99-264, 100-383, 100-580, and 103-402.

                 indian guaranteed loan program account

Appropriations, 1998....................................      $5,000,000
Budget estimate, 1999...................................       5,005,000
Committee recommendation................................       5,001,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $5,001,000, a 
decrease of $4,000 below the budget request and $1,000 over the 
funding level for fiscal year 1998 for fixed costs.

                INDIAN LAND CONSOLIDATION PILOT PROJECT

Appropriations, 1998....................................................
Budget estimate, 1999...................................     $10,000,000
Committee recommendation................................................

    Due to budget constraints, the Committee is unable to 
provide specific funding for the Bureau's pilot initiative to 
acquire fractional interests in land on one or more 
reservations. However, the Committee agrees strongly with the 
Department that fractionated ownership of allotted Indian lands 
is a pervasive problem and encourages the Department to support 
this initiative within existing funds during fiscal year 1999.

                          Departmental Offices

                            Insular Affairs

                       assistance to territories

Appropriations, 1998....................................     $67,514,000
Budget estimate, 1999...................................      66,275,000
Committee recommendation................................      66,045,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $66,045,000, a 
decrease of $230,000 below the budget estimate and a decrease 
of $1,469,000 below the fiscal year 1998 level.
    The amounts recommended by the Committee compared to the 
budget estimate are shown in the following table:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                   Committee                    
                                                               Budget estimate   recommendation       Change    
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Territorial assistance:                                                                                         
    Office of Insular Affairs................................       $3,849,000       $3,849,000  ...............
    Technical assistance.....................................        5,261,000        5,261,000  ...............
    Maintenance assistance fund..............................        2,300,000        2,300,000  ...............
    Brown tree snake.........................................        2,600,000        2,600,000  ...............
    Insular management controls..............................        1,491,000        1,491,000  ...............
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, territorial assistance.......................       15,501,000       15,501,000  ...............
                                                              ==================================================
American Samoa: Operations grants............................       23,054,000       22,824,000        -$230,000
Northern Mariana Islands: Covenant grants....................       27,720,000       27,720,000  ...............
                                                              ==================================================
      Total, assistance to territories.......................       66,275,000       66,045,000         -230,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Territorial assistance.--The Committee recommends 
$15,501,000 for territorial assistance, the same as the budget 
request. The recommended amount includes an increase of 
$1,000,000 over the current year level for control of the brown 
tree snake.
    The Committee remains concerned that Hawaii medical 
facilities are carrying multimillion-dollar unpaid balances for 
medical care provided to patients from the Pacific insular 
areas. American Samoa's balances are highest, and the Committee 
has provided specific direction for addressing these debts. 
However, the other Pacific insular areas are also in arrears. 
The Committee expects the Department to provide continued 
emphasis to this problem and emphasize the need for the Pacific 
insular governments to develop a repayment plan immediately. 
The Department is directed to provide a report no later than 
March 31, 1999, regarding the status of these unpaid medical 
bills and actions being taken by the Department to secure 
payment.
    The Committee is aware of concerns that the prior service 
trust fund is gradually being depleted and recognizes that 
there are several options for addressing this problem. However, 
prior to taking action on this issue, the Committee requests a 
recommendation from the Secretary of the Interior which is to 
be developed from a unified recommendation from the affected 
area governments. The Committee directs the Secretary to inform 
the affected governments of the Committee's desire for such a 
unified position with sufficient time for development of a 
recommendation prior to the fiscal year 2000 appropriations 
process.
    The Committee is aware of considerably overdue bills owed 
by the Chuuk State of the Federated States of Micronesia. 
Despite efforts by the Department to influence a resolution of 
this problem, the debts remain unpaid. Accordingly, the 
Committee directs the Department to withhold all technical 
assistance funding for the State of Chuuk, until the Department 
certifies that the State has developed a satisfactory repayment 
plan and has made at least some partial payment of its unpaid 
obligations in accordance with the plan.
    The Committee is aware of the high incidence of diabetic 
eye disease in the Marshall Islands and is aware of an effort 
involving specialists from the Emory Eye Center in Atlanta, 
with cooperation from ophthalmologists in Australia, to address 
the problem. The Committee encourages the Secretary to provide 
support where feasible to this effort.
    American Samoa operations grants/American Samoa 
construction.--The Committee recommends $22,824,000, for 
operations grants to American Samoa, which is $230,000 less 
than the budget request.
    The Committee is concerned that despite initial indications 
that the American Samoa Government was diligently proceeding to 
improve its fiscal management practices, little progress has 
apparently been made. Accordingly, the Committee intends to 
request the General Accounting Office to assess the American 
Samoa Government's situation relative to implementation of 
recommendations developed from its 1992 program review.
    The Committee is particularly concerned about the 
management of American Samoa's Off-Island Medical Referral 
Program. While establishment of an independent hospital board 
likely will affect current medical expenses, the Committee 
expects the American Samoa Government to address aggressively 
the current unpaid balances. Accordingly, the Committee directs 
that $2,000,000 of funds provided for construction grants shall 
be withheld by the Secretary of the Interior until the 
Secretary certifies that (a) the American Samoa Government has 
developed and implemented a satisfactory repayment plan for 
Hawaii hospital bills, and (b) the hospital authority has 
developed a plan for the funding and management of off-island 
referrals, including consideration of a managed care contractor 
located in Hawaii. In the event this action does not occur by 
June 30, 1999, the Committee directs the Secretary to use these 
funds for payment toward satisfying the unpaid medical bill 
debt to Hawaii health care providers. The Committee is aware of 
ongoing litigation involving American Samoa hurricane-related 
damages. Should American Samoa receive an award, prior to any 
disposition that may occur after June 30, 1999, from such 
litigation, the American Samoa Government may place $2,000,000 
from such award into a trust account, to be used as collateral 
for payment of Hawaii medical bills, in exchange for the 
release of the funds withheld as construction grants.
    CNMI/covenant grants.--The Committee recommends $27,720,000 
for covenant grants, the same as the budget request. Included 
in this amount is $11,000,000 for CNMI construction, $4,580,000 
for impact aid to Guam, $10,140,000 for American Samoa, and 
$2,000,000 for the CNMI immigration, labor, and law enforcement 
initiative, subject to the conditions established in this 
report.
    The Committee is concerned about the situation in CNMI 
regarding the garment industry and the low-paid alien work 
force, which may be a net drain on the economy. Accordingly, 
the Committee directs the Department to submit an objective 
analysis no later than March 31, 1999, on whether the garment 
industry and the alien work force are, in fact, a net gain or 
loss to the economy. Additionally, the Committee is concerned 
that Federal funds may be used to subsidize the economy of the 
CNMI as a result of the present tax system. The Committee, 
therefore, directs the Department to perform an analysis no 
later than March 31, 1999, which compares the business tax 
burden of the CNMI to that of businesses within the United 
States, and to make a determination of whether funds 
appropriated under this act are in effect subsidizing the 
economy. Of the $11,000,000 for CNMI construction, $5,000,000 
is provided for construction of prison facilities and $500,000 
is provided for construction of a crime laboratory.
    The Committee has provided $2,000,000 to the CNMI for the 
immigration, labor, and law enforcement initiative. The 
Department is directed to use a portion of these funds to 
provide for the establishment of an ombudsman's office in the 
CNMI. This office shall be established to provide workers with 
the opportunity to state claims to a Federal official who can 
then assist the worker in appropriate handling of such claims 
by a local or Federal office. The Committee feels establishment 
of the ombudsman's office is consistent with the intent of the 
initiative funding.
    Other.--The Committee is aware that the State of Hawaii 
claims to have incurred significant costs as a result of the 
immigration permitted by the compact of free association. The 
Committee reminds the Secretary of the Interior to solicit the 
views of the government of the State of Hawaii in preparing all 
future annual impact of compact reports prior to submission to 
Congress. The Secretary is further directed to include a 
thorough discussion of compact impact issues in future budget 
requests, and the extent to which the budget proposal addresses 
these issues.

                      compact of free association

Appropriations, 1998....................................     $20,545,000
Budget estimate, 1999...................................      20,445,000
Committee recommendation................................      20,830,000

    The Committee recommends $20,830,000 for compact of free 
association, an increase of $385,000 over the budget estimate 
and an increase of $285,000 over the fiscal year 1998 level. A 
comparison of the Committee recommendation to the budget 
estimate follows:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                   Committee                    
                                                               Budget estimate   recommendation       Change    
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Compact of free association--Federal services................       $7,354,000       $7,354,000  ...............
Mandatory payments--Program grant assistance.................       12,000,000       12,000,000  ...............
Enewetak support.............................................        1,091,000        1,476,000        +$385,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Total, compact of free association.....................       20,445,000       20,830,000         +385,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Federal services assistance.--The Committee recommends 
$7,354,000 for Federal services assistance, the same as the 
budget request.
    Program grant assistance.--The Committee recommends 
$12,000,000 for program grant assistance, the same as the 
budget request.
    Enewetak support.--The Committee recommends $1,476,000 for 
Enewetak support. Within this amount, the Committee has 
provided $1,066,000 for the Supplemental Food Program. The 
Committee recognizes that the intent of this program is to 
provide food subsidy funds until the Enewetak population 
achieves self-sufficiency. However, the Committee further 
recognizes that the small land base and lack of mechanization 
from which such self-sufficiency must occur hampers attaining 
this goal. Accordingly, the Committee has provided $410,000 on 
a one-time basis, specifically for the purchase of three 
backhoes, two flat-bed trucks, and funds to pay for salary 
expenses. The Committee directs the Department to assure these 
funds are used solely to acquire, transport, and operate the 
necessary equipment specified for the purpose of improving food 
self-sufficiency. The Department is directed to provide a 
report to the Committee no later than June 30, 1999, on the 
status of this equipment acquisition and on the projections 
regarding progress toward attaining self-sufficiency relative 
to potential declines in food support programs as local 
production increases.

                        Departmental Management

                         salaries and expenses

Appropriations, 1998....................................     $58,286,000
Budget estimate, 1999...................................      60,871,000
Committee recommendation................................      60,496,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $60,496,000 
for fiscal year 1999, a reduction of $375,000 from the budget 
estimate and an increase of $2,210,000 above the fiscal year 
1998 level. Funds are provided to cover partially fixed costs 
and other uncontrollable items. A comparison of the Committee 
recommendation and the budget estimate follows:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                   Committee                    
                                                               Budget estimate   recommendation       Change    
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Departmental direction.......................................      $11,579,000      $11,579,000  ...............
Management and coordination..................................       22,358,000       22,358,000  ...............
Hearings and appeals.........................................        7,213,000        7,213,000  ...............
Central services.............................................       18,910,000       18,535,000        -$375,000
Bureau of Mines workers compensation/unemployment............          811,000          811,000  ...............
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Total..................................................       60,871,000       60,496,000         -375,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    No funds are provided for the increase requested for 
central services. The Committee expects, however, that the 
Department will proceed with historic preservation efforts in 
the main Interior building and replacement of ADP and 
telecommunications equipment. These efforts should be funded by 
reducing by three the number of special assistant to the 
Secretary positions.
    The Committee continues to be concerned about the degree to 
which the Department uses its own aircraft in Alaska rather 
than locally available charter aircraft and aerial mapping 
services. The Committee expects the Department to ensure that 
its air service needs are being met by local air services 
unless such services are shown not to be cost effective or are 
inadequate to meet mission requirements.
    The Committee is aware that brucellosis has been documented 
in elk at winter feeding grounds in eastern Idaho, a 
circumstance that is of great concern to the State of Idaho. 
The Committee expects the Department to coordinate the efforts 
of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Park 
Service, and the U.S. Geological Survey to provide the State of 
Idaho with data on elk migration patterns gathered through 
individual identification, GPS, or other available methods.
    Under current public laws, including the Federal Land 
Management Policy Act of 1976, Federal land management agencies 
are given the authority and the mandate to protect public 
resources, including those of scientific value. These resources 
include fossilized paleontological specimens, which provide 
valuable clues to the Earth's history. The Committee is aware 
that no unified Federal policy exists regarding the treatment 
of these fossils by the affected Federal agencies, and is 
concerned that the lack of appropriate standards may lead to 
the deterioration or loss of these fossils and the permanent 
loss of a valuable scientific resource.
    Therefore, the Secretary of the Interior, in consultation 
with appropriate scientific, educational and commercial 
entities, should develop a report assessing the need for a 
unified Federal policy on the collection, storage, and 
preservation of these fossils. Agencies to be consulted in the 
development of this policy should include, but not be limited 
to, the Bureau of Land Management, the National Park Service, 
the Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, 
the Forest Service, and the Smithsonian Institution. The 
Committee encourages the Secretary to assess the need for 
standards that would maximize the availability of fossils for 
scientific study. The Committee expects the Secretary to submit 
the report to Congress for review no later than February 1, 
1999. In addition, the report should evaluate the effectiveness 
of current methods for storing and preserving fossils collected 
from public lands.

                        Office of the Solicitor

                         salaries and expenses

Appropriations, 1998....................................     $35,443,000
Budget estimate, 1999...................................      37,304,000
Committee recommendation................................      36,464,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $36,464,000 
for fiscal year 1999, a reduction of $840,000 from the budget 
estimate and an increase of $1,021,000 above the fiscal year 
1998 level.

                      Office of Inspector General

                         salaries and expenses

Appropriations, 1998....................................     $24,500,000
Budget estimate, 1999...................................      25,684,000
Committee recommendation................................      25,486,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $25,486,000 
for fiscal year 1999, a reduction of $198,000 from the budget 
estimate and an increase of $986,000 above the fiscal year 1998 
level.

                   National Indian Gaming Commission

                         salaries and expenses

Appropriations, 1998....................................      $1,000,000
Budget estimate, 1999...................................................
Committee recommendation................................................

    The Committee has provided no funding for the National 
Indian Gaming Commission, consistent with actions taken last 
year to enable the Commission to be self-supporting through its 
fee collections and consistent with the budget estimate.

             Office of Special Trustee for American Indians

                            FEDERAL PROGRAMS

Appropriations, 1998....................................     $38,557,000
Budget estimate, 1999...................................      42,000,000
Committee recommendation................................      38,000,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $38,000,000 
for the Office of Special Trustee for American Indians, a 
decrease of $4,000,000 below the budget estimate and a decrease 
of $557,000 below the fiscal year 1998 level.
    The Committee has included bill language to exempt certain 
small accounts from two requirements of the American Indian 
Trust Fund Management Reform Act of 1994: periodic statements 
of performance and investment. There are approximately 17,000 
Indian trust accounts which have a balance of less than $1 and 
have not had activity for over 18 months. The total value of 
these accounts is less than $5,000 and the average value is 30 
cents per account. These accounts are too small to earn 
interest. Attempts to disburse these amounts to the 
accountholders have been unsuccessful, as the checks are not 
cashed, and the amounts are subsequently restored to the 
special trustee's account in Treasury. Without the exemption, 
it would cost in excess of $600,000 annually to comply with the 
requirements of the act.

           natural resource damage assessment and restoration

                natural resource damage assessment fund

Appropriations, 1998....................................      $4,228,000
Budget estimate, 1999...................................       8,100,000
Committee recommendation................................       5,228,000

    The Committee recommends $5,228,000 for natural resource 
damage assessments, a decrease of $2,872,000 from the budget 
request and an increase of $1,000,000 above the fiscal year 
1998 level.

                           General Provisions

                       department of the interior

    The Committee has included in ``General Provisions, 
Department of the Interior'' various legislative provisions 
affecting the Department of the Interior. Several of these 
provisions have been carried in previous years and others are 
proposed new this year. The provisions are:
    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 in the event of actual or potential emergencies 
including forest fires, range fires, earthquakes, floods, 
volcanic eruptions, storms, oilspills, grasshopper and Mormon 
cricket outbreaks, and surface mine reclamation emergencies.
    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 use of appropriated funds to 
purchase uniforms or to provide a uniform allowance.
    Sec. 106. Provides that contracts issued for services and 
rentals with appropriated funds be in effect for a period not 
to exceed 12 months.
    Secs. 107-110. Restricts use of funds provided in the act 
for certain offshore leasing and related activities pursuant to 
the revised 5-year plan for Outer Continental Shelf oil and gas 
leasing.
    Sec. 111. Provides that advance payments under the Indian 
Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act may be (1) 
invested only in obligations of the United States, or in 
obligations or securities that are guaranteed or insured by the 
United States, or mutual (or other) funds registered with the 
Securities and Exchange Commission and which only invest in 
obligations of the United States or securities that are 
guaranteed or insured by the United States; or (2) deposited 
only into accounts that are insured by an agency or 
instrumentality of the United States, or are fully 
collateralized to ensure protection of the funds, even in the 
event of a bank failure.
    Sec. 112. Includes language that provides for lump sum 
payments of severance pay, continued health benefits, job 
training for private sector employment, and restoration of 
unused annual leave to Federal helium operations employees who 
are separated as a result of the closure of the Federal helium 
program. No additional appropriation is necessary, as all costs 
will be paid from the helium fund.
    Sec. 113. Provides authority for the Secretary of the 
Interior to accept donations and bequests of money, services, 
or other personal property for the management and enhancement 
of the Department's Natural Resources Library.
    Sec. 114. Provides that funds available from this act for 
contract support costs may be spent only for such costs 
associated with agencies of the Department of the Interior.
    Sec. 115. Provides limited authority for voluntary 
separation incentive payments to employees of the National Park 
Service's Denver Service Center.
    Sec. 116. Provides for the protection of lands of the Huron 
Cemetery for religious and cultural uses and as a burial 
ground.
    Sec. 117. The Committee is aware that the Department 
currently is engaged in a rulemaking process to revise the 
regulations governing the exploration for, and mining of, 
locatable noncoal minerals on Federal lands. Those regulations 
are codified at 43 C.F.R. subpart 3809. The Committee believes 
that it is important that the Department have available to it, 
before taking any final regulatory action on this subject, an 
objective and up-to-date report from the National Academy of 
Sciences [NAS] reviewing the adequacy of existing Federal and 
State environmental regulations applicable to exploration and 
mining on Federal lands. Western Governors have expressed 
concerns that the Department's proposed rulemaking may 
unnecessarily overlap, duplicate or invalidate existing Federal 
and State regulatory programs. It has been almost 20 years 
since the NAS prepared its 1979 report on the ``Surface Mining 
of Non-Coal Minerals'' pursuant to a congressional directive in 
section 709 of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act 
of 1977 [SMCRA], 30 U.S.C. 1299. In general, the NAS concluded 
that the relatively rigid national standards for coal mining 
contained in SMCRA were not appropriate for noncoal minerals. 
In the two decades since the issuance of that report, all of 
the Western States have enacted and implemented extensive 
regulatory programs addressing the environmental impacts of 
noncoal mining. In addition, since the promulgation of the 3809 
regulations, the regulation of locatable minerals development 
by Federal land managers has advanced substantially. 
Nonetheless, some concerns continue to be expressed as to the 
adequacy of existing Federal and State environmental controls 
on locatable mineral development.
    This provision would direct the Secretary of the Interior 
to provide the NAS Board on Earth Sciences and Resources with 
such funds as it may request, not to exceed $800,000, to 
conduct a comprehensive study of the environmental and 
reclamation requirements relating to the exploration for, and 
mining of, locatable minerals on Federal lands and the adequacy 
of those requirements to prevent unnecessary or undue 
degradation of the Federal lands. The unnecessary or undue 
degradation standard is derived from section 302 of the Federal 
Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 [FLPMA], 43 U.S.C. 1732 
and the longstanding interpretation codified at 43 C.F.R. 
subpart 3809. It is the intention of the Committee that the 
longstanding regulatory definition and understanding of that 
statutory standard serve as the basis for the study mandated by 
this provision. The NAS also would provide the Secretary with 
recommendations and conclusions regarding how Federal and State 
environmental, reclamation, and permitting requirements can be 
coordinated to ensure environmental protection in a cost-
effective manner and avoid delay and duplication. Within 18 
months, the NAS would submit for comment an interim report to 
the appropriate Federal agencies, the Congress, and the 
Governors of the affected States. A final report, taking into 
account the comments received, would be published by NAS 6 
months thereafter. The Secretary would not promulgate any final 
regulations to change the 43 C.F.R. subpart 3809 regulations 
until 90 days after publication of the final NAS report.
    Sec. 118. Limits the overhead charges that can be levied by 
the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on funds transferred from 
the Bureau of Reclamation for the recovery implementation 
program for endangered fish species in the Upper Colorado River 
Basin and in the San Juan River Basin to no more than 3 
percent.
    Sec. 119. Conveys six lots and portions of three others 
owned by BIA in Nome, AK, to Kawerak, Inc., an Alaska Native 
tribal nonprofit social services provider, to use for low-
income housing. BIA's Nome agency office has been closed, and 
Kawerak has acquired possession of most BIA property in Nome 
under use permits. The conveyance will permit Kawerak to move 
surplus NPS housing units to the conveyed property, renovate 
them and give the houses to qualified families under its low-
income housing program. Kawerak will pay the costs of moving 
the surplus housing to the conveyed land.
    Sec. 120. Prohibits any funds from this or any other act 
from being used to promulgate regulations affecting commercial 
or subsistence fishing in Glacier Bay National Park or 
enforcing any prohibition against such fishing.
    Sec. 121. Provides that within the funds available to the 
Bureau of Land Management, $350,000 shall be available for 
equipment support and training to the primary manager of the 
southern region of fireland management protection in Alaska 
prior to expenditure of any funds otherwise reimbursable for 
such support and training.
    Sec. 122. Prohibits any funds from being used for the 
administration, approval, or permitting of drilling of any kind 
on any leases within the Manteo exploration unit of the Mid-
Atlantic planning area prior to completion of all State coastal 
consistency determinations and conclusion of litigation and 
appeals specific to each exploration plan.
    Sec. 123. Includes a provision which authorizes the Bureau 
of Land Management to adjust the tenure and other conditions of 
range permits or leases during and following completion of 
allotment analysis and decision making.
    Sec. 124. Provides authority for the Secretary to allow the 
use of unoccupied space at the main and south Interior building 
complex to be used for commercial, cultural, or recreational 
activities, and to assess reasonable charges for such use.
    Sec. 125. Provides for the conveyance of specified land to 
the town of Pahrump, NV, for use as a public fairground or 
related public purpose.
    Sec. 126. The Committee is deeply concerned about the 
inability of persons in King Cove to access emergency medical 
care during periods of extreme weather, which are not uncommon 
on the Aleutian Peninsula. The Committee has included bill 
language authorizing a surface transportation easement over 
Federal and private lands to connect the communities of King 
Cove and Cold Bay, AK, in the event that it becomes necessary 
to construct a single, one-lane, unpaved public road. King Cove 
is currently accessible only by boat or small aircraft. The 
deaths of Kathleen Hoff, Tom Phillips, Darien Gorsinger, and 
John Dattoli, all related to attempted medical evacuations out 
of King Cove, have clearly established that serious life and 
safety problems exist for the residents of King Cove. Many 
others have died or suffered exacerbated injury waiting for the 
weather to clear. Sarina Bear was born 2-months premature and 
lost one-half her body weight when severe weather prevented air 
evacuation out of King Cove. She was born on a crab boat in 
Cold Bay and nearly died when IV tubes became entangled with 
the Cold Bay dock in 10-foot seas. Harsh weather and sea 
conditions create marine and aviation hazards that prevent 
local marine vessels and aircraft from entering or leaving King 
Cove to evacuate heart attack victims, women in labor, and 
other persons requiring emergency care. No funds are being 
appropriated in this act for a road.
    The major issue raised during the debate over the surface 
transportation right-of-way is the fact that the road would 
cross roughly 7 miles of wilderness within the Izembek Refuge. 
The Committee has resolved this issue by redrawing the 
wilderness boundaries to provide a 100-foot wide nonwilderness 
corridor across the Izembek Refuge. In exchange for this minor 
boundary change, the King Cove Corp. has agreed to provide 664 
acres of private lands adjacent to the refuge to be added as 
wilderness, a net increase of 579 acres of wilderness lands. To 
ensure protection of migratory waterfowl during construction, 
the Secretary is provided authority to establish the timeframe 
for a construction season and restrict construction during 
staging periods. The Secretary also has authority to limit 
nonemergency road traffic during periods of the year when there 
are high concentrations of migratory birds in the lagoon 
adjacent to the proposed road route. Road traffic will be minor 
as there are less than 250 vehicles combined in both 
communities.
    Sec. 127. Prohibits the Secretary of the Interior from 
purchasing lands in the State of Alaska without first 
attempting to acquire such lands through exchange of unreserved 
public lands. The Committee is concerned about the selective 
purchases of private or other non-Federal land in Alaska when 
existing authorities permit land exchanges which ultimately 
cost the taxpayer less. For example, the administration's 
budget projects that $4,000,000 will be needed to acquire 3,960 
acres in the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge and environs, when 
there are over 86 million acres of unreserved public lands 
available for exchange elsewhere in Alaska. To encourage the 
use of land exchanges for parcels of non-Federal lands desired 
by land management agencies, particularly the Fish and Wildlife 
Service and the National Park Service, the Committee has 
restricted the expenditure of funds appropriated for land 
acquisition projects in Alaska so that in each case the 
Department fully explores land exchanges as the primary source 
of acreage.
    Sec. 128. Establishes the Charleston National Commemorative 
Site in commemoration of the role of the Charleston Public 
School District in Charleston, AR, in the integration of public 
schools following the Brown v. Board of Education decision.
    Sec. 129. The Committee continues to believe the current 
pro rata distribution of TPA funds is an inappropriate method 
for recognizing the disparate needs of the tribes. According to 
GAO, the BIA distributes two-thirds of TPA funding based on 
historical funding levels. These levels fail to recognize the 
needs of the tribes or the revenues generated by the tribes 
through business activities and other revenue-raising ventures. 
In fact, GAO recently found that the six tribes with the 
highest revenues (as reported in financial statements filed 
with the Department of the Interior) received in total about 50 
percent more in fiscal year 1998 TPA base funds than did the 23 
tribes reporting no revenues or losses.
    The Committee applauds efforts of the tribes and the BIA 
toward Indian self-determination. However, to continue 
allocating Federal funds under the current formula, which fails 
to consider the economic situation of each tribe and provides 
alarmingly unequal funding, increases the economic disparity 
among Indian tribes and undermines self-sufficiency and self-
determination. Those tribes that have substantial business 
income should be, at least in part, self-supporting.
    The Committee believes that TPA funding should be 
distributed to tribes in a manner reflecting economic need. The 
Committee supports providing the most needy Indian tribes a 
preference for funding from the TPA account for all programs. 
Indian tribes that are most economically disadvantaged should 
receive the majority of funds provided in the TPA account. The 
Committee recognizes that the BIA is not able to implement such 
a distribution method for fiscal year 1999 because it does not 
have the business income information it needs from the tribes 
on which to make distributions based on economic need. The 
Committee has included a provision directing the tribes to 
provide, and authorizing the BIA to collect, information on 
tribal business income with a goal of implementing the new 
distribution formula for fiscal year 2000.
    However, the Committee also believes there is ample 
evidence of wide-ranging inequities between the poorest and the 
richest tribes. In order to be responsive to the most extreme 
cases this fiscal year, the Committee directs the BIA to 
identify the top 10 percent of tribes in the lower 48 States in 
terms of tribal business revenue measured on a per capita basis 
during fiscal year 1997. These tribes shall receive 50 percent 
of their TPA funding in fiscal year 1999, and the TPA funding 
that otherwise would have gone to such tribes shall be 
distributed at the discretion of the Secretary among the tribes 
in the bottom 20 percent of tribes in the lower 48 States in 
terms of tribal business revenue measured on a per capita basis 
during fiscal year 1997. Pursuant to the collection of the 
revenue levels of the tribes, the new formula will govern the 
distribution of TPA in fiscal year 2000 and subsequent funding 
cycles.
    The Committee directs the BIA, in consultation with the 
House and Senate Appropriations Committees, to develop several 
options for changing the current funding formula for the TPA 
account to take into consideration all tribal business revenue, 
including gaming revenues, license fees and royalties, and 
including passthrough payments of tribal business income to 
shareholders based on tribal membership. Payments by a 
corporation to individual shareholders based on stock ownership 
and not tribal membership are not considered tribal business 
revenue unless the corporation is operated by a tribe.
    The BIA is directed to submit its recommendations for 
formula-driven distribution of TPA, which shall include several 
options for the consideration of the Appropriations Committees, 
to the Committees no later than March 1, 1999.
    The BIA should provide assistance to the tribes (especially 
the small and needy tribes) upon the tribes' request in the 
compilation and submission of tribal business revenue to the 
BIA. Tribes that do not submit information to the BIA by 
November 1, 1998, for the purpose of aiding the Bureau in its 
identification of tribes necessary for the distribution of TPA 
in fiscal year 1999 and the determination of a new need-based 
formula for fiscal year 2000, and by April 15 of every 
subsequent year, shall not receive TPA funding for the next 
fiscal year beyond a minimum level to be determined by the 
Secretary, as it will not be possible for the BIA to determine 
their need-based share of TPA.
    The Committee notes that, currently, about 30 percent of 
TPA funds are already distributed by formula to tribes meeting 
certain criteria. The activities receiving these funds are the 
following: new tribes, housing improvement program [HIP], road 
maintenance, contract support, welfare assistance, and certain 
wildlife and parks funds that were specifically identified to 
tribes.
    Although they are included in the TPA activity account, new 
tribes, HIP, road maintenance, contract support, and welfare 
assistance funds are distributed each year by formula in 
accordance with specific criteria, so they are not included in 
what is referred to as TPA base funding. The Committee 
recognizes that the BIA has been consulting with tribes on 
whether to discontinue the current formula-driven distribution 
process for these programs. The Committee directs the continued 
allocation of these funds based on need in accordance with 
specific criteria.
    The language in subsection (a) also provides that in 
determining revenue and need for the purposes of identifying 
the top 10 percent and the bottom 20 percent of tribes, the 
Bureau of Indian Affairs will take into account the financial 
obligations of a tribe, such as budgeted health, education, and 
public works service costs; its compliance, obligations, and 
spending requirements under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act; 
its compliance with the Single Audit Act; its compact with its 
State; investments and assets such as natural resources that 
may be undeveloped.
    The language in subsection (b) also provides that in 
determining revenue and need for the purposes of this 
subsection, the Bureau of Indian Affairs will take into account 
the financial obligations of a tribe, such as budgeted health, 
education, and public works service costs; its compliance, 
obligations, and spending requirements under the Indian Gaming 
Regulatory Act; its compliance with the Single Audit Act; its 
compact with its State; investments and assets such as natural 
resources that may be undeveloped.
    Sec. 130. Prohibits any funds available to the Bureau of 
Indian Affairs or the Department of the Interior from being 
used to transfer lands into trust status in Scott County, MN.
    Sec. 131. Prohibits funds in this or any other act from 
being used to issue a notice of final rulemaking with respect 
to the valuation of crude oil for royalty purposes, including a 
rulemaking derived from proposed rules published in 63 Federal 
Register 6113 (1998), 62 Federal Register 36030, and 62 Federal 
Register 3742 (1997) until October 1, 1999, or until there is a 
negotiated agreement on the rule.

                       TITLE II--RELATED AGENCIES

                       DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

                             Forest Service

                    forest service budget structure

    The Committee has received several inquiries from the 
Forest Service regarding the potential for implementing budget 
structure changes that would reduce the number of discrete line 
items. Under the present circumstances, the Committee feels 
strongly that the agency has repeatedly operated with 
indifference to the intent of Congress regarding accountability 
and program delivery. Despite this, the Committee would 
entertain limited proposals for budget restructuring, provided 
such requests are fully compatible with the agency strategic 
plan under the Government Performance and Results Act. Any 
requests will be considered only in the context of how such 
changes actually reflect the work being accomplished and must 
be addressed in and integrally linked to the agency strategic 
plan and annual performance plan. The Committee views it 
essential that any budget restructuring proposal reflect a 
solid nexus to program delivery and accountability.

             forest service overhead and indirect expenses

    The Committee is very concerned about rapidly increasing 
indirect expenses, including overhead, and the related effect 
on the availability of funds for accomplishment of on-the-
ground objectives. As noted by the General Accounting Office, 
the problem is particularly acute regarding overhead expenses 
charged to Forest Service trust funds. The Committee is 
concerned further about the lack of accountability associated 
with the Forest Service process for funding national 
commitments, which uses funds appropriated by Congress for 
targeted initiatives that have not been reviewed or 
specifically funded by Congress. In addition, it is clear to 
the Committee that the overall magnitude of Forest Service 
indirect expenses, including overhead, program management, 
national commitments, and other off-the-top expenditures is not 
quantified in any way in the agency budget justification for 
review and evaluation. More worrisome is the impression given 
the Committee is that the agency has no clear idea what its 
indirect expenses are, as a result of inconsistent, duplicated 
and decentralized administrative processes, lack of uniform 
standards, and no agencywide definition of indirect expenses. 
The Committee feels strongly that the Forest Service may have 
violated section 306 of the fiscal year 1998 appropriations act 
(Public Law 105-83). This problem is further exacerbated by the 
lack of a satisfactory general ledger which adequately 
identifies expenditures and accomplishments. Further, the 
Committee finds that funds allocated to the general 
administration line item within the National Forest System 
appropriation bear no resemblance to the actual costs of 
indirect expenses.
    Despite these concerns, the Committee understands that many 
of the improvements undertaken at the direction of Congress or 
the administration, and many problems yet to be addressed, will 
involve significant overhead expenditures. The Committee 
further acknowledges, commends, and encourages action taken by 
the Forest Service to establish an organization and management 
structure which provides enhanced emphasis on financial and 
budgetary accountability. The Committee concurs that providing 
quality public service and promoting healthy ecosystems 
requires the agency to be financially and administratively 
healthy. Although concerned about the agency's history of poor 
commitment and accomplishment, the Committee is reluctant to 
establish caps on overhead expenses which may inhibit efforts 
to improve accountability where it is needed.
    For example, the Committee is aware of proposals to cap the 
ratio of indirect to total expenditures from five trust funds 
administered by the Forest Service to a level of 25 percent. 
Although the Committee is concerned with the rapid increase 
from 15 percent to 27 percent in the rates of indirect to total 
expenditures over the last 5 years, the Committee does not 
propose a cap for the following reasons. First, this issue is 
the subject of an ongoing General Accounting Office audit, with 
final results expected in August 1998. The Committee would like 
the results of this audit before taking legislative action. 
Second, the Forest Service's authority under the Knutson-
Vandenberg Act to charge such indirect expenses against the 
Knutson-Vandenberg fund is currently being challenged by an 
action in Federal district court. The Committee is reluctant to 
interdict or prejudice the outcome of ongoing litigation. 
Finally, the Committee is concerned that a cap of 25 percent 
would lead to an automatic, and in some cases unwarranted, draw 
on these trust funds that would divert needed funds from on-
the-ground projects.
    In lieu of imposing such caps, the Committee has taken 
action to improve indirect expense accountability. The 
Committee has eliminated the general administration budget line 
item within the National Forest System appropriation. The 
agency will be required to fund indirect expenses from other 
budget line items. The Committee has included language in 
administrative provisions which directs how the agency will 
define, account for, and display indirect expenses.
    The Committee expects the Forest Service to develop 
appropriate performance measures under its financial management 
initiative in the fiscal year 2000 annual Government 
Performance and Results Act performance plan, to be included as 
part of its fiscal year 2000 budget justification, to ensure 
that baseline information on indirect expenses is collected in 
fiscal year 2000 and used to establish performance levels for 
management in subsequent years.
    Throughout this report, the Committee has identified funds 
distributed to each line item for the purpose of effecting the 
transfer of general administration expenses. The Committee 
advises the Forest Service that these distributions should not 
be considered mandatory. In developing indirect expense plans, 
the Committee expects the Forest Service to assess the budget 
line items consistent with charged-as-worked principles and in 
full coordination with the affected program managers. The 
Committee further expects that savings which occur as a result 
of this redistribution, will be applied directly to projects at 
the ground level.

                     forest and rangeland research

Appropriations, 1998....................................    $187,796,000
Budget estimate, 1999...................................     198,122,000
Committee recommendation................................     212,927,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $212,927,000, 
an increase of $14,805,000 above the budget estimate and an 
increase of $25,131,000 above the fiscal year 1998 level.
    Compared to the fiscal year 1998 enacted level, the 
Committee recommendation consists of the following changes: a 
decrease of $6,052,000 in base funding for lower priority 
research activities, and increases of $1,274,000 to cover fixed 
costs partially, $300,000 for a Renewable Resource Institute, 
University of Washington study, $300,000 for the Fairbanks lab, 
$700,000 for urban-wildland interface, $4,000,000 for forest 
inventory and analysis, $2,000,000 for the CROP program, 
$1,300,000 for wildland ecosystem restoration, $600,000 for the 
Washington landscape management project, $215,000 for 
termiticide research, $200,000 for hardwood bottomland 
research, $1,800,000 to accomplish other program directives 
provided in this report, and $665,000 for Routt blowdown 
research. An additional increase of $17,829,000 is associated 
with the transfer of general administration to all line items.
    The Committee commends the agency's effort to integrate 
science into management of the national forests. Credible 
research is essential for reducing controversies associated 
with resource management. While the Committee commends this 
effort, it does not see substantial evidence that research 
findings are being implemented. Without such practical 
application, the benefits of funding major research programs in 
the future will be questioned by the Committee.
    The Committee feels that reducing the cycle time of the 
forest inventory analysis is an important goal and has provided 
$24,000,000 within the recommended funds. This is an increase 
of $4,000,000 above the fiscal year 1998 level. The Committee 
continues to encourage the collection of forest inventory 
information from outside sources, such as contracts and other 
innovative approaches. The current average survey cycle is 12 
years, and has been 17 years in some States. Cycle times of 
this length do not provide timely or useful data in many of the 
forest types found in the United States. The Committee 
recognizes that the inventory program is the only major program 
of its type, and that it must provide reliable environmental 
and resource data that can be used to determine resource health 
and future management strategies.
    The Committee directs the Forest Service to develop a 
strategic plan to establish an annual inventory by the year 
2002. In developing this strategic plan, the agency should use 
the findings of the recently held second forests inventory blue 
ribbon panel, and integrate the findings and recommendations of 
this panel into the strategic plan. The plan should recommend 
methods that leverage funding and personnel to improve data 
collection and analysis.
    The Committee is very concerned that research program 
emphasis has shifted away from vegetation management. As the 
premier research organization for forest health, the 
productivity of Federal, State, and private lands must be the 
highest priority of the agency's program. The Committee 
believes that more research is needed to understand how best to 
use small diameter material and improve forest and rangeland 
productivity while improving overall resource health. On this 
basis, the Committee directs the agency to increase emphasis on 
forest and rangeland productivity by implementing a reduction 
of effectively $10,000,000 (when the specific reduction and the 
fixed costs not funded are combined) in programs not directly 
related to enhancing forest and rangeland productivity. The 
Committee directs the Forest Service to provide a report to the 
Committee no later than January 15, 1999, on how it will 
implement these program reductions. The report should identify 
the specific projects terminated as a result of this direction, 
and provide specific information on any laboratory unit which 
will be closed as a result of this reduction.
    In fiscal year 1997, the Congress provided an increase of 
$900,000 to restore funding for the Princeton lab to the base 
level of $2,234,000. The Committee is discouraged that the 
Forest Service has not acted more aggressively to fill 
vacancies at the Princeton lab and to allocate funds for high-
priority hardwoods activities in support of the Institute 
concept in conjunction with the hardwoods center in Princeton. 
To date, project leader and research staff positions remain 
vacant, and the restructured program in support of the 
Institute concept that was directed by Congress has languished.
    The Committee recommendation for fiscal year 1999 for the 
Princeton research lab is $2,234,000, the same as the fiscal 
year 1998 level. Of this amount, $900,000 is to be expended in 
direct support of the goals and objectives of the Institute for 
Technology Transfer and Applied Research. Research should 
coordinate with the Institute and the hardwoods industry in 
establishing the highest priority activities in the areas of 
hardwoods processing research and hardwoods market and economic 
analyses to assist more effectively the goals of the research 
lab and the Institute.
    Within the funds provided for the research appropriation 
account, the Committee continues funding at the fiscal year 
1998 funding and staffing level for the research locations in 
West Virginia (Princeton, Parsons, and Morgantown). The 
activities conducted at these locations are important to the 
hardwood forestry base of the Appalachian region, and no 
reductions in funding or staffing are to be applied to any of 
these locations.
     Within the recommendation, the Committee has provided 
$300,000 for equipment and related expenses for the Alaska 
Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station in Fairbanks. The 
Committee is not satisfied with how the agency has complied 
with direction in the fiscal year 1998 appropriations act 
regarding establishment of a harvesting and wood utilization 
laboratory in Sitka, AK. Accordingly, the Committee directs the 
agency to establish and begin operating this lab immediately. 
The Committee expects the agency to place no less than five 
full-time research employees at this facility.
    The Committee has included $2,000,000 for the CROP Program 
which encourages new uses for low-grade fiber. Based on the 
significant growth of volume on the national forests and the 
high amount of mortality, the Committee feels the CROP Program 
offers strong promise for improving the use of low-grade fiber. 
The Committee directs the Forest Service to expand its emphasis 
on CROP with specific attention to the Black Hills, Colville, 
and Sequoia National Forests.
    The Committee has provided an increase of $300,000, for a 
total of $600,000, for a forest conditions study by the 
Renewable Resource Institute at the University of Washington.
    Included in the recommended funding level is $1,300,000 to 
increase planned fiscal year 1999 funding to the Rocky Mountain 
Research Station for the wildland ecosystem restoration 
project. Also included in the Committee recommendation is 
$215,000 to increase support for termiticide research at the 
wood products insect research unit in Starkville, MS, $665,000 
for increased research on the Routt National Forest related to 
recent storm damage, and $700,000 to continue fiscal year 1998 
funding for a fuels reduction scientific effort concerning 
urban interfaces in Arizona and New Mexico, and $200,000 for 
the Center for Bottomland Hardwoods Research in Mississippi.
    The Committee has provided $600,000 for a landscape 
management project to be conducted by Forest Service 
visualization experts located at the University of Washington 
Center for Streamside Studies, the Northwest Indian Fisheries 
Commission, the Pacific Northwest Research Station of the 
Forest Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the 
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.
    The Committee is aware of need for field testing of a 
juniper and plastic composite material with the potential for 
use in official Forest Service signs. Through preliminary 
testing, the Forest Service has determined that the material 
may be a viable alternative to replace high density overlay 
plywood signs. The development of the juniper composite 
material is an excellent example of partnership between the 
private sector, with State and local research and development 
interests, and the Forest Service. The development of this 
product represents an opportunity to enhance the marketability 
of forest products, the harvest of which will contribute to 
efforts to improve the condition in many forests in the 
Southwest. The Committee strongly encourages the Forest Service 
to quickly proceed with the necessary testing to determine if 
this product meets the requirements for material for official 
signs.
    The Committee recognizes the critical need to develop 
preventive protocols and new building materials related to 
contamination of wood structures, particularly as a result of 
natural disasters and encourages the Forest Products Laboratory 
to collaborate with university research partners for the 
development of recovery techniques for this purpose.

                       state and private forestry

Appropriations, 1998....................................    $209,178,000
Budget estimate, 1999...................................     162,900,000
Committee recommendation................................     165,091,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $165,091,000, 
an increase of $2,191,000 above the budget estimate and a 
decrease of $44,087,000 below the fiscal year 1998 level which 
included one-time supplemental funding for storm damages.
    The following table provides a comparison of the budget 
estimate with the Committee recommendations:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                   Committee                    
                                                               Budget estimate   recommendation       Change    
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Forest health management:                                                                                       
    Federal lands forest health management...................      $37,170,000      $32,774,000      -$4,396,000
    Cooperative lands forest health management...............       16,050,000       17,268,000       +1,218,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, forest health management.....................       53,220,000       50,042,000       -3,178,000
                                                              ==================================================
Cooperative fire protection:                                                                                    
    State fire assistance....................................       21,510,000       21,904,000         +394,000
    Volunteer fire assistance................................        2,000,000        2,038,000          +38,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, cooperative fire protection..................       23,510,000       23,942,000         +432,000
                                                              ==================================================
Cooperative forestry:                                                                                           
    Forest stewardship.......................................       27,630,000       23,819,000       -3,811,000
    Stewardship incentives program...........................        8,500,000        6,622,000       -1,878,000
    Forest legacy program....................................        6,000,000        5,095,000         -905,000
    Urban and community forestry.............................       30,040,000       26,233,000       -3,807,000
    Economic action programs.................................        9,000,000       20,169,000      +11,169,000
    Pacific Northwest assistance programs....................        5,000,000        9,169,000       +4,169,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, cooperative forestry.........................       86,170,000       91,907,000       +4,937,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Total, State and private forestry......................      162,900,000      165,091,000       +2,191,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Forest health management.--The Committee recommends 
$50,042,000 for forest health management, which is $3,178,000 
below the budget request. The Committee has reduced funding for 
Federal lands forest health management $4,520,000 below the 
enacted level. An increase of $922,000 is associated with the 
general administration transfer to all line items.
    The Committee supports the cooperative efforts of the 
forest health program with the State of Vermont and the 
University of Vermont for the Vermont forest monitoring 
cooperative, and has provided an increase of $150,000 for this 
effort. The Committee has reviewed work of the spruce bark 
beetle task force in the State of Alaska, and commends the 
cooperative results at addressing this issue. The Committee 
further understands that much of the work has been completed as 
funded in the fiscal year 1998 appropriations bill. 
Accordingly, the Committee directs that any unused funds from 
this effort be made available for further cooperative work 
projects in the Kenai Borough.
    Cooperative fire protection.--The Committee recommends 
$23,942,000 for cooperative fire protection, which is $432,000 
above the budget request. The change to the budget request is 
an increase of $442,000 for the transfer of general 
administration to all line items and a decrease of $10,000 for 
State fire assistance.
    The Committee has provided $21,904,000 for the State fire 
assistance program. Included in the funds recommended is 
$90,000 to assist the Vermont fire task force in working with 
rural communities to install dry hydrants for providing a 
reliable source of water.
    The Committee concurs with the administration's 
recommendation to include the volunteer fire assistance program 
within the Interior and Related Agencies bill and has provided 
$2,038,000 for this program.
    Cooperative forestry.--The Committee recommends $91,907,000 
for cooperative forestry, which is $4,937,000 above the budget 
request.
    The Committee has provided $23,819,000 for the forest 
stewardship program, which is $61,000 below the fiscal year 
1998 level. The change from fiscal year 1998 consists of a 
decrease of $750,000 to the base program, and increases of 
$250,000 for the Chesapeake Bay program and $439,000 for the 
general administration transfer. Funds provided for the 
Chesapeake Bay program are to support forestry efforts within 
the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Within the funding level, the 
Committee directs that the fiscal year 1998 level for the 
Agroforestry Center at Lincoln, NE, be retained.
    The Committee has provided $6,622,000 for the stewardship 
incentives program, which is $122,000 above the fiscal year 
1998 level due to the general administration transfer.
    The Committee has provided $5,095,000 for the forest legacy 
program, which is $1,095,000 above the amount provided in 
fiscal year 1998, and includes $95,000 for the general 
administration transfer. The Committee encourages the Forest 
Service to review the merits of acquiring a conservation 
easement for the Macfarlane Ranch property near Park City, UT, 
as part of the forest legacy program.
    The Committee recommends $26,233,000 for the urban and 
community forestry program, which is $517,000 below the fiscal 
year 1998 level due to a base reduction of $1,000,000 and an 
increase of $483,000 for the general administration transfer. 
The Committee encourages the Forest Service to consider the 
need for a cooperative tree planting program in association 
with Trees America, in preparation for the 2002 Olympics.
    The Committee has provided $20,169,000 for the economic 
action programs, which is $11,169,000 above the budget request. 
Included in the Committee's recommendation is $280,000 for 
annual Columbia River Gorge payments to counties. The Committee 
has provided within the funding level $500,000 for the Hawaii 
forests and communities initiative to support efforts to 
develop Hawaii forest products and provide assistance to 
displaced workers. Included in the Committee's recommendation 
is $5,500,000 to retain the rural development through forestry 
program, of which $3,500,000 is directed to the Northeast-
Midwest program. Also included is $1,200,000 to retain the wood 
in transportation program at the fiscal year 1998 level. The 
northeastern area is provided $200,000 to retain current level 
funding to assist the Hardwoods Training Center in Princeton, 
since the forest products conservation and recycling program is 
continued at the fiscal year 1998 level of $1,200,000. The 
Committee has provided $200,000 to assist Skamania County for 
preparation costs related to exchange of the Wind River Nursery 
land, $600,000 for economic assistance in southeast Alaska 
pertaining to the restoration of the Sheldon Jackson College. 
An additional $2,000,000 has been provided to the borough of 
Ketchikan to participate in a cooperative study to determine 
feasibility and dynamics for the manufacture of veneer products 
from southeast Alaska. The Committee has provided $1,950,000 
for erosion control in the Paseo del Canon Drainage Channel in 
Taos, NM. The recommendation also includes $3,865,000 for the 
economic recovery program and $374,000 for the general 
administration transfer.
    The Committee recommendation includes $2,500,000 for the 
Forest Service, State and private forestry, to assume lead 
responsibility for implementing a restructuring of the 
Hardwoods Technology Center in Princeton, WV. This facility was 
constructed using Federal funds appropriated through the State 
and private forestry account in fiscal years 1991-92. The 
Forest Service has been associated and involved with the 
activities of the center from the beginning, including training 
and flexible-manufacturing. The current situation at the center 
has resulted in the need for a more direct role for the Forest 
Service in order to protect the Federal investment.
    The Committee has included the necessary funds and bill 
language to allow the Forest Service to operate this facility 
as an Institute of Hardwood Technology Transfer and Applied 
Research. Such an arrangement will allow the Forest Service to 
coordinate more effectively the technology transfer and 
technical assistance functions of the State and Private 
Forestry program with the hardwoods research functions which 
have existed at the Princeton lab for decades. Because of the 
past failure of the Forest Service to expend funds at the 
Princeton lab as provided by Congress, the Committee also has 
included directive language in the research account section 
related to the institute.
    The original objective of the center was to assist small, 
independent operators in their efforts to get established in 
the secondary hardwoods processing industry through training in 
leading edge technology in hardwoods manufacturing as well as 
product demonstration using world class technology and 
equipment on a time-share basis. Preliminary feasibility 
studies predicted that the facility could be operated on a 
self-sustaining basis. This has not happened, however, and has 
led to the need for the Forest Service to assume responsibility 
for this facility constructed with Federal funds.
    The mission of the reconfigured Institute will be to build 
upon the current programs and resources available at Princeton 
that are intended to improve America's hardwood forests, in 
part through activities associated with addressing improved 
hardwood management and better use--hardwood resource 
stewardship in the broadest sense. The Institute will be under 
the overall supervision of State and private forestry, 
northeastern area, which will coordinate planning, work 
activities, and oversee collaboration on shared outcomes. By 
providing leadership directly accountable to one organization, 
rather than split, the Committee expects that the Forest 
Service will develop a reenergized research and technology 
transfer program to meet more effectively hardwood stewardship 
goals. Through improved stewardship and use of our Nation's 
abundant hardwood resources, communities, industry, and 
Government can work together in support of an industry to 
protect the environment, provide good jobs and wages, and 
remain globally competitive in hardwood resource-based goods 
and services. The Institute would be involved with training, 
information clearinghouse, equipment development, leading-edge 
wood processing techniques, technology transfer, and applied 
research, particularly in the areas of improved primary and 
secondary processing and market-oriented information.
    The Committee expects the Forest Service to provide 
quarterly reports regarding its actions to restructure the 
center and establish the Institute. The reports should include 
updates regarding the filling of vacant positions at the 
Princeton lab and actions being taken by the lab in support of 
the Institute.
    The Pacific Northwest assistance program is provided 
$9,169,000, which is $4,169,000 above the budget request. 
Included in the Committee's recommendation are increases above 
the budget of $1,000,000 for the base program; $3,000,000 to 
assist in restoration of infrastructure facilities in Gray's 
Harbor, WA, to assure continued operation of the local forest 
products industry; and $169,000 for the general administration 
transfer.

                         national forest system

Appropriations, 1998....................................  $1,357,744,000
Budget estimate, 1999...................................   1,417,708,000
Committee recommendation................................   1,129,098,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of 
$1,129,098,000, a decrease of $288,610,000 from the budget 
estimate and a decrease of $228,646,000 below the fiscal year 
1998 level.
    The distribution of the Committee's recommendations are as 
follows:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                   Committee                    
                                                               Budget estimate   recommendation       Change    
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Land management planning:                                                                                       
    Land management planning.................................      $33,495,000      $25,209,000      -$8,286,000
    Inventory and monitoring.................................       85,155,000       95,478,000      +10,323,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, land management planning.....................      118,650,000      120,687,000       +2,037,000
                                                              ==================================================
Recreation use:                                                                                                 
    Recreation management....................................      190,318,000      156,788,000      -33,530,000
    Wilderness management....................................       35,800,000       32,569,000       +3,231,000
    Heritage resources.......................................       13,300,000       14,341,000       +1,041,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, recreation use...............................      239,418,000      203,698,000      -35,720,000
                                                              ==================================================
Wildlife and fisheries habitat management:                                                                      
    Wildlife habitat management..............................       35,500,000       35,027,000         -473,000
    Inland fish habitat management...........................       23,500,000       19,928,000       -3,572,000
    Anadromous fish habitat management.......................       24,020,000       24,672,000         +652,000
    Threatened, endangered, and sensitive species habitat                                                       
     management..............................................       28,700,000       28,865,000         +165,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
        Subtotal, wildlife and fisheries habitat management..      111,720,000      108,492,000       -3,228,000
                                                              ==================================================
Rangeland management:                                                                                           
    Grazing management.......................................       27,840,000       31,192,000       +3,352,000
    Rangeland vegetation management..........................       37,807,000       30,855,000       -6,952,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, rangeland management.........................       65,647,000       62,047,000       -3,600,000
                                                              ==================================================
Forestland management:                                                                                          
    Timber sales management..................................      199,000,000      245,698,000      +46,698,000
    Forestland vegetation management.........................       58,300,000       65,319,000       +7,019,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, forestland management........................      257,300,000      311,017,000      +53,717,000
                                                              ==================================================
Soil, water, and air management:                                                                                
    Soil, water, and air operations..........................       26,220,000       28,732,000       +2,512,000
    Watershed improvements...................................       38,184,000       30,547,000       -7,637,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, soil, water, and air manage-  ment...........       64,404,000       59,279,000       -5,125,000
                                                              ==================================================
Minerals and geology management..............................       38,100,000       40,334,000       +2,234,000
                                                              ==================================================
Land ownership management:                                                                                      
    Real estate management...................................       44,220,000       49,543,000       +5,323,000
    Landline location........................................       15,006,000       16,813,000       +1,807,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, land ownership management....................       59,226,000       66,356,000       +7,130,000
                                                              ==================================================
Infrastructure management:                                                                                      
    Road maintenance.........................................      107,020,000  ...............     -107,020,000
    Nonrecreation facilities maintenance.....................       29,630,000       33,197,000       +3,567,000
    Recreation facilities maintenance........................  ...............       29,511,000      +29,511,000
    Trail maintenance........................................  ...............       19,932,000      +19,932,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, infrastructure management....................      136,650,000       82,640,000      -54,010,000
                                                              ==================================================
Law enforcement operations...................................       67,373,000       74,548,000       +7,175,000
General administration.......................................      259,220,000  ...............     -259,220,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Total, National Forest System..........................    1,417,708,000    1,129,098,000     -288,610,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    General.--As discussed at the beginning of the Forest 
Service section, the Committee has transferred general 
administration funding from its own line item in this 
appropriation account to all line items in all accounts, 
including this one. Rather than discuss this adjustment in each 
section of this account, the following table summarizes the 
changes to the affected line items:

Land management planning................................     +$2,709,000
Inventory and monitoring................................     +10,259,000
Recreation management...................................     +16,756,000
Wilderness management...................................      +3,500,000
Heritage resources......................................      +1,541,000
Wildlife habitat management.............................      +3,764,000
Inland fish habitat management..........................      +2,141,000
Anadromous fish habitat management......................      +2,651,000
Threatened, endangered, and sensitive species habitat 
    management..........................................      +3,102,000
Grazing management......................................      +3,352,000
Rangeland vegetation management.........................      +3,315,000
Timber sales management.................................     +26,884,000
Forestland vegetation management........................      +7,019,000
Soil, water, and air operations.........................      +3,087,000
Watershed improvements..................................      +3,282,000
Minerals and geology management.........................      +4,334,000
Real estate management..................................      +5,323,000
Landline location.......................................      +1,807,000
Nonrecreation facilities maintenance....................      +3,567,000
Recreation facilities maintenance.......................      +3,171,000
Trail maintenance.......................................      +2,142,000
Law enforcement operations..............................      +8,010,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total.............................................    +121,716,000

    Land management planning.--The Committee recommends 
$120,687,000 for land management planning activities, including 
inventory and monitoring. The Committee does not concur with 
the administration's desire to combine the inventory and 
monitoring and land management planning expanded budget line 
items.
    The Committee has provided $25,209,000 for land management 
planning, for national forest and grassland planning 
activities. The Committee intends to continue the existing 
prohibition on the use of funds for activities associated with 
the revision of national forestland management plans until the 
administration publishes new final rules in the Federal 
Register. Rather than issue revised planning regulations and 
implement them in at least interim format, the administration 
has chosen to establish a committee of scientists to once again 
start development of regulations. In light of this decision, 
the Committee feels it imperative that the committee of 
scientists complete their work as quickly as possible, and has 
provided $2,000,000 within the recommended funds specifically 
for this effort. The White Mountain National Forest is provided 
$500,000 from the funds recommended for revision of its land 
management plan, consistent with the bill language.
    The Committee is concerned that the continued delay in 
implementing new forest planning regulations could cause some 
national forests to be in violation of law relative to the 
tenure for which these plans can be used as the basis for 
forests to manage natural resources. Accordingly, the Committee 
has included bill language to ensure that plans will remain in 
effect until revised.
    The Committee is very concerned about the potential for 
negligible, if not counterproductive, results from the 
continuing Interior Columbia Basin ecosystem study. Based on 
hearings and extensive analysis, it is apparent to the 
Committee that this effort has little support from a broad 
spectrum of citizens, local governments, and industry in the 
area of the study. In addition, the Committee is very 
dissatisfied with the administration's continuing failure to 
state categorically that private land will not be affected by 
results from this study. The Committee feels the scope of the 
study has far exceeded the original charter, which has resulted 
in increased controversy and delay. For these reasons, it is 
clear action must be taken to restructure the planning efforts 
in the Columbia Basin. A solution that addresses these concerns 
can best be developed in cooperation with the administration. 
The Committee is hopeful for such cooperation in developing 
concrete plans for beneficial modification of the study effort 
and plans for issuance of a decision document, should such a 
document be actually necessary. The Committee has included bill 
language addressing this issue.
    The Committee has provided $95,478,000 for inventory and 
monitoring activities. An additional $64,000 is provided for 
old growth habitat mapping and terrestrial ecosystem 
classification and inventory on the Monongahela National 
Forest.
    Within the funds provided to the Alaska region, $550,000 is 
included for the State of Alaska to cooperate in the monitoring 
of the Forest Service's implementation and management of the 
Tongass land management plan, and to assure compliance with its 
requirements.
    Recreation use.--The Committee recommends $203,698,000 for 
recreation use activities. Included in the recommended funding 
is $156,788,000 for recreation management, $32,569,000 for 
wilderness management, and $14,341,000 for heritage resources. 
Within the funds provided, a permanent base increase of 
$844,000 is included for recreation in the eastern region.
    The Committee is very concerned about the current state of 
the Forest Service infrastructure, which includes recreation 
facilities and trails. The Committee is concerned further about 
the inability of the agency to account for maintenance 
expenditures on a national basis, and the Committee feels that 
the current practice of funding recreation facility and trail 
maintenance activities from recreation funds prevents adequate 
accountability for maintenance expenditures. Accordingly, the 
Committee has established expanded budget line items within the 
infrastructure management line item from which recreation 
facility and trail maintenance activities will be funded. As a 
result, transfers of $39,130,000 from recreation management for 
recreation facility maintenance and $5,000,000 from wilderness 
management for trail maintenance are recommended. The Committee 
directs the agency to discontinue maintenance activities from 
this budget line item.
    The Committee is concerned that the Forest Service 
continues to ignore congressional direction provided in the 
fiscal year 1998 appropriations bill that encouraged the agency 
to place greater emphasis on on-the-ground impacts to 
wilderness areas from human activity and move away from 
management by the subjective concept of solitude. The Committee 
continues to believe the primary focus of the Forest Service in 
wilderness areas is the protection of the physical environment 
and ecosystems of the wilderness resource. However, the 
agency's land managers have developed regulations that attempt 
to bring wilderness into compliance with standards which are 
subjective and which artificially set numbers of allowable 
encounters per day between human beings. The regulations limit 
the number of people who are allowed to use a given trail on a 
given day, purportedly to achieve solitude in the wilderness. 
Rather than regulating solitude by limiting the number of 
encounters on a given trail or the number of tents seen from a 
given point with a view, the Committee directs the Forest 
Service to manage human activity in wilderness areas for on-
the-ground impacts such as trampled vegetation, human waste, 
uncontrolled fire pits, and soil erosion, with the goal of 
protecting the resource and mitigating damage.
    The Committee is very concerned that the Forest Service 
issued a decision prohibiting the use of fixed anchors in 
wilderness areas of the national forests without sufficient 
public involvement. Therefore, the Committee has included bill 
language directing the Forest Service to rescind its decision 
on the use of fixed anchors and to reconsider the issue using a 
process that ensures adequate public involvement.
    The Committee remains concerned about the fee assessment 
process for recreation residence special use permits and the 
resulting dramatic increases in fees, particularly on the 
Sawtooth National Forest. Accordingly, the Committee has 
included bill language which directs the Forest Service to 
moderate planned increases.
    Wildlife and fisheries habitat management.--The Committee 
recommends $108,492,000 for wildlife and fisheries habitat 
management, which is an increase of $11,658,000 above the 1998 
level. Of the funds provided for wildlife and fish management 
the Committee has provided $35,027,000 for wildlife habitat 
management, $19,928,000 for inland fish habitat management, 
$24,672,000 for anadromous fish habitat management, and 
$28,865,000 for threatened, endangered, and sensitive species 
habitat management. Within the funds provided, the Committee 
directs the Forest Service to provide an increase in wildlife 
and fisheries habitat management funding on the Monongahela 
National Forest of $142,000 for various habitat and species 
improvements including cave gating and analysis related to the 
Indiana bat, neotropical bird monitoring, and aquatic survey 
and classification.
    Rangeland management.--The Committee recommends $62,047,000 
for rangeland management, which is an increase of $16,700,000 
above the fiscal year 1998 level.
    Within the rangeland management line item, the Committee 
has provided $31,192,000 for grazing management, which will 
provide funding approximate to the administration's request. 
The Committee expects continued emphasis on analysis of grazing 
allotments. The Committee further expects a significant effort 
by the agency to dedicate maximum funds to on-the-ground 
projects. The Committee supports continued emphasis on the 
Southwest strategy and its efforts to improve management of 
land, water, and cultural resources on Federal lands in Arizona 
and New Mexico.
    Within the rangeland management line item, the Committee 
has provided $30,855,000 for rangeland vegetation management. 
The Committee concurs with the administration that there is a 
significant program need to address serious rangeland health 
issues. Accordingly, the Committee has provided a significant 
program increase of $9,233,000 over fiscal year 1998 funding 
levels to address these problems. The Committee also provides 
an increase of $500,000 to address noxious weed issues on the 
Okanogan and Colville National Forests. The Committee is 
specifically concerned with the lack of a coordinated effort to 
eradicate and control the nonnative, noxious weeds of the 
Okanogan and Colville National Forests. The threat posed to the 
surrounding private lands continues to endanger the 
environment, agricultural production, and local commerce if not 
addressed immediately. The Committee expects the Forest Service 
to use this funding to amend the current environmental 
assessment being conducted by the Okanogan National Forest and 
to begin eradication efforts. The Committee urges the Okanogan 
National Forest to work closely with the Okanogan County 
Noxious Weed Board to accomplish this goal.
    The Committee directs that $400,000 in available funds be 
used to assist ranchers in New Mexico at constructing water and 
fence improvements required by recent settlements negotiated by 
the Forest Service concerning livestock grazing. The Committee 
remains concerned at the high level of confusion regarding 
court cases and other environmental issues in the Southwest 
region. To avoid additional confrontations and lawsuits, the 
Forest Service should develop a standard notification document 
outlining potential actions, timeframes, reasons for such 
management actions, the identity of the court case or the 
policy which has triggered the action, and appeal options open 
to livestock permittees. This notification should be presented 
to the permittees in a timely fashion.
    The Committee expresses strong reservations over the 
process used to obtain a stipulated agreement entered into 
between the Southwest Center for Biological Diversity and the 
Forest Service regarding endangered species management issues 
in the Southwest region. The Committee recommends that any 
future agreements that are negotiated independent of any court 
action should include consultation with all affected parties. 
The Committee is concerned about the use of unverified computer 
models to help determine grazing capacity during allotment 
management planning and encourages the Forest Service to use 
independent parties to help verify the methods. The Committee 
directs the Forest Service to ensure that the Gila National 
Forest range allotment capacity model for determining grazing 
levels in New Mexico is groundtruthed; its documentation is 
made available fully for public review; and it is peer reviewed 
by an independent professional panel.
    Forestland management.--The Committee recommends 
$311,017,000 for forestland management. Included in the 
recommendation is $245,698,000 for timber sales management, and 
$65,319,000 for forestland vegetation management.
    Within funds provided for timber sales management, the 
Committee has provided sufficient funds to prepare, offer, and 
sell an additional 200 million board feet within the normal 
sale program.
    The Committee has provided an increase of $714,000 for 
administration of timber removal from lands involved in the 
Gallatin II land exchange and $2,000,000 to fund the Grand 
Mesa, Uncompahgre, Gunnison, and White River National Forest 
aspen program. These funds are to be used for obtaining the 
full allowable sales quantity to permit these national forests 
to operate the aspen program.
    The Committee is very concerned about the administration's 
continued effort to reduce the amount of timber volume being 
sold from the national forests. Accordingly, the Committee 
directs the administration to sell 3.784 billion board feet, 
which is essentially equivalent to the fiscal year 1998 level. 
The Committee directs that the Forest Service not allocate any 
of the additional funds to forests which are within the habitat 
of the northern spotted owl or which have failed to meet at 
least 50 percent of the previous year's assigned timber target. 
The Committee is concerned about the agency's commitment to 
timber sale accomplishment and feels that accomplishment must 
be based on actual volume sold, rather than offered. 
Accordingly, the Committee directs that the agency begin 
reporting accomplishment based on volume actually sold rather 
than offered. The Committee further expects the Forest Service 
to only prepare timber sales which have a high probability of 
being sold, and the Committee expects the actual sold volume in 
fiscal year 1999 to be 3.784 billion board feet. The Committee 
particularly is concerned about commitment to timber sale 
accomplishment in Alaska and has included bill language to 
address the serious shortfalls in timber program delivery in 
the Alaska region.
    The agency is expected to continue its current quarterly 
reporting of timber sale preparation, offer, sale, and harvest 
accomplishments. To capture more accurately the benefits of the 
timber sale program, the Committee recommends that the Forest 
Service include an identification of the volumes offered, sold, 
and harvested categorized as net merchantable sawtimber in its 
quarterly reports.
    In fiscal year 1996 the Committee directed the Forest 
Service to complete a study which examined timber sale payment 
methods and timber theft policies. Based on the results of that 
study, the Committee directs the Forest Service to use scaled 
sales in its western regions where it is determined to be the 
most cost-effective method of measurement and where timber 
theft prevention, detection, and investigative resources are 
sufficiently available to safeguard Federal interests. Scaled 
sale payment methods should be emphasized specifically for very 
high-value sales, salvage sales, thinning sales, sales of small 
stem material, and sales with complex silvicultural 
prescriptions. The Forest Service should increase the use of 
sample weight scaling for small diameter material which is 
either uniform in nature or of a low value.
    The Committee directs the agency to prepare a report no 
later than January 15, 1999, which identifies regional funding 
allocations. These allocations should take into account the 
need for pipeline activity, certainty of the timber base, 
compliance with all legal requirements, market demand, and the 
need for advance work, including anticipated accomplishment 
through gates two and three by region. To maximize economic 
efficiency in the timber program, funding should be allocated 
to the regions in a manner which optimizes forest plan outputs 
and to those regions which have the highest likelihood of 
attaining forest plan goals, objectives and merchantable 
volume.
    Soil, water, and air management.--The Committee recommends 
$59,279,000 for soil, water, and air management activities, 
which is $8,050,000 above the fiscal year 1998 level. Within 
the recommended funds, the Committee has provided $28,732,000 
for soil, water, and air operations.
    The Committee concurs that there is a pressing need to 
address watershed improvement issues and has provided a limited 
increase in funding over the fiscal year 1998 level by 
recommending $30,547,000 for watershed improvements. Within 
this amount are $181,000 for specific watershed restoration 
projects on the Monongahela National Forest and $100,000 for a 
watershed improvement needs inventory on the Clearwater 
National Forest.
    Minerals and geology management.--The Committee recommends 
$40,334,000 for minerals and geology management activities. The 
Committee understands that a highly skilled work force 
specializing in uranium mill tailings remediation for the 
Department of Energy exists in Grand Junction, CO. This work 
force will be available soon for other remediation work, in 
particular abandoned mine remediation. The Committee encourages 
the Forest Service to work with the Department of Energy to 
find ways that this work force may be eligible for abandoned 
mine or other remediation work in the Rocky Mountain region.
    Land ownership management.--The Committee recommends 
$66,356,000 for land ownership management, which is $7,130,000 
above the request level. Within this recommendation are 
$49,543,000 for real estate management and $16,813,000 for 
landline location. The base level for real estate management is 
decreased $2,827,000 below the enacted level.
    The Committee continues to be concerned about the adverse 
impact the record of decision for amendments to Forest Service 
and Bureau of Land Management planning documents within the 
range of the northern spotted owl (option 9, April 13, 1994) is 
having on proposed small hydroelectric projects located within 
the Mount Baker/Snoqualmie National Forest. Although the 
applicants have spent millions of dollars for special use 
permits to comply with the record of decision, the Forest 
Service continues to interpret this document to preclude 
approval of these hydroelectric projects. The Committee feels 
strongly that the record of decision was never intended to 
change existing law with respect to small hydroelectric 
projects. Because of the Forest Service's negligence, the 
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission may dismiss pending 
license applications based on adverse Forest Service positions. 
Use of the record of decision by the Forest Service to stop 
renewable hydroelectric energy development violates the 
multipurpose mandates set forth in the Multiple Use-Sustained 
Yield Act of 1960 and the National Forest Management Act of 
1976. Therefore, the Committee strongly urges the Forest 
Service to take all reasonable and necessary actions to 
complete these projects.
    The Committee is concerned about the length of time it is 
taking to complete the land exchange along the I-90 corridor in 
central Washington State between the Forest Service and Plum 
Creek Timber Company. While both parties are to be commended 
for their efforts to develop a reasonable agreement that 
protects environmentally sensitive areas, it is vitally 
important that this land exchange be completed by January 1, 
1999, when Plum Creek's 2-year commitment to suspend harvesting 
on its exchange lands expires. The Committee urges both the 
Forest Service and Plum Creek to take all necessary and 
appropriate steps to ensure completion of this land exchange by 
the end of 1998.
    The Committee is concerned about the length of time it has 
taken to complete the Mount St. Helens mineral exchange between 
the Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Burlington 
Resources Oil & Gas Company, and the Weyerhaeuser Timber 
Company. Under the 1982 Mount St. Helens Monument Act, which 
designated Mount St. Helens as a national monument, the 
exchange of surface rights and mineral rights owned by 
Weyerhaeuser and Burlington Resources was supposed to have been 
completed within 1 year of the act's enactment. While the 
exchange of surface rights was completed promptly in 1983, the 
mineral rights to approximately 10,750 acres of land still 
await an exchange that was supposed to have taken place 15 
years ago. The Committee strongly encourages all parties to 
continue negotiations to reach an agreement over the value of 
the remaining minerals and complete this exchange as soon as 
possible.
    The Committee is becoming increasingly concerned by the 
Gifford Pinchot National Forest's seeming unwillingness to 
eliminate barriers in negotiations with Skamania County over 
the transfer of the Wind River Nursery Site as spelled out in 
section 340 of the Fiscal Year 1998 Interior Appropriations 
Act. If more progress is not made soon in negotiations, the 
Committee is concerned that the exchange will not take place by 
the September 30, 1999, deadline as spelled out in last year's 
bill.
    It is expected that the Forest Service shall take all 
necessary steps to expedite the negotiating process to comply 
with section 340. The Committee expects the Forest Service to 
minimize the cost of processing the exchange, complete all 
surveys for the site by September 1, 1998, and include the 
forest supervisor and all other Forest Service decisionmakers 
as part of the negotiating team.
    The Secretary is expected to recognize Skamania County's 
commitment as spelled out in section 340 of last year's bill to 
preservation of the overall integrity of the site, and 
conservation of the educational and research use of the Site, 
preservation of the Thornton T. Munger Research Natural Area, 
and the Wind River Experimental Forest, and shall not preclude 
transfer of lands to the county for these reasons.
    The Committee further expects the Secretary to equalize 
values by not only cash and exchange of lands, easements, 
reservations, and other interests in lands, but also by full 
value credits for such services as Skamania County provides to 
the Gifford-Pinchot National Forest and the Columbia Gorge 
National Scenic Area and to the users of these areas, 
irrespective of the source of any funds the county has or may 
receive.
    The Committee will be monitoring the degree to which the 
Forest Service complies with the above direction as well as the 
progress it makes with the county in negotiations to complete 
the exchange as spelled out in section 340 of last year's bill. 
The Committee will not hesitate to develop new legislation 
clarifying and amending section 340 should it determine that 
either party is not acting in good faith.
    Infrastructure management.--The Committee recommends 
$82,640,000 for infrastructure management. As discussed in this 
report under the recreation use program, the Committee feels it 
is imperative to consolidate infrastructure maintenance 
activities. Accordingly, the Committee has moved funding for 
road maintenance activities to the reconstruction/construction 
appropriation. The Committee has included three expanded budget 
line items under this category. Within the recommended funds, 
the Committee has provided $33,197,000 for maintenance of 
nonrecreation facilities, $29,511,000 for maintenance of 
recreation facilities, and $19,932,000 for trail maintenance 
activities, including wilderness trail maintenance. It is 
important that the agency provide strong emphasis to 
implementation of the infrastructure data base, which it has 
committed to Congress to complete for use in deferred 
maintenance activities by September 30, 1999. Agency estimates 
provided to the Committee indicate the costs of full 
implementation of INFRA relative to deferred maintenance 
activities to be $9,800,000. Accordingly, the Committee directs 
the Forest Service to allocate this sum to continued 
development and implementation. In addition, the Committee 
directs the Forest Service to provide to the Committee, no 
later than January 15, 1999, a report on the status of system 
development and display the budget line item sources for INFRA 
development and implementation. The Forest Service is further 
directed to report to the Committee the status of INFRA 
development and implementation no later than the end of each 
quarter during fiscal year 1999.
    Law enforcement operations.--The Committee recommends 
$74,548,000 for law enforcement operations. The Committee is 
concerned that costs for Forest Service law enforcement 
officers are high relative to those of county law enforcement 
officers. The Committee concurs with the need to maintain a 
strong and viable criminal investigative work force and further 
understands that law enforcement capability to enforce Federal 
statutes is needed on national forestlands. However, if 
proportionally greater effectiveness can be obtained by using 
county enforcement officers cooperatively in lieu of Federal 
law enforcement officers, then strong consideration should be 
given to eliminating or reducing Federal officers where 
analysis indicates greater effectiveness will occur, and where 
Federal statutes can be enforced adequately. Accordingly, the 
Committee directs the Department to evaluate the comparative 
costs of Forest Service uniformed law enforcement officers to 
those of county enforcement officials and other uniformed 
Federal natural resource oriented law enforcement officers. As 
part of this evaluation, an analysis should be conducted 
regarding the ability of local enforcement officials to enforce 
Federal statutes, give priority to such statutes within the 
constraints of local priorities, attain Federal training 
standards, prevent increased liability under the Federal Tort 
Claims Act, and retain independence from external influence. 
The Committee directs that this report be provided to the 
Committee no later than May 15, 1999. The Committee directs 
that the agency make no reduction in cooperative law 
enforcement patrol agreements from the fiscal year 1998 level.
    Included in the recommendation is $465,000 for counterdrug 
operations on the Daniel Boone National Forest.
    General administration.--The Committee has not provided any 
funding for the general administration program. As discussed in 
this report, the Committee directs the Forest Service to fund 
indirect expenses through assessments against other budget line 
items, in accordance with procedures outlined in administrative 
provisions.
    General.--The Committee has not provided specific funding 
for international forestry activities, similar to the past 3 
years. The Committee recommends that the Forest Service may 
spend up to $3,000,000 from benefiting functions for these 
activities.
    The Committee is anxious to explore methods of achieving 
forest health in a manner which integrates multiple treatment 
options including prescribed fire, timber stand improvement, 
wildlife habitat improvement, and timber harvest. Accordingly, 
the Committee has included bill language which authorizes a 
pilot test of stewardship contracting on national forests in 
Montana, Idaho, and portions of Washington.
    The Committee is disappointed by the agency's inability to 
provide credible and consistent information regarding its 
programs. Due to the decentralized nature of Forest Service 
administrative processes, the ability to assemble, manipulate, 
and manage data into information that can be used to manage its 
critical natural resource programs, and provide information to 
Congress, has been unacceptable. The Committee viewed efforts 
to implement the foundation financial information system with 
optimism, only to be informed that pilot testing and further 
implementation efforts have not gone well and has resulted in 
an agency decision to delay implementation. The Committee is 
very concerned that despite working closely with the Department 
of Agriculture to integrate development of this system with 
existing departmental policies and requirements, deadlines have 
not been met, planned expenditures are over budget, and there 
is little indication that continued coordination with the 
Department will be successful. The Committee is concerned that 
the respective missions of the Forest Service and the 
Department of Agriculture may be incompatible, and may prevent 
satisfactory implementation of a quality general ledger where 
departmental coordination is involved in obtaining and 
implementing a system. Accordingly, bill language has been 
included which directs the Forest Service to investigate the 
general ledger systems of other departments, State agencies, or 
systems available in the private sector, and take action to 
obtain such a system. The Committee directs that Department of 
the Interior systems be reviewed as part of this effort.
    The Committee is concerned about the agency's management of 
minor construction projects. As part of the fiscal year 1998 
appropriations bill, Congress authorized minor construction 
projects, not exceeding $250,000, to be completed from 
available funds, subject to approval of the committees for 
projects in fiscal year 1998. As of the writing of this report, 
the Committee has received no request for approval of any 
projects. Accordingly, the Committee assumes that no projects 
have been started in the absence of such congressional review; 
that the Department would be motivated to forward such requests 
to the Committee for review promptly; and that based on the 
absence of such requests, this authority is no longer needed by 
the agency. In response, the Committee has provided revised 
authority for minor construction projects in appropriations 
language, and further directs the Forest Service to submit 
requests for minor construction as part of the reconstruction/
construction appropriation in the agency's fiscal year 2000 
budget request.

                        wildland fire management

Appropriations, 1998....................................    $586,559,000
Budget estimate, 1999 (including emergency).............     656,437,000
Committee recommendation (including emergency)..........     689,885,000

    The Committee recommends a total appropriation of 
$689,885,000 for wildland fire management. This recommendation 
represents an increase of $33,448,000 above the budget request 
and an increase of $103,326,000 above the fiscal year 1998 
level.
    The recommended amount includes $338,878,000 for 
preparedness and fire use functions, an increase of $19,441,000 
over the budget request, of which $19,063,000 is associated 
with the general administration transfer. The recommended 
amount also includes $249,007,000 for suppression operations, 
an increase of $14,007,000 above the budget request, due to the 
general administration transfer. The Committee has included 
$102,000,000 for emergencies as requested by the 
administration.
    The Committee continues to support the concepts of the fire 
21 strategy to develop a safe wildland fire protection program. 
The Committee has provided $500,000 to establish, equip, house, 
and train a native American fire preparedness and suppression 
cadre to be located on the Black Hills National Forest. The 
Forest Service and the Bureau of Indian Affairs are directed to 
work cooperatively in establishing the cadre.
    The Committee is concerned by reports that substantial 
amounts of merchantable timber products are being destroyed 
during prescribed burning activities. Bill language has been 
included requiring certification by the local forest supervisor 
that committed efforts have been made to remove all 
economically viable commercial wood products from a proposed 
burn area prior to fire treatment.

                    reconstruction and construction

Appropriations, 1998....................................    $166,015,000
Budget estimate, 1999...................................     160,914,000
Committee recommendation................................     353,840,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $353,840,000, 
an increase of $192,926,000 above the budget estimate and an 
increase of $188,513,000 above the fiscal year 1998 level. The 
budget estimate and the Committee recommendation are compared 
in the following table:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                   Committee                    
                                                               Budget estimate   recommendation       Change    
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Facilities:                                                                                                     
    Research.................................................      $5,010,000      $16,370,000      +$11,360,000
    Fire, administrative, other..............................      20,890,000       25,441,000        +4,551,000
    Recreation...............................................      25,720,000       40,465,000       +14,745,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, facilities...................................      51,620,000       82,276,000       +30,656,000
                                                              ==================================================
Roads:                                                                                                          
    Overhead and program management..........................      31,189,000   ...............      -31,189,000
    Engineering support......................................      15,857,000   ...............      -15,857,000
    New construction.........................................       1,009,000   ...............       -1,009,000
    Reconstruction...........................................      26,578,000   ...............      -26,578,000
    Road reconstruction/construction.........................  ...............     125,887,000      +125,887,000
    Engineering support for timber...........................      21,461,000   ...............      -21,461,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, roads........................................      96,094,000      125,887,000       +29,793,000
                                                              ==================================================
Road maintenance.............................................  ...............     123,341,000      +123,341,000
Trail construction...........................................      13,200,000       22,336,000        +9,136,000
Timber purchaser credits.....................................  ...............  ...............  ...............
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Total, reconstruction and construction.................     160,914,000      353,840,000      +192,926,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    General.--As discussed at the beginning of the Forest 
Service section, general administration funds have been 
transferred to all line items. For the ``Reconstruction and 
construction'' account, the distribution is as follows:

Facilities:
    Research............................................     +$3,360,000
    Fire, administrative, other.........................      +5,395,000
    Recreation..........................................      +8,305,000
Roads and trails:
    Road reconstruction/construction....................     +25,837,000
    Road maintenance....................................     +25,315,000
    Trail construction..................................      +4,482,000

    Facilities.--The Committee has included $16,370,000 for 
research reconstruction and construction. Within the funds 
recommended is $8,000,000 for construction of a forestry 
research facility at Auburn University.
    The Committee has included $25,441,000 for fire, 
administrative, and other facility reconstruction and 
construction. Included in the facilities construction 
recommendation is $347,000, as proposed in the budget, for 
reconstruction/construction activities at the Rapid City Air 
Tanker Base. The Committee understands that this facility will 
be used to support the fire 21 cadre to be established at the 
Black Hills National Forest. The Committee has deleted funding 
of $844,000 proposed in the budget for the colocation of the 
eastern regional office from Milwaukee to the Forest Products 
Lab in Madison, WI.
    The Committee has included $40,465,000 for reconstruction 
and construction of recreation facilities. Included in the 
recommended amount is $4,000,000 for construction of the 
Franklin County Lake Dam on the Homochitto National Forest, 
$1,300,000 for construction of recreation facilities in Utah 
for the 2002 winter Olympics, $125,000 for installation of 
additional water and electrical facilities at individual horse 
campsites at the Winding Stair Mountain National Recreation and 
Wilderness Area, $320,000 for replacement of toilet facilities 
in the Ouachita National Forest, $20,000 for construction of a 
boat launch facility at Bead Lake on the Colville National 
Forest, $200,000 for reconstruction of a water system at the 
Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, and $475,000 for 
reconstruction at the Fletcher View Campground in the Spring 
Mountains National Recreation Area.
    The Committee understands that the Institute of Pacific 
Island Forestry [IPIF] personnel are currently scattered across 
three locations on two islands. Consolidation of all IPIF staff 
would enable the institute to better develop, coordinate, and 
implement its research and forest management programs. The 
Committee provided $360,000 for planning purposes in fiscal 
year 1998 and recommends that the Forest Service expeditiously 
pursue construction of office and laboratory facilities for the 
IPIF. The Committee is aware of a proposed expansion of USDA 
Agricultural Research Service facilities in Hawaii. Assuming 
some economy of scale, the Forest Service is requested to 
investigate and report how its facility requirements could be 
coordinated with the proposed expansion of the USDA 
Agricultural Research Service facility.
    Road reconstruction/construction.--The Committee has 
provided $125,887,000 for road reconstruction and construction 
activities.
    The Committee does not concur with the administration's 
proposed new budget line items, and instead has consolidated 
all reconstruction and construction activities into a single 
line item. Within the funds recommended by the Committee, only 
$1,009,000 shall be used for direct costs associated with new 
construction. The decaying national forest road infrastructure 
necessitates maximum attention to reconstruction activities as 
a principle means of protecting watershed health. In support of 
this objective, the Committee directs the agency to decrease 
overhead and program management expenses by a minimum of 
$2,000,000, and apply these reductions directly to increasing 
road reconstruction expenditures to a minimum of $28,578,000.
    The Committee is concerned that the Forest Service be 
prepared adequately for the 2002 winter Olympics. Completion of 
the Trapper's Loop Road, which accesses Olympics venue sites, 
is a necessity. Accordingly, the Committee has included 
language in the bill which directs the Forest Service and the 
Federal Highway Administration to make sufficient funds 
available through the Public Lands Highways, Forest Roads 
Program. The Committee directs that such funds be made 
available by the Forest Service and Federal Highway 
Administration to the State of Utah prior to computing the 
distribution of State shares of these funds.
    Within the funds recommended by the Committee is $102,000 
for engineering support associated with administrative expenses 
for removal of timber as part of the Gallatin II land exchange. 
Also included is $854,000 to facilitate access to blowdown 
timber on the Routt National Forest.
    Road maintenance.--The Committee has established a budget 
line item for road maintenance within the reconstruction/
construction appropriation. The Committee feels this will 
better focus attention to the significant recurring and 
deferred maintenance challenges regarding the forest road 
system. The Committee recommends $123,341,000 for road 
maintenance activities, which is considerably above the fiscal 
year 1998 base level of $84,974,000. Included in the 
recommendation are $68,000 for vegetation management work along 
the Talimena Scenic Byway in Oklahoma and $720,000 for 
watershed improvements associated with soil and road erosion on 
the Monongahela National Forest. The Committee has included 
bill language which prohibits the use of funds for 
decommissioning system roads until the regional forester 
certifies that unauthorized roads have either been 
decommissioned or reconstructed to standard. Bill language has 
been included which authorizes funds to be spent for 
decommissioning roads including roads which are not part of the 
transportation system. Nothing in this language should be 
construed to prevent the agency from aggressively pursuing 
stabilization of transportation system roads as part of normal 
road management resource protection activities.
    Trail construction.--The Committee has included $22,336,000 
for trail construction activities. Included in the 
recommendation are $750,000 for construction of the Taft Tunnel 
Bicycle Trail, $275,000 for trailhead relocation on the Routt 
National Forest associated with significant storm damage, 
$183,000 to complete construction of the Tahoe Rim Trail and 
Trailhead, $270,000 for construction of the Harriman Trail in 
the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, $500,000 for the 
Continental Divide Trail, $76,000 for construction of foot 
bridges on the Cedar Lake Trail of the Winding Stair Mountain 
National Recreation and Wilderness Area, and $2,600,000 for 
construction of trails in the vicinity of Ketchikan, AK.
    Included in the funds provided for trail construction is 
$350,000 for improvements to the bike trail on the White River 
National Forest, a joint effort among the Forest Service, 
Summit County and local jurisdictions. These funds will 
contribute to improved connections that will provide a safer 
and more direct link between existing trails that serve the 
Lake Dillon area and the Ten-Mile Canyon. The Committee expects 
the balance of funds needed to complete these improvements to 
be obtained from other sources.
    Of the amount provided for trail construction, $6,600,000 
is to be derived from the environmental improvement and 
restoration fund established in Public Law 105-83.

                            land acquisition

Appropriations, 1998....................................     $52,976,000
Budget estimate, 1999...................................      56,057,000
Committee recommendation................................      67,022,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $67,022,000, 
an increase of $10,965,000 above the budget estimate and an 
increase of $14,046,000 above the fiscal year 1998 level.
    The Committee recommendation is shown in the following 
table:

                                                               Committee
        Area and State                                    recommendation
Bonneville Shoreline Trail, UT..........................        $500,000
CRGNSA (Columbia River Gorge NSA), OR/WA................       3,000,000
California wilderness, CA...............................       1,000,000
Chattooga watershed, GA, NC, SC.........................       1,500,000
Cherokee National Forest (Starr Mountain), TN...........         500,000
Coconino National Forest (Bar-T-Bar Ranch), AZ..........       3,000,000
Daniel Boone National Forest (Daniel Boone/Red Bird), KY         500,000
DeSoto National Forest (University of Mississippi lands)       5,000,000
Flathead National Forest (Lindbergh Lake), MT...........       2,000,000
Francis Marion National Forest (North Tibwin Wetlands), 
    SC..................................................       2,000,000
Green Mountain National Forest (Green Mountains), VT....       3,000,000
Hoosier National Forest (Hoosier Unique Area), IN.......       1,000,000
Kalmiopsis wilderness (Chetco mining claims), OR........       1,200,000
Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, CA/NV.................       3,000,000
Mark Twain National Forest (Ozark Mountains), MO........       1,000,000
Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest (mountains to 
    sound), WA..........................................      10,000,000
Nantahala National Forest (Hennessee tract), NC.........       2,000,000
New Mexico forests, NM..................................       1,750,000
Osceola National Forest (north Florida wildlife 
    corridor), FL.......................................       1,000,000
Ozark National Forest, AR...............................       1,000,000
Pacific Northwest streams, OR, WA.......................       1,000,000
San Bernardino National Forest (San Bernardino 
    ecosystem), CA......................................       1,000,000
Sawtooth National Forest (Sawtooth National Recreation 
    Area), ID...........................................       1,800,000
St. Francis National Forest (Stumpy Point), AR..........       1,000,000
White River National Forest (Conundrum Creek), CO.......       4,200,000
White Salmon Wild and Scenic River (Dosier tract), WA...         335,000
Acquisition management..................................       7,678,000
Transfer of general administration......................       2,559,000
Emergency acquisitions..................................       1,500,000
Cash equalization.......................................       1,500,000
Wilderness protection...................................         500,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total, land acquisition...........................      67,022,000

    Due to budgetary constraints, the Committee is presently 
unable to provide funding for acquisitions along the Pacific 
Crest Trail, without prejudice. A high priority of the 
Committee, whether in this bill or the expenditure of the 
fiscal year 1998 title V money, is the completion of 
acquisitions along the entire length of the Appalachian Trail. 
The Committee will consider funding requests in the future for 
the Pacific Crest Trail upon completion of funding for the 
Appalachian Trail. In addition, the Forest Service is provided 
funding herein for emergency acquisition, and if inholdings 
along the Pacific Crest Trail are threatened with development, 
the Committee has no objection to the use of funds from this 
source for this purpose, so long as normal priority and 
reprogramming procedures are followed.
    The funds provided for the Columbia River Gorge include an 
appropriation to acquire the Ellett tract on the Chenoweth 
Table. The Committee understands the Forest Service anticipates 
entering into a long-term operations and management agreement 
for Chenoweth Table that includes one or more nonprofit 
conservation groups or governmental entities recognized by the 
State of Oregon, and which will ensure that management of the 
publicly owned portion of the Chenoweth Table is consistent 
with the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Management 
Plan. This long-term operations and management agreement shall 
be formalized prior to the Forest Service taking title to the 
Ellett tract. The Committee understands the present owners of 
the Ellett tract intend to make a charitable contribution to 
offset the costs of long-term management and needed capital 
improvements at the site.
    The Committee has provided $5,000,000 for the acquisition 
of lands owned by the University of Mississippi in the DeSoto 
National Forest, with the expectation that at least another 
$10,000,000 will be allocated for this purchase from other 
funds that may become available in fiscal year 1998.

        acquisition of lands for national forests, special acts

Appropriations, 1998....................................      $1,069,000
Budget estimate, 1999...................................       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 fiscal year 1998 level.

            acquisition of lands to complete land exchanges

Appropriations, 1998....................................        $210,000
Budget estimate, 1999...................................         210,000
Committee recommendation................................         210,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $210,000, the 
same as the budget estimate and the fiscal year 1998 level.

                         range betterment fund

                       (Special Fund, Indefinite)

Appropriations, 1998....................................      $3,811,000
Budget estimate, 1999...................................       3,300,000
Committee recommendation................................       3,300,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $3,300,000, 
the same as the budget estimate and a decrease of $511,000 
below the fiscal year 1998 level.

    gifts, donations and bequests for forest and rangeland research

Appropriations, 1998....................................         $92,000
Budget estimate, 1999...................................          92,000
Committee recommendation................................          92,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $92,000, the 
same as the budget estimate and the fiscal year 1998 level.

               Administrative Provisions, Forest Service

    The Committee has continued many of the same administrative 
provisions as provided in prior years.
    Language is included which authorizes the Forest Service to 
provide funds to the National Forest Foundation to match up to 
$2,250,000 in private contributions on a 1-for-1 basis for 
projects on National Forest System lands or related to Forest 
Service programs. Based on Forest Service assurances that 
Federal funding for administrative expenses of the Foundation 
will be phased out totally by fiscal year 2000, the Committee 
has authorized up to $500,000 of Federal funds provided, may be 
used for administrative expenses of the Foundation.
    Language is included which increases funds for the National 
Fish and Wildlife Foundation to $3,000,000 on a 1-for-1 
matching basis with private contributions for projects on or 
benefiting National Forest System lands.
    Language is included which specifies how the Forest Service 
must account for indirect expenses and how such expenses must 
be displayed in future budget proposals.

                          DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

    On October 22, 1997, the President announced a three-stage 
proposal on climate change in anticipation of an international 
agreement to be negotiated 2 months later in Kyoto, Japan. With 
regard to programs pursued under the President's proposal, the 
Committee expects the Department of Energy to comply with the 
letter and spirit of the Government Performance and Results 
Act. The Committee directs the Department to provide the 
Committee with a detailed plan for implementing key elements of 
the President's proposal, which would include performance goals 
for the reduction of greenhouse gases that have objective, 
quantifiable, and measurable target levels. The plan should 
provide evidence on the effectiveness of these programs in 
meeting the performance goals. The Department shall submit this 
plan to the Committee in conjunction with the fiscal year 2000 
budget submission.

                         clean coal technology

    The Committee recommends a deferral of $40,000,000 for the 
Clean Coal Technology Program as requested by the 
administration. This deferral will provide for the timely 
availability of funds to complete projects remaining in the 
program. The Committee does not object to the use of up to 
$14,900,000 in available funds for program administration.

                 fossil energy research and development

Appropriations, 1998....................................    $362,403,000
Budget estimate, 1999...................................     383,408,000
Committee recommendation................................     376,431,000

    The Committee recommends $376,431,000 for fossil energy 
research and development, a decrease of $6,977,000 below the 
budget estimate and an increase of $14,028,000 above the fiscal 
year 1998 level. The amounts recommended by the Committee as 
compared to the budget request are shown in the table below:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                  Committee                     
                                                             Budget estimate   recommendation        Change     
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Coal:                                                                                                           
    Advanced clean fuels research:                                                                              
        Coal preparation..................................        $4,847,000        $4,847,000  ................
        Direct liquefaction...............................         2,800,000         3,500,000         +$700,000
        Indirect liquefaction.............................         5,500,000         5,500,000  ................
        Advanced research and environmental technology....         1,781,000         1,781,000  ................
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
            Subtotal, advanced clean fuels research.......        14,928,000        15,628,000          +700,000
                                                           =====================================================
    Advanced clean/efficient power systems:                                                                     
        Advanced pulverized coal-fired powerplant.........        15,000,000        15,000,000  ................
        Indirect fired cycle..............................         6,000,000         7,000,000        +1,000,000
        High efficiency:                                                                                        
            Integrated gasified combined cycle............        33,500,000        28,388,000        -5,112,000
            Pressurized fluidized bed.....................        14,638,000        14,638,000  ................
        Advanced research and environmental technology....        22,400,000        15,150,000        -7,250,000
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
            Subtotal, advanced clean/efficient power                                                            
             systems......................................        91,538,000        80,176,000       -11,362,000
                                                           =====================================================
    Advanced research and technology development..........        23,579,000        21,114,000        -2,465,000
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
        Subtotal, coal....................................       130,045,000       116,918,000       -13,127,000
                                                           =====================================================
Gas:                                                                                                            
    Natural gas research:                                                                                       
        Exploration and production........................        13,432,000        13,432,000  ................
        Delivery and storage..............................         1,000,000         1,000,000  ................
        Advanced turbine systems..........................        43,000,000        43,000,000  ................
        Utilization.......................................         7,308,000         9,558,000        +2,250,000
        Environmental research/regulatory impact analysis.         2,617,000         3,017,000          +400,000
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
            Subtotal, natural gas research................        67,357,000        70,007,000        +2,650,000
                                                           =====================================================
    Fuel cells:                                                                                                 
        Advanced research.................................         1,200,000         1,200,000  ................
        Fuel cell systems development.....................        41,000,000        41,000,000  ................
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
          Subtotal, fuel cells............................        42,200,000        42,200,000  ................
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
          Subtotal, gas...................................       109,557,000       112,207,000        +2,650,000
                                                           =====================================================
Oil technology:                                                                                                 
    Exploration and production supporting research........        31,546,000        31,546,000  ................
    Recovery field demonstration..........................         7,800,000         7,800,000  ................
    Exploration and production environmental research.....        10,820,000        10,320,000          -500,000
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
        Subtotal, oil technology..........................        50,166,000        49,666,000          -500,000
                                                           =====================================================
Cooperative research and development......................         5,836,000         6,836,000        +1,000,000
Fossil energy environmental restoration...................        11,000,000        11,000,000  ................
Fuels conversion, natural gas, and electricity............         2,173,000         2,173,000  ................
Headquarters program direction............................        15,099,000        15,099,000  ................
Energy Technology Center program direction................        51,932,000        54,932,000        +3,000,000
General plant projects....................................         2,600,000         2,600,000  ................
Mining and materials partnerships.........................         5,000,000         5,000,000  ................
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
      Total, fossil energy research and development.......       383,408,000       376,431,000        -6,977,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Coal.--The Committee recommends $116,918,000 for coal 
research, a decrease of $13,127,000 from the budget request. 
The amounts provided for particular activities as compared to 
the budget request are shown in the following table:

        Budget activity/subactivity/project

Direct liquefaction.....................................       +$700,000
HIPPS...................................................      +1,000,000
IGCC (innovative approaches)............................      -5,000,000
IGCC (technical and program management support).........        -112,000
Fine particulate control/air toxics.....................        +750,000
CO2 control..................................      -8,000,000
Coal utilization science................................      -1,000,000
University coal research................................        -800,000
Undergraduate internships...............................         -40,000
Technical and economic analysis.........................        -225,000
International program support...........................        -400,000

    The Committee has provided the funds requested for the LEBS 
program, and remains supportive of its goals and objectives. 
These funds are provided, however, with the understanding that 
the State of Illinois and the companies involved in phase IV 
development will provide cost sharing at or above the levels 
originally planned. If these commitments are not reasonably 
assured, the Committee will seek to reprogram these funds for 
other activities.
    The Committee has provided a substantial increase over 
fiscal year 1998 for high-efficiency-integrated gasification 
combined cycle power plant research. The Department is 
encouraged to involve the University of Kentucky Clean Coal 
Technology Program in implementing this program to the extent 
such involvement is consistent with program goals and 
objectives.
    The additional funds provided for fine particulate control 
are to establish monitoring stations in the southeast in 
cooperation with the Southern Research Institute.
    Though the amount provided is a significant reduction from 
the administration's request, the Committee has provided a 
modest amount of funds to continue long-term research on carbon 
sequestration technologies. These funds are provided consistent 
with the Committee's belief that any U.S. strategy to address 
global emissions should emphasize technology development as 
opposed to focusing on regulatory solutions.
    Natural gas research.--The Committee recommends 
$112,207,000 for natural gas and fuel cell research, an 
increase of $2,650,000 over the budget request. The amounts 
provided for particular activities as compared to the budget 
request are shown in the following table:

        Budget activity/subactivity/project

Utilization:
    Gas-to-liquids......................................     +$2,000,000
    Low quality gas upgrading...........................        +250,000
Environmental and regulatory analysis:
    Technology development..............................        +500,000
    Outreach and technology transfer....................        -100,000

    The increase provided for low-quality gas upgrading is for 
cooperative work with the Alaska Division of Geological and 
Geophysical Surveys to determine the viability of coal bed 
methane as a fuel source in rural Alaska.
    The Committee is aware that computational tools that 
incorporate rock properties in forward modeling can facilitate 
the exploration of natural gas. The Committee directs that 
within the amounts provided for exploration and production no 
less than $250,000 is to be used to promote research on these 
computational tools.
    Oil technology.--The Committee recommends $49,666,000 for 
oil technology research, a decrease of $500,000 from the budget 
request. The amounts provided for particular activities as 
compared to the budget request are shown in the following 
table:

        Budget activity/subactivity/project

Reservoir characterization..............................       +$600,000
Laboratory/industry partnership.........................        -600,000
Streamline regulations..................................        -500,000

    The increase provided for reservoir characterization 
includes $350,000 for the gypsy field project and $250,000 for 
the northern midcontinent digital atlas.
    The Committee notes the increased importance of enhancing 
discovery, extraction, and distribution of oil and gas from 
onshore fields. Based on presentations and recommendations from 
the October 1997, fossil energy workshop, the Committee directs 
the Department of Energy Office of Fossil Energy to work with 
university researchers, State agencies, and other groups to 
report to the committees of jurisdiction in the House and 
Senate, by March 1, 1999, the feasibility of developing an 
integrated management system for oil and gas production that 
incorporates state-of-the-art modeling, sensing, and 
computational technologies.
    Cooperative research and development.--The Committee 
recommends $6,836,000 for the cooperative research and 
development program, an increase of $1,000,000 over the budget 
request. The amount provided includes $40,000 for program 
direction. Remaining funds should be split equally between the 
participating sites.
    Environmental restoration.--The Committee recommends 
$11,000,000 for environmental restoration, the same as the 
budget request.
    Fuels program.--The Committee recommends $2,173,000 for the 
fuels conversion, natural gas, and electricity program, the 
same as the budget request.
    Headquarters program direction.--The Committee recommends 
$15,099,000 for headquarters program direction, the same as the 
budget request.
    Energy technology center program direction.--The Committee 
recommends $54,932,000 for energy technology center program 
direction, an increase of $3,000,000 over the budget request. 
The Committee expects the Department not to fund activities out 
of the program direction line item that have been funded in 
prior years out of the program line items. The Committee has 
encouraged the Department to use FETC's expertise more broadly. 
To foster these efforts, the Committee recommends that program 
direction funds allocated to FETC be available for use to 
support activities Departmentwide.
    General plant projects.--The Committee recommends 
$2,600,000 for general plant projects, the same as the budget 
request.
    Mining.--The Committee recommends $5,000,000 for mining 
programs, the same as the budget request.

                      alternative fuels production

                     (including transfer of funds)

Appropriations, 1998....................................     -$1,500,000
Budget estimate, 1999...................................      -1,300,000
Committee recommendation................................      -1,300,000

    The Committee recommends that moneys received as investment 
income on the principal amount in the Great Plains Project 
Trust, as of October 1, 1998, shall be deposited in this 
account and immediately transferred to the general fund of the 
Treasury. This amount is estimated to be $1,300,000.

                 naval petroleum and oil shale reserves

Appropriations, 1998....................................    $107,000,000
Budget estimate, 1999...................................      22,500,000
Committee recommendation................................      14,056,000

    The Committee recommends $14,056,000 for the naval 
petroleum and oil shale reserves, a decrease of $8,444,000 from 
the budget request, and $92,944,000 below the fiscal year 1998 
level. The amounts recommended by the Committee as compared to 
the budget estimate are shown in the table below:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                   Committee                    
                                                               Budget estimate   recommendation       Change    
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Oil reserves:                                                                                                   
    Naval Petroleum Reserves Nos. 1 and 2....................       $3,594,000  ...............      -$3,594,000
    Naval Petroleum Reserve No. 3............................       10,180,000      $10,180,000  ...............
    Program direction (headquarters).........................        6,876,000        3,876,000       -3,000,000
    Naval oil shale reserves.................................        1,850,000  ...............       -1,850,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Total, naval petroleum and oil shale re-  serves.......       22,500,000       14,056,000       -8,444,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The Committee commends the Department for its management of 
the successful sale of naval petroleum reserve No. 1 at Elk 
Hills, but urges the Department to make every effort to 
minimize contract closeout, equity finalization and other 
residual costs.
    Language is included in the bill making the naval oil shale 
reserve revolving fund available for all naval petroleum and 
oil shale reserve activities.

                      elk hills school lands fund

    No funds are provided for the Elk Hills school lands fund, 
with the expectation that funds for this purpose will be 
provided directly from NPR-1 sale revenues.

                          energy conservation

Appropriations, 1998....................................    $611,723,000
Budget estimate, 1999...................................     808,500,000
Committee recommendation................................     677,701,000

    The Committee recommends $677,701,000 for energy 
conservation, an increase of $65,978,000 over the fiscal year 
1998 level and a decrease of $130,799,000 from the budget 
request. Of this amount, an indefinite portion is to be derived 
from the excess amount for fiscal year 1999 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 
$4,000,000.
    The amounts recommended for energy conservation, as 
compared to the budget estimate, are shown in the following 
table:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                   Committee                    
                                                               Budget estimate   recommendation       Change    
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Building technology:                                                                                            
    State and community sector:                                                                                 
        Building systems design..............................     $36,373,000      $26,988,000      -$9,385,000 
        Building equipment and materials.....................      46,181,000       38,081,000       -8,100,000 
        Codes and standards..................................      22,573,000       16,553,000       -6,020,000 
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
          Subtotal, State and community sec-  tor............     105,127,000       81,622,000      -23,505,000 
                                                              ==================================================
    State and local partnerships:                                                                               
        Weatherization assistance program....................     154,100,000      129,000,000      -25,100,000 
        State energy program.................................      37,000,000       31,200,000       -5,800,000 
        Competitive energy partnerships......................       5,000,000        2,000,000       -3,000,000 
        Municipal energy management..........................       1,600,000        1,600,000   ...............
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
          Subtotal, State and local partner-  ships..........     197,700,000      163,800,000      -33,900,000 
                                                              ==================================================
    Management and planning..................................      14,718,000       13,450,000       -1,268,000 
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, building technology..........................     317,545,000      258,872,000      -58,673,000 
                                                              ==================================================
Federal Emergency Management Program:                                                                           
    Program activities.......................................      30,968,000       22,768,000       -8,200,000 
    Program direction........................................       2,900,000        2,000,000         -900,000 
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Federal Emergency Management Program.........      33,868,000       24,768,000       -9,100,000 
                                                              ==================================================
Industry sector:                                                                                                
    Industries of the future (specific)......................      76,000,000       55,500,000      -20,500,000 
    Industries of the future (crosscutting)..................      49,400,000       52,400,000       +3,000,000 
    Technology access........................................      32,000,000       26,730,000       -5,270,000 
    Management...............................................       9,159,000        8,559,000         -600,000 
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, industry sector..............................     166,559,000      143,189,000      -23,370,000 
                                                              ==================================================
Transportation:                                                                                                 
    Advanced automotive technologies.........................     144,646,000      121,500,000      -23,146,000 
    Advanced heavy vehicle technologies......................      44,200,000       32,500,000      -11,700,000 
    Transportation materials technologies....................      31,800,000       38,200,000       +6,400,000 
    Technology deployment....................................      16,250,000       14,250,000       -2,000,000 
    Implementation and program management....................       9,200,000        8,200,000       -1,000,000 
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, transportation...............................     246,096,000      214,650,000      -31,446,000 
                                                              ==================================================
Policy and management........................................      44,432,000       36,222,000       -8,210,000 
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, energy conservation..........................     808,500,000      677,701,000     -130,799,000 
                                                              ==================================================
Use of unobligated balances..................................  ...............     -31,000,000      -31,000,000 
Offsetting reductions: Use of nonappropriated escrow funds...    (-35,000,000)     (-4,000,000)    (-31,000,000)
                                                              ==================================================
      Total, energy conservation.............................     808,500,000      646,701,000     -161,799,000 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The Committee has reduced the appropriation for energy 
conservation by the difference between the Congressional Budget 
Office and Office of Management and Budget estimates of the 
excess amounts available to the program from oil overcharge 
funds. The use in the budget request of knowingly inflated 
estimates that differ vastly from even the Department's own 
estimates is an unacceptable practice. The Department should 
apply the reduction by using unobligated balances spread across 
all program areas, without disproportionate reductions in any 
one activity. The Department is expected to consult with the 
Committee before making a final determination about the use of 
unobligated balances.
    The Committee continues to be disappointed by the quality 
of the budget justification for energy conservation programs, 
particularly by the persistent lack of explanation given for 
requested program increases and decreases from year to year. 
The justification should state not only the specific activities 
being performed in the current year and activities expected to 
be performed in the budget request year, but also should 
explain why certain of those activities are being increased, 
reduced or discontinued. In no case should an increase be 
requested for an activity for which the activity justification 
is identical or virtually identical to the previous year. Where 
the Department expects to use a significant amount of carryover 
funds to continue an activity or program at a level of effort 
that is not readily discernible by comparing the budget request 
for that activity to the prior-year funding level, the 
justification should say so.
    The Committee acknowledges the steps being taken by the 
program to make its budget presentation more transparent, 
including what the Committee presumes is the cessation of 
program taxing to finance crosscutting activities or pet 
departmental projects. The Committee has provided sufficient 
funds in policy and management for legitimate crosscutting 
activities, but expects the Department to keep the Committee 
informed as to how these funds will be spent. To the extent 
opportunities for new initiatives arise during the fiscal year 
that were not contemplated during budget development, the 
Committee expects the Department to adhere to the Committee's 
reprogramming guidelines just like every other agency funded in 
this bill. The Committee does not feel there is any cause for 
the Department to feel that the Committee has been unfair in 
its response to previous reprogramming requests.
    Buildings.--The Committee recommends $258,872,000 for 
building technology, an increase of $24,997,000 over the fiscal 
year 1998 level. Included in the amounts provided are 
$129,000,000 for weatherization assistance and $31,200,000 for 
the State energy program, increases from the fiscal year 1998 
levels of $4,155,000 and $950,000, respectively. Changes to the 
request are shown in the table below:

        Budget activity/subactivity/project

Building systems design:
    Building America....................................     -$3,000,000
    Energy efficiency in industrialized housing.........        -300,000
    Design strategies...................................        -700,000
    Residential energy efficiency program...............        -400,000
    Home energy rating systems..........................      +1,035,000
    Affordable homes for low-income housing.............        -700,000
    Building performance................................      -1,500,000
    Design strategies...................................      -1,520,000
    Rebuild America.....................................      -2,000,000
    Outreach............................................        -300,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Subtotal, building systems design.................      -9,385,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
Building equipment and materials:
    Technology roadmaps and competitive R&D.............;      -3,500,000
    Residential absorption heat pump....................        +500,000
    Desiccants and chillers.............................        +500,000
    Fuel cell building microgeneration..................      -1,000,000
    VHF light sources...................................        -500,000
    Emerging technology demonstrations..................      -1,000,000
    Volume purchases....................................      -1,000,000
    Consumer education..................................      -1,000,000
    Thermal insulation and building materials...........        -500,000
    Electrochromic research.............................        -300,000
    Advanced glazing....................................        -300,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Subtotal, building equipment and materials........      -8,100,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
Codes and standards.....................................      -6,020,000
Weatherization assistance...............................     -25,100,000
State energy program....................................      -5,800,000
Competitive energy partnerships.........................      -3,000,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
Management and planning:
    Technology and sector data..........................        -268,000
    Analytical studies and planning support.............        -400,000
    State and local grant program management............        -600,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Subtotal, management and planning.................      -1,268,000

    The Committee is encouraged by the Department's efforts to 
refocus the building program, and expects program managers to 
continue to work with the Committee in this endeavor.
    Additional funds for the home energy rating system are 
provided to maintain the program at the current year level. 
These funds are provided with the understanding that fiscal 
year 1999 will be the final year of support for the 
demonstration State programs, consistent with the understanding 
between those States and the Department.
    The Committee is aware of research being performed on the 
use of plasma enhanced vapor deposition techniques for advanced 
windows, and encourages the Department to support such research 
to the extent consistent with industry priorities and the goals 
of the windows program.
    The Committee is aware that the Department is working with 
industry to explore programs to encourage accelerated 
retirement of older, inefficient residential appliances. The 
Committee encourages the Department to continue these 
discussions and to keep the Committee informed as to their 
outcome.
    The Committee understands that the appliance efficiency 
standards promulgated by the codes and standards programs at 
the Department of Energy presently reflect only the energy 
consumed at the point of use. The Department also funds 
activities and makes purchases based on point-of-use energy 
consumption. This method ignores the total energy consumed over 
the full fuel cycle and costs, and may result in misleading 
conclusions about the success of certain departmental programs. 
With regard to energy measurement or efficiency standards, 
Federal facilities and buildings, energy purchases, 
participation in or funding of standard setting organizations, 
the Committee expects the Department to increase greatly its 
efforts to consider the total energy consumed over the fuel 
cycle as well as emissions and energy costs.
    Federal energy management program.--The Committee 
recommends $24,768,000 for Federal energy management, an 
increase of $4,968,000 over the fiscal year 1998 level. Changes 
to the request are shown in the table below:

        Budget activity/subactivity/project

Project financing.......................................     -$2,700,000
Technical guidance and assistance.......................      -3,500,000
Planning, reporting, and evaluation.....................      -2,000,000
Program direction.......................................        -900,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Subtotal, Federal energy management program.......      -9,100,000

    The Committee is encouraged by the prospect of generating 
large savings in Federal energy expenditures through the use of 
energy service performance contracts, and has provided a 
significant increase in the FEMP budget to support this effort. 
The Committee is aware that prudent management of these 
contracts will be critical to the long-term success of this 
effort, but encourages the Department to establish such 
oversight in the most frugal manner possible. Resources 
available to the Committee will not support the hiring of 
significant amounts of new staff in this program.
    Industry.--The Committee recommends $143,189,000 for 
industry sector programs, an increase of $6,992,000 over the 
fiscal year 1998 level. Changes to the request are shown in the 
table below:

        Budget activity/subactivity/project

Industries of the future (specific):
    Steel...............................................       -$900,000
    Aluminum............................................        +200,000
    Metal casting.......................................        -300,000
    Glass...............................................        -500,000
    Industrywide solicitation...........................     -19,000,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Subtotal, industries of the future (specific).....     -20,500,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
Cogeneration/materials support..........................      +3,000,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
Technology access:
    Motor challenge.....................................      -1,770,000
    Steam and compressed air challenge..................      -1,000,000
    NICE-3..............................................      -2,500,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Subtotal, technology access.......................      -5,270,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
Management and planning:
    Evaluation and planning.............................        -200,000
    Program direction...................................        -400,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Subtotal, management and planning.................        -600,000

    Within the funds provided for the aluminum vision, the 
Committee has provided $2,000,000 for the mining program. This 
program will be implemented through the Federal Energy 
Technology Center, but $1,000,000 shall be for work through the 
Intermountain Center for Mining Research and Technology. The 
Committee expects FETC and the Intermountain Center to 
coordinate closely with each other and with industry in setting 
research priorities and executing the mining program, as well 
in preparing the fiscal year 2000 budget request.
    The Committee has included the funds requested by the 
administration for the agriculture program, the primary focus 
of which will be biofeedstocks during fiscal year 1999. The 
Committee is aware that the Department is also working with 
industry and with the Department of Agriculture to establish a 
strategic vision for crop production systems using remote 
sensing and information technologies. The Committee supports 
this effort and the Department of Energy's involvement in it, 
but believes that the U.S. Department of Agriculture should be 
the principle source of Federal support for any ensuing 
research effort.
    The additional funds provided for materials support are for 
ceramics and related work being transferred from the 
transportation program.
    The Committee is aware of the development of a low cost, 
energy efficient prototype that applies well-established ramjet 
technology from the aerospace industry to electric power 
generation. The Committee is advised that this energy source 
will burn a wide variety of fuels, including coal mine methane 
and landfill gases, and will do so with greater efficiency and 
with substantially lower levels of harmful emissions that 
competing power systems. The Committee encourages the 
Department to continue its dialog with industry on the 
development of this prototype, which is scheduled to be 
completed and tested prior to fiscal year 1999. The Committee 
urges the Department to consider opportunities for 
collaboration with industry, which can include government/
private partnerships, to use this new technology in 
applications that fall under the Department's purview.
    The Committee intends that the arrangements under the 
metals initiative, administered as part of the Department's 
Industries of the Future Program continue. It is expected that 
current guidelines be incorporated into the controlling 
agreements for present and future projects.
    Transportation.--The Committee recommends $214,650,000 for 
the transportation program, an increase of $21,379,000 over the 
fiscal year 1998 level. Changes to the request are shown in the 
table below:

        Budget activity/subactivity/project

Technology deployment:
    Clean cities voluntary deployment...................     -$2,000,000
    Vehicle field test/evaluation.......................        +500,000
    Technical information development...................        -500,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Subtotal, technology deployment...................      -2,000,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
Advanced automotive technologies:
    Systems optimization................................        +500,000
    Heat engine R&D.....................................;      -6,000,000
    High-power energy storage...........................      -2,000,000
    Advanced power electronics..........................      +2,000,000
    Fuel cell R&D.......................................;      -9,646,000
    Advanced combustion engine R&D......................;      -5,000,000
    Coperative autmotive research for advanced 
      technology........................................      -3,000,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Subtotal, advanced automotive technology..........     -23,146,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
Advanced heavy vehicle technologies:
    High-efficiency engine R&D..........................;      -3,200,000
    Heavy vehicle systems technologies..................      +1,500,000
    Advanced transportation technology consortia........     -10,000,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Subtotal, advanced heavy vehicle technology.......     -11,700,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
Transportation materials technologies:
    Lightweight materials...............................      +4,000,000
    Heavy vehicle propulsion system materials...........        -800,000
    High strength weight reduction materials............      +3,200,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Subtotal, transportation materials technology.....      +6,400,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
Implementation and program management:
    Evaluation, planning, and analysis..................        -600,000
    Program direction...................................        -400,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Subtotal, implementation and program management...      -1,000,000

    The Committee expects the Department to continue its work 
with the Northwest Alliance for Transportation Technologies 
[NATT], both in the lightweight materials program and in the 
heavy vehicle program. The Committee continues to believe that 
NATT will make a significant contribution to the success of the 
PNGV program, and directs the Department to provide periodic 
updates on the research program it intends to conduct through 
NATT.
    The additional funds provided for vehicle field test and 
evaluation are for electric vehicle work in Federal fleets.
    The Committee continues to encourage the Department to make 
use of the University of Oklahoma's expertise in natural gas 
research in the conduct of its transportation program.
    Within the amount provided for systems optimization, 
$1,000,000 is for the Consortium for Fossil Fuel Liquefaction 
Science for C-1 chemistry research.
    The Committee encourages the Department and its industry 
partners to consider the utility of ultrashort pulsed lasers 
for the manufacture of ceramic fuel injectors for high-
efficiency clean diesel engines.
    The Committee is aware that the President has requested 
funding to establish a new joint program with the Department of 
Transportation on advanced vehicle technologies and that this 
Advanced Vehicle Technologies Program was recently authorized 
under the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century. This 
program uses the expertise and entrepreneurial energy of the 
Advanced Transportation Technology Consortia. These seven 
regional consortia have an excellent track record in producing 
prototype clean fuel vehicles, components, and infrastructure 
under the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the 
Federal Transit Administration. These consortia, with little 
Federal funding, have been able to leverage 3 dollars' worth of 
non-Federal assistance for every $1 provided by Federal 
agencies. The Interior Subcommittee's budget allocation was not 
sufficient to provide funding for new programs within the 
Department of Energy. Should the Department of Energy choose to 
submit a reprogramming request to fund this program in fiscal 
year 1999 out of available balances in other vehicle research 
programs, the Committee will consider carefully such a request.
    Policy and management.--The Committee recommends 
$36,222,000 for policy and management, an increase of 
$7,642,000 over the fiscal year 1998 level. The increase is 
primarily for crosscutting activities that were previously 
funded by taxes on individual program activities as discussed 
at the beginning of this section. By December 1, 1998, the 
Department should provide the Committee with a detailed 
explanation of how these crosscutting funds will be spent. 
Changes to the budget request are shown in the table below:

        Budget activity/subactivity/project

Headquarters, salaries and related expenses.............       -$400,000
Headquarters, contractual services......................        -500,000
Golden field office, salaries and related expenses......        -100,000
Golden field office, contractual services...............        -100,000
Regional support offices, salaries and related expenses.        -300,000
Regional support offices, contractual services..........      -1,560,000
International market development........................        -300,000
Information and communications program..................        -450,000
Centers of excellence...................................      -2,000,000
Strategic policy initiatives............................      -2,500,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Subtotal, policy and management...................      -8,210,000

                          economic regulation

Appropriations, 1998....................................      $2,725,000
Budget estimate, 1999...................................       1,801,000
Committee recommendation................................       1,801,000

    The Committee recommends $1,801,000 for economic 
regulation, the same as the budget request and a decrease of 
$924,000 below the fiscal year 1998 level. The ``Economic 
regulation'' account funds the Office of Hearings and Appeals, 
which is responsible for all departmental adjudicatory 
processes except those under the jurisdiction of the Federal 
Energy Regulatory Commission.

                      strategic petroleum reserve

Appropriations, 1998....................................    $207,500,000
Budget estimate, 1999...................................     160,120,000
Committee recommendation................................     155,120,000

    The Committee recommends $155,120,000 for operation of the 
strategic petroleum reserve, a decrease of $5,000,000 below the 
budget estimate and a decrease of $52,380,000 below the fiscal 
year 1998 level.

                         SPR Petroleum Account

    The Committee does not recommend appropriations for the 
acquisition of oil for the strategic petroleum reserve.

                   energy information administration

                     (including transfer of funds)

Appropriations, 1998....................................     $66,800,000
Budget estimate, 1999...................................      70,500,000
Committee recommendation................................      68,000,000

    The Committee recommends $68,000,000 for the Energy 
Information Administration, a reduction of $2,500,000 below the 
budget estimate and an increase of $1,200,000 above the fiscal 
year 1998 level. The amount provided is to maintain core EIA 
programs.

                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

                         Indian Health Service

                         indian health services

Appropriations, 1998....................................  $1,841,174,000
Budget estimate, 1999...................................   1,843,873,000
Committee recommendation................................   1,888,602,000

    The Committee recommends $1,888,602,000 for Indian health 
services, an increase of $44,729,000 above the budget request 
and an increase of $47,428,000 over the fiscal year 1998 level.
    The Committee recommended increase includes an additional 
$14,221,000 for anticipated staffing increases for new 
facilities that the budget estimate did not include, an 
additional $27,445,000 to address partially other fixed-cost 
increases that the budget estimate did not include, an 
additional $250,000 to address suicide problems among young 
Indian and Alaska Native people, and $5,612,000 for a 
telemedicine project in Alaska. The Committee notes a decrease 
of $100,000 reflecting fiscal year 1998 supplemental funding 
that is not continued. Of the additional $27,445,000 provided 
to address fixed costs (other than staffing), $18,445,000 are 
distributed to the program lines. The Committee has provided an 
unallocated $9,000,000, which the Service is directed to 
allocate proportionally to the health services and health 
facilities programs.
    The Committee expects that, of the funding made available 
to the Alaska Native Medical Center [ANMC] for phased-in 
staffing increases, the IHS will distribute funds between the 
ANMC and Southcentral Foundation based on their respective 
responsibilities as defined in section 325 of Public Law 105-
83.
    The Committee is concerned that, for the last several 
years, the IHS budget estimate has not included accurate 
figures for its uncontrollable increases for pay costs, 
population growth, and inflation, or for third-party 
collections. As a result, important health services are 
threatened as program dollars are needed to pay the 
uncontrollable costs. The Committee insists the IHS and HHS and 
OMB forward more accurate figures for IHS' fixed costs to the 
Committee in its budget estimates.
    The amounts recommended by the Committee as compared to the 
budget estimate are shown in the following table:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                  Committee                     
                                                             Budget estimate   recommendation        Change     
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Clinical services:                                                                                              
    IHS and tribal health delivery:                                                                             
        Hospital and health clinics prog-  rams...........     $900,305,000      $931,752,000       +$31,447,000
        Dental health program.............................       65,517,000        68,458,000         +2,941,000
        Mental health program.............................       39,279,000        40,412,000         +1,133,000
        Alcohol and substance abuse pro-  gram............      100,782,000        92,757,000         -8,025,000
    Contract care.........................................      373,375,000       376,792,000         +3,417,000
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, clinical services.........................    1,479,258,000     1,510,171,000        +30,913,000
                                                           =====================================================
Preventive health:                                                                                              
    Public health nursing.................................       28,198,000        29,715,000         +1,517,000
    Health education......................................        8,932,000         9,280,000           +348,000
    Community health representatives pro-  gram...........       44,312,000        45,039,000           +727,000
    Immunization (Alaska).................................        1,328,000         1,340,000            +12,000
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, preventive health.........................       82,770,000        85,374,000         +2,604,000
                                                           =====================================================
Urban health projects.....................................       25,583,000        25,526,000            -57,000
Indian health professions.................................       28,720,000        28,981,000           +261,000
Tribal management.........................................        2,348,000         2,362,000            +14,000
Direct operations.........................................       47,386,000        47,808,000           +422,000
Self-governance...........................................        9,106,000         9,190,000            +84,000
Contract support costs....................................      168,702,000       170,190,000         +1,488,000
Unallocated fixed costs...................................  ................        9,000,000         +9,000,000
Medicare/Medicaid reimbursements: Hospital and clinic                                                           
 accreditation (est. collecting)..........................     (327,643,000)     (327,643,000)  ................
                                                           =====================================================
      Total, Indian Health Services.......................    1,843,873,000     1,888,602,000        +44,729,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Hospitals and health clinics.--The Committee recommends 
$931,752,000 for hospitals and health clinics. This amount 
includes increases above the fiscal year 1998 enacted level of 
$9,015,000 for fixed costs, $10,324,000 for staffing new 
facilities, and $5,612,000 for the first-year costs for the 
Service to participate in the Alaska Federal Health Care 
Partnership's 4-year project to develop an Alaskawide 
telemedicine network to provide access to health services and 
health education information in remote areas of Alaska. The 
Partnership is a joint effort of the IHS, Department of 
Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Coast Guard to 
create 235 telemedicine health care access sites over a 4-year 
period at VA, IHS, DOD, and Coast Guard clinical facilities 
throughout Alaska, linking remote installations and villages 
with tertiary health facilities located in Anchorage and 
Fairbanks. It should serve as a model for the use of 
telemedicine technology for the delivery of health care 
services and health care education in remote and inaccessible 
settings. The Committee anticipates that, once operational, the 
Alaska telemedicine network will generate substantial savings 
by avoiding the high cost of transporting Alaska Natives from 
remote villages to Anchorage or other hub medical facilities 
for routine health problems and will result in a significantly 
higher level of available health care for Alaska Natives living 
in remote and inaccessible locations.
    The Committee directs the Service not to use any funds 
provided in this bill to close the IHS facility providing 
emergency services in Wagner, SD.
    Dental health.--The Committee recommends $68,458,000 for 
dental health. This amount includes increases above the fiscal 
year 1998 enacted level of $1,270,000 for fixed costs and 
$1,671,000 for staffing new facilities.
    Mental health.--The Committee recommends $40,412,000 for 
mental health. This amount includes $250,000 to address the 
problem of teen suicide in Indian and Alaska Native communities 
and increases over the fiscal year 1998 enacted level of 
$381,000 for fixed costs and $502,000 for staffing new 
facilities.
    Alcohol and substance abuse.--The Committee recommends 
$92,757,000 for alcohol and substance abuse prevention and 
treatment. This amount includes an increase above the fiscal 
year 1998 enacted level of $975,000 for fixed costs.
    Contract health services.--The Committee recommends 
$376,792,000 for contract health services. This amount includes 
an increase above the fiscal year 1998 enacted level of 
$3,417,000 for fixed costs.
    Public health nursing.--The Committee recommends 
$29,715,000 for public health nursing. This amount includes 
increases above the fiscal year 1998 enacted level of $276,000 
for fixed costs and $1,241,000 for staffing new facilities.
    Health education.--The Committee recommends $9,280,000 for 
health education. This amount includes increases above the 
fiscal year 1998 enacted level of $93,000 for fixed costs and 
$255,000 for staffing new facilities.
    Community health representatives.--The Committee recommends 
$45,039,000 for community health representatives. This amount 
includes increases over the fiscal year 1998 enacted level of 
$499,000 for fixed costs and $228,000 for staffing new 
facilities.
    Alaska immunization.--The Committee recommends $1,340,000 
for the Alaska immunization program, including $12,000 over the 
fiscal year 1998 enacted level for fixed costs.
    Urban health.--The Committee recommends $25,526,000 for 
urban health. This amount includes an increase over the fiscal 
year 1998 enacted level of $238,000 for fixed costs.
    Indian health professions.--The Committee recommends 
$28,981,000 for Indian health professions. This amount includes 
an increase over the fiscal year 1998 enacted level of $261,000 
for fixed costs.
    Tribal management.--The Committee recommends $2,362,000 for 
tribal management, including an increase of $14,000 over the 
fiscal year 1998 enacted level for fixed costs.
    Direct operations.--The Committee recommends $47,808,000 
for direct operations. This amount includes an increase over 
the fiscal year 1998 enacted level of $422,000 for fixed costs.
    Self-governance.--The Committee recommends $9,190,000 for 
self-governance. This amount includes an increase over the 
fiscal year 1998 enacted level of $84,000 for fixed costs.
    Contract support costs.--The Committee recommends 
$170,190,000 for contract support costs. This amount includes 
an increase over the fiscal year 1998 enacted level of 
$1,488,000 for fixed costs. The Committee has not included bill 
language protecting specific funding for new contracts. Given 
budget constraints, to have included such language would have 
provided funding for new contracts at the expense of existing 
contracts. However, the Committee has not prohibited new 
contracts.
    Unallocated fixed costs.--In addition to $18,445,000 above 
the budget request provided to address partially fixed costs in 
program accounts, the Committee has provided $9,000,000 more 
without allocating the funding to specific line items. The 
Service is expected to distribute the additional unallocated 
funding proportionally among the health services and health 
facilities programs.
    Other.--The Committee has included language in the 
administrative provisions for the Indian Health Service 
clarifying that, hereafter, funds appropriated to the Service 
under this act or any other act for self-determination or self-
governance contract or grant support costs are only to be used 
for contract support costs associated with agreements between 
tribes and the Indian Health Service.
    The Committee has included language in the administrative 
provisions for the Indian Health Service providing that, 
hereafter, funds appropriated to the Service under this act or 
any other act for self-determination or self-governance 
contract, compact, grant, or annual funding agreement support 
costs shall be allocated to cover such support costs on a pro 
rata proportionate basis.

                        indian health facilities

Appropriations, 1998....................................    $257,538,000
Budget estimate, 1999...................................     274,476,000
Committee recommendation................................     263,516,000

    The Committee has provided $263,516,000 for Indian health 
facilities, a decrease of $10,960,000 below the budget request 
and an increase of $5,978,000 above the fiscal year 1998 
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..................................      $35,634,000      $39,557,000      +$3,923,000
Sanitation facilities........................................       84,082,000       89,112,000       +5,030,000
Construction of facilities...................................       38,900,000       14,400,000      -24,500,000
Facilities and environmental health support..................      102,855,000      107,395,000       +4,540,000
Equipment....................................................       13,005,000       13,052,000          +47,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Total, Indian health facilities........................      274,476,000      263,516,000      -10,960,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Maintenance and improvement.--The Committee recommends 
$39,557,000 for maintenance and improvement, $123,000 over the 
fiscal year 1998 enacted level for fixed costs.
    Sanitation facilities.--The Committee recommends 
$89,112,000 for sanitation facilities. This amount includes an 
increase over the fiscal year 1998 enacted level of $30,000 for 
fixed costs.
    Construction of facilities.--The Committee recommends 
$14,400,000 for construction of facilities. Included in the 
amount provided is $13,900,000 to continue construction of the 
Hopi Health Center in Polacca, AZ, and $500,000 to restore the 
fiscal year 1998 level for modular dental units.
    Facilities and environmental health support.--The Committee 
recommends $107,395,000 for facilities and environmental health 
support, an increase of $5,778,000 above the fiscal year 1998 
enacted level.
    Equipment.--The Committee recommends $13,052,000 for 
equipment, an increase over the fiscal year 1998 enacted level 
of $47,000 for fixed costs.

                         OTHER RELATED AGENCIES

              Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation

                         salaries and expenses

Appropriations, 1998....................................     $15,000,000
Budget estimate, 1999...................................      15,000,000
Committee recommendation................................      15,000,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $15,000,000, 
the same as the budget estimate and the fiscal year 1998 level.

    Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture and Arts 
                              Development

                       payments to the institute

Appropriations, 1998....................................      $4,250,000
Budget estimate, 1999...................................       3,188,000
Committee recommendation................................       3,188,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $3,188,000, 
the same as the budget estimate and a decrease of $1,062,000 
below the fiscal year 1998 enacted level.

                        Smithsonian Institution

                         salaries and expenses

Appropriations, 1998....................................    $333,408,000
Budget estimate, 1999...................................     357,300,000
Committee recommendation................................     352,154,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $352,154,000 
for salaries and expenses of the Smithsonian Institution. This 
amount is $18,746,000 above the fiscal year 1998 level and 
$5,146,000 below the budget estimate.
    The following table provides a comparison of the budget 
estimate with the Committee recommendation:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                   Committee                    
                                                               Budget estimate   recommendation       Change    
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Museums and research institutes..............................     $186,918,000     $186,418,000        -$500,000
Program support and outreach.................................       40,121,000       36,756,000       -3,365,000
Administration...............................................       34,052,000       33,627,000         -425,000
Facilities services..........................................       96,209,000       95,353,000         -856,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Total..................................................      357,300,000      352,154,000       -5,146,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Increases above the fiscal year 1998 level include 
$8,079,000 for costs associated with salaries and benefits, 
including annualization costs for the East Court; $389,000 for 
rental space; $30,000 for National Finance Center payroll 
processing; $150,000 for additional costs that will result from 
implementation of the Panama Canal Treaty at the Smithsonian 
Tropical Research Institute; and program enhancements totaling 
$12,500,000 that are described in greater detail below. 
Decreases from the fiscal 1998 level include $20,000 for 
utilities and $2,382,000 for one-time equipment costs at the 
National Museum of Natural History.
    Along with the increases outlined above, $1,050,000 
appropriated last year for one-time expenses associated with 
communications equipment for the National Museum of the 
American Indian [NMAI] has been retained in the base to provide 
a total of $28,686,000 for estimated utilities, communications 
and postage costs.
    Of the $12,500,000 designated for programmatic increases, 
$8,000,000 is provided for expenses associated with equipping 
and staffing the NMAI Cultural Resources Center in Suitland, 
MD, which is scheduled to open in November 1998, as well as 
moving collections to Washington from storage facilities in New 
York. East and West Court operations at the National Museum of 
Natural History are provided with an increase of $1,500,000 for 
the continuing relocation of staff and collections, building 
management, security, and other costs associated with these 
projects. An increase of $3,000,000 above the budget estimate 
is included for conservation of the American flag at the 
National Museum of American History. The Committee understands 
that this additional amount, in combination with matching funds 
secured by the Smithsonian from private sources, will cover the 
cost of the actual restoration effort. The Committee further 
understands that the cost of most programmatic enhancements 
planned to accompany this work will be met through fundraising 
efforts.
    Retained in the base for the Center for Folklife Programs 
and Cultural Studies is an amount of $250,000 in matching funds 
intended for States participating in the annual Festival of 
American Folklife. The Committee expects that these funds will 
be available to New Hampshire, the State that will be featured 
at the 1999 festival.
    An increase of $425,000 requested for accessibility 
improvements has not been included in the ``Salaries and 
expenses'' account because the Committee expects the costs of 
any necessary work in this area to be budgeted within the 
``Repair and restoration of buildings'' account and associated 
administrative matters accomplished within existing staff 
levels.
    The Committee notes that the Smithsonian's budget estimate 
contains at least two proposals to reprogram funds from one 
activity to another as needs in particular areas are met. The 
Committee expects the Smithsonian to adhere to the usual 
procedures for submitting reprogramming requests in these 
matters and not interpret the appropriation of dollars for one 
activity to signify its approval for a later redirection of 
those funds, as well.
    The Committee is concerned that funds were not requested in 
the budget estimate, nor was a budget amendment later received, 
requesting funds for replacement of the Smithsonian's security 
system, despite the fact that their security officials have 
pointed to the need to begin this work in the very near future. 
While the necessity of having a system that is year 2000 
compliant has lent greater urgency to the timing of this work, 
the Smithsonian has been aware of the need to allocate 
resources from within their budget to address this project for 
several years. Of the estimated $12,000,000 total cost for a 
new system, approximately one-half is related specifically to 
computer conversion and, therefore, the Smithsonian may be 
eligible for assistance through other funding mechanisms that 
may be available for Government agencies faced with these kinds 
of year 2000 costs. However, the remaining funds are the 
responsibility of the Institution and the Committee expects 
those costs to be calculated into future budget estimates.
    The Committee understands that the Smithsonian formed a 
National Asian Pacific American Advisory Group in 1995 to 
prepare a report on how best to represent this large and 
diverse group in its museums and in partnership with other 
museums across the Nation. With the completion of the report 
projected for this summer, the Committee urges the 
Smithsonian's Office of the Provost to consider carefully its 
findings and to consult with the committees on how best to 
implement any recommendations, particularly in light of 
guidance contained in this report regarding new initiatives.

        construction and improvements, national zoological park

Appropriations, 1998....................................      $3,850,000
Budget estimate, 1999...................................       4,500,000
Committee recommendation................................       4,400,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $4,400,000 for 
construction and improvements at the National Zoological Park, 
an increase of $550,000 above the fiscal year 1998 enacted 
level and a decrease of $100,000 below the budget estimate. Of 
the total, $3,800,000 is provided to address the highest 
priority needs for renovation, repair, and improvements at the 
National Zoological Park and the Conservation and Research 
Center in Front Royal, VA. In addition, $600,000 is designated 
for development of master plans at the two locations to 
identify and coordinate the approach for reducing a significant 
maintenance backlog that, if not addressed in a timely manner, 
may force the closure of some exhibits and pose a risk to the 
animals.

                  repair and restoration of buildings

Appropriations, 1998....................................     $32,000,000
Budget estimate, 1999...................................      40,000,000
Committee recommendation................................      32,000,000
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $32,000,000 
for the repair and restoration of buildings. This amount is the 
same as the fiscal year 1998 enacted level and a decrease of 
$8,000,000 below the budget estimate.

                              construction

Appropriations, 1998....................................     $33,000,000
Budget estimate, 1999...................................      18,000,000
Committee recommendation................................      16,000,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $16,000,000, a 
decrease of $2,000,000 below the budget estimate and 
$17,000,000 below the fiscal year 1998 level. This 
recommendation is the necessary amount identified by the 
Institution to allow construction of the National Museum of the 
American Indian on The Mall to proceed as planned. The 
Committee has continued language included in last year's bill 
regarding the construction contract for this facility. The 
Committee has not provided any advance appropriation, but will 
consider future appropriations at the time the funds are able 
to be obligated.
    Within the construction account section of the budget 
justification, the Committee notes proposed budgeting of 
$3,800,000 in fiscal year 2000 to begin construction of a 
$105,000,000 storage facility in Suitland, MD. Planning and 
design funds of $1,000,000 are also proposed in fiscal year 
2000 for a construction project at the Environmental Research 
Center that will total $9,200,000. The Committee has grave 
reservations about initiating other costly construction 
projects, particularly before the NMAI Mall Museum has been 
completed and the operating costs associated with it defined 
and incorporated into the budget. Those expenses, together with 
the projected operating costs of the NMAI Cultural Resources 
Center, will require significant funding increases in the 
Smithsonian's ``Salaries and expenses'' account that must be 
addressed.
    In light of the above, the Committee wishes to reiterate to 
the Smithsonian the need to be cautious in pursuing new 
initiatives that will have expensive out-year costs at a time 
when budget allocations are flat or declining. The Committee 
has placed, and will continue to place, a priority on 
addressing fixed costs and operational requirements, as well as 
protecting the existing physical infrastructure of the 
Institution. Costly new initiatives have the potential to 
impair the Committee's ability to address such fundamental 
requirements. The Smithsonian is encouraged to consult closely 
with the Committee before committing to such new endeavors.

                        National Gallery of Art

                         salaries and expenses

Appropriations, 1998....................................     $55,837,000
Budget estimate, 1999...................................      57,938,000
Committee recommendation................................      57,938,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $57,938,000 
for salaries and expenses at the National Gallery of Art. This 
amount is the same as the budget estimate and an increase of 
$2,101,000 above the fiscal year 1998 level. Additional funds 
will allow the gallery to meet the increased costs associated 
with pay and benefits, Sculpture Garden maintenance and 
utilities, and electronic data processing services and 
supplies.
     The following table provides a comparison of the budget 
estimate with the Committee recommendation:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                   Committee                    
                                                               Budget estimate   recommendation       Change    
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Care and utilization of art collections......................      $22,777,000      $22,777,000  ...............
Operation and maintenance of buildings and grounds...........       12,829,000       12,829,000  ...............
Protection of buildings, grounds, and contents...............       12,513,000       12,513,000  ...............
General administration.......................................        9,819,000        9,819,000  ...............
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Total..................................................       57,938,000       57,938,000  ...............
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

            repair, restoration, and renovation of buildings

Appropriations, 1998....................................      $6,192,000
Budget estimate, 1999...................................       6,311,000
Committee recommendation................................       6,311,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $6,311,000 for 
the repair, restoration, and renovation of the gallery's 
buildings. This amount is the same as the budget estimate and 
an increase of $119,000 above the fiscal year 1998 level. Funds 
are included to continue replacement of the West Building 
skylights and installation of fire protection systems, as well 
as to support the gallery's ongoing renovation program. In 
addition, initial construction funding is provided to begin the 
structural/exterior repairs and restoration project.

             John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

                       operations and maintenance

Appropriations, 1998....................................     $11,375,000
Budget estimate, 1999...................................      13,000,000
Committee recommendation................................      13,000,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $13,000,000 
for the operations and maintenance of the John F. Kennedy 
Center for the Performing Arts. This amount is $1,625,000 above 
the fiscal year 1998 level and the same as the budget estimate. 
Additional funds are provided for anticipated fixed cost 
increases, the backlog of minor maintenance repair, and the 
retention of an upgraded contract guard force.

                              construction

Appropriations, 1998....................................      $9,000,000
Budget estimate, 1999...................................      20,000,000
Committee recommendation................................      20,000,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $20,000,000 
for the Kennedy Center's capital repair and rehabilitation 
needs. This amount is an increase of $11,000,000 above the 
fiscal year 1998 level and the same as the budget estimate. 
Several critical projects will be addressed in fiscal year 1999 
as work begins on the 3-year central block project, which 
includes renovation of the Opera House and related mezzanine 
construction.

            Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

                         salaries and expenses

Appropriations, 1998....................................      $5,840,000
Budget estimate, 1999...................................       6,040,000
Committee recommendation................................       5,840,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $5,840,000 for 
the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. This 
amount is the same as the fiscal year 1998 level and a decrease 
of $200,000 below the budget estimate.
    The following table provides a comparison of the budget 
estimates and the Committee recommendations:

                                            [In thousands of dollars]                                           
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                   Committee                    
                                                               Budget estimate   recommendation       Change    
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Fellowship program...........................................         $947,000         $947,000  ...............
Scholar support..............................................          674,000          674,000  ...............
Public service...............................................        1,952,000        1,752,000        -$200,000
General administration.......................................        1,256,000        1,256,000  ...............
Smithsonian fee..............................................          205,000          205,000  ...............
Conference planning..........................................          956,000          956,000  ...............
Space........................................................           50,000           50,000  ...............
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Total..................................................        6,040,000        5,840,000         -200,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Proposed savings of $425,000 resulting from a reduction in 
space expenses have been retained in the Wilson Center's base 
to assist in meeting fixed cost increases.

           National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities

                    National Endowment for the Arts

                       grants and administration

Appropriations, 1998....................................     $81,240,000
Budget estimate, 1999...................................     120,500,000
Committee recommendation................................      85,560,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $85,560,000 
for grants and administration of the National Endowment for the 
Arts. This amount, when coupled with a proposed funding level 
of $14,500,000 in the ``Matching grants'' account, provides the 
Endowment with a total recommended funding level of 
$100,060,000 for fiscal year 1999. Last year, the Committee 
proposed a similar appropriation for fiscal year 1998 that was 
later approved by the Senate following substantial debate and 
votes. In recommending this amount again for fiscal year 1999, 
the Committee expects the Endowment to direct additional effort 
to its outreach program in order to gain greater participation 
from currently underserved communities.
    The following table provides a comparison of the budget 
estimates and the Committee recommendations:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                   Committee                    
                                                               Budget estimate   recommendation       Change    
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Grants: Program grants.......................................      $55,614,000      $35,074,000     -$20,540,000
                                                              ==================================================
State programs:                                                                                                 
    State grants.............................................       37,248,000       25,934,000      -11,314,000
    State set-aside..........................................       10,160,000        7,074,000       -3,086,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, State programs...............................       47,408,000       33,008,000      -14,400,000
                                                              ==================================================
      Subtotal, grants.......................................      103,022,000       68,082,000      -34,940,000
                                                              ==================================================
Program support..............................................          977,000          977,000  ...............
Administrative areas:                                                                                           
    Salaries and expenses....................................       16,011,000       16,011,000  ...............
    Computer conversion......................................          490,000          490,000  ...............
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, administrative areas.........................       16,501,000       16,501,000  ...............
                                                              ==================================================
      Total, grants and administration.......................      120,500,000       85,560,000      -34,940,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Bill language in title III retains provisions included in 
last year's bill regarding priority for rural and underserved 
communities; priority for grants that encourage public 
knowledge, education, understanding, and appreciation of the 
arts; restrictions regarding individual grants, subgranting, 
and seasonal support; a 15-percent cap on the total amount of 
grant funds directed to any one State; designation of a 
category for grants of national significance; and authority to 
solicit and invest funds. In addition, language is included to 
rectify the printing error in a provision of last year's public 
law, which amended the National Foundation for the Arts and 
Humanities Act of 1965. As originally agreed to in the 
conference report, the majority leader was given authority to 
appoint two members of the Senate to the National Council on 
the Arts, rather than one member as stated in Public Law 105-
83.

                            matching grants

Appropriations, 1998....................................     $16,760,000
Budget estimate, 1999...................................      15,500,000
Committee recommendation................................      14,500,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $14,500,000 
for matching grants. This amount is $1,000,000 below the budget 
estimate and $2,260,000 below the fiscal year 1998 level. All 
competitive grants made by the NEA have a minimum match of 1 to 
1; however, funds from the matching grants category have a 
higher minimum ratio of at least 3 to 1.

                 National Endowment for the Humanities

                       grants and administration

Appropriations, 1998....................................     $96,800,000
Budget estimate, 1999...................................     122,000,000
Committee recommendation................................      96,800,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $96,800,000 
for grants and administration of the National Endowment for the 
Humanities. This amount is the same as the fiscal year 1998 
level and $25,200,000 below the budget estimate.
    The following table provides a comparison of the budget 
estimate and the Committee recommendations:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                   Committee                    
                                                               Budget estimate   recommendation       Change    
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Grants:                                                                                                         
    Program grants...........................................      $44,600,000      $34,000,000     -$10,600,000
    State programs...........................................       35,600,000       28,000,000       -7,600,000
    Office of Preservation...................................       20,000,000       18,000,000       -2,000,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, grants.......................................      100,200,000       80,000,000      -20,200,000
                                                              ==================================================
Administrative areas: Administration.........................       16,800,000       16,800,000  ...............
                                                              ==================================================
Special initiative: Rediscovering America....................        5,000,000  ...............       -5,000,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Total, grants and administration.......................      122,000,000       96,800,000      -25,200,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Included in the budget estimate is a $5,000,000 request to 
initiate a program for the development of regional humanities 
centers across the United States. The overall estimated Federal 
appropriation for this new initiative over a 6-year period is 
$55,000,000. Given the fiscal constraints under which this 
Committee and the agencies funded by it continue to labor, new 
dollars cannot be committed at this time to begin an initiative 
of this magnitude. Further, the Committee is concerned that 
State council funding, preservation efforts, teacher 
institutes, and other programmatic activities supported by the 
Endowment are not reduced to accommodate this initiative. 
However, if the Endowment chooses to move forward with a 
program of awards for the establishment of regional centers, 
the Committee provides it with the authority to use up to 
$5,000,000 in challenge grant funds for that purpose. In doing 
so, however, the Committee does not commit itself to funding 
the estimated out-year costs associated with the project and 
cautions the Endowment not to design a grant program with that 
expectation.
    As it did last year, the Committee again has included bill 
language providing the Endowment with the authority to solicit 
and invest funds.

                            matching grants

Appropriations, 1998....................................     $13,900,000
Budget estimate, 1999...................................      14,000,000
Committee recommendation................................      13,900,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $13,900,000, 
the same as the fiscal year 1998 level and a decrease of 
$100,000 from the budget estimate. Of this total, $4,000,000 is 
designated for Treasury funds and $9,900,000 is designated for 
challenge grants. As noted above, the Committee provides the 
authority for the Endowment to use up to $5,000,000 of 
challenge grant funds for a regional humanities centers 
initiative.

                Institute of Museum and Library Services

                       Office of Museum Services

                       grants and administration

Appropriations, 1998....................................     $23,280,000
Budget estimate, 1999...................................      26,000,000
Committee recommendation................................      23,280,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $23,280,000 
for the Office of Museum Services. This amount is same as the 
fiscal year 1998 level and $2,720,000 below the budget 
estimate.

                        Commission of Fine Arts

                         salaries and expenses

Appropriations, 1998..........................................  $907,000
Budget estimate, 1999.........................................   898,000

Committee recommendation

                                                                 898,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $898,000 for 
the Commission of Fine Arts. This amount is the same as the 
budget estimate and $9,000 below the fiscal year 1998 level.

               national capital arts and cultural affairs

Appropriations, 1998....................................      $7,000,000
Budget estimate, 1999...................................       7,500,000
Committee recommendation................................       7,000,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $7,000,000 for 
the National Capital Arts and Cultural Affairs Program. This 
amount is the same as the fiscal year 1998 level and $500,000 
below the budget estimate.

               Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

Appropriations, 1998....................................      $2,745,000
Budget estimate, 1999...................................       3,000,000
Committee recommendation................................       2,800,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $2,800,000, a 
reduction of $200,000 from the budget estimate an increase of 
$55,000 above the fiscal year 1998 level.

                  National Capital Planning Commission

                         salaries and expenses

Appropriations, 1998....................................      $5,740,000
Budget estimate, 1999...................................       6,212,000
Committee recommendation................................       5,954,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $5,954,000 for 
the National Capital Planning Commission. This amount is 
$214,000 above the fiscal year 1998 level and $258,000 below 
the budget request. Additional funds are provided to assist the 
Commission with its uncontrollable cost increases associated 
with pay, benefits, and rent. The Committee recognizes the key 
role of the Commission in the development of a Washington 
geographic information system. To the extent that a public/
private partnership can be developed to provide the resources 
to build, share, and maintain such a system, the Committee 
continues to support the Commission's leadership in 
coordinating this effort.

                       Holocaust Memorial Council

                         salaries and expenses

Appropriations, 1998....................................     $31,707,000
Budget estimate, 1999...................................      32,607,000
Committee recommendation................................      32,607,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $32,607,000 
for the Holocaust Memorial Council. This amount is the same as 
the budget estimate and $900,000 above the fiscal year 1998 
level. Additional funds are provided in order for the museum to 
meet fixed cost increases and address essential repair and 
rehabilitation projects.

                             Presidio Trust

                          presidio trust fund

Appropriations, 1998....................................................
Budget estimate, 1999...................................     $39,913,000
Committee recommendation................................      29,913,000

    The Committee recommends $29,913,000 for the Presidio 
Trust, a decrease of $10,000,000 from the budget request. The 
amount provided includes $14,913,000 for Presidio operations 
previously funded in the ``Operation of the National Park 
System'' account, and $15,000,000 in borrowing authority. The 
Committee regrets that spending constraints do not permit 
appropriation of the full request, but remains supportive of 
efforts by the Presidio Trust to move the Presidio aggressively 
toward fiscal self-sufficiency.

                     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 be 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 restrictions 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 actions of the Forest Service and the 
Bureau of Land Management with regard to the sale of giant 
sequoia trees to a manner consistent with such sales as were 
conducted 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. Restricts the use of any funds in the bill for 
the AmeriCorps program unless the reprogramming guidelines are 
followed and the program is funded in the VA-HUD appropriations 
bill.
    Sec. 311. Prohibits the use of funds appropriated in the 
bill to demolish the bridge between Jersey City, NJ, and Ellis 
Island or to prevent the pedestrian use of such bridge when it 
is made known that such use is consistent with generally 
accepted safety standards.
    Sec. 312. Retains mining patent moratorium carried in 
previous years.
    Sec. 313. Prohibits the use of funds for the acquisition of 
lands in the counties of Gallia, Lawrence, Monroe, or 
Washington, OH, for the Wayne National Forest.
    Sec. 314. Provides that funds appropriated to the Bureau of 
Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service for contract 
support costs for fiscal years 1994 through 1998 are the total 
amounts available except that, for the Bureau of Indian 
Affairs, tribes and tribal organizations may use their tribal 
priority allocations for unmet indirect costs of ongoing 
contracts, grants, self-governance compacts, or annual funding 
agreements.
    Sec. 315. Includes language allowing competition for 
watershed restoration projects through the ``Jobs in the 
Woods'' component of the President's forest plan for the 
Pacific Northwest to be limited to individuals and entities in 
historically timber-dependent areas covered by the plan.
    Sec. 316. Includes language requiring prior approval by the 
Appropriations Committees before commencing planning, design, 
or construction of any project funded with recreational fee 
demonstration moneys when the estimated total project cost is 
greater than $500,000.
    Sec. 317. Prohibits use of funds provided in this 
appropriation for nominations for the designation of biosphere 
reserves pending enactment of legislation specifically 
authorizing such a program.
    Sec. 318. Reduces budget authority associated with year 
2000 computing issues for specified agencies funded under this 
bill.
    Sec. 319. Includes language defining the grantmaking 
capabilities and responsibilities of the National Endowment of 
the Arts. Grants to individuals may be made only for literature 
fellowships, national heritage fellowships, or American jazz 
masters fellowships. The Chairperson of the Endowment will 
establish procedures to ensure that grants made, except those 
to a State or local arts agency, will not be used to make a 
further grant to any other organization or individual to 
conduct activity independent of the direct grant recipient. 
Grants for seasonal support may not be awarded unless the 
application is specific to the contents of the season.
    Sec. 320. Includes language allowing the National Endowment 
for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities to 
raise funds and receive gifts, to deposit such in an interest-
bearing account for the appropriate Endowment, and to use such 
to further the functions of the respective Endowments in 
accordance with the specified intent of the donors.
    Sec. 321. Prohibits the use of appropriations for any 
activities associated with the revision of national forest land 
management plans until such time that the administration 
publishes new final rules in the Federal Register, except as 
provided in section 337.
    Sec. 322. Prohibits the use of appropriations to fund any 
activities associated with the issuance of the 5-year program 
under the Resources Planning Act. Strategic planning activities 
carried out for that act should now be completed as part of the 
agency's compliance with the Government Performance and Results 
Act, Public Law 103-62.
    Sec. 323. Includes language authorizing the Secretary of 
Agriculture to enter into cooperative agreements with willing 
private landowners and State and local governments for the 
protection, restoration, and enhancement of fish and wildlife 
habitat, and other resources on public or private land that 
benefits these resources within the watershed.
    Sec. 324. Provides language for awarding financial 
assistance to underserved populations under the National 
Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act of 1965. With 
funds appropriated to carry out section 5 of the act, the 
chairman will establish a category of national significance 
grants. With the exception of this grant category, the chairman 
will not make grants exceeding 15 percent, in the aggregate, of 
such funds to any single State.
    Sec. 325. Corrects printing error in Public Law 105-83 by 
amending the National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities Act 
of 1965 to authorize the appointment by the majority leader of 
two Senators to the National Council on the Arts.
    Sec. 326. Includes a provision requiring the acceptance by 
the Secretary of Agriculture of specific land tracts in 
Skamania County.
    Sec. 327. Includes a provision making boundary and 
administrative jurisdiction transfers of Federal lands in the 
State of Washington.
    Sec. 328. Provides authority to the Forest Service to 
obtain a general ledger system independent of involvement by 
the Department of Agriculture.
    Sec. 329. Includes language which continues national forest 
land management plans in effect until revised, notwithstanding 
provisions of the Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources 
Planning Act and the National Forest Management Act.
    Sec. 330. Includes language which provides for hardwood 
technology transfer and applied research.
    Sec. 331. Includes language which requires the Forest 
Service to rescind a recent decision regarding the use of fixed 
rock climbing anchors in designated wilderness areas.
    Sec. 332. Requires a national forest forest supervisor to 
certify that efforts have been made to remove all economically 
viable, commercial wood products from burn areas prior to 
initiation of the burns.
    Sec. 333. Requires that increases in recreation residence 
fees on the Sawtooth National Forest be equal to the percentage 
increases implicit in the gross national product deflator.
    Sec. 334. Amends the Granger-Thye Act of April 24, 1950, to 
provide for increased flexibility for use of permit fees.
    Sec. 335. Provides for the Forest Service in national 
forests of Idaho and Montana, and in the Umatilla National 
Forest, to develop stewardship contracts which provide for the 
exchange of forest products for performance of services.
    Sec. 336. Requires the Forest Service and Federal Highway 
Administration to make funds available to the State of Utah for 
construction of the Trappers Loop Road.
    Sec. 337. Directs that funds provided for the operation or 
implementation of the Interior Columbia Basin Ecosystem 
Management Project shall be obligated or expended only as 
provided in this section. This provision is intended to 
incorporate the work of the Interior Columbia Basin Ecosystem 
Project (Project) into Federal land management decisionmaking 
in as timely a manner as possible. When the project was 
established, the agencies announced that it would be completed 
in 9 months and cost $5,000,000. It now has consumed 4 years 
and $40,000,000, and is still not finished. Reflecting this 
Committee's concern about the pace and cost of the project, 
section 323 of the Fiscal Year 1998 Interior and Related 
Agencies Appropriations Act (11 Stat. 1596) required the 
Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of the Interior 
(Secretaries) to prepare and submit to the House and Senate 
Appropriations Committees a detailed report on the project-
related decisionmaking. Among other things, the report was to 
describe decisions to be made, decisionmakers to be involved, 
and decisionmaking procedures to be followed in translating the 
work of the project to on-the-ground management, and the time, 
cost, and source of funds for all those decisions. Seven months 
have elapsed since this directive became law and no report has 
been received.
    Accordingly, it is the intent of this Committee to now 
establish the decisionmaking that will be followed to 
incorporate the work of the project as expeditiously as 
possible in the planning documents that are required by law to 
govern Federal land management activities--the land and 
resource management plans of the Forest Service and the 
resource management plans of the Bureau of Land Management 
[BLM].
    The provision sets a deadline of 4 months for three tasks 
to be accomplished by the project with appropriated funds. 
First, the project is to prepare the report required by section 
323 of last year's appropriations act, modified to reflect the 
decisionmaking required by this provision. Second, the project 
is to distribute to each planning unit of the Forest Service 
and BLM in the project's region the scientific findings made by 
the project which are relevant to the planning unit. Finally, 
having accomplished these two remaining tasks, the project is 
to reorganize or to close its offices to accomplish the 
direction provided by this section.
    These scientific findings of the project are then to be 
integrated into the resource management plans of all planning 
units in the project's region in accordance with the planning 
procedures of the National Forest Management Act of 1976 and 
the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976. The 
provision requires that, within 7 months of enactment, the 
Forest Service or BLM official in charge of each planning unit 
must review the scientific information received from the 
project and any policies applicable to the unit (for example, 
PACFISH and INFISH], and determine whether the resource 
management plan for the unit needs to be amended or revised. 
The provision sets a deadline of 1 or 1\1/2\ years from the 
date of any determination to amend or revise a resource 
management plan to complete the amendment or revision, 
respectively.
    To ensure that the various plan amendments and revisions 
are reviewed from a regional perspective, particularly when 
watersheds or ecosystems span more than one planning unit, the 
Secretaries are required to assemble and review all plans once 
the amendments and revisions are completed. They are then 
directed to prepare an interpretive document assessing the 
plans' implications for the affected region. Finally, the 
document is to be distributed to the agency officials in charge 
of the planning units who are expected to review their plans 
for possible followup action, including any further plan 
changes.
    The provision makes clear that the plan amendments or 
revisions required to be accomplished within 1 or 1\1/2\ years 
after the amendment or revision determination must undergo 
consultation as required by the Endangered Species Act. Any 
finding of jeopardy on a plan would be considered conditional 
until the Fish and Wildlife Service or National Marine 
Fisheries Service has had an opportunity to review the 
Secretaries' interpretation of the assembled plans. To avoid 
any possible interpretation that a conditional jeopardy 
decision on a plan would require halting of all management of 
all national forest or BLM lands in the planning unit, the 
provision clarifies that any particular management activity can 
proceed if a finding is made in individual consultation on the 
activity (concerning the same species that was the subject of 
the plan level jeopardy decision) that the activity would not 
result in jeopardy for the species.
    Furthermore, the Committee expects that, if either the Fish 
and Wildlife Service or the National Marine Fisheries Service 
intends to use any of the information generated by the project 
in any consultation on processing of an incidental take permit 
for, or enforcement action concerning activities on, non-
Federal lands pursuant to the Endangered Species Act, the 
agency or agencies shall publish in the Federal Register 
detailed draft and final descriptions of what and how such 
information will be used. The Federal Register publication 
shall include an invitation for, and response to, public 
comment.
    Sec. 338. Addresses the declining timber sale program on 
the Tongass National Forest. At the direction of the Clinton 
administration, the Forest Service revised the Tongass land 
management plan [TLMP] in May 1997. The allowable sale quantity 
[ASQ] in the final plan was reduced to 267 million board feet, 
from over 420 million board feet in the previous plan. 
Subsection (a) directs the Forest Service to offer for sale 90 
percent of the timber which its revised plan would authorize 
for sale. This is far less timber than the ASQ recommended by 
the Forest Service's Tongass Forest supervisors for the revised 
TLMP, or by the Alaska Governor's Tongass Timber Task Force. 
This offer level is also significantly less than the industry's 
mill capacity in southeast Alaska. The Forest Service is 
directed to offer for sale the volume of timber it said it 
would offer for sale in the TLMP and in testimony before 
Congress. If, as a result of lower demand, any sales are 
offered but not sold, they shall be added to the shelf volume 
available to meet the requirements of subsection (a) in 
subsequent years. This amendment does not in any way affect 
ongoing appeals or any future litigation over the terms of the 
final TLMP. If, as anticipated, legal action is taken against 
the revised TLMP, and if a court requires that the revised TLMP 
be enjoined for any reason, then this provision would no longer 
be in effect, since the TLMP must be in effect to trigger the 
requirements of this section.
    In order to assist the Forest Service in meeting the 
direction to offer for sale 90 percent of the ASQ described in 
the revised TLMP, subsection (b) authorizes the Forest Service 
to contract with third parties. This includes authority to hire 
third-party contractors to lay out timber sales and mark and 
designate timber for harvest.
    If the Forest Service fails to offer for sale 90 percent of 
ASQ in the revised TLMP, injured parties would have standing to 
enforce subsection (a). This is similar to many citizen suit 
provisions which have previously been written into law to 
assure agency compliance. This provision is modeled after a 
similar provision in the Endangered Species Act. It would also 
even the playing field on the Tongass between the current 
number of NEPA related appeals and litigation of timber sales.
    The Forest Service's failure to offer for sale 90 percent 
of the ASQ described in the revised TLMP would adversely affect 
communities in southeast Alaska. On the assumption that there 
would be a steady supply of timber at the reduced ASQ, the 
socioeconomic report which accompanies the revised TLMP 
provides assurances that the communities would not be hurt. 
Like subsection (a), this provision directs the Forest Service 
to do what it pledged to do in the revised TLMP and assist the 
affected communities if the agency fails to do so. The money 
for the communities would come from moneys appropriated to the 
Forest Service.
    Sec. 339. Includes language which prohibits the use of 
purchaser credits for timber purchaser construction of roads as 
part of a timber sale contract. Further includes provisions 
specifying that small business purchasers may request the 
Forest Service to contract for construction of roads contained 
in the timber sale contract.
    Sec. 340. Addresses timber sales involving Alaska western 
red cedar. This provision is substantially the same as section 
347 of the Fiscal Year 1998 Interior and Related Agencies 
Appropriations Act (Public Law 105-83) provision which deals 
with export of certain western red cedar timber from Alaska. 
Mills which process western red cedar in the Pacific Northwest 
have an insufficient supply of western red cedar, and the 
national forest in southeast Alaska sometimes has a surplus. 
This provision continues a program by which Alaska's surplus 
western red cedar is made available preferentially to U.S. 
domestic mills outside Alaska, prior to export aboard. The 
Committee believes the provision worked well last year and 
should be continued.
    Minor changes in the amendment are provided to assist the 
Forest Service in the administration of the provision for this 
fiscal year. First, the Forest Service is allowed to use the 
residual value appraisal system to implement this amendment to 
provide time to develop a transaction evidence appraisal [TEA] 
system applicable to Alaska, and to provide a means of 
calculating an equivalent of 60 percent of normal profit and 
risk within the TEA system. Second, the percentage of western 
red cedar available for the lower 48 States is to be calculated 
on a rolling basis. Third, this amendment provides a mechanism 
for determining the amount of western red cedar surplus to 
Alaska needs in a fashion consistent with the purpose of the 
amendment.
    Sec. 341. Includes language permanently precluding any 
funds not already included in contracts or compacts in Alaska 
from being disbursed to any Alaska Native village or Native 
village corporation within a geographic area served by an 
Alaska Native regional health entity. Section 326 of the 
Interior Appropriations Act of 1997, Public Law 105-83, 
contained a 1-year preclusion from such funding and required 
the General Accounting Office [GAO] to perform a study of the 
impact of village contracting and compacting under Public Law 
93-638 on the cost and quality of health services provided to 
Alaska Natives. The GAO recently reported to the Committee that 
village contracts require about twice the amount of indirect 
costs to run programs that an Alaska Native regional health 
entity would need to manage the same programs. In addition, GAO 
found that, under current Indian Health Service [IHS] funding 
limitations on contract support costs, village contractors face 
the risk of having to divert funds from services to cover their 
unfunded administrative costs.
    Under Public Law 93-638 Alaska Native villages or Alaska 
Native village corporations may remove funds previously 
allocated to an Alaska Native regional health entity by giving 
90 days advance notice to the IHS. The removal of these funds 
undermines the cost-effective nature of the regional health 
entities, diminishing the quality of service for all Alaska 
Natives served by those entities. In light of the conclusions 
of the GAO report and the continued limitations on IHS funding, 
this section makes permanent the prohibition on new or expanded 
village compacts and contracts under Public Law 93-638 in 
Alaska.
    Sec. 342. Prohibits the use of funds for the introduction 
of grizzly bears in the Selway-Bitteroot area of Idaho and 
adjacent Montana or for consultations under section 7(b)(2) of 
the Endangered Species Act within the Selway-Bitteroot area of 
Idaho, but allows for the completion of a new draft 
environmental impact statement on the proposed introduction 
that considers a population viability study.
    Sec. 343. Provides that a Federal or State agency may not, 
without specific authorization from Congress, require, approve, 
authorize, fund or undertake any action that would remove, 
breach, or diminish the congressionally authorized uses of any 
dam on the Federal Columbia power system, or any dam on the 
Columbia or Snake Rivers or their tributaries licensed by the 
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

    TITLE IV--AMENDMENTS TO THE ELHWA RIVER ECOSYSTEM AND FISHERIES 
                            RESTORATION ACT

    Amends the 1992 Elwha River Ecosystem and Fisheries 
Restoration Act to authorize the removal of the Elwha Dam, 
protect the water supply of the city of Port Angeles, protect 
the owner and current industrial user from liability, provide 
for a comprehensive study of the impact of dam removal on fish 
runs, and authorize appropriations to Clallam County to 
compensate for lost tax revenue.

                  TITLE V--LAND BETWEEN THE LAKES ACT

    The Committee is concerned that the Land Between the Lakes 
National Recreation Area [LBL] in Kentucky and Tennessee, 
managed by the Tennessee Valley Authority [TVA], needs to be 
carefully managed as the transition occurs in which TVA reduces 
its nonpower-related activities. Accordingly, the Committee has 
included bill language that transfers responsibility for this 
facility to the Secretary of Agriculture with the expectation 
that it will be managed as part of the national forest system 
for recreation in a manner consistent with the multiple use 
mandate of the Forest Service if TVA does not receive at least 
$6,000,000 in appropriated funds to manage LBL. The Committee 
understands the transfer of LBL to the Forest Service will be 
funded through use of all available TVA balances and nonpower 
proceeds in the amount of $7,000,000.
    The Forest Service is well equipped to manage the property 
for considerably less expense to the Treasury than occurred 
under its recent TVA management. The Committee expects the 
Forest Service to determine the best program mix within these 
accounts but no new construction, other than incidental, may be 
funded absent an approved reprogramming request.
    LBL was first established in the early 1960's by Executive 
directive. However, no statute was ever enacted governing land 
management policies at LBL. Therefore, this bill codifies the 
1972 mission statement requiring the Forest Service to manage 
LBL for optimum yield of outdoor recreation and environmental 
education for the American people. Codifying the mission will 
guarantee no disruption in the current level of recreational 
activities including, but not limited to hunting and fishing.
    It is the Committee's view that all fees collected for the 
use of designated sites and activities at LBL should be 
retained by the Forest Service to help offset operating 
expenses. However, the bill prohibits the Forest Service from 
charging a general entrance fee. This is identical to existing 
TVA policy.
    The Committee wants to ensure that there will be no 
disruption of or reduction in the payments the counties which 
comprise Land Between the Lakes currently receive from TVA 
resulting from the sale of power in Kentucky and Tennessee. The 
bill contains explicit language guaranteeing these payments at 
the current calculation. It also makes these counties eligible 
for funds under the payment-in-lieu-of-taxes program 
administered by the Bureau of Land Management.
    There are over 220 cemeteries at LBL, many of which are the 
burial plots of some of the 800 families who were forcibly 
removed from their property when LBL was first created. The 
bill guarantees a complete inventory and access to those 
cemeteries for purposes of burial, visitation, and maintenance.
    Finally, the Committee is extremely concerned about the 
impact of the transition on the 106 permanent employees at LBL. 
The bill guarantees a minimum of 5 months employment by TVA 
following enactment. It is the intent of the Committee that all 
LBL permanent employees be given first notice of and first 
consideration for any jobs available with the Forest Service. 
Those employees who remain at LBL as employees of the Forest 
Service would experience no interruption in coverage for any 
retirement, health, leave or other employee benefits. Years of 
service as a TVA employee will be transferred to the Forest 
Service for all purposes relating to Federal retirement. For 
those persons not retained by TVA or hired by the Forest 
Service, the Committee supports providing a compensation/
severance package, including buyout packages, similar to those 
provided to other TVA employees in previous downsizing 
situations. TVA shall finance the costs associated with the 
severance/compensation packages.

                                TITLE VI

                         DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

            National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

                  operations, research, and facilities

Appropriations, 1998....................................................
Budget estimate, 1999...................................................
Committee recommendation................................      $6,600,000

    The Committee recommends $6,600,000 for marine research 
activities pursuant to section 401 of title IV of Public Law 
105-83. The funds provided are to be derived from the 
environmental improvement and restoration fund.


                                            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]                                            
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                  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 for 1999: Subcommittee on                                                      
 Interior and Related Agencies:                                                                                 
    Nondefense discretionary................................       13,410       13,404       13,960   \1\ 13,960
    Mandatory...............................................           58           59           58           58
Projections of outlays associated with the recommendation:                                                      
    1999....................................................  ...........  ...........  ...........    \2\ 8,731
    2000....................................................  ...........  ...........  ...........        3,586
    2001....................................................  ...........  ...........  ...........          828
    2002....................................................  ...........  ...........  ...........          338
    2003 and future year....................................  ...........  ...........  ...........           89
Financial assistance to State and local governments for 1999                                                    
 in bill....................................................           NA        1,022           NA          507
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
\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:
  --$104,146,000 for endangered species program functions, Fish 
        and Wildlife Service;
  --Such sums as become available in alternative fuels 
        production, Department of Energy;
  --$1,801,000 for economic regulation, Department of Energy;
  --$68,000,000 for Energy Information Administration, 
        Department of Energy;
  --$100,060,000 for the National Endowment for the Arts;
  --$110,700,000 for the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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

    Pursuant to paragraph 7(c) of rule XXVI, the Committee 
ordered reported en bloc, an original Commerce, Justice, State, 
the judiciary, and related agencies appropriations bill, 1999, 
and S. 2237, an original Interior and related agencies 
appropriations bill, 1999, both subject to amendment and both 
subject to appropriate scorekeeping, by a recorded vote of 27-
0, a quorum being present. The vote was as follows:
        Yeas                          Nays
Chairman Stevens
Mr. Cochran
Mr. Domenici
Mr. Bond
Mr. Gorton
Mr. McConnell
Mr. Burns
Mr. Shelby
Mr. Gregg
Mr. Bennett
Mr. Campbell
Mr. Craig
Mr. Faircloth
Mrs. Hutchison
Mr. Byrd
Mr. Inouye
Mr. Hollings
Mr. Leahy
Mr. Bumpers
Mr. Lautenberg
Mr. Harkin
Ms. Mikulski
Mr. Reid
Mr. Kohl
Mrs. Murray
Mr. Dorgan
Mrs. Boxer

 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.

     NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES ACT OF 1965

    Sec. 6(b)(1)(B)(iii). [One] Two Senators appointed by the 
Majority Leader of the Senate.

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *


         GRANGER-THYE ACT OF APRIL 24, 1950 (PUBLIC LAW 81-478)

    Sec. 7. The Secretary of Agriculture, under such 
regulations as he may prescribe and at rates and for periods 
not exceeding thirty years as determined by him, is hereby 
authorized to permit the use by public and private agencies, 
corporations, firms, associations, or individuals, of 
structures or improvements under the administrative control of 
the Forest Service and land used in connection therewith: 
Provided, That as all or part of the consideration for permits 
issued under this section, the Secretary may require the 
permittees at their expense to [recondition and maintain] 
renovate, recondition, improve, maintain, and administer the 
structures and land to satisfactory standard.

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *


ELWHA RIVER ECOSYSTEM AND FISHERIES RESTORATION ACT, PUBLIC LAW 102-495 
                            (106 STAT. 3173)

[SEC. 3. ACQUISITION OF PROJECTS.

  [(a) Effective sixty days after submission to the Congress of 
the report referred to in section 3(c), the Secretary is 
authorized to acquire the Elwha and Glines Canyon Projects, and 
all rights of the owner and local industrial consumer therein, 
subject to the appropriation of funds therefor: Provided, That 
the Secretary shall not acquire the projects unless he has 
determined pursuant to subsection (c) that removal of the 
Project dams is necessary for the full restoration of the Elwha 
River ecosystem and native anadromous fisheries and that funds 
for that purpose will be available for such removal within two 
years after acquisition.
  [(b) The consideration for acquisition of the Projects shall 
be $29.5 million and no more, to be paid by the Secretary to 
the owner and local industrial consumer at the time of 
acquisition, and shall be conditioned on a release of liability 
providing that all obligations and liabilities of the owner and 
the local industrial consumer to the United States arising from 
the Projects, based upon ownership, license, permit, contract, 
or other authority, including, but not limited to, project 
removal and any ecosystem, fish and wildlife mitigation or 
restoration obligations, shall, from the moment of title 
transfer, be deemed to have been satisfied: Provided, That the 
United States may not assume or satisfy any liability, if any, 
of the owner or local industrial consumer to any federally 
recognized Indian Tribe nor shall such liability to the Tribe, 
if any, be deemed satisfied without the consent of such Tribe.
  [(c) The Secretary shall prepare a report on the acquisition 
of the Projects and his plans for the full restoration of the 
Elwha River ecosystem and the native anadromous fisheries and 
submit such report on or before January 31, 1994, to the 
Appropriations Committees of the United States Senate and the 
United States House of Representatives, as well as to the 
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate and the 
Committees on Energy and Commerce, Interior and Insular 
Affairs, and Merchant Marine and Fisheries of the United States 
House of Representatives. The report shall contain, without 
limitation:
          [(1) The precise terms of acquisition of the 
        Projects, with an analysis of the costs, in addition to 
        the consideration set out in section 3(b), and 
        potential liabilities and benefits, if any, to the 
        Federal Government resulting from the acquisition and 
        all other actions authorized under this Act;
          [(2) Alternatives, in lieu of dam removal, for the 
        restoration of the Elwha River ecosystem and the native 
        anadromous fisheries and wildlife of the Elwha River 
        Basin, consistent with the management plan of the Park, 
        the rights of any Indian tribe secured by treaty or 
        other Federal law, and applicable State law. The report 
        shall include feasibility studies for each alternative 
        considered and a definite plan for removal. Such 
        definite plan shall include the timetable after 
        conveyance for removal of the dams and the plans for 
        removal and disposal of sediment, debris, and other 
        materials consistent with all applicable environmental 
        laws and a detailed explanation of all costs of 
        removal. In conducting the feasibility studies and in 
        the preparation of the definite plan, the Secretary is 
        authorized to use the services of any Federal agency on 
        a reimbursable basis and the heads of all Federal 
        agencies are authorized to provide such technical and 
        other assistance as the Secretary may request. For each 
        alternative considered, the Secretary shall estimate 
        total costs, environmental risks and benefits, the 
        potential for full restoration of the Elwha River 
        ecosystem and native anadromous fisheries, and the 
        effect on natural and historic resources (together with 
        any comments made by the Advisory Council on Historic 
        Preservation for any properties which are listed, or 
        eligible for listing, on the National Register of 
        Historic Places).
          [(3) Specific proposals for management of all lands 
        or interests therein acquired pursuant to this Act 
        which are located outside the exterior boundaries of 
        the Olympic National Park. The Secretary shall 
        specifically address the suitability of such lands, or 
        portions thereof, for addition to the National Wildlife 
        Refuge System; National Park System; transfer to the 
        Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe in trust for tribal housing, 
        cultural, or economic development purposes in 
        accordance with a plan developed by the Lower Elwha 
        Klallam Tribe in consultation with the Secretary; and 
        development and use by the State. Upon acquisition, all 
        lands and interests therein within the exterior 
        boundaries of the Park shall be managed pursuant to 
        authorities otherwise applicable to the Park. For the 
        purposes of protecting the Federal investment in 
        restoration, that portion of the river outside the Park 
        on which the Federal Government will acquire both banks 
        shall, upon such acquisition, be managed in accordance 
        with the declared policy of section 1(b) of Public Law 
        90-542, except that modifications necessary to restore, 
        protect, and enhance fish resources and to protect the 
        existing quality of water supplied from the river are 
        hereby authorized.
          [(4) Specific proposals and any Federal funding and 
        the availability of that funding that may be necessary 
        to protect the existing quality and availability of 
        water from the Elwha River for municipal and industrial 
        use from possible adverse impacts of dam removal.
          [(5) Identification of any non-Federal parties or 
        entities, excluding Federally recognized Indian tribes, 
        which would directly benefit from the commercial, 
        recreational, and ecological values that would be 
        enhanced by the restoration of the Elwha River 
        ecosystem and fisheries, if the Secretary believes that 
        such parties or entities should assume some portion of 
        the cost involved in the restoration, together with the 
        specific cost-share provisions which the Secretary 
        deems necessary and reasonable.
  [(d) In preparing his report, the Secretary shall consult 
with appropriate State and local officials, affected Indian 
tribes, the Commission, the Environmental Protection Agency, 
the Secretary of Energy, the Administrator, the Pacific 
Northwest Power Planning Council, the Secretary of Commerce, 
and of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, as well 
as interested members of the public. In addition, the Secretary 
shall afford an opportunity for public comment on the report 
prior to its submission to the Congress.
  [(e) Upon the appropriation of the sum provided for in 
section 3(b) for the acquisition of the Projects and the 
determination that dam removal is necessary, the owner and 
local industrial consumer shall convey to the United States, 
through the Secretary, title to the Projects, including all 
property and all other rights and interests. Upon such 
conveyance and payment of the consideration as provided in 
section 3(b), and without further action by the United States, 
title shall transfer and vest in the United States, the owner 
and local industrial consumer shall be released from any 
further liability to the United States, as provided in section 
3(b), and the acquisition from the owner and local industrial 
consumer shall be deemed to be completed.]

SEC. 3. ACQUISITION OF PROJECTS.

  (a) In General.--As soon as practicable after sums are 
appropriated for the purpose, the Secretary shall acquire the 
Elwha Project and Glines Canyon Project for a purchase price of 
$29,500,000.
  (b) Release From Liability.--
          (1) In general.--Subject to paragraph (2), the 
        acquisition of the Projects shall be conditioned on a 
        release from liability providing that all obligations 
        and liabilities of the owner and local industrial 
        consumer to the United States arising from the 
        Projects, based on ownership or on a license, permit, 
        contract, or other authority (including Project removal 
        and any ecosystem, fish and wildlife mitigation, and 
        restoration obligations), shall, from the moment of 
        title transfer, be deemed to have been satisfied.
          (2) Liability to indian tribes.--The United States 
        may not assume or satisfy the liability, if any, of the 
        owner or local industrial consumer to any federally 
        recognized Indian tribe, nor shall any such liability 
        be deemed satisfied without the consent of the Indian 
        tribe.
  (c) Elwha Project.--
          (1) Removal of dam.--
                  (A) In general.--After acquiring the Elwha 
                Project, the Secretary shall, as soon as 
                practicable after sums are appropriated for the 
                purpose, remove the Elwha dam.
                  (B) Protection of water supply.--
                          (i) In general.--Before commencing 
                        removal of the Elwha dam or taking any 
                        steps to breach, bypass, or otherwise 
                        alter the water flow from the Elwha 
                        dam, the Secretary shall take all such 
                        actions as are necessary to ensure the 
                        continued availability, after removal 
                        of the dam, of the quantity and quality 
                        of water that is available, as of the 
                        date of enactment of this paragraph, to 
                        the city of Port Angeles, Washington, 
                        the Dry Creek Water Association, 
                        current (as of the date of enactment of 
                        this paragraph) and future industrial 
                        water users, and other current users of 
                        water from the Elwha River.
                          (ii) Actions included.--The actions 
                        that the Secretary shall take under 
                        clause (i) include--
                                  (I) the design, construction, 
                                operation, and maintenance of 
                                new or improved water treatment 
                                or storage facilities; and
                                  (II) the mitigation of any 
                                injury to fisheries and 
                                remediation of any degradation 
                                in water quality that may 
                                result from the removal of or 
                                any other change in the water 
                                flow from the Elwha dam.
                          (iii) Payment of costs.--The cost of 
                        each action taken under clause (i) 
                        shall, subject to the availability of 
                        appropriations, be borne by the 
                        Secretary.
          (2) Evaluation of effect of removal.--During the 
        removal phase of the Elwha dam, the Secretary shall 
        make a thorough evaluation of the impact of removal of 
        the dam on fish runs.
          (3) Compensation for lost revenue.--After the 
        acquisition of the Projects, the Secretary shall pay 
        the Clallam County Board of Commissioners $150,000 per 
        year for a period of 12 years, subject to the 
        availability of annual appropriations for that purpose, 
        for the purpose of recovering lost revenue under the 
        condition that the county dedicate at least 50 percent 
        of each payment to studying the river system before, 
        during, and after dam removal.
  (d) Glines Project.--
          (1) In general.--As soon as practicable after sums 
        are appropriated for the purpose, the Secretary shall 
        acquire the Glines Project.
          (2) Operation of the glines project.--
                  (A) In general.--The Secretary shall continue 
                operation of the Glines Canyon dam after the 
                Elwha dam has been removed, subject to the 
                availability of funds for that purpose.
                  (B) Removal.--The Secretary may, subject to 
                the availability of appropriations, remove the 
                Glines Canyon Project, after completion of the 
                removal of the Elwha Project and all fisheries 
                studies entailed in this Act, if he determines 
                that the benefit to fisheries and restoration 
                of the natural state of the river exceeds the 
                value of power and the desirability of the lake 
                by a margin that is sufficient to warrant the 
                expenditure of the removal cost.
                  (C) Engineering and design study.--As soon as 
                practicable after the date of enactment of this 
                paragraph, the Secretary shall--
                          (i) complete an engineering and 
                        design study to determine the most 
                        cost-effective manner in which 
                        transmission lines and operational 
                        controls can be reconfigured to permit 
                        operation of the Glines Canyon dam.
                          (ii) evaluate the impact that 
                        managing the Glines Canyon Project for 
                        fisheries restoration will have on 
                        future hydropower operations.
          (3) Fisheries restoration enhancement efforts.--
                  (A) In general.--To the extent practicable, 
                the Secretary shall develop and implement a 
                comprehensive fish enhancement plan with the 
                Elwha Citizens Commission, the Lower Elwha 
                Klallam Tribe, the National Marine Fisheries 
                Service, the Washington Department of Fish and 
                Wildlife, and other persons and entities 
                directly affected by management decisions on 
                the Elwha River.
                  (B) Limitation.--The comprehensive fish 
                enhancement plan shall not compromise or 
                preempt commitments for power generation on the 
                river in effect on the date of enactment of 
                this paragraph.

SEC. 4. ECOSYSTEM AND FISHERIES RESTORATION.

  (a) [Effective sixty days after submission of the report 
referred to in section 3(c) and following the conveyance in 
section 3(e), the Secretary is authorized and directed, subject 
to the appropriation of funds therefor, to take such actions as 
are necessary to implement--] Effective 60 days after the date 
of conveyance of the Projects, the Secretary shall, subject to 
the availability of appropriated funds, take such actions as 
are necessary to implement--
          (1) the definite plan [referred to in section 3(c)(2) 
        for the removal of the dams and full] for the removal 
        of the Elwha dam and restoration of the Elwha River 
        ecosystem and native anadromous fisheries;
  (b) The definite plan [referred to section 3(c)(2)] must 
include all actions reasonably necessary to maintain and 
protect existing water quality for the City of Port Angeles, 
Dry Creek Water Association, and the industrial users of Elwha 
River water against adverse impacts of dam removal. The cost of 
such actions, which may include as determined by the Secretary, 
if reasonably necessary, design, construction, operation and 
maintenance of water treatment or related facilities, shall be 
borne by the Secretary. Funds may not be appropriated for 
removal of the dams, unless, at the same time, funds are 
appropriated for actions necessary to protect existing water 
quality.

SEC. 5. PROJECT OPERATION AND REPLACEMENT POWER.

  (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, neither the 
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission nor any other agency of 
the Federal Government shall have the authority or jurisdiction 
to issue a permanent license or similar order with respect to 
either Project prior to conveyance [as provided in section 
3(e)], except that the Commission shall have jurisdiction under 
the Federal Power Act and is hereby authorized and directed to 
issue or maintain in effect annual licenses or authorizations 
for both Projects, authorizing continued operation of both 
Projects by the owner and local industrial consumer, such 
operation to be under such terms and conditions and in 
accordance with such practices as existed on September 1, 1992, 
until (1) the date the Secretary has acquired title to the 
Projects or (2) if the Secretary's report required in section 
3(c) does not provide for dam removal, five years after the 
expiration of the current annual license or authorization then 
in effect, after which time the Commission shall have authority 
under the Federal Power Act to issue appropriate licenses with 
respect to such Projects to the extent the Commission has 
jurisdiction over such Projects under such Act on the date of 
enactment of this Act.

SEC. 6. LEASE OF FEDERAL LANDS.

  (a) Lease of Lands to the City of Port Angeles.--After the 
Secretary [makes the determination to remove the dams and] 
actually acquires the projects and funds are appropriated for 
such conveyance and removal, the Secretary is authorized to 
issue a lease to the City of Port Angeles, Washington, for 
those lands situated on Ediz Hook, Clallam County, Washington, 
currently leased to the City under Lease No. DOT-CG13-4811-72, 
dated April 4, 1972, as amended, except for that parcel of land 
described in subsection (b)(2). Such lease shall be issued 
pursuant to the Act of June 14, 1926, as amended (43 U.S.C. 
869), for a period of 99 years, beginning on a date to be 
determined by the Secretary, without right of patent.
  (b) Lease of Lands to the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe.--(1) 
After the Secretary [makes the determination to remove the dams 
and] actually acquires the Projects and funds are appropriated 
for such conveyance and removal of the Elwha Project, the 
Secretary is authorized to lease to the Lower Elwha Klallam 
Tribe that parcel of land situated on Ediz Hook, Clallam 
County, Washington, described in paragraph (2) for the purposes 
of the construction and operation of a tribal cultural 
facility, such as a longhouse or a museum, and associated 
interpretive and parking facilities. Such lease shall be issued 
pursuant to the Act of June 14, 1926, as amended (43 U.S.C. 
869), for a period of ninety-nine years beginning on a date 
determined by the Secretary, without right of patent.

SEC. 7. TRIBAL LAND ACQUISITION AND DEVELOPMENT.

  (a) After the Secretary [makes the determination to remove 
the dams and] actually acquires the Projects and funds are 
appropriated for such conveyance and removal of the Elwha 
Project, the Secretary is authorized to acquire by purchase, 
and hold in trust in reservation status for the benefit of the 
Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, lands in Clallam County, Washington, 
for housing, economic development, and moorage for the Tribal 
commercial fishing fleet.

   COMPARATIVE STATEMENT OF NEW BUDGET (OBLIGATIONAL) AUTHORITY FOR FISCAL YEAR 1998 AND BUDGET ESTIMATES AND   
                              AMOUNTS RECOMMENDED IN THE BILL FOR FISCAL YEAR 1999                              
                                            [In thousands of dollars]                                           
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                         Senate Committee       
                                                                                   recommendation compared with 
                                       1998           Budget         Committee               (+ or -)           
              Item                 appropriation     estimate     recommendation -------------------------------
                                                                                       1998           Budget    
                                                                                   appropriation     estimate   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                                
   TITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF THE                                                                                   
                                                                                                                
    BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT                                                                                   
                                                                                                                
     Management of Lands and                                                                                    
            Resources                                                                                           
                                                                                                                
Land Resources:                                                                                                 
    Soil, water and air                                                                                         
     management.................         22,351          31,031          22,640            +289          -8,391 
    Range management............         54,342          63,102          55,883          +1,541          -7,219 
    Forestry management.........          5,652           6,269           5,652   ..............           -617 
    Riparian management.........         16,473          20,456          16,730            +257          -3,726 
    Cultural resources                                                                                          
     management.................         12,722          13,474          12,941            +219            -533 
    Wild horse and burro                                                                                        
     management.................         15,866          18,623          18,623          +2,757   ..............
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Land Resources..        127,406         152,955         132,469          +5,063         -20,486 
                                 ===============================================================================
Wildlife and Fisheries:                                                                                         
    Wildlife management.........         21,210          22,582          21,493            +283          -1,089 
    Fisheries management........          7,818          10,566           7,951            +133          -2,615 
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Wildlife and                                                                                    
       Fisheries................         29,028          33,148          29,444            +416          -3,704 
                                 ===============================================================================
Threatened and endangered                                                                                       
 species........................         16,995          18,338          17,225            +230          -1,113 
                                 ===============================================================================
Recreation Management:                                                                                          
    Wilderness management.......         15,505          15,800          14,505          -1,000          -1,295 
    Recreation resources                                                                                        
     management.................         30,833          31,930          31,133            +300            -797 
    Recreation operations (fees)          2,520           2,568           2,552             +32             -16 
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Recreation                                                                                      
       Management...............         48,858          50,298          48,190            -668          -2,108 
                                 ===============================================================================
Energy and Minerals:                                                                                            
    Oil and gas.................         54,570          53,470          53,470          -1,100   ..............
    Coal management.............          7,017           7,151           7,017   ..............           -134 
    Other mineral resources.....          8,776           8,943           8,776   ..............           -167 
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Energy and                                                                                      
       Minerals.................         70,363          69,564          69,263          -1,100            -301 
                                 ===============================================================================
Alaska minerals.................          2,743           2,082           3,082            +339          +1,000 
                                 ===============================================================================
Realty and Ownership Management:                                                                                
    Alaska conveyance...........         30,448          28,650          30,448   ..............         +1,798 
    Cadastral survey............         11,236          13,488          12,155            +919          -1,333 
    Land and realty management..         29,395          30,793          29,781            +386          -1,012 
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Realty and                                                                                      
       Ownership Management.....         71,079          72,931          72,384          +1,305            -547 
                                 ===============================================================================
Resource Protection and                                                                                         
 Maintenance:                                                                                                   
    Resource management planning          6,292           6,412           6,372             +80             -40 
    Facilities maintenance......         35,097          41,590          41,590          +6,493   ..............
    Resource protection and law                                                                                 
     enforcement................         10,566          10,767          10,701            +135             -66 
    Hazardous materials                                                                                         
     management.................         15,301          15,593          16,247            +946            +654 
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Resource                                                                                        
       Protection and                                                                                           
       Maintenance..............         67,256          74,362          74,910          +7,654            +548 
                                 ===============================================================================
Automated land and mineral                                                                                      
 records system.................         32,961          34,608          34,608          +1,647   ..............
                                 ===============================================================================
Mining Law Administration:                                                                                      
    Administration..............         27,650          28,177          27,914            +264            -263 
    Fee collection..............          5,000           5,095           5,048             +48             -47 
    Offsetting fees.............        -32,650   ..............  ..............        +32,650   ..............
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Mining Law                                                                                      
       Administration...........  ..............         33,272          32,962         +32,962            -310 
                                 ===============================================================================
Workforce and Organizational                                                                                    
 Support:                                                                                                       
    Information systems                                                                                         
     operations.................         15,073          15,360          15,360            +287   ..............
    Administrative support......         44,637          45,437          45,206            +569            -231 
    Bureauwide fixed costs......         56,871          57,955          57,955          +1,084   ..............
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Workforce and                                                                                   
       Organizational Support...        116,581         118,752         118,521          +1,940            -231 
                                 ===============================================================================
Rescission (Public Law 105-174).         -1,188   ..............  ..............         +1,188   ..............
                                 ===============================================================================
      Total, Management of Lands                                                                                
       and Resources............        582,082         660,310         633,058         +50,976         -27,252 
                                 ===============================================================================
    Wildland Fire Management                                                                                    
                                                                                                                
Wildland fire preparedness......        154,103         158,003         148,625          -5,478          -9,378 
Wildland fire suppression.......        126,000         140,350         140,350         +14,350   ..............
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Wildland Fire                                                                                      
       Management...............        280,103         298,353         288,975          +8,872          -9,378 
                                 ===============================================================================
Central Hazardous Materials Fund                                                                                
                                                                                                                
Bureau of Land Management.......         12,000          10,000           9,000          -3,000          -1,000 
                                 ===============================================================================
          Construction                                                                                          
                                                                                                                
Construction....................          3,254           4,175           8,197          +4,943          +4,022 
Emergency appropriations (Public                                                                                
 Law 105-174)...................          1,837   ..............  ..............         -1,837   ..............
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Construction.......          5,091           4,175           8,197          +3,106          +4,022 
                                 ===============================================================================
    Payments in Lieu of Taxes                                                                                   
                                                                                                                
Payments to local governments...        120,000         120,000         125,000          +5,000          +5,000 
                                 ===============================================================================
        Land Acquisition                                                                                        
                                                                                                                
Land Acquisition:                                                                                               
    Acquisitions................          7,450          11,000          11,650          +4,200            +650 
    Emergencies and hardships...            750             981             981            +231   ..............
    Acquisition management......          3,000           3,019           3,019             +19   ..............
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Land Acquisition...         11,200          15,000          15,650          +4,450            +650 
                                 ===============================================================================
   Oregon and California Grant                                                                                  
              Lands                                                                                             
                                                                                                                
Western Oregon resources                                                                                        
 management.....................         81,078          80,356          77,849          -3,229          -2,507 
Western Oregon information and                                                                                  
 resource data systems..........          2,180           2,214           2,093             -87            -121 
Western Oregon facilities                                                                                       
 maintenance....................          9,354          10,513           8,981            -373          -1,532 
Western Oregon construction and                                                                                 
 acquisition....................            288             292             277             -11             -15 
Jobs in the woods...............          8,506           5,591           5,591          -2,915   ..............
Rescission (Public Law 105-174).         -2,500   ..............  ..............         +2,500   ..............
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Oregon and                                                                                         
       California Grant Lands...         98,906          98,966          94,791          -4,115          -4,175 
                                 ===============================================================================
       Range Improvements                                                                                       
                                                                                                                
Improvements to public lands....          7,649           8,536           8,536            +887   ..............
Farm Tenant Act lands...........            864             864             864   ..............  ..............
Administrative expenses.........            600             600             600   ..............  ..............
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Range Improvements.          9,113          10,000          10,000            +887   ..............
                                 ===============================================================================
 Service Charges, Deposits, and                                                                                 
           Forfeitures                                                                                          
                                                                                                                
Rights-of-way processing........          4,000           3,849           3,402            -598            -447 
Adopt-a-horse program...........          1,250             950             635            -615            -315 
Repair of damaged lands.........          1,300           1,300           1,179            -121            -121 
Cost recoverable realty cases...            416             316             377             -39             +61 
Timber purchaser expenses.......            240             200             272             +32             +72 
Copy fees.......................          1,500           1,440           1,361            -139             -79 
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Service Charges,                                                                                   
       Deposits and Forfeitures.          8,706           8,055           7,226          -1,480            -829 
                                 ===============================================================================
    Miscellaneous Trust Funds                                                                                   
                                                                                                                
Current appropriations..........          8,800           8,800           8,800   ..............  ..............
                                 ===============================================================================
      TOTAL, BUREAU OF LAND                                                                                     
       MANAGEMENT...............      1,136,001       1,233,659       1,200,697         +64,696         -32,962 
                                 ===============================================================================
 UNITED STATES FISH AND WILDLIFE                                                                                
             SERVICE                                                                                            
                                                                                                                
       Resource Management                                                                                      
                                                                                                                
Ecological Services:                                                                                            
    Endangered species:                                                                                         
        Candidate conservation..          5,703           8,159           6,262            +559          -1,897 
        Listing.................          5,190           7,471           5,156             -34          -2,315 
        Consultation............         23,828          36,467          26,170          +2,342         -10,297 
        Recovery................         42,460          55,844          46,558          +4,098          -9,286 
        ESA landowner incentive                                                                                 
         program................  ..............          5,000   ..............  ..............         -5,000 
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Subtotal, Endangered                                                                                  
           species..............         77,181         112,941          84,146          +6,965         -28,795 
                                 ===============================================================================
    Habitat conservation........         59,298          64,948          59,418            +120          -5,530 
    Environmental contaminants..          9,074          10,399           9,129             +55          -1,270 
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Ecological                                                                                      
       Services.................        145,553         188,288         152,693          +7,140         -35,595 
                                 ===============================================================================
Refuges and Wildlife:                                                                                           
    Refuge operations and                                                                                       
     maintenance................        219,500         246,377         230,068         +10,568         -16,309 
    Salton Sea recovery.........          1,000   ..............  ..............         -1,000   ..............
    Law enforcement operations..         36,743          37,373          36,133            -610          -1,240 
    Migratory bird management...         17,357          18,675          19,726          +2,369          +1,051 
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Refuges and                                                                                     
       Wildlife.................        274,600         302,425         285,927         +11,327         -16,498 
                                 ===============================================================================
Fisheries:                                                                                                      
    Hatchery operations and                                                                                     
     maintenance................         38,359          39,477          38,501            +142            -976 
    Lower Snake River                                                                                           
     compensation fund..........         11,612          11,648          11,612   ..............            -36 
    Fish and wildlife management         20,979          24,177          22,089          +1,110          -2,088 
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Fisheries.......         70,950          75,302          72,202          +1,252          -3,100 
                                 ===============================================================================
General Administration:                                                                                         
    Central office                                                                                              
     administration.............         13,669          14,365          13,669   ..............           -696 
    Regional office                                                                                             
     administration.............         22,693          23,860          22,693   ..............         -1,167 
    Servicewide administrative                                                                                  
     support....................         42,504          45,354          43,803          +1,299          -1,551 
    National Fish and Wildlife                                                                                  
     Foundation.................          6,000           6,000           6,000   ..............  ..............
    National Conservation                                                                                       
     Training Center............         13,063          13,200          14,100          +1,037            +900 
    International affairs.......          5,810           7,034           6,932          +1,122            -102 
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, General                                                                                         
       Administration...........        103,739         109,813         107,197          +3,458          -2,616 
                                 ===============================================================================
Rescission (Public Law 105-174).           -250   ..............  ..............           +250   ..............
Additional uncontrollables......  ..............  ..............          6,000          +6,000          +6,000 
                                 ===============================================================================
      Total, Resource Management        594,592         675,828         624,019         +29,427         -51,809 
                                 ===============================================================================
          Construction                                                                                          
                                                                                                                
Construction and rehabilitation:                                                                                
    Line item construction......         39,096          30,758          42,824          +3,728         +12,066 
    Construction management.....          5,910           6,242           5,910   ..............           -332 
    Emergency appropriations                                                                                    
     (Public Law 105-174).......         32,818   ..............  ..............        -32,818   ..............
    Rescission (Public Law 105-                                                                                 
     174).......................         -1,188   ..............  ..............         +1,188   ..............
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Construction.......         76,636          37,000          48,734         -27,902         +11,734 
                                 ===============================================================================
        Land Acquisition                                                                                        
                                                                                                                
Fish and Wildlife Service:                                                                                      
    Acquisitions--Federal refuge                                                                                
     lands......................         51,022          48,254          50,124            -898          +1,870 
    Inholdings..................            750           1,000             750   ..............           -250 
    Emergency and hardship......          1,000           1,000           1,000   ..............  ..............
    Acquisition management......          8,860           9,246           9,246            +386   ..............
    Exchanges...................          1,000           1,000           1,000   ..............  ..............
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Land Acquisition...         62,632          60,500          62,120            -512          +1,620 
                                 ===============================================================================
 Cooperative Endangered Species                                                                                 
        Conservation Fund                                                                                       
                                                                                                                
Grants to States................          7,515           7,520          27,520         +20,005         +20,000 
HCP land acquisition............          6,000           9,000           6,000   ..............         -3,000 
Administration..................            485             480             480              -5   ..............
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Cooperative                                                                                        
       Endangered Species Fund..         14,000   ..............         34,000         +20,000         +17,000 
                                 ===============================================================================
  National Wildlife Refuge Fund                                                                                 
                                                                                                                
Payments in lieu of taxes.......         10,779          10,000          10,779   ..............           +779 
                                 ===============================================================================
     Rewards and Operations                                                                                     
                                                                                                                
Conservation projects...........            982   ..............  ..............           -982   ..............
Administration..................             18   ..............  ..............            -18   ..............
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, African Elephant--                                                                                 
       Rewards and Operations...          1,000   ..............  ..............         -1,000   ..............
                                 ===============================================================================
     North American Wetlands                                                                                    
        Conservation Fund                                                                                       
                                                                                                                
Habitat management..............         11,200          14,112          14,400          +3,200            +288 
Administration..................            500             588             600            +100             +12 
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, North American                                                                                     
       Wetlands Conservation                                                                                    
       Fund.....................         11,700          14,700          15,000          +3,300            +300 
                                 ===============================================================================
      Rhinoceros and Tiger                                                                                      
        Conservation Fund                                                                                       
                                                                                                                
Rhinoceros and tiger                                                                                            
 conservation fund..............            400   ..............  ..............           -400   ..............
                                                                                                                
    Wildlife Conservation and                                                                                   
        Appreciation Fund                                                                                       
                                                                                                                
Wildlife conservation and                                                                                       
 appreciation fund..............            800             800             800   ..............  ..............
                                                                                                                
      Multinational Species                                                                                     
        Conservation Fund                                                                                       
                                                                                                                
Multinational species                                                                                           
 conservation fund..............  ..............          2,400           1,900          +1,900            -500 
                                 ===============================================================================
      TOTAL, U.S. FISH AND                                                                                      
       WILDLIFE SERVICE.........        772,539         818,228         797,352         +24,813         -20,876 
                                 ===============================================================================
      NATIONAL PARK SERVICE                                                                                     
                                                                                                                
 Operation of the National Park                                                                                 
             System                                                                                             
                                                                                                                
Park Management:                                                                                                
    Resource stewardship........        221,112         227,927         229,818          +8,706          +1,891 
    Visitor services............        291,080         301,674         302,538         +11,458            +864 
    Maintenance.................        383,588         445,616         401,930         +18,342         -43,686 
    Park support................        240,341         240,523         239,929            -412            -594 
    Denver service center.......  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............
    Across-the-board park                                                                                       
     increase...................  ..............  ..............         10,000         +10,000         +10,000 
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Park Management.      1,136,121       1,215,740       1,184,215         +48,094         -31,525 
                                 ===============================================================================
External administrative costs...         97,543         105,088         104,688          +7,145            -400 
Supplemental appropriations                                                                                     
 (Public Law 105-174)...........            340   ..............  ..............           -340   ..............
                                 ===============================================================================
      Total, Operation of the                                                                                   
       National Park System.....      1,234,004       1,320,828       1,288,903         +54,899         -31,925 
                                 ===============================================================================
     National Recreation and                                                                                    
          Preservation                                                                                          
                                                                                                                
Recreation programs.............            506             515             515              +9   ..............
Natural programs................          8,984          12,088          10,188          +1,204          -1,900 
Cultural programs...............         18,899          19,056          19,431            +532            +375 
International park affairs......          1,658           1,671           1,671             +13   ..............
Environmental and compliance                                                                                    
 review.........................            350             358             358              +8   ..............
Grant administration............          1,715           1,751           1,751             +36   ..............
                                 ===============================================================================
Heritage Partnership Programs:                                                                                  
    Commissions and grants......          4,500           5,500           5,500          +1,000   ..............
    Technical support...........            850             859             859              +9   ..............
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Heritage                                                                                        
       Partnership Programs.....          5,350           6,359           6,359          +1,009   ..............
                                 ===============================================================================
Statutory or Contractual Aid:                                                                                   
    Alaska Native culture center  ..............  ..............            750            +750            +750 
    Aleutian World War II                                                                                       
     Historic Area..............            100   ..............            100   ..............           +100 
    Blackstone River Corridor...            324             324             324   ..............  ..............
    Brown Foundation............            102             102             102   ..............  ..............
    Dayton Aviation Heritage                                                                                    
     Commission.................             48              48              48   ..............  ..............
    Delaware and Lehigh                                                                                         
     Navigation Canal...........            654             329             329            -325   ..............
    Ice Age National Scientific                                                                                 
     Reserve....................            806             806             806   ..............  ..............
    Illinois and Michigan Canal                                                                                 
     National Heritage Corridor                                                                                 
     Commission.................            238             239             239              +1   ..............
    Johnstown Area Heritage                                                                                     
     Association................             50              50              50   ..............  ..............
    Lackawanna Heritage.........            450   ..............  ..............           -450   ..............
    Lower Mississippi Delta.....             65   ..............  ..............            -65   ..............
    Mandan On-a-Slant Village...  ..............  ..............          1,000          +1,000          +1,000 
    Martin Luther King, Jr.                                                                                     
     Center.....................            534             534             534   ..............  ..............
    National Constitution                                                                                       
     Center, PA.................            236             500             500            +264   ..............
    Native Hawaiian culture and                                                                                 
     arts program...............            750             750             750   ..............  ..............
    New Orleans Jazz Commission.             67              67              67   ..............  ..............
    Quinebaug-Shetucket National                                                                                
     Heritage Preservation                                                                                      
     Commission.................            200             200             200   ..............  ..............
    Roosevelt Campobello                                                                                        
     International Park                                                                                         
     Commission.................            650             670             670             +20   ..............
    Sewall-Belmont House........  ..............  ..............            500            +500            +500 
    Southwestern Penn. Heritage                                                                                 
     Preservation Commission....            758             158             158            -600   ..............
    Vancouver National Historic                                                                                 
     reserve....................            285   ..............            400            +115            +400 
    Wheeling National Heritage                                                                                  
     Area.......................            480   ..............          1,000            +520          +1,000 
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Statutory or                                                                                    
       Contractual Aid..........          6,797           4,777           8,527          +1,730          +3,750 
                                 ===============================================================================
      Total, National Recreation                                                                                
       and Preservation.........         44,259          46,575          48,800          +4,541          +2,225 
                                 ===============================================================================
   Historic Preservation Fund                                                                                   
                                                                                                                
Grants-in-aid...................         37,312          50,612          45,612          +8,300          -5,000 
National trust for historic                                                                                     
 preservation...................          3,500   ..............  ..............         -3,500   ..............
Grants for millennium initiative  ..............         50,000          10,000         +10,000         -40,000 
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Historic                                                                                           
       Preservation Fund........         40,812         100,612          55,612         +14,800         -45,000 
                                 ===============================================================================
          Construction                                                                                          
                                                                                                                
Buildings and Utilities:                                                                                        
    Emergency and unscheduled                                                                                   
     (lump sum) projects........         15,000          15,000          15,000   ..............  ..............
    Equipment replacement.......         17,865          19,865          19,865          +2,000   ..............
    Planning, construction......         17,500          21,883          21,883          +4,383   ..............
    Planning, general management                                                                                
     plans......................          7,775           7,725           7,725             -50   ..............
    Line item construction                                                                                      
     projects...................        156,761         110,527         145,643         -11,118         +35,116 
    Emergency appropriations                                                                                    
     (Public Law 105-174).......          9,506   ..............  ..............         -9,506   ..............
    Rescission (Public Law 105-                                                                                 
     174).......................         -1,638   ..............  ..............         +1,638   ..............
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Construction.......        222,769         175,000         210,116         -12,653         +35,116 
                                 ===============================================================================
Land and Water Conservation Fund                                                                                
(Rescission of contract                                                                                         
 authority).....................        -30,000         -30,000         -30,000   ..............  ..............
                                 ===============================================================================
   Land Acquisition and State                                                                                   
           Assistance                                                                                           
                                                                                                                
Assistance to States:                                                                                           
 Administrative expenses........          1,000           1,000           1,000   ..............  ..............
National Park Service:                                                                                          
    Acquisitions................        129,290         122,587          74,100         -55,190         -48,487 
    Emergencies and hardships...          3,000           3,000           3,000   ..............  ..............
    Acquisition management......          8,500           8,500           8,500   ..............  ..............
    Inholdings..................          1,500           3,000           1,500   ..............         -1,500 
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Land Acquisition                                                                                   
       and State Assistance.....        143,290         138,087          88,100         -55,190         -49,987 
                                 ===============================================================================
 Urban Park and Recreation Fund                                                                                 
                                                                                                                
Urban park and recreation fund..  ..............          2,000   ..............  ..............         -2,000 
                                 ===============================================================================
      TOTAL, NATIONAL PARK                                                                                      
       SERVICE..................      1,655,134       1,753,102       1,661,531          +6,397         -91,571 
                                 ===============================================================================
 UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY                                                                                
                                                                                                                
  Surveys, Investigations, and                                                                                  
            Research                                                                                            
                                                                                                                
National Mapping Program:                                                                                       
    National data collection and                                                                                
     integration................         65,096          61,024          61,024          -4,072   ..............
    Earth science information                                                                                   
     management and delivery....         33,146          51,568          36,568          +3,422         -15,000 
    Geographic research and                                                                                     
     applications...............         37,543          39,197          38,197            +654          -1,000 
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, National Mapping                                                                                
       Program..................        135,785         151,789         135,789              +4         -16,000 
                                 ===============================================================================
Geologic Hazards, Resource and                                                                                  
 Processes:                                                                                                     
    Geologic hazards assessments         75,032          76,435          76,935          +1,903            +500 
    Geologic landscape and                                                                                      
     coastal assessments........         72,986          71,216          72,692            -294          +1,476 
    Geologic resource                                                                                           
     assessments................         87,157          86,142          86,142          -1,015   ..............
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Geologic                                                                                        
       Hazards, Resource and                                                                                    
       Processes................        235,175         233,793         235,769            +594          +1,976 
                                 ===============================================================================
Water Resources Investigations:                                                                                 
    Water resources assessment                                                                                  
     and research...............         95,851         103,820          97,820          +1,969          -6,000 
    Water data collection and                                                                                   
     management.................         28,247          32,849          26,836          -1,411          -6,013 
    Federal-State program.......         66,231          71,961          67,961          +1,730          -4,000 
    Water resources research                                                                                    
     institutes.................          4,553           5,557           4,557              +4          -1,000 
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Water Resources                                                                                 
       Investigations...........        194,882         214,187         197,174          +2,292         -17,013 
                                 ===============================================================================
Biological Research:                                                                                            
    Biological research and                                                                                     
     monitoring.................        122,815         135,314         131,083          +8,268          -4,231 
    Biological information                                                                                      
     management and delivery....         11,145          11,472          11,472            +327   ..............
    Cooperative research units..         11,199          11,526          12,026            +827            +500 
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Biological                                                                                      
       Research.................        145,159         158,312         154,581          +9,422          -3,731 
                                 ===============================================================================
General administration..........         25,584          27,293          27,293          +1,709   ..............
Facilities......................         22,575          21,509          21,509          -1,066   ..............
Emergency appropriations (Public                                                                                
 Law 105-174)...................          1,198   ..............  ..............         -1,198   ..............
                                 ===============================================================================
      TOTAL, UNITED STATES                                                                                      
       GEOLOGICAL SURVEY........        760,358         806,883         772,115         +11,757         -34,768 
                                 ===============================================================================
   MINERALS MANAGEMENT SERVICE                                                                                  
                                                                                                                
  Royalty and Offshore Minerals                                                                                 
           Management                                                                                           
                                                                                                                
OCS Lands:                                                                                                      
    Leasing and environmental                                                                                   
     program....................         30,095          35,352          35,352          +5,257   ..............
    Resource evaluation.........         22,321          21,933          23,433          +1,112          +1,500 
    Regulatory program..........         36,277          39,290          39,290          +3,013   ..............
    Information management                                                                                      
     program....................         13,941          14,190          14,108            +167             -82 
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, OCS Lands.......        102,634         110,765         112,183          +9,549          +1,418 
                                 ===============================================================================
Royalty Management:                                                                                             
    Valuation and operations....         32,376          33,623          33,623          +1,247   ..............
    Compliance..................         33,619          36,468          36,468          +2,849   ..............
    Indian allottee refunds.....             15              15              15   ..............  ..............
    Program services office.....          2,564           2,623           2,623             +59   ..............
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Royalty                                                                                         
       Management...............         68,574          72,729          72,729          +4,155   ..............
                                 ===============================================================================
General Administration:                                                                                         
    Executive direction.........          1,815           1,870           1,870             +55   ..............
    Policy and management                                                                                       
     improvement................          3,628           3,740           3,740            +112   ..............
    Administrative operations...         12,118          12,592          12,532            +414             -60 
    General support services....         13,752          14,706          14,221            +469            -485 
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, General                                                                                         
       Administration...........         31,313          32,908          32,363          +1,050            -545 
                                 ===============================================================================
Use of receipts.................        -65,000         -94,000        -100,000         -35,000          -6,000 
Supplemental appropriations                                                                                     
 (Public Law 105-174)...........          6,675   ..............  ..............         -6,675   ..............
                                 ===============================================================================
      Total, Royalty and                                                                                        
       Offshore Minerals                                                                                        
       Management...............        144,196         122,402         117,275         -26,921          -5,127 
                                 ===============================================================================
       Oil Spill Research                                                                                       
                                                                                                                
Oil spill research..............          6,118           6,118           6,118   ..............  ..............
                                 ===============================================================================
      TOTAL, MINERALS MANAGEMENT                                                                                
       SERVICE..................        150,314         128,520         123,393         -26,921          -5,127 
                                 ===============================================================================
    OFFICE OF SURFACE MINING                                                                                    
   RECLAMATION AND ENFORCEMENT                                                                                  
                                                                                                                
    Regulation and Technology                                                                                   
                                                                                                                
Environmental restoration.......             96             146             144             +48              -2 
Environmental protection........         73,053          70,018          69,738          -3,315            -280 
Technology development and                                                                                      
 transfer.......................         10,006          11,415          11,300          +1,294            -115 
Financial management............            746             511             505            -241              -6 
Executive direction.............         11,036          11,175          10,947             -89            -228 
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Regulation and                                                                                  
       Technology...............         94,937          93,265          92,634          -2,303            -631 
                                 ===============================================================================
Civil penalties.................            500             275             275            -225   ..............
                                 ===============================================================================
      Total, Regulation and                                                                                     
       Technology...............         95,437          93,540          92,909          -2,528            -631 
                                 ===============================================================================
 Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fund                                                                                
                                                                                                                
Environmental restoration.......        165,849         168,140         168,002          +2,153            -138 
Technology development and                                                                                      
 transfer.......................          1,746           3,473           3,446          +1,700             -27 
Financial management............          5,312           5,860           5,788            +476             -72 
Executive direction.............          4,717           5,943           5,821          +1,104            -122 
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Abandoned Mine                                                                                     
       Reclamation Fund.........        177,624         183,416         183,057          +5,433            -359 
                                 ===============================================================================
      TOTAL, OFFICE OF SURFACE                                                                                  
       MINING RECLAMATION AND                                                                                   
       ENFORCEMENT..............        273,061         276,956         275,966          +2,905            -990 
                                 ===============================================================================
    BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS                                                                                    
                                                                                                                
  Operation of Indian Programs                                                                                  
                                                                                                                
      Tribal Budget System                                                                                      
                                                                                                                
Tribal Priority Allocations:                                                                                    
    Tribal government...........        279,709         353,885         340,734         +61,025         -13,151 
    Human services..............        134,961         160,012         150,494         +15,533          -9,518 
    Education...................         49,761          52,268          52,119          +2,358            -149 
    Public safety and justice...         86,082          75,637           4,118         -81,964         -71,519 
    Community development.......         53,504          39,170          38,845         -14,659            -325 
    Resources management........         55,320          53,905          53,275          -2,045            -630 
    Trust services..............         28,551          27,811          27,477          -1,074            -334 
    General administration......         22,038          22,422          22,181            +143            -241 
    Small and needy tribes                                                                                      
     distribution...............         20,132   ..............  ..............        -20,132   ..............
    General increase............         27,290   ..............  ..............        -27,290   ..............
    Distributions for                                                                                           
     Albuquerque, Muskogee and                                                                                  
     Phoenix tribes.............  ..............          5,850           5,850          +5,850   ..............
    Standard assessment                                                                                         
     methodology work group.....  ..............            250   ..............  ..............           -250 
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Tribal Priority                                                                                 
       Allocations..............        757,348         791,210         695,093         -62,255         -96,117 
                                 ===============================================================================
Other Recurring Programs:                                                                                       
    Tribal government...........          5,000   ..............  ..............         -5,000   ..............
    Human services..............  ..............            500   ..............  ..............           -500 
                                 ===============================================================================
    Education:                                                                                                  
        School operations:                                                                                      
            Forward-funded......        374,290         394,893         386,420         +12,130          -8,473 
            Other school                                                                                        
             operations.........         86,097          91,992          86,396            +299          -5,596 
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
              Subtotal, School                                                                                  
               operations.......        460,387         486,885         472,816         +12,429         -14,069 
        Continuing education....         29,911          35,411          32,911          +3,000          -2,500 
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Subtotal, Education...        490,298         522,296         505,727         +15,429         -16,569 
                                 ===============================================================================
    Community development.......         16,371   ..............  ..............        -16,371   ..............
    Resources management........         37,627          35,966          34,509          -3,118          -1,457 
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Other Recurring                                                                                 
       Programs.................        549,296         558,762         540,236          -9,060         -18,526 
                                 ===============================================================================
Non-Recurring Programs:                                                                                         
    Tribal government...........          2,375             250             250          -2,125   ..............
    Public safety and justice...            584   ..............  ..............           -584   ..............
    Community development.......          1,000   ..............  ..............         -1,000   ..............
    Resources management........         31,220          32,011          30,840            -380          -1,171 
    Trust services..............         26,000          43,436          28,253          +2,253         -15,183 
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Non-Recurring                                                                                   
       Programs.................         61,179          75,697          59,343          -1,836         -16,354 
                                 ===============================================================================
      Total, Tribal Budget                                                                                      
       System...................      1,367,823       1,425,669       1,294,672         -73,151        -130,997 
                                 ===============================================================================
         BIA Operations                                                                                         
                                                                                                                
Central Office Operations:                                                                                      
    Tribal government...........          2,605           2,635           2,616             +11             -19 
    Human services..............            704             869             861            +157              -8 
    Public safety and justice...          2,487   ..............  ..............         -2,487   ..............
    Community development.......            984             838             834            -150              -4 
    Resources management........          3,082           3,115           3,094             +12             -21 
    Trust services..............          1,549           2,075           2,061            +512             -14 
                                 ===============================================================================
    General administration:                                                                                     
        Education program                                                                                       
         management.............          2,074           2,303           2,285            +211             -18 
        Other general                                                                                           
         administration.........         33,854          35,507          33,789             -65          -1,718 
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Subtotal, General                                                                                     
           administration.......         35,928          37,810          36,074            +146          -1,736 
                                 ===============================================================================
          Subtotal, Central                                                                                     
           Office Operations....         47,339          47,342          45,540          -1,799          -1,802 
                                 ===============================================================================
Area Office Operations:                                                                                         
    Tribal government...........          1,336           1,359           1,350             +14              -9 
    Human services..............            969           3,279           3,251          +2,282             -28 
    Public safety and justice...            568   ..............  ..............           -568   ..............
    Community development.......          3,086             810             802          -2,284              -8 
    Resources management........          3,157           3,192           3,165              +8             -27 
    Trust services..............          8,563          10,763           8,469             -94          -2,294 
    General administration......         23,207          23,774          23,526            +319            -248 
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Area Office                                                                                     
       Operations...............         40,886          43,177          40,563            -323          -2,614 
                                 ===============================================================================
Special Programs and Pooled                                                                                     
 Overhead:                                                                                                      
    Education...................         14,019          14,258          14,107             +88            -151 
    Public safety and justice...          3,264          31,806          73,999         +70,735         +42,193 
    Community development.......          3,951           3,266           3,283            -668             +17 
    Resources management........          1,320           1,320           1,320   ..............  ..............
    Trust services..............            504   ..............  ..............           -504   ..............
    General administration......         49,482          71,843          71,211         +21,729            -632 
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Special Programs                                                                                
       and Pooled Overhead......         72,540         122,493         163,920         +91,380         +41,427 
                                 ===============================================================================
      Total, BIA Operations.....        160,765         213,012         250,023         +89,258         +37,011 
                                 ===============================================================================
Supplemental appropriations                                                                                     
 (Public Law 105-174)...........          1,050   ..............  ..............         -1,050   ..............
                                 ===============================================================================
      Total, Operation of Indian                                                                                
       Programs.................      1,529,638       1,638,681       1,544,695         +15,057         -93,986 
                                 ===============================================================================
           BIA SPLITS                                                                                           
                                                                                                                
Natural resources...............       (131,726)       (129,509)       (126,203)        (-5,523)        (-3,306)
Forward-funding.................       (374,290)       (394,893)       (386,420)       (+12,130)        (-8,473)
Education.......................       (181,862)       (196,232)       (187,818)        (+5,956)        (-8,414)
Community development...........       (841,760)       (918,047)       (844,254)        (+2,494)       (-73,793)
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, BIA splits.........     (1,529,638)     (1,638,681)     (1,544,695)       (+15,057)       (-93,986)
                                 ===============================================================================
          Construction                                                                                          
                                                                                                                
Education.......................         54,379          86,612          60,400          +6,021         -26,212 
Public safety and justice.......         14,500           5,553           5,553          -8,947   ..............
Resources management............         48,321          51,677          49,617          +1,296          -2,060 
General administration..........          2,146           2,146           2,146   ..............  ..............
Construction management.........          5,705           6,066           5,705   ..............           -361 
Emergency appropriations (Public                                                                                
 Law 105-174)...................          1,065   ..............  ..............         -1,065   ..............
Rescission (Public Law 105-174).           -837   ..............  ..............           +837   ..............
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Construction.......        125,279         152,054         123,421          -1,858         -28,633 
                                 ===============================================================================
   Indian Land and Water Claim                                                                                  
  Settlements and Miscellaneous                                                                                 
       Payments to Indians                                                                                      
                                                                                                                
White Earth Land Settlement Act                                                                                 
 (Admin)........................            612             623             612   ..............            -11 
Hoopa-Yurok settlement fund.....            240             243             240   ..............             -3 
Pyramid Lake water rights                                                                                       
 settlement.....................          3,500           2,530           2,530            -970   ..............
Ute Indian water rights                                                                                         
 settlement.....................         25,000          30,000          25,000   ..............         -5,000 
Northern Cheyenne...............          5,500   ..............  ..............         -5,500   ..............
Catawba.........................          8,000   ..............  ..............         -8,000   ..............
Aleutian-Pribilof (repairs).....            500   ..............            500   ..............           +500 
Rocky boys......................  ..............          5,000   ..............  ..............         -5,000 
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Miscellaneous                                                                                      
       Payments to Indians......         43,352          38,396          28,882         -14,470          -9,514 
                                 ===============================================================================
 Indian Guaranteed Loan Program                                                                                 
             Account                                                                                            
                                                                                                                
Indian guaranteed loan program                                                                                  
 account........................          5,000           5,005           5,001              +1              -4 
                                                                                                                
 Indian Land Consolidation Pilot                                                                                
                                                                                                                
Indian land consolidation pilot.  ..............         10,000   ..............  ..............        -10,000 
                                 ===============================================================================
      TOTAL, BUREAU OF INDIAN                                                                                   
       AFFAIRS..................      1,703,269       1,844,136       1,701,999          -1,270        -142,137 
                                 ===============================================================================
      DEPARTMENTAL OFFICES                                                                                      
                                                                                                                
         Insular Affairs                                                                                        
                                                                                                                
    Assistance to Territories                                                                                   
                                                                                                                
Territorial Assistance:                                                                                         
    Office of Insular Affairs...          3,849           3,849           3,849   ..............  ..............
    Technical assistance........          6,500           5,261           5,261          -1,239   ..............
    Maintenance assistance fund.          3,300           2,300           2,300          -1,000   ..............
    Brown tree snake............          1,600           2,600           2,600             +10   ..............
    Insular management controls.          1,491           1,491           1,491   ..............  ..............
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Territorial                                                                                     
       Assistance...............         16,740          15,501          15,501          -1,239   ..............
                                 ===============================================================================
American Samoa: Operations                                                                                      
 grants.........................         23,054          23,054          22,824            -230            -230 
Northern Marianas: Covenant                                                                                     
 grants.........................         27,720          27,720          27,720   ..............  ..............
                                 ===============================================================================
      Total, Assistance to                                                                                      
       Territories..............         67,514          66,275          66,045          -1,469            -230 
                                 ===============================================================================
   Compact of Free Association                                                                                  
                                                                                                                
Compact of Free Association--                                                                                   
 Federal services...............          7,354           7,354           7,354   ..............  ..............
    Mandatory payments--program                                                                                 
     grant assistance...........         12,000          12,000          12,000   ..............  ..............
Enewetak support................          1,191           1,091           1,476            +285            +385 
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Compact of Free                                                                                    
       Association..............         20,545          20,445          20,830            +285            +385 
                                 ===============================================================================
      Total, Insular Affairs....         88,059          86,720          86,875          -1,184            +155 
                                 ===============================================================================
     Departmental Management                                                                                    
                                                                                                                
Departmental direction..........         11,212          11,579          11,579            +367   ..............
Management and coordination.....         20,834          22,358          22,358          +1,524   ..............
Hearings and appeals............          6,958           7,213           7,213            +255   ..............
Central services................         18,196          18,910          18,535            +339            -375 
Bureau of Mines workers                                                                                         
 compensation/unemployment......          1,086             811             811            -275   ..............
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Departmental                                                                                       
       Management...............         58,286          60,871          60,496          +2,210            -375 
                                 ===============================================================================
     Office of the Solicitor                                                                                    
                                                                                                                
Legal services..................         29,925          31,304          30,984          +1,059            -320 
General administration..........          5,518           6,000           5,480             -38            -520 
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Office of the                                                                                      
       Solicitor................         35,443          37,304          36,464          +1,021            -840 
                                 ===============================================================================
   Office of Inspector General                                                                                  
                                                                                                                
Audit...........................         14,363          15,053          14,901            +538            -152 
Investigations..................          4,653           4,859           4,813            +160             -46 
Administration..................          5,484           5,772           5,772            +288   ..............
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Office of Inspector                                                                                
       General..................         24,500          25,684          25,486            +986            -198 
                                 ===============================================================================
     National Indian Gaming                                                                                     
           Commission                                                                                           
                                                                                                                
National Indian Gaming                                                                                          
 Commission.....................          1,000   ..............  ..............         -1,000   ..............
                                 ===============================================================================
  Office of Special Trustee for                                                                                 
        American Indians                                                                                        
                                                                                                                
Program operations, support, and                                                                                
 improvements...................         32,281          40,346          36,360          +4,079          -3,986 
Executive direction.............          1,626           1,654           1,640             +14             -14 
Supplemental appropriations                                                                                     
 (Public Law 105-174)...........          4,650   ..............  ..............         -4,650   ..............
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Office of Special                                                                                  
       Trustee for American                                                                                     
       Indians..................         38,557          42,000          38,000            -557          -4,000 
                                 ===============================================================================
     Natural Resource Damage                                                                                    
   Assessment and Restoration                                                                                   
                                                                                                                
Damage assessments..............          3,166           6,618           4,166          +1,000          -2,452 
Program management..............          1,062           1,482           1,062   ..............           -420 
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Natural Resource                                                                                   
       Damage Assessment and                                                                                    
       Restoration..............          4,228           8,100           5,228          +1,000          -2,872 
                                 ===============================================================================
      TOTAL, DEPARTMENTAL                                                                                       
       OFFICES..................        250,073         260,679         252,549          +2,476          -8,130 
                                 ===============================================================================
      TOTAL, TITLE I, DEPARTMENT                                                                                
       OF THE INTERIOR..........      6,700,749       7,122,163       6,785,602         +84,853        -336,561 
                                 ===============================================================================
   TITLE II--RELATED AGENCIES                                                                                   
                                                                                                                
    DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE                                                                                   
                                                                                                                
         FOREST SERVICE                                                                                         
                                                                                                                
  Forest and Rangeland Research                                                                                 
                                                                                                                
Forest and rangeland research...        187,944         198,122         212,927         +24,983         +14,805 
Rescission (Public Law 105-174).           -148   ..............  ..............           +148   ..............
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Forest and                                                                                         
       Rangeland Research.......        187,796         198,122         212,927         +25,131         +14,805 
                                 ===============================================================================
   State and Private Forestry                                                                                   
                                                                                                                
Forest Health Management:                                                                                       
    Federal lands forest health                                                                                 
     management.................         36,690          37,170          32,774          -3,916          -4,396 
    Cooperative lands forest                                                                                    
     health management..........         16,800          16,050          17,268            +468          +1,218 
    Cooperative lands fire                                                                                      
     management.................         20,152   ..............  ..............        -20,152   ..............
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Forest Health                                                                                   
       Management...............         73,642          53,220          50,042         -23,600          -3,178 
                                 ===============================================================================
Cooperative Fire Assistance:                                                                                    
    State fire assistance.......  ..............         21,510          21,904         +21,904            +394 
    Volunteer fire assistance...  ..............          2,000           2,038          +2,038             +38 
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Cooperative Fire                                                                                
       Assistance...............  ..............         23,510          23,942         +23,942            +432 
                                 ===============================================================================
Cooperative Forestry:                                                                                           
    Forest stewardship..........         23,880          27,630          23,819             -61          -3,811 
    Stewardship incentives                                                                                      
     program....................          6,500           8,500           6,622            +122          -1,878 
    Forest legacy program.......          4,000           6,000           5,095          +1,095            -905 
    Urban and community forestry         26,750          30,040          26,233            -517          -3,807 
    Economic action programs....         11,465           9,000          20,169          +8,704         +11,169 
    Pacific Northwest assistance                                                                                
     programs...................         15,000           5,000           9,169          -5,831          +4,169 
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Cooperative                                                                                     
       Forestry.................         87,595          86,170          91,107          +3,512          +4,937 
                                 ===============================================================================
Emergency appropriations (Public                                                                                
 Law 105-174)...................         48,000   ..............  ..............        -48,000   ..............
Rescission (Public Law 105-174).            -59   ..............  ..............            +59   ..............
                                 ===============================================================================
      Total, State and Private                                                                                  
       Forestry.................        209,178         162,900         165,091         -44,087          +2,191 
                                 ===============================================================================
     International Forestry                                                                                     
                                                                                                                
International forestry..........         (3,500)         (3,500)         (3,000)          (-500)          (-500)
                                 ===============================================================================
     National Forest System                                                                                     
                                                                                                                
Land management planning........         36,174   ..............         25,209         -10,965         +25,209 
Inventory and monitoring........         91,964   ..............         95,478          +3,514         +95,478 
Land management planning,                                                                                       
 inventory, and monitoring......  ..............        118,650   ..............  ..............       -118,650 
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal..................        128,138         118,650         120,687          -7,451          +2,037 
                                 ===============================================================================
Recreation Use:                                                                                                 
    Recreation management.......        170,318         190,318         156,788         -13,530         -33,530 
    Wilderness management.......         34,069          35,800          32,569          -1,500          -3,231 
    Heritage resources..........         13,906          13,300          14,341            +435          +1,041 
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Recreation Use..        218,293         239,418         203,698         -14,595         -35,720 
                                 ===============================================================================
Wildlife, Fish and Rare Plant                                                                                   
 Habitat:                                                                                                       
    Wildlife habitat management.         31,263          35,500          35,027          +3,764            -473 
    Inland fish habitat                                                                                         
     management.................         17,787          23,500          19,928          +2,141          -3,572 
    Anadromous fish habitat                                                                                     
     management.................         22,021          24,020          24,672          +2,651            +652 
    TE&S; species habitat                                                                                        
     management.................         25,763          28,700          28,865          +3,102            +165 
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Wildlife, Fish                                                                                  
       and Rare Plant Habitat...         96,834         111,720         108,492         +11,658          -3,228 
                                 ===============================================================================
Rangeland Management:                                                                                           
    Grazing management..........         27,540          27,840          31,192          +3,652          +3,352 
    Rangeland vegetation                                                                                        
     management.................         17,807          37,807          30,855         +13,048          -6,952 
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Rangeland                                                                                       
       Management...............         45,347          65,647          62,047         +16,700          -3,600 
                                 ===============================================================================
Forestland Management:                                                                                          
    Timber sales management.....        209,000         199,000         245,698         +36,698         +46,698 
    Forestland vegetation                                                                                       
     management.................         65,765          58,300          65,319            -446          +7,019 
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Forestland                                                                                      
       Management...............        274,765         257,300         311,017         +36,252         +53,717 
                                 ===============================================================================
Soil, Water and Air Management:                                                                                 
    Soil, water and air                                                                                         
     operations.................         25,645          26,220          28,732          +3,087          +2,512 
    Watershed improvements......         25,584          38,184          30,547          +4,963          -7,637 
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Soil, Water and                                                                                 
       Air Management...........         51,229          64,404          59,279          +8,050          -5,125 
                                 ===============================================================================
Minerals and geology management.         36,000          38,100          40,334          +4,334          +2,234 
                                 ===============================================================================
Land Ownership Management:                                                                                      
    Real estate management......         47,047          44,220          49,543          +2,496          +5,323 
    Landline location...........         15,006          15,006          16,813          +1,807          +1,807 
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Land Ownership                                                                                  
       Management...............         62,053          59,226          66,356          +4,303          +7,130 
                                 ===============================================================================
Infrastructure Management:                                                                                      
    Road maintenance............         84,974         107,020   ..............        -84,974        -107,020 
    Facility maintenance (non-                                                                                  
     recreation)................         24,277          29,630          33,197          +8,920          +3,567 
    Facility maintenance                                                                                        
     (recreation)...............  ..............  ..............         29,511         +29,511         +29,511 
    Trail maintenance...........  ..............  ..............         19,932         +19,932         +19,932 
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Infrastructure                                                                                  
       Management...............        109,251         136,650          82,640         -26,611         -54,010 
                                 ===============================================================================
Law enforcement operations......         63,967          67,373          74,548         +10,581          +7,175 
Land between the lakes..........  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............
General administration..........        262,500         259,220   ..............       -262,500        -259,220 
Emergency appropriations (Public                                                                                
 Law 105-174)...................         10,461   ..............  ..............        -10,461   ..............
Rescission (Public Law 105-174).         -1,094   ..............  ..............         +1,094   ..............
                                 ===============================================================================
      Total, National Forest                                                                                    
       System...................      1,357,744       1,417,708       1,129,098        -228,646        -288,610 
                                 ===============================================================================
    Wildland Fire Management                                                                                    
                                                                                                                
Preparedness....................        319,315         319,437         338,878         +19,563         +19,441 
Fire operations.................        265,392         235,000         249,007         -16,385         +14,007 
Land between the lakes..........  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............
Emergency appropriations (Public                                                                                
 Law 105-174)...................          2,000   ..............  ..............         -2,000   ..............
Rescission (Public Law 105-174).           -148   ..............  ..............           +148   ..............
Contingent emergency                                                                                            
 appropriations.................  ..............        102,000         102,000        +102,000   ..............
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Wildland Fire                                                                                      
       Management...............        586,559         656,437         689,885        +103,326         +33,448 
                                 ===============================================================================
 Reconstruction and Construction                                                                                
                                                                                                                
Facilities:                                                                                                     
    Research....................          2,737           5,010          16,370         +13,633         +11,360 
    Fire, administrative, other.         16,096          20,890          25,441          +9,345          +4,551 
    Recreation..................         31,823          25,720          40,465          +8,642         +14,745 
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Facilities......         50,656          51,620          82,276         +31,620         +30,656 
                                 ===============================================================================
Roads:                                                                                                          
    Timber roads................         47,400   ..............  ..............        -47,400   ..............
    Recreation roads............         27,400   ..............  ..............        -27,400   ..............
    General purpose roads.......         13,294   ..............  ..............        -13,294   ..............
    Overhead and program                                                                                        
     management.................  ..............         31,189   ..............  ..............        -31,189 
                                 ===============================================================================
    Capital investment:                                                                                         
        Engineering support.....  ..............         15,857   ..............  ..............        -15,857 
        New construction........  ..............          1,009   ..............  ..............         -1,009 
        Reconstruction..........  ..............         26,578   ..............  ..............        -26,578 
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Subtotal, Capital                                                                                     
           investment...........  ..............         43,444   ..............  ..............        -43,444 
                                 ===============================================================================
    Road reconstruction/                                                                                        
     construction...............  ..............  ..............        125,887        +125,887        +125,887 
    Engineering support for                                                                                     
     timber.....................  ..............         21,461   ..............  ..............        -21,461 
    Road reconstruction and                                                                                     
     support....................  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Roads...........         88,094          96,094         125,887         +37,793         +29,793 
                                 ===============================================================================
Road maintenance................  ..............  ..............        123,341        +123,341        +123,341 
Trail construction..............         27,295          13,200          22,336          -4,959          +9,136 
Land between the lakes..........  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............
Timber purchaser credits........        (50,000)  ..............  ..............       (-50,000)  ..............
Rescission (Public Law 105-174).            -30   ..............  ..............            +30   ..............
                                 ===============================================================================
      Total, Reconstruction and                                                                                 
       Construction.............        166,015         160,914         353,840        +187,825        +192,926 
                                 ===============================================================================
        Land Acquisition                                                                                        
Forest Service:                                                                                                 
    Acquisitions................         41,676          44,450          55,844         +14,168         +11,394 
    Acquisition management......          7,500           8,000           7,678            +178            -322 
    Cash equalization...........          1,800           1,500           1,500            -300   ..............
    Emergency acquisition.......          1,500           1,607           1,500   ..............           -107 
    Wilderness protection.......            500             500             500   ..............  ..............
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Land Acquisition...         52,976          56,057          67,022         +14,046         +10,965 
                                 ===============================================================================
Acquisition of lands for                                                                                        
 national forests, special acts.          1,069           1,069           1,069   ..............  ..............
Acquisition of lands to complete                                                                                
 land exchanges.................            210             210             210   ..............  ..............
Range betterment fund...........          3,811           3,300           3,300            -511   ..............
Gifts, donations and bequests                                                                                   
 for forest and rangeland                                                                                       
 research.......................             92              92              92   ..............  ..............
Midewin tall grass prairie                                                                                      
 restoration fund...............            100   ..............  ..............           -100   ..............
                                 ===============================================================================
      TOTAL, FOREST SERVICE.....      2,565,550       2,656,809       2,622,534         +56,984         -34,275 
                                 ===============================================================================
      DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY                                                                                      
                                                                                                                
      Clean Coal Technology                                                                                     
                                                                                                                
Rescission......................       -101,000   ..............  ..............       +101,000   ..............
Deferral........................  ..............        -40,000         -40,000         -40,000   ..............
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Clean Coal                                                                                         
       Technology...............       -101,000         -40,000         -40,000         +61,000   ..............
                                 ===============================================================================
   Fossil Energy Research and                                                                                   
           Development                                                                                          
                                                                                                                
Coal:                                                                                                           
    Advanced Clean Fuels                                                                                        
     Research:                                                                                                  
        Coal preparation........          5,064           4,847           4,847            -217   ..............
        Direct liquefaction.....          5,816           2,800           3,500          -2,316            +700 
        Indirect liquefaction...          4,223           5,500           5,500          +1,277   ..............
        Advanced research and                                                                                   
         environmental                                                                                          
         technology.............            741           1,781           1,781          +1,040   ..............
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Subtotal, Advanced                                                                                    
           Clean Fuels Research.         15,844          14,928          15,628            -216            +700 
                                 ===============================================================================
    Advanced Clean/Efficient                                                                                    
     Power Systems:                                                                                             
        Advanced pulverized coal-                                                                               
         fired powerplant.......         16,112          15,000          15,000          -1,112   ..............
        Indirect fired cycle....          4,927           6,000           7,000          +2,073          +1,000 
        High-efficiency                                                                                         
         integrated gasified                                                                                    
         combined cycle.........         22,342          33,500          28,388          +6,046          -5,112 
        High-efficiency                                                                                         
         pressurized fluidized                                                                                  
         bed....................         17,875          14,638          14,638          -3,237   ..............
        Advanced research and                                                                                   
         environmental                                                                                          
         technology.............         12,734          22,400          15,150          +2,416          -7,250 
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Subtotal, Advanced                                                                                    
           Clean/Efficient Power                                                                                
           Systems..............         73,990          91,538          80,176          +6,186         -11,362 
                                 ===============================================================================
    Advanced research and                                                                                       
     technology development.....         17,579          23,579          21,114          +3,535          -2,465 
                                 ===============================================================================
      Subtotal, Coal............        107,413         130,045         116,918          +9,505         -13,127 
                                 ===============================================================================
Gas:                                                                                                            
    Natural Gas Research:                                                                                       
        Exploration and                                                                                         
         production.............         13,932          13,432          13,432            -500   ..............
        Delivery and storage....            993           1,000           1,000              +7   ..............
        Advanced turbine systems         45,000          43,000          43,000          -2,000   ..............
        Emergency processing                                                                                    
         technology applications          7,808           7,308           9,558          +1,750          +2,250 
        Effective environmental                                                                                 
         protection.............          3,267           2,617           3,017            -250            +400 
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Subtotal, Natural Gas                                                                                 
           Research.............         71,000          67,357          70,007            -993          +2,650 
                                 ===============================================================================
    Fuel Cells:                                                                                                 
        Advanced research.......          1,210           1,200           1,200             -10   ..............
        Fuel cell systems.......         39,000          41,000          41,000          +2,000   ..............
        Multilayer ceramic                                                                                      
         technology.............  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Subtotal, Fuel Cells..         40,210          42,200          42,200          +1,990   ..............
                                 ===============================================================================
          Subtotal, Gas.........        111,210         109,557         112,207            +997          +2,650 
                                 ===============================================================================
Oil Technology:                                                                                                 
    Exploration and production                                                                                  
     supporting research........         30,635          31,546          31,546            +911   ..............
    Recovery field                                                                                              
     demonstrations.............          6,053           7,800           7,800          +1,747   ..............
    Effective environmental                                                                                     
     protection.................          6,361          10,820          10,320          +3,959            -500 
    Emergency processing                                                                                        
     technology applications....          5,520   ..............  ..............         -5,520   ..............
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Oil Technology..         48,569          50,166          49,666          +1,097            -500 
                                 ===============================================================================
Cooperative R&D.................;          5,840           5,836           6,836            +996          +1,000 
Fossil energy environmental                                                                                     
 restoration....................         12,935          11,000          11,000          -1,935   ..............
Fuels conversion, natural gas,                                                                                  
 and electricity................          2,173           2,173           2,173   ..............  ..............
Headquarters program direction..         14,659          15,099          15,099            +440   ..............
Energy Technology Center program                                                                                
 direction......................         52,107          51,932          54,932          +2,825          +3,000 
General plant projects..........          2,532           2,600           2,600             +68   ..............
                                 ===============================================================================
Advanced Metallurgical                                                                                          
 Processes: Advanced                                                                                            
 metallurgical processes........          4,965           5,000           5,000             +35   ..............
                                 ===============================================================================
      Total, Fossil Energy                                                                                      
       Research and Development.        362,403         383,408         376,431         +14,028          -6,977 
                                 ===============================================================================
  Alternative Fuels Production                                                                                  
                                                                                                                
Transfer to Treasury............         -1,500          -1,300          -1,300            +200   ..............
                                 ===============================================================================
  Naval Petroleum and Oil Shale                                                                                 
            Reserves                                                                                            
                                                                                                                
Oil Reserves:                                                                                                   
    Naval petroleum reserves                                                                                    
     Nos. 1 and 2...............         89,500           3,594   ..............        -89,500          -3,594 
    Naval petroleum reserve No.                                                                                 
     3..........................          8,500          10,180          10,180          +1,680   ..............
    Program direction                                                                                           
     (headquarters).............          7,800           6,876           3,876          -3,924          -3,000 
    Naval oil shale reserves....          1,200           1,850   ..............         -1,200          -1,850 
                                 ===============================================================================
      Total, Naval Petroleum and                                                                                
       Oil Shale Reserves.......        107,000          22,500          14,056         -92,944          -8,444 
                                 ===============================================================================
       Energy Conservation                                                                                      
                                                                                                                
Building Technology:                                                                                            
    State and community sector:                                                                                 
        Building systems design.         22,986          36,373          26,988          +4,002          -9,385 
        Building equipment and                                                                                  
         materials..............         26,921          46,181          38,081         +11,160          -8,100 
        Codes and standards.....         14,423          22,573          16,553          +2,130          -6,020 
        User of prior year funds  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Subtotal, State and                                                                                   
           community sector.....         64,330         105,127          81,622         +17,292         -23,505 
                                 ===============================================================================
    State and local                                                                                             
     partnerships:                                                                                              
        Weatherization                                                                                          
         assistance program.....        124,845         154,100         129,000          +4,155         -25,100 
        State energy program....         30,250          37,000          31,200            +950          -5,800 
        Municipal energy                                                                                        
         management.............          1,600           6,600           3,600          +2,000          -3,000 
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Subtotal, State and                                                                                   
           local partnerships...        156,695         197,700         163,800          +7,105         -33,900 
                                 ===============================================================================
    Management and planning.....         12,850          14,718          13,450            +600          -1,268 
    Transfer of crosscutting                                                                                    
     offsets to Policy and Mgmt.  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Building                                                                                        
       Technology...............        233,875         317,545         258,872         +24,997         -58,673 
                                 ===============================================================================
Federal Energy Management                                                                                       
 Program:                                                                                                       
    Program activities..........         18,000          30,968          22,768          +4,768          -8,200 
    Program direction...........          1,800           2,900           2,000            +200            -900 
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Federal Energy                                                                                  
       Management Program.......         19,800          33,868          24,768          +4,968          -9,100 
                                 ===============================================================================
Industry Sector:                                                                                                
    Industries of the future                                                                                    
     (specific).................         53,078          76,000          55,500          +2,422         -20,500 
    Industries of the future                                                                                    
     (crosscutting).............         49,120          49,400          52,400          +3,280          +3,000 
    Technology access...........         26,299          32,000          26,730            +431          -5,270 
    Management and planning.....          7,700           9,159           8,559            +859            -600 
    Transfer of crosscutting                                                                                    
     offsets to Policy and Mgmt.  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............
    User of prior year funds....  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Industry Sector.        136,197         166,559         143,189          +6,992         -23,370 
                                 ===============================================================================
Transportation:                                                                                                 
    Advanced automotive                                                                                         
     technology.................        113,296         144,646         121,500          +8,204         -23,146 
    Advanced heavy vehicle                                                                                      
     technologies...............         25,600          44,200          32,500          +6,900         -11,700 
    Transportation materials                                                                                    
     technologies...............         35,000          31,800          38,200          +3,200          +6,400 
    Technology deployment.......         11,775          16,250          14,250          +2,475          -2,000 
    Implementation and program                                                                                  
     management.................          7,600           9,200           8,200            +600          -1,000 
    Transfer of crosscutting                                                                                    
     offsets to Policy and Mgmt.  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............
    User of prior year funds....  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Transportation..        193,271         246,096         214,650         +21,379         -31,446 
                                 ===============================================================================
Policy and management...........         28,580          44,432          36,222          +7,642          -8,210 
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Energy                                                                                          
       Conservation.............        611,723         808,500         677,701         +65,978        -130,799 
                                 ===============================================================================
Use of unobligated balances.....  ..............  ..............       (-31,000)       (-31,000)       (-31,000)
Offsetting Reductions: Use of                                                                                   
 nonappropriated escrow funds...       (-20,000)       (-35,000)        (-4,000)       (+16,000)       (+31,000)
                                 ===============================================================================
      Total, Energy Conservation        611,723         808,500         677,701         +65,978        -130,799 
                                 ===============================================================================
       Economic Regulation                                                                                      
                                                                                                                
Office of Hearings and Appeals..          2,725           1,801           1,801            -924   ..............
                                 ===============================================================================
   Strategic Petroleum Reserve                                                                                  
                                                                                                                
Storage facilities development                                                                                  
 and operations.................        191,500         145,120         140,120         -51,380          -5,000 
Management......................         16,000          15,000          15,000          -1,000   ..............
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Strategic Petroleum                                                                                
       Reserve..................        207,500         160,120         155,120         -52,380          -5,000 
                                 ===============================================================================
       Energy Information                                                                                       
         Administration                                                                                         
                                                                                                                
National Energy Information                                                                                     
 System.........................         66,800          70,500          68,000          +1,200          -2,500 
                                                                                                                
   Elk Hills School Lands Fund                                                                                  
                                                                                                                
Elk Hills School lands fund.....  ..............         36,000   ..............  ..............        -36,000 
                                 ===============================================================================
      TOTAL, DEPARTMENT OF                                                                                      
       ENERGY...................      1,255,651       1,441,529       1,251,809          -3,842        -189,720 
                                 ===============================================================================
 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN                                                                                 
            SERVICES                                                                                            
                                                                                                                
      INDIAN HEALTH SERVICE                                                                                     
                                                                                                                
     Indian Health Services                                                                                     
                                                                                                                
Clinical Services:                                                                                              
    IHS and tribal health                                                                                       
     delivery:                                                                                                  
        Hospital and health                                                                                     
         clinic programs........        906,801         900,305         931,752         +24,951         +31,447 
        Dental health program...         65,517          65,517          68,458          +2,941          +2,941 
        Mental health program...         39,279          39,279          40,412          +1,133          +1,133 
        Alcohol and substance                                                                                   
         abuse program..........         91,782         100,782          92,757            +975          -8,025 
    Contract care...............        373,375         373,375         376,792          +3,417          +3,417 
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Clinical                                                                                        
       Services.................      1,476,754       1,479,258       1,510,171         +33,417         +30,913 
                                 ===============================================================================
Preventive Health:                                                                                              
    Public health nursing.......         28,198          28,198          29,715          +1,517          +1,517 
    Health education............          8,932           8,932           9,280            +348            +348 
    Community health                                                                                            
     representatives program....         44,312          44,312          45,039            +727            +727 
    Immunization (Alaska).......          1,328           1,328           1,340             +12             +12 
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Preventive                                                                                      
       Health...................         82,770          82,770          85,374          +2,604          +2,604 
                                 ===============================================================================
Urban health projects...........         25,288          25,583          25,526            +238             -57 
Indian health professions.......         28,720          28,720          28,981            +261            +261 
Tribal management...............          2,348           2,348           2,362             +14             +14 
Direct operations...............         47,386          47,386          47,808            +422            +422 
Self-governance.................          9,106           9,106           9,190             +84             +84 
Contract support costs..........        168,702         168,702         170,190          +1,488          +1,488 
Supplemental appropriations                                                                                     
 (Public Law 105-174)...........            100   ..............  ..............           -100   ..............
Unallocated fixed costs.........  ..............  ..............          9,000          +9,000          +9,000 
                                                                                                                
Medicare/Medicaid                                                                                               
 Reimbursements: Hospital and                                                                                   
 clinic accreditation (Est.                                                                                     
 collecting)....................       (302,643)       (327,643)       (327,643)       (+25,000)  ..............
                                 ===============================================================================
      Total, Indian Health                                                                                      
       Services.................      1,841,174       1,843,873       1,888,602         +47,428         +44,729 
                                 ===============================================================================
    Indian Health Facilities                                                                                    
                                                                                                                
Maintenance and improvement.....         39,434          35,634          39,557            +123          +3,923 
Sanitation facilities...........         89,082          84,082          89,112             +30          +5,030 
Construction facilities.........         14,400          38,900          14,400   ..............        -24,500 
Facilities and environmental                                                                                    
 health support.................        101,617         102,855         107,395          +5,778          +4,540 
Equipment.......................         13,005          13,005          13,052             +47             +47 
Facilities management...........  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Indian Health                                                                                      
       Facilities...............        257,538         274,476         263,516          +5,978         -10,960 
                                 ===============================================================================
      TOTAL, INDIAN HEALTH                                                                                      
       SERVICE..................      2,098,712       2,118,349       2,152,118         +53,406         +33,769 
                                 ===============================================================================
     OTHER RELATED AGENCIES                                                                                     
                                                                                                                
OFFICE OF NAVAJO AND HOPI INDIAN                                                                                
           RELOCATION                                                                                           
                                                                                                                
Salaries and expenses...........         15,000          15,000          15,000   ..............  ..............
                                                                                                                
INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN INDIAN AND                                                                                
 ALASKA NATIVE CULTURE AND ARTS                                                                                 
           DEVELOPMENT                                                                                          
                                                                                                                
Payment to the Institute........          4,250           3,188           3,188          -1,062   ..............
                                 ===============================================================================
     SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION                                                                                    
                                                                                                                
      Salaries and Expenses                                                                                     
                                                                                                                
Museum and Research Institutes:                                                                                 
    Anacostia Museum............          1,748           1,785           1,785             +37   ..............
    Archives of American Art....          1,571           1,619           1,619             +48   ..............
    Arthur M. Sackler Gallery/                                                                                  
     Freer Gallery of Art.......          5,700           5,851           5,851            +151   ..............
    Center for Folklife Program                                                                                 
     and Cultural Studies.......          1,662           1,697           1,697             +35   ..............
    Smith Center for Materials                                                                                  
     Research and Education.....          2,976           3,055           3,055             +79   ..............
    Cooper-Hewitt, National                                                                                     
     Design Museum..............          2,615           2,684           2,684             +69   ..............
    Hirshhorn Museum and                                                                                        
     Sculpture Garden...........          4,334           4,444           4,444            +110   ..............
    National Air and Space                                                                                      
     Museum.....................         12,316          12,695          12,695            +379   ..............
    National Museum of African                                                                                  
     Art........................          4,092           4,180           4,180             +88   ..............
    National Museum of American                                                                                 
     Art........................          8,048           8,267           8,267            +219   ..............
    National Museum of American                                                                                 
     History....................         18,984          19,551          22,551          +3,567          +3,000 
    National Museum of the                                                                                      
     American Indian............         11,882          23,127          20,127          +8,245          -3,000 
    National Museum of Natural                                                                                  
     History....................         41,394          42,172          41,672            +278            -500 
    National Portrait Gallery...          5,253           5,406           5,406            +153   ..............
    National Zoological Park....         19,114          19,664          19,664            +550   ..............
    Astrophysical Observatory...         18,315          18,701          18,701            +386   ..............
    Environmental Research                                                                                      
     Center.....................          3,019           3,097           3,097             +78   ..............
    Tropical Research Institute.          8,534           8,923           8,923            +389   ..............
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Museums and                                                                                     
       Research Institutes......        171,557         186,918         186,418         +14,861            -500 
                                 ===============================================================================
Program Support and Outreach:                                                                                   
    Communications and                                                                                          
     educational programs.......          5,195           5,323           5,323            +128   ..............
    Institution-wide programs...          5,693           8,693           5,693   ..............         -3,000 
    Office of Exhibits Central..          2,151           2,218           2,218             +67   ..............
    Major scientific                                                                                            
     instrumentation............          7,244           7,244           7,244   ..............  ..............
    Museum Support Center.......          4,881           4,955           4,955             +74   ..............
    Smithsonian Institution                                                                                     
     Archives...................          1,332           1,373           1,373             +41   ..............
    Smithsonian Institution                                                                                     
     Libraries..................          6,802           7,330           6,965            +163            -365 
    Traveling exhibition service          2,913           2,985           2,985             +72   ..............
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Program Support                                                                                 
       and Outreach.............         36,211          40,121          36,756            +545          -3,365 
                                 ===============================================================================
Administration..................         32,438          34,052          33,627          +1,189            -425 
                                 ===============================================================================
Facilities Services:                                                                                            
    Office of Protection                                                                                        
     Services...................         30,541          31,473          31,473            +932   ..............
    Office of Physical Plant....         62,661          64,736          63,880          +1,219            -856 
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Facilities                                                                                      
       Services.................         93,202          96,209          95,353          +2,151            -856 
                                 ===============================================================================
      Total, Salaries and                                                                                       
       Expenses.................        333,408         357,300         352,154         +18,746          -5,146 
                                 ===============================================================================
  Construction and Improvements                                                                                 
                                                                                                                
    National Zoological Park                                                                                    
                                                                                                                
Base program....................          3,850           4,500           4,400            +550            -100 
                                                                                                                
    Repair and Restoration of                                                                                   
            Buildings                                                                                           
                                                                                                                
Base program....................         32,000          40,000          32,000   ..............         -8,000 
                                 ===============================================================================
          Construction                                                                                          
                                                                                                                
National Museum of the American                                                                                 
 Indian.........................         29,000          16,000          16,000         -13,000   ..............
Air and Space Museum extension..          4,000   ..............  ..............         -4,000   ..............
Minor construction, alterations                                                                                 
 and modifications..............  ..............          2,000   ..............  ..............         -2,000 
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Construction.......         33,000          18,000          16,000         -17,000          -2,000 
                                 ===============================================================================
      TOTAL, SMITHSONIAN                                                                                        
       INSTITUTION..............        402,258         419,800         404,554          +2,296         -15,246 
                                 ===============================================================================
     NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART                                                                                    
                                                                                                                
      Salaries and Expenses                                                                                     
                                                                                                                
Care and utilization of art                                                                                     
 collections....................         21,917          22,777          22,777            +860   ..............
Operation and maintenance of                                                                                    
 buildings and grounds..........         12,556          12,829          12,829            +273   ..............
Protection of buildings, grounds                                                                                
 and contents...................         11,979          12,513          12,513            +534   ..............
General administration..........          9,385           9,819           9,819            +434   ..............
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Salaries and                                                                                       
       Expenses.................         55,837          57,938          57,938          +2,101   ..............
                                 ===============================================================================
     Repair, Restoration and                                                                                    
     Renovation of Buildings                                                                                    
                                                                                                                
Base program....................          6,192           6,311           6,311            +119   ..............
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      TOTAL, NATIONAL GALLERY OF                                                                                
       ART......................         62,029          64,249          64,249          +2,220   ..............
                                 ===============================================================================
 JOHN F. KENNEDY CENTER FOR THE                                                                                 
         PERFORMING ARTS                                                                                        
                                                                                                                
Operations and maintenance......         11,375          13,000          13,000          +1,625   ..............
Construction....................          9,000          20,000          20,000         +11,000   ..............
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      TOTAL, JOHN F. KENNEDY                                                                                    
       CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING                                                                                
       ARTS.....................         20,375          33,000          33,000         +12,625   ..............
                                 ===============================================================================
  WOODROW WILSON INTERNATIONAL                                                                                  
       CENTER FOR SCHOLARS                                                                                      
                                                                                                                
      Salaries and Expenses                                                                                     
                                                                                                                
Fellowship program..............            920             947             947             +27   ..............
Scholar support.................            661             674             674             +13   ..............
Public service..................          1,469           1,952           1,752            +283            -200 
General administration..........          1,253           1,256           1,256              +3   ..............
Smithsonian fee.................            139             205             205             +66   ..............
Conference planning.............            923             956             956             +33   ..............
Space...........................            475              50              50            -425   ..............
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      TOTAL, WOODROW WILSON                                                                                     
       CENTER...................          5,840           6,040           5,840   ..............           -200 
                                 ===============================================================================
 NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS                                                                                
         AND HUMANITIES                                                                                         
                                                                                                                
 National Endowment for the Arts                                                                                
                                                                                                                
    Grants and Administration                                                                                   
                                                                                                                
Grants                                                                                                          
    Program grants..............         31,822          55,614          35,074          +3,252         -20,540 
    State programs:                                                                                             
        State grants............         25,486          37,248          25,934            +448         -11,314 
        State set-aside.........          6,952          10,160           7,074            +122          -3,086 
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Subtotal, State                                                                                       
           programs.............         32,438          47,408          33,008            +570         -14,400 
                                 ===============================================================================
          Subtotal, Grants......         64,260         103,022          68,082          +3,822         -34,940 
                                 ===============================================================================
Program support.................  ..............            977             977            +977   ..............
                                 ===============================================================================
Administrative Areas:                                                                                           
    Policy planning and research            440   ..............  ..............           -440   ..............
    Administration..............         15,880          16,011          16,011            +131   ..............
    Computer replacement........            660             490             490            -170   ..............
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Administrative                                                                                  
       Areas....................         16,980          16,501          16,501            -479   ..............
                                 ===============================================================================
      Total, Grants and                                                                                         
       Administration...........         81,240         120,500          85,560          +4,320         -34,940 
                                 ===============================================================================
         Matching Grants                                                                                        
                                                                                                                
Matching grants.................         16,760          15,500          14,500          -2,260          -1,000 
                                 ===============================================================================
      Total, Arts...............         98,000         136,000         100,060          +2,060         -35,940 
                                 ===============================================================================
   National Endowment for the                                                                                   
           Humanities                                                                                           
                                                                                                                
    Grants and Administration                                                                                   
Grants:                                                                                                         
    Federal/State partnership...         28,000          35,600          28,000   ..............         -7,600 
    Office of Preservation......         18,000          20,000          18,000   ..............         -2,000 
    Public and enterprise.......         11,230          16,200          11,230   ..............         -4,970 
    Research and education......         22,770          28,400          22,770   ..............         -5,630 
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Grants..........         80,000         100,200          80,000   ..............        -20,200 
                                 ===============================================================================
Administrative Areas:                                                                                           
 Administration.................         16,800          16,800          16,800   ..............  ..............
Special initiative:                                                                                             
 Rediscovering America..........  ..............          5,000   ..............  ..............         -5,000 
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Grants and                                                                                         
       Administration...........         96,800         122,000          96,800   ..............        -25,200 
                                 ===============================================================================
         Matching Grants                                                                                        
                                                                                                                
Treasury funds..................          4,000           4,000           4,000   ..............  ..............
Challenge grants................          9,900          10,000           9,900   ..............           -100 
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Matching Grants....         13,900          14,000          13,900   ..............           -100 
                                 ===============================================================================
      Total, Humanities.........        110,700         136,000         110,700   ..............        -25,300 
                                 ===============================================================================
 Institute of Museum and Library                                                                                
    Services/Office of Museum                                                                                   
            Services                                                                                            
                                                                                                                
Grants to Museums:                                                                                              
    Support for operations......         16,060          17,645          16,360            +300          -1,285 
    Support for conservation....          3,130           4,510           3,200             +70          -1,310 
    Services to the profession..          2,200           1,830           1,830            -370   ..............
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Grants to                                                                                       
       Museums..................         21,390          23,985          21,390   ..............         -2,595 
                                 ===============================================================================
Program administration..........          1,890           2,015           1,890   ..............           -125 
                                 ===============================================================================
      Total, Institute of Museum                                                                                
       and Library Services.....         23,280          26,000          23,280   ..............         -2,720 
                                 ===============================================================================
      TOTAL, NATIONAL FOUNDATION                                                                                
       ON THE ARTS AND                                                                                          
       HUMANITIES...............        231,980         298,000         234,040          +2,060         -63,960 
                                 ===============================================================================
     COMMISSION OF FINE ARTS                                                                                    
                                                                                                                
Salaries and expenses...........            907             898             898              -9   ..............
                                                                                                                
    NATIONAL CAPITAL ARTS AND                                                                                   
        CULTURAL AFFAIRS                                                                                        
                                                                                                                
Grants..........................          7,000           7,500           7,000   ..............           -500 
                                                                                                                
  ADVISORY COUNCIL ON HISTORIC                                                                                  
          PRESERVATION                                                                                          
                                                                                                                
Salaries and expenses...........          2,745           3,000           2,800             +55            -200 
                                                                                                                
    NATIONAL CAPITAL PLANNING                                                                                   
           COMMISSION                                                                                           
                                                                                                                
Salaries and expenses...........          5,740           6,212           5,954            +214            -258 
                                                                                                                
UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL                                                                                
             COUNCIL                                                                                            
                                                                                                                
Holocaust Memorial Council......         31,707          32,607          32,607            +900   ..............
                                                                                                                
         PRESIDIO TRUST                                                                                         
                                                                                                                
Presidio trust fund.............  ..............         39,913          29,913         +29,913         -10,000 
                                 ===============================================================================
      TOTAL, TITLE II, RELATED                                                                                  
       AGENCIES.................      6,709,744       7,146,094       6,865,504        +155,760        -280,590 
                                 ===============================================================================
     TITLE V--PRIORITY LAND                                                                                     
   ACQUISITIONS AND EXCHANGES                                                                                   
                                                                                                                
Priority land acquisitions and                                                                                  
 exchanges......................        699,000   ..............  ..............       -699,000   ..............
                                 ===============================================================================
TITLE VI--DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE                                                                                
                                                                                                                
National Oceanic and Atmospheric                                                                                
 Administration.................  ..............  ..............          6,600          +6,600          +6,600 
                                 ===============================================================================
   TITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF THE                                                                                   
            INTERIOR                                                                                            
                                                                                                                
Bureau of Land Management.......      1,136,001       1,233,659       1,200,697         +64,696         -32,962 
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service..        772,539         818,228         797,352         +24,813         -20,876 
National Park Service...........      1,655,134       1,753,102       1,661,531          +6,397         -91,571 
United States Geological Survey.        760,358         806,883         772,115         +11,757         -34,768 
Minerals Management Service.....        150,314         128,520         123,393         -26,921          -5,127 
Office of Surface Mining                                                                                        
 Reclamation and Enforcement....        273,061         276,956         275,966          +2,905            -990 
Bureau of Indian Affairs........      1,703,269       1,844,136       1,701,999          -1,270        -142,137 
Departmental Offices............        250,073         260,679         252,549          +2,476          -8,130 
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Title I--Department                                                                                
       of the Interior..........      6,700,749       7,122,163       6,785,602         +84,853        -336,561 
                                 ===============================================================================
   TITLE II--RELATED AGENCIES                                                                                   
                                                                                                                
Forest Service..................      2,565,550       2,656,809       2,622,534         +56,984         -34,275 
Department of Energy............     (1,255,651)     (1,441,529)     (1,251,809)        (-3,842)      (-189,720)
    Clean Coal Technology.......       -101,000         -40,000         -40,000         +61,000   ..............
    Fossil Energy Research and                                                                                  
     Development................        362,403         383,408         376,431         +14,028          -6,977 
    Alternative Fuels Production         -1,500          -1,300          -1,300            +200   ..............
    Naval Petroleum and Oil                                                                                     
     Shale Reserves.............        107,000          22,500          14,056         -92,944          -8,444 
    Energy Conservation.........        611,723         808,500         677,701         +65,978        -130,799 
    Economic Regulation.........          2,725           1,801           1,801            -924   ..............
    Strategic Petroleum Reserve.        207,500         160,120         155,120         -52,380          -5,000 
    Energy Information                                                                                          
     Administration.............         66,800          70,500          68,000          +1,200          -2,500 
Indian Health Service...........      2,098,712       2,118,349       2,152,118         +53,406         +33,769 
Indian Education................  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............
Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian                                                                                
 Relocation.....................         15,000          15,000          15,000   ..............  ..............
Institute of American Indian and                                                                                
 Alaska Native Culture and Arts                                                                                 
 Development....................          4,250           3,188           3,188          -1,062   ..............
Smithsonian Institution.........        402,258         419,800         404,554          +2,296         -15,246 
National Gallery of Art.........         62,029          64,249          64,249          +2,220   ..............
John F. Kennedy Center for the                                                                                  
 Performing Arts................         20,375          33,000          33,000         +12,625   ..............
Woodrow Wilson International                                                                                    
 Center for Scholars............          5,840           6,040           5,840   ..............           -200 
National Endowment for the Arts.         98,000         136,000         100,060          +2,060         -35,940 
National Endowment for the                                                                                      
 Humanities.....................        110,700         136,000         110,700   ..............        -25,300 
Institute of Museum and Library                                                                                 
 Services.......................         23,280          26,000          23,280   ..............         -2,720 
Commission of Fine Arts.........            907             898             898              -9   ..............
National Capital Arts and                                                                                       
 Cultural Affairs...............          7,000           7,500           7,000   ..............           -500 
Advisory Council on Historic                                                                                    
 Preservation...................          2,745           3,000           2,800             +55            -200 
National Capital Planning                                                                                       
 Commission.....................          5,740           6,212           5,954            +214            -258 
Holocaust Memorial Council......         31,707          32,607          32,607            +900   ..............
Presidio Trust..................  ..............         39,913          29,913         +29,913         -10,000 
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Title II--Related                                                                                  
       Agencies.................      6,709,744       7,146,094       6,865,504        +155,760        -280,590 
                                 ===============================================================================
     TITLE V--PRIORITY LAND                                                                                     
   ACQUISITIONS AND EXCHANGES                                                                                   
                                                                                                                
Priority land acquisitions and                                                                                  
 exchanges......................        699,000   ..............  ..............       -699,000   ..............
                                 ===============================================================================
TITLE VI--DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE                                                                                
                                                                                                                
National Oceanic and Atmospheric                                                                                
 Administration.................  ..............  ..............          6,600          +6,600          +6,600 
                                 ===============================================================================
      GRAND TOTAL, ALL TITLES...     14,109,493      14,268,257      13,657,706        -451,787        -610,551 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------